Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 2638-2648

Fluorinated tricyclic neuroleptics with prolonged action: 8-Alkyl derivatives of 3-fluoro-10-piperazino-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepins

Jiří Jílek, Miroslav Rajšner, Jiřina Metyšová, Josef Pomykáček and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Reactions of (4-fluoro-2-iodophenyl)acetic or (2-bromo-4-fluorophenyl)acetic acid with 4-methylthiophenol, 4-ethylthiophenol and 4-isopropylthiophenol under various conditions afforded the acids IIIa-c which were cyclized with polyphosphoric acid to 8-alkyl-3-fluorodibenzo-[b,f]thiepin-10(11H)-ones IVa-c. The alcohols Va-c, which were obtained by reduction of the ketones with sodium borohydride, were transformed by treatment with hydrogen chloride to the chloro derivatives Via-c. Their substitution reactions with 1-methylpiperazine and 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine afforded the title compounds Ib, Ic and IIa. The corresponding 2-alkyl-7-fluorodibenzo[b,f]thiepins VIIa-c were obtained as by-products. Reaction of the ketone IVc with 1-methylpiperazine in the presence of titanium tetrachloride gave the enamine VIII. The piperazine derivatives prepared are very potent neuroleptic agents with regard to their acute activities. Important prolongation of the effects was found mainly with the isopropyl compounds Ic and VIII.