Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1987, 52, 1811-1833

Fluorinated tricyclic neuroleptics with prolonged action: derivatives and analogues of 2-(4-(7-fluoro-2-isopropyl-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin-11-yl)-piperazine-1-yl)ethanol

Miroslav Protiva, Jiří Jílek, Miroslav Rajšner, Karel Šindelář, Václav Bártl, Miroslav Ryska, Ivan Koruna, Jiří Holubek, Emil Svátek, Jiřina Metyšová, Antonín Dlabač, Josef Pomykáček and František Mikšík

Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, 130 60 Prague 3


The preparation of 4-fluoro-2-nitrobenzonitrile (V), an intermediate in the synthesis of the title compound I, from 4-fluoro-2-nitroaniline via 5-fluoro-2-iodonitrobenzene (VII) was elaborated. Syntheses of 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexadeutero-2-propyl (XX) and 1,3,4-trideutero (XXVIII) analogues of compound I from hexadeuteroacetone, and pentadeuterobromobenzene, respectively, were carried out. Compound I was esterified with acetic anhydride, decanoic acid and 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoyl chloride to give the esters II-IV. Acylation of compound XXX with acetyl chloride, 4-fluorophenoxyacetyl chloride and (4-fluorophenylthio)acetyl chloride and the following reduction of the amides with lithium aluminium hydride gave compounds XXXII, XXXIX and XL. Substitution reactions of 11-chloro-7-fluoro-2-isopropyl-10,11-dihydrodibenzo[b,f]thiepin with the corresponding N-monosubstituted piperazines resulted in compounds XXXIII-XXXV, XXXVII, XXXVIII, XLI and XLII. Alkylation of XXX with 2-(2-chloroethyl)-1,3-dioxolane afforded compound XXXVI. Pharmacological testing of the new compounds, derivatives and analogues of the neuroleptic agent isofloxythepin (I), for discoordinating and cataleptic activities, showed especially for compounds II, XXXIV and XXXVI very intensive and long-lasting effects. The decanoate III has properties of a depot neuroleptic agent.