Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 1816-1826

11-(3-[4-(2-Hydroxyethyl)piperazino]propylidene)-6,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,e]thiepin, its 2-chloro derivative and some related compounds as potential antipsychotic agents; Synthesis and pharmacology

Václav Bártl, Emil Svátek, Antonín Dlabač, Stanislav Wildt and Miroslav Protiva

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


Substitution reactions of (E)-11-(3-bromopropylidene)-6,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,e]thiepin (VIIIa) and its 2-chloro derivative VIIIb with 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine gave the title compounds IIIa and IIIb which afforded by treatment with acetic anhydride, decanoyl chloride and 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoyl chloride the esters IVab-VIab. Reduction of the olefinic compounds IIIa and IIIb with hydrolytic acid resulted in the saturated amines IXa and IXb. The piperazine derivativeX was obtained by a substitution reaction of 2,11-dichloro-6,11-dihydrobenzo[b,e]thiepin with 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine. The amino alcohols IIIa and IIIb, as well as their acetates and 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoates, are almost devoid of the CNS effects. The decanates Va and Vb have not the properties of the depot antipsychotics (neither antidepressants, nor neuroleptics). The saturated amino alcohol IXa showed some antihistamine, spasmolytic and adrenolytic effects.