Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 110-121

Some 1-substitution derivatives of 4-aryl-2,3-dihalogeno-1-naphthols

Jiří Křepelka, Drahuše Vlčková and Milan Mělka

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Alkylation of derivatives of 4-aryl-1-naphthols (I-V) by 2,3-epoxypropyl chloride in methanolic sodium hydroxide gave epoxy derivatives VI, VIII, IX, XI and XII, apart from products of cleavage of the oxirane ring, VII and X. Analogous alkylation of compounds I, IV and V by 2-(N,N-diethylamino)ethyl chloride hydrochloride in a two-phase medium afforded basic ethers XIII to XV. The cleavage of the oxirane ring in compound VI by the action of primary and secondary amines, piperidine and substituted piperazines led to compounds XVI-XXIV. Reaction of thionyl chloride with compounds XXI, XXII and XXIV gave chloro derivatives XXV-XXVII.Exposure of compound XXII to 4-methylbenzenesulfonyl chloride produced compound XXVIII, retaining the secondary alcoholic group. In an antineoplastic screening in vivo none of the compounds prepared had an appreciable activity. Compound XVII, being an analogue of propranolol, was used in the test of isoproterenolic tachycardia, and showed a beta-lytic effect comparable with that of propranol.