Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 3182-3189

Tricyclic potential neuroleptics: 2-chloro-11-[4-(4-fluoroaralkyl)piperazino]-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepins and related compounds

Václav Bártl, Antonín Dlabač and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Alkylation of 1-ethoxycarbonylpiperazine with 4-fluorobenzyl bromide, 2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethyl bromide and 4,4-bis(4-fluorophenyl)butyl bromide gave the carbamates IIa, IIb and IIf. Two further similar compounds (IIc, IId) were obtained by reactions of 1-(2-chloroethyl)-4-ethoxycarbonylpiperazine with 4-fluorophenol, and with 4-fluorothiophenol, respectively. Hydrolysis of carbamates IIa-f resulted in piperazine derivatives IIIa-f affording the title compounds by substitution reactions with 2,11-dichloro-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin. Out of the compounds prepared only the fluorophenethyl derivative Ib and the fluorobenzoylpropyl derivative Ie maintain the neuroleptic character, i.e. clear central depressant and cataleptic activity.