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Tegaserod, テガセロド


Tegaserod structure.svg

ChemSpider 2D Image | Tegaserod | C16H23N5O

Tegaserod

  • Molecular FormulaC16H23N5O
  • Average mass301.387 Da
  • テガセロド
145158-71-0 cas
HTF 919 / HTF-919 / SDZ HTF 919 / SDZ-HTF-919
N’-[(E)-[(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylidene]amino]-N-pentylguanidine
(2E)-2-[(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene]-N-pentylhydrazinecarboximidamide [ACD/IUPAC Name]
(2E)-2-[(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylidene]-N’-pentylhydrazinecarboximidamide
(2E)-2-[(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylidene]-N-pentylhydrazinecarboximidamide
145158-71-0 [RN]
7606
Hydrazinecarboximidamide, 2-[(5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene]-N-pentyl-, (2E)

Sundaram Venkataraman, Srinivasulu Gudipati, Brahmeshwararao Mandava Venkata Naga, Goverdhan Banda, Radhakrishna Singamsetty, “Process for preparing form I of tegaserod maleate.” U.S. Patent US20050272802, issued December 08, 2005.US20050272802

2D chemical structure of 189188-57-6

Tegaserod maleate [USAN]
189188-57-6

Tegaserod
CAS Registry Number: 145158-71-0
CAS Name: 2-[(5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene]-N-pentylhydrazinecarboximidamide
Molecular Formula: C16H23N5O
Molecular Weight: 301.39
Percent Composition: C 63.76%, H 7.69%, N 23.24%, O 5.31%
Literature References: Selective serotonin 5HT4-receptor partial agonist. Prepn: R. K. A. Giger, H. Mattes, EP 505322eidem, US5510353 (1992, 1996 both to Sandoz); K.-H. Buchheit et al., J. Med. Chem. 38, 2331 (1995). Clinical pharmacology: S. Appel et al., Clin. Pharmacol. Ther. 62, 546 (1997); and pharmacokinetics: idem et al., J. Clin. Pharmacol. 37, 229 (1997). Clinical trial in irritable bowel syndrome: S. A. Müller-Lissner et al., Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 15, 1655 (2001); in female patients: J. Novick et al.,ibid. 16, 1877 (2002). Review of clinical efficacy: B. W. Jones et al., J. Clin. Pharm. Ther. 27, 343-352 (2002); of mechanism of action, efficacy and safety: M. Corsetti, J. Tack, Expert Opin. Pharmacother. 3, 1211-1218 (2002).
Properties: mp 155°.
Melting point: mp 155°
Derivative Type: Maleate
CAS Registry Number: 189188-57-6
Manufacturers’ Codes: SDZ-HTF-919
Trademarks: Zelmac (Novartis); Zelnorm (Novartis)
Molecular Formula: C16H23N5O.C4H4O4
Molecular Weight: 417.46
Percent Composition: C 57.54%, H 6.52%, N 16.78%, O 19.16%
Therap-Cat: Gastroprokinetic; in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.
Keywords: Gastroprokinetic; Serotonin Receptor Agonist.

Tegaserod is a 5-HT4 agonist manufactured by Novartis and sold under the names Zelnorm and Zelmac for the management of irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.[1] Approved by the FDA in 2002, it was subsequently removed from the market in 2007 due to FDA concerns about possible adverse cardiovascular effects. Before then, it was the only drug approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to help relieve the abdominal discomfort, bloating, and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome. Its use was also approved to treat chronic idiopathic constipation.[2]

In 2000, originator Novartis established an alliance with Bristol-Myers Squibb for the codevelopment and copromotion of tegaserod maleate, which is now available in more than 55 countries worldwide for the treatment of IBS with constipation. In 2015, Zelnorm was acquired by Sloan Pharma from Novartis.

Novartis’ brand name Zelnorm (tegaserod) had originally received approval from the US FDA in 2002 for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) [58]. It was, however, voluntarily withdrawn from widespread use in the US market in 2007 after concerns arose over the possibility that tegaserod could potentially cause dangerous cardiovascular events in patients [5,8]. Since then, closer evaluations of the original data suggesting such cardiovascular risk have resulted in the limited reintroduction or ‘re-approval’ of tegaserod for treatment of IBS-C specifically in female patients less than 65 years of age and whom are considered to be at a lower risk of a cardiovascular event than the broader population . Zelnorm (tegaserod) by Sloan Pharma subsequently gained re-approval in April of 2019 [5]. Nevertheless, tegaserod remains un-approved in certain regions [7].

Despite the relative complications involved in its history of regulatory approval, ever since its first introduction in 2002 tegaserod remains the only therapy for IBS-C that possesses the unique mechanism of action of acting on serotonin-4 (5-HT(4)) receptors in smooth muscle cells and in the gastrointestinal wall to facilitate actions like esophageal relaxation, peristaltic gut movement, and natural secretions in the gut, among others

Mechanism of action

The drug functions as a motility stimulant, achieving its desired therapeutic effects through activation of the 5-HT4 receptors of the enteric nervous system in the gastrointestinal tract. It also stimulates gastrointestinal motility and the peristaltic reflex, and allegedly reduces abdominal pain.[3] Additionally, tegaserod is a 5-HT2B receptor antagonist.[4]

Withdrawal from market

On 30 March 2007, the United States Food and Drug Administration requested that Novartis withdraw Zelnorm from shelves.[5] The FDA alleges a relationship between prescriptions of the drug and increased risks of heart attack or stroke. An analysis of data collected on over 18,000 patients demonstrated adverse cardiovascular events in 13 of 11,614 patients treated with Zelnorm (a rate of 0.11%) as compared with 1 of 7,031 patients treated with placebo (a rate of 0.01%). Novartis alleges all of the affected patients had preexisting cardiovascular disease or risk factors for such, and further alleges that no causal relationship between tegaserod use and cardiovascular events has been demonstrated.[6] On the same day as the FDA announcement, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada announced that it was suspending marketing and sales of the drug in Canada in response to a request from Health Canada.[7] In a large cohort study based on a US health insurance database, no increase in the risk of cardiovascular events were found under tegaserod treatment.[8] Currently, tegaserod may only be used in emergency situations only with prior authorization from the FDA.[9]

Paper

The serotonin 5-HT4 receptor. 2. Structure-activity studies of the indole carbazimidamide class of agonists
J Med Chem 1995, 38(13): 2331

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jm00013a010

PATENT

US 5510353

WO 2005105740

WO 2007119109

WO 2007126889

CN 103467358

WO 2006116953

Syn

PATENT

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20090306170A1/en

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  • In a preferred embodiment of the first aspect of the present invention, the process of preparing tegaserod or a salt thereof comprises the steps of:
    • (a) coupling S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide or a salt thereof and 5-methoxy-indole-3-carboxaldehyde to form 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene)-S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide:
  • Figure US20090306170A1-20091210-C00002
  • and
    • (b) reacting the 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene)-S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide with n-pentyl amine to form tegaserod:
  • Figure US20090306170A1-20091210-C00003
  • [0013]
    The skilled person will appreciate that:
      • S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide and salts thereof exist in two tautomeric forms:
  • Figure US20090306170A1-20091210-C00004
      • 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene)-S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide exists in four tautomeric forms:
  • Figure US20090306170A1-20091210-C00005
      • tegaserod exists in four tautomeric forms:
  • Figure US20090306170A1-20091210-C00006
  • [0017]
    It is to be understood that where tautomeric forms occur, the present invention embraces all tautomeric forms and their mixtures, i.e. although S-methyl-isothio-semicarbazide and 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene)-S-methyl-isothiosemi-carbazide are mostly defined for convenience by reference to one isothiosemicarbazide form only, and although tegaserod is mostly defined for convenience by reference to one guanidino form only, the invention is not to be understood as being in any way limited by the particular nomenclature or graphical representation employed.
  • [0018]
    When an S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide salt is used in the process of the present invention, this may be an acid addition salt with acids, including but not limited to inorganic acids such as hydrohalogenic acids (for example, hydrofluoric, hydrochloric, hydrobromic or hydroiodic acid) or other inorganic acids (for example, nitric, perchloric, sulfuric or phosphoric acid), or organic acids such as organic carboxylic acids (for example, propionic, butyric, glycolic, lactic, mandelic, citric, acetic, benzoic, salicylic, succinic, malic or hydroxysuccinic, tartaric, fumaric, maleic, hydroxymaleic, mucic or galactaric, gluconic, pantothenic or pamoic acid), organic sulfonic acids (for example, methanesulfonic, trifluoromethanesulfonic, ethanesulfonic, 2-hydroxyethanesulfonic, benzenesulfonic, p-toluenesulfonic, naphthalene-2-sulfonic or camphorsulfonic acid) or amino acids (for example, ornithinic, glutamic or aspartic acid). Preferably the S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide salt is a hydrohalide (such as the hydrofluoride, hydrochloride, hydrobromide, or hydroiodide) or a sulfonate (such as the methanesulfonate, benzenesulfonate, or p-toluenesulfonate). Preferably the S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide salt is S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide hydroiodide.
    • The following synthetic scheme demonstrates a preferred process of the present invention.
    • Figure US20090306170A1-20091210-C00007
    • [0032]
      The invention is now demonstrated by the following non-limiting illustrative example.

EXAMPLE Step 1: Schiff’s Base Formation of 5-methoxy-indole-3-carboxaldehyde and S-methyl-isothiosemi-carbazide hydroiodide

    • [0033]
      5-Methoxy-indole-3-carboxaldehyde (1.5 g, 1 eq) and S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide hydroiodide (3.99 g, 2 eq) in methanol (15 ml, 10 vol) were stirred in the presence of triethylamine (3 ml, 2 vol) at 25-30° C. for 2 hours. After completion of the reaction, the methanol was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 45-50° C. and ethyl acetate (10.5 ml, 7 vol) was added to the residue to precipitate out the product. The product, 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene)-S-methyl-isothiosemi-carbazide, was separated by filtration, washed with ethyl acetate (3 ml, 2 vol) and dried under vacuum at 45-50° C. The yield was almost quantitative (˜100%).

Step 2: Conversion of 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene)-S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide to 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methyleneamino)-3-pentyl-guanidine (Tegaserod)

    • [0034]
      A solution of 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methylene)-S-methyl-isothiosemicarbazide (8.0 g, 1 eq) and n-pentyl amine (2.65 g, 1 eq) was refluxed in methanol (8 ml, 1 vol) at 66° C. for 4 hours. After completion of the reaction, the methanol was removed by distillation under reduced pressure at 45-50° C. to obtain tegaserod free base as a yellowish brown solid. Yield=97%. HPLC purity=95%.

Step 3: Conversion of 1-((5-methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methyleneamino)-3-pentyl-guanidine (Tegaserod) to Tegaserod Maleate

  • [0035]
    1-((5-Methoxy-1H-indol-3-yl)methyleneamino)-3-pentyl-guanidine (55 g, 1 eq) was taken in methanol (357.5 ml, 6.5 vol) and stirred. To this reaction mixture was added at room temperature a solution of maleic acid (74.15 g, 3.5 eq) in water (137.5 ml, 2.5 vol) and the reaction mixture stirred for one hour at room temperature. The solid obtained was then filtered through a Buchner funnel and dried at 700 mmHg and 500° C. Yield=36.8 g, 48.42%. HPLC purity=99.45%.

Polymorphs

WO 2007084697

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2007084697

EXAMPLES

PXRD:

EV 320 251 655 US Powder X-ray diffraction (“PXRD”) analysis using a SCINTAG powder X-ray diffϊactometer model X’TRA equipped with a solid-state detector. Copper radiation of λ=1.5418 A was used. The sample was introduced using a round standard aluminum sample holder with round zero background quartz plate in the bottom.
Thermal Gravimetric Analysis TTGA):
TGA/SDTA 85 r, Mettler Toledo , Sample weight 7-15 mg.
Heating rate: 100C/ min., in N2 stream: flow rate: 50 ml/min

Example 1 : Preparation of Tegaserod maleate Form B
To a mixture of 90 g MICHO and 63 g NaOH [47 %] was added a solution of 212 g AGPΗI dissolved in 566 mL of water at room temperature. The resultant reaction mixture was heated to 400C. After 3 hours, 522 mL of ethyl acetate was added and the reaction mixture was stirred for an additional hour. The organic phase was washed with water (3 x 450 mL), and vacuum filtered. After addition of 211 mL ethyl acetate and 870 mL of n-propanol, the mixture was heated to 600C and a solution of maleic acid (86.5 g in 180 mL water), at the same temperature, was added to the reaction mixture and stirred at the same temperature. After 2 hours the reaction mixture was cooled to about 100C and stirred for an additional hour. The resulting solid was filtered off, washed with n-propanol, and dried in a vacuum oven over night to give 195.8 g of tegaserod maleate Form B.

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EV 320251 655 US

PATENT

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf;jsessionid=0DB6F8E3A17F95B3E74D6454382AF545.wapp1nC?docId=WO2007084761&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&maxRec=1000

Tegaserod maleate is an aminoguanidine indole 5HT4 agonist for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Tegaserod maleate has the following structure:

According to the prescribing information (Physician’s Desk Reference, 57th Ed., at Page 2339), tegaserod as the maleate salt is a white to off-white crystalline powder and is slightly soluble in ethanol and very slightly soluble in water. Tegaserod maleate is available commercially as ZELNORM®, in which it is present as crystalline form.
Tegaserod maleate is disclosed in US patent No. 5,510,353 and in its equivalent EP 0 505 322 (example 13), and is reported to have a melting point of 1900C (table 1 example 13).
The literature (Buchheit K.H, et al., J.Med.Chem., 1995, 38, 2331) describes a general method for the condensation of amino guanidines with indole-3-carbadehydes in methanol in the presence of HCl (pH 3-4). The product obtained after solvent evaporation maybe converted to its hydrochloride salt by treatment of the methanolic solution with diethylether/HCl followed by recrystallization from
methanol/diethylether. Tegaserod base prepared according to this general method is characterized solely by a melting point of 155 0C (table 3 compound 5b). Additional Tegaserod maleate characterization was done by 1H and 13C-NMR according to the literature (Jing J. et. al., Guangdong Weiliang Yuansu Kexue, 2002, 9/2, 51).
WO 04/085393 discloses four crystalline forms of tegaserod maleate. The search report for WO 04/085393 further identifies WO 00/10526, and Drugs Fut. 1999, 24(1) which provides an overview for tegaserod maleate. Additional crystalline forms of tegaserod maleate are provided in WO 2005/058819, one of which is characterized by an X-ray Diffraction pattern having peaks at 15.7, 16.9, 17.2, 24.1, 24.6 and 25.2±0.2 two theta (designated as Form B in that PCT publication).
The solid state physical properties of tegaserod salt may be influenced by controlling the conditions under which tegaserod salt is obtained in solid Form. Solid state physical properties include, for example, the flowability of the milled solid. Flowability affects the ease with which the material is handled during processing into a pharmaceutical product. When particles of the powdered compound do not flow past each other easily, a formulation specialist must take that fact into account in developing a tablet or capsule formulation, which may necessitate the use of glidants such as colloidal silicon dioxide, talc, starch or tribasic calcium phosphate.
Another important solid state property of a pharmaceutical compound is its rate of dissolution in aqueous fluid. The rate of dissolution of an active ingredient in a patient’s stomach fluid may have therapeutic consequences since it imposes an upper limit on the rate at which an orally- administered active ingredient may reach the patient’s bloodstream. The rate of dissolution is also a consideration in
formulating syrups, elixirs and other liquid medicaments. The solid state Form of a compound may also affect its behavior on compaction and its storage stability.
These practical physical characteristics are influenced by the conformation and orientation of molecules in the unit cell, which defines a particular polymorphic Form of a substance. The polymorphic form may give rise to thermal behavior different from that of the amorphous material or another polymorphic Form. Thermal behavior is measured in the laboratory by such techniques as capillary melting point, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and may be used to distinguish some polymorphic forms from others. A particular polymorphic Form may also give rise to distinct spectroscopic properties that may be detectable by powder X-ray crystallography, solid state C NMR spectrometry and infrared spectrometry.
The discovery of new polymorphic forms of a pharmaceutically useful compound provides a new opportunity to improve the performance characteristics of a pharmaceutical product. It enlarges the repertoire of materials that a formulation scientist has available for designing, for example, a pharmaceutical dosage form of a drug with a targeted release profile or other desired characteristic.
The polymorphic forms may further help in purification of tegaserod, particularly if they possess high crystallinity. In the event of metastability, a metastable polymorphic form may be used to prepare a more stable polymorph.
Hence, discovery of new polymorphic forms and new processes help in advancing a formulation scientist in preparation of tegaserod as an active pharmaceutical ingredient in a formulation.
The present invention provides an additional polymorphic form of a maleate salt of tegaserod.

Example 1 : Preparation of sesqui-tefiaserod maleate Foπn H2 through tegaserod base

To a mixture of AGPΗI (112.7 g) in 283 mL of water was added 5-MICHO (45 g) followed by NaOH (52.8 g, 47%) and stirred at room temperature. After three hours, 522 mL of ethyl acetate were added and the mixture stirred for an additional four hours. After phase separation at 400C the organic phase was washed with water (3 x 218 ml), and filtrated under vacuum. The resulting solution was heated to 60 0C and a solution of maleic acid (14.4 g) in 45 mL water was dropped during half hour, and the reaction mixture stirred at the same temperature for an additional two hours. The mixture was cooled to 100C during one hour, kept under stirring at the same temperature for 12 hrs and then filtered under vacuum. The wet product was washed twice with 65 ml of ethyl acetate and dried in a vacuum oven at 45°C for 16 hours to give 85% of the product.

Example 2: Preparation of sesqui-tegaserod maleate Form H2
45 gr MICHO were added to a 1 L reactor at RT. A solution of 112.7 gr of AGP HI and 283 ml water was added to the reactor. 52.8 gr of NaOH 47% were added to the mixture while stirring. The mixture was heated to 400C and stirred for 12 hrs. 522 ml of Ethyl Acetate were added and the mixture was stirred for 4 hrs.
After phase separation at 400C the organic phase was washed with water (3 x 218 ml), and filtrated under vacuum.
The mixture was heated to 600C and a mixture o 14.4 gr of Maleic Acid in 45 ml water was dropped during 5 min.
The mixture was stirred at 600C for 2 hrs.
The mixture was cooled to 100C during 1 hour, stirred at 100C for 13 hrs and then filtered under vacuum. The wet product was washed twice with 65 ml of n-Propanol. The wet product was dried in a vacuum oven at 45°C.
Yield: 71.2%

Example 3: Preparation of Tegaserod maleate Form B from Sesqui-tegaserod maleate Form H2
6.9 g of maleic acid were added to a slurry of Sesqui-Tegaserod maleate Form H2 (41.5 g) in 208 ml n-propanol at room temperature. The mixture was stirred for 5 hours at the same temperature, filtered and washed with n-propanol. After drying on vacuum oven at 450C for 15 hours the product was analyzed by XRD and found to be Form B (89% yield).

PATENT

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2005058819A2/en

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Figure imgf000011_0001
PATENT

 The formation of hydrazones is catalyzed by both general acids and general bases. General base catalysis of dehydration of the tetrahedral intermediate involves nitrogen deprotonation concerted with elimination of hydroxide ion as shown in the Scheme (Sayer J.M., et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1973, 95, 4277). R fast O I H h° NH2R’ R- -NHR’ R R

Figure imgf000005_0001

In many cases, the equilibrium constant for their formation in aqueous solution is high. The additional stability may be attributed to the participation of the atom adjacent to the nitrogen in delocalized bonding. – + RRC = N – NH2 ~*→- RRC – N = NH2

In order to obtain only the maleic salt, the product when using an acid halide (HA) or other acids has to first be converted into the free base, before the addition of maleic acid (Path a), which results in an additional step to the synthesis. On the other hand, the reaction of the present invention in the presence of organic or inorganic base results in the formation of tegaserod free base which gives only the maleate salt after the addition of maleic acid (Path b).

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TGS

Figure imgf000006_0003

TGS-MA

 EXAMPLES

HPLC method for detecting the level of the impurities:

Column: Atlantis dcl8(150*4.6),

Mobile phase: A.80% KH2PO4(0.02M) pH=5, 20% acetonitrile(ACN), B.100% ACN. Gradient: time 0= A: 100 B: 0, time 25 min= A:50%, B:50%, time 30 min= A:50%, B:50%, + 10 minutes of equilibration time. Wavelength= 225 nm

Sample concentration: 0.5 mg/mL

Temperature = 25°C

Example 1- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with HCl.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by HCl (37%) until pH 4. The mixture was heated to reflux for 1 hour and then cooled to room temperature. To the resulting slurry was added a solution of NaHCO3 (10%) until pH 9, and heated to 65°C for 20 minutes. After cooling, 100 mL of EtOAc were added, and the organic phase washed with water. A solution of maleic acid (3.48 g, 0.03 mol) in 100 mL EtOAc was added, and the resulting solid was filtered off and washed with EtOAc to give 6.27 g of crude tegaserod maleate with a purity of 99.70% (by HPLC).

Example 2- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with HCl in two steps. a. Preparation of Tegaserod free base.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (163.3 g, 0.6 mol) in 375 mL water was added 5-MICHO (52.5 g, 0.3 mol) followed by HCl (37%) until pH 4. The mixture was heated to reflux for 1 hour and then cooled to room temperature. To the resulting slurry was added a liter of a solution of NaHCO (10%) until pH 9, and heated to 65 °C for one hour. After cooling, 1500 mL of EtOAc were added, and the organic phase washed with water. The remaining organic phase was evaporated to dryness to give tegaserod free base with a purity of 87.42 % (by HPLC). b. Preparation of Tegaserod maleate. To a solution of 2 g of tegaserod free base in MeOH was added a solution of maleic acid (1.28 g, 0.011 mol) in 10 mL MeOH. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with MeOH to give 1.09 g of crude tegaserod maleate with a purity of 96.81 % (by HPLC).

Example 3- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with TEA.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 100 mL water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by TEA (11.0 mL, 0.08 mol) and stirred at room temperature. After one hour, 25 mL of EtOAc was added, and the organic phase washed with water. A solution of maleic acid (3.48 g, 0.03 mol) in 100 mL EtOAc was added, and the resulting solid was filtered off and washed with EtOAc to give 7.92 g of crude tegaserod maleate with a purity of 94 % (by HPLC).

Example 4- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with NaHCO3. To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 100 mL water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by NaHCO3 (6.72 g, 0.08 mol) and heated to reflux for 1 hour. After cooling, 50 mL of EtOAc was added, and the organic phase washed with water. A solution of maleic acid (3.48 g, 0.03mol) in 100 mL EtOAc was added, and the resulting solid was filtered off and washed with EtOAc to give 6.71 g of crude tegaserod maleate with a purity of 98 % (by HPLC) .

Example 5- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with NaHCO3 in two steps. a. Preparation of Tegaserod free base. To a mixture of AGP-HI (32.66 g, 0.12 mol) in 300 mL water was added 5-MICHO (10.51 g, 0.06 mol) followed by NaHCO3(20.16 g, 0.24 mol) and heated to reflux for 1 hour. After cooling, 150 mL of EtOAc was added, and the organic phase washed with water and evaporated to dryness to give 20.4 g of tegaserod free base (91.55%) purity by HPLC). b. Preparation of Tegaserod maleate.

To a solution of 2g of the resulting tegaserod free base in 8 mL MeOH was added a solution of maleic acid (1.28 g, 0.011 mol) in 5 mL MeOH. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with MeOH to give 2.1 g of crude tegaserod maleate with a purity of 99.63 % (by HPLC).

Example 6- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with Na2CO3. To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 100 mL water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by Na2CO3 (4.24 g, 0.04 mol) and heated to reflux for 1 hour. After cooling, 50 mL of EtOAc was added, and the organic phase washed with water. A solution of maleic acid (3.48 g, 0.03 mol) in 100 mL EtOAc was added, and the resulting solid was filtered off and washed with EtOAc to give 6.48 g of crude tegaserod maleate with a purity of 98.2 % (by HPLC).

Example 7- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in MeOH with TEA in two steps. a. Preparation of tegaserod free base

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL MeOH was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by triethylamine (11.0 mL, 0.08 mol). After 1 h at room temperature the mixture was evaporated to dryness, and washed with water, giving 5.79 g of tegaserod free base (86.90 % purity by HPLC). b. Preparation of tegaserod maleate

To a solution of 2 g of the resulting tegaserod free base in 10 mL MeOH was added a solution of maleic acid (1.16 g, 0.01 mol) in water. The resulting solid was filtrated and washed with water to give 1.45 g of crude tegaserod maleate as a white solid (94.60 % purity by HPLC). Crystallization in MeOH improved the purity to 98.94% by HPLC.

Example 8- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in IPA with K2CO3.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL IPA was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by K2CO3 (5.53g, 0.04 mol). After 22 h at room temperature the mixture was washed with brine. The organic phase was treated with a solution of maleic acid (3.48 g, 0.03 mol) in IPA. The resulting solid was filtrated and washed with IPA to give 3.26 g of a white solid (98.97% purity by HPLC).

Example 9- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in TEA.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) and 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) was added 11 mL of TEA (0.08 mol). After 2 h at room temperature 25 mL of EtOAc were added and the mixture was stirred for 1 h. The resulting solid was filtrated and washed with 25 mL EtOAc, to give 5.7 g of crude.

2 g of the residue was dissolved in 13 mL MeOH and treated with 7 mL of a solution of maleic acid (2.7 g, 0.023 mol) in water. The resulting solid was filtered and washed with water to give 1.5 g of tegaserod maleate (99.26 % purity by HPLC). Crystallization of the solid in MeOH improved the purity to 99.89%) by HPLC.

Example 10- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in toluene/water with NaHCO3. a. Preparation of tegaserod free base To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 200 mL of water/toluene 1:1 was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by NaHCO3 (6.72 g, 0.08 mol) and heated to reflux for 1 hour. After cooling, the solid was filtrated out of the mixture and washed with water. After drying 6.25 g of tegaserod free base was obtained (93.8 % purity by HPLC). b. Preparation of tegaserod maleate To a solution of 3 g of the product in 10 mL MeOH was added a solution of maleic acid (2.31 g, 0.02 mol) in 10 mL water. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with a solution of MeOH / water to give 2.50 g of crude tegaserod maleate with a purity of 96.6 % (by HPLC).

Example 11- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with NaOH. a. Preparation of tegaserod free base

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL of water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by NaOH (2 g, 0.05 mol) and stirred at room temperature. After 3 hours 50 mL of EtOAc was added, and the organic phase washed with water and evaporated to dryness to give 5.6 g of tegaserod free base (98.80% purity by HPLC). b. Preparation of Tegaserod maleate.

To a solution of 1.6 g of tegaserod free base in 15 mL ethyl acetate was added a solution of maleic acid (0.7 g, 0.006 mol) in 5 mL ethyl acetate. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with ethyl acetate to give 1.65 g of crude tegaserod maleate, with a purity of 99.87 % (by HPLC)

Example 12- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with maleic acid. To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL of water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by maleic acid (9.3 g, 0.08 mol) and heated to reflux for 1 hour. After cooling, the solid was filtrated out of the mixture and washed with water. After drying 6.92 g of tegaserod maleate crude was obtained (92.4 % purity by HPLC).

Example 13- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in methanol with maleic acid.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL of methanol was added 5- MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by maleic acid (9.29 g, 0.08 mol) and heated to reflux for 2 hours. After cooling, the solid was filtrated out of the mixture and washed with water. After drying 6.51 g of tegaserod maleate crude was obtained (97.4 % purity by HPLC).

Example 14- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with NaOH in one pot. To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL of water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by NaOH (2 g, 0.05 mol) and stirred at room temperature. After 4 hours a solution of maleic acid (4.35 g, 0.0375 mol) in 25 mL water was added, and the reaction mixture was stirred overnight. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with water to give 7.87 g of crude tegaserod maleate (99.16% purity by HPLC).

Example 15- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with NaOH in one pot.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (174.2 g, 0.64 mol) in 362 mL of water was added 5-MICHO (56.2 g, 0.32 mol) followed by NaOH (68.1 g, 47%) and stirred at room temperature. After 4.5 hours, 640 mL of EtOAc was added, and the organic phase washed with water, treated with active carbon and filtrated through hyper flow bed. A solution of maleic acid (44.57 g, 0.38 mol) in 415 mL ethyl acetate / water 97:3 was added, and the reaction mixture was heating to 65 °C and stirrer overnight. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with water and ethyl acetate to give 121.4 g of crude tegaserod maleate (up to 99.88 % purity by HPLC).

Example 16- Preparation of Tegaserod maleate (from Tegaserod acetate).

To a solution of 8.2 g of tegaserod acetate in 15 mL ethyl acetate heated to 65 °C was added a solution of 3.3 g maleic acid in 5 ml ethyl acetate/water 95:5, and the mixture was stirred at the same temperature for an additional 2 hours, followed by cooling to room temperature and stirring overnight. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with ethyl acetate/water 95:5. After drying on vacuum oven at 45 °C for 15 hours, 9.18 g of tegaserod maleate were obtained. Tegaserod acetate is prepared according to Examples 19, 20 and 21 of U.S. Appl. No. 11/015,875 and PCT/US04/42822.

Example 19 of U.S. Appl. No. 11/015,875 reads as follows: A slurry of tegaserod base amorphous (6 g) in 50 mL ethyl acetate was stirred at 20- 30 °C for 24 hours. The solid was filtrated and washed with 15 mL of same solvent and dried in a vacuum oven at 40 °C for 16 hours.

Example 20 of U.S. Appl. No. 11/015,875 reads as follows:

A slurry of tegaserod base amorphous (6 g) in 50 mL ethyl acetate was stirred at reflux for 24 hours. The solid was filtrated and washed with 15 mL of same solvent and dried in a vacuum oven at 40 °C for 16 hours.

Example 21 of U.S. Appl. No. 11/015,875 reads as follows:

To a slurry of tegaserod maleate Form A (15 g) in EtOAc (210 mL) and water (210 mL) was added 38.4 g of NaOH 47%. The mixture was stirred overnight and the resulting white solid was isolated by filtration and washed with 100 mL of water. Drying in vacuum oven at 40 °C for 16 hours gives 12.38 g (90% yield). Tegaserod acetate was characterized by H and C-NMR.

Example 17: General method for the preparation of Tegaserod maleate Form A from crystallization.

Tegaserod maleate (1 g) was combined with the appropriate solvent (5 mL), and heated to reflux. Then, additional solvent was added until complete dissolution. After the compound was dissolved, the oil bath was removed and the solution was cooled to room temperature. The solid was filtrated and washed with 5 mL of the same solvent and dried in a vacuum oven at 40 C for 16 hours.

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Example 18: Preparation of Tegaserod maleate in water with p-TSOH.

To a mixture of AGP-HI (10.88 g, 0.04 mol) in 25 mL water was added 5-MICHO (3.50 g, 0.02 mol) followed by para-toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate (0.45 g, 0.0024 mol). The mixture was heated to reflux for 4 hour and then cooled to room temperature. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with water to give 8.32 g of a white solid (84.74 % purity by HPLC).

Example 19: Preparation of Tegaserod maleate from Tegaserod Hemi-maleate hemihydrate

To a solution of 1.72 g of Tegaserod Hemi-maleate hemihydrate in 20 mL ethyl acetate at room temperature was added a solution of 0.134 g maleic acid in 5 ml ethyl acetate/water 95:5, and the mixture was stirred at the same temperature for overnight. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with ethyl acetate/water 95:5. After drying on vacuum oven at 45°C for 15 hours, 1.68 g of tegaserod maleate were obtained. Tegaserod Hemi-maleate hemihydrate was prepared according to Example 23 of U.S. Appl. No. 11/015,875 and PCT/US04/42822. Example 23 of U.S. Appl. No. 11/015,875 and PCT/US04/42822 reads as follows: A solution of maleic acid (2.32 g in 22 mL ethyl acetate/water 97:3) was added to a mixture of tegaserod base in ethyl acetate, and the reaction mixture was heated to 65 °C and stirrer overnight. The resulting solid was filtered off and washed with water and ethyl acetate. Drying in vacuum oven at 40 °C for 16 hours gives 12.19 g of Tegaserod hemi-maleate hemihydrate. Depending on the base polymorph used a solution or slurry is obtained. When using amorphous tegaserod base, a solution is obtained, while when using any other base polymorph of tegaserod, a slurry is obtained.

PATENT

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2009063247A1/en

Tegaserod, chemically named 2-[(5-methoxy-liϊ-indol-3-yl)methylene]-IV-pentylhydrazine- carboximidamide, is a selective serotonin 4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist, which can be used to treat gastrointestinal disorders such as heartburn, bloating, postoperative ileus, abdominal pain and discomfort, epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation, intestinal pseudoobstruction, irritable bowel syndrome and gastro-oesophageal reflux. Tegaserod as the maleate salt is marketed for the short-term treatment of irritable bowel syndrome in women whose primary bowel symptom is constipation.

Tegaserod, represented by the formula (I), was first described in US 5 510 353 as well as processes for its preparation. The maleate salt of tegaserod is also disclosed, but interestingly a method of manufacturing tegaserod maleate is not disclosed. The only characterizing data is the melting point which is disclosed as 1900C for the maleate salt and 124°C for the tegaserod base.

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WO 2006/116953 describes crystalline forms of the hydrobromide, dihydrogen phosphate and oxalate salts of tegaserod. Also claimed is a process for preparing the hydrochloride, hydrobromide, dihydrogen phosphate, tartrate, citrate, lactate, mesylate, oxalate, succinate, glutarate, adipate, salicylate, sulfate, mandelate, camphor sulfonate and hydrogen sulfate salts of tegaserod from a specific crystalline form of tegaserod base. Another process described is a method of preparing the dihydrogen phosphate, maleate, tartrate, citrate, mesylate, lactate, succinate, oxalate, hydrochloride, salicylate, glutarate, adipate, hydrobromide, sulfate and hydrogen sulfate from a hydrogen halide salt of tegaserod.

There are often major hurdles to overcome before an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) can be formulated into a composition that can be marketed. For example, the rate of dissolution of an API that has poor aqueous solubility is often problematic. The aqueous solubility is a major influence on the bioavailability of the API such that a poorly soluble API can mean the API is not available to have a pharmaceutical effect on the body. The API can also cause problems during manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition. For example, flowability, compactability and stickiness are all factors affected by the solid state properties of an API.

It has thus always been an aim of the pharmaceutical industry to provide many forms of an API in order to mitigate the problems described above. Different salts, crystalline forms also known as polymorphs, solvates and amorphous forms are all forms of an API that can have different physiochemical and biological characteristics. Indeed, it has been discovered that the tegaserod maleate product on the market, Zelnorm , has been linked to an increase in heart problems in a proportion of individuals. One possible reason is that the maleate moiety reacts with the tegaserod, resulting over time in the production of a toxic impurity.

This impurity could be a contributor to the heart problems seen in some patients.

PATENT

https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2004085393A1/en

Figure 1 is a x-ray powder diffraction pattern of tegaserod maleate Form I. Figure 2 is a x-ray powder diffraction pattern of tegaserod maleate Form II. Figure 3 is a x-ray powder diffraction pattern of tegaserod maleate Form III. Figure 4 is a x-ray powder diffraction pattern of tegaserod maleate Form IV. x-Ray powder diffraction spectrum was measured on a Siemens D5000 x- ray powder diffractometer having a copper-Kα radiation.

The following examples further illustrate the invention.

Example 1 Tegaserod free base (10 gm) is dissolved in acetone (100 ml). Maleic acid (4 gm) is added to the solution and the contents are maintained for 1 hour at 25°C. The separated solid is filtered to give 12.5 gm of tegaserod maleate Form I.

Example 2 Tegaserod maleate Form II (5 gm) and acetone (70 ml) are mixed and refluxed for 1 hour and cooled to 25°C and filtered to give 4.8 gm of tegaserod maleate Form I.

Example 3 Tegaserod maleate Form I (10 gm) is dissolved in methanol (100 ml). Acetonitrile (150 ml) is added to the solution and the contents are heated to reflux. The contents are then cooled to 25°C and maintained for 30 minutes. The separated crystals are collected by filtration to give 9 gm of tegaserod maleate Form II.

Example 4 Tegaserod free base (10 gm) is dissolved in methanol (100 ml) and maleic acid (4 gm) is added to the solution. Then the contents are maintained for 30 minutes at 25°C. Then the separated solid is filtered to give 13 gm of tegaserod maleate Form III.

Example 5

Tegaserod maleate (5 gm) is dissolved in methanol (50 ml) and the solution is maintained at 25°C for 30 minutes. The separated crystals are collected by filtration to give 4.8 gm of tegaserod maleate Form III. Example 6 Tegaserod free base (10 gm) is dissolved in methanol (50 ml), maleic acid (4 gm) is added and the contents are refluxed for 30 minutes and then the resulting solution is cooled to 25°C. Methylene dichloride (200 ml) is added and the contents are maintained for 30 minutes at 25°C. The separated solid is collected by filtration to give 13 gm of tegaserod maleate Form IV.

Example 7 Maleic acid (4 gm) is added to a solution of tegaserod free base (10 gm) in methanol (50 ml). The contents are maintained for 30 minutes at 25°C and isopropyl alcohol (150 ml) is mixed and contents are maintained for 30 minutes at 25°C. The separated solid is collected by filtration to give 12.5 gm of tegaserod maleate Form IV

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Tegaserod
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Clinical data
Trade names Zelnorm, Zelmac
AHFS/Drugs.com Monograph
Pregnancy
category
  • AU: B3
  • US: B (No risk in non-human studies)
Routes of
administration
Oral
ATC code
Legal status
Legal status
  • US: Usage requires authorization from the FDA
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 10%
Protein binding 98%
Metabolism Gastric and hepatic
Elimination half-life 11 ± 5 hours
Excretion Fecal and renal
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
IUPHAR/BPS
DrugBank
ChemSpider
UNII
KEGG
ChEMBL
Chemical and physical data
Formula C16H23N5O
Molar mass 301.39 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

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3-[5-amino-2-[2-[4-[2-(3,3-difluoro-3-phosphonopropoxy)ethoxy]-2-methylphenyl]ethyl]benzo[f][1,7]naphthyridin-8-yl]propanoic acid

C29H32F2N3O7P, 603.56 g/mol

CAS  1258595-14-0

5-Amino-2-[2-[4-[2-(3,3-difluoro-3-phosphonopropoxy)ethoxy]-2-methylphenyl]ethyl]benzo[f][1,7]naphthyridine-8-propanoic acid

Benzo[f][1,7]naphthyridine-8-propanoic acid, 5-amino-2-[2-[4-[2-(3,3-difluoro-3-phosphonopropoxy)ethoxy]-2-methylphenyl]ethyl]-

  • Originator Novartis
  • Class Antineoplastics
  • Mechanism of Action
  • Undefined mechanism
  • Phase I Solid tumours
  • 31 Jan 2018 Phase-I clinical trials in Solid tumours (Combination therapy, Inoperable/Unresectable, Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA, Belgium, Italy, Japan (Intratumoural) (NCT03301896)
  • 31 Jan 2018 Phase-I clinical trials in Solid tumours (Inoperable/Unresectable, Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease, Monotherapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA, Japan, Italy, Belgium (Intratumoural) (NCT03301896)
  • 10 Oct 2017 Novartis plans a phase I trial for Solid tumours (Monotherapy, Combination therapy, Inoperable/Unresectable, Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea and Spain in November 2017 (Intratumoural) (NCT03301896)

PATENT

WO 2010144734

PATENT

US 20110053893

PATENT

WO 2011130379

PATENT

WO 2011027222

 

Scheme (III)

Scheme (IV)

Scheme (V)

Example 19 (Table 1: Compound 19): Synthesis of 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(2-(3,3-difluoro-3-phosphonopropoxy)ethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[f][ 1, 7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoic acid (19)

Scheme 6

Step 1: (E)-ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-chlorophenyl)acrylate (6-3)

[517] To a solution of tert-butyl 5-bromo-2-chlorophenylcarbamate (6-1) (1.0 equiv.) in acetonitrile (0.3 M) and EtOH (0.5 M) was added K2C03 (2.0 equiv.). The reaction was degassed and flushed with N , then added (E)-ethyl 3-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)acrylate (6-2) (1.2 equiv.) and Pd(PPh3)4 (0.1 equiv.). The reaction was flushed again with N2 and stirred at 100 °C overnight. After cooling to room temperature, hexane was added, and the mixture was filtered through a pad of silica, eluting with EA/Hex (1 : 1) until the product was completely eluted. The filtrate was concentrated and purified on Combiflash, eluting with 0-15% EA in Hex to give (E)-ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-chlorophenyl)acrylate (6-3) as a white solid.

Step 2: ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-chlorophenyl)propanoate (6-4)

[518] To a solution of (E)-ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-chlorophenyl)acrylate (6-3) (1.0 equiv.) in ethyl acetate/ethanol (1 : 1 , 0.3 M) was added Wilkinson’s catalyst (0.10 equiv.).

Hydrogen gas was introduced via a ballon, and the reaction was stirred at room temperature for 24 hours. The mixture was filtered through a pad of celite, washing with dichloromethane. The filtrate was concentrated in vacuo and purified by Combiflash using 0-10% ethyl acetate in hexane to give ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-chlorophenyl)propanoate (6-4) as a solid.

Step 3: ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl)propanoate (6-5)

[519] A solution of ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-chlorophenyl)propanoate (6-4) (1 .0 equiv.), 4,4,4,,4′,5,5,5′,5′-octamethyl-2,2′-bi(l ,3,2-dioxaborolane) (2.0 equiv.), tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium(0) (0.05 equiv.), 2-dicyclohexylphosphino-2′,4′,6′-triisopropylbiphenyl (0.20 equiv.), and potassium acetate (2.0 equiv.) in 1 ,4-dioxane (0.2 M) was degassed and stirred at 100 °C overnight. After cooling to ambient temperature, the reaction content was concentrated in vacuo. The crude material was purified by Combiflash using 0-50% ethyl acetate in hexane to afford ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl- 1 ,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl)propanoate (6-5) as a brown oil. The product was stored at -20°C and used within a month of synthesis.

Step 4: l-bromo-4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylbenzene (6-7)

[520] To a solution of 4-bromo-3-methylphenol (6-6) (1.0 equiv.) in DMF (0.5 M) at 0 °C was added portionwise 60% wt NaH (1.5 equiv.). The addition was controlled such that internal reaction temperature never went above 10 °C. The reaction was stirred at room temperature for 45 minutes, then a solution of chloro(methoxy)methane (1.2 equiv.) in DMF (3 M) was added dropwise via additional funnel. The reaction was stirred at room temperature for 3.5 hours, and then quenched by pouring into ice. The resulting mixture was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour. Ether was added, and the two layers were separated. The aqueous layer was extracted (lx) with ether. The combined organic layers were washed with water (2x), brine, dried over MgS04, and concentrated to give 1 -bromo-4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylbenzene (6-7) as a colorless oil. The crude material was used in the next step without further purification.

Step 5: triethylf (4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)silane

[521] A solution of l -bromo-4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylbenzene (1.0 equiv.), triethylamine (5.0 equiv.) in DMF (0.5 M) was degassed and flushed with nitrogen. To the reaction was added TES-acetylene (1.05 equiv.), Cul (0.098 equiv.), and Pd(PPh3)2Cl2 (0.098 equiv.). The reaction was heated to 60 °C and stirred overnight. After cooling to room temperature, water and ether were added. The layers were separated, and the organic layer was washed with water (2x). The organic layer was separated and passed through a pad of silica (packed with hexane). The silica was eluted with 10% EA in Hex. The fractions were combined and concentrated to give triethyl((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)silane as a black oil. The crude material was used in the next step without further purification.

Step 6: l-ethynyl-4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylbenzene (6-8)

[522] To a solution of triethyl((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)silane (1.0 equiv.) at

0 °C was slowly added tetrabutylammonium fluoride (1M solution in THF, 0.20 equiv.). At this

point, the ice-bath was removed and the reaction mixture was allowed to stir at room temperature for 45 minutes. The reaction mixture was then passed through a pad of silica (packed with hexane) and eluted with 20% EtOAc in Hexanes to remove insoluble salts. The crude product was then purified by Combiflash using 0-10% EtOAc in Hexanes to give 1 -ethynyl-4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylbenzene (6-8) as a slightly brown liquid.

Step 7: 3-chloro-5-((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)picolinonitrile (6-10)

[523] A solution of l -ethynyl-4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylbenzene (6-8) (1 .0 equiv.), 3,5-dichloropicolinonitrile (6-9) (0.90 equiv.), Cul (0.10 equiv.), and Pd(PPh3)2CI2 (0.10 equiv.), and triethylamine (5.0 equiv.) in DMF (0.25 M) was degassed and flushed with nitrogen. The reaction mixture was then heated to 60 °C and stirred overnight. After cooling to room temperature, water was added. The mixture was extracted with EA (2x). The combined organic layers were washed with 10% aq NH4OH (2x), brine, and concentrated. The crude material was filtered through a pad of silica (wetted with hexane). The silica was eluted with 10% EA in Hex. The fractions were combined and concentrated. The resulting solids were washed in hot ether and filtered to give a yellow solid, which was used in the next step without further purification. The filtrate was concentrated and purified by Combiflash using 0- 10% EtOAc in Hexanes to give 3-chloro-5-((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)picolinonitrile (6-10) as a yellow solid.

Step 8: ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)-ben∑o fJfl, 7J

naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-11)

[524] A solution of 3-chloro-5-((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)picolinonitrile (6-10) (1 .0 equiv.), ethyl 3-(3-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l ,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenyl)propanoate (6-5) (1.25 equiv.), tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium(0) (0.10 equiv.), dicyclohexyl(2′,6′-dimethoxybiphenyl-2-yl)phosphine (0.20 equiv.), and sodium bicarbonate (3.0 equiv.) in «-butanol /H20 (5: 1 , 0.2 M) was degassed and stirred at 100 °C overnight. After cooling to ambient temperature, the reaction content was diluted with ethyl acetate and water. The two phases were separated, and the aqueous layer was extracted twice with ethyl acetate. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over anhydrous MgS04, and concentrated in vacuo. The crude material was purified by flash chromatography on a COMBIFLASH® system (1SCO) using 0-40% ethyl acetate in DCM first to remove the impurity, then 0-4% MeOH in DCM to give ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)-benzo[f][l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl) propanoate (6-11). Further purification was accomplished by precipitating and washing in hot ether.

Step 9: ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[fl[l ]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-12)

[525] A solution of ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-((4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenyl)ethynyl)-benzo[f][l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-11) (1.0 equiv.) in EtOH/THF (3: 1 , 0.16 M) was flushed with nitrogen. Then, 10% wt Pd/C (0.20 equiv. by weight) was added. The reaction was flushed with hydrogen (2x) and stirred under a hydrogen balloon. After 24 hours, the reaction was filtered through a pad of celite, washing with 5%MeOH in DCM. The filtrate was checked for the presence of starting material using LCMS. The hydrogenation reaction was repeated until no more

of the alkyne starting material or alkene intermediate was detected. The crude product was purified by Combiflash using 0-4% eOH in DCM to give ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[f][l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-12) as a white solid.

Step 10: ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-hydroxy-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[fl[l ]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-13)

[526] Ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(methoxymethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[fJ[l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-12) (1 .0 equiv.) was dissolved in EtOH (0.2 M), then added a solution of 4M HC1 in dioxane (0.2 M). The product precipitated out as a yellow salt. After stirring for 3 hours, the reaction was poured into a stirring solution of ether. The mixture was stirred for 10 minutes, then filtered and washed with ether. Ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-hydroxy-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[fJ[l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-13) was obtained as a yellow solid which was dried on vacuum overnight (bis-HCl salt). Alternatively, the crude product was purified by Combiflash using 0-5% MeOH in DCM to give the free base.

Step 11: ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(2-(3-(diethoxyphosphoryl)-3,3-difluoropropoxy)ethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[f] [1 , 7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate ( 6-15)

[527] To a solution of ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-hydroxy-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[fJ [ l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-13) (1.0 equiv.) dissolved in DMF (0.14 M) was added a solution of diethyl 3-(2-bromoethoxy)-l ,l -difluoropropylphosphonate (6-14: described in Example 7 – Step 1) (1 .3 equiv.) in DMF (0.7 M) and cesium carbonate (4 equiv.). The reaction was stirred at 60 °C. After 1.5 hours (or until reaction is complete by LCMS), DCM (2 volume equivalent) was added to the reaction. The solids (inorganic) were filtered, and the filtrate was concentration. The crude product was purified by Combiflash using 0-5%MeOH in DCM to give ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(2-(3-(diethoxyphosphoryl)-3,3-difluoropropoxy)ethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[fJ

[1 ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-15) as an oil which upon standing became a white solid.

Step 12: 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(2-(3,3-difluoro-3-phosphompropoxy)ethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)be o[f]

[1, 7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoic acid (19)

[528] To a solution of ethyl 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(2-(3-(diethoxyphosphoryl)-3,3-difluoropropoxy)ethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo[f][l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoate (6-15) (1.0 equiv.) in DCM (0.16 M) at 0 °C was added slowly TMSBr (10 equiv.). The reaction was stirred at room temperature overnight. Additional TMSBr (5.0 equiv.) was added at 0 °C, and the reaction was again stirred at room temperature overnight. The solvent was removed by evaporation and the crude orange solids dried on hi-vac briefly. The solids were suspended in EtOH (0.5 M) and added 2.5 N

NaOH (10.0 equiv.). The reaction was stirred at 80 °C for 3 hours. After cooling to room temperature, the mixture was adjusted to pH 9 to 10 and directly purified on RP-HPLC using a CI 8 column, eluting with 10-40% 95:5 (MeCN/5mM NH4OAc) in l OmM NH4OAc (pH 9) gradient. The fractions containing the product were combined and concentrated in vacuo. The resulting white gel was dissolved in refluxing 1 :1 EtOH/water (0.04 M) with the addition of a few drops of ammonium hydroxide. While hot, the mixture was slowly poured into a stirring hot solution of acetone (0.009

M) preheated at 50 °C. The acetone suspension was slowly cooled to room temperature for 15 minutes with continued stirring, and then sat in an ice bath for 10 minutes. The solids were filtered and washed successively with acetone (2x) and ether (2x). The solids were dried on hi-vac overnight to give the 3-(5-amino-2-(4-(2-(3,3-difluoro-3-phosphonopropoxy)ethoxy)-2-methylphenethyl)benzo [fj[l ,7]naphthyridin-8-yl)propanoic acid (19) as a solid. Ή NMR (Dimethylsulfoxide-d6): δ 9.02 (s, 1 H), 8.82 (s, 1H), 8.55 (d, 1H, J = 8.4 Hz), 7.58 (s, 1H), 7.48 (d, 1 H, J = 8.4 Hz), 7.07 (d, 1H, J = 8.4 Hz), 6.75 (s, 1 H), 6.68 (d, 1H, J = 8.4 Hz), 4.03-4.00 (m, 2H), 3.72-3.68 (m, 4H), 3.16-3.12 (m, 2H), 3.03-2.96 (m, 4H), 2.67-2.64 (m, 2H), 2.33-2.32 (m, 2H), 2.26 (s, 3H). LRMS [M+H] = 604.2

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Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pattern recognition receptors which play an essential role in the innate immunity, by recognizing invasion of microbial pathogens and initiating intracellular signal transduction pathways to trigger expression of genes, the products of which can control innate immune responses. Specifically, Toll like receptor (TLR) agonists activate innate immune cells through the TLR-MyD88-NFk and IRF3/7 pathways. TLR7, TLR8, and TLR9 belong to a subfamily of TLRs based on their genomic structure, sequence similarities, and homology. TLR7, TLR8, and TLR9 are located in intracellular endolysosomal compartments and show a unique pattern of cell type-specific expression that is thought to be responsible for different pathogen response profiles.

Small molecule agonists of TLR7 and/or TLR8 have been reported and shown to activate innate immune responses by inducing selected cytokine biosynthesis, the induction of co-stimulatory molecules, and by increased antigen-presenting capacity. Such compounds include imidazoquinoline amine derivatives (U.S. Patent No. 4689338), imidazopyridine amine derivative (U.S. Patent No. 5446153), imidazonaphthyridine derivative (U.S. Patent No.

6194425), oxazoloquinoline amine derivatives (U.S. Patent No. 61 10929); thiazoloquinoline amine derivatives (U.S. Patent No. 61 10929), selenazoloquinoline amine derivatives (U.S. Patent No. 61 10929), pyrazolopyridine derivatives (U.S. Patent No. 9145410), and

benzonaphthyridine amine derivatives (U.S. Patent Nos. 8466167 and 9045470).

The synthetic TLR7 agonist, Imiquimod (1 -(2-methylpropyl)-1 H-imidazo[ 4,5-c]quinolin-4-amine) is FDA-approved in a cream formulation for the topical treatment of cutaneous basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis and genital warts, and has limited activity against cutaneous melanoma and breast tumors (J. Immunol. 2014, 193(9) : 4722^1-731 ). Systemic administration of Imiquimod, and structurally similar Resiquimod, is limited by cytokine- mediated adverse effects including severe flu-like symptoms (Expert Opin. Emerging Drugs (2010), 15:544-555). Consequently, Imiquimod is used exclusively in topical applications and is not used to treat deep, non-cutaneous tumors such as melanoma or solid tumors.

An injectable lipid modified imidazoquinoline (TLR7/8 dual agonist) that forms a tissue depot with gradual, sustained release which allows for local TLR triggering activity without systemic cytokine release has been reported (J. Immunol. 2014, 193(9): 4722^731 ). However, this compound was shown to be ineffective for large tumors and in addition the serum concentration of this compound 24 hours post subcutaneous administration decreased by approximately 50% (Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 2014, 2:12). Therefore, there remains a need for intratumor administration of a TLR7 agonist with prolonged sustained release, which may benefit the treatment of large tumors.

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Candidate: LHC165

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Presenter: Alex Cortez, senior Investigator I at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

Target: Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7)

Disease: Solid tumors

Reporter’s notes: Cortez shared another story in the realm of immuno-oncology, although the program that yielded this compound actually started in the world of vaccines. Cortez’s team had been focusing on vaccine adjuvants, small molecules that turn on the immune system to enhance a vaccine’s effect. They developed one such class of compound that activates toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7), a protein in the immune system that recognizes dangerous-looking molecules and can trigger the release of infection-clearing proteins. After observing TLR7 agonists’ ability to induce an immune response with vaccines, the researchers wondered whether the molecules could also be effective in immuno-oncology.

They found that LHC165 adsorbed to aluminum hydroxide reduced tumor growth in mice and, intriguingly, showed signs of an abscopal effect, in which untreated tumors shrink concurrently with treated tumors. The implication is that if the immune system recognizes one tumor site, it can recognize others. As with several of the candidates presented throughout the day, LHC165 bears a phosphate group and is injected into the tumor. It’s currently in Phase I trials in patients with advanced malignancies, which means they’ve already tried second and third line therapies, as a single agent and in combination with the checkpoint inhibitor PDR001.

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ABL 001, Asciminib


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ABL001 / Asciminib

Cas 1492952-76-7
Chemical Formula: C20H18ClF2N5O3
Molecular Weight: 449.8428
Elemental Analysis: C, 53.40; H, 4.03; Cl, 7.88; F, 8.45; N, 15.57; O, 10.67

N-[4-[Chloro(difluoro)methoxy]phenyl]-6-[(3R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin-1-yl]-5-(1H-pyrazol-5-yl)pyridine-3-carboxamide

3-Pyridinecarboxamide, N-[4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl]-6-[(3R)-3-hydroxy-1-pyrrolidinyl]-5-(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)-

PHASE 3, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, NOVARTIS

Asciminib is an orally bioavailable, allosteric Bcr-Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor with potential antineoplastic activity. Designed to overcome resistance, ABL001 binds to the Abl portion of the Bcr-Abl fusion protein at a location that is distinct from the ATP-binding domain. This binding results in the inhibition of Bcr-Abl-mediated proliferation and enhanced apoptosis of Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) hematological malignancies. The Bcr-Abl fusion protein tyrosine kinase is an abnormal enzyme produced by leukemia cells that contain the Philadelphia chromosome.

ABL001 has been used in trials studying the health services research of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and Philadelphia Chromosome-positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Novartis; Novartis Oncology
  • Class Antineoplastics; Pyrazoles; Pyrrolidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Bcr-abl tyrosine kinase inhibitors

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • No development reported Precursor cell lymphoblastic leukaemia-lymphoma

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia(Second-line therapy or greater) in Australia (PO)
  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia(Second-line therapy or greater) in France (PO)
  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia(Second-line therapy or greater) in Germany (PO)
  • The tyrosine kinase activity of the ABLl protein is normally tightly regulated, with the N-terminal cap region of the SH3 domain playing an important role. One regulatory mechanism involves the N-terminal cap glycine-2 residue being myristoylated and then interacting with a myristate binding site within the SHI catalytic domain. A hallmark of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is the Philadelphia chromosome (Ph), formed by the t(9,22) reciprocal chromosome translocation in a haematopoietic stem cell. This chromosome carries the BCR-ABL1 oncogene which encodes the chimeric BCR-ABL1 protein, that lacks the N-terminal cap and has a constitutively active tyrosine kinase domain.Although drugs that inhibit the tyrosine kinase activity of BCR-ABL1 via an ATP-competitive mechanism, such as Gleevec® / Glivec® (imatinib), Tasigna® (nilotinib) and Sprycel® (dasatinib), are effective in the treatment of CML, some patients relapse due to the emergence of drug-resistant clones, in which mutations in the SHI domain compromise inhibitor binding. Although Tasigna® and Sprycel® maintain efficacy towards many Gleevec-resistant mutant forms of BCR-ABLl, the mutation in which the threonine-315 residue is replaced by an isoleucine (T315I) remains insensitive to all three drugs and can result in CML patients developing resistance to therapy. Therefore, inhibiting BCR-ABLl mutations, such as T315I, remains an unmet medical need. In addition to CML, BCR-ABLl fusion proteins are causative in a percentage of acute lymphocytic leukemias, and drugs targeting ABL kinase activity also have utility in this indication.Agents targeting the myristoyl binding site (so-called allosteric inhibitors) have potential for the treatment of BCR-ABLl disorders (J. Zhang, F. J. Adrian, W. Jahnke, S. W. Cowan- Jacob, A. G. Li, R. E. Iacob4, T. Sim, J. Powers, C. Dierks, F. Sun, G.-R. Guo, Q. Ding, B. Okram, Y. Choi, A. Wojciechowski, X. Deng, G. Liu, G. Fendrich, A. Strauss, N. Vajpai, S. Grzesiek, T. Tuntland, Y. Liu, B. Bursulaya, M. Azam, P. W. Manley, J. R. Engen, G. Q. Daley, M. Warmuth., N. S. Gray. Targeting BCR-ABL by combining allosteric with ATP -binding-site inhibitors. Nature 2010;463:501-6). To prevent the emergence of drug resistance from ATP inhibitor and/or allosteric inhibitor use, a combination treatment using both types of inhibitor can be developed for the treatment of BCR-ABLl related disorders. In particular, the need exists for small molecules, or combinations thereof, that inhibit the activity of BCR-ABLl and BCR-ABLl mutations via the ATP binding site, the myristoyl binding site or a combination of both sites.Further, inhibitors of ABL 1 kinase activity have the potential to be used as therapies for the treatment of metastatic invasive carcinomas and viral infections such as pox and Ebola viruses.The compounds from the present invention also have the potential to treat or prevent diseases or disorders associated with abnormally activated kinase activity of wild-type ABL1, including non-malignant diseases or disorders, such as CNS diseases in particular neurodegenerative diseases (for example Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s diseases), motoneuroneuron diseases (amyotophic lateral sclerosis), muscular dystrophies, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases (diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis), viral infections, prion diseases.

Asciminib is an allosteric inhibitor of BCR-ABL kinase in phase III clinical development at Novartis for the treatment of patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) in chronic phase who have been previously treated with ATP-binding site tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Early clinical trials are also under way in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph+ ALL) and as first-line threapy of CML.

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To illustrate tautomerism with the following specific examples, (R)-N-(4- (chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-(3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)-5-(lH-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinamide

(right structure, below) is a tautomer of (R)-N-(4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-(3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)-5-(lH-pyrazol-3-yl)nicotinamide (left structure, below) and vice versa:

[0045] Where the plural form (e.g. compounds, salts) is used, this includes the singular

Example 9

(R)-N-(4-(Chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-(3-hvdroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)-5-(lH-pyrazol-5- vDnicotinamide

[00365] A mixture of (R)-5-Bromo-N-(4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-(3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)nicotinamide (Stage 9.2, 100 mg, 0.216 mmol) and 5-(4 ,4,5,5-tetramethyl- 1 ,3 ,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)- 1 -((2-(trimethylsilyl)ethoxy)methyl)- IH-pyrazole (215 mg, 0.663 mmol), Pd(PPh3)2Cl2 (17 mg, 0.024 mmol), Na2C03 (115 mg, 1.081 mmol), DME (917 μί), water (262 μΕ) and EtOH (131 μί) in a MW vial was sealed, evacuated / purged 3 times with argon and subjected to MW irradiation at 125°C for 20 min. The RM was diluted with 2 mL

of DME, stirred with Si-Thiol (Silicycle 1.44 mmol/g, 90 mg, 0.130 mmol) for 3 h. The mixture was centrifuged and the supernatant was filtered through a 0.45 μηι PTFE filter and the solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified by flash

chromatography (RediSep® Silica gel column, 12 g, cyclohexane / EtOAc from 40% to 100% EtOAc) to afford the protected intermediate as a colorless oil. Ethylene diamine (96 μί, 1.428 mmol) and TBAF 1 M in THF (1.428 mL, 1.428 mmol) were then added and the RM was stirred at 80-85°C for 5 days. The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure and the residue was dissolved in EtOAc (40 mL), washed 3 times with sat. aq. NaHCC and brine, dried over Na2S04 and The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give a residue which was purified by preparative SFC (Column DEAP, from 25% to 30% in 6 min) to yield the title compound as a white solid.

[00366] Alternatively, Example 9 was prepared by adding TFA (168 mL, 2182 mmol) to a solution of N-(4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-((R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)-5-(l-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinamide (Stage 9.1, 31.3 g, 54.6 mmol) in DCM (600 mL). The mixture was stirred at RT for 2.5 h. The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure and the residue was dissolved in EtOAc (1.5 L),washed with a sat. solution of NaHC03 (3 x 500 mL) and brine (500 mL), dried over Na2S04 and the solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give a residue which was suspended in DCM (300 mL), stirred at RT for 15 min, filtered, washed with DCM (200 mL), dried and purified by chromatography (Silica gel, 1 kg, DCM / MeOH 95:5). The residue was dissolved in MeOH (500 mL) and treated with Si-Thiol (Biotage, 5.0 g , 6.5 mmol) for 16 h at 25°C. The resin was filtered off, the solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure and the residue was crystallized from MeCN to afford the title compound as a white crystalline solid.

[00367] Alternatively, Example 9 was prepared by the dropwise addition of aqueous HC1

(7.7 mL of 6M) to a solution of N-(4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-((R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin- 1 -yl)-5-( 1 -(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)- 1 H-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinamide (Stage 9.1, 3.8 g, 7.12 mmol) in MeOH (20 mL) and THF (10 mL) with cooling (below 35°C). The mixture was stirred at 22°C for 2 h and then added to cooled (10°C) 1.2 M NaOH (22 mL).

Throughout the addition the temperature was kept below 30°C and pH was kept in the range of 9-10. The RM was then stirred for 30 min at 30°C. The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure, until the desired compound precipitated. The precipitate was filtered and dried to give the title compound as a yellow solid.

[00368] Analytical data for Example 9: HPLC (Condition 5) tR = 5.54 min, HPLC Chiral

(CHIRALCEL® OD-H, 250 x 4.6 mm, eluent : n-heptane/EtOH/MeOH (85: 10:5), 1 mL/min, UV 210 nm) tR = 10.17 min, UPLC-MS (condition 3) tR = 0.93 min, m/z = 450.3 [M+H]+, m/z = 494.1 [M+formic acid-H]XH-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.65 – 1.76 (m, 1 H) 1.76 – 1.87 (m, 1 H) 2.93 (d, J=l 1.73 Hz, 1 H) 3.19 – 3.29 (m, 2 H) 3.35 – 3.51 (m, 1 H) 4.10 – 4.25 (m, 1 H) 4.89 (br. s, 1 H) 6.41 (br. s, 1 H) 7.33 (d, J=8.50 Hz, 2 H) 7.57/7.83 (br. s, 1 H) 7.90 (d, J=8.50 Hz, 2 H) 8.07 (br. s, 1 H) 8.77 (br. s, 1 H) 10.23 (s, 1 H) 12.97/13.15 (br. s, 1 H).

[00369] Stage 9.1 : N-(4-(Chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-((R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin- 1 -yl)-5-( 1 -(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2- l)- 1 H-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinamide

[00370] l-(Tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-5-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)-lH-pyrazole (29.6 g, 102 mmol), K3P04 (51.6 g, 236 mmol) and Pd(PPh3)4 (4.55 g, 3.93 mmol) were added to a suspension of (R)-5-bromo-N-(4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-(3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)nicotinamide (Stage 9.2, 36.4 g, 79 mmol) in toluene (360 mL) under an argon atmosphere and the mixture was stirred at 110°C for 4 h. The RM was poured into brine (500 mL) and extracted with EtOAc (2 x 1 L). The combined extracts were washed with brine (500 mL), dried over Na2S04, and the solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give a residue which was purified by chromatography (Silica gel column, 1.5 kg, DCM / MeOH 95:5) to afford a dark yellow foam, that was dissolved in MeOH / DCM (1 L of 3: l) and treated with Si-Thiol (Biotage, 35 g , 45.5 mmol) for 17 h at 30°C. The resin was filtered off, and solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure, until the desired compound crystallized. The product was filtered washed with MeOH and dried to afford the title compound.

[00371] Alternatively, Stage 9.1 was prepared by adding 4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)aniline

(16.6 g, 84.9 mmol), NMM (21.7 g, 212.1 mmol), hydroxybenzotriazole hydrate (HOBt H20, 11.9 g, 77.77 mmol) and l-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCIHCl, 20.9 g, 109.0 mmol) to a solution of 6-((R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)-5-(l-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinic acid (Stage 9.4, 29.83 g, 70.7 mmol) in THF (271 mL). The mixture was stirred for 1.5 h at 25°C and then at 65°C for 16 h. After cooling the RM to 35 °C, further EDCIHCl (13.3 g, 69.4 mmol) was added and the RM was stirred for 1.5 h at 35°C then again at 65°C for 16 h. After cooling the RM to 35°C, water (150 mL) was added, the THF was removed under reduced pressure, EtOAc (180 mL) was added and the mixture was stirred for at 35 °C fori h. The two layers were separated and the aq. phase was then extracted with EtOAc (60 mL). The combined organic layers were washed with water (90 mL), brine (90 mL). The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give a brown solid which was purified by column chromatography (Silica gel, DCM / MeOH 40: 1 to 20: 1) to afford the title compound as a yellow solid.

[00372] Analytical data for Stage 9.1: HPLC (Condition 5) tR = 6.12 min, UPLC-MS

(Condition 3) tR = 1.06 min, m/z = 533.2 [M+H]+XH-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.36 -2.02 (m, 7 H) 2.23 – 2.38 (m, 1 H) 3.08 – 3.29 (m, 2 H) 3.32 – 3.52 (m, 2 H) 3.73 – 3.93 (m, 1 H) 4.13 – 4.25 (m, 1 H) 4.80 – 4.90 (m, 1 H) 4.95 – 5.17 (m, 1 H) 6.33 – 6.50 (m, 1 H) 7.33 (d, J=8.99 Hz, 2 H) 7.61 (d, J=1.56 Hz, 1 H) 7.86 (d, J=8.99 Hz, 2 H) 7.97 – 8.11 (m, 1 H) 8.82 (s, 1 H) 10.13 – 10.25 (m, 1 H).

[00373] Stage 9.2: (R)-5-Bromo-N-(4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)-6-(3-hydroxypyrrolidin- 1 -yl)nicotinamide

[00374] (R)-Pyrrolidin-3-ol (9.55 g, 109.6 mmol) and DIPEA (35.1 ml, 201.3 mmol) were added to a suspension of 5-bromo-6-chloro-N-(4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)nicotinamide (Stage 9.3, 37.7 g, 91.5 mmol) in iPrOH (65 mL) and stirred at 140°C for 1 h. EtOAc (700 mL) was added and the solution was washed IN HC1 (2 x 200 mL), sat. NaHCC (200 mL) and brine (2 x 200 mL), dried over Na2S04, and the solution was concentrated under reduced pressure until crystallization commenced. n-Heptane (1 L) were added and the mixture was stirred at RT for 30 min, filtered and washed with ΪΡΓ20 (500 mL) to afford the title compound as a white crystalline solid. HPLC (Condition 5) tR = 6.68 min, UPLC-MS (Condition 3) tR = 1.10 min, m/z =

462.2/464.2 [M+H]+XH-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.78 – 2.01 (m, 2 H) 3.55 (d, J=l 1.34 Hz, 1 H) 3.66 – 3.75 (m, 1 H) 3.79 – 3.93 (m, 2 H) 4.34 (br. s, 1 H) 4.98 (d, =3.13 Hz, 1 H) 7.32 (d, J=8.99 Hz, 2 H) 7.84 (d, J=8.99 Hz, 2 H) 8.33 (d, J=1.96 Hz, 1 H) 8.66 (d, J=1.96 Hz, 1 H) 10.21 (s, 1 H).

[00375] Stage 9.3: 5-Bromo-6-chloro-N- 4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)phenyl)nicotinamide

[00376] DMF (2.55 mL, 33.0 mmol) and SOCl2 (24.08 ml, 330 mmol) were added to a suspension of 5-bromo-6-chloro-nicotinic acid (26 g, 110 mmol) in toluene (220 mL) and the RM was stirred at 80°C for 1 h. The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure and the residue was dissolved in THF (220 mL) and cooled to -16°C. DIPEA (38.4 mL, 220 mmol) was added, followed by dropwise addition of a solution of 4-(chlorodifluoromethoxy)aniline (22.35 g, 115 mmol) in THF (220 mL) over 15 min. The suspension was stirred for 1 h at RT. The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure and the residue was dissolved in TBME (700 mL), washed with IN HC1 (2 x 200 mL), sat. NaHC03 (200 mL) and brine (2 x 200 mL), dried over Na2S04, and the solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give the product which was crystallized from EtOAc – n-heptane to afford the title compound as a white crystalline solid. HPLC (Condition 5) tR = 7.77 min, UPLC-MS (Condition 3) tR = 1.24 min, m/z =

409.1/411.1/413.1 [M+H]+XH-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 7.38 (d, =8.99 Hz, 2 H) 7.85 (d, =8.99 Hz, 2 H) 8.72 (br. s, 1 H) 8.92 (br. s, 1 H) 10.68 (s, 1 H).

[00377] Stage 9.4: 6-((R)-3-Hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)-5-(l-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinic acid

[00378] Aq. NaOH (180 niL of 2.6 M) was added to a solution of methyl 6-((R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin- 1 -yl)-5-(l -(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)- 1 H-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinate (Stage 9.5, 11 lg, 299 mmol) in MeOH (270 mL) and the RM was stirred at RT for 14 h. The MeOH was evaporated off under reduced pressure and the aq. residue was treated with brine (90 mL), extracted with MeTHF twice (540 mL + 360 mL) and the combined organic layers were washed with water (90 mL). MeTHF was added to the combined aq. layers, the biphasic mixture was cooled to 0 °C and acidified (pH = 4-4.5) with aq. HC1 solution (18%) and extracted with

MeTHF. The combined organic extracts were washed with brine and the solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give a residue which was recrystallized from a EtOAc / TBME (1 : 1) to afford the title compound as a white solid. HPLC (Condition 7) tR = 4.74 min, LC-MS

(Condition 8) tR = 3.37 min, m/z = 359.0 [M+H]+XH-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.44 (br. s, 2 H), 1.51 (d, J=11.54 Hz, 2 H), 1.64 – 1.86 (m, 4 H), 1.90 (br. s, 1 H), 2.31 (d, J=9.29 Hz, 1 H), 2.77 (br. s, 1 H), 3.10 (br. s, 1 H), 3.21 (d, J=8.78 Hz, 2 H), 3.27 – 3.51 (m, 4 H), 3.87 (d, J=11.54 Hz, 1 H), 4.16 (br. s, 1 H), 4.75 – 4.93 (m, 1 H), 5.04 (br. s, 1 H), 6.35 (d, J=17.32 Hz, 1 H), 7.51 – 7.64 (m, 1 H), 7.64 – 7.82 (m, 1 H), 8.67 (d, J=2.26 Hz, 1 H), 12.58 (br. s, 1 H).

[00379] Stage 9.5: Methyl 6-((R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)-5-(l-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)- 1 H-pyrazol-5-yl)nicotinate

[00380] A mixture of (R)-methyl 5-bromo-6-(3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)nicotinate (Stage

9.6, 90 g, 299 mmol), l-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-lH-pyrazole-5-boronic acid pinacol ester (103.9 g, 373.6 mmol), K3P04 (126.9 g, 597.7 mmol), Pd(PPh3)2Cl2 (6.29 g, 8.97 mmol) in toluene (900 mL) was stirred at 92°C and for 16 h. After cooling the mixture to RT, the solution was washed with water (450 mL), 5% NaHCC solution (430 mL) and the solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give a residue which was used without further purifications in the next step. HPLC (Condition 7) tR = 6.929 min, LC-MS (Condition 8) tR = 4.30 min, m/z = 373.0 [M+H ; XH-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.19 – 1.28 (m, 1 H), 1.35 – 1.63 (m, 4 H), 1.63 -1.86 (m, 3 H), 1.89 (br. s, 1 H), 2.12 – 2.39 (m, 1 H), 3.11 (br. s, 1 H), 3.18 – 3.48 (m, 4 H), 3.78 (s, 4 H), 3.88 (d, J=11.54 Hz, 1 H), 4.08 – 4.24 (m, 1 H), 4.86 (dd, J=18.20, 2.89 Hz, 1 H), 5.02 (d, J=8.28 Hz, 1 H), 6.39 (br. s, 1 H), 7.58 (d, J=1.25 Hz, 1 H), 7.78 (br. s, 1 H), 8.69 (t, J=2.01 Hz, 1 H).

[00381] Stage 9.6: (R)-methyl 5-bromo-6-(3-hydroxypyrrolidin-l-yl)nicotinate

[00382] DIPEA (105.3 g, 142.2 mL, 814.4 mmol) was added to a solution of methyl-5-bromo-6-chroronicotinate (85 g, 339.5 mmol) and (R)-pyrrolidin-3-ol (54.2 g, 441.2 mmol) in isopropyl acetate and the RM was stirred at 70°C for 14 h . The solvent was evaporated off under reduced pressure to give a the residue which was dissolved in toluene (850 mL), washed with water (127 mL) and brine (127 mL)and concentrated under reduced pressure until precipitation commenced. n-Heptane (340 mL) was slowly added to the stirred mixture at 22 °C, which was then cooled to 0 °C and the product was filtered, washed with a toluene / n-heptane mixture

(1 : 1.5) and dried to give the title compound as a yellow solid. HPLC (Condition 7) tR = 8.54 min, LC-MS (Condition 8) tR = 4.62 min, m/z = 300.9/302.9 [M+H]+XH-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ρριη 1.77 – 1.99 (m, 2 H), 3.57 (d, J=11.54 Hz, 1 H), 3.72 (ddd, J=l 1.11, 7.97, 3.26 Hz, 1 H), 3.78 (s, 3 H), 3.81 -3.90 (m, 2 H), 4.26 – 4.39 (m, 1 H), 4.99 (br. s, 1 H), 8.11 (d, J=2.01 Hz, 1 H), 8.56 (d, J=1.76 Hz, 1 H).

PAPER

  • By Wylie, Andrew A.; Schoepfer, Joseph; Jahnke, Wolfgang; Cowan-Jacob, Sandra W.; Loo, Alice; Furet, Pascal; Marzinzik, Andreas L.; Pelle, Xavier; Donovan, Jerry; Zhu, Wenjing; et al
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By Wylie, Andrew A. et alFrom Nature (London, United Kingdom), 543(7647), 733-737; 2017

PAPER

  • By Molica, Matteo; Massaro, Fulvio; Breccia, Massimo
  • From Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy (2017), 18(1), 57-65.

PATENT

US 20170216289

PAPER

  • By El Rashedy, Ahmed A.; Olotu, Fisayo A.; Soliman, Mahmoud E. S.
  • From Chemistry & Biodiversity (2018), 15(3), n/a.
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US2016108123 ANTIBODY MOLECULES TO PD-L1 AND USES THEREOF
2015-10-13
2016-04-21
US2014343086 COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING THE ACTIVITY OF ABL1, ABL2 AND BCR-ABL1
2014-07-31
2014-11-20
US8829195 Compounds and compositions for inhibiting the activity of ABL1, ABL2 and BCR-ABL1
2013-05-13
2014-09-09

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CAS 1874276-76-2

3-amino-N-[3-(4-amino-4-methylpiperidin-1-yl)pyridin-2-yl]-6-[3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl]pyrazine-2-carboxamide

  • 3-Amino-N-[3-(4-amino-4-methylpiperidin-1-yl)pyridin-2-yl]-6-[3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl]pyrazine-2-carboxamide
Molecular Formula: C22H23F3N8O
Molecular Weight: 472.476 g/mol
Inventors Michael Joseph Luzzio, Julien Papillon,Michael Scott Visser
Applicant Novartis Ag

Michael Luzzio

Michael Joseph Luzzio

Julien Papillon

Julien Papillon,

Mike Visser

Michael Scott Visser

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SYNTHESIS

Uveal melanoma (UM) is the most common cancer of the eye in adults (Singh AD. et al., Ophthalmology. 201 1 ; 1 18: 1881-5). Most UM patients develop metastases for which no curative treatment has been identified so far. The majority of UM tumors have mutations in the genes GNAQ (guanine nucleotide-binding protein G(q) subunit alpha) and GNA11 (guanine nucleotide-binding protein G(q) subunit 1 1 ), which encode for small GTPases (Harbour JW. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2012;25: 171-81). Both of these mutations lead to activation of the protein kinase C (PKC) pathway. The up-regulation of PKC pathway has downstream effects which leads to constitutive activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway that has been implicated in causing uncontrolled cell growth in a number of proliferative diseases.

Whilst anti-proliferative effects have been observed with certain PKC pathway inhibitors, no sustained MAPK pathway inhibition has been observed. Thus far, PKC inhibitors (PKCi) have had limited efficacy as single agents in patients (Mochly-Rosen D et al., Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2012 Dec;1 1 (12):937-57). Moreover, inhibition of PKC alone was unable to trigger cell death in vitro and/or tumor regression in vivo (Chen X, et al., Oncogene. 2014;33:4724-34).

The protein p53 is a transcription factor that controls the expression of a multitude of target genes involved in DNA damage repair, apoptosis and cell cycle arrest, which are all important phenomena counteracting the malignant growth of tumors. The TP53 gene is one of the most frequently mutated genes in human cancers, with approximately half of all cancers having inactivated p53. Furthermore, in cancers with a non-mutated TP53 gene, typically the p53 is functionally inactivated at the protein level. One of the mechanisms of p53 inactivation is through its interaction with human homolog of MDM2 (Mouse double minute 2) protein. MDM2 protein functions both as an E3 ubiquitin ligase, that leads to proteasomal degradation of p53, and an inhibitor of p53 transcriptional activation. Therefore, MDM2 is an important negative regulator of the p53 tumor suppressor. MDM2 inhibitors can prevent interaction between MDM2 and p53 and thus allow the p53 protein to exert its effector functions. Whilst TP53 mutations are not common in UM, there are reports suggesting the p53 pathway is inactivated by either high expression of MDM2 protein or downregulation of the PERP protein in UM patients.

A combination of an MDM2 inhibitor (Nutlin-3) has been shown to act synergistically with reactivation of p53 and induction of tumor cell apoptosis (RITA) and Topotecan to cause growth inhibition in UM cell lines (De Lange J. et al., Oncogene. 2012;31 :1 105-16). However, Nutlin-3 and Topotecan delayed in vivo tumor growth only in a limited manner.

PATENT

WO 2017029588

PATENT

WO 2016020864

Example 9: 3-amino-N-(3-(4-amino-4-methylpiperidin-l-yl)pyridin-2-yl)- 6-(3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine-2-carboxamide

Synthesis of tert-butyl (4-meth l-l-(2-nitropyridin-3-yl)piperidin-4-yl)carbamate

To a solution of 3-fluoro-2-nitropyridine (11.2 g, 81 mmol) in dioxane (200 mL) was added tert-butyl (4-methylpiperidin-4-yl)carbamate (26 g, 121 mmol). Huenig’s Base (28.3 mL,

162 mmol) was added and the mixture was heated to 85 °C for 18 hrs. The reaction was cooled to RT and concentrated to give a brown solid. The solids were washed with 200 mL of 4: 1 heptane:EtOAc. Slurry was concentrated to half volume and filtered to collect (26.2 g, 78 mmol, 96%) brown solid. LC-MS (Acidic Method): ret.time= 1.46 min, M+H = 337.4

Step 2: Synthesis of tert-butyl (4-meth l-l-(2-nitropyridin-3-yl)piperidin-4-yl)carbamate

To a solution of tert-butyl (4-methyl-l-(2-nitropyridin-3-yl)piperidin-4-yl)carbamate (11.6 g, 37.2 mmol) in ethyl acetate (200 mL). 10% Pd-C (3.48 g) was added and stirred under H2 balloon pressure at RT for 4h. A small amount of MgS04 was added to the reaction and then the reaction mixture was filtered through a pad of cellite, then washed with ethyl acetate (100 mL) and the filtrate was concentrated to afford a brown solid (8.54 g, 27.9 mmol, 85%). LC-MS (Acidic Method): ret.time= 0.91 min, M+H = 307.4.

Step 3: Synthesis of tert-butyl (l-(2-(3-amino-6-(3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine-2-carboxamido)pyridin-3-yl)-4-meth lpiperidin-4-yl)carbamate

To a solution of 3-amino-6-(3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine-2-carboxylic acid in dimethyl formamide (125 mL) was added ((lH-benzo[d][l,2,3]triazol-l- yl) oxy)

tris(dimethylamino) phosphonium hexafluorophosphate(V) (1.8g, 4.24 mmol) and 4-methylmorpholine (1 mL, 9.79 mmol). Reaction stirred at RT for 40 minutes. Tert-butyl (l-(2-aminopyridin-3-yl)-4-methylpiperidin-4-yl) carbamate in dimethylformamide (25 mL) was added and reaction stirred for 16 hrs at RT. The reaction mixture was diluted with EtOAc and was washed with NaHC03(aq) (3 x 200mL) and brine (lx 200mL). The organic phase was dried with Na2S04, filtered and concentrated. The crude product was taken up in acetonitrile (30 mL) and mixture was allowed to stand at RT for a period of time. Yellow solid collected by filtration (1.39g, 74%). LC-MS (Acidic Method): ret.time= 1.13 mm, M+H = 573.3.

Step 4: Synthesis of 3-amino-N-(3-(4-amino-4-methylpiperidin-l-yl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine-2-carboxamide

A solution of tert-butyl (l-(2-(3-amino-6-(3-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)pyrazine-2-carboxamido)pyridin-3-yl)-4-methylpiperidin-4-yl)carbamate (l -39g, 2.06 mmol) in dichloromethane (10 mL) was cooled to 0 °C. 2,2,2-trifluoroacetic acid (2.4 ml, 31 mmol) was added dropwise to the solution. The mixture was allowed to warm to 22 °C and stirred for 4 hrs. Reaction mixture was concentrated to remove DCM and excess TFA. A red oil was produced, which was taken up in 100 mL CHCI3/IPA 3: 1 and saturated aq. NaHCC was added to neutralize the solution. The mixture was then stirred at 22°C for 16 hrs. The mixture transfered to separatory funnel and aqueous layers were washed with CHCI3/IPA 3: 1 (3X 100 mL). Combined organic phases were dried with Na2S04, filtered and concentrated to afford a yellow solid. The crude product was recrystallized from acetonitrile. A yellow solid was collected by filtration (0.82g, 83%). LC-MS (Acidic Method ): ret.time= 0.75 mm, M+H = 473.2. 1H NMR (400 MHz, Methanol-^) δ 8.92 (dd, J = 5.1, 1.4 Hz, 1H), 8.68 (s, 1H), 8.47 – 8.27 (m, 1H), 8.12 (dd, J = 4.9, 1.6 Hz, 1H), 7.83 – 7.50 (m, 2H), 7.18 (dd, J = 7.9, 4.9 Hz, 1H), 3.02 – 2.65 (m, 4H), 1.54 – 1.24 (m, 4H), 0.74 (s, 3H).

REFERENCES

Visser, M.; Papillon, J.; Fan, J.; et al.
NVP-LXS196, a novel PKC inhibitor for the treatment of uveal melanoma
253rd Am Chem Soc (ACS) Natl Meet (April 2-6, San Francisco) 2017, Abst MEDI 366

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FC(F)(F)c1cccnc1c2cnc(N)c(n2)C(=O)Nc3ncccc3N4CCC(C)(N)CC4

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FGF 401


FGF 401

NVP-FGF-401

CAS 1708971-55-4

MF C25 H30 N8 O4, MW 506.56
1,8-Naphthyridine-1(2H)-carboxamide, N-[5-cyano-4-[(2-methoxyethyl)amino]-2-pyridinyl]-7-formyl-3,4-dihydro-6-[(4-methyl-2-oxo-1-piperazinyl)methyl]-

N-[5-Cyano-4-[(2-methoxyethyl)amino]-2-pyridinyl]-7-formyl-3,4-dihydro-6-[(4-methyl-2-oxo-1-piperazinyl)methyl]-1,8-naphthyridine-1(2H)-carboxamide

/V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide

Phase I/II Hepatocellular carcinoma; Solid tumours 

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Novartis Oncology
  • Class Antineoplastics
  • Mechanism of Action Type 4 fibroblast growth factor receptor antagonists
  • 26 Jan 2016 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Solid tumours and Hepatocellular carcinoma in USA, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, France, Germany and Spain (PO)
  • 26 Dec 2014 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Hepatocellular carcinoma in Singapore (PO)
  • 26 Dec 2014 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Solid tumours in Singapore (PO)

Activation of FGFRs (fibroblast growth factor receptors) has an essential role in regulating cell survival, proliferation, migration and differentiation.1 Dysregulation of the FGFR signaling pathway has been associated with human cancer.1 FGFRs represent an important target for cancer therapeutics because a growing body of evidence indicates that they can act in an oncogenic fashion to promote multiple steps of cancer progression, including induction of mitogenic and survival signals

FGF-401 is a FGFR4 inhibitor in phase I/II clinical studies at Novartis for the treatment of positive FGFR4 and KLB expresion solid tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma

Normal growth, as well as tissue repair and remodeling, require specific and delicate control of activating growth factors and their receptors. Fibroblast Growth Factors (FGFs) constitute a family of over twenty structurally related polypeptides that are developmental^ regulated and expressed in a wide variety of tissues. FGFs stimulate proliferation, cell migration and differentiation and play a major role in skeletal and limb development, wound healing, tissue repair, hematopoiesis, angiogenesis, and tumorigenesis (reviewed in Ornitz, Novartis Found Symp 232: 63-76; discussion 76-80, 272-82 (2001)).

The biological action of FGFs is mediated by specific cell surface receptors belonging to the Receptor Protein Tyrosine Kinase (RPTK) family of protein kinases. These proteins consist of an extracellular ligand binding domain, a single transmembrane domain and an intracellular tyrosine kinase domain which undergoes phosphorylation upon binding of FGF. Four FGFRs have been identified to date: FGFR1 (also called Fig, fms-like gene, fit- 2, bFGFR, N-bFGFR or Cek1 ), FGFR2 (also called Bek-Bacterial Expressed Kinase-, KGFR, Ksam, Ksaml and Cek3), FGFR3 (also called Cek2) and FGFR4. All mature FGFRs share a common structure consisting of an amino terminal signal peptide, three extracellular immunoglobulin-like domains (Ig domain I, Ig domain II, Ig domain III), with an acidic region between Ig domains (the “acidic box” domain), a transmembrane domain, and intracellular kinase domains (Ullrich and Schlessinger, Cell 61 : 203,1990 ; Johnson and Williams (1992) Adv. Cancer Res. 60: 1 -41). The distinct FGFR isoforms have different binding affinities for the different FGF ligands.

Alterations in FGFRs have been associated with a number of human cancers including myeloma, breast, stomach, colon, bladder, pancreatic and hepatocellular carcinomas. Recently, it was reported that FGFR4 may play an important role in liver cancer in particular (PLoS One, 2012, volume 7, 36713). Other studies have also implicated FGFR4 or its ligand FGF19 in other cancer types including breast, glioblastoma, prostate, rhabdomyosarcoma, gastric, ovarian, lung, colon (Int. J. Cancer 1993; 54:378-382; Oncogene 2010; 29:1543-1552; Cancer Res 2010; 70:802-812; Cancer Res 201 1 ; 71 :4550-4561 ; Clin Cancer Res 2004; 10:6169-6178; Cancer Res 2013;

73:2551 -2562; Clin Cancer Res 2012; 18:3780-3790; J. Clin. Invest. 2009; 1 19:3395-3407; Ann Surg Oncol 2010; 17:3354-61 ; Cancer 201 1 ; 1 17:5304-13; Clin Cancer Res 2013; 19:809-820; PNAS 2013; 1 10:12426-12431 ; Oncogene 2008; 27:85-97).

Therapies involving FGFR4 blocking antibodies have been described for instance in

WO2009/009173, WO2007/136893, WO2012/138975, WO2010/026291 , WO2008/052798 and WO2010/004204. WO2014/144737 and WO2014/01 1900 also describe low molecular weight FGFR4 inhibitors.

in spite of numerous treatment options for patients with cancer, there remains a need for effective and safe therapeutic agents and a need for new combination therapies that can be administered for the effective long-term treatment of cancer.

Liver cancer or hepatic cancer is classified as primary liver cancer (i.e. cancer that forms in the tissues of the liver) and secondary liver cancer (i.e. cancer that spreads to the liver from another part of the body). According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, the number of estimated new cases and deaths from liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer in the United States in 2014 was 33,190 and 23,000, respectively. Importantly, the percent surviving five years or more after being diagnosed with liver and intrahepatic bile duct cancer is only about 16%.

It has now been found that a combination of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in free form or in pharmaceutically acceptable salt form and at least one further active ingredient, as defined herein, shows synergistic combination activity in an in vitro cell proliferation assay as shown in the experimental section and may therefore be effective for the delay of progression or treatment of a proliferative disease, such as cancer, in particular liver cancer.

Inventors Nicole Buschmann, Robin Alec Fairhurst, Pascal Furet, Thomas Knöpfel, Catherine Leblanc, Robert Mah, Pierre NIMSGERN, Sebastien RIPOCHE, Lv LIAO, Jing XIONG, Xianglin ZHAO, Bo Han, Can Wang
Applicant Novartis Ag

Nicole Buschmann

Nicole Buschmann

Novartis
Global Discovery Chemistry
Basel, Switzerland

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WO 2015059668

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WO 2016151500

A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1-yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid salt form has the following structure:

Example 1 – A/-(5-cvano-4 (2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1-yl)methyl)-3,4-dihvdro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid salt form (1 :1).

Step 1 : 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,8-naphthyridine.

The procedure described in J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69 (6), pp 1959-1966 was used. Into a 20 L 4-necked round-bottom flask was placed 2-aminopyridine-3-carbaldehyde (1000 g, 8.19 mol), 1 , 1-dimethoxypropan-2-one (1257 g, 10.64 mol), ethanol (10 L), and water (2 L). This was followed by the addition of a solution of sodium hydroxide (409.8 g, 10.24 mol) in water (1000 mL) drop wise with stirring at 0-15 °C. The solution was stirred for 3 h at 0-20 °C and then concentrated under vacuum. The resulting solution was extracted with 3×1200 mL of ethyl acetate and the organic layers were combined. The mixture was dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated under vacuum. The residue was washed with 3×300 mL of hexane and the solid was collected by filtration. This resulted in the title compound as a yellow solid. 1 H-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-cf6) δ 9.1 1 (dd, 1 H), 8.53 (d, 1 H), 8.50 (dd, 1 H), 7.73 (d, 1 H), 7.67 (dd, 1 H), 5.44 (s, 1 H), 3.41 (s, 6H).

Step 2: 7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine.

The procedure described in J. Org. Chem. , 2004, 69 (6), pp 1959-1966 was used. Into a 5-L pressure tank reactor (5 atm) was placed 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,8-naphthyridine (200 g, 979 mmol), ethanol (3 L), Pt02 (12 g). The reactor was evacuated and flushed three times with nitrogen, followed by flushing with hydrogen. The mixture was stirred overnight at 23 °C under an

atmosphere of hydrogen. This reaction was repeated four times. The solids were filtered out and the resulting mixture was concentrated under vacuum to give the title compound as a yellow solid. 1 H-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.14 (d, 1 H), 6.51 (d, 1 H), 6.47 – 6.41 (m, 1 H), 4.98 (s, 1 H), 3.28 -3.19 (m, 2H), 3.23 (s, 6H), 2.64 (t, 2H), 1 .73 – 1.79 (m, 2H).

Step 3: 6-bromo-7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine.

Into a 3 L 4-necked round-bottom flask was placed 7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3, 4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine (1 14.6 g, 550.3mmol) in acetonitrile (2 L). This was followed by the addition of NBS (103 g, 578 mol) in portions with stirring at 25 °C. The resulting solution was stirred for 30 min at 25 °C. The resulting mixture was concentrated under vacuum and the residue was diluted with 1000 mL of diethylether. The mixture was washed with 3×100 mL of ice/water. The aqueous phase was extracted with 2×100 mL of diethylether and the organic layers were combined. The resulting mixture was washed with 1×100 mL of brine, dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated under vacuum to give the title compound as a light yellow solid. LC-MS: (ES, m/z): 286.03 [M+H]+. 1 H-NMR: (300MHz, CDCI3) δ 1 .86 – 1 .94 (2H, m), 2.70 – 2.74 (2H, m), 3.9 – 3.43 (2H, m), 3.47 (6H, s), 5.23 (1 H, s), 5.58 (1 H, s), 7.29 (1 H, s).

Step 4: 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-3-carbaldehyde.

To a solution of 6-bromo-7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3, 4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine (15.0 g, 52.2 mmol) in THF (400 mL) at -78 °C under argon, was added MeLi (1 .6 M in Et20, 32.6 mL, 52.2 mmol), the solution was stirred for 5 min, then n-BuLi (1 .6 M in hexane, 35.9 mL, 57.5 mmol) was added slowly and the solution was stirred for 20 min. THF (100 mL) was added to the reaction at -78 °C. Subsequently, n-BuLi (1 .6 M in hexane, 49.0 mL, 78 mmol) was added and the reaction mixture was stirred for 20 min, then again n-BuLi (1 .6 M in hexane, 6.53 mL, 10.45 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred for 10 min at – 78 °C. DMF (2.10 mL, 27.2 mmol) was added and the reaction mixture was stirred at -78 °C for 45 min, then it was allowed to warm to room temperature, poured into sat. aq. NH4CI and extracted twice with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na2S04, filtered and evaporated to give the title compound as an orange oil. (UPLC-MS 3) tR 0.63 min; ESI-MS 237.2 [M+H]+.

Step 5: ethyl 2-((2-((tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino)ethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate.

Ethyl bromoacetate (1.27 mL, 1 1 .48 mmol) was added to a mixture of tert-butyl (2-(methylamino)ethyl)carbamate (2.0 g, 1 1 .48 mmol), triethylamine (4.81 mL) and THF (24 mL) at 0 °C. After stirring 24 h at room temperature the reaction mixture was partitioned between saturated aqueous NaHC03 and DCM, extracted 2x with DCM, the organic layers dried over Na2S04 and

evaporated to give the title compound as a clear pale-yellow oil. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCI3) δ 5.20 (s, br, 1 H), 4.18 (q, 2H), 3.24 (s, 2H), 3.22 – 3.16 (m, 2H), 2.65 – 2.61 (m, 2H), 2.38 (s, 3H), 1 .42 (s, 9H), 1 .24 (t, 3H).

Step 6: ethyl 2-((2-aminoethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate dihydrochloride.

Concentrated hydrochloric acid (10 mL) was added to a solution of ethyl 2-((2-((tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino)ethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate (3.05 g, 1 1 .13 mmol) in THF (20 mL) and EtOH (100 mL) at room temperature. After stirring 1 h at room temperature the reaction mixture was evaporated, ethanol (20 mL) added, evaporated, further ethanol (50 mL) added and then stirred at 60 °C for 70 min. The cooled reaction mixture was then evaporated to give the title compound as a pale-yellow glass. 1 H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.58 (s, br, 3H), 4.19 (q, 2H), 4.26 – 4.15 (m, 2H), 3.44 (s, br, 2H), 3.21 (s, br, 2H), 2.88 (s, 3H), 1 .21 (t, 3H).

Step 7: 1 -((2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)methyl)-4-methylpiperazin-2-one.

Sodium triacetoxyborohydride (3.10 g, 14.61 mmol) was added to a mixture of 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-3-carbaldehyde (obtained in step 4, 2.30 g, 9.74 mmol), ethyl 2-((2-aminoethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate dihydrochloride (obtained in step 6, 2.6 g, 14.61 mmol) and triethylamine (6.75 mL, 48.7 mmol) in 1 ,2-dichloroethane (20 mL) at room temperature. The reaction mixture was stirred for 21 h at room temperature and additional sodium triacetoxyborohydride (2.6 g, 9.74 mmol) was added. After a further 4 h stirring at room temperature, again additional sodium triacetoxyborohydride (1 .3 g, 4.87 mmol) was added and the reaction maintained at 4 °C for 2.5 days. The reaction mixture was then warmed to room temperature, saturated aqueous NaHC03 solution added, the mixture extracted with DCM (3x), the combined organic layers dried over Na2S04 and evaporated. The residue was applied to a 120 g RediSep® silica column as a DCM solution and purified by normal phase chromatography, eluting with a gradient from DCM to 10% MeOH in DCM. Product containing fractions were combined and evaporated to give the title compound as an orange foam. 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CDCI3) δ 7.08 (s, 1 H), 5.30 (s, br, 1 H), 5.20 (s, 1 H), 4.69 (s, 2H), 3.44 – 3.34 (m, 2H), 3.40 (s, 6H), 3.22 – 3.15 (m, 2H), 3.24 (s, 2H), 2.71 – 2.64 (m, 2H), 2.58 – 2.50 (m, 2H), 2.31 (s, 3H), 1 .98 – 1.82 (m, 2H). (UPLC-MS 6) tR 0.33; ESI-MS 335.3 [M+H]+.

Step 8: 4-fluoro-5-iodopyridin-2-amine.

A suspension of 4-fluoropyridin-2-amine (336 g, 2.5 mol) and NIS (745 g, 2.75 mol) in MeCN (9 L) was treated with TFA (1 14 g, 1 mol). The reaction mixture was then stirred at room temperature for 8 h. The reaction mixture was diluted with EtOAc (10 L), washed with sat. aq. Na2S203 (2 x 5 L), brine (4 x 5 L). The combined organic layers were dried over Na2S04, filtered and concentrated to get the crude product. The crude product was purified by recrystallization from EtOAc/pentane (1/10) to afford the title compound as a white solid. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-cf6) δ 8.14 (d, 1 H), 6.45 (s, 2H), 6.33 (d, 1 H).

Step 9: 6-amino-4-fluoronicotinonitrile.

4-fluoro-5-iodopyridin-2-amine (obtained in step 8, 240 g, 1 mol), zinc cyanide (125 g, 1.05 mol), zinc (13 g, 0.2 mol), Pd2(dba)3 (25 g, 25 mmol) and dppf (55 g, 0.1 mol) in DMA (800 mL) were degassed and charged into the round bottom flask under nitrogen. The mixture was stirred at 100 °C for 3 h. The reaction mixture was diluted with 5% NaHC03 (2 L), extracted with EtOAc (4 x 600 mL). The combined organic layers were washed with 5% NaOH (1 L), dried over Na2S04, concentrated to 700 mL. The resulting organic phase was eluted through silica gel column with EtOAc (1.7 L). The combined organic filtrate was washed with 2 M HCI (3 x 800 mL). The pH of the aqueous phase was adjusted to 10 with saturated NaHC03. The aqueous phase was extracted whit DCM (3 x 500 mL). The combined DCM was dried over Na2S04 and concentrated. The residue was further purified by column chromatography (eluted with pentane: EtOAc 10: 1 to 3:2) followed by recrystallization from pentane/EtOAc 3/1 to give the title compound as white solid. 1 H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 8.40 (d, 1 H), 7.40 (s, 2H), 6.34 (d, 1 H).

Step 10: tert-butyl (4-chloro-5-cyanopyridin-2-yl)carbamate.

A mixture of 2,4-dichloro-5-cyanopyridine (1 Og, 57.8 mmol), fe/f-butyl carbamate (8.2 g, 70.5 mmol), Pd(OAc)2 (0.26 g, 1 .1 mmol), Xantphos (1 .34 g, 2.3mmol) and K2C03 (12 g, 87 mmol) in THF (150 mL) was degassed 3x with nitrogen. The mixture was then heated at 70 °C for 4-5 h and monitored by chromatography until complete conversion. Following completion of the reaction, additional THF (100 mL) was added and heated the mixture at 70 °C for additional 1 h and then cooled to room temperature. The suspension was then filtered through a pad of celite to remove the solid. The filtrate was then concentrated and azotropically distilled with ethyl acetete before filtering to give the title compound. 1 H NMR (DMSO-d6, 400 MHz): δ 10.82 (s, 1 H), 8.79 (s, 1 H), 8.09 (s, 1 H), 1 .49 (s, 9H).

Step 1 1 : fe/f-butyl N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)carbamate.

A mixture of tert-butyl (4-chloro-5-cyanopyridin-2-yl)carbamate (obtained in step 10, 9.8 g, 38.6 mmol), 2-methoxyethylamine (5.8 g, 77.3 mmol) and DIPEA (6 g, 46.4 mmol) in DMSO (80 mL) was heated at 65-70 °C for 24 h and monitored by chromatography until complete conversion. The

solution was then cooled to room temperature and a white solid precipitated gradually. Water (20 mL) was then added slowly within 1 h. The suspension was stirred for a further 1 h, filtered and dried to give the title compound as a white solid. 1 H NMR (DMSO-d6, 400 MHz): δ 9.87 (s, 1 H), 8.18 (s, 1 H), 7.20 (s, 1 H), 6.86 (s, 9H), 3.51 (t, 2H), 3.36 (t, 2H), 3.28 (s, 3H), 1.47 (s, 9H).

Step 12: 6-amino-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)nicotinonitrile.

A solution of 6-amino-4-fluoronicotinonitrile (obtained in step 9, 1 .10 g, 8.02 mmol) in DMA (20 mL) was treated with 2-methoxyethylamine (2.07 mL, 24.1 mmol) and DIPEA (4.20 mL, 24.1 mmol), heated to 50 °C and stirred for 15 h. The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature and concentrated. The crude material was purified by normal phase chromatography (24 g silica gel cartridge, heptanes/EtOAc 100:0 to 0:100). The product containing fractions were concentrated and dried under vacuum to give the title compound as an off-white solid.

An alternative synthesis of 6-amino-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)nicotinonitrile is outlined below:

To tert-butyl N-{5-cyano-4-[(2-methoxyethyl)amino]pyridin-2-yl}carbamate (obtained in step 1 1 , 7g) was added 30-36% aqueous HCI (40 mL), the mixture stirred at room temperature for 30 minutes and monitored by chromatography until complete conversion. The solution was then basified with 20-30% NaOH solution to pH=9-10 and filtered to give a white solid. The solid was added to ethyl acetate (15 mL) and heated to 50-55 °C to form a clear solution. The solution was then cooled to 3-6 °C, stirred for 2-3 h and filtered. The wet cake was then dried to give the title compound as a white solid. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.92 (s, 1 H), 6.39 (s, 2H), 6.15 (t, 1 H), 5.61 (s, 1 H), 3.46 (t, 2H), 3.27 (s, 3H), 3.24 (q, 2H). (UPLC-MS 3) tR 0.62; ESI-MS 193.1 [M+H]+.

Step 13: N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-(dimethoxymethyl)-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide.

A solution of 6-amino-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)nicotinonitrile (obtained in step 12, 481 mg, 2.50 mmol) in anhydrous DMF (1.5 mL) was added drop wise over 10 minutes to a mixture of di(1 H-1 ,2,4-triazol-1 -yl)methanone (410 mg, 2.50 mmol) and DMF (1 .5 mL) cooled at 0 °C. After stirring for 45 minutes at 0 °C the reaction mixture was allowed to warm to room temperature and after a further 90 minutes at room temperature a solution of 1 -((2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)methyl)-4-methylpiperazin-2-one (obtained in step 7, 418 mg, 1.00 mmol) in DMF (2 mL) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred for 17.5 h at room temperature, quenched by the addition of MeOH and evaporated. The residue was applied to a 80 g RediSep® silica column as a DCM solution and purified by normal phase chromatography, eluting with a gradient from DCM to 2% MeOH in DCM. Product containing fractions were combined and evaporated to give the title compound as an orange foam. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 13.50 (s, 1 H), 8.27 (s,

1 H), 7.52 (s, 1 H), 7.39 (s, 1 H), 6.93 (t, 1 H), 5.45 (s, 1 H), 4.65 (s, 2H), 3.94 – 3.89 (m, 2H), 3.54 -3.50 (m, 2H), 3.40 – 3.35 (m, 2H), 3.38 (s, 6H), 3.29 (s, 3H), 3.20 – 3.16 (m, 2H), 3.05 (s, 2H), 2.86 – 2.80 (m, 2H), 2.61 – 2.55 (m, 2H), 2.22 (s, 3H), 1 .94 – 1 .88 (m, 2H). (UPLC-MS 6) tR 0.72; ESI-MS 553.3 [M+H]+.

Step 14: /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-form

yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide

Concentrated hydrochloric acid (0.40 mL) was added to a solution of A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-(dimethoxymethyl)-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (obtained in step 13, 470 mg, 0.808 mmol) in THF (3 mL) and water (1 mL) at room temperature. After stirring for 3 h at room temperature saturated aqueous NaHC03 was added, the mixture extracted with DCM (3x), the organic layers dried over Na2S04 and evaporated. The residue was sonicated with EtOAc (6 mL) and pentane (6 mL) and then filtered. The white solid obtained was then dissolved in DCM (6 mL), EtOAc added (3 mL), the solution warmed, sealed and allowed to stand at room temperature for 2 h. Filtration and drying gave A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide as a white solid.

1 H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 13.43 (s, 1 H), 10.06 (s, 1 H), 8.24 (s, 1 H), 7.49 (s, 1 H), 7.47 (s, 1 H), 6.96 (t, br, 1 H), 4.86 (s, 2H), 3.96 – 3.90 (m, 2H), 3.52 – 3.46 (m, 2H), 3.39 – 3.33 (m, 2H), 3.30 – 3.21 (m, 2H), 3.37 (s, 3H), 3.02 (s, 2H), 2.93 – 2.86 (m, 2H), 2.61 – 2.56 (m, 2H), 2.21 (s, 3H), 1 .95 – 1.85 (m, 2H). (UPLC-MS 6) tR0.70, ESI-MS 507.2, [M+H]+.

Step 15: A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid form (1 :1 ).

A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (obtained in step 14, 4g, 7.896 mmol) was stirred in propionic acid (29.3 g, 29.60mL) at 70 °C until dissolution was complete (20 minutes). The solution was cooled to 55 °C and a solution of citric acid in acetone (23% w/w) was added to it. Separately, a seed suspension was prepared by adding acetone (0.2 g, 0.252mL) to A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid form (0.0185 g, 0.026 mmol). The seed suspension was added to the solution at 50 °C and the resulting suspension was left to stir at 50 °C for 40 minutes. A further solution of citric acid in acetone (26.6g, 2.51 % w/w, 33.63 mL) was added to the reaction over 380 minutes. The resulting suspension was stirred for a further 120 minutes and cooled to 20 °C with stirring over 4 hours. The suspension was stirred for another 12 hours

before filtering the suspension under vacuum and washing the resulting solid with a propionic acid: acetone solution (1 : 1 , 7g, 7.96ml_) at room temperature. The solid was further washed with acetone (7g, 8.85ml_) at room temperature. The resulting solid was dried in an oven at 40 °C and 5mbar to give the title compound as a light orange solid (5.2g, 7.443 mmol). (mw 698.70), mp (DSC) 168.8 °C (onset).

XRPD analysis showed the same pattern as with particles obtained by a process described in PCT/I B2014/065585 (reference example 1 ) – see Figure 5.

Example 1a

Steps 1 to 14 were carried out as described in example 1 .

Step 15a: A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid form (1 : 1 )

A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (obtained in step 14, 5g, 9.930 mmol) was stirred in propionic acid (33.5 g, 33.84ml_) at 60 °C. Once A/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide had dissolved, anhydrous citric acid powder (0.19g, 0.9889 mmol) was added. The resulting suspension was heated to 70 °C and sonicated for 5 minutes to ensure full dissolution. The resulting solution was cooled to 50 °C and a solution of citric acid in ethyl acetate (3.7 g, 1 .3% citric acid in ethyl acetate) was added over 20 minutes. Seeds of N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid form (0.02 g) were added to the solution and the suspension was aged for 15 minutes. Another aliquot of citric acid in ethyl acetate (128g, 1 .3% citric acid in ethyl acetate) was added to the suspension over 1 1 .85hours. The suspension was left to stir for over 4 hours. The suspension was then filtered under vacuum (500mbar) and the resulting solid was washed firstly with a propionic acid: ethyl acetate solution (1 : 1 , 7g, 7.44ml_) at room temperature and then with ethyl acetate (12g, 13.38ml_) at room temperature. The resulting solid was dried in an oven at 40 °C and 5mbar to give the title compound as a light orange solid (6.3 g, 9.074 mmol).

XRPD analysis showed the same pattern as with particles obtained by a process described in PCT/I B2014/065585 (reference example 1 ) – see Figure 5.

Reference example 1 (described in PCT/IB2014/065585) – V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihvdro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid form (1 :1 )

Steps 1 to 14 were carried out as described in example 1.

Reference Step 15 – /V-(5-cvano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihvdro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide in citric acid form (1 :1 )

A solution of citric acid (96.9 mg) in acetone (5 mL) was prepared at room temperature (0.1 M). A portion of the 0.1 M citric acid in acetone solution (2 mL) was then added to a suspension of Λ/-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (100 mg) in acetone (4 mL) and the mixture sonicated for 1 minute then heated at 55 °C with stirring for 2 h before slowly cooling to room temperature. The white solid was then collected by filtration, washing 2x with acetone (2 mL), and dried for 18 h at 40 °C under vacuum to give the title salt.

Alternatively, N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (6.5 g, 12.83 mmol) was placed in a 500ml 4-flask reactor. 49 mL of glacial acetic acid was added and the resulting suspension was stirred at 23 °C until a clear mixture was obtained. In a separate flask, anhydrous 2-hydroxypropane-1 ,2,3-tricarboxylic acid (2.59 g, 13.47 mmol, 1 .05 equiv.) was dissolved in 49 mL of glacial acetic acid at 50 °C until a clear solution was obtained. This solution was then added at 23°C to the N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide solution previously prepared. This mixture was stirred for 30 min at 23 °C and then added dropwise over 1 h to 192 mL of ethyl acetate warmed to 75 °C. The temperature remained constant over the addition. At the end of the addition, the temperature of the mixture was cooled slowly to 23 °C and let 16h at this temperature under gentle stirring. The suspension was cooled to 5-10 °C and filtered. The cake was washed with 15 mL of ethyl acetate and 15 mL of acetone. The wet cake (ca 8.5g) was transferred in a 500 mL flask containing 192 mL of dry acetone. The resulting suspension was refluxed for 24h. The suspension was filtered and the cake was washed with 2 times 15 mL of dry acetone then dried at 50 °C under vacuum for several hours to give the title salt.

PATENT

WO 2016151501

The synthesis of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (abbreviated herein as CPi and also named as Example 83) and salts thereof is disclosed in PCT/IB2014/065585, the content of which are incorporated by reference, as described herein below:

Example 83: /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide.

Concentrated hydrochloric acid (0.40 ml) was added to a solution of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-(dimethoxymethyl)-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (intermediate 80, 470 mg, 0.808 mmol) in THF (3 ml) and water (1 ml) at room temperature. After stirring for 3 h at room temperature saturated aqueous NaHC03 was added, the mixture extracted with DCM (3x), the organic layers dried over Na2S04 and evaporated. The residue was sonicated with EtOAc (6 ml) and pentane (6 ml) and then filtered. The white solid obtained was then dissolved in DCM (6 ml), EtOAc added (3 ml), the solution warmed, sealed and allowed to stand at room temperature for 2 h. Filtration and drying gave the title compound as a white solid.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 13.43 (s, 1 H), 10.06 (s, 1 H), 8.24 (s, 1 H), 7.49 (s, 1 H), 7.47 (s, 1 H), 6.96 (t, br, 1 H), 4.86 (s, 2H), 3.96 – 3.90 (m, 2H), 3.52 – 3.46 (m, 2H), 3.39 – 3.33 (m, 2H), 3.30 – 3.21 (m, 2H), 3.37 (s, 3H), 3.02 (s, 2H), 2.93 – 2.86 (m, 2H), 2.61

– 2.56 (m, 2H), 2.21 (s, 3H), 1 .95 – 1 .85 (m, 2H).

(UPLC-MS 6) tR 0.70, ESI-MS 507.2, [M+H]+.

The following salts were prepared from the above free form form of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide by precipitation with the appropriate counterions.

Malate with 1 :1 stoichiometry (mw 640.66), mp (DSC) 181 .1 °C (onset): Acetone (2 ml) was added to a mixture of malic acid (26.4 mg, 0.197 mmol) and /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (100 mg, 0.197 mmol) and the mixture heated on a mini-block with heating-cooling cycles from 55 to 5 °C for 7 repeat cycles (heating rate: 1 .5 °C/min, cooling rate: 0.25 °C/min). The white solid was collected by centrifugation and dried for 18 h at 40 °C to give the title salt.

Tartrate with 1 :0.5 stoichiometry (mw 581 .72), mp (DSC) 176.7 °C (onset). A solution of tartaric acid (75.7 mg) in methanol (5 ml) was prepared at room temperature (0.1 M). A portion of the 0.1 M tartaric acid in acetone solution (2 ml) was then added to a suspension of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (100 mg) in methanol (4 ml) and the mixture sonicated for 1 minute then heated at 55 °C with stirring for 2 h. The white solid was then collected by filtration, washing 2x with methanol (2 ml), and dried for 18 h at 40 °C under vacuum to give the title salt.

Tartrate with 1 :1 stoichiometry (mw 656.66), mp (DSC) 169.9 °C (onset): A solution of tartaric acid (75.7 mg) in acetone (5 ml) was prepared at room temperature (0.1 M). A portion of the 0.1 M tartaric acid in acetone solution (2 ml) was then added to a suspension of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (100 mg) in methanol (4 ml) and the mixture sonicated for 1 minute then heated at 55 °C with stirring for 2 h. The white solid was then collected by filtration, washing 2x with acetone (2 ml), and dried for 18 h at 40 °C under vacuum to give the title salt.

Citrate with 1 :0.5 stoichiometry (mw 602.73), mp (DSC) 168.4 °C (onset): A solution of citric acid (96.9 mg) in methanol (5 ml) was prepared at room temperature (0.1 M). A portion of the 0.1 M citric acid in methanol solution (2 ml) was then added to a suspension of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (100 mg) in methanol (4 ml) and the mixture sonicated for 1 minute then heated at 55 °C with

stirring for 2 h. The white solid was then collected by filtration, washing 2x with acetone (2 ml), and dried for 18 h at 40 °C under vacuum to give the title salt.

Citrate with 1 :1 stoichiometry (mw 698.70), mp (DSC) 168.8 °C (onset): A solution of citric acid (96.9 mg) in acetone (5 ml) was prepared at room temperature (0.1 M). A portion of the 0.1 M citric acid in acetone solution (2 ml) was then added to a suspension of /V-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (100 mg) in acetone (4 ml) and the mixture sonicated for 1 minute then heated at 55 °C with stirring for 2 h before slowly cooling to room temperature. The white solid was then collected by filtration, washing 2x with acetone (2 ml), and dried for 18 h at 40 °C under vacuum to give the title salt.

Alternatively, N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide (6.5 g, 12.83 mmol) was placed in a 500ml 4-flask reactor. 49 ml of glacial acetic acid was added and the resulting suspension was stirred at 23 °C until a clear mixture was obtained. In a separate flask, anhydrous 2-hydroxypropane-1 ,2,3-tricarboxylic acid (2.59 g, 13.47 mmol, 1 .05 equiv.) was dissolved in 49 ml of glacial acetic acid at 50 °C until a clear solution was obtained. This solution was then added at 23°C to the N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7-formyl-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide solution previously prepared. This mixture was stirred for 30 min at 23 °C and then added dropwise over 1 h to 192 ml of ethyl acetate warmed to 75 °C. The temperature remained constant over the addition. At the end of the addition, the temperature of the mixture was cooled slowly to 23 °C and let 16h at this temperature under gentle stirring. The suspension was cooled to 5-10 °C and filtered. The cake was washed with 15 ml of ethyl acetate and 15 ml of acetone. The wet cake (ca 8.5g) was transferred in a 500 ml flask containing 192 ml of dry acetone. The resulting suspension was refluxed for 24h. The suspension was filtered and the cake was washed with 2 times 15 ml of dry acetone then dried at 50 °C under vacuum for several hours to give the title salt.

Intermediate 80: N-(5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)-7- (dimethoxymethyl)-6-((4-methyl-2-oxopiperazin-1 -yl)methyl)-3,4-dihydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-1 (2H)-carboxamide.

A solution of 6-amino-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)nicotinonitrile (intermediate 75, 481 mg, 2.50 mmol) in anhydrous DMF (1 .5 ml) was added drop wise over 10 minutes to a mixture of di(1 H-1 ,2,4-triazol-1 -yl)methanone (410 mg, 2.50 mmol) and DMF (1 .5 ml) cooled at 0 °C. After stirring for 45 minutes at 0 °C the reaction mixture was allowed to warm to room temperature and after a further 90 minutes at room temperature a solution of 1 -((2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)methyl)-4-methylpiperazin-2-one (intermediate 81 , 418 mg, 1 .00 mmol) in DMF (2 ml) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred for 17.5 h at room temperature, quenched by the addition of MeOH and evaporated. The residue was applied to a 80 g RediSep® silica column as a DCM solution and purified by normal phase chromatography, eluting with a gradient from DCM to 2% MeOH in DCM. Product containing fractions were combined and evaporated to give the title compound as an orange foam. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 13.50 (s, 1 H), 8.27 (s, 1 H), 7.52 (s, 1 H), 7.39 (s, 1 H), 6.93 (t, 1 H), 5.45 (s, 1 H), 4.65 (s, 2H), 3.94 – 3.89 (m, 2H), 3.54 – 3.50 (m, 2H), 3.40 – 3.35 (m, 2H), 3.38 (s, 6H), 3.29 (s, 3H), 3.20 – 3.16 (m, 2H), 3.05 (s, 2H), 2.86 – 2.80 (m, 2H), 2.61 – 2.55 (m, 2H), 2.22 (s, 3H), 1 .94 – 1 .88 (m, 2H). (UPLC-MS 6) tR 0.72; ESI-MS 553.3 [M+H]+.

Intermediate 81 : 1 -((2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridin-3-yl)methyl)-4-methylpiperazin-2-one.

Sodium triacetoxyborohydride (3.10 g, 14.61 mmol) was added to a mixture of 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-3-carbaldehyde (intermediate 41 , 2.30 g, 9.74 mmol), ethyl 2-((2-aminoethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate dihydrochloride (intermediate 82, 2.6 g, 14.61 mmol) and triethylamine (6.75 ml, 48.7 mmol) in 1 ,2-dichloroethane (20 ml) at room temperature. The reaction mixture was stirred for 21 h at room temperature and additional sodium triacetoxyborohydride (2.6 g, 9.74 mmol) was added. After a further 4 h stirring at room temperature, again additional sodium triacetoxyborohydride (1 .3 g, 4.87 mmol) was added and the reaction maintained at 4 °C for 2.5 days. The reaction mixture was then warmed to room temperature, saturated aqueous NaHC03 solution added, the mixture extracted with DCM (3x), the combined organic layers dried over Na2S04 and evaporated. The residue was applied to a 120 g RediSep® silica column as a DCM solution and purified by normal phase chromatography, eluting with a gradient from DCM to 10% MeOH in DCM. Product containing fractions were combined and evaporated to give the title compound as an orange foam. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCI3) δ 7.08 (s, 1 H), 5.30 (s, br, 1 H), 5.20 (s, 1 H), 4.69 (s, 2H), 3.44 – 3.34 (m, 2H), 3.40 (s, 6H), 3.22 – 3.15 (m, 2H), 3.24 (s, 2H), 2.71 -2.64 (m, 2H), 2.58 – 2.50 (m, 2H), 2.31 (s, 3H), 1 .98 – 1 .82 (m, 2H). (UPLC-MS 6) tR 0.33; ESI-MS 335.3 [M+H]+.

Intermediate 82: ethyl 2-((2-aminoethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate dihydrochloride.

Concentrated hydrochloric acid (10 ml) was added to a solution of ethyl 2-((2-((tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino)ethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate (intermediate 83, 3.05 g, 1 1 .13 mmol) in THF (20 ml) and EtOH (100 ml) at room temperature. After stirring 1 h at room temperature the reaction mixture was evaporated, ethanol (20 ml) added, evaporated, further ethanol (50 ml) added and then stirred at 60 °C for 70 min. The cooled reaction

mixture was then evaporated to give the title compound as a pale-yellow glass. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 8.58 (s, br, 3H), 4.19 (q, 2H), 4.26 – 4.15 (m, 2H), 3.44 (s, br, 2H), 3.21 (s, br, 2H), 2.88 (s, 3H), 1 .21 (t, 3H).

Intermediate 83: ethyl 2-((2-((tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino)ethyl)(methyl)amino)acetate.

Ethyl bromoacetate (1 .27 ml, 1 1 .48 mmol) was added to a mixture of tert-butyl (2-(methylamino)ethyl)carbamate (2.0 g, 1 1 .48 mmol), triethylamine (4.81 ml) and THF (24 ml) at 0 °C. After stirring 24 h at room temperature the reaction mixture was partitioned between saturated aqueous NaHC03 and DCM, extracted 2x with DCM, the organic layers dried over Na2S04 and evaporated to give the title compound as a clear pale-yellow oil. 1 H NMR (400 MHz, CDCI3) δ 5.20 (s, br, 1 H), 4.18 (q, 2H), 3.24 (s, 2H), 3.22 -3.16 (m, 2H), 2.65 – 2.61 (m, 2H), 2.38 (s, 3H), 1 .42 (s, 9H), 1 .24 (t, 3H).

Intermediate 41 : 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine-3-carbaldehyde.

To a solution of 6-bromo-7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine

(intermediate 12, 15.0 g, 52.2 mmol) in THF (400 ml) at -78 °C under argon, was added MeLi (1 .6 M in Et20, 32.6 ml, 52.2 mmol), the solution was stirred for 5 min, then n-BuLi (1 .6 M in hexane, 35.9 ml, 57.5 mmol) was added slowly and the solution was stirred for 20 min. THF (100 ml) was added to the reaction at – 78 °C. Subsequently, n-BuLi (1 .6 M in hexane, 49.0 ml, 78 mmol) was added and the reaction mixture was stirred for 20 min, then again n-BuLi (1 .6 M in hexane, 6.53 ml, 10.45 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred for 10 min at – 78 °C. DMF (2.10 ml, 27.2 mmol) was added and the reaction mixture was stirred at -78 °C for 45 min, then it was allowed to warm to room

temperature, poured into sat. aq. NH4CI and extracted twice with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na2S04, filtered and evaporated to give the title compound as an orange oil. (UPLC-MS 3) tR 0.63 min; ESI-MS 237.2 [M+H]+.

Intermediate 12: 6-bromo-7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine.

Into a 3 I 4-necked round-bottom flask was placed 7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine (intermediate 4, 1 14.6 g, 550.3mmol) in acetonitrile (2 I). This was followed by the addition of NBS (103 g, 578 mol) in portions with stirring at 25 °C. The resulting solution was stirred for 30 min at 25 °C. The resulting mixture was concentrated under vacuum and the residue was diluted with 1000 ml of diethylether. The mixture was washed with 3×100 ml of ice/water. The aqueous phase was extracted with 2×100 ml of diethylether and the organic layers were combined. The resulting mixture was washed with 1 x100 ml of brine, dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated under vacuum to give the title compound as a light yellow solid. LC-MS: (ES, m/z):

286.03 [M+H]+. 1H-NMR: (300MHz, CDCI3) δ 1 .86 – 1 .94 (2H, m), 2.70 – 2.74 (2H, m), 3.9 – 3.43 (2H, m), 3.47 (6H, s), 5.23 (1 H, s), 5.58 (1 H, s), 7.29 (1 H, s).

Intermediate 4: 7-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1 ,8-naphthyridine.

The procedure described in J. Org. Chem. , 2004, 69 (6), pp 1959-1966 was used. Into a 5-I pressure tank reactor (5 atm) was placed 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,8-naphthyridine (intermediate 5, 200 g, 979 mmol), ethanol (3 I), Pt02 (12 g). The reactor was evacuated and flushed three times with nitrogen, followed by flushing with hydrogen. The mixture was stirred overnight at 23 °C under an atmosphere of hydrogen. This reaction was repeated four times. The solids were filtered out and the resulting mixture was concentrated under vacuum to give the title compound as a yellow solid.

Intermediate 5: 2-(dimethoxymethyl)-1 ,8-naphthyridine.

The procedure described in J. Org. Chem. , 2004, 69 (6), pp 1959-1966 was used. Into a 20 I 4-necked round-bottom flask was placed 2-aminopyridine-3-carbaldehyde (1000 g, 8.19 mol), 1 ,1 -dimethoxypropan-2-one (1257 g, 10.64 mol), ethanol (10 I), and water (2 I). This was followed by the addition of a solution of sodium hydroxide (409.8 g, 10.24 mol) in water (1000 ml) drop wise with stirring at 0-15 °C. The solution was stirred for 3 h at 0-20 °C and then concentrated under vacuum. The resulting solution was extracted with 3×1200 ml of ethyl acetate and the organic layers were combined. The mixture was dried over sodium sulfate and concentrated under vacuum. The residue was washed with 3×300 ml of hexane and the solid was collected by filtration. This resulted in the title compound as a yellow solid. 1H-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 9.1 1 (dd, 1 H), 8.53 (d, 1 H), 8.50 (dd, 1 H), 7.73 (d, 1 H), 7.67 (dd, 1 H), 5.44 (s, 1 H), 3.41 (s, 6H).

Intermediate 75: 6-amino-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)nicotinonitrile.

A solution of 6-amino-4-fluoronicotinonitrile (intermediate 21 , 1 .10 g, 8.02 mmol) in DMA (20 ml) was treated with 2-methoxyethylamine (2.07 ml, 24.1 mmol) and DIPEA (4.20 ml_, 24.1 mmol), heated to 50 °C and stirred for 15 h. The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature and concentrated. The crude material was purified by normal phase chromatography (24 g silica gel cartridge, heptanes/EtOAc 100:0 to 0:100). The product containing fractions were concentrated and dried under vacuum to give the title compound as an off-white solid.

An alternative synthesis of 6-amino-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)nicotinonitrile is outlined below:

To fe/ -butyl N-{5-cyano-4-[(2-methoxyethyl)amino]pyridin-2-yl}carbamate (intermediate 287, 7g) was added 30-36% aqueous HCI (40 ml), the mixture stirred at room temperature for 30 minutes and monitored by chromatography until complete conversion. The solution was then basified with 20-30% NaOH solution to pH=9-10 and filtered to give a white solid. The solid was added to ethyl acetate (15 ml) and heated to 50-55 °C to form a clear solution. The solution was then cooled to 3-6 °C, stirred for 2-3 h and filtered. The wet cake was then dried to give the title compound as a white solid. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 7.92 (s, 1 H), 6.39 (s, 2H), 6.15 (t, 1 H), 5.61 (s, 1 H), 3.46 (t, 2H), 3.27 (s, 3H), 3.24 (q, 2H). (UPLC-MS 3) tR 0.62; ESI-MS 193.1 [M+H]+.

1H-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 7.14 (d, 1 H), 6.51 (d, 1 H), 6.47 – 6.41 (m, 1 H), 4.98 (s, 1 H), 3.28 – 3.19 (m, 2H), 3.23 (s, 6H), 2.64 (t, 2H), 1 .73 – 1 .79 (m, 2H).

Intermediate 21 : 6-amino-4-fluoronicotinonitrile.

4-fluoro-5-iodopyridin-2-amine (intermediate 22, 240 g, 1 mol), zinc cyanide (125 g, 1 .05 mol), zinc (13 g, 0.2 mol), Pd2(dba)3 (25 g, 25 mmol) and dppf (55 g, 0.1 mol) in DMA (800 ml) were degassed and charged into the round bottom flask under nitrogen. The mixture was stirred at 100 °C for 3 h. The reaction mixture was diluted with 5% NaHC03 (2 I), extracted with EtOAc (4 x 600 ml). The combined organic layers were washed with 5% NaOH (1 I), dried over Na2S04, concentrated to 700 ml. The resulting organic phase was eluted through silica gel column with EtOAc (1 .7 I). The combined organic filtrate was washed with 2 M HCI (3 x 800 ml). The pH of the aqueous phase was adjusted to 10 with saturated NaHC03. The aqueous phase was extracted whit DCM (3 x 500 ml). The combined DCM was dried over Na2S04 and concentrated. The residue was further purified by column chromatography (eluted with pentane: EtOAc 10:1 to 3:2) followed by recrystallization from pentane/EtOAc 3/1 to give the title compound as white solid. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 8.40 (d, 1 H), 7.40 (s, 2H), 6.34 (d, 1 H).

Intermediate 22: 4-fluoro-5-iodopyridin-2-amine.

A suspension of 4-fluoropyridin-2-amine (336 g, 2.5 mol) and NIS (745 g, 2.75 mol) in MeCN (9 I) was treated with TFA (1 14 g, 1 mol). The reaction mixture was then stirred at room temperature for 8 h. The reaction mixture was diluted with EtOAc (10 I), washed with sat. aq. Na2S203 (2 x 5 I), brine (4 x 5 I). The combined organic layers were dried over Na2S04, filtered and concentrated to get the crude product. The crude product was purified by recrystallization from EtOAc/pentane (1/10) to afford the title compound as a white solid. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ 8.14 (d, 1 H), 6.45 (s, 2H), 6.33 (d, 1 H).

Intermediate 287: fe/ -butyl (5-cyano-4-((2-methoxyethyl)amino)pyridin-2-yl)carbamate.

A mixture of tert-butyl (4-chloro-5-cyanopyridin-2-yl)carbamate (intermediate 288, 9.8 g, 38.6 mmol), 2-methoxyethylamine (5.8 g, 77.3 mmol) and DIPEA (6 g, 46.4 mmol) in DMSO (80 ml) was heated at 65-70 °C for 24 h and monitored by chromatography until complete conversion. The solution was then cooled to room temperature and a white solid precipitated gradually. Water (20 ml) was then added slowly within 1 h. The suspension was stirred for a further 1 h, filtered and dried to give the title compound as a white solid. 1H NMR (DMSO-d6, 400 MHz): δ 9.87 (s, 1 H), 8.18 (s, 1 H), 7.20 (s, 1 H), 6.86 (s, 9H), 3.51 (t, 2H), 3.36 (t, 2H), 3.28 (s, 3H), 1 .47 (s, 9H).

Intermediate 288: tert-butyl (4-chloro-5-cyanopyridin-2-yl)carbamate.

A mixture of 2,4-dichloro-5-cyanopyridine (10g, 57.8 mmol), fe/ -butyl carbamate (8.2 g, 70.5 mmol), Pd(OAc)2 (0.26 g, 1 .1 mmol), Xantphos (1 .34 g, 2.3mmol) and K2C03 (12 g, 87 mmol) in THF (150 ml) was degassed 3x with nitrogen. The mixture was then heated at 70 °C for 4-5 h and monitored by chromatography until complete conversion. Following completion of the reaction, additional THF (100 ml) was added and heated the mixture at 70 °C for additional 1 h and then cooled to room temperature. The suspension was then filtered through a pad of celite to remove the solid. The filtrate was then concentrated and azotropically distilled with ethyl acetete before filtering to give the title compound. 1H NMR (DMSO-d6, 400 MHz): δ 10.82 (s, 1 H), 8.79 (s, 1 H), 8.09 (s, 1 H), 1 .49 (s, 9H).

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Novartis Kisqali® (ribociclib, LEE011) receives FDA approval as first-line treatment for HR+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer in combination with any aromatase inhibitor


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  • Approved based on a first-line Phase III trial that met its primary endpoint of progression-free survival (PFS) at interim analysis due to superior efficacy compared to letrozole alone[1]
  • At this interim analysis, Kisqali plus letrozole reduced risk of disease progression or death by 44% over letrozole alone, and demonstrated tumor burden reduction with a 53% overall response rate[1]
  • Kisqali plus letrozole showed treatment benefit across all patient subgroups regardless of disease burden or tumor location[1]
  • At a subsequent analysis with additional follow-up and progression events, a median PFS of 25.3 months for Kisqali plus letrozole and 16.0 months for letrozole alone was observed[2]

Basel, March 13, 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Kisqali®(ribociclib, formerly known as LEE011) in combination with an aromatase inhibitor as initial endocrine-based therapy for treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 negative (HR+/HER2-) advanced or metastatic breast cancer.

Kisqali is a CDK4/6 inhibitor approved based on a first-line Phase III trial that met its primary endpoint early, demonstrating statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival (PFS) compared to letrozole alone at the first pre-planned interim analysis[1]. Kisqali was reviewed and approved under the FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation and Priority Review programs.

“Kisqali is emblematic of the innovation that Novartis continues to bring forward for people with HR+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer,” said Bruno Strigini, CEO, Novartis Oncology. “We at Novartis are proud of the comprehensive clinical program for Kisqali that has led to today’s approval and the new hope this medicine represents for patients and their families.”

The FDA approval is based on the superior efficacy and demonstrated safety of Kisqali plus letrozole versus letrozole alone in the pivotal Phase III MONALEESA-2 trial. The trial, which enrolled 668 postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced or metastatic breast cancer who received no prior systemic therapy for their advanced breast cancer, showed that Kisqali plus an aromatase inhibitor, letrozole, reduced the risk of progression or death by 44 percent over letrozole alone (median PFS not reached (95% CI: 19.3 months-not reached) vs. 14.7 months (95% CI: 13.0-16.5 months); HR=0.556 (95% CI: 0.429-0.720); p<0.0001)[1].

More than half of patients taking Kisqali plus letrozole remained alive and progression free at the time of interim analysis, therefore median PFS could not be determined[1]. At a subsequent analysis with additional 11-month follow-up and progression events, a median PFS of 25.3 months for Kisqali plus letrozole and 16.0 months for letrozole alone was observed[2]. Overall survival data is not yet mature and will be available at a later date.

“In the MONALEESA-2 trial, ribociclib plus letrozole reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 44 percent over letrozole alone, and more than half of patients (53%) with measurable disease taking ribociclib plus letrozole experienced a tumor burden reduction of at least 30 percent. This is a significant result for women with this serious form of breast cancer,” said Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD, Professor of Medicine, Department of Breast Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and MONALEESA-2 Principal Investigator. “These results affirm that combination therapy with a CDK4/6 inhibitor like ribociclib and an aromatase inhibitor should be a new standard of care for initial treatment of HR+ advanced breast cancer.”

Kisqali is taken with or without food as a once-daily oral dose of 600 mg (three 200 mg tablets) for three weeks, followed by one week off treatment. Kisqali is taken in combination with four weeks of any aromatase inhibitor[1].

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women[3]. The American Cancer Society estimates more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2017[3]. Up to one-third of patients with early-stage breast cancer will subsequently develop metastatic disease[4].

Novartis is committed to providing patients with access to medicines, as well as resources and support to address a range of needs. The Kisqali patient support program is available to help guide eligible patients through the various aspects of getting started on treatment, from providing educational information to helping them understand their insurance coverage and identify potential financial assistance options. For more information, patients and healthcare professionals can call 1-800-282-7630.

The full prescribing information for Kisqali can be found at https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/kisqali.pdf(link is external).

About Kisqali® (ribociclib)
Kisqali (ribociclib) is a selective cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, a class of drugs that help slow the progression of cancer by inhibiting two proteins called cyclin-dependent kinase 4 and 6 (CDK4/6). These proteins, when over-activated, can enable cancer cells to grow and divide too quickly. Targeting CDK4/6 with enhanced precision may play a role in ensuring that cancer cells do not continue to replicate uncontrollably.

Kisqali was developed by the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) under a research collaboration with Astex Pharmaceuticals.

About the MONALEESA Clinical Trial Program
Novartis is continuing to assess Kisqali through the robust MONALEESA clinical trial program, which includes two additional Phase III trials, MONALEESA-3 and MONALEESA-7, that are evaluating Kisqali in multiple endocrine therapy combinations across a broad range of patients, including premenopausal women. MONALEESA-3 is evaluating Kisqali in combination with fulvestrant compared to fulvestrant alone in postmenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer who have received no or a maximum of one prior endocrine therapy. MONALEESA-7 is investigating Kisqali in combination with endocrine therapy and goserelin compared to endocrine therapy and goserelin alone in premenopausal women with HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer who have not previously received endocrine therapy.

About Novartis in Advanced Breast Cancer
For more than 25 years, Novartis has been at the forefront of driving scientific advancements for breast cancer patients and improving clinical practice in collaboration with the global community. With one of the most diverse breast cancer pipelines and the largest number of breast cancer compounds in development, Novartis leads the industry in discovery of new therapies and combinations, especially in HR+ advanced breast cancer, the most common form of the disease.

Kisqali® (ribociclib) Important Safety Information
Kisqali® (ribociclib) can cause a heart problem known as QT prolongation. This condition can cause an abnormal heartbeat and may lead to death. Patients should tell their healthcare provider right away if they have a change in their heartbeat (a fast or irregular heartbeat), or if they feel dizzy or faint. Kisqali can cause serious liver problems. Patients should tell their healthcare provider right away if they get any of the following signs and symptoms of liver problems: yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes (jaundice), dark or brown (tea-colored) urine, feeling very tired, loss of appetite, pain on the upper right side of the stomach area (abdomen), and bleeding or bruising more easily than normal. Low white blood cell counts are very common when taking Kisqali and may result in infections that may be severe. Patients should tell their healthcare provider right away if they have signs and symptoms of low white blood cell counts or infections such as fever and chills. Before taking Kisqali, patients should tell their healthcare provider if they are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant as Kisqali can harm an unborn baby. Females who are able to become pregnant and who take Kisqali should use effective birth control during treatment and for at least 3 weeks after the last dose of Kisqali. Do not breastfeed during treatment with Kisqali and for at least 3 weeks after the last dose of Kisqali. Patients should tell their healthcare provider about all of the medicines they take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements since they may interact with Kisqali. Patients should avoid pomegranate or pomegranate juice, and grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking Kisqali. The most common side effects (incidence >=20%) of Kisqali when used with letrozole include white blood cell count decreases, nausea, tiredness, diarrhea, hair thinning or hair loss, vomiting, constipation, headache, and back pain. The most common grade 3/4 side effects in the Kisqali + letrozole arm (incidence >2%) were low neutrophils, low leukocytes, abnormal liver function tests, low lymphocytes, and vomiting. Abnormalities were observed in hematology and clinical chemistry laboratory tests.

Please see the Full Prescribing Information for Kisqali, available at https://www.pharma.us.novartis.com/sites/www.pharma.us.novartis.com/files/kisqali.pdf(link is external).

About Novartis
Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic and biosimilar pharmaceuticals and eye care. Novartis has leading positions globally in each of these areas. In 2016, the Group achieved net sales of USD 48.5 billion, while R&D throughout the Group amounted to approximately USD 9.0 billion. Novartis Group companies employ approximately 118,000 full-time-equivalent associates. Novartis products are sold in approximately 155 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.novartis.com.

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References
[1] Kisqali (ribociclib) Prescribing information. East Hanover, New Jersey, USA: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; March 2016.
[2] Novartis Data on File
[3] American Cancer Society. How Common Is Breast Cancer? Available at https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/about/how-common-is-breast-cancer.html(link is external). Accessed January 23, 2017.
[4] O’Shaughnessy J. Extending survival with chemotherapy in metastatic breast cancer. The Oncologist. 2005;10(Suppl 3):20-29.

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OSILODROSTAT for Treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome


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OSILODROSTAT

LCI 699, LCI 699NX

Novartis Ag INNOVATOR

UNII-5YL4IQ1078, CAS 928134-65-0

Benzonitrile, 4-[(5R)-6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl]-3-fluoro-
4-[(5R)-6,7-Dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl]-3-fluorobenzonitrile
(R)-4-(6,7-Dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[l,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro- benzonitrile
  • Molecular FormulaC13H10FN3
  • Average mass227.237 Da
  • Originator Novartis
  • Class Antihypertensives; Fluorobenzenes; Imidazoles; Nitriles; Pyridines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Aldosterone synthase inhibitors
  • Phase III Cushing syndrome
  • Phase I Liver disorders
  • Discontinued Heart failure; Hypertension; Solid tumours

Most Recent Events

  • 27 Feb 2016 Novartis plans the phase III LINC-4 trial for Cushing’s syndrome in Greece, Thailand, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland and USA (PO) (NCT02697734)
  • 12 Jun 2015 Novartis plans a phase II trial for Cushing syndrome in Japan (NCT02468193)
  • 01 Apr 2015 Phase-I clinical trials in Liver disorders in USA (PO)

Osilodrostat phosphate
CAS: 1315449-72-9

MF, C13-H10-F-N3.H3-O4-P

MW, 325.2347

  • LCI 699AZA

An orally active aldosterone-synthase inhibitor.

for Treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome

4-((5R)-6,7-Dihydro-5H-pyrrolo(1,2-c)imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile dihydrogen phosphate

Aromatase inhibitor; Cytochrome P450 11B1 inhibitor

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ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 4(12), 1203-1207; 2013

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Osilodrostat (INNUSAN) (developmental code name LCI-699) is an orally activenonsteroidal corticosteroid biosynthesis inhibitorwhich is under development by Novartis for the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome and pituitary ACTH hypersecretion (a specific subtype of Cushing’s syndrome).[1][2] It specifically acts as a potent and selective inhibitor of aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) and at higher dosages of 11β-hydroxylase (CYP11B1).[2] The drug was also under development for the treatment of heart failurehypertension, and solid tumors, but development was discontinued for these indications.[1] As of 2017, osilodrostat is in phase III and phase II clinical trialsfor treatment of pituitary ACTH hypersecretion and Cushing’s syndrome, respectively.[1]

Osilodrostat, as modulators of 11-β-hydroxylase, useful for treating a disorder ameliorated 11-β-hydroxylase inhibition eg Cushing’s disease, hypertension, congestive heart failure, metabolic syndrome, liver diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, migraine headaches, osteoporosis or prostate cancer.

Novartis is developing osilodrostat, an inhibitor of aldosterone synthase and aromatase, for treating Cushing’s disease. In July 2016, osilodrostat was reported to be in phase 3 clinical development.

The somatostatin analog pasireotide and the 11β-hydroxylase inhibitor osilodrostat (LCI699) reduce cortisol levels by distinct mechanisms of action. There exists a scientific rationale to investigate the clinical efficacy of these two agents in combination. This manuscript reports the results of a toxicology study in rats, evaluating different doses of osilodrostat and pasireotide alone and in combination. Sixty male and 60 female rats were randomized into single-sex groups to receive daily doses of pasireotide (0.3mg/kg/day, subcutaneously), osilodrostat (20mg/kg/day, orally), osilodrostat/pasireotide in combination (low dose, 1.5/0.03mg/kg/day; mid-dose, 5/0.1mg/kg/day; or high dose, 20/0.3mg/kg/day), or vehicle for 13weeks. Mean body-weight gains from baseline to Week 13 were significantly lower in the pasireotide-alone and combined-treatment groups compared to controls, and were significantly higher in female rats receiving osilodrostat monotherapy. Osilodrostat and pasireotide monotherapies were associated with significant changes in the histology and mean weights of the pituitary and adrenal glands, liver, and ovary/oviduct. Osilodrostat alone was associated with adrenocortical hypertrophy and hepatocellular hypertrophy. In combination, osilodrostat/pasireotide did not exacerbate any target organ changes and ameliorated the liver and adrenal gland changes observed with monotherapy. Cmax and AUC0-24h of osilodrostat and pasireotide increased in an approximately dose-proportional manner. In conclusion, the pasireotide and osilodrostat combination did not exacerbate changes in target organ weight or toxicity compared with either monotherapy, and had an acceptable safety profile; addition of pasireotide to the osilodrostat regimen may attenuate potential adrenal gland hyperactivation and hepatocellular hypertrophy, which are potential side effects of osilodrostat monotherapy.

The somatostatin analog pasireotide and the 11β-hydroxylase inhibitor osilodrostat (LCI699) reduce cortisol levels by distinct mechanisms of action. There exists a scientific rationale to investigate the clinical efficacy of these two agents in combination. This manuscript reports the results of a toxicology study in rats, evaluating different doses of osilodrostat and pasireotide alone and in combination. Sixty male and 60 female rats were randomized into single-sex groups to receive daily doses of pasireotide (0.3 mg/kg/day, subcutaneously), osilodrostat (20 mg/kg/day, orally), osilodrostat/pasireotide in combination (low dose, 1.5/0.03 mg/kg/day; mid-dose, 5/0.1 mg/kg/day; or high dose, 20/0.3 mg/kg/day), or vehicle for 13 weeks. Mean body-weight gains from baseline to Week 13 were significantly lower in the pasireotide-alone and combined-treatment groups compared to controls, and were significantly higher in female rats receiving osilodrostat monotherapy. Osilodrostat and pasireotide monotherapies were associated with significant changes in the histology and mean weights of the pituitary and adrenal glands, liver, and ovary/oviduct. Osilodrostat alone was associated with adrenocortical hypertrophy and hepatocellular hypertrophy. In combination, osilodrostat/pasireotide did not exacerbate any target organ changes and ameliorated the liver and adrenal gland changes observed with monotherapy. Cmax and AUC0–24h of osilodrostat and pasireotide increased in an approximately dose-proportional manner.

In conclusion, the pasireotide and osilodrostat combination did not exacerbate changes in target organ weight or toxicity compared with either monotherapy, and had an acceptable safety profile; addition of pasireotide to the osilodrostat regimen may attenuate potential adrenal gland hyperactivation and hepatocellular hypertrophy, which are potential side effects of osilodrostat monotherapy.

The somatostatin class is a known class of small peptides comprising the naturally occurring somatostatin- 14 and analogues having somatostatin related activity, e.g. as disclosed by A.S. Dutta in Small Peptides, Vol.19, Elsevier (1993). By “somatostatin analogue” as used herein is meant any straight-chain or cyclic polypeptide having a structure based on that of the naturally occurring somatostatin- 14 wherein one or more amino acid units have been omitted and/or replaced by one or more other amino radical(s) and/or wherein one or more functional groups have been replaced by one or more other functional groups and/or one or more groups have been replaced by one or several other isosteric groups. In general, the term covers all modified derivatives of the native somatostatin- 14 which exhibit a somatostatin related activity, e.g. they bind to at least one of the five somatostatin receptor (SSTR), preferably in the nMolar range. Commonly known somatostatin analogs are octreotide, vapreotide, lanreotide, pasireotide.

Pasireotide, having the chemical structure as follow:

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Pasireotide is called cyclo[{4-(NH2-C2H4-NH-CO-0-)Pro}-Phg-DTrp-Lys-Tyr(4-Bzl)- Phe], wherein Phg means -HN-CH(C6H5)-CO- and Bzl means benzyl, in free form, in salt or complex form or in protected form.

Cushing’s syndrome is a hormone disorder caused by high levels of Cortisol in the blood. This can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or by tumors that produce Cortisol or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) or CRH. Cushing’s disease refers to one specific cause of the syndrome: a tumor (adenoma) in the pituitary gland that produces large amounts of ACTH, which elevates Cortisol. It is the most common cause of Cushing’s syndrome, responsible for 70% of cases excluding glucocorticoid related cases. The significant decrease of Cortisol levels in Cushing’s disease patients on pasireotide support its potential use as a targeted treatment for Cushing’s disease (Colao et al. N Engl J Med 2012;366:32^12).

Compound A is potent inhibitor of the rate-limiting enzyme 1 1-beta-hydroxylase, the last step in the synthesis of Cortisol. WO 201 1/088188 suggests the potential use of compound A in treating a disease or disorder characterised by increased stress hormone levels and/or decreased androgen hormone levels, including the potential use of compound A in treating heart failure, cachexia, acute coronary syndrome, chronic stress syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome or metabolic syndrome.

Compound A, also called (R)-4-(6,7-Dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[l,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro- benzonitrile, has formula (II).

Figure imgf000003_0001

Compound A can be synthesized or produced and characterized by methods as described in WO2007/024945.

PRODUCT PATENT

WO2007024945, hold protection in the EU states until August 2026, and expire in the US in March 2029 with US154 extension

PAPER

ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters (2013), 4(12), 1203-1207.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ml400324c?source=chemport&journalCode=amclct

Discovery and in Vivo Evaluation of Potent Dual CYP11B2 (Aldosterone Synthase) and CYP11B1 Inhibitors

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, 100 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, United States
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936, United States
ACS Med. Chem. Lett., 2013, 4 (12), pp 1203–1207
DOI: 10.1021/ml400324c
*(E.L.M.) Tel: 617-871-7586. Fax: 617-871-7045. E-mail: erik.meredith@novartis.com.
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Aldosterone is a key signaling component of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and as such has been shown to contribute to cardiovascular pathology such as hypertension and heart failure. Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is responsible for the final three steps of aldosterone synthesis and thus is a viable therapeutic target. A series of imidazole derived inhibitors, including clinical candidate 7n, have been identified through design and structure–activity relationship studies both in vitro and in vivo. Compound 7n was also found to be a potent inhibitor of 11β-hydroxylase (CYP11B1), which is responsible for cortisol production. Inhibition of CYP11B1 is being evaluated in the clinic for potential treatment of hypercortisol diseases such as Cushing’s syndrome.

PATENT

WO-2016109361

silodrostat (LCI699; 4-[(5R)-6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[l,2-c]imidazol-5-yl]-3-fluoro-benzonitrile; CAS# 928134-65-0). Osilodrostat is a Ι Ι-β-hydroxylase inhibitor.

Osilodrostat is currently under investigation for the treatment of Cushing’s disease, primary aldosteronism, and hypertension. Osilodrostat has also shown promise in treating drug-resistant hypertension, essential hypertension, hypokalemia, hypertension, congestive heart failure, acute heart failure, heart failure, cachexia, acute coronary syndrome, chronic stress syndrome, Cushing’s syndrome, metabolic syndrome, hypercortisolemia, atrial fibrillation, renal failure, chronic renal failure, restenosis, sleep apnea, atherosclerosis, syndrome X, obesity, nephropathy, post-myocardial infarction, coronary heary disease, increased formation of collagen, cardiac or myocardiac fibrosis and/or remodeling following hypertension and endothelial dysfunction, Conn’s disease, cardiovascular diseases, renal dysfunction, liver diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, vascular diseases, retinopathy, neuropathy, insulinopathy, edema, endothelial dysfunction, baroreceptor dysfunction, migraine headaches, arrythmia, diastolic dysfunction, diastolic heart failure, impaired diastolic filling, systolic dysfunction, ischemia, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sudden cardia death, impaired arterial compliance, myocardial necrotic lesions, vascular damage, myocardial infarction, left ventricular hypertrophy, decreased ej ection fraction, cardiac lesions, vascular wall hypertrophy, endothelial thickening, fibrinoid, necrosis of coronary arteries, ectopic ACTH syndrome, change in adrenocortical mass, primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease (PPNAD), Carney complex (CNC), anorexia nervosa, chronic alcoholic poisoning, nicotine withdrawal syndrome, cocaine withdrawal syndrome, posttraumatic stress syndrome, cognitive impairment after a stroke or cortisol-induced mineral corticoid excess, ventricular arrythmia, estrogen-dependent disorders, gynecomastia, osteoporosis, prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, endometrial hyperplasia, polycyctic ovarian disease, infertility, fibrocystic breast disease, breast cancer, and fibrocystic mastopathy. WO 2013109514; WO 2007024945; and WO 2011064376.

Osilodrostat

Osilodrostat is likely subject to extensive CYP45o-mediated oxidative metabolism. These, as well as other metabolic transformations, occur in part through polymorphically-expressed enzymes, exacerbating interpatient variability. Additionally, some metabolites of osilodrostat derivatives may have undesirable side effects. In order to overcome its short half-life, the drug likely must be taken several times per day, which increases the probability of patient incompliance and discontinuance. Adverse effects associated with osilodrostat include fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, headache, hypokalemia, muscle spasms, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, arthralgia, arthropod bite, dizziness, increased lipase, and pruritis.

Scheme I

EXAMPLE 1

(R)-4-(6,7-dihvdro-5H-pyrrolo[l,2-elimidazol-5-yl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile

(osilodrostat)

[00144] 4-(bromomethyl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile: 3-Fluoro-4-methylbenzonitrile (40 g, 296 mmol), NBS (63.2 g, 356 mmol) and benzoyl peroxide (3.6 g, 14.8 mmol) were taken up in carbon tetrachloride (490 mL) and refiuxed for 16 h. The mixture was allowed to cool to room temperature and filtered. The filtrate was concentrated and purified via flash column chromatography (0-5% EtOAc/hexanes) to give 4-(bromomethyl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile (35.4 g, 56%).

[00145] 2-(l-trityl-lH-imidazol-4-yl)acetic acid: Trityl chloride (40 g, 143.88 mmol, 1.2 equiv) was added to a suspension of (lH-imidazol-4-yl) acetic acid hydrochloride (20 g, 123.02 mmol, 1.0 equiv) in pyridine (200 mL). This was stirred at 50 °C for 16 h. Then the mixture was cooled and concentrated under vacuum and the crude product was purified by recrystallization from ethyl acetate (1000 ml) to afford 42 g (90%) of 2-[l-(triphenylmethyl)-lH-imidazol-4-yl] acetic acid as an off-white solid. LCMS (ESI): m/z = 369.2 [M+H]+

Step 2

2 step 2

2-( 1 -trityl- lH-imidazol-4-yl)ethanol : 2-(l-Trityl-lH-imidazol-4-yl) acetic acid (42 g, 114.00 mmol, 1.0 equiv) was suspended in THF (420 mL) and cooled to 0 °C. To this was added BH3 (1M in THF, 228.28 mL, 2.0 equiv). The clear solution obtained was stirred at 0 °C for 60 min, then warmed to room temperature until LCMS indicated completion of the reaction. The solution was cooled again to 0 °C and quenched carefully with water (300 mL). The resulting solution was extracted with ethyl acetate (3 x 100 mL) and the organic layers combined and dried over anhydrous Na2S04 and evaporated to give a sticky residue which was taken up in ethanolamine (800 mL) and heated to 90 °C for 2 h. The reaction was transferred to a separatory funnel, diluted with EtOAc (1 L) and washed with water (3 x 600 mL). The organic phase was dried over anhydrous Na2S04 and evaporated afford 35 g (87%) of 2-[l-(triphenylmethyl)-lH-imidazol-4-yl]ethanol as a white solid, which was used in the next step without further purification. LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 355.1 [M+H]+.

Step 3

3 step 3 4

4-(2-(tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy)ethyl)-l-trityl-lH-imidazole: 2-(l-Trityl-lH-imidazol-4-yl) ethanol (35 g, 98.75 mmol, 1.00 equiv) was dissolved in DCM (210 mL). To this was added imidazole (19.95 g, 293.05 mmol, 3.00 equiv) and tert-butyldimethylsilylchloride (22.40 g, 149.27 mmol, 1.50 equiv). The mixture was stirred at room temperature until LCMS indicated completion of the reaction. Then the resulting solution was diluted with 500 mL of DCM. The resulting mixture was washed with water (3 x 300 mL). The residue was purified by a silica gel column, eluted with ethyl

acetate/petroleum ether (1 :4) to afford 40 g (77%) of 4-[2-[(tert-butyldimethylsilyl)oxy]ethyl]-l-(triphenylmethyl)-lH-imidazole as a white solid. LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 469.1 [M+H]+.

Step 4

4-((5-(2-(tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy )ethylVlH-iniidazol-l -vnmethylV3-fluorobenzonitrile: 4-(2-((tert-Butyldimethylsilanyl)oxy)ethyl)-l rityl-lH-irnidazole (40 g, 85.34 mmol, 1.00 equiv) and 4-(Bromomethyl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile (27.38 g, 127.92 mmol, 1.50 equiv) obtained as a product of step 0, were dissolved in MeCN (480 mL) and DCM (80 mL), and stirred at room temperature for 48 h. Et2NH (80 mL) and MeOH (480 mL) were then added and the solution was warmed 80 °C for 3 h. The solution was evaporated to dryness and the residue was purified via flash column chromatography (EtOAc/hexanes 1 :5 to EtOAc) to afford 4-((5-(2-((tert-Butyldimethylsilanyl)oxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l -yl)methyl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile (15 g, 50%). ¾ NMR (400 MHz, CDCh) δ: 7.67 (s, 1H), 7.43 (m, 2H), 6.98 (s, 1H), 6.88-6.79 (m, 1H), 5.34 (s, 2H), 3.79 (t, J= 8.0 Hz, 2H), 2.67 (t, J = 8.0 Hz, 2H), 0.88 (s, 9H), 0.02 (s, 6H). LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 360.1 [M+H]+.

Step 5

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Methyl 2-(5-(2-(tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l -yl)-2-(4-cvano-2-fluorophenvDacetate: 4-((5-(2-((tert-Butyldimethylsilanyl)oxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l -yl)methyl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile (15 g, 41.72 mmol, 1.00 equiv) was dissolved in anhydrous THF (150 mL) and stirred at -78 °C, then a THF solution of LiHMDS (75 mL, 1.80 equiv, 1.0 M) was added dropwise over 15 min. After 30 min, methyl cyanoformate (4.3 g, 45.50 mmol, 1.10 equiv) was added dropwise over 10 min and the solution was stirred at -78 °C for 2 h. The excess LiHMDS was quenched with aqueous saturated NH4CI and the mixture was allowed to warm to room temperature. The mixture was then diluted with EtOAc and washed

with aqueous saturated NH4CI (200 mL). The organic layers was dried over anhydrous Na2S04 and evaporated. The crude residue was purified via flash column chromatography (EtOAc/PE 3: 10 to EtOAc) to give methyl 2-(5-(2-((tert-butyldimethylsilanyl)oxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl)-2-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenyl) acetate (15 g, 86%) as a light yellow solid.

¾ NMR (400 MHz, CDCL3) δ: 7.66 (s, 1H), 7.54-7.43 (m, 2H), 7.15 (t, J= 8.0 Hz 1H), 6.93 (s, 1H), 6.47 (s, 1H), 3.88-3.74 (m, 5H), 2.81-2.62 (m, 2H), 0.89 (s, 9H), 0.05 (s, 6H) . LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 418.2 [M+H]+.

Step 6

Methyl 2-(4-cvano-2-fluorophenyl)-2-(5-(2-hvdroxyethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl) acetate: Methyl 2-(5-(2-((tert-butyldimethylsilanyl)oxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl)-2-(4-cyano-2-fiuorophenyl)acetate (15 g, 35.92 mmol, 1.00 equiv) was added to a solution of HCl in 1,4-dioxane (89 mL, 4.0 M, 359.2 mmol) at 0 °C and the mixture was allowed to warm to room temperature and stirred for 2 h. The solution was concentrated to dryness to give the crude alcohol, methyl 2-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenyl )-2-(5-(2 -hydroxy ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl)acetate (10 g, 92%), which was used without further purification. LCMS: m/z = 304.0 [M+H]+.

Step 7

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Methyl 2-(4-cvano-2-fluorophenyl)-2-(5-(2-(methylsulfonyloxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl) acetate: The crude methyl 2-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenyl )-2-(5-(2-hydroxyethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl)acetate (10 g, 32.97 mmol, 1.00 equiv) was dissolved in DCM (200 mL) and stirred at 0 °C, then Et3N (20 g, 197.65 mmol, 6.00 equiv) and

methanesulfonyl chloride (4.52 g, 39.67 mmol, 1.20 equiv) were added. After completion of the reaction, the solution was diluted with DCM and washed with aqueous saturated

NaHCC . The organic layer was dried over anhydrous Na2S04, filtered and evaporated to give the crude methyl 2-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenyl)-2-(5-(2-((methylsulfonyl)oxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl)acetate (11.43 g, 91%), which was used in the next step without further purification. LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 382.0 [M+H]+.

Step 8

Methyl 5-(4-cvano-2-fluorophenyl)-6.7-dihvdro-5H-pyrrolo[1.2-elimidazole-5-carboxylate: The crude methyl 2-(4-cyano-2 -fluorophenyl )-2-(5-(2- ((methylsulfonyl)oxy)ethyl)-lH-imidazol-l-yl)acetate (11.43 g, 29.97 mmol, 1.00 equiv) was dissolved in MeCN (550 mL) and then K2CO3 (12.44 g, 90.01 mmol, 3.00 equiv), Nal (13.50 g, 90.00 mmol, 3.00 equiv) and Et3N (9.09 g, 89.83 mmol, 3.00 equiv) were added. The reaction was stirred at 80 °C for 42 h. The mixture was filtered. The solids were washed with DCM. The filtrate was concentrated and purified by flash column chromatography (EtOAc) to give methyl 5-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenyl)-6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[l,2-c]imidazole-5-carboxylate (4.2 g, 49% in 3 steps).

[00153] ¾ NMR (400 MHz, CDCb) δ: 7.61 (s, 1H), 7.47-7.47 (m, 2H), 6.88 (s, 1H), 6.79-6.75 (m, 1H), 4.17-4.12 (m, 1H), 3.87 (s, 3H), 3.78-3.70 (m, 1H), 3.08-3.02 (m, 1H), 2.84-2.71 (m, 2H). LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 286.0 [M+H]+.

Step 9

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4-(6.7-dihvdro-5H-pyrrolo[1.2-elimidazol-5-yl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile: To a 40-mL sealed tube, was placed methyl 5-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenyl)-5H,6H,7H-pyrrolo[l,2-c]imidazole-5-carboxylate (1 g, 3.51 mmol, 1.00 equiv), DMSO (10 mL), water (5 mL). The final reaction mixture was irradiated with microwave radiation for 40 min at 140 °C. The resulting solution was diluted with 100 mL of EtOAc. The resulting mixture was washed with (3 x 20 mL) brine, dried over anhydrous Na2S04, filtered and concentrated. The residue was purified by a silica gel column, eluted with ethyl acetate/petroleum ether (4: 1) to afford 420 mg (44%) of 5-(4-cyano-2-fluorophenyl)-5H,6H,7H-pyrrolo[l,2-c]irnidazole-5-carboxylic acid as a light yellow solid.

¾ NMR (400 MHz, CDCL3) δ: 7.55-7.28 (m, 3H), 6.90-6.85 (m, 2H), 5.74-5.71 (m, 1H), 3.25-3.15 (m, 1H), 3.02-2.92 (m, 2H), 2.58-2.50 (m, 1H). LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 228.2 [M+H]+.

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(R)-4-(6 -dihvdro-5H-pyrrolo[1.2-elirnidazol-5-yl)-3-fluorobenzonitrile:

Resolution of the enantiomers of the title compound (300 mg) was performed by chiral HPLC: Column, Chiralpak IA2, 2*25cm, 20um; mobile phase, Phase A: Hex (50%, 0.1% DEA), Phase B: EtOH (50%) ; Detector, UV 254/220 nm to afford the (S)-enantiomer (RT = 17 min) and the (R)-enantiomer (97.6 mg, desired compound) (RT = 21 min).

 ¾ NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-<4) δ: 7.98-7.95 (m, 1H), 7.70-7.69 (m, 1H), 7.50 (s, 1H), 6.87 (t, J= 8.0 Hz, 1H), 6.70 (s, 1H), 5.79-5.76 (m, 1H), 3.15-3.06 (m, 1H), 2.92-2.74 (m, 2H), 2.48-2.43 (m, 1H). LCMS (ESI) : m/z = 228.1 [M+H]+.

PATENT

WO2013/153129

https://www.google.com/patents/WO2013153129A1?cl=en

PATENT

WO2007/024945

http://www.google.co.in/patents/WO2007024945A1?cl=en

PATENT

 EP 2815749

Aspect (iii) of the present invention relates to phosphate salt or nitrate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile according to Formula (III)

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abbreviated as ‘{drug3}’. In particular, the present invention relates to crystalline form of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3a}’; to crystalline Form A of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3b}’; to crystalline Form B of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3c}’; to crystalline Form C of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3d}’; to crystalline Form D of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3e}’; to crystalline Form E of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3f}’; to crystalline Form F of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3g}’; to crystalline Form G of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3h}’; to crystalline Form H of phosphate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3i}’; and to crystalline form of nitrate salt of 4-(R)-(6,7-dihydro-5H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazol-5-yl)-3-fluoro-benzonitrile, abbreviated as ‘{drug3j}’. {drug3a}, {drug3b}, {drug3c}, {drug3d}, {drug3e}, {drug3f}, {drug3g}, {drug3h}, {drug3i}, and {drug3j} are specific forms falling within the definition of {drug3}. Aspect (iii) of the invention is separate from aspects (i), (ii), (iv), (v), (vi), (vii), and (viii) of the invention. Thus, all embodiments of {drug3a}, {drug3b}, {drug3c}, {drug3d}, {drug3e}, {drug3f}, {drug3g}, {drug3h}, {drug3i}, and {drug3j}, respectively, are only related to {drug3}, but neither to {drug1}, nor to {drug2}, nor to {drug4}, nor to {drug5}, nor to {drug6}, nor to {drug7}, nor to {drug8}.

PAPER

Osilodrostat (LCI699), a potent 11β-hydroxylase inhibitor, administered in combination with the multireceptor-targeted somatostatin analog pasireotide: A 13-week study in rats

  • a Preclinical Safety, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, East Hanover, NJ, USA
  • b Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, East Hanover, NJ, USA
  • c Novartis Oncology Development, Basel, Switzerland

doi:10.1016/j.taap.2015.05.004http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0041008X15001684

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Osilodrostat
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Clinical data
Synonyms LCI-699
Routes of
administration
Oral
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CAS Number
PubChem CID
ChemSpider
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ChEMBL
Chemical and physical data
Formula C13H10FN3
Molar mass 227.24 g·mol−1
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Novartis, Torrent drug for diabetes, NVP-LBX192, LBX-192


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(R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

(3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide)

(R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

cas 866772-52-3

Novartis Ag

NVP-LBX192

LBX-192

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R(−) 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

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Inventors Gregory Raymond Bebernitz, Ramesh Chandra Gupta, Vikrant Vijaykumar Jagtap, Appaji Baburao Mandhare, Davinder Tuli,
Original Assignee Novartis Ag

 

Molecular Formula: C26H33N5O4S2
Molecular Weight: 543.70132 g/mol

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LBX192, also known as NVP-LBX192, is a Liver Targeted Glucokinase Activator. LBX192 activated the GK enzyme in vitro at low nM concentrations and significantly reduced glucose levels during an oral glucose tolerance test in normal as well as diabetic mice. A GK activator has the promise of potentially affecting both the beta-cell of the pancreas, by improving glucose sensitive insulin secretion, as well as the liver, by reducing uncontrolled glucose output and restoring post prandial glucose uptake and storage as glycogen.

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54 Discovery and Evaluation of NVP-LBX192, a Liver Targeted Glucokinase Activator

Thursday, October 8, 2009: 10:30 AM
Nathan Hale North (Hilton Third Floor)
Gregory R. Bebernitz, PhD , Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Glucokinase (GK) activators are currently under investigation by a number of pharmaceutical companies with only a few reaching clinical evaluation.  A GK activator has the promise of potentially affecting both the beta-cell of the pancreas, by improving glucose sensitive insulin secretion, as well as the liver, by reducing uncontrolled glucose output and restoring post prandial glucose uptake and storage as glycogen.  We will describe our efforts to generate liver selective GK activators which culminated in the discovery of NVP-LBX192 (3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide).  This compound activated the GK enzyme in vitro at low nM concentrations and significantly reduced glucose levels during an oral glucose tolerance test in normal as well as diabetic mice.

https://acs.confex.com/acs/nerm09/webprogram/Paper75087.html

Sulfonamide-Thiazolpyridine Derivatives,  Glucokinase Activators, Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes

2009 52 (19) 6142 – 6152
Investigation of functionally liver selective glucokinase activators for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Bebernitz GR, Beaulieu V, Dale BA, Deacon R, Duttaroy A, Gao JP, Grondine MS, Gupta RC, Kakmak M, Kavana M, Kirman LC, Liang JS, Maniara WM, Munshi S, Nadkarni SS, Schuster HF, Stams T, Denny IS, Taslimi PM, Vash B, Caplan SL

2010 240th (August 22) Medi-198
Glucokinase activators with improved physicochemicalproperties and off target effects
American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition
Kirman LC, Schuster HF, Grondine MS et al

2010 240th (August 22) Medi-197
Investigation of functionally liver selective glucokinase activators
American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition
Schuster HF, Kirman LC, Bebernitz GC et al

PATENT

http://www.google.com/patents/US7750020

EXAMPLE 1 3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

A. Phenylacetic Acid Ethyl Ester

A solution of phenylacetic acid (50 g, 0.36 mol) in ethanol (150 mL) is treated with catalytic amount of sulfuric acid (4 mL). The reaction mixture is refluxed for 4 h. The reaction is then concentrated in vacuo. The residue is dissolved in diethyl ether (300 mL) and washed with saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (2×50 mL) and water (1×100 mL). The organic layer dried over sodium sulfate filtered and concentrated in vacuo to give phenylacetic acid ethyl ester as a colorless oil: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.2 (t, J=7.2, 3H), 3.6 (s, 2H), 4.1 (q, J=7.2, 2H), 7.3 (m, 5H); MS 165 [M+1]+.

B. (4-Chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)-acetic acid ethyl ester

To a cooled chlorosulfonic acid (83.83 g, 48 mL, 0.71 mol) under nitrogen is added the title A compound, phenylacetic acid ethyl ester (59 g, 0.35 mol) over a period of 1 h. Reaction temperature is brought to RT (28° C.), then heated to 70° C., maintaining it at this temperature for 1 h while stirring. Reaction is cooled to RT and poured over saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution (200 mL) followed by extraction with DCM (2×200 mL). The organic layer is washed with water (5×100 mL), followed by saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution (1×150 mL). The organic layer dried over sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo to give crude (4-chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)acetic acid ethyl ester. Further column chromatography over silica gel (60-120 mesh), using 100% hexane afforded pure (4-chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)-acetic acid ethyl ester as a colorless oil.

C. [4-(4-Methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester

A solution of N-methylpiperazine (9.23 g, 10.21 ml, 0.092 mol), DIEA (13 g, 17.4 mL, 0.10 mol) and DCM 80 mL is cooled to 0° C., and to this is added a solution of the title B compound, (4-chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)-acetic acid ethyl ester (22 g, 0.083 mol) in 50 mL of DCM within 30 min. Reaction mixture stirred at 0° C. for 2 h, and the reaction mixture is washed with water (100 mL), followed by 0.1 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (1×200 mL). The organic layer dried over sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated under vacuo to give crude [4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester. Column chromatography over silicagel (60-120 mesh), using ethyl acetate afforded pure [4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester as white crystalline solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.3 (t, J=7.4, 3H), 2.3 (s, 3H), 2.5 (m, 4H), 3.0 (br s, 4H), 3.7 (s, 2H), 4.2 (q, J=7.4, 2H), 7.4 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.7 (d, J=7.3, 2H); MS 327 [M+1]+.

D. 3-Cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid ethyl ester

A solution of the title C compound, [4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester (15 g, 0.046 mol) in a mixture of THF (60 mL) and DMTP (10 mL) is cooled to −78° C. under nitrogen. The resulting solution is stirred at −78° C. for 45 min and to this is added LDA (25.6 mL, 6.40 g, 0.059 mol, 25% solution in THF/Hexane). A solution of iodomethylcyclopentane (11.60 g, 0.055 mol) in a mixture of DMTP (12 mL) and THF (20 mL) is added over a period of 15 min at −78° C. and reaction mixture stirred at −78° C. for 3 h further, followed by stirring at 25° C. for 12 h. The reaction mixture is then quenched by the dropwise addition of saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution (50 mL) and is concentrated in vacuo. The residue is diluted with water (50 mL) and extracted with ethyl acetate (3×100 mL). The organic solution is washed with a saturated aqueous sodium chloride (2×150 mL), dried over sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. Column chromatography over silica gel (60-120 mesh), using 50% ethyl acetate in hexane as an eluent to afford 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid ethyl ester as a white solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 0.9-2.1 (m, 11H), 1.2 (t, J=7.1, 3H), 2.3 (s, 3H), 2.5 (br s, 4H), 3.0 (br s, 4H), 3.6 (m, 1H), 4.1 (q, J=7.1, 2H), 7.5 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.7 (d, J=8.3, 2H); MS 409 [M+1]+.

E. 3-Cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid

A solution of the title D compound, 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid ethyl ester (14 g, 0.034 mol) in methanol:water (30 mL:10 mL) and sodium hydroxide (4.11 g, 0.10 mol) is stirred at 60° C. for 8 h in an oil bath. The methanol is then removed in vacuo at 45-50° C. The residue is diluted with water (25 mL) and extracted with ether (1×40 mL). The aqueous layer is acidified to pH 5 with 3 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution. The precipitated solid is collected by vacuum filtration, washed with water (20 mL), followed by isopropyl alcohol (20 mL). Finally, solid cake is washed with 100 mL of hexane and dried under vacuum at 40° C. for 6 h to give 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid as a white solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.1-2.0 (m, 11H), 2.4 (s, 3H), 2.7 (br s, 4H), 3.1 (br s, 4H), 3.6 (m, 1H), 7.5 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.6 (d, J=8.3, 2H); MS 381 [M+l]+.

F. 5-Methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-ylamine

A solution of 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-ylamine (5.0 g, 0.0403 mol) in 10 mL of acetic acid is added slowly to a solution of potassium thiocyanate (20 g, 0.205 mol) in 100 mL of acetic acid at 0° C. followed by a solution of bromine (2.5 mL, 0.0488 mol) in 5 mL of acetic acid. The reaction is stirred for 2 h at 0° C. and then allowed to warm to RT. The resulting solid is collected by filtration and washed with acetic acid, then partitioned between ethyl acetate and saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate. The insoluble material is removed by filtration and the organic layer is evaporated and dried to afford 5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-ylamine as a tan solid.

G. 3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

A solution of the title E compound, 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid (5 g, 0.013 mol) in DCM (250 mL) is cooled to 0° C. and then charged HOBt hydrate (2.66 g, 0.019 mol), followed by EDCI hydrochloride (6 g, 0.031 mol). The reaction mixture is stirred at 0° C. for 5 h. After that the solution of the title F compound, 5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-ylamine (2.36 g, 0.013 mol) and D1EA (8 mL, 0.046 mol) in a mixture of DCM (60 mL) and DMF (20 mL) is added dropwise over 30 min. Reaction temperature is maintained at 0° C. for 3 h, then at RT (28° C.) for 3 days. Reaction is diluted with (60 mL) of water and the organic layer is separated and washed with saturated sodium bicarbonate solution (2×50 mL) followed by water washing (2×50 mL) and saturated sodium chloride aqueous solution (1×150 mL). Finally the organic layer is dried over sodium sulfate, filtered, and evaporated under vacuo. The crude product is purified using column chromatography over silica gel (60-120 mesh), using 40% ethyl acetate in hexane as an eluent to afford 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide as a white solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 0.9-2.1 (m, 11H), 2.2 (s, 3H), 2.5 (br s, 4H), 3.1 (br s, 4H), 3.7 (m, 1H), 4.0 (s, 3H), 6.8 (d, J=8.8, 1H), 7.5 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.7 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.8 (d, J=8.8, 1H), 8.6 (s, 1H); MS 617 [M+1]+.

H. 3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide dihydrochloride

The title G compound, 3-cyclopentyl-2-(4-methyl piperazinyl sulfonyl)phenyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)propionamide (2.8 g, 0.0051 mol) is added to a cooled solution of 10% hydrochloric acid in isopropanol (3.75 mL). The reaction mixture is stirred at 0° C. for 1 h and then at RT for 2 h. The solid is separated, triturated with 10 mL of isopropanol and collected by vacuum filtration and washed with 50 mL of hexane. The solid is dried at 70° C. for 48 h to afford 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide dihydrochloride as an off white solid.

EXAMPLE 2 (R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

The title compound is obtained analogously to Example 1 by employing the following additional resolution step:

The racemic title E compound of Example 1,3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid (10 g, 0.026 mol) in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) is treated in a three necked 1 liter flask, equipped with heating mantle, water condenser, calcium chloride guard tube and mechanical stirrer with 3.18 g (0.026 mol) of (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine. This reaction mixture is then refluxed at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized salt is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 5 mL of hexane and dried under vacuum to afford salt A.

The salt A is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 50 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt B.

The salt B is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (290 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt C.

The salt C is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (100 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 ml of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt D.

The salt D is treated with aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (20 mL, 1 mL of concentrated hydrochloric acid diluted with 100 mL of water) and stirred for 5 min. The white solid precipitates out and is collected by vacuum filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 5 mL of isopropanol and 20 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to yield the hydrochloride salt of (R)-(−)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid, salt E.

The salt E is neutralized by stirring with aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (10 mL, 1 g of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in 120 mL of water) for 5 min. The precipitated solid is collected by filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 100 mL of hexane, and dried to afford (R)-(−)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid: m.p. 202.2-203.4° C.

Alternatively, the title compound may be obtained by the resolution of the racemic title compound of Example 1 using the following preparative chiral HPLC method:

  • Column: Chiralcel OD-R (250×20 mm) Diacel make, Japan;
  • Solvent A: water:methanol:acetonitrile (10:80:10 v/v/v);
  • Solvent B: water:methanol:acetonitrile (05:90:05 v/v/v);
  • Using gradient elution: gradient program (time, min/% B): 0/0, 20/0, 50/100, 55/0, 70/0;
  • Flow rate: 6.0 mL/min; and
  • Detection: by UV at 305 nm.

EXAMPLE 3 (S)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

The title compound is prepared analogously to Example 2.

J MED CHEM 2009, 52, 6142-52

Investigation of Functionally Liver Selective Glucokinase Activators for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., 100 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Torrent Research Centre, Village Bhat, Gujarat, India
J. Med. Chem., 2009, 52 (19), pp 6142–6152
DOI: 10.1021/jm900839k

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jm900839k

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Type 2 diabetes is a polygenic disease which afflicts nearly 200 million people worldwide and is expected to increase to near epidemic levels over the next 10−15 years. Glucokinase (GK) activators are currently under investigation by a number of pharmaceutical companies with only a few reaching early clinical evaluation. A GK activator has the promise of potentially affecting both the β-cells of the pancreas, by improving glucose sensitive insulin secretion, as well as the liver, by reducing uncontrolled glucose output and restoring post-prandial glucose uptake and storage as glycogen. Herein, we report our efforts on a sulfonamide chemotype with the aim to generate liver selective GK activators which culminated in the discovery of 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide (17c). This compound activated the GK enzyme (αKa = 39 nM) in vitro at low nanomolar concentrations and significantly reduced glucose levels during an oral glucose tolerance test in normal mice.

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Example 2(R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

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The title compound is obtained analogously to Example 1 by employing the following additional resolution step:

The racemic title E compound of Example 1, 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid (10 g, 0.026 mol) in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) is treated in a three necked 1 liter flask, equipped with heating mantle, water condenser, calcium chloride guard tube and mechanical stirrer with 3.18 g (0.026 mol) of (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine. This reaction mixture is then refluxed at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized salt is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 5 mL of hexane and dried under vacuum to afford salt A.

The salt A is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) and heated at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 50 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt B.

The salt B is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (290 mL) and heated at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt C.

The salt C is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (100 mL) and heated at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30ml of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt D.

The salt D is treated with aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (20 mL, 1 mL of concentrated hydrochloric acid diluted with 100 mL of water) and stirred for 5 min. The white solid precipitates out and is collected by vacuum filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 5 mL of isopropanol and 20 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to yield the hydrochloride salt of (R)-(-)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid, salt E.

The salt E is neutralized by stirring with aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (10 mL, 1 g of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in 120 mL of water) for 5 min. The precipitated solid is collected by filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 100 mL of hexane, and dried to afford (R)-(-)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid: m.p. 202.2-203.4°C.

Alternatively, the title compound may be obtained by the resolution of the racemic title compound of Example 1 using the following preparative chiral HPLC method:

  • Column: Chiralcel OD-R (250 x 20 mm) Diacel make, Japan;
  • Solvent A: water:methanol:acetonitrile (10:80:10 v/v/v);
  • Solvent B: water:methanol:acetonitrile (05:90:05 v/v/v);
  • Using gradient elution: gradient program (time, min / %B): 0/0, 20/0, 50/100, 55/0, 70/0;
  • Flow rate: 6.0 mL/min; and
  • Detection: by UV at 305 nm.

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Investigation of Functionally Liver Selective Glucokinase Activators for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., 100 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Torrent Research Centre, Village Bhat, Gujarat, India
J. Med. Chem., 2009, 52 (19), pp 6142–6152
DOI: 10.1021/jm900839k
Publication Date (Web): September 11, 2009
Copyright © 2009 American Chemical Society
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Type 2 diabetes is a polygenic disease which afflicts nearly 200 million people worldwide and is expected to increase to near epidemic levels over the next 10−15 years. Glucokinase (GK) activators are currently under investigation by a number of pharmaceutical companies with only a few reaching early clinical evaluation. A GK activator has the promise of potentially affecting both the β-cells of the pancreas, by improving glucose sensitive insulin secretion, as well as the liver, by reducing uncontrolled glucose output and restoring post-prandial glucose uptake and storage as glycogen. Herein, we report our efforts on a sulfonamide chemotype with the aim to generate liver selective GK activators which culminated in the discovery of 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide (17c). This compound activated the GK enzyme (αKa = 39 nM) in vitro at low nanomolar concentrations and significantly reduced glucose levels during an oral glucose tolerance test in normal mice.

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EXAMPLE 2 (R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

The title compound is obtained analogously to Example 1 by employing the following additional resolution step:

The racemic title E compound of Example 1,3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid (10 g, 0.026 mol) in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) is treated in a three necked 1 liter flask, equipped with heating mantle, water condenser, calcium chloride guard tube and mechanical stirrer with 3.18 g (0.026 mol) of (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine. This reaction mixture is then refluxed at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized salt is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 5 mL of hexane and dried under vacuum to afford salt A.

The salt A is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 50 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt B.

The salt B is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (290 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt C.

The salt C is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (100 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 ml of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt D.

The salt D is treated with aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (20 mL, 1 mL of concentrated hydrochloric acid diluted with 100 mL of water) and stirred for 5 min. The white solid precipitates out and is collected by vacuum filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 5 mL of isopropanol and 20 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to yield the hydrochloride salt of (R)-(−)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid, salt E.

The salt E is neutralized by stirring with aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (10 mL, 1 g of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in 120 mL of water) for 5 min. The precipitated solid is collected by filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 100 mL of hexane, and dried to afford (R)-(−)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid: m.p. 202.2-203.4° C.

Alternatively, the title compound may be obtained by the resolution of the racemic title compound of Example 1 using the following preparative chiral HPLC method:

  • Column: Chiralcel OD-R (250×20 mm) Diacel make, Japan;
  • Solvent A: water:methanol:acetonitrile (10:80:10 v/v/v);
  • Solvent B: water:methanol:acetonitrile (05:90:05 v/v/v);
  • Using gradient elution: gradient program (time, min/% B): 0/0, 20/0, 50/100, 55/0, 70/0;
  • Flow rate: 6.0 mL/min; and
  • Detection: by UV at 305 nm.
Patent ID Date Patent Title
US2015218151 2015-08-06 NOVEL PHENYLACETAMIDE COMPOUND AND PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINING SAME
US7750020 2010-07-06 Sulfonamide-Thiazolpyridine Derivatives As Glucokinase Activators Useful The Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes

 

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Dr. Chaitanya Dutt - Director (R&D)Born in the year 1950, Dr. Chaitanya Dutt holds an MD in Medicine. He practiced as a consulting physician before joining the company in 1982. Since then he has been associated with the Company. His rich experience spans in the areas of Pharma R&D, clinical research, manufacturing, quality assurance, etc. He is one of the key professionals in the top management team of the Company. He has been instrumental in setting up the Torrent Research Centre (TRC), the research wing of the Company. Under his prudent guidance and leadership, TRC has achieved tremendous progress in the areas of discovery research as well as development work on formulations. He does not hold any directorship in any other company.

 

 

 

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CFG 920, Novartis Scientists team up with Researchers at Aurigene, Bangalore, India,


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Inhibitor Of Prostate Cancer With Fewer Cardiac Side Effects

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Target: CYP17/CYP11B2
Disease: Castration-resistant prostate cancer

MF C14H13ClN4O
MW: 288.0778

Elemental Analysis: C, 58.24; H, 4.54; Cl, 12.28; N, 19.40; O, 5.54

Steroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase inhibitors

CFG920 is a CYP17 inhibitor, is also an orally available inhibitor of the steroid 17-alpha-hydroxylase/C17,20 lyase (CYP17A1 or CYP17), with potential antiandrogen and antineoplastic activities. Upon oral administration, CYP17 inhibitor CFG920 inhibits the enzymatic activity of CYP17A1 in both the testes and adrenal glands, thereby inhibiting androgen production. This may decrease androgen-dependent growth signaling and may inhibit cell proliferation of androgen-dependent tumor cells.

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01647789
NCT01647789: A Study of Oral CFG920 in Patients With Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer2012 

  • 09 Nov 2015Adverse events, efficacy and pharmacokinetics data from the phase I part of a phase I/II trial in Prostate cancer (Metastatic disease) presented at the 27th AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics (AACR-NCI-EORTC-2015)
  • 29 Jan 2013Phase-I clinical trials in Prostate cancer in Spain (PO)
  • 10 Dec 2012Phase-I clinical trials in Prostate cancer in Canada (PO)

In August 2015, preclinical data were presented at the 250th ACS meeting in Boston, MA. In monkeys, treatment with CFG-920 (3 mg/kg, po) showed good bioavailability with F value of 93%, Tmax of 0.5 h, Cmax of 1382 nM.dn and AUC of 2364 nM.h, while CFG-920 (10 mg/kg, po) showed F value of 183%, Cmax of 1179 nM.dn and Tmax of 1.04 h

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Novartis is developing CFG-920 (structure shown), an oral CYP17 inhibitor, for the potential treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. In March 2013, a phase I/II trial was initiated and at that time, the study was expected to complete in January 2015; in August 2015, clinical data were presented

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Discovery of CFG920, a dual CYP17/CYP11B2 inhibitor, for the treatment of castration resistant prostate cancer
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Christoph Gaul, Prakash Mistry, Henrik Moebitz, Mark Perrone, Bjoern Gruenenfelder, Nelson Guerreiro, Wolfgang Hackl, Peter Wessels, Estelle Berger, Mark Bock, Saumitra Sengupta, Venkateshwar Rao, Murali Ramachandra, Thomas Antony, Kishore Narayanan, Samiulla Dodheri, Aravind Basavaraju, Shekar Chelur

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Novartis-Aurigene team: (from left) Brahma Reddy V, Thomas Antony, Murali Ramachandra, Venkateshwar Rao G, Wesley Roy Balasubramanian, Kishore Narayanan, Samiulla DS, Aravind AB, and Shekar Chelur. Not pictured: Björn Grünenfelder, Saumitra Sengupta, Nelson Guerreiro, Andrea Gerken, Mark Perrone, Mark Bock, Wolfgang Hackl, Henrik Möbitz, Peter Wessels, Christoph Gaul, Prakash Mistry, and Estelle Marrer.
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Preclinical and clinical studies were performed to evaluate the efficacy of CFG-920, a dual cytochrome P450 (CYP)17 and CYP11B2 dual inhibitor, for the potential treatment of castration resistant prostate cancer. CFG-920 showed potent activity against human CYP17 and CYP11B2 enzymes with IC50 values of 0.023 and 0.034 microM, respectively. In monkeys, treatment with CFG-920 (3 mg/kg, po) showed good bioavailability (93%), Tmax of 0.5 h, Cmax of 1382 nM.dn and AUC of 2364 nM.h, while CFG-920 (10 mg/kg, po) showed F value of 183%, Cmax of 1179 nM.dn and Tmax of 1.04 h. In a phase I, first-in-man study, patients received continuous po dosing of CFG-920 (50 mg, bid) plus prednisone (5 mg) in 28-day cycles. At the time of presentation, CFG-920 was under phase II development.
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Prostate cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in men. Doctors often treat the metastatic stage of the disease by depriving the patient of sex hormones via chemical or surgical castration. But if it progresses far enough, the cancer can survive this therapy, transforming into the castration-resistant form. “Once the cancer becomes castration-resistant, the prognosis is poor,” said Novartis’s Christoph Gaul.

In recent years, CYP17, a bifunctional 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase cytochrome P450 enzyme, has emerged as a target for treating castration-resistant prostate cancer. The enzyme catalyzes the biosynthesis of sex hormones, including testosterone, and blocking it can starve prostate cancer of the androgens it needs to thrive.

Johnson & Johnson’s CYP17 inhibitor, abiraterone acetate (Zytiga), a steroid that binds irreversibly to CYP17, was approved by the Food & Drug Administration in 2011. But Novartis scientists thought they could make a better CYP17 inhibitor, Gaul told C&EN. They teamed up with researchers at Aurigene, in Bangalore, India, and came up with their clinical candidate, CFG920.

Unlike abiraterone, CFG920 isn’t a steroid, and it inhibits CYP17 reversibly. It also reversibly inhibits another cytochrome P450 enzyme, CYP11B2, which is involved in the synthesis of the mineralocorticoids, hormones that regulate cardiac function.

Treating prostate cancer patients by lowering their androgen levels turns out to have negative cardiac side effects: Patients’ lipid metabolism is thrown off and their mineralocorticoid levels jump, leading to increases in blood pressure. Those changes can be stressful for the heart. “If prostate cancer patients don’t die because of the cancer, a lot of times they die because of cardiac disease,” Gaul said.

Because CFG920 also keeps mineralocorticoid levels in check, Novartis is hoping the drug candidate will ameliorate some of the cardiac side effects of inhibiting CYP17. The compound is currently in Phase I clinical trials.

PATENT

WO 2010149755

https://www.google.co.in/patents/WO2010149755A1?cl=en

Example 58

Prύpιn”ation ofI'(2’ChIoroψ}ri(ibi-^’\l)’3’f4’metMψ}τUin’3’yl)-imiJazoliJin’2’θne (5HA)-

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Using the same reaction conditions as in Example 14. 1-(4-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)- itnida/olidin-2-onc ().-.!.4b: 600 mg. 3.3898 mmol) uas reacted with 2-chloro-4-iodo- py.idine (974 mg.4.067 mmol). 1 , 4-dioxane (60 mL). copper iodide (65 mg, 0.3398 mmol), /r<w.v-1.2-diamino cycK)hexane (0.12 ml,, 1.0169 mmol) and potassium phosphate (2.15 g, 10.1694 mmol) to afford 810 mg of the product (83% yield).

1H NMR (C1DCI3. 300 Mi l/): 6 8.5-8.4 (m. 211). 8.3 (d. IH), 7.6-7.5 (m, 2H). 7.2 (S. 111). 4.1-3.9 (ni. 4H), 2.35 <s. 3H)

LCVIS puιϊt>: 90.8%. nι-7 – 289.1 (M M)

HPl C: 97.14%

REFERENCES

1: Gomez L, Kovac JR, Lamb DJ. CYP17A1 inhibitors in castration-resistant prostate cancer. Steroids. 2015 Mar;95:80-7. doi: 10.1016/j.steroids.2014.12.021. Epub 2015 Jan 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 25560485; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4323677.

2: Yin L, Hu Q, Hartmann RW. Recent progress in pharmaceutical therapies for castration-resistant prostate cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2013 Jul 4;14(7):13958-78. doi: 10.3390/ijms140713958. Review. PubMed PMID: 23880851; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3742227.

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Novartis Molecule for functionally liver selective glucokinase activators for the treatment of type 2 diabetes


STR3

Figure US07750020-20100706-C00023

(R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

(3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide)

cas 866772-52-3

Novartis Ag

NVP-LBX192

LBX-192

54 Discovery and Evaluation of NVP-LBX192, a Liver Targeted Glucokinase Activator

Thursday, October 8, 2009: 10:30 AM
Nathan Hale North (Hilton Third Floor)
Gregory R. Bebernitz, PhD , Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
Glucokinase (GK) activators are currently under investigation by a number of pharmaceutical companies with only a few reaching clinical evaluation.  A GK activator has the promise of potentially affecting both the beta-cell of the pancreas, by improving glucose sensitive insulin secretion, as well as the liver, by reducing uncontrolled glucose output and restoring post prandial glucose uptake and storage as glycogen.  We will describe our efforts to generate liver selective GK activators which culminated in the discovery of NVP-LBX192 (3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide).  This compound activated the GK enzyme in vitro at low nM concentrations and significantly reduced glucose levels during an oral glucose tolerance test in normal as well as diabetic mice.

https://acs.confex.com/acs/nerm09/webprogram/Paper75087.html

Molecular Formula: C26H33N5O4S2
Molecular Weight: 543.70132 g/mol

Sulfonamide-Thiazolpyridine Derivatives,  Glucokinase Activators, Treatment Of Type 2 Diabetes

2009 52 (19) 6142 – 6152
Investigation of functionally liver selective glucokinase activators for the treatment of type 2 diabetes
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Bebernitz GR, Beaulieu V, Dale BA, Deacon R, Duttaroy A, Gao JP, Grondine MS, Gupta RC, Kakmak M, Kavana M, Kirman LC, Liang JS, Maniara WM, Munshi S, Nadkarni SS, Schuster HF, Stams T, Denny IS, Taslimi PM, Vash B, Caplan SL

2010 240th (August 22) Medi-198
Glucokinase activators with improved physicochemicalproperties and off target effects
American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition
Kirman LC, Schuster HF, Grondine MS et al

2010 240th (August 22) Medi-197
Investigation of functionally liver selective glucokinase activators
American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition
Schuster HF, Kirman LC, Bebernitz GC et al

PATENT

http://www.google.com/patents/US7750020

EXAMPLE 1 3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

A. Phenylacetic Acid Ethyl Ester

A solution of phenylacetic acid (50 g, 0.36 mol) in ethanol (150 mL) is treated with catalytic amount of sulfuric acid (4 mL). The reaction mixture is refluxed for 4 h. The reaction is then concentrated in vacuo. The residue is dissolved in diethyl ether (300 mL) and washed with saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (2×50 mL) and water (1×100 mL). The organic layer dried over sodium sulfate filtered and concentrated in vacuo to give phenylacetic acid ethyl ester as a colorless oil: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.2 (t, J=7.2, 3H), 3.6 (s, 2H), 4.1 (q, J=7.2, 2H), 7.3 (m, 5H); MS 165 [M+1]+.

B. (4-Chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)-acetic acid ethyl ester

To a cooled chlorosulfonic acid (83.83 g, 48 mL, 0.71 mol) under nitrogen is added the title A compound, phenylacetic acid ethyl ester (59 g, 0.35 mol) over a period of 1 h. Reaction temperature is brought to RT (28° C.), then heated to 70° C., maintaining it at this temperature for 1 h while stirring. Reaction is cooled to RT and poured over saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution (200 mL) followed by extraction with DCM (2×200 mL). The organic layer is washed with water (5×100 mL), followed by saturated aqueous sodium chloride solution (1×150 mL). The organic layer dried over sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo to give crude (4-chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)acetic acid ethyl ester. Further column chromatography over silica gel (60-120 mesh), using 100% hexane afforded pure (4-chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)-acetic acid ethyl ester as a colorless oil.

C. [4-(4-Methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester

A solution of N-methylpiperazine (9.23 g, 10.21 ml, 0.092 mol), DIEA (13 g, 17.4 mL, 0.10 mol) and DCM 80 mL is cooled to 0° C., and to this is added a solution of the title B compound, (4-chlorosulfonyl-phenyl)-acetic acid ethyl ester (22 g, 0.083 mol) in 50 mL of DCM within 30 min. Reaction mixture stirred at 0° C. for 2 h, and the reaction mixture is washed with water (100 mL), followed by 0.1 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (1×200 mL). The organic layer dried over sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated under vacuo to give crude [4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester. Column chromatography over silicagel (60-120 mesh), using ethyl acetate afforded pure [4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester as white crystalline solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.3 (t, J=7.4, 3H), 2.3 (s, 3H), 2.5 (m, 4H), 3.0 (br s, 4H), 3.7 (s, 2H), 4.2 (q, J=7.4, 2H), 7.4 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.7 (d, J=7.3, 2H); MS 327 [M+1]+.

D. 3-Cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid ethyl ester

A solution of the title C compound, [4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-acetic acid ethyl ester (15 g, 0.046 mol) in a mixture of THF (60 mL) and DMTP (10 mL) is cooled to −78° C. under nitrogen. The resulting solution is stirred at −78° C. for 45 min and to this is added LDA (25.6 mL, 6.40 g, 0.059 mol, 25% solution in THF/Hexane). A solution of iodomethylcyclopentane (11.60 g, 0.055 mol) in a mixture of DMTP (12 mL) and THF (20 mL) is added over a period of 15 min at −78° C. and reaction mixture stirred at −78° C. for 3 h further, followed by stirring at 25° C. for 12 h. The reaction mixture is then quenched by the dropwise addition of saturated aqueous ammonium chloride solution (50 mL) and is concentrated in vacuo. The residue is diluted with water (50 mL) and extracted with ethyl acetate (3×100 mL). The organic solution is washed with a saturated aqueous sodium chloride (2×150 mL), dried over sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. Column chromatography over silica gel (60-120 mesh), using 50% ethyl acetate in hexane as an eluent to afford 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid ethyl ester as a white solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 0.9-2.1 (m, 11H), 1.2 (t, J=7.1, 3H), 2.3 (s, 3H), 2.5 (br s, 4H), 3.0 (br s, 4H), 3.6 (m, 1H), 4.1 (q, J=7.1, 2H), 7.5 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.7 (d, J=8.3, 2H); MS 409 [M+1]+.

E. 3-Cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid

A solution of the title D compound, 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid ethyl ester (14 g, 0.034 mol) in methanol:water (30 mL:10 mL) and sodium hydroxide (4.11 g, 0.10 mol) is stirred at 60° C. for 8 h in an oil bath. The methanol is then removed in vacuo at 45-50° C. The residue is diluted with water (25 mL) and extracted with ether (1×40 mL). The aqueous layer is acidified to pH 5 with 3 N aqueous hydrochloric acid solution. The precipitated solid is collected by vacuum filtration, washed with water (20 mL), followed by isopropyl alcohol (20 mL). Finally, solid cake is washed with 100 mL of hexane and dried under vacuum at 40° C. for 6 h to give 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid as a white solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 1.1-2.0 (m, 11H), 2.4 (s, 3H), 2.7 (br s, 4H), 3.1 (br s, 4H), 3.6 (m, 1H), 7.5 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.6 (d, J=8.3, 2H); MS 381 [M+l]+.

F. 5-Methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-ylamine

A solution of 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-ylamine (5.0 g, 0.0403 mol) in 10 mL of acetic acid is added slowly to a solution of potassium thiocyanate (20 g, 0.205 mol) in 100 mL of acetic acid at 0° C. followed by a solution of bromine (2.5 mL, 0.0488 mol) in 5 mL of acetic acid. The reaction is stirred for 2 h at 0° C. and then allowed to warm to RT. The resulting solid is collected by filtration and washed with acetic acid, then partitioned between ethyl acetate and saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate. The insoluble material is removed by filtration and the organic layer is evaporated and dried to afford 5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-ylamine as a tan solid.

G. 3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

A solution of the title E compound, 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid (5 g, 0.013 mol) in DCM (250 mL) is cooled to 0° C. and then charged HOBt hydrate (2.66 g, 0.019 mol), followed by EDCI hydrochloride (6 g, 0.031 mol). The reaction mixture is stirred at 0° C. for 5 h. After that the solution of the title F compound, 5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-ylamine (2.36 g, 0.013 mol) and D1EA (8 mL, 0.046 mol) in a mixture of DCM (60 mL) and DMF (20 mL) is added dropwise over 30 min. Reaction temperature is maintained at 0° C. for 3 h, then at RT (28° C.) for 3 days. Reaction is diluted with (60 mL) of water and the organic layer is separated and washed with saturated sodium bicarbonate solution (2×50 mL) followed by water washing (2×50 mL) and saturated sodium chloride aqueous solution (1×150 mL). Finally the organic layer is dried over sodium sulfate, filtered, and evaporated under vacuo. The crude product is purified using column chromatography over silica gel (60-120 mesh), using 40% ethyl acetate in hexane as an eluent to afford 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide as a white solid: 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3) δ 0.9-2.1 (m, 11H), 2.2 (s, 3H), 2.5 (br s, 4H), 3.1 (br s, 4H), 3.7 (m, 1H), 4.0 (s, 3H), 6.8 (d, J=8.8, 1H), 7.5 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.7 (d, J=8.3, 2H), 7.8 (d, J=8.8, 1H), 8.6 (s, 1H); MS 617 [M+1]+.

H. 3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide dihydrochloride

The title G compound, 3-cyclopentyl-2-(4-methyl piperazinyl sulfonyl)phenyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)propionamide (2.8 g, 0.0051 mol) is added to a cooled solution of 10% hydrochloric acid in isopropanol (3.75 mL). The reaction mixture is stirred at 0° C. for 1 h and then at RT for 2 h. The solid is separated, triturated with 10 mL of isopropanol and collected by vacuum filtration and washed with 50 mL of hexane. The solid is dried at 70° C. for 48 h to afford 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide dihydrochloride as an off white solid.

EXAMPLE 2 (R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

The title compound is obtained analogously to Example 1 by employing the following additional resolution step:

The racemic title E compound of Example 1,3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid (10 g, 0.026 mol) in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) is treated in a three necked 1 liter flask, equipped with heating mantle, water condenser, calcium chloride guard tube and mechanical stirrer with 3.18 g (0.026 mol) of (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine. This reaction mixture is then refluxed at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized salt is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 5 mL of hexane and dried under vacuum to afford salt A.

The salt A is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 50 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt B.

The salt B is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (290 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt C.

The salt C is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (100 mL) and heated at 100° C. for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27° C.) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 ml of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt D.

The salt D is treated with aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (20 mL, 1 mL of concentrated hydrochloric acid diluted with 100 mL of water) and stirred for 5 min. The white solid precipitates out and is collected by vacuum filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 5 mL of isopropanol and 20 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to yield the hydrochloride salt of (R)-(−)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid, salt E.

The salt E is neutralized by stirring with aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (10 mL, 1 g of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in 120 mL of water) for 5 min. The precipitated solid is collected by filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 100 mL of hexane, and dried to afford (R)-(−)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid: m.p. 202.2-203.4° C.

Alternatively, the title compound may be obtained by the resolution of the racemic title compound of Example 1 using the following preparative chiral HPLC method:

  • Column: Chiralcel OD-R (250×20 mm) Diacel make, Japan;
  • Solvent A: water:methanol:acetonitrile (10:80:10 v/v/v);
  • Solvent B: water:methanol:acetonitrile (05:90:05 v/v/v);
  • Using gradient elution: gradient program (time, min/% B): 0/0, 20/0, 50/100, 55/0, 70/0;
  • Flow rate: 6.0 mL/min; and
  • Detection: by UV at 305 nm.

EXAMPLE 3 (S)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

The title compound is prepared analogously to Example 2.

J MED CHEM 2009, 52, 6142-52

Investigation of Functionally Liver Selective Glucokinase Activators for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., 100 Technology Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Torrent Research Centre, Village Bhat, Gujarat, India
J. Med. Chem., 2009, 52 (19), pp 6142–6152
DOI: 10.1021/jm900839k

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jm900839k

Abstract Image

Type 2 diabetes is a polygenic disease which afflicts nearly 200 million people worldwide and is expected to increase to near epidemic levels over the next 10−15 years. Glucokinase (GK) activators are currently under investigation by a number of pharmaceutical companies with only a few reaching early clinical evaluation. A GK activator has the promise of potentially affecting both the β-cells of the pancreas, by improving glucose sensitive insulin secretion, as well as the liver, by reducing uncontrolled glucose output and restoring post-prandial glucose uptake and storage as glycogen. Herein, we report our efforts on a sulfonamide chemotype with the aim to generate liver selective GK activators which culminated in the discovery of 3-cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide (17c). This compound activated the GK enzyme (αKa = 39 nM) in vitro at low nanomolar concentrations and significantly reduced glucose levels during an oral glucose tolerance test in normal mice.

STR3

STR3

PATENT

EP-1735322-B1

Example 2(R)-3-Cyclopentyl-N-(5-methoxy-thiazolo[5,4-b]pyridin-2-yl)-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionamide

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The title compound is obtained analogously to Example 1 by employing the following additional resolution step:

The racemic title E compound of Example 1, 3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid (10 g, 0.026 mol) in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) is treated in a three necked 1 liter flask, equipped with heating mantle, water condenser, calcium chloride guard tube and mechanical stirrer with 3.18 g (0.026 mol) of (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine. This reaction mixture is then refluxed at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized salt is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 5 mL of hexane and dried under vacuum to afford salt A.

The salt A is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (500 mL) and heated at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 50 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt B.

The salt B is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (290 mL) and heated at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt C.

The salt C is dissolved in 1,4-dioxane (100 mL) and heated at 100°C for 1 h. The clear reaction solution is cooled to RT (27°C) and stirred for 10 h. The crystallized product is collected by filtration under vacuum, washed with 30ml of hexane, and dried under vacuum to afford salt D.

The salt D is treated with aqueous hydrochloric acid solution (20 mL, 1 mL of concentrated hydrochloric acid diluted with 100 mL of water) and stirred for 5 min. The white solid precipitates out and is collected by vacuum filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 5 mL of isopropanol and 20 mL of hexane, and dried under vacuum to yield the hydrochloride salt of (R)-(-)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid, salt E.

The salt E is neutralized by stirring with aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution (10 mL, 1 g of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in 120 mL of water) for 5 min. The precipitated solid is collected by filtration, washed with 10 mL of cold water, 100 mL of hexane, and dried to afford (R)-(-)-3-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-sulfonyl)-phenyl]-propionic acid: m.p. 202.2-203.4°C.

Alternatively, the title compound may be obtained by the resolution of the racemic title compound of Example 1 using the following preparative chiral HPLC method:

  • Column: Chiralcel OD-R (250 x 20 mm) Diacel make, Japan;
  • Solvent A: water:methanol:acetonitrile (10:80:10 v/v/v);
  • Solvent B: water:methanol:acetonitrile (05:90:05 v/v/v);
  • Using gradient elution: gradient program (time, min / %B): 0/0, 20/0, 50/100, 55/0, 70/0;
  • Flow rate: 6.0 mL/min; and
  • Detection: by UV at 305 nm.

REFERENCES

US 7750020

WO-2005095418-A1

US-20080103167-A1

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