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Rovafovir Etalafenamide


2D chemical structure of 912809-27-9

Rovafovir etalafenamide

GS-9131

UNII-U8S0IC8DY7

 ethyl ((S)-((((2R,5R)-5-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-4-fluoro-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-yl)oxy)methyl)(phenoxy)phosphoryl)-L-alaninate

L-Alanine, N-((S)-((((2R,5R)-5-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-4-fluoro-2,5-dihydro-2-furanyl)oxy)methyl)phenoxyphosphinyl)-, ethyl ester
CAS: 912809-27-9
Chemical Formula: C21H24FN6O6P
Molecular Weight: 506.43

  • Originator Gilead Sciences
  • Class Antiretrovirals; Purine nucleosides; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  • Phase II HIV-1 infections
  • 03 Apr 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in HIV-1 infections (Treatment-experienced) in Uganda (PO) (NCT03472326)
  • 21 Mar 2018 Gilead Sciences plans a phase II study for HIV-1 infections in March 2018 (NCT03472326)
  • 26 Mar 2009 Preclinical pharmacokinetics data in HIV-1 infections presented at the 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting (237th-ACS-2009)

Rovafovir Etalafenamide, also known as GS-9131, is an anti-HIV Nucleoside Phosphonate prodrug.

POSTER

http://www.croiconference.org/sites/default/files/posters-2017/436_White.pdf

Patent

WO 2006110157

WO 2008103949

WO 2010005986

PATENT

WO 2012159047

 

PATENT

WO-2019027920

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019027920&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&maxRec=1000

As discussed in U.S. Pat. Nos. 7,871,991, 9,381,206, 8,951,986, and 8,658,617, ethyl ((S)-((((2R,5R)-5-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-4-fluoro-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-yl)oxy)methyl)(phenoxy)phosphoryl)-L-alaninate is a reverse transcriptase inhibitor that blocks the replication of HIV viruses, in vivo and in vitro, and has limited undesirable side effects when administered to human beings. This compound has a favorable in vitro resistance profile with activity against Nucleoside RT Inhibitor (NRTI)-Resistance Mutations, such as Ml 84V, K65R, L74V, and one or more (e.g., 1, 2, 3, or 4) TAMs (thymidine analogue mutations). It has the following formula (see, e.g., U.S. Pat. No. 7,871,991), which is referred to as Formula I:

[0004] Ethyl ((S)-((((2R,5R)-5-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-4-fluoro-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-yl)oxy)methyl)(phenoxy)phosphoryl)-L-alaninate is difficult to isolate, purify, store for an extended period, and formulate as a pharmaceutical composition.

[0005] The compound of formula la was previously identified as the most chemically stable form of ethyl ((S)-((((2R,5R)-5-(6-amino-9H-purin-9-yl)-4-fluoro-2,5-dihydrofuran-2-

yl)oxy)methyl)(phenoxy)phosphoryl)-L-alaninate. See, e.g. , U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,658,617,

8,951,986, and 9,381,206. However, a total degradation increase of 2.6% was observed when the compound of formula (la) was stored at 25 °C/60% RH over 6 months. Therefore, the compound of formula la requires refrigeration for long-term storage.

[0006] Accordingly, there is a need for stable forms of the compound of Formula I with suitable chemical and physical stability for the formulation, therapeutic use, manufacturing, and storage of the compound. New forms, moreover, can provide better stability for the active pharmaceutical substance in a pharmaceutical formulation.

PAPER

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry (2010), 18(10), 3606-3617.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0968089610002452?via%3Dihub

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PAPER

 RSC Drug Discovery Series (2011), 4(Accounts in Drug Discovery), 215-237.

PAPER

https://aac.asm.org/content/52/2/648

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REFERENCES

1: Rai MA, Pannek S, Fichtenbaum CJ. Emerging reverse transcriptase inhibitors for HIV-1 infection. Expert Opin Emerg Drugs. 2018 May 10:1-9. doi: 10.1080/14728214.2018.1474202. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29737220.

2: Mackman RL. Anti-HIV Nucleoside Phosphonate GS-9148 and Its Prodrug GS-9131: Scale Up of a 2′-F Modified Cyclic Nucleoside Phosphonate and Synthesis of Selected Amidate Prodrugs. Curr Protoc Nucleic Acid Chem. 2014 Mar 26;56:14.10.1-21. doi: 10.1002/0471142700.nc1410s56. Review. PubMed PMID: 25606977.

3: De Clercq E. The clinical potential of the acyclic (and cyclic) nucleoside phosphonates: the magic of the phosphonate bond. Biochem Pharmacol. 2011 Jul 15;82(2):99-109. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2011.03.027. Epub 2011 Apr 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 21501598.

4: Mackman RL, Ray AS, Hui HC, Zhang L, Birkus G, Boojamra CG, Desai MC, Douglas JL, Gao Y, Grant D, Laflamme G, Lin KY, Markevitch DY, Mishra R, McDermott M, Pakdaman R, Petrakovsky OV, Vela JE, Cihlar T. Discovery of GS-9131: Design, synthesis and optimization of amidate prodrugs of the novel nucleoside phosphonate HIV reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitor GS-9148. Bioorg Med Chem. 2010 May 15;18(10):3606-17. doi: 10.1016/j.bmc.2010.03.041. Epub 2010 Mar 27. PubMed PMID: 20409721.

5: Cihlar T, Laflamme G, Fisher R, Carey AC, Vela JE, Mackman R, Ray AS. Novel nucleotide human immunodeficiency virus reverse transcriptase inhibitor GS-9148 with a low nephrotoxic potential: characterization of renal transport and accumulation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Jan;53(1):150-6. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01183-08. Epub 2008 Nov 10. PubMed PMID: 19001108; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2612154.

6: Cihlar T, Ray AS, Boojamra CG, Zhang L, Hui H, Laflamme G, Vela JE, Grant D, Chen J, Myrick F, White KL, Gao Y, Lin KY, Douglas JL, Parkin NT, Carey A, Pakdaman R, Mackman RL. Design and profiling of GS-9148, a novel nucleotide analog active against nucleoside-resistant variants of human immunodeficiency virus type 1, and its orally bioavailable phosphonoamidate prodrug, GS-9131. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Feb;52(2):655-65. Epub 2007 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 18056282; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2224772.

7: Ray AS, Vela JE, Boojamra CG, Zhang L, Hui H, Callebaut C, Stray K, Lin KY, Gao Y, Mackman RL, Cihlar T. Intracellular metabolism of the nucleotide prodrug GS-9131, a potent anti-human immunodeficiency virus agent. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Feb;52(2):648-54. Epub 2007 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 18056281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2224749.

8: Birkus G, Wang R, Liu X, Kutty N, MacArthur H, Cihlar T, Gibbs C, Swaminathan S, Lee W, McDermott M. Cathepsin A is the major hydrolase catalyzing the intracellular hydrolysis of the antiretroviral nucleotide phosphonoamidate prodrugs GS-7340 and GS-9131. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2007 Feb;51(2):543-50. Epub 2006 Dec 4. PubMed PMID: 17145787; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1797775.

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OLACAFTOR, VX 440


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OLACAFTOR, VX 440

CAS 1897384-89-2

Molecular Formula: C29H34FN3O4S
Molecular Weight: 539.666 g/mol

CFTR corrector; UNII-RZ7027HK8F; RZ7027HK8F;

Target-based Actions, CFTR modulator

Indications, Cystic fibrosis

CS-0044588

UNII-RZ7027HK8F

RZ7027HK8F

Olacaftor (VX-440, VX440) is a next-generation CFTR corrector, shows the potential to enhance the amount of CFTR protein at the cell’s surface and for treatment of cystic fibrosis..

  • Originator Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Pyridines; Pyrrolidines
  • Mechanism of Action Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator stimulants
  • Phase II Cystic fibrosis
  • 01 Jun 2018 Chemical structure information added
  • 01 Aug 2017 Vertex Pharmaceuticals completes a phase II trial in Cystic fibrosis (In adolescents, In adults, In the elderly, Combination therapy) in USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and United Kingdom (PO) (NCT02951182) (EudraCT2016-000454-36)
  • 18 Jul 2017 Efficacy and events data from a phase II trial in Cystic fibrosis released by Vertex Pharmaceuticals

PATENT

WO2016057572

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf;jsessionid=B67642F2D5C265D1AF3AC60194173694.wapp1nB?docId=WO2016057572&recNum=6&office=&queryString=&prevFilter=%26fq%3DOF%3AWO%26fq%3DICF_M%3A%22A01N%22&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&maxRec=22922

PATENT

US9782408

PATENT

WO-2019028228

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019028228&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&maxRec=1000

Processes for preparing (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine and its salts, particularly hydrochloride comprising the reaction of 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidin-4-one with chloroform and a base (sodium hydroxide), followed by reaction with an acid (hydrochloric acid), hydrogenation, reduction and salt synthesis is claimed. Also claimed is a process for the preparation of an intermediate of (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride. The compound is useful as an intermediate for the synthesis of CFTR modulators, useful for treating cystic fibrosis.
(5)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine free base and salt forms thereof, (R)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine free base and salt forms thereof, (,S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one, (R)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one, and 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one are useful molecules that can be used in the synthesis of pharmaceutically active molecules, such as modulators of CFTR activity, for example those disclosed in PCT Publication Nos. WO 2016/057572, WO 2018/064632, and WO 2018/107100, including the following molecules, which are being investigated in clinical trials for the treatment of cystic fibrosis:

[0003] There remains, however, a need for more efficient, convenient, and/or economical processes for the preparation of these molecules.

[0004] Disclosed herein are processes for preparing 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one, (,S)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one, (R)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one, (,S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine, and (R)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine, and their salt forms:


trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one)); ((R)-3,5,5-trimethylpyrrolidine-2-one));

((,S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine) ;and 

Scheme 1. Synthesis of (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine

(2) (3) (4S) (1 S)

Scheme 2. Synthesis of (R)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine

(2) (3) (4R) (1 R)

Scheme 3. Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

3 C

EXAMPLES

Example 1. Reaction (a) and (b): Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin- 2-one

(2) (3) C (3)

Example 1A:

[0055] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (50.00 g, 305.983 mmol, 1.000 equiv), tributylmethylammonium 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 (MgS04), and

concentrated to afford 32.6 g (85%) of crude Compound (3) as a pale orange clumpy solid. The crude was recrystallized from hot (90°C) iPrOAc (isopropyl acetate) (71.7 mL, 2.2 vol. of crude), cooled to 80 °C, and -50 mg of crystalline Compound (3) 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. ¾ MR (400 MHz, CDCh, 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).

Synthesis IB:

[0056] i. 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.

ii. 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 Na2S04 (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, -O. lMPa). 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 2. Reaction (c): Synthesis of (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one from 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

(3) (4S)

Example 2A: Use of Rh Catalyst

[0057] Step 1 : Preparation of Rh Catalyst Formation: In a 3 L Schlenk flask, 1.0 L of tetrahydrofuran (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.

[0058] Step 2: A 50 L stainless steel autoclave was charged with 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one (6.0 kg, Compound (3)) 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.

[0059] Step 3 : 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 1 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; 5.48 Kg (91%), 98.0% ee.

Synthesis 2B: Use of Ru Catalyst

[0060] The reaction was performed in a similar manner as described above in Example 2A except the use of a Ru catalyst instead of a Rh catalyst.

[0061] Compound (3) (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 (3) 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 TFIF 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 4S 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 2C: Analytical Measurements

[0062] Analytical chiral HPLC method for the determination of the conversion, chemoselectivity and enantiomeric excess of the products form Example 2A and 2B 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 μΐ of reaction solution evaporated, dissolved in 1 mL;

heptane/iPrOH (80/20); Injection volume: 10.0 
Run time 20 min; Retention times: 5,5–dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one: 13.8 min, (,S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pynOlidin-2-one: 10.6 min, and (R)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one: 12.4 min.

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

Ru(Me-allyl)2(C0D)2BF4

1 eq HBF4 Et20

5 bar H2 at 45°C

[0063] 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 \iL). In another vial HBF4 Et20 (6.6 μΐ,) and BF3 Et20 (2.0 μΐ,) were dissolved in DCM (240 μΐ.). To the GC vial containing the ligand was added, under a flow of argon, the Ru(Me-allyl)2(COD) solution (100 μΐ,; 0.00399 mmol, O. leq) and the HBF4 Et20 / BF3 -Et20 solution (20 μΐ^ 1 eq HBF4 Et20 and catalytic BF3 Et20). The resulting mixtures were stirred under a flow of argon for 30 minutes. 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 χ) 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 μΙ_, of the reaction mixture was diluted with MeOH (800 μΐ.) and analyzed for conversion and ee. 1H MR (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).

IPC analytical method for Asymmetric Hydrogenation

(3) (4S) (4R)

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

(4S) (1S)HCI

Example 4A:

[0064] Anhydrous THF (100 ml) was charged to a dry 750 ml reactor and the jacket temperature was set to 50° C. Once the vessel contents were at 50° C, LiAlH4pellets (10 g, 263 mmol, 1.34 eq.) were added. The mixture was stirred for 10 minutes, then a solution of (4S) (25 g, 197 mmol) in anhydrous THF (100 ml) 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 was stirred for 18.5 hrs. The reaction mixture was cooled to 30° C then saturated sodium sulfate solution (20.9 ml) 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 (100 ml) and stirred for an additional 10 minutes. The suspension was then drained and collected through the lower outlet valve, washing through with additional iPrOAc (50 ml). The collected suspension was filtered through a Celite pad on a sintered glass funnel under suction and washed with iPrOAc (2×50 ml).

[0065] The filtrate was transferred back to the cleaned reactor and cooled to 0° C under nitrogen. 4M HCI in dioxane (49.1 ml, 197 mmol, leq.) 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 z-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. Compound (1S)»HC1 was obtained as a white solid (24.2g, 82%).

Synthesis 4B:

[0066] 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 (¾)-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% HC1 (1.05 equiv.) while maintaining the temperature below 30°C. 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/N2 bleed) to afford (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine»HCl ((1S HC1) as a white, crystalline solid (6.21 kg, 75% yield). ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-^6) 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, 7= 12.7, 7.7 Hz, 1H), 1.42 (s, 3H), 1.38 (dd, 7= 12.8, 10.1 Hz, 1H), 1.31 (s, 3H), 1.05 (d, 7= 6.6 Hz, , 3H).

Synthesis 4C:

[0067] 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 (¾)-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 Na2S04 (209 mL) over 2 h. After the addition was completed, the reaction mixture was cooled to ambient temperature, diluted with /-PrOAc (1 L), and mixed thoroughly. The solid was removed by filtration (Celite pad) and washed with /-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 HC1 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 /-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 ((1S HC1) as a white, crystalline solid. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-^6) δ 9.34 (s, 2H), 3.33 (dd, J = 11 A, 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). ¾ MR (400 MHz, CDCh) 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).

Synthesis 4D:

[0068] A 1L four-neck round bottom flask was degassed three times. A 2M solution of LiAlHun THF (100 mL) was charged via cannula transfer. (¾)-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. 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). 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. 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 ((1S)»HC1) as a white crystallised solid (13.5 g, 94% yield on recrystallisation, 73% yield). GC purity = 99.9%. Water content = 0.11% w/w. 99.6% ee (Chiral GC) (S). Ruthenium content = 0.001 ppm. Lithium content = 0.02 ppm.

Synthesis 4E:

[0069] 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 (¾)-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 (¾)-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 HC1 (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 ((1S)»HC1).

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

[0070] Various PTCs were tested as described below:

[0071] 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. The reaction results are summarized in the following table:

Example 6: Solvent Screens for the Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

[0072] Various solvents and amounts were tested as described below:

[0073] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (500.0 mg, 3.06 mmol, 1.0 eq. (“starting material”)), 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 (2v or 4v, as shown 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 the following table:

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

[0074] In this experiment, various concentrations of NaOH were tested as described below:

[0075] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (500.0 mg, 3.06 mmol, 1.0 eq. (“starting material”), 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 the Table 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 the following table:

Example 8: Phase Transfer Catalyst (PTC) Synthesis of 5,5-dimethyl-3-methylenepyrrolidin-2-one

[0076] 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.).

[0077] 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one (500.0 mg, 3.06 mmol, 1.0 eq. (“starting material”)), 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 H20 (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 the following table:

Reactions Conditions Result

8D Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide Almost complete

(0.02 eq.) overnight (2% starting

material), 82% solution yield

8E TBAB (0.02 eq.) Almost complete

overnight (2% starting material), 71% solution yield

8F Tributylmethylammonium chloride Incomplete overnight (4%

(0.02 eq.) starting material), 72%

solution yield

8G Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide Almost complete

(0.03 eq.) overnight (3% starting

material), 76% solution yield

8H TBAB (0.03 eq.) Almost complete

overnight (3% starting material), 76% solution yield

81 Tributylmethylammonium chloride Almost complete

(0.03 eq.) overnight (2% starting

material), 78% solution yield

Example 9. Preparation of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one hydrochloride

2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-4-one hydrochloride

[0078] 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidinone (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.

[0079] To the solution at 60 °C was added 5-6 M HC1 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.

[0080] 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.

[0081] 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 a white crystalline solid, 21.4 g, 64% yield.

Example 10. Synthesis of (S)-2,2,4-trimethylpyrrolidine hydrochloride from (S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one

[0082] Each reactor was charged with (,S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one 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 “+.”

[0083] A 2.5% solution of (,S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one in THF was flowed at 0.05 mL/min into a packed bed reactor prepacked with 2% Pt-0.5%>Sn/SiO2catalyst 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 HC1 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) (lv) 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 as a white crystalline solid (74.8%> yield, 96.1% ee).

Alternate synthesis

[0084] A 2.5%) solution of (,S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one in THF was flowed at 0.05 mL/min into a packed bed reactor prepacked with 4% Pt-2%>Sn/Ti02catalyst 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 HC1 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) (lv) 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 as a white crystalline solid (88.5% yield, 29.6%> ee).

Alternate synthesis

[0085] A 2.5% solution of (,S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one 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 HC1 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 H20. MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether) (lv) 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 as a white crystalline solid (90.9% yield, 98.0%> ee).

Alternate synthesis

[0086] A 2.5%) solution of (,S)-3,5,5-trimethyl-pyrrolidin-2-one in THF was flowed at 0.03 mL/min into a packed bed reactor prepacked with 2% Pt-8%>Sn/Ti02catalyst 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 HC1 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) (lv) 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 as a white crystalline solid (90.4%> yield, 96.8%> ee).

Patent

WO 2019010092

PATENT

US 20160095858

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20160095858A1/en

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a recessive genetic disease that affects approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States and approximately 30,000 children and adults in Europe. Despite progress in the treatment of CF, there is no cure.

In patients with CF, mutations in CFTR endogenously expressed in respiratory epithelia leads to reduced apical anion secretion causing an imbalance in ion and fluid transport. The resulting decrease in anion transport contributes to enhanced mucus accumulation in the lung and the accompanying microbial infections that ultimately cause death in CF patients. In addition to respiratory disease, CF patients typically suffer from gastrointestinal problems and pancreatic insufficiency that, if left untreated, results in death. In addition, the majority of males with cystic fibrosis are infertile and fertility is decreased among females with cystic fibrosis. In contrast to the severe effects of two copies of the CF associated gene, individuals with a single copy of the CF associated gene exhibit increased resistance to cholera and to dehydration resulting from diarrhea—perhaps explaining the relatively high frequency of the CF gene within the population.

Sequence analysis of the CFTR gene of CF chromosomes has revealed a variety of disease causing mutations (Cutting, G. R. et al. (1990) Nature 346:366-369; Dean, M. et al. (1990) Cell 61:863:870; and Kerem, B-S. et al. (1989) Science 245:1073-1080; Kerem, B-S et al. (1990) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87:8447-8451). To date, greater than 1000 disease causing mutations in the CF gene have been identified (http://cftr2.org). The most prevalent mutation is a deletion of phenylalanine at position 508 of the CFTR amino acid sequence, and is commonly referred to as F508del. This mutation occurs in approximately 70% of the cases of cystic fibrosis and is associated with a severe disease.

The deletion of residue 508 in F508del prevents the nascent protein from folding correctly. This results in the inability of the mutant protein to exit the ER, and traffic to the plasma membrane. As a result, the number of channels present in the membrane is far less than observed in cells expressing wild-type CFTR. In addition to impaired trafficking, the mutation results in defective channel gating. Together, the reduced number of channels in the membrane and the defective gating lead to reduced anion transport across epithelia leading to defective ion and fluid transport. (Quinton, P. M. (1990), FASEB J. 4: 2709-2727). Studies have shown, however, that the reduced numbers of F508del in the membrane are functional, albeit less than wild-type CFTR. (Dalemans et al. (1991), Nature Lond. 354: 526-528; Denning et al., supra; Pasyk and Foskett (1995), J. Cell. Biochem. 270: 12347-50). In addition to F508del, other disease causing mutations in CFTR that result in defective trafficking, synthesis, and/or channel gating could be up- or down-regulated to alter anion secretion and modify disease progression and/or severity.

Accordingly, there is a need for novel treatments of CFTR mediated diseases.

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Fezolinetant ESN-364

  • Molecular FormulaC16H15FN6OS
  • Average mass358.393 Da
  • Methanone, [(8R)-5,6-dihydro-8-methyl-3-(3-methyl-1,2,4-thiadiazol-5-yl)-1,2,4-triazolo[4,3-a]pyrazin-7(8H)-yl](4-fluorophenyl)-
    UNII:83VNE45KXX
    фезолинетант [Russian] [INN]
    فيزولينيتانت [Arabic] [INN]
    非唑奈坦 [Chinese] [INN]
(4-Fluorophenyl)[(8R)-8-methyl-3-(3-methyl-1,2,4-thiadiazol-5-yl)-5,6-dihydro[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]pyrazin-7(8H)-yl]methanone
10205
1629229-37-3 [RN]
83VNE45KXX
  • Originator Euroscreen
  • Developer Ogeda
  • Class Pyrazines; Small molecules; Triazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Gonadal steroid hormone modulators; Neurokinin 3 receptor antagonists
  • Phase II Hot flashes; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Uterine leiomyoma
  • Preclinical Weight gain
  • DiscontinuedBenign prostatic hyperplasia; Endometriosis
  • 14 Sep 2018 Ogeda completes a phase II trial in Hot flashes (In the elderly, In adults) in USA (PO) (NCT03192176)
  • 23 May 2018 Astellas Pharma completes a phase I trial in Polycystic ovary syndrome (In volunteers) in Japan (PO) (NCT03436849)
  • 22 Feb 2018 Phase-I clinical trials in Polycystic ovary syndrome (In volunteers) in Japan (PO) (NCT03436849)

Fezolinetant (INN; former developmental code name ESN-364) is a small-moleculeorally activeselective neurokinin-3 (NK3receptorantagonist which is under development by Ogeda (formerly Euroscreen) for the treatment of sex hormone-related disorders.[1][2] As of May 2017, it has completed phase I and phase IIa clinical trials for hot flashes in postmenopausal women.[1] Phase IIa trials in polycystic ovary syndrome patients are ongoing.[1] In April 2017, it was announced that Ogeda would be acquired by Astellas Pharma.[3]

Ogeda (formerly Euroscreen ) is developing fezolinetant, an NK3 antagonist, for treating endometriosis, benign prostate hyperplasia, polycystic ovary syndrome, uterine fibroids and hot flashes. In November 2018, drug was listed under phase II development for PCOS, uterine fibroids and hot flashes in company’s pipeline. In October 2018, the company was proceeding to phase III study preparation, and regulatory filings were expected in 2021 or later .

Fezolinetant shows high affinity for and potent inhibition of the NK3 receptor in vitro (Ki = 25 nM, IC50 = 20 nM).[2] Loss-of-function mutations in TACR and TACR3, the genes respectively encoding neurokinin B and its receptor, the NK3 receptor, have been found in patients with idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.[2] In accordance, NK3 receptor antagonists like fezolinetant have been found to dose-dependently suppress luteinizing hormone (LH) secretion, though not that of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and consequently to dose-dependently decrease estradiol and progesterone levels in women and testosterone levels in men.[4] As such, they are similar to GnRH modulators, and present as a potential clinical alternative to them for use in the same kinds of indications.[5]However, the inhibition of sex hormone production by NK3 receptor inactivation tends to be less complete and “non-castrating” relative to that of GnRH modulators, and so they may have a reduced incidence of menopausal-like side effects such as loss of bone mineral density.[4][5]

Unlike GnRH modulators, but similarly to estrogens, NK3 receptor antagonists including fezolinetant and MLE-4901 (also known as AZD-4901, formerly AZD-2624) have been found to alleviate hot flashes in menopausal women.[6][7] This would seem to be independent of their actions on the hypothalamic–pituitary–gonadal axis and hence on sex hormone production.[6][7] NK3 receptor antagonists are anticipated as a useful clinical alternative to estrogens for management of hot flashes, but with potentially reduced risks and side effects.[6][7]

PATENT

WO2011121137

hold protection in most of the EU states until 2031 and expire in the US in 2031.

PATENT

US 20170095472

PATENT

WO2016146712

PATENT

WO-2019012033

Novel deuterated analogs of fezolinetant , processes for their preparation and compositions comprising them are claimed. Also claims are their use for treating pain, convulsion, obesity, inflammatory disease including irritable bowel syndrome, emesis, asthma, cough, urinary incontinence, reproduction disorders, testicular cancer and breast cancer. Further claims are processes for the preparation of fezolinetant. claiming use of NK3R antagonist eg fezolinetant, for treating pathological excess body fat or prevention of obesity.

Fezolinetant was developed as selective antagonist of NK-3 receptor and is useful as therapeutic compound, particularly in the treatment and/or prevention of sex-hormone dependent diseases. Fezolinetant corresponds to (R)-(4-fluorophenyl)-(8-methyl-3-(3-memyl-l,2,4-miacMazol-5-yl)-5,6-dmy(ko-[l,2,4]trizolo[4,3-a]pyrazin-7(8H)-yl)methanone and is described in WO2014/154895.

Drug-drug interactions are the most common type of drug interactions. They can decrease how well the medications works, may cause serious unexpected side effects, or even increase the blood level and possible toxicity of a certain drug.

Drug interaction may occur by pharmacokinetic interaction, during which one drug affects another drug’s absorption, distribution, metabolism, or excretion. Regarding metabolism, it should be noted that drugs are usually eliminated from the body as either the unchanged drug or as a metabolite. Enzymes in the liver, usually the cytochrome P450s (CYPs) enzymes, are often responsible for metabolizing drugs. Therefore, determining the CYP profile of a drug is of high relevancy to determine if it will affect the activity of CYPs and thus if it may lead to drug-drug interactions.The five most relevant CYPs for drug-drug interaction are CYP3A4, 2C9, 2C19, 1A2 and 2D6, among which isoforms 3A4, 2C9 and 2C19 are the major ones. The less a drug inhibits these CYPs, the less drug-drug interactions would be expected.

Therefore, it is important to provide drugs that present the safest CYP profile in order to minimize as much as possible the potential risks of drug-drug interactions.Even if fezolinetant possesses a good CYP profile, providing analogs of fezolinetant with a further improved CYP profile would be valuable for patients.

In a completely unexpected way, the Applicant evidenced that deuteration of fezolinetant provides a further improved CYP profile, especially on isoforms CYP 2C9 and 2C19. This was evidenced for the deuterated form (R)-(4-fluorophenyl)-(8-methyl-3-(3-(memyl-d.?)-l,2,4-miacttazol-5-y ^yl)methanone, hereafter referred to as “deuterated fezolinetant”.

Importantly, deuterated fezolinetant retains the biological activity of fezolinetant as well as its lipophilic efficiency.

Deuterated fezolinetant also presents the advantage to enable improvement of the in vivo half -life of the drug. For example, half -life is increased by a factor 2 in castrated monkeys, compared to fezolinetant.

Synthetic scheme

Deuterated fezolinetant may be synthesized using the methodology described following schemes (Part A and Part B):

Part A: Preparation of deuterated key intermediate (ii)

Part B: Synthesis of deuterated fezolinetant using intermediate (ii)

Synthesis of deuterated fezolinetant was performed through key intermediate (ii). Part A corresponds to the synthesis of intermediate (ii). Part B leads to deuterated fezolinetant (d3-fezolinetant), using intermediate (ii), using procedures adapted from WO2014/154895.

Experimental details

Part A – Step 1): Formation of d3-acetamide (b)

To i¾-acetic acid (a) (10 g, 1 equiv.) in DCM (100 mL) CDI (25.3 g, 1 equiv.) was added and the resultant mixture stirred at RT for 30 min, thereupon ammonia gas was bubbled through the reaction mixture for 40 min at 0-5 °C. Thereafter the bubbling was stopped, the mixture was filtered and the filtrate was evaporated under reduced pressure to give 30.95 g crude product that was purified using flash chromatography on silica to furnish 6.65 g (yield: 73 %) deuterated acetamide (b) was obtained (GC (column RTX-1301 30 m x 0.32 mm x 0.5 μπι) Rt 7.4 min, 98 %).

Part A – Step 2): Ring closure leading to compound (c)

<¾-Acetamide (b) (3.3 g, 1 equiv.) and chlorocarbonylsulfenyl chloride (CCSC) (8.4 g, 1.2 equiv.) were combined in 1,2-dichloroethane (63 mL), and refluxed for 4.5 h. CCSC can be prepared as per the procedure described in Adeppa et al. (Synth. Commun., 2012, Vol. 42, pp. 714-721). The volatiles were then removed to obtain 6.60 g (102 % yield) oxathiazolone (c) product as a yellow oil. The product was analyzed by GC (Rt= 7.8 min, 97 ). 13C NMR (CDC13): 16.0, 158.7, 174.4 ppm.

Part A – Step 3): formation of compound (d)

To oxathiazolone (c) (6.6 g, 1 equiv) in rn-xylene (231 mL) methyl cyanoformate (14.70 g, 3.2 equiv.) was added. The mixture was stirred at 130 °C for 19 h and thereafter the volatiles removed under reduced pressure at 50 °C to obtain 4.53 g brown oil (yield: 51 %). The product (d) was analyzed by GC (Rt = 11.8 min, 81 %) and mass spectrometry (M+H = 162).

Part A – Step 4): formation of intermediate (ii)

The ester (d) obtained above (3.65 g, lequiv.) was dissolved in ethanol (45 mL). The undissolved material was filtered off then hydrazine hydrate (2.3 mL, 1.15 equiv. 55w/w in H20) was added to the stirred solution. Thick suspension formed in minutes, the suspension was stirred for 45 min, filtered and washed with EtOH (3 mL) to furnish intermediate (ii) a pale yellow solid (2.43 g, 55 % yield). Mass spectrometry (M+H = 162, M+Na = 184); ¾ NMR (cfe-DMSO): 4.79 ppm (br s, 2H), 10.55 ppm (br s, 1H); 13C NMR (fife-DMSO): 17.4 ppm, 155.6 ppm, 173.4 ppm, 183.0 ppm.

Part B – Step a): formation of compound (iii)

Intermediate (i) was prepared as described in WO2014/154895.

Intermediate (ii) (490 mg, 3.04 mmol) and compound (i) (1.0 g (87 mol 1.3 content), 2.97 mmol) were taken up in MeOH and the reaction mixture was stirred at a temperature ranging from 55°C to 70°C for a period of time ranging from 6 hours to 8 hours. The reaction was deemed complete by TLC. The reaction mixture was evaporated and the crude product was purified by flash chromatography on silica in DCM : MeOH eluent to afford 1.13 g (97 % yield) of compound (iii) as a yellow oil. JH NMR (CDC13): δ (ppm) 7.26 (d, 1H), 6.48-6.49 (2H), 4.50 (m, 1H), 4.30 (m, 1H), 4.09 (m, 1H), 3.94 (d, 1H), 3.80 (s, 6H), 3.61 (d, 1H), 3.22 (m, 1H), 2.75 (m, 1H), 1.72 (d, 3H); Mass spectrometry (M+H = 390, 2M+Na = 801). Chiral LC (column: Chiralpak IC, 250 x 4.6 mm – eluent: MTBE MeOH DEA 98/2/0.1) 99.84 .

Part B – Step b): deprotection leading to compound (iv)

Intermediate (iii) prepared above (1.05 g, 2.7 mmol) was dissolved in DCM and washed with aq. NaOH. The organic phase was dried, then TFA (1.56 mL, 2.3 g, 7.5 equiv.) was added at RT. The resulting solution was stirred at RT for 2 h. The reaction was monitored by TLC. After completion of the reaction water was added to the reaction mixture, and the precipitate filtered and washed with water. The phases were separated, the pH of the aq. phase was adjusted to pH 13 by addition of 20 % aq. NaOH. NaCl was then added to the aqueous solution that was then extracted with DCM. The organic phase was evaporated under reduced pressure to give 504 mg of compound (iv) (78 % yield). ¾ NMR (cfe-DMSO): δ (ppm) 4.42 (m, 1H), 4.10 (m, 2H), 3.0 (m, 1H), 2.82 (m, 1H), 1.46 (d, 3H). 13C NMR (rf6-DMSO): δ (ppm) 174.8, 173.4, 156.2, 145.0, 48.1, 45.7, 40.7, 19.1. Mass spectrometry (M+H = 240, 2M+Na = 501).

Part B – Step c): acylation and recrystallization to form deuterated fezolinetant

Intermediate (iv) (450 mg, 1.88 mmol) was dissolved in DCM, then sat. aq. NaHC03 was added and the mixture was stirred for 30 min. To this mixture 4-fluorobenzoyl chloride (v) (220 1 equiv.) was added dropwise at RT. The reaction was stirred for a period of time ranging from about 20 min to overnight at RT and reaction progress monitored by TLC. After completion the phases were separated, the organic phase was washed with water, dried over MgS04, filtered and evaporated under reduced pressure to give 745 mg crude <i3-fezolinetant (110 % yield). The crude product was purified by flash chromatography using MeOH : DCM together with a second batch, then

crystallized (EtOH H20) before final analysis. ¾ NMR (d6-DMSO): δ (ppm) 7.60 (m, 2H), 7.33 (m, 2H), 5.73 (m, 1H), 4.68 (dd, 1H), 4.31 (m, 1H), 4.06 (m, 1H), 3.65 (m, 1H), 1.61 (d, 3H). 13C NMR (d6-DMSO): δ (ppm) 174.4, 173.5, 168.7, 163.7, 161.8, 154.1, 144.9, 131.6, 129.5, 115.5, 44.7, 18.7. Isotopic purity based on an intense molecular ion observed at m/z = 362.2 Da is estimated as approximately 100 % isotopic purity. Chiral purity (LC) (column: Chiralpak IC, 250 x 4.6 mm – eluent: n-hexane/EtOH DEA 80/20/0.1) >99.9 %. A single crystal X-ray structure of the deuterated fezolinetant final product was obtained (Figure 1) that confirmed the structure of the compound as well as the stereochemistry.

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Fezolinetant
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By mouth
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CAS Number
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ChEMBL
Chemical and physical data
Formula C16H15FN6OS
Molar mass 358.40 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

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Golvatinib, ゴルバチニブ


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ChemSpider 2D Image | Golvatinib | C33H37F2N7O4

Golvatinib

E-7050, cas 928037-13-2

1-N’-[2-fluoro-4-[2-[[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)piperidine-1-carbonyl]amino]pyridin-4-yl]oxyphenyl]-1-N-(4-fluorophenyl)cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxamide

1,1-Cyclopropanedicarboxamide, N-[2-fluoro-4-[[2-[[[4-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-1-piperidinyl]carbonyl]amino]-4-pyridinyl]oxy]phenyl]-N’-(4-fluorophenyl)- [ACD/Index Name]
516Z3YP58E
928037-13-2 [RN]
9565
E7050, ゴルバチニブ
Molecular Formula: C33H37F2N7O4
Molecular Weight: 633.701 g/mol
  • N’-[2-fluoro-4-[2-[[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)piperidine-1-carbonyl]amino]pyridin-4-yl]oxyphenyl]-N-(4-fluorophenyl)cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxamide
    UNII:516Z3YP58E
  • Originator Eisai Co Ltd

  • Class Amides; Antineoplastics; Cyclopropanes; Fluorobenzenes; Piperazines; Piperidines; Pyridines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Angiogenesis inhibitors; Proto oncogene protein c met inhibitors; Vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 antagonists
  • Discontinued Gastric cancer; Glioblastoma; Head and neck cancer; Liver cancer; Malignant melanoma; Solid tumours
  • 15 Nov 2013Eisai completes enrolment in its phase Ib/II trial for Head and neck cancer (second-line combination therapy, late-stage disease) in USA, United Kingdom, South Korea & Ukraine (NCT01332266)
  • 14 Nov 2013Phase-I/II clinical trials in liver cancer (first-line combination therapy, late-stage disease) in Italy & Ukraine (PO)
  • 01 Jul 2013Eisai completes a phase I trial in Solid tumours in Japan (NCT01428141)

Golvatinib is an orally bioavailable dual kinase inhibitor of c-Met (hepatocyte growth factor receptor) and VEGFR-2 (vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2) tyrosinekinases with potential antineoplastic activity. c-Met/VEGFR kinase inhibitor E7050 binds to and inhibits the activities of both c-Met and VEGFR-2, which may inhibit tumor cell growth and survival of tumor cells that overexpress these receptor tyrosine kinases. c-Met and VEGFR-2 are upregulated in a variety of tumor cell types and play important roles in tumor cell growth, migration and angiogenesis.

Golvatinib has been investigated for the treatment of Platinum-Resistant Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.
PATENT
WO 2007023768
WO 2008023698
WO 2008102870
PATENT
WO 2012133416

Method for producing a phenoxy pyridine derivative (3)

The present invention, hepatocyte growth factor receptor (Hepatocyte growth factor receptor; hereinafter, abbreviated as “HGFR”) inhibitory action, antitumor action, anti-tumor agents with such angiogenesis inhibitory activity and cancer metastasis inhibitory action, a cancer metastasis suppressing the method for producing a useful phenoxy pyridine derivatives as agents.

Patent Document 1 has a HGFR inhibitory activity, anti-tumor agents, useful phenoxy pyridine derivative as an angiogenesis inhibitor or cancer metastasis inhibitor has been disclosed.

Figure JPOXMLDOC01-appb-C000004


(In the formula, R 1, .R 2 and R 3 means such as 3-10 membered non-aromatic heterocyclic group, .R 4, R 5, R 6 and R 7 which represents a hydrogen atom, same or different, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, .R 8 to mean a C 1-6 alkyl group, .R 9 to mean a hydrogen atom or the like is and 3-10 membered non-aromatic heterocyclic group meaning .n is .X to mean 1 to 2 integer, it refers to a group or a nitrogen atom represented by the formula -CH =.)

As a method for producing the phenoxy pyridine derivative, to the Example 48 of Patent Document 1, N, N-dimethylformamide, triethylamine and benzotriazol-1-yloxytris (dimethylamino) or lower in the presence of a phosphonium hexafluorophosphate discloses that perform the reaction.

Figure JPOXMLDOC01-appb-C000005

Patent Document 2, as a manufacturing method suitable for industrial mass synthesis of the phenoxy pyridine derivative in the presence a condensing agent, production method of reacting an aniline derivative with a carboxylic acid derivative.

Figure JPOXMLDOC01-appb-C000006


(In the formula, R 1, is .R 2, R 3, R 4 and R 5, which means such good azetidin-1-yl group which may have a substituent, the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom or fluorine It refers to an atom .R 6 means a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom.)

Patent Document 3, another manufacturing method of the phenoxy pyridine derivative, there is disclosed the manufacturing method shown in the following scheme.

Figure JPOXMLDOC01-appb-C000007


(In the formula, R 1 means a 4- (4-methylpiperazin-1-yl) piperidin-1-yl group or a 3-hydroxy-1-yl group .R 2, R 3, R 4 and R 5 are the same or different, represents a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom. However, among R 2, R 3, R 4 and R 5, 2 or 3 is a hydrogen atom .R 6 is a hydrogen atom or .R 7 to mean a fluorine atom, .Ar which means a protecting group for the amino group means a phenyl group.)

International Publication No. WO 2007/023768 International Publication No. WO 2008/026577 International Publication No. WO 2009/104520

PATENT
WO 2009104520
Example A-5: Preparation of N- (2-fluoro-4 – {[2 – ({[4- (4-methylpiperazin- 1 –yl) piperidin- 1 – yl] carbonyl} amino) pyridin- oxy} phenyl) -N ‘- (4-fluorophenyl) cyclopropane-1,1 dicarboxamide
[Formula
17] 4- (4-methylpiperazin-1-yl) piperidine-1-carboxylic acid [4- ( To a solution of N, N-dimethylformamide (1 ml) of 4-amino-3-fluorophenoxy) pyridin-2-yl] amide (100 mg) and 1- (4-fluorophenylcarbamoyl) cyclopropanecarboxylic acid (78 mg) Triethylamine (71 mg) and O- (7-Azabenzotriazol-1-yl) -N, N, N ‘, N’- tetramethyluronium hexafluorophosphate (HATU) (222 mg) were added and stirred at room temperature for 21 hours. A 1 N sodium hydroxide aqueous solution (2 ml) was added to the reaction solution, and the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate (15 ml). After separation, the organic layer was washed with 5% brine, dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was distilled off to obtain a residue. The residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate (3 ml) and extracted with 2 N hydrochloric acid (3 ml × 1, 2 ml × 1). The aqueous layer was rendered alkaline with 5 N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (5.5 ml). After extraction with ethyl acetate and drying over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, the solvent was distilled off to give the title compound (87 mg).
1 H-NMR Spectrum (DMSO-d 6) .Delta. (Ppm): 1.22-1.33 (2H, m), 1.54-1.63 (4H, m), 1.68-1.78 (2H, m), 2.12 (3H , S), 2.12-2.40 (5H, m), 2.40-2.60 (4H, m), 2.68-2.78 (2H, m), 4.06-4.14 (2H, t, J = 8 Hz), 7.22 (2H, m), 6.60 (1H, dd, J = 2.4 Hz, 5.6 Hz), 7.00 (1 H, dd, J = 2.4 Hz, 11.2 Hz), 7.40 (1 H, s), 7.61 (2 H, dd, J = 5.2 Hz, 8 Hz), 7.93 J = 8.8 Hz), 8.13 (1 H, d, J = 5.6 Hz), 9.21 (1 H, s), 9.90 (1 H, brs), 10.55 (1 H, brs).

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Epitinib


str1

Epitinib succinate; HMPL-813; Huposuan yipitini

1203902-67-3, 430.50, C24 H26 N6 O2

1-Piperazinecarboxamide, 4-ethyl-N-[4-[(3-ethynylphenyl)amino]-7-methoxy-6-quinazolinyl]-

4-Ethyl-N-[4-[(3-ethynylphenyl)amino]-7-methoxy-6-quinazolinyl]-1-piperazinecarboxamide

Cancer; Glioblastoma; Non-small-cell lung cancer

Epitinib is in phase I clinical trials by Hutchison MediPharma for the treatment of solid tumours.

Epitinib succinate is an oral EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor in early clinical development at Hutchison China MediTech (Chi-Med) for the treatment of solid tumors and the treatment of glioblastoma patients with EGFR gene amplification.

  • Originator Hutchison MediPharma
  • Class Antineoplastics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Epidermal growth factor receptor antagonists
  • Phase I/II Glioblastoma; Non-small cell lung cancer
  • No development reported Oesophageal cancer; Solid tumours
  • 28 May 2018 No recent reports of development identified for preclinical development in Oesophageal-cancer in China (PO)
  • 06 Mar 2018 Hutchison Medipharma plans a phase III pivotal study for Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with brain metastasis in China in 2018
  • 06 Mar 2018 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Glioblastoma (Second-line therapy or greater) in China (PO)

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PATENT

WO2018210255

https://patentscope2.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf;jsessionid=42BB6AE0DA712D6A9C7C741E97BDE64C?docId=WO2018210255&tab=FULLTEXT&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&queryString=&recNum=889&maxRec=71731866

Binding of epidermal growth factor (EGF) to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activates tyrosine kinase activity and thereby triggers reactions that lead to cellular proliferation. Overexpression and/or overactivity of EGFR could result in uncontrolled cell division which may be a predisposition for cancer. Compounds that inhibit the overexpression and/or overactivity of EGFR are therefore candidates for treating cancer.
The relevant compound 4-ethyl-N- (4- ( (3-ethynylphenyl) amino) -7-methoxyquinazolin-6-yl) piperazine-1-carboxamide of the present invention has the effect of effectively inhibiting the overexpression and/or overactivity of EGFR. Thus, it is useful in treating diseases associated with overexpression and/or overactivity of EGFR, such as the treatment of cancer.
The phenomenon that a compound could exist in two or more crystal structures is known as polymorphism. Many compounds may exist as various polymorph crystals and also in a solid amorphous form. Until polymorphism of a compound is discovered, it is highly unpredictable (1) whether a particular compound will exhibit polymorphism, (2) how to prepare any such unknown polymorphs, and (3) how are the properties, such as stability, of any such unknown polymorphs. See, e.g., J. Bernstein “Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals” , Oxford University Press, (2002)
Since the properties of a solid material depend on the structure as well as on the nature of the compound itself, different solid forms of a compound can and often do exhibit different physical and chemical properties as well as different biopharmaceutical properties. Differences in chemical properties can be determined, analyzed and compared through a variety of analytical techniques. Those differences may ultimately be used to differentiate among different solid forms. Furthermore, differences in physical properties, such as solubility, and biopharmaceutical properties, such as bioavailability, are also of importance when describing the solid state of a pharmaceutical compound. Similarly, in the development of a pharmaceutical compound, e.g., 4-ethyl-N- (4- ( (3-ethynylphenyl) amino) -7-methoxyquinazolin-6-yl) piperazine-1-carboxamide, the new crystalline and amorphous forms of the pharmaceutical compound are also of importance.
The compound 4-ethyl-N- (4- ( (3-ethynylphenyl) amino) -7-methoxyquinazolin-6-yl) piperazine-1-carboxamide as well as the preparation thereof was described in patent CN101619043A.
pon extensive explorations and researchs, we have found that compound 4-ethyl-N- (4- ( (3-ethynylphenyl) amino) -7-methoxyquinazolin-6-yl) piperazine-1-carboxamide can be prepared into succinate salts, the chemical structure of its semisuccinate and monosuccinate being shown by Formula A. Studies have shown that, compared with its free base, the solubility of compound of Formula A is significantly increased, which is beneficial for improving the pharmacokinetic characteristics and in vivo bioavailability of the compound. We have also found that compound of Formula A can exist in different crystalline forms, and can form solvates with certain solvents. We have made extensive studies on the polymorphic forms of compound of Formula A and have finally prepared and determined the polymorphic forms which meet the requirement of pharmaceutical use. Based on these studies, the present invention provides the compound 4-ethyl-N- (4- ( (3-ethynylphenyl) amino) -7-methoxyquinazolin -6-yl) piperazine-1-carboxamide succinate and the various crystalline forms thereof, solvates and the crystalline forms thereof, which are designated as Form I, Form IV and Form V respectively.
The compound 4-ethyl-N- (4- ( (3-ethynylphenyl) amino) -7-methoxyquinazolin-6-yl) piperazine-1-carboxamide raw material used in the examples were prepared according to CN101619043A.
Example 1 Preparation of Form I of compound of Formula A
The 4-ethyl-N- (4- ( (3-ethynylphenyl) amino) -7-methoxyquinazolin-6-yl) piperazine-1-carboxamide (60g, 0.139mol) was dissolved in 150 times (volume/weight ratio) of tetrahydrofuran (9L) under refluxing. Then the obtained solution was cooled to 50℃, and succinic acid (65.8g, 0.557mol, 4 equivalents) was added in one portion. Then the obtained mixed solution was cooled naturally under stirring. The white precipitate was appeared at about 28℃. After further stirring for 18 hours, the white solid was collected by filtration, and dried at 40℃ under vacuum. A powder sample of 56.7g was obtained (yield 83%) .
1H NMR (400 MHz, cd3od) δ 8.52 (s, 1H) , 8.45 (s, 1H) , 7.93 –7.89 (m, 1H) , 7.77 –7.73 (m, 1H) , 7.35 (t, J = 7.9 Hz, 1H) , 7.24 (dd, J = 5.2, 3.8 Hz, 1H) , 7.19 (s, 1H) , 4.05 (s, 3H) , 3.69 –3.61 (m, 4H) , 3.49 (s, 1H) , 2.71 –2.64 (m, 4H) , 2.60 (q, J = 7.2 Hz, 2H) , 2.53 (s, 2H) , 1.18 (t, J = 7.2 Hz, 3H) .
The obtained powder sample is Form I of compound of Formula A, the X-ray powder diffractogram of which is shown in Figure 1. Peaks (2θ) chosen from the figure has the following values: 6.1, 7.9, 10.2, 11.6, 12.2, 13.6, 15.3, 15.9, 16.6, 17.8, 19.6, 20.4, 21.4, 21.7, 22.3, 23.5, 24.3, and 25.1 degrees, the measured 2θ values each having an error of about ± 0.2 degrees (2θ) , wherein characteristic peaks (2θ) are at 6.1, 7.9, 12.2, 15.3, 15.9, 16.6, and 20.4 degrees. DSC result is given in Figure 2, showing that the melting point range of Form I is about 193.4-197.3℃.
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VIXOTRIGINE, раксатригин , راكساتريجين , 维索曲静 ,


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VIXOTRIGINE

  • Molecular FormulaC18H19FN2O2
  • Average mass314.354 Da
  • раксатригин , راكساتريجين , 维索曲静 ,
(5R)-5-{4-[(2-Fluorobenzyl)oxy]phényl}-L-prolinamide
10287
2-Pyrrolidinecarboxamide, 5-[4-[(2-fluorophenyl)methoxy]phenyl]-, (2S,5R)-
934240-30-9 [RN]
QQS4J85K6Y
Raxatrigine
UNII:QQS4J85K6Y

Vixotrigine (INNUSAN), formerly known as raxatrigine (INNUSAN), is an analgesic which is under development by Convergence Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of lumbosacral radiculopathy (sciatica) and trigeminal neuralgia (TGN).[1][2][3] Vixotrigine was originally claimed to be a selective central Nav1.3 blocker, but was subsequently redefined as a selective peripheral Nav1.7 blocker.[4]Following this, vixotrigine was redefined once again, as a non-selective voltage-gated sodium channel blocker.[4] As of January 2018, it is in phase III clinical trials for trigeminal neuralgia and is in phase II clinical studies for erythromelalgia and neuropathic pain.[5] It was previously under investigation for the treatment of bipolar disorder, but development for this indication was discontinued.[5]

WO2018085521 , claiming novel dosage regimen, assigned to Biogen Inc and Biogen Ma Inc , naming a different team. Biogen, following the acquisition of Convergence Pharmaceuticals , that previously acquired clinical assets from GlaxoSmithKline , is developing vixotrigine ( phase 2 , in November 2018), a voltage-gated sodium channel 1.7 inhibitor, for treating neuropathic pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia, and small fibre neuropathy

PATENT

WO 2011/029762.

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2011029762

Preparation 1 : Methyl 4-(2-fluorobenzyloxy)benzoate (P1)

Methylparaben (8.85 g, 58.19 mmol) and K2CO3 (16.1 g, 1 16.38 mmol) were stirred in acetonitrile (100 mL) for 5 minutes and then 2-fluorobenzyl bromide (10 g, 52.9 mmol) was added. The suspension was heated to 50-55 °C and held for 2 hours. The mixture was then cooled to 20-25 °C, filtered, and the filtrate solution concentrated to a thick residue. The residue was then dissolved in CH2CI2, washed with a 1 M Na2CO3 solution, dried over Na2SO4, and concentrated to a solid. The solid was then stirred vigorously for 1 hour in just enough hexanes to allow for agitation (~40 mL) and then cooled to 0-5 °C. After 15 minutes, the product was isolated by filtration and washed with -25 mL of hexanes. After drying under vacuum, 1 was isolated as a white solid (13.1 g, 87% yield).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.96-7.90 (2H, m), 7.57 (2H, apparent td, J = 7.7, 1.8 Hz),

7.48-7.39 (1 H, m), 7.30-7.21 (2H, m), 7.17-7.12 (2H, m), 5.22 (2H, s), 3.81 (3H, s).

13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 166.2, 162.4, 160.8 (d, J = 247 Hz), 131.6, 131.1 (d, J = 3.8

Hz), 131.0 (d, J = 8.3 Hz), 124.9 (d, J = 3.4 Hz), 123.5 (d, J = 14.1 Hz), 122.6, 1 15.8 (d, J =

21.0 Hz), 115.0, 64.2 (d, J = 3.4 Hz), 52.2.

LRMS (m/e) : 261.3 [MH]+.

Preparation 2: 4-(2-fluorobenzyloxy)benzoic acid (P2).

Methyl 4-(2-fluorobenzyloxy)benzoate (P1 , 10.0 g, 26.9 mmol) was dissolved in methanol (60 mL) and THF (90 mL). A 45 wt% potassium hydroxide solution (20 mL) was then added and

the resulting exotherm was controlled by a water bath. After 1.5 days at 20-25 °C the solution became a thick suspension. Using a water bath to control the exotherm, 20 mL of concentrated HCl was added. The mixture was then concentrated to remove the THF and methanol and 150 mL water was added. The solid was isolated by filtration and washed with 50 mL water. After drying under vacuum, the title compound was isolated as a white crystalline solid (9.4 g, 99% yield).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.95-7.89 (2H, m), 7.58 (2H, apparent td, J = 7.5, 1.7 Hz), 7.48-7.41 (1 H, m), 7.30-7.22 (2H, m), 7.16-7.10 (2H, m), 5.22 (2H, s).

13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 167.3, 162.1 , 160.8 (d, J = 246 Hz), 131.7, 131.2 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 131.0 (d, J = 8.3 Hz), 124.9 (d, J = 3.4 Hz), 123.8, 123.6, 115.8 (d, J = 21.0 Hz), 114.9, 64.2 (d, J = 3.4 Hz).

LRMS (m/e) 247.2 [MH]+.

Preparation 3: 4-(2-fluorobenzyloxy)-N-methyl-N-methoxybenzamide (P3).

4-(2-fluorobenzyloxy)benzoic acid (P2, 5.5 g, 22.3 mmol) was suspended in thionyl chloride (16.5 mL) and heated to 65 °C and held for 3 hours during which time the reactor was kept under a slow sweep of nitrogen. The mixture was then concentrated to a thick oil under hi vac to remove all traces of residual thionyl chloride. The residue was then diluted in CH2CI2 (20 mL) and cooled to 0 °C. In a separate flask, a solution of diaza(1 ,3)bicycle[5.4.0]undecane (DBU, 8.0 mL, 8.15 g, 53.52 mmol) and N-methoxy-N-methyl amine hydrochloride (2.61 g, 26.76 mmol) in CH2CI2 (20 mL) was made and slowly added to the solution at 0 °C. After warming to 20-25 °C, the mixture was washed with 1 M HCl and then with a saturated NaHCO3 solution. After drying over Na2SO4, the solution was concentrated to a thick residue. The mixture was then purified by flash column chromatography eluting with 0→ 100% EtOAc/hexanes (gradient). Concentration of the fractions containing the title compound gave an oil that crystallized upon standing (6.0 g, 93% yield).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.66-7.62 (2H, m), 7.58 (2H, apparent td, J = 7.5, 1.7 Hz), 7.48-7.41 (1 H, m), 7.30-7.23 (2H, m), 7.12-7.07 (2H, m), 5.20 (2H, s), 3.55 (3H, s), 3.25 (3H, s).

13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 168.9, 168.0 (d, J = 246 Hz), 163.0, 131.2 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 130.9 (d, J = 8.2 Hz), 130.4, 126.9, 124.9 (d, J = 3.4 Hz), 123.8 (d, J = 14.8 Hz), 115.8 (d, J = 21.0 Hz), 114.4, 64.0 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 60.9, 33.8.

LRMS (m/e) 290.3 [MH]+.

Preparation 4: 1-(4-[2-fluorobenzyloxy]phenyl)-2-propen-1-one (P4).

4-(2-fluorobenzyloxy)-N-methyl-N-methoxybenzamide (P3, 6.0 g, 20.7 mmol) was dissolved in THF (100 mL) and cooled to -78 °C. A 1.0 M solution of vinyl magnesium bromide in THF (31 mL, 31 mmol) was added and the cold bath was removed. Upon warming to 20-25 °C, the mixture was poured into a vigorously stirred solution of 1 M HCl. The resulting mixture was extracted twice with CH2CI2. The combined organic layers were then washed with 1 M HCl, then with a saturated NaHCO3 solution, dried over Na2SO4, and concentrated to a thick residue. The product was purified by flash column chromatography eluting with 0→ 40% acetone hexanes (gradient). Concentration of the fractions containing 4 gave an oil that crystallized upon standing (4.83 g, 91% yield).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.06-8.01 (2H, m), 7.59 (1 H, apparent td, J = 7.5, 1.7 Hz), 7.48-7.38 (2H, m), 7.30-7.22 (2H, m), 7.21-7.16 (2H, m), 6.32 (1 H, dd, J = 17.0, 2.0 Hz), 5.92 (1 H, dd, J = 10.5, 2.0 Hz), 5.26 (2H, s).

13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 188.3, 162.6, 160.8 (d, J = 246 Hz), 132.5, 131.3, 131.2 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 131.0 (d, J = 8.2 Hz), 130.3, 129.7, 124.9 (d, J = 3.1 Hz), 123.6 (d, J = 14.4 Hz), 115.8 (d, J = 21.0 Hz), 115.2, 64.3 (d, J = 3.4 Hz).

LRMS (m/e) 257.3 [MH]+.

Preparation 6: Ethyl-5-(4-[2-fluorobenzyloxy]phenyl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-pyrrole-2- carboxylate (P5)

(S)-4-lsopropyl-2-[(S)-2-(diphenylphosphino) ferrocen-1-yl]oxazoline (18.8 mg, 0.039 mmol) and Cu(MeCN)4PF6 (14.5 mg, 0.039 mmol) were added to a dried, nitrogen swept reaction vessel. Anhydrous, degassed, BHT inhibited THF (5.0 mL) was then added and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes at 20-25 °C. The resulting solution was then cooled to -78 °C and a solution of 1-(4-[2-fluorobenzyloxy]phenyl)-2-propen-1-one (P4, 2.0 g, 7.80 mmol) and ethyl N-(diphenylmethylidene)glycinate (2.29 g, 8.58 mmol) in THF (15 mL total volume) was added over 1-2 minutes. After 3-5 minutes, a solution of DBU (5.9 mg, 0.039 mmol) in THF (0.5 mL total volume) was added. The solution was then stirred for 8-12 hours at -78 °C. The reaction mixture was then warmed to 0-5 °C and 1 M H2SO4 (aq., 25 mL) was then added. The reaction mixture was then warmed to 20-25 °C and mixed vigorously for 2 hours. The mixture was then poured into a rapidly stirring solution of NaHCO3 (saturated, enough to bring the pH to≥ 7.0). After 5minut.es of stirring, the mixture was extracted twice with TBME and the organic extracts were pooled, dried over Na2SO4, and concentrated to near dryness. The resulting residue was purified by flash column chromatography eluting with 0→ 40% acetone/hexanes (gradient). Concentration of the fractions containing the title compound gave a crystalline solid (2.23 g, 84% yield).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.85-7.80 (2H, m), 7.58 (1H, apparent td, J = 7.5, 1.7 Hz), 7.47-7.41 (1 H, m), 7.30-7.22 (2H, m), 7.13-7.09 (2H, m), 5.21 (2H, s), 4.82-4.76 (1 H, m), 4.14 (2H, q, J = 7.1 Hz), 3.13-3.02 (1 H, m), 2.98-2.87 (1 H, m), 2.32-2.21 (1 H, m), 2.09-1.98 (1 H, m), 1.22 (3H, t, J = 7.02 Hz).

13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 174.8, 173.1 , 160.8 (d, J = 246 Hz), 160.6, 131.1 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 130.9 (d, J = 8.3 Hz), 130.0, 127.1 , 124.9 (d, J = 3.1 Hz), 123.9 (d, J = 14.4 Hz), 1 15.8 (d, J = 21.0 Hz), 115.0, 74.2, 64.0 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 60.7, 35.3, 26.6, 14.4.

LRMS (m/e) 342.4 [MH]+.

Preparation 6: 1-{4-[(phenylmethyl)oxy]phenyl}-2-propen-1-one (P6).

1-{4-[(phenylmethyl)oxy]phenyl}-2-propen-1-one may be prepared from N-methyl-N-(methyloxy)-4-[(phenylmethyl)oxy]benzamide using analogous procedures as those described above for the preparation of P4. N-methyl-N-(methyloxy)-4-[(phenylmethyl)oxy]benzamide may be prepared according to procedures known from the literature (Cowart, M. et. al. J. Med. Chem. 2005, 48, 38).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.05-8.00 (2H, m), 7.50-7.32 (6H, m), 7.18-7.14 (2H, m),

6.32 (1 H, dd, J = 16.9, 2.1 Hz), 5.92 (1 H, dd, J = 10.5, 2.1 Hz), 5.23 (2H, s).

13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) d 188.3, 162.8, 136.8, 132.5, 131.3, 130.1 , 129.6, 128.9,

128.4, 128.2, 115.3, 69.9.

LRMS (m/e) 239.3 [MH]+.

Praparation 7a and 7b Ethyl (2R)-2-[(diphenylmethylidene)amino]-5-(4-[2-fluorobenzyloxy]phenyl)-5-oxopentanoate (P7a) and Ethyl (2S)-2-[(diphenylmethylidene)amino]-5-(4-[2-fluorobenzyloxy]phenyl)-5-oxopentanoate (P7b).

 

The Ligand (according to Table 1 below reported, 0.0084 mmol) and Cu(MeCN)4PF6 (3.13 mg, 0.0084 mmol) were added to a dried, nitrogen swept reaction vessel. Anhydrous, degassed, BHT inhibited THF (0.4 mL) was then added and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes at 20-25 °C. The resulting solution was then cooled to -20 to -21 °C and a solution of 1-{4-[(phenylmethyl)oxy]phenyl}-2-propen-1-one (P6, 100mg, 0.42 mmol) and ethyl N-(diphenylmethylidene)glycinate (123.5 mg, 0.462 mmol) in THF (0.5 mL total volume) was added over 1-2 minutes. After 1-5 minutes, a solution of DBU (1.27 mg, 0.0084 mmol) in THF (0.1 mL total volume) was added. The solution was then stirred for 8-12 hours at -20 to -25 °C. After this time the reactions were complete and an aliquot of each reaction mixture was diluted in 10% iPrOH / hexanes and analyzed by chiral HPLC. An analytically pure sample was obtained by subjecting the concentrated reaction mixture to flash column chromatography eluting with 0→ 40% acetone hexanes (gradient). Concentration of the fractions containing 7a and 7b (94:6) gave a thick syrup (187 mg, 88% yield).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.91-7.86 (2H, m), 7.54-7.32 (13H, m), 7.13-7.07 (4H, m), 5.20 (2H, s), 4.11-4.05 (2H, m), 4.02 (1 H, dd, J = 8.0, 4.8 Hz), 3.01-2.91 (2H, m), 2.27-2.21 (1 H, m), 2.14-2.08 (1 H, m), 1.16 (3H, t, J = 7.2 Hz).

13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 197.3, 171.2, 170.0, 162.1 , 138.8, 136.5, 135.6, 130.5, 130.1 , 129.6, 128.7, 128.6, 128.5, 128.2, 128.1 , 128.0, 127.7, 127.3, 114.6, 69.4, 63.8, 60.5, 33.6, 27.7, 14.0.

Example 1: (5R)-5-(4-[2-fluorobenzyioxy]phenyl)-L-prolinamide (E1)

A mixture of 5% Pt/C (Johnson Mathey B102022-5, 100 mg) was added to a solution of Ethyl -5-(4-[2-fluorobenzyloxy]phenyl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-pyrrole-2-carboxylate (P5, obtained as above reported, 1.0 g, 2.93 mmol) in ethanol (12 mL). Acetic acid (1.2 ml.) was then added and the reaction vessel was purged with N2 and then H2. The mixture was hydrogenated at 50 psi of H2 at 15-20 °C for at least 2h. Upon completion of the reaction (monitored by H2 uptake), the mixture was filtered through celite, then through a 0.2 μm PTFE filter and concentrated to approximately 1.5 mL. The mixture was diluted with 1 :1 iPrOAc/TBME and washed with a saturated solution of NaHCO3. After concentrating the organics to a thick residual oil (986mg, 98% crude yield; LCMS retention time 2.04 minutes, calculated 344.4 [MH]+, found 344.3 [MH]+), a solution of ammonia in methanol (ca 7 M) was added in two portions (4 mL initially and then 1 mL after ~10 hrs). After the additions were complete, the reaction stirred for at least 24 hrs at 15-20 °C. Upon completion of the reaction, the mixture was concentrated to dryness. The solid was suspended in a mixture of toluene/TBME 1 :1 (~4 mL) at 18-23 °C with vigorous mixing. After 2hrs at 18-23 °C, the mixture was cooled to 0-5 °C and held for 1 hr. The solid was isolated by filtration and washed with TBME (~4 mL). Drying the solid in a vacuum oven at approximately 40 °C gave the title compound as an off white-solid (720 mg, 78% yield from P5).

Analysis of the sample obtained, performed on CHIRALCEL OJ analytical HPLC column (10% iPrOH/hexanes, 1 mL/min, rt), revealed the presence in minor amounts of (5S)-5-(4-{[(2-fluorophenyl)methyl]oxy}phenyl)-D-prolinamide (enantiomer of the title compound); retention times: (5S)-5-(4-{[(2-fluorophenyl)methyl]oxy}phenyl)-D-prolinamide 36.3 min (1.2%), E1 41.8 min (98.8%).

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.55 (1 H, apparent td, J = 7.6, 1.6 Hz), 7.45-7.32 (4H, m), 7.29-7.21 (2H, m), 7.14 (1 H, br. s), 7.00-6.95 (2H, m), 5.12 (2H, s), 4.10 (1 H, dd, J = 9.4, 5.8 Hz), 3.56 (1 H, dd, J = 9.4, 4.4 Hz), 2.14-1.96 (2H, m), 1.92-1.82 (1 H, m), 1.47-1.36 (1 H, m). 13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 177.1 , 160.3 (d, J = 246 Hz), 157.0, 137.1 , 130.6 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 130.3 (d, J = 8.3 Hz), 127.6, 124.5 (d, J = 3.4 Hz), 124.0 (d, J = 14.4 Hz), 115.3 (d, J = 21.0 Hz), 114.4, 63.5 (d, J = 3.8 Hz), 61.7, 59.9, 34.1 , 30.4.

Example 2: (5R)-5-(4-[2-fluorobenzyloxy]phenyl)-L-prolinamide hydrochloride (E2)

To a solution of E1 ( 72 mg, 0.23 mmol) in a mixture of ethyl acetate (1.0 ml) and methanol (1.0 ml) was added 4M HCl in 1 ,4-dioxane (57.5 uL, 0.23 mmol) at 0°C. The mixture was stirred for 1.5h and slowly allowed to warm to room temperature. After evaporating the solvent, the residue was triturated with diethyl ether to afford the title compound as a white solid (75 mg, 93% yield).

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 10.89 (1 H, br. s), 8.12 (1 H, s), 8.1 1 (1 H, br. s), 7.73 (1 H, s), 7.60-7.39 (4H, m), 7.30-7.21 (2H, m), 7.13-7.06 (2H, m), 5.18 (2H, s), 4.66-4.56 (1 H, m), 4.36-4.28 (1 H, m), 2.42-1.94 (4H, m).

PATENT

WO-2018213686

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018213686&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&maxRec=1000

Novel crystalline forms of vixotrigine and their anhydrous form or solvates (designated as Forms A-C), processes for their preparation and composition comprising them are claimed.

The hydrochloride salt of (2S, 5R)-5-(4-((2-fluorobenzyl)oxy)phenyl)pyrrolidine-2-carboxamide, herein referred to as the compound of formula (I):

(I)

is described in WO 2007/042239 as having utility in the treatment of diseases and conditions mediated by modulation of use-dependent voltage-gated sodium channels. The synthetic preparation of (2S, 5R)-5-(4-((2-fluorobenzyl)oxy)phenyl)pyrrolidine-2-carboxamide hydrochloride is described in both WO 2007/042239 and WO 2011/029762.

However, there is a need for the development of crystalline forms of such a-carboxamide pyrrolidine derivatives, which have desirable pharmaceutical properties

Example 1 : (5/?)-5-(4-{[(2-Fluorophenyl)methyl]oxy}phenyl)-L-prolinamide hydrochloride (E1 )

. HCI

The compound of Example 1 may be prepared as described in Example 2,

Procedures 1 to 5 of WO 2007/042239.

Example 2: (5 ?)-5-(4-{[(2-Fluorophenyl)methyl]oxy}phenyl)-L-prolinamide hydrochloride Form 1 (Anhydrous A) (E2)

25.0 mg of Example 1 was added to a 3 mL scintillation vial. THF (2.00 mL) was added and the resulting suspension stirred for 10 minutes. The suspension was filtered through a 0.45 μηι PTFE filter and the filtrate vial placed inside a 20 mL scintillation vial. Hexanes (2 mL) were placed in the outer vial, the entire system sealed and stored at room temperature for 3 days, after which time a crop of colorless crystals was evident in the 3 mL vial. One of these crystals was selected for a single crystal X-ray diffraction experiment. Full characterisation is shown in Figures 1 and 2 and Tables 1 and 2 below

References

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  5. Jump up to:a b https://adisinsight.springer.com/drugs/800027679

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////////////VIXOTRIGINE, раксатригин , راكساتريجين , 维索曲静 , QQS4J85K6Y, Raxatrigine, UNII:QQS4J85K6Y

BMS 986142


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BMS-986142

(2S,5R,3S)-6-fluoro-5-(3-(8-fluoro-1-methyl-2,4-dioxo-1,4-dihydroquinazolin-3(2H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-1H-carbazole-8-carboxamide

6-Fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2- methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8- carboxamide

Molecular Formula, C32-H30-F2-N4-O4, Molecular Weight, 572.609, RN: 1643368-58-4
UNII: PJX9GH268R

  • Originator Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Antirheumatics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Agammaglobulinaemia tyrosine kinase inhibitors
  • Phase II Rheumatoid arthritis; Sjogren’s syndrome
  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
  • 07 Jun 2018 Bristol-Myers Squibb completes a phase II trial in Rheumatoid arthritis (Treatment-experienced) in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, USA (PO) (NCT02638948) (EudraCT2015-002887-17)
  • 01 Oct 2016 Phase-II clinical trials in Sjogren’s syndrome in Puerto Rico (PO) (NCT02843659) after October 2016
  •  phase II clinical development at Bristol-Myers Squibb for the treatment of patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and for the treatment of moderate to severe primary Sjogren’s syndrome.

BMS-986142 is a potent, selective, reversible BTK inhibitor. BMS-986142 shows BTK IC50 = 0.5nM; human WB IC50 = 90 nM. In molecule of BMS-986142, two atropisomeric centers were rotationally locked to provide a single, stable atropisomer, resulting in enhanced potency and selectivity as well as a reduction in safety liabilities. With significantly enhanced potency and selectivity, excellent in vivo properties and efficacy, and a very desirable tolerability and safety profile, BMS-986142 was advanced into clinical studies substituted tetrahydrocarbazole and 10 carbazole carboxamide compounds useful as kinase inhibitors, including the modulation of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (Btk) and other Tec family kinases such as Itk. Provided herein are substituted tetrahydrocarbazole and carbazole carboxamide compounds, compositions comprising such compounds, and methods of their use. The invention further pertains to pharmaceutical compositions containing at least one compound 15 according to the invention that are useful for the treatment of conditions related to kinase modulation and methods of inhibiting the activity of kinases, including Btk and other Tec family kinases such as Itk, in a mammal. Protein kinases, the largest family of human enzymes, encompass well over 500 proteins. Btk is a member of the Tec family of tyrosine kinases, and is a regulator of 20 early B-cell development, as well as mature B-cell activation, signaling, and survival. B-cell signaling through the B-cell receptor (BCR) leads to a wide range of biological outputs, which in turn depend on the developmental stage of the B-cell. The magnitude and duration of BCR signals must be precisely regulated. Aberrant BCR- mediated signaling can cause disregulated B-cell activation and/or the formation of 25 pathogenic auto-antibodies leading to multiple autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. Mutation of Btk in humans results in X-linked agammaglobulinaemia (XLA). This disease is associated with the impaired maturation of B-cells, diminished immunoglobulin production, compromised T-cell-independent immune responses and marked attenuation of the sustained calcium signal upon BCR stimulation. 30 Evidence for the role of Btk in allergic disorders and/or autoimmune disease and/or inflammatory disease has been established in Btk-deficient mouse models. For example, in standard murine preclinical models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Btk deficiency has been shown to result in a marked amelioration of disease progression. Moreover, Btk deficient mice are also resistant to developing collagen-induced arthritis and are less susceptible to Staphylococcus-induced arthritis.

A large body of evidence supports the role of B-cells and the humoral immune system in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. Protein-based therapeutics (such as RITUXAN®) developed to deplete B-cells, represent an important approach to the treatment of a number of autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. Because of Btk’s role in B-cell activation, inhibitors of Btk can be useful as inhibitors of B-cell mediated pathogenic activity (such as autoantibody production).

Btk is also expressed in mast cells and monocytes and has been shown to be important for the function of these cells. For example, Btk deficiency in mice is associated with impaired IgE-mediated mast cell activation (marked diminution of TNF-alpha and other inflammatory cytokine release), and Btk deficiency in humans is associated with greatly reduced TNF-alpha production by activated monocytes.

Thus, inhibition of Btk activity can be useful for the treatment of allergic disorders and/or autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases including, but not limited to: SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple vasculitides, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), myasthenia gravis, allergic rhinitis, multiple sclerosis (MS), transplant rejection, type I diabetes, membranous nephritis, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, autoimmune thyroiditis, cold and warm agglutinin diseases, Evans syndrome, hemolytic uremic syndrome/thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (HUS/TTP), sarcoidosis, Sj5gren’s syndrome, peripheral neuropathies (e.g., Guillain-Barre syndrome), pemphigus vulgaris, and asthma. In addition, Btk has been reported to play a role in controlling B-cell survival in certain B-cell cancers. For example, Btk has been shown to be important for the survival of BCR-Abl-positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells. Thus inhibition of Btk activity can be useful for the treatment of B-cell lymphoma and leukemia. In view of the numerous conditions that are contemplated to benefit by treatment involving modulation of protein kinases, it is immediately apparent that new compounds capable of modulating protein kinases such as Btk and methods of using these compounds should provide substantial therapeutic benefits to a wide variety of patients.

U.S. Patent No. 8,084,620 and WO 2011/159857 disclose tricyclic carboxamide compounds useful as kinase inhibitors, including the modulation of Btk and other Tec family kinases. There still remains a need for compounds useful as Btk inhibitors and yet having selectivity over Jak2 tyrosine kinase. Further, there still remains a need for compounds useful as Btk inhibitors that have selectivity over Jak2 tyrosine kinase and also have improved potency in the whole blood BCR-stimulated CD69 expression assay. Applicants have found potent compounds that have activity as Btk inhibitors. Further, applicants have found compounds that have activity as Btk inhibitors and are selective over Jak2 tyrosine kinase. Further still, applicants have found compounds that have activity as Btk inhibitors, are selective over Jak2 tyrosine kinase, and have improved potency in the whole blood BCR-stimulated CD69 expression assay. These compounds are provided to be useful as pharmaceuticals with desirable stability, bioavailability, therapeutic index, and toxicity values that are important to their drugability.

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Adventures in Atropisomerism: A Case Study from BMS – Not a Real Doctor

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Scheme 2. Highlights from optimization of the first intermediate with axial chirality.

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Yet another atropisomeric kinase inhibitor, of Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK), currently being evaluated in Phase II clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis, comes from Bristol Myers-Squibb. BMS-986142 contains one point-chiral center and two atropisomeric chiral axes, making it a diastereomeric compound with eight possible isomers. The less stable atropisomeric axis has a half-life on the order of hours to days, which means it can’t be heated above about 45 °C without the compound morphing. To keep the molecule from racemizing, the team had to design its synthetic routes and analysis with a close eye on temperature.

During the discovery stage, BMS analytical chemist Jun Dai and the team developed methods to analyze the compounds’ isomers. She estimates that the researchers screened at least twice as many separation methods for atropisomers as they would have for normal chiral compounds because of the atropisomers’ potential for temperature-dependent conversion. “It was challenging but rewarding,” she says.

To determine the proportion of early atropisomers with half-lives of minutes to hours, the team ran high-performance liquid chromatography analysis at low temperature, chilling the column with ice or cooling equipment. Isolating some atropisomeric compounds required researchers to use ice-bath cooling during fraction collection and even solvent evaporation. The medicinal chemistry route to BMS-986142 required three chiral column purifications to obtain a single diastereomer with the best binding properties (J. Chromatogr. A 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2017.01.016).

Process synthesis, however, generally isn’t amenable to column chromatography steps, which can take weeks to months on a large scale. “To be honest, when I first saw it, I really wasn’t sure how we were going to make it,” says BMS chemist Thomas Razler, who led the process chemistry efforts to scale-up BMS-986142.

The researchers say extensive knowledge sharing between medicinal, analytical, and process teams about the atropisomeric compound was key to the program’s success. The process team took advantage of the fact that the diastereomeric forms of BMS-986142 had very different solubility profiles, enabling the chemists to replace all chiral chromatography with simpler crystallization steps and produce more than 200 kg of a single enantiomer and diastereomer (Org. Lett. 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b01218).

Although the final molecule is stable as a solid, the team says that in solution, the risk of racemization is higher. Citing ongoing work in that area of development, Razler declined to elaborate on how the molecule behaves in its formulation but notes the team hopes to publish that information next year. The atropisomerism is still an issue, he says, but a fascinating one.

Paper

Organic Letters, 20(13), 3736-3740; 2018

Adventures in Atropisomerism: Total Synthesis of a Complex Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient with Two Chirality Axes

Chemical & Synthetic DevelopmentBristol-Myers Squibb Company1 Squibb Drive, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, United States
Org. Lett.201820 (13), pp 3736–3740
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.8b01218
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A strategy to prepare compounds with multiple chirality axes, which has led to a concise total synthesis of compound 1A with complete stereocontrol, is reported.

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(2S,5R)-6-fluoro-5-(3-(8-fluoro-1-methyl-2,4-dioxo-1,4- dihydroquinazolin-3(2H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9- tetrahydro-1H-carbazole-8-carboxamide (1A).

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) 10.78 (s, 1H), 8.07 (br. s., 1H), 7.95 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (dd, J=14.2, 8.0 Hz, 1H), 7.56 (d, J=10.8 Hz, 1H), 7.45 (br. s., 1H), 7.42 – 7.36 (m, 1H), 7.34 (d, J=6.9 Hz, 1H), 7.34 – 7.31 (m, 1H), 7.29 (dd, J=7.5, 1.3 Hz, 1H), 4.17 (s, 1H), 3.73 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 3H), 2.91 (dd, J=16.8, 4.4 Hz, 1H), 2.48 – 2.37 (m, 1H), 1.98 – 1.89 (m, 2H), 1.87 (d, J=11.0 Hz, 1H), 1.76 (s, 3H), 1.59 (td, J=11.5, 4.1 Hz, 1H), 1.20 – 1.12 (m, 1H), 1.11 (s, 6H). 13C NMR (125.8 MHz, DMSO-d6) 168.2 (d, J=1.8 Hz, 1C), 160.1 (d, J=3.6 Hz, 1C), 151.9 (d, J=228.9 Hz, 1C), 150.5 (d, J=41.8 Hz, 1C), 148.7 (d, J=205.3 Hz, 1C), 139.2, 135.1, 135.0, 134.8, 131.4, 130.6, 130.0 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 1C), 128.5, 127.1 (d, J=4.5 Hz, 1C), 125.7, 124.3 (d, J=2.7 Hz, 1C), 123.6 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1C), 123.0 (d, J=23.6 Hz, 1C), 120.8 (d, J=20.0 Hz, 1C), 118.4, 115.3 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 1C), 108.8 (d, J=5.4 Hz, 1C), 106.7 (d, J=28.2 Hz, 1C), 70.4, 45.4, 34.3 (d, J=14.5 Hz, 1C), 27.1, 26.8, 24.8, 24.7, 22.1, 14.5. mp 222-225 °C. IR (neat) 3487, 3418, 3375, 2967, 1651, 1394, 756 cm-1; HRMS (ESI) m/z: calcd for C32H30F2N4O4 [M+H]+ 573.2308, found 573.2312.

Chiral HPLC Analysis: Gradient: Complex Start % B: 0 7 Min. 55% 11 Min. 55% 14 Min. 100% Stop Time: 17 min Flow Rate: 1.5 ml/min Wavelength1: 225 Wavelength2: 256 Solvent Pair: S194/S195 (TFA) Solvent A: A1=0.05%TFA Water:ACN (95:5) S194 Solvent B: B1=0.05%TFA Water:ACN (5:95) S195 Column 1 : 1: Chiralcel OX-3R 3um 4.6 x 150 mm SN = OX3RCD-TE001 Oven Temperature: 50

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Adventures in Atropisomerism: Development of a Robust, Diastereoselective, Lithium-Catalyzed Atropisomer-Forming Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Step

Chemical and Synthetic DevelopmentBristol-Myers Squibb CompanyOne Squibb Drive, New Brunswick, New Jersey08903, United States
Org. Process Res. Dev., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00246
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The final step in the route to BMS-986142, a reversible inhibitor of the BTK enzyme, involves the diastereoselective construction of a chiral axis during the base-mediated cyclization of the quinazolinedione fragment. Optimization of the reaction to minimize formation of the undesired atropisomer led to the discovery that the amount of base and nature of the counterion play a vital role in the diastereoselectivity of the reaction. The highest diastereoselectivities were observed with a catalytic amount of LiOt-Bu. Development of a crystallization to selectively purge the undesired atropisomer is reported. Interestingly, ripening of the crystalline API was observed and further investigated, leading to a significant increase in the purity of the active pharmaceutical ingredient.

(2S,5R)-6-fluoro-5-(3-(8-fluoro-1-methyl-2,4-dioxo-1,4- dihydroquinazolin-3(2H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9- tetrahydro-1H-carbazole-8-carboxamide 1A

white crystalline solid (80.52g, 6 wt % MeOH, 89.4% corrected yield).

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) 10.78 (s, 1H), 8.07 (br. s., 1H), 7.95 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (dd, J=14.2, 8.0 Hz, 1H), 7.56 (d, J=10.8 Hz, 1H), 7.45 (br. s., 1H), 7.42 – 7.36 (m, 1H), 7.34 (d, J=6.9 Hz, 1H), 7.34 – 7.31 (m, 1H), 7.29 (dd, J=7.5, 1.3 Hz, 1H), 4.17 (s, 1H), 3.73 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 3H), 2.91 (dd, J=16.8, 4.4 Hz, 1H), 2.48 – 2.37 (m, 1H), 1.98 – 1.89 (m, 2H), 1.87 (d, J=11.0 Hz, 1H), 1.76 (s, 3H), 1.59 (td, J=11.5, 4.1 Hz, 1H), 1.20 – 1.12 (m, 1H), 1.11 (s, 6H).

13C NMR (125.8 MHz, DMSO-d6) 168.2 (d, J=1.8 Hz, 1C), 160.1 (d, J=3.6 Hz, 1C), 151.9 (d, J=228.9 Hz, 1C), 150.5 (d, J=41.8 Hz, 1C), 148.7 (d, J=205.3 Hz, 1C), 139.2, 135.1, 135.0, 134.8, 131.4, 130.6, 130.0 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 1C), 128.5, 127.1 (d, J=4.5 Hz, 1C), 125.7, 124.3 (d, J=2.7 Hz, 1C), 123.6 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1C), 123.0 (d, J=23.6 Hz, 1C), 120.8 (d, J=20.0 Hz, 1C), 118.4, 115.3 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 1C), 108.8 (d, J=5.4 Hz, 1C), 106.7 (d, J=28.2 Hz, 1C), 70.4, 45.4, 34.3 (d, J=14.5 Hz, 1C), 27.1, 26.8, 24.8, 24.7, 22.1, 14.5.

mp 222-225 °C.

IR (neat) 3487, 3418, 3375, 2967, 1651, 1394, 756 cm-1;

HRMS (ESI) m/z: calcd for C32H30F2N4O4 [M+H]+ 573.2308, found 573.2312.

Chiral HPLC Analysis: Gradient: Complex Start % B: 0 7 Min. 55% 11 Min. 55% 14 Min. 100% Stop Time: 17 min Flow Rate: 1.5 ml/min Wavelength1: 225 Wavelength2: 256 Solvent Pair: S194/S195 (TFA) Solvent A: A1=0.05%TFA Water:ACN (95:5) S194 Solvent B: B1=0.05%TFA Water:ACN (5:95) S195 Column 1 : 1: Chiralcel OX-3R 3um 4.6 x 150 mm SN = OX3RCD-TE001 Oven Temperature: 50…..https://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00246/suppl_file/op8b00246_si_001.pdf

PAPER

Discovery of 6-Fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-1-methyl-2,4-dioxo-1,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-1H-carbazole-8-carboxamide (BMS-986142): A Reversible Inhibitor of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Conformationally Constrained by Two Locked Atropisomers

Bristol-Myers Squibb Research and Development, P.O. Box 4000, Princeton, New Jersey 08543, United States
J. Med. Chem.201659 (19), pp 9173–9200
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b01088
Publication Date (Web): September 1, 2016
Copyright © 2016 American Chemical Society
*Phone: 609-252-6778. E-mail: scott.watterson@bms.com.
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Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK), a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase, is a member of the Tec family of kinases. BTK plays an essential role in B cell receptor (BCR)-mediated signaling as well as Fcγ receptor signaling in monocytes and Fcε receptor signaling in mast cells and basophils, all of which have been implicated in the pathophysiology of autoimmune disease. As a result, inhibition of BTK is anticipated to provide an effective strategy for the clinical treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. This article details the structure–activity relationships (SAR) leading to a novel series of highly potent and selective carbazole and tetrahydrocarbazole based, reversible inhibitors of BTK. Of particular interest is that two atropisomeric centers were rotationally locked to provide a single, stable atropisomer, resulting in enhanced potency and selectivity as well as a reduction in safety liabilities. With significantly enhanced potency and selectivity, excellent in vivo properties and efficacy, and a very desirable tolerability and safety profile, 14f (BMS-986142) was advanced into clinical studies.

HPLC purity: 99.9%; tr = 11.05 min (Method A); 99.9%; tr = 10.72 min (Method B). Chiral purity: 99.8% ie;

Optical rotation: [α]D20 (c = 2.10, CHCl3) = +63.8°;

LCMS (ESI) m/z calcd for C32H30F2N4O4 [M + H]+ 573.2. Found: 573.5. Anal. calcd for C32H30F2N4O4, 0.72% H2O: C 65.56, H 5.42, N 9.55. Found: C 65.69, H 5.40, N 9.52.

 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 10.78 (s, 1H), 8.07 (br. s., 1H), 7.95 (d, J = 7.8 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (dd, J = 14.2, 8.0 Hz, 1H), 7.56 (d, J = 10.8 Hz, 1H), 7.45 (br. s., 1H), 7.42–7.36 (m, 1H), 7.34 (d, J = 6.9 Hz, 1H), 7.34–7.31 (m, 1H), 7.29 (dd, J = 7.5, 1.3 Hz, 1H), 4.17 (s, 1H), 3.73 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 3H), 2.91 (dd, J = 16.8, 4.4 Hz, 1H), 2.48–2.37 (m, 1H), 1.98–1.89 (m, 2H), 1.87 (d, J = 11.0 Hz, 1H), 1.76 (s, 3H), 1.59 (td, J = 11.5, 4.1 Hz, 1H), 1.20–1.12 (m, 1H), and 1.11 (s, 6H). 1

3C NMR (126 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 168.2 (d, J = 1.8 Hz, 1C), 160.1 (d, J = 3.6 Hz, 1C), 151.9 (d, J = 228.9 Hz, 1C), 150.5 (d, J = 41.8 Hz, 1C), 148.7 (d, J= 205.3 Hz, 1C), 139.2, 135.1, 135.0, 134.8, 131.4, 130.6, 130.0 (d, J = 7.3 Hz, 1C), 128.5, 127.1 (d, J = 4.5 Hz, 1C), 125.7, 124.3 (d, J = 2.7 Hz, 1C), 123.6 (d, J = 8.2 Hz, 1C), 123.0 (d, J = 23.6 Hz, 1C), 120.8 (d, J = 20.0 Hz, 1C), 118.4, 115.3 (d, J = 7.3 Hz, 1C), 108.8 (d, J = 5.4 Hz, 1C), 106.7 (d, J = 28.2 Hz, 1C), 70.4, 45.4, 34.3 (d, J = 14.5 Hz, 1C), 27.1, 26.8, 24.8, 24.7, 22.1, and 14.5. 

19F-NMR (470 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ −121.49 (dt, J = 22.9, 11.4 Hz, 1F), and −129.56 (d, J = 11.4 Hz, 1F).

PATENT

WO 2014210085

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Atropisomers are stereoisomers resulting from hindered rotation about a single bond axis where the rotational barrier is high enough to allow for the isolation of the individual rotational isomers. (LaPlante et al., J. Med. Chem., 54:7005-7022 (2011).)

Th compounds of Formula (A):

have two stereogenic axes: bond (a) between the tricyclic tetrahydrocarbazole/carbazole group and the phenyl group; and bond (b) between the asymmetric heterocyclic dione group Q and the phenyl group. Due to the non-symmetric nature of the substitutions on the rings connected by the single bonds labeled a and b, and due to limited rotation about these bonds caused by steric hindrance, the compounds of Formula (A) can form rotational isomers. If the rotational energy barriers are sufficiently high, hindered rotations about bond (a) and/or bond (b) occur at rates that are slow enough to allow isolation of the separated atropisomers as different compounds. Thus, the compounds of Formula (A) can form four rotational isomers, which under certain conditions, such as chromatography on a chiral stationary phase, can be separated into individual atropisomers. In solution, the compounds of Formula (A) can be provided as a mixture of four diastereomers, or mixtures of two pairs of diastereomers, or single atropisomers.

For the compounds of Formula (A), the pair of rotational isomers formed by hindered rotation about stereogenic axis (a) can be represented by the compounds of Formula (I) and Formula (B) having the structures:

The compounds of Formula (I) and the compounds of Formula (B) were found to be separable and stable in solution at ambient and physiological temperatures. Additionally, rotational isomers are formed by hindered rotation about stereogenic axis (b). These two atropisomers of the compounds of Formula (I) were also found to be separable and stable in solution at ambient and physiological temperatures.

Chiral compounds, such as the compounds of Formula (A), can be separated by various techniques including Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC). SFC, which is form of normal phase HPLC, is a separation technique that uses super/subcritical fluid CO2 and polar organic modifiers such as alcohols as mobile phases. (White et al, J. Chromatography A, 1074: 175-185 (2005).

Example 28

6-Fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2- methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8- carboxamide (single atropisomer)


(28)

Following the procedure used to prepare Example 27, (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro- lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (single enantiomer) [Intermediate 26] (0.045 g, 0.122 mmol) and 8-fluoro-l-methyl-3-(S)-(2-methyl-3-(4,4,5, 5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl)quinazoline-2,4(lH,3H)-dione

[Intermediate 10] (0.065 g, 0.158 mmol) were converted into 6-fluoro-5-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-1 -methyl-2,4-dioxo- 1 ,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-

hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro- lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (mixture of two atropisomers) as a yellow solid (0.035 g, 49% yield). Separation of a sample of this material by chiral super-critical fluid chromatography, using the conditions used to separate Example 27, provided (as the first peak to elute from the column) 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide. The chiral purity was determined to be greater than 99.5%. The relative and absolute configurations were determined by x-ray crystallography. Mass spectrum m/z 573 (M+H)+XH NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 10.77 (s, 1H), 8.05 (br. s., 1H), 7.94 (dd, J=7.9, 1.2 Hz, 1H), 7.56-7.52 (m, 1H), 7.43 (br. s., 1H), 7.40-7.36 (m, 1H), 7.35-7.30 (m, 2H), 7.28 (dd, J=7.5, 1.4 Hz, 1H), 4.15 (s, 1H), 3.75-3.70 (m, 3H), 2.90 (dd, J=16.8, 4.6 Hz, 1H), 2.47-2.39 (m, 1H), 1.93-1.82 (m, 3H), 1.74 (s, 3H), 1.57 (td, J=1 1.7, 4.2 Hz, 1H), 1.16-1.11 (m, 1H), and 1.10 (d, J=1.9 Hz, 6H). [a]D: +63.8° (c 2.1, CHC13). DSC melting point onset temperature = 202.9 °C (heating rate = 10 °C/min.).

The absolute configuration of Example 28 was confirmed by single crystal x-ray analysis of crystals prepared by dissolving the compound in excess methanol and slowly evaporating the solvent at room temperature to provide a di-methanol solvate (crystalline form M2-1). Unit cell dimensions: a = 9.24 A, b = 7.97 A, c = 22.12 A, a = 90.0°, β = 94.1°, γ = 90.0°; Space group: P2i; Molecules of Example 28/asymmetric unit: 1 ;

Volume/Number of molecules in the unit cell = 813 A3; Density (calculated) = 1.301 g/cm3. Fractional atomic coordinates at 173 K are given in Table 6, and a depiction of the structure is given in Figure 5.

Alternative Synthesis of Example 28:

A mixture of (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide [Intermediate 1 1] (5.00 g, 13.54 mmol), 8-fluoro-l-methyl-3-(S)-(2-methyl-3-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl)quinazoline-2,4(lH,3H)-dione [Intermediate 10] (6.67 g, 16.25 mmol), tripotassium phosphate (2 M in water) (20.31 mL, 40.6 mmol), and tetrahydrofuran (25 mL) was subjected to 3 evacuate-fill cycles with nitrogen. The mixture was treated with l, l’-bis(di-/er/-butylphosphino)ferrocene palladium dichloride (0.441 g, 0.677 mmol) and the mixture was subjected to 2 more evacuate- fill cycles with nitrogen. The mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight, then was diluted with EtOAc, washed sequentially with water and brine, and dried and concentrated. The residue was purified by column chromatography on silica gel, eluting with EtOAc-hexanes (sequentially 50%, 62%, 75% and 85%), to provide 6-fluoro-5-(3-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3-(S)-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide as a white solid (6.58 g, 85% yield).

Material prepared by this method (40.03 g, 69.9 mmol) was separated by chiral super-critical fluid chromatography to give (2S, 5R)-6-fluoro-5-(3-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide. Further purification was achieved by suspending this material in methanol, sonicating for 5 min, collection of the solid by filtration, rinsing the collected solid with methanol and drying at room temperature under reduced pressure to give a white solid (22.0 g, 90% yield).

2R ANALOGUE

Example 27

6-Fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2- methylphenyl)-2-(R)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3 ,4,9-tetrahydro- 1 H-carbazole-8- carboxamide (single atropisomer)

Preparation 27A: 6-Fluoro-5-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(R)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (mixture of 2 atropisomers)

A mixture of (R)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (single enantiomer) [Intermediate 25] (5.00 g, 13.5 mmol), 8-fluoro-l-methyl-3-(S)-(2-methyl-3-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl) quinazoline-2,4(lH,3H)-dione [Intermediate 10] (6.94 g, 16.9 mmol), 2 M aqueous K3PO4 (20.3 mL, 40.6 mmol) and THF (60 mL) was subjected to three evacuate-fill cycles with nitrogen. The mixture was treated with 1 , l’-bis(di-tert-butylphosphino) ferrocene palladium(II) chloride (441 mg, 677 μιηοΐ) and subjected to two more evacuate-fill cycles with nitrogen. The mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. The mixture was diluted with EtOAc, washed sequentially with water and brine, and dried and concentrated. The residue was purified by column chromatography on silica gel, eluting with EtOAc-hexanes (sequentially 50%, 62%, 75% and 85%), to give 6-fluoro-5-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(R)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (mixture of two atropisomers) as an off-white solid (6.77 g, 87% yield). Mass spectrum m/z 573 (M+H)+. ¾ NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 10.79-10.74 (m, 1H), 8.05 (br. s., 1H), 7.98-7.93 (m, 1H), 7.76-7.69 (m, 1H), 7.57-7.51 (m, 1H), 7.43 (br. s., 1H), 7.40-7.26 (m, 4H), 4.19-4.13 (m, 1H), 3.74-3.68 (m, 3H), 2.94-2.84 (m, 1H), 2.49-2.35 (m, 2H), 1.92-1.80 (m, 3H), 1.76-1.68 (m, 3H), 1.62-1.52 (m, 1H), and 1.12-1.06 (m, 6H).

Example 27:

A sample of 6-fluoro-5-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(R)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2, 3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (mixture of two atropisomers) was separated by chiral super-critical fluid chromatography as follows: column: CHIRALPAK® AS-H (3 x 25 cm, 5 μιη); Mobile Phase: C02-MeOH (70:30) at 120 mL/min, 35 °C, 100 bar; sample preparation: 9 mg/mL in MeOH; injection: 1.7 mL. The first peak eluting from the column provided 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(R)-(2 -hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2, 3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide. The chiral purity was determined to be greater than 99.5%. Mass spectrum m/z 573 (M+H)+XH NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 10.76 (s, 1H), 8.05 (br. s., 1H), 7.96 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (ddd, J=14.3, 8.0, 1.2 Hz, 1H), 7.55 (d, J=10.8 Hz, 1H), 7.44 (br. s., 1H), 7.40-7.36 (m, 1H), 7.35-7.28 (m, 3H), 4.18 (s, 1H), 3.72

PATENT

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The present invention generally relates to processes for preparing a

tetrahydrocarbazole carboxamide compound.

Protein kinases, the largest family of human enzymes, encompass well over 500 proteins. Btk is a member of the Tec family of tyrosine kinases, and is a regulator of early B-cell development, as well as mature B-cell activation, signaling, and survival.

B-cell signaling through the B-cell receptor (BCR) leads to a wide range of biological outputs, which in turn depend on the developmental stage of the B-cell. The magnitude and duration of BCR signals must be precisely regulated. Aberrant BCR-mediated signaling can cause disregulated B-cell activation and/or the formation of pathogenic auto-antibodies leading to multiple autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. Mutation of Btk in humans results in X-linked agammaglobulinaemia (XLA). This disease is associated with the impaired maturation of B-cells, diminished immunoglobulin production, compromised T-cell-independent immune responses and marked attenuation of the sustained calcium signal upon BCR stimulation.

Evidence for the role of Btk in allergic disorders and/or autoimmune disease and/or inflammatory disease has been established in Btk-deficient mouse models. For example, in standard murine preclinical models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Btk deficiency has been shown to result in a marked amelioration of disease progression. Moreover, Btk deficient mice are also resistant to developing collagen-induced arthritis and are less susceptible to Staphylococcus-induced arthritis.

A large body of evidence supports the role of B-cells and the humoral immune system in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. Protein-based therapeutics (such as Rituxan) developed to deplete B-cells, represent an important approach to the treatment of a number of autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases. Because of Btk’s role in B-cell activation, inhibitors of Btk can be useful as inhibitors of B-cell mediated pathogenic activity (such as autoantibody production).

Btk is also expressed in mast cells and monocytes and has been shown to be important for the function of these cells. For example, Btk deficiency in mice is

associated with impaired IgE-mediated mast cell activation (marked diminution of TNF-alpha and other inflammatory cytokine release), and Btk deficiency in humans is associated with greatly reduced TNF-alpha production by activated monocytes.

Thus, inhibition of Btk activity can be useful for the treatment of allergic disorders and/or autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases including, but not limited to: SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple vasculitides, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), myasthenia gravis, allergic rhinitis, multiple sclerosis (MS), transplant rejection, type I diabetes, membranous nephritis, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, autoimmune thyroiditis, cold and warm agglutinin diseases, Evan’s syndrome, hemolytic uremic syndrome/thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (HUS/TTP), sarcoidosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, peripheral neuropathies (e.g., Guillain-Barre syndrome), pemphigus vulgaris, and asthma.

In addition, Btk has been reported to play a role in controlling B-cell survival in certain B-cell cancers. For example, Btk has been shown to be important for the survival of BCR-Abl-positive B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells. Thus inhibition of Btk activity can be useful for the treatment of B-cell lymphoma and leukemia.

Atropisomers are stereoisomers resulting from hindered rotation about a single bond axis where the rotational barrier is high enough to allow for the isolation of the individual rotational isomers. (LaPlante et al., J. Med. Chem. 2011, 54, 7005-7022).

US Patent 9,334,290 discloses substituted tetrahydrocarbazole and carbazole compounds useful as Btk inhibitors, including 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide as Example 28. 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide, referred to herein as Compound 8, has two stereogenic axes:

(i) bond “a” between the tricyclic tetrahydrocarbazole/carbazole group and the phenyl group; and (ii) bond “b” between the substituted tetrahydroquinazolinedione group and the phenyl group. Compound 8 has non-symmetric substitutions on the rings connected by the single bonds labeled “a” and “b”, and limited rotation about these bonds caused by steric hindrance. As the rotational energy barriers are sufficiently high, hindered rotations about bond (a) and bond (b) occur at rates that are slow enough to allow isolation of Compound 8 and the other atropisomers of Compound 8 as four individual diastereomeric atropisomer compounds. These four rotational isomers can be separated by

chromatography on a stationary phase to provide chiral mixtures of two atropisomers or individual atropisomers.

US Patent 9,334,290 discloses a multistep synthesis process for preparing the Compound 8. This process is shown schematically in Figures 2-4. The disclosed process includes three chiral separations from racemic mixtures including (i) a chiral separation of a racemic mixture of chiral enantiomers (FIG.2); (ii) chiral separation of a mixture of atropisomers along bond “b” between the substituted tetrahydroquinazolinedione group and the phenyl group (FIG.3); and chiral separation of a mixture of atropisomers along bond “a” between the tricyclic tetrahydrocarbazole/carbazole group and the phenyl group (FIG.4). In each one of these chiral separations, the maximum yield of the desired enantiomer or atropisomer from the racemic mixture is 50%.

There are difficulties associated with the adaptation of this multistep synthesis disclosed in US Patent 9,334,290 to a larger scale synthesis, such as production in a pilot plant or a manufacturing plant for commercial production. Additionally, it is desired to have a process that provides higher yields and/or reduces waste.

Applicants have discovered a synthesis process for the preparation of Compound 8 that provides higher yields, reduces waste, and/or is adaptable to large scale manufacturing.

he invention is illustrated by reference to the accompanying drawing described below.

FIG.1 shows the stereoselective synthesis scheme for the preparation of 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide, Compound 8, according to the processes of second aspect, the third aspect, and the first aspect of the invention.

FIG.2 shows the synthesis scheme disclosed in US 9,334,290 for the preparation of (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8- carboxamide, Compound 5 (Intermediate 26 in US 9,334,290).

FIG.3 shows the synthesis scheme disclosed in US 9,334,290 for the preparation of 8-fluoro-l-methyl-3-(S)-(2-methyl-3-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl) phenyl)quinazoline-2,4(lH,3H)-dione, Intermediate 10 in US 9,334,290.

FIG.4 shows the synthesis scheme disclosed in US 9,334,290 for the preparation of Compound 8 from the coupling reaction of 8-fluoro-l -methyl-3-(S)-(2-methyl-3- (4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl) phenyl)quinazoline-2,4(lH,3H)-dione, Intermediate 10, and (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro- lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide, Compound 5, to provide a racemic mixture of Example 27 in US 9,334,290; and the chiral separation of Example 27 to provide Compound 8.

wherein R is Ci-8 alkyl or benzyl;

in the presence of:

(i) one or more bases selected from lithium bases, sodium bases, potassium bases, cesium bases, l,8-diazabicycloundec-7-ene, and 1,1,3,3-tetramethylguanidine; and

(ii) a solvent selected from n-butyl acetate (nBuOAc), cyclopentyl methyl ether (CPME), dimethoxy ethane (DME), dimethylacetamide (DMAc), dimethylformamide (DMF), 1,4-dioxane, ethyl acetate (EtOAc), isobutyl acetate (iBuOAc), isopropyl acetate (IP Ac), isopropyl alcohol (IP A), methanol (MeOH), methyl acetate (MeOAc), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (MeTHF), tetrahydrofuran (THF), tetrahydropyran (THP), and mixtures thereof;

to provide said Compound 8.

Intermediate Al

2-amino-4 robenzoic acid


(Al)

5% Pt/C (50% water-wet) (60 g, 6 wt%) was charged to a nitrogen blanketed vessel containing isopropyl acetate (22 L) and 4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-nitrobenzoic acid (1.00 kg, 3.79 mol). The headspace was exchanged three times with nitrogen and followed three times with hydrogen. The reaction mixture was stirred at 25 °C under an atmosphere of hydrogen. After 40 hours, the reaction was complete and the headspace was exchanged three times with nitrogen. The reaction mixture was filtered. The reaction vessel and filter train were rinsed with isopropyl acetate (5 L). The combined organic layers were concentrated under reduced pressure to 5.0 L. The solvent was then exchanged to toluene under reduced pressure and the resulting solids were isolated by filtration, washed with toluene, and dried at 50 °C under reduced pressure to afford 0.59 kg (66% yield) of 2-amino-4-bromo-5-fluorobenzoic acid as a white to off-white crystalline solid.

Additional 2-amino-4-bromo-5-fluorobenzoic acid was obtained by washing the spent catalyst twelve times with 2.75: 1 w/w THF in water (9.0 L). Each portion of wash was allowed to soak the spent catalyst for 30 minutes. The filtrate was concentrated to 10 L. The resulting solids were isolated by filtration, washed with water (1.0 L), and dried at 40 °C under reduced pressure to afford 0.15 kg (17% yield) of 2-amino-4-bromo-5-fluorobenzoic acid as an off-white crystalline solid. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 8.74 (br s, 2H), 7.50 (d, J=9.6 Hz, 1H), 7.08 (d, J=6.1 Hz, 1H). 13C NMR (101 MHz, DMSO-de) 5 168.2, 149.5, 148.8, 147.2, 119.9, 117.0, 116.8, 114.8, 114.6, 109.1.

HPLC Conditions: Column: Waters X-bridge C-18 (150X4.6mm, 3.5μ); Column

Temeprature: 30 °C; Solvent A: 0.05% TFA in water: acetonitrile (95:05 v/v); Solvent B: 0.05%TFA in water: acetonitrile:methanol (05:75:20 v/v); Diluent: 0.25 mg/ml in acetonitrile; Gradient: %B: 0 min. 5%; 20 min. 95%; 25 min. 95%; 26 min. 5%; stop time 30 min; Flow Rate: 0.8 ml/min; Wavelength: 230 nm; The retention time of 2-amino-4-bromo-5-fiuorobenzoic acid was 13.2 min. The retention time of 4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-nitrobenzoic acid was 12.9 min.

Intermediate A2

4-bromo-5-fluoro- -hydrazinylbenzoic acid hydrochloride

A solution of sodium nitrite (100.0 g, 6.38 mol) and water (1.8 L) was slowly charged to a cold slurry (0 °C) of 2-amino-4-bromo-5-fluorobenzoic acid (1.00 kg, 4.27 mol) in water (2.2 L) containing 35% HCl (2.1 kg, 20.15 mol). The reaction mixture slurry was stirred at 0 °C for 5 hours. The resultant cold diazonium salt slurry was charged over 4 hours to a cold solution (0 °C) of sodium bisulfite (2.66 kg, 25.0 mol in water (7.5 L). The diazonium reaction vessel was rinsed with cold water (2.5 L). The rinse water was transferred slowly to the reaction mixture. After 40 minutes, the reaction mixture was warmed to 20 °C over one hour. The reaction mixture slurry was stirred at 20 °C for 3 hours. After 3 hours, the reaction mixture was slowly transferred to a 60 °C solution of 35% HCl (15.0 kg, 144.0 mol) and water (3.0 L). The vessel was rinsed with water (2.5 L); and transferred to 35% HCl and water reaction mixture. The reaction mixture was stirred at 60 °C for 2 hours. The product was isolated by filtration and washed with water (3.0 L). The wet cake was charged back to the reactor and was

slurried with isopropyl acetate (9.0 L) for 1 hour at 20 °C. The product was isolated by filtration, washed with isopropyl acetate (1.0 L), and dried at 45-50 °C under reduced pressure to afford 0.99 kg (81 % yield) of 4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-hydrazinylbenzoic acid hydrochloride as an off-white crystalline solid in 95% purity. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 10.04 (br s, 3H), 9.00 (br s, 1H), 7.74 (d, J=9.1 Hz, 1H), 7.61 (d, J=5.8 Hz, 1H). 13C NMR (101 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 167.3, 153.0, 150.6, 144.5, 119.2, 1 18.0, 114.6. HPLC analysis: Column: Zorbax Eclipse Plus C 18 3.5 um, 150 x 4.6 mm ID; Column Temeprature: 30 °C; Solvent A: 10 mM ammonium formate in water:MeOH (90: 10 v/v); Solvent B: MeOH : ACN (70:30 v/v); Diluent: 50% CH3CN(aq); Gradient: %B: 0 min. 0%; 15 min. 90%; 18 min. 100%; stop time 18 min; Flow Rate: 1.0 ml/min; Wavelength: 240 nm. The retention time of the diazonium salt intermediate was 3.7 min. The retention time of the mono-sulfamic acid intermediate was 5.2 min. The retention time of 4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-hydrazinylbenzoic acid hydrochloride was 8.0 min. The retention time of 2-amino-4-bromo-5-fluorobenzoic acid was 8.7 min.

INTERMEDIATE Bl

(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)boronic acid hydrochloride

A 500 mL ChemGlass reactor (Reactor A) was equipped with mechanical stirrer and a nitrogen inlet. To the reactor was added 150 ml of methyl tetrahydrofuran. Next, Pd(OAc)2 (241 mg, 0.02 eq) was added, followed by the addition of P(o-tolyl)3 ligand (654 mg, 0.04 eq). The containers holding the Pd(OAc)2 and P(o-tolyl)3 were rinsed with 15 ml of methyl tetrahydrofuran, and the rinse solvents were added to the reactor. The reactor was sealed, evacuated to less than 150 mbar, and filled with nitrogen gas. This was repeated an additional four times to reduce the oxygen level to below 400 ppm. The reaction mixture was stirred for 30 min. Next, 10 g (1.0 eq) of 3-bromo-2-methyl aniline was charged to the inerted reactor. The container that held the 3-bromo-2-methyl aniline was rinsed with 15 ml of Me-THF and added into the reactor. KOAc (15.6 g, 3 eq) was added to the reactor. A slurry formed. The reaction mixture was inerted by using three vacuum/nitrogen cycles to an oxygen endpoint of less than 400 ppm.

A second 500 ml ChemGlass reactor was charged with 150 mL of MeOH, followed by the addition of 7.2 g (1.5 eq) of B2(OH)4. The resultant slurry was agitated at 25 °C. After 30 min, the B2(OH)4 was fully dissolved. The homogeneous solution was inerted by using 5 vacuum/nitrogen purge cycles to reduce the oxygen level to less than 400 ppm. The B2(OH)4/MeOH solution was transferred to Reactor A under a nitrogen atmosphere.

The reactor was inerted using three vacuum/nitrogen cycles with agitation to reduce the oxygen level to less than 400 ppm. The batch was heated to 50 °C (internal batch temperature). A slurry was observed when the temperature reached 40 °C. After reacting for 3 hrs, HPLC analysis of the reaction mixture showed 0.2 AP starting material remained. N-acetyl cysteine (2.0 g, 0.2 g/g) was added to Reactor A. The reaction mixture was stirred at 50 °C (internal batch temperature) for 30 min. The reaction stream was concentrated through distillation to 5 ml/g (~ 50 ml). Methyl tetrahydrofuran (200 ml, 20 ml/g) was charged to the slurry. The slurry was then concentrated via distillation to 150 ml (15 ml/g). Methyl tetrahydrofuran (150 ml, 15 ml/g) was charged to the reaction mixture. The slurry was cooled to 20 °C (batch temperature). Brine (26 wt%, 25 ml, 2.5 ml/g) was charged followed by the addition of aqueous Na2C03 (20 wt%, 15 ml, 1.5 ml/g). The reaction mass was agitated at a moderate rate (50~75/min) for 30 min. Celite (1 g, 0.1 g/g) was charged to the bi-phasic solution. The resultant slurry was agitated for 30 min. The slurry was filtered and transferred to Reactor B. The Celite cake was washed with 10 ml of methyl tetrahydrofuran. The bottom, lean aqueous phase was split from the organic phase and discarded. Brine (26 wt%, 25 ml, 2.5 ml/g) was charged followed by the addition of aqueous Na2C03 (20 wt%, 15 ml, 1.5 ml/g) to the organic solution. The resultant bi-phasic solution was agitated at a moderate rate (75 rpm) for 30 min. The bottom, lean aqueous phase was split from the organic phase and discarded. B2(OH)4 analysis of the rich organic solution did not detect B2(OH)4.

In Reactor B, the rich organic phase was concentrated via distillation to 50 ml (5 ml/g). The concentrated solution was cooled to 0-5 °C (batch temp). Concentrated HC1 (1.06 kg, 2.0 eq) was charged to the solution over 30 min with the batch temperature maintained below 10 °C. Once the concentrated HC1 was added, a slurry formed. The

slurry was agitated for 2 h at 5 °C. The slurry was filtered. The wet cake was washed with methyl tetrahydrofuran (2 X 20 ml). The cake was collected and dried at 50 °C under 100 mbar vacuum for 6 h to afford 8.4 g of 3-amino-2-methylphenyl)boronic acid hydrochloride as a white solid (83.5 % yield). ¾ NMR (500 MHz, D20) δ 7.48-7.23 (m, 3H), 4.78 (br s, 5 H); 2.32 (s, 3H). 13C NMR (126 MHz, D2O) δ 135.2, 134.7, 130.1, 128.0, 124.3, 17.4.

HPLC analysis: Column: Zorbax Eclipse Plus CI 8 3.5 um, 150 x 4.6 mm ID; Solvent A: 10 mM ammonium formate in water: MeOH=90: 10); Solvent B: CH3CN: MeOH (30:70 v/v); Gradient: % B: 0 Min. 0%; 1 Min. 0%; 15 Min. 90%; 15.1 Min. 0%; Stop Time: 20 min; Flow Rate: 1 ml/min; wavelength: 240 nm. The retention time of (3-amino-2-methylphenyl)boronic acid hydrochloride was 4.4 min. The retention time of (3-amino-2-methylphenyl)boronic acid hydrochloride was 17.8 min.

Intermediate CI

7-fluoro-l-methylindoline-2,3-dione

N,N-dimethylformamide (540.0 mL, 6980 mmol, 100 mass%) was added to a 2-L ChemGlass reactor equipped with a mechanical agitator, a temperature probe, and a cooling/heating circulator. Next, 7-fluoroindoline-2,3-dione (135.0 g, 817.6 mmol, 100 mass%) was added at 25 °C and dissolved to form a dark red solution. The charging ports and the beaker that contained the 7-fluoroindoline-2,3-dione were washed with N,N-dimethylformamide (135.0 mL, 1750 mmol, 100 mass%) and the rinse solution was poured into the reactor. Next, cesium carbonate 60-80 mesh (203.66 g, 625.05 mmol, 100 mass%) was added portion-wise to the reaction mixture. The addition was exothermic and the temperature of the reaction mixture increased from 20 to 25.5 °C. The color of the reaction mixture changed from a dark red solution to a black solution. The reactor jacket temperature was set to 0 °C. Next, iodomethane (56.5 mL, 907 mmol, 100 mass%) was added slowly via an additional funnel at ambient temperature, (iodomethane

temperature) while maintaining the batch temperature at less than 30 °C. Upon stirring, the reaction was exothermic, reaching a temperature of 29.3 °C. The batch temperature decreased to 26.3 °C after 85% of iodomethane was added, and the reaction mixture turned from black to an orange. After the addition of the iodomethane was completed, the jacket temperature was raised to 25.5 °C. The reaction mixture was stirred at 25 °C for 2 hrs.

The reddish orange-colored reaction mixture was transferred to a 1 L Erlenmeyer flask. The reaction mixture was filtered through a ceramic Buchner funnel with a No.1 Whatman filter paper to remove solid CS2CO3 and other solid by-products. In addition to a light-colored powder, there were yellow to brown colored rod-shaped crystals on top of the cake, which were water soluble. The filtrate was collected in a 2-L Erlenmeyer flask. The solids cake was washed with N,N-dimethylformamide (100.0 mL, 1290 mmol, 100 mass%). The DMF filtrate was collected in a 2-L Erlenmeyer flask.

To a separate 5-L ChemGlass reactor was charged water (3000.0 mL, 166530 mmol, 100 mass%). Next, 1.66 g of 7-fluoro-l-methylindoline-2,3-dione was added as seed to the water to form an orange colored suspension. The DMF filtrate was charged to the 5-L reactor slowly while maintaining the batch temp, at less than 29 °C over a period of 60 min. Stirring was maintained at 290 rpm. The orange solids precipitated instantly. The 2-L Erlenmeyer flask was rinsed with N,N-dimethylformamide (55.0 mL, 711 mmol, 100 mass%) and charged to the 5-L reactor. The slurry was cooled to 25 °C and agitated at 200 rpm for 12 hrs. The mixture remained as a bright orange-colored suspension. The slurry was filtered over a No. l Whatman filter paper in a 9 cm diameter ceramic Buchner funnel to a 4L Erlenmeyer flask to provide a bright orange-colored cake. The cake was washed with 1200 mL of water via rinsing the 5000 mL reactor (400 mL x 2), followed by 300 mL of deionized water introduced directly on the orange cake. The wet cake was dried under suction for 40 min at ambient temperature until liquid was not observed to be dripping from the cake. The cake was introduced into a vacuum oven (800 mbar) with nitrogen sweeping at ambient temperature for 1 hr, at 40-45 °C for overnight, and at 25 °C for 1 day to provide 7-fluoro-l-methylindoline-2,3-dione (Q, 130.02 g, 725.76 mmol, 100 mass%, 88.77% yield) as a bright orange-colored solid. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 7.57 (ddd, J=12.0, 8.5, 1.0 Hz, 1H), 7.40 (dd, J=7.3, 1.0 Hz, 1H), 7.12 (ddd, J=8.5, 7.5, 4.0 Hz, 1H), 3.29 (d, J=3.0 Hz, 3H). 13C NMR (101 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 182.3, 158.2, 148.8, 146.4, 137.2, 125.9, 124.3, 120.6, 28.7.

Intermediate C2

3-fluoro-2-(methylamino)benzoic acid

To a 1-L three neck round bottom flask equipped with a mechanical overhead agitator, a thermocouple, and an ice-water bath was charged NaOH (5.0 N) in water (140.0 mL, 700 mmol, 5.0 mol/L) followed by deionized water (140.0 mL, 7771 mmol, 100 mass%) to form a colorless transparent solution (T = 20.2 °C). 7-fluoro-l-methylindoline-2,3-dione (R, 25 g, 139.55 mmol, 100 mass%) was charged portion-wise while controlling the batch temperature at less than 24 °C with an ice-water bath to provide cooling. 7-fluoro-l-methylindoline-2,3-dione was charged and 50 mL of water was used to rinse off the charging funnel, the spatula, and the charging port. The reaction mixture was a thick yellow-green hazy suspension. The yellow-greenish suspension was cooled to 5.0 °C with an ice-water bath. The mixture was stirred for 15 min. Next, hydrogen peroxide (50% wt.) in water (11.0 mL, 179 mmol, 50 mass%) was charged to a 60 mL additional funnel with deionized (4.0 mL, 220 mmol, 100 mass%). The concentration of H2O2 post dilution was ~ 36.7%. The dilute hydrogen peroxide solution was added over a period of 11 minutes to the 1 L round bottom flask cooled with an ice-water bath and stirred at 350 rpm. The reaction mixture color was observed to become lighter in color and less viscous after 5 mL of the peroxide solution was added. After adding 10 mL of peroxide solution, the reaction mixture became clear with visible solids. At the end of addition, the reaction mixture was a green-tea colored transparent solution. The ice-water bath was removed (batch temperature was 16.6 °C), and the transparent, greenish yellow reaction mixture was allowed to warm to ambient temperature (21.0 °C), stirred for 1 hr.

After the reaction was complete, (1.0 hr), the reaction mixture was cooled to 4.3 °C with an ice-water bath. The reaction mixture was neutralized by the addition 6.0 N HCl (aq.) over a period of 3 hours to minimize foaming and the exotherm, resulting in the formation of a yellow-green suspension. The ice-bath was removed and the quenched reaction mixture was stirred at ambient temperature for 20 min. The yellow-green colored reaction mixture was transferred to a 2 L separatory funnel. Dichloromethane (300.0 mL, 4680 mmol, 100 mass%) was charged to the separatory funnel via rinsing the 1 L 3-necked round bottom flask. The separatory funnel was shaken vigorously, then allowed to settle (phase split was fast). Gas evolution was minor. The top aqueous layer was dark amber in color. The bottom dichloromethane layer was tea-green in color. The bottom rich dichloromethane layer was transferred to a clean 1 L Erlenmeyer flask. Next, the 1 L three necked round bottom flask was rinsed again with dichloromethane (200.0 mL, 3120 mmol, 100 mass%). The dichloromethane rinse was added to the separatory funnel. The separatory funnel was shaken vigorously and allowed to settle (phase split was fast). The top aqueous layer was amber in color (lighter); the bottom

dichloromethane layer was lighter green. The bottom rich dichloromethane layer was transferred to the 1 L Erlenmeyer flask. Dichloromethane (200.0 mL, 3120 mmol, 100 mass%) was charged to the separatory funnel and the separatory funnel was shaken vigorously. The contents were allowed to settle (phase split was fast). The bottom rich dichloromethane layer was transferred to the same 1 L Erlenmeyer flask. Peroxide test strip showed > 10 mg/Liter peroxide concentration. The total volume of the aqueous layer was 540 mL.

In a separate 250-mL Erlenmeyer flask was added sodium thiosulfate

pentahydrate (20.0 g, 80.6 mmol, 100 mass%) followed by deionized water (180.0 mL, 9992 mmol, 100 mass%) to form a colorless solution (10% wt. solution). The sodium thiosulfate solution was added to the combined dichloromethane rich solution in the 1 L Erlenmeyer flask. The contents of the flask were stirred vigorously for 10 hrs at ambient temperature. Peroxide strip did not detect the presence of peroxides in the bottom DCM layer. The top Na2S203 layer was amber in color, the bottom dichloromethane layer was much lighter in color, but was still amber in color. After 10 hrs, the mixture was transferred to a 1 L separatory funnel. The top aqueous layer was discarded.

The dichloromethane solution was washed with 150.0 mL of saturated brine solution. After phase split, the bottom rich dichloromethane layer was transferred to a 1 L flask. The dichloromethane solution was distilled to approximately 150 mL to obtain an amber-colored solution. Next, dichloromethane (120 mL, 1872 mmol, 100 mass%) was added and the mixture was heated to 35-40 °C to fully dissolve the solids. The amber solution was filtered through a 0.45 micron PTFE membrane Zap Cap filtration unit into a 1 L flask. The filtrate was transferred into a 3-neck 1 L round bottom flask fitted with a thermocouple, a heating mantle, a mechanical agitator, and a condenser with a nitrogen inlet. To the flask was charged dichloromethane (120 mL, 1872 mmol, 100 mass%) via rinsing the 1 L flask. The contents of the flask were concentrated under reduced pressure to approximately 140 mL to afford a yellow-green-colored suspension. The mixture was heated to 40.5 °C (refluxing) with stirring at 155 rpm to form a green-colored suspension with white solid pieces. After refluxing for 5 min, heptane (100.0 mL, 683 mmol, 100 mass%) was charged to the above mixture. The batch temperature dropped from 41.3 °C to 33.8 °C and the reaction mixture was a suspension. The mixture was heated to 45 °C. The mixture remained as a suspension with supernatant being amber with white solids. The refluxing was mild. After 36 minutes, (batch temp. = 43.8 °C), heptane (120.0 mL, 819 mmol, 100 mass%) was added to the mixture. The batch temperature dropped to 38.0 °C. The reaction mixture was a suspension. The mixture was heated to 40-45 °C and seeded with 0.3 g of 3-fluoro-2-(methylamino)benzoic acid. The reaction mixture remained as a suspension with supernatant being amber and solid pieces of white color. At t = 1 h 25 min (T = 45.4 °C) heptane (100.0 mL, 683 mmol, 100 mass%) was charged to the mixture causing the temperature to drop to 41.0 °C. At t = 2 h l3 min, (T = 45.6 °C) additional heptane (100.0 mL, 683 mmol, 100 mass%) was added to the mixture causing temperature to drop to 41.7 °C. At t = 3 h 07 min, (T = 45.5 °C), the heating was stopped. The mixture was allowed to cool to 20-25 °C under a nitrogen blanket. The suspension was agitated at ambient temperature for 12 hrs. The mixture was filtered using No.1 Whatman filter paper fitted in a ceramic Buchner funnel to a 1 L Erlenmeyer flask. The solids were observed to settle quickly. The mother liquor was green in color. The bottom half of the round bottom flask was coated with a thin dark amber or brown film, which was water soluble. The 1 L round bottom flask was washed with 150 mL of heptane, and then the heptane was used to wash the collected off-white-colored solid.

The filter cake was allowed to dry at ambient temperature with suction for 10 min., then dried in a vacuum oven with nitrogen sweeping at 45-50 °C for 4 hrs, followed by drying at ambient temperature for 10 hrs, with nitrogen sweeping. 3-fluoro-2-(methylamino)benzoic acid (16.1 g) was isolated in 68.1 % yield. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 7.61 (d, J=7.7 Hz, IH), 7.23 (dq, J=7.9, 1.6 Hz, IH), 6.57 (td, J=8.0, 4.4 Hz, IH), 3.02 (d, J=6.8 Hz, 4H). 13C NMR (101 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 169.5, 153.1, 150.7, 141.8, 141.7, 127.4, 127.4, 120.9, 120.7, 114.8, 114.7, 114.4, 114.3, 32.8.

Intermediate C3

3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic

A 20 L jacketed glass reactor with an overhead mechanical agitator, a

thermocouple, a nitrogen inlet, a glass baffle, and a condenser rinsed with 4 liters of dichloromethane followed by nitrogen sweeping through bottom valve overnight. To the reactor was charged 3-fluoro-2-(methylamino)benzoic acid (1004.7 g, 5939.7 mmol, 100 mass%) followed by dichloromethane (6000 mL, 93400 mmol, 99.8 mass%) to form an off-white-colored suspension. Next, cesium carbonate (1035.2 g, 3170 mmol, 99.9 mass%) was added followed the addition of water (6000 g, 333056 mmol, 99 mass%) at ambient temperature. The batch temperature rose from 17.0 °C to 29.6 °C prior to addition of the water. Gas evolution was observed during the water charging. The colorless biphasic mixture was stirred for 15 min. The batch temperature was approximately 18.8 °C. Next, n-propyl chloroformate (806.0 g, 6445.4 mmol, 98 mass%) was charged to an addition funnel. The reaction mixture was cooled to 15.0 °C with a glycol circulator. The n-propyl chloroformate was added from the addition funnel to the mixture while maintaining the batch temperature between 15.0 and 20.0 °C over 1 hr with stirring at 156 rpm. At the end of the addition, the batch temperature was 18.1 °C. The jacket temperature was increased to 20 °C. The white milky reaction mixture was agitated for 90 minutes.

The agitation was stopped and the reaction mixture was allowed to settle for phase split for 50 min. The hazy, bottom rich dichloromethane layer split from the aqueous layer and was transferred to a carboy. Next, 500 g of anhydrous Na2S04 (s) and 100 g of 60-200 mesh silica gel was added to the dichloromethane solution of 3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid in the carboy. The dichloromethane solution was allowed to dry overnight.

The dichloromethane solution containing the 3-fluoro-2-(methyl

(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid was transferred from the carboy to a clean 20 L reactor via a 10 micron Cuno® in-line filter under vacuum to remove solid Na2S04 and silica gel. The carboy was rinsed with 1 liter x 2 of dichloromethane to remove residual solids. The dichloromethane was distilled off in the 20 L reactor with the jacket temperature set at 32 °C, the batch temperature at 15 °C, and vacuum set to 200-253 torr. At the end of distillation, the crude product was a thick light-amber-colored syrup. The solution was concentrated to 3 L of dichloromethane, and refilled with 3 L of dichloromethane each time to a final fill volume of 6 L. Next, 1 liter of dichloromethane was charged via vacuum to the residue in the 20-L reactor. The solution of 3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid became hazier. The solution was filtered using a Buchner funnel with a No.1 filter paper into a new carboy. The reactor was rinsed with 500 mL x 2 of dichloromethane and the rinse was filtered through the same Buchner funnel. All the filtrates were combined in a carboy and stored at the ambient temperature under nitrogen. Yellow-colored solids were observed to settle at the bottom of the carboy. The solution of 3-fluoro-2-(methyl (propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid in dichloromethane was transferred back to the clean 20-L reactor via vacuum and a 1 micron Cuno® in-line filter. The filtrate was still slightly hazy. The carboy was rinsed with 300 mL x 3 of dichloromethane and the rinses were transferred to the reactor via the 1 micron Cuno® filter. The reactor walls were rinsed with 500-mL of dichloromethane. The dichloromethane solution was concentrated by distillation under reduced pressure until the volume was less than 2.0 liters.

The temperature of the reactor jacket was lowered to 30 °C. The vacuum was broken and the reactor was filed with nitrogen. To the reactor was added 2 liters of cyclohexane followed by 5.0 g of 3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid crystalline seed. The seeds did not dissolve. The mixture was allowed to stir at 30 °C for 5-10 min to form a thick slurry. Additional cyclohexane (2.0 L) was added over 2 minutes. The jacket temperature was lowered to 25 °C. The mixture was allowed to stir for 40 min. Additional cyclohexane (2.0 L) was added over 2 minutes. The j acket temperature was lowered to 23 °C. The suspension was maintained at 23 °C for 60 min. Additional cyclohexane (2.0 L) was added over 2 minutes. The suspension was stirred for 20 min. The jacket temperature was lowered to 19.0 °C. The suspension was maintained at 19-21 °C for 10 hrs. The slurry settled well after overnight aging. A sample of the supernatant was obtained and assessed for the loss based on 9.5 L total volume. The slurry was filtered to collect solids via a ceramic Buchner funnel with a No. l Whatman filter paper. The solids were crystalline and white when dry. The wet cake was washed with cyclohexane (~ 2000 mL x 3) followed by drying for 10 min. The cake volume was 4933 cm3. The wet cake was transferred to four Pyrex glass trays for heated drying. The drying was continued in a vacuum oven at ~ 35-40 °C with nitrogen sweeping for 12 hrs to afford 1302.9 g of 3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino) benzoic acid in 85.9 % yield. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) (3: 1 mixture of rotamers) δ 13.2 (br s, 1H), 7.72-7.67 (m, 1H), 7.58-7.52 (m, 1H), 7.49-7.43 (m, 1H), 4.06-3.95 (m, 0.50H), 3.90 – 3.80 (m, 1.50H) 3.12 (s 0.75H), 3.12 (s 2.25H), 1.67 – 1.58 (m, 0.50H), 1.42 – 1.34 (m5 1.50H), 0.93 (t, J=7.5 Hz, 0.75H), 0.67 (t, J=7.5 Hz, 2.25H). 13C NMR (101 MHz, DMSO-de) (mixture of rotamers) δ 165.8, 159.0, 156.6, 154.3, 131.6, 131.0, 128.7, 128.6, 126.3, 1 19.9, 119.7, 66.6, 66.4, 36.9, 36.4, 36.4, 21.8, 21.5, 10.0, 9.8.

HPLC Analysis: Column: Agilent ZORBAX Eclipse Plus C18 3.5um 4.6X150 mm; Column Temeprature: 40 °C; Solvent A: 0.01M NH4OOCH in water:MeOH (90: 10 v/v); Solvent B: O.OIM NH4OOCH in MeOH:CH3CN (70:30 v/v); Diluent: 0.25 mg/ml in acetonitrile; Gradient: %B: 0 min. 10%; 10 min. 30%; 20 min. 90%; 20.1 min. 10%; stop time 25 min; Flow Rate: 1.0 ml/min; Wavelength: 220 nm;

The retention time of 7-fluoro-l-methylindoline-2,3-dione was 10.7 minutes.

The retention time of 7-fluoroindoline-2,3-dione was 6.8 minutes. The retention time of 3-fluoro-2-(methylamino)benzoic acid was 5.9 minutes. The retention time of 3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid was 12.0 minutes.

Compound 1

(S)-3-(prop-l -en-2-yl)cyclohexan-l-one

Catalyst Preparation: Rhodium (I) (S)-(+)-5,5′-bis[di(3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-methoxyphenyl) phosphino] -4,4′-bi- 1 ,3-benzodioxole

Methanol (320 mL) was charged into a 0.5 L inerted reactor equipped with an overhead agitator, nitrogen sparging tube and an outlet connected to an oxygen meter. The reactor was inerted by sparging nitrogen subsurface through methanol until <300 ppm 02 was detected in the headspace. S-(+) DTBM-SEGPHOS (77.3 g, 65.6 mmol) and [Rh(cod)Cl]2 (15.4 g, 31 mmol) were charged and the nitrogen sparging continued until <300 ppm C was detected in the headspace. The mixture was agitated at room temperature under constant positive nitrogen pressure for 30 min by sweeping a low flow of nitrogen through the headspace. The initial yellow slurry gradually transformed into a deep-red solution containing a small amount of solids (excess ligand). The ligation completion was confirmed by 1P NMR by disappearance of the ligand peak at 13.1 ppm (s) and the appearance of the new singlets at 26.10 ppm and 27.01 ppm for the ligated species.

Synthesis of the Compound I

A 20 L jacketed Chemglass reactor, equipped with an overhead agitator, a thermocouple, nitrogen sparging tube, a sampling port, a condenser connected to the glycol supply and a nitrogen outlet connected sequentially to a bubbler, flow meter and an oxygen meter, was inerted using a vigorous nitrogen sweep. A Teledyne 3110 oxygen meter was used to monitor the progress of inertion. A vigorous nitrogen sweep was implemented prior to reagent charges until the oxygen reading was <300 ppm.

Heptane (4.0 L), 2-cyclohexen-l-one (1 kg, 10.4 M) in heptane (1.0 L), isopropenyl pinacol boronate (1.92 kg, 11.4 M, 1.1 eq) in heptane (1.0 L), DIPEA (0.91 L, 0.67 kg, 0.50 eq), a solution of 2,2-dimethy 1-1, 3 -propanediol (1.19 kg, 1.1 eq) in methanol (0.12L) in water (3 L), and additional heptane (2.55L) were sequentially charged to the reactor via vacuum. Nitrogen sparging subsurface through the agitated bi phasic mixture continued after the charges until an oxygen level of <300 ppm was

reached in the headspace prior to the catalyst charge. Then the nitrogen flow was reduced to maintain a slight positive pressure in the reactor.

The catalyst light slurry was transferred from the bottom value of the 0.5 L reactor’s bottom into the 20 L reactor through an inerted Teflon tubing by applying slight positive pressure of nitrogen. The contents of the small reactor was transferred including the excess of the undissolved solid.

The jacket was set to 60 °C on the 20 L reactor and the biphasic mixture was vigorously heated and agitated under nitrogen at 55-58 °C. After the transfer, the nitrogen flow was reduced to maintain a slight positive pressure and to minimize solvent loss. After completion of the reaction, the reaction mixture was cooled to 20-25 °C. The phases were separated and the organic phase was washed with IN HC1 aq (v=5.7 L, 0.55 eq) to remove DIPEA, and with water (2.5 L). Two back-extractions with heptane (2 x 2L) from the original aqueous phase were performed to bring back an additional 8 mol% of the product. All organic phases were combined and polished filtered back to the cleaned reactor. Heptane was removed under reduced pressure (30-40 °C at 45-55 torr) to give the crude product, which was transferred to a 2 L 4-necked round bottom flask, equipped with a mechanical stirrer, a thermocouple, a 30 cm Vigreaux column, a distillation adapter containing a thermocouple to measure the vapor temperature, a condenser (glycol) and a Teflon tubing attached to a receiver flask. Distillation was performed at a pressure of 10 torr with the main fraction containing the product boiling at 85-92 °C to afford 1.18 kg (85 mol % as is, 82.1 % corrected) of (S)-3-(prop-l-en-2-yl)cyclohexan-l-one. Chiral GC: Supelco AlphaDex 120 30 x 0.25 mm x 0.25 μπι, inlet 200 °C, split ratio 30: 1, carrier gas: helium, constant flow 1.9 mL/min, oven program: 80 °C to 110 °C at 2 °C /min, then 20 °C /min to 220 °C, detector: FID 250 °C; RT for the desired product: 14.4 min. Chemical purity: 97.1 GCAP. Chiral purity: ee = 99.6 %. ¾ NMR (CDCh): 1.57-1.70 (m, 12H), 1.75 (s, 3H), 1.91-1.96 (m, 1H), 2.05-2.12 (m, 1H), 2.26-2.46 (m, 5H), 4.73 (s, 1H), 4.78 (s, 1H).

Compound 2

(S,E)-4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-(2-(3-(prop-l-en-2-yl)cyclohexylidene)hydrazinyl)benzoic acid 

(S)-3 -(prop- l -en-2-yl)cyclohexan-l -one (50.00 mL, 33.4 mmol, 0.667 mmol/mL) solution in heptane was added to a Chemglass reactor. Next, 75 mL of MeOH was added. The MeOH solution was distilled at 60 torr/50 °C jacket temperature and 75 mL of constant volume with the addition of 300 mL of MeOH. The contents of the reactor were cooled to 20 °C. 2-amino-4-bromo-5-fluorobenzoic acid (8.5415 g, 29.918 mmol) was added to the reactor. The reaction mixture was stirred at 20 °C. After, 30 minutes, the solid material was dissolved to form a clear brown solution. After 2.0 h, water (25.0 mL) was added over 25 min to the reaction mixture under slow agitation (RPM = 100). After an additional 1.0 h, the slurry was filtered (fast; < 3 seconds). The cake was washed with 2×25 mL of MeOH/H20 (3:2). The cake was dried at 55 °C under vacuum overnight to afford (S,E)-4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-(2-(3-(prop-l -en-2-yl)cyclohexylidene)

hydrazinyl)benzoic acid (10.5701 g; 95.7% yield). HPLC method: Column: Zorbax Eclipse plus 1.8 um C8 (4.6 X 50 mm); inj ection volume: 10 μί; Mobile Phase A: 0.05% TFA in acetonitrile: water (5 :95, v/v); Mobile Phase B: 0.05% TFA in water: acetonitrile (5:95, v/v); Gradient (%B) 0 min (30%), 14 min (100%), 15 min (30%); Flow Rate: 1.0 mL/min; Wavelength: 240 nm for IPC; Column temp: 25 °C; IPC Sample Prep:

Dissolved 10 of the reaction mixture and dilute with MeOH to 1.5 mL; HPLC results: Intermediate A2, 0.87 min; Compound 2, 9.97 min. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 13.54 (s, 1H), 10.76 (d, J = 26.5 Hz, 1H), 7.73 (appt triplet, J = 6.32 Hz, 1H), 7.64 (dd, J = 9.35, 1.26 Hz, 1H), 4.77-4.75 (m, 2H), 2.68-2.61 (m, 1H), 2.46-2.44 (m, 1H), 2.27-2.12 (m, 2H), 2.06-1.97 (m, 1H), 1.96-1.86 (m, 1H), 1.82-1.80 (m, 1H), 1.75-1.74 (m, 3H), 1.50-1.41 (m, 2H). 13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 168.67, 152.76, 152.73, 150.71 , 148.41 , 148.38, 148.20, 145.10, 117.45, 117.21 , 116.45, 1 16.40, 1 15.76, 1 15.74, 1 15.54, 1 15.52, 109.64, 109.39, 108.88, 108.85, 108.83, 108.80, 44.80, 43.72, 34.22, 30.89, 30.08, 30.05, 25.42, 25.39, 24.15, 20.60, 20.44.

Compound 3

(S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(prop-l-en-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxylic acid

Zinc chloride (8.7858 g, 64.46 mmol) and (S,E)-4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-(2-(3-(prop- 1- en-2-yl)cyclohexylidene)hydrazinyl)benzoic acid (17.0011 g, 46.05 mmol) were added to a Chemglass reactor. Next, isopropyl acetate (170 mL) was added. The contents of the reactor were heated at 69.5 °C for 71 h and then cooled to room temperature. 2-MeTHF (205 mL) and HC1 (1 mol/L) in water (85 mL) were added. The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 0.5 h. The layers were allowed to separate. The organic layer was washed with water (85 mL). The layers were separated and the organic layer was polish-filtered. The rich organic layer was distilled at 220 torr and 70 °C jacket temperature to 85 mL (5.0 mL/g (S,E)-4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-(2-(3-(prop-l-en-2-yl)cyclohexylidene)hydrazinyl) benzoic acid). Next, the solution was distilled at 120 mL (7.0 mL/g (S,E)-4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-(2-(3-(prop-l-en-2-yl)cyclohexylidene)hydrazinyl) benzoic acid) constant volume under 220 torr and 70 °C jacket temperature with continuous addition of acetonitrile (350 mL, 20 mL/g). Additional CFbCN was added to make the slurry volume = 153 mL (9.0 mL/g (S,E)-4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-(2-(3-(prop-l-en- 2- yl)cyclohexylidene) hydrazinyl)benzoic acid). The slurry was heated to 82 °C batch temperature. After 3.0 h, the slurry was cooled to 20 °C over 2.0 h. The slurry was stirred at 20 °C for an additional 14 h. The slurry was filtered and the cake was washed with acetonitrile (2 x 17 mL, 1.0 mL/g (S,E)-4-bromo-5-fluoro-2-(2-(3-(prop-l-en-2-yl)cyclohexylidene) hydrazinyl)benzoic acid). The wet cake was dried in a vacuum oven at a temperature range of 50-55 °C overnight to afford (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(prop-l-en-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxylic acid (7.8991 g; 48.7% yield). HPLC method: Column: Agilent Zorbax Eclipse plus 1.8 μπι C8 (4.6 X 50 mm);

Injection Volume: 10 μί; Mobile Phase A: 0.05% TFA in acetonitrile: water (5:95, v/v); Mobile Phase B: 0.05% TFA in water: acetonitrile (5:95, v/v); Gradient (%B) 0 min

(30%), 14 min (100%), 15 min (100%); Flow Rate: 1.0 mL/min; Wavelength: 240 nm for IPC and Isolated product; Column temp: 25 °C; IPC Sample Prep: 1 mL/100 mL in tetrahydrofuran; Isolated Sample Prep: 0.25 mg/mL in tetrahydrofuran; HPLC results: Compound 3, 8.86 min; Compound 2, 10.0 min. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 13.41 (s, 1H), 11.03 (s, 1H), 7.45 (d, J = 9.85 Hz, 1H), 4.79 (appt d, J = 4.55Hz, 2H), 3.21-3.17 (m, 1H), 2.95 (dd, J = 17.18, 4.80 Hz, 1H), 2.91-2.83 (m, 1H), 2.61 (dd, J = 16.93, 10.61 Hz, 1H), 2.41-2.35 (m, 1H), 2.01-1.95 (m, 1H), 1.79 (s, 3H), 1.67-1.57 (m, 1H). 13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 166.64, 166.61, 152.72, 150.42, 148.44, 139.96, 131.90, 127.44, 127.43, 112.40, 112.33, 109.67, 109.54, 109.39, 109.19, 109.14, 28.28, 27.79, 22.20, 20.69.

Compound 4

(S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(prop- -en-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide

Acetonitrile (70 mL) was added to a Chemglass reactor, followed by the addition of (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(prop-l-en-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxylic acid (7.0150 g). Next, Ι,Γ-carbonyldiimidazole (4.2165 g, 26.004 mmol) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred (RPM = 100) for 5.0 hr at 20 °C. The slurry was cooled to 3 °C. Ammonia (30 mL, 200 mmol, 30 mass%) was added in less than 2 min. The slurry was stirred at 3 °C for 17.5 h. Water (70 mL) was added over 5 min. The slurry was stirred at 3 °C for 3 h. The slurry was filtered and the wet cake was washed with 2×50 mL of CH3CN/H2O (1 : 1). The wet cake was dried at 55 °C under vacuum overnight to afford (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(prop-l-en-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (5.2941 g; 75.8% yield). HPLC Method; Column: Agilent Zorbax Eclipse plus 1.8 μιη C8 (4.6 X 50 mm); Injection Volume: 10 μί; Mobile Phase A: 0.05% TFA in acetonitrile: water (5:95, v/v); Mobile Phase B: 0.05% TFA in water: acetonitrile (5:95, v/v); Gradient (%B) 0 min (0%), 8 min (100%), 10 min (100%); Flow Rate: 1.0 mL/min; Wavelength: 240 nm for IPC and Isolated product; Column temp: 25 °C; IPC Sample

Prep: Dissolved 10 of the reaction mixture into 1.0 mL 0.05 v% DBU/MeOH;

Product sample preparation: Dissolved product in MeOH at 1 mg/mL; HPLC results: Compound 4, 6.39 min; Compound 3, 6.80 min. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 11.05 (s, 1H), 8.11 (s, 1H), 7.59 (d, J = 10.36 Hz, 1H), 7.55 (br s, 1H), 4.78 (br s, 2H), 3.18 (br d, J = 14.65 Hz, 1H), 2.94 (dd, J = 16.93, 4.80 Hz, 1H), 2.88-2.82 (m, 1H), 2.62 (dd, J = 16.93, 10.61 Hz, 1H), 2.40-2.34 (m, 1H), 1.98 (d, J = 11.87 Hz, 1H), 1.78 (s, 3H), 1.66-1.56 (m, 1H). 13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 167.64, 152.68, 150.38, 148.47, 139.47, 131.71, 127.02, 127.01, 115.36, 115.28, 109.53, 108.66, 108.61, 107.47, 107.19, 28.24, 27.87, 22.21, 20.67.

Compound 5

(S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8- carboxamide

Dichloromethane (100 mL) and (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(prop-l-en-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (PPP, 10.0016 g, 28.48 mmol) were added to a 250 mL Chemglass reactor. The slurry was cooled to 5 °C. Next, trifluoroacetic acid (14.68 g, 128.7 mmol) was added over 0.5 h with agitation (RPM = 250) while maintaining the internal temperature at less than 10 °C). The temperature was raised to 14 °C and the reaction mixture was stirred at 14 °C for 17.5 h. Next, 60 mL of MeOH was added to dissolve the thin slurry. The solution was cooled to -10 °C. The solution was distilled at 80 torr while the jacket temperature was gradually raised from -10 °C to 20 °C. The solution was distilled to about 60 mL volume. The internal temperature changed from -7 °C to -2 °C. The solution became a heavy slurry. The distillation was continued at 80 torr at 20 °C jacket temperature at 60 mL volume with the addition of 120 mL MeOH. The intemal temperature changed from -2 °C to 15 °C. The solution became a heavy slurry. The distillation became slow. The vacuum pressure was changed to 60 torr, and the distillation was continued with a 20 °C jacket temperature to 40 mL slurry volume. The batch temperature went from 12 °C to 13 °C.

MeOH (20 mL) was sprayed to wash solid crust off the reactor wall, but was not effective. Aqueous N¾ (30.0 mL, 400 mmol, 28 mass%) was sprayed to the slurry (pH = 10.59). Some solid crust on the upper reactor wall still remained. The slurry was stirred at 20 °C for 0.5 h (pH = 10.58), then heated to 70 °C in 15 min. All the solid crust on the upper reactor wall dissolved. Next, water (40 mL) was added over a period of 15 min. The solution remained as a clear solution at 70 °C.

The slurry was seeded with solid (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2 -hydroxy propan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (~ 5 mg). The seeds remained but there was little additional crystallization was observed at 70 °C. The slurry was heated at 70 °C (jacket temperature = 80 °C) for 0.5 h, and then cooled down to 20 °C in 0.5 h. At 65 °C the mixture became cloudy. The mixture was stirred at 20 °C for 65 h. The mixture was filtered. The cake was washed with 2×15 mL of MeOH/LhO (1 : 1). The wet cake was dried at 65 °C under vacuum for 24 h, giving (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (9.1741 g, 87.3% yield).

(S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide was recrystallization in MeOH/MTBE/n-Heptane (1 :4:8).

(S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (8.0123 g) was added to a reactor. Next, MeOH (8.0 mL) and MTBE (32.0 mL) were added. The mixture was heated to 45 °C to dissolve the slurry. Heptane (64 mL) was added over a period of 15 min at 45 °C. The slurry was stirred at 45 °C for an additional 0.5 h and then cooled to 5 °C in 1.0 h. Stirring was continued at 5 °C for an additional 1.0 h. The slurry was filtered and the wet cake was washed with 2×20 mL of n-heptane. The wet cake was dried at 65 °C under vacuum for 16 h to afford (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (6.9541 g; 86.8%).

(S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (8.0123 g) was added to a reactor. Next, MeOH (8.0 mL) and MTBE (32.0 mL) were added. The mixture was heated to 45 °C to dissolve the slurry. Heptane (64 mL) was added over a period of 15 min at 45 °C. The slurry was stirred at 45 °C for an additional 0.5 h and then cooled to 5 °C in 1.0 h. Stirring was continued at 5 °C for an additional 1.0 h. The slurry was filtered and the wet cake was washed with 2×20 mL of n-heptane. The wet cake was dried at 65 °C under vacuum for 16 h to afford (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (6.9541 g; 86.8%). HPLC method Column: Phenomenex Kinetex C18 2.6um 100A 4.6X150mm SN:538219-97; Injection Volume 5 μί; Mobile Phase A: 0.05% TFA in acetonitrile:water (5:95, v/v); Mobile Phase B: 0.05% TFA in

water: acetonitrile (5 :95, v/v); Gradient (%B) 0 min (32%), 5 min (38%), 1 1 min (38%), 18 min (68%), 22 min (68%), 30 min (90%), 31 min (100%); Flow Rate: 1.0 mL/min; Wavelength: 220 nm for IPC and Isolated product; Column temp: 25 °C; IPC Sample Prep: 1 μΙ71 mL in tetrahydrofuran; Isolated Sample Prep: 0.25 mg/mL in

tetrahydrofuran; HPLC results: Compound 5, 9.58 min; Compound 4, 19.98 min; ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 10.99 (s, 1H), 8.10 (s, 1H), 7.57 (d, J = 10.36 Hz, 1H), 7.54 (br s, 1H), 4.27 (s, 1H), 3.26 (dd, J = 15.66, 4.29 Hz, 1H), 2.93 (dd, J = 17.18, 4.55 Hz, 1H), 2.76-2.68 (m, 1H), 2.44 (dd, J = 16.17, 1 1.87 Hz, 1H), 2.12 (br d, J = 1 1.12 Hz, 1H), 1.69-1.62 (m, 1H), 1.31 (ddd, J = 25.01, 12.38, 5.31 Hz, 1H), 1.14 (s, 6H). 13C

NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 167.67, 152.64, 150.34, 140.46, 131.77, 127.03, 127.02, 1 15.28, 1 15.21, 109.09, 109.05, 107.30, 107.03, 101.43, 101.19, 70.37, 44.96, 27.17, 26.73, 24.88, 24.36, 22.85.

Compound 6

(2S)-5-(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro- lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide

Catalyst activation

Into a 1 Liter Chemglass reactor (Reactor A) were added Me-THF (4 L/kg) followed by (R)-BINAP (0.0550 mol/mol, 7.45 mmol) and Pd(OAc)2 (0.0500 mol/mol, 6.77 mmol). Additional Me-THF (1 L/kg) was added. The mixture was stirred at 25 °C

for 1 h. Next, 4-bromo-3-fluoro-7-(l-hydroxy-l-methyl-ethyl)-6,7,8,9-tetrahydro-5H-carbazole-l-carboxamide (0.10 equiv, 13 mmol) was added into the mixture in Reactor A, followed by the addition of 2-methyltetrahydrofuran (0.50 L/kg) and water (0.5 L/kg).

The overhead space of Reactor A was sparged with nitrogen at 1 mL/second for 40 min at 25 °C. The resulting mixture was then stirred at 70 °C for 3 h under a positive pressure of nitrogen (1.05 atm). The resulting mixture containing the activated catalyst was cooled to

25 °C and kept at 25 °C under a positive pressure of nitrogen before use.

To a 500 mL Chemglass reactor (Reactor B) were added water (6 L/kg) followed by K3PO4 (6 equiv., 813 mmol). The addition was exothermic. The mixture was stirred till the base was fully dissolved. The overhead space of Reactor B was sparged with nitrogen at 1 mL/second for 60 min at 25 °C. The K3PO4 solution in Reactor B was then kept under a positive pressure of nitrogen before use.

To Reactor A, which contained the activated catalyst, was added 4-bromo-3-fluoro-7-(l-hydroxy-l-methyl-ethyl)-6,7,8,94etrahydro-5H-carbazole-l-carboxarnide (0.90 equiv., 122 mmol), followed by THF (2.5 L/kg). Then (3-amino-2-methyl-phenyl)boronic acid hydrochloride (1.15 equiv., 156 mmol) and MeOH (2 L/kg) were added to Reactor A. The overhead space of Reactor A was sparged with nitrogen at 1 mL/second for 40 min. Then the reaction mixture in Reactor A was cooled to -10 °C under a positive pressure of nitrogen.

The K3PO4 aqueous solution in Reactor B was then transferred into Reactor A via a cannula while both reactors were kept under a positive pressure of N2. The rate of transfer was controlled so that the inner temperature in Reactor A was below 0 °C throughout the operation.

The resulting biphasic reaction mixture was stirred at 5 °C under a positive pressure of nitrogen. After 2.5 h at 5 °C, HPLC analysis of the reaction mixture showed

0.3 AP starting material remained. The reaction mixture was then warmed to 25 °C and stirred at 25 °C for 30 min. HPLC analysis of the reaction mixture showed 0.0 AP starting material remained.

N-acetyl-L-cysteine (1 kg/kg, 306 mmol) and water (2.5 L/kg) were added into Reactor A. The resulting mixture was stirred at 40 °C for 2 h then cooled to 25 °C. The bottom layer (aqueous layer) was discharged and the top layer (organic layer) was retained in the reactor.

Afterwards, THF (1 L/kg) and NaCl solution (13 mass%) in water (7 L/kg) were added into Reactor A, and the resulting mixture was stirred at 25 °C for lh. The bottom layer (aqueous layer) was discharged and the top layer (organic layer) was retained in the reactor.

The organic layer was filtered through a polyethylene filter. Then the reactor was rinsed with Me-THF (0.50 L/kg). The rinse was filtered through the polyethylene filter and combined with the filtrate. The solution was transferred into a clean 1 L reactor (Reactor C).

The mixture in Reactor C was concentrated under reduced pressure to 8.8 L/kg. (2 L/kg solvent was removed by distillation). At 50 °C, n-BuOH (4 L/kg) was added slowly over 2 h. The mixture was then stirred at 50 °C for 2.5 h, and a slurry was obtained.

The solvent was swapped to n-BuOH through constant volume distillation. During this operation, n-BuOH (8 L/kg) was used and 8 L/kg solvent was removed from Reactor C. The resulting mixture was stirred at 55 °C for 1 h and cooled to 25 °C over 1 h.

The slurry in Reactor C was filtered. The reactor rinsed with n-BuOH (2 L/kg).

The cake was then washed with this reactor rinse, followed by heptane (8 L/kg). The product was dried under vacuum at 55 °C for 24 h to afford (2S,5R)-5-(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide, which was isolated as an off-white solid powder (46.2 g, 86% yield).

HPLC analysis: (2S,5R)-5-(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide: 98.1 AP (19.2 min); (2S,5S)-5-(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide: 1.8 AP (19.9 min), (S)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide: 0.1 AP (20.9 min). Column: Waters XBridge BEH C18 S-2.5um 150 X 4.6mm; Solvent A: 10 mM sodium phosphate buffer pH 7; Solvent B: CH3CN:MeOH (50:50 v/v); Gradient: % B: 0 Min. 5%; 4 Min. 30%; 41 Min. 95%; 47 Min. 95%; Stop Time: 48 min; Flow Rate: 0.7 ml/min wavelength: 240 nm. ¾ NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 10.76 (s, 1H), 8.09 (br s, 1H), 7.54 (d, J=10.7 Hz, 1H), 7.47 (br s, 1H), 6.96 (t, J=7.7 Hz, 1H), 6.72 (d, J=7.9 Hz, 1H), 6.41 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 1H), 4.90 (s, 2H), 4.19 (s, 1H), 2.91 (br dd, J=16.6, 4.0 Hz, 1H), 2.50-2.39 (m, 1H), 2.05-1.93 (m, 1H), 1.88-1.75 (m, 5H), 1.64-1.53 (m, 1H), 1.21-1.11 (m, 1H), 1.09 (s, 6H). 13C NMR (126 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 169.0 (d, J=2.7 Hz), 152.5 (d, J=229.8 Hz), 146.7, 139.1,

134.4, 132.0, 127.7 (d, J=4.5 Hz), 125.6, 123.3 (d, J=20.0 Hz), 120.5, 119.2, 1 15.1 (d, J=7.3 Hz), 1 14.3, 109.5(d, J=4.5 Hz), 107.2 (d, J=27.3 Hz), 70.9, 45.9, 27.6, 27.2, 25.3, 25.0, 22.7, 14.7.

Compound 7

propyl (2-((3-((2S)-8-carbamoyl-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro- lH-carbazol-5-yl)-2-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-6-fluorophenyl)(methyl)carbamate

N, N-Dimethylformamide (7.0 L, 7 L/kg) was charged into a reactor followed by the addition of (2S)-5-(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (1 kg, 2528 mmol, 1.0 eq.). 3-Fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid (0.774 kg, 3034 mmol, 1.2 eq.) was added to the reactor, followed by the addition of 1 -methylimidazole (0.267 kg, 3287 mmol, 1.3 eq) and methanesulfonic acid (0.122 kg, 1264 mmol, 0.5 eq.) at 20 °C. The reaction mixture was stirred for at 20 °C for 30 min to completely dissolve the reaction contents. The reaction mixture was cooled to 10 °C and EDAC (l-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride) (0.679 kg, 3540 mmol, 1.4 eq) was charged into the reactor. An exotherm of approximately 4 °C was observed. The reaction mixture was stirred at 10 °C for 4 h.

After 4 hrs, the reaction mixture was warmed to 20 °C. Isopropyl acetate (25 L, 25 L/kg) was added to the reaction mixture followed by 25 wt% aqueous sodium chloride solution (2.5 L, 2.5 L/kg) and 1.0 M aqueous hydrochloric acid (2.5 L, 2.5 L/kg). The reaction mixture was stirred for 30 min. The agitation was stopped and the bottom aqueous layer was separated. Water (5 L, 5 L/kg) was charged to the rich organic solution and stirred for 30 min. The agitation was stopped and the bottom aqueous layer was separated. Next, 2.5% aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (10 L, 10 L/kg) was charged to the rich organic solution and stirred for 30 min. The agitation was stopped and the bottom aqueous layer was separated. Water (10 L, 10 L/kg) was charged to the rich organic solution and stirred for 30 min. The agitation was stopped and the bottom aqueous layer was separated. The rich organic solution was concentrated under reduced pressure (90 mbar and 40 °C jacket temperature) to 7 L/kg volume. Dichloromethane (5 L, 5 L/kg) was charged to the product rich isopropyl acetate solution at 20 °C. Seeds of propyl (2-((3-((2S)-8-carbamoyl-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazol-5-yl)-2-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-6-fluorophenyl)(methyl)carbamate (10 g, 1%) were charged and a thin slurry formed. Heptane (7 L, 7 L/kg) was charged to the above slurry slowly over 1 hr at 25 °C and stirred for another 1 h before cooling 20 °C over 30 min. The resultant slurry was stirred for 4-6 hrs at 20 °C. The slurry was filtered over a laboratory Buchner funnel. The wet cake was washed with a dichloromethane-heptane mixture (10:7 ratio, 12 vol). The wet cake was dried in a vacuum oven at 25 mm Hg vacuum and 50 °C until the residual heptane was <13 wt% in the solid to provide 1.5 kg of propyl (2-((3-((2S)-8-carbamoyl-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazol-5-yl)-2-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-6-fluorophenyl)(methyl) carbamate in 94% yield. The product was a mixture of four amide rotational isomers. ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 10.79 (br s, 1H), 9.96 (m, 1H), 8.07 (br s, 1H), 7.50 (m, 6H), 7.29 (m, 1H), 7.09 (m, 1H), 4.15 (m, 1H), 3.89 (m, 2H), 3.19 (br s, 1H), 3.13 (br s, 2H), 2.90 (m, 1H), 2.44 (m, 1H), 1.97 (m, 3H), 1.82 (m, 3H), 1.50 (m, 3H), 1.26 (m, 5H), 1.09 (m, 7H), 0.85 (m, 4H), 0.70 (m, 2H). 13C NMR (101 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 168.33, 168.32, 164.85, 164.55, 159.38, 159.16, 156.93, 156.69, 154.90, 154.74, 153.14, 150.86, 139, 15, 139.11, 137.96, 137.89, 137.36, 137.23, 135.75, 135.68, 135.64, 134.77, 134.68, 132.57, 132.51, 132.46, 132.42, 131.50, 128.98 (m), 128.26 (m), 127.05, 127.01, 125.99, 125,76, 124.97, 124.83, 124.06, 121.48, 121.40, 121.28, 121.20, 117.90, 117.86, 117.70, 117.65, 115.19, 115.15, 115.12, 115.07, 108.69, 108.65, 106.87, 106.60, 70.39, 66.83, 66.80, 66.73, 45.32, 37.38, 37.15, 31.23, 28.35, 27.05, 26.68, 24.85, 24.61, 22.27, 22.07, 21.84, 21.75, 14.98, 14.93, 14.86, 14.84, 13.87, 10.11, 9.89.

HPLC Analysis: Column: Zorbax Eclipse Plus C18 3.5 um, 150 x 4.6 mm ID;

Solvent A: 10 mM ammonium formate in water-MeOH (90: 10); Solvent B: C¾CN :

MeOH (30:70 v/v); Gradient: % B: 0 Min. 50%; 25 Min. 81 %; 26 Min. 100%; 30 Min. 100%; Stop Time: 30 min; Flow Rate: 1 ml/min; Wavelength: 240 nm. The retention time of propyl (2-((3-((2S)-8-carbamoyl-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazol-5-yl)-2-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-6-fluorophenyl)(methyl) carbamate wasl4.6 min. The retention time of 3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl) amino)benzoic acid was 2.6 min. The retention time of (2S)-5-(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide was 6.1 min.

Compound 8

6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l ,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2- methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8- carboxamide


(8)

To a 1 L round bottom flask with stir bar was added propyl (2-((3-((2S)-8-carbamoyl-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazol-5-yl)-2-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-6-fluorophenyl)(methyl)carbamate (100 g, 148 mmol, 93.5 mass%) followed by MeTHF (500 mL, 4990 mmol, 100 mass%). The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 10 minutes to ensure complete dissolution. Next, 150 mL of MeTHF was added, and an azeotropic distillation to remove water was performed at 50 °C and 70 torr. The KF was measured to be 424 ppm. This solution is termed the “Compound 8 solution.”

To a 2 L Chemglass reactor was charged MeTHF (2000 mL, 19900 mmol, 100 mass%) followed by lithium fert-butoxide (7.9 mL, 7.9 mmol, 1 mol/L). The KF of MeTHF was measured to be 622 ppm. The Compound 8 solution was added dropwise

over 2 hours at room temperature via a Simdos pump. After the addition was complete, the reaction mixture was maintained at temperature for 15 minute.

MeOH (200 mL, 4940 mmol, 100 mass%) was then added to the reactor followed by the addition of acetic acid (0.5 mL, 9 mmol, 100 mass%). The reaction mixture was distilled to 5 volumes of organics (60 mbar pressure, jacket temperature = 40 °C). After the distillation, acetone (150 mL, 2000 mmol, 100 mass%) was added to the thick slurry as the solution warmed to 35 °C. Once at 35 °C, MeOH (550 mL, 13600 mmol, 100 mass%) was charged to the reactor, re-dissolving the batch to provide a yellow solution. The reaction mixture was cooled over 1 hour to 20 °C resulting in crystallization of the product. Ten heat cycles were performed. Starting at 20 °C, the batch was heated to 35 °C over 45 minutes, held at 35 °C for 10 minutes, cooled 20 °C over 60 minutes, and held at 20 °C for 10 minutes. After the heat cycles, the slurry was maintained at room temperature for 1 hour at room temperature. Heptane (1100 mL, 7510 mmol, 100 mass%) was added over 4 hours at 20 °C with agitation via a Simdos pump. After the addition, the slurry aged to 20 °C overnight. The product was isolated by vacuum filtration and washed twice with MeOH (200 mL, 4940 mmol, 100 mass%). The product was dried on a filter with vacuum for 1.5 h to afford 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide at 89.4% corrected yield (80.52g, 6 wt % MeOH, Purity by HPLC: 99.32 AP; Retention time (11.65 min)).

¾ NMR (500MHz, DMSO-de) 10.78 (s, 1H), 8.07 (br. s., 1H), 7.95 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (dd, J=14.2, 8.0 Hz, 1H), 7.56 (d, J=10.8 Hz, 1H), 7.45 (br. s., 1H), 7.42-7.36 (m, 1H), 7.34 (d, J=6.9 Hz, 1H), 7.34-7.31 (m, 1H), 7.29 (dd, J=7.5, 1.3 Hz, 1H), 4.17 (s, 1H), 3.73 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 3H), 2.91 (dd, J=16.8, 4.4 Hz, 1H), 2.48-2.37 (m, 1H), 1.98-1.89 (m, 2H), 1.87 (d, J=11.0 Hz, 1H), 1.76 (s, 3H), 1.59 (td, J=l 1.5, 4.1 Hz, 1H), 1.20-1.12 (m, 1H), 1.11 (s, 6H).

13C NMR (126MHz, DMSO-de) 168.2 (d, J=1.8 Hz, 1C), 160.1 (d, J=3.6 Hz, 1C), 151.9 (d, J=228.9 Hz, 1C), 150.5 (d, J=41.8 Hz, 1C), 148.7 (d, J=205.3 Hz, 1C), 139.2, 135.1, 135.0, 134.8, 131.4, 130.6, 130.0 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 1C), 128.5, 127.1 (d, J=4.5 Hz, 1C), 125.7, 124.3 (d, J=2.7 Hz, 1C), 123.6 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1C), 123.0 (d, J=23.6 Hz, 1C), 120.8 (d, J=20.0 Hz, 1C), 118.4, 115.3 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 1C), 108.8 (d, J=5.4 Hz, 1C), 106.7 (d, J=28.2 Hz, 1C), 70.4, 45.4, 34.3 (d, J=14.5 Hz, 1C), 27.1, 26.8, 24.8, 24.7, 22.1, 14.5.

HPLC Analysis: Column: Chiralcel OX-3R 3um 4.6 x 150 mm; Oven

Temperature: 50 °C; Solvent A: 0.05%TFA Water/ ACN (95:5); Solvent B: 0.05%TFA Water/ ACN (5:95); Gradient % B: 0 Min. 0%; 7 Min. 55%; 11 Min. 55%; 14 Min. 100%; Stop Time: 17 Min.; Flow Rate: 1.5 ml/min; wavelength: 225 nm. (2-((3-((2S)-8-carbamoyl-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazol-5-yl)-2-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-6-fluorophenyl)(methyl)carbamate: 0.00 AP (9.85 min).

Alternative Preparation of Compound 8

To a 2.5 L Chemglass reactor with agitator were added 2-Me-THF (162.4 g, 1885 mmol, 100 mass%, 189 mL, 11.83) and DMF (179.5 g, 2456 mmol, 100 mass%, 190 mL, 15.41), followed by the addition of (2S)-5-(3-amino-2-methylphenyl)-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (63.03 g, 63.03 mL, 159.4 mmol, 63.03 g), 3-fluoro-2-(methyl(propoxycarbonyl)amino)benzoic acid (44.77 g, 44.77 mL, 175.4 mmol, 44.77 g), and 1 -Me-Imidazole (16.99 g, 16.48 mL, 206.9 mmol, 16.99 g). With agitation, MSA (7.66 g, 5.23 mL, 79.7 mmol, 7.66 g) was added at -20 °C, and a slight exotherm to 26 °C was observed. The reaction mixture was cooled to 10 °C and ED AC (42.73 g, 42.73 mL, 222.9 mmol, 42.73 g) was added as a solid followed by a DMF rinse (60.4 g, 63.9 mL, 826 mmol, 60.4 g). The reaction mixture was aged overnight at 10 °C with agitation. An aliquot was taken and subjected to HPLC analysis to confirm reaction completion.

The batch temperature was increased to 15 °C, and 2-Me-THF (923.96 g, 10727 mmol, 100 mass%, 1080 mL, 67.31) was charged to the reactor, followed by a saturated aqueous brine solution (158 mL, 835.8 mmol, 26 mass%, 158 mL, 5.244) and an aqueous 2.0 M HCl solution (78 mL, 78 mmol, 1.0 mol/L, 78 mL, 0.49). The batch temperature was then increased to 20 °C. The biphasic mixture was agitated for 15 min and allowed to settle for 5 min. An saturated aqueous brine solution (157 mL, 830.5 mmol, 26 mass%, 157 mL, 5.211) and an aqueous 2.0 M HCl solution (78 mL, 78 mmol, 1.0 mol/L, 78 mL, 0.49) were then added to the reactor. The biphasic mixture was agitated for 15 min, allowed to settle for 5 min, and the aqueous layer was removed. Water (634.6 g, 35230 mmol, 100 mass%, 634.6 mL, 221.0) was then added to the reactor. The biphasic mixture was agitated for 15 min, allowed to settle for 5 min, and the aqueous layer was removed. Next, 10 w/w% aqueous NaHCC solution (164.2 g, 97.73 mmol, 5 mass%,

158.2 mL, 0.6132) and water (476.3 g, 26440 mmol, 100 mass%, 476.3 mL, 165.9) were added to the reactor. The biphasic mixture was agitated for 15 min, settled for 5 min, and the aqueous layer was removed. A saturated aqueous brine solution (752.9 g, 3349 mmol, 26 mass%, 633.2 mL, 21.02) was then added to the reactor. The biphasic mixture was agitated for 30 min, allowed to settle for 5 min, and the aqueous layer was removed.

The organic stream was distilled to 6 volumes (380 mL) at a pressure of 200 mbar, a jacket temperature of 60 °C, and a batch temperature of -35 °C. 2-Me-THF (765 g, 8881.6 mmol, 100 mass%, 891 mL, 55.73) was charged to the reactor. The organic solution was distilled to 6 volumes (380 mL) at a pressure of 200 mbar, a jacket temperature of 60 °C, and a batch temperature of -35 °C. 2-Me-THF (268.5 g, 3117 mmol, 100 mass%, 313 mL, 19.56) was charged to the reactor. The organic solution was distilled to 6 volumes (380 mL) at a pressure of 200 mbar, a jacket temperature of 60 °C, and a batch temperature of -35 °C. The concentrated stream was polish filtered through a 0.4 μιη PTFE filter. The reactor was rinsed with 2-Me-THF (134.6 g, 1563 mmol, 100 mass%, 157 mL, 9.806) and the rinse was passed through the PTFE filter. This solution was termed “organic solution.”

To a clean, dry, 2.5 L Chemglass reactor were added LiOtBu 1.0 M in THF (9.91 g, 11.2 mmol, 1 mol/L, 11.2 mL, 0.0700) and 2-Me-THF (1633.3 g, 18963 mmol, 100 mass%, 1900 mL, 119.0). The organic solution was charged to the reactor, with agitation, over 2 hours (at a rate of -100 mL/h) via a sim-dos pump. The reaction mixture was aged 10 minutes upon completion of the addition. An aliquot was taken and subjected to HPLC analysis to confirm reaction completion.

Acetic acid (1.03 g, 17.2 mmol, 100 mass%, 0.983 mL, 0.108) and methanol (150 g, 4681.41 mmol, 100 mass%, 189 mL, 29.37) were charged to the reactor. The organic stream was distilled to 16.5 vol Me-THF. Acetone (638.4 g, 10990 mmol, 100 mass%, 810 mL, 68.97) was added to the reactor and the organic stream was distilled to 9 vol at a pressure of 100 mbar and ajacket temperatures of less than 40 °C. The organic stream was heated to 35 °C, and methanol (400 g, 12483.8 mmol, 100 mass%, 505 mL, 78.33) was added. The stream was cooled to 20 °C to induce crystallization.

Heat cycles were performed for -15 h by heating the batch to 35 °C over 20 min, holding for 10 min, cooling to 20 °C over 20 min, and holding 10 min. After the heat cycles, heptane (686 g, 6846.10 mmol, 100 mass%, 1000 mL, 42.96) was added over 4 hours via a sim-dos pump. The slurry was aged for 2 h. The product was filtered, washed with methanol (152.2 g, 4750 mmol, 100 mass%, 192 mL, 29.81) to afford 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l -methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (68.4 g, 1 19 mmol, 100 mass%, 75.0% Yield, 68.4 mL, 0.750).

Comparative Process Disclosed in US 9,334,290

Intermediates 25 and 26

(R)-5-Bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8- carboxamide (1-25), and

(S)-5-Bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8- -26)

A sample of racemic 5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide [Intermediate 24] was separated by chiral supercritical fluid chromatography as follows: column: CHIRALPAK® OD-H (3 x 25 cm, 5μηι); Mobile Phase: CC -MeOH (70:30) at 150 mL/min, 40 °C. The first peak eluting from the column provided (R)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide [Intermediate 25]. The second peak eluting from the column provided (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide [Intermediate 26]. The mass spectra and ¾ NMR spectra of the two enantiomers were the same. Mass spectrum m/z 369, 371 (M+H)+. ¾ NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 10.96 (s, 1H), 8.07 (br. s., 1H), 7.55 (d, J=10.3 Hz, 1H), 7.50 (br. s., 1H), 4.24 (s, 1H), 3.26 (dd, J=15.8, 4.4 Hz, 1H), 2.93 (dd, J=17.1, 4.6 Hz, 1H), 2.72 (t, J=11.7 Hz, 1H), 2.48-2.40 (m, 1H), 2.12 (d, J=9.2 Hz, 1H), 1.70-1.62 (m, 1H), and 1.32 (qd, J=12.4, 5.3 Hz, 1H).

Alternative SFC Separation to Give Intermediate 26:

CHIRALPAK® AD-H (3 x 25 cm, 5 μηι); Mobile Phase: C02-MeOH (55:45) at

150 mL/min, 40 °C. The first peak eluting from the column provided (S)-5-bromo-6- fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxarnide

[Intermediate 26]. The second peak eluting from the column provided (R)-5-bromo-6- fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxarnide

[Intermediate 25].

Example 28

6-Fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2- methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-

Following the procedure used to prepare Example 27, (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2- hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (single enantiomer) [Intermediate 26] (0.045 g, 0.122 mmol) and 8-fluoro-l-methyl-3-(S)-(2-methyl-3- (4,4,5, 5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl)quinazoline-2,4(lH,3H)-dione

[Intermediate 10] (0.065 g, 0.158 mmol) were converted into 6-fluoro-5-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro- l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2- hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide (mixture of two atropisomers) as a yellow solid (0.035 g, 49% yield). Separation of a sample of this material by chiral super-critical fluid chromatography, using the conditions used to separate Example 27, provided (as the first peak to elute from the column) 6-fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxarnide. The chiral purity was determined to be greater than 99.5%. The relative and absolute configurations were determined by x-ray crystallography. Mass spectrum m/z 573 (M+H)+. ¾ NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ 10.77 (s, 1H), 8.05 (br. s., 1H), 7.94 (dd, J=7.9, 1.2 Hz, 1H), 7.56-7.52 (m, 1H), 7.43 (br. s., 1H), 7.40-7.36 (m, 1H), 7.35-7.30 (m, 2H), 7.28 (dd, J=7.5, 1.4 Hz, 1H), 4.15 (s, 1H), 3.75-3.70 (m, 3H), 2.90 (dd, J=16.8, 4.6 Hz, 1H), 2.47-2.39 (m, 1H), 1.93-1.82 (m, 3H), 1.74 (s, 3H), 1.57 (td, J=l 1.7, 4.2 Hz, 1H), 1.16-1.11 (m, 1H), and 1.10 (d, J=1.9 Hz, 6H). [a]D: +63.8° (c 2.1, CHCh). DSC melting point onset temperature = 202.9 °C (heating rate = 10 °C/min.).

Alternative Synthesis of Example 28:

A mixture of (S)-5-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide [Intermediate 26] (5.00 g, 13.54 mmol), 8-fluoro-l-methyl-3-(S)-(2-methyl-3-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl)quinazoline-2,4(lH,3H)-dione [Intermediate 10] (6.67 g, 16.25 mmol), tripotassium phosphate (2 M in water) (20.31 mL, 40.6 mmol), and tetrahydrofuran (25 mL) was subjected to 3 evacuate-fill cycles with nitrogen. The mixture was treated with l,l’-bis(di-fert-butylphosphino)ferrocene palladium dichloride (0.441 g, 0.677 mmol) and the mixture was subjected to 2 more evacuate-fill cycles with nitrogen. The mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight, then was diluted with EtOAc, washed sequentially with water and brine, and dried and concentrated. The residue was purified by column chromatography on silica gel, eluting with EtOAc-hexanes (sequentially 50%, 62%, 75% and 85%), to provide 6-fluoro-5-(3-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3-(S)-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide as a white solid (6.58 g, 85% yield).

Material prepared by this method (40.03 g, 69.9 mmol) was separated by chiral super-critical fluid chromatography to give (2S, 5R)-6-fluoro-5-(3-(8-fluoro-l-methyl-2,4-dioxo-l,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-lH-carbazole-8-carboxamide. Further purification was achieved

by suspending this material in methanol, sonicating for 5 min, collection of the solid by filtration, rinsing the collected solid with methanol and drying at room temperature under reduced pressure to give a white solid (22.0 g, 90% yield).

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1: Watterson SH, De Lucca GV, Shi Q, Langevine CM, Liu Q, Batt DG, Beaudoin Bertrand M, Gong H, Dai J, Yip S, Li P, Sun D, Wu DR, Wang C, Zhang Y, Traeger SC, Pattoli MA, Skala S, Cheng L, Obermeier MT, Vickery R, Discenza LN, D’Arienzo CJ, Zhang Y, Heimrich E, Gillooly KM, Taylor TL, Pulicicchio C, McIntyre KW, Galella MA, Tebben AJ, Muckelbauer JK, Chang C, Rampulla R, Mathur A, Salter-Cid L, Barrish JC, Carter PH, Fura A, Burke JR, Tino JA. Discovery of 6-Fluoro-5-(R)-(3-(S)-(8-fluoro-1-methyl-2,4-dioxo-1,2-dihydroquinazolin-3(4H)-yl )-2-methylphenyl)-2-(S)-(2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-1H-carbazole-8-carboxamide (BMS-986142): A Reversible Inhibitor of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK) Conformationally Constrained by Two Locked Atropisomers. J Med Chem. 2016 Oct 13;59(19):9173-9200. PubMed PMID: 27583770.

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(b) De Lucca, G. V.Shi, Q.Liu, Q.Batt, D. G.Bertrand, M. B.Rampulla, R.Mathur, A.Discenza, L.D’Arienzo, C.Dai, J.Obermeier, M.Vickery, R.Zhang, Y.Yang, Z.Marathe, P.Tebben, A. J.Muckelbauer, J. K.Chang, C. J.Zhang, H.Gillooly, K.Taylor, T.Pattoli, M. A.Skala, S.Kukral, D. W.McIntyre, K. W.Salter-Cid, L.Fura, A.Burke, J. R.Barrish, J. C.Carter, P. H.Tino, J. A. Small Molecule Reversible Inhibitors of Bruton’s Tyrosine Kinase (BTK): Structure–Activity Relationships Leading to the Identification of 7-(2-Hydroxypropan-2-yl)-4-[2-methyl-3-(4-oxo-3,4-dihydroquinazolin-3-yl)phenyl]-9H-carbazole-1-carboxamide (BMS-935177)J. Med. Chem. 2016597915DOI: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.6b00722
Watterson, S.H.; De Lucca, G.V.; Shi, Q.; et al.
Twisted road to the discovery of BMS-986142: Using conformationally locked atropisomers to drive potency in a reversible inhibitor of Brutonas tyrosine kinase (BTK)
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CN1C(=O)N(C(=O)c2cccc(F)c12)c3cccc(c3C)c4c(F)cc(C(=O)N)c5[nH]c6C[C@H](CCc6c45)C(C)(C)O

AKN 028


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AKN-028
CAS 1175017-90-9
Chemical Formula: C17H14N6
Molecular Weight: 302.33

N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine

N2-(1H-indol-5-yl)-6-(pyridin-4-yl)pyrazine-2,3-diamine

  • Originator Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
  • Developer Akinion Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antineoplastics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 inhibitors; Proto oncogene protein c-kit inhibitors
  • Phase I/II Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • 01 Mar 2016 Akinion Pharmaceuticals terminates phase I/II trial in Acute myeloid leukaemia in Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden and United Kingdom (NCT01573247)
  • 17 Sep 2015 AKN 028 is still in phase I/II trials for Acute myeloid leukaemia in Czech Republic, Poland and Sweden
  • 09 Apr 2014 AKN 028 is still in phase I/II trials for Acute myeloid leukaemia in Czech Republic, Poland and Sweden

AKN-028, a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), is a potent FMS-like receptor tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) inhibitor (IC(50)=6 nM), causing dose-dependent inhibition of FLT3 autophosphorylation. Inhibition of KIT autophosphorylation was shown in a human megakaryoblastic leukemia cell line overexpressing KIT. In a panel of 17 cell lines, AKN-028 showed cytotoxic activity in all five AML cell lines included. AKN-028 triggered apoptosis in MV4-11 by activation of caspase 3. In primary AML samples (n=15), AKN-028 induced a clear dose-dependent cytotoxic response (mean IC(50) 1 μM). However, no correlation between antileukemic activity and FLT3 mutation status, or to the quantitative expression of FLT3, was observed. Combination studies showed synergistic activity when cytarabine or daunorubicin was added simultaneously or 24 h before AKN-028. In mice, AKN-028 demonstrated high oral bioavailability and antileukemic effect in primary AML and MV4-11 cells, with no major toxicity observed in the experiment. (source: Blood Cancer J. 2012 Aug 3;2:e81. doi: 10.1038/bcj.2012.28.)

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WO 2013/089636

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Development of a Synthesis of Kinase Inhibitor AKN028

 R&D DepartmentMagle Chemoswed, P.O. Box 839, SE 201 80 Malmö, Sweden
 Recipharm OT ChemistryVirdings Allé 32 B, SE 754 50 Uppsala, Sweden
Org. Process Res. Dev., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.8b00092
*Telephone: +46 704473035. E-mail: johan.docera@gmail.com
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The novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor AKN028 has demonstrated promising results in preclinical trials. An expedient protocol for the synthesis of the compound at kilogram scale is described, including an SNAr reaction with high regioselectivity and a Suzuki coupling. Furthermore, an efficient method for purification and removal of residual palladium is described.

yellow or faint-orange powder. Mp 300 °C (dec.);

IR 3133 broad, 1689, 1597, 1554, 1480 cm–11H NMR (DMSO-d6) δ 11.01 (s, 1H), 8.62–8.50 (m, 2H), 8.22 (s, 1H), 8.15 (s, 1H), 8.06 (s, 1H), 7.89–7.82 (m, 2H), 7.39 (d, J = 2.0 Hz, 2H), 7.32 (t, J = 2.7 Hz, 1H), 6.77 (s, 2H), 6.42 (dd, J1 = 8.7 Hz, J2 = 2.0 Hz, 1H);

13C NMR (DMSO-d6) δ 149.9, 145.2, 145.0, 139.6, 132.8, 132.4, 132.2, 128.4, 127.6, 125.6, 118.7, 116.1, 111.2, 111.0, 101.0.

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 WO 2009095399

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/ko/detail.jsf;jsessionid=074E97C06EF8C2088428DECCA2CD2EBA.wapp1nB?docId=WO2009095399&recNum=208&office=&queryString=&prevFilter=%26fq%3DOF%3AWO%26fq%3DICF_M%3A%22C07D%22%26fq%3DDP%3A2009&sortOption=Pub+Date+Desc&maxRec=3425

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WO 2013089636

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2013089636A1/ko

Protein kinases are involved in the regulation of cellular metabolism, proliferation, differentiation and survival. The FLT-3 (fms-like tyrosine kinase) receptor is a member of the class III subfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases and has been shown to be involved in various disorders such as haematological disorders, proliferative disorders, autoimmune disorders and skin disorders.

In order to function effectively as an inhibitor, a kinase inhibitor needs to have a certain profile regarding its target specificity and mode of action. Depending on factors such as the disorder to be treated, mode of administration etc. the kinase inhibitor will have to be designed to exhibit suitable properties. For instance, compounds exhibiting a good plasma stability are desirable since this will provide a pharmacological effect of the compounds extending over time. Another example is oral administration of the inhibitor which may require that the inhibitor is transformed into a prodrug in order to improve the bioavailability.

WO 2009/095399 discloses pyrazine compounds acting as inhibitors of protein kinases, especially FTL3, useful in the treatment of haematological disorders, proliferative disorders, autoimmune disorders and skin disorders. This document discloses methods for manufacturing such compounds. However these methods are not suitable for large scale processes and the chemical yields are moderate. Furthermore, the compounds obtained by these methods are in amorphous form.

n one aspect of the invention, there is provided a process for preparing a compound of formula (I)

said process comprises the steps of:

a) reacting a compound of formula (1) with a compound of formula (2) in an inert solvent and in the presence of an (C1-6alkyl)3amine, providing a compound of formula (3):


, b) Suzuki coupling of a compound of formula (3) and a compound of formula (4) in an inert solvent and in the presence of a palladium catalyst and a base, providing a crude product comprising a compound of formula (I) and palladium

and

c) removing the palladium from the crude product in step b).

The compound of formula (I) may be obtained in amorphous or crystalline form using the processes outlined below.

Step 1:

Reaction of 2-amino-3,5-dibromopyrazine (1) and 5-aminoindole (2) in a

nucleophilic substitution reaction in the presence of a C1-6alkylamine and an inert polar solvent yields 3-bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (3). Examples of inert polar solvents are DMSO, water and NEP. Examples of (C1-6alkyl)3amine are triethylamine, trimethylamine and tributylamine. The reaction may be performed at reflux temperature or at about 100-130°C.

Step 2:

A Suzuki coupling of 3-bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3-diamine) (3) and 4- pyridyl-boronic acid (4) in an inert polar solvent in the presence of a palladium catalyst and a base yields N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (I) in amorphous form. Examples of inert solvents are DMF, water and DMA. Examples of palladium catalysts are Pd(dppf) and Pd(OAc)2-DTB-PPS. Example of a base is

K2CO3 The reaction may be performed under inert and oxygen-free atmosphere such as nitrogen or argon.

Heating may take place during step 1 and/or step 2. Steps 1 and 2 may be performed at reflux or in a temperature range of from 100 to 140°C, such as from 105 to 135°C, such as from 110 to 130°C, such as from 130-135°C, such as from 110-115ºC.

Step 3:

A compound of formula (I), also denominated N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine, in amorphous form may be dissolved in acetic acid (HOAc) after which potassium hydroxide (KOH) is added. The compound of formula (I) in amorphous form may be obtained from the process outlined in steps 1 and 2.

Alternatively, the compound of formula (I) may be obtained according to the process described in WO 2009/095399. The obtained crystalline form is removed from the slurry by, for instance, filtration. Step 3 may be repeated. Step 3 may be performed at a temperature of about 40°C followed by cooling to room temperature.

The process for preparing a compound according to formula (I) may comprise an additional step (step i) between step 2 and step 3 in order to remove palladium from the crude product of the compound of formula (I). The step comprises; forming a slurry comprising an acid and the compound according to formula (I) in a solvent, adding a siloxane compound to said slurry, removing the solvent from the slurry and adding an organic solvent, such as DMF and/or toluene, to the solid formed whereby a mixture is formed and then potassium hydroxide is added to the formed mixture, Alternatively, palladium may be removed from the crude product comprising (I) using a palladium scavenger such as TMT and/or 3-mercaptopropyl ethyl sulfide silica.

The crystalline form of the compound according to formula (I) may also be prepared from an amorphous form of the compound according to formula (I) by dissolving said amorphous form of the compound in a solvent mixture of

dichloromethane/methanol followed by evaporation of the solvent in a rotary evaporator. The amorphous form of the compound of formula (I) may obtained using the process disclosed in WO 2009/095399.

Example 1. Preparation of 5-Bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (compound 3)

DMSO (10 L, 11 kg), 2-amino-3,5-dibromopyrazine (1) (4.5 kg, 17.8 mol, 1 eq.), 5- amino indole (2) (3.06 kg, 23.15 mol, 1.3 eq.) and triethylamine (7.4 L, 5.4 kg, 53.36 mol, 3 eq.) were charged to a reactor. The reaction mixture was heated to 95°C while agitated. After 12 hours, the heating was discontinued and the conversion was 88% of 2-amino-3,5-dibromopyrazine. The reaction was heated again to 95°C and

agitated for an additional 2.5 hours. There was no improvement in conversion. The reaction mixture was agitated at ambient temperature overnight. Triethylamine (3.5 kg) was removed under vacuum and the remaining reaction mixture was transferred to a stainless steel container from which it was charged into another reactor.

Subsequently, 18.4 kg of 50% acetic acid (aq.) was introduced over a period of 20 minutes under agitation, followed by purified water (61 L) charged over a period time of 60 minutes. The slurry was then filtered and the isolated material was washed with 2 x 20 L of 1% acetic acid (aq.).

The isolated 3-bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3-diamine) (3) was transferred to a drying cabinet and dried to invariable weight at 40 ±3°C, (19 hours), to afford 4.36 kg, 14.34 mol, 81 % yield, with a purity of 96% by HPLC.

The reaction temperature in the batch record was set to be 130-135°C. However, at 95°C the reaction mixture was at reflux.

Example 2. Preparation of N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3- diamine (compound I)

To a reactor was charged N,N-dimethylformamide (46.7 L, 45 kg), 4-pyridylboronic acid (4) (2.64 kg, 21.5 mol, 1.5 eq.) and 5-bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3- diamine (3) (4.36 kg, 14.3 mol). The reactor was then flushed with nitrogen prior to the charging of Pd(dppf)Cl2-catalyst (0.47 kg, 0.55 mol, 0.04 eq.). To reactor was then charged, over a period of 20 minutes, 24.9 kg of a 2 M solution of potassium carbonate (aq.). The reactor was flushed with nitrogen and heated under agitation to 110-115°C for 1.5 hours, after which 98.3% conversion of (3) was showed. The reaction mixture was quenched by addition of purified water (180 L) under vigorous agitation. The precipitated material was isolated on a hastalloy filter and washed with purified water (50 L), The isolated material was transferred to a drying cabinet and dried to invariable weight at 40 ±3°C (18 hours), to afford a compound of formula (5), i.e. a compound of formula (!) also denominated N-3-(1H-lndol-5-yl)-5-pyhdin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine, (3.64 kg, 12.1 mol, 85 % yield).

During the process precipitated material was observed in the solutions, after the reactions, in both steps not previously seen in lab-scale. These impurities were not removed.

Example 3. Purification and crystallisation

In order to remove residual solvents from the material, two consecutive re-precipitations of the material from acetic acid were performed. This also gave crystallinity of the isolated substance. The purification is performed in order to remove palladium.

Purification

To a 1 L round bottomed flask was added 37.8 g of a compound according to formula (I) followed by 600 mL 2 M HOAc (aq.). The material was stirred at RT until a clear, dark red solution was obtained. To the solution was added 30 g Hyflo Super Celite and the slurry was filtered. The filter cake was washed with 25 mL 2 M HOAc

(aq) and 2×35 mL purified water. The obtained filtrate was transferred to a 2 L round bottomed flask containing 950 mL of Me-THF. The mixture was then stirred and heated to 40°C for 30 minutes. To the solution was then added 290 mL 8 M KOH (aq.) at 40°C and pH in the solution was 14.

The aqueous phase was removed and the organic phase washed with 2×100 mL of purified water. The remaining organic phase was then transferred to a 2 L round bottomed flask, followed by 95 mL of DMF, 20 g scavenger 3-Mercaptopropyl ethyl sulphide silica, Phosphonics LTD and 20 g scavenger 2-Mercaptoethyl ethyl sulfide silica purchased from Phosphonics LTD. The solution was vigorously stirred and heated at 60°C. A sample was withdrawn from the slurry after 12 hours, and showed 6 ppm of palladium remaining in the solution. The mixture was allowed to cool and was then filtered to remove the scavenger. The round bottomed flask and filter were rinsed with a mixture of 90 mL Me-THF and 10 mL DMF. Me-THF was then removed on a rotary evaporator and the remaining slurry was azeotropically dried with two portions of 100 mL toluene. To the remaining slurry was then added 85 mL of DMF to a total of 185 mL DMF (5ml DMF/g substance). To the clear solution was then added, slowly, while agitated, 1500 mL of toluene which produced a heavy precipitate. The slurry was filtered off and washed with 2×50 mL of toluene where after the material was dried overnight at 35°C under vacuum to afford 30.9 g of a compound according to formula (I) in a yield of 82%.

Crystallisation:

Example i

1. First re-precipitation

The N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine material (30.9 g) was added to a 1 L round bottomed flask and 450 mL 2 M HOAc (aq.) was added. The slurry was agitated and heated to 40°C for 1 hour, until the material had dissolved. To the solution was then added 158 mL 8 M KOH (aq.) at 40°C. The pH in the solution was 11.4. The slurry was then allowed to cool to 25°C and filtered. The filter cake was washed with 3x 80 mL of purified water and the material was dried overnight at 95°C under vacuum to afford 28.7g N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl- pyrazine-2,3-diamine in a yield of 93%.

2. Second re-precipitation

N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine material (28.7 g) was added to a 1L round bottomed flask and 430 mL 2 M HOAc (aq) was added. The slurry was agitated and heated to 40°C for 1 hour, until the material had dissolved. To the solution was then added 15 mL 8M KOH (aq) at 40°C. The pH in the solution was 12.3. The slurry was then allowed to cool to 25°C and filtered. The filter cake was washed with 5×50 mL of purified water, and the solid was then dried overnight at 95°C under vacuum to afford 28.3 g N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3- diamine in a yield of 99%.

Example ii

The N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine material (2.1 kg, 7 mol) was added to a reactor, followed by 2M HOAc (aq.) (59.6 L, 60.2 kg) . The solution in the reactor was then heated to 40°C and stirred for 20 minutes. To the clear solution was then charged, slowly, 30% KOH (aq.) (25 kg) under vigorous agitation. The slurry was agitated for 15 minutes. pH in the solution was 6.2, and a total of 1.5 kg 30% KOH (aq.) was then added to the solution to give pH 12.1. The precipitated material was isolated on a Hastelloy filter and washed with purified water (5×30 L). The solid was then transferred to a drying cabinet and dried to invariable weight at 85 ±3°C under vacuum (16 hours; a sample was withdrawn after 16 hours, showing 1400 ppm HOAc and 75 ppm DMF), to afford N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (2.0 kg, 7 mol, 95 % yield).

Hence, N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine is obtained in an uniform crystalline form, which was achieved by precipitating the product from aqueous acetic acid by introduction of aqueous potassium hydroxide.

Example 5. Synthesis of 5-Bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (compound 3)

2-Amino-3,5-dibromopyrazine (45 g, 1.0 eq.), 5-aminoindole (30,6 g, 1.3 eq.), 67.5 mL NEP, i.e. 1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone, and 74.5 mL triethylamine were added to a 250 mL reactor. The jacket temperature was set to 130°C and the reaction mixture was stirred for 22 h. HPLC after 22 h showed 87% conversion of the 2-amino-3,5-dibromopyrazine. After 24 h HPLC showed 92% conversion and the reaction slurry was cooled to 80°C and quenched by addition of addition of 50% HOAc(aq) and water. The obtained slurry was then allowed to cool to room temperature over night while agitated. The material was isolated on a glass filter funnel and was washed with water. The material was dried at 80 °C under vacuum until dry to afford 71% of the compound 5-bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3-diamine as a dark brown powder. The purity was 99.8% as measured by HPLC.

Example 6. Synthesis of N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (Compound I)

5-Bromo-N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (15.0 g, 49 mmol, 1.0 eq.), 4-pyridyl boronic acid (6.6 g, 59 mmol, 1.2 eq.), Pd(OAc)2 (166 mg, 0.74 mmol, 0.015 eq.), DTB-PPS, i.e. 3-(di-tert-butylphosphino)propane-1-sulfonic acid, (199 mg, 0.74 mmol, 0.015 eq.), and DMA, i.e. N,N-dimethylacetamide, (75 mL) were added to a three-necked round-bottomed flask equipped with a mechanical stirrer,

thermometer, and a nitrogen atmosphere. Through a septa was added 2M K2CO3 (aq) (27 ml, 54 mmol, 1.1 eq.) with a syringe. The temperature was increased to 100 °C. Samples for HPLC-analysis of the conversion were drawn and when the conversion had reached 100% the temperature was cooled to 25 °C. At that temperature a water solution of 0.5 M L-cysteine (150 ml) was added by a syringe pump over 1 hour with a rate of 2.5 mL/minute. After 3 hours maturing time at room temperature the material was isolated on a glass filter funnel and was washed with water. The material was dried at 40 °C under vacuum over the weekend, and 15 grams of N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (101%) were obtained as a brown powder.

Example 7. Purification of N-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-5-pyridin-4-yl-pyrazine-2,3-diamine (Compound I)

The crude (7.0 g, 23 mmol) and 2M HOAc (98 mL) was added to a 250 mL round-bottomed flask. To this was added TMT, i.e. trithiocyanuric acid, (1.4 g) and SPM32, i.e. 3-mercaptopropyl ethyl sulfide silica, (1.4 g). The mixture was stirred in room temperature for 24 hours. After 24 hour a polish filtration through hyflo super cel was performed. To the clear filtrate was added 50 mL 5 M KOH(aq) under 15 minutes to precipitate the product. After 18 hours maturing time at room temperature the material was isolated on a glass filter funnel and was washed with 2×20 mL water. The first was being a slurry wash and the second a displacement wash. The material was dried at 40 °C under vacuum over the weekend, and 3.9 grams (56%) was obtained as a light yellow powder. The Pd content was 3.7 ppm.

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US 8436171

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WO 2016008433

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WO 2016015604

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WO 2016015597

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WO 2016015605

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WO 2016015598

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WO 2017146794

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WO 2017146795

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2017146795A1/en

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US 20180071302

REFERENCES

1: Eriksson A, Hermanson M, Wickström M, Lindhagen E, Ekholm C, Jenmalm Jensen A, Löthgren A, Lehmann F, Larsson R, Parrow V, Höglund M. The novel tyrosine kinase  inhibitor AKN-028 has significant antileukemic activity in cell lines and primary cultures of acute myeloid leukemia. Blood Cancer J. 2012 Aug 3;2:e81. doi: 10.1038/bcj.2012.28. PubMed PMID: 22864397; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3432483.

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Taladegib (LY-2940680),


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Taladegib

LY2940680; 1258861-20-9; Taladegib; LY-2940680; UNII-QY8BWX1LJ5; QY8BWX1LJ5

CAS 1258861-20-9 FREE , CAS HCL 1258861-21-0
4-Fluoro-N-methyl-N-{1-[4-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)-1-phthalazinyl]-4-piperidinyl}-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide
Benzamide, 4-fluoro-N-methyl-N-[1-[4-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)-1-phthalazinyl]-4-piperidinyl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)-
LY 2940680

4-fluoro-N-methyl-N-[1-[4-(2-methylpyrazol-3-yl)phthalazin-1-yl]piperidin-4-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide

Molecular Formula: C26H24F4N6O
Molecular Weight: 512.513 g/mol

Taladegib is an orally bioavailable small molecule antagonist of the Hedgehog (Hh)-ligand cell surface receptor smoothened (Smo) with potential antineoplastic activity. Taladegib inhibits signaling that is mediated by the Hh pathway protein Smo, which may result in a suppression of the Hh signaling pathway and may lead to the inhibition of the proliferation of tumor cells in which this pathway is abnormally activated. The Hh signaling pathway plays an important role in cellular growth, differentiation and repair; constitutive activation of this pathway is associated with uncontrolled cellular proliferation and has been observed in a variety of cancers.

Taladegib has been used in trials studying the treatment of Solid Tumor, COLON CANCER, BREAST CANCER, Advanced Cancer, and Rhabdomyosarcoma, among others.

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  • Originator Eli Lilly
  • Developer Eli Lilly; Ignyta
  • Class Antineoplastics; Benzamides; Fluorobenzenes; Phthalazines; Piperidines; Pyrazoles; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Hedgehog cell-signalling pathway inhibitors; SMO protein inhibitors

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase I/II Oesophageal cancer; Small cell lung cancer
  • Phase I Ovarian cancer; Solid tumours
  • Preclinical Basal cell cancer
  • No development reported Cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Solid-tumours(Late-stage disease, Second-line therapy or greater) in Japan (PO, Tablet)
  • 02 Jun 2017 Adverse events data from a phase I/II trial in Ovarian cancer (Solid tumours) presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO-2017)
  • 23 Mar 2017 Ignyta amends its license, development and commercialisation agreement with Eli Lilly for taladegib

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PATENT

WO 2010147917

Preparation 1 ter?-Butyl 1 -(4-chlorophthalazin- 1 -yl)piperidin-4-yl(methyl)carbamate

Heat a mixture of potassium carbonate (21.23 g, 153.6 mmol), 1,4-dichlorophthalazine (26 g, 128 mmol) and methyl-piperidin-4-yl carbamic acid ter?-butyl ester (30.01 g, 134.4 mmol) in N-methylpyrrolidine (200 mL) at 80 0C overnight. Pour the reaction mixture into water, extract with dichloromethane, dry over Na2SC”4, and concentrate under reduced pressure. Add diethylether and filter off the resulting solid (4-chlorophethalazin-1-ol from starting material impurity). Concentrate the filtrate. Purify the resulting residue by flash silica gel chromatography (hexane : ethyl acetate = 2 : 1) to X-18698

-9- provide the title compound as a white solid (17.66 g, 37%). ES/MS m/z (37Cl) 377.0 (M+ 1).

Preparation 2 fer?-Butyl 1 -(4-chlorophthalazin- 1 -yl)piperidin-4-ylcarbamate

Prepare the title compound by essentially following the procedure described in Preparation 1 , using piperidin-4-yl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester. Cool the reaction mixture and pour into water (500 mL). Extract with ethyl acetate, wash with water, dry over Na2SC”4, and remove the solvents under reduced pressure to provide the title compound as a yellow solid (36 g, 97%). ES/MS m/z 363.0 (M+l).

Preparation 3 ter?-Butyl methyl( 1 -(4-( 1 -methyl- lH-pyrazol-5 -yl)phthalazin- 1 -yl)piperidin-4- yl)carbamate

Place sodium carbonate (3.82 g, 36.09 mmol), tert-butyl 1 -(4-chlorophthalazin- 1-yl) piperidin-4-yl(methyl)carbamate (6.8 g, 18.04 mmol) and 1 -methyl- lH-pyrazole-5-boronic acid pinacol ester (5.63 g, 27.1 mmol) in a flask with a mixture of toluene (50 mL), ethanol (17 mL), and water (17 mL). Degas the mixture for 10 min with nitrogen gas. Add tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium (0.4 g, 0.35 mmol) and heat the mixture at 74 0C overnight. Cool the mixture to ambient temperature and dilute with dichloromethane. Wash the organic portion with brine, dry over Na2SC”4, and concentrate under reduced pressure. Purify the resulting residue by flash silica gel chromatography X-18698

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(hexane : ethyl acetate : 2 M NH3 in MeOH = 20 : 5 : 1) to provide the title compound as a yellow foam (5.33 g, 70%). ES/MS m/z 423.2 (M+ 1).

Alternate procedure to prepare tert-butyl methyl(l-(4-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4-yl)carbamate: Preparations 4 – 6

Preparation 4

1 ,4-Dibromophthalazine


Charge a pressure tube with phosphorus pentabromide (24.5 g, 54.1 mmol) and

2,3-dihydro-phthalazine-l,4-dione (5.00 g, 30.8 mmol). Seal the tube and heat at 140 0C for 6-7 h. Allow to cool overnight. Carefully open the tube due to pressure. Chisel out the solid and pour into ice water. Allow to stir in ice water and collect the resulting solid by vacuum filtration. Dry in a vacuum oven to obtain the final product (8.31 g, 93%). ES/MS (79Br, 81Br) m/z 288.8 (M+). Ref: Can. J. Chem. 1965, 43, 2708.

Preparation 5 ter?-Butyl 1 -(4-bromophthalazin- 1 -yl)piperidin-4-yl(methyl)carbamate


Combine 1 ,4-dibromophthalazine (0.70 g, 2.38 mmol), N-methylpyrrolidone (7.0 mL), potassium carbonate (395 mg, 2.86 mmol), and methyl-piperidin-4-yl-carbamic acid ter?-butyl ester (532 mg, 2.38 mmol). Heat at 80 0C overnight. Cool and pour into water. Collect the solid and dry in a vacuum oven at ambient temperature overnight to obtain the final product (0.96 g, 95%). ES/MS m/z (81Br) 421.0 (M+ 1).

X-18698

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Preparation 6 fer?-Butyl methyl (l-(4-(l -methyl- lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4- yl)carbamate


Charge a reaction tube with fer?-butyl l-(4-bromophthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4-yl(methyl)carbamate (500 mg, 1.2 mmol), 1 -methyl- lH-pyrazole-5-boronic acid pinacol ester (370 mg, 1.8 mmol), sodium carbonate (252 mg, 2.4 mmol), toluene (3.75 mL), ethanol (1.25 mL), and water (1.25 mL). Degas the reaction mixture with nitrogen for 10 min. Add tetrakis (triphenylphosphine) palladium (137.1 mg, 118.7 μmol). Bubble nitrogen through the reaction mixture for another 10 min. Cap the reaction vial and heat at 90 0C overnight. Cool the reaction and filter through a silica gel pad eluting with 5% MeOH : CΗ2CI2. Concentrate the fractions under reduced pressure. Purify the resulting residue using silica gel chromatography (2% 2 N NH3 in MeOHiCH2Cl2) to obtain the final product (345.6 mg, 69%). ES/MS m/z 423.2 (M+ 1).

Preparation 7 ter?-Butyl 1 -(4-( 1 H-pyrazol-5 -yl)phthalazin- 1 -yl)piperidin-4-yl(methyl)carbamate

Prepare the title compound by essentially following the procedure described in Preparation 3, using tert-buty\ l-(4-chlorophthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4-yl(methyl)carbamate and lH-pyrazole-3-boronic acid pinacol ester to provide 580 mg,

(67%). ES/MS m/z 409.2 (M+ 1).

Preparation 8 X-18698

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Prepare the title compound by essentially following the procedure described in Preparation 3, using tert-bυXy\ 1 -(4-chlorophthalazin- 1 -yl)piperidin-4-ylcarbamate to provide 5.92 g (94%). ES/MS m/z 308.8 (M+).

Preparation 9 iV-methyl- 1 -(4-( 1 -methyl- lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin- 1 -yl)piperidin-4-amine


Dissolve tert-bvAyl methyl(l-(4-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4-yl)carbamate (7.77 g, 18.39 mmol) in dichloromethane (100 mL). Add an excess of 1 M hydrogen chloride in diethyl ether (20 mL, 80 mmol) to the solution and stir at ambient temperature for 2 h. Concentrate under reduced pressure. Purify the resulting residue by flash silica gel chromatography (dichloromethane : 2 M NΗ3 in MeOH = 10 : 1) to provide the title compound as a yellow foam (5.83 g, 98%). ES/MS m/z 323.2 (M+ 1).

Example 1

4-Fluoro-N-methyl-N-(l-(4-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4-yl)-2- (trifluoromethyl)benzamide

Treat a solution of N-methyl-1 -(4-(I -methyl- lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4-amine (2.8 g, 8.68 mmol) and triethylamine (3.36 mL, 26.1 mmol) in CH2Cl2(30 mL) with 4-fluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzoyl chloride (2.14 mL, 10.42 mmol). Stir for 3 h at ambient temperature. Concentrate the reaction mixture under reduced pressure. Purify the resulting residue by flash silica gel chromatography (hexane : ethyl acetate : 2 M ΝH3 in MeOH = 20 : 5 : 1) to provide the free base as a yellow foam (3.83 g, 86%). ES/MS m/z 513.0 (M+ 1).

Example Ia

4-Fluoro-N-methyl-N-(l-(4-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin-l-yl)piperidin-4-yl)-2- (trifluoromethyl)benzamide hydrochloride X-18698

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Dissolve 4-fluoro-N-methyl-N-(l -(4-(I -methyl- lH-pyrazol-5-yl)phthalazin-l- yl)piperidin-4-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide (7.13 g, 13.91 mmol) in dichloromethane (100 mL) and add excess 1 N HCl in diethyl ether (30 mL, 30 mmol). Remove the solvents under reduced pressure to provide the title compound (7.05 g, 92%). ES/MS m/z 513.0 (M+ 1). NMR showed a 2:l mixture of amide rotamers. Major rotamer; 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSOd6): δ 8.34 (m, IH), 8.26 (m, 2H), 7.95 (m, IH), 7.75 (m, IH), 7.64 (m, 2H), 7.55 (m, IH), 6.72 (d, IH, J=2Hz), 5.15 (br, IH), 4.71 (m, IH), 4.22 (m, 2H), 3.84 (s, 3H), 3.48 (m, 2H), 2.65 (s, 3H), 2.19 (m, 2H), 1.89 ( m, 2H). Minor rotamer; 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSOd6): δ 8.27 (m, IH), 8.24 (m, 2H), 7.94 (m, IH), 7.73 (m, IH), 7.63 (m, 3H), 6.70 (d, IH, J=2Hz), 5.15 (br, IH), 4.71 (m, IH), 4.07 ( m, 2H), 3.81 (s, 3H), 3.16 (m, 2H), 2.92 (s, 3H), 1.90 (m, 2H), 1.62 ( m 2H).

PATENT

CN 106279114

Example 5 Preparation of title compound LY-2940680 [0061] Embodiment

[0062] Compound 10 (0.2g, 0.429mmo 1,1 eq.) Was dissolved in a mixed solution of 18mL of toluene, 6 mL of ethanol, 6 mL of water was added to a solution of 0.091g (0.858mmol, 2eq.) Sodium carbonate which ester (CAS No. 847818-74-0) and 0.098g (0.472mmol, 1 · leq.) in 1-methyl -1H- pyrazole-5-boronic acid, degassed with nitrogen for 20min after addition of 60mg of four (triphenylphosphine) palladium, degassed with nitrogen for lOmin, homogeneous reaction was stirred at reflux for 12h at 74 ° C; after completion the reaction was cooled to room temperature, diluted with methylene chloride, the organic phase washed three times with brine, dried no over anhydrous sodium sulfate, and concentrated under reduced pressure to give a crude product, purified by column chromatography (eluent dichloromethane / methanol, a volume ratio of 30: 1) to give the desired product as a pale yellow foam LY-2940680 (0 · 202g, 92% yield).

[0063] The title compound of detection data LY-2940680:

[0064] 1 ^: 951 ^ 4 ^^ (3001 ^, 0) (: 13) 38.09 ((1 (1,1 = 7.7 ^ 11 (17.74 ^, 210,7.85 (111,210, 7.65 (d, J = 1.80 hz, 1H), 7.47-7.28 (m, 3H), 6.59 (d, J = 1.77Hz, 1H), 4.93 (m, lH), 4.21-4.08 (m, 2H), 4.05 (s, 3H), 3.44 -3.35 (m, 2H), 2.76 (s, 3H), 2.35-2.11 (m, 2H), 2.04-1,88 (m, 2H) ppm; 13C NMR (300Mz, CDC13) S168.0,163.8,159.9,147.4 , 138.2,136.7,132.0,131.9, 131.5,129.4,129.0,128.0,126.3,124.6,121.4,119.5,114.5,109.1,56.9,51.4,38.3, 31.8,29.7,28.4ppm; MS (ESI) m / z: [M + H] + = 513.20181.

PATENT

CN 201610630493

PATENT

CN 106831718

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Paper

A novel and efficient route for synthesis of Taladegib

Taladegib (LY-2940680), a small molecule Hedgehog signalling pathway inhibitor, was obtained from N-benzyl-4-piperidone via Borch reductive amination, acylation with 4-fluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzoyl chloride, debenzylation, substitution with 1,4-dichlorophthalazine and Suzuki cross-coupling reaction with 1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-5-boronic acid. The advantages of this synthesis route were the elimination of Boc protection and deprotection and the inexpensive starting materials. Furthermore, the debenzylation reaction was achieved with simplified operational procedure using ammonium formate as hydrogen source that provided high reaction yield. This synthetic procedure was suitable for large-scale production of the compound for biological evaluation and further study.

Synthesis of Taladegib (LY-2940680)

purified by flash silica gel chromatography (dichloromethane/MeOH, 30:1) to provide Taladegib as a yellow foam. Yield 0.20 g, 92%; m.p. 95 °C;

1 H NMR (300 MHz, CDCl3 ) δ 8.09 (dd, J = 7.6, 7.7 Hz, 2H), 7.90–7.80 (m, 2H), 7.65 (d, J = 1.8 Hz, 1H), 7.47–7.28 (m, 3H), 6.59 (d, J = 1.8 Hz, 1H), 4.97–4.89 (m, 1H), 4.21–4.08 (m, 2H), 4.05 (s, 3H), 3.44–3.35 (m, 2H), 2.76 (s, 3H), 2.35–2.11(m, 2H), 2.04–1.88 (m, 2H);

13C NMR (75 MHz, CDCl3 ) δ 168.0, 163.8, 159.9, 147.4, 138.2, 136.7, 132.0, 131.9, 131.5, 129.4, 129.0, 128.0, 126.3, 124.6, 121.4, 119.5, 114.5, 109.1, 56.9, 51.4, 38.3, 31.8, 29.7, 28.4; MS calcd for C26H24F4 N6 O [M + H]+: 513.2026; found: 513.2018.

Patent ID

Patent Title

Submitted Date

Granted Date

US2017209574 COMBINATION THERAPIES
2015-10-02
US8273742 DISUBSTITUTED PHTHALAZINE HEDGEHOG PATHWAY ANTAGONISTS
2010-12-23
US2016375142 TARGETED THERAPEUTICS
2016-04-26
US9000023 DISUBSTITUTED PHTHALAZINE HEDGEHOG PATHWAY ANTAGONISTS
2012-08-21
2012-12-13

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CN1C(=CC=N1)C2=NN=C(C3=CC=CC=C32)N4CCC(CC4)N(C)C(=O)C5=C(C=C(C=C5)F)C(F)(F)F

NKTR 214


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CAS  946414-94-4

  • BMS 936558
  • MDX 1106
  • NKTR 214
  • ONO 4538
  • Opdivio
  • NIVOLUMAB

Pegylated engineered interleukin-2 (IL-2) with altered receptor binding

NKTR-214 is a cytokine (investigational agent) that is designed to target CD122, a protein which is found on certain immune cells (known as CD8+ T Cells and Natural Killer Cells) to expand these cells to promote their anti-tumor effects. Nivolumab is a full human monoclonal antibody that binds to a molecule called PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1) on immune cells and promotes anti-tumor effects.

Protein Sequence

Sequence Length: 1308, 440, 440, 214, 214multichain; modified (modifications unspecified)

NKTR-214 is a CD122-biased cytokine in phase II clinical trials at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for the treatment of advanced sarcoma in combination with nivolumab.

 

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, PHASE 2, SARCOMA

NKTR-214 in combination with OPDIVO® (nivolumab)

RESEARCH FOCUS: Immuno-oncology

DISCOVERED AND WHOLLY OWNED BY NEKTAR

In clinical collaboration withCollaborator

About NKTR-214, Nektar’s Lead Immuno-oncology Candidate

NKTR-214 is a CD122-biased agonist designed to stimulate the patient’s own immune system to fight cancer. NKTR-214 is designed to grow specific cancer-killing T cells and natural killer (NK) cell populations in the body which fight cancer, which are known as endogenous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). NKTR-214 stimulates these cancer-killing immune cells in the body by targeting CD122 specific receptors found on the surface of these immune cells, known as CD8+ effector T cells and Natural Killer (NK) cells. CD122, which is also known as the Interleukin-2 receptor beta subunit, is a key signaling receptor that is known to increase proliferation of these effector T cells.1 In preclinical studies, treatment with NKTR-214 results in a rapid expansion of these cells and mobilization into the tumor micro-environment. NKTR-214 has an antibody-like dosing regimen similar to the existing checkpoint inhibitor class of approved medicines.

In preclinical studies, NKTR-214 demonstrated a mean ratio of 450:1 within the tumor micro-environment of CD8-positive effector T cells, which promote tumor destruction, compared with CD4-positive regulatory T cells, which are a type of cell that can suppress tumor-killing T cells.2Furthermore, a single dose of NKTR-214 resulted in a 500-fold AUC exposure within the tumor compared with an equivalent dose of the existing IL-2 therapy, enabling, for the first time, an antibody-like dosing regimen for a cytokine.2 In dosing studies in non-human primates, there was no evidence of severe side effects such as low blood pressure or vascular leak syndrome with NKTR-214 at predicted clinical therapeutic doses.2 NKTR-214 has a range of potential uses against multiple tumor types, including melanoma (the most serious type of skin cancer), kidney cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (the most common form of lung cancer).

A Phase 1 study evaluating NKTR-214 as a single agent in patients with locally recurrent or metastatic solid tumors including melanoma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC), bladder, colorectal and other solid tumors is ongoing with patient enrollment complete. Results from this Phase 1 trial were presented at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) 2016 Annual Meeting and showed encouraging evidence of anti-tumor activity, and a favorable safety and tolerability profile. (Poster #387)

In September 2016, Nektar entered into a clinical collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb to evaluate NKTR-214 as a potential combination treatment regimen with Opdivo (nivolumab) in five tumor types and eight potential indications. The Phase 1/2 PIVOT clinical trials, known as PIVOT-02 and PIVOT-04 will enroll up to 260 patients and will evaluate the potential for the combination of Opdivo (nivolumab) and NKTR-214 to show improved and sustained efficacy and tolerability above the current standard of care in melanoma, kidney, triple-negative breast cancer, bladder and non-small cell lung cancer patients.

In May 2017, Nektar entered into a research collaboration with Takeda to explore the combination of NKTR-214 with five oncology compounds from Takeda’s cancer portfolio including a SYK-inhibitor and a proteasome inhibitor. The collaboration will explore the anti-cancer activity of NKTR-214 combined with five different targeted mechanisms in preclinical tumor models of lymphoma, melanoma and colorectal cancer to identify which combination treatment regimens show the most promise for possible advancement into the clinic.

Under the terms of the collaboration, the companies will share costs related to the preclinical studies and each will contribute their respective compounds to the research collaboration. Nektar and Takeda will each maintain global commercial rights to their respective drugs and/or drug candidates.

Additional development plans for NKTR-214 include combination studies with additional checkpoint inhibitors, cell therapies and vaccines.

About the Excel NKTR-214 Phase 1/2 Study

The dose-escalation stage of the Excel Phase 1/2 study is designed to evaluate safety, efficacy, and define the recommended Phase 2 dose of NKTR-214 in approximately 20 patients with solid tumors. In addition to a determination of the recommended Phase 2 dose, the study will assess preliminary anti-tumor activity, including objective response rate (ORR). The immunologic effect of NKTR-214 on tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and other immune infiltrating cells in both blood and tumor tissue will also be assessed. Enrollment in the dose escalation study is completed. More information on the Excel Phase 1/2 study can be found on clinicaltrials.gov.

About the PIVOT Phase 1/2 Program: NKTR-214 in combination with OPDIVO® (nivolumab)

The dose escalation stage of the PIVOT program (PIVOT-02 Phase 1/2 study) is underway and will determine the recommended Phase 2 dose of NKTR-214 administered in combination with nivolumab. The study is first evaluating the clinical benefit, safety, and tolerability of combining NKTR-214 with nivolumab in approximately 30 patients with melanoma, renal cell carcinoma or non-small cell lung cancer. Once the recommended Phase 2 dose is achieved, the study will expand into additional patients for each tumor type. The second phase of the expansion cohorts in the PIVOT program (PIVOT-04 Phase 2 study) will evaluate safety and efficacy of the combination in up to 260 patients, in five tumor types and eight indications, including first and second-line melanoma, second-line renal cell carcinoma in immune-oncology therapy (IO) naïve and IO-relapsed patients, second-line non-small cell lung cancer in IO-naïve and IO-relapsed patients, first-line urothelial carcinoma, and second-line triple negative breast cancer. This study is expected to initiate in the second quarter of 2017.

Information on the PIVOT-02 study can be found on clinicaltrials.gov.

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About the PROPEL Phase 1/2 Program: NKTR-214 in combination with TECENTRIQ® (atezolizumab) or KEYTRUDA®(pembrolizumab)

The dose escalation stage of the PROPEL program will determine the recommended Phase 2 dose of NKTR-214 administered in combination with anti-PD-L1 agent, atezolizumab or anti-PD-1 agent, pembrolizumab. The study will evaluate the clinical benefit, safety and tolerability of combining NKTR-214 with atezolizumab or pembrolizumab and will enroll patients into two separate arms concurrently. The first arm will evaluate an every three-week dose regimen of NKTR-214 in combination with atezolizumab in up to 30 patients in approved treatment settings of atezolizumab, including patients with non-small cell lung cancer or bladder cancer. The second arm will evaluate an every three-week dose regimen of NKTR-214 in combination with pembrolizumab in up to 30 patients in approved treatment settings of pembrolizumab, including patients with melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer or bladder cancer.

Information on the PROPEL study can be found on clinicaltrials.gov.

References

1Boyman, J., et al., Nature Reviews Immunology, 2012, 12, 180-190.

2Charych, D., et al., Clin Can Res; 22(3) February 1, 2016

http://www.nektar.com/application/files/7714/7887/7212/2016_SITC_NKTR-214-clinical_poster.pdf

https://www.google.co.in/patents/WO2015125159A1?cl=en

Inventors Murali Krishna AddepalliDeborah H. CharychSeema KantakSteven Robert Lee
Applicant Nektar Therapeutics (India) Pvt. Ltd.Nektar Therapeutics

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