Sulfatide is associated with numerous health problems, affecting different parts of the human body, including the metastasis; however, the underlying mechanisms are yet to be fully elucidated. Sulfatide has been used to potential inhibitor for tumor cell metastasis. In the present study we synthesized oleic acid sulfated chitosan (OlcShCs). It shows structural similarity to sulfatide because of its functional groups (sulfate and fatty acyl chains). Chitosan has smart properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability and non-toxicity. We have prepared oleic acid sulfated chitosan (OlcShCs) by chitosan modification to mimic sulfatide. Its structure was characterized by FT-IR, H-NMR, and thermogravimetric analysis. After characterization studies its antimicrobial, antifungal and cytotoxic properties were investigated. Oleic acid sulfated chitosan (OlcShCs) was tested for its anti-cancer potential against human cancer cell lines (HeLa (ATCC (R) CCL-2 (TM))) for 24 h, 48 h and 72 h using the MIT assays. This new material which is soluble at physiological conditions, is a potential candidate for further metastasis inhibition investigations. (C) 2019 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.