Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 1057-1063

Syntheses of 1, 2, and 9-methyl derivatives of 4,9-dihydro-3-methyl-4-oxo-1H(2H)-pyrazolo[3,4-b]quinoline and their antiviral activity

Stanislav Rádl, Viktor Zikán and František Šmejkal

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


The paper describes syntheses of 4,9-dihydro-3-methyl-4-oxo-1H(2H)-pyrazolo[3,4-b]quinoline (Ia), its 1-methyl derivative (Ib), 2-methyl derivative (IIa), 9-methyl derivative (Ic), 1,9-dimethyl derivative (Id) and 2,9-dimethyl derivative (IIb). Sodium salts of compounds Ia, Ib, Ic and IIa were methylated with methyl iodide in dimethylformamide at room temperature, compounds Id and IIb were demethylated with pyridine hydrochloride. The compounds prepared were tested for antiviral activity in vivo in mice against influenza virus A2-Hongkong and the Encephalomyocarditis virus.