Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 984-993

(6,11-Dihydrodibenzo[b,e]thiepin-11-yl)methylamine, (4-methoxy-6,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,e]thiepin-11-yl)-methylamine and derivatives; Synthesis and pharmacological screening

Vladimír Valenta, Jan Metyš and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Using the Curtius reaction, the acids VIa and VIv were transformed to the carbamates IVa and IVb which afforded by alkaline hydrolysis the primary amines Ia and Ib. The N-methyl derivatives IIab were obtained by reduction of the carbamates IVa with lithium aluminium hydride. The N,N-dimethyl derivatives IIIab resulted by methylation of the primary amines Iab with formaldehyde and formic acid. The synthesis of the acid VIb was carried out from phthalide and 2-methoxythiophenol in seven steps. The amines Iab-IIIab showed clear thymoleptic properties in the test of reserpine ptosis in mice and by inhibition of the perphenazine catalepsy in rats. The acid VIb has antiinflammatory activity.