Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 1788-1799

Fluorinated tricyclic neuroleptics with prolonged action: 3-Fluoro-8-halogeno derivatives of 10-piperazino-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepins

Miroslav Protiva, Karel Šindelář, Jiřina Metyšová, Jiří Holubek, Miroslav Ryska, Emil Svátek, Zdeněk Šedivý and Josef Pomykáček

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Reactions of (4-fluoro-2-iodophenyl)acetic acid with 4-fluoro and 4-bromothiophenol gave the acids IIIa and IIIc which were cyclized to 3-fluoro-8-halogenodibenzo[b,f]thiepin-10(11H)-ones IVa and IVc. The title compounds Ia and IIc were obtained via the intermediates VIac and VIIac. Reactions of (4-fluoro-2-mercaptophenyl)acetic acid or 6-fluorobenzo[b]thiophen-2(3H)-one with 4-chloronitrobenzene afforded the nitro acid IIIe which was reduced to the amino acid IIIf. Cyclization gave the amino ketone IVf which was transformed to the iodo ketone IVd. Proceeding via the intermediates VId and VIId led to the final product IId. Compounds Ia and IIcd have strong central depressant and cataleptic activity; prolongation of the effect is connected merely with the central depressant component of the action.