Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 2108-2123

Potential metabolites of tricyclic neuroleptics and their fluorinated analogues; 3-Hydroxy-, 3-methoxy- and 3-fluoro-10-(4-methylpiperazino)-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin

Miroslav Protiva, Karel Šindelář, Zdeněk Šedivý and Jiřina Metyšová

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 00 Prague 3


4-Methoxy-2-(phenylthio)benzoic acid (V) was transformed in four steps to the homologous acid IXa which was cyclized to 3-methoxydibenzo[b,f]thiepin-10(11H)-one (Xa). The 3-methoxy derivative III of perathiepin (I) was synthesized via the intermediates XIa and XIIa, and demethylated with boron tribromide to the phenolic compound II. The analogous 3-fluoro derivative IV was synthesized from (4-fluoro-2-iodophenyl)acetic acid (XVII), the preparation of which by several procedures is described. Whereas III has only mild tranquilizing activity, II is more potent than perathiepin (I) in the tests for central depressant and cataleptic effects. The 3-fluoro derivative IV, while lacking the properties of a neuroleptic agent, is highly central depressant and this effect shows some prolongation after oral administration.