Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 2729-2733

1-(3-Dimethylamino-1-phenylpropyl)piperazines and related compounds: Synthesis and pharmacological screening

Jiří Jílek, Josef Pomykáček, Jiří Němec and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Substitution reactions of N,N-dimethyl-3-chloro-3-phenylpropylamine with 1-methylpiperazine and a series of analogues afforded 1-(3-dimethylamino-1-phenylpropyl)piperazines I-V. A similar substitution with piperidine resulted in the diamine VIII. Hydrolysis of the carbamate V gave the secondary amine VI which was transformed by alkylation with cyclopropylmethyl bromide to compound VII. 3-Dimethylamino-3-phenylpropanol was treated with thionyl chloride to give N,N-dimethyl-3-chloro-3-phenylpropylamine (IX) which reacted with 1-methylpiperazine and afforded the triamine X. The maleates of the amines prepared exhibited hypotensive effects of short duration (III, IV, VI, VII, X) and moderate antiarrhythmic effects (V-VIII). The phenylpiperazine derivative III showed a significant antiarrhythmic action and a high local anaesthetic activity.