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GFH 018


(E)-3-[6-[2-(6-Methylpyridin-2-yl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrolo[1,2-b]pyrazol-3-yl]-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl]prop-2-enamide.png

GFH-018

CAS 2169299-67-4

C21 H19 N7 O, 385.42
(E)-3-[6-[2-(6-methylpyridin-2-yl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrolo[1,2-b]pyrazol-3-yl]-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl]prop-2-enamide
2-Propenamide, 3-[6-[5,6-dihydro-2-(6-methyl-2-pyridinyl)-4H-pyrrolo[1,2-b]pyrazol-3-yl][1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl]-, (2E)-

GenFleet Therapeutics

Advanced solid tumor; Cancer

TGF-beta Receptor Type-1 (TGFBR1; ALK5; SKR4; TbetaR-I) Inhibitors

Signal Transduction Modulators

GFH-018 , a TGFBR1 inhibitor, being investigated by GenFleet as an oral tablet formulation, for the treatment of cancer, including advanced solid tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma,  in March 2019, the company was developing GFH-018 as a class 1 chemical drug in China, with a clinical trial expected to begin in the second half of 2019.

Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) is a multifunctional growth factor superfamily with extensive biological activity, involved in early embryonic development, cartilage and bone formation, extracellular matrix synthesis, inflammation, Interstitial fibrosis, regulation of immune and endocrine functions, tumor formation and development.
The TGF-β superfamily consists of a class of structural and functionally related polypeptide growth factors, including TGF-βs (ie, narrowly defined TGF-β), activins (axivins), inhibins, and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs). Müllerian inhibitors (mullerian), etc., TGF-β is one of the important members of this family. In mammals, TGF-β mainly exists in three forms of TGF-β1, TGF-β2 and TGF-β3, which are located on different chromosomes, and TGF-β1 accounts for the highest proportion (>90%) in somatic cells. It has the strongest activity, the most functions, and the widest distribution. The newly synthesized TGF-β appears as an inactive precursor consisting of a signal peptide, a latent-associated polypeptide (LAP) and a mature TGF-β. After enzymatic hydrolysis, it forms active TGF-β, and then Receptor binding exerts a biological effect.
TGF-[beta] signaling molecules signal through a transmembrane receptor complex. TGF-β receptor is a transmembrane protein present on the cell surface and is divided into type I receptor (TGF-βRI), type II receptor (TGF-βRII) and type III receptor (TGF-βRIII), of which TGF- βRI is also known as activin receptor-like kinase 5 (ALK5). TGF-βRIII lacks intrinsic activity and is primarily involved in the storage of TGF-β. TGF-βRI and TGF-βRII belong to the serine/threonine kinase family. Type II receptors bind to TGF-β ligands with higher affinity and form heterologous receptor complexes with type I receptors. Phosphorylation of a region rich in glycine and serine residues (GS domain) of the proximal membrane of the receptor initiates an intracellular signal cascade reaction.
Smads are important TGF-β signal transduction and regulatory molecules in cells, which can directly transduce TGF-β signaling from the cell membrane, such as the nucleus. TGF-β/Smads signaling pathway plays an important role in the occurrence and development of tumors. . In TGF-β/Smads signal transduction, activated TGF-β first binds to TGF-βRII on the cell membrane surface to form a heterodimeric complex, and TGF-βRI recognizes and binds to the binary complex.
TGF-βRII phosphorylates serine/threonine in the GS domain of the cytoplasmic domain of TGF-βRI, thereby activating TGF-βRI; activated TGF-βRI further phosphorylates R-Smads (Smad2/Smad3) protein, which in turn Co-Smad (Smad4) binds to a heterotrimeric complex that enters the nucleus and acts synergistically with other co-activators and co-inhibitors to regulate transcription of target genes. . Any change in any part of the TGF-β/Smads signaling pathway leads to abnormalities in the signal transduction pathway.
Current research indicates that in tumor cells, TGF-β can directly affect tumor growth (non-inherent effects of TGF-β signaling), or by inducing epithelial-mesenchymal transition, blocking anti-tumor immune responses, and increasing tumor-associated fibrosis And enhanced angiogenesis indirectly affects tumor growth (the intrinsic effect of TGF-β). At the same time, TGF-β has a strong fibrotic induction, which is an activator of tumor-associated fibroblasts. These fibroblasts are a major source of collagen type I and other fibrotic factors. Induction products of fibroblasts and other fibrotic factors may continue to develop a microenvironment that reduces immune responses, increases drug resistance, and enhances tumor angiogenesis. In addition, TGF-β affects blood vessels during individual development and tumor growth. Raw regeneration. For example, TGF-βRI-deficient mouse embryos show severe vascular development defects, demonstrating that the TGF-β signaling pathway is a key regulator in vascular endothelium and smooth muscle cell development.
In 2013, the FDA awarded Lilly’s small molecule TGF-βRI inhibitor LY2157299 (WO 2002/094833) for the treatment of glioma and liver cancer. LY2157299 is an orphan drug under research, named Galunisertib. Galunisertib inhibits tumor cell invasion and metastasis while inhibiting the infiltration of tumor cells into blood vessels. In the phase 2 clinical trial of patients with liver cancer, about 23% of patients treated with Galunisertib had a decrease in serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels of more than 20%. Compared with patients without AFP response, these patients had slower tumor progression and longer survival, and increased expression of cadherin in epithelial cells was also observed in these patients, suggesting that Galunisertib can be regulated by inhibiting TGF-β signaling pathway. EMT, thereby inhibiting the progression of liver cancer, the structure of Galunisertib (LY2157299) is shown in formula (II):
Background research and development materials refer to the following documents:
WO2009/009059; WO2007/076127; WO2004/026306; WO2004/072033; WO2002/094833.
Synthesis
WO2017215506

PATENT

WO2017215506

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2017215506

Example 1
Preparation of intermediates 1-6:
Step A: Ethyl acetate (291.41 ml, 2.98 mol) was dissolved in toluene (750.00 ml), and then sodium ethoxide (135.06 g, 1.98 mol) was added portionwise at room temperature, and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour. Methyl 6-methylpyridine-2-carboxylate (150.00 g, 992.33 mmol) was added to the above reaction solution at 25 ° C, then heated to 95 ° C and stirred for 15 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled to 30 ° C, the pH was adjusted to 7 with acetic acid, diluted with water (500 ml), and ethyl acetate (500 ml). The organic phase was dried with anhydrous sodium s The residue was purified with EtOAc EtOAc EtOAc (EtOAc:EtOAc Rate: 58.35%).
Step B: Ethyl 3-(6-methyl-2-pyridine)-3-oxo-propanoate (120.00 g, 579.07 mmol) was dissolved in pyridine (300 mL) then 1-aminopyrrolidine- 2-keto-p-toluenesulfonate (172.01 g, 631.66 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at 25 ° C for 16 hours and then concentrated under reduced pressure to remove solvent. The residue was diluted with water (300 ml) and then extracted with ethyl acetate (300 ml). The combined organic phases were dried with anhydrous sodium s , yield: 90.28%).
Step C: Dissolving 3-(6-methyl-2-pyridine)-3-(2-carbonyl-pyrrolidine)imino-propionic acid ethyl ester (155.00 g, 535.72 mmol) in toluene and then adding ethanol Sodium (72.91 g, 1.07 mol). The reaction mixture was heated to 100 ° C and stirred for 16 hours, then cooled to room temperature. It was slowly diluted with water (1.5 liters), adjusted to pH 4 with concentrated hydrochloric acid, and extracted with dichloromethane / isopropyl alcohol (10/1) (1 liter x 7). The combined organic layers were dried with anhydrous sodium s The residue was triturated with petroleum ether / ethyl acetate = 10/1 (200 mL). The solid was dried under reduced pressure to give 2-(6-methyl-2-pyridine)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrole[1,2-b]pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid (52.80 g, yield : 40.52%).
Step D: Dissolving 2-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrole[1,2-b]pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid (45.00 g, 184.99 mmol) In N,N-dimethylformamide (650.00 ml), then NBS (49.09 g, 258.99 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at 30-40 ° C for 60 hours, then diluted with water (600 mL) and extracted with dichloromethane / isopropyl alcohol (10/1) (500 mL × 3). The combined organic phases were washed with EtOAc (EtOAc m. The resulting solid was slurried with EtOAc/EtOAc =EtOAc (EtOAc). The solid was dried under reduced pressure to give 3-bromo-2-(6-methyl-2-pyridine)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrole[1,2-b]pyrazole (33.00 g, yield: 64.13%).
Step E: 3-Bromo-2-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrole [1,2-b]pyrazole (1.00 g, 3.60 mmol) and boric acid Triisopropyl ester (1.79 g, 9.54 mmol) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (20.00 mL). The reaction mixture was cooled to minus 70 ° C, then n-butyllithium (2.5 M, 3.74 mL) was then added dropwise. After completion of the dropwise addition, the reaction mixture was stirred at 25 ° C for 1 hour, and then the pH was adjusted to 7 with aqueous hydrochloric acid (0.5 mol / liter). The tetrahydrofuran was then concentrated under reduced pressure and cooled to 15 °C. The mixture was filtered, and the filtered cake was purified with EtOAc EtOAc EtOAc (EtOAc) 5,6-Dihydro-4H-pyrrole[1,2-b]pyrazol-3-yl]boronic acid (750 mg, yield: 85.71%).
Preparation of Example 1:
Step A: 6-Iodo-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridine (16.00 g, 65.30 mmol) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (800.00 mL) and cooled to below 60-70 ° C. Thereafter, lithium hexamethyldisilazide (1 mol/liter, 130.60 ml, 65.30 mmol) was added dropwise. The reaction mixture was stirred at minus 60-70 ° C for 15 minutes and N,N-dimethylformamide (14.32 g, 195.90 mmol, 15.07 mL). Stirring was then continued at minus 60 to 70 degrees C for 15 minutes and then quenched with saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (500 mL). The reaction mixture was warmed to room temperature and then extracted with ethyl acetate (500 ml). The combined organic layers were washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified with a silica gel column (eluent: methylene chloride / ethyl acetate = 10/1) to afford 6-iodo-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-5- Formaldehyde (6.40 g, yield: 35.90%). . 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) 10.46 (S, IH), 8.62 (S, IH), 8.16 (D, J = 9.3Hz, IH), 7.88 (D, J = 9.3Hz, IH).
Step B: To a 500 ml three-necked flask equipped with a thermometer and a nitrogen balloon, 2-diethoxyphosphorylacetonitrile (3.83 g, 21.61 mmol, 3.48 ml) and tetrahydrofuran (80 ml) were added. The mixture was cooled to 0.degree. C. and then potassium tert-butoxide (2.42 g, 21.61 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at 0 ° C for 15 minutes and then added dropwise to another suspension through a dropping funnel (dispersing 6-iodo-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridine-5-carbaldehyde In tetrahydrofuran (120 ml) and cooled to 0 ° C). The reaction mixture was stirred at 0<0>C for 15 min then EtOAc (EtOAc)EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified with a silica gel column (eluent: methylene chloride / ethyl acetate = 200/1 to 10/1) to afford (E)-3-(6-iodo-[1,2,4]triazole. [1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)prop-2-enenitrile (4.2 g, yield: 65.66%). . 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) [delta] 8.42 (S, IH), 8.03 (D, J = 9.3Hz, IH), 7.98-7.91 (m, IH), 7.85-7.78 (m, IH), 7.60 (d, J = 9.2 Hz, 1H).
Step C: (E)-3-(6-Iodo-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl)prop-2-enenitrile (4.50 g, 15.20 m Mole), [2-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrolo[1,2-b]pyrazol-3-yl]boronic acid (4.43 g, 18.24 m Mole), sodium carbonate (4.83 g, 45.60 mmol), [1,1′-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene]palladium dichloride (556.07 mg, 759.96 μmol), 2-dicyclohexylphosphine- 2′,6′-dimethoxybiphenyl (311.98 mg, 759.96 μmol) and [2-(2-aminophenyl)phenyl]-chloro-palladium-cyclohexyl-[2-(2,6- Dimethoxyphenyl)phenyl]phosphine (547.64 mg, 759.96 μmol) was added to a mixed solvent of dioxane (100 ml) and water (20 ml). It was replaced with nitrogen 3 times and then heated to 90-100 ° C and stirred for 2 hours. The reaction mixture was poured into water (200 ml) and evaporated and evaporated. The combined organic layers were washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified with EtOAc mjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj The solid was concentrated and dried under reduced pressure to give (E)-3-[6-[2-(6-methyl-2-pyridyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrolo[1,2-b] Pyrazol-3-yl]-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl]prop-2-enenitrile (5.37 g, yield: 96.16%). . 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) [delta] 8.49 (S, IH), 7.82-7.74 (m, 2H), 7.59-7.46 (m, 4H), 6.99 (dd, J = 2.6,6.1Hz, IH) , 4.39 (d, J = 6.3 Hz, 2H), 2.90 – 2.70 (m, 4H), 2.20 (s, 3H).
Step D: (E)-3-[6-[2-(6-Methyl-2-pyridyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-pyrrolo[1,2-b]pyrazole-3 -yl]-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-5-yl]prop-2-enenitrile (5.37 g, 14.62 mmol) dissolved in dichloromethane (20 mL) , a mixed solvent of dimethyl sulfoxide (70 ml) and water (20 ml), then separately added hydrogen peroxide (8.29 g 73.10 mmol, 7.02 ml, 30%) and sodium hydroxide (2 mol / liter, 14.62 ml) ). The mixture was stirred at 15-20 degrees Celsius for 12 hours. The mixture was poured into water (200 ml), and extracted with a mixture solvent of dichloromethane/isopropanol (3/1) (200 ml × 1). The organic layer was washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified by preparative high performance liquid chromatography (column: Phenomenex Gemini C18 250 x 50 mm x 10 μm; mobile phase: [water (0.05% ammonia v/v)-acetonitrile]; gradient: 5%-32%, 33 80% min) Example 1 (3.6 g, yield: 63.82%) was obtained. . 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) [delta] 8.45 (S, IH), 8.09 (D, J = 15.6Hz, IH), 7.85 (D, J = 15.6Hz, IH), 7.69 (D, J = 9.2 Hz, 1H), 7.55-7.45 (m, 2H), 7.37 (d, J = 7.8 Hz, 1H), 6.99 (d, J = 7.7 Hz, 1H), 5.93-5.65 (m, 2H), 4.35 (br .s., 2H), 2.99-2.64 (m, 4H), 2.33 (s, 3H).

PATENT

WO-2019114792

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019114792&tab=FULLTEXT&maxRec=1000

Novel crystalline and salt (hydrochloride, sulfate and mesylate) forms of a TGF-βRI inhibitor, designated as Forms A and B, processes for their preparation and compositions comprising them are claimed for treating cancers. The compound was originally claimed in WO2017215506 , assigned to Medshine Discovery Inc alone.

Example 1 Preparation of a compound of formula (I)
Preparation of intermediates 1-6:
Step A: Ethyl acetate (291.41 ml, 2.98 mol) was dissolved in toluene (750.00 ml), and then sodium ethoxide (135.06 g, 1.98 mol) was added portionwise at room temperature, and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour. 1-1 (150.00 g, 992.33 mmol) was added to the above reaction liquid at 25 ° C, and then heated to 95 ° C and stirred for 15 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled to about 30 ° C, and the pH was adjusted to 7 with acetic acid, diluted with water (500 ml), and ethyl acetate (500 ml). The organic phase was dried with anhydrous sodium s The residue was purified with a silica gel column (eluent: petroleum ether/ethyl acetate v/v = 50/1) to afford 1-2.
Step B: Dissolve 1-2 (120.00 g, 579.07 mmol) in pyridine (300 mL), then add 1-aminopyrrolidin-2-one p-toluenesulfonate (172.01 g, 631.66 mmol) ). The reaction mixture was stirred at 25 ° C for 16 hours and then concentrated under reduced vacuo. The residue was diluted with water (300 ml) and then extracted with ethyl acetate (300 ml). The combined organic layers were dried with anhydrous sodium s
Step C: 1-3 (155.00 g, 535.72 mmol) was dissolved in toluene then sodium ethoxide (72.91 g, 1.07 mol). The reaction mixture was heated to 100 ° C and stirred for 16 hours, then cooled to room temperature. It was slowly diluted with water (1.5 liters), adjusted to pH 4 with concentrated hydrochloric acid, and extracted with dichloromethane/isopropanol (v/v = 10/1, 1 liter x 7). The combined organic layers were dried with anhydrous sodium s The residue was triturated with petroleum ether / ethyl acetate (v/v = 10/1, 200 mL). The solid was dried under reduced pressure to give 1-4.
Step D: 1-4 (45.00 g, 184.99 mmol) was dissolved in N,N-dimethylformamide (650.00 ml), then NBS (49.09 g, 258.99 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at 30 to 40 ° C for 60 hours, then diluted with water (600 ml), and extracted with dichloromethane / isopropyl alcohol (v / v = 10 / 1,500 ml × 3). The combined organic phases were washed with EtOAc (EtOAc m. The resulting solid was slurried with EtOAc/EtOAc (EtOAc/EtOAc) The solid was dried under reduced pressure to give 1-5.
Step E: 1-5 (1.00 g, 3.60 mmol) and triisopropyl borate (1.79 g, 9.54 mmol) were dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (20.00 mL). The reaction mixture was cooled to minus 70 ° C, then n-butyllithium (2.5 M, 3.74 mL) was added dropwise. After completion of the dropwise addition, the reaction mixture was stirred at 25 ° C for 1 hour, and then the pH was adjusted to 7 with aqueous hydrochloric acid (0.5 mol / liter). It was then concentrated under reduced pressure to remove tetrahydrofuran and cooled to 15 °C. The mixture was filtered, and the EtOAc EtOAc m.
Preparation of the compound of formula (I):
Step A: 1-7 (16.00 g, 65.30 mmol) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (800.00 ml), cooled to minus 60-70 ° C, and lithium hexamethyldisilazide (1 mol/L, 130.60) was added dropwise. ML, 65.30 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at -60 to 70 ° C for 15 minutes, and N,N-dimethylformamide (14.32 g, 195.90 mmol, 15.07 ml) was added. Stirring was then continued at minus 60-70 ° C for 15 minutes and then quenched with saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (500 mL). The reaction mixture was warmed to room temperature and then extracted with ethyl acetate (500 ml). The combined organic layers were washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified with a silica gel column (eluent: methylene chloride / ethyl acetate v/v = 10/1) to afford 1-8. . 1 H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) 10.46 (S, IH), 8.62 (S, IH), 8.16 (D, J = 9.3Hz, IH), 7.88 (D, J = 9.3Hz, IH).
Step B: To a 500 ml three-necked flask equipped with a thermometer and a nitrogen balloon, 2-diethoxyphosphorylacetonitrile (3.83 g, 21.61 mmol, 3.48 ml) and tetrahydrofuran (80 ml) were added. The mixture was cooled to 0 ° C then potassium tert-butoxide (2.42 g, 21.61 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at 0<0>C for 15 min then added dropwise to a further suspension (1~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The reaction mixture was stirred at 0<0>C for 15 min then EtOAc (EtOAc)EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified with a silica gel column (eluent: methylene chloride/ethyl acetate v/v = 200/1 to 10/1) to afford 1-9. . 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3 . 3 ) [delta] 8.42 (S, IH), 8.03 (D, J = 9.3Hz, IH), 7.98-7.91 (m, IH), 7.85-7.78 (m, IH), 7.60 ( d, J = 9.2 Hz, 1H).

Step C: 1-9 (4.50 g, 15.20 mmol), 1-6 (4.43 g, 18.24 mmol), sodium carbonate (4.83 g, 45.60 mmol), [1,1′-bis (diphenyl) Phosphine) ferrocene] palladium dichloride (556.07 mg, 759.96 μmol), 2-biscyclohexylphosphine-2′, 6′-dimethoxybiphenyl (311.98 mg, 759.96 μmol) and [2-( 2-Aminophenyl)phenyl]-chloro-palladium-cyclohexyl-[2-(2,6-dimethoxyphenyl)phenyl]phosphine (547.64 mg, 759.96 μmol) was added to the dioxane (100 ml) and water (20 ml) in a mixed solvent. It was replaced with nitrogen three times and then heated to 90 to 100 ° C and stirred for 2 hours. The reaction mixture was poured into water (200 ml) and evaporated and evaporated. The combined organic layers were washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified on a silica gel column (eluent: methylene chloride/methanol, v/v=30/1) to afford crude crude product in petroleum ether/ethyl acetate (v/v=5/1) After stirring for 12 hours, the solid was collected by filtration, and the solid was concentrated and dried under reduced pressure to give 1-10. . 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3 . 3 ) [delta] 8.49 (S, IH), 7.82-7.74 (m, 2H), 7.59-7.46 (m, 4H), 6.99 (dd, J = 2.6,6.1Hz, IH), 4.39 (d, J = 6.3 Hz, 2H), 2.90 – 2.70 (m, 4H), 2.20 (s, 3H).

Step D: 1-10 (5.37 g, 14.62 mmol) was dissolved in a mixed solvent of dichloromethane (20 ml), dimethyl sulfoxide (70 ml) and water (20 ml), and then hydrogen peroxide ( 8.29 g 73.10 mmol, 7.02 mL, 30%) and sodium hydroxide (2 mol/L, 14.62 mL). The mixture was stirred at 15 to 20 ° C for 12 hours. The mixture was poured into water (200 ml), and extracted with a mixture solvent of dichloromethane/isopropanol (3/1) (200 ml × 1). The organic layer was washed with EtOAc EtOAc m. The residue was purified by preparative high performance liquid chromatography (column: Phenomenex Gemini C18 250 x 50 mm x 10 μm; mobile phase: [water (0.05% ammonia v/v)-acetonitrile]; gradient: 5%-32%, 33 80% minute) to give a compound of formula (I). . 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3 . 3 ) [delta] 8.45 (S, IH), 8.09 (D, J = 15.6Hz, IH), 7.85 (D, J = 15.6Hz, IH), 7.69 (D, J = 9.2Hz , 1H), 7.55-7.45 (m, 2H), 7.37 (d, J = 7.8 Hz, 1H), 6.99 (d, J = 7.7 Hz, 1H), 5.93-5.65 (m, 2H), 4.35 (br. s., 2H), 2.99-2.64 (m, 4H), 2.33 (s, 3H).
Example 2 Preparation of a compound of formula (II)
115 mg of the compound of formula (I) was added to an 8 ml glass vial, 4 ml of tetrahydrofuran was added, and the solution was sonicated by ultrasonication; then 1.05 equivalent of p-toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate was slowly added. The suspension sample was placed on a magnetic stirrer (40 ° C) and stirred for 16 hours. The sample solution was centrifuged, and the solid was taken out and dried in a vacuum oven at 35 ° C for 16 hours to obtain a compound of the formula (II). 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CD 3 OD) δ 8.61 (s, 1H), 8.14 (t, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H), 8.05 (d, J = 15.6 Hz, 1H), 7.90 (d, J = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 7.70 (dd, J=8.4, 15.6 Hz, 4H), 7.54 (d, J = 15.6 Hz, 1H), 7.39 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H), 7.20 (d, J = 7.6) Hz, 2H), 4.42 (m, 2H), 3.05-2.87 (m, 2H), 2.82 (s, 3H), 2.81-2.74 (m, 2H), 2.35 (s, 3H).
Example 3 Preparation of a compound of formula (IV)
115 mg of the compound of formula (I) was added to an 8 ml glass vial, 4 ml of tetrahydrofuran was added, and the solution was sonicated by ultrasonication; then 1.05 equivalent of hydrochloric acid was slowly added. The suspension sample was placed on a magnetic stirrer (40 ° C) and stirred for 16 hours. The sample solution was centrifuged, and the solid was taken out and dried in a vacuum oven at 35 ° C for 16 hours. The obtained solid was added to an appropriate amount of acetone to prepare a suspension and stirred at 40 ° C, and the supernatant was discarded by centrifugation, and the solid sample was drained with an oil pump at room temperature to obtain a compound of the formula (IV).
Example 4 Preparation of a compound of formula (V)
115 mg of the compound of formula (I) was added to an 8 ml glass vial, 4 ml of tetrahydrofuran was added, and the solution was sonicated by ultrasonication; then 1.05 equivalent of sulfuric acid was slowly added. The suspension sample was placed on a magnetic stirrer (40 ° C) and stirred for 16 hours. The sample solution was centrifuged, and the solid was taken out and dried in a vacuum oven at 35 ° C for 16 hours to obtain a compound of the formula (V).
Example 5 Preparation of a compound of formula (VI)
115 mg of the compound of formula (I) was added to an 8 ml glass vial, 4 ml of tetrahydrofuran was added, and the solution was sonicated by ultrasonication; then 1.05 equivalent of methanesulfonic acid was slowly added. The suspension sample was placed on a magnetic stirrer (40 ° C) and stirred for 16 hours. The sample solution was centrifuged, and the solid was taken out and dried in a vacuum oven at 35 ° C for 16 hours to obtain a compound of the formula (VI).
Example 6 Preparation of Form A of Compound of Formula (I)
10 g of the compound of the formula (I) was placed in a mixed solvent of ethanol (80 ml) and water (40 ml), heated to 70-75 ° C and stirred until clarified, and filtered while hot, and the filtrate was distilled under reduced pressure to a volume of the remaining solution. 50 ml, followed by cooling to stand for crystallisation, filtration, and the resulting filter cake was dried under reduced pressure to give a solid of the compound of formula (I).
Example 7 Preparation of Form B of Compound of Formula (II)

192 mg of the compound of formula (I) was weighed into a glass bottle. 10 ml of a tetrahydrofuran:acetic acid (v/v=9/1) mixed solvent was added, and after ultrasonic assisted for 30 minutes, the sample was dissolved into a clear solution. Stir on a magnetic stirrer (40 ° C). After 1.05 equivalents of p-toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate was slowly added, the sample was stirred overnight. After naturally cooling to room temperature, the supernatant was discarded by centrifugation, stirred for 10 hours by adding 10 ml of tetrahydrofuran, and the supernatant was discarded by centrifugation, and the same procedure was repeated twice more. The obtained solid was dried in a vacuum oven at 40 ° C for 1 hour, and after milling, it was further dried in a vacuum oven at 30 ° C for 16 hours to obtain a crystal form B of the compound of the formula (II).

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FDA approves new treatment Vyleesi (Bremelanotide) for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women


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Bremelanotide

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.

“There are women who, for no known reason, have reduced sexual desire that causes marked distress, and who can benefit from safe and effective pharmacologic treatment. Today’s approval provides women with another treatment option for this condition,” said Hylton V. Joffe, M.D., M.M.Sc., director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Division of Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Products. “As part of the FDA’s commitment to protect and advance the health of women, we’ll continue to support the development of safe and effective treatments for female sexual dysfunction.”

HSDD is characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is not due to a co-existing medical or psychiatric condition, problems within the relationship or the effects of a medication or other drug substance. Acquired HSDD develops in a patient who previously experienced no problems with sexual desire. Generalized HSDD refers to …

June 21, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women.

“There are women who, for no known reason, have reduced sexual desire that causes marked distress, and who can benefit from safe and effective pharmacologic treatment. Today’s approval provides women with another treatment option for this condition,” said Hylton V. Joffe, M.D., M.M.Sc., director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Division of Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Products. “As part of the FDA’s commitment to protect and advance the health of women, we’ll continue to support the development of safe and effective treatments for female sexual dysfunction.”

HSDD is characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty and is not due to a co-existing medical or psychiatric condition, problems within the relationship or the effects of a medication or other drug substance. Acquired HSDD develops in a patient who previously experienced no problems with sexual desire. Generalized HSDD refers to HSDD that occurs regardless of the type of sexual activity, situation or partner.

Vyleesi activates melanocortin receptors, but the mechanism by which it improves sexual desire and related distress is unknown. Patients inject Vyleesi under the skin of the abdomen or thigh at least 45 minutes before anticipated sexual activity and may decide the optimal time to use Vyleesi based on how they experience the duration of benefit and any side effects, such as nausea. Patients should not use more than one dose within 24 hours or more than eight doses per month. Patients should discontinue treatment after eight weeks if they do not report an improvement in sexual desire and associated distress.

The effectiveness and safety of Vyleesi were studied in two 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in 1,247 premenopausal women with acquired, generalized HSDD. Most patients used Vyleesi two or three times per month and no more than once a week. In these trials, about 25% of patients treated with Vyleesi had an increase of 1.2 or more in their sexual desire score (scored on a range of 1.2 to 6.0, with higher scores indicating greater sexual desire) compared to about 17% of those who took placebo. Additionally, about 35% of the patients treated with Vyleesi had a decrease of one or more in their distress score (scored on a range of zero to four, with higher scores indicating greater distress from low sexual desire) compared to about 31% of those who took placebo. There was no difference between treatment groups in the change from the start of the study to end of the study in the number of satisfying sexual events. Vyleesi does not enhance sexual performance.

The most common side effects of Vyleesi are nausea and vomiting, flushing, injection site reactions and headache. About 40% of patients in the clinical trials experienced nausea, most commonly with the first Vyleesi injection, and 13% needed medications for the treatment of nausea. About 1% of patients treated with Vyleesi in the clinical trials reported darkening of the gums and parts of the skin, including the face and breasts, which did not go away in about half the patients after stopping treatment. Patients with dark skin were more likely to develop this side effect.

In the clinical trials, Vyleesi increased blood pressure after dosing, which usually resolved within 12 hours. Because of this effect, Vyleesi should not be used in patients with high blood pressure that is uncontrolled or in those with known cardiovascular disease. Vyleesi is also not recommended in patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

When naltrexone is taken by mouth, Vyleesi may significantly decrease the levels of naltrexone in the blood. Patients who take a naltrexone-containing medication by mouth to treat alcohol or opioid dependence should not use Vyleesi because it could lead to naltrexone treatment failure.

In 2012, the FDA identified female sexual dysfunction as one of 20 disease areas of high priority and focused attention. The FDA held a two-day meeting in October 2014 to advance the agency’s understanding of female sexual dysfunction. During the first day of the meeting, the FDA solicited perspectives directly from patients about their condition and its impact on daily life. In 2016, the FDA published a draft guidance titled “Low Sexual Interest Desire and/or Arousal in Women: Developing Drugs for Treatment,” to assist companies developing drugs for the treatment of these conditions. The FDA is committed to continuing to work with companies to develop safe and effective treatments for female sexual dysfunction.

The FDA granted approval of Vyleesi to AMAG Pharmaceuticals.

REF

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CF 101, Piclidenoson

ALB-7208

CAS 152918-18-8
Chemical Formula: C18H19IN6O4
Molecular Weight: 510.28

(2S,3S,4R,5R)-3,4-Dihydroxy-5-{6-[(3-iodobenzyl)amino]-9H-purin-9-yl}-N-methyltetrahydro-2-furancarboxamide

N6-(3-Iodobenzyl)adenosine-5′-N-methyluronamide

β-D-Ribofuranuronamide, 1-deoxy-1-[6-[[(3-iodophenyl)methyl]amino]-9H-purin-9-yl]-N-methyl-

1-Deoxy-1-[6-[[(3-iodophenyl)methyl]amino]-9H-purin-9-yl]-N-methyl-β-D-ribofuranuronamide

10136
1-Deoxy-1-[6-[((3-Iodophenyl)methyl)amino]-9H-purin-9-yl]-N-methyl-β-D-ribofuranuronamide
30679UMI0N
UNII-30679UMI0N
Пиклиденозон [Russian] [INN]
بيكليدينوسون [Arabic] [INN]
匹利诺生 [Chinese] [INN]

CF 101 (known generically as IB-MECA) is an anti-inflammatory drug for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Its novel mechanism of action relies on antagonism of adenoside A3 receptors. CF101 is supplied as an oral drug and has an excellent safety profile. It is also being considered for the treatment of other autoimmune-inflammatory disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, psorasis and dry eye syndrome.

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  • Originator Can-Fite BioPharma
  • Class Amides; Anti-inflammatories; Antineoplastics; Antipsoriatics; Antirheumatics; Eye disorder therapies; Iodobenzenes; Neuroprotectants; Purine nucleosides; Ribonucleosides; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Adenosine A3 receptor agonists; Immunosuppressants; Interleukin 23 inhibitors; Interleukin-17 inhibitors
  • Phase III Plaque psoriasis; Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Phase II Glaucoma; Ocular hypertension
  • Phase I Uveitis
  • Preclinical Osteoarthritis
  • Discontinued Colorectal cancer; Dry eyes; Solid tumours
  • 05 Feb 2019 Can-Fite BioPharma receives patent allowance for A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) agonists in USA
  • 05 Feb 2019 Can-Fite BioPharma receives patent allowance for A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) agonists in North America, South America, Europe and Asia
  • 21 Aug 2018 Phase-III clinical trials in Plaque psoriasis (Monotherapy) in Israel (PO)

Piclidenoson, also known as CF101, is a specific agonist to the A3 adenosine receptor, which inhibits the development of colon carcinoma growth in cell cultures and xenograft murine models. CF101 has been shown to downregulate PKB/Akt and NF-κB protein expression level. CF101 potentiates the cytotoxic effect of 5-FU, thus preventing drug resistance. The myeloprotective effect of CF101 suggests its development as an add-on treatment to 5-FU.

Piclidenoson is known to be a TNF-α synthesis inhibitor and a neuroprotectant. use as an A3 adenosine receptor agonist, useful for treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriasis, osteoarthritis and glaucoma.

Can-Fite BioPharma , under license from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is developing a tablet formulation of CF-101, an adenosine A3 receptor-targeting, TNF alpha-suppressing low molecular weight molecule for the potential treatment of psoriasis, RA and liver cancer. The company is also investigating a capsule formulation of apoptosis-inducing namodenoson, the lead from a program of adenosine A3 receptor agonist, for treating liver diseases, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In January 2019, preclinical data for the treatment of obesity were reported. Also, see WO2019105217 , WO2019105359 and WO2019105082 , published alongside.

PATENT

WO-2019105388

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019105388&tab=FULLTEXT&maxRec=1000

Novel crystalline forms of CF-101 (also known as piclidenoson; designated as Forms CS1, CS2 and CS3), processes for their preparation, compositions comprising them and their use as an A3 adenosine receptor agonist for treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, osteoarthritis and glaucoma are claimed

CF-101 was developed by Kan-Fete Biomedical Co., Ltd. By the end of 2018, CF-101 is in clinical phase III for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and psoriasis, as well as glaucoma. CF-101 is an A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR) agonist, and adenosine plays an important role in limiting inflammation through its receptor. Adenosine can produce anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting TNF-a, interleukin-1, and interleukin-6. Studies have shown that A3AR agonists are in different experimental autoimmune models, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and silver swarf. In the disease, it acts as an anti-inflammatory agent by improving the inflammatory process.
The chemical name of CF-101 is: 1-deoxy-I-(6-{[(3-iodophenyl)methyl]amino}-9H-fluoren-9-yl)-N-methyl-bD-ribofuranose Carbonamide (hereinafter referred to as “Compound I”) has the following structural formula:
A crystal form is a solid in which a compound molecule is orderedly arranged in a microstructure to form a crystal lattice, and a drug polymorphism phenomenon means that two or more different crystal forms of a drug exist.
Due to different physical and chemical properties, different crystal forms of drugs may have different dissolution and absorption in the body, which may affect the clinical efficacy and safety of the drug to a certain extent; especially for poorly soluble solid drugs, the crystal form will have greater influence. Therefore, the drug crystal form is inevitably an important part of drug research and an important part of drug quality control. Most importantly, the study of crystal forms is beneficial to find a crystal form that is clinically therapeutically meaningful and has stable and physicochemical properties.
There are no reports of CF-101 related crystal forms so far. Amorphous is generally not suitable as a medicinal form, and the molecules in the amorphous material are disorderly arranged, so they are in a thermodynamically unstable state. Amorphous solids are in a high-energy state, and generally have poor stability. During the production and storage process, amorphous drugs are prone to crystal transformation, which leads to the loss of consistency in drug bioavailability, dissolution rate, etc., resulting in changes in the clinical efficacy of the drug. In addition, the amorphous preparation is usually a rapid kinetic solid precipitation process, which easily leads to excessive residual solvents, and its particle properties are difficult to control by the process, making it a challenge in the practical application of the drug.
Therefore, there is a need to develop a crystalline form of CF-101 that provides a usable solid form for drug development. The inventors of the present application have unexpectedly discovered the crystalline forms CS1, CS2 and CS3 of Compound I, which have melting point, solubility, wettability, purification, stability, adhesion, compressibility, fluidity, dissolution in vitro and in vivo, and biological effectiveness. There is an advantage in at least one of the properties and formulation processing properties. Crystalline CS1 has advantages in physical and chemical properties, especially physical and chemical stability, low wettability, good solubility and good mechanical stability. It provides a new and better choice for the development of drugs containing CF-101, which is very important. The meaning.
Figure 7 is a 1 H NMR spectrum of the crystalline form CS3 obtained according to Example 7 of the present invention
The nuclear magnetic data of the crystalline form CS3 obtained in Example 7 was: { 1 H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO) δ 8.82 – 8.93 (m, 1H), 8.53 – 8.67 (m, 1H), 8.45 (s, 1H), 8.31 ( s, 1H), 7.73 (s, 1H), 7.59 (d, J = 7.7 Hz, 1H), 7.36 (d, J = 7.7 Hz, 1H), 7.11 (t, J = 7.8 Hz, 1H), 5.98 ( d, J = 7.4 Hz, 1H), 5.74 (s, 1H), 5.56 (s, 1H), 4.64 (d, J = 29.3 Hz, 3H), 4.32 (s, 1H), 4.15 (s, 1H), 2.71 (d, J = 4.6 Hz, 3H), 1.91 (s, 3H).}. Form CS3 has a single peak at 1.91, corresponding to the hydrogen chemical shift of the acetic acid molecule. According to the nuclear magnetic data, the molar ratio of acetic acid molecule to CF-101 is 1:1, and its 1 H NMR is shown in FIG.7

PAPER

Journal of medicinal chemistry (1994), 37(5), 636-46

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/jm00031a014

PAPER

Journal of medicinal chemistry (1998), 41(10), 1708-15

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jm9707737

PAPER

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2006), 14(5), 1618-1629

PATENT

WO 2015009008

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2015009008

Example 1
Preparation Example 1: Synthesis of Compound (5) (S) -2 – ((R) -1- (2-Chloro-6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin- Hydroxyethoxy) -3-hydroxy-N-methylpropanamide)
Scheme 1
Step 1: A solution of (2R, 3S, 4S, 5R) -2- (benzoyloxymethyl) -5- (2,6- dichloro-9H- purin-9- yl) tetrahydrofuran- Preparation of benzoate (7)
Starting material A mixture of (2R, 3R, 4S, 5R) -2-acetoxy-5- (benzoyloxymethyl) tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diyldibenzoate (7.5 g, 14.9 mmol) (3.09 g, 16.4 mmol) was dissolved in acetonitrile (50 mL), and a solution of N, O-bis (trimethylsilyl) acetamid (8.9 mL, 36.4 mmol) was slowly added dropwise for 10-15 minutes Then, the mixture is stirred at 60 DEG C for 30 minutes. After cooling the reaction solution to -30 ° C, TiCl 4 (60 mL, 1 M methylene chloride solution, 59.5 mmol) is added dropwise, and the mixture is stirred at 60-65 ° C for 20 minutes. After confirming the completion of the reaction, methylene chloride (500 mL) and saturated sodium hydrogencarbonate solution (500 mL) are added. The reaction solution was stirred at 0 ° C for 30 minutes, and the organic layer was extracted and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. After concentration under reduced pressure, the obtained residue was separated by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound (2R, 3S, 4S, 5R) -2- (benzoyloxymethyl) -5- (2,6- dichloro- Yl) tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diyl dibenzoate (9.3 g, 98.8%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ ppm 4.71-4.74 (dd, J = 12.22, 3.91 Hz, 1H), 4.85-4.93 (m, 2H), 6.12-6.14 (t, J = 4.89 Hz, 1H) (M, 1H), 6.16-6.19 (t, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H), 6.47-6.48 (d, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H), 7.35-7.38 4H), 7.54-7.61 (m, 3H), 7.92-7.93 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 2H), 8.02-8.06 (m, 4H), 8.28 (s, 1H); 13C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ 63.50, 71.59, 74.33, 81.56, 87.05, 128.14, 128.59 (3), 128.63 (2), 128.73 (2), 129.10, 129.63 (2), 129.88 (2), 129.92 (2), 131.38, 133.63, 133.87, 133.98, 143.81, 152.36, 152.64, 153.51, 165.13, 165.29, 166.03; mp = 76-80 [deg.] C.
Step 2: (2R, 3S, 4S, 5R) -2- (Benzoyloxymethyl) -5- (2-chloro-6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin-9-yl) tetrahydrofuran -3,4-diyl dibenzoate (8)
The intermediate compound (204 mg, 0.32 mmol) and 3-iodobenzylamine hydrochloride (113 mg, 0.41 mmol) prepared in the above step 1 were dissolved in anhydrous ethanol (5 mL) under a nitrogen atmosphere, triethylamine (0.13 mL, 0.96 mmol) is stirred at room temperature for 24 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the obtained residue was separated by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound (2R, 3S, 4S, 5R) -2- (benzoyloxymethyl) (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H-purin-9-yl) tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diyldibenzoate (230 mg, 86.14%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ ppm 4.71-4.90 (m, 5H), 6.13-6.17 (m, 2H), 6.33 (.. Br s, 1H), 6.43-6.44 (d, J = 4.89 Hz (M, 4H), 7.31-7.33 (m, 6H), 7.33-7.46 (m, 6H) 7.70-7.71 (t, J = 1.46 Hz, 1H), 7.88 (s, 1H), 7.94-7.96 (m, 2H), 7.99-8.01 (m, 2H), 8.07-8.09 (m, 2H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3) δ 43.91, 63.79, 71.56, 74.43, 80.97, 86.40, 94.49, 119.07, 127.14, 128.40, 128.52 (3), 128.62 (2), 128.71, 129.32, 129.68 (3), 129.86 (2), 129.93 (2), 130.39 (2), 133.41, 133.69, 133.78, 136.72, 136.80, 138.39, 140.20, 150.05, 155.00, 165.17, 165.31, 166.11; mp = 80-84 [deg.] C.
Step 3: ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (2-Chloro-6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin-9- yl) -2,2- dimethyltetrahydrofur [3,4-d] [1,3] dioxol-4-yl) methanol (9)
The intermediate compound (20 g, 24.09 mmol) prepared in the above step 2 was dissolved in methanolic ammonia (1 L) and stirred at room temperature for 3 days. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain a triol intermediate. The triol intermediate thus obtained (20 g, 38.63 mmol) was dissolved in anhydrous acetone (400 mL), and 2,2-dimethoxypropane (23.68 mL, 193.15 mmol) and p-toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate (7.34 g, 38.63 mmol) was added dropwise thereto, followed by stirring at room temperature for 12 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, saturated sodium hydrogencarbonate solution (400 mL) was added thereto. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure. The organic layer was extracted with chloroform (4 x 250 mL), washed with a saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the obtained residue was then separated by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (2-Chloro-6- (3-iodobenzylamino) Yl] -2,2-dimethyltetrahydrofuro [3,4-d] [1,3] dioxol-4-yl) methanol (12 g, 89.35%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 )? Ppm 1.36 (s, 3H), 1.62 (s, 3H), 3.77-3.80 (dd, J = 12.71, 1.95 Hz, 1H), 3.95-3.98 12.71, 1.95 Hz, 1H), 4.48-4.49 (d, J = 1.46 Hz, 1H), 4.68 (br. s., 1H, exchangeable with d 2 O, OH), 4.74 (br. s., 2H), (D, J = 5.86, 1.46 Hz, 1H), 5.15-5.17 (t, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H), 5.77-5.78 (d, J = 4.40 Hz, 1H), 6.81 (br s. , 1H, exchangeable with d 2 O, NH), 7.03-7.06 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.30-7.31 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.59-7.61 (d, J = 7.82 Hz , & Lt; / RTI & gt; 1H), 7.67 (s, 1H), 7.70 (s, 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3) [delta] 25.26, 27.63, 43.93, 63.37, 81.52, 82.98, 86.12, 93.89, 94.55, 114.18, 120.09, 127.19, 130.44, 136.86 (2), 139.93, 140.01, 148.80, 154.50, 155.14; mp = 82-86 [deg.] C.
Step 4: (2S, 5R) -5- (2-Chloro-6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin-9- yl) -3,4- dihydroxy- -2-carboxamide & lt; / RTI & gt; (10)
The intermediate compound (15 g, 26.89 mmol) prepared in step 3 was dissolved in a solution of acetonitrile-water (130 mL, 1: 1) and then (diacetoxy iodo) -benzene (19 g, 59.16 mmol) 2,2,6,6-Tetramethyl 1-piperidinyloxyl (840 mg, 5.37 mmol) was added dropwise, followed by stirring at room temperature for 4 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain an acid intermediate without purification. The obtained intermediate (15 g, 26.23 mmol) was dissolved in anhydrous ethanol (500 mL) under a nitrogen stream, cooled to 0 ° C, thionyl chloride (9.52 mL, 131.17 mmol) was slowly added dropwise and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 12 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain an ethyl ester intermediate without purification. Methylamine (750 mL, 2 N THF solution) was added dropwise to the resulting ethyl ester intermediate (15.5 g, 25.84 mmol) and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 12 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure. The obtained residue was purified by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound (2S, 5R) -5- (2-Chloro-6- (3- -9-yl) -3,4-dihydroxy-N-methyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide (5 g, 31.80%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; DMSO-d 6 )? Ppm 2.72-2.73 (d, J = 3.91 Hz, 3H), 4.17 (brs, 1H), 4.33 (s, 1H), 4.55-4.56 (D, J = 6.35 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, 2′-OH), 5.71-5.72 d, J = 3.91 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with d 2 O, 3′-OH), 5.92-5.93 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.11-7.14 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.35 (D, J = 6.84 Hz, 1H), 7.59-7.61 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.75 (s, 1H), 8.27-8.28 exchangeable with D 2 O, NH), 8.48 (s, 1 H), 8.98-8.99 (br. t, J = 5.86 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, N 6 H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; DMSO-d 6) [delta] 26.07, 43.02, 72.79, 73.42, 84.95, 88.10, 95.12, 119.46, 127.31, 130.99, 136.06, 136.51, 141.57, 142.23, 150.00, 153.44, 155.31, 170.14; mp = 207-209 [deg.] C.
Step 5: (S) -2 – ((R) -1- (2-Chloro-6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin-9- yl) -2-hydroxyethoxy) -3 – & lt; / RTI & gt; hydroxy-N-methylpropanamide (5)
The intermediate compound (2.0 g, 3.67 mmol) prepared in step 4 was dissolved in water / methanol (210 mL, 1: 2), cooled to 0 ° C and then sodium per iodate (1.57 g, 7.34 mmol) And then stirred at the same temperature for 2 hours. After completion of the reaction was confirmed, sodium borohydride (694 mg, 18.35 mmol) was added and stirred for 1 hour. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the residue was concentrated under reduced pressure using toluene (3 x 50 mL). The residue was separated by column chromatography to obtain the title compound (1.58 g, 79%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; DMSO-d 6 ) δ ppm 2.40 (.. Br s, 3H), 3.53-3.60 (m, 1H), 3.71-3.73 (d, J = 10.27 Hz, 1H), 3.85 (br . s., 1H), 3.95 (br. s., 2H), 4.60 (br. s., 2H), 4.98-5.00 (t, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, OH), 5.19 -5.20 (t, J = 5.86 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, OH), 5.78-5.80 (t, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H), 7.10-7.13 (t, J = 7.82Hz, 1H), 7.35 -7.36 (d, J = 6.84Hz, 1H), 7.59-7.60 (d, J = 5.86 Hz, 2H, exchangeable with D 2 O, NH), 7.73 (br. s., 1H), 8.30 (s, 1H ), 8.85 (br s, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, NH); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; DMSO-d 6) [delta] 25.59, 42.98, 62.02, 62.25, 80.43, 84.90, 95.11, 118.57, 127.27, 130.96, 136.03, 136.45, 140.78, 142.34, 150.69, 153.53, 155.17, 169.31; HRMS (FAB) m / z calcd for C 18 H20 ClIN 6 O 4 [M + Na] + 546.0279, found 569.0162; mp = 226-229 [deg.] C.
Example 2
Preparation Example 2: Synthesis of Compound (11) ((R) -2- (1- (2-Chloro-6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin-9-yl) -2- hydroxyethoxy) Propane-1,3-diol)
Scheme 2
The intermediate compound (230 mg, 0.27 mmol) prepared in Step 2 of Example 1 was dissolved in methanolic ammonia (25 mL) and stirred at room temperature for 3 days. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain a triol intermediate. The obtained triol intermediate (248 mg, 0.47 mmol) was treated in the same manner as in Step 5 of Example 1 to obtain the desired compound (109 mg, 75.69%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; DMSO-d 6 )? Ppm 3.13-3.17 (m, 1H), 3.22-3.26 (m, 1H), 3.43-3.47 (m, 2H), 3.54-3.56 (Br s, 2H), 4.41-4.42 (br t, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, OH), 4.60 , J = 5.38 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, OH), 5.13 (br. s., 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, OH), 5.80-5.82 (t, J = 4.89 Hz, 1H), 7.11 (D, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.36-7.37 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.59-7.60 s, 1 H), 8.82 (br s, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, NH); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; DMSO-d 6) [delta] 43.01, 61.12, 61.23, 62.64, 80.90, 84.53, 95.12, 118.56, 127.36, 130.99, 136.04, 136.58, 140.68, 142.44, 150.73, 153.40, 155.12; HRMS (FAB) m / z calcd for C 17 H 19 ClIN 5 O 4 [M + Na] + 519.0170, found 542.0054; mp = 170-172 [deg.] C.
Example 3
Preparation Example 3: Synthesis of Compound (12) ((S) -3-Hydroxy-2 – ((R) -2-hydroxy- 1- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- Yl) ethoxy) -N-methylpropanamide & lt; / RTI & gt;
Scheme 3
Step 1: ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (6-Chloro-9H- purin-9- yl) -2,2- dimethyltetrahydrofuro [3,4 d] [1,3 ] Dioxol-4-yl) methanol (14)
(Hydroxymethyl) tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol (4.8 g, 16.74 mmol) and 2,2 & lt; RTI ID = 0.0 & -Dimethoxypropane (10.26 mL, 83.71 mmol) was dissolved in anhydrous acetone (120 mL) under a nitrogen stream, p-toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate (3.18 g, 16.74 mmol) was added dropwise and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 4 hours . After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction is terminated with a saturated sodium hydrogencarbonate solution. The reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the organic layer was extracted with chloroform (4 x 20 mL), washed with a saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. After concentration under reduced pressure, the obtained residue was separated by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (6-Chloro-9H-purin-9- 3,4-d] [1,3] dioxol-4-yl) methanol (4.87 g, 89.03%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 )? Ppm 1.38 (s, 3H), 1.65 (s, 3H), 3.80-3.83 (dd, J = 12.22, 1.46 Hz, 1H), 3.95-3.98 (Dd, J = 5.86, 1.46 Hz, 1H), 5.19 (d, J = 8.6 Hz, 1H), 4.53-4.55 5.21 (dd, J = 5.86, 4.40 Hz, 1H), 5.99-6.00 (d, J = 4.89 Hz, 1H), 8.25 (s, 1H), 8.75 (s, 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3 )? 25.22, 27.55, 63.22, 81.51, 83.35, 86.43, 94.02, 114.51, 133.25, 144.73, 150.50, 151.71, 152.31; mp = 146-150 [deg.] C.
Step 2: ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (6-Chloro-9H-purin-9- yl) -2,2- dimethyltetrahydrofuro [3,4- d] 3] dioxol-4-yl) methyl benzoate (15)
The intermediate compound (2.8 g, 8.56 mmol) prepared in Step 1 was dissolved in anhydrous methylene chloride (100 mL), and then cooled to 0 ° C. Triethylamine (3.6 mL, 25.70 mmol) and dimethylaminopyridine (21 mg, 0.17 mmol). Benzoyl chloride (1.5 mL, 12.85 mmol) is slowly added dropwise at the same temperature and then stirred at room temperature for 2 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction is terminated with a saturated sodium hydrogencarbonate solution. The reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, the organic layer was extracted with methylene chloride, washed with a saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. After concentration under reduced pressure, the obtained residue was separated by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (6-Chloro-9H-purin-9- 3,4-d] [1,3] dioxol-4-yl) methyl benzoate (3.68 g, 99.72%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ ppm 1.40 (s, 3H), 1.62 (s, 3H), 4.42-4.46 (dd, J = 11.73, 3.9 Hz, 1H), 4.61-4.64 (m, 2H) (D, J = 7.33 Hz, 2H), 5.51-5.13 (d, J = 2.93 Hz, 1H), 5.53-5.54 7.47-7.50 (t, J = 7.33 Hz, 1 H), 7.79-7.81 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 2H), 8.21 (s, 1H), 8.64 (s, 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ 25.36, 27.15, 63.99, 81.42, 84.07, 85.04, 91.87, 114.92, 128.31 (2), 129.07, 129.39 (2), 132.42, 133.33, 144.10, 150.79, 151.40, 152.02 , 165.80; mp = 50-54 [deg.] C.
Step 3: ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (6- (3-Iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin- 9-yl) -2,2 dimethyltetrahydrofuro [3,4 -d] [1,3] dioxol-4-yl) methyl benzoate (16)
The intermediate compound (1.24 g, 2.87 mmol) prepared in the above step 2 was prepared in the same manner as in step 2 of Example 1 to give the intermediate compound ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (6- Yl) -2,2-dimethyltetrahydrofuro [3,4-d] [1,3] dioxol-4-yl) methyl benzoate (1.73 g, 96.11 %).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 )? Ppm 1.42 (s, 3H), 1.63 (s, 3H), 4.45-4.59 (m, 1H), 4.59-4.61 (m, 2H), 4.80 (br s. J = 5.38 Hz, 1H), 5.17 (d, J = 3.43 Hz, 1H), 5.58-5.59 , 7.32-7.05 (t, J = 7.33 Hz, 2H), 7.49-7.52 (t, J = = 7.33 Hz, 1 H), 7.58-7.60 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 1 H), 7.71 (s, (br. s., 1 H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ 25.47, 27.21, 43.81, 64.35, 81.71, 84.21, 85.03, 91.38, 94.55, 114.61, 120.52, 126.85, 128.32 (3), 129.43, 129.62 (2), 130.34, 133.18 , 136.53, 139.16, 140.99, 148.68, 153.34, 154.60, 166.02; mp = 68-72 [deg.] C.
Step 4: ((2R, 3R, 4R, 5R) -3,4-Bis (tert- butyldimethylsilyloxy) -5- (6- (3- iodobenzylamino) -9H-purin- ) Tetrahydrofuran-2-yl) methyl benzoate (17)
The intermediate compound (4.93 g, 7.85 mmol) prepared in the above step 3 was dissolved in 80% acetic acid (250 mL), and the mixture was refluxed at 100 ° C for 12 hours. After completion of the reaction was confirmed, the reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, toluene (4 x 50 mL) was added, and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain a diol intermediate without purification. The obtained diol intermediate (8.5 g, 14.47 mmol) was dissolved in anhydrous pyridine (250 mL), followed by addition of tetrabutyldimethylsilyl triflate (TBDMSOTf) (13.3 mL, 57.88 mmol) followed by stirring at 50 ° C for 5 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction solution was partitioned into methylene chloride / water. The organic layer was washed with water, saturated sodium hydrogencarbonate solution and saturated saturated sodium bicarbonate solution, and then dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. After concentration under reduced pressure, the obtained residue was separated by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound ((2R, 3R, 4R, 5R) -3,4-bis (tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy) -9H-purin-9-yl) tetrahydrofuran-2-yl) methylbenzoate (4.47 g, 69.73%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ ppm -0.17 (s, 3H), 0.01 (s, 3H), 0.1 (s, 3H), 0.12 (s, 3H), 0.83 (s, 9H), 0.93 ( (t, J = 4.40 Hz, 1H), 4.74-4.78 (dd, J = J = 4.40 Hz, 1H), 4.82 (br s, 2H), 5.07-5.09 (t, J = 4.40 Hz, 1H), 5.88-5.89 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.31-7.33 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.38-7.41 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H) , 7.52-7.55 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.59-7.60 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (s, 1H), 7.84 dd, J = 8.31, 0.97 Hz, 2H), 8.32 (s, 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3)? -0.00, 0.11, 0.26, 0.54, 30.63 (3), 34.61 (2), 49.19, 68.45, 77.09, 79.28, 87.24, 94.71, 99.46, 125.63, 131.74, 133.32 , 134.59, 135.23, 138.10, 141.41, 141.46, 144.66, 145.99, 153.87, 157.99, 159.53, 171.15; mp = 68-70 [deg.] C.
Step 5: ((2R, 3R, 4R, 5R) -3,4-Bis (tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy) -5- (6- (3- iodobenzylamino) -9H-purin- ) Tetrahydrofuran-2-yl) methanol (18)
The intermediate compound (1.28 g, 1.56 mmol) prepared in step 4 was dissolved in anhydrous methanol (100 mL), 25% sodium methoxide / methanol (15 mL) was added, and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 12 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the obtained residue was separated by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound ((2R, 3R, 4R, 5R) -3,4- bis (tert- butyldimethylsilyloxy) Yl) tetrahydrofuran-2-yl) methanol (960 mg, 86.48%) was obtained as a pale-yellow amorphous solid.
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ ppm -0.58 (s, 3H), -0.13 (s, 3H), 0.11-0.13 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 6H), 0.74 (s, 9H), 0.95 (s, 9H), 3.68-3.71 (d, J = 12.71 Hz, 1H), 3.92-3.95 (d, J = 12.71 Hz, (D, J = 7.33, 4.40 Hz, 1H), 5.75-5.77 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 6.39 (br s). J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.30-7.32 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.59-7.61 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.70 (s, 1H), 7.76 (br s, 1H), 8.35 (br s, 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ 0.00, 1.30, 1.35, 1.38, 31.62 (3), 31.75 (3), 35.61 (2), 49.54, 68.95, 79.91, 79.96, 95.50, 96.96, 100.51, 127.37, 132.70, 136.30, 142.42, 142.57, 146.54, 146.61, 153.78, 158.46, 160.79; mp = 82-86 [deg.] C.
Step 6: (2S, 5R) -3,4-Bis (tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy) -5- (6- (3- iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin- Preparation of tetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide (19)
The intermediate compound (450 mg, 0.63 mmol) prepared in Step 5 and pyridinium dichromate (5.47 g, 14.54 mmol) were dissolved in DMF (50 mL) under a nitrogen stream, followed by stirring at room temperature for 12 hours. After confirming completion of the reaction, the resulting solid was washed with water to obtain an acid intermediate. The obtained intermediate (450 mg, 0.62 mmol) was dissolved in anhydrous ethanol (10 mL) under a nitrogen stream, cooled to 0 ° C, thionyl chloride (0.25 mL, 3.10 mmol) was slowly added dropwise and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 5 hours Lt; / RTI & gt; After completion of the reaction was confirmed, the reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the residue was partitioned into ethyl acetate / water. The organic layer was washed with water and saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. After concentration under reduced pressure, an intermediate ethyl ester was obtained. The ethyl ester thus obtained is added with a methylamine / 2N-THF solution under a nitrogen stream, followed by stirring at room temperature for 12 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and the residue was purified by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound (2S, 5R) -3,4-bis (tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy) -5- -9H-purin-9-yl) -N-methyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide (400 mg, 85.65%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ ppm -0.61 (s, 3H), -0.16 (s, 3H), 0.15 (s, 3H), 0.25 (s, 3H), 0.71 (s, 9H), 0.97 (s, 9H), 2.93-2.94 (d, J = 4.40 Hz, 3H), 4.33-4.34 (d, J = 3.42 Hz, (D, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 6.42 (br s, 1H), 7.03-7.06 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.30-7.32 ), 7.59-7.61 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.70 (s, 1H), 7.75 (s, 1H), 8.36 , 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ 0.00, 1.19, 1.21, 1.40, 23.71, 24.00, 31.53 (3), 31.58, 31.78 (2), 35.64, 49.60, 78.09, 81.25, 92.53, 95.48, 100.56, 127.30 , 132.72, 136.34, 142.44, 142.61, 146.64, 146.79, 154.27, 158.70, 160.96, 175.92; mp = 80-84 [deg.] C.
Step 7: (2S, 5R) -3,4-Dihydroxy-5- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin-9- yl) -N- methyltetrahydrofuran- Manufacture of Radiate (20)
The intermediate compound (65 mg, 0.08 mmol) prepared in Step 6 was dissolved in anhydrous THF under a nitrogen stream, and then tetrabutylammonium fluoride (TBAF) (0.44 mL, 0.43 mmol, (1 M solution THF) Stir at room temperature for 1 hour. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the resulting residue was purified by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate compound (2S, 5R) -3,4-dihydroxy-5- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H-purin-9-yl) -N-methyltetrahydrofuran-2-carboxamide (52 mg, 95.45%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; DMSO-d 6 ) δ ppm 2.70-2.71 (d, J = 4.40 Hz, 3H), 4.14-4.16 (t, J = 3.91 Hz, 1H), 4.31 (s, 1H), 4.57 (D, J = 4.40 Hz, 1H), 4.67 (d, 1H), 5.96-5.97 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.09-7.12 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.35-7.36 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.56-7.58 1H, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (s, 1H), 8.29 (s, 1H), 8.42 (s, 1H), 8.53 (br s., 1H), 8.85-8.86 (m, 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; DMSO-d 6 )? 25.81, 42.74, 72.56, 73.49, 85.09, 88.26, 95.06, 120.42, 127.11, 130.95, 135.86, 136.13, 141.17, 143.10, 148.70, 152.94, 154.86, 170.34; mp = 178-182 [deg.] C.
Step 8: (S) -3-Hydroxy-2 – ((R) -2-hydroxy-1- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin- Preparation of N-methylpropanamide (12)
The intermediate compound (52 mg, 0.10 mmol) prepared in the above Step 7 was treated in the same manner as in Step 5 of Example 1 to obtain the title compound (35 mg, 83.33%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; DMSO-d 6 .) Δ ppm 2.35 (s, 3H), 3.5-3.6 (m, 1H), 3.72-3.74 (d, J = 9.29 Hz, 1H), 3.86 (br s. 2H), 4.99 (br s, 1H, exchangeable with D2O, OH), 5.21 (br. S., 1H), 4.00 (d, J = (d, J = 6.84 Hz, 1H), 7.56 d, J = 6.35 Hz, 2H, exchangeable with D 2 O, NH), 7.71 (s, 1H), 8.22 (s, 1H), 8.30 (s, 1H), 8.37 (br. s., 1H, exchangeable with D2O, NH); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; DMSO-d 6 ) δ 25.53, 42.81, 61.98, 62.26, 80.30, 84.62, 95.09, 119.43, 127.11, 130.91, 135.81, 136.16, 140.19, 143.31, 149.79, 152.98, 154.66, 169.42; HRMS (FAB) m / z calcd for C 1821 IN 6 O 4 [M + Na] +512.0669, found 535.0578; mp = 176-182 [deg.] C.
Example 4
Production Example 4: Synthesis of Compound (21) ((R) -2- (2-hydroxy-1- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin- 3-diol)
Scheme 4
Step 1: ((3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- (6- (3-Iodobenzylamino) -9H-purin-9- yl) -2,2-dimethyltetrahydrofuro [ 4-d] [1,3] dioxol-4-yl) methanol (22)
The intermediate compound (1.73 g, 2.75 mmol) prepared in the step 2 of Example 1 was treated in the same manner as in the step 5 of Example 3 with (3aR, 4R, 6R, 6aR) -6- L, 3-dioxol-4-yl) methanol (1.04 g, 93.69 & lt; RTI ID = 0.0 & gt; %).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ ppm 1.36 (s, 3H), 1.63 (s, 3H), 3.75-3.80 (t, J = 11.24 Hz, 1H), 3.95-3.97 (d, J = 12.71 Hz , 5.19 (br, s, 2H), 5.10-5.11 (d, J = 4.89 Hz, 1H), 5.19 = 3.91 Hz, 1H), 6.58 (br s, 2H), 7.01-7.04 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.29-7.30 (d, J = 6.84 Hz, 1H), 7.58-7.59 , J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.69 (br s, 2H), 8.33 (br s, 1H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CDCl 3 ) δ 25.24, 27.66, 29.65, 63.36, 81.68, 83.03, 86.12, 94.26, 94.54, 113.93, 121.24, 126.80, 130.32, 136.52, 136.58, 139.71, 140.72, 147.66, 152.73, 154.94 ; mp = 72-76 [deg.] C.
Step 2: (2R, 3S, 4R, 5R) -2- (hydroxymethyl) -5- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H- purin-9- yl) tetrahydrofuran- – Preparation of diol (23)
The intermediate compound (250 mg, 0.47 mmol) prepared in the above step 1 was dissolved in 80% acetic acid (250 mL), and the mixture was heated under reflux at 100 ° C for 12 hours. After confirming the completion of the reaction, the reaction solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, toluene (4 x 50 mL) was added, and the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure. The obtained residue was purified by column chromatography to obtain the intermediate (2R, 3S, 4R, Methyl) -5- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H-purin-9-yl) tetrahydrofuran-3,4-diol (177 mg, 76.95%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; DMSO-d 6 )? Ppm 3.56 (br s, 1H), 3.67-3.69 (d, J = 10.27 Hz, 1H), 3.97 ), 4.61-4.67 (m, 3H), 5.17 (d, J = 2.93 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, OH), 5.35-5.36 (t, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, OH), 5.43-5.44 (d, J = 5.38 Hz, 1H, exchangeable with d 2O, OH), 5.89-5.90 (d, J = 4.89 Hz, 1H), 7.09-7.11 (t, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.35-7.36 (d, J = 6.84 Hz, 1H), 7.56-7.58 (d, J = 7.33 Hz, 1H), 7.72 ), 8.45 (br s, 1H, exchangeable with D 2 O, NH); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; DMSO-d 6) [delta] 42.69, 62.08, 71.06, 73.97, 86.32, 88.42, 95.09, 120.24, 127.08, 130.91, 135.81, 136.16, 140.47, 143.22, 149.00, 152.76, 154.79; mp = 174-178 [deg.] C.
Step 3: (R) -2- (2-Hydroxy-1- (6- (3-iodobenzylamino) -9H-purin-9-yl) ethoxy) propane- )
The intermediate compound (77 mg, 0.15 mmol) prepared in the above Step 2 was treated in the same manner as in Step 5 of Example 1 to obtain the desired compound (62 mg, 80.51%).
The analytical data of the obtained compound are as follows.
1 H NMR (500 MHz; CD 3 OD)? Ppm 3.42 – 3.44 (d, J = 5.38 Hz, 2H), 3.54-3.58 (m, 1H), 3.65-3.68 ), 3.75-3.78 (dd, J = 11.73,4.44 Hz, 1H), 4.01-4.02 (d, J = 5.38 Hz, 2H), 4.53 (s, 2H), 6.04-6.06 J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.76 (s, 1H), 7.07-7.10 (t, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.38-7.40 (d, J = 7.82 Hz, 1H), 7.59-7.60 ), 8.27 (s, 1 H), 8.29 (s, 1 H); 13 C NMR (125 MHz; CD 3 OD)? 42.88, 60.80, 61.25, 62.76, 80.26, 84.02, 93.52, 119.00, 126.44, 129.93, 135.90, 136.10, 139.65, 141.72, 148.97, 152.52, 154.53; HRMS (FAB) m / z calcd for C 17 H 20 IN 5 O 4 [M + H] +485.0560, found 486.0625; mp = 72-76 [deg.] C.

PATENT

WO 2008111082

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SHR-0532


SHR-0532

CAS 2166329-09-3

C24 H26 N4 O5 . C4 H6 O6

2-Pyridinecarboxamide, 5-cyano-N-[1-[(2R)-2-(1,3-dihydro-4-methyl-1-oxo-5-isobenzofuranyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]-4-piperidinyl]-4-methoxy-, (2R,3R)-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioate (1:1)

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C24 H26 N4 O5
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2-Pyridinecarboxamide, 5-cyano-N-[1-[(2R)-2-(1,3-dihydro-4-methyl-1-oxo-5-isobenzofuranyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]-4-piperidinyl]-4-methoxy-

5-Cyano-N-[1-[(2R)-2-(1,3-dihydro-4-methyl-1-oxo-5-isobenzofuranyl)-2-hydroxyethyl]-4-piperidinyl]-4-methoxy-2-pyridinecarboxamide

KCNJ potassium channel-1 inhibitor, Hypertension; Renal insufficiency

  • Originator Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co.
  • Class Antihypertensives
  • Mechanism of Action Undefined mechanism
  • Preclinical Hypertension
  • 03 Jun 2019 Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co. plans a phase I trial for Hypertension (PO) in June 2019 (NCT03971929)
  • 26 Aug 2018 Jiangsu HengRui Medicine plans a phase I trial for Hypertension (In volunteers) (PO) in August 2018 (NCT03645278)

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine is developing an oral tablet formulation of SHR-0532, a small molecule specific inhibitor of ROMK (renal outer medullary potassium channel), for use as a diuretic to treat hypertension and renal insufficiency inducing water and sodium retention. In January 2019 a phase trial was completed, and in June 2019, another phase I trial for mild hypertension was planned.

PATENT

WO2016091042

WO 2017211271

CN 108113988

PATENT

WO2019011200

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019011200&redirectedID=true

Diuretics are widely recommended as first-line antihypertensive drugs in national hypertension guidelines for mild to moderate hypertension, especially in elderly hypertension or complicated heart failure.

Clinically, traditional diuretics have a risk of causing hypokalemia. ROMK antihypertensive diuretic development of new targets, as ROMK of inward rectifier K + channel (inwardly rectifying K channels, Kir) a family, belong Kir1 type, the maintenance of renal potassium ions play a crucial balance effect. In the rat kidney, there are at least three subtypes of ROMK channels: ROMK1, ROMK2, and ROMK3. Most of ROMK2 is distributed in the ascending limb of Henle (TALH); ROMK1 and ROMK3 are mainly expressed on the cortical collecting duct (CCD). Expressed in the TALH and ROMK of Na + / K + / 2Cl  transporter with regulating the secretion of potassium ions and sodium reabsorption, and expressed in the CCD ROMK of Na + / K + secretion was adjusted with potassium transporter. Therefore, blocking the ROMK site can be a good diuretic research direction by inhibiting the reabsorption of Na + by diuretic and reducing blood potassium and causing hypokalemia.

WO2016091042A1 (publication date 2016-06-16) discloses a class of extrarenal medulla secretory potassium channel (ROMK) inhibitors, chemical name (R)-5-cyano-N-(1-(2-hydroxy-2) a compound of (4-methyl-1-oxo-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-yl)ethyl)piperidin-4-yl)-4-methoxypyridinecarboxamide, relative In other ROMK inhibitors, the compound increases the polar group, lowers the ClogP, enhances the hERG selectivity and increases the safety based on the activity of the ROMK inhibitor, and its structure is as shown in the formula (A).
Example 1 of WO2016091042A1 discloses a preparation method of Compound A, which has a total of five steps of reaction, and the specific reaction is as follows:
The method has the problems of more reaction steps, small batch size, post-treatment method using thin layer chromatography purification, low yield, etc., wherein the yield of the second step reaction is 22.4%, and the yield of the product prepared in the last step is only 11.3. % is not conducive to industrial expansion of production, it is necessary to improve its preparation method.
Example 1. Preparation of (R)-4-methyl-5-(oxiran-2-yl)isobenzofuran-1(3H)-one
First step, preparation of compound of formula (h)
Sodium borohydride (57.8 g) was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (2000 mL), argon-protected, cooled to 0 ° C, material i (130.0 g) was added portionwise, and stirred at 5-10 ° C for 1 hour, 5-10 ° C Add boron trifluoride diethyl ether (237 mL) dropwise, stir at room temperature for 4 hours, stop the reaction, add methanol (800 mL) to quench the reaction, stir, add 1N hydrochloric acid (1000 mL) solution, stir at 0-20 ° C for 1 hour, decompress The organic solvent was evaporated, and the residue was evaporated. mjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj Concentration gave the title product (95 g).
The second step, the preparation of the compound of formula (g)
The raw material h (120.0 g) and trifluoroacetic acid (64 mL) were dissolved in acetonitrile (1 L), stirred, and cooled to 0-5 ° C under ice bath, and solid N-bromosuccinimide (147.0 g) was added portionwise. The reaction temperature was controlled at 0-8 ° C. After the reaction was completed, the reaction was quenched by adding 200 mL of potassium carbonate aqueous solution (containing 66.0 g of potassium carbonate) under ice-cooling, and concentrated under reduced pressure, water (200 mL) and ethyl acetate (800 mL) ×1,400 mL×2), and the organic phase was combined with EtOAc EtOAc (EtOAc m. Drying gave 150.0 g of product.
The third step, the preparation of the compound of formula (f)
The cuprous cyanide (123.0 g) was added to N,N-dimethylformamide (500 mL), and the material g (150.0 g) was dissolved in N,N-dimethylformamide (250 mL), and added to the dropping funnel. Under an argon atmosphere, after heating to 140-150 ° C, the N,N-dimethylformamide solution of the raw material g was added dropwise, and the reaction was stirred at 145 ° C for 2 hours. After the reaction was completed, the temperature was lowered to 90-95 ° C, and the mixture was added dropwise. Ionized water (62 mL), reacted for 18 hours, stopped the reaction, and cooled to room temperature. The reaction solution was added to a mixed solvent of isopropyl acetate/methanol (V/V = 4:1, 1500 mL), stirred for 30 minutes, and padded with silica gel and silicon. The mixture was filtered with celite, and the filter cake was washed with isopropyl acetate/methanol (V/V = 4:1, 100 mL×3), and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was slowly added to deionized water (3 L) and stirred for 1 hour. Filtration, the filter cake was washed with ethanol (50 mL×3), and the filter cake was dried to give 133.0 g of crude product. The crude product was added to ethyl acetate/methanol (V/V=4:1, 2.0L) and heated to reflux. After filtration, the cake was washed with ethyl acetate /methanol (EtOAc/EtOAc (EtOAc)
The fourth step, the preparation of the compound of formula (e)
The starting material f (26.0 g) was dissolved in dichloromethane (520 mL), triethylamine (33 mL) was added, and the mixture was cooled to -5-0 ° C and added trifluoromethanesulfonic anhydride (29.2 mL), 0-10 After reacting at ° C for 2 hours, the reaction was stopped. Under ice-cooling conditions, water (250 mL) was added dropwise to the reaction mixture to quench the reaction, and the mixture was separated, and the aqueous phase was extracted with dichloromethane (100 mL×2). The sodium solution (300 mL) was washed with EtOAc EtOAc (mjjHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH After dissolving at 70 ° C, the supernatant liquid was separated, and the lower layer of the oil was dissolved in a mixed solution of petroleum ether and ethyl acetate (V/V = 5:1) (300 mL × 2), and the organic phases were combined and concentrated under reduced pressure. (41.0 g), EtOAc (EtOAc m.
The fifth step, the preparation of the compound of formula (d)
The starting material e (50.1 g) was dissolved in isopropanol (500 mL), and ethylene trifluoroborate (29.5 g) and 1,1′-bisdiphenylphosphinoferrocene palladium dichloride (1.25 g) were added. Further, triethylamine (71 mL) was added, and the reaction was refluxed for 1.5 hours under an argon atmosphere. The reaction was stopped, cooled to room temperature, filtered, and the filtrate was washed with ethyl acetate (20 mL×3), and the filtrate was concentrated and concentrated through silica gel column. The title product (29.0 g) was obtained (yield: ethyl acetate: petroleum ether = 1:5-1:3).
The sixth step, the preparation of the compound of formula (c)
Potassium ferricyanide (279.0 g) was added to the reaction flask, followed by potassium carbonate (116.0 g) and hydrogenated quinidine 1,4-(2,3-naphthyridinyl)diether ((DHQD) 2 PHAL , 1.1g) and potassium citrate dihydrate (103mg), add 2L of deionized water, stir for 30 minutes, add tert-butanol (1.5L) under argon atmosphere, stir for 15 minutes, 0-5 ° C raw material d ( 49.0g) was added in portions, stirred at 0-5 ° C for 4 hours, warmed to room temperature and stirred for 18 hours, the reaction was stopped, saturated sodium sulfite solution (800 mL) and ethyl acetate (1000 mL) were added, stirred until fully dissolved, layered, The aqueous layer was extracted with EtOAc (EtOAc (EtOAc) (EtOAc (EtOAc) The mixture was cooled to rt.
The seventh step, the preparation of the compound of formula (a)
The raw material c (54.0 g) was added to dichloromethane (600 mL), and the mixture was white turbid. Under argon atmosphere, b (46.9 g) was added, stirred at room temperature for 10 minutes, cooled to 0 ° C, and trimethylchlorosilane was added dropwise. (54.0g), stirring at 0 ° C for 30 minutes, the solution became clear, warmed to room temperature for 1 hour, then cooled to 0 ° C, added b (23.0g), raised to room temperature for 30 minutes, stop the reaction, the reaction solution Concentration under reduced pressure gave the crude title product which was used in the next step without purification.
The eighth step, the preparation of the compound of formula (VI)
The raw material a (69.6 g) was added to methanol (1000 mL), and potassium carbonate (90.0 g) was added, and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 2 hours, the reaction was stopped, and the mixture was evaporated under reduced pressure. ethyl acetate (500 mL) and water (200 mL) The aqueous phase was extracted with EtOAc (EtOAc (EtOAc) (EtOAc) The title compound (35.0 g) was obtained in vacuo.
Example 2 Preparation of 5-cyano-4-methoxypyridinecarboxylic acid hydrochloride
First step, preparation of the compound of formula (p)
Raw material n (110.0g), o (150.0g), acetic anhydride (151.5g) was added to the reaction flask and refluxed for 4 hours, the reaction was stopped, concentrated under reduced pressure, and the obtained residue was controlled at a temperature of 0-10 ° C to add ammonia water and Water (V / V = 1:1, 600mL) mixed solution, when a large amount of solids were formed, add ice water (400mL), drip, stir for 30 minutes, adjust to pH 2-3 with concentrated hydrochloric acid, stir 30 After a minute, the mixture was filtered, and the filter cake was dried, and then filtered with anhydrous ethanol (500 mL) for 1 hour, filtered, filtered, washed with cold anhydrous ethanol (100 mL×3), and the filter cake was dried to give the title product (80.0 g) The yield was 59%.
The second step, the preparation of the compound of formula (q)
Sodium hydroxide (43.6 g) was added to water (800 mL) under ice bath, and the starting material p (79.8 g) was added portionwise to the above aqueous sodium hydroxide solution, the ice bath was removed, and the mixture was heated to reflux for 2 hours to terminate the reaction. The reaction solution was cooled to room temperature with ice water, 2M hydrochloric acid solution was added dropwise to adjust the pH to 2-3, stirred for 30 minutes, filtered, and the filter cake was washed with ice water (100 mL) and cold ethanol (100 mL), and the obtained solid was dried. The title product (71.2 g), yield 100%.
The third step, the preparation of the compound of formula (r)
The raw material q (70.3 g) was dissolved in phosphorus oxychloride (210 mL), stirred at 110 ° C for 2 hours under reflux, concentrated under reduced pressure to remove phosphorus oxychloride, and the residue was added to acetonitrile (350 mL). Add diisopropylethylamine (117.0 g), dilute the solution to a black suspension, add the suspension to the ammonia water (350 mL) under ice bath, drop the reaction for 30 minutes, ethyl acetate (500 mL × 3) Extraction, the organic phase was combined, washed with saturated sodium chloride (500 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and evaporated. (44.7 g), yield 51%.
The fourth step, the preparation of the compound of formula (s)
The raw material r (44.3 g) was added to dichloromethane (440 mL) under an argon atmosphere, and the temperature was controlled to 0-5 ° C under ice-cooling, triethylamine (58.6 g) was added dropwise, and the mixture was stirred for 10 minutes. Trifluoroacetic anhydride (58.5g) was added dropwise, the addition was completed, and the reaction was carried out for 1 hour in an ice bath. The reaction was stopped, the pH of the reaction mixture was 7-8, and the reaction was quenched by adding water (400 mL), and the mixture was separated. The organic phase was extracted with EtOAc (EtOAc) (EtOAc) (HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH g), yield 91%.
The fifth step, the preparation of the compound of formula (t)
The raw material s (25.6 g) and cesium carbonate (49.2 g) were dissolved in N,N-dimethylformamide (260 mL), cooled to 0 ° C in an ice bath, and methanol (9.5 g) was added dropwise in an ice bath, 0 ° C After reacting for 6 hours, the mixture was stirred at 20-25 ° C for 12 hours, and the reaction was stopped. The reaction mixture was quenched with water (650 mL), and extracted with ethyl acetate (200 mL×3). The title compound (16.8 g) was obtained. The title compound (16.8 g) was obtained from EtOAc (EtOAc). The rate is 67%.
The sixth step, the preparation of the compound of formula (II-1)
Add t (22.0g), palladium acetate (1.46g), 1,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (2.68g), triethylamine (36mL) to the mixed solution, pressurize with carbon monoxide to 10bar, heat up The reaction was stopped at 70 ° C for 18 hours, the reaction was stopped, the organic solvent was removed by concentration, the aqueous phase was added with saturated sodium chloride solution and dichloromethane (300 mL×3), and the organic phase was combined, decolorized by activated carbon, filtered, and the organic phase was adjusted to pH with concentrated hydrochloric acid. =1, a solid precipitated, and after adding 50 mL of isopropanol, the dichloromethane was concentrated to remove the product, which was filtered and dried to give a product (23.6 g).
Example 3, (R)-5-cyano-N-(1-(2-hydroxy-2-(4-methyl-1-oxo-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-yl) Preparation of ethyl)piperidin-4-yl)-4-methoxypyridinecarboxamide (formula (I))
First step, synthesis of intermediate (IV)
Into the reaction flask, 4.0 L of absolute ethanol was added, and (R)-4-methyl-5-(oxiran-2-yl)-benzoisofuran-1(3H)-one (274.8) was added under stirring. g), 4-Boc-aminopiperidine (341.2 g), heated to 65-70 ° C, stirred for 18-20 h, and the heating was stopped. Naturally cooled to 50-55 ° C, 8.0 L of n-hexane was added under stirring, stirred until the temperature naturally dropped to 20-25 ° C, a large amount of solids were precipitated, the temperature of the ice bath was lowered to 0-5 ° C, stirred, suction filtered, filter cake It was washed twice with n-hexane (250 ml × 2) and dried to give a solid (354.3 g).

The second step, the synthesis of intermediate (III-1)

5.2 L of ethyl acetate was placed in a glass bottle, and the temperature was lowered to 0 to 5 ° C under stirring. The stirring was stopped, hydrogen chloride gas (0.48 kg) was introduced, and the temperature of the reaction liquid was controlled to be lower than 5 ° C during the passage of hydrogen chloride. The above product (349.3 g) was added to the reaction mixture with slow stirring. After the addition, the reaction was stirred for 3-4 hours, and the reaction temperature was naturally raised to 20-25 ° C, and the stirring was stopped. After suction filtration, the filter cake was washed three times with ethyl acetate (1.0 L×3), and the filter cake was dried under vacuum at 40-45 ° C for 6-8 h to give a solid (322.8 g) in a yield of 99.3%; The ratio of hydrochloric acid was determined by silver nitrate titration to be 20.5%.

The third step, the synthesis of the compound of formula (I)

Into the reaction flask, 4.0 L of N, dimethylformamide was added, and the product of the above step (317.8 g), 5-cyano-4-methoxypyridinecarboxylate II-1 (205.9 g) was sequentially added with stirring. Triethylamine (528.2 g), 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (152.7 g), N,N-diisopropylcarbodiimide (142.6 g). After the addition, the argon gas was replaced three times, and the mixture was heated to 40-45 ° C to stir the reaction for 16-18 h. The heating was stopped, and the reaction liquid was poured into ice water (30 L), and stirred for 1 hour. After suction filtration, the filter cake was washed three times with purified water, dried, and then pulverized with anhydrous ethanol (3.0 L) at 20-25 ° C for 1 h. Filtering, drying 10-12h to obtain crude (290.4g), yield 73.7%, purity: 97.76%;
N,N-dimethylformamide (2.0 L) was added to the crude product (290.4 g) with stirring. The reaction solution was heated to 70-75 ° C, 20.3 g of activated carbon (7% w/w) was added, and the mixture was stirred for 1 h. Heat filtration, wash the filter residue with hot N,N-dimethylformamide (70-75 ° C, 200 mL), combine the filtrate, heat the filtrate to 70-75 ° C, add hot (65-70 ° C, 5 L) with stirring Anhydrous ethanol to the reaction liquid in the previous step, stirring and crystallization, until the temperature naturally drops to 20-25 ° C, the reaction bottle is transferred to an ice water bath and stirring for 1 h, suction filtration, the filter cake is washed with absolute ethanol, dried to obtain a solid 219.5 g, total yield 55.7%, purity: 99.69%.
1 H-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ 8.88 (s, 1H), 8.75 (d, 1H), 7.77 (s, 1H), 7.71-7.69 (m, 2H), 5.43-5.40 (m, 2H), 5.35 (s, 1H), 5.08 (s, 1H), 4.09 (s, 3H), 3.78 (s, 1H), 2.95 (s, 3H), 2.38 (s, 1H), 2.27 (s, 3H) ), 2.25 (s, 2H), 1.72 (s, 4H).

PATENT

WO-2019109935

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019109935&tab=FULLTEXT&maxRec=1000

Novel crystalline forms of a renal outer medullary potassium channel inhibitor and their salts, preferably Form III, for treating hypertension or heart failure.

Strengthening the salt reabsorption of the kidneys can trigger a risk of high blood pressure. On the contrary, inhibiting the reabsorption function of the kidney can promote the excretion of urine and play a diuretic and antihypertensive effect. Common diuretics are thiazide diuretics, as the first-line antihypertensive drugs in the United States, mainly acting on Na + -Cl transport carriers; Loop diuretics are more effective in patients with impaired renal function, mainly through Na + -K + -2Cl  Transport proteins play a role. But both diuretics cause hypokalemia (symptoms: weakness, fatigue, muscle cramps, constipation and heart rhythm problems such as arrhythmia), increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.
The renal outer medullary potassium channel (ROMK) is also called inward-rectifying potassium channel 1.1 (Kir1.1). Ion channels may ROMK thick ascending limb segment (the TAL) conductance through apical membrane of renal medullary loop, and of Na + -K + -2Cl  cotransporter NKCC2 (responsible for transport of NaCl) synergy regulation of Na + reabsorption. The study found that ROMK is directly associated with the secretory pathway of the kidney, knocking out the ROMK gene, missing the 35-pS ion channel and other TAL K + ion channels of mouse TAL and CCD . Batter syndrome is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease characterized by massive loss of salt in the kidneys, hypokalemia, and low blood pressure. Paramyelocytic hyperplasia is mainly caused by mutation of ROMK or Na + -K + -2Cl  cotransporter, except that hypokalemia caused by rotaside cell hyperplasia caused by ROMK mutation is better than Na + -K + – Parathyroid cell hyperplasia induced by 2Cl  cotransporter mutations is greatly alleviated. In summary, suppressing the function of ROMK can effectively inhibit Na without causing hypokalemia. + -K + -2Cl  The salt reabsorption function of transporters promotes the excretion of urine and acts as a diuretic and antihypertensive agent .
WO2016091042A1 (Publication Date 2016.06.16) discloses an extrarenal medullary secretory potassium channel (ROMK) inhibitor having the chemical name (R)-5-cyano-N-(1-(2-hydroxy-2-() 4-methyl-1-carbonyl-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-yl)ethyl)piperidin-4-yl)-4-methoxypyridinecarboxamide relative to other ROMK inhibitors The compound increases the polar group, reduces the ClogP on the basis of maintaining the activity of the ROMK inhibitor, improves the selectivity of hERG, and increases the safety, and the structure is as shown in formula (II):
The crystal structure of the pharmaceutically active ingredient often affects the chemical and physical stability of the drug, and the difference in crystallization conditions and storage conditions may cause changes in the crystal structure of the compound, sometimes accompanied by the formation of other forms of crystal form. In general, amorphous pharmaceutical products have no regular crystal structure and often have other defects, such as poor product stability, difficulty in filtration, easy agglomeration, and poor fluidity. Therefore, it is necessary to improve various aspects of the compound of the formula (II).

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SEVITERONEL, севитеронел , سيفيتيرونيل , 赛维罗奈 ,


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SEVITERONEL

CAS Registry Number 1610537-15-9

Molecular formulaC18 H17 F4 N3 O3, MW 399.34

1H-1,2,3-Triazole-5-methanol, α-[6,7-bis(difluoromethoxy)-2-naphthalenyl]-α-(1-methylethyl)-, (αS)-

(αS)-α-[6,7-Bis(difluoromethoxy)-2-naphthalenyl]-α-(1-methylethyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazole-5-methanol

8S5OIN36X4

севитеронел [Russian] [INN]
سيفيتيرونيل [Arabic] [INN]
赛维罗奈 [Chinese] [INN]
  • Mechanism of ActionAndrogen receptor antagonists; Estrogen receptor antagonists; Steroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase inhibitors; Steroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase modulators
  • WHO ATC codeL01 (Antineoplastic Agents)L01X-X (Other antineoplastic agents)
  • EPhMRA codeL1 (Antineoplastics)L1X9 (All other antineoplastics)

1H-1,2,3-Triazole-5-methanol, alpha-(6,7-bis(difluoromethoxy)-2-naphthalenyl)-alpha-(1-methylethyl)-, (alphaS)-

Seviteronel (developmental codes VT-464 and, formerly, INO-464) is an experimental cancer medication which is under development by Viamet Pharmaceuticals and Innocrin Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of prostate cancer and breast cancer.[1] It is a nonsteroidalCYP17A1 inhibitor and works by inhibiting the production of androgens and estrogens in the body.[1] As of July 2017, seviteronel is in phase II clinical trials for both prostate cancer and breast cancer.[1] In January 2016, it was designated fast-track status by the United States Food and Drug Administration for prostate cancer.[1][2] In April 2017, seviteronel received fast-track designation for breast cancer as well.[1]

  • Originator Viamet Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Innocrin Pharmaceuticals
  • Clas sAntiandrogens; Antineoplastics; Fluorine compounds; Naphthalenes; Propanols; Small molecules; Triazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Androgen receptor antagonists; Estrogen receptor antagonists; Steroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase inhibitors; Steroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase modulators
  • Phase II Breast cancer; Prostate cancer; Solid tumours
  • 31 Jan 2019 Innocrin Pharmaceutical completes a phase II trial in Prostate Cancer (Second-line therapy or greater, Hormone refractory) in the US (NCT02445976)
  • 31 Jan 2019 Innocrin Pharmaceutical completes a phase II trial for Prostate Cancer (Hormone refractory) in the US, UK, Switzerland and Greece (NCT02012920)
  • 31 Jan 2019 Innocrin Pharmaceuticals completes the phase I/II CLARITY-01 trial for Breast cancer (Late stage disease) in USA (NCT02580448)
  • CYP-17 useful for treating fungal infections, prostate cancer, and polycystic ovary syndrome, assigned to Viamet Pharmaceuticals Inc , naming Hoekstra and Rafferty. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals , a spin-out of Viamet is developing oral seviteronel, the lead dual selective inhibitors of the 17,20-lyase activity of P450c17 (CYP17) and androgen receptor antagonist, which also includes VT-478 and VT-489, developed using the company’s Metallophile technology, for treating castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in men, breast cancer and androgen (AR) related cancers.

Pharmacology

Pharmacodynamics

Seviteronel is a nonsteroidal antiandrogen, acting specifically as an androgen synthesis inhibitor via inhibition of the enzyme CYP17A1, for the treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer.[3][4][5][6][7][8] It has approximately 10-fold selectivity for the inhibition of 17,20-lyase (IC50 = 69 nM) over 17α-hydroxylase (IC50 = 670 nM), which results in less interference with corticosteroid production relative to the approved CYP17A1 inhibitor abiraterone acetate (which must be administered in combination with prednisone to avoid glucocorticoid deficiency and mineralocorticoid excess due to 17α-hydroxylase inhibition) and hence may be administerable without a concomitant exogenous glucocorticoid.[4][5][6][7][8] Seviteronel is 58-fold more selective for inhibition of 17,20-lyase than abiraterone (the active metabolite of abiraterone acetate), which has IC50 values for inhibition of 17,20-lyase and 17α-hydroxylase of 15 nM and 2.5 nM, respectively.[7] In addition, in in vitro models, seviteronel appears to possess greater efficacy as an antiandrogen relative to abiraterone.[6] Similarly to abiraterone acetate, seviteronel has also been found to act to some extent as an antagonist of the androgen receptor.[6]

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Generic names

Seviteronel is the generic name of the drug and its INN.[9]

PATENT

WO2012064943

PATENT

WO-2019113312

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019113312&redirectedID=true

The present invention relates to a process for preparing compound 1 that is useful as an anticancer agent. In particular, the invention seeks to provide a new methodology for preparing compound 1 and substituted derivatives thereof.

Living organisms have developed tightly regulated processes that specifically import metals, transport them to intracellular storage sites and ultimately transport them to sites of use. One of the most important functions of metals such as zinc and iron in biological systems is to enable the activity of metalloenzymes. Metalloenzymes are enzymes that incorporate metal ions into the enzyme active site and utilize the metal as a part of the catalytic process. More than one-third of all characterized enzymes are metalloenzymes.

The function of metalloenzymes is highly dependent on the presence of the metal ion in the active site of the enzyme. It is well recognized that agents which bind to and inactivate the active site metal ion dramatically decrease the activity of the enzyme. Nature employs this same strategy to decrease the activity of certain metalloenzymes during periods in which the enzymatic activity is undesirable. For example, the protein TIMP (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteases) binds to the zinc ion in the active site of various matrix metalloprotease enzymes and thereby arrests the enzymatic activity. The pharmaceutical industry has used the same strategy in the design of therapeutic agents. For example, the azole antifungal agents fluconazole and voriconazole contain a l-( 1,2, 4-triazole) group that binds to the heme iron present in the active site of the target enzyme lanosterol demethylase and thereby inactivates the enzyme.

In the design of clinically safe and effective metalloenzyme inhibitors, use of the most appropriate metal-binding group for the particular target and clinical indication is critical. If a weakly binding metal-binding group is utilized, potency may be suboptimal. On the other hand, if a very tightly binding metal-binding group is utilized, selectivity for the target enzyme versus related metalloenzymes may be suboptimal. The lack of optimal selectivity can be a cause for clinical toxicity due to unintended inhibition of these off-target metalloenzymes.

One example of such clinical toxicity is the unintended inhibition of human drug metabolizing enzymes such as CYP2C9, CYP2C19 and CYP3A4 by the currently-available azole antifungal agents such as fluconazole and voriconazole. It is believed that this off-target inhibition is caused primarily by the indiscriminate binding of the currently utilized l-(l,2,4-triazole) to iron in the active site of CYP2C9, CYP2C19 and CYP3A4. Another example of this is the joint pain that has been observed in many clinical trials of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors. This toxicity is considered to be related to inhibition of off-target metalloenzymes due to indiscriminate binding of the hydroxamic acid group to zinc in the off-target active sites.

Therefore, the search for metal-binding groups that can achieve a better balance of potency and selectivity remains an important goal and would be significant in the realization of therapeutic agents and methods to address currently unmet needs in treating and preventing diseases, disorders and symptoms thereof. Similarly, methods of synthesizing such therapeutic agents on the laboratory and, ultimately, commercial scale is needed. Addition of metal-based nucleophiles (Zn, Zr, Ce, Ti, Mg, Mn, Li) to azole-methyl substituted ketones have been effected in the synthesis of voriconazole (M. Butters, Org. Process Res. Dev. 2001, 5, 28-36). The nucleophile in these examples was an ethyl-pyrimidine substrate. Similarly, optically active azole-methyl epoxide has been prepared as precursor electrophile toward the synthesis of ravuconazole (A. Tsuruoka, Chem. Pharm. Bull. 1998, 46, 623-630). Despite this, the development of methodology with improved efficiency and selectivity is desirable

Preparation of Compound 4:

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Acetone (850 L), 2,3-dihydroxynaphthalene (85.00 kg, 530.7 moles), and potassium carbonate (219.3 kg, 1,586.7 moles) were charged to a clean, fixed reactor with stirring and with the temperature maintained at 20 – 35 °C. Dimethyl sulfate (200.6 kg, 2131.09) was added to the stirred reaction at a rate that maintains the internal temperature of the exothermic reaction below 60 °C. This addition typically requires about 3 hours. At the end of the dimethyl sulfate addition, the reaction is continued to allow to stir while maintaining the internal temperature at 50 – 60 °C. After about 3 hours, the reaction was analyzed by HPLC. The reaction was concentrated by atmospheric pressure distillation of acetone. The distillation was continued until 340 – 425 L of distillate was collected. This represents 40 – 50 % of the initial charge of acetone. At the end of the distillation, the reaction mass is present as a thick suspension. While maintaining the internal temperature below 60 °C, the reactor contents were slowly diluted with water (850 L). When the addition is complete, the reaction was cooled to an internal temperature of 25 – 35 °C and stirring was continued for 1 – 2 hours after the designated internal temperature was reached. Compound 2 was isolated by filtration and the cake was washed with water (at least 3 X 85 L). Compound 2 was dried at 40 – 45 °C and full vacuum until the water content by Karl Fisher titration is found to be NMT 2.0 %. Typically, greater than 90 kg of dry product is obtained with an assay of >99.5% AUC by HPLC.

Dichloromethane (with a water content by Karl Fisher Titration of NMT 0.50%) (928 L) and 2,3-dimethoxynaphthalene (2, 116.00 kg, 616.3 moles) were charged to a clean, fixed reactor with stirring and with the temperature maintained at 20 – 35 °C. The reactor contents were cooled to an internal temperature of -5 to 0 °C. Aluminum chloride (164.72 kg, 1235.3 moles, 2.00 molar equivalents) was carefully added in portions to the reaction, while maintaining the internal temperature at -5 to +5 °C. This addition typically requires 5 – 6 hours. At the end of the addition, the reactor contents were cooled to an internal temperature of -15 to -5 °C. Isobutyryl chloride (102.08 kg, 958.05 moles, 1.55 molar equivalents) was slowly added to the reaction while maintaining the internal temperature at -15 to -5 °C. The addition typically requires about 3 hours. At the end of the isobutyryl chloride addition, the reaction was warmed to an internal temperature of 20 – 35 °C. When the temperature was reached, these conditions were maintained for 2 – 3 hours until the IPC indicated a level of residual starting material of NMT 2.0 % AUC by HPLC. The reactor contents were then cooled to 0 – 5 °C. The reaction was quenched by adding the reaction to a precooled (0 – 5 °C) 3M aqueous solution of hydrochloric hcid (Water, 754 L: cone. HC1, 406 L). The mixture was vigorously stirred for 15 – 20 minutes then the layers were allowed to settle. The lower, dichloromethane, product-containing layer was washed sequentially with 10 % aqueous sodium bicarbonate (1044 L), water (1160 L), then 10 % aqueous sodium chloride (1044 L). The reaction was concentrated by distillation under full vacuum and at an internal temperature of NMT 40 °C. The reaction concentrate was cooled to 20 – 35 °C and diluted with hexanes (812 L). The resultant slurry was warmed to 45 – 50 °C and these conditions were maintained for 1 – 2 hours. The reactor contents were cooled to 20 – 35 °C for 1 – 2 hours. Compound 3 was isolated by filtration. The cake was washed with fresh hexanes (232 L) twice, the filter was cooled, and the cake was washed an additional two times with hexanes. Compound 3 was dried under full vacuum at a jacket temperature of 45 °C. Typically, about 95 kg of dry product was isolated with a product purity of >90% by HPLC.

Acetic acid (212.5 L L) and l-(6,7-dimethoxynaphthalene-2-yl)-2-methylpropane-l- one (42.5 kg, 164.5 moles) were charged to a clean, fixed reactor with stirring and with the temperature maintained at 25 – 45 °C. Concentrated hydrochloric acid (425.0 L) was added carefully to the stirring reactor contents while maintaining reactor contents at an internal temperature of 25 – 45 °C. When the addition was complete, the internal temperature of the reaction was raised to 100 – 105 °C. Note that the reaction is a heterogeneous mixture. The reaction was stirred under these conditions for 6 – 8 hours. The reaction was cooled to 85 – 90 °C to which was carefully added a fresh portion of hydrochloric acid (127.5 L). The reaction was warmed to 100 – 105 °C and stirred for another 6 – 8 hours. The reaction was cooled to 85 – 90 °C. The reaction was cooled further to 70 – 80 °C. Water (212.5 L) was added to the well stirred reaction and the reactor contents were cooled to an internal temperature of 35 – 45 °C and stirred for 3 – 4 hours. Compound 4 was collected by filtration. The wet cake was washed with water (212.5 L). The wet cake was added to a clean reactor with a 5% aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution and stirred at an internal temperature of 35 – 45 °C for 1 – 2 hours.

Compound 4 was collected by filtration and washed with water (212.5 L). Compound 4 was dried under full vacuum and a temperature of < 50 °C until the water content of the dried material was found to be NMT 5.0% by Karl Fisher Titration. The yield is typically >31 kg with a purity >99.5 %.

Preparation of Compound 5:

The following difluoromethylation conditions listed in Table 1 were investigated:

Preparation 1:

The reaction flask was dried under an argon flow at 120 °C. (lS,2R)-l-Phenyl-2-(l- pyrrolidinyl)propan-l-ol (ligand 45) (196.6 g, 0.96 mol, 2.2 eq.) was added into the flask and then toluene (195 mL) was added. The solution was cooled to <12 °C. A solution of diethyl zinc (716.4 g, 0.87 mol, 15 wt%, 2 eq.) in toluene was added through a septum over 30 min at 0-10 °C. Further, a solution of ((Trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)-magnesium bromide in THF (1.81 kg; 0.87 mol, 9.7 wt%, 2 eq.) was added over 30 min at 0-10 °C. Finally, trifluoroethanol (87.0 g; 0.87 mol; 2 eq.) was added over 10 min at 0-10 °C. The reaction solution was stirred at 10-12 °C for 3 h. Compound 5 (143.4 g; 0.434 mol; 1 eq.) was added (as a solid) at room

temperature. The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 1 h and at 55 °C for 17 h. The reaction solution was cooled to room temperature and dosed with aqueous HC1 (3600 mL; 7.5 wt%) within 20 min. The temperature of the mixture was kept below 25 °C. Toluene (1250 mL) was added and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 5 min. The aqueous phase was separated and stored for the recycling of ligand 45. The organic phases were washed with water (638 mL) and concentrated via distillation under reduced pressure (50 mbar). The residue (approx. 184 g) was treated with heptane (200 mL), which was removed

via distillation. The residue was dissolved in heptane (2050 mL) at 50 °C. The mixture was cooled to room temperature and subsequently to -8 °C within 2 hours. The obtained suspension was stirred at -8 °C for 1 h. Crystallized compound 5 (20.0 g; 14%) was isolated via filtration, washed twice with cold (0 °C) heptane (2×20 mL) and dried under vacuum at 50 °C for 12 hours. The combined heptane phases were concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain a 48 wt% solution of compound 18b in heptane (yield: 83.0%). The solution was directly used for the next step.

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, DMSO-D6) d: 0.23 (s, 9H), 0.77 (d, J = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 0.93 (d, 7 = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.04 (sept., 7 = 6.7 Hz, 1H), 6.11 (s, 1H), 7.32 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.35 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.68 (dd, 7 = 8.6, 1.5 Hz, 1H), 7.84 (s, 1H), 7.87 (s, 1H), 7.93 (d, 7 = 8.6 Hz, 1H), 8.03 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 94%;

chiral HPLC: e.r. = 18:82.

Preparation 2:

(7S,2R)-l-Phenyl-2-(l-pyrrolidinyl)propan-l-ol (ligand 45) (13.0 kg, 63.3 mol, 2.2 eq.) was charged into the reactor and toluene (60 L) was added. The solution was cooled to < 12 °C. A solution of diethyl zinc (35.6 kg, 57.3 mol, 20 wt%, 2 eq.) in toluene was added via mass flow controller at 8-16 °C. Further, a solution of ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)-magnesium bromide in THF (11.5 kg; 57.3 mol, 9.7 wt%, 2 eq.) was added at 8-16 °C. Finally, trifluoroethanol (5.7 kg; 57.3 mol; 2 eq.) was added over 10 min at 8-16 °C.The reaction solution was stirred at 22-25 °C for 3 h. A solution of compound 5 (9.5 kg; 28.7 mol; 1 eq.) in toluene (20 L) was added at room temperature. The reaction mixture was stirred at 25 °C for 1 h and at 55 °C for 17 h. The reaction solution was cooled to room temperature and dosed in aqueous HC1 (225L; 7.5 wt%) within 20 min. The temperature of the mixture should be kept below 25 °C. Toluene (80 L) was added and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 5 min. The organic phases was washed with water (50 L) and concentrated via distillation under reduced pressure (50 mbar). The residue was treated with heptane (100 L), which was removed via distillation. The residue was dissolved in heptane (100 L) at 50°C, which was removed via distillation. The residue was dissolved in heptane (25 L). Heptane (110 L) was added, the mixture was cooled to room temperature and subsequently to 0-5 °C and seeded with compound 5 (0.15 kg). The obtained suspension was cooled to -8 °C within 1 h and stirred at this temperature for 2 h. Crystallized compound 5 was removed via filtration. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain a 48 wt% solution of compound 18b in heptane (calculated 8.8 kg, 71.6%). This solution was directly used for the next step.

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, DMSO-D6) d: 0.23 (s, 9H), 0.77 (d, J = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 0.93 (d, 7 = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.04 (sept., 7 = 6.7 Hz, 1H), 6.11 (s, 1H), 7.32 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.35 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.68 (dd, 7 = 8.6, 1.5 Hz, 1H), 7.84 (s, 1H), 7.87 (s, 1H), 7.93 (d, 7 = 8.6 Hz, 1H), 8.03 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 94%;

chiral HPLC: e.r. = 18:82.

Recovery of the chiral ligand ( lS,2R)-l-Phenvl-2- 
-l-ol from the

Preparation 1:

The above acidic aqueous phase was diluted with toluene (1000 mL) and the mixture was treated with sodium hydroxide (50 wt% solution) to adjust the pH to 12. The mixture was warmed to 50 °C and sodium chloride (100 g) was added. The aqueous phase was separated and washed with toluene (1000 mL). The combined organic phases were washed with water (200 mL). The combined toluene phases were treated with water (1000 mL) and the pH was adjusted to 2 by the addition of a cone. HC1 solution. The aqueous phase was separated and the mixture was treated with sodium hydroxide (50 wt% solution) at 5 °C to adjust the pH to 12. After seeding, the suspension was stirred at 5 °C for 30 min. The solids were isolated, washed with cold (0 °C) water (4×100 mL) and dried under vacuum at 30 °C for 24 hours. Ligand 45 (178.9g; 91%) was obtained as slightly yellow crystalline solid.

HPLC (purity): 99%.

Preparation 2:

The acidic aqueous phase containing ligand 45 (500 L) was diluted with toluene (125 L) and treated with“Kieselgur” (20 L). The mixture was treated with sodium hydroxide (40 L; 50 wt% solution) to adjust the pH to 12 whereas the temperature was kept <55 °C. The suspension was stirred for 15-20 min and filtered to remove all solids. Toluene (80 L) was added and the aqueous phase was separated. The organic phase was treated with water (150 mL) and the pH was adjusted to 1.5-2 by the addition of an aqueous HC1 solution (10 L; 32 wt%). The aqueous phase was separated, toluene (150 L) was added, and the mixture was treated with sodium hydroxide (5 L; 50 wt% solution) at 5 °C to adjust the pH to 12-12.5. The organic phase was separated, washed with water (30 L), and concentrated under reduced

pressure at 50 °C. Approx. 100L of distillate was removed. A sample of the solution of ligand 45 in toluene was analyzed:

The NMR results indicated a 21.6 wt% solution of ligand 45 in toluene which corresponds to a calculated amount of 118.4 kg (83.6%) of ligand 45.

Preparation of Compound 18a

Preparation 1:

A solution of tertiary alcohol 18b (320 g; 48 wt%; 0.36 mol; 1 eq.) in heptane was dissolved in methanol (800 mL). Potassium carbonate (219 g; 1.58 mol; 4.4 eq.) was added (temperature was kept < 30 °C) and the suspension was stirred at room temperature for 3 h. Water (1250 mL) was added and the mixture was treated with a cone. HC1 solution (approx. 130 mL) to adjust the pH to 7.8. The reaction mixture was extracted twice with methyl- /-butyl ether (MTBE; 2×465 mL). The combined MTBE phases were washed with water (155 mL). Water (190 mL) was added to the MTBE phase and the organic solvent was distilled off under reduced pressure (50 mbar). The obtained emulsion of compound 18a (yield: 99%) was directly used for the next step.

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, CDC13) d: 0.87 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 1.09 (d, / = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 2.20 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 2.47 (s, 1H), 2.77 (s, 1H), 6.63 (t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 6.63 (t, 2/H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 7.65 (s, 1H), 7.69 (s, 1H), 7.74 (dd, 7 = 8.6, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 7.79 (d, / =

8.6 Hz, 1H), 8.06 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 95%.

Preparation 2:

The solution of tertiary alcohol 18b (48 wt%; 57.5 mol; 1 eq.) in heptane was dissolved in methanol (128 L). Potassium carbonate (35.0 kg; 253 mol; 4.4 eq.) was added (temperature was kept < 30 °C) and the suspension was stirred at 20-30 °C for 3 h. Water (200 L) was added and the mixture was treated with an aqueous HC1 solution (approx. 25 L; 32 wt%) to adjust the pH to 7.5 – 7.8. The reaction mixture was extracted twice with MTBE

(2×66.6 L). The combined MTBE phases were washed with water (25 L). Water (30 L) was added to the MTBE phase and the organic solvent was distilled off under reduced pressure (<80 mbar; 55°C). The residue was dissolved in tert-butanol (25 L). The resulting 18a was cooled to <30°C and used directly in the next step.

^-NMR (600.6 MHz, CDC13) d: 0.87 (d, / = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 1.09 (d, / = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 2.20 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 2.47 (s, 1H), 2.77 (s, 1H), 6.63 (t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 6.63 (t, 2/H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 7.65 (s, 1H), 7.69 (s, 1H), 7.74 (dd, 7 = 8.6, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 7.79 (d, / = 8.6 Hz, 1H), 8.06 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 95%.

Preparation of Compound 31

Preparation 1:

Benzyl bromide (39.4 g; 0.23 mol; 1 eq.) was dissolved in water (177 mL) and t-BuOH (200 mL). Diisopropylethylamine (DIPEA; 59.4 g; 0.46 mol; 2 eq.) and sodium azide (15.0 g; 0.23 mol; 1 eq.) were added. The suspension was stirred for 5 min at room temperature. A suspension of compound 18a (82 g; 0.23 mol; 1 eq.) in water (123 mL) was treated with t-BuOH (100 mL) and copper (I) iodide (8.8 g; 46 mmol; 0.2 eq.) was added and the temperature was kept below 30 °C. The yellow-brown suspension was stirred for 5 h at room temperature. Zinc powder (5.0 g; 76 mmol) and ammonium chloride (7.4 g; 0.14 mol) were added and the reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 3 hours. The mixture was diluted with MTBE (800 mL), water (280 mL), and an aqueous ammonia solution (120 g; 25 wt%). Solids were removed by filtration and additional MTBE (200 mL) and brine (200 mL) were added. The aqueous phase was separated and extracted with MTBE (400 mL). The combined organic phases were treated with water (150 mL) and MTBE was distilled off under reduced pressure (100 mbar). The obtained suspension of compound 31 (113 g; 50 wt%) in water (approx. 113 mL) was directly used for the next step.

Ή-NMEI (600.6 MHz, DMSO-D6) d: 0.66 (d, / = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 0.83 (d, / = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.78 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 5.55 (s, 2H), 5.68 (s, 1H), 7.29 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.32 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.36 – 7.26 (m, 5H), 7.79 (s, 1H), 7.82 (s, 1H), 7.82 (dd, 7 = 8.8, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 7.86 (d, / = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 7.94 (s, 1H), 8.10 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 87%.

Preparation 2:

Benzyl bromide (11.0 kg g; 64.4 mol; 1,12 eq.) was dissolved in water (40 L) and t-BuOH (60 L). DIPEA (16.4 kg; 126.5 mol; 2,2 eq.) and sodium azide (4.12 kg; 63.3 mol; 1 eq.) were added. The suspension was stirred 5 min at room temperature. A mixture of compound 18a (20.5 kg; 57.5 mol; 1 eq.) in ieri-butanol (see previous step) was added together with water (5 L) and copper (I) iodide (2.2 kg; 11.5 mol; 0.2 eq.) at a temperature < 30 °C. The yellow-brown suspension was stirred for 5 h at room temperature. Zinc powder (1.25 kg; 19 mol, 0.33 eq.) and an aqueous solution of ammonium chloride (2.14 kg; 20 wt%; 40 mol; 0.7 eq.) were added and the reaction mixture was stirred at 20-30 °C for 2 hours. The reaction mixture was concentrated under vacuum (<200 mbar, 55 °C). The residue was diluted with MTBE (200 L), water (30 L), and an aqueous ammonia solution (30 kg; 25 wt%). Solids were removed by filtration over a pad of“Kieselgur NF” (2 kg). Brine (50 L) was added for a better phase separation. The aqueous phase was separated and washed with MTBE (200 L). The combined organic phases were washed with an aqueous HC1 solution (1 N, 52 L) and water (50 L). MTBE was distilled off under reduced pressure (<400 mbar, 55°C; distillate min. 230L). The oily residue was dissolved in ethanol (150 L), which was distilled off under reduced pressure (<300 mbar; 55°C; distillate min. 150-155L) and the residue was dissolved in additional ethanol (60 L). To the resulting solution of compound 31 was added water (24 L) and the mixture was warmed to 50-55 °C. The mixture was cooled to 30 °C and crystallization started. The suspension was stirred at 30 °C for 1 h, cooled to <0 °C within 2 hours, and stirred at -5-0 °C for an additional 2 hours. The solids were isolated and washed with ethanol/water (1/1; v/v) (2 x 12 L). The wet product was dissolved in ethanol (115L) at 60 °C and water (24 L) was added. The mixture was cooled to 40 °C and the crystallization started. The suspension was stirred at 30 °C for 1 h, cooled to <0 °C within 2 hours, and stirred at -5-0 °C for additional 2 hours. The solids were isolated and washed (without stirring) with ethanol/water (1/1; v/v) (3 x 8 L). Pure, wet compound 31 was isolated as a white solid, which was used for the next step without drying. 14.0 kg of wet 31 were obtained with a 31 content of 81.6 wt%. Based on the determined content, the calculated amount of pure 31 was 11.4 kg with a yield of 41% over two steps (from 18b).

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, DMSO-D6) d: 0.66 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 0.83 (d, / = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.78 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 5.55 (s, 2H), 5.68 (s, 1H), 7.29 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.32 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 HZ, 1H), 7.36 – 7.26 (m, 5H), 7.79 (s, 1H), 7.82 (s, 1H), 7.82 (dd, 7 = 8.8, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 7.86 (d, / = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 7.94 (s, 1H), 8.10 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 87%.

Preparation 3: Synthesis of compound 31 directly from compound 18b

Benzyl bromide (1.64 g, 9.59 mmol, 1.12 eq) was dissolved in water (2.4 mL) and

MeOH (2.4 mL). K2CO3 (2.38 g, 17.2 mmol, 2.00 eq), sodium ascorbate (0.34 g, 1.72 mmol, 0.20 eq) and finally sodium azide (0.62 g, 9.40 mmol, 1.10 eq.) were added. The suspension was stirred for 5 min at room temperature. A suspension of 18b (3.08 g; 8.64 mmol, 1.00 eq) in water (2.5 mL) and MeOH (2.5 mL) and the resulting mixture was stirred for 10 min.

CuS04 (0.21 g, 1.30 mmol, 0.15 eq) were added (slightly exothermic reaction). The reaction mixture was stirred for 19 h and the conversion was determined by HPLC (conv. 100%, purity of compound 31 by HPLC: 83 area%). To the yellow-green suspension was added zinc powder (0.24 g, 4.13 mmol, 0.43 eq) and ammonium chloride (0.34 g, 6.36 mmol, 0.74 eq) were added and the reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 2 hours. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure (150 mbar, 50 °C). The mixture was diluted with MTBE (40 mL), water (15 mL), and an aqueous ammonia solution (6.5 mL). Solids were removed by filtration and brine (5.5 mL) was added. The aqueous phase was separated and extracted with MTBE (20 mL). The combined organic phases were treated with water (10 mL) and the pH was adjusted to a pH of 1 by addition of cone. HC1. After phase separation, the organic layer was washed with water (10 mL). MTBE was distilled off under reduced pressure (100 mbar, 50°C) to give the crude compound 31 as an oil. Water (2.5 mL) and EtOH (30 mL) were added and the mixture was warmed to 50 °C. After cooling to 30 °C, the mixture was seeded with compound 31 and compound 31 started to precipitate. The mixture was kept for 1 h at 30 °C, then cooled to 0 °C over 2 h and kept at 0 °C for 2 h. The resulting product, 31, was collected by filtration and the filter cake was washed with small portions of EtOH/water (1:1). After drying, the product (2.97 g) was obtained as a pale yellow, crystalline solid with an HPLC purity of 79 area% and a NMR content of ca. 70 wt%.

Recrystallization of 
31

Preparation 1:

To a suspension of compound 31 (96 g; 0.196 mol; 50 wt%) in water (96 mL) was added ethanol (480 mL) and the mixture was warmed to 50 °C. The mixture was cooled to 30 °C and crystallization started. The suspension was stirred at 30 °C for 1 h, cooled to 0 °C within 2 hours and stirred at 0 °C for additional 2 hours. The solids were isolated and washed with ethanol/water (1/1; v/v) (3 x 40 mL). The wet product was dissolved in ethanol (280 mL) at 60 °C and water (56 mL) was added. The mixture was cooled to 40 °C and crystallization started. The suspension was stirred at 30 °C for 1 h, cooled to 0 °C within 2 hours, and stirred at 0 °C for an additional 2 hours. The solids were isolated and washed with ethanol/water (1/1; v/v) (3 x 28 mL). Pure, wet compound 31 (46.8 g on dried basis; 49 % over 2 steps) was isolated as a white solid, which was used for the next step without drying.

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, DMSO-D6) d: 0.66 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 0.83 (d, / = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.78 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 5.55 (s, 2H), 5.68 (s, 1H), 7.29 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.32 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 HZ, 1H), 7.36 – 7.26 (m, 5H), 7.79 (s, 1H), 7.82 (s, 1H), 7.82 (dd, 7 = 8.8, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 7.86 (d, / = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 7.94 (s, 1H), 8.10 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 99.5%;

chiral HPLC: e.r.: 0.2:99.8%.

mp of dried product: 110 °C.

Preparation 2:

14 kg of ethanol-wet 31 (content 81.6 wt%, calculated 11.4 kg, 23.7 mol) were suspended in ethanol (46 L) and the mixture was warmed to 50-55 °C, forming a homogenous solution at this temperature. Water (9 L) was added at 50-55 °C and the mixture was cooled to 40-45 °C. After the crystallization had started, the suspension was stirred at 40-45 °C for 1 h, cooled to 0 °C within 2 hours, and stirred at 0 °C for additional 2 hours. The solids were isolated and washed with ethanol/water (1/1; v/v) (3 x 8 L). Pure, wet compound 31 (14.5 kg) was isolated as a white solid, which was used for the next step without drying.

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, DMSO-D6) d: 0.66 (d, / = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 0.83 (d, / = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.78 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 5.55 (s, 2H), 5.68 (s, 1H), 7.29 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.32 (t, 27H,F = 73.4 Hz, 1H), 7.36 – 7.26 (m, 5H), 7.79 (s, 1H), 7.82 (s, 1H), 7.82 (dd, 7 = 8.8, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 7.86 (d, / = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 7.94 (s, 1H), 8.10 (s (broad), 1H);

HPLC (purity): 99.8%;

chiral HPLC: e.r.: 0.2:99.8%.

mp of dried product: 110 °C.

Preparation of Azidomethyl Pivalate Protected Triazole (6) from Compound 18a

1

Azidomethyl pivalate (1.42 g, 9.00 mmol, 1.05 eq) was suspended in water (6.0 mL) and t-BuOH (7.2 mL) and the suspension was stirred for 5 min. Compound 18a (theor. 3.08 g, 8.64 mmol, 1.00 eq), sodium ascorbate (0.48 g, 2.4 mmol, 0.30 eq), and CuS04 (0.08 g, 0.40 mmol, 0.05 eq.) were added. The reaction mixture was stirred for 19 h and conversion was determined by HPLC (conv. 98%, purity of the product by HPLC: 81 area%). To the green suspension was added MTBE (20 mL), water (10 mL), and an aqueous ammonia solution (2 g). A biphasic turbid mixture was formed. To improve phase separation, additional MTBE (20 mL) and water (10 mL) were added. The aqueous phase was separated and extracted with MTBE (20 mL). The combined organic phases were concentrated under reduced pressure (100 mbar, 50 °C) to give the crude product as a brown oil that solidified upon standing. HPLC purity: ca. 65 area%; NMR content of ca. 73 wt%.

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, CDCL) d: 0.79 (d, 3H), 0.93 (d, 3H), 1.15 (s. 9H), 2.86 (sept, 1H), 3.12 (s, 1H), 6.20 (s, 2H), 6.59 (t/t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 2H), 7.61 (1, 1H), 7.64 (s, 1H), 7.70 – 7.82 (m, 3H), 8.04 (s, 1H).

Preparation of Azidomethyl Pivalate Protected Triazole (6) from 18b

In a reaction flask, sodium ascorbate (277 mg, 1.4 mmol, 1.20 eq) and CuS04 (37 mg, 0.23 mmol, 0.20 eq.) were suspended in MeOH (11 mL). Azidomethyl pivalate (183 mg, 1.16 mmol, 1.00 eq) and 18b (183 mg, 1.16 mmol, 1.00 eq) were added and the mixture was warmed to 60 °C. The reaction mixture was stirred for 19 h and worked up. To the green suspension was added an aq NH4Cl solution (2 mL) and zinc powder, and the mixture was stirred for 2 h. MTBE (2 mL) was added and the aqueous phase was separated and extracted with MTBE (2 mL). The combined organic phases were concentrated under reduced pressure (100 mbar, 50 °C) to give 6 as a brown oil that solidified upon standing. HPLC purity: ca. 81 area%; NMR content of ca. 57 wt%.

1H-NMR (600.6 MHz, CDCL) d: 0.79 (d, 3H), 0.93 (d, 3H), 1.15 (s. 9H), 2.86 (sept, 1H), 3.12 (s, 1H), 6.20 (s, 2H), 6.59 (t/t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 2H), 7.61 (1, 1H), 7.64 (s, 1H), 7.70 – 7.82 (m, 3H), 8.04 (s, 1H).

Preparation of Compound 1

Preparation 1:

Compound 31 (26 g; 53 mmol; 1 eq.) was dissolved in ethanol (260 mL) and Noblyst Pl 155 (2.2 g; 10 % Pd; 54 wt% water) was added. The autoclave was flushed with nitrogen and hydrogen (5 bar) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 32 hours. The reaction mixture was treated with charcoal (2 g), stirred for 15 min, and the charcoal was filtered off. The filtrate was concentrated via distillation and the residue (approximately 42 g) was diluted with heptane (200 mL). The mixture was heated to reflux to

obtain a clear solution. The solution was cooled to room temperature within 1 h and the resulting suspension was cooled to 0 °C and stirred for 2 hours at 0 °C. The solids were isolated via filtration and washed with heptane/ethanol (10:1; v/v; 3×10 mL). Compound 1 (18.0 g; 85 %) was dried under vacuum at 60 °C for 24 hours and obtained as a white, crystalline solid.

1H-NMR (600 MHz) d: 0.80 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 0.97 (d, / = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.83 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 6.60 (t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 6.61 (t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 7.61 (s, 1H), 7.65 (s, 1H), 7.68 (dd, / = 8.7, 1.6 Hz, 1H), 7.74 (s, 1H), 7.75 (d, / = 8.7 Hz, 1H), 8.02 (s (broad), 1H); HPLC (purity): 100%.

Preparation 2:

Compound 31 (26.5 kg; 53.5 mol; 1 eq.) was dissolved in ethanol (265 L) and Pd/C (2.0 kg; 10 % Pd; 54 wt% water) was added. The reactor was flushed with nitrogen, and hydrogen (4.5 bar) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred at 28-32 °C until the reaction was complete. The reaction mixture was treated with charcoal (1.3 kg) at a temperature of <

33 °C, stirred for 10 min, and the charcoal was filtered off, and the filter was washed with ethanol (10 L).The filtrates from two reactions were combined and concentrated via distillation under reduced pressure (max. 65 °C; distillate: min 480 L). The residue (approx. 50-60 L) was diluted with isopropylacetate (250 L). The mixture was again concentrated via distillation under reduced pressure (max. 65 °C; distillate: min 240-245 L). The residue (approx. 60-70 L) was cooled to 35-40 °C and isopropylacetate (125 L) and heptane (540 L) were added. The suspension was heated to reflux (approx. 88 °C) and stirred under reflux for 15-20 min. Subsequently, the mixture was cooled to 0-5 °C within 2 h and stirred at 0-5 °C for 2 hours. The solids were isolated via filtration and washed with heptane/isopropylacetate (5:1; v/v; 2×30 L; 0-5 °C). Wet 1 was dried under vacuum at 60 °C and was obtained as a white, crystalline solid (35.4 kg, 81.9%).

1H-NMR (600 MHz) d: 0.80 (d, / = 6.8 Hz, 3H), 0.97 (d, / = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 2.83 (sept. / = 6.8 Hz, 1H), 6.60 (t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 6.61 (t, 27H,F = 73.5 Hz, 1H), 7.61 (s, 1H), 7.65 (s, 1H), 7.68 (dd, / = 8.7, 1.6 Hz, 1H), 7.74 (s, 1H), 7.75 (d, / = 8.7 Hz, 1H), 8.02 (s (broad), 1H); HPLC (purity): 100%.

Preparation 3: Preparation of Compound 1 from Compound 6

At room temperature, 6 (3.00 g, 5.84 mmol) was dissolved in MeOH (19.8 mL). NaOH (1.0 M, 19.8 mL) was added in one portion and the reaction mixture was stirred for 1 h at room temperature. The reaction progress was monitored by HPLC, which showed 98% conversion after 1 h. Aq. HC1 (19.8 mL) was added and the mixture was diluted with water (120 mL) and MTBE (60 mL), resulting in a clear biphasic solution. After phase separation, the organic phase was washed with aq NaHC03 (20 mL). The organic layer was concentrated under high vacuum (25 mbar, 45 °C) to yield 2.77 g of 1 as a greenish oil. The identity was confirmed by comparison of HPLC retention time with an authentic sample of 1 as well as by 1H NMR.

Recrystallization of Compound 1

Wet 1 (40 kg; isopropylacetate/heptane wet) was treated with isopropylacetate (110 L) and heptane (440 L). The suspension was heated to reflux (approx. 88 °C) and stirred under reflux for 15-20 min. Subsequently, the mixture was cooled to 0-5 °C within 2 h and stirred at 0-5 °C for 2 hours. The solids were isolated via filtration and washed with

heptane/isopropylacetate (5:1; v/v; 2×30 L; 0-5 °C). A sample was taken for analysis

(criterion: a) purity; NLT 99.0 A% by HPLC; b) single impurities, NMT 0.15 A% by HPLC; c) enantiomer VT-463, NMT 1.0 A% by HPLC). Wet 1 was dried under vacuum at 60 °C for not less than 12 h. A sample was taken for analysis: criterion: a) LOD; NMT 0.5 wt% by gravimetry; b) residual toluene, NMT 890 ppm by HS-GC. 1 was obtained as a white, crystalline solid (28.5 kg, 66.7% from 31).

PAPER

 Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2014), 24(11), 2444-2447.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960894X14003606

PATENT

WO 2016040896

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2016040896A1/en

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Synonyms VT-464; INO-464
Routes of
administration
By mouth
Drug class Androgen biosynthesis inhibitorNonsteroidal antiandrogen
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CAS Number
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C18H17F4N3O3
Molar mass 399.339 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

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  1. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals Created as a Spin-out of the Prostate Cancer Program from Viamet Pharmaceuticals.

    Media Release 

  2. Viamet Pharmaceuticals and the Novartis Option Fund Enter Agreement for Development of Novel Metalloenzyme Inhibitors.

    Media Release 

  3. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Granted SME Status Designation by the European Medicines Agency.

    Media Release 

  4. A Single arm, open label, signal seeking, Phase II a trial of the activity of seviteronel in patients with androgen receptor (AR) positive solid tumours

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  5. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals and the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) Join Forces for Innovative Phase 2 Clinical Study.

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  6. A Phase 2 Open-label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Seviteronel in Subjects With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Progressing on Enzalutamide or Abiraterone

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  7. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Granted Fast Track Designation by FDA for VT-464 Treatment of Patients with Metastatic Castrate-resistant Prostate Cancer.

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  8. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Begins Phase 2 Study of Seviteronel in Women with Estrogen Receptor-positive or Triple-negative Breast Cancer and Expands Two Phase 2 Studies of Seviteronel in Men with Metastatic Castrate-resistant Prostate Cancer.

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  9. A Phase 2 Open-Label Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of VT-464 in Patients With Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer Who Have Previously Been Treated With Enzalutamide, Androgen Receptor Positive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients, and Men With ER Positive Breast Cancer

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  17. VIAMET PHARMACEUTICALS TO PRESENT AT THE 31st Annual J.P. MORGAN HEALTHCARE CONFERENCE.

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  19. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals Appoints Fred Eshelman, PharmD as CEO and is Granted Fast Track Designation by FDA for Seviteronel Treatment of Women with Triple-negative Breast Cancer and Women or Men with Estrogen Receptor-positive Breast Cancer.

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  22. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Appoints Edwina Baskin-Bey, MD as Chief Medical Officer and Expands the Ongoing Phase 2 Study of Seviteronel in Women with Estrogen Receptor-positive or Triple-negative Breast Cancer (TNBC).

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  23. Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Raises $28 Million in Series D Financing.

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///////////SEVITERONEL, VT-464, INO-464, VT 464, INO 464, Phase II,  Breast cancer,  Prostate cancer,  Solid tumours, viamet, CANCER, севитеронел سيفيتيرونيل 赛维罗奈 

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FDA approves new treatment Victoza (liraglutide) for pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes since 2010.

“The FDA encourages drugs to be made available to the widest number of patients possible when there is evidence of safety and efficacy,” said Lisa Yanoff, M.D, acting director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Victoza has now been shown to improve blood sugar control in pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes. The expanded indication provides an additional treatment option at a time when

June 17, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat adult patients with type 2 diabetes since 2010.

“The FDA encourages drugs to be made available to the widest number of patients possible when there is evidence of safety and efficacy,” said Lisa Yanoff, M.D, acting director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Victoza has now been shown to improve blood sugar control in pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes. The expanded indication provides an additional treatment option at a time when an increasing number of children are being diagnosed with this disease.”

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, occurring when the pancreas cannot make enough insulin to keep blood sugar at normal levels. Although type 2 diabetes primarily occurs in patients over the age of 45, the prevalence rate among younger patients has been rising dramatically over the past couple of decades. The Diabetes Report Card published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 5,000 new cases of type 2 diabetes are diagnosed each year among U.S. youth younger than age 20.

Victoza improves blood sugar levels by creating the same effects in the body as the glucagon-like peptide (GLP-1) receptor protein in the pancreas. GLP-1 is often found in insufficient levels in type 2 diabetes patients. Like GLP-1, Victoza slows digestion, prevents the liver from making too much glucose (a simple sugar), and helps the pancreas produce more insulin when needed. As noted on the label, Victoza is not a substitute for insulin and is not indicated for patients with type 1 diabetes or those with diabetic ketoacidosis, a condition associated with diabetes where the body breaks down fat too quickly because there is inadequate insulin or none at all. Victoza is also indicated to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease; however, its effect on major adverse cardiovascular events in pediatrics was not studied and it is not indicated for this use in children.

The efficacy and safety of Victoza for reducing blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes was studied in several placebo-controlled trials in adults and one placebo-controlled trial with 134 pediatric patients 10 years and older for more than 26 weeks. Approximately 64% of patients in the pediatric study had a reduction in their hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) below 7% while on Victoza, compared to only 37% who achieved these results with the placebo. HbA1c is a blood test that is routinely performed to evaluate how well a patient’s diabetes is controlled, and a lower number indicates better control of the disease. These results occurred regardless of whether the patient also took insulin at the same time. Adult patients who took Victoza with insulin or other drugs that increase the amount of insulin the body makes (e.g., sulfonylurea) may have an increased risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Meanwhile, pediatric patients 10 years and older taking Victoza had a higher risk of hypoglycemia regardless of whether they took other therapies for diabetes.

The prescribing information for Victoza includes a Boxed Warning to advise health care professionals and patients about the increased risk of thyroid C-cell tumors. For this reason, patients who have had, or have family members who have ever had medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) should not use Victoza, nor should patients who have an endocrine system condition called multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2 (MEN 2). In addition, people who have a prior serious hypersensitivity reaction to Victoza or any of the product components should not use Victoza. Victoza also carries warnings about pancreatitis, Victoza pen sharing, hypoglycemia when used in conjunction with certain other drugs known to cause hypoglycemia including insulin and sulfonylurea, renal impairment or kidney failure, hypersensitivity and acute gallbladder disease. The most common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite, indigestion and constipation.

The FDA granted this application Priority Review. The approval of Victoza was granted to Novo Nordisk.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/fda-approves-new-treatment-pediatric-patients-type-2-diabetes?utm_campaign=061719_PR_FDA%20approves%20new%20treatment%20for%20pediatric%20patients%20with%20type%202%20diabetes&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

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VX-445, Elexacaftor, エレクサカフトル


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VX-445, Elexacaftor, エレクサカフトル

597.658 g/mol, C26H34F3N7O4S

3-Pyridinecarboxamide, N-((1,3-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-2-((4S)-2,2,4-trimethyl-1-pyrrolidinyl)-

N-[(1,3-Dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl]-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethyl-1-pyrrolidinyl]-3-pyridinecarboxamide

3-Pyridinecarboxamide, N-((1,3-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)-2-((4S)-2,2,4-trimethyl-1-pyrrolidinyl)-

UNII-RRN67GMB0V

RRN67GMB0V

VX-445

WHO 11180

Cas 2216712-66-0

WHO 11180

Treatment of cystic fibrosis, CFTR modulator

Elexacaftor is under investigation in clinical trial NCT03525548 (A Study of VX-445 Combination Therapy in CF Subjects Homozygous for F508del (F/F)).

Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) corrector designed to restore Phe508del CFTR protein function in patients with cystic fibrosis when administered with tezacaftor and ivacaftor.

VX-445 (elexacaftor), tezacaftor, and ivacaftor triple-drug combo

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) already claims a virtual monopoly in treating the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF). The biotech’s current three CF drugs should generate combined sales of close to $3.5 billion this year. Another blockbuster is likely to join those three drugs on the market in 2020 — Vertex’s triple-drug CF combo featuring VX-445 (elexacaftor), tezacaftor, and ivacaftor.

EvaluatePharma projects that this triple-drug combo will rake in close to $4.3 billion by 2024. The market researcher pegs the net present value of the drug at nearly $20 billion, making it the most valuable pipeline asset in the biopharmaceutical industry right now.

PATENT

WO 2018107100

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018107100&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&queryString=novozymes&recNum=152&maxRec=27502

Also disclosed herein is Compound 1:

[0013] N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide.

Synthesis of Compound 1

[00256] Part A: Synthesis of (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride

[00257] Step 1: methyl-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate

[00258] Tetrahydrofuran (THF, 4.5 L) was added to a 20 L glass reactor and stirred under N2 at room temperature.2-Nitropropane (1.5 kg, 16.83 mol) and 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) (1.282 kg, 8.42 mol) were then charged to the reactor, and the jacket temperature was increased to 50 °C. Once the reactor contents were close to 50 °C, methyl methacrylate (1.854 kg, 18.52 mol) was added slowly over 100 minutes. The reaction temperature was maintained at or close to 50 °C for 21 hours. The reaction mixture was concentrated in vacuo then transferred back to the reactor and diluted with methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) (14 L).2 M HCl (7.5 L) was added, and this mixture was stirred for 5 minutes then allowed to settle. Two clear layers were visible– a lower yellow aqueous phase and an upper green organic phase. The aqueous layer was removed, and the organic layer was stirred again with 2 M HCl (3 L). After separation, the HCl washes were recombined and stirred with MTBE (3 L) for 5 minutes. The aqueous layer was removed, and all of the organic layers were combined in the reactor and stirred with water (3 L) for 5 minutes. After separation, the organic layers were concentrated in vacuo to afford a cloudy green oil. Crude product was treated with MgSO4 and filtered to afford methyl-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate as a clear green oil (3.16 kg, 99% yield).

[00259] 1H NMR (400 MHz, Chloroform-d) δ 3.68 (s, 3H), 2.56– 2.35 (m, 2H), 2.11 – 2.00 (m, 1H), 1.57 (s, 3H), 1.55 (s, 3H), 1.19 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 3H).

[00260] Step 2: Synthesis of methyl (2S)-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate

[00261] A reactor was charged with purified water (2090 L; 10 vol) and then potassium phosphate monobasic (27 kg, 198.4 moles; 13 g/L for water charge). The pH of the reactor contents was adjusted to pH 6.5 (± 0.2) with 20% (w/v) potassium carbonate solution. The reactor was charged with racemic methyl-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate (209 kg; 1104.6 moles), and Palatase 20000L lipase (13 L, 15.8 kg; 0.06 vol).

[00262] The reaction mixture was adjusted to 32 ± 2 °C and stirred for 15-21 hours, and pH 6.5 was maintained using a pH stat with the automatic addition of 20% potassium carbonate solution. When the racemic starting material was converted to >98% ee of the S-enantiomer, as determined by chiral GC, external heating was switched off. The reactor was then charged with MTBE (35 L; 5 vol), and the aqueous layer was extracted with MTBE (3 times, 400-1000L). The combined organic extracts were washed with aqueous Na2CO3 (4 times, 522 L, 18 % w/w 2.5 vol), water (523 L; 2.5 vol), and 10% aqueous NaCl (314 L, 1.5 vol). The organic layer was concentrated in vacuo to afford methyl (2S)-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate as a mobile yellow oil (>98% ee, 94.4 kg; 45 % yield).

[00263] Step 3: Synthesis of (3S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one

[00264] A 20 L reactor was purged with N2. The vessel was charged sequentially with DI water-rinsed, damp Raney® Ni (2800 grade, 250 g), methyl (2S)-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate (1741g, 9.2 mol), and ethanol (13.9 L, 8 vol). The reaction was stirred at 900 rpm, and the reactor was flushed with H2 and maintained at ~2.5 bar. The reaction mixture was then warmed to 60 °C for 5 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled and filtered to remove Raney nickel, and the solid cake was rinsed with ethanol (3.5 L, 2 vol). The ethanolic solution of the product was combined with a second equal sized batch and concentrated in vacuo to reduce to a minimum volume of ethanol (~1.5 volumes). Heptane (2.5 L) was added, and the suspension was concentrated again to ~1.5 volumes. This was repeated 3 times; the resulting suspension was cooled to 0-5 °C, filtered under suction, and washed with heptane (2.5 L). The product was dried under vacuum for 20 minutes then transferred to drying trays and dried in a vacuum oven at 40 °C overnight to afford (3S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one as a white crystalline solid (2.042 kg, 16.1 mol, 87 %).1H NMR (400 MHz, Chloroform-d) δ 6.39 (s, 1H), 2.62 (ddq, J = 9.9, 8.6, 7.1 Hz, 1H), 2.17 (dd, J = 12.4, 8.6 Hz, 1H), 1.56 (dd, J = 12.5, 9.9 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.25 (s, 3H), 1.20 (d, J = 7.1 Hz, 3H).

[00265] Step 4: Synthesis of (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride

[00266] A glass lined 120 L reactor was charged with lithium aluminum hydride pellets (2.5 kg, 66 mol) and dry THF (60 L) and warmed to 30 °C. The resulting suspension was charged with (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one (7.0 kg, 54 mol) in THF (25 L) over 2 hours while maintaining the reaction temperature at 30 to 40 °C. After complete addition, the reaction temperature was increased to 60 – 63 °C and maintained overnight. The reaction mixture was cooled to 22 °C, then cautiously quenched with the addition of ethyl acetate (EtOAc) (1.0 L, 10 moles), followed by a mixture of THF (3.4 L) and water (2.5 kg, 2.0 eq), and then a mixture of water (1.75 kg) with 50 % aqueous sodium hydroxide (750 g, 2 equiv water with 1.4 equiv sodium hydroxide relative to aluminum), followed by 7.5 L water. After the addition was complete, the reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and the solid was removed by filtration and washed with THF (3 x 25 L). The filtrate and washings were combined and treated with 5.0 L (58 moles) of aqueous 37% HCl (1.05 equiv.) while maintaining the temperature below 30°C. The resultant solution was concentrated by

vacuum distillation to a slurry. Isopropanol (8 L) was added and the solution was concentrated to near dryness by vacuum distillation. Isopropanol (4 L) was added, and the product was slurried by warming to about 50 °C. MTBE (6 L) was added, and the slurry was cooled to 2-5 °C. The product was collected by filtration and rinsed with 12 L MTBE and dried in a vacuum oven (55 °C/300 torr/N2 bleed) to afford (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine•HCl as a white, crystalline solid (6.21 kg, 75% yield). 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 9.34 (br d, 2H), 3.33 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.4 Hz, 1H), 2.75 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.6 Hz, 1H), 2.50– 2.39 (m, 1H), 1.97 (dd, J = 12.7, 7.7 Hz, 1H), 1.42 (s, 3H), 1.38 (dd, J = 12.8, 10.1 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.05 (d, J = 6.6 Hz, 3H).

[00267] Part B: Preparation of N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (Compound 1)

[00268] Preparation of starting materials:

[00269] 3,3,3-Trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propan-1-ol

[00270] A 1 L 3 neck round bottom flask was fitted with a mechanical stirrer, a cooling bath, an addition funnel, and a J-Kem temperature probe. The vessel was charged with lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) pellets (6.3 g, 0.1665 mol) under a nitrogen atmosphere. The vessel was then charged with tetrahydrofuran (200 mL) under a nitrogen atmosphere. The mixture was allowed to stir at room temperature for 0.5 hours to allow the pellets to dissolve. The cooling bath was then charged with crushed ice in water and the reaction temperature was lowered to 0 oC. The addition funnel was charged with a solution of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propanoic acid (20 g, 0.1281 mol) in tetrahydrofuran (60 mL) and the clear pale yellow solution was added drop wise over 1 hour. After the addition was complete the mixture was allowed to slowly warm to room temperature and stirring was continued for 24 hours. The suspension was cooled to 0 oC with a crushed ice-water in the cooling bath and then quenched by the very slow and drop wise addition of water (6.3 ml), followed by sodium hydroxide solution (15 weight %; 6.3 mL) and then finally with water (18.9 mL). The reaction temperature of the resulting white suspension was recorded at 5 oC. The suspension was stirred at ~5 oC for 30 minutes and then filtered through a 20 mm layer of Celite. The filter cake was washed with tetrahydrofuran (2 x 100 mL). The filtrate was dried over sodium sulfate (150 g) and then filtered. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to provide a clear colorless oil (15 g) containing a mixture of the product 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propan-1-ol in THF (73 % weight of product ~10.95g, and 27 wt.% THF as determined by 1H-NMR). The distillate from the rotary evaporation was distilled at atmospheric pressure using a 30 cm Vigreux column to provide 8.75 g of a residue containing 60 % weight of THF and 40 % weight of product (~3.5 g). The estimated total amount of product is 14.45 g (79% yield).1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 4.99 (t, J = 5.7 Hz, 1H), 3.38 (dd, J = 5.8, 0.9 Hz, 2H), 1.04 (d, J = 0.9 Hz, 6H).

[00271] tert-Butyl 3-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carboxylate

[00272] A 50L Syrris controlled reactor was started and jacket set to 20 °C, stirring at 150 rpm, reflux condenser (10 °C) and nitrogen purge. MeOH (2.860 L) and methyl (E)-3-methoxyprop-2-enoate (2.643 kg, 22.76 mol) were added and the reactor was capped. The reaction was heated to an internal temperature of 40 °C and the system was set to hold jacket temp at 40 °C. Hydrazine hydrate (1300 g of 55 %w/w, 22.31 mol) was added portion wise via addition funnel over 30 min. The reaction was heated to 60 ^C for 1 h. The reaction mixture was cooled to 20 ^C and triethyamine (2.483 kg, 3.420 L, 24.54 mol) was added portion wise (exothermic), maintaining reaction temp <30 °C.

A solution of Boc anhydride (di-tert-butyl dicarbonate) (4.967 kg, 5.228 L, 22.76 mol) in MeOH (2.860 L) was added portion wise maintaining temperature <45 °C. The reaction mixture was stirred at 20 ^C for 16 h. The reaction solution was partially concentrated to remove MeOH, resulting in a clear light amber oil. The resulting oil was transferred to the 50L reactor, stirred and added water (7.150 L) and heptane (7.150 L). The additions caused a small amount of the product to precipitate. The aqueous layer was drained into a clean container and the interface and heptane layer were filtered to separate the solid (product). The aqueous layer was transferred back to the reactor, and the collected solid was placed back into the reactor and mixed with the aqueous layer. A dropping funnel was added to the reactor and loaded with acetic acid (1.474 kg, 1.396 L, 24.54 mol), then began dropwise addition of acid. The jacket was set to 0 °C to absorb the quench exotherm. After addition (pH=5), the reaction mixture was stirred for 1 h. The solid was collected by filtration and washed with water (7.150 L), and washed a second time with water (3.575 L) and pulled dry. The crystalline solid was scooped out of the filter into a 20L rotovap bulb and heptane (7.150 L) was added. The mixture was slurried at 45 °C for 30 mins, and then distilled off 1-2 volumes of solvent. The slurry in the rotovap flask was filtered and the solids washed with heptane (3.575 L) and pulled dry. The solid was further dried in vacuo (50 °C , 15 mbar) to give tert-butyl 5-oxo-1H-pyrazole-2-carboxylate (2921 g, 71%) as coarse, crystalline solid.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 10.95 (s, 1H), 7.98 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 5.90 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 1.54 (s, 9H).

[00273] Step A: tert-Butyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazole-1-carboxylate

[00274] A mixture of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propan-1-ol (10 g, 70.36 mmol) and tert-butyl 3-hydroxypyrazole-1-carboxylate (12.96 g, 70.36 mmol) in toluene (130 mL) was treated with triphenyl phosphine (20.30 g, 77.40 mmol) followed by isopropyl N-isopropoxycarbonyliminocarbamate (14.99 mL, 77.40 mmol) and the mixture was stirred at 110 °C for 16 hours. The yellow solution was concentrated under reduced

pressure, diluted with heptane (100mL) and the precipitated triphenylphosphine oxide was removed by filtration and washed with heptane/toluene 4:1 (100mL). The yellow filtrate was evaporated and the residue purified by silica gel chromatography with a linear gradient of ethyl acetate in hexane (0-40%) to give tert-butyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazole-1-carboxylate (12.3 g, 57%) as an off white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.308.13477, found 309.0 (M+1) +; Retention time: 1.84 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.10 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H), 6.15 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H), 4.18 (s, 2H), 1.55 (s, 9H), 1.21 (s, 6H).

[00275] Step B: 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole

[00276] tert-Butyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazole-1-carboxylate (13.5 g, 43.79 mmol) was treated with 4 M hydrogen chloride in dioxane (54.75 mL, 219.0 mmol) and the mixture was stirred at 45 °C for 1 hour. The reaction mixture was evaporated to dryness and the residue was extracted with 1 M aqueous NaOH (100ml) and methyl tert-butyl ether (100ml), washed with brine (50ml) and extracted with methyl tert-butyl ether (50ml). The combined organic phases were dried, filtered and evaporated to give 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole (9.0 g, 96%) as an off white waxy solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.208.08235, found 209.0 (M+1) +;

Retention time: 1.22 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 11.91 (s, 1H), 7.52 (d, J = 2.2 Hz, 1H), 5.69 (t, J = 2.3 Hz, 1H), 4.06 (s, 2H), 1.19 (s, 6H).

[00277] Step C: tert-Butyl 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylate

[00278] A solution of 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylic acid (10 g, 52.08 mmol) in THF (210 mL) was treated successively with di-tert-butyl dicarbonate (17 g, 77.89 mmol) and 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (3.2 g, 26.19 mmol) and left to stir overnight at room temperature. At this point, HCl 1N (400 mL) was added and the mixture was stirred vigorously for about 10 minutes. The product was extracted with ethyl acetate (2x300mL) and the combined organics layers were washed with water (300 mL) and brine (150 mL) and dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated under reduced pressure to give 12.94 g (96% yield) of tert-butyl 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylate as a colorless oil. ESI-MS m/z calc.247.01668, found 248.1 (M+1) +; Retention time: 2.27 minutes.1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCl3) ppm 1.60 (s, 9H), 7.30 (d, J=7.9 Hz, 1H), 8.05 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1H).

[00279] Step D: tert-Butyl 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylate

[00280] To a solution of tert-butyl 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylate (10.4 g, 41.9 mmol) and 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole (9.0 g, 41.93 mmol) in DMF (110 mL) were added potassium carbonate (7.53 g, 54.5 mmol) and 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (706 mg, 6.29 mmol) and he mixture was stirred at room temperature for 16 hours. The cream suspension was cooled in a cold water bath and cold water (130 mL) was slowly added. The thick suspension was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour, filtered and washed with plenty of water to give tert-butyl 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylate (17.6 g, 99%) as an off white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.419.12234, found 420.0 (M+1) +; Retention time: 2.36 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.44 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 8.31 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 7.76 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 6.26 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 4.27 (s, 2H), 1.57 (s, 9H), 1.24 (s, 6H).

[00281] Step E: 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid

[00282] tert-butyl 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylate (17.6 g, 40.25 mmol) was suspended in isopropanol (85 mL) treated with hydrochloric acid (34 mL of 6 M, 201 mmol) and heated to reflux for 3 hours (went almost complete into solution at reflux and started to precipitate again). The suspension was diluted with water (51 mL) at reflux and left to cool to room

temperature under stirring for 2.5 h. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with isopropanol/water 1:1 (50mL), plenty of water and dried in a drying cabinet under vacuum at 45-50 °C with a nitrogen bleed overnight to give 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid (13.7 g, 91%) as an off white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.363.05975, found 364.0 (M+1) +; Retention time: 1.79 minutes. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 13.61 (s, 1H), 8.44 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 8.39 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 7.77 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 6.25 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 4.28 (s, 2H), 1.24 (s, 6H).

[00283] Step F: 2-Chloro-N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide

[00284] 2-Chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid (100 mg, 0.2667 mmol) and CDI (512 mg, 3.158 mmol) were combined in THF (582.0 µL) and the mixture was stirred at room temperature. Meanwhile, 1,3-dimethylpyrazole-4-sulfonyl chloride (62 mg, 0.3185 mmol) was combined with ammonia (in methanol) in a separate vial, instantly forming a white solid. After stirring for an additional 20 min, the volatiles were removed by evaporation, and 1 mL of dichloromethane was added to the solid residue, and was also evaporated. DBU (100 µL, 0.6687 mmol) was then added and the mixture stirred at 60 °C for 5 minutes, followed by addition of THF (1 mL) which was subsequently evaporated. The contents of the vial containing the CDI activated carboxylic acid in THF were then added to the vial containing the newly formed sulfonamide and DBU, and the reaction mixture was stirred for 4 hours at room temperature. The reaction mixture was diluted with 10 mL of ethyl acetate, and washed with 10 mL solution of citric acid (1 M). The aqueous layer was extracted with ethyl acetate (2x 10 mL) and the combined organics were washed with brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and concentrated to give the product as white solid (137 mg, 99%) that was used in the next step without further purification. ESI-MS m/z calc.520.09076, found 521.1 (M+1) +; Retention time: 0.68 minutes.

[00285] Step G: N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide

[00286] 2-Chloro-N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (137 mg, 0.2630 mmol), (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine (Hydrochloride salt) (118 mg, 0.7884 mmol) , and potassium carbonate (219 mg, 1.585 mmol) were combined in DMSO (685.0 µL) and the mixture was heated at 130 ^C for 16 hours. The reaction was cooled to room temperature, and 1 mL of water was added. After stirring for 15 minutes, the contents of the vial were allowed to settle, and the liquid portion was removed via pipet and the remaining solids were dissolved with 20 mL of ethyl acetate and were washed with 1 M citric acid (15 mL). The layers were separated and the aqueous layer was extracted two additional times with 15 mL of ethyl acetate. The organics were combined, washed with brine, dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated. The resulting solid was further purified by silica gel chromatography eluting with a gradient of methanol in dichloromethane (0-10%) to give N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (72 mg, 41%) as a white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.597.2345, found 598.3 (M+1) +; Retention time: 2.1 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO) δ 12.36 (s, 1H), 8.37 (s, 1H), 8.22 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 7.74 (d, J = 8.2 Hz, 1H), 6.93 (d, J = 8.2 Hz, 1H), 6.17 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 4.23 (s, 2H), 3.81 (s, 3H), 2.56 (d, J = 10.4 Hz, 1H), 2.41 (t, J = 8.7 Hz, 1H), 2.32 (s, 3H), 2.18 (dd, J = 12.4, 6.1 Hz, 1H), 1.87 (dd, J = 11.7, 5.5 Hz, 1H), 1.55 (d, J = 11.2 Hz, 6H), 1.42 (t, J = 12.0 Hz, 1H), 1.23 (s, 6H), 0.81 (d, J = 6.2 Hz, 3H).

[00287] Alternative Steps F and G:

[00288] Alternative Step F: 2-chloro-N-((1,3-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinamide

[00289]

[00291] To a suspension of 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid (20.0 g, 53.89 mmol) in THF (78.40 mL) was added solid carbonyldiimidazole (approximately 10.49 g, 64.67 mmol) portion wise and the resulting solution was stirred at room temperature (slight exotherm from 18-21 °C was observed). After 1 h, solid 1,3-dimethylpyrazole-4-sulfonamide

(approximately 11.33 g, 64.67 mmol) was added, followed by DBU (approximately 9.845 g, 9.671 mL, 64.67 mmol) in two equal portions over 1 min (exotherm from 19 to 35 °C). The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 16 h. The reaction mixture was diluted with ethyl acetate (118 mL) and then HCl (approximately 107.8 mL of 2 M, 215.6 mmol). The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted

with ethyl aceate (78 mL). The combined organics were washed with water (39.2 mL), then brine (40 mL), dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated. The resulting foam was crystallized from a 1:1 isopropanol:heptane mixture (80 mL) to afford 2-chloro-N-((1,3-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl)-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinamide (26.1 g, 93%) as a white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.520.0, found 520.9 (M+1) +; Retention time: 1.83 minutes.

[00292] Alternative Step G: N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide

[00294] 2-chloro-N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (20.0 g, 38.39 mmol), (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine (Hydrochloride salt) (approximately 14.36 g, 95.98 mmol), and K2CO3 (approximately 26.54 g, 192.0 mmol) were combined in DMSO (80.00 mL) and 1,2-diethoxyethane (20.00 mL) in a 500-mL flask with reflux condenser. The reaction mixture was heated at 120 °C for 16 h then cooled to room temperature. The reaction was diluted with DCM (200.0 mL) and HCl (approximately 172.8 mL of 2 M, 345.5 mmol); aqueous pH ~1. The phases were separated, and the aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (100.0 mL). The organic phases were combined, washed with water (100.0 mL) (3 x), and dried (Na2SO4) to afford an amber solution. The solution was filtered through a DCM-packed silica gel bed (80 g; 4 g/g) and washed with 20% EtOAc/DCM (5 x 200 mL). The combined filtrate/washes were concentrated to afford 22.2 g of an off-white powder. The powder was slurried in MTBE (140 mL) for 30 min. The solid was collected by filtration (paper/sintered-glass) to afford 24 g after air-drying. The solid was transferred to a drying dish and vacuum-dried (40 °C/200 torr/N2 bleed) overnight to afford 20.70 g (90%) of a white powder. ESI-MS m/z calc.

597.2345, found 598.0 (M+1)+; Retention time: 2.18 minutes.

[00295] 1H NMR (400 MHz, Chloroform-d) δ 13.85 (s, 1H), 8.30 (d, J = 8.6 Hz, 1H), 8.23 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 8.08 (s, 1H), 7.55 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H), 5.98 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 4.24 (s, 2H), 3.86 (s, 3H), 3.44 (dd, J = 10.3, 8.4 Hz, 1H), 3.09 (dd, J = 10.3, 7.8 Hz, 1H), 2.67– 2.52 (m, 1H), 2.47 (s, 3H), 2.12 (dd, J = 12.3, 7.8 Hz, 1H), 1.70 (dd, J = 12.4, 9.6 Hz, 1H), 1.37 (s, 3H), 1.33 (s, 3H), 1.27 (s, 6H), 1.20 (d, 3H).

[00296] Alternative Synthesis of 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole

Step 1: Preparation of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol

A reactor was loaded with toluene (300 mL) and 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropanoic acid (30 g, 192.2 mmol), capped, purged under nitrogen. The reaction was set to control the internal temperature to 40 °C. A solution of Vitride (65% in toluene. approximately 119.6 g of 65 %w/w, 115.4 mL of 65 %w/w, 384.4 mmol) was set up for addition via syringe, and addition was begun at 40 °C, with the target addition temperature between 40 and 50 °C. The reaction was stirred at 40 °C for 90 min. The reaction was cooled to 10 °C then the remaining Vitride was quenched with slow addition of water (6 mL). A solution of 15 % aq NaOH (30 mL) was added in portions, and solids precipitated half way through the base addition. Water (60.00 mL) was added. The mixture was warmed to 30 °C and held for at least 15 mins. The mixture was then cooled to 20 °C. The

aqueous layer was removed. The organic layer was washed with water (60 mL x 3), and then washed with brine (60 mL). The washed organic layer was dried under Na2SO4, followed with MgSO4. The mix was filtered through Celite, and the cake washed with toluene (60.00 mL) and pulled dry. The product 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propan-1-ol (22.5 g, 82%) was obtained as clear colorless solution.

Step 2: Preparation of 1-(tert-butyl) 4-ethyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazole-1,4-dicarboxylate

A reactor was charged with 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol (17.48 g, 123.0 mmol) solution in toluene (250g), 1-(tert-butyl) 4-ethyl 3-hydroxy-1H-pyrazole-1,4-dicarboxylate (30.0 g, 117.1 mmol), and PPh3 (35.33 g, 134.7 mmol). The reaction was heated to 40 °C. DIAD (26.09 mL, 134.7 mmol) was weighed and placed into a syringe and added over 10 minutes while maintaining an internal temperature ranging between 40 and 50 °C. The reaction was then heated to 100 °C over 30 minutes. After holding at 100 °C for 30 minutes, the reaction was complete, and the mixture was cooled to 70 °C over 15 minutes. Heptane (180.0 mL) was added, and the jacket was cooled to 15 °C over 1 hour. (TPPO began crystallizing at ~35 °C). The mixture stirring at 15 °C was filtered (fast), the cake was washed with a pre-mixed solution of toluene (60 mL) and heptane (60 mL) and then pulled dry. The clear solution was concentrated to a waxy solid (45 °C, vacuum, rotovap). Crude 1-(tert-butyl) 4-ethyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazole-1,4-dicarboxylate (53.49g) was obtained as a waxy solid, (~120% of theoretical mass recovered).

Step 3: Preparation of 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid

A solution of 1-(tert-butyl) 4-ethyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazole-1,4-dicarboxylate (50.0 g, 131 mmol) in 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (500 mL) was prepared in a reactor and stirred at 40 °C. Portions of KOt-Bu (80.85 g, 720.5 mmol) were then added over 30 minutes. Addition was exothermic. After 2053.49g UPLC-MS showed complete removal of the Boc group, so water (3.53 g, 3.53 mL, 196 mmol) was added drop-wise addition via syringe over 20 min to keep the reaction temperature between 40-50 °C. The mixture was then stirred for 17 hours to complete the reaction. The mixture was then cooled to 20 °C and water (400 mL) was added. The stirring was stopped and the layers were separated. The desired product in the aqueous layer was returned to the reactor and the organic layer was discarded. The aqueous layer was washed with 2-Me-THF (200 mL). Isopropanol (50. mL) was added followed by dropwise addition of aqueous HCl (131 mL of 6.0 M, 786.0 mmol) to adjust the pH to ❤ while maintaining the temperature below 30 °C. The resulting solid was then isolated by filtration and the filter cake washer with water (100 mL) then pulled dry until a sticky cake was obtained. The solids were then dried under vacuum at 55 °C to afford 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid (23.25 g) as an off-white fine solid.

[00297] Step 4: Preparation of 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole

3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid (1.0 equiv) was added to a reactor followed by DMF (6.0 vol, 2.6 wt equiv). The mixture was stirred at 18– 22 °C. DBU (0.2 equiv.) was charged to the reaction mixture at a rate of approximately 45 mL/min. The reaction temperature was then raised to 98– 102 °C over 45 minutes. The reaction mixture was stirred at 98– 102 °C for no less than 10 h. The reaction mixture was then cooled to -2°C to 2 °C over approximately 1 hour and was used without isolation to make ethyl 2-chloro-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinate.

[00298] Alternate procedure for the preparation of 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid

[00299] Step 1. Ethyl 2-chloro-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinate

[00300] A solution of ethyl 2,6-dichloronicotinate (256 g, 1.16 mol) and 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole (242 g, 1.16 mol) in DMF (1.53 L) was treated with potassium carbonate (209 g, 1.51 mol) and DABCO (19.6 g, 174 mmol). The resultant suspension was stirred allowed to exotherm from 14 to 25 °C and then maintained at 20– 25 °C with external cooling for 3 days. The suspension was cooled to below 10 °C when water (2.0 L) was added in a thin stream while maintaining the temperature below 25 °C. After the addition was complete, the suspension was stirred for an additional 1 h. The solid was collected by filtration (sintered-glass/polypad) and the filter-cake was washed with water (2 x 500-mL) and dried with suction for 2 h to afford water-damp ethyl 2-chloro-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinate (512 g; 113% yield) as white powder which was used without further steps in the subsequent reaction.

[00301] Step 2.2-chloro-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1h-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinic acid

[00302] The water-damp ethyl 2-chloro-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinate (455 g, 1.16 mol; assumed 100% yield from previous step) in EtOH (1.14 L) and THF (455 mL) was stirred at ambient temperature (17 °C) when 1 M NaOH (1.16 L, 1.16 mol) was added. The reaction mixture exothermed to 30 °C and was further warmed at 40 °C for 2 h. The solution was quenched with 1 M HCl (1.39 L, 1.39 mol) which resulted in an immediate precipitation which became thicker as the acid was added. The creamy suspension was allowed to cool to room temperature and was stirred overnight. The solid was collected by filtration (sintered-glass/poly pad). The filter-cake was washed with water (2 x 500-mL). The filter-cake was dried by suction for 1 h but remained wet. The damp solid was transferred to a 10-L Buchi flask for further drying (50 °C/20 torr), but was not effective. Further effort to dry by chasing with i-PrOH was also ineffective. Successful drying was accomplished after the damp solid was backfilled with i-PrOAc (3 L), the suspension was heated at 60 °C (homogenization), and re-concentrated to dryness (50 °C/20 torr) to afford dry 2-chloro-6-(3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropoxy)-1h-pyrazol-1-yl)nicotinic acid (408 g; 97% yield for two steps) as a fine, white powder. The product was further dried in a vacuum oven (50 °C/10 torr/N2 bleed) for 2 h but marginal weight loss was observed. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 13.64 (s, 1H), 8.49– 8.36 (m, 2H), 7.77 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 6.26 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 4.28 (s, 2H), 1.24 (s, 6H).19F NMR (376 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ -75.2. KF analysis: 0.04% water.

2. Preparation of Form A of Compound 1

[00303] The crystalline Form A of Compound 1 was obtained as a result of the following synthesis. Combined 2-chloro-N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide(108 g, 207.3 mmol), (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine (Hydrochloride salt) (77.55 g, 518.2 mmol), was combined with K2CO3 (143.2 g, 1.036 mol) in DMSO (432.0 mL) and 1,2-

diethoxyethane (108.0 mL) in a 1-L RB flask with a reflux condenser. The resulting suspension was heated at 120°C and was stirred at temperature overnight. Then the reaction was diluted with DCM (1.080 L) and HCl (933.0 mL of 2 M, 1.866 mol) was slowly added. The liquid phases were separated, and the aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (540.0 mL).The organic phases were combined, washed with water (540.0 mL) (3 x), then dried with (Na2SO4) to afford an amber solution. Silica gel (25 g) was added and then the drying agent/silica gel was filtered off. The filter-bed was washed with DCM (3 x 50-mL). The organic phases were combined and concentrated (40 °C/40 torr) to afford crude N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (198.6 g, 160% theory) as an off-white solid. The solid was diluted with MTBE (750 mL), warmed at 60 °C (external temperature), and mixed to a homogenous suspension. The suspension was cooled to 30 °C with stirring and the solid was collected by filtration, air-dried, and vacuum-dried to afford Compound 1 (111.1 g; 90 %) as a fine, white powder.

[00304] The crystalline Form A of Compound 1 was also obtained through the following procedure. A suspension of Compound 1 (150.0 g, 228.1 mmol) in iPrOH (480 mL) and water (120 mL) was heated at 82 °C to obtain a solution. The solution was cooled with a J-Kem controller at a cooling rate of 10 °C/h. Once the temperature reached 74 °C, the solution was seeded with a sample of Compound 1 in crystalline Form A. Crystallization occurred immediately. The suspension was cooled to 20 °C. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with i-PrOH (2 x 75 mL), air-dried with suction, and vacuum-dried (55 °C/300 torr/N2 bleed) to afford Compound 1, Form A (103.3 g) as a white powder.. The sample was cooled to ~5 °C, let stir for 1 h, and then the solid was collected by filtration (sintered glass/paper). the filter-cake was washed with i-PrOH (75 mL) (2 x), air-dried with suction, air-dried in a drying dish (120.6 g mostly dried), vacuum-dried (55 °C/300 torr/N2 bleed) for 4 h, and then RT overnight. Overnight drying afforded 118.3 g (87% yield) of a white powder.

PATENT

WO-2019113476

Example 1: Synthesis of (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride

Step 1: methyl-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate

[00110] Tetrahydrofuran (THF, 4.5 L) was added to a 20 L glass reactor and stirred under N2 at room temperature. 2-Nitropropane (1.5 kg, 16.83 mol) and 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene (DBU) (1.282 kg, 8.42 mol) were then charged to the reactor, and the jacket temperature was increased to 50 °C. Once the reactor contents were close to 50 °C, methyl methacrylate (1.854 kg, 18.52 mol) was added slowly over 100 minutes. The reaction temperature was maintained at or close to 50 °C for 21 hours. The reaction mixture was concentrated in vacuo then transferred back to the reactor and diluted with methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) (14 L). 2 M HCl (7.5 L) was added, and this mixture was stirred for 5 minutes then allowed to settle. Two clear layers were visible– a lower yellow aqueous phase and an upper green organic phase. The aqueous layer was removed, and the organic layer was stirred again with 2 M HCl (3 L). After separation, the HCl washes were recombined and stirred with MTBE (3 L) for 5 minutes. The aqueous layer was removed, and all of the organic layers were combined in the reactor and stirred with water (3 L) for 5 minutes. After separation, the organic layers were concentrated in vacuo to afford a cloudy green oil. Crude product was treated with MgSO4 and filtered to afford methyl-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate as a clear green oil (3.16 kg, 99% yield).

[00111] 1H NMR (400 MHz, Chloroform-d) δ 3.68 (s, 3H), 2.56– 2.35 (m, 2H), 2.11 – 2.00 (m, 1H), 1.57 (s, 3H), 1.55 (s, 3H), 1.19 (d, J = 6.8 Hz, 3H).

Step 2: Synthesis of methyl (2S)-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate

[00112] A reactor was charged with purified water (2090 L; 10 vol) and then potassium phosphate monobasic (27 kg, 198.4 moles; 13 g/L for water charge). The pH of the reactor contents was adjusted to pH 6.5 (± 0.2) with 20% (w/v) potassium carbonate solution. The reactor was charged with racemic methyl-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate (209 kg; 1104.6 moles), and Palatase 20000L lipase (13 L, 15.8 kg; 0.06 vol).

[00113] The reaction mixture was adjusted to 32 ± 2 °C and stirred for 15-21 hours, and pH 6.5 was maintained using a pH stat with the automatic addition of 20% potassium carbonate solution. When the racemic starting material was converted to >98% ee of the S-enantiomer, as determined by chiral GC, external heating was switched off. The reactor was then charged with MTBE (35 L; 5 vol), and the aqueous layer was extracted with MTBE (3 times, 400-1000L). The combined organic extracts were washed with aqueous Na2CO3 (4 times, 522 L, 18 % w/w 2.5 vol), water (523 L; 2.5 vol), and 10% aqueous NaCl (314 L, 1.5 vol). The organic layer was concentrated in vacuo to afford methyl (2S)-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate as a mobile yellow oil (>98% ee, 94.4 kg; 45 % yield).

Step 3: Synthesis of (3S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one

[00114] A 20 L reactor was purged with N2. The vessel was charged sequentially with DI water-rinsed, damp Raney® Ni (2800 grade, 250 g), methyl (2S)-2,4-dimethyl-4-nitro-pentanoate (1741g, 9.2 mol), and ethanol (13.9 L, 8 vol). The reaction was stirred at 900 rpm, and the reactor was flushed with H2 and maintained at ~2.5 bar. The reaction mixture was then warmed to 60 °C for 5 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled and filtered to remove Raney nickel, and the solid cake was rinsed with ethanol (3.5 L, 2 vol). The ethanolic solution of the product was combined with a second equal sized batch and concentrated in vacuo to reduce to a minimum volume of ethanol (~1.5 volumes). Heptane (2.5 L) was added, and the suspension was concentrated again to ~1.5 volumes. This was repeated 3 times; the resulting suspension was cooled to 0-5 °C, filtered under suction, and washed with heptane (2.5 L). The product was dried under vacuum for 20 minutes then transferred to drying trays and dried in a vacuum oven at 40 °C overnight to afford (3S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one as a white solid (2.042 kg, 16.1 mol, 87 %). 1H NMR (400 MHz, Chloroform-d) δ 6.39 (s, 1H), 2.62 (ddq, J = 9.9, 8.6, 7.1 Hz, 1H), 2.17 (dd, J = 12.4, 8.6 Hz, 1H), 1.56 (dd, J = 12.5, 9.9 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.25 (s, 3H), 1.20 (d, J = 7.1 Hz, 3H).

Step 4: Synthesis of (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride

[00115] A glass lined 120 L reactor was charged with lithium aluminum hydride pellets (2.5 kg, 66 mol) and dry THF (60 L) and warmed to 30 °C. The resulting suspension was charged with (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one (7.0 kg, 54 mol) in THF (25 L) over 2 hours while maintaining the reaction temperature at 30 to 40 °C. After complete addition, the reaction temperature was increased to 60 – 63 °C and maintained overnight. The reaction mixture was cooled to 22 °C, then cautiously quenched with the addition of ethyl acetate (EtOAc) (1.0 L, 10 moles), followed by a mixture of THF (3.4 L) and water (2.5 kg, 2.0 eq), and then a mixture of water (1.75 kg) with 50 % aqueous sodium hydroxide (750 g, 2 equiv water with 1.4 equiv sodium hydroxide relative to aluminum), followed by 7.5 L water. After the addition was complete, the reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and the solid was removed by filtration and washed with THF (3 x 25 L). The filtrate and washings were combined and treated with 5.0 L (58 moles) of aqueous 37% HCl (1.05 equiv.) while maintaining the temperature below 30°C. The resultant solution was concentrated by vacuum distillation to a slurry. Isopropanol (8 L) was added and the solution was concentrated to near dryness by vacuum distillation. Isopropanol (4 L) was added, and the product was slurried by warming to about 50 °C. MTBE (6 L) was added, and the slurry was cooled to 2-5 °C. The product was collected by filtration and rinsed with 12 L MTBE and dried in a vacuum oven (55 °C/300 torr/N2 bleed) to afford (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine•HCl as a white solid (6.21 kg, 75% yield). 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 9.34 (br d, 2H), 3.33 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.4 Hz, 1H), 2.75 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.6 Hz, 1H), 2.50– 2.39 (m, 1H), 1.97 (dd, J = 12.7, 7.7 Hz, 1H), 1.42 (s, 3H), 1.38 (dd, J = 12.8, 10.1 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.05 (d, J = 6.6 Hz, 3H).

Example 2: Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

Example 2A

[00116] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (50.00 g, 305.983 mmol, 1.000 equiv), tributylmethyl ammonium chloride (2.89 g, 3.0 mL, 9.179 mmol, 0.030 equiv), chloroform (63.92 g, 43.2 mL, 535.470 mmol, 1.750 equiv), and DCM

(dichloromethane) (100.0 mL, 2.00 vol) were charged to a 1000 mL three-neck round bottom flask equipped with an overhead stirrer. The reaction mixture was stirred at 300 rpm, and 50 wt% NaOH (195.81 g, 133.2 mL, 2,447.863 mmol, 8.000 equiv) was added dropwise (via addition funnel) over 1.5 h while maintaining the temperature below 25 °C with intermittent ice/acetone bath. The reaction mixture was stirred at 500 rpm for 18 h, and monitored by GC (3% unreacted piperidinone after 18 h). The suspension was diluted with DCM (100.0 mL, 2.00 vol) and H2O (300.0 mL, 6.00 vol), and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (100.0 mL, 2.00 vol). The organic phases were combined and 3 M hydrochloric acid (16.73 g, 153.0 mL, 458.974 mmol, 1.500 equiv) was added. The mixture was stirred at 500 rpm for 2 h. The conversion was complete after approximately 1 h. The aqueous phase was saturated with NaCl, H2O (100.0 mL, 2.00 vol) was added to help reduce the emulsion, and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (100.0 mL, 2.00 vol) twice. H2O (100.0 mL, 2.00 vol) was added to help with emulsion separation. The organic phases were combined, dried (MgSO4), and concentrated to afford 32.6 g (85%) of crude 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one (19) as a pale orange clumpy solid. The crude was recrystallized from hot (90°C) iPrOAc (71.7 mL, 2.2 vol. of crude), cooled to 80 °C, and ~50 mg of crystalline 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one (19) was added for seeding. Crystallization started at 77 °C, the mixture was slowly cooled to ambient temperature, and aged for 2 h. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with 50/50 iPrOAc/heptane (20.0 mL, 0.40 vol) twice, and dried overnight in the vacuum oven at 40 °C to afford the desired product (23.70 g, 189.345 mmol, 62% yield) as a white sand colored crystalline solid.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3, 7.26 ppm) δ 7.33 (bs, 1H), 5.96– 5.95 (m, 1H), 5.31-5.30 (m, 1H), 2.6 (t, J = 2.5 Hz, 2H), 1.29 (s, 6H).

Example 2B

[00117] Step 1: Under a nitrogen atmosphere, 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (257.4 kg, 1658.0 mol, 1.00 eq.), tri-butyl methyl ammonium chloride (14.86 kg, 63.0 mol, 0.038 eq.), chloroform (346.5 kg, 2901.5 mol, 1.75 eq.) and DCM (683.3 kg) were added to a 500 L enamel reactor. The reaction was stirred at 85 rpm and cooled to 15~17°C. The solution of 50wt% sodium hydroxide (1061.4 kg, 13264.0 mol, 8.00 eq.) was added dropwise over 40 h while maintaining the temperature between 15~25°C. The reaction mixture was stirred and monitored by GC.

[00118] Step 2: The suspension was diluted with DCM (683.3 kg) and water (1544.4 kg). The organic phase was separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (683.3 kg). The organic phases were combined, cooled to 10°C and then 3 M

hydrochloric acid (867.8 kg, 2559.0 mol, 1.5 eq.) was added. The mixture was stirred at 10~15 °C for 2 h. The organic phase was separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (683.3 kg x 2). The organic phases were combined, dried over Na2SO4 (145.0 kg) for 6 h. The solid was filtered off and washed with DCM (120.0 kg). The filtrate was stirred with active charcoal (55 kg) for 6 h. The resulting mixture was filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure (30~40°C, -0.1MPa). Then isopropyl acetate (338 kg) was added and the mixture was heated to 87~91°C, stirred for 1 h. Then the solution was cooled to 15 °C in 18 h and stirred for 1 h at 15 °C. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with 50% isopropyl acetate/hexane (80.0 kg x 2) and dried overnight in the vacuum oven at 50 °C to afford 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one as an off white solid, 55% yield.

Example 3: Synthesis of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one from 5,5-dimethyl-3- methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

Example 3A – Use of Rh Catalyst

Step 1 – Preparation of Rh Catalyst Formation:

[00119] In a 3 L Schlenk flask, 1.0 l of tetrahydrofurn (THF) was degassed with an argon stream. Mandyphos Ligand SL-M004-1 (1.89 g) and [Rh(nbd)Cl]2 (98%, 0.35 g) (chloronorbornadiene rhodium(I) dimer) were added. The resulting orange catalyst solution was stirred for 30 min at room temperature to form a catalyst solution.

Step 2:

[00120] A 50 L stainless steel autoclave was charged with 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one (6.0 kg) and THF (29 L). The autoclave was sealed and the resulting suspension was flushed with nitrogen (3 cycles at 10 bar), and then released of pressure. Next the catalyst solution from Step 1 was added. The autoclave was flushed with nitrogen without stirring (3 cycles at 5 bar) and hydrogen (3 cycles at 5 bar). The pressure was set to 5 bar and a 50 L reservoir was connected. After 1.5 h with stirring at 1000 rpm and no hydrogen uptake the reactor was flushed again with nitrogen (3 cycles at 10 bar) with stirring and additional catalyst solution was added. The autoclave was again flushed to hydrogen with the above described procedure (3 x 5 bar N2, 3 x 5 bar H2) and adjusted to 5 bar. After 2 h, the pressure was released, the autoclave was flushed with nitrogen (3 cycles at 5 bar) and the product solution was discharged into a 60 L inline barrel. The autoclave was charged again with THF (5 L) and stirred with 1200 rpm for 5 min. The wash solution was added to the reaction mixture.

Step 3:

[00121] The combined solutions were transferred into a 60 L reactor. The inline barrel was washed with 1 L THF which was also added into the reactor. 20 L THF were removed by evaporation at 170 mbar and 40°C.15 L heptane were added. The distillation was continued and the removed solvent was continuously replaced by heptane until the THF content in the residue was 1% w/w (determined by NMR). The reaction mixture was heated to 89°C (turbid solution) and slowly cooled down again (ramp: 14°C/h). Several heating and cooling cycles around 55 to 65°C were made. The off-white suspension was transferred to a stirred pressure filter and filtered (ECTFE-pad, d = 414 mm, 60 my, Filtration time = 5 min). 10 L of the mother liquor was transferred back into the reactor to wash the crystals from the reactor walls and the obtained slurry was also added to the filter. The collected solid was washed with 2 x 2.5 l heptane, discharged and let dry on the rotovap at 40°C and 4 mbar to obtain the product, (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one; 5.48Kg (91%), 98.0% ee.

Example 3B – Use of Ru Catalyst

[00122] The reaction was performed in a similar manner as described above in Example 3A except the use of a Ru catalyst instead of a Rh catalyst.

[00123] Compound (15) (300 g) was dissolved in THF (2640 g, 10 Vol) in a vessel. In a separate vessel, a solution of [RuCl(p-cymene){(R)-segphos}]Cl (0.439g, 0.0002 eq) in THF (660 g, 2.5 Vol) was prepared. The solutions were premixed in situ and passed through a Plug-flow reactor (PFR). The flow rate for the Compound (15) solution was at 1.555 mL/min and the Ru catalyst solution was at 0.287 mL/min. Residence time in the PFR was 4 hours at 30 °C, with hydrogen pressure of 4.5 MPa. After completion of reaction, the THF solvent was distilled off to give a crude residue. Heptane (1026 g, 5 vol) was added and the resulting mixture was heated to 90 °C. The mixture was seeded with 0.001 eq. of Compound 16S seeds. The mixture was cooled to -15 °C at 20 °C/h. After cooling, heptane (410 g, 2 vol) was added and the solid product was recovered by filtration. The resulting product was dried in a vacuum oven at 35 °C to give (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (281.77 g, 98.2 % ee, 92 % yield).

Example 3C – Analytical Measurements

[00124] Analytical chiral HPLC method for the determination of the conversion, chemoselectivity, and enantiomeric excess of the products from Example 3A and 3B was made under the following conditions

Instrument: Agilent Chemstation 1100

Column: Phenomenex Lux 5u Cellulose-2, 4.6 mm x 250 mm x 5 um, LHS6247 Solvent: Heptane/iPrOH (90:10)

Flow: 1.0 ml/min

Detection: UV (210 nm)

Temperature: 25°C

Sample concentration: 30 μl of reaction solution evaporated, dissolved in 1 mL heptane/iPrOH (80/20)

Injection volume: 10.0 μL, Run time 20 min

Retention times:

5,5–‐dimethyl–3–methylenepyrrolidin–‐2–‐one: 13.8 min (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one: 10.6 min

(R)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one: 12.4 min

Example 4: Synthesis of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one from 5,5-dimethyl-3- methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

[00125] Mandyphos (0.00479 mmol, 0.12 eq) was weighed into a GC vial. In a separate vial Ru(Me-allyl)2(COD) (16.87 mg, 0.0528 mmol) was weighed and dissolved in DCM (1328 µL). In another vial HBF4•Et2O (6.6 µL) and BF3 ^Et2O (2.0 µL) were dissolved in DCM (240 µL). To the GC vial containing the ligand was added, under a flow of argon, the Ru(Me-allyl)2(COD) solution (100 µL; 0.00399 mmol, 0.1eq) and the HBF4•Et2O / BF3 ^Et2O solution (20 µL; 1 eq HBF4 ^Et2O and catalytic BF3 ^Et2O). The resulting mixtures were stirred under a flow of argon for 30 minutes.

[00126] 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one (5 mg, 0.0399 mmol) in EtOH (1 mL) was added. The vials were placed in the hydrogenation apparatus. The apparatus was flushed with H2 (3×) and charged with 5 bar H2. After standing for 45 minutes, the apparatus was placed in an oil bath at temperature of 45°C. The reaction mixtures were stirred overnight under H2.200 µL of the reaction mixture was diluted with MeOH (800 µL) and analyzed for conversion and ee.

1H NMR (400 MHz, Chloroform-d) δ 6.39 (s, 1H), 2.62 (ddq, J = 9.9, 8.6, 7.1 Hz, 1H), 2.17 (ddd, J = 12.4, 8.6, 0.8 Hz, 1H), 1.56 (dd, J = 12.5, 9.9 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.25 (s, 3H), 1.20 (d, J = 7.1 Hz, 3H).

Table 1: IPC method for Asymmetric Hydrogenation

Example 5. Synthesis of (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride from (S)- 3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one

Example 5A

[00127] Anhydrous THF (100ml) was charged to a dry 750ml reactor and the jacket temperature was set to 50°C. Once the vessel contents were at 50°C LiAlH4pellets (10g, 263mmol, 1.34 eq.) were added. The mixture was stirred for 10 minutes, then a solution of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (16S) (25g, 197mmol) in anhydrous THF (100ml) was added dropwise over 45 minutes, maintaining the temperature between 50-60°C. Once the addition was complete the jacket temperature was increased to 68°C and the reaction stirred for 18.5hrs. The reaction mixture was cooled to 30°C then saturated sodium sulfate solution (20.9ml) was added dropwise over 30 minutes, keeping the temperature below 40°C. Vigorous evolution of hydrogen was observed and the reaction mixture thickened but remained mixable. The mixture thinned towards the end of the addition. The mixture was cooled to 20°C, diluted with iPrOAc (100ml) and stirred for an additional 10 minutes. The suspension was then drained and collected through the lower outlet valve, washing through with additional iPrOAc (50ml). The collected suspension was filtered through a celite pad on a sintered glass funnel under suction and washed with iPrOAc (2x50ml).

[00128] The filtrate was transferred back to the cleaned reactor and cooled to 0°C under nitrogen. 4M HCl in dioxane (49.1ml, 197mmol, 1eq.) was then added dropwise over 15 minutes, maintaining the temperature below 20°C. A white precipitate formed. The reactor was then reconfigured for distillation, the jacket temperature was increased to 100 °C, and distillation of solvent was carried out. Additional i-PrOAc (100 mL) was added during concentration, after >100 mL distillate had been collected. Distillation was continued until ~250 mL total distillate was collected, then a Dean-Stark trap was attached and reflux continued for 1 hour. No water was observed to collect. The reaction mixture was cooled to 20 °C and filtered under suction under nitrogen. The filtered solid was washed with i-PrOAc (100 mL), dried under suction in nitrogen, then transferred to a glass dish and dried in a vacuum oven at 40 °C with a nitrogen bleed. (S)-2,2,4-Trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl) was obtained as a white solid (24.2g, 82%).

GC analysis (purity): >99.5%

GC chiral purity: 99.5%

Water content (by KF): 0.074%

Residual solvent (by 1H-NMR): 0.41%

Example 5B

[00129] To a glass lined 120 L reactor was charged LiAlH4 pellets (2.5 kg 66 mol, 1.2 equiv.) and dry THF (60 L) and warmed to 30 °C. To the resulting suspension was

charged (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one (7.0 kg, 54 mol) in THF (25 L) over 2 hours while maintaining the reaction temperature at 30 to 40 °C. After complete addition, the reaction temperature was increased to 60 – 63 °C and maintained overnight. The reaction mixture was cooled to 22 °C and sampled to check for completion, then cautiously quenched with the addition of EtOAc (1.0 L, 10 moles, 0.16 eq) followed by a mixture of THF (3.4 L) and water (2.5 kg, 2.0 eq) then followed by a mixture of water (1.75 kg) with 50 % aqueous sodium hydroxide (750 g, 2 eq water with 1.4 eq sodium hydroxide relative to aluminum), followed by 7.5 L water (6 eq“Fieser” quench). After the addition was completed, the reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and the solid was removed by filtration and washed with THF (3 x 25 L). The filtrate and washings were combined and treated with 5.0 L (58 moles) of aqueous 37% HCl (1.05 equiv.) while maintaining the temperature below 30°C.

[00130] The resultant solution was concentrated by vacuum distillation to a slurry in two equal part lots on the 20 L Buchi evaporator. Isopropanol (8 L) was charged and the solution reconcentrated to near dryness by vacuum distillation. Isopropanol (4 L) was added and the product slurried by warming to about 50 °C. Distillation from Isopropanol continued until water content by KF is≤ 0.1 %. Methyl tertbutyl ether (6 L) was added and the slurry cooled to 2-5 °C. The product was collected by filtration and rinsed with 12 L methyl tert-butyl ether and pulled dry with a strong nitrogen flow and further dried in a vacuum oven (55 °C/300 torr/N2bleed) to afford (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine•HCl as a white, crystalline solid (6.21 kg, 75% yield). 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 9.34 (s, 2H), 3.33 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.4 Hz, 1H), 2.75 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.6 Hz, 1H), 2.50– 2.39 (m, 1H), 1.97 (dd, J = 12.7, 7.7 Hz, 1H), 1.42 (s, 3H), 1.38 (dd, J = 12.8, 10.1 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.05 (d, J = 6.6 Hz, , 3H).

Example 5C

[00131] With efficient mechanical stirring, a suspension of LiAlH4 pellets (100 g 2.65 mol; 1.35 eq.) in THF (1 L; 4 vol. eq.) warmed at a temperature from 20 °C– 36 °C (heat of mixing). A solution of (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one (250 g; 1.97 mol) in THF (1 L; 4 vol. eq.) was added to the suspension over 30 min. while allowing the reaction temperature to rise to ~60 °C. The reaction temperature was increased to near reflux (~68 °C) and maintained for about 16 h. The reaction mixture was cooled to below 40 °C and cautiously quenched with drop-wise addition of a saturated aqueous solution of Na2SO4 (209 mL) over 2 h. After the addition was completed, the reaction mixture was cooled to ambient temperature, diluted with i-PrOAc (1 L), and mixed thoroughly. The solid was removed by filtration (Celite pad) and washed with i-PrOAc (2 x 500 mL). With external cooling and N2 blanket, the filtrate and washings were combined and treated with drop-wise addition of anhydrous 4 M HCl in dioxane (492 mL; 2.95 mol; 1 equiv.) while maintaining the temperature below 20 °C. After the addition was completed (20 min), the resultant suspension was concentrated by heating at reflux (74– 85 °C) and removing the distillate. The suspension was backfilled with i-PrOAc (1 L) during concentration. After about 2.5 L of distillate was collected, a Dean-Stark trap was attached and any residual water was azeotropically removed. The suspension was cooled to below 30 °C when the solid was collected by filtration under a N2 blanket. The solid is dried under N2 suction and further dried in a vacuum oven (55 °C/300 torr/N2 bleed) to afford 261 g (89% yield) of (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine•HCl as a white, crystalline solid. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 9.34 (s, 2H), 3.33 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.4 Hz, 1H), 2.75 (dd, J = 11.4, 8.6 Hz, 1H), 2.50– 2.39 (m, 1H), 1.97 (dd, J = 12.7, 7.7 Hz, 1H), 1.42 (s, 3H), 1.38 (dd, J = 12.8, 10.1 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.05 (d, J = 6.6 Hz, 3H). 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 9.55 (d, J = 44.9 Hz, 2H), 3.52 (ddt, J = 12.1, 8.7, 4.3 Hz, 1H), 2.94 (dq, J = 11.9, 5.9 Hz, 1H), 2.70– 2.51 (m, 1H), 2.02 (dd, J = 13.0, 7.5 Hz, 1H), 1.62 (s, 3H), 1.58– 1.47 (m, 4H), 1.15 (d, J = 6.7 Hz, 3H).

Example 5D

[00132] A 1L four-neck round bottom flask was degassed three times. A 2M solution of LiAlH4 in THF (100 mL) was charged via cannula transfer. (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one (19.0 g) in THF (150 mL) was added dropwise via an addition funnel over 1.5 hours at 50-60 °C, washing in with THF (19 mL). Upon completion of the addition, the reaction was stirred at 60 °C for 8 hours and allowed to cool to room temperature overnight. GC analysis showed <1% starting material remained.

[00133] Deionized water (7.6 mL) was added slowly to the reaction flask at 10-15 °C, followed by 15% potassium hydroxide (7.6 mL). Isopropyl acetate (76 mL) was added, the mixture was stirred for 15 minutes and filtered, washing through with isopropyl acetate (76 mL).

[00134] The filtrate was charged to a clean and dry 500 mL four neck round bottom flask and cooled to 0-5 °C. 36% Hydrochloric acid (15.1 g, 1.0 eq.) was added keeping the temperature below 20 °C. Distillation of the solvent, backfilling with isopropyl acetate (190 mL), was carried out to leave a residual volume of ~85 mL. Karl Fischer analysis = 0.11% w/w H2O. MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) (19 mL) was added at 20-30 °C and the solids were filtered off under nitrogen at 15-20 °C, washing with isopropyl acetate (25 mL) and drying under vacuum at 40-45 °C to give crude (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride as a white crystalline solid (17.4 g, 78% yield). GC purity = 99.5%. Water content = 0.20% w/w. Chiral GC gave an ee of 99.0% (S).

Ruthenium content = 0.004 ppm. Lithium content = 0.07 ppm.

[00135] A portion of the dried crude (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (14.3g) was charged to a clean and dry 250 mL four-neck round bottom flask with isopropanol (14.3 mL) and the mixture held at 80-85 °C (reflux) for 1 hour to give a clear solution. The solution was allowed to cool to 50 °C (solids precipitated on cooling) then MTBE (43 mL) was added and the suspension held at 50-55 °C (reflux) for 3 hours. The solids were filtered off at 10 °C, washing with MTBE (14 mL) and dried under vacuum at 40 °C to give recrystallised (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl) as a white crystallised solid (13.5 g, 94% yield on recrystallisation, 73% yield). GC purity = 99.9%. Water content = 0.11% w/w. Chiral GC gave an ee of 99.6 (S). Ruthenium content = 0.001 ppm. Lithium content = 0.02 ppm.

Example 5E:

[00136] A reactor was charged with lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) (1.20 equiv.) and 2-MeTHF (2-methyltetrahydrofuran) (4.0 vol), and heated to internal temperature of 60 °C while stirring to disperse the LAH. A solution of (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one (1.0 equiv) in 2-MeTHF (6.0 vol) was prepared and stirred at 25 °C to fully dissolve the (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one. The (S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidin-2-one solution was added slowly to the reactor while keeping the off-gassing manageable, followed by rinsing the addition funnel with 2-MeTHF (1.0 vol) and adding it to the reactor. The reaction was stirred at an internal temperature of 60 ± 5 °C for no longer than 6 h. The internal temperature was set to 5 ± 5 °C and the agitation rate was increased. A solution of water (1.35 equiv.) in 2-MeTHF (4.0v) was prepared and added slowly to the reactor while the internal temperature was maintained at or below 25 °C. Additional water (1.35 equiv.) was charged slowly to the reactor while the internal temperature was maintained at or below 25 °C. Potassium hydroxide (0.16 equiv.) in water (0.40 vol) was added to the reactor over no less than 20 min while the temperature was maintained at or below 25 °C. The resulting solids were removed by filtration, and the reactor and cake were washed with 2-MeTHF (2 x 2.5 vol). The filtrate was transferred back to a jacketed

vessel, agitated, and the temperature was adjusted to 15 ± 5 °C. Concentrated aqueous HCl (35-37%, 1.05 equiv.) was added slowly to the filtrate while maintaining the temperature at or below 25 °C and was stirred no less than 30 min. Vacuum was applied and the solution was distilled down to a total of 4.0 volumes while maintaining the internal temperature at or below 55 °C, then 2-MeTHF (6.00 vol) was added to the vessel. The distillation was repeated until Karl Fischer analysis (KF) < 0.20% w/w H2O. Isopropanol was added (3.00 vol), and the temperature was adjusted to 70 °C (65– 75 °C) to achieve a homogenous solution, and stirred for no less than 30 minutes at 70 °C. The solution was cooled to 50 °C (47– 53 °C) over 1 hour and stirred for no less than 1 h, while the temperature was maintained at 50°C (47– 53 °C). The resulting slurry was cooled to -10 °C (-15 to -5°C) linearly over no less than 12 h. The slurry was stirred at -10 °C for no less than 2 h. The solids were isolated via filtration or centrifugation and were washed with a solution of 2-MeTHF (2.25 vol) and IPA (isopropanol) (0.75 vol). The solids were dried under vacuum at 45 ± 5 °C for not less than 6 h to yield (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl).

Example 6: Phase Transfer Catalyst (PTC) Screens for the Synthesis of 5,5- dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

[00137] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (500.0 mg, 3.06 mmol, 1.0 eq.), PTC (0.05 eq.), and chloroform (0.64 g, 0.4 mL, 5.36 mmol, 1.75 eq.) were charged into a vial equipped with a magnetic stir bar. The vial was cooled in an ice bath and a solution of 50 wt% sodium hydroxide (0.98 g, 24.48 mmol, 8.0 eq.) was added dropwise over 2 min. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion as assessed by GC analysis. The reaction mixture was diluted with DCM (2.0 mL, 4.0v) and H2O (3.0 mL, 6.0v). The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (1.0 mL, 2.0v). The organic phases were combined and 2 M hydrochloric acid (0.17 g, 2.3 mL, 4.59 mmol, 1.5 eq.) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion and assessed by HPLC. The aqueous phase was saturated with NaCl and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (1.0 mL, 2.0v) twice, the

organic phases were combined, and 50 mg of biphenyl in 2 mL of MeCN was added as an internal HPLC standard. Solution yield was assessed by HPLC. Reaction results are summarized in Table 2.

Table 2

Example 7: Solvent Screens for the Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3- methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

[00138] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (500.0 mg, 3.06 mmol, 1.0 eq.), tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (0.12 g, 0.153 mmol, 0.050 eq), chloroform (0.64 g, 0.4 mL, 5.36 mmol, 1.75 eq.), and solvent (2 vol. or 4 vol., as shown in Table 3 below) were charged into a vial equipped with a magnetic stir bar. The vial was cooled in an ice bath and a solution of 50 wt% sodium hydroxide (0.98 g, 24.48 mmol, 8.0 eq.) was added drop wise over 2 min. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion and assessed by GC analysis. The reaction mixture was diluted with DCM (2.0 mL, 4.0v) and H2O (3.0 mL, 6.0v). The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (1.0 mL, 2.0v). The organic phases were combined and 2 M hydrochloric acid (0.17 g, 2.3 mL, 4.59 mmol, 1.5 eq.) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion, assessed by HPLC. The aqueous phase was saturated with NaCl and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (1.0 mL,

2.0v) twice, the organic phases were combined, and 50 mg of biphenyl in 2 mL of MeCN was added as an internal HPLC standard. Solution yield was assessed by HPLC.

Reaction results are summarized in Table 3.

Table 3

Example 8: Base Screens for the Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin- 2-one

[00139] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (500.0 mg, 3.06 mmol, 1.0 eq.), tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (0.12 g, 0.153 mmol, 0.050 eq), and chloroform (0.64 g, 0.4 mL, 5.36 mmol, 1.75 eq.) were charged into a vial equipped with a magnetic stir bar. The vial was cooled in an ice bath, and a solution of an amount wt% sodium hydroxide as shown in Table 4 below in water (0.98 g, 24.48 mmol, 8.0 eq.) was added drop wise over 2 min. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion and assessed by GC analysis. The reaction mixture was diluted with DCM (2.0 mL, 4.0v) and H2O (3.0 mL, 6.0v). The phases were separated and the aqueous phase is extracted with DCM (1.0 mL, 2.0v). The organic phases were combined and 2 M hydrochloric acid (0.17 g, 2.3 mL, 4.59 mmol, 1.5 eq.) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion, assessed by HPLC. The aqueous phase was saturated with NaCl and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (1.0 mL, 2.0v) twice, the organic phases were combined, and 50 mg of biphenyl in 2 mL of MeCN was added as

an internal HPLC standard. Solution yield was assessed by HPLC. Reaction results are summarized in Table 4.

Table 4

Example 9: Various Amounts of Phase Transfer Catalyst (PTC) for the Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

[00140] In this experiment, various amounts of PTCs were tested as described below: Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (0.01 eq.), TBAB (0.01 eq.), Tributylmethylammonium chloride (0.01 eq.), Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (0.02 eq.), TBAB (0.02 eq.), Tributylmethylammonium chloride (0.02 eq.), Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide (0.03 eq.), TBAB (0.03 eq.), Tributylmethylammonium chloride (0.03 eq.).

[00141] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (500.0 mg, 3.06 mmol, 1.0 eq.), PTC (0.12 g, 0.153 mmol, 0.050 eq), and chloroform (1.75 eq.) were charged into a vial equipped with a magnetic stir bar. The vial was cooled in an ice bath, and a solution of 50 wt% sodium hydroxide (0.98 g, 24.48 mmol, 8.0 eq.) was added drop wise over 2 min. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion, assessed by GC analysis. The reaction mixture was diluted with DCM (2.0 mL, 4.0v) and H2O (3.0 mL, 6.0v). The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (1.0 mL, 2.0v). The organic phases were combined and 2 M hydrochloric acid (0.17 g, 2.3 mL, 4.59 mmol, 1.5 eq.) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred until completion, assessed by

HPLC. The aqueous phase was saturated with NaCl and the phases were separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with DCM (1.0 mL, 2.0v) twice, the organic phases were combined, and 50 mg of biphenyl in 2 mL of MeCN was added as an internal HPLC standard. Solution yield was assessed by HPLC. The reaction results are summarized in Table 5.

Table 5

Example 10: Preparation of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one hydrochloride (14•HCl)

[00142] 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinone (14) (30 g, 193.2 mmol, 1.0 eq) was charged to a 500 mL nitrogen purged three necked round bottomed flask equipped with condenser. IPA (300 mL, 10 vol) was added to the flask and the mixture heated to 60 °C until dissolved.

[00143] To the solution at 60 °C was added 5-6 M HCl in IPA (40 mL, 214.7 mmol, 1.1 eq) over 10 min and the resulting suspension stirred at 60 °C for 30 min then allowed to cool to ambient temperature. The suspension was stirred at ambient temperature overnight, then filtered under vacuum and washed with IPA (3 x 60 mL, 3 x 2 vol). The cream colored solid was dried on the filter under vacuum for 10 min.

[00144] The wet cake was charged to a 1 L nitrogen purged three necked round bottomed flask equipped with condenser. IPA (450 mL, 15 vol) was added to the flask and the suspension heated to 80 °C until dissolved. The mixture was allowed to cool slowly to ambient temperature over 3 h and the resulting suspension stirred overnight at ambient temperature.

[00145] The suspension was filtered under vacuum, washed with IPA (60 mL, 2 vol) and dried on the filter under vacuum for 30 min. The resulting product was dried in a vacuum oven at 40 °C over the weekend to give 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one hydrochloride (14•HCl) a white crystalline solid, 21.4 g, 64% yield.

Example 11: Synthesis of (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl) from (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (16S)

[00146] Each reactor was charged with (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (16S) in THF, H2, and the catalyst shown in the below table. The reactor was heated to 200 °C and pressurized to 60 bar, and allowed to react for 12 hours. GC analysis showed that (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine was produced in the columns denoted by“+.”

[00147] A 2.5% solution of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (16S) in THF was flowed at 0.05 mL/min into a packed bed reactor prepacked with 2% Pt-0.5%Sn/SiO2 catalyst immobilized on silica gel. H2 gas was also flowed into the packed bed reactor at 20 mL/min. The reaction was carried out at 130 °C under 80 bar pressure with a WHSV (Weigh Hourly Space Velocity) of 0.01-0.02 h-1. The product feed was collected in a batch tank and converted to (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine HCl in batch mode: 36% Hydrochloric acid (1.1 eq.) was added keeping the temperature below 20 °C. Distillation of the solvent, backfilling with isopropyl acetate (4v), was carried out to leave a residual volume of 5v. Karl Fischer analysis < 0.2% w/w H2O. MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) (1v) was added at 20-30 °C and the solids were filtered off under nitrogen at 15-20 °C, washing with isopropyl acetate (1.5v) and drying under vacuum at 40-45 °C to give (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl) as a white crystalline solid (74.8% yield, 96.1% ee).

Alternate synthesis

[00148] A 2.5% solution of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (16S) in THF was flowed at 0.05 mL/min into a packed bed reactor prepacked with 4% Pt-2%Sn/TiO2catalyst immobilized on silica gel. H2 gas was also flowed into the packed bed reactor at 20 mL/min. The reaction was carried out at 200 °C under 50 bar pressure with a WHSV (Weigh Hourly Space Velocity) of 0.01-0.02 h-1. The product feed was collected in a batch tank and converted to (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine HCl in batch mode: 36% Hydrochloric acid (1.1 eq.) was added keeping the temperature below 20 °C. Distillation of the solvent, backfilling with isopropyl acetate (4v), was carried out to leave a residual volume of 5v. Karl Fischer analysis < 0.2% w/w H2O. MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) (1v) was added at 20-30 °C and the solids were filtered off under nitrogen at 15-20 °C, washing with isopropyl acetate (1.5v) and drying under vacuum at 40-45 °C to give (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl) as a white crystalline solid (88.5% yield, 29.6% ee).

Alternate synthesis

[00149] A 2.5% solution of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (16S) in THF was flowed at 0.05 mL/min into a packed bed reactor prepacked with 2% Pt-0.5%Sn/TiO2 catalyst immobilized on silica gel. H2 gas was also flowed into the packed bed reactor at 20 mL/min. The reaction was carried out at 150 °C under 50 bar pressure with a WHSV (Weigh Hourly Space Velocity) of 0.01-0.02 h-1. The product feed was collected in a batch tank and converted to (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine HCl in batch mode: 36% Hydrochloric acid (1.1 eq.) was added keeping the temperature below 20 °C. Distillation of the solvent, backfilling with isopropyl acetate (4v), was carried out to leave a residual volume of 5v. Karl Fischer analysis < 0.2% w/w H2O. MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) (1v) was added at 20-30 °C and the solids were filtered off under nitrogen at 15-20 °C, washing with isopropyl acetate (1.5v) and drying under vacuum at 40-45 °C to give (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl) as a white crystalline solid (90.9% yield, 98.0% ee).

Alternate synthesis

[00150] A 2.5% solution of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (16S) in THF was flowed at 0.03 mL/min into a packed bed reactor prepacked with 2% Pt-8%Sn/TiO2catalyst immobilized on silica gel. H2 gas was also flowed into the packed bed reactor at 40 mL/min. The reaction was carried out at 180 °C under 55 bar pressure with a residence time of 6 min. The product feed was collected in a batch tank and converted to (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine HCl in batch mode: 36% Hydrochloric acid (1.1 eq.) was added keeping the temperature below 20 °C. Distillation of the solvent, backfilling with isopropyl acetate (4v), was carried out to leave a residual volume of 5v. Karl Fischer analysis < 0.2% w/w H2O. MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) (1v) was added at 20-30 °C and the solids were filtered off under nitrogen at 15-20 °C, washing with isopropyl acetate (1.5v) and drying under vacuum at 40-45 °C to give (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride (17S•HCl) as a white crystalline solid (90.4% yield, 96.8% ee).

Example 12: Preparation of N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3- trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4- trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (Compound 1)


Compound 1

I. Preparation of Starting Materials:

A. Synthesis of 3,3,3-Trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropionic acid (31), morpholine salt:

Step 1: tert-Butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane (28)

[00151] A 2L 3-necked round-bottom flask, equipped with a J-Kem thermocouple and an overhead stirrer, was purged with nitrogen for >20 minutes. Hexyllithium solution (2.3 M in hexanes; 1.05 equiv; 0.260 L, 597 mmol) was transferred into the flask via cannula. The flask was then cooled to–65°C in a dry ice/isopropyl alcohol bath and diisopropylamine (1.05 equiv; 0.842 L; 597mmol) was added via an addition funnel, and the internal temperature was maintained at–40 ±5 °C. Once the diisopropylamine addition was complete, tetrahydrofuran (THF) (0.423 L; 6.4 vol) was added to the reactor and the reaction was warmed to room temperature and stirred for 15 minutes. The solution was then cooled to–60 °C and ethyl isobutyrate (1.0 equiv; 0.754 L; 568 mmol) was added dropwise maintaining the temperature below–45 °C. 1,3-Dimethyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2(1H)-pyrimidinone (DMPU) (0.9 equiv; 0.616 L; 511 mmol) was then added dropwise to the reaction flask and the temperature was maintained below–45 °C. In a separate flask, tert-butyldimethylsilyl chloride (TBSCl) (1.05 equiv; 89.9 g; 597 mmol) was dissolved in THF (2.2 vol w.r.t. TBSCl) and then added to the 2L reactor. The internal temperature was maintained at≤–30°C during the addition of the TBSCl solution. The resulting reaction mixture was allowed to warm to room

temperature and stirred overnight under inert atmosphere. The reaction solution was transferred to a 2L one-neck round-bottom flask. Additional THF (50 mL, x 2) was used to rinse and transfer. The solution was concentrated in vacuo to remove most of the THF. Hexanes were added to the concentrated tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane (500 mL). The organic phase was washed with three times with water (500 mL x 3), to remove salts. The organic layer was dried over Na2SO4 (100 g). The solution was filtered and the waste cake washed with additional hexanes (100 mL). The resulting hexanes solution of tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane was concentrated in vacuo. A quantitative 1H-NMR assay was performed with benzyl benzoate as an internal standard. The quantitative NMR assay indicated that 108.6 grams of tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane (83% yield) was present, and that 1.2 mol% of ethyl isobutyrate relative to tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane was also present. The resulting tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane solution was used without further purification for the photochemical reaction of Step 2.  Step 2: 3,3,3-Trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropionic acid (31), morpholine salt

[00152] Stock solution A: The concentrated tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1- yl)oxy)dimethylsilane (198 g; 0.86 mol) was dissolved in acetonitrile (895 g; 1.14 L; 5.8 vol) to give a cloudy, yellow solution that was then filtered. The density of the clear, filtered solution was measured to be 0.81 g/mL and the molar concentration was calculated to be 0.6 M. This is referred to as stock solution A (substrate).

[00153] Stock solution B: The catalyst and reagent solution was prepared by dissolving Ru(bpy)3Cl2 hexahydrate in acetonitrile, followed by adding ethanol and pyrrolidine to give a red-colored solution (density measured: 0.810 g/mL). The molar concentration of the catalyst was calculated to be 0.00172 M. The molar concentration of the solution with respect to EtOH/pyrrolidine was calculated to be ~2.3 M. See Table 6.

Table 6

(i) Photochemical Trifluoromethylation

[00154] CF3I gas was delivered to the reactor directly from the lecture bottle using a regulator and mass flow controller. Stock solutions A and B were pumped at 6.7 g/min and 2.07 g/min, respectively, to mix in a static mixer. The resulting solution was then combined with CF3I in a static mixer. The CF3I was metered into the reactor via a mass flow controller at 2.00 g/min (2 equiv). Liquid chromatography (LC) assay indicated that 1.0% of the tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane was left unreacted. Details of the reaction parameters are shown in the table below. The reaction stream was passed through the 52 mL photoreactor while being irradiated with the 800 W 440-445 LED light source. The first 5 minutes of eluent was discarded. Thereafter the eluent was collected for a total of 3.05 hours. A total of ~2.3 L of solution was collected during the reaction (~1.06 mol). See Table 7.

Table 7

(ii) Saponification & Salt Formation

[00155] The saponication of the crude solution (4.1 L, from 1.60 mol tert-butyl((1-ethoxy-2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)oxy)dimethylsilane) was carried out in a 5L 4-necked round-bottomed flask in 2 roughly equal size batches using 15 wt% NaOH (aq) (total ~320g NaOH) at 50 °C for 2-4 h. Upon completion of the reaction determined by gas chromatography (GC) analysis, the re-combined batches were cooled to room

temperature and hexanes (500 mL) and toluene (500 mL) were added to give a clear phase separation. The top organic layer was washed with half-brine (1 L) and combined with the first portion of the product-containing aqueous solution (4.5 L). The combined aqueous stream was washed with hexanes (500 mL) and concentrated to 2-3 L to remove a majority of volatile acetonitrile. To the aqueous phase was added concentrated HCl (1 L, 12 N) and the resulting mixture was extracted with hexanes (4 x 1 L). The combined hexanes extracts were washed with half brine (2 x 500 mL) and concentrated to give an oil (216 g). The oil was dissolved in THF (580 mL), and morpholine (120 mL, 1.0 equiv) was added slowly via an addition funnel. Upon completion of addition, the batch was seeded (0.5-1 g) with morpholine salt, and the seeds were held and allowed to thicken over 30 min. Hexanes (1660 mL) were added over ~ 2 h, and the mixture was aged for another 3 h. The batch was filtered, washed with hexanes (~500 mL) in portions and dried under vacuum/dry air flush to give 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethylpropionic acid, morpholine salt as a white solid (283 g, 73%).1H NMR (400 MHz, CD3OD) δ 3.84-3.86 (m, 4H), 3.15-3.18 (m, 4H), 1.33 (s, 6H); 19F NMR (376 MHz, CD3OD): δ -75.90 (s, 3F).

B. Synthesis of 3,3,3-Trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propan-1-ol (5)

[00156] A 1 L 3 neck round bottom flask was fitted with a mechanical stirrer, a cooling bath, an addition funnel, and a J-Kem temperature probe. The vessel was charged with lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) pellets (6.3 g, 0.1665 mol) under a nitrogen atmosphere. The vessel was then charged with tetrahydrofuran (200 mL) under a nitrogen atmosphere. The mixture was allowed to stir at room temperature for 0.5 hours to allow the pellets to dissolve. The cooling bath was then charged with crushed ice in water and the reaction temperature was lowered to 0 oC. The addition funnel was charged with a solution of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propanoic acid (20 g, 0.1281 mol) in tetrahydrofuran (60 mL) and the clear pale yellow solution was added drop wise over 1 hour. After the addition was complete the mixture was allowed to slowly warm to room temperature and stirring was continued for 24 hours. The suspension was cooled to 0 oC with a crushed ice-water in the cooling bath and then quenched by the very slow and drop wise addition of water (6.3 ml), followed by sodium hydroxide solution (15 weight %; 6.3 mL) and then finally with water (18.9 mL). The reaction temperature of the resulting white suspension was recorded at 5 oC. The suspension was stirred at ~5 oC for 30 minutes and then filtered through a 20 mm layer of Celite. The filter cake was washed with tetrahydrofuran (2 x 100 mL). The filtrate was dried over sodium sulfate (150 g) and then filtered. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to provide a clear colorless oil (15 g) containing a mixture of the product 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propan-1-ol in THF (73 % weight of product ~10.95g, and 27 wt.% THF as determined by 1H-NMR). The distillate from the rotary evaporation was distilled at atmospheric pressure using a 30 cm Vigreux column to provide 8.75 g of a residue containing 60 % weight of THF and 40 % weight of product (~3.5 g), which corresponds to 14.45 g (79% yield).1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 4.99 (t, J = 5.7 Hz, 1H), 3.38 (dd, J = 5.8, 0.9 Hz, 2H), 1.04 (d, J = 0.9 Hz, 6H).

C. Synthesis of tert-Butyl 3-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carboxylate (22)

[00157] A 50L Syrris controlled reactor was started and the jacket was set to 20 °C, stirring at 150 rpm, reflux condenser (10 °C) and nitrogen purge. MeOH (2.860 L) and methyl (E)-3-methoxyprop-2-enoate (2.643 kg, 22.76 mol) were added and the reactor was capped. The reaction was heated to an internal temperature of 40 °C and the system was set to hold jacket temp at 40 °C. Hydrazine hydrate (1300 g of 55 %w/w, 22.31 mol) was added portion wise via addition funnel over 30 min. The reaction was heated to 60 ^C for 1 h. The reaction mixture was cooled to 20 ^C and triethylamine (2.483 kg, 3.420 L, 24.54 mol) was added portion wise, maintaining reaction temp <30 °C. A solution of Boc anhydride (di-tert-butyl dicarbonate) (4.967 kg, 5.228 L, 22.76 mol) in MeOH (2.860 L) was added portion wise maintaining temperature <45 °C. The reaction mixture was stirred at 20 ^C for 16 h. The reaction solution was partially concentrated to remove MeOH, resulting in a clear light amber oil. The resulting oil was transferred to the 50L reactor, stirred and added water (7.150 L) and heptane (7.150 L). The additions caused a small amount of the product to precipitate. The aqueous layer was drained into a clean container and the interface and heptane layer were filtered to separate the solid (product). The aqueous layer was transferred back to the reactor, and the collected solid was placed back into the reactor and mixed with the aqueous layer. A dropping funnel was added to the reactor and loaded with acetic acid (1.474 kg, 1.396 L, 24.54 mol), then began dropwise addition of acid. The jacket was set to 0 °C to absorb the quench exotherm. After addition (pH=5), the reaction mixture was stirred for 1 h. The solid was collected by filtration and washed with water (7.150 L) and washed a second time with water (3.575 L) and pulled dry. The crystalline solid was scooped out of the filter into a 20L rotovap bulb and heptane (7.150 L) was added. The mixture was slurried at 45 °C for 30 mins, and then 1-2 volumes of solvent was distilled off. The slurry in the rotovap flask was filtered and the solids washed with heptane (3.575 L) and pulled dry. The solid was further dried in vacuo (50 °C, 15 mbar) to give tert-butyl 5-oxo-1H-pyrazole-2-carboxylate (2921 g, 71%) as coarse solid.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 10.95 (s, 1H), 7.98 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 5.90 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 1.54 (s, 9H).

II. Preparation of Compound I

Step A: tert-Butyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazole-1-carboxylate (23)

[00158] A mixture of 3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propan-1-ol (10 g, 70.36 mmol) and tert-butyl 3-hydroxypyrazole-1-carboxylate (12.96 g, 70.36 mmol) in toluene (130 mL) was treated with triphenyl phosphine (20.30 g, 77.40 mmol) followed by isopropyl N-

isopropoxycarbonyliminocarbamate (14.99 mL, 77.40 mmol) and the mixture was stirred at 110 °C for 16 hours. The yellow solution was concentrated under reduced pressure, diluted with heptane (100mL) and the precipitated triphenylphosphine oxide was removed by filtration and washed with heptane/toluene 4:1 (100mL). The yellow filtrate was evaporated and the residue purified by silica gel chromatography with a linear gradient of ethyl acetate in hexane (0-40%) to give tert-butyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazole-1-carboxylate (12.3 g, 57%) as an off white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.308.13477, found 309.0 (M+1) +; Retention time: 1.84 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.10 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H), 6.15 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H), 4.18 (s, 2H), 1.55 (s, 9H), 1.21 (s, 6H).

Step B: 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole (7)

[00159] tert-Butyl 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazole-1-carboxylate (13.5 g, 43.79 mmol) was treated with 4 M hydrogen chloride in dioxane (54.75 mL, 219.0 mmol) and the mixture was stirred at 45 °C for 1 hour. The reaction mixture was evaporated to dryness and the residue was extracted with 1 M aqueous NaOH (100ml) and methyl tert-butyl ether (100ml), washed with brine (50ml) and extracted with methyl tert-butyl ether (50ml). The combined organic phases were dried, filtered and evaporated to give 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole (9.0 g, 96%) as an off white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.208.08235, found 209.0 (M+1) +; Retention time: 1.22 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 11.91 (s, 1H), 7.52 (d, J = 2.2 Hz, 1H), 5.69 (t, J = 2.3 Hz, 1H), 4.06 (s, 2H), 1.19 (s, 6H).

Step C: tert-Butyl 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylate (25)

[00160] A solution of 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylic acid (10 g, 52.08 mmol) in THF (210 mL) was treated successively with di-tert-butyl dicarbonate (17 g, 77.89 mmol) and 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine (3.2 g, 26.19 mmol) and left to stir overnight at room temperature. At this point, HCl 1N (400 mL) was added and the mixture was stirred vigorously for about 10 minutes. The product was extracted with ethyl acetate (2x300mL) and the combined organics layers were washed with water (300 mL) and brine (150 mL) and dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated under reduced pressure to give 12.94 g (96% yield) of tert-butyl 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylate as a colorless oil. ESI-MS m/z calc.247.01668, found 248.1 (M+1) +; Retention time: 2.27 minutes.1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCl3) ppm 1.60 (s, 9H), 7.30 (d, J=7.9 Hz, 1H), 8.05 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1H).

Step D: tert-Butyl 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylate (26)

[00161] To a solution of tert-butyl 2,6-dichloropyridine-3-carboxylate (10.4 g, 41.9 mmol) and 3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)-1H-pyrazole (9.0 g, 41.93 mmol) in DMF (110 mL) were added potassium carbonate (7.53 g, 54.5 mmol) and 1,4-diazabicyclo[2.2.2]octane (706 mg, 6.29 mmol) and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 16 hours. The cream suspension was cooled in a cold water bath and cold water (130 mL) was slowly added. The thick suspension was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour, filtered and washed with plenty of water to give tert-butyl 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylate (17.6 g, 99%) as an off white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.419.12234, found 420.0 (M+1) +; Retention time: 2.36 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.44 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 8.31 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 7.76 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 6.26 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 4.27 (s, 2H), 1.57 (s, 9H), 1.24 (s, 6H).

Step E: 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid (10)

[00162] tert-Butyl 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylate (17.6 g, 40.25 mmol) was suspended in isopropanol (85 mL) treated with hydrochloric acid (34 mL of 6 M, 201 mmol) and heated to reflux for 3 hours (went almost complete into solution at reflux and started to precipitate again). The suspension was diluted with water (51 mL) at reflux and left to cool to room temperature under stirring for 2.5 h. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with

isopropanol/water 1:1 (50mL), plenty of water and dried in a drying cabinet under vacuum at 45-50 °C with a nitrogen bleed overnight to give 2-chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid (13.7 g, 91%) as an off white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.363.05975, found 364.0 (M+1) +; Retention time: 1.79 minutes. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 13.61 (s, 1H), 8.44 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 8.39 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 7.77 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 6.25 (d, J = 2.9 Hz, 1H), 4.28 (s, 2H), 1.24 (s, 6H).

Step F: 2-Chloro-N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (13)

[00163] 2-Chloro-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid (100 mg, 0.2667 mmol) and CDI (512 mg, 3.158 mmol) were combined in THF (582.0 µL) and the mixture was stirred at room temperature. Meanwhile, 1,3-dimethylpyrazole-4-sulfonyl chloride (62 mg, 0.3185 mmol) was combined with ammonia (in methanol) in a separate vial, instantly forming a white solid. After stirring for an additional 20 min, the volatiles were removed by evaporation, and 1 mL of dichloromethane was added to the solid residue, and was also evaporated. DBU (100 µL, 0.6687 mmol) was then added and the mixture stirred at 60 °C for 5 minutes, followed by addition of THF (1 mL) which was subsequently evaporated. The contents of the vial containing the CDI activated carboxylic acid in THF were then added to the vial containing the newly formed sulfonamide and DBU, and the reaction mixture was stirred for 4 hours at room temperature. The reaction mixture was diluted with 10 mL of ethyl acetate, and washed with 10 mL solution of citric acid (1 M). The aqueous layer was extracted with ethyl acetate (2x 10 mL) and the combined organics were washed with brine, dried over sodium sulfate, and concentrated to give 2-chloro-N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide as white solid (137 mg, 99%) that was used in the next step without further purification. ESI-MS m/z calc.520.09076, found 521.1 (M+1) +;

Retention time: 0.68 minutes.

Step G: N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (Compound 1)

[00164] 2-Chloro-N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (137 mg, 0.2630 mmol), (4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine (Hydrochloride salt) (118 mg, 0.7884 mmol), and potassium carbonate (219 mg, 1.585 mmol) were combined in DMSO (685.0 µL) and the mixture was heated at 130 ^C for 16 hours. The reaction was cooled to room temperature, and 1 mL of water was added. After stirring for 15 minutes, the contents of the vial were allowed to settle, and the liquid portion was removed via pipet and the remaining solids were dissolved with 20 mL of ethyl acetate and were washed with 1 M citric acid (15 mL). The layers were separated and the aqueous layer was extracted two additional times with 15 mL of ethyl acetate. The organics were combined, washed with brine, dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated. The resulting solid was further purified by silica gel chromatography eluting with a gradient of methanol in dichloromethane (0-10%) to give N-(1,3-dimethylpyrazol-4-yl)sulfonyl-6-[3-(3,3,3-trifluoro-2,2-dimethyl-propoxy)pyrazol-1-yl]-2-[(4S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidin-1-yl]pyridine-3-carboxamide (72 mg, 41%) as a white solid. ESI-MS m/z calc.597.2345, found 598.3 (M+1) +; Retention time: 2.1 minutes.1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO) δ 12.36 (s, 1H), 8.37 (s, 1H), 8.22 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 7.74 (d, J = 8.2 Hz, 1H), 6.93 (d, J = 8.2 Hz, 1H), 6.17 (d, J = 2.8 Hz, 1H), 4.23 (s, 2H), 3.81 (s, 3H), 2.56 (d, J = 10.4 Hz, 1H), 2.41 (t, J = 8.7 Hz, 1H), 2.32 (s, 3H), 2.18 (dd, J = 12.4, 6.1 Hz, 1H), 1.87 (dd, J = 11.7, 5.5 Hz, 1H), 1.55 (d, J = 11.2 Hz, 6H), 1.42 (t, J = 12.0 Hz, 1H), 1.23 (s, 6H), 0.81 (d, J = 6.2 Hz, 3H).

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CC1CC(N(C1)C2=C(C=CC(=N2)N3C=CC(=N3)OCC(C)(C)C(F)(F)F)C(=O)NS(=O)(=O)C4=CN(N=C4C)C)(C)C

MITAPIVAT


Structure of MITAPIVAT

Mitapivat

MITAPIVAT

CAS 1260075-17-9

MF C24H26N4O3S
MW 450.55

8-Quinolinesulfonamide, N-[4-[[4-(cyclopropylmethyl)-1-piperazinyl]carbonyl]phenyl]-

N-[4-[[4-(Cyclopropylmethyl)-1-piperazinyl]carbonyl]phenyl]-8-quinolinesulfonamide

  • Originator Agios Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antianaemics; Piperazines; Quinolines; Small molecules; Sulfonamides
  • Mechanism of Action Pyruvate kinase stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Inborn error metabolic disorders
  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Phase III Inborn error metabolic disorders
  • Phase II  Thalassaemia
  • 27 Feb 2019 Agios Pharmaceuticals plans a phase III trial for Inborn error metabolic disorders (Pyruvate kinase deficiency) (Treatment-experienced) in the US, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and United Kingdom in March 2019 (NCT03853798) (EudraCT2018-003459-39)
  • 11 Dec 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Thalassaemia in Canada (PO) (NCT03692052)
  • 29 Aug 2018 Chemical structure information added

Activator of pyruvate kinase isoenzyme M2 (PKM2), an enzyme involved in glycolysis. Since all tumor cells exclusively express the embryonic M2 isoform of PK, it is hypothesized that PKM2 is a potential target for cancer therapy. Modulation of PKM2 might also be effective in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, autoimmune conditions, and antiproliferation-dependent diseases.

Agios Pharmaceuticals is developing AG-348 (in phase 3 , in June 2019), an oral small-molecule allosteric activator of the red blood cell-specific form of pyruvate kinase (PK-R), for treating PK deficiency and non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia.

SYN

WO 20100331307

str1

CAS 59878-57-8 TO CAS 57184-25-5

Eisai Co., Ltd., EP1508570,  Lithium aluminium hydride (770 mg, 20.3 mmol) was suspended in tetrahydrofuran (150 mL), 1-(cyclopropylcarbonyl)piperazine (1.56 g, 10.1 mmol) was gradually added thereto, and the reaction mixture was heated under reflux for 30 minutes. The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature, and 0.8 mL of water, 0.8 mL of a 15percent aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide and 2.3 mL of water were seque ntially gradually added thereto. The precipitated insoluble matter was removed by filtration through Celite, and the filtrate was evaporated to give the title compound (1.40g) as a colorless oil. The product was used for the synthesis of (8E,12E,14E)-7-((4-cyclopropylmethylpiperazin-1-yl)carbonyl)oxy-3,6,16,21-tetrahydroxy-6,10,12,16,20-pentamethyl-18,19-epoxytricosa-8,12,14-trien-11-olide (the co mpound of Example 27) without further purification.1H-NMR Spectrum (CDCl3,400MHz) delta(ppm): 0.09-0.15(2H,m), 0.48-0.56(2H,m),0.82-0.93(1H,m),2.25(2H,d,J=7.2Hz) 2.48-2.65(4H,m),2.90-2.99(4H,m).

str1

CAS 91-22-5 TO CAD 18704-37-5

chlorosulfonic acid;

Russian Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol. 36, 6, (2000), p. 851 – 853

Yield : 52%1-Step Reaction

NMR

US2010/331307

dimethylsulfoxide-d6, 1H

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ: 1.2 (t, 2H), 1.3 (t, 2H), 1.31-1.35 (m, 1H), 2.40 (s, 2H), 3.68 (br s, 4H), 3.4-3.6 (m, 4H), 7.06 (m, 6H), 7.25-7.42 (m, 3H), 9.18 (s, 1H) 10.4 (s, 1H)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ: 0.04-0.45 (m, 2H), 0.61-0.66 (m, 2H), 1.4-1.6 (m, 1H), 2.21-2.38 (m, 4H), 2.61 (d, 2H), 3.31-3.61 (br s, 4H), 6.94-7.06 (m, 4H), 7.40 (d, 2H), 7.56-7.63 (m, 2H), 8.28 (d, 1H), 9.18 (s, 1H), 10.4 (s, 1H)

Development Overview

Introduction

Mitapivat (designated AG 348), an orally available, first-in-class, small molecule stimulator of pyruvate kinase (PK), is being developed by Agios Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of pyruvate kinase deficiency (Inborn error metabolic disorders in development table) and thalassemia. Mitapivat is designed to activate the wild-type (normal) and mutated PK-R (the isoform of pyruvate kinase that is present in erythrocytes), in order to correct the defects in red cell glycolysis found within mutant cells. Clinical development is underway for inborn error metabolic disorders in the US, Spain and Denmark and for Thalassaemia in Canada.

Mitapivat emerged from Agios’ research programme focussed on the discovery of small molecule therapeutics for inborn metabolic disorders [see Adis Insight Drug Profile 800036791].

Key Development Milestones

In April 2017, the US FDA granted fast track designation to mitapivat for the treatment of pyruvate kinase deficiency 

In June 2018, Agios Pharmaceuticals initiated the phase III ACTIVATE trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of orally administered mitapivat as compared with placebo in participants with pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKD), who are not regularly receiving blood transfusions (NCT03548220; AG348-C-006). The randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled global trial intends to enrol 80 patients in the US, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand and United Kingdom. The study design has two parts. Part 1 is a dose optimisation period where patients start at 5mg of mitapivat or placebo twice daily, with the flexibility to titrate up to 20mg or 50mg twice daily over a three month period to establish their individual optimal dose, as measured by maximum increase in hemoglobin levels. After the dose optimisation period, patients will receive their optimal dose for an additional three months in part 2. The primary endpoint of the study is the proportion of patients who achieve at least a 1.5 g/dL increase in haemoglobin sustained over multiple visits in part 2 of the trial 

In February 2018, Agios Pharmaceuticals initiated the phase III ACTIVATE-T trial to assess the efficacy and safety of mitapivat in regularly transfused adult subjects with pyruvate kinase deficiency (Inborn error metabolism disorders in development table) (EudraCT2017-003803-22; AG348-C-007). The open label trial will enrol approximately 20 patients in Denmark and Spain and will expand to Canada, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the UK and the US 

In December 2018, Agios Pharmaceuticals initiated a phase II study to assess the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of mitapivat (50mg and 100mg) for the treatment of patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (AG348-C-010; EudraCT2018-002217-35; NCT03692052). This study will include a 24-week core period followed by a 2-year extension period for eligible participants. The open-label trial intends to enrol approximately 17 patients. Enrolment has been initiated in Canada and may expand to the US and the UK 

Agios Pharmaceuticals, in June 2015 initiated the phase II DRIVE PK trial to evaluate the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of mitapivat in adult transfusion-independent patients with pyruvate kinase deficiency (Inborn error metabolism disorders in development table) (AG348-C-003; NCT02476916). The trial will include two arms with 25 patients each. The patients in the first arm will receive 50mg twice daily, and the patients in the second arm will receive 300mg twice daily. The study will include a six-month dosing period with the opportunity for continued treatment beyond six months based on safety and clinical activity. The open-label, randomised trial completed enrolment of targeted 52 patients in the US, in November 2016. Preliminary data from the trial was presented at the 21st Congress of the European Haematology Association (EHA-2016). Updated results were presented by Agios at the 58th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Haematology in December 2016. Based on results of the DRIVE PK trial, Agios plans to develop a registration path for mitapivat. Updated data from the trial was presented at the 22nd Congress of the European Haematology Association (EHA-2017) 

In December 2017, Agios pharmaceuticals presented updated safety and efficacy data from this trial at the 59th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH- Hem 2017). Results showed that chronic daily dosing with mitapivat has been well tolerated and has resulted in clinically relevant, durable increases in Hb and reductions in markers of haemolysis across a range of doses 

In June 2018, Agios Pharmaceuticals completed a phase I trial in healthy male volunteers to assess the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and absolute bioavailability of AG 348 (AG348-C-009; NCT03703505). Radiolabelled analytes of AG 348 ([14C]AG 348 and [13C6]AG 348) were administered in a single oral and intravenous dose on day 1. The open label trial was initiated in May 2018 and enrolled 8 volunteers in the US 

In November 2017, Agios Pharmaceuticals completed a phase I trial that evaluated the relative bioavailability and safety of the mitapivat tablet and capsule formulations after single-dose administration in healthy adults (AG348-C-005; NCT03397329). The open-label trial enrolled 26 subjects in the US and was initiated in October 2017 

In October 2017, Agios Pharmaceuticals completed a phase I trial that evaluated the pharmacokinetics, safety and effect on QTc interval of mitapivat in healthy volunteers (AG348-C-004; NCT03250598). This single-dose, open-label trial was initiated in August 2017 and enrolled 60 volunteers in the US

In November 2014, Agios completed a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase I trial that assessed the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of multiple escalating doses of mitapivat in healthy volunteers (MAD; AG-348MAD; AG348-C-002; NCT02149966). Mitapivat was dosed daily for 14 days. The trial recruited 48 subjects in the US. In June 2015, positive results from the trial were presented at the 20th congress of the European Haematology Association (EHA-2015). Mitapivat showed a favourable pharmacokinetic profile with rapid absorption, low to moderate variability and a dose-proportional increase in exposure following multiple doses and serum hormone changes consistent with reversible aromatase inhibition were also observed 

Agios Pharmaceuticals completed a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase I clinical trial of mitapivat in August 2014 (AG-348 SAD; AG348-C-001; NCT02108106). The study evaluated the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of single escalating doses of the agent in healthy volunteers. Potential metabolic biomarkers were also explored. The trial enrolled 48 participants in the US 

IND-enabling studies were conducted in 2013 In December 2013, Agios presented data from in vitro studies at the 55th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH-Hem-2013), showing that mitapivat activates a range of pyruvate kinase mutant proteins in blood samples taken from patients with pyruvate kinase deficiency. The company hypothesised that mitapivat may restore the glycolytic pathway activity and normalise erythrocyte metabolism in vivo The US FDA granted orphan designation for mitapivat for the treatment of pyruvate kinase deficiency. The designation was granted to Agios Pharmaceuticals, in March 2015.

Patent Information

As of January 2018, Agios Pharmaceuticals owned approximately six issued US patents, 65 issued foreign patents, five pending US patent applications and 55 pending foreign patent applications in a number of jurisdictions directed to PK deficiency programme, including mitapivat (AG 348). The patents are valid till at least 2030 

Patents

US 20100331307 A1
WO 2011002817 A1
WO 2012151451 A1
WO 2013056153 A1
WO 2014018851 A1
WO 2016201227 A1

WO2011002817

Mitapivat, also known as PKM2 activator 1020, is an activator of a pyruvate kinase PKM2, an enzyme involved in glycolysis. It was disclosed in a patent publication WO 2011002817 A1 as compound 78.

WO2019099651 ,

PATENT

WO-2019104134

Novel crystalline and amorphous forms of N-(4-(4-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine-1-carbonyl)phenyl)quinoline-8-sulfonamide (also known as mitapivat ) and their hemi-sulfate, solvates, hydrates, sesquihydrate, anhydrous and ethanol solvate (designated as Form A-J), processes for their preparation and compositions comprising them are claimed. Also claims are their use for treating pyruvate kinase deficiency, such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia and hemolytic anemia.

Pyruvate kinase deficiency (PKD) is a disease of the red blood cells caused by a deficiency of the pyruvate kinase R (PKR) enzyme due to recessive mutations of PKLR gene (Wijk et al. Human Mutation, 2008, 30 (3) 446-453). PKR activators can be beneficial to treat PKD, thalassemia (e.g., beta-thalessemia), abetalipoproteinemia or Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome, sickle cell disease, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, anemia (e.g., congenital anemias (e.g., enzymopathies), hemolytic anemia (e.g. hereditary and/or congenital hemolytic anemia, acquired hemolytic anemia, chronic hemolytic anemia caused by phosphoglycerate kinase deficiency, anemia of chronic diseases, non- spherocytic hemolytic anemia or hereditary spherocytosis). Treatment of PKD is supportive, including blood transfusions, splenectomy, chelation therapy to address iron overload, and/or interventions for other disease-related morbidity. Currently, however, there is no approved medicine that treats the underlying cause of PKD, and thus the etiology of life-long hemolytic anemia.

[0003] N-(4-(4-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine-l-carbonyl)phenyl)quinoline-8-sulfonamide, herein referred to as Compound 1, is an allosteric activator of red cell isoform of pyruvate kinase (PKR). See e.g., WO 2011/002817 and WO 2016/201227, the contents of which are incorporated herein by reference.


(Compound 1)

[0004] Compound 1 was developed to treat PKD and is currently being investigated in phase 2 clinical trials. See e.g., U.S. clinical trials identifier NCT02476916. Given its therapeutic benefits, there is a need to develo

Compound 1, i.e., the non-crystalline free base, can be prepared following the procedures described below.

Preparation of ethyl -4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamido) benzoate

EtO TV 

[00170] A solution containing ethyl-4-aminobenzoate (16. Og, 97mmol) and pyridine (l4.0g, l77mmol) in acetonitrile (55mL) was added over 1.2 hours to a stirred suspension of quinoline- 8 -sulfonyl chloride (20.0g, 88mmol) in anhydrous acetonitrile (100 mL) at 65°C. The mixture was stirred for 3.5 hours at 65 °C, cooled to 20°C over 1.5 hours and held until water (140 mL) was added over 1 hour. Solids were recovered by filtration, washed 2 times (lOOmL each) with acetonitrile/water (40/60 wt./wt.) and dried to constant weight in a vacuum oven at 85°C. Analyses of the white solid (30.8g, 87mmol) found (A) HPLC purity = 99.4% ethyl -4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamido) benzoate, (B) LC-MS consistent with structure, (M+l)= 357 (C18 column eluting 95-5, CH3CN/water, modified with formic acid, over 2 minutes), and (C) 1H NMR consistent with structure (400 MHz, DMSO-i 6) = d 10.71 (s, 1H), 9.09 (dd, 7 = 4.3, 1.6 Hz, 1H), 8.46 (ddt, 7 = 15.1, 7.3, 1.5 Hz, 2H), 8.26 (dd, 7 = 8.3, 1.4 Hz, 1H), 7.84 – 7.54 (m, 4H), 7.18 (dd, 7 = 8.6, 1.3 Hz, 2H), 4.26 – 4.07 (m, 2H), 1.19 (td, 7 = 7.1, 1.2 Hz, 3H).

Preparation of 4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamide) benzoic acid

Step 2

[00171] A NaOH solution (16.2g, l22mmol) was added over 30 minutes to a stirred suspension of ethyl -4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamido) benzoate (20. Og, 56.2mmol) in water (125 mL) at 75°C. The mixture was stirred at 75°-80°C for 3 hours, cooled 20°C and held until THF (150 mL) was added. Hydrochloric acid (11% HCL, 8lmL, l32mmol) was added over >1 hour to the pH of 3.0. The solids were recovered by filtration at 5°C, washed with water (2X lOOmL) and dried to constant weight in a vacuum oven at 85°C. Analysis of the white solid (16.7g, 51 mmol) found (A) HPLC puurity = >99.9% 4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamide)benzoic acid, LC-MS consistent with structure (M+l) = 329 (Cl 8 column eluting 95-5 CH3CN/water, modified with formic acid, over 2 minutes.) and 1H NMR consistent with structure (400 MHz, DMSO-76) = d 12.60 (s, 1H), 10.67 (s, 1H), 9.09 (dd, 7 = 4.2, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 8.46 (ddt, 7 = 13.1, 7.3, 1.5 Hz, 2H), 8.26 (dd, 7 = 8.2, 1.5 Hz, 1H), 7.77 -7.62 (m, 3H), 7.64 (d, 7 = 1.3 Hz, 1H), 7.16 (dd, 7 = 8.7, 1.4 Hz, 2H).

Preparation of l-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine dihydrochloride (4)

1 ) NaBH(OAc)3

2 3 acetone 4

[00172] To a 1 L reactor under N2 was charged tert-butyl piperazine- l-carboxylate (2) (100.0 g, 536.9 mmol), cyclopropanecarbaldehyde (3) (41.4 g, 590.7 mmol ), toluene (500.0 mL) and 2-propanol (50.0 mL). To the obtained solution was added NaBH(OAc)3 (136.6 g, 644.5 mmol) in portions at 25-35 °C and the mixture was stirred at 25 °C for 2 h. Water (300.0 mL) was added followed by NaOH solution (30%, 225.0 mL) to the pH of 12. The layers were separated and the organic layer was washed with water (100.0 mLx2). To the organic layer was added hydrochloric acid (37%, 135.0 mL, 1.62 mol) and the mixture was stirred at 25 °C for 6 h. The layers were separated and the aqueous layer was added to acetone (2.0 L) at 25 °C in lh. The resulted suspension was cooled to 0 °C. The solid was filtered at 0 °C, washed with acetone (100.0 mLx2) and dried to afford 4 (105.0 g) in 92% isolated yield. LC-MS (C18 column eluting 90-10 CH3CN/water over 2 minutes) found (M+l) =141. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-76) d 11.93 (br.s, 1H), 10.08 (br., 2H), 3.65 (br.s, 2H), 3.46 (br.s, 6H), 3.04 (d, / = 7.3 Hz, 2H), 1.14 – 1.04 (m, 1H), 0.65 – 0.54 (m, 2H), 0.45 – 0.34 (m, 2H) ppm.

Preparation of N-(4-(4-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine-l-carbonyl)phenyl)quinoline-8- sulfonamide (1)

[00173] To a 2 L reactor under N2 was charged 4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamido) benzoic acid (5) (100.0 g, 304.5 mmol) and DMA (500.0 mL). To the resulted suspension was added CDI (74.0 g, 456.4 mmol) in portions at 25 °C and the mixture was stirred at 25 °C for 2 h. To the resulted suspension was added l-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine dihydrochloride (4) (97.4 g, 457.0 mmol) in one portion at 25 °C and the mixture was stirred at 25 °C for 4 h. Water (1.0 L) was added in 2 h. The solid was filtered at 25 °C, washed with water and dried under vacuum at 65 °C to afford 1 (124.0 g) in 90 % isolated yield. LC-MS (C18 column eluting 90-10 CH3CN/water over 2 minutes) found (M+l) =451. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-76) d

10.40 (br.s, 1H), 9.11 (dd, 7 = 4.3, 1.6 Hz, 1H), 8.48 (dd, / = 8.4, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 8.40 (dt, /

7.4, 1.1 Hz, 1H), 8.25 (dd, 7 = 8.3, 1.3 Hz, 1H), 7.76 – 7.63 (m, 2H), 7.17 – 7.05 (m, 4H), 3.57 – 3.06 (m, 4H), 2.44 – 2.23 (m, 4H), 2.13 (d, J = 6.6 Hz, 2H), 0.79 – 0.72 (m, 1H), 0.45 – 0.34 (m, 2H), 0.07 – 0.01 (m, 2H) ppm.

[00174] Two impurities are also identified from this step of synthesis. The first impurity is Compound IM- 1 (about 0.11% area percent based on representative HPLC) with the following structure:


Compound IM-l)

Compound IM-l was generated due to the presence of N-methyl piperazine, an impurity in compound 2, and was carried along to react with compound 5. LC-MS found (M+l) =411.2;

(M-l)= 409.2. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-76) d 10.43 (brs, 1H) 9.13-9.12 (m, 1H), 8.52-8.50 (m, 1H), 8.43-8.41 (m, 1H), 8.26 (d, 7=4.0 Hz, 1 H), 7.73-7.70 (m, 2H), 7.15-7.097.69 (m, 4H), 3.60-3.25 (brs, 4H), 2.21 (brs, 4H), 2.13 (s, 3H).

[00175] The second impurity is Compound IM-2 (about 0.07% area percent based on the representative HPLC) with the following structure:


(Compound IM-2)

Compound IM-2 was due to the presence of piperazine, an impurity generated by

deprotection of compound 2. The piperazine residue was carried along to react with two molecules of compound 5 to give Compound IM-2. LC-MS found (M+l) =707. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CF3COOD) d 9.30-9.23 (m, 4H), 8.51 (s, 4H), 8.20-8.00 (m, 4H), 7.38-7.28 (m, 8H), 4.02-3.54 (m, 8H).

Solubility Experiments

[00176] Solubility measurements were done by gravimetric method in 20 different solvents at two temperatures (23 °C and 50 °C). About 20-30 mg of Form A, the synthesis of which is described below, was weighed and 0.75 mL solvent was added to form a slurry. The slurry was then stirred for two days at the specified temperature. The vial was centrifuged and the supernatant was collected for solubility measurement through gravimetric method. The saturated supernatant was transferred into pre- weighed 2 mL HPLC vials and weighed again (vial + liquid). The uncapped vial was then left on a 50 °C hot plate to slowly evaporate the solvent overnight. The vials were then left in the oven at 50 °C and under vacuum to remove the residual solvent so that only the dissolved solid remained. The vial was then weighed (vial + solid). From these three weights; vial, vial+liquid and vial+solid; the weight of dissolved solid and the solvent were calculated. Then using solvent density the solubility was calculated as mg solid/mL of solvent. Solubility data are summarized in Table 1.

Table 1

Optimized Crystalline Form A Hemisulfate Salt Scale-up Procedure

[00202] An optimized preparation of Form A as a hemisulfate sesquihydrate salt with and without seeding is provided below.

Preparation of l-(cyclopropylmethyl)-4-(4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamido)benzoyl)piperazin- 1-ium sulfate trihydrate (Form A) with seeding

[00203] To a 2 L reactor under N2 was charged N-(4-(4-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine-l-carbonyl)phenyl)quinoline-8-sulfonamide (5) (111.0 g, 246.4 mmol), and a pre-mixed process solvent of ethanol (638.6 g), toluene (266.1 g) and water (159.6 g). The suspension was stirred and heated above 60°C to dissolve the solids, and then the resulting solution was cooled to 50°C. To the solution was added an aqueous solution of H2S04 (2.4 M, 14.1 mL, 33.8 mmol), followed by l-(cyclopropylmethyl)-4-(4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamido)benzoyl)piperazin-l-ium sulfate trihydrate (6) (1.1 g, 2.1 mmol). After 1 h stirring, to the suspension was added an aqueous solution of H2S04 (2.4 M, 42.3 mL, 101.5 mmol) over 5 h. The suspension was cooled to 22°C and stirred for 8 h. The solids were filtered at 22°C, washed with fresh process solvent (2 x 175 g) and dried to give the product (121.6 g) in 94% isolated yield. LC-MS (C18 column eluting 90-10 CH3CN/water over 2 minutes) found (M+l) = 451. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-76) d 10.45 (s, 1H), 9.11 (dd, J =

4.2, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 8.50 (dd, 7 = 8.4, 1.7 Hz, 1H), 8.41 (dd, 7 = 7.3, 1.5 Hz, 1H), 8.27 (dd, 7 8.2, 1.5 Hz, 1H), 7.79 – 7.60 (m, 2H), 7.17 (d, / = 8.4 Hz, 2H), 7.11 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 2H), 3.44 (d, J = 8.9 Hz, 5H), 3.03 – 2.50 (m, 6H), 0.88 (p, J = 6.3 Hz, 1H), 0.50 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 2H), 0.17 (d, 7 = 4.9 Hz, 2H).

Preparation of l-(cyclopropylmethyl)-4-(4-(quinoline-8-sulfonamido)benzoyl)piperazin- 1-ium sulfate trihydrate (Form A) without seeding

[00204] To a 50 L reactor was charged N-(4-(4-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine-l-carbonyl)phenyl)quinoline-8-sulfonamide (5) (1.20 kg, 2.66 mol) and water (23.23 L) at 28°C. While stirring the suspension, an aqueous solution of H2S04 (1.0 M, 261 g) was added dropwise over 2 h. The reaction was stirred at 25 – 30°C for 24 h. The solids were filtered and dried under vacuum below 30°C for 96 h to give the product (1.26 kg) in 90% isolated yield.

11. Reproduction and Preparation of Various Patterns

[00205] The patterns observed during the previous experiments were reproduced for characterization. Patterns B, D, E, F were reproducible. Pattern G was reproduced at lower crystallinity. Pattern I was reproduced, although, it was missing a few peaks. Refer to Table 20.

Table 20

Crystalline Free Base Form of Compound 1

[00215] The crystalline free-base form of Compound 1 can be prepared via the following method.

[00216] 14.8 kg S-l and 120 kg DMAc are charged into a round bottom under N2 protection and the reaction is stirred at 30 °C under N2 protection for 40min, to obtain a clear yellow solution. 7.5 kg CDI (1.02 eq.) is added and the reaction is stirred at 30 °C for 2.5h under N2 protection. 0.6 kg of CDI (0.08 eq.) at 30 °C was added and the mixture was stirred at 30 °C for 2h under N2 protection. The reaction was tested again for material consumption. 11.0 kg (1.14 eq.) l-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine chloride was charged in the round bottom at 30 °C and the reaction was stirred under N2 protection for 6h (clear solution). 7.5 X H20 was added dropwise over 2h, some solid formed and the reaction was stirred for lh at 30 °C. 16.8 X H20 was added over 2.5h and the reaction was stirred stir for 2.5h. 3.8 kg (0.25 X) NaOH (30%, w / w, 0.6 eq.) was added and the reaction was stirred for 3h at 30 °C. The reaction was filtered and the wet cake was rinsed with H20 / DMAc=44 kg / 15 kg. 23.35 kg wet cake was obtained (KF: 4%). The sample was re-crystallized by adding 10.0 X DMAc and stirred for lh at 70 °C, clear solution; 4.7 X H20 was added over 2h at 70 °C and the reaction was stirred 2h at 70 °C; 12.8 X H20 was added dropwise over 3h and stirred for 2h at 70 °C; the reaction was adjusted to 30 °C over 5h and stirred for 2h at 30 °C; the reaction was filtered and the wet cake was rinsed with DMAc / H20=l5 kg / 29 kg and 150 kg H20. 19.2 kg wet cake was obtained. The material was recrystallized again as follows. To the wet cake was added 10.0 X DMAc and the reaction was stirred for lh at 70 °C, clear solution.

16.4 X H20 was added dropwise at 70 °C and the reaction was stirred for 2h at 70 °C. The reaction was adjusted to 30 °C over 5.5h and stirred for 2h at 30 °C. The reaction was centrifuged and 21.75 kg wet cake was obtained. The material was dried under vacuum at 70°C for 25h. 16.55 kg of the crystalline free base form of compound 1 was obtained. Purity of 99.6%.

C Kung. Activators of pyruvate kinase M2 and methods of treating disease. PCT Int. Appl. WO 2013056153 A1. 
FG Salituro et al. Preparation of aroylpiperazines and related compounds as pyruvate kinase M2 modulators useful in treatment of cancer. U.S. Pat. Appl. US 20100331307 A1. 

Drug Properties & Chemical Synopsis

  • Route of administrationPO
  • FormulationTablet, unspecified
  • ClassAntianaemics, Piperazines, Quinolines, Small molecules, Sulfonamides
  • Mechanism of ActionPyruvate kinase stimulants
  • WHO ATC codeA16A-X (Various alimentary tract and metabolism products)B03 (Antianemic Preparations)B06A (Other Hematological Agents)
  • EPhMRA codeA16A (Other Alimentary Tract and Metabolism Products)B3 (Anti-Anaemic Preparations)B6 (All Other Haematological Agents)
  • Chemical nameN-[4-[4-(cyclopropylmethyl)piperazine-1-carbonyl]phenyl]quinoline-8-sulfonamide
  • Molecular formulaC24 H26 N4 O3 S

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ABACAVIR


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Abacavir
CAS Registry Number: 136470-78-5
CAS Name: (1S,4R)-4-[2-Amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol
Additional Names: (-)-cis-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol
Manufacturers’ Codes: 1592U89
Molecular Formula: C14H18N6O
Molecular Weight: 286.33
Percent Composition: C 58.73%, H 6.34%, N 29.35%, O 5.59%
Literature References: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI).
Prepn: S. M. Daluge, EP 349242 (1990 to Wellcome Found.); idem, US 5034394 (1991 to Burroughs Wellcome). Asymmetric synthesis: M. T. Crimmins, B. W. King, J. Org. Chem. 61,4192 (1996).
Pharmacology and biological profile: S. M. Daluge et al., Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 41, 1082 (1997).
Review of antiviral activity and clinical evaluations: R. H. Foster, D. Faulds, Drugs 55, 729-736 (1998).
Clinical trial of triple nucleoside regimen in HIV patients: S. Staszewski et al., J. Am. Med. Assoc. 285, 1155 (2001).
Properties: White solid foam from acetonitrile, mp 165°. uv max (pH 1): 296, 255 nm (e 14000, 10700); uv max (pH 7): 284, 259 nm (e 15900, 9200); uv max (pH 13): 284, 259 nm (e 15800, 9100). [a]D20 -59.7°; [a]43620 -127.8°; [a]36520 -218.1° (c = 0.15 in methanol). Log P (1-octanol/0.1M sodium phosphate): 1.22 ±0.03 (pH 7.4). pKa 5.01. Soly in water (25°): >80 mM (pH 7).
Melting point: mp 165°
pKa: pKa 5.01
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 -59.7°; [a]43620 -127.8°; [a]36520 -218.1° (c = 0.15 in methanol)
Log P: Log P (1-octanol/0.1M sodium phosphate): 1.22 ±0.03 (pH 7.4)
Absorption maximum: uv max (pH 1): 296, 255 nm (e 14000, 10700); uv max (pH 7): 284, 259 nm (e 15900, 9200); uv max (pH 13): 284, 259 nm (e 15800, 9100)
Derivative Type: Sulfate
CAS Registry Number: 188062-50-2
Trademarks: Ziagen (GSK)
Molecular Formula: (C14H18N6O)2.H2SO4
Molecular Weight: 670.74
Percent Composition: C 50.14%, H 5.71%, N 25.06%, O 14.31%, S 4.78%
Therap-Cat: Antiviral.
Keywords: Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor; Antiviral; Purines/Pyrimidinones.

Abacavir (ABC) is a medication used to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS.[1][2] Similar to other nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), abacavir is used together with other HIV medications, and is not recommended by itself.[3] It is taken by mouth as a tablet or solution and may be used in children over the age of three months.[1][4]

Abacavir is generally well tolerated.[4] Common side effects include vomiting, trouble sleeping, fever, and feeling tired.[1] More severe side effects include hypersensitivityliver damage, and lactic acidosis.[1] Genetic testing can indicate whether a person is at higher risk of developing hypersensitivity.[1] Symptoms of hypersensitivity include rash, vomiting, and shortness of breath.[4] Abacavir is in the NRTI class of medications, which work by blocking reverse transcriptase, an enzyme needed for HIV virus replication.[5] Within the NRTI class, abacavir is a carbocyclic nucleoside.[1]

Abacavir was patented in 1988 and approved for use in the United States in 1998.[6][7] It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system.[8] It is available as a generic medication.[1] The wholesale cost in the developing world as of 2014 is between US$0.36 and US$0.83 per day.[9] As of 2016 the wholesale cost for a typical month of medication in the United States is US$70.50.[10] Commonly, abacavir is sold together with other HIV medications, such as abacavir/lamivudine/zidovudineabacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine, and abacavir/lamivudine.[4][5]

Medical uses

Two Abacavir 300mg tablets

Abacavir tablets and oral solution, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, are indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.

Abacavir should always be used in combination with other antiretroviral agents. Abacavir should not be added as a single agent when antiretroviral regimens are changed due to loss of virologic response.

Side effects

Common adverse reactions include nausea, headache, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and trouble sleeping. Rare but serious side effects include hypersensitivity reaction or rash, elevated AST and ALT, depression, anxiety, fever/chills, URI, lactic acidosis, hypertriglyceridemia, and lipodystrophy.[11]

People with liver disease should be cautious about using abacavir because it can aggravate the condition. Signs of liver problems include nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, dark-colored urine and yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. The use of nucleosidedrugs such as abacavir can very rarely cause lactic acidosis. Signs of lactic acidosis include fast or irregular heartbeat, unusual muscle pain, fatigue, difficulty breathing and stomach pain with nausea and vomiting.[12] Abacavir can also lead to immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome, a change in body fat as well as an increased risk of heart attack.

Resistance to abacavir has developed in laboratory versions of HIV which are also resistant to other HIV-specific antiretrovirals such as lamivudinedidanosine, and zalcitabine. HIV strains that are resistant to protease inhibitors are not likely to be resistant to abacavir.

Abacavir is contraindicated for use in infants under 3 months of age.

Little is known about the effects of Abacavir overdose. Overdose victims should be taken to a hospital emergency room for treatment.

Hypersensitivity syndrome

Hypersensitivity to abacavir is strongly associated with a specific allele at the human leukocyte antigen B locus namely HLA-B*5701.[13][14][15] There is an association between the prevalence of HLA-B*5701 and ancestry. The prevalence of the allele is estimated to be 3.4 to 5.8 percent on average in populations of European ancestry, 17.6 percent in Indian Americans, 3.0 percent in Hispanic Americans, and 1.2 percent in Chinese Americans.[16][17] There is significant variability in the prevalence of HLA-B*5701 among African populations. In African Americans, the prevalence is estimated to be 1.0 percent on average, 0 percent in the Yorubafrom Nigeria, 3.3 percent in the Luhya from Kenya, and 13.6 percent in the Masai from Kenya, although the average values are derived from highly variable frequencies within sample groups.[18]

Common symptoms of abacavir hypersensitivity syndrome include fevermalaisenausea, and diarrhea. Some patients may also develop a skin rash.[19] Symptoms of AHS typically manifest within six weeks of treatment using abacavir, although they may be confused with symptoms of HIVimmune reconstitution syndrome, hypersensitivity syndromes associated with other drugs, or infection.[20] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an alert concerning abacavir and abacavir-containing medications on July 24, 2008,[21] and the FDA-approved drug label for abacavir recommends pre-therapy screening for the HLA-B*5701 allele and the use of alternative therapy in subjects with this allele.[22] Additionally, both the Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium and the Dutch Pharmacogenetics Working Group recommend use of an alternative therapy in individuals with the HLA-B*5701 allele.[23][24]

Skin-patch testing may also be used to determine whether an individual will experience a hypersensitivity reaction to abacavir, although some patients susceptible to developing AHS may not react to the patch test.[25]

The development of suspected hypersensitivity reactions to abacavir requires immediate and permanent discontinuation of abacavir therapy in all patients, including patients who do not possess the HLA-B*5701 allele. On March 1, 2011, the FDA informed the public about an ongoing safety review of abacavir and a possible increased risk of heart attack associated with the drug. A meta-analysis of 26 studies conducted by the FDA, however, did not find any association between abacavir use and heart attack [26][27]

Immunopathogenesis

The mechanism underlying abacavir hypersensitivity syndrome is related to the change in the HLA-B*5701 protein product. Abacavir binds with high specificity to the HLA-B*5701 protein, changing the shape and chemistry of the antigen-binding cleft. This results in a change in immunological tolerance and the subsequent activation of abacavir-specific cytotoxic T cells, which produce a systemic reaction known as abacavir hypersensitivity syndrome.[28]

Interaction

Abacavir, and in general NRTIs, do not undergo hepatic metabolism and therefore have very limited (to none) interaction with the CYP enzymes and drugs that effect these enzymes. That being said there are still few interactions that can affect the absorption or the availability of abacavir. Below are few of the common established drug and food interaction that can take place during abacavir co-administration:

  • Protease inhibitors such as tipranavir or ritonovir may decrease the serum concentration of abacavir through induction of glucuronidation. Abacavir is metabolized by both alcohol dehydrogenase and glucuronidation.[29][30]
  • Ethanol may result in increased levels of abacavir through the inhibition of alcohol dehydrogenase. Abacavir is metabolized by both alcohol dehydrogenase and glucuronidation.[29][31]
  • Methadone may diminish the therapeutic effect of Abacavir. Abacavir may decrease the serum concentration of Methadone.[32][33]
  • Orlistat may decrease the serum concentration of antiretroviral drugs. The mechanism of this interaction is not fully established but it is suspected that it is due to the decreased absorption of abacavir by orlistat.[34]
  • Cabozantinib: Drugs from the MPR2 inhibitor (Multidrug resistance-associated protein 2 inhibitors) family such as abacavir could increase the serum concentration of Cabozantinib.[35]

Mechanism of action

Abacavir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that inhibits viral replication. It is a guanosine analogue that is phosphorylated to carbovir triphosphate (CBV-TP). CBV-TP competes with the viral molecules and is incorporated into the viral DNA. Once CBV-TP is integrated into the viral DNA, transcription and HIV reverse transcriptase is inhibited.[36]

Pharmacokinetics

Abacavir is given orally and is rapidly absorbed with a high bioavailability of 83%. Solution and tablet have comparable concentrations and bioavailability. Abacavir can be taken with or without food.

Abacavir can cross the blood-brain barrier. Abacavir is metabolized primarily through the enzymes alcohol dehydrogenase and glucuronyl transferase to an inactive carboxylate and glucuronide metabolites. It has a half-life of approximately 1.5-2.0 hours. If a person has liver failure, abacavir’s half life is increased by 58%.

Abacavir is eliminated via excretion in the urine (83%) and feces (16%). It is unclear whether abacavir can be removed by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.[36]

History

Robert Vince and Susan Daluge along with Mei Hua, a visiting scientist from China, developed the medication in the ’80s.[37][38][39]

Abacavir was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 18, 1998, and is thus the fifteenth approved antiretroviral drug in the United States. Its patent expired in the United States on 2009-12-26.

Synthesis

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  1. Crimmins, M. T.; King, B. W. (1996). “An Efficient Asymmetric Approach to Carbocyclic Nucleosides: Asymmetric Synthesis of 1592U89, a Potent Inhibitor of HIV Reverse Transcriptase”. The Journal of Organic Chemistry61 (13): 4192–4193. doi:10.1021/jo960708pPMID 11667311.

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The reaction of 4,6-dihydroxypyrimidine-2,5-diamine (I) with (chloromethylene)dimethylammonium chloride (II) in refluxing chloroform gives 4,6-dichloro-2,5-bis(dimethylaminomethyleneamino)pyrimidine (III), which by reaction with aqueous HCl in hot ethanol yields monoamine (IV). The reaction of (IV) with a refluxing phosphate buffer (pH 3.2) affords N-(2-amino-4,6-dichloropyrimidin-5-yl)formamide (V). The condensation of (V) with (1S,4R)-4-amino-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol (VI) (which was obtained by optical resolution of the cis-racemate (VII) with D-dibenzoyltartaric acid, and elimination of the acid with ion exchange resin Amberlite IA-400, by means of triethylamine and NaOH in refluxing ethanol) gives N-[2-amino-4-chloro-6-[4(S)-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1(R)-ylamino]pyrimidin-5-yl]formamide (VIII). The cyclization of (VIII) with refluxing diethoxymethyl acetate or triethyl orthoformate yields the corresponding purine derivative (IX), which is finally treated with cyclopropylamine (X) in refluxing n-butanol. 2) The formylation of N-(5-amino-4,6-dichloropyrimidin-2-yl)acetamide (XI) with 95% formic acid in acetic anhydride gives the expected formamide (XII), which is condensed with (1S,4R)-4-amino-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol (VI) by means of triethylamine in hot ethanol to yield the substituted pyrimidine (XIII). Finally, the cyclization of (XIII) with diethoxymethyl acetate as before affords the purine intermediate (IX).
AU 8937025; EP 0349242; JP 1990045486; JP 1999139976; US 5034394; US 5089500

 

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The condensation of (?-cis-4-acetamido-2-cyclopentenylmethyl acetate (XIV) with 2-amino-4,6-dichloropyrimidine (XV) by means of Ba(OH)2 and triethylamine in refluxing butanol gives the expected condensation product (XVI), which is treated with 4-chlorophenyldiazonium chloride (XVII) in water/acetic acid to yield the corresponding azo-compound (XVIII). The reduction of (XVIII) with Zn/acetic acid in ethanol affords the diamine (XIX), which is cyclized with refluxing diethoxymethyl acetate (XX) to afford the corresponding purine (XXI). The reaction of (XXI) with cyclopropylamine (X) in refluxing ethanol affords racemic abacavir (XXII), which is phosphorylated with POCl3 giving the racemic 4′-O-phosphate (XXIII). Finally, this compound is submitted to stereoselective enzymatic dephosphorylation using snake venom 5′-nucleotidase (EC 3.1.3.5) from Crotalus atrox yielding the (-)-enantiomer, abacavir.

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The acylation of 4(S)-benzyloxazolidin-2-one (XXIV) with 4-pentenoyl pivaloyl anhydride (XXV) by means of NaH in THF gives 4(S)-benzyl-3-(4-pentenoyl)oxazolidin-2-one (XXVI), which is submitted to a diastereoselective syn aldol condensation with acrolein (XXVII), using dibutylboron triflate as catalyst, affording the aldol (XXVIII). The cyclization of (XXVIII) by means of the Grubbs catalyst in dichloromethane yields the cyclopentenol (XXIX), which is reduced with LiBH4 in THF/methanol to give the key intermediate 5(R)-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1(R)-ol (XXX). The reaction of (XXX) with methyl chloroformate/pyridine/DMAP or methyl chloroformate/triethylamine/DMAP or acetic anhydride gives the diols (XXXI), (XXXII) and (XXXIII), respectively, each of which coupled with 2-amino-6-chloropurine (XXXIV) in the presence of NaH and palladium tetrakis(triphenylphosphine) in THF/DMSO, affords the purine intermediate (IX) already reported.

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The water promoted condensation of glyoxylic acid (XXXV) with cyclopentadiene (XXXVI) gives the racemic cis-hydroxylactone (XXXVII), which is acetylated with acetic anhydride to the acetate (XXXVIII). The selective enzymatic hydrolysis of (XXXVIII) with Pseudomonas fluorescens lipase yields the pre (-)-enantiomer (XXXIX), which is reduced with LiAlH4 in refluxing THF, affording triol (XL). The oxidation of the vicinal glycol of (XL) with NaIO4 in ethyl ether/water yields the hydroxyaldehyde (XLI), which is reduced with NaBH4 in ethanol to give the key intermediate 5(R)-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1(R)-ol (XXX). This compound, by reaction with triphosgene and triethylamine in dichloromethane, results in the cyclic carbonate intermediate (XXXII), already reported.

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A new solid phase synthesis of abacavir has been reported: Condensation of the chiral 4(R)-benzyl-3-(4-pentenoyl)oxazolidin-2-thione (I) with acrolein (II) by means of TiCl4 and DIEA gives the adduct (III), which was transformed into the chiral cyclopentene (IV) by catalytic ring-closing metathesis. The reductive removal of the chiral auxiliary with LiBH4 affords the chiral diol (V), which is selectively silylated with TBDMSCl providing the primary silyl ether (VI). Acylation of the secondary alcohol of (VI) with benzoic anhydride gives the benzoate (VII), which is desilylated with HF in acetonitrile yielding the allylic benzoate (VIII). Benzoate (VIII) is condensed with a p-nitrophenyl Wang carbonate resin (IX) by means of DIEA and DMAP affording the solid phase resin (X) which is condensed with 2-amino-6-chloropurine (XI) by means of a Pd catalyst furnishing the adduct (XII). Thermal condensation of (XII) with cyclopropylamine (XIII) yields the diaminopurine resin (XIV) which, after cleavage from the resin by a treatment with TFA in dichloromethane, gives directly abacavir.

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The condensation of the chiral oxazolidinone (I) with the pentenoic anhydride (II) by means of n-BuLi in THF gives the N-pentenoyloxazolidinone (III), which is condensed with acrolein (IV) catalyzed by TiCl4 and (-)-spartein in dichloromethane, yielding the chiral adduct (V). The ring-closing metathesis of (V) by means of a Ru catalyst in dichloromethane affords the chiral cyclopentenol derivative (VI), which is reduced to the (R,R)-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-ol (VII) by means of LiBH4 in THF. The reaction of diol (VII) with Ac2O; with methyl chloroformate, TEA and DMAP; or with ethyl chloroformate and pyridine gives the diacetate (VIII), the cyclic carbonate (IX) or the dicarbonate (X), respectively. The condensation of (VIII), (IX) or (X) with 2-amino-6-chloropurine (XI) by means of Pd(PPh3)4 yields the carbocyclic purines (XII), (XIII) or (XIV), respectively. Finally, these compounds are hydrolyzed with aqueous NaOH to the target carbocyclic guanine.

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Alternatively, the (R,R)-5-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1-ol (VII) can also be obtained as follows: The condensation of the chiral oxazolidinethione (XV) with the pentenoic anhydride (II) by means of n-BuLi in THF gives the N-pentenoyloxazolidinethione (XVI), which is condensed with crotonaldehyde (XVII) catalyzed by TiCl4 and (-)-spartein in dichloromethane, yielding the chiral adduct (XVIII). The ring-closing metathesis of (XVIII) by means of a Ru catalyst in dichloromethane affords the chiral cyclopentenol derivative (XIX), which is reduced to the target diol (VII) by means of LiBH4 in THF.

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An efficient asymmetric synthesis of abacavir has been reported: Acylation of the chiral oxazolidinone (I) with the mixed anhydride (II) by means of BuLi in THF gives the N-pentenoyloxazolidinone (III), which by condensation with acrolein (IV) catalyzed by TiCl4 and (?-spartein in dichloromethane yields the chiral adduct (V). The ring-closing metathesis of adduct (V) by means of the ruthenium catalyst (Cy3P)Cl2Ru=CHPh in dichloromethane affords the chiral cyclopentenol (VI), which is reduced to 5(R)-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1(R)-ol (VII) by means of LiBH4 in THF. Reaction of diol (VII) with a) Ac2O, TEA and DMAP, b) methyl chloroformate, TEA and DMAP or c) methyl chloroformate, pyridine and DMAP gives a) the diacetate (VIII), b) the cyclic carbonate (IX) or c) the dicarbonate (X), respectively. The condensation of diacetate (VIII), cyclic carbonate (IX) or dicarbonate (X) with 2-amino-6-chloropurine (XI) by means of Pd(PPh3)4 yields the carbocyclic purines (XII), (XIII) or (XIV), respectively. Treatment of these chloro-purines (XII), (XIII) and (XIV) with cyclopropylamine (XV) in hot DMSO provides the corresponding cyclopropylaminopurine carbonate (XVI), abacavir or cyclopropylaminopurine acetate (XVII), respectively. Finally, the protecting groups of purines (XVI) and (XVII) are hydrolyzed with aqueous NaOH.

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Alternatively, 5(R)-(hydroxymethyl)-2-cyclopenten-1(R)-ol (VII) can also be obtained as follows: Acylation of the chiral oxazolidinethione (XIX) with the mixed anhydride (II) by means of BuLi in THF gives the N-pentenoyl-oxazolidinethione (XX), which by condensation with crotonaldehyde (XXI) catalyzed by TiCl4 and (?-spartein in dichloromethane yields the chiral adduct (XXII). The ring-closing metathesis of (XXII) by means of the ruthenium catalyst in dichloromethane affords the chiral cyclopentenol derivative (XXIII), which is reduced to the target diol (VII) by means of LiBH4 in THF.

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Alternatively, 2-amino-6-chloropurine (XI) is treated with cyclopropylamine (XV) in hot DMSO to give 2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)purine (XVIII), which is condensed with the chiral diacetate (VIII) by means of Pd(PPh3)4 to yield the carbocyclic purine acetate (XVI). Finally, purine (XVI) is deprotected by hydrolysis with aqueous NaOH.

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References

    •  Crimmins, M.T. et al.: J. Org. Chem. (JOCEAH) 61 4192 (1996).
    • b Olivo, H.F. et al.: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 (JCPRB4) 1998, 391.
    • US 5 089 500 (Burroughs Wellcome; 18.2.1992; GB-prior. 27.6.1988).
    • a EP 434 450 (Wellcome Found.; 26.6.1991; appl. 21.12.1990; USA-prior. 22.12.1989).
    •  EP 1 857 458 (Solmag; appl. 5.5.2006).
    • aa EP 424 064 (Enzymatix; appl. 24.4.1991; GB-prior. 16.10.1989).
    •  US 6 340 587 (SmithKline Beecham; 22.1.2002; appl. 20.8.1998; GB-prior. 22.8.1997).
    • c US 5 034 394 (Welcome Found.; 23.7.1991; appl. 22.12.1989; GB-prior. 27.6.1988).
    • d WO 9 924 431 (Glaxo; appl. 12.11.1998; WO-prior. 12.11.1997).
  • Alternative syntheses:

    • EP 878 548 (Lonza; appl. 13.5.1998; CH-prior. 13.5.1997).
  • Preparation of chloropyrimidine intermediate V:

    • US 6 448 403 (SmithKline Beecham; 10.9.2002; appl. 3.2.1995; GB-prior. 4.2.1994).
  • Condensation of pyrimidines with cyclopentylamine IV:

    • Vince, R.; Hua, M.: J. Med. Chem. (JMCMAR) 33 (1), 17 (1990).
    • Grumam, A. et al.: Tetrahedron Lett. (TELEAY) 36 (42), 7767 (1995).
    • EP 349 242 (Wellcome Found.; appl. 26.6.1989; GB-prior. 27.6.1988).
    • EP 366 385 (Wellcome Found.; appl. 23.10.1989; GB-prior. 24.10.1988).
    • US 6 646 125 (SmithKline Beecham; 11.11.2003; appl. 14.10.1998; GB-prior. 14.10.1997).
    • JP 1 022 853 (Asahi Glass Co.; appl. 17.7.1987).
  • Alternative preparation of 4-amino-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol:

    • EP 926 131 (Lonza; appl. 24.11.1998; CH-prior. 27.11.1997).
    • WO 9 745 529 (Lonza; appl. 30.5.1997; CH-prior. 30.5.1996).
    • WO 9 910 519 (Glaxo; 4.3.1999; GB-prior. 20.8.1998).
    • WO 9 824 741 (Glaxo; 11.6.1998; GB-prior. 7.12.1996).
    • WO 2 001 017 952 (Chirotech; 15.3.2001; GB-prior. 9.9.1999).
  • Abacavir hemisulfate salt:

    • US 6 294 540 (Glaxo Wellcome; 25.9.2001; appl. 14.5.1998; GB-prior. 17.5.1997).
  • Abacavir succinate as antiviral agent:

    • WO 9 606 844 (Wellcome; 7.3.1996; appl. 25.8.1995; GB-prior. 26.8.1994).
  • Pharmaceutical formulations:

    • US 6 641 843 (SmithKline Beecham; 4.11.2003; appl. 4.2.1999; GB-prior. 6.2.1998).
  • Synergistic combinations for treatment of HIV infection:

    • WO 9 630 025 (Wellcome; 3.10.1996; appl. 28.3.1996; GB-prior. 30.3.1995).
Abacavir
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Chemical structure of abacavir
Clinical data
Pronunciation /əˈbækəvɪər/ (About this soundlisten)
Trade names Ziagen, others[1]
AHFS/Drugs.com Monograph
MedlinePlus a699012
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  • AU: B3
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
Routes of
administration
By mouth (solution or tablets)
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 83%
Metabolism Liver
Elimination half-life 1.54 ± 0.63 h
Excretion Kidney (1.2% abacavir, 30% 5′-carboxylic acid metabolite, 36% 5′-glucuronide metabolite, 15% unidentified minor metabolites). Fecal (16%)
Identifiers
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C14H18N6O
Molar mass 286.332 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
Melting point 165 °C (329 °F)
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Chemical structure of abacavir

{(1S,4R)-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]cyclopent-2-en-1-yl}methanol

(-)-cis-4-[2-Amino-6-(cyclopropylmethylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol

(1S, 4R)-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H purin-9-yl]-2- cyclopentene-1 -methanol

136470-78-5

Abacavir

Abacavir (ABC) is a powerful nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) used to treat HIV and AIDS. [Wikipedia] Chemically, it is a synthetic carbocyclic nucleoside and is the enantiomer with 1S, 4R absolute configuration on the cyclopentene ring. In vivo, abacavir sulfate dissociates to its free base, abacavir.

Abacavir (ABC) Listeni/ʌ.bæk.ʌ.vɪər/ is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) used to treat HIV and AIDS. It is available under the trade name Ziagen (ViiV Healthcare) and in the combination formulations Trizivir (abacavir, zidovudine andlamivudine) and Kivexa/Epzicom (abacavir and lamivudine). It has been well tolerated: the main side effect is hypersensitivity, which can be severe, and in rare cases, fatal. Genetic testing can indicate whether an individual will be hypersensitive; over 90% of patients can safely take abacavir. However, in a separate study, the risk of heart attack increased by nearly 90%.[1]

Viral strains that are resistant to zidovudine (AZT) or lamivudine (3TC) are generally sensitive to abacavir (ABC), whereas some strains that are resistant to AZT and 3TC are not as sensitive to abacavir.

It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.[2]

Abacavir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) with activity against Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1). Abacavir is phosphorylated to active metabolites that compete for incorporation into viral DNA. They inhibit the HIV reverse transcriptase enzyme competitively and act as a chain terminator of DNA synthesis. The concentration of drug necessary to effect viral replication by 50 percent (EC50) ranged from 3.7 to 5.8 μM (1 μM = 0.28 mcg/mL) and 0.07 to 1.0 μM against HIV-1IIIB and HIV-1BaL, respectively, and was 0.26 ± 0.18 μM against 8 clinical isolates. Abacavir had synergistic activity in cell culture in combination with the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) zidovudine, the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) nevirapine, and the protease inhibitor (PI) amprenavir; and additive activity in combination with the NRTIs didanosine, emtricitabine, lamivudine, stavudine, tenofovir, and zalcitabine.

Brief background information

Salt ATC Formula MM CAS
J05AF06 C 14 H 18 N 6 O 286.34 g / mol 136470-78-5
succinate J05AF06 C 14 H 18 N 6 O · C 4 H 6 O 356.43 g / mol 168146-84-7
sulfate J05AF06 C 14 H 18 N 6 O · 1 / 2H 2 SO 4 670.76 g / mol 188062-50-2
Systematic (IUPAC) name
{(1S,4R)-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]cyclopent-2-en-1-yl}methanol
Clinical data
Trade names Ziagen
AHFS/Drugs.com monograph
MedlinePlus a699012
Pregnancy cat. B3 (AU) C (US)
Legal status POM (UK) -only (US)
Routes Oral (solution or tablets)
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 83%
Metabolism Hepatic
Half-life 1.54 ± 0.63 h
Excretion Renal (1.2% abacavir, 30% 5′-carboxylic acid metabolite, 36% 5′-glucuronide metabolite, 15% unidentified minor metabolites). Fecal (16%)
Identifiers
CAS number 136470-78-5 Yes
ATC code J05AF06
PubChem CID 441300
DrugBank DB01048
ChemSpider 390063 Yes
UNII WR2TIP26VS Yes
KEGG D07057 Yes
ChEBI CHEBI:421707 Yes
ChEMBL CHEMBL1380 Yes
NIAID ChemDB 028596
Chemical data
Formula C14H18N6O 
Mol. mass 286.332 g/mol

 Abacavir is a carbocyclic synthetic nucleoside analogue and an antiviral agent. Intracellularly, abacavir is converted by cellular enzymes to the active metabolite carbovir triphosphate, an analogue of deoxyguanosine-5′-triphosphate (dGTP). Carbovir triphosphate inhibits the activity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) both by competing with the natural substrate dGTP and by its incorporation into viral DNA. Viral DNA growth is terminated because the incorporated nucleotide lacks a 3′-OH group, which is needed to form the 5′ to 3′ phosphodiester linkage essential for DNA chain elongation.

Application

  • an antiviral agent, is used in the treatment of AIDS
  • ingibitor convertibility transkriptazы

Classes of substances

  • Adenine (6-aminopurines)
    • Aminoalcohols
      • Cyclopentenes and cyclopentadienes
        • Tsyklopropanы

PATENT

US5034394

Synthesis pathway

Abacavir, (-) cis-[4-[2-amino-6-cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopenten-yl]-1 – methanol, a carbocyclic nucleoside which possesses a 2,3-dehydrocyclopentene ring, is referred to in United States Patent 5,034,394 as a reverse transcriptase inhibitor. Recently, a general synthetic strategy for the preparation of this type of compound and intermediates was reported [Crimmins, et. al., J. Org. Chem., 61 , 4192-4193 (1996) and 65, 8499-8509-4193 (2000)].

    • Abacavir is the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) of {(1S,4R)-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-cyclopent-2-enyl}methanol and CAS No. 136470-78-5. Abacavir and therapeutically acceptable salts thereof, in particular the hemisulfate salt, are well-known as potent selective inhibitors of HIV-1 and HIV-2, and can be used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

The structure of abacavir corresponds to formula (I):

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  • EP 434450-A discloses certain 9-substituted-2-aminopurines including abacavir and its salts, methods for their preparation, and pharmaceutical compositions using these compounds.
  • Different preparation processes of abacavir are known in the art. In some of them abacavir is obtained starting from an appropriate pyrimidine compound, coupling it with a sugar analogue residue, followed by a cyclisation to form the imidazole ring and a final introduction of the cyclopropylamino group at the 6 position of the purine ring.
  • According to the teachings of EP 434450-A , the abacavir base is finally isolated by trituration using acetonitrile (ACN) or by chromatography, and subsequently it can be transformed to a salt of abacavir by reaction with the corresponding acid. Such isolation methods (trituration and chromatography) usually are limited to laboratory scale because they are not appropriate for industrial use. Furthermore, the isolation of the abacavir base by trituration using acetonitrile gives a gummy solid (Example 7) and the isolation by chromatography (eluted from methanol/ethyl acetate) yields a solid foam (Example 19 or 28).
  • Other documents also describe the isolation of abacavir by trituration or chromatography, but always a gummy solid or solid foam is obtained (cf. WO9921861 and EP741710 ), which would be difficult to operate on industrial scale.
  • WO9852949 describes the preparation of abacavir which is isolated from acetone. According to this document the manufacture of the abacavir free base produces an amorphous solid which traps solvents and is, therefore, unsuitable for large scale purification, or for formulation, without additional purification procedures (cf. page 1 of WO 9852949 ). In this document, it is proposed the use of a salt of abacavir, in particular the hemisulfate salt which shows improved physical properties regarding the abacavir base known in the art. Said properties allow the manufacture of the salt on industrial scale, and in particular its use for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations.
  • However, the preparation of a salt of abacavir involves an extra processing step of preparing the salt, increasing the cost and the time to manufacture the compound. Generally, the abacavir free base is the precursor compound for the preparation of the salt. Thus, depending on the preparation process used for the preparation of the salt, the isolation step of the abacavir free base must also be done.

 

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EXAMPLE 21(-)-cis-4-[2-Amino-6-(cyclopropylmethylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol

The title compound of Example 7, (2.00 g, 6.50 mmol) was dissolved in 1,3-dimethyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydro-2(1H)-pyrimidinone (Aldrich, 20 mL). Phosphoryl chloride (2.28 mL, 24.0 mmol) was added to the stirred, cooled (-10° C.) solution. After 3 minutes, cold water (80 mL) was added. The solution was extracted with chloroform (3×80 mL). The aqueous layer was diluted with ethanol (400 mL) and the pH adjusted to 6 with saturated aqueous NaOH. The precipitated inorganic salts were filtered off. The filtrate was further diluted with ethanol to a volume of 1 liter and the pH adjusted to 8 with additional NaOH. The resulting precipitate was filtered and dried to give the 5′-monophosphate of (±)-cis-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylmethylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol as white powder (4.0 mmoles, 62% quantitated by UV absorbance); HPLC analysis as in Example 17 shows one peak. This racemic 5′ -monophosphate was dissolved in water (200 mL) and snake venom 5′-nucleotidase (EC 3.1.3.5) from Crotalus atrox (5,000 IU, Sigma) was added. After incubation at 37° C. for 10 days, HPLC analysis as in Example 17 showed that 50% of the starting nucleotide had been dephosphorylated to the nucleoside. These were separated on a 5×14 cm column of DEAE Sephadex A25 (Pharmacia) which had been preequilibrated with 50 mM ammonium bicarbonate. Title compound was eluted with 2 liters of 50 mM ammonium bicarbonate. Evaporation of water gave white powder which was dissolved in methanol, adsorbed on silica gel, and applied to a silica gel column. Title compound was eluted with methanol:chloroform/1:9 as a colorless glass. An acetonitrile solution was evaporated to give white solid foam, dried at 0.3 mm Hg over P2 O5 ; 649 mg (72% from racemate); 1 H-NMR in DMSO-d6 and mass spectrum identical with those of the racemate (title compound of Example 7); [α]20 D -48.0°, [α]20 436 -97.1°, [α]20 365 -149° (c=0.14, methanol).

Anal. Calcd. for C15 H20 N6 O.0.10CH3 CN: C, 59.96; H, 6.72; N, 28.06. Found: C, 59.93; H, 6.76; N, 28.03.

Continued elution of the Sephadex column with 2 liters of 100 mM ammonium bicarbonate and then with 2 liters of 200 mM ammonium bicarbonate gave 5′-monophosphate (see Example 22) which was stable to 5′-nucleotidase.

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Preparation c)



Synthesis d)

An enantiopure β-lactam with a suitably disposed electron withdrawing group on nitrogen, participated in a π-allylpalladium mediated reaction with 2,6-dichloropurine tetrabutylammonium salt to afford an advanced cis-1,4-substituted cyclopentenoid with both high regio- and stereoselectivity. This advanced intermediate was successfully manipulated to the total synthesis of (−)-Abacavir.

Graphical abstract: Enantioselective synthesis of the carbocyclic nucleoside (−)-abacavir

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Example 1: Preparation of crystalline Form I of abacavir base using methanol as solvent

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    Abacavir (1.00 g, containing about 17% of dichloromethane) was dissolved in refluxing methanol (2.2 mL). The solution was slowly cooled to – 5 °C and, the resulting suspension, was kept at that temperature overnight under gentle stirring. The mixture was filtered off and dried under vacuum (7-10 mbar) at 40 °C for 4 hours to give a white solid (0.55 g, 66% yield, < 5000 ppm of methanol). The PXRD analysis gave the diffractogram shown in FIG. 1.

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Abacavir, is the International Nonproprietary Name (INN) of {(1 S,4R)-4-[2- amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-cyclopent-2-enyl}methanol, and CAS No. 136470-78-5. Abacavir sulfate is a potent selective inhibitor of HIV-1 and HIV-2, and can be used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

The structure of abacavir hemisulfate salt corresponds to formula (I):

Figure imgf000002_0001

(I)

EP 434450-A discloses certain 9-substituted-2-aminopuhnes including abacavir and its salts, methods for their preparation, and pharmaceutical compositions using these compounds.

Different preparation processes of abacavir are known in the art. In some of them abacavir is obtained starting from an appropriate pyrimidine compound, coupling it with a sugar analogue residue, followed by a cyclisation to form the imidazole ring and a final introduction of the cyclopropylamino group at the 6 position of the purine ring. Pyrimidine compounds which have been identified as being useful as intermediates of said preparation processes include N-2-acylated abacavir intermediates such as N-{6- (cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent-2-enyl]-9H-purin- 2-yl}acetamide or N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-

(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent-2-enyl]-9H-purin-2-yl}isobutyramide. The removal of the amino protective group of these compounds using acidic conditions is known in the art. According to Example 28 of EP 434450-A, the amino protective group of the N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4- (hydroxymethyl)cyclopent-2-enyl]-9H-purin-2-yl}isobutyramide is removed by stirring with 1 N hydrochloric acid for 2 days at room temperature. The abacavir base, after adjusting the pH to 7.0 and evaporation of the solvent, is finally isolated by trituration and chromatography. Then, it is transformed by reaction with an acid to the corresponding salt of abacavir. The main disadvantages of this method are: (i) the use of a strongly corrosive mineral acid to remove the amino protective group; (ii) the need of a high dilution rate; (iii) a long reaction time to complete the reaction; (iv) the need of isolating the free abacavir; and (v) a complicated chromatographic purification process.

Thus, despite the teaching of this prior art document, the research of new deprotection processes of a N-acylated {(1 S,4R)-4-[2-amino-6- (cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-cyclopent-2-enyl}methanol is still an active field, since the industrial exploitation of the known process is difficult, as it has pointed out above. Thus, the provision of a new process for the removal of the amino protective group of a N-acylated {(1 S,4R)-4-[2-amino-6-

(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-cyclopent-2-enyl}methanol is desirable.

Example 1 : Preparation of abacavir hemisulfate

N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent-2-enyl]-9H- purin-2-yl}isobutyramide (6.56 g, 18.40 mmol) was slurried in a mixture of isopropanol (32.8 ml) and 10% solution of NaOH (36.1 ml, 92.0 mmol). The mixture was refluxed for 1 h. The resulting solution was cooled to 20-25 0C and tert-butyl methyl ether (32.8 ml) was added. The layers were separated and H2SO4 96% (0.61 ml, 11.03 mmol) was added dropwise to the organic layer. This mixture was cooled to 0-50C and the resulting slurry filtered off.

The solid was dried under vacuum at 40 0C. Abacavir hemisulfate (5.98 g, 97%) was obtained as a white powder.

Example 6: Preparation of abacavir

N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent-2-enyl]-9H- purin-2-yl}isobutyramide (1.0 g, 2.80 mmol) was slurried in a mixture of isopropanol (2 ml) and 10% solution of NaOH (1.1 ml, 2.80 mmol). The mixture was refluxed for 1 h. The resulting solution was cooled to 20-25 0C and tert-butyl methyl ether (2 ml) was added. The aqueous layer was discarded, the organic phase was cooled to 0-5 0C and the resulting slurry filtered off. The solid was dried under vacuum at 400C. Abacavir (0.62 g, 77%) was obtained as a white powder.

Example 7: Preparation of abacavir

N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent-2-enyl]-9H- purin-2-yl}isobutyramide (1.25 g, 3.51 mmol) was slurried in a mixture of isopropanol (2.5 ml) and 10% solution of NaOH (1.37 ml, 3.51 mmol). The mixture was refluxed for 1 h and concentrated to dryness. The residue was crystallized in acetone. Abacavir (0.47 g, 47%) was obtained as a white powder.

Example 8: Preparation of abacavir

N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent-2-enyl]-9H- purin-2-yl}isobutyramide (1.25 g, 3.51 mmol) was slurried in a mixture of isopropanol (2.5 ml) and 10% solution of NaOH (1.37 ml, 3.51 mmol). The mixture was refluxed for 1 h and concentrated to dryness. The residue was crystallized in acetonitrile. Abacavir (0.43 g, 43%) was obtained as a white powder.

Example 9: Preparation of abacavir

A mixture of N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent- 2-enyl]-9H-purin-2-yl}isobutyramide (10 g, 28 mmol), isopropanol (100 ml) and 10% solution of NaOH (16.8 ml, 42 mmol) was refluxed for 1 h. The resulting solution was cooled to 20-25 0C and washed several times with 25% solution of NaOH (10 ml). The wet organic layer was neutralized to pH 7.0-7.5 with 17% hydrochloric acid and it was concentrated to dryness under vacuum. The residue was crystallized in ethyl acetate (150 ml) to afford abacavir (7.2 g, 90%).

Example 10: Preparation of abacavir

A mixture of N-{6-(cyclopropylamino)-9-[(1 R,4S)-4-(hydroxymethyl)cyclopent- 2-enyl]-9H-purin-2-yl}isobutyramide (10 g, 28 mmol), isopropanol (100 ml) and 10% solution of NaOH (16.8 ml, 42 mmol) was refluxed for 1 h. The resulting solution was cooled to 20-25 0C and washed several times with 25% solution of NaOH (10 ml). The wet organic layer was neutralized to pH 7.0-7.5 with 17% hydrochloric acid and it was concentrated to dryness under vacuum. The residue was crystallized in acetone (300 ml) to afford abacavir (7.0 g, 88%).

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Abacavir of formula (1) :

Figure imgf000002_0001

or (1 S,4R)-4-[2-Amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopentene-1 – methanol and its salts are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Abacavir sulfate is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor and used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection. Abacavir sulfate and related compounds and their therapeutic uses are disclosed in US 5,034,394.

Crystalline forms of abacavir sulfate have not been reported in the literature. Moreover, the processes described in the literature do not produce abacavir sulfate in a stable, well-defined and reproducible crystalline form. It has now been discovered that abacavir sulfate can be prepared in three stable, well-defined and consistently reproducible crystalline forms.

Example 1

Abacavir free base (3.0 gm, obtained by the process described in example 21 of US 5,034,394) is dissolved in ethyl acetate (15 ml) and cone, sulfuric acid (0.3 ml) is added to the solution. Then the contents are stirred for 3 hours at 20°C and filtered to give 3.0 gm of form I abacavir sulfate. Example 2 Abacavir free base (3.0 gm) is dissolved in acetone (20 ml) and cone, sulfuric acid (0.3 ml) is added to the solution. Then the contents are stirred for 6 hours at 25°C and filtered to give 2.8 gm of form I abacavir sulfate.

Example 3 Abacavir free base (3.0 gm) is dissolved in acetonitrile (15 ml) and sulfuric acid (0.3 ml) is added to the solution. Then the contents are stirred for 2 hours at 25°C and the separated solid is filtered to give 3.0 gm of form II abacavir sulfate.

Example 4 Abacavir free base (3.0 gm) is dissolved in methyl tert-butyl ether (25 ml) and sulfuric acid (0.3 ml) is added to the solution. Then the contents are stirred for 1 hours at 25°C and the separated solid is filtered to give 3.0 gm of form II abacavir sulfate.

Example 5 Abacavir free base (3.0 gm) is dissolved in methanol (15 ml) and sulfuric acid (0.3 ml) is added to the solution. The contents then are cooled to 0°C and diisopropyl ether (15 ml) is added. The reaction mass is stirred for 2 hours at about 25°C and the separated solid is filtered to give 3.0 gm of form III abacavir sulfate

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The present invention relates to a new process for the preparation of the chiral nucleoside analogue (1S, 4R)-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H purin-9-yl]-2- cyclopentene-1 -methanol (compound of Formula (I)).

The compound of formula (I) is described as having potent activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) in EPO34450.

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Results presented at the 34th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (October 4-7, 1994) demonstrate that the compound of formula I has significant activity against HIV comparable to, and if not better than, some current anti HIV drugs, such as zidovudine and didanosine.

Currently the compound of Formula (I) is undergoing clinical investigation to determine its safety and efficacy in humans. Therefore, there exists at the present time a need to supply large quantities of this compound for use in clinical trials.

Current routes of synthesising the compound of formula (I) involve multiple steps and are relatively expensive. It will be noted that the compound has two centres of asymmetry and it is essential that any route produces the compound of formula (I) substantially free of the corresponding enantiomer, preferably the compound of formula (I) is greater than 95% w/w free of the corresponding enantiomer.

Processes proposed for the preparation of the compound of formula (I) generally start from a pyrimidine compound, coupling with a 4-amino-2-cyclopentene-1- methanol analogue, cyciisation to form the imidazole ring and then introduction of the cyclopropylamine group into the 6 position of the purine, such routes include those suggested in EPO434450 and WO9521161. Essentially both routes disclosed in the two prior patent applications involve the following steps:-

(i) coupling (1S, 4R)-4-amino-2-cyclopentene-1 -methanol to N-(4,6-dichloro-5- formamido-2-pyrimidinyl) acetamide or a similar analogue thereof, for example N- (2-amino-4,6-dichloro-5-pyrimidinyl) formamide;

(ii) ring closure of the resultant compound to form the intermediate (1 S, 4R)-4- (2-amino-6-chloro-9H-purin-9-yl)-2-cyclopentene-1 -methanol;

(iii) substituting the halo group by a cyclopropylamino group on the 6 position of the purine ring.

The above routes are multi-step processes. By reducing the number of processing steps significant cost savings can be achieved due to the length of time to manufacture the compound being shortened and the waste streams minimised.

An alternative process suggested in the prior art involves the direct coupling of carbocyclic ribose analogues to the N atom on the 9 position of 2-amino-6-chloro purine. For example WO91/15490 discloses a single step process for the formation of the (1S, 4R)- 4-(2-amino-6-chloro-9H-purin-9-yl)-2-cyclopentene-1- methanol intermediate by reacting (1S, 4R)-4-hydroxy-2-cyclopentene-1 -methanol, in which the allylic hydroxyl group has been activated as an ester or carbonate and the other hydroxyl group has a blocking group attached (for example 1 ,4- bis- methylcarbonate) with 2-amino-6-chloropurine.

However we have found that when synthesising (1S, 4R)-4-(2-amino-6-chloro-9H- purin-9-yl)-2-cyclopentene-1- methanol by this route a significant amount of an N- 7 isomer is formed (i.e. coupling has occurred to the nitrogen at the 7- position of the purine ring) compared to the N-9 isomer desired. Further steps are therefore required to convert the N-7 product to the N-9 product, or alternatively removing the N-7 product, adding significantly to the cost. We have found that by using a transition metal catalysed process for the direct coupling of a compound of formula (II) or (III),

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Example 1 (1 S. 4R)-4-[2-Amino-6-(cvclopropylamino)-9H purin-9-vπ-2-cvclopentene-1 – methanol

Triphenylphosphine (14mg) was added, under nitrogen, to a mixture of (1S.4R)- 4-hydroxy-2-cyclopentene -1 -methanol bis(methylcarbonate) (91 mg), 2-amino-6- (cyclopropylamino) purine (90mg), tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium (12mg) and dry DMF (2ml) and the resulting solution stirred at room temperature for 40 min.

The DMF was removed at 60° in vacuo and the residue partitioned between ethyl acetate (25ml.) and 20% sodium chloride solution (10ml.). The ethyl acetate solution was washed with 20% sodium chloride (2x12ml.) and with saturated sodium chloride solution, then dried (MgSO4) and the solvent removed in vacuo.

The residue was dissolved in methanol (10ml.), potassium carbonate (17mg) added and the mixture stirred under nitrogen for 15h.

The solvent was removed in vacuo and the residue chromatographed on silica gel

(Merck 9385), eluting with dichloromethane-methanol [(95:5) increasing to (90:10)] to give the title compound (53mg) as a cream foam.

δ(DMSO-d6): 7.60 (s.1 H); 7.27 (s,1 H); 6.10 (dt,1 H); 5.86 (dt, 1 H); 5.81 (s,2H); 5.39 (m,1H); 4.75 (t,1H); 3.44 (t,2H); 3.03 (m, 1H): 2.86 (m,1H);2.60 (m,1H); 1.58 (dt, 1 H); 0.65 (m, 2H); 0.57 (m,2H).

TLC SiO2/CHCI3-MeOH (4:1 ) Rf 0.38; det. UN., KMnO4

Trade Names

Page Trade name Manufacturer
Germany Kiveksa GlaxoSmithKline
Trizivir -»-
Ziagen -»-
France Kiveksa -»-
Trizivir -»-
Ziagen -»-
United Kingdom Kiveksa -»-
Trizivir -»-
Ziagen -»-
Italy Trizivir -»-
Ziagen -»-
Japan Épzikom -»-
Ziagen -»-
USA Épzikom -»-
Trizivir -»-
Ziagen -»-
Ukraine Virol Ranbaksi Laboratories Limited, India
Ziagen GlaksoSmitKlyayn Inc.., Canada
Abamun Tsipla Ltd, India
Abacavir sulfate Aurobindo Pharma Limited, India

Formulations

  • Oral solution 20 mg / ml;
  • Tablets of 300 mg (as the sulfate);
  • Trizivir tablets 300 mg – abacavir in fixed combination with 150 mg of lamivudine and 300 mg zidovudine

ZIAGEN is the brand name for abacavir sulfate, a synthetic carbocyclic nucleoside analogue with inhibitory activity against HIV-1. The chemical name of abacavir sulfate is (1S,cis)-4-[2-amino-6-(cyclopropylamino)-9H-purin-9-yl]-2-cyclopentene-1-methanol sulfate (salt) (2:1). Abacavir sulfate is the enantiomer with 1S, 4R absolute configuration on the cyclopentene ring. It has a molecular formula of (C14H18N6O)2•H2SO4 and a molecular weight of 670.76 daltons. It has the following structural formula:

ZIAGEN (abacavir sulfate) Structural Formula Illustration

Abacavir sulfate is a white to off-white solid with a solubility of approximately 77 mg/mL in distilled water at 25°C. It has an octanol/water (pH 7.1 to 7.3) partition coefficient (log P) of approximately 1.20 at 25°C.

ZIAGEN Tablets are for oral administration. Each tablet contains abacavir sulfate equivalent to 300 mg of abacavir as active ingredient and the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate. The tablets are coated with a film that is made of hypromellose, polysorbate 80, synthetic yellow iron oxide, titanium dioxide, and triacetin.

ZIAGEN Oral Solution is for oral administration. Each milliliter (1 mL) of ZIAGEN Oral Solution contains abacavir sulfate equivalent to 20 mg of abacavir (i.e., 20 mg/mL) as active ingredient and the following inactive ingredients: artificial strawberry and banana flavors, citric acid (anhydrous), methylparaben and propylparaben (added as preservatives), propylene glycol, saccharin sodium, sodium citrate (dihydrate), sorbitol solution, and water.

In vivo, abacavir sulfate dissociates to its free base, abacavir. All dosages for ZIAGEN are expressed in terms of abacavir.

History

Abacavir was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 18, 1998 and is thus the fifteenth approved antiretroviral drug in the United States. Its patent expired in the United States on 2009-12-26.

Links

  • US 5 089 500 (Burroughs Wellcome; 18.2.1992; GB-prior. 27.6.1988).
  1. Synthesis a)
    • EP 434 450 (Wellcome Found .; 26.6.1991; appl. 21.12.1990; prior-USA. 22.12.1989).
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    • EP 424 064 (Enzymatix; appl. 24.4.1991; GB -prior. 16.10.1989).
    • U.S. 6 340 587 (Beecham SMITHKLINE; 22.1.2002; appl. 20.8.1998; GB -prior. 22.8.1997).
  2. Синтез b)
    • Olivo, HF et al .: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 1 (JCPRB4) 1998, 391.
  3. Preparation c)
    • U.S. 5 034 394 (Wellcome Found .; 23.7.1991; appl. 22.12.1989; GB -prior. 27.6.1988).
  4. Synthesis d)
    • WO 9 924 431 (Glaxo; appl. 12.11.1998; WO-prior. 12.11.1997).

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EXTRA INFO

How to obtain carbocyclic nucleosides?

Carbocyclic nucleosides are synthetically the most challenging class of nucleosides, requiring multi-step and often elaborate synthetic pathways to introduce the necessary stereochemistry. There are two main strategies for the preparation of carbocyclic nucleosides. In the linear approach a cyclopentylamine is used as starting material and the heterocycle is built in a stepwise manner (see Scheme 1).

Scheme 1: Linear approach for the synthesis of abacavir.[5]

The more flexible strategy is a convergent approach: a functionalized carbocyclic moiety is condensed with a heterocycle rapidly leading to a variety of carbocyclic nucleosides. Initially, we started our syntheses from cyclopentadiene 1 that is deprotonated and alkylated with benzyloxymethyl chloride to give the diene 2. This material is converted by a hydroboration into cyclopentenol 3 or isomerized into two thermodynamically more stable cyclopentadienes 4a,b. With the protection and another hydroboration step to 5 we gain access to an enantiomerically pure precursor for the synthesis of a variety of carbocyclic 2’-deoxynucleosides e.g.:carba-dT, carba-dA or carba-BVDU.[6] The isomeric dienes 4a,b were hydroborated to the racemic carbocyclic moiety 6.

Scheme 2: Convergent approach for the synthesis of carba-dT.

 

The asymmetric synthesis route and the racemic route above are short and efficient ways to diverse carbocyclic D- or L-nucleosides (Scheme 2). Different heterocycles can be condensed to these precursors leading to carbocyclic purine- and pyrimidine-nucleosides. Beside α- and β-nucleosides, carbocyclic epi– andiso-nucleosides in the 2’-deoxyxylose form were accessable.[7]

What else is possible? The racemic cyclopentenol 6 can be coupled by a modified Mitsunobu-reaction.Moreover, this strategy offers the possibility of synthesizing new carbocyclic nucleosides by functionalizing the double bond before or after introduction of the nucleobase (scheme 3).[8]

Scheme 3: Functionalized carbocyclic nucleosides based on cyclopentenol 6.

Other interesting carbocyclic precursors like cyclopentenol 7 can be used to synthesize several classes of carbocyclic nucleoside analogues, e.g.: 2’,3’-dideoxy-2’,3’-didehydro nucleosides (d4-nucleosides), 2’,3’-dideoxynucleosides (ddNs), ribonucleosides, bicyclic nucleosides or even 2’-fluoro-nucleosides.

Scheme 4: Functionalized carbocyclic thymidine analogues based on cyclopentenol 7.

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FDA approves new treatment for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for the previously FDA-approved drug, Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients 18 years and older. The FDA initially approved Zerbaxa in 2014 to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and for complicated urinary tract infections.

“A key global challenge we face as a public health agency is addressing the threat of antimicrobial-resistant infections,” said FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D. “Hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia are serious infections that can result in death in some patients. New therapies to treat these infections are important to …

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June 03, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new indication for the previously FDA-approved drug, Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam) for the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) in patients 18 years and older. The FDA initially approved Zerbaxa in 2014to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and for complicated urinary tract infections.

“A key global challenge we face as a public health agency is addressing the threat of antimicrobial-resistant infections,” said FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner Amy Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D. “Hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia are serious infections that can result in death in some patients. New therapies to treat these infections are important to meet patient needs because of increasing antimicrobial resistance. That’s why, among our other efforts to address antimicrobial resistance, we’re focused on facilitating the development of safe and effective new treatments to give patients more options to fight life-threatening infections.”

HABP/VABP occur in patients in hospitals or other health care facilities and can be caused by a variety of bacteria. According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HABP and VABP are currently the second most common type of hospital-acquired infection in the United States, and are a significant issue in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).

The safety and efficacy of Zerbaxa for the treatment of HABP/VABP, administered via injection, was demonstrated in a multinational, double-blind study that compared Zerbaxa to another antibacterial drug in 726 adult patients hospitalized with HABP/VABP. The study showed that mortality and cure rates were similar between Zerbaxa and the comparator treatment.

The most common adverse reactions observed in the HABP/VABP trial among patients treated with Zerbaxa were elevated liver enzyme levels, renal impairment or failure, and diarrhea.
Zerbaxa should not be used in patients with known serious hypersensitivity to components of Zerbaxa, as well as hypersensitivity to piperacillin/tazobactam or other members of the beta lactam class of antibacterial drugs.

Zerbaxa received FDA’s Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation for the treatment of HABP/VABP. The QIDP designation is given to antibacterial and antifungal drug products intended to treat serious or life-threatening infections under the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) title of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act. As part of QIDP designation, the Zerbaxa marketing application for the HABP/VABP indication was granted Priority Review under which the FDA’s goal is to take action on an application within an expedited time frame.

The FDA granted the approval of Zerbaxa for the treatment of HABP/VABP to Merck & Co., Inc.

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