Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 2677-2688

Noncataleptic potential neuroleptics: 2-Methyl-10-(4-methylpiperazino)- and -10-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazino]-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin

Vladimír Valenta, Jiří Jílek, Josef Pomykáček, Antonín Dlabač, Martin Valchář, Jan Metyš and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 00 Prague 3


[5-Methyl-2-(phenylthio)phenyl]acetic acid (XV) was synthesized on the one hand from the acid VIII using the known homologization technique via the alcohol X and nitrile XII, on the other from 5-methyl-2-(phenylthio)acetophenone (XIII) by means of the Willgerodt reaction. Via the intermediates XIX and XX, the synthesis led to 10-chloro-2-methyl-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin (XXI), giving by treatment with 1-methylpiperazine and 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine the title compounds III and IV. These compounds have low cataleptic and high central depressant activity; on the other hand, they do not influence the levels of dopamine metabolites in the rat brain which is considered an indication of their lacking the neuroleptic character.