Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 156-162

N-(Aminoacyl) and N-(aminoalkyl) derivatives of 4-cyclopentylaniline and N-ethyl-4-cyclopentylaniline; Synthesis and pharmacological screening

Zdeněk Vejdělek, Marie Bartošová and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Acylation of 4-cyclopentylaniline (I) with chloracetyl chloride, 3-chloropropionyl chloride, 4-chlorobutyryl chloride and 2-bromo-4-methylvaleryl bromide gave the halogenoacyl derivatives IV - VII out of which the first two were subjected to substitution reactions with diethylamine and piperidine. The N-(aminoacyl) derivatives VIII - XI obtained were reduced with lithium aluminium hydride to the N-(aminoalkyl) derivatives XII and XV. N-Ethyl-4-cyclopentylaniline (XVI), prepared by reduction of N-(4-cyclopentylphenyl)acetamide (II), was similarly transformed via the chloroacetyl derivative XVII to the amide XVIII and the diamine XIX. Salts of the compounds prepared (amino amides and diamines) bring about in higher doses central excitation which is apparently in close connection with the found discoordinating effect of a part of products (VIII - XI, XIII) in the rotarod test, further with the antireserpine effects in the tests of antagonization of reserpine ptosis and hypothermia (VIII, X, XII, XIII) and finally with the anorectic effect of compound X. All substances showed a mild spasmolytic effect of the anticholinergic type. On the other hand, the expected local anaesthetic effect was found only with compounds VIII, XVIII, XIX.