In this report, 3((4,6-dimethylpyrimidin-2-yeamino)isobenzofuran-1(3H)-one have been synthesized via reaction between phthalaldehydic acid and 2-amino-4,6-dimethylpyrimidine in 90% yields and characterized by Infrared (IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis), X-ray single crystal diffraction techniques. The single-crystal X-ray analysis shows that the title compound crystallizes in the triclinic space group P-1 with unit-cell parameters a = 7.9351(4) angstrom, b = 11.1687 (6) angstrom, c = 16.1281(9) angstrom, alpha = 73.713(5)degrees, beta = 80.362(5)degrees,gamma = 72.882(4)degrees and Z = 4. A theoretical study with hybrid functional B3LYP 6-311G (d, p) basis set have been used in calculations. The structural and electronic properties have been detailed. The title compound was screened for its antioxidant activity by (1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl hydrazyl) free radical scavenging (DPPH), Ferric ion reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), total phenolic contents (TP) assays and its ferrous ions chelating property. Electronic absorption titration, thermal denaturation measurement and viscosity techniques were used to determine the interaction between double stranded DNA (dsDNA) and compound 1. In three techniques, the mode of binding of compound 1 to dsDNA is minor groove. The UV-Vis measurement results allowed the calculation of the binding constant showing the binding strength of compound 1 to dsDNA was calculated as 8.13 x 10(4) +/- 0.07 L mol(-1). Moreover, the molecular docking calculations have been performed to investigate the compound-DNA interactions, computationally. In molecular docking calculations, it was observed that for the title compound, the lowest energy docking pose takes place in the minor groove of DNA and in addition to minor groove binding, interactions between the compound and the consecutive base pairs of DNA which may cause a partial intercalation were also observed. Results showed that title compound - DNA complex is stabilized by several hydrogen bonds, and Pi-alkyl interactions also take part in the stabilization of the complex. Binding affinities of the lowest energy docking pose of the title compound was found to be -8.3 kcal/mol. (C) 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of King Saud University.