Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1981, 46, 2245-2253

Potential metabolites of the noncataleptic neuroleptics: Synthesis of 2-chloro-6-hydroxy(and methoxy)-10-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazino]-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin

Miroslav Protiva, Zdeněk Šedivý, Josef Pomykáček, Václav Bártl, Jiří Holubek and Emil Svátek

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


[5-Chloro-2-(2-methoxyphenylthio)phenyl]acetic acid (VI), obtained via the acetophenone derivative IV, was cyclized to 2-chloro-6-methoxydibenzo[b,f]thiepin-10(11H)-one (VIIIa). 2,10-Dichloro-6-methoxy-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin (Xa) was prepared via the alcohol IXa and its substitution reaction with 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine gave the compound III. Demethylation with boron tribromide in chlorobenzene resulted in the title compound II which is a potential metabolite of the noncataleptic neuroleptic agent docloxythepin.