Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 1382-1391

Fluorinated tricyclic neuroleptics with prolonged action: 8-Methoxy, 8-ethoxy, 8-ethylthio and 8-hydroxy derivatives of 3-fluoro-10-(4-methylpiperazino)-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin

Jiří Jílek, Josef Pomykáček, Jiřina Metyšová and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Acids IIa-c were prepared by reactions of (4-fluoro-2-iodophenyl)acetic acid with 4-methoxythiophenol, 4-ethoxythiophenol and 4-(ethylthio)thiophenol and cyclized with polyphosphoric acid in boiling toluene to dibenzo[b,f]thiepin-10(11H)-ones IIIa-c. Reduction with sodium borohydride afforded the alcohols IVa-c which were treated with hydrogen chloride and gave the chloro derivatives Va-c. Substitution reactions with 1-methylpiperazine resulted in the title compounds Ia-c out of which the methoxy derivative Ia was transformed by demethylation with boron tribromide to the phenol Id. Compounds Ia-d are very potent neuroleptics exhibiting a clear prolongation of the central depressant and some prolongation of the cataleptic activity.