Flavone-8-acetic acid (FAA) is a potent immunomodulatory small molecule that is uniquely characterized as being active on mouse but not human cells. Although FAA is a potent inducer of murine cytokine, chemokine and interferon gene expression, its mode of action remains unknown. In this report, we describe the synthesis of a new flavone acetic acid (FAA) analogue, (2-[2-(4-azidophenyl)-4-oxochromen-8-yl-]acetic acid (compound 2). We demonstrate that compound 2 is equally active as the parent FAA in inducing chemokine gene expression and that the azide functional group is capable of reacting with a reporter molecule, such as the FLAG peptide-phosphine, under mild conditions. This reaction will be useful for detecting the drug-bound protein active complex utilizing an anti-FLAG antibody.