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Reldesemtiv


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Reldesemtiv

CK-2127107

CAS 1345410-31-2

UNII-4S0HBYW6QE, 4S0HBYW6QE

MW 384.4 g/mol, MF C19H18F2N6O

1-[2-({[trans-3-fluoro-1-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl]methyl}amino)pyrimidin-5-yl]-1H-pyrrole-3- carboxamide

1-[2-[[3-fluoro-1-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl]methylamino]pyrimidin-5-yl]pyrrole-3-carboxamide

Reldesemtiv, also known as CK-2127107, is a skeletal muscle troponin activator (FSTA) and is a potential treatment for people living with debilitating diseases and conditions associated with neuromuscular or non-neuromuscular dysfunction, muscular weakness, and/or muscle fatigue such as SMA, COPD, and ALS.

Cytokinetics , in collaboration with  Astellas , is developing reldesemtiv, the lead from a program of selective fast skeletal muscle troponin activators, in an oral suspension formulation, for the treatment of indications associated with neuromuscular dysfunction, including spinal muscular atrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  • Originator Cytokinetics
  • Developer Astellas Pharma; Cytokinetics
  • Class Pyridines; Pyrimidines; Pyrroles; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Troponin stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Phase II Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Suspended Muscle fatigue
  • No development reported Muscular atrophy
  • 05 May 2019 Safety and efficacy data from the phase II FORTITUDE-ALS trial in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis presented at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (AAN-2019)
  • 07 Mar 2019 Cytokinetics completes the phase III FORTITUDE-ALS trial for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in USA, Australia, Canada, Spain, Ireland and Netherlands (PO) (NCT03160898)
  • 22 Jan 2019 Cytokinetics plans a phase I trial in Healthy volunteers in the first quarter of 2019

Reldesemtiv, a next-generation, orally-available, highly specific small-molecule is being developed by Cytokinetics, in collaboration with Astellas Pharma, for the improvement of skeletal muscle function associated with neuromuscular dysfunction, muscle weakness and/or muscle fatigue in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The drug candidate is a fast skeletal muscle troponin activator (FSTA) or troponin stimulant intended to slow the rate of calcium release from the regulatory troponin complex of fast skeletal muscle fibers. Clinical development for ALS, COPD and SMA is underway in the US, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands and Spain. No recent reports of development had been identified for phase I development for muscular atrophy in the US. Due to lack of of efficacy determined at interim analysis Cytokinetics suspended phase I trial in muscle fatigue in the elderly.

The cytoskeleton of skeletal and cardiac muscle cells is unique compared to that of all other cells. It consists of a nearly crystalline array of closely packed cytoskeletal proteins called the sarcomere. The sarcomere is elegantly organized as an interdigitating array of thin and thick filaments. The thick filaments are composed of myosin, the motor protein responsible for transducing the chemical energy of ATP hydrolysis into force and directed movement. The thin filaments are composed of actin monomers arranged in a helical array. There are four regulatory proteins bound to the actin filaments, which allows the contraction to be modulated by calcium ions. An influx of intracellular calcium initiates muscle contraction; thick and thin filaments slide past each other driven by repetitive interactions of the myosin motor domains with the thin actin filaments.

[0003] Of the thirteen distinct classes of myosin in human cells, the myosin-II class is responsible for contraction of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. This class of myosin is significantly different in amino acid composition and in overall structure from myosin in the other twelve distinct classes. Myosin-II forms homo-dimers resulting in two globular head domains linked together by a long alpha-helical coiled-coiled tail to form the core of the sarcomere’s thick filament. The globular heads have a catalytic domain where the actin binding and ATPase functions of myosin take place. Once bound to an actin filament, the release of phosphate (cf. ADP-Pi to ADP) signals a change in structural conformation of the catalytic domain that in turn alters the orientation of the light-chain binding lever arm domain that extends from the globular head; this movement is termed the powerstroke. This change in orientation of the myosin head in relationship to actin causes the thick filament of which it is a part to move with respect to the thin actin filament to which it is bound. Un-binding of the globular head from the actin filament (Ca2+ regulated) coupled with return of the catalytic domain and light chain to their starting conformation/orientation completes the catalytic cycle, responsible for intracellular movement and muscle contraction.

Tropomyosin and troponin mediate the calcium effect on the interaction on actin and myosin. The troponin complex is comprised of three polypeptide chains: troponin C, which binds calcium ions; troponin I, which binds to actin; and troponin T, which binds to tropomyosin. The skeletal troponin-tropomyosin complex regulates the myosin binding sites extending over several actin units at once.

Troponin, a complex of the three polypeptides described above, is an accessory protein that is closely associated with actin filaments in vertebrate muscle. The troponin complex acts in conjunction with the muscle form of tropomyosin to mediate the

Ca2+ dependency of myosin ATPase activity and thereby regulate muscle contraction. The troponin polypeptides T, I, and C, are named for their tropomyosin binding, inhibitory, and calcium binding activities, respectively. Troponin T binds to tropomyosin and is believed to be responsible for positioning the troponin complex on the muscle thin filament. Troponin I binds to actin, and the complex formed by troponins I and T, and tropomyosin inhibits the interaction of actin and myosin. Skeletal troponin C is capable of binding up to four calcium molecules. Studies suggest that when the level of calcium in the muscle is raised, troponin C exposes a binding site for troponin I, recruiting it away from actin. This causes the tropomyosin molecule to shift its position as well, thereby exposing the myosin binding sites on actin and stimulating myosin ATPase activity.

U.S. Patent No. 8962632 discloses l-(2-((((trans)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl)amino)pyrimidin-5-yl)-lH-pyrrole-3-carboxamide, a next-generation fast skeletal muscle troponin activator (FSTA) as a potential treatment for people living with debilitating diseases and conditions associated with neuromuscular or non-neuromuscular dysfunction, muscular weakness, and/or muscle fatigue.

PATENT

WO 2011133888

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2011133888&recNum=202&docAn=US2011033614&queryString=&maxRec=57668

PATENT

WO2016039367 ,

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2016039367&tab=FULLTEXT

claiming the use of a similar compound for treating stress urinary incontinence.

Compound A is 1- [2-({[trans-3-fluoro-1- (3-fluoropyridin-2-yl) cyclobutyl] methyl} amino) pyrimidin-5-yl] -1H Pyrrole-3-carboxamide, which is the compound described in Example 14 of the aforementioned US Pat. The chemical structure is as shown below.
[Chemical formula 1]

PATENT

WO-2019133605

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2019133605&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&_cid=P11-JXY4C3-99085-1

Process for preparing reldesemtiv , a myosin, actin, tropomyosin, troponin C, troponin I, troponin T modulator, useful for treating neuromuscular disorders, muscle wasting, claudication and metabolic syndrome.

Scheme 1

[0091] Scheme 1 illustrates a scheme of synthesizing the compound of Formula (1C).

Scheme 2

[0092] Scheme 2 illustrates an alternative scheme of synthesizing the compound of Formula (1C).

M

TFAA DS, toluene

Et

to


HCI, H20

50°C

Scheme 3

[0093] Scheme 3 illustrates a scheme of converting the compound of Formula (1C) to the compound of Formula (II).

H2

Ni Raney

NH3

Scheme 4

[0094] Scheme 4 illustrates a scheme of converting the compound of Formula (II) to the compound of Formula (1).

Examples

[0095] To a flask was added N-methylpyrrolidone (30 mL), tert-butyl cyanoacetate (8.08 g) at room temperature. To a resulting solution was added potassium tert-butoxide (7.71 g), l,3-dibromo-2,2-dimethoxy propane (5.00 g) at 0 °C. To another flask, potassium iodide (158 mg), 2,6-di-tert-butyl-p-cresol (42 mg), N-methylpyrrolidone (25 mL) were added at room temperature and then resulting solution was heated to 165 °C. To this solution, previously prepared mixture was added dropwise at 140-165 °C, then stirred for 2 hours at 165 °C. To the reaction mixture, water (65 mL) was added. A resulting solution was extracted with toluene (40 mL, three times) and then combined organic layer was washed with water (20 mL, three times) and 1N NaOH aq. (20 mL). A resulting organic layer was concentrated below 50 °C under reduced pressure to give 3, 3 -dimethoxy cyclobutane- l-carbonitrile (66% yield,

GC assay) as toluene solution. 1H MR (CDCl3, 400 MHz) d 3.17 (s, 3H), 3.15 (s, 3H), 2.93-2.84 (m, 1H), 2.63-2.57 (m, 2H), 2.52-2.45 (m, 2H).

Example 2 Synthesis of methyl 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carboxylate

[0096] A reactor was vacuumed to 0.02 MPa and less and then inerted with nitrogen to atmosphere for three times. MeOH (339.00 kg), 3-oxocyclobutanecarboxylic acid (85.19 kg, 746.6 mol, 1.0 eq.), Amberlyst-l5 ion exchange resin (8.90 kg, 10% w/w), and

trimethoxymethane (196.00 kg, 1847.3 mol, 2.5 eq.) were charged into the reactor and the resulting mixture was heated to 55±5°C and reacted for 6 hours to give methyl 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carboxylate solution in MeOH. 1H NMR (CDCl3, 400 MHz) d 3.70 (s, 3H), 3.17 (s, 3H), 3.15 (s, 3H), 2.94-2.85 (m, 1H), 2.47-2.36 (m, 4H).

Example 3 Synthesis of 3, 3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l -carboxamide

[0097] The methyl 3, 3 -dimethoxy cyclobutane- l-carboxylate solution in MeOH prepared as described in Example 2 was cooled to below 25°C and centrifuged. The filter cake was washed with MeOH(7.00 kg) and the filtrate was pumped to the reactor. The solution was concentrated under vacuum below 55°C until the system had no more than 2 volumes. MeOH

(139.40 kg) was charged to the reactor and the solution was concentrated under vacuum below 55°C until the system had no more than 2 volumes. MeOH (130.00 kg) was charged to the reactor and the solution was concentrated under vacuum below 55°C until the system had no more than 2 volumes. Half of the resulting solution was diluted with MeOH (435.00 kg) and cooled to below 30°C. NH3 gas (133.80 kg) was injected into the reactor below 35°C for

24 hours. The mixture was stirred at 40±5°C for 72 hours. The resulting solution was

concentrated under vacuum below 50°C until the system had no more than 2 volumes.

MTBE(l8l.OO kg) was charged into the reactor. The resulting solution was concentrated under vacuum below 50°C until the system had no more than 2 volumes. PE (318.00 kg) was charged into the reactor. The resulting mixture was cooled to 5±5°C, stirred for 4 hours at 5±5°C, and centrifuged. The filter cake was washed with PE (42.00 kg) and the wet filter cake was put into a vacuum oven. The filter cake was dried at 30±5°C for at least 8 hours to give 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carboxamide as off-white solid (112.63 kg, 94.7% yield). 1H NMR (CDCf, 400 MHz) d 5.76 (bs, 1H), 5.64 (bs, 1H), 3.18 (s, 3H), 3.17 (s, 3H), 2.84-2.76 (m, 1H), 2.45-2.38 (m, 4H).

[0098] A reactor was vacuumed to 0.02 MPa and less and then inerted with nitrogen to atmosphere for three times. Toluene (500.00 kg), 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carboxamide (112.54kg, 706.9 mol, 1.0 eq.), and TEA (158.00 kg, 1561.3 mol, 2.20 eq) were charged into the reactor and the resulting mixture was cooled to 0+ 5°C. TFAA (164.00 kg, 781 mol, 1.10 eq.) was added dropwise at 0±5°C. The resulting mixture was stirred for 10 hours at 20±5°C and cooled below 5±5°C. H20 (110.00 kg) was charged into the reactor at below 15 °C. The resulting mixture was stirred for 30 minutes and the water phase was separated. The aqueous phase was extracted with toluene (190.00 kg) twice. The organic phases were combined and washed with H20 (111.00 kg). H20 was removed by azeotrope until the water content was no more than 0.03%. The resulting solution was cooled to below 20°C to give 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carbonitrile solution in toluene (492.00 kg with 17.83% assay content, 87.9% yield).

Example 5 Synthesis of l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carbonitrile

[0099] A reactor was vacuumed to 0.02 MPa and less and then inerted with nitrogen to atmosphere for three times. The 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carbonitrile solution in toluene prepared as described in Example 4 (246.00 kg of a 17.8% solution of 3,3-dimethoxycyclobutane-l-carbonitrile in toluene, 1.05 eq.) and 2-chloro-3-fluoropyridine (39.17 kg, 297.9 mol, 1.00 eq.) were charged into the reactor. The reactor was vacuumed to 0.02 MPa and less and then inerted with nitrogen to atmosphere for three times. The mixture was slowly cooled to -20±5°C. NaHDMS (2M in THF) (165.71 kg, 1.20 eq) was added

dropwise at -20±5°C. The resulting mixture was stirred at -l5±5°C for 1 hour. The mixture was stirred until the content of 2-chloro-3-fluoropyridine is no more than 2% as measured by HPLC. Soft water (16.00 kg) was added dropwise at below 0°C while maintaining the reactor temperature. The resulting solution was transferred to another reactor. Aq. NH4Cl (10% w/w, 88.60 Kg) was added dropwise at below 0°C while maintaining the reactor temperature. Soft water (112.00 kg) was charged into the reactor and the aqueous phase was separated and collected. The aqueous phase was extracted with ethyl acetate (70.00 kg) and an organic phase was collected. The organic phase was washed with sat. NaCl (106.00 kg) and collected. The above steps were repeated to obtain another batch of organic phase. The two batches of organic phase were concentrated under vacuum below 70°C until the system had no more than 2 volumes. The resulting solution was cooled to below 30°C to give a l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3, 3 -dimethoxy cyclobutane- l-carbonitrile solution. 1H NMR (CDC13, 400 MHz) d 8.42-8.38 (m, 1H), 7.50-7.45 (m, 1H), 7.38-7.33 (m, 1H), 3.28 (s, 3 H), 3.13 (s, 3H), 3.09-3.05 (m, 4H).

Example 6 Synthesis of I-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3-oxocyclohutanecarhonitrile

[0100] A reactor was vacuumed to 0.02 MPa and less and then inerted with nitrogen to atmosphere for three times. Water (603.00 kg) was added to the reactor and was stirred.

Concentrated HC1 (157.30 kg) was charged into the reactor at below 35°C. The l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3, 3 -dimethoxy cyclobutane- l-carbonitrile solution prepared as described in Example 5 (206.00 kg) was charged into the reactor and the resulting mixture was heated to 50±5°C and reacted for 3 hours at 50±5°C. The mixture was reacted until the content of 1-(3 -fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3, 3 -dimethoxycyclobutane- l-carbonitrile was no more than 2.0% as measured by HPLC. The reaction mixture was cooled to below 30°C and extracted with ethyl acetate (771.00 kg). An aqueous phase was collected and extracted with ethyl acetate (770.00 kg). The organic phases were combined and the combined organic phase was washed with soft water (290.00 kg) and brine (385.30 kg). The organic phase was concentrated under vacuum at below 60°C until the system had no more than 2 volumes. Propan-2-ol (218.00 kg) was charged into the reactor. The organic phase was concentrated under vacuum at below

60°C until the system had no more than 1 volume. PE (191.00 kg) was charged into the reactor at 40±5 °C and the resulting mixture was heated to 60±5 °C and stirred for 1 hour at 60±5 °C. The mixture was then slowly cooled to 5±5 °C and stirred for 5 hours at 5±5 °C. The mixture was centrifuged and the filter cake was washed with PE (48.00 kg) and the wet filter cake was collected. Water (80.00 kg), concentrated HC1 (2.20 kg), propan-2-ol (65.00 kg), and the wet filter cake were charged in this order into a drum. The resulting mixture was stirred for 10 minutes at 20±5 °C. The mixture was centrifuged and the filter cake was washed with a mixture solution containing 18.00 kg of propan-2-ol, 22.50 kg of soft water, and 0.60 kg of concentrated HC1. The filter cake was put into a vacuum oven and dried at 30±5°C for at least 10 hours. The filter cake was dried until the weight did not change to give l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3-oxocyclobutanecarbonitrile as off-white solid (77.15 kg, 68.0% yield). 1H NMR (CDCl3, 400 MHz) d 8.45-8.42 (m, 1H), 7.60-7.54 (m, 1H), 7.47-7.41 (m, 1H), 4.18-4.09 (m, 2H), 4.02-3.94 (m, 2H).

Example 7 Synthesis of I-(3-fhtoropyridin-2-yl)-3-hydroxycyclobulanecarbonilrile

[0101] To a solution of l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3-oxocyclobutanecarbonitrile (231 g,

1.22 mol) in a mixture ofDCM (2 L) and MeOH (200 mL) was added NaBH4 portionwise at -78° C. The reaction mixture was stirred at -78°C. for 1 hour and quenched with a mixture of methanol and water (1 : 1). The organic layer was washed with water (500 mL><3), dried over Na2S04, and concentrated. The residue was purified on silica gel (50% EtO Ac/hexanes) to provide the title compound as an amber oil (185.8 g, 77.5%). Low Resolution Mass

Spectrometry (LRMS) (M+H) m/z 193.2.

Example 8 Synthesis of (ls,3s)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutane-l-carbonitrile

[0102] To a solution of 1 -(3 -fluoropyridin-2-yl)-3 -hydroxy cyclobutanecarbonitrile (185 g, 0.96 mol) in DCM (1 L) was added DAST portionwise at 0-10 °C. Upon the completion of addition, the reaction was refluxed for 6 hours. The reaction was cooled to rt and poured onto sat. NaHCCf solution. The mixture was separated and the organic layer was washed with water, dried over Na2S04, and concentrated. The residue was purified on silica gel (100% DCM) to provide the title compound as a brown oil (116g) in a 8: 1 transxis mixture. The above brown oil (107 g) was dissolved in toluene (110 mL) and hexanes (330mL) at 70 °C. The solution was cooled to 0 °C and stirred at 0 °C overnight. The precipitate was filtered and washed with hexanes to provide the trans isomer as a white solid (87.3 g). LRMS (M+H) m/z 195.1.

Example 9 Synthesis of ((lr,3r)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methanamine

[0103] A mixture of ( 1.v,3.v)-3-fluoro- 1 -(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutane- 1 -carbonitrile (71 g, 0.37 mol) and Raney nickel (~7 g) in 7N ammonia in methanol (700 mL) was charged with hydrogen (60 psi) for 2 days. The reaction was filtered through a celite pad and washed with methanol. The filtrate was concentrated under high vacuum to provide the title compound as a light green oil (70 g, 97.6%). LRMS (M+H) m/z 199.2.

Example 10 Synthesis of t-butyl 5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl((trans-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl) carbamate

[0104] A mixture of ((lr,3r)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methanamine (37.6 g, 190 mmol), 5-bromo-2-fluoropyrimidine (32.0 g, 181 mmol), DIPEA (71 mL, 407 mmol), and NMP (200 mL) was stirred at rt overnight. The reaction mixture was then diluted with EtOAc (1500 mL) and washed with saturated sodium bicarbonate (500 mL). The

organic layer was separated, dried over Na2S04, and concentrated. The resultant solid was dissolved in THF (600 mL), followed by the slow addition of DMAP (14 g, 90 mmol) and Boc20 (117.3 g, 542 mmol). The reaction was heated to 60° C. and stirred for 3 h. The reaction mixture was then concentrated and purified by silica gel chromatography

(EtO Ac/hex) to give 59.7 g oft-butyl 5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl((trans-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl)carbamate as a white solid.

Example 11 Synthesis of t-butyl 5-(3-cyano- 1 H -pyrrol- 1 -yl)pyrimidin-2-yl(((lrans)-3-fhtoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclohutyl)methyl)carhamate

[0105] To a solution oft-butyl 5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl((trans-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl) carbamate (1.0 g, 2.8 mmol) in 15 mL of toluene (degassed with nitrogen) was added copper iodide (100 mg, 0.6 mmol), potassium phosphate (1.31 g, 6.2 mmol), trans-N,N’-dimethylcyclohexane-l, 2-diamine (320 mg, 2.2 mmol), and 3-cyanopyrrole (310 mg, 3.6 mmol). The reaction was heated to 100 °C and stirred for 2 h. The reaction was then concentrated and purified by silica gel chromatography (EtOAc/hexanes) to afford 1.1 g of t-butyl 5-(3-cyano-lH-pyrrol-l-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl(((trans)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl)carbamate as a clear oil.

Example 12 Synthesis of l-(2-((((trans)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl)amino)pyrimidin-5-yl)-lH-pyrrole-3-carboxamide

[0106] To a solution oft-butyl 5-(3-cyano-lH-pyrrol-l-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl(((trans)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl)carbamate (1.1 g, 3.1 mmol) in DMSO (10 mL) was added potassium carbonate (1.3 g, 9.3 mmol). The mixture was cooled to 0 °C and hydrogen peroxide (3 mL) was slowly added. The reaction was warmed to rt and stirred for 90 min. The reaction was diluted with EtO Ac (75 mL) and washed three times with brine (50 mL). The organic layer was then dried over Na2S04, filtered, and concentrated to give a crude solid that was purified by silica gel chromatography (10% MeOH/CH2Cl2) to afford 1.07 g of a white solid compound. This compound was dissolved in 25% TFA/CH2CI2 and stirred for 1 hour. The reaction was then concentrated, dissolved in ethyl acetate (75 mL), and washed three times with saturated potassium carbonate solution. The organic layer was then dried over Na2S04, filtered, and concentrated to give a crude solid that was triturated with 75% ethyl acetate/hexanes. The resultant slurry was sonicated and filtered to give 500 mg of l-(2-((((trans)-3-fluoro-l-(3-fluoropyridin-2-yl)cyclobutyl)methyl)amino)pyrimidin-5-yl)-lH-pyrrole-3 -carboxamide as a white solid. LRMS (M+H=385).

REFERENCES

1: Andrews JA, Miller TM, Vijayakumar V, Stoltz R, James JK, Meng L, Wolff AA, Malik FI. CK-2127107 amplifies skeletal muscle response to nerve activation in humans. Muscle Nerve. 2018 May;57(5):729-734. doi: 10.1002/mus.26017. Epub 2017 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 29150952.

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MITAPIVAT


Structure of MITAPIVAT

Mitapivat

MITAPIVAT

CAS 1260075-17-9

MF C24H26N4O3S
MW 450.55

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

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

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

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

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

SYN

WO 20100331307

str1

CAS 59878-57-8 TO CAS 57184-25-5

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

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CAS 91-22-5 TO CAD 18704-37-5

chlorosulfonic acid;

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

Yield : 52%1-Step Reaction

NMR

US2010/331307

dimethylsulfoxide-d6, 1H

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

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

Development Overview

Introduction

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

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

Key Development Milestones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Patent Information

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

Patents

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

WO2011002817

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

WO2019099651 ,

PATENT

WO-2019104134

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

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

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


(Compound 1)

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

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

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

EtO TV 

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

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

Step 2

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

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

1 ) NaBH(OAc)3

2 3 acetone 4

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

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

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

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

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

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


Compound IM-l)

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

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

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


(Compound IM-2)

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

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

Solubility Experiments

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

Table 1

Optimized Crystalline Form A Hemisulfate Salt Scale-up Procedure

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. Reproduction and Preparation of Various Patterns

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

Table 20

Crystalline Free Base Form of Compound 1

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

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

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

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

Drug Properties & Chemical Synopsis

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

References

  1. Agios Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results.

    Media Release 

  2. Agios Announces Initiation of Global Phase 3 Trial (ACTIVATE) of AG-348 in Adults with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency Who Are Not Regularly Transfused.

    Media Release 

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  8. Agios to Present Clinical and Preclinical Data at the 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association.

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  9. Agios Announces Updated Data from Fully Enrolled DRIVE PK Study Demonstrating AG-348s Potential as the First Disease-modifying Treatment for Patients with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency.

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  10. Agios Announces New Data from AG-348 and AG-519 Demonstrating Potential for First Disease-modifying Treatment for Patients with PK Deficiency.

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    Media Release 

  13. Agios Reports New, Final Data from Phase 1 Multiple Ascending Dose (MAD) Study in Healthy Volunteers for AG-348, an Investigational Medicine for Pyruvate Kinase (PK) Deficiency.

    Media Release 

  14. Grace RF, Layton DM, Galacteros F, Rose C, Barcellini W, Morton DH, et al. Results Update from the DRIVE PK Study: Effects of AG-348, a Pyruvate Kinase Activator, in Patients with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency. ASH-Hem-2017 2017; abstr. 2194.

    Available from: URL: https://ash.confex.com/ash/2017/webprogram/Paper102236.html

  15. A Phase 2, Open Label, Randomized, Dose Ranging, Safety, Efficacy, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of AG-348 in Adult Patients With Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

    ctiprofile 

  16. A Phase I, Open-label Study to Evaluate the Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion and to Assess the Absolute Bioavailability of AG-348 in Healthy Male Subjects Following Administration of a Single Oral Dose of [14C]AG-348 and Concomitant Single Intravenous Microdose of [13C6]AG-348

    ctiprofile 

  17. A Phase 1, Randomized, Open-Label, Two-Period Crossover Study Evaluating the Relative Bioavailability and Safety of the AG-348 Tablet and Capsule Formulations After Single-Dose Administration in Healthy Adults

    ctiprofile 

  18. A Phase 1, Single-Dose, Open-Label Study to Characterize and Compare the Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Effect on QTc Interval of AG-348 in Healthy Subjects of Japanese Origin and Healthy Subjects of Non-Asian Origin

    ctiprofile 

  19. Agios Pharmaceuticals Initiates Multiple Ascending Dose Trial in Healthy Volunteers of AG-348 for the Potential Treatment of PK Deficiency, a Rare, Hemolytic Anemia.

    Media Release 

  20. A Phase 1, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multiple Ascending Dose, Safety, Pharmacokinetic, and Pharmacodynamic Study of Orally Administered AG-348 in Healthy Volunteers

    ctiprofile 

  21. Agios Initiates Phase 1 Study of AG-348, a First-in-class PKR Activator, for Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency.

    Media Release 

  22. A Phase I, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Single Ascending Dose, Safety, Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Study of Orally Administered AG-348 in Healthy Volunteers

    ctiprofile 

  23. Agios Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results.

    Media Release 

  24. Agios Pharmaceuticals Reports Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results.

    Media Release 

  25. Agios Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Research at the 2013 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

    Media Release 

  26. Agios Presents Preclinical Data from Lead Programs at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting.

    Media Release 

  27. Agios Pharmaceuticals Form 10-K, February 2018. Internet-Doc 2018;.

    Available from: URL: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1439222/000143922218000004/agio-123117x10k.htm

  28. Agios Outlines Key 2018 Priorities Expanding Clinical and Research Programs to Drive Long Term Value.

    Media Release 

  29. Grace RF, Layton DM, Galacteros F, Rose C, Barcellini W, Morton DH, et al. Effects of Ag-348, a Pyruvate Kinase Activator, in Patients with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency: Updated Results from the Drive Pk Study. EHA-2017 2017; abstr. S451.

    Available from: URL: https://learningcenter.ehaweb.org/eha/2017/22nd/181738/rachael.f.grace.effects.of.ag-348.a.pyruvate.kinase.activator.in.patients.with.html?f=m3e1181l15534

  30. Agios Presents Updated Data from DRIVE PK Study Demonstrating AG-348 is Well-Tolerated and Results in Clinically Relevant, Rapid and Sustained Hemoglobin Increases in Patients with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency.

    Media Release 

////////////MITAPIVAT, PHASE 3, Orphan Drug Status, Inborn error metabolic disorders, AGIOS

Cavosonstat (N-91115)


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Cavosonstat (N-91115)

CAS 1371587-51-7

C16H10ClNO3, 299.71 g/mol

UNII-O2Z8Q22ZE4, O2Z8Q22ZE4, NCT02589236; N91115-2CF-05; SNO-6

3-chloro-4-(6-hydroxyquinolin-2-yl)benzoic acid

Treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), AND Cystic fibrosis,  Nivalis Therapeutics, phase 2

The product was originated at Nivalis Therapeutics, which was acquired by Alpine Immune Sciences in 2017. In 2018, Alpine announced the sale and transfer of global rights to Laurel Venture Capital for further product development.

In 2016, orphan drug and fast track designations were granted to the compound in the U.S. for the treatment of cystic fibrosis.

  • Originator N30 Pharma
  • Developer Nivalis Therapeutics
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator modulators; Glutathione-independent formaldehyde dehydrogenase inhibitors; Nitric oxide stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Cystic fibrosis
  • 20 Jul 2018 Laurel Venture Capital acquires global rights for cavosonstat from Alpine Immune Sciences
  • 20 Jul 2018 Laurel Venture Capital plans a phase II trial for Asthma
  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated

 Cavosonstat, alos known as N91115) an orally bioavailable inhibitor of S-nitrosoglutathione reductase, promotes cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) maturation and plasma membrane stability, with a mechanism of action complementary to CFTR correctors and potentiators.

cavosonstat-n91115Cavosonstat (N91115) was an experimental therapy being developed by Nivalis Therapeutics. Its primary mechanism of action was to inhibit the S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) enzyme and to stabilize cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) protein activity. A press release published in February announced the end of research for this therapy in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with F508del mutations. The drug, which did not meet primary endpoints in a Phase 2 trial, had been referred to as the first of a new class of compounds that stabilizes the CFTR activity.

History of cavosonstat

During preclinical studies, N91115 (later named cavosonstat) demonstrated an improvement in cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (CFTR) stability.

Phase 1 study was initiated in 2014 to evaluate the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics (how a drug is processed in the body) of the drug in healthy volunteers. Later that year, the pharmacokinetics of the drug were assessed in another Phase 1 trial involving CF patients with F508del mutation suffering from pancreatic insufficiency. Results were presented a year later by Nivalis, revealing good tolerance and safety in study participants.

A second, much smaller Phase 2 study (NCT02724527) assessed cavosonstat as an add-on therapy to ivacaftor (Kalydeco). This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study included 19 participants who received treatment with cavosonstat (400 mg) added to Kalydeco or with placebo added to Kalydeco. The primary objective was change in lung function from the study’s start to week 8. However, the treatment did not demonstrate a benefit in lung function measures or in sweat chloride reduction at eight weeks (primary objective). As a result, Nivalis decided not to continue development of cavosonstat for CF treatment.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had granted cavosonstat both fast track and orphan drug designations in 2016.

How cavosonstat works

The S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) is a signaling molecule that is present in high concentrations in the fluids of the lungs or muscle tissues, playing an important role in the dilatation of the airways. GSNO levels are regulated by the GSNO reductase (GSNOR) enzyme, altering CFTR activity in the membrane. In CF patients, GSNO levels are low, causing a loss of the airway function.

Cavosonstat’s mechanism of action is achieved through GSNOR inhibition, which was presumed to control the deficient CFTR protein. Preclinical studies showed that cavosonstat restored GSNO levels.

PATENT
WO 2012083165

The chemical compound nitric oxide is a gas with chemical formula NO. NO is one of the few gaseous signaling molecules known in biological systems, and plays an important role in controlling various biological events. For example, the endothelium uses NO to signal surrounding smooth muscle in the walls of arterioles to relax, resulting in vasodilation and increased blood flow to hypoxic tissues. NO is also involved in regulating smooth muscle proliferation, platelet function, and neurotransmission, and plays a role in host defense. Although NO is highly reactive and has a lifetime of a few seconds, it can both diffuse freely across membranes and bind to many molecular targets. These attributes make NO an ideal signaling molecule capable of controlling biological events between adjacent cells and within cells.

[0003] NO is a free radical gas, which makes it reactive and unstable, thus NO is short lived in vivo, having a half life of 3-5 seconds under physiologic conditions. In the presence of oxygen, NO can combine with thiols to generate a biologically important class of stable NO adducts called S-nitrosothiols (SNO’s). This stable pool of NO has been postulated to act as a source of bioactive NO and as such appears to be critically important in health and disease, given the centrality of NO in cellular homeostasis (Stamler et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 89:7674-7677 (1992)). Protein SNO’s play broad roles in the function of cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, gastrointestinal, immune, and central nervous system (Foster et al., Trends in Molecular Medicine, 9 (4): 160-168, (2003)). One of the most studied SNO’s in biological systems is S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) (Gaston et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90: 10957-10961 (1993)), an emerging key regulator in NO signaling since it is an efficient trans-nitrosating agent and appears to maintain an equilibrium with other S-nitrosated proteins (Liu et al., Nature, 410:490-494 (2001)) within cells. Given this pivotal position in the NO-SNO continuum, GSNO provides a therapeutically promising target to consider when NO modulation is pharmacologically warranted.

[0004] In light of this understanding of GSNO as a key regulator of NO homeostasis and cellular SNO levels, studies have focused on examining endogenous production of GSNO and SNO proteins, which occurs downstream from the production of the NO radical by the nitric oxide synthetase (NOS) enzymes. More recently there has been an increasing understanding of enzymatic catabolism of GSNO which has an important role in governing available concentrations of GSNO and consequently available NO and SNO’s.

[0005] Central to this understanding of GSNO catabolism, researchers have recently identified a highly conserved S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) (Jensen et al., Biochem J., 331 :659-668 (1998); Liu et al., (2001)). GSNOR is also known as glutathione-dependent formaldehyde dehydrogenase (GSH-FDH), alcohol dehydrogenase 3 (ADH-3) (Uotila and Koivusalo, Coenzymes and Coƒactors., D. Dolphin, ed. pp. 517-551 (New York, John Wiley & Sons, (1989)), and alcohol dehydrogenase 5 (ADH-5). Importantly GSNOR shows greater activity toward GSNO than other substrates (Jensen et al., (1998); Liu et al., (2001)) and appears to mediate important protein and peptide denitrosating activity in bacteria, plants, and animals. GSNOR appears to be the major GSNO-metabolizing enzyme in eukaryotes (Liu et al., (2001)). Thus, GSNO can accumulate in biological compartments where GSNOR activity is low or absent (e.g. , airway lining fluid) (Gaston et al., (1993)).

[0006] Yeast deficient in GSNOR accumulate S-nitrosylated proteins which are not substrates of the enzyme, which is strongly suggestive that GSNO exists in equilibrium with SNO-proteins (Liu et al., (2001)). Precise enzymatic control over ambient levels of GSNO and thus SNO-proteins raises the possibility that GSNO/GSNOR may play roles across a host of physiological and pathological functions including protection against nitrosative stress wherein NO is produced in excess of physiologic needs. Indeed, GSNO specifically has been implicated in physiologic processes ranging from the drive to breathe (Lipton et al., Nature, 413: 171-174 (2001)) to regulation of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator (Zaman et al., Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 284:65-70 (2001)), to regulation of vascular tone, thrombosis, and platelet function (de Belder et al., Cardiovasc Res.; 28(5):691-4 (1994)), Z. Kaposzta, et al., Circulation; 106(24): 3057 – 3062, (2002)) as well as host defense (de Jesus-Berrios et al., Curr. Biol., 13: 1963-1968 (2003)). Other studies have found that GSNOR protects yeast cells against nitrosative stress both in vitro (Liu et al., (2001)) and in vivo (de Jesus-Berrios et al., (2003)).

[0007] Collectively, data suggest GSNO as a primary physiological ligand for the enzyme S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR), which catabolizes GSNO and

consequently reduces available SNO’s and NO in biological systems (Liu et al., (2001)), (Liu et al., Cell, 116(4), 617-628 (2004)), and (Que et al., Science, 308, (5728): 1618-1621 (2005)). As such, this enzyme plays a central role in regulating local and systemic bioactive NO. Since perturbations in NO bioavailability has been linked to the pathogenesis of numerous disease states, including hypertension, atherosclerosis, thrombosis, asthma, gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation, and cancer, agents that regulate GSNOR activity are candidate therapeutic agents for treating diseases associated with NO imbalance.

[0008] Nitric oxide (NO), S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), and S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) regulate normal lung physiology and contribute to lung pathophysiology. Under normal conditions, NO and GSNO maintain normal lung physiology and function via their anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory actions. Lowered levels of these mediators in pulmonary diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may occur via up-regulation of GSNOR enzyme activity. These lowered levels of NO and GSNO, and thus lowered anti-inflammatory capabilities, are key events that contribute to pulmonary diseases and which can potentially be reversed via GSNOR inhibition.

[0009] S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) has been shown to promote repair and/or regeneration of mammalian organs, such as the heart (Lima et al., 2010), blood vessels (Lima et al., 2010) skin (Georgii et al., 2010), eye or ocular structures (Haq et al., 2007) and liver (Prince et al., 2010). S-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR) is the major catabolic enzyme of GSNO. Inhibition of GSNOR is thought to increase endogenous GSNO.

[0010] Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD’s), including Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, are chronic inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, in which NO, GSNO, and GSNOR can exert influences. Under normal conditions, NO and GSNO function to maintain normal intestinal physiology via anti-inflammatory actions and maintenance of the intestinal epithelial cell barrier. In IBD, reduced levels of GSNO and NO are evident and likely occur via up-regulation of GSNOR activity. The lowered levels of these mediators contribute to the pathophysiology of IBD via disruption of the epithelial barrier via dysregulation of proteins involved in maintaining epithelial tight junctions. This epithelial barrier dysfunction, with the ensuing entry of micro-organisms from the lumen, and the overall lowered anti-inflammatory capabilities in the presence of lowered NO and GSNO, are key events in IBD progression that can be potentially influenced by targeting GSNOR.

[0011] Cell death is the crucial event leading to clinical manifestation of

hepatotoxicity from drugs, viruses and alcohol. Glutathione (GSH) is the most abundant redox molecule in cells and thus the most important determinant of cellular redox status. Thiols in proteins undergo a wide range of reversible redox modifications during times of exposure to reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen species, which can affect protein activity. The maintenance of hepatic GSH is a dynamic process achieved by a balance between rates of GSH synthesis, GSH and GSSG efflux, GSH reactions with reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species and utilization by GSH peroxidase. Both GSNO and GSNOR play roles in the regulation of protein redox status by GSH.

[0012] Acetaminophen overdoses are the leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the United States, Great Britain and most of Europe. More than 100,000 calls to the U.S. Poison Control Centers, 56,000 emergency room visits, 2600 hospitalizations, nearly 500 deaths are attributed to acetaminophen in this country annually. Approximately, 60% recover without needing a liver transplant, 9% are transplanted and 30% of patients succumb to the illness. The acetaminophen-related death rate exceeds by at least three-fold the number of deaths due to all other idiosyncratic drug reactions combined (Lee, Hepatol Res 2008; 38 (Suppl. 1):S3-S8).

[0013] Liver transplantation has become the primary treatment for patients with fulminant hepatic failure and end-stage chronic liver disease, as well as certain metabolic liver diseases. Thus, the demand for transplantation now greatly exceeds the availability of donor organs, it has been estimated that more than 18 000 patients are currently registered with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and that an additional 9000 patients are added to the liver transplant waiting list each year, yet less than 5000 cadaveric donors are available for transplantation.

[0014] Currently, there is a great need in the art for diagnostics, prophylaxis, ameliorations, and treatments for medical conditions relating to increased NO synthesis and/or increased NO bioactivity. In addition, there is a significant need for novel compounds, compositions, and methods for preventing, ameliorating, or reversing other NO-associated disorders. The present invention satisfies these needs.

Schemes 1-6 below illustrate general methods for preparing analogs.

[00174] For a detailed example of General Scheme 1 see Compound IV-1 in Example 1.

[00175] For a detailed example of Scheme 2, A conditions, see Compound IV-2 in Example 2.

[00176] For a detailed example of Scheme 2, B conditions, see Compound IV-8 in Example 8.

[00177] For a detailed example of Scheme 3, see Compound IV-9 in Example 9.

[00178] For a detailed example of Scheme 4, Route A, see Compound IV-11 in Example 11.

[00179] For a detailed example of Scheme 4, Route B, see Compound IV-12 in Example 12.

[00180] For a detailed example of Scheme 5, Compound A, see Compound IV-33 in Example 33.

[00181] For a detailed example of Scheme 5, Compound B, see Compound IV-24 in Example 24.

[00182] For a detailed example of Scheme 5, Compound C, see Compound IV-23 in Example 23.

Example 8: Compound IV-8: 3-chloro-4-(6-hydroxyquinolin-2-yl)benzoic acid

[00209] Followed Scheme 2, B conditions:

[00210] Step 1: Synthesis of 3-chloro-4-(6-methoxyquinolin-2-yl)benzoic acid:

[00211] A mixture of 2-chloro-6-methoxyquinoline (Intermediate 1) (200 mg, 1.04 mmol), 4-carboxy-2-chlorophenylboronic acid (247 mg, 1.24 mmol) and K2CO3(369 mg, 2.70 mmol) in DEGME / H2O (7.0 mL / 2.0 mL) was degassed three times under N2 atmosphere. Then PdCl2(dppf) (75 mg, 0.104 mmol) was added and the mixture was heated to 110 °C for 3 hours under N2 atmosphere. The reaction mixture was diluted with EtOAc (100 mL) and filtered. The filtrate was washed with brine (20 mL), dried over Na2SO4, filtered and concentrated to give 3-chloro-4-(6-methoxyquinolin-2-yl)benzoic acid (150 mg, yield 46%) as a yellow solid, which was used for the next step without further purification.

[00212] Step 2: Synthesis of Compound IV-8: To a suspension of 3-chloro-4-(6-methoxyquinolin-2-yl)benzoic acid (150 mg, 0.479 mmol) in anhydrous CH2Cl2 (5 mL) was added AlCl3 (320 mg, 2.40 mmol). The reaction mixture was refluxed overnight. The mixture was quenched with saturated NH4Cl (10 mL) and the aqueous layer was extracted with CH2Cl2 / MeOH (v/v=10: l, 30 mL x3). The combined organic layer was washed with brine, dried over Na2SO4, filtered, and concentrated to give the crude product, which was purified by prep-HPLC (0.1% TFA as additive) to give 3-chloro-4-(6-hydroxyquinolin-2-yl)benzoic acid (25 mg, yield 18%). 1H NMR (DMSO, 400 MHz): δ 10.20 (brs, 1H), 8.30 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 1H), 8.10-8.00 (m, 2H), 7.95 (d, J = 9.2 Hz, 1H), 7.80 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H), 7.72 (d, J = 8.8 Hz, 1H), 7.38 (dd, J = 6.4, 2.8 Hz, 1H), 7.22 (d, J = 2.4 Hz, 1H), MS (ESI): m/z 299.9 [M+H]+.

PATENT
WO 2012048181
PATENT
WO 2012170371

REFERENCES

1: Donaldson SH, Solomon GM, Zeitlin PL, Flume PA, Casey A, McCoy K, Zemanick ET,
Mandagere A, Troha JM, Shoemaker SA, Chmiel JF, Taylor-Cousar JL.
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O=C(O)C1=CC=C(C2=NC3=CC=C(O)C=C3C=C2)C(Cl)=C1

Deutivacaftor


2D chemical structure of 1413431-07-8

Ivacaftor D9.png

Structure of DEUTIVACAFTOR

Deutivacaftor

RN: 1413431-07-8
UNII: SHA6U5FJZL

N-[2-tert-butyl-4-[1,1,1,3,3,3-hexadeuterio-2-(trideuteriomethyl)propan-2-yl]-5-hydroxyphenyl]-4-oxo-1H-quinoline-3-carboxamide

Molecular Formula, C24-H28-N2-O3, Molecular Weight, 401.552

Synonyms

  • CTP-656
  • D9-ivacaftor
  • Deutivacaftor
  • Ivacaftor D9
  • UNII-SHA6U5FJZL
  • VX-561
  • WHO 10704

Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

  • Originator Concert Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Amides; Aminophenols; Antifibrotics; Organic deuterium compounds; Quinolones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Cystic fibrosis
  • Phase II Cystic fibrosis
  • 15 Apr 2019 Vertex Pharmaceuticals plans a phase II trial for Cystic fibrosis in April 2019 , (EudraCT2018-003970-28), (NCT03911713)
  • 11 Apr 2019 Vertex Pharmaceuticals plans a phase II trial for Cystic Fibrosis (Combination therapy) in May 2019 (NCT03912233)
  • 24 Oct 2018 Vertex Pharmaceuticals plans a phase II trial for Cystic fibrosis (with gating mutation) in the US in the first half of 2019

Patent

WO 2012158885

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf;jsessionid=A7EFB561D919F34531D65DF294F8D74C.wapp1nB?docId=WO2012158885&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&queryString=%28+&recNum=99&maxRec=1000

Many current medicines suffer from poor absorption, distribution, metabolism and/or excretion (ADME) properties that prevent their wider use or limit their use in certain indications. Poor ADME properties are also a major reason for the failure of drug candidates in clinical trials. While formulation technologies and prodrug strategies can be employed in some cases to improve certain ADME properties, these approaches often fail to address the underlying ADME problems that exist for many drugs and drug candidates. One such problem is rapid metabolism that causes a number of drugs, which otherwise would be highly effective in treating a disease, to be cleared too rapidly from the body. A possible solution to rapid drug clearance is frequent or high dosing to attain a sufficiently high plasma level of drug. This, however, introduces a number of potential treatment problems such as poor patient compliance with the dosing regimen, side effects that become more acute with higher doses, and increased cost of treatment. A rapidly metabolized drug may also expose patients to undesirable toxic or reactive metabolites.

[3] Another ADME limitation that affects many medicines is the formation of toxic or biologically reactive metabolites. As a result, some patients receiving the drug may experience toxicities, or the safe dosing of such drugs may be limited such that patients receive a suboptimal amount of the active agent. In certain cases, modifying dosing intervals or formulation approaches can help to reduce clinical adverse effects, but often the formation of such undesirable metabolites is intrinsic to the metabolism of the compound.

[4] In some select cases, a metabolic inhibitor will be co-administered with a drug that is cleared too rapidly. Such is the case with the protease inhibitor class of drugs that are used to treat HIV infection. The FDA recommends that these drugs be co-dosed with ritonavir, an inhibitor of cytochrome P450 enzyme 3A4 (CYP3A4), the enzyme typically responsible for their metabolism (see Kempf, D.J. et al., Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 1997, 41(3): 654-60). Ritonavir, however, causes adverse effects and adds to the pill burden for HIV patients who must already take a combination of different drugs. Similarly, the CYP2D6 inhibitor quinidine has been added to dextromethorphan for the purpose of reducing rapid CYP2D6 metabolism of dextromethorphan in a treatment of pseudobulbar affect. Quinidine, however, has unwanted side effects that greatly limit its use in potential combination therapy (see Wang, L et al., Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 1994, 56(6 Pt 1): 659-67; and FDA label for quinidine at http://www.accessdata.fda.gov).

[5] In general, combining drugs with cytochrome P450 inhibitors is not a satisfactory strategy for decreasing drug clearance. The inhibition of a CYP enzyme’s activity can affect the metabolism and clearance of other drugs metabolized by that same enzyme. CYP inhibition can cause other drugs to accumulate in the body to toxic levels.

[6] A potentially attractive strategy for improving a drug’s metabolic properties is deuterium modification. In this approach, one attempts to slow the CYP-mediated metabolism of a drug or to reduce the formation of undesirable metabolites by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms with deuterium atoms. Deuterium is a safe, stable, nonradioactive isotope of hydrogen. Compared to hydrogen, deuterium forms stronger bonds with carbon. In select cases, the increased bond strength imparted by deuterium can positively impact the ADME properties of a drug, creating the potential for improved drug efficacy, safety, and/or tolerability. At the same time, because the size and shape of deuterium are essentially identical to those of hydrogen, replacement of hydrogen by deuterium would not be expected to affect the biochemical potency and selectivity of the drug as compared to the original chemical entity that contains only hydrogen.

[7] Over the past 35 years, the effects of deuterium substitution on the rate of metabolism have been reported for a very small percentage of approved drugs (see, e.g., Blake, MI et al, J Pharm Sci, 1975, 64:367-91; Foster, AB, Adv Drug Res, 1985, 14: 1-40 (“Foster”); Kushner, DJ et al, Can J Physiol Pharmacol, 1999, 79-88; Fisher, MB et al, Curr Opin Drug Discov Devel, 2006, 9: 101-09 (“Fisher”)). The results have been variable and unpredictable. For some compounds deuteration caused decreased metabolic clearance in vivo. For others, there was no change in metabolism. Still others demonstrated increased metabolic clearance. The variability in deuterium effects has also led experts to question or dismiss deuterium modification as a viable drug design strategy for inhibiting adverse metabolism (see Foster at p. 35 and Fisher at p. 101).

[8] The effects of deuterium modification on a drug’s metabolic properties are not predictable even when deuterium atoms are incorporated at known sites of metabolism. Only by actually preparing and testing a deuterated drug can one determine if and how the rate of metabolism will differ from that of its non-deuterated counterpart. See, for example, Fukuto et al. (J. Med. Chem., 1991, 34, 2871-76). Many drugs have multiple sites where metabolism is possible. The site(s) where deuterium substitution is required and the extent of deuteration necessary to see an effect on metabolism, if any, will be different for each drug.

[9] This invention relates to novel derivatives of ivacaftor, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof. This invention also provides compositions comprising a compound of this invention and the use of such compositions in methods of treating diseases and conditions that are beneficially treated by administering a CFTR (cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator) potentiator.

[10] Ivacaftor, also known as VX-770 and by the chemical name, N-(2,4-di-tert-butyl-5-hydroxyphenyl)-4-oxo-1,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxamide, acts as a CFTR potentiator. Results from phase III trials of VX-770 in patients with cystic fibrosis carrying at least one copy of the G551D-CFTR mutation demonstrated marked levels of improvement in lung function and other key indicators of the disease including sweat chloride levels, likelihood of pulmonary exacerbations and body weight. VX-770 is also currently in phase II clinical trials in combination with VX-809 (a CFTR corrector) for the oral treatment of cystic fibrosis patients who carry the more common AF508-CFTR mutation. VX-770 was granted fast track designation and orphan drug designation by the FDA in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

[11] Despite the beneficial activities of VX-770, there is a continuing need for new compounds to treat the aforementioned diseases and conditions.

Patent

US 20140073667

Patent

JP 2014097964

PATENT

WO 2018183367

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/zh/detail.jsf?docId=WO2018183367&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION&office=&prevFilter=%26fq%3DOF%3AWO%26fq%3DICF_M%3A%22A61K%22&sortOption=%E5%85%AC%E5%B8%83%E6%97%A5%E9%99%8D%E5%BA%8F&queryString=&recNum=555&maxRec=186391

The use according to embodiment 1, comprising administering to the patient an effect amount of (N-(2-(tert-butyl)-5-hydroxy-4-(2-(methyl-d3)propan-2-yl-l, 1, 1,3, 3,3-d6)phenyl)-4-oxo-l,4-dihydroquinoline-3-carboxamide (Compound Il-d):

Il-d

PATENT

WO 2019018395,

CONTD…………………………..

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[2H]C([2H])([2H])C(c1cc(c(NC(=O)C2=CNc3ccccc3C2=O)cc1O)C(C)(C)C)(C([2H])([2H])[2H])C([2H])([2H])[2H]

Glasdegib, PF-04449913


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str1

Glasdegib (PF-04449913)

1-[(2R,4R)-2-(1H-Benzimidazol-2-yl)-1-methyl-4-piperidinyl]-3-(4-cyanophenyl)urea [ACD/IUPAC Name]
1-[(2R,4R)-2-(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-yl]-3-(4-cyanophenyl)urea
CAS 1095173-27-5 [RN]Orphan Drug Status

Glasdegib

  • Molecular FormulaC21H22N6O
  • Average mass374.439 Da
  • Urea, N-[(2R,4R)-2-(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-1-methyl-4-piperidinyl]-N’-(4-cyanophenyl)- [ACD/Index Name]
    гласдегиб [Russian] [INN]
    غلاسديغيب [Arabic] [INN]
    格拉德吉 [Chinese] [INN]

FACT SHEET   https://www.pfizer.com/files/news/asco/Glasdegib-Fact-Sheet-6JUNE2018.pdf

Glasdegib (PF-04449913) is an experimental cancer drug developed by Pfizer. It is a small molecule inhibitor of the Sonic hedgehog pathway, which is overexpressed in many types of cancer. It inhibits smoothened receptor, as do most drug in its class.[1]

Four phase II clinical trials are in progress. One is evaluating the efficacy of glasdegib in treating myelofibrosis in patients who were unable to control the disease with ruxolitinib.[2] Another is a combination trial of glasdenib with ARA-Cdecitabinedaunorubicin, or cytarabine for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.[3] The third is for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.[4] The fourth administers glasdegib to patients at high risk for relapse after stem cell transplants in acute lymphoblastic or myelogenous leukemia.[5]

  • OriginatorPfizer
  • DeveloperGrupo Espanol de Trasplante Hematopoyetico y Terapia Celular; H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Netherlands Cancer Institute; Pfizer
  • ClassAntineoplastics; Benzimidazoles; Phenylurea compounds; Piperidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of ActionHedgehog cell-signalling pathway inhibitors; SMO protein inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug StatusYes – Acute myeloid leukaemia; Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • New Molecular EntityYes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase IIIAcute myeloid leukaemia
  • Phase IIChronic myeloid leukaemia; Colorectal cancer; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Myelofibrosis; Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Phase I/IIChronic myelomonocytic leukaemia; Glioblastoma; Graft-versus-host disease
  • Phase ICancer; Haematological malignancies
  • No development reportedSolid tumours

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Apr 2018Phase-III clinical trials in Acute myeloid leukaemia (Combination therapy, First-line therapy) in Japan (PO) (NCT03416179)
  • 02 Apr 2018Pfizer terminates a phase II trial in Myelofibrosis (Second-line therapy or greater) in USA, Japan, Austria, France, Spain and United Kingdom (PO) (NCT02226172) (EudraCT2014-001048-40)
  • 06 Feb 2018Phase-I/II clinical trials in Glioblastoma (Newly diagnosed) in Spain (PO) (EudraCT2017-002410-31)

Glasdegib is an orally bioavailable small-molecule inhibitor of the Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway with potential antineoplastic activity. Glasdegib appears to inhibit Hh pathway signaling. The Hh signaling pathway plays an important role in cellular growth, differentiation and repair. Constitutive activation of Hh pathway signaling has been observed in various types of malignancies.

Glasdegib is under investigation for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

SYNTHESIS

Discovery of PF-04449913, a Potent and Orally Bioavailable Inhibitor of Smoothened

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ml2002423

 Michael J. Munchhof LLC, 266 West Road, Salem, Connecticut 06420, United States
 Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, Connecticut 06340, United States
§ 24 Queen Eleanor Drive, Gales Ferry, Connecticut 06335, United States
 INC Research, Old Lyme, Connecticut 06371, United States
 Reiter.MedChem, 32 West Mystic Avenue, Mystic, Connecticut 06355, United States
# Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, United States
ACS Med. Chem. Lett.20123 (2), pp 106–111
DOI: 10.1021/ml2002423
Publication Date (Web): December 21, 2011
Copyright © 2011 American Chemical Society
*Tel: 860-287-5924. E-mail: mikemunchhof@yahoo.com.
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Inhibitors of the Hedgehog signaling pathway have generated a great deal of interest in the oncology area due to the mounting evidence of their potential to provide promising therapeutic options for patients. Herein, we describe the discovery strategy to overcome the issues inherent in lead structure 1 that resulted in the identification of Smoothened inhibitor 1-((2R,4R)-2-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-3-(4-cyanophenyl)urea (PF-04449913, 26), which has been advanced to human clinical studies

1-((2R,4R)-2-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-3-(4-cyanophenyl)urea (26)

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/ml2002423/suppl_file/ml2002423_si_001.pdf

str1

Product was purified by Companion (ReadySep 40g, silica gel packed) with CH3OH/CH2Cl2 from 1-5% to give the title compound as an off-white solid 915mg (73%). LC-MS 375.3.

1H NMR(acetone-D6): δ 1.81 (m, 2H), 1.9- 2.05 (m, 2H), 2.10 (m, 1H), 2.17 (s, 3H), 2.52 (m, 1H), 2.94 (m, 1H), 3.86 (m, 1H), 4.2 (m, 1H), 6.4 (d, 1H), 7.16 (m, 2H), 7.52 (m, 2H), 7.60 (m, 2H), 7.62 (m, 2H), 8.46 (s, 1H).

The dihydrochloride salt was prepared by adding 4M HCl in dioxane (1.22mL, 4.86 mmol) to a solution of 1-((2R,4R)-2-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-3-(4- cyanophenyl)urea (910 mg’s, 2.43mmol) in methanol (10mL). The mixture was stirred at at 230C for 10 minutes. The solution was concentrated to give a white solid, 1082 mg’s as the 2 .HCl monohydrate salt. M.P. > 125 0C with dehydration above 130 0C. Analytical calculated for free base C21H22N6O: C 67.38%, H 5.88%, N 22.46%; Found: C 67.16%, H 5.54%, N 22.18%. Purity of the dihydrochloride monohydrate salt was determined to be > 99.9% by analytical HPLC using a Xbridge C18; 3.5µm column and eluting with 95:5 0.1% Perchloric Acid (HClO4) solution in water and acetonitrile, over a gradient of 25 minutes, with and ending solvent ratio of 5:95. Enantiomeric purity of the dihydrochloride monohydrate salt was > 99.9% by chiral HPLC using a Chiralcel OJ column and eluting with 96:4 Heptane:Ethanol(with 0.1% diethylamine).

Syn 2

Development of a Concise, Asymmetric Synthesis of a Smoothened Receptor (SMO) Inhibitor: Enzymatic Transamination of a 4-Piperidinone with Dynamic Kinetic Resolution

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ol403630g

Chemical Research & Development, Analytical Research & Development, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development, Eastern Point Road, Groton, Connecticut 06340, United States
Org. Lett.201416 (3), pp 860–863
DOI: 10.1021/ol403630g
Publication Date (Web): January 22, 2014
Copyright © 2014 American Chemical Society
Abstract Image

A concise, asymmetric synthesis of a smoothened receptor inhibitor (1) is described. The synthesis features an enzymatic transamination with concurrent dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) of a 4-piperidone (4) to establish the two stereogenic centers required in a single step. This efficient reaction affords the desired anti amine (3) in >10:1 dr and >99% ee. The title compound is prepared in only five steps with 40% overall yield.

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/suppl/10.1021/ol403630g/suppl_file/ol403630g_si_001.pdf

1-((2R,4R)-2-(1H-Benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-1-methylpiperidin-4-yl)-3-(4-cyanophenyl)urea (1)

1 as white solids3 (27.1 g, 99.5 wt%, 90.0% corrected yield, > 99.0 UPLC area% purity): m.p. 223–224 °C; UPLC tR 2.11 min; 1 H NMR (DMSO-d6) δ 12.39 (s, 1H), 8.94 (s, 1H), 7.69 (m, 2 H), 7.57 (m, 3 H), 7.43 (m, 1 H), 7.13 (m, 2H), 6.75 (d, J = 7.2 Hz, 1H), 4.08 (m, 1H), 3.63 (dd, J = 10.3, 3.5 Hz, 1H), 2.89 (dt, J = 12.0, 4.0 Hz, 1H), 2.40 (td, J = 11.9, 3.1 Hz, 1H), 2.06 (s, 3H), 1.98–2.10 (m, 1H), 1.83–1.95 (m, 2H), 1.72 (m, 1H); 13C NMR (DMSO-d6) δ 155.7, 153.9, 144.8, 142.7, 134.3, 133.2, 121.8, 120.9, 119.4, 118.5, 117.3, 111.2, 102.4, 58.6, 49.9, 43.7, 42.4, 36.0, 29.8. HRMS (EI) calcd. for C21H23N6O [M+H]+ : 375.1928; Found 375.1932.

To the crude solution of 3 in DMSO-H2O (UPLC assay ~55.0 mg/mL, 104 mL, ~5.74 g of 3, 24.9 mmol) from the enzymatic transamination reaction (vide supra) was added THF (57.0 mL) followed by 17 (mixture with imidazole, 9.31 gm, 74.0 wt%, 31.2 mmol). The mixture was then stirred at rt for three hours. Once the reaction was complete (<1 % of 3 remaining by UPLC), methanol (10.1 mL, 249 mmol) was added followed by 2-MeTHF (57.0 mL). The layers were separated and the aqueous was extracted with 2-MeTHF (57.0 mL). The combined organic layers were then washed with 2 × 50.0 mL water and 2 × 50.0 mL of 10% aqueous NaCl solution. The organic solution was then concentrated under vacuum and the solvent was switched to acetonitrile to give a slurry with a final volume of ~90.0 mL. The slurry was stirred at rt for three hours and filtered, and the solids were washed with 2 × 10.0 mL of acetonitrile and dried in oven at 60 °C for two hours. The solids (~7.90 gm) were then slurried in 70.0 mL of acetonitrile. The slurry was heated to 60 °C for two hours, cooled to rt, filtered, and the solids were dried in oven under vacuum at 60 °C for 12 hours to give 1 as white solids (7.64 g, 98.0 wt%, 80.0% corrected yield, > 98 UPLC area% purity). The analytical data were identical to that obtained with method A.

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2. Munchhof MJ, Li Q, Shavnya A, et al. Discovery of PF-04449913, a potent and orally bioavailable inhibitor of smoothened. ACS Med Chem Lett. 2012;3(2):106-111.

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Glasdegib
Glasdegib.svg
Clinical data
Synonyms PF-04449913
Identifiers
CAS Number
ChemSpider
KEGG
Chemical and physical data
Formula C21H22N6O
Molar mass 374.45 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
 to 3 of 3
Patent ID

Patent Title

Submitted Date

Granted Date

US8431597 Benzimidazole derivatives
2012-02-24
2013-04-30
US8148401 BENZIMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES
2009-01-01
2012-04-03
US9611330 COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CANCER AND CANCER STEM CELL DETECTION AND ELIMINATION
2012-09-07
2014-10-09

////////////Glasdegib, PF-04449913, гласдегиб غلاسديغيب 格拉德吉 , PF04449913, PF 04449913, phase 3, aml, Orphan Drug Status

CN1CCC(CC1C2=NC3=CC=CC=C3N2)NC(=O)NC4=CC=C(C=C4)C#N

Copanlisib


Copanlisib.svgChemSpider 2D Image | Copanlisib | C23H28N8O4

Copanlisib, BAY 80-6946, 

  • BAY 84-1236
  • Molecular FormulaC23H28N8O4
  • Average mass480.520 Da

Cas 1032568-63-0 [RN]

1402152-26-4 MONO HCL

UNII-WI6V529FZ9

FDA Approved September 2017

2-Amino-N-{7-methoxy-8-[3-(4-morpholinyl)propoxy]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl}-5-pyrimidinecarboxamide
5-Pyrimidinecarboxamide, 2-amino-N-[2,3-dihydro-7-methoxy-8-[3-(4-morpholinyl)propoxy]imidazo[1,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl]-

Copanlisib (BAY 80-6946), developed by Bayer, is a selective Class I phosphoinositide 3-kinase inhibitor[1] which has shown promise in Phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.[2]

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Copanlisib is a selective pan-Class I phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K/Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase/phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase) inhibitor that was first developed by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The drug targets the enzyme that plays a role in regulating cell growth and survival. Copanlisib was granted accelerated approval on September 14, 2017 under the market name Aliqopa for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma and a treatment history of at least two prior systemic therapies. Follicular lymphoma is a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is caused by unregulated proliferation and growth of lymphocytes. The active ingredient in Aliquopa intravenous therapy is copanlisib dihydrochloride.

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Copanlisib dihydrochloride.pngCopanlisib dihydrochloride; UNII-03ZI7RZ52O; 03ZI7RZ52O; 1402152-13-9; BAY 80-6946 dihydrochloride;

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1402152-46-8 CAS  X=4, 

1919050-77-3 CAS X=1

The FDA awarded copanlisib orphan drug status for follicular lymphoma in February 2015.[3]

Phase II clinical trials are in progress for treatment of endometrial cancer,[4] diffuse large B-cell lymphoma,[5] cholangiocarcinoma,[6]and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.[7] Copanlisib in combination with R-CHOP or R-B (rituximab and bendamustine) is in a phase III trial for relapsed indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).[8] Two separate phase III trials are investigating the use of copanlisib in combination with rituximab for indolent NHL[9] and the other using copanlisib alone in cases of rituximab-refractory indolent NHL.[10]

Copanlisib hydrochloride, a phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase inhibitor developed by Bayer, was first approved and launched in 2017 in the U.S. for the intravenous treatment of adults with relapsed follicular lymphoma who have received at least two prior treatments.

In 2015, orphan drug designation was assigned in the U.S. for the treatment of follicular lymphoma. In 2017, additional orphan drug designations were granted in the U.S. for the treatment of splenic, nodal and extranodal marginal zone lymphoma.

SYN

WO 2017049983

PATENTS

WO 2008070150

Inventors Martin HentemannJill WoodWilliam ScottMartin MichelsAnn-Marie CampbellAnn-Marie BullionR. Bruce RowleyAniko RedmanLess «
Applicant Bayer Schering Pharma Aktiengesellschaft

Example 13

Preparation of 2-amino-N-r7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2.3- dihvdroimidazori^-clquinazolin-S-vHpvrimidine-S-carboxamide.

Figure imgf000084_0001

Step 1 : Preparation of 4-hvdroxy-3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzonitrile

Figure imgf000084_0002

4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzaldehyde (200 g, 1.01 mol) was dissolved in THF (2.5 L) and then ammonium hydroxide (2.5 L) was added followed by iodine (464 g, 1.8 mol). The resulting mixture was allowed to stir for 2 days at which time it was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was acidified with HCI (2 N) and extracted into diethyl ether. The organic layer was washed with brine and dried (sodium sulfate) and concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was washed with diethyl ether and dried under vacuum to provide the title compound (166 g, 84%): 1H NMR (DMSO-cfe) δ: 11.91 (1 H, s), 7.67 (1 H, d), 7.20 (1 H, d), 3.88 (3H, s)

Step 2: Preparation of 3-methoxy-4-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2-nitrobenzonitrile

Figure imgf000084_0003

To a solution of 4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzonitrile (3.9 g, 20.1 mmol) in DMF (150 mL) was added cesium carbonate (19.6 g, 60.3 mmol) and Intermediate C (5.0 g, 24.8 mmol). The reaction mixture was heated at 75 0C overnight then cooled to room temperature and filtered through a pad of silica gel and concentrated under reduced pressure. The material thus obtained was used without further purification

Step 3: Preparation of 2-amino-3-methoxy-4-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)benzonitrile

Figure imgf000085_0001

3-Methoxy-4-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2-nitrobenzonitrile (7.7 g, 24.1 mmol) was suspended in acetic acid (170 ml_) and cooled to 0 °C. Water (0.4 ml_) was added, followed by iron powder (6.7 g, 120 mmol) and the resulting mixture was stirred at room temperature for 4 h at which time the reaction mixture was filtered through a pad of Celite and washed with acetic acid (400 ml_). The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to 100 mL and diluted with EtOAc (200 ml.) at which time potassium carbonate was added slowly. The resulting slurry was filtered through a pad of Celite washing with EtOAc and water. The layers were separated and the organic layer was washed with saturated sodium bicarbonate solution. The organic layer was separated and passed through a pad of silica gel. The resultant solution was concentrated under reduced pressure to provide the title compound (6.5 g, 92%): 1H NMR (DMSO-Cf6) δ: 7.13 (1 H1 d), 6.38 (1 H, d), 5.63 (2H1 br s), 4.04 (2H, t), 3.65 (3H, s), 3.55 (4H1 br t), 2.41 (2H, t), 2.38 (4H1 m), 1.88 (2H1 quint.).

Step 4: Preparation of 6-(4.5-dihvdro-1 H-imidazol-2-v0-2-methoxy-3-(3-morpholin- 4-ylpropoxy)aniline

Figure imgf000085_0002

To a degassed mixture of 2-amino-3-methoxy-4-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)benzonitrile (6.5 g, 22.2 mmol) and ethylene diamine (40 mL) was added sulfur (1.8 g, 55.4 mmol). The mixture was stirred at 100 °C for 3 h at which time water was added to the reaction mixture. The precipitate that was formed was collected and washed with water and then dried overnight under vacuum to provide the title compound (3.2 g, 43%): HPLC MS RT = 1.25 min, MH+= 335.2; 1H NMR (DMSO-Cf6) δ: 7.15 (1H, d), 6.86 (2H, br s), 6.25 (1 H, d), 4.02 (2H, t), 3.66 (3H, s), 3.57 (8H, m), 2.46 (2H, t), 2.44 (4H, m), 1.89 (2H, quint.). Step 5: Preparation of 7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2.3- dihvdroimidazof1.2-clquinazolin-5-amine

Figure imgf000086_0001

Cyanogen bromide (10.9 g, 102.9 mmol) was added to a mixture of 6-(4,5-dihydro-1 H- imidazol-2-yl)-2-methoxy-3-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)aniline (17.2 g, 51.4 mmol) and TEA (15.6 g, 154.3 mmol) in DCM (200 ml_) precooled to 0 0C. After 1 h the reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and the resulting residue stirred with EtOAc (300 mL) overnight at rt. The resulting slurry was filtered to generate the title compound contaminated with triethylamine hydrobromide (26.2 g, 71%): HPLC MS RT = 0.17 min, MH+= 360.2.

Step 6: Preparation of 2-amino-N-r7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2.3- dihvdroimidazori ^-clquinazolin-S-vnpyrimidine-δ-carboxamide.

Figure imgf000086_0002

7-Methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine (100 mg, 0.22 mol) was dissolved in DMF (5 mL), and Intermediate B (46 mg, 0.33 mmol) was added. PYBOP (173 mg, 0.33 mmol) and diisopropylethylamine (0.16 mL, 0.89 mmol) were subsequently added, and the mixture was stirred at rt overnight. EtOAc was added, and the solids were isolated by vacuum filtration to give the title compound (42.7 mg, 40%): HPLC MS RT = 1.09 min, MH+= 481.2; 1H NMR (DMSO-Cf6 + 2 drops TFA-tf) δ: 9.01 (2H, s), 8.04 (1 H, d), 7.43 (1 H, d), 4.54 (2H, m), 4.34 (2H, br t), 4.23 (2H, m), 4.04 (2H, m), 4.00 (3H, s), 3.65 (2H, br t), 3.52 (2H, m), 3.31 (2H, m), 3.18 (2H, m), 2.25 (2H, m).

PATENT

CN 105130998

TRANSLATED

Example VI:

[0053] a nitrogen atmosphere, the reaction flask was added 7-methoxy-8- (3-morpholin-4-yl-propoxy) -2,3-dihydro-imidazo [l, 2-c] quinoline tetrazol-5-amine (V) (0 • 36g, lmmol), 2- amino-5-carboxylic acid (0 • 15g, l.lmmol) and acetonitrile 25mL, condensing agent added benzotriazole-1-yl yloxy-tris (dimethylamino) phosphonium hexafluorophosphate key (0.49g, 1. lmmol) and the base catalyst 1,5_-diazabicyclo [4. 3.0] – non-5-ene (0 . 50g, 4mmol), at room temperature for 12 hours.Then heated to 50-60 ° C, the reaction was stirred for 6-8 hours, TLC the reaction was complete. The solvent was distilled off under reduced pressure, cooled to room temperature, ethyl acetate was added solid separated. Filter cake washed with cold methanol and vacuum dried to give an off-white solid Kupannixi (1) 0.278, showing a yield of 56.3% -] \ ^ 111/2: 481 [] \ 1+ buckle + 1 111 bandit ? (square) (: 13). 5 2.05 (111,211), 2.48 (111,411), 2. 56 (m, 2H), 3 72 (t, 4H), 4 02 (s, 3H),. 4. 16 (m, 7H), 5. 36 (s, 2H), 6. 84 (d, 1H), 7. 08 (d, 1H), 9. 10 (s, 2H) square

PATENT

WO 2016071435

2-amino-N-[7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl]pyrimidine-5-carboxamide (10), (which is hereinafter referred to as„copanlisib”), is a proprietary cancer agent with a novel mechanism of action, inhibiting Class I phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases (PI3Ks). This class of kinases is an attractive target since PI3Ks play a central role in the transduction of cellular signals from surface receptors for survival and proliferation. Copanlisib exhibits a broad spectrum of activity against tumours of multiple histologic types, both in vitro and in vivo.

Copanlisib may be synthesised according to the methods given in international patent application PCT/EP2003/010377, published as WO 04/029055 A1 on April 08, 2004, (which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety), on pp. 26 et seq.

Copanlisib is published in international patent application PCT/US2007/024985, published as WO 2008/070150 A1 on June 12, 2008, (which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety), as the compound of Example 13 : 2-amino-N-[7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl]pyrimidine-5-carboxamide.

Copanlisib may be synthesized according to the methods given in WO 2008/070150, pp. 9 et seq., and on pp. 42 et seq. Biological test data for said compound of formula (I) is given in WO 2008/070150 on pp. 101 to 107.

2-amino-N-[7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2,3-dihydroimid-azo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl]pyrimidine-5-carboxamide dihydrochloride (1 1 ), (which is hereinafter referred to as „copanlisib dihydrochloride”) is published in international patent application PCT/EP2012/055600, published as WO 2012/136553 on October 1 1 , 2012, (which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety), as the compound of Examples 1 and 2 : 2-amino-N-[7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl]pyrimidine-5-carboxamide dinydrochloride : it may be synthesized according to the methods given in said Examples 1 and 2.

Copanlisib may exist in one or more tautomeric forms : tautomers, sometimes referred to as proton-shift tautomers, are two or more compounds that are related by the migration of a hydrogen atom accompanied by the migration of one or more single bonds and one or more adjacent double bonds.

Copanlisib may for example exist in tautomeric form (la), tautomeric form (lb), or tautomeric form (Ic), or may exist as a mixture of any of these forms, as depicted below. It is intended that all such tautomeric forms are included within the scope of the present invention.

Copanlisib may exist as a solvate : a solvate for the purpose of this invention is a complex of a solvent and copanlisib in the solid state. Exemplary solvates include, but are not limited to, complexes of copanlisib with ethanol or methanol.

Copanlisib and copanlisib dihydrochloride may exist as a hydrate. Hydrates are a specific form of solvate wherein the solvent is water, wherein said water is a structural element of the crystal lattice of copanlisib or of copanlisib dihydrochloride. It is possible for the amount of said water to exist in a stoichiometric or non-stoichiometric ratio. In the case of stoichiometric hydrates, a hemi-, (semi-), mono-, sesqui-, di-, tri-, tetra-, or penta-hydrate of copanlisib or of copanlisib dihydrochloride is possible. It is also possible for water to be present on the surface of the crystal lattice of copanlisib or of copanlisib dihydrochloride. The present invention includes all such hydrates of copanlisib or of copanlisib dihydrochloride, in particular copanlisib dihydrochloride hydrate referred to as “hydrate I”, as prepared and characterised in the experimental section herein, or as “hydrate II”, as prepared and characterised in the experimental section herein.

As mentioned supra, copanlisib is, in WO 2008/070150, described on pp. 9 et seq., and may be synthesized according to the methods given therein on pp. 42 et seq., viz. :

Reaction Scheme 1 :

(I)

In Reaction Scheme 1 , vanillin acetate can be converted to intermediate (III) via nitration conditions such as neat fuming nitric acid or nitric acid in the presence of another strong acid such as sulfuric acid. Hydrolysis of the acetate in intermediate (III) would be expected in the presence of bases such as sodium

hydroxide, lithium hydroxide, or potassium hydroxide in a protic solvent such as methanol. Protection of intermediate (IV) to generate compounds of Formula (V) could be accomplished by standard methods (Greene, T.W.; Wuts, P.G.M.; Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis; Wiley & Sons: New York, 1999). Conversion of compounds of formula (V) to those of formula (VI) can be achieved using ammonia in the presence of iodine in an aprotic solvent such as THF or dioxane. Reduction of the nitro group in formula (VI) could be accomplished using iron in acetic acid or hydrogen gas in the presence of a suitable palladium, platinum or nickel catalyst. Conversion of compounds of formula (VII) to the imidazoline of formula (VIII) is best accomplished using ethylenediamine in the presence of a catalyst such as elemental sulfur with heating. The cyclization of compounds of formula (VIII) to those of formula (IX) is accomplished using cyanogen bromide in the presence of an amine base such as triethylamine, diisopropylethylamine, or pyridine in a halogenated solvent such as DCM or dichloroethane. Removal of the protecting group in formula (IX) will be dependent on the group selected and can be accomplished by standard methods (Greene, T.W.; Wuts, P.G.M.; Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis; Wiley & Sons: New York, 1999). Alkylation of the phenol in formula (X) can be achieved using a base such as cesium carbonate, sodium hydride, or potassium t-butoxide in a polar aprotic solvent such as DMF or DMSO with introduction of a side chain bearing an appropriate leaving group such as a halide, or a sulfonate group. Lastly, amides of formula (I) can be formed using activated esters such as acid chlorides and anhydrides or alternatively formed using carboxylic acids and appropriate coupling agents such as PYBOP, DCC, or EDCI in polar aprotic solvents.

Reaction Scheme 2 :

Reaction Scheme 3

Step A9: N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]-N’-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (“EDCI”) is used as coupling reagent. Copanlisib is isolated by simple filtration.

Step A1 1 : Easy purification of copanlisib via its dihydrochloride

(dihydrochloride is the final product)

Hence, in a first aspect, the present invention relates to a method of preparing copanlisib (10) via the following steps shown in Reaction Scheme 3, infra :

Reaction Scheme 3 : 

Example 1 : Step A1 : Preparation of 4-acetoxy-3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzaldehyde (2)

3.94 kg of nitric acid (65 w%) were added to 5.87 kg of concentrated sulfuric acid at 0°C (nitrating acid). 1 .5 kg of vanillin acetate were dissolved in 2.9 kg of dichloromethane (vanillin acetate solution). Both solutions reacted in a micro reactor with flow rates of app. 8.0 mL/min (nitrating acid) and app. 4.0 mL/min (vanillin acetate solution) at 5°C. The reaction mixture was directly dosed into 8 kg of water at 3°C. After 3h flow rates were increased to 10 mL/min (nitrating acid) and 5.0 mL/min (vanillin acetate solution). After additional 9 h the flow reaction was completed. The layers were separated at r.t., and the aqueous phase was extracted with 2 L of dichloromethane. The combined organic phases were washed with 2 L of saturated sodium bicarbonate, and then 0.8 L of water. The dichloromethane solution was concentrated in vacuum to app. 3 L, 3.9 L of methanol were added and app. the same volume was removed by distillation again. Additional 3.9 L of methanol were added, and the solution concentrated to a volume of app. 3.5 L. This solution of 4-acetoxy-3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzaldehyde (2) was directly used in the next step.

Example 2 : Step A2 : Preparation of 4-hydroxy -3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzaldehyde (2-nitro-vanillin) (3)

To the solution of 4-acetoxy-3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzaldehyde (2) prepared as described in example 1 (see above) 1 .25 kg of methanol were added, followed by 2.26 kg of potassium carbonate. The mixture was stirred at 30°C for 3h. 7.3 kg of dichloromethane and 12.8 kg of aqueous hydrochloric acid (10 w%) were added at < 30°C (pH 0.5 – 1 ). The mixture was stirred for 15 min, and the layers were separated. The organic layer was filtered, and the filter cake washed with 0.5 L of dichloromethane. The aqueous layer was extracted twice with 4.1 kg of

dichloromethane. The combined organic layers were concentrated in vacuum to app. 4 L. 3.41 kg of toluene were added, and the mixture concentrated to a final volume of app. 4 L. The mixture was cooled to 0°C. After 90 min the suspension was filtered. The collected solids were washed with cold toluene and dried to give 0.95 kg (62 %).

1H-NMR (400 MHz, de-DMSO): δ =3.84 (s, 3H), 7.23 (d, 1 H), 7.73 (d, 1 H), 9.74 (s, 1 H), 1 1 .82 (brs, 1 H).

NMR spectrum also contains signals of regioisomer 6-nitrovanillin (app. 10%): δ = 3.95 (s, 3H), 7.37 (s, 1 H), 7.51 (s, 1 H), 10.16 (s, 1 H), 1 1 .1 1 (brs, 1 H).

Example 3 : Step A3 : Preparation of 4-(benzyloxy)-3-methoxy-2-nitrobenzaldehyde (4) :

10 g of 3 were dissolved in 45 mL DMF at 25 °C. This solution was charged with 14 g potassium carbonate and the temperature did rise to app. 30 °C. Into this suspension 7.1 mL benzyl bromide was dosed in 15minutes at a temperature of 30 °C. The reaction mixture was stirred for 2 hours to complete the reaction. After cooling to 25 °C 125 mL water was added. The suspension was filtered, washed twice with 50 mL water and once with water / methanol (10 mL / 10 mL) and tried at 40 °C under reduced pressure. In this way 14.2 g (97% yield) of 4 were obtained as a yellowish solid.

1 H-NMR (500 MHz, d6-DMSO): 3.86 (s, 3H); 5.38 (s, 2 H); 7.45 (m, 5H); 7.62 (d, 2H); 7.91 (d, 2H); 9.81 (s, 1 H).

Example 4a : Step A4 : 2-[4-(benzyloxy)-3-methoxy-2-nitrophenyl]-4,5-dihydro-1 H-imidazole (5) : Method A

10 g of 4 were dissolved in 100 mL methanol and 2.5 g ethylenediamine were added at 20-25 °C. The reaction mixture was stirred at this temperature for one hour, cooled to 0°C and a solution of N- bromosuccinimide (8.1 g) in 60 mL

acetonitrile was added. Stirring was continued for 1 .5 h and the reaction mixture was warmed to 20 °C and stirred for another 60 minutes. The reaction was quenched with a solution of 8.6 g NaHCO3 and 2.2 g Na2SO3 in 100 mL water. After 10 minutes 230 mL water was added, the product was filtered, washed with 40 mL water and tried at 40 °C under reduced pressure. In this way 8.9 g (78% yield) of 5 was obtained as an white solid.

1 H-NMR (500 MHz, d6-DMSO): 3.31 (s, 4H); 3.83 (s, 3H); 5.29 (s, 2 H); 6.88 (s, 1 H); 7.37 (t, 1 H); 7.43 (m, 3H); 7.50 (m, 3H).

Example 4b : Step A4 : 2-[4-(benzyloxy)-3-methoxy-2-nitrophenyl]-4,5-dihydro-1 H-imidazole (5) : Method B

28.7 kg of compound 4 were dissolved in 231 kg dichloromethane at 20 °C and 8.2 kg ethylenediamine were added. After stirring for 60 minutes N-bromosuccinimide was added in 4 portions (4 x 5.8 kg) controlling that the temperature did not exceed 25°C. When the addition was completed stirring was continued for 90 minutes at 22 °C. To the reaction mixture 9 kg potassium carbonate in 39 kg water was added and the layers were separated. From the organic layer 150 kg of solvent was removed via distillation and 67 kg toluene was added. Another 50 kg solvent was removed under reduced pressure and 40 kg toluene was added. After stirring for 30 minutes at 35-45 °C the reaction was cooled to 20 °C and the product was isolated via filtration. The product was washed with toluene (19 kg), tried under reduced pressure and 26.6 kg (81 % yield) of a brown product was obtained.

Example 5 : Step A5 : 3-(benzyloxy)-6-(4,5-dihydro-1 H-imidazol-2-yl)-2-methoxyaniline (6) :

8.6 g of compound 5 were suspended in 55 mL THF and 1 .4 g of 1 %Pt/0.2% Fe/C in 4 mL water was added. The mixture was heated to 45 °C and hydrogenated at 3 bar hydrogen pressure for 30 minutes. The catalyst was

filtered off and washed two times with THF. THF was removed via distillation and 65 mL isopropanol/water 1/1 were added to the reaction mixture. The solvent remaining THF was removed via distillation and 86 mL isopropanol/water 1/1 was added. The suspension was stirred for one hour, filtered, washed twice with isopropanol/water 1/1 and dried under reduced pressure to yield 7.8g (99% yield) of an white solid.

1 H-NMR (500 MHz, d6-DMSO): 3.26 (t, 2H); 3.68 (s, 3H); 3.82 (t, 2H); 5.13 (s, 2 H); 6.35 (d, 1 H); 6.70 (s, 1 H); 6.93 (bs, 2 H); 7.17 (d, 1 H); 7.33 (t, 1 H); 7.40 (t, 2H); 7.45 (d, 2H).

Example 6a : Step A6 : 8-(benzyloxy)-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine (7) : Method A

10 g of 6 were suspended in 65 mL acetonitrile and 6.1 mL triethylamine were added. At 5-10 °C 8.4 mL bromocyanide 50% in acetonitrile were added over one hour and stirring was continued for one hour. 86 mL 2% NaOH were added and the reaction mixture was heated to 45 °C and stirred for one hour. The suspension was cool to 10 °C, filtered and washed with water/acetone 80/20. To further improve the quality of the material the wet product was stirred in 50 mL toluene at 20-25 °C. The product was filtered off, washed with toluene and dried under reduced pressure. In this way 8.8 g (81 % yield) of 7 was isolated as a white solid.

1 H-NMR (500 MHz, d6-DMSO): 3.73 (s, 3H); 3.87 (m, 4H); 5.14 (s, 2 H); 6.65 (bs, 2 H); 6.78 (d, 1 H); 7.33 (m, 1 H); 7.40 (m, 3 H); 7.46 (m, 2H).

Example 6b : Step A6 : 8-(benzyloxy)-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine (8) : Method B

20 kg of compound 6 were dissolved in 218 kg dichloromethane at 20 °C and the mixture was cooled to 5 °C. At this temperature 23.2 kg triethylamine was dosed in 15 minutes and subsequently 25.2 kg bromocyanide (3 M in

dichloromethane) was dosed in 60 minutes to the reaction mixture. After stirring for one hour at 22 °C the reaction was concentrated and 188 kg of solvent were removed under reduced pressure. Acetone (40 kg) and water (50 kg) were added and another 100 kg of solvent were removed via distillation. Acetone (40 kg) and water (150 kg) were added and stirring was continued for 30 minutes at 36°C. After cooling to 2 °C the suspension was stirred for 30 minutes, isolated, washed with 80 kg of cold water and tried under reduced pressure. With this procedure 20.7 kg (95% yield) of an off-white product was obtained.

Example 7a : Step A7 : Method A: preparation of 5-amino-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-8-ol (8) :

A mixture of 2 kg of 8-(benzyloxy)-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine, 203 g of 5% Palladium on charcoal (50% water wetted) and 31 .8 kg of Ν,Ν-dimethylformamide was stirred at 60°C under 3 bar of hydrogen for 18 h. The mixture was filtered, and the residue was washed with 7.5 kg of Ν,Ν-dimethylformamide. The filtrate (38.2 kg) was concentrated in vacuum (ap. 27 L of distillate collected and discarded). The remaining mixture was cooled from 50°C to 22°C within 1 h, during this cooling phase 14.4 kg of water were added within 30 min. The resulting suspension was stirred at 22°C for 1 h and then filtered. The collected solids were washed with water and dried in vacuum to yield 0.94 kg (65 %).

1H-NMR (400 MHz, de-DMSO): δ = 3.72 (s, 3H), 3.85 (m, 4H), 6.47 (d, 1 H), 6.59 (bs, 1 H), 7.29 (d, 1 H), 9.30 (bs, 1 H).

Example 7b : Step A7 Method B : preparation of 5-amino-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-8-ol (8) :

222.8 g of trifluroacetic acid were added to a mixture of 600 g of 8-(benzyloxy)-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine and 2850 g of DMF. 18 g of 5% Palladium on charcoal (50% water wetted) were added. The mixture

was stirred at under 3 bar of hydrogen overnight. The catalyst was removed by filtration and washed with 570 g of DMF. The filtrate was concentrated in vacuum (432 g of distillate collected and discarded). 4095 ml of 0.5 M aqueous sodium hydroxide solution was added within 2 hours. The resulting suspension was stirred overnight. The product was isolated using a centrifuge. The collected solids were washed with water. The isolated material (480.2g; containing app. 25 w% water) can be directly used in the next step (example 8b).

Example 8a : Step A8 : Method A : preparation of 7-methoxy-8-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine (9) :

2.5 kg of potassium carbonate were added to a mixture of 1 .4 kg of 5-amino-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-8-ol, 14 L of n-butanol, 1 .4 L of Ν,Ν-dimethylformamide and 1 .4 L of water. 1 .57 kg of 4-(3-chloropropyl)morpholine hydrochloride were added. The resulting suspension was heated to 90°C and stirred at this temperature for 5 h. The mixture was cooled to r.t.. At 50°C 8.4 kg of water were added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. for 15 min. After phase separation the aqueous phase was extracted with 12 L of n-butanol. The combined organic phases were concentrated in vacuum to a volume of ap. 1 1 L. 10.7 L of terf-butyl methyl ether were added at 50°C. The resulting mixture was cooled within 2 h to 0°C and stirred at this temperature for 1 h. The suspension was filtered, and the collected solids were washed with tert-butyl methyl ether and dried to give 1 .85 kg (86 %).

The isolated 1 .85 kg were combined with additional 0.85 kg of material produced according to the same process. 10.8 L of water were added and the mixture heated up to 60°C. The mixture was stirred at this temperature for 10 min, then cooled to 45°C within 30 min and then to 0°C within 1 h. The suspension was stirred at 0°C for 2 h and then filtered. The solids were washed with cold water and dried to yield 2.5 kg.

1H-NMR (400 MHz, de-DMSO): δ = 1 .88 (m, 4H), 2.36 (m, 4H), 2.44 (t, 2H), 3.57 (m, 4H), 3.70 (s, 3H), 3.88 (m, 4H), 4.04 (t, 2H), 6.63 (s, 2H), 6.69 (d, 1 H), 7.41 (d, 1 H).

HPLC: stationary phase: Kinetex C18 (150 mm, 3.0 mm ID, 2.6 μιτι particle size): mobile phase A: 0.5 ml_ trifluoro acetic acid / 1 L water; mobile phase B: 0.5 ml_ trifluoro acetic acid / L acetonitrile; UV detection at 256 nm; oven temperature: 40°C; injection volume: 2.0 μΙ_; flow 1 .0 mL/min; linear gradient in 4 steps: 0% B -> 6% B (20 min), 6 % B -> 16% B (5 min), 16% B -> 28 % B (5 min), 28 % B -> 80 % B (4 min), 4 minutes holding time at 80% B; purity: >99,5 % (Rt=1 1 .0 min), relevant potential by-products: degradation product 1 at RRT (relative retention time) of 0.60 (6.6 min) typically <0.05 %, 5-amino-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-8-ol RRT 0.71 (7.8 min): typically <0.05 %, degradation product 2 RRT 1 .31 (14.4 min): typically <0.05 %, 7-methoxy-5-{[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propyl]amino}-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-8-ol RRT 1 .39 (15.3 min): typically <0.05 %, 9-methoxy-8-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine RRT 1 .43 (15.7 min): typically <0.05 %, degradation product 3 RRT 1 .49 (16.4 min): typically <0.05 %, 7-methoxy-8-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-N-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propyl]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine RRT 1 .51 (16.7 min): typically <0.10 %, 8-(benzyloxy)-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine RRT 2.56 (28.2 min): typically <0.05 %, 8-(benzyloxy)-7-methoxy-N-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propyl]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine RRT 2.59 (28.5 min): typically <0.05 %.

Example 8b: : Step A8 (Method B): preparation of 7-methoxy-8-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine (9) :

13.53 g of 5-amino-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-8-ol (containing app. 26 w% of water) were suspended in 1 10 g of n-butanol. The mixture was concentrated in vacuum (13.5 g of distillate collected and discarded). 17.9 g of potassium carbonate and 1 1 .2 g of 4-(3-chloropropyl)morpholine hydrochloride were added. The resulting mixture was heated to 90°C and stirred at this temperature for 4 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled to to 50°C, and 70 g of water were added. The layers were separated. The organic layer was concentrated in vacuum (54 g of distillate collected and discard). 90 g of terf-butyl methyl ether were added at 65°C. The resulting mixture was cooled to 0°C. The mixture was filtered, and the collected solids washed with terf-butyl methyl ether and then dried in vacuum to yield 13.4 g (86%).

13.1 g of the isolated material were suspended in 65.7 g of water. The mixture was heated to 60°C. The resulting solution was slowly cooled to 0°C. The precipitated solids were isolated by filtration, washed with water and dried in vacuum to yield 12.0 g (92%).

Example 9: Step A10 : Preparation of 2-aminopyrimidine-5-carboxylic acid (9b)

1 kg of methyl 3,3-dimethoxypropanoate was dissolved in 7 L of 1 ,4-dioxane. 1 .58 kg of sodium methoxide solution (30 w% in methanol) were added. The mixture was heated to reflux, and ap. 4.9 kg of distillate were removed. The resulting suspension was cooled to r.t., and 0.5 kg of methyl formate was added. The reaction mixture was stirred overnight, then 0.71 kg of guanidine hydrochloride was added, and the reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. for 2 h. The reaction mixture was then heated to reflux, and stirred for 2 h. 13.5 L of water were added, followed by 0.72 kg of aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (45 w%). The reaction mixture was heated at reflux for additional 0.5 h, and then cooled to 50°C. 0.92 kg of aqueous hydrochloric acid (25 w%) were added until pH 6 was reached. Seeding crystals were added, and additional 0.84 kg of aqueous hydrochloric acid (25 w%) were added at 50°C until pH 2 was reached. The mixture was cooled to 20°C and stirred overnight. The suspension was filtered, the collected solids washed twice with water, then twice with methanol, yielding 0.61 kg (65%).

Four batches produced according to the above procedure were combined (total 2.42 kg). 12 L of ethanol were added, and the resulting suspension was stirred at r.t. for 2.5 h. The mixture was filtered. The collected solids were washed with ethanol and dried in vacuum to yield 2.38 kg.

To 800 g of this material 2.5 L of dichloromethane and 4 L of water were added, followed by 1375 ml_ of dicyclohexylamine. The mixture was stirred for 30 min. at r.t. and filtered. The collected solids are discarded. The phases of the filtrate are separated, and the organic phase was discarded. 345 ml_ of aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (45 w%) were added to the aqueous phase. The aqueous phase was extracted with 2.5 L of ethyl acetate. The phases were separated and the organic phase discarded. The pH value of the aqueous phase was adjusted to pH 2 using app. 500 ml_ of hydrochloric acid (37 w%). The mixture was filtered, and the collected solids were washed with water and dried, yielding 405 g.

The 405 g were combined with a second batch of comparable quality (152 g). 2 L of ethyl acetate and 6 L of water were added, followed by 480 ml_ of aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (45 w%). The mixture was stirred at r.t. for 30 min.. The phases were separated. The pH of the aqueous phase was adjusted to pH 2 with ap. 770 ml_ of aqueous hydrochloric acid (37 w%). The mixture was filtered, and the collected solids washed with water and dried to yield 535 g.

1H-NMR (400 MHz, de-DMSO): δ = 7.46 (bs, 2H); 8.66 (s, 2H), 12.72 (bs, 1 H).

Example 10 : Step A9 : preparation of copanlisib (10)

A mixture of 1250 g of 7-methoxy-8-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-2,3-dihydro-imidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine, 20.3 kg of N,N-dimethylformamide, 531 g of 2-aminopyrimidine-5-carboxylic acid, 425 g of Ν,Ν-dimethylaminopyridine and 1000 g of N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl]-N’-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride was stirred at r.t. for 17 h. The reaction mixture was filtered. The collected solids were washed with Ν,Ν-dimethylformamide, then ethanol, and dried at 50°C to yield 1 .6 kg (96%). The isolated material was directly converted into the dihydrochloride.

Example 11 : Step A11 : preparation of copanlisib dihydrochloride (11)

To a mixture of 1 .6 kg of copanlisib and 4.8 kg of water were added 684 g of aqueous hydrochloric acid (32 w%) while maintaining the temperature between 20 to 25°C until a pH of 3 to 4 was reached. The resulting mixture was stirred for 10 min, and the pH was checked (pH 3.5). The mixture was filtered, and the filter cake was washed with 0.36 kg of water. 109 g of aqueous hydrochloric acid were added to the filtrate until the pH was 1 .8 to 2.0. The mixture was stirred for 30 min and the pH was checked (pH 1 .9). 7.6 kg of ethanol were slowly added within 5 h at 20 to 25°C, dosing was paused after 20 min for 1 h when crystallization started. After completed addition of ethanol the resulting suspension was stirred for 1 h. The suspension was filtered. The collected solids was washed with ethanol-water mixtures and finally ethanol, and then dried in vacuum to give 1 .57 kg of copansilib dihydrochloride (85 %).

1H-NMR (400 MHz, de-DMSO): δ = 2.32 (m, 2H), 3.1 1 (m, 2H), 3.29 (m, 2H),

3.47 (m, 2H), 3.84 (m, 2H), 3.96 (m, 2H), 4.01 (s, 3H), 4.19 (t, 2H), 4.37 (t, 2H),

4.48 (t, 2H), 7.40 (d, 1 H), 7.53 (bs, 2H), 8.26 (d, 1 H), 8.97 (s, 2H), 1 1 .28 (bs, 1 H), 12.75 (bs, 1 H), 13.41 (bs, 1 H).

HPLC: stationary phase: Kinetex C18 (150 mm, 3.0 mm ID, 2.6 μιτι particle size): mobile phase A: 2.0 ml_ trifluoro acetic acid / 1 L water; mobile phase B: 2.0 ml_ trifluoro acetic acid / L acetonitrile; UV detection at 254 nm switch after 1 minute to 282 nm; oven temperature: 60°C; injection volume: 2.0 μΙ_; flow 1 .7 mL/min; linear gradient after 1 minute isocratic run in 2 steps: 0% B -> 18% B (9 min), 18 % B -> 80% B (2.5 min), 2.5 minutes holding time at 80% B; purity: >99.8% (Rt=6.1 min), relevant potential by-products: 2-Aminopyrimidine-5-carboxylic acid at RRT (relative retention time) of 0.10 (0.6 min) typically <0.01 %, 4-dimethylaminopyrimidine RRT 0.26 (1 .6 min): typically <0.01 %, 7-methoxy-8-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1 ,2-c]quinazolin-5-amine RRT 0.40 (2.4 min): typically <0.03 %, by-product 1 RRT 0.93 (5.7 min): typically <0.05 %, by-product 6 RRT 1 .04 (6.4 min): typically <0.05 %, 2-amino- N-{3-(2-aminoethyl)-8-methoxy-7-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroquinazolin-2-yl}pyrimidine-5-carboxamicle RRT 1.12 (8.9 min); typically <0.10 %, 5-{[(2-aminopyrimidin-5-yl)carbonyl]amino}-7-methoxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[ ,2-c]quinazolin-8-yl 2-aminopyrimidine-5-carboxylate RRT 1.41 (8.6 min): typically <0.01 %

Example 15 : Step A11 : further example of preparation of copanlisib dihydrochloride (11)

7.3 g of hydrochloric acid were added to a mixture of 12 g of copanlisib and 33 g of water at maximum 30°C. The resulting mixture was stirred at 25°C for 15 min, and the filtered. The filter residue was washed with 6 g of water. 1 1 .5 g of ethanol were added to the filtrate at 23°C within 1 hour. After the addition was completed the mixture was stirred for 1 hour at 23°C. Additional 59 g of ethanol were added to the mixture with 3 hours. After the addition was completed the mixture was stirred at 23°C for 1 hour. The resulting suspension was filtered. The collected crystals were washed three times with a mixture of 1 1 .9 g of ethanol and 5.0 g of water and the air dried to give 14.2 g of copanlisib dihydrochloride as hydrate I.

Purity by HPLC: > 99.8%; < 0.05% 2-amino-N-{3-(2-aminoethyl)-8-methoxy-7- [3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-4-oxo-3,4-dihydroquinazolin-2-yl}pyrimidine-5-carboxamide

Example 16 : Step A11 : further example of preparation of copanlisib dihydrochloride (11 )

9.1 kg of hydrochloric acid (25 w%) were added to a mixture of 14,7 kg of copanlisib and 41.9 kg of water at maximum temperature of 28°C. The resulting mixture was stirred at 23°C for 80 minutes until a clear solution was formed. The solution was transferred to a second reaction vessel, and the transfer lines rinsed with 6 kg of water, 14.1 kg of ethanol were slowly added within 70 minutes at 23°C. After the addition of ethanol was completed the mixture was stirred at 23°C for 1 hour. Additional 72.3 kg of ethanol were slowly added within 3.5 hours at 23°C, and resulting mixture stirred at this temperature for 1 hour. The suspension is filtered, and the collected solids were washed twice with 31 kg of an ethanol-water mixture (2.4: 1 (w w)). The product was dried in vacuum with a maximum jacket temperature of 40°C for 3.5 hours to yield 15.0 kg of copanlisib dihydrochloride as hydrate I.

Purity by HPLC: > 99.9 %; < 0.05% 2-amino-N-{3-(2-aminoethyl)-8-methoxy-7-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]^-oxo-3,4-dihydroquinazolin-2-yl}pyrimidine-5-carboxamideLoss on drying: 14.7 w%

PATENT

WO 2017049983

Copanlisib is a novel oral phosphoinositide 3 kinase (PI3K) inhibitor developed by the German company Bayer. Existing clinical studies have shown that the drug inhibits the growth of cancer cells in patients with leukemia and lymphoma by blocking the PI3K signaling pathway. To further prove the promise of the drug, Bayer also conducted two more Phase III clinical studies in 2015: treating a rare non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) by itself or in combination with Rituxan and using it alone The effect of Rituxan is compared. In addition, Bayer also plans to conduct a Phase II clinical trial of Copanlisib in the treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a malignant NHL subtype. Because the drug does not yet have a standard Chinese translation, the applicant here transliterates “Kupanisi”.
The chemical name of Copanisibib (I) is 2-amino-N- [2,3-dihydro-7-methoxy- 8- [3- (4- morpholinyl) propoxy] Imidazo [1,2-c] quinazolin-5-yl] -5-pyrimidinecarboxamide of the formula:
PCT patent WO2008070150 from the original company discloses the preparation of cupanatinib and its analogs. The document altogether refers to the following five possible synthetic routes.
Synthetic Route 1:
Synthetic route two:
Synthetic route three:

Synthetic route four:
Synthetic route five:

Example 6:
In a nitrogen atmosphere, 7-methoxy-8- (3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy) -2,3-dihydroimidazo [1,2-c] quinazoline- (V) (0.36 g, 1 mmol), 2-aminopyrimidine-5-carboxylic acid (0.15 g, 1.1 mmol) and acetonitrile were added 25 mL of a condensing agent benzotriazol- (0.49 g, 1.1 mmol) and base catalyst 1,5-diazabicyclo [4.3.0] -non-5-ene (0.50 g, 4 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at room temperature for 12 hours . Then warmed to 50-60 ℃, the reaction was stirred for 6-8 hours, TLC detection reaction was completed. The solvent was evaporated under reduced pressure, cooled to room temperature, ethyl acetate was added and a solid precipitated. Filter cake washed with cold methanol, and dried in vacuo to give an off-white solid Kupannixi (I) 0.27g, yield% 56.3; the MS-EI m / Z: 481 [M + H] + , . 1 H NMR (CDCl3 3 ) 62.05 (m, 2H), 2.48 (m, 4H), 2.56 (m, 2H), 3.72 (t, 4H), 4.02 (s, 3H), 4.16 (m, , 6.84 (d, 1H), 7.08 (d, 1H), 9.10 (s, 2H).

PAPER

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 ChemMedChem (2016), 11(14), 1517-1530.

2-Amino-N-{7-methoxy-8-[3-(morpholin-4-yl)propoxy]-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl}pyrimidine-5-carboxamide (BAY 80-6946, 39i):

Amine 36 (80% purity; 100 mg, 0.22 mmol) was dissolved in DMF (5 mL), and acid 39i’ (46 mg, 0.33 mmol) was added. PyBOP (173 mg, 0.33 mmol) and DIPEA (0.16 mL, 0.89 mmol) were sequentially added, and the mixture was stirred at RT overnight. EtOAc was added, and the solids were isolated by vacuum filtration to give 39i (42.7 mg, 40%):

1H NMR ([D6 ]DMSO+ 2 drops [D]TFA): d=2.25 (m, 2H), 3.18 (m, 2H), 3.31 (m, 2H), 3.52 (m, 2H), 3.65 (brt, 2H), 4.00 (s, 3H), 4.04 (m, 2H), 4.23 (m, 2H), 4.34 (brt, 2H), 4.54 (m, 2H), 7.43 (d, 1H), 8.04 (d, 1H), 9.01 (s, 2H);

1H NMR of the bis-HCl salt (500 MHz, [D6 ]DMSO): d=2.30–2.37 (m, 2H), 3.11 (brs, 2H), 3.25–3.31 (m, 2H), 3.48 (d, J=12.1 Hz, 2H), 3.83–3.90 (m, 2H), 3.95–4.00 (m, 2H), 4.01 (s, 3H), 4.17–4.22 (m, 2H), 4.37 (t, J=6.0 Hz, 2H), 4.47 (t, J=9.7 Hz, 2H), 7.40 (d, J= 9.2 Hz, 1H), 7.54 (s, 2H), 8.32 (d, J=9.2 Hz, 1H), 8.96 (s, 2H), 11.46 (brs, 1H), 12.92 (brs, 1H), 13.41 (brs, 1H);

13C NMR (125 MHz, [D6 ]DMSO): d=23.09, 45.22, 46.00, 51.21, 53.38, 61.54, 63.40, 67.09, 101.18, 112.55, 118.51, 123.96, 132.88, 134.35, 148.96, 157.25, 160.56, 164.96, 176.02 ppm;

MS (ESI+) m/z: 481 [M+H]+ .

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Copanlisib
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Names
IUPAC name

2-Amino-N-[7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholin-4-ylpropoxy)-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-c]quinazolin-5-yl]pyrimidine-5-carboxamide
Other names

BAY 80-6946
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
KEGG
MeSH 2-amino-N-(7-methoxy-8-(3-morpholinopropoxy)-2,3-dihydroimidazo(1,2-c)quinazolin-4-yl)pyrimidine-5-carboxamide
UNII
Properties
C23H28N8O4
Molar mass 480.53 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

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Funapide, TV 45070, XEN-402, фунапид فونابيد 呋纳匹特


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Funapide TV 45070,  XEN-402,  Funapide, (+)-

фунапид
فونابيد
呋纳匹特
  • Molecular FormulaC22H14F3NO5
  • Average mass429.345 Da

(S)-1′-[(5-Methyl-2-furyl)methyl]spiro[6H-furo[3,2-f][1,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indoline]-2′-one

Spiro(furo(2,3-F)-1,3-benzodioxole-7(6H),3′-(3H)indol)-2′(1’H)-one, 1′-((5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-furanyl)methyl)-, (3’S)-

(3’S)-1′-((5-(Trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl)methyl)-2H,6H-spiro(furo(2,3-F)(1,3)benzodioxole-7,3′-indol)-2′(1’H)-one

Spiro[furo[2,3-f]-1,3-benzodioxole-7(6H),3′-[3H]indol]-2′(1’H)-one, 1′-[[5-(trifluoromethyl)-2-furanyl]methyl]-, (7S)-
TV-45070
UNII-A5595LHJ2L
XEN-401-S
XEN402
(3’S)-1′-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}-2H-6H-spiro[furo[2,3-f]-1,3-benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1’H)-one
(7S)-1′-{[5-(Trifluoromethyl)-2-furyl]methyl}spiro[furo[2,3-f][1,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1’H)-one
1259933-16-8 CAS
UNII-A5595LHJ2L

Phase II clinical trials for Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)

Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

  • Originator Xenon Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Teva Pharmaceutical Industries; Xenon Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Benzodioxoles; Fluorobenzenes; Furans; Indoles; Non-opioid analgesics; Small molecules; Spiro compounds
  • Mechanism of Action Nav1.7-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-inhibitors; Nav1.8 voltage-gated sodium channel inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Erythromelalgia

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Erythromelalgia; Postherpetic neuralgia
  • No development reported Dental pain; Pain
  • Discontinued Musculoskeletal pain

Most Recent Events

  • 09 May 2017 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries completes a phase IIb trial for Postherpetic neuralgia in USA (Topical) (NCT02365636)
  • 26 Sep 2016 Adverse events data from a phase II trial in Musculoskeletal pain presented at the 16th World Congress on Pain (PAN – 2016)
  • 19 Aug 2015 No recent reports of development identified – Phase-I for Pain (In volunteers) in Canada (PO)

MP 100 – 102 DEG CENT EP2538919

S ROT  ALPHA 0.99 g/100ml, dimethyl sulfoxide, 14.04, US 20110087027

Funapide (INN) (former developmental code names TV-45070 and XEN402) is a novel analgesic under development by Xenon Pharmaceuticals in partnership with Teva Pharmaceutical Industries for the treatment of a variety of chronic pain conditions, including osteoarthritisneuropathic painpostherpetic neuralgia, and erythromelalgia, as well as dental pain.[1][2][3][4] It acts as a small-moleculeNav1.7 and Nav1.8 voltage-gated sodium channel blocker.[1][2][4] Funapide is being evaluated in humans in both oral and topicalformulations, and as of July 2014, has reached phase IIb clinical trials.[1][3]

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Sodium channels play a diverse set of roles in maintaining normal and pathological states, including the long recognized role that voltage gated sodium channels play in the generation of abnormal neuronal activity and neuropathic or pathological pain. Damage to peripheral nerves following trauma or disease can result in changes to sodium channel activity and the development of abnormal afferent activity including ectopic discharges from axotomised afferents and spontaneous activity of sensitized intact nociceptors. These changes can produce long-lasting abnormal hypersensitivity to normally innocuous stimuli, or allodynia. Examples of neuropathic pain include, but are not limited to, post-herpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, diabetic neuropathy, chronic lower back pain, phantom limb pain, and pain resulting from cancer and chemotherapy, chronic pelvic pain, complex regional pain syndrome and related neuralgias.

There have been some advances in treating neuropathic pain symptoms by using medications, such as gabapentin, and more recently pregabalin, as short-term, first-line treatments. However, pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain has generally had limited success with little response to commonly used pain reducing drugs, such as NSAIDS and opiates. Consequently, there is still a considerable need to explore novel treatment modalities.

There remain a limited number of potent effective sodium channel blockers with a minimum of adverse events in the clinic. There is also an unmet medical need to treat neuropathic pain and other sodium channel associated pathological states effectively and without adverse side effects. PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2006/110917, PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2010/045251 , PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2010/045197, PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2011/047174 and PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2011/002708 discloses certain spiro-oxindole compounds. These compounds are disclosed therein as being useful for the treatment of sodium channel-mediated diseases, preferably diseases related to pain, central nervous conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety, depression and bipolar disease;

cardiovascular conditions such as arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation; neuromuscular conditions such as restless leg syndrome; neuroprotection against stroke, neural trauma and multiple sclerosis; and channelopathies such as erythromelalgia and familial rectal pain syndrome.

Methods of preparing these compounds and pharmaceutical compositions containing them are also disclosed in PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2006/110917, PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2010/045251 , PCT

Published Patent Application No. WO 2010/045197, PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2011/047174 and PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2011/002708.

Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a rare disorder that is defined as significant pain or abnormal sensation 120 days or more after the presence of the initial rash caused by shingles. This pain persists after the healing of the associated rash. Generally, this affliction occurs in older individuals and individuals suffering from immunosuppression. There are about one million cases of shingles in the US per year, of which 10–20% will result in PHN.
Topical analgesics such as lidocaine and capsaicin are traditionally used to treat this disorder. Both lidocaine and TV-45070 have a mechanism of action that involves the inhibition of voltage-gated sodium ion channels.
TV-45070 (formerly XEN-402) was in-licensed by Teva from Xenon Pharmaceuticals and is reported to be an antagonist of the Nav1.7 sodium ion channel protein.
It is currently in Phase II clinical trials for PHN. Interestingly, the loss of function of the Nav1.7 sodium ion channel was reported to result in the inability to experience pain as a hereditary trait in certain individuals.
Primary erythromelalgia is another rare disease where alterations in Nav1.7 or mutations in the corresponding encoding gene SCN9A have been reported to result in chronic burning pain that can last for hours or even days. Thus, compounds which regulate this protein have potential therapeutic value as analgesics for chronic pain.
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PATENT
US 20100331386
WO 2011106729
US 20110087027
US 20110086899
US 20130143941
US 20130210884
WO 2013154712
 US 20150216794
WO 2016127068
WO 2016109795
CN 106518886
US 20170239183
SYNTHESIS
WO 2013154712
 CONTD…….
Synthesis
CN 106518886
PATENT
US 20100331386
Preparation of the (S)-Enantiomer of the Invention
The (S)-enantiomer of the invention and the corresponding (R)-enantiomer are prepared by the resolution of the compound of formula (I), as set forth above in the Summary of the Invention, using either chiral high pressure liquid chromatography methods or by simulated moving bed chromatography methods, as described below in the following Reaction Scheme wherein “chiral HPLC” refers to chiral high pressure liquid chromatography and “SMB” refers to simulated moving bed chromatography:
Figure US20100331386A1-20101230-C00006
The compound of formula (I) can be prepared by the methods disclosed in PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2006/110917, by methods disclosed herein, or by methods known to one skilled in the art.
One of ordinary skill in the art would recognize variations in the above Reaction Scheme which are appropriate for the resolution of the individual enantiomers.
Alternatively, the (S)-enantiomer of formula (I-S) and the (R)-enantiomer of formula (I-R), can be synthesized from starting materials which are known or readily prepared using process analogous to those which are known.
Preferably, the (S)-enantiomer of the invention obtained by the resolution methods disclosed herein is substantially free of the (R)-enantiomer or contains only traces of the (R)-enantiomer.
The following Synthetic Examples serve to illustrate the resolution methods disclosed by the above Reaction Schemes and are not intended to limit the scope of the invention.
Synthetic Example 1Synthesis of 1-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}spiro[furo[2,3-f][1,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1′H)-one (Compound of formula (I))
Figure US20100331386A1-20101230-C00007
To a suspension of spiro[furo[2,3-f][1,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1′H)-one (1.0 g, 3.6 mmol), which can be prepared according to the methods disclosed in PCT Published Patent Application No. WO 2006/110917, and cesium carbonate (3.52 g, 11 mmol) in acetone (50 mL) was added 2-bromomethyl-5-trifluoromethylfuran (1.13 g, 3.9 mmol) in one portion and the reaction mixture was stirred at 55-60° C. for 16 hours. Upon cooling to ambient temperature, the reaction mixture was filtered and the filtrate was evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was subjected to column chromatography, eluting with ethyl acetate/hexane (1/9-1/1) to afford 1′-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}spiro[furo[2,3-f][1,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1 ′H)-one, i.e., the compound of formula (I), (1.17 g, 76%) as a white solid: mp 139-141° C.;
1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCl3) δ 7.32-6.97 (m, 5H), 6.72 (d, J=3.3 Hz, 1H), 6.66 (s, 1H), 6.07 (s, 1H), 5.90-5.88 (m, 2H), 5.05, 4.86 (ABq, JAB=16.1 Hz, 2H), 4.91 (d, J=9.0 Hz, 1H), 4.66 (d, J=9.0 Hz, 1H); 13C NMR (75 MHz, CDCl3) δ 176.9, 155.7, 153.5, 148.8, 142.2, 141.9, 140.8, 140.2, 139.7, 139.1, 132.1, 129.2, 124.7, 124.1, 123.7, 121.1, 120.1, 117.6, 114.5, 114.4, 110.3, 109.7, 103.0, 101.9, 93.8, 80.0, 57.8, 36.9;
MS (ES+) m/z 430.2 (M+1), 452.2 (M+23); Cal’d for C22H14F3NO5: C, 61.54%; H, 3.29%; N, 3.26%; Found: C, 61.51%; H, 3.29%; N, 3.26%.
Synthetic Example 2Resolution of Compound of Formula (I) by Chiral HPLC
The compound of formula (I) was resolved into the (S)-enantiomer of the invention and the corresponding (R)-enantiomer by chiral HPLC under the following conditions:

Column: Chiralcel® OJ-RH; 20 mm I.D.×250 mm, 5 mic; Lot: OJRH CJ-EH001 (Daicel Chemical Industries, Ltd)

Eluent: Acetonitrile/Water (60/40, v/v, isocratic)

Flow rate: 10 mL/min

Run time: 60 min

Loading: 100 mg of compound of formula (I) in 1 mL of acetonitrileTemperature: Ambient

Under the above chiral HPLC conditions, the (R)-enantiomer of the compound of formula (I), i.e., (R)-1′-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}spiro[furo[2,3-f][1,3]-benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1′H)-one, was isolated as the first fraction as a white solid; ee (enantiomeric excess)>99% (analytical OJ-RH, 55% acetonitrile in water); mp 103-105° C.; 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.32-6.99 (m, 5H), 6.71 (d, J=3.4 Hz, 1H), 6.67 (s, 1H), 6.05 (s, 1H), 5.89 (d, J=6.2 Hz, 2H), 5.13, 5.02 (ABq, JAB=16.4 Hz, 2H), 4.82, 4.72 (ABq, JAB=9.4 Hz, 2H); 13C NMR (75 MHz, CDCl3) δ 177.2, 155.9, 152.0, 149.0, 142.4, 142.0, 141.3, 132.0, 129.1, 123.9, 120.6, 119.2, 117.0, 112.6, 109.3, 108.9, 103.0, 101.6, 93.5, 80.3, 58.2, 36.9; MS (ES+) m/z 430.2 (M+1), [α]D−17.46° (c 0.99, DMSO).

The (S)-enantiomer of the compound of formula (I), i.e., (S)-1′-{[5-(trifluoromethypfuran-2-yl]methyl}spiro-[furo[2,3-f][1,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1′H)-one was isolated as the second fraction as a white solid; ee >99% (analytical OJ-RH, 55% acetonitrile in water); mp 100-102° C.; 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ 7.32-6.99 (m, 5H), 6.71 (d, J=3.4 Hz, 1H), 6.67 (s, 1H), 6.05 (s, 1H), 5.89 (d, J=6.3 Hz, 2H), 5.12, 5.02 (ABq, JAB=16.4 Hz, 2H), 4.82, 4.72 (ABq, JAB=9.4 Hz, 2H); 13C NMR (75MHz, CDCl3) δ 177.2, 155.9, 152.0, 149.0, 142.4, 142.0, 141.3, 132.0, 129.1, 123.9, 120.6, 119.2, 117.0, 112.6, 109.3, 108.9, 103.0, 101.6, 93.5, 80.3, 58.2, 36.9; MS (ES+) m/z 430.2 (M+1), [α]D+14.04° (c 0.99, DMSO)

Synthetic Example 3Resolution of Compound of Formula (I) by SMB Chromatography

The compound of formula (I) was resolved into the (S)-enantiomer of the invention and the corresponding (R)-enantiomer by SMB chromatography under the following conditions:

Extract: 147.05 mL/min, Raffinate: 76.13 mL/min Eluent: 183.18 mL/min Feed: 40 mL/min Recycling: 407.88 mL/min Run Time: 0.57 min Temperature: 25° C. Pressure: 46 bar

The feed solution (25 g of compound of formula (I) in 1.0 L of mobile phase (25:75:0.1 (v:v:v) mixture of acetonitrile/methanol/trifluoroacetic acid)) was injected continuously into the SMB system (Novasep Licosep Lab Unit), which was equipped with eight identical columns in 2-2-2-2 configuration containing 110 g (per column, 9.6 cm, 4.8 cm I.D.) of ChiralPAK-AD as stationary phase. The first eluting enantiomer (the (R)-enantiomer of the compound of formula (I)) was contained in the raffinate stream and the second eluting enantiomer (the (S)-enantiomer of the compound of formula (I)) was contained in the extract stream. The characterization data of the (S)-enantiomer and the (R)-enantiomer obtained from the SMB resolution were identical to those obtained above utilizing chiral HPLC.

The compound of formula (I) was resolved into its constituent enantiomers on a Waters preparative LCMS autopurification system. The first-eluting enantiomer from the chiral column was brominated (at a site well-removed from the stereogenic centre) to give the corresponding 5′-bromo derivative, which was subsequently crystallized to generate a single crystal suitable for X-ray crystallography. The crystal structure of this brominated derivative of the first-eluting enantiomer was obtained and its absolute configuration was found to be the same as the (R)-enantiomer of the invention. Hence, the second-eluting enantiomer from the chiral column is the (S)-enantiomer of the invention. Moreover, the material obtained from the extract stream of the SMB resolution had a specific optical rotation of the same sign (positive, i.e. dextrorotatory) as that of the material obtained from the aforementioned LC resolution.

Patent

WO 2013154712

EXAMPLE 8

Synthesis of (7S)-1 ‘-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2- yllmethylJspirotfurop.S-flll .Sl enzoclioxole-y.S’-indoll-Zil ‘Wi-one

Compound of formula (ia1 )

Figure imgf000095_0001

To a cooled (0 °C) solution of (3S)-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-3- (hydroxymethyl)-1-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one prepared according to the procedure described in Example 7 (16.4 mmol) and 2- (diphenylphosphino)pyridine (5.2 g, 20 mmol) in anhydrous tetrahydrofuran (170 mL) was added di-ferf-butylazodicarboxylate (4.5 g, 20 mmol). The mixture was stirred for 2 h at 0 °C, then the reaction was diluted with ethyl acetate (170 mL), washed with 3 N hydrochloric acid (7 x 50 mL) and brine (2 x 100 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was dissolved in ethanol (80 mL), decolorizing charcoal (15 g) was added and the mixture was heated at reflux for 1 h. The mixture was filtered while hot through a pad of diatomaceous earth. The filtrate was concentrated in vacuo and the residue triturated in a mixture of diethyl ether/hexanes to afford (7S)-1 ‘-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}spiro- [furo[2,3-/][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3’-indol]-2′(1 ‘H)-one (1.30 g) as a colorless solid in 18% yield. The mother liquor from the trituration was concentrated in vacuo, trifluoroacetic acid (20 mL) was added and the mixture stirred for 3 h at ambient temperature. The mixture was diluted with ethyl acetate (100 mL), washed with saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (100 mL), 3 N hydrochloric acid (4 x 60 mL) and brine (2 x 100 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was purified by column chromatography, eluting with a gradient of ethyl acetate in hexanes to afford further (7S)-1 ‘-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}spiro- [furo[2,3- ][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3’-indol]-2′(1 ‘H)-one (2.6 g) as a colorless solid (37% yield, overall yield 55% over 2 steps): H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) £7.29-6.96 (m, 4H), 6.73 (s, 1 H), 6.50 (s, 1 H), 6.38 (s, 1 H), 6.09 (s, 1 H), 5.85 (br s, 2H), 5.06 (d, J = 16.0 Hz, 1 H), 4.93-4.84 (m, 2H), 4.68-4.65 (m, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 429.8 (M + 1 ); ee (enantiomeric excess) >99.5% (HPLC, Chiralpak IA, 2.5% acetonitrile in methyl tert- butyl ether).

EXAMPLE 9

Synthesis of 1-(diphenylmethyl)-1 H-indole-2,3-dione

Compound of formula (15a)

Figure imgf000096_0001

A. To a suspension of hexanes-washed sodium hydride (34.0 g, 849 mmol) in anhydrous Λ/,/V-dimethylformamide (400 mL) at 0 °C was added a solution of isatin (99.8 g, 678 mmol) in anhydrous Λ/,/V-dimethylformamide (400 mL) dropwise over 30 minutes. The reaction mixture was stirred for 1 h at 0 °C and a solution of benzhydryl bromide (185 g, 745 mmol) in anhydrous N-dimethylformamide (100 mL) was added dropwise over 5 minutes. The reaction mixture was allowed to warm to ambient temperature, stirred for 16 h and heated at 60 °C for 2 h. The mixture was cooled to 0 °C and water (500 mL) was added. The mixture was poured into water (2 L), causing a precipitate to be deposited. The solid was collected by suction filtration and washed with water (2000 mL) to afford 1-(diphenylmethyl)-1H-indole-2,3- dione (164 g) as an orange solid in 77% yield.

B. Alternatively, to a mixture of isatin (40.0 g, 272 mmol), cesium carbonate (177 g, 543 mmol) and A/./V-dimethylformamide (270 mL) at 80 °C was added dropwise a solution of benzhydryl bromide (149 g, 544 mmol) in N,N- dimethyiformamide (200 mL) over 30 minutes. The reaction mixture was heated at 80 °C for 3 h, allowed to cool to ambient temperature and filtered through a pad of diatomaceous earth. The pad was rinsed with ethyl acetate (1000 mL). The filtrate was washed with saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (4 x 200 mL), 1 N

hydrochloric acid (200 mL) and brine (4 x 200 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was triturated with diethyl ether to afford 1 -(diphenylmethyl)-1 H-indole-2,3-dione (59.1 g) as an orange solid in 69% yield. The mother liquor from the trituration was concentrated in vacuo and the residue triturated in diethyl ether to afford a further portion of 1-(diphenylmethyl)-1 H- indole-2,3-dione (8.2 g) in 10% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) £7.60 (d, J = 7.4 Hz, 1 H), 7.34-7.24 (m, 1 1 H), 7.05-6.97 (m, 2H), 6.48 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 313.9 (M + 1 ).

C. Alternatively, a mixture of isatin (500 g, 3.4 mol) and anhydrous N,N- dimethylformamide (3.5 L) was stirred at 15-35 °C for 0.5 h. Cesium carbonate (2.2 kg, 6.8 mol) was added and the mixture stirred at 55-60 °C for 1 h. A solution of benzhydryl bromide (1.26 kg, 5.1 mol) in anhydrous N, A/-dimethylformamide (1.5 L) was added and the resultant mixture stirred at 80-85 °C for 1 h, allowed to cool to ambient temperature and filtered. The filter cake was washed with ethyl acetate (12.5 L). To the combined filtrate and washes was added 1 N hydrochloric acid (5 L). The phases were separated and the aqueous phase was extracted with ethyl acetate (2.5 L). The combined organic extracts were washed with 1 N hydrochloric acid (2 * 2.5 L) and brine (3 χ 2.5 L) and concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 750 mL. Methyl ferf-butyl ether (2 L) was added and the mixture was cooled to 5-15 °C, causing a solid to be deposited. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with methyl ferf- butyl ether (250 mL) and dried in vacuo at 50-55 °C for 16 h to afford 1- (diphenylmethyl)-1 H-indole-2,3-dione (715 g) as an orange solid in 67% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 7.60 (d, J = 7.4 Hz, H), 7.34-7.24 (m, 1 H), 7.05-6.97 (m, 2H), 6.48 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 313.9 (M + 1 ).

EXAMPLE 10

Synthesis of 1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-1 ,3- dihydro-2H-indol-2-one

Compound of formula (16a1 )

Figure imgf000097_0001

A. To a solution of sesamol (33.1 g, 239 mmol) in anhydrous

tetrahydrofuran (500 mL) at 0 °C was added dropwise a 2 M solution of

isopropylmagnesium chloride in tetrahydrofuran (104 mL, 208 mmol), followed by 1 – (diphenylmethyl)-1H-indole-2,3-dione (50.0 g, 160 mmol) and tetrahydrofuran (100 mL). The reaction mixture was stirred at ambient temperature for 5 h, diluted with ethyl acetate (1500 mL), washed with saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (400 mL) and brine (2 x 400 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was triturated with a mixture of diethyl ether and hexanes to afford 1- (diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-in

2- one (70.7 g) as a colorless solid in 98% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) <59.12 (br s, 1 H), 7.45-7.43 (m, 1 H), 7.30-7.22 (m, 10H), 7.09-7.07 (m, 2H), 6.89 (s, 1 H), 6.56- 6.55 (m, 1 H), 6.47-6.46 (m, 1 H), 6.29-6.28 (m, 1 H), 5.86 (s, 2H), 4.52 (br s, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 433.7 (M – 17).

B. Alternatviely, a mixture of sesamol (0.99 kg, 7.2 mol) and anhydrous tetrahydrofuran (18 L) was stirred at 15-35 °C for 0.5 h and cooled to -5-0 °C.

Isopropyl magnesium chloride (2.0 M solution in tetrahydrofuran, 3.1 L, 6.2 mol) was added, followed by 1-(diphenylmethyl)-1 H-indole-2,3-dione (1.50 kg, 4.8 mol) and further anhydrous tetrahydrofuran (3 L). The mixture was stirred at 15-25 °C for 5 h. Ethyl acetate (45 L) and saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (15 L) were added. The mixture was stirred at 15-25 °C for 0.5 h and was allowed to settle for 0.5 h. The phases were separated and the organic phase was washed with brine (2.3 L) and concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 4 L. Methyl ferf-butyl ether (9 L) was added and the mixture concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 4 L. Heptane (6 L) was added and the mixture was stirred at 15-25 °C for 2 h, causing a solid to be deposited. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with methyl tert- butyl ether (0.3 L) and dried in vacuo at 50-55 °C for 7 h to afford 1-(diphenylmethyl)-3- hydroxy-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (2.12 kg) as an off-white solid in 98% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 9.12 (br s, 1 H), 7.45-7.43 (m, 1 H), 7.30-7.22 (m, 10H), 7.09-7.07 (m, 2H), 6.89 (s, 1 H), 6.56-6.55 (m, 1 H), 6.47-6.46 (m, 1 H), 6.29-6.28 (m, 1 H), 5.86 (s, 2H), 4.52 (br s, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 433.7 (M – 17).

EXAMPLE 1 1

Synthesis of 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-1 ,3- dihydro-2H-indol-2-one

Compound of formula (17a1)

Figure imgf000098_0001

A. A mixture of 1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3- benzodioxol-5-yl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (30.0 g, 66.5 mmol), benzyl bromide (8.3 mL, 70 mmol), and potassium carbonate (18.4 g, 133 mmol) in anhydrous N,N- dimeihylformamide (100 mL) was stirred at ambient temperature for 16 h. The reaction mixture was filtered and the solid was washed with /V,A/-dimethylformamide (100 mL). The filtrate was poured into water (1000 mL) and the resulting precipitate was collected by suction filtration and washed with water to afford 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol- 5-yl]-1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (32.0 g) as a beige solid in 83% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 7.42-7.28 (m, 9H), 7.22-7.14 (m, 6H), 7.10- 6.93 (m, 3H), 6.89-6.87 (m, 2H), 6.53 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 1 H), 6.29 (br s, 1 H), 5.88 (s, 1 H), 5.85 (s, 1 H), 4.66 (d, J = 14.2 Hz, 1 H), 4.51 (d, J = 14.1 Hz, 1 H), 3.95 (s, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 542.0 (M + 1), 523.9 (M – 17).

B. Alternatively, to a solution of 1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-3-(6- hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (2.1 kg, 4.6 mol) in anhydrous A/,A/-dimethylformamide (8.4 L) at 20-30 °C was added potassium carbonate (1.3 kg, 9.2 mol), followed by benzyl bromide (0.58 L, 4.8 mol). The mixture was stirred at 20-30 °C for 80 h and filtered. The filter cake was washed with

A/,/V-dimethylformamide (0.4 L) and the filtrate was poured into water (75 L), causing a solid to be deposited. The mixture was stirred at 15-25 °C for 7 h. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with water (2 L) and dried in vacuo at 50-60 °C for 48 h to afford 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-1 ,3- dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (2.1 1 kg) as an off-white solid in 84% yield; 1H NMR (300

MHz, CDCI3) £7.42-7.28 (m, 9H), 7.22-7.14 (m, 6H), 7.10-6.93 (m, 3H), 6.89-6.87 (m, 2H), 6.53 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 1 H), 6.29 (br s, 1 H), 5.88 (s, 1 H), 5.85 (s, 1 H), 4.66 (d, J = 14.2 Hz, 1 H), 4.51 (d, J = 14.1 Hz, 1 H), 3.95 (s, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 542.0 (M + 1 ).

EXAMPLE 12

Synthesis of 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-1 -(diphenylmethyl)-l ,3-dihydro-2H- indol-2-one

Compound of formula (18a1 )

Figure imgf000099_0001

A. To a solution of 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-1- (diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (32.0 g, 57.7 mmol) in dichloromethane (100 mL) was added trifluoroacetic acid (50 mL) followed by triethylsilane (50 mL). The reaction mixture was stirred at ambient temperature for 2 h and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was dissolved in ethyi acetate (250 mL), washed with saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (3 x 100 mL) and brine (3 x 100 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was triturated with diethyl ether to afford 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5- yl]-1-(diphenylmethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (19.0 g) as a colorless solid in 61 % yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 7.31 -7.23 (m, 15H), 7.10-6.88 (m, 4H), 6.50-6.45 (m, 3H), 5.86 (s, 2H), 4.97-4.86 (m, 3H); MS (ES+) m/z 525.9 (M + 1).

B. Alternatively, to a solution of 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-1- (diphenylmethyl)-3-hydroxy-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (2.0 kg, 3.7 mol) in

dichloromethane (7 L) at 20-30 °C was added trifluoracetic acid (2.5 L), followed by triethylsilane (3.1 L). The mixture was stirred at 15-35 °C for 4 h and concentrated in vacuo to dryness. To the residue was added ethyl acetate (16 L) and the mixture was stirred at 15-35 °C for 0.5 h, washed with saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (3 x 7 L) and brine (3 χ 7 L) and concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 7 L. Methyl ferf-butyl ether (9 L) was added and the mixture concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 9 L and stirred at 10-20 °C for 2.5 h, during which time a solid was deposited. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with methyl te/t-butyl ether (0.4 L) and dried in vacuo at 50-55 °C for 7 h to afford 3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3- benzodioxol-5-yl]-1-(diphenylmethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (1 .26 kg) as an off-white solid in 65% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) £7.31 -7.23 (m, 15H), 7.10- 6.88 (m, 4H), 6.50-6.45 (m, 3H), 5.86 (s, 2H), 4.97-4.86 (m, 3H); MS (ES+) m/z 525.9 (M + 1).

EXAMPLE 13

Synthesis of (3S)-3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-3-[(benzyloxy)methyl]-1 –

(diphenylmethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one

Compound of formula (19a1 )

Figure imgf000100_0001

A. To a nitrogen-degassed mixture of 50% w/w aqueous potassium hydroxide (69.6 mL, 619 mmol), toluene (100 mL), and (9S)-1 -(anthracen-9- ylmethyl)cinchonan-1 -ium-9-ol chloride (0.50 g, 0.95 mmol) cooled in an ice/salt bath to an internal temperature of -18 °C was added a nitrogen-degassed solution of 3-[6- (benzyloxy)-l ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-1 -(diphenylmethyl)-l ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (10.0 g, 19.0 mmol) and benzyl chloromethyl ether (2.9 mL, 21 mmol) in

toluene/tetrahydrofuran (1 :1 v/v, 80 mL) dropwise over 1 h. The reaction mixture was stirred for 3.5 h and diluted with ethyl acetate (80 mL). The organic phase was washed with 1 N hydrochloric acid (3 x 150 mL) and brine (2 x 100 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo to afford (3S)-3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3- benzodioxol-5-yl]-3-[(benzyloxy)methyl]-1-(diphenylmethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2/-/-indol-2-one (12.6 g) as a colorless solid in quantitative yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 7.42 (d, 2H), 7.24-6.91 (m, 21 H), 6.69-6.67 (m, 2H), 6.46 (d, J = 7.7 Hz, 1 H), 6.15 (s, 1 H), 5.83- 5.81 (m, 2H), 4.53-4.31 (m, 3H), 4.17-4.09 (m, 3H); MS (ES+) m/z 646.0 (M + 1); ee (enantiomeric excess) 90% (HPLC, Chiralpak IA, 2.5% acetonitrile in methyl tert-butyl ether).

B. Alternatively, a mixture of 50% w/v aqueous potassium hydroxide (4.2 kg), toluene (12 L) and (9S)-1 -(anthracen-9-ylmethyl)cinchonan-1 -ium-9-ol chloride (0.06 kg, 0.1 mol) was degassed with dry nitrogen and cooled to -18 to -22 °C. To this mixture was added a cold (-18 to -22 °C), nitrogen-degassed solution of 3-[6-

(benzyloxy)-l ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-1 ~(diphenylmethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (1.2 kg, 2.3 mol) and benzyl chloromethyl ether (0.43 kg, 2.8 mol) in toluene (10 L) and tetrahydrofuran (10 L) at -18 to 22 °C over 3 h. The mixture was stirred at -18 to -22 °C for 5 h, allowed to warm to ambient temperature and diluted with ethyl acetate (10 L). The phases were separated and the organic layer was washed with 1 N

hydrochloric acid (3 χ 8 L) and brine (2 χ 12 L) and concentrated in vacuo to dryness to afford (3S)-3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-3-[(benzyloxy)methyl]-1- (diphenylmethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (1.5 kg) as a colorless solid in quantitative yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) £7.42 (d, 2H), 7.24-6.91 (m, 21 H), 6.69-6.67 (m, 2H), 6.46 (d, J = 7.7 Hz, 1 H), 6.15 (s, 1 H), 5.83-5.81 (m, 2H), 4.53-4.31 (m, 3H), 4.17- 4.09 (m, 3H); MS (ES+) m/z 646.0 (M + 1); ee (enantiomeric excess) 90% (HPLC, ChiralPak IA). EXAMPLE 14

Synthesis of (3S)-1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-3- (hydroxymethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2/-/-indol-2-one

Compound of formula (20a1)

Figure imgf000102_0001

A. A mixture of (3S)-3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-3- [(benzyloxy)methyl]-1 -(diphenylmethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2/-/-indol-2-one (8.8 g, 14 mmol), 10% w/w palladium on carbon (50% wetted powder, 3.5 g, 1.6 mmol), and acetic acid (3.9 ml_, 68 mmol) in a nitrogen-degassed mixture of ethanol/tetrahydrofuran (1 : 1 v/v, 140 mL) was stirred under hydrogen gas (1 atm) at ambient temperature for 4 h. The reaction mixture was filtered through a pad of diatomaceous earth and the pad was rinsed with ethyl acetate (100 mL). The filtrate was concentrated in vacuo to afford (3S)-1-(diphenylmethyl)-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-3-(hydroxymethyl)-1 ,3- dihydro-2H-indol-2-one as a colorless solid that was carried forward without further purification: H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 9.81 (br s, 1 H), 7.35-7.24 (m, 1 1 H), 7.15- 7.01 (m, 3H), 6.62 (s, 1 H), 6.54-6.47 (m, 2H), 5.86-5.84 (m, 2H), 4.76 (d, J = 1 1.0 Hz, 1 H), 4.13-4.04 (m, 1 H), 2.02 (s, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 465.9 (M + 1); ee (enantiomeric excess) 93% (HPLC, Chiralpak IA, 2.5% acetonitrile in methyl ie t-butyl ether).

B. Alternatively, a glass-lined hydrogenation reactor was charged with (3S)-3-[6-(benzyloxy)-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl]-3-[(benzyloxy)methyl]-1 -(diphenylmethyl)- 1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (0.1 kg, 0.15 mol), tetrahydrofuran (0.8 L), ethanol (0.4 L), acetic acid (0.02 L) and 20% w/w palladium (li) hydroxide on carbon (0.04 kg). The reactor was purged three times with nitrogen. The reactor was then purged three times with hydrogen and was then pressurized to 50-55 lb/in2 with hydrogen. The mixture was stirred at 20-30 °C for 5 h under a 50-55 lb/in2 atmosphere of hydrogen. The reactor was purged and the mixture was filtered. The filtrate was concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 0.2 L and methyl te/t-butyl ether (0.4 L) was added. The mixture was concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 0.2 L and methyl ie/t-butyl ether (0.2 L) was added, followed by heptane (0.25 L). The mixture was stirred at ambient temperature for 2 h, during which time a solid was deposited. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with heptane (0.05 L) and dried in vacuo at a temperature below 50 °C for 8 h to afford (3S)-1 -(diphenylmethyl)-3-(6-hydroxy- 1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-3-(hydroxymethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one (0.09 kg) as a colorless solid in 95% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 9.81 (br s, 1 H), 7.35-7.24 (m, 1 1 H), 7.15-7.01 (m, 3H), 6.62 (s, 1 H), 6.54-6.47 (m, 2H), 5.86-5.84 (m, 2H), 4.76 (d, J = 1 1.0 Hz, 1 H), 4.13-4.04 (m, 1 H), 2.02 (s, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 465.9 (M + 1); ee (enantiomeric excess) 91% (HPLC, ChiralPak IA).

EXAMPLE 15

Synthesis of (7S)-1′-(diphenylmethyl)spiro[furo[2,3-/][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-

2′(1 ‘tf)-one

Compound of formula (21 a1 )

Figure imgf000103_0001

A. To a cooled (0 °C) solution of (3S)-1 -(diphenylmethyl)-3-(6-hydroxy-1 ,3- benzodioxol-5-yl)-3-(hydroxymethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one prepared according to the procedure described in Example 14 (13.6 mmol) and 2-

(diphenylphosphino)pyridine (4.3 g, 16 mmol) in anhydrous tetrahydrofuran (140 mL) was added di-tert-butylazodicarboxylate (3.8 g, 17 mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 3 h, diluted with ethyl acetate (140 mL), washed with 3 N

hydrochloric acid (6 * 50 mL) and brine (2 χ 100 mL), dried over anhydrous sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was triturated with a mixture of diethyl ether and hexanes to afford (7S)-1 ‘-(diphenylmethyl)spiro[furo[2,3- ][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3’-indol]-2′(1 ‘H)-one (4.55 g) as a colorless solid in a 75% yield over 2 steps: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 7.34-7.24 (m, 10H), 7.15-7.13 (m, 1 H), 7.04 (s, 1 H), 6.99-6.95 (m, 2H), 6.50-6.48 (m, 2H), 6.06 (s, 1 H), 5.85-5.83 (m, 2H), 4.96 (d, J = 8.9 Hz, 1 H), 4.69 (d, J = 8.9 Hz, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 447.9 (M + 1); ee

(enantiomeric excess) 93% (HPLC, Chiraipak IA, 2.5% acetonitrile in methyl te/f-butyl ether).

B. Alternativel, to a cooled (0-5 °C) solution of (3S)-1-(diphenylmethyl)-3- (6-hydroxy-1 ,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-3-(hydroxymethyl)-1 ,3-dihydro-2 -/-indol-2-one (1 .0 kg, 2.1 mol) and 2-(diphenylphosphino)pyridine (0.66 kg, 2.5 mol) in anhydrous tetrahydrofuran (20 L) was added over 2 h a solution of di-terf-butylazodicarboxylate (0.62 kg, 2.7 mmol) in anhydrous tetrahydrofuran (5 L). The mixture was stirred for 4 h at 0-5 °C and was allowed to warm to ambient temperature. The mixture was diluted with ethyl acetate (20 L), washed with 3 N hydrochloric acid (6 * 8 L) and brine (2 x 12 L) and concentrated in vacuo to a volume of approximately 1.5 L. Methyl rert-butyl ether (4 L) was added and the mixture concentrated in vacuo to a volume of

approximately 1.5 L. Methyl terf-butyl ether (2 L) and heptane (2 L) were added and the mixture was stirred at ambient temperature for 2 h, during which time a solid was deposited. The solid was collected by filtration, washed with heptane (0.5 L) and dried in vacuo below 50 °C for 8 h to afford (7S)-1′-(diphenylmethyl)spiro[furo[2,3- f][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1’H)-one (0.76 kg) as a colorless solid in 79% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 7.34-7.24 (m, 10H), 7.15-7.13 (m, 1 H), 7.04 (s, 1 H), 6.99- 6.95 (m, 2H), 6.50-6.48 (m, 2H), 6.06 (s, 1 H), 5.85-5.83 (m, 2H), 4.96 (d, J = 8.9 Hz, 1 H), 4.69 (d, J = 8.9 Hz, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 447.9 (M + 1 ); ee (enantiomeric excess) 92% (HPLC, ChiralPak IA).

EXAMPLE 16

Synthesis of (7S)-spiro[furo[2,3-f][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1 ‘H)-one

Compound of formula (22a1)

Figure imgf000104_0001

A. To a solution of (7S)-1′-(diphenylmethyl)spiro[furo[2,3- f][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indol]-2′(1’H)-one (4.55 g, 10.2 mmol) in trifluoroacetic acid (80 ml_) was added triethylsilane (7 ml_). The reaction mixture was heated at reflux for 2.5 h, allowed to cool to ambient temperature and concentrated in vacuo. The residue was triturated with a mixture of diethyl ether and hexanes to afford

(7S)-spiro[furo[2,3-/][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3,-indol]-2′(1’W)-one (2.30 g) as a colorless solid in 80% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) £8.27 (br s, 1 H), 7.31-7.26 (m, 1 H), 7.17-7.15 (m, 1 H), 7.07-7.02 (m, 1 H), 6.96-6.94 (m, 1 H), 6.53-6.52 (m, 1 H), 6.24-6.23 (m, 1 H), 5.88-5.87 (m, 2H), 4.95 (d, J = 8.6 Hz, 1 H), 4.68 (d, J = 8.9 Hz, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 281.9 (M + 1 ); ee (enantiomeric excess) 99% (HPLC, Chiralpak IA, 2.5% acetonitrile in methyl fert-butyl ether). B. Alternatively, a mixture of (7S)-1 ‘-(diphenylmethyl)spiro[furo[2,3- /Kl^benzodioxole^-indol^ r^-one (0.70 kg, 1.6 mol), trifluoroacetic acid (12 L) and triethylsilane (1.1 L) was heated at reflux under nitrogen atmosphere for 3 h, allowed to cool to ambient temperature and concentrated in vacuo to dryness. To the residue was added ethyl acetate (0.3 L), methyl fert-butyl ether (1 L) and heptane (3.5 L), causing a solid to be deposited. The solid was collected by filtration, taken up in dichloromethane (3 L), stirred at ambient temperature for 1 h and filtered. The filtrate was concentrated in vacuo to dryness. The residue was taken up in ethyl acetate (0.3 L), methyl ferf-butyl ether (1 L) and heptane (3.5 L), causing a solid to be deposited. The solid was collected by filtration and dried in vacuo below 50 °C for 8 h to afford (7S)-spiro[furo[2,3- ][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3’-indol]-2′(1 ‘ -/)-one (0.40 kg) as a colorless solid in 91 % yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) 8.27 (br s, 1 H), 7.31-7.26 (m, 1 H), 7.17-7.15 (m, 1 H), 7.07-7.02 (m, 1 H), 6.96-6.94 (m, 1 H), 6.53-6.52 (m, 1 H), 6.24-6.23 (m, 1 H), 5.88-5.87 (m, 2H), 4.95 (d, J = 8.6 Hz, 1 H), 4.68 (d, J = 8.9 Hz, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 281.9 (M + 1); ee (enantiomeric excess) 98.6% (HPLC, ChiralPak IA).

EXAMPLE 17

Synthesis of of (7S)-1 ‘-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2- yl]methyl}spiro[furo[2,3- ][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3’-indol]-2′(rH)-one

Compound of formula (Ia1)

Figure imgf000105_0001

A. To a mixture of (7S)-6H-spiro[[1 ,3]dioxolo[4,5-f]benzofuran-7,3′-indolin]- 2′-one (1.80 g, 6.41 mmol) and 2-(bromomethyl)-5-(trifluoromethyl)furan (1.47 g, 6.41 mmol) in acetone (200 mL) was added cesium carbonate (3.13 g, 9.61 mmol). The reaction mixture was heated at reflux for 2 h and filtered while hot through a pad of diatomaceous earth. The filtrate was concentrated in vacuo to afford (7S)-1′-{[5- (trifluoromethyOfuran^-yllmethy^spiroIfurop.S- ltl .Slbenzodioxole^.S’-indol^ rH)- one (2.71 g) as a colorless solid in quantitative yield (97% purity by HPLC). The product was crystallized from a mixture of methanol and hexanes to afford (7S)-1 ‘-{[5- (trifluoromethy furan^-yllmethylJspirotfuro^.S- lfl .Slbenzodioxole^.S’-indoll^ rH)- one (1.46 g) as colorless needles in 53% yield. The mother liquor was concentrated in vacuo and subjected to a second crystallization in methanol and hexanes to afford further (7S)-1 ‘-{[5-(trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}spiro[furo[2,3-/][1 ,3]benzodioxole- 7,3’-indol]-2′(1 ‘H)-one (0.469 g) as a colorless solid in 17% yield (total yield 70%): 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ 7.29-6.96 (m, 4H), 6.73 (s, 1 H), 6.50 (s, 1 H), 6.38 (s, 1 H), 6.09 (s, 1 H), 5.85 (br s, 2H), 5.06 (d, J = 16.0 Hz, 1 H), 4.93-4.84 (m, 2H), 4.68-4.65 (m, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 429.8 (M + 1); ee (enantiomeric excess) >99.5% (HPLC, Chiralpak IA, 2.5% acetonitrile in methyl tert-butyl ether).

B. Alternatively, to a solution of (7S)-spiro[furoI2,3-f][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3′- indol]-2′(1’H)-one (0.40 kg, 1.4 mol) in anhydrous N, W-dimethylformamide (5 L) was added cesium carbonate (1.2 kg, 3.4 mol), followed by 2-(bromomethyl)-5- (trifluromethyl)furan (0.24 L, 1.7 mol). The mixture was heated at 80-85 °C for 3 h, allowed to cool to ambient temperature and filtered through a pad of diatomaceous earth. The pad was washed with ethyl acetate (8 L). The combined filtrate and washes were washed with water (4 L), saturated aqueous ammonium chloride (2 * 4 L) and brine (2 * 4 L) and concentrated in vacuo to dryness. The residue was purified by recrystallization from te/t-butyl methyl ether (0.4 L) and heptane (0.8 L), followed by drying of the resultant solid in vacuo at 40-50 °C for 8 h to afford (7S)-1 ‘-{[5- (trifluoromethyl)furan-2-yl]methyl}spiro[furo[2,3-f][1 ,3]benzodioxole-7,3’-indol]-2′(1 ‘H)- one (0.37 kg) as a colorless solid in 61% yield: 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ 7.29-6.96 (m, 4H), 6.73 (s, 1 H), 6.50 (s, 1 H), 6.38 (s, 1 H), 6.09 (s, 1 H), 5.85 (br s, 2H), 5.06 (d, J = 16.0 Hz,1 H), 4.93-4.84 (m, 2H), 4.68-4.65 (m, 1 H); MS (ES+) m/z 429.8 (M + 1 ); ee (enantiomeric excess) > 99% (HPLC, Chiralpak IA).

PATENT
CadieuxJ.-J.ChafeevM.ChowdhuryS.FuJ.JiaQ.AbelS.El-SayedE.HuthmannE.IsarnoT. Synthetic Methods For Spiro-Oxindole Compounds. U.S. Patent 8,445,696, May 21, 2013.
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SunS.FuJ.ChowdhuryS.HemeonI. W.GrimwoodM. E.MansourT. S. Asymmetric Syntheses of Spiro-Oxindole Compounds Useful As Therapeutic Agents. U.S. Patent 9,487,535, Nov 08, 2016.
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TV-45070 is a small-molecule lactam containing a chiral spiro-ether that has been reported as a potential topical therapy for pain associated with the Nav1.7 sodium ion channel encoded by the gene SCN9A. A pilot-scale synthesis is presented that is highlighted by an asymmetric aldol coupling at ambient temperature, used to create a quaternary chiral center. Although only a moderate ee is obtained, the removal of the undesired isomer is achieved through preferential precipitation of a near racemic mixture from the reaction, leaving the enantiopure isomer in solution. Cyclization to form the final API uses an uncommon diphenylphosphine-based leaving group which proved successful on the neopentyl system when other traditional leaving groups failed.

The First Asymmetric Pilot-Scale Synthesis of TV-45070

Chemical Process Research and Development, Analytical Research and Development, Teva Branded Pharmaceutical Products R&D Inc., 383 Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355, United States
Org. Process Res. Dev., Article ASAP
DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00237
Publication Date (Web): September 8, 2017
Copyright © 2017 American Chemical Society

*E-mail: jasclafan@yahoo.com.

(S)-1′-[(5-Methyl-2-furyl)methyl]spiro[6H-furo[3,2-f][1,3]benzodioxole-7,3′-indoline]-2′-one (1)

1H NMR (DMSO, 400 MHz) δ 7.32 (t, J = 7.7 Hz, 1H), 7.20 (m, 3H), 7.07 (t, J = 7.3 Hz, 1H), 6.77 (d, J= 3.3 Hz, 1H), 6.72 (s, 1H), 6.10 (s, 1H), 5.94 (d, J = 9.1 Hz, 1H), 5.94 (d, J = 9.1 Hz, 1H), 5.13 (d, J = 16.5 Hz, 1H), 5.02 (d, J = 16.5 Hz, 1H), 4.82 (d, J = 9.5 Hz, 1H), 4.73 (d, J = 9.5 Hz, 1H).
13C NMR (100 MHz, DMSO-d6): 176.48, 155.28, 153.02, 148.40, 141.80, 141.51, 139.54 (q, JCF = 41.9 Hz), 131.63, 128.79, 123.64, 123.29, 119.69, 118.92 (q, JCF = 266.4 Hz), 114.01 (q, JCF = 2.9 Hz) 109.86, 109.21, 102.55, 101.44, 93.31, 79.52, 57.41, 36.44.

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Enasidenib, Энасидениб , إيناسيدينيب ,伊那尼布 ,


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AG-221 (Enasidenib), IHD2 Inhibitor

Enasidenib

  • Molecular Formula C19H17F6N7O
  • Average mass 473.375
2-Propanol, 2-methyl-1-[[4-[6-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]-6-[[2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-pyridinyl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-[ACD/Index Name]
  • 2-Methyl-1-[[4-[6-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]-6-[[2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-pyridinyl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-2-propanol
  • 2-Methyl-1-(4-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-ylamino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino)propan-2-ol
AG-221
CC-90007
1446502-11-9[RN]
enasidenib
Enasidenib
énasidénib
enasidenibum
UNII:3T1SS4E7AG
Энасидениб[Russian]
إيناسيدينيب[Arabic]
伊那尼布[Chinese]
2-methyl-1-[(4-[6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-6-{[2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-yl]amino}-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino]propan-2-ol
2-methyl-1-[[4-[6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-6-[[2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-yl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]propan-2-ol
2-methyl-1-(4-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-ylamino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino)propan-2-ol
Originator Agios Pharmaceuticals
Developer Celgene Corporation
Mechanism Of Action Isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 inhibitor
Who Atc Codes L01 (Antineoplastic Agents)
Ephmra Codes L1 (Antineoplastics)
Indication Cancer

2D chemical structure of 1650550-25-6

Enasidenib mesylate [USAN]
RN: 1650550-25-6
UNII: UF6PC17XAV

Molecular Formula, C19-H17-F6-N7-O.C-H4-O3-S

Molecular Weight, 569.4849

2-Propanol, 2-methyl-1-((4-(6-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl)-6-((2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-pyridinyl)amino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino)-, methanesulfonate (1:1)

Enasidenib (AG-221) is an experimental drug in development for treatment of cancer. It is a small molecule inhibitor of IDH2 (isocitrate dehydrogenase 2). It was developed by Agios Pharmaceuticals and is licensed to Celgene for further development.

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LC MS

https://file.medchemexpress.com/batch_PDF/HY-18690/Enasidenib_LCMS_18195_MedChemExpress.pdf

NMR FROM INTERNET SOURCES

SEE http://www.medkoo.com/uploads/product/Enasidenib__AG-221_/qc/QC-Enasidenib-TZC60322Web.pdf

see also

https://file.medchemexpress.com/batch_PDF/HY-18690/Enasidenib_HNMR_18195_MedChemExpress.pdf ……….NMR CD3OD

str1

NMR FROM INTERNET SOURCES

SEE http://www.medkoo.com/uploads/product/Enasidenib__AG-221_/qc/QC-Enasidenib-TZC60322Web.pdf

Patent

http://www.google.com/patents/US20130190287

Compound 409—2-methyl-1-(4-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-ylamino)-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino)propan-2-ol

Figure US20130190287A1-20130725-C00709

1H NMR (METHANOL-d4) δ 8.62-8.68 (m, 2H), 847-8.50 (m, 1H), 8.18-8.21 (m, 1H), 7.96-7.98 (m, 1H), 7.82-7.84 (m, 1H), 3.56-3.63 (d, J=28 Hz, 2H), 1.30 (s, 6H). LC-MS: m/z 474.3 (M+H)+.

The FDA granted fast track designation and orphan drug status for acute myeloid leukemia in 2014.[1]

An orally available inhibitor of isocitrate dehydrogenase type 2 (IDH2), with potential antineoplastic activity. Upon administration, AG-221 specifically inhibits IDH2 in the mitochondria, which inhibits the formation of 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG). This may lead to both an induction of cellular differentiation and an inhibition of cellular proliferation in IDH2-expressing tumor cells. IDH2, an enzyme in the citric acid cycle, is mutated in a variety of cancers; It initiates and drives cancer growth by blocking differentiation and the production of the oncometabolite 2HG.

Isocitrate dehydrogenases (IDHs) catalyze the oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate to 2-oxoglutarate (i.e., a-ketoglutarate). These enzymes belong to two distinct subclasses, one of which utilizes NAD(+) as the electron acceptor and the other NADP(+). Five isocitrate dehydrogenases have been reported: three NAD(+)-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenases, which localize to the mitochondrial matrix, and two NADP(+)-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenases, one of which is mitochondrial and the other predominantly cytosolic. Each NADP(+)-dependent isozyme is a homodimer.

IDH2 (isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (NADP+), mitochondrial) is also known as IDH; IDP; IDHM; IDPM; ICD-M; or mNADP-IDH. The protein encoded by this gene is the

NADP(+)-dependent isocitrate dehydrogenase found in the mitochondria. It plays a role in intermediary metabolism and energy production. This protein may tightly associate or interact with the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex. Human IDH2 gene encodes a protein of 452 amino acids. The nucleotide and amino acid sequences for IDH2 can be found as GenBank entries NM_002168.2 and NP_002159.2 respectively. The nucleotide and amino acid sequence for human IDH2 are also described in, e.g., Huh et al., Submitted (NOV-1992) to the

EMBL/GenBank/DDBJ databases; and The MGC Project Team, Genome Res.

14:2121-2127(2004).

Non-mutant, e.g., wild type, IDH2 catalyzes the oxidative decarboxylation of isocitrate to a-ketoglutarate (a- KG) thereby reducing NAD+ (NADP+) to NADH (NADPH), e.g., in the forward reaction:

Isocitrate + NAD+ (NADP+)→ a-KG + C02 + NADH (NADPH) + H+.

It has been discovered that mutations of IDH2 present in certain cancer cells result in a new ability of the enzyme to catalyze the NAPH-dependent reduction of α-ketoglutarate to R(-)-2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG). 2HG is not formed by wild- type IDH2. The production of 2HG is believed to contribute to the formation and progression of cancer (Dang, L et al, Nature 2009, 462:739-44).

The inhibition of mutant IDH2 and its neoactivity is therefore a potential therapeutic treatment for cancer. Accordingly, there is an ongoing need for inhibitors of IDH2 mutants having alpha hydroxyl neoactivity.

Mechanism of action

Isocitrate dehydrogenase is a critical enzyme in the citric acid cycle. Mutated forms of IDH produce high levels of 2-hydroxyglutarate and can contribute to the growth of tumors. IDH1 catalyzes this reaction in the cytoplasm, while IDH2 catalyzes this reaction in mitochondria. Enasidenib disrupts this cycle.[1][2]

Development

The drug was discovered in 2009, and an investigational new drug application was filed in 2013. In an SEC filing, Agios announced that they and Celgene were in the process of filing a new drug application with the FDA.[3] The fast track designation allows this drug to be developed in what in markedly less than the average 14 years it takes for a drug to be developed and approved.[4]

PATENT

WO 2013102431

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Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Giovanni Cianchetta
Giovanni Cianchetta
Associate Director/Principal Scientist at Agios Pharmaceuticals
Inventors Giovanni CianchettaByron DelabarreJaneta Popovici-MullerFrancesco G. SalituroJeffrey O. SaundersJeremy TravinsShunqi YanTao GuoLi Zhang
Applicant Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Compound 409 –

2-methyl-l-(4-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(2-(trifluoromethyl)pyri^

ίαζίη-2- lamino ropan-2-ol

Figure imgf000135_0001

1H NMR (METHANOL-d4) δ 8.62-8.68 (m, 2 H), 847-8.50 (m, 1 H), 8.18-8.21 (m, 1 H), 7.96-7.98 (m, 1 H), 7.82-7.84 (m, 1 H), 3.56-3.63 (d, J = 28 Hz, 2 H), 1.30 (s, 6 H). LC-MS: m/z 474.3 (M+H)+.

WO 2017066611

WO 2017024134

WO 2016177347

PATENT

WO 2016126798

Example 1: Synthesis of compound 3

Example 1, Step 1: preparation of 6-trifluoromethyl-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid

Diethyl ether (4.32 L) and hexanes (5.40 L) are added to the reaction vessel under N2 atmosphere, and cooled to -75 °C to -65 °C. Dropwise addition of n-Butyl lithium (3.78 L in 1.6 M hexane) under N2 atmosphere at below -65 °C is followed by dropwise addition of dimethyl amino ethanol (327.45 g, 3.67 mol) and after 10 min. dropwise addition of 2-trifluoromethyl pyridine (360 g, 2.45 mol). The reaction is stirred under N2 while maintaining the temperature below -65 °C for about 2.0-2.5 hrs. The reaction mixture is poured over crushed dry ice under N2, then brought to a temperature of 0 to 5 °C while stirring (approx. 1.0 to 1.5 h) followed by the addition of water (1.8 L). The reaction mixture is stirred for 5-10 mins and allowed to warm to 5-10 °C. 6N HC1 (900 mL) is added dropwise until the mixture reached pH 1.0 to 2.0, then the mixture is stirred for 10-20 min. at 5-10 °C. The reaction mixture is diluted with ethyl acetate at 25-35 °C, then washed with brine solution. The reaction is concentrated and rinsed with n-heptane and then dried to yield 6-trifluoromethyl-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid.

Example 1, Step 2: preparation of 6-trifluoromethyl-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester Methanol is added to the reaction vessel under nitrogen atmosphere. 6-trifluoromethyl- pyridine-2-carboxylic acid (150 g, 0.785 mol) is added and dissolved at ambient temperature. Acetyl chloride (67.78 g, 0.863 mol) is added dropwise at a temperature below 45 °C. The reaction mixture is maintained at 65-70 °C for about 2-2.5 h, and then concentrated at 35-45 °C under vacuum and cooled to 25-35 °C. The mixture is diluted with ethyl acetate and rinsed with saturated NaHC03 solution then rinsed with brine solution. The mixture is concentrated at temp 35-45 °C under vacuum and cooled to 25-35 °C, then rinsed with n-heptane and concentrated at temp 35-45 °C under vacuum, then degassed to obtain brown solid, which is rinsed with n-heptane and stirred for 10-15 minute at 25-35 °C. The suspension is cooled to -40 to -30 °C while stirring, and filtered and dried to provide 6-trifluoromethyl-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester.

Example 1, Step 3: preparation of 6-(6-Trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-lH-l,3,5-triazine-2,4-dione

1 L absolute ethanol is charged to the reaction vessel under N2 atmosphere and Sodium Metal (11.2 g, 0.488 mol) is added in portions under N2 atmosphere at below 50 °C. The reaction is stirred for 5-10 minutes, then heated to 50-55 °C. Dried Biuret (12.5 g, 0.122 mol) is added to the reaction vessel under N2 atmosphere at 50-55 °C temperature, and stirred 10-15 minutes. While maintaining 50-55 °C 6-trifluoromethyl-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester (50.0 g, 0.244 mol) is added. The reaction mixture is heated to reflux (75-80 °C) and maintained for 1.5-2 hours. Then cooled to 35-40 °C, and concentrated at 45-50 °C under vacuum. Water is added and the mixture is concentrated under vacuum then cooled to 35-40 °C more water is added and the mixture cooled to 0 -5 °C. pH is adjusted to 7-8 by slow addition of 6N HC1, and solid precipitated out and is centrifuged and rinsed with water and centrifuged again. The off white to light brown solid of 6-(6-Trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-lH-l,3,5-triazine-2,4-dione is dried under vacuum for 8 to 10 hrs at 50 °C to 60 °C under 600mm/Hg pressure to provide 6-(6-Trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-lH-l,3,5-triazine-2,4-dione.

Example 1, Step 4: preparation of 2, 4-Dichloro-6-(6-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-l, 3, 5-triazine

POCI3 (175.0 mL) is charged into the reaction vessel at 20- 35 °C, and 6-(6-Trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-lH-l,3,5-triazine-2,4-dione (35.0 g, 0.1355 mol) is added in portions at below 50 °C. The reaction mixture is de-gassed 5-20 minutes by purging with N2 gas. Phosphorous pentachloride (112.86 g, 0.542 mol) is added while stirring at below 50 °C and the resulting slurry is heated to reflux (105-110 °C) and maintained for 3-4 h. The reaction mixture is cooled to 50-55 °C, and concentrated at below 55 °C then cooled to 20-30 °C. The reaction mixture is rinsed with ethyl acetate and the ethyl acetate layer is slowly added to cold water (temperature ~5 °C) while stirring and maintaining the temperature below 10 °C. The mixture is stirred 3-5 minutes at a temperature of between 10 to 20 °C and the ethyl acetate layer is collected. The reaction mixture is rinsed with sodium bicarbonate solution and dried over anhydrous sodium sulphate. The material is dried 2-3 h under vacuum at below 45 °C to provide 2, 4-Dichloro-6-(6-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-l, 3, 5-triazine. Example 1, Step 5: preparation of 4-chloro-6-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-(2-(trifluoro-methyl)- pyridin-4-yl)-l,3,5-triazin-2-amine

A mixture of THF (135 mL) and 2, 4-Dichloro-6-(6-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-2-yl)-l, 3, 5-triazine (27.0 g, 0.0915 mol) are added to the reaction vessel at 20 – 35 °C, then 4-amino-2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine (16.31 g, 0.1006 mol) and sodium bicarbonate (11.52 g, 0.1372 mol) are added. The resulting slurry is heated to reflux (75-80 °C) for 20-24 h. The reaction is cooled to 30-40 °C and THF evaporated at below 45 °C under reduced pressure. The reaction mixture is cooled to 20-35 °C and rinsed with ethyl acetate and water, and the ethyl acetate layer collected and rinsed with 0.5 N HC1 and brine solution. The organic layer is concentrated under vacuum at below 45 °C then rinsed with dichloromethane and hexanes, filtered and washed with hexanes and dried for 5-6h at 45-50 °C under vacuum to provide 4-chloro-6-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-(2-(trifluoro-methyl)- pyridin-4-yl)-l,3,5-triazin-2-amine.

Example 1, Step 6: preparation of 2-methyl-l-(4-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(2-(trifluoromethyl)- pyridin-4-ylamino)-l,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino)propan-2-ol

THF (290 mL), 4-chloro-6-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-(2-(trifluoro-methyl)-pyridin-4-yl)-l,3,5-triazin-2-amine (29.0 g, 0.06893 mol), sodium bicarbonate (8.68 g, 0.1033 mol), and 1, 1-dimethylaminoethanol (7.37 g, 0.08271 mol) are added to the reaction vessel at 20-35 °C. The resulting slurry is heated to reflux (75-80 °C) for 16-20 h. The reaction is cooled to 30-40 °C and THF evaporated at below 45 °C under reduced pressure. The reaction mixture is cooled to 20-35 °C and rinsed with ethyl acetate and water, and the ethyl acetate layer collected. The organic layer is concentrated under vacuum at below 45 °C then rinsed with dichlorom ethane and hexanes, filtered and washed with hexanes and dried for 8-1 Oh at 45-50 °C under vacuum to provide 2-methyl-l-(4-(6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-6-(2-(trifluoromethyl)- pyridin-4-ylamino)-l,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino)propan-2-ol.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Idhifa (enasidenib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation. The drug is approved for use with a companion diagnostic, the RealTime IDH2 Assay, which is used to detect specific mutations in the IDH2 gene in patients with AML.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Idhifa (enasidenib) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who have a specific genetic mutation. The drug is approved for use with a companion diagnostic, the RealTime IDH2 Assay, which is used to detect specific mutations in the IDH2 gene in patients with AML.

“Idhifa is a targeted therapy that fills an unmet need for patients with relapsed or refractory AML who have an IDH2 mutation,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “The use of Idhifa was associated with a complete remission in some patients and a reduction in the need for both red cell and platelet transfusions.”

AML is a rapidly progressing cancer that forms in the bone marrow and results in an increased number of abnormal white blood cells in the bloodstream and bone marrow. The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health estimates that approximately 21,380 people will be diagnosed with AML this year; approximately 10,590 patients with AML will die of the disease in 2017.

Idhifa is an isocitrate dehydrogenase-2 inhibitor that works by blocking several enzymes that promote cell growth. If the IDH2 mutation is detected in blood or bone marrow samples using the RealTime IDH2 Assay, the patient may be eligible for treatment with Idhifa.

The efficacy of Idhifa was studied in a single-arm trial of 199 patients with relapsed or refractory AML who had IDH2 mutations as detected by the RealTime IDH2 Assay. The trial measured the percentage of patients with no evidence of disease and full recovery of blood counts after treatment (complete remission or CR), as well as patients with no evidence of disease and partial recovery of blood counts after treatment (complete remission with partial hematologic recovery or CRh). With a minimum of six months of treatment, 19 percent of patients experienced CR for a median 8.2 months, and 4 percent of patients experienced CRh for a median 9.6 months. Of the 157 patients who required transfusions of blood or platelets due to AML at the start of the study, 34 percent no longer required transfusions after treatment with Idhifa.

Common side effects of Idhifa include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, increased levels of bilirubin (substance found in bile) and decreased appetite. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take Idhifa because it may cause harm to a developing fetus or a newborn baby.

The prescribing information for Idhifa includes a boxed warning that an adverse reaction known as differentiation syndrome can occur and can be fatal if not treated. Sign and symptoms of differentiation syndrome may include fever, difficulty breathing (dyspnea), acute respiratory distress, inflammation in the lungs (radiographic pulmonary infiltrates), fluid around the lungs or heart (pleural or pericardial effusions), rapid weight gain, swelling (peripheral edema) or liver (hepatic), kidney (renal) or multi-organ dysfunction. At first suspicion of symptoms, doctors should treat patients with corticosteroids and monitor patients closely until symptoms go away.

Idhifa was granted Priority Review designation, under which the FDA’s goal is to take action on an application within six months where the agency determines that the drug, if approved, would significantly improve the safety or effectiveness of treating, diagnosing or preventing a serious condition. Idhifa also received Orphan Drugdesignation, which provides incentives to assist and encourage the development of drugs for rare diseases.

The FDA granted the approval of Idhifa to Celgene Corporation. The FDA granted the approval of the RealTime IDH2 Assay to Abbott Laboratories

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To treat relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia
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Formula C19H17F6N7O
Molar mass 473.38 g·mol−1
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BLU 285


BLU-285

CAS 1703793-34-3

  • Molecular FormulaC26H27FN10
  • Average mass498.558 Da
(1S)-1-(4-Fluorophenyl)-1-(2-{4-[6-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl]-1-piperazinyl}-5-pyrimidinyl)ethanamine
5-Pyrimidinemethanamine, α-(4-fluorophenyl)-α-methyl-2-[4-[6-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl]-1-piperazinyl]-, (αS)-
  • 5-Pyrimidinemethanamine, α-(4-fluorophenyl)-α-methyl-2-[4-[6-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazin-4-yl]-1-piperazinyl]-, (αS)-
  • Originator Blueprint Medicines
  • Class Antineoplastics; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Platelet-derived growth factor alpha receptor modulators; Proto oncogene protein c-kit inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Systemic mastocytosis; Gastrointestinal stromal tumours
  • Phase I Gastrointestinal stromal tumours; Solid tumours; Systemic mastocytosis
  • 04 Dec 2016 Proof-of-concept data from phase I trial in Systemic mastocytosis presented at the 58thAnnual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH Hem-2016)
  • 03 Dec 2016 Pharmacodynamics data from preclinical studies in Systemic mastocytosis presented at the 58th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH-Hem-2016)
  • 03 Dec 2016 Preliminary pharmacokinetic data from a phase I trial in Systemic mastocytosis presented at the 58th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Hematology (ASH Hem-2016)

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BLU 285

(S)- 1 – (4- fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine (Compounds 44) WO2015057873

Inventors Yulian Zhang, Brian L. Hodous, Joseph L. Kim, Kevin J. Wilson, Douglas Wilson
Applicant Blueprint Medicines Corporation

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Yulian Zhang,

Yulian Zhang,

Blueprint Medicines Corporation

ΚΓΓ and PDGFR.

The enzyme KIT (also called CD117) is a receptor tyrosine kinase expressed on a wide variety of cell types. The KIT molecule contains a long extracellular domain, a transmembrane segment, and an intracellular portion. The ligand for KIT is stem cell factor (SCF), whose binding to the extracellular domain of KIT induces receptor dimerization and activation of downstream signaling pathways. KIT mutations generally occur in the DNA encoding the juxtumembrane domain (exon 11). They also occur, with less frequency, in exons 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 17, and 18. Mutations make KIT function independent of activation by SCF, leading to a high cell division rate and possibly genomic instability. Mutant KIT has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several disorders and conditions including systemic mastocytosis, GIST (gastrointestinal stromal tumors), AML (acute myeloid leukemia), melanoma, and seminoma. As such, there is a need for therapeutic agents that inhibit ΚΓΓ, and especially agents that inhibit mutant ΚΓΓ.Platelet-derived growth factor receptors (PDGF-R) are cell surface tyrosine kinase receptors for members of the platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) family. PDGF subunits -A and -B are important factors regulating cell proliferation, cellular differentiation, cell growth, development and many diseases including cancer. A PDGFRA D842V mutation has been found in a distinct subset of GIST, typically from the stomach. The D842V mutation is known to be associated with tyrosine kinase inhibitor resistance. As such, there is a need for agents that target this mutation.

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Example 7: Synthesis of (R)-l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, 1 -f\ [ 1 ,2,4] triazin-4-yl)piperazin- 1 -yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine and (S)- 1 – (4- fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine (Compounds 43 and 44)

Step 1 : Synthesis of (4-fluorophenyl)(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,l-f] [ 1 ,2,4] triazin-4-yl)piperazin- 1 -yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)methanone:

4-Chloro-6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,l-/] [l,2,4]triazine (180 mg, 0.770 mmol), (4-fluorophenyl)(2-(piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)methanone, HC1 (265 mg, 0.821 mmol) and DIPEA (0.40 mL, 2.290 mmol) were stirred in 1,4-dioxane (4 mL) at room temperature for 18 hours. Saturated ammonium chloride was added and the products extracted into DCM (x2). The combined organic extracts were dried over Na2S04, filtered through Celite eluting with DCM, and the filtrate concentrated in vacuo. Purification of the residue by MPLC (25- 100% EtOAc-DCM) gave (4-fluorophenyl)(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,l- ] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)methanone (160 mg, 0.331 mmol, 43 % yield) as an off-white solid. MS (ES+) C25H22FN90 requires: 483, found: 484 [M + H]+.

Step 2: Synthesis of (5,Z)-N-((4-fluorophenyl)(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-p razol-4-yl)p rrolo[2, l- ] [l,2,4]triazin-4- l)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)methylene)-2-methylpropane-2-sulfinamide:

(S)-2-Methylpropane-2-sulfinamide (110 mg, 0.908 mmol), (4-fluorophenyl)(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,l-/][l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)methanone (158 mg, 0.327 mmol) and ethyl orthotitanate (0.15 mL, 0.715 mmol) were stirred in THF (3.2 mL) at 70 °C for 18 hours. Room temperature was attained, water was added, and the products extracted into EtOAc (x2). The combined organic extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na2S04, filtered, and concentrated in vacuo while loading onto Celite. Purification of the residue by MPLC (0- 10% MeOH-EtOAc) gave (5,Z)-N-((4-fluorophenyl)(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)methylene)-2- methylpropane-2-sulfinamide (192 mg, 0.327 mmol, 100 % yield) as an orange solid. MS (ES+) C29H3iFN10OS requires: 586, found: 587 [M + H]+.

Step 3: Synthesis of (lS’)-N-(l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4- l)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethyl)-2-methylpropane-2-

(lS’,Z)-N-((4-Fluorophenyl)(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,l- ] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)methylene)-2-methylpropane-2-sulfinamide (190 mg, 0.324 mmol) was taken up in THF (3 mL) and cooled to 0 °C. Methylmagnesium bromide (3 M solution in diethyl ether, 0.50 mL, 1.500 mmol) was added and the resulting mixture stirred at 0 °C for 45 minutes. Additional methylmagnesium bromide (3 M solution in diethyl ether, 0.10 mL, 0.300 mmol) was added and stirring at 0 °C continued for 20 minutes. Saturated ammonium chloride was added and the products extracted into EtOAc (x2). The combined organic extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na2S04, filtered, and concentrated in vacuo while loading onto Celite. Purification of the residue by MPLC (0-10% MeOH-EtOAc) gave (lS’)-N-(l-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l- ] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethyl)-2-methylpropane-2-sulfinamide (120 mg, 0.199 mmol, 61.5 % yield) as a yellow solid (mixture of diastereoisomers). MS (ES+) C3oH35FN10OS requires: 602, found: 603 [M + H]+.

Step 4: Synthesis of l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2,l-f\ [ 1 ,2,4] triazin-4- l)piperazin- 1 -yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine:

(S)-N- ( 1 – (4-Fluorophenyl)- 1 -(2- (4- (6-( 1 -methyl- 1 H-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo [2,1-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethyl)-2-methylpropane-2-sulfinamide (120 mg, 0.199 mmol) was stirred in 4 M HCl in 1,4-dioxane (1.5 mL)/MeOH (1.5 mL) at room temperature for 1 hour. The solvent was removed in vacuo and the residue triturated in EtOAc to give l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l -methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/][l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine, HCl (110 mg, 0.206 mmol, 103 % yield) as a pale yellow solid. MS (ES+) C26H27FN10 requires: 498, found: 482 [M- 17 + H]+, 499 [M + H]+.

Step 5: Chiral separation of (R)-l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine and (5)-1-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-1 -yl)pyrimidin- -yl)ethanamine:

The enantiomers of racemic l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl- lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine (94 mg, 0.189 mmol) were separated by chiral SFC to give (R)-l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-

pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/][l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin- l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine (34.4 mg, 0.069 mmol, 73.2 % yield) and (lS,)-l-(4-fluorophenyl)- l-(2-(4-(6-(l-methyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrrolo[2, l-/] [l,2,4]triazin-4-yl)piperazin-l-yl)pyrimidin-5-yl)ethanamine (32.1 mg, 0.064 mmol, 68.3 % yield). The absolute stereochemistry was assigned randomly. MS (ES+)

C26H27FN10 requires: 498, found: 499 [M + H]+.

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VT 1129 BENZENE SULFONATE

CAS 1809323-18-9

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VT 1129

QUILSECONAZOLE

1340593-70-5 CAS

MF C22 H14 F7 N5 O2, MW 513.37
2-Pyridineethanol, α-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-β,β-difluoro-α-(1H-tetrazol-1-ylmethyl)-5-[4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]-, (αR)-
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  • Originator Viamet Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antifungals; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action 14-alpha demethylase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status Yes – Cryptococcosis
  • On Fast track Cryptococcosis
  • Phase I Cryptococcosis
  • Most Recent Events

    • 01 Jun 2016 VT 1129 receives Fast Track designation for Cryptococcosis [PO] (In volunteers) in USA
    • 30 May 2016 Viamet Pharmaceuticals plans a phase II trial for Cryptococcal meningitis in USA (Viamet Pharmaceuticals pipeline; May 2016)
    • 27 May 2016 Phase-I clinical trials in Cryptococcosis (In volunteers) in USA (PO) before May 2016 (Viamet Pharmaceuticals pipeline; May 2016)

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William J. Hoekstra, Stephen William Rafferty,Robert J. Schotzinger
Applicant Viamet Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Viamet, in collaboration with Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected diseases, is investigating VT-1129, a small-molecule lanosterol demethylase inhibitor, developed using the company’s Metallophile technology, for treating fungal infections, including Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis.

VT-1129 is a novel oral agent that we are developing for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis, a life-threatening fungal infection of the brain and the spinal cord that occurs most frequently in patients with HIV infection, transplant recipients and oncology patients. Without treatment, the disease is almost always fatal.

VT-1129VT-1129 has shown high potency and selectivity in in vitro studies and is an orally administered inhibitor of fungal CYP51, ametalloenzyme important in fungal cell wall synthesis. In preclinical studies, VT-1129 has demonstrated substantial potency against Cryptococcus species, the fungal pathogens that cause cryptoccocal meningitis, and has also been shown to accumulate to high concentrations within the central nervous system, the primary site of infection.

In in vitro studies, VT-1129 was significantly more potent against Cryptococcus isolates than fluconazole, which is commonly used for maintenance therapy of cryptococcal meningitis in the United States and as a primary therapy in the developing world. Oral VT-1129 has also been studied in a preclinical model of cryptococcal meningitis, where it was compared to fluconazole.  At the conclusion of the study, there was no detectable evidence of Cryptococcus in the brain tissue of the high dose VT-1129 treated groups, in contrast to those groups treated with fluconazole. To our knowledge, this ability to reduce the Cryptococcus pathogen in the central nervous system to undetectable levels in this preclinical model is unique to VT-1129.

Opportunity

An estimated 3,400 hospitalizations related to cryptococcal meningitis occur annually in the United States and the FDA has granted orphan drug designation to VT-1129 for the treatment of this life-threatening disease. In addition, the FDA has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product designation to VT-1129 for the treatment of Cryptococcus infections, which further underscores the unmet medical need. In developing regions such as Africa, cryptococcal meningitis is a major public health problem, with approximately one million cases and mortality rates estimated to be as high as 55-70%.

Current Status

VT-1129 has received orphan drug and Fast Track designations for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis and has been designated a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) by the U.S. Fod and Drug Administration.  We are currently conducting a Phase 1 single-ascending dose study of VT-1129 in healthy volunteers.

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Conclusions

• VT-1129 has robust activity against Cryptococcus isolates with elevated fluconazole MICs and may be a viable option in persons infected with such strains.

• A Phase 1 study of VT-1129 in healthy volunteers is scheduled to begin by the end of 2015. Phase 2 trials in persons with cryptococcal meningitis are targeted to begin by the end of 2016.

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

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

In the design of clinically safe and effective metalloenzyme inhibitors, use of the most appropriate metal-binding group for the particular target and clinical indication is critical. If a weakly binding metal-binding group is utilized, potency may be suboptimal. On the other

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

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

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Scheme 1

EXAMPLE 7

2-(2, 4-Difluorophenyl)-l, l-difluoro-3-(lH-tetrazol-l-yl)-l-(5-(4- (trifluoromethoxy) phenyl) pyridin-2-yl) propan-2-ol (7)

To a stirred solution of bromo epoxide C (0.5 g, 1.38 mmol) in THF (30 mL) and water (14 mL) were added 4-(trifluoromethoxy) phenylboronic acid (0.22 g, 1.1 mmol), Na2C03 (0.32 g, 3.1 mmol) and Pd(dppf)2Cl2 (0.28 g, 0.34 mmol) at RT under inert atmosphere. After purged with argon for a period of 30 min, the reaction mixture was heated to 75°C and stirring was continued for 4 h. Progress of the reaction was monitored by TLC. The reaction mixture was cooled to RT and filtered through a pad of celite. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure; obtained residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate (30 mL). The organic layer was washed with water, brine and dried over anhydrous Na2S04 and concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude compound was purified by column chromatography to afford the coupled product (0.45 g, 1.0 mmol, 73%) as solid. 1H NMR (200 MHz, CDC13): δ 8.87 (s, 1 H), 7.90 (dd, / = 8.2, 2.2 Hz, 1 H), 7.66-7.54 (m, 3 H), 7.49-7.34 (m, 3 H), 6.90-6.70 (m, 2 H), 3.49 (d, / = 5.0 Hz, 1 H), 3.02-2.95 (m, 1 H). Mass: m/z 444 [M++l].

To a stirred solution of the coupled product (0.45 g, 1.0 mmol) in DMF (10 mL) was added K2C03 (70 mg, 0.5 mmol) followed by IH-tetrazole (70 mg, 1.0 mmol) at RT under inert atmosphere. The reaction mixture was stirred for 4 h at 80 °C. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and obtained residue was dissolved in water (15 mL) and extracted with ethyl acetate (2 x 20 mL). The combined organic layers were washed with water, brine and dried over anhydrous Na2S04 and concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude compound was purified by column chromatography to afford 7 (0.19 g, 0.37 mmol, 36 %) as white solid. 1H NMR (500 MHz, CDC13): δ 8.76 (s, 1 H), 8.70 (s, 1 H), 7.97 (dd, / = 8.0, 2.0 Hz, 1 H), 7.68 (d, / = 8.5 Hz, 1 H), 7.60-7.56 (m, 3 H), 7.43-7.36 (m, 3 H), 6.80-6.76 (m, 1 H), 6.70-6.67 (m, 1 H), 5.57 (d, / = 14.5 Hz, 1 H), 5.17 (d, / = 14.5 Hz, 1 H). HPLC: 98.3%. Mass: m/z 513.9 [M++l].

Chiral preparative HPLC of enantiomers:

The enantiomers of 7 (17.8 g, 34.6 mmol) were separated by normal-phase preparative high performance liquid chromatography (Chiralpak AD-H, 250 x 21.2 mm, 5μ; using (A) n-hexane – (B) IPA (A:B : 70:30) as a mobile phase; Flow rate: 15 mL/min) to obtain 7(+) (6.0 g) and 7(-) (5.8 g).

Analytical data for 7 (+):

HPLC: 99.8%.

Chiral HPLC: Rt = 9.88 min (Chiralpak AD-H, 250 x 4.6mm, 5μ; mobile phase (A) n-Hexane (B) IPA (7/3): A: B (70:30); flow Rate: 1.00 mL/min)

Optical rotation [a]D25: + 19° (C = 0.1 % in MeOH).

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Examples

The present invention will now be demonstrated using specific examples that are not to be construed as limiting.

General Experimental Procedures

Definitions of variables in the structures in schemes herein are commensurate with those of corresponding positions in the formulae delineated herein.

Synthesis of 1 or la

A process to prepare enantiopure compound 1 or la is disclosed. Syntheses of 1 or la may be accomplished using the example syntheses that are shown below (Schemes 1-9). The preparation of precursor ketone 8 is performed starting with reaction of dibromo-pyridine 2-Br with ethyl 2-bromo-difluoroacetate to produce ester 3-Br. This ester is reacted with tetrazole reagent 4 via Claisen reaction to furnish 5-Br. Decarboxylation of 5-Br via a two-step process produces compound 6-Br. Suzukin coupling of 6-Br with boronate 7 furnishes 8.

Scheme 1. Synthesis of ketone 8

Ketone 8 may be prepared in an analogous fashion as described in Scheme 1 starting from corresponding substituted 2-bromo-pyridines, which can be prepared using according to synthetic transformations known in the art and contained in the references cited herein (Scheme 2).

Scheme 2. Synthesis of ketone 8

= halo, -0(C=0)-alkyl, -0(C=0)-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-aryl, -0(C=0)-substituted aryl, -0(C=0)-0-alkyl, – 0(C=0)-0-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-aryl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted aryl, -0(S02)-alkyl, -0(S02)-substituted alkyl, – 0(S02)-aryl, or -0(S02)-substituted aryl.

Compounds 6 or 8 may be reacted with a series of metallated derivatives of 2,4-difluoro-bromobenzene and chiral catalysts/reagents (e.g. BINOL) to effect enantiofacial-selective addition to the carbonyl group of 6 or 8 (Scheme 3). These additions can be performed on 6 or 8 to furnish 9 (or 9a, the enantiomer of 9, or mixtures thereof) or 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof), respectively.

Scheme 3. Synthesis of 1 or la

R-i = halo, -0(C=0)-alkyl, -0(C=0)-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-aryl, -0(C=0)-substituted aryl, -0(C=0)-0-alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-aryl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted aryl, -0(S02)-alkyl, -0(S02)-substituted alkyl, -0(S02)-aryl, or -0(S02)-substituted aryl.

Alternatively, ketone 8 can be synthesized from aldehyde 10 (Scheme 4). Aldehyde 10 is coupled with 7 to produce 11. Compound 11 is then converted to 12 via treatment with diethylaminosulfurtrifluoride (DAST).

Scheme 4. Alternate synthesis of ketone 8

Scheme 5 outlines the synthesis of precursor ketone 15-Br. The ketone is prepared by conversion of 2-Br to 3-Br as described above. Next, ester 3-Br is converted to 15-Br by treatment via lithiation of 2,4-difluoro-bromobenzene.

Scheme 5. Synthesis of ketone 15-Br

Ketone 15 may be prepared in an analogous fashion as described for 15-Br in Scheme 5 starting from corresponding substituted 2-bromo-pyridines, which can be prepared using according to synthetic transformations known in the art and contained in the references cited herein (Scheme 6).

Scheme 6. Synthesis of ketone 15

F = halo, -0(C=0)-alkyl, -0(C=0)-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-aryl, -0(C=0)-substituted aryl, -0(C=0)-0-alkyl, – 0(C=0)-0-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-aryl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted aryl, -0(S02)-alkyl, -0(S02)-substituted alkyl, – 0(S02)-aryl, or -0(S02)-substituted aryl.

Ketone 15 may be used to prepare 9 (or 9a, the enantiomer of 9, or mixtures thereof) or 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof) by the following three-step process (Scheme 7). In the presence of a chiral catalyst/reagent (e.g. proline derivatives), base-treated nitromethane is added to 15 or 16 to furnish 17 (or 17a, the enantiomer of 17, or mixtures thereof) or 18 (or 18a, the enantiomer of 18, or mixtures thereof), respectively. Reduction of 17 (or 17a, the enantiomer of 17, or mixtures thereof) or 18 (or 18a, the enantiomer of 18, or mixtures thereof) (e.g. lithium aluminum hydride) produces 19 (or 19a, the enantiomer of 19, or mixtures thereof) or 20 (or 20a, the enantiomer of 20, or mixtures thereof). Annulation of 19 (or 19a, the enantiomer of 19, or mixtures thereof) or 20 (or 20a, the enantiomer of 20, or mixtures thereof) by treatment with sodium azide/triethylorthoformate furnishes tetrazoles 9 (or 9a, the enantiomer of 9, or mixtures thereof) or 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof). Suzuki coupling of 9 (or 9a, the enantiomer of 9, or mixtures thereof) with 4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl-boronic acid produces 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof).

Scheme 7. Asymmetric Henry reaction

R-ι = halo, -0(C=0)-alkyl, -0(C=0)-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-aryl, -0(C=0)-substituted aryl, -0(C=0)-0-alkyl, 0(C=0)-0-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-aryl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted aryl, -0(S02)-alkyl, -0(S02)-substituted a 0(S02)-aryl, or -0(S02)-substituted aryl.

Ketone 21 may be employed to prepare optically-active epoxides via Horner-Emmons reaction of a difluoromethyl substrate to produce 22 or 22a. Ketones related to 21 have been prepared (M. Butters, Org. Process Res. Dev. 2001, 5, 28-36). Nucleophilic addition of metalated 5-(4-trifluoromethoxy)phenyl-2-pyridine (M = metal) to epoxide 22 or 22a may furnish compound

1 or la.

Scheme 8. Enantioselective epoxidation strategy

Ketone 15 or 16 may be used to prepare 9 (or 9a, the enantiomer of 9, or mixtures thereof) or 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof) by an alternative three-step process to Scheme 7 (Scheme 9). In the presence of a chiral catalyst/reagent, trimethylsilyl-cyanide is added to 15 or 16 to furnish 23 (or 23a, the enantiomer of 23, or mixtures thereof) or 24 (or 24a, the enantiomer of 24, or mixtures thereof), respectively (S.M. Dankwardt, Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 4971-4974). Reduction of 23 (or 23a, the enantiomer of 23, or mixtures thereof) or 24 (or 24a, the enantiomer of 24, or mixtures thereof) (e.g. lithium aluminum hydride) produces 19 (or 19a, the enantiomer of 19, or mixtures thereof) or 20 (or 20a, the enantiomer of 20, or mixtures thereof). Annulation of 19 (or 19a, the enantiomer of 19, or mixtures thereof) or 20 (or 20a, the enantiomer of 20, or mixtures thereof) by treatment with sodium azide/triethylorthoformate furnishes tetrazoles 9 (or 9a, the enantiomer of 9, or mixtures thereof) or 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof). Suzuki coupling of 9 (or 9a, the enantiomer of 9, or mixtures thereof) with 4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl-boronic acid produces 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof).

Scheme 9. Asymmetric cyanohydrin strategy

R’ = H or trimethylsilyl

Suzuki

R-i = halo, -0(C=0)-alkyl, -0(C=0)-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-aryl, -0(C=0)-substituted aryl, -0(C=0)-0-alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-aryl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted aryl, -0(S02)-alkyl, -0(S02)-substituted alkyl, -0(S02)-aryl, or -0(S02)-substituted aryl.

1

2-(2, 4-Difluorophenyl)-l, l-difluoro-3-(lH-tetrazol-l-yl)-l-(5-(4-(trifluoromethoxy) phenyl) pyridin-2-yl) propan-2-ol (1 or la)

White powder: *H NMR (500 MHz, CDC13): δ 8.76 (s, 1 H), 8.70 (s, 1 H), 7.97 (dd, J = 8.0, 2.0 Hz, 1 H), 7.68 (d, / = 8.5 Hz, 1 H), 7.60-7.56 (m, 3 H), 7.43-7.36 (m, 3 H), 6.80-6.76 (m, 1 H), 6.70-6.67 (m, 1 H), 5.57 (d, J = 14.5 Hz, 1 H), 5.17 (d, J = 14.5 Hz, 1 H). HPLC: 98.3%. Mass: m/z 513.9 [M++l]. HPLC: 99.8%. Optical rotation [a]D25: + 19° (C = 0.1 % in MeOH).

INTERMEDIATE 3-Br Ri = Br)

To a clean and dry 100 L jacketed reactor was added copper powder (1375 g, 2.05 equiv, 10 micron, sphereoidal, SAFC Cat # 326453) and DMSO (17.5 L, 7 vol). Next, ethyl bromodifluoroacetate (2.25 kg, 1.05 equiv, Apollo lot # 102956) was added and the resulting slurry stirred at 20-25 °C for 1-2 hours. Then 2,5-dibromopyridine (2-Br, 2.5 kg, 1.0 equiv, Alfa Aesar lot # F14P38) was added to the batch and the mixture was immediately heated (using the glycol jacket) to 35 °C. After 70 hours at 35 °C, the mixture was sampled for CG/MS analysis. A sample of the reaction slurry was diluted with 1/1 CH3CN/water, filtered (0.45 micron), and the filtrate analyzed directly. Ideally, the reaction is deemed complete if <5% (AUC) of 2,5-dibromopyridine remains. In this particular batch, 10% (AUC) of 2,5-dibromopyridine remained. However due to the already lengthy reaction time, we felt that prolonging the batch would not help the conversion any further. The reaction was then deemed complete and diluted with EtOAc (35 L). The reaction mixture was stirred at 20-35 °C for 1 hour and then the solids (copper salts) were removed by filtration through a pad of Celite. The residual solids inside the reactor were rinsed forward using EtOAc (2 x 10 L) and then this was filtered through the Celite. The filter cake was washed with additional EtOAc (3 x 10 L) and the EtOAc filtrates were combined. A buffer solution was prepared by dissolving NH4CI (10 kg) in DI water (100 L), followed by the addition of aqueous 28% NH4OH (2.0 L) to reach pH = 9. Then the combined EtOAc filtrates were added slowly to a pre-cooled (0 to 15 °C) solution of NH4C1 and NH4OH (35 L, pH = 9) buffer while maintaining T<30 °C. The mixture was then stirred for 15-30 minutes and the phases were allowed to separate. The aqueous layer (blue in color) was removed and the organic layer was washed with the buffer solution until no blue color was discernable in the aqueous layer. This experiment required 3 x 17.5 L washes. The organic layer was then washed with a 1/1 mixture of Brine (12.5 L) and the pH = 9 NH4C1 buffer solution (12.5 L), dried over MgS04, filtered, and concentrated to dryness. This provided crude compound 3-Br [2.29 kg, 77% yield, 88% (AUC) by GC/MS] as a yellow oil. The major impurity present in crude 3-Br was unreacted 2,5-dibromopyridine [10% (AUC) by GC/MS]. ‘ll NMR (CDC13) was consistent with previous lots of crude compound 3-Br. Crude compound 3-Br was then combined with similar purity lots and purified by column chromatography (5/95 EtO Ac/heptane on S1O2 gel).

INTERMEDIATE 15-Br (R, = Br)

To a clean and dry 72 L round bottom flask was added l-bromo-2,4-difluorobenzene (1586 g,

1.15 equiv, Oakwood lot # H4460) and MTBE (20 L, 12.6 vol). This solution was cooled to -70 to -75 °C and treated with n-BuLi (3286 mL, 1.15 equiv, 2.5 M in hexanes, SAFC lot # 32799MJ), added as rapidly as possible while maintaining -75 to -55 °C. This addition typically required 35-45 minutes to complete. (NOTE: If the n-BuLi is added slowly, an white slurry will form and this typically gives poor results). After stirring at -70 to -65 °C for 45 minutes, a solution of compound 3-Br (2000 g, 1.0 equiv, AMRI lot # 15CL049A) in MTBE (3 vol) was added rapidly (20-30 min) by addition funnel to the aryl lithium solution while maintaining -75 to -55 °C. After stirring for 30-60 minutes at -75 to -55 °C, the reaction was analyzed by GC/MS and showed only trace (0.5% AUC) l-bromo-2,4-difluorobenzene present. The reaction was slowly quenched with aqueous 2 M HC1 (3.6 L) and allowed to warm to room temperature. The mixture was adjusted to pH = 6.5 to 8.5 using NaHCC>3 (4 L), and the organic layer was separated. The MTBE layer was washed with brine (5% NaCl in water, 4 L), dried over MgS04, filtered, and concentrated. In order to convert the intermediate hemi-acetal to 4-Br, the crude mixture was heated inside the 20 L rotovap flask at 60-65 °C for 3 hours (under vacuum), at this point all the hemi-acetal was converted to the desired ketone 4 by !Η NMR (CDC13). This provided crude compound 4-Br [2.36 kg, 75% (AUC) by HPLC] as a brown oil that solidified upon standing. This material can then be used “as-is” in the next step without further purification.

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Synthesis of 1 or la

EXAMPLE 1

Preparation of Compound 1 X-Hydrate

Compound 1 and its preparation are described in the art, including in US Patent 8,236,962 (incorporated by reference herein). Compound 1 can then be partitioned between ethanol and water to afford Compound 1 X-hydrate.

EXAMPLE 2

Compound 1 Anhydrous Form Recrystallization

Compound 1 X-hydrate (29.1 g, 28.0 g contained 1) was suspended in 2-propanol (150 ml) and heated to 56 °C. The solution was filtered through a 0.45 μιη Nylon membrane with 2-propanol rinses. The combined filtrate was concentrated to 96.5 g of a light amber solution. The solution was transferred to a 1-L flask equipped with overhead stirring, thermocouple and addition funnel, using 2-propanol (30 ml total) to complete the transfer. The combined solution contained about 116 ml 2-propanol.

The solution was heated to 50 °C and n-heptane (234 ml) was added over 22 minutes. The resulting hazy mixture was seeded with 1 anhydrous form. After about 1 hour a good

suspension had formed. Additional n-heptane (230 ml) was added over 48 minutes. Some granular material separated but most of the suspension was a finely divided pale beige solid. After about ½ hour at 50 °C the suspension was cooled at 10 °C/h to room temperature and stirred overnight. The product was collected at 22 °C on a vacuum filter and washed with 1:4 (v/v) 2-PrOH/ n-heptane (2 x 50 ml). After drying on the filter for 1-2 hours the weight of product was 25.5 g. The material was homogenized in a stainless steel blender to pulverize and blend the more granular solid component. The resulting pale beige powder (25.37 g) was dried in a vacuum oven at 50 °C. The dry weight was 25.34 g. The residual 2-propanol and n- heptane were estimated at <0.05 wt% each by 1H NMR analysis. The yield was 90.5% after correcting the X-hydrate for solvent and water content. Residual Pd was 21 ppm. The water content was 209 ppm by KF titration. The melting point was 100.7 °C by DSC analysis.

Table 1: Data for the isolated and dried Compound 1 – X-hydrate and anhydrous forms

M.P. by DSC; Pd by ICP; Purity by the API HPLC method; Chiral purity by HPLC; water content by KF titration; residual solvent estimated from :H NMR.

Table 2: Characterisation Data for Compounds 1 (X-hydrate) and 1 (anhydrous)

Needle like crystals Needle like crystals and agglomerates

PLM

particle size >100μιη particle size range from 5μπι-100μιη

0.59%w/w water uptake at 90%RH. 0.14%w/w water uptake at 90%RH.

GVS

No sample hysteresis No sample hysteresis

XRPD

No form change after GVS experiment No form change after GVS experiment post GVS

KF 2.4%w/w H20 Not obtained

<0.001mg/ml <0.001mg/ml

Solubility

pH of saturated solution = 8.6 pH of saturated solution = 8.7

Spectral Pattern 1 Spectral Pattern 2

Charcteristic bands/ cm“1: Charcteristic bands/ cm 1:

FT-IR 3499, 3378, 3213, 3172 3162

1612, 1598, 1588, 1522, 1502 1610, 1518, 1501 931, 903, 875, 855, 828, 816 927, 858, 841, 829, 812

The structure solution of Compound 1 anhydrous form was obtained by direct methods, full-matrix least-squares refinement on F 2 with weighting w‘1 = <52{F02) + (0.0474P)2 + (0.3258P), where P = (F02+2F 2)/3, anisotropic displacement parameters, empirical absorption correction using spherical harmonics, implemented in SCALE3 ABSPACK scaling algorithm. Final wR2

= {∑[w(F02-Fc2)2]/∑[w(F02)2]m} = 0.0877 for all data, conventional Ri = 0.0343 on F values of 8390 reflections with F0 > 4a( F0), S = 1.051 for all data and 675 parameters. Final Δ/a (max) 0.001, A/a(mean), 0.000. Final difference map between +0.311 and -0.344 e A“3.

Below shows a view of two molecules of Compound 1 in the asymmetric unit of the anhydrous form showing the numbering scheme employed. Anisotropic atomic displacement ellipsoids for the non-hydrogen atoms are shown at the 50% probability level. Hydrogen atoms are displayed with an arbitrarily small radius. The absolute configuration of the molecules has been determined to be R.

EXAMPLE 3

Compound 1 Ethanol Solvate Recrystallization

Compound 1 X-hydrate (50 mg) was suspended in -40 volumes of 15% H20/EtOH. The suspension was then placed in an incubation chamber for maturation. The maturation protocol involved treating the suspension to a two-temperature cycle of 50 °C/ ambient temperature at 8 hours per cycle for 3 days with constant agitation. After maturation, the suspension was cooled in a fridge at 4°C for up to 2 days to encourage the formation of crystals. Then, the solvent was removed at RT and the sample was vacuum dried at 30°C -35°C for up to 1 day. Suitable crystals formed on cooling were harvested and characterized.

Table 4: Single Crystal Structure of 1 Ethanol solvate

Molecular formula C25H22F7N5O3

The structure solution of Compound 1 ethanol solvate was obtained by direct methods, full-matrix least-squares refinement on F 2 with weighting w‘1 = σ2^2) + (0.0450P)2 + (0.5000P), where P = (F02+2F 2)/3, anisotropic displacement parameters, empirical absorption correction using spherical harmonics, implemented in SCALE3 ABSPACK scaling algorithm. Final wR2 = {∑[w(F02-F 2)2]/∑[w(F02)2]m} = 0.0777 for all data, conventional Ri = 0.0272 on F values of 4591 reflections with F0 > 4σ( F0), S = 1.006 for all data and 370 parameters. Final Δ/σ (max) 0.000, A/a(mean), 0.000. Final difference map between +0.217 and -0.199 e A“3.

Below shows a view of the asymmetric unit of the ethanol solvate from the crystal structure showing the numbering scheme employed. Anisotropic atomic displacement ellipsoids for the non-hydrogen atoms are shown at the 50% probability level. Hydrogen atoms are displayed with an arbitrarily small radius. The asymmetric unit shows stoichiometry of 1 : 1 for solvent of crystallisation to Compound 1.

EXAMPLE 4

Compound 1 1.5 Hydrate Recrystallization

Compound 1 X-hydrate (50 mg) was suspended in -40 volumes of 15% Η20/ΙΡΑ. The suspension was then placed in an incubation chamber for maturation. The maturation protocol involved treating the suspension to a two-temperature cycle of 50 °C/ ambient temperature at 8 hours per cycle for 3 days with constant agitation. After maturation, the suspension was cooled in a fridge at 4°C for up to 2 days to encourage the formation of crystals. Then, the solvent was removed at RT and the sample was vacuum dried at 30°C -35°C for up to 1 day. Suitable crystals formed on cooling were harvested and characterized.

Table 5: Single Crystal Structure of 1 1.5 Hydrate

The structure solution of Compound 1 1.5 hydrate was obtained by direct methods, full-matrix least-squares refinement on F 2 with weighting w‘1 = ^(F 2) + (0.1269P)2 + (0.0000P), where P = (F02+2F 2)/3, anisotropic displacement parameters, empirical absorption correction using spherical harmonics, implemented in SCALE3 ABSPACK scaling algorithm. Final wR2 = {∑[w(F 2-F 2)2]/∑[w(F 2)2] m} = 0.1574 for all data, conventional Ri = 0.0668 on F values of 2106 reflections with F0 > 4σ( F0), S = 1.106 for all data and 361 parameters. Final Δ/σ (max) 0.000, A/a(mean), 0.000. Final difference map between +0.439 and -0.598 e A“3.

Below shows a view of the asymmetric unit of the 1.5 hydrate from the crystal structure showing the numbering scheme employed. Anisotropic atomic displacement ellipsoids for the non-hydrogen atoms are shown at the 50% probability level. Hydrogen atoms are displayed with an arbitrarily small radius. The asymmetric unit shows stoichiometry of 1.5: 1 for water to Compound 1.

EXAMPLE 5

Human Pharmacokinetic Comparison of Compound 1 X-Hydrate and Compound 1 Anhydrous Form

Table 6 compares human multiple-dose pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters between dosing with Compound 1 X-hydrate and Compound 1 Anhydrous form. Compound 1 X-hydrate was dosed at 600 mg twice daily (bid) for three days followed by dosing at 300 mg once daily (qd) for 10 days. Compound 1 Anhydrous form was dosed at 300 mg qd for 14 days. Despite the higher initial dosing amount and frequency (i.e., 600 mg bid) of Compound 1 X-hydrate, Compound 1 Anhydrous form surprisingly displayed higher maximal concentration (Cmax) and higher area-under-the-curve (AUC) than Compound 1 X-hydrate.

Table 6. Comparison of Multiple Dose PK between Compound 1 X-Hydrate and Compound 1

Anhydrous Polymorph

Further characterization of the various polymorph forms of compound 1 are detailed in the accompanying figures.

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General Experimental Procedures

Definitions of variables in the structures in schemes herein are commensurate with those of corresponding positions in the formulae delineated herein.

Synthesis of 1 or la

la

A process to prepare enantiopure compound 1 or la is disclosed. Syntheses of lor la may be accomplished using the example syntheses that are shown below (Schemes 1-4). The preparation of precursor ketone 3-Br is performed starting with reaction of 2,5-dibromo-pyridine with ethyl 2-bromo-difluoroacetate to produce ester 2-Br. This ester is reacted with morpholine to furnish morpholine amide 2b-Br, followed by arylation to provide ketone 3-Br.

Scheme 1. Synthesis of ketone 3-Br

Ketone 3 may be prepared in an analogous fashion as described in Scheme 1 starting from corresponding substituted 2-bromo-pyridines, which can be prepared using according to synthetic transformations known in the art and contained in the references cited herein (Scheme 2).

Scheme 2. Synthesis of ketone 3

R1 = halo, -0(C=0)-alkyl, -0(C=0)-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-aryl, -0(C=0)-substituted aryl, -0(C=0)-0-alkyl, – 0(C=0)-0-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-aryl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted aryl, -0(S02)-alkyl, -0(S02)-substituted alkyl, 0(S02)-aryl, or -0(S02)-substituted aryl.

Alternatively, compound 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof) can be prepared according to Scheme 3 utilizing amino-alcohols ±4b or ±1-6. Epoxides 4 and 5 can be prepared by reacting ketones 3 and 1-4 with trimethylsulfoxonium iodide (TMSI) in the presence of a base (e.g., potassium i-butoxide) in a suitable solvent or a mixture of solvents (e.g., DMSO or THF). Also, as indicated in Scheme 3, any of pyridine compounds, 3, 4, ±4b, 4b, or 6, can be converted to the corresponding 4-CF3O-PI1 analogs (e.g., 1-4, 5, ±1-6, 1-6*, or 1 or the corresponding enantiomers, or mixtures thereof) by cross-coupling with (4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)boronic acid (or the corresponding alkyl boronates or pinnacol boronates or the like), in a suitable solvent system (e.g., an organic-aqueous solvent mixture), in the presence of a transition metal catalyst (e.g., (dppf)PdCl2; dppf = 1,1′-(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene), and in the presence of a base (e.g., KHCO3, K2CO3, CS2CO3, or Na2CC>3, or the like). Epoxides 4 and 5 can then be converted into amino-alcohols ±4b and ±1-6 through ammonia-mediated epoxide opening using ammonia in a suitable solvent (e.g., MeOH, EtOH, or water). Racemic amino-alcohols ±4b and ±1-6 can then be enantio-enriched by exposure to a chiral acid (e.g., tartaric acid, di-benzoyltartaric acid, or di-p-toluoyltartaric acid or the like) in a suitable solvent (e.g., acetonitrile, isopropanol, EtOH, or mixtures thereof, or a mixture of any of these with water or MeOH; preferably acetonitrile or a mixture of acetonitrile and MeOH, such as 90:10, 85: 15, or 80:20 mixture) to afford compounds 4b (or 4c, the enantiomer of 4b, or mixtures thereof) or 1-6* (or 1-7*, the enantiomer of 1-6*, or mixtures thereof). Subsequent treatment with TMS-azide in the presence of trimethylorthoformate and sodium acetate in acetic acid would yield compounds 20 (or 20a, the enantiomer of 20, or mixtures thereof) or 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof) (US 4,426,531).

Scheme 3. Synthesis of 1 or la via TMSI Epoxidation Method

R-ι = halo, -0(C=0)-alkyl, -0(C=0)-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-aryl, -0(C=0)- substituted aryl, -0(C=0)-0-alkyl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted alkyl, -0(C=0)-0- aryl, -0(C=0)-0-substituted aryl, -0(S02)-alkyl, -0(S02)-substituted alkyl, – 0(S02)-aryl, or -0(S02)-substituted aryl.

Compound 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof) prepared by any of the methods presented herein can be converted to a sulfonic salt of formula IX (or IXa, the enantiomer of

IX, or mixtures thereof), as shown in Scheme 4. This can be accomplished by a) combining compound 1 (or la, the enantiomer of 1, or mixtures thereof), a crystallization solvent or crystallization solvent mixture (e.g., EtOAc, iPrOAc, EtOH, MeOH, or acetonitrile, or o

Z-S-OH

combinations thereof), and a sulfonic acid o (e.g., Z = Ph, p-tolyl, Me, or Et), b) diluting the mixture with an appropriate crystallization co-solvent or crystallization co-solvent mixture (e.g., pentane, methyl i-butylether, hexane, heptane, or toluene, or combinations thereof), and c) filtering the mixture to obtain a sulfonic acid salt of formula IX (or IXa, the enantiomer of IX, or mixtures thereof).

Scheme 4. Synthesis of a Sulfonic Acid Salt of Compound 1 or la

EXAMPLE 1: Preparation of l-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-2,2-difluoro-2-(5-(4- (trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)ethanone (1-4).

la. ethyl 2-(5-bromopyridin-2-yl)-2,2-difluoroacetate (2)

2-Br
Typical Procedure for Preparing 2-Br

Copper ( 45μιη, 149g, 0.198moles, 2.5 equiv) was placed into a 3L, 3-neck round bottom flask equipped with a condenser, thermocouple, and an overhead stirrer. DMSO (890 mL, 4.7 vol. based on ethyl 2-bromo-2,2-difluoroacetate) and 14mL of concentrated sulfuric acid was added and the mixture stirred for 30 minutes. The mixture self-heated to about 31°C during the stir time. After cooling the contents to 23°C, 2,5-dibromopyridine 1 (277g, 1.17 moles, 1.5 eq) was added to the reaction mixture. The temperature of the contents decreased to 16°C during a 10 minute stir time. 2-bromo-2,2-difluoroacetate (190 g, 0.936 moles, 1.0 eq) was added in one portion and the mixture stirred for 10 min. The flask contents were warmed to 35°C and the internal temperature was maintained between 35-38° for 18 h. In-process HPLC showed 72% desired 2-Br. The warm reaction mixture was filtered through filter paper and the collected solids washed with 300mL of 35°C DMSO. The solids were then washed with 450mL of n-heptane and 450mL of MTBE. The collected filtrate was cooled to about 10°C and was slowly added 900mL of a cold 20% aqueous NH4C1 solution, maintaining an internal temperature of <16°C during the addition. After stirring for 15 minutes, the layers were settled and separated. The aqueous layer was extracted 2 X 450mL of a 1: 1 MTBE: n-heptane mixture. The combined organic layers were washed 2 X 450mL of aqueous 20% NH4CI and with 200mL of aqueous 20% NaCl. The organic layer was dried with 50g MgS04 and the solvent removed to yield 2-Br as a dark oil. Weight of oil = 183g ( 70% yield by weight) HPLC purity ( by area %) = 85%. *H NMR (400 MHz, d6-DMSO) : 58.86 (m, 1H), 8.35 ( dd, J= 8.4, 2.3Hz, 1H), 7.84 (dd, J= 8.3, 0.6Hz, 1H), 4.34 ( q, J= 7.1Hz, 2H), 1.23 ( t, J= 7.1Hz, 3H). MS m/z 280 ( M+H+), 282 (M+2+H+).

lb. 2-(5-bromopyridin-2-yl)-2,2-difluoro-l-morpholinoethanone (2b-Br)

Table 2 illustrates the effects of the relative proportions of each of the reagents and reactants, and the effect of varying the solvent had on the overall performance of the transformation as measured by the overall yield and purity of the reaction.

Table 2. Process Development for the Preparation of compound 2b-Br

Note: All reactions were conducted at 22- 25°C

Typical Procedure for Converting 2-Br to 2b-Br

Crude ester 2-Br (183g, 0.65moles) was dissolved in 1.5L of n-heptane and transferred to a 5L 3-neck round bottom flask equipped with a condenser, an overhead stirrer and a thermocouple. Morpholine ( 248g, 2.85 moles, 4.4 equiv.) was charged to the flask and the mixture warmed to 60°C and stirred for 16 hours. In-process HPLC showed <1 % of ester 2-Br. The reaction mixture was cooled to 22-25 °C and 1.5L of MTBE was added with continued cooling of the mixture to 4°C and slowly added 700mL of a 30%, by weight, aqueous citric acid solution. The temperature of the reaction mixture was kept < 15°C during the addition. The reaction was stirred at about 14°C for one hour and then the layers were separated. The organic layer was washed with 400mL of 30%, by weight, aqueous citric acid solution and then with 400mL of aqueous 9% NaHC03. The solvent was slowly removed until 565g of the reaction mixture

remained. This mixture was stirred with overhead stirring for about 16 hours. The slurry was filtered and the solids washed with 250mL of n-heptane. Weight of 2b-Br = 133g. HPLC purity (by area %) 98%.

This is a 44% overall yield from 2,5-dibromopyridine.

*H NMR (400 MHz, d6-DMSO): 58.86 (d, J= 2.3Hz, 1H), 8.34 (dd, J= 8.5, 2.3Hz, 1H), 7.81 (dd, J = 8.5, 0.5Hz, 1H), 3.63-3.54 ( m, 4H), 3.44-3.39 (m, 2H), 3.34-3.30 ( m, 2H). MS m/z 321 (M+H+), 323 (M+2+H+).

lc. 2-(5-bromopyridin-2-yl)-l-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-2,2-difluoroethanone (3-Br)

Process Development

Table 3 illustrates the effects of the relative proportions of each of the reagents and reactants, and the effect of varying the temperature had on the overall performance of the transformation as measured by the overall yield and purity of the reaction.

Table 3. Process Development for the Preparation of bromo-pyridine 3-Br

Typical Procedure for Converting 2b-Br to 3-Br

Grignard formation:

Magnesium turnings (13.63 g, 0.56 moles) were charged to a 3-neck round bottom flask equipped with a condenser, thermocouple, addition funnel, and a stir bar. 540 mL of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran was added followed by l-Bromo-2,4-difluorobenzene (16.3 mL, 0.144 moles). The contents were stirred at 22-25°C and allowed to self -heat to 44°C. 1- Bromo-2,4-difluorobenzene ( 47mL, 0.416 moles) was added to the reaction mixture at a rate that maintained the internal temperature between 40-44°C during the addition. Once the addition was complete, the mixture was stirred for 2 hours and allowed to cool to about 25° during the stir time.

This mixture was held at 22-25°C and used within 3-4 hours after the addition of l-bromo-2,4-difluorobenzene was completed.

Coupling Reaction

Compound 2b-Br (120 g, 0.0374 moles) was charged to a 3-neck round bottom flask equipped with a condenser, thermocouple, and an overhead stirrer. 600 mL of anhydrous

tetrahydrofuran was added. The flask contents were stirred at 22°C until a clear solution was obtained. The solution was cooled to 0-5°C. The previously prepared solution of the Grignard reagent was then added slowly while maintaining the reaction temperature at 0-2°C. Reaction progress was monitored by HPLC. In-process check after 45 minutes showed <1% amide 2b-Br remaining. 2 N aqueous HC1 (600 mL, 3 vol) was added slowly maintaining the temperature below 18°C during the addition. The reaction was stirred for 30 minutes and the layers were separated. The aqueous layer was extracted with 240mL MTBE. The combined organic layers were washed with 240mL of aqueous 9% NaHCC>3 and 240mL of aqueous 20% NaCl. The organic layer was dried over 28g of MgS04 and removed the solvent to yield 3-Br (137g) as an amber oil.

HPLC purity ( by area %) = -90%; *H NMR (400 MHz, d6-DMSO) : 58.80 (d, J= 2.2Hz, 1H), 8.41 ( dd, J= 8.3, 2.3Hz, 1H), 8.00 (m, 2H), 7.45 ( m, 1H), 7.30 ( m, 1H). MS m/z 348 (M+H+), 350 (M+2+H+).

Id. l-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-2,2-difluoro-2-(5-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)ethanone (1-4)

Typical Procedure for Converting 3-Br to 1-4

Into a 250 mL reactor were charged THF (45 mL), water (9.8 mL), bromo-pyridine 3-Br (6.0 g, 17.2 mmoles), 4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenylboronic acid (3.57 g, 17.3 mmoles), and Na2CC>3 (4.55 g, 42.9 mmoles). The stirred mixture was purged with nitrogen for 15 min. The catalyst (Pd(dppf)Cl2 as a CH2C12 adduct, 0.72 g, 0.88 mmoles) was added, and the reaction mixture was heated to 65 °C and held for 2.5 h. The heat was shut off and the reaction mixture was allowed to cool to 20-25 °C and stir overnight. HPLC analysis showed -90% ketone 1-4/hydrate and no unreacted bromo-pyridine 3-Br. MTBE (45 mL) and DI H20 (20 mL) were added, and the quenched reaction was stirred for 45 min. The mixture was passed through a plug of Celite (3 g) to remove solids and was rinsed with MTBE (25 mL). The filtrate was transferred to a separatory funnel, and the aqueous layer drained. The organic layer was washed with 20% brine (25 mL). and split into two portions. Both were concentrated by rotovap to give oils (7.05 g and 1.84 g, 8.89 g total, >100% yield, HPLC purity -90%). The larger aliquot was used to generate hetone 1-4 as is. The smaller aliquot was dissolved in DCM (3.7 g, 2 parts) and placed on a pad of Si02 (5.5 g, 3 parts). The flask was rinsed with DCM (1.8 g), and the rinse added to the pad. The pad was eluted with DCM (90 mL), and the collected filtrate concentrated to give an oil (1.52 g). To this was added heptanes (6 g, 4 parts) and the mixture stirred. The oil crystallized, resulting in a slurry. The slurry was stirred at 20-25 °C overnight. The solid was isolated by vacuum filtration, and the cake washed with heptanes (-1.5 mL). The cake was dried in the vacuum oven (40-45 °C) with a N2 sweep. 0.92 g of ketone 1-4 was obtained, 60.1% yield (corrected for aliquot size), HPLC purity = 99.9%.

TMSI Epoxidation Method

3d. 2-((2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)oxiran-2-yl)difluoromethyl)-5-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridine (5)

Typical Procedure for Converting 1-4 to 5

i-BuOK (2.22 g, 19.9 mmoles), TMSI (4.41 g, 20.0 mmoles), and THF (58.5 mL) were charged to a reaction flask, and the cloudy mixture was stirred. DMSO (35.2 mL) was added, and the clearing mixture was stirred at 20-25°C for 30 min before being cooled to 1-2°C.

Ketone 1-4 (crude, 5.85 g, 13.6 mmoles) was dissolved in THF (7.8 mL), and the 1-4 solution was added to the TMSI mixture over 12.75 min, maintaining the temperature between 1.5 and 2.0°C. The reaction was held at 0-2°C. After 1 h a sample was taken for HPLC analysis, which showed 77.6% epoxide 5, and no unreacted ketone 1-4. The reaction was quenched by the slow addition of 1 N HC1 (17.6 mL), keeping the temperature below 5°C. After 5 min 8% NaHCC>3 (11.8 mL) was added slowly below 5°C to afford a pH of 8. The reaction mixture was transferred to a separatory funnel, and the layers were separated. The aqueous layer was extracted with MTBE (78 mL), and the combined organic layers were washed with 20% NaCl (2 x 20 mL). After concentration, 7.36 g of a dark oil was obtained. HPLC of the crude oil shows it contained 75% epoxide 5. The oil was dissolved in DCM (14.7 g, 2 parts) and the solution placed on a pad of Si02 (22 g, 3 parts). The flask was rinsed with DCM (7.4 g, 1 part) and the rinse placed on the pad. The pad was eluted with DCM (350 mL) to give an amber filtrate. The filtrate was concentrated by rotovap, and when space in the flask allowed, heptane (100 mL) was added. The mixture was concentrated until 39.4 g remained in the flask, causing solid to form. The suspension was stirred for 70 min at 20-25°C. Solid was isolated by vacuum filtration, and the cake washed with heptane (10 mL) and pulled dry on the funnel. After drying in a vacuum oven (40-45 °C) with a N2 sweep, 3.33 g solid was obtained, 55.1% yield from bromo-pyridine 3, HPLC purity = 99.8%.

3e. 3-amino-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-l,l-difluoro-l-(5-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)propan-2-ol (±1-6)

Process Development

Table 8 illustrates the effects of the relative proportions of each of the reagents and reactants, the effect of varying the solvent, and the effect of varying the temperature had on the overall performance of the transformation as measured by the overall yield and purity of the reaction. Table 8. Process Development for the Preparation of ±1-6

Typical Procedure for Converting 5 to +1-6

Epoxide 5 (2.17 g, 4.89 mmoles) was combined in a glass pressure tube with methanol (48 mL) and aqueous ammonia (19.5 mL). The tube was sealed and placed in an oil bath held at 54°C, with stirring. After 15 h the tube was removed from the bath, cooled, and the reaction sampled for HPLC, which showed 93.6% amino-alcohol ±1-6 and 6.0% di-adducts. To the reaction were added MTBE (48 mL) and 20% NaCl (20 mL). The layers were separated and the aqueous layer extracted with MTBE (20 mL). The combined organic layers were washed with H20 (20 mL) and transferred to a rotovap flask. Heptane (20 mL) was added, and the solution was concentrated until 16.9 g remained in the flask. An H20 layer appeared in the flask, and was pipetted out, leaving 12.8 g. Compound 1-6 seed was added, and the crystallizing mixture was stirred at 20-25 °C overnight. The flask was cooled in an ice bath for 2 h prior to filtration, and the isolated solid was washed with cold heptane (5 mL), and pulled dry on the funnel. After drying in a vacuum oven (40-45°C) for several hours 1.37 g of amino-alcohol ±1-6 was obtained, 60.8% yield, HPLC purity = 98.0%.

3f . 3-amino-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)- 1 , 1-difluoro- 1 -(5-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2- yl)propan-2-ol (1-6* or 1-7*)

Process Development

Table 9 illustrates the initial screen performed surveying various chiral acid/solvent combinations. All entries in Table 9 were generated using 0.1 mmoles of amino-alcohol ±1-6, 1 equivalent of the chiral acid, and 1ml of solvent.

Table 9. Resolution of ±1-6 (Initial Screen)

Since the best results from Table 9 were generated using tartaric acid and di-p-toluoyltartaric acid, Table 10 captures the results from a focused screen using these two chiral acids and various solvent combinations. All entries in Table 10 were performed with 0.2 mmoles of amino-alcohol ±1-6, 87 volumes of solvent, and each entry was exposed to heating at 51 °C for lh, cooled to RT, and stirred at RT for 24h.

Table 10. Resolution of ±1-6 (Focused Screen)

Each of the three entries using di-p-toluoyltartaric acid in Table 10 resulted in higher levels of enantio-enrichment when compared to tartaric acid. As such, efforts to further optimize the enantio-enrichment were focusing on conditions using di-p-toluoyltartaric acid (Table 11).

Ό.6 equivalents used

ee sense was opposite from the other entries in the table (i.e., enantiomer of 1-6*)

Typical Procedure for Converting +1-6 to 1-6* or 1-7*

(This experimental procedure describes resolution of ±1-6, but conditions used for DPPTA resolution of 1-6 or 1-7 are essentially the same.)

Amino-alcohol ±1-6 (7.0 g, 15 mmoles) was dissolved in a mixture of acetonitrile (84 mL) and methanol (21 mL). (D)-DPTTA (5.89 g, 15 mmoles) was added, and the reaction was warmed to 50°C and held for 2.5 h. The heat was then removed and the suspension was allowed to cool and stir at 20-25 °C for 65 h. The suspension was cooled in an ice bath and stirred for an additional 2 h. Solid was isolated by vacuum filtration, and the cake was washed with cold 8:2 ACN/MeOH (35 mL). After drying at 50°C, 5.18 g of 1-6* or l-7*/DPPTA salt was isolated, HPLC purity = 99.0, ee = 74.

The 1-6* or l-7*/DPPTA salt (5.18 g) was combined with 8:2 ACN/MeOH (68 mL) and the suspension was heated to 50°C and held for 20 min. After cooling to 20-25 °C the mixture was stirred for 16 h. Solids were isolated by vacuum filtration, and the cake washed with cold 8:2 ACN/MeOH (30 mL), and pulled dry on the funnel. 2.82 g of 1-6* or l-7*/DPPTA salt was obtained, 44.4% yield (from crude ±1-6), ee = 97.5. The resulting solids were freebased to provide 1-6* or 1-7* with the same achiral and chiral purity as the DPPTA salt.

EXAMPLE 4: Preparation of 2-(2.4-difluorophenyl -l.l-difluoro-3-(lH-tetrazol-l-yl -l-(5-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)propan-2-ol (1 or la).

The procedure used to generate compound 1 or la is as described in US 4,426,531. Table 13 illustrates the efficient and quantitative nature of this procedure as performed on amino- alcohol 1-6* or 1-7* produced from both the TMS-cyanohydrin method and the TMSI- epoxidation method.

Table 13. Formation of Compound 1 or la

EXAMPLE 5: 2-(2.4-difluorophenyl -l.l-difluoro-3-(lH-tetrazol-l-yl -l-(5-(4- (trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)propan-2-ol benzenesulfonate (1 or la-BSA).

Typical Procedure for Converting 1 or la to 1 or la-BSA

46.6 g of compound 1 or la was dissolved in ethylacetate (360ml). The solution was filtered through a glass microfiber filter and placed in a 2 L reaction flask equipped with an overhead stirrer, condenser, and a J-Kem thermocouple. Pharma-grade benzenesulfonic acid (BSA, 14.39g, leq) was dissolved in ethyl acetate (100ml). The BSA solution was filtered through a glass microfiber filter and added to the stirred 1 or la solution in one portion. The mixture was warmed to 60-65 °C; precipitation of the 1 or la/BSA salt occurred during the warm up period. The slurry was held for 60 minutes at 60-65 °C. The suspension was allowed to slowly cool to 22 °C and was stirred at 20-25 °C for 16 hours. n-Heptane (920ml) was charged in one portion and the suspension was stirred at 22 °C for an additional 90 minutes. The slurry was filtered and the collected solids washed with n-heptane (250ml). The isolated solids were placed in a vacuum oven at 50 °C for 16 hours. 52.26g (86% yield) of 1 or la

benzenesulfonate was obtained.

*H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6 + D20): 89.16 (s, 1H), 8.95 (d, J = 2.1 Hz, 1H), 8.26 (dd, J = 8.2, 2.3 Hz, 1H), 7.96-7.89 (m, 2H), 7.66-7.61 (m, 2H), 7.59 (dd, J = 8.3, 0.4 Hz, 1H), 7.53 (br d, J = 8.0 Hz, 2H), 7.38-7.15 (m, 5H), 6.90 (dt, J = 8.3, 2.5 Hz, 1H), 5.69 (d, J = 14.8 Hz, 1H), 5.15 (d, J = 15.2 Hz, 1H).

Further results are in Table 14.

Table 14. Formation of 1 or la-BSA

( ) (%ee) Yield Purity (%) ee

97.9 95.9 84% 98.2 97.1

Figures 1-2 contain the analytical data for 1 or la-BSA prepared by the TMSI-epoxidation process.

EXAMPLE 6: 5-bromo-2-((2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)oxiran-2-yl)difluoromethyl)pyridine -Br).

Typical Procedure for Converting 3-Br to 4-Br

KOtBu ( 41.7g, 0.372moles, 1.05 equiv) and trimethylsulfoxonium iodide ( 85.7g,

0.389moles, 1.1 equiv) were charged to a 3L 3-neck round bottom flask equipped with an overhead stirrer, a thermocouple and an addition funnel. 1.2L of anhydrous THF and 740mL of DMSO were added to the flask and stirred at 22-25 °C for 70 minutes. The contents were cooled to 0°C. Crude ketone 3 was dissolved in 250mL of anhydrous THF and slowly added the ketone 3-Br solution to the reaction mixture over 20 minutes while maintaining a reaction temperature at < 3°C during the addition and stirred at 0°C for one hour. In-process HPLC showed <1% ketone 3-Br remaining. 200mL of IN HC1 was slowly added maintaining a reaction temperature of < 6°C during the addition. After stirring for 30 minutes the layers were separated and the aqueous layer was extracted with 375mL of MTBE. The combined organic layers were washed with 375mL of aqueous 9% NaHCC>3 and with 375mL of aqueous 20% NaCl. The solvent was removed to yield 4-Br as a brown waxy solid.

Weight of crude epoxide 4-Br = 124.6g; *H NMR (400 MHz, d6-DMSO) : 58.82 (d, J= 2.3Hz, 1H), 8.21 ( dd, J= 8.3, 2.3Hz, 1H), 7.50 (dd, J= 8.3, 0.5Hz, 1H), 7.41 ( m, 1H), 7.25 ( m, 1H), 7.10 (m,lH), 3.40 ( d, J= 4.5Hz, 1H), 3.14 ( m, 1H). MS m/z 362 (M+H+), 364 (M+2+H+).

EXAMPLE 7: 3-amino-l-(5-bromopyridin-2-yl)-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-l,l-difluoropropan-2-ol (4b-Br).

Typical Procedure for Converting 4-Br to 4b-Br

Crude epoxide 4-Br ( 54.4g, 0.15moles) was placed into a Schott autoclave bottle equipped with a stir bar. 550mL of MeOH was added to the bottle and stirred for 90 minutes at 22-25 °C. Concentrated NH4OH ( 550mL, 7.98 moles, 53 equiv) was added to the epoxide 4-Br

solution. The bottle was sealed and placed in an oil bath at 55 °C. The mixture was stirred at 55°C for 17 hours. The bottle was removed from the oil bath and cooled to 22-25°C. In-process HPLC showed <1% epoxide 4-Br remaining. The solvent was removed via rotary evaporation until 362g ( 37%) of the reaction mass remained. 500mL of MTBE was added and cooled the mixture to 8°C. 500mL of 6N HCl was slowly added maintaining the reaction temperature between 8 – 12°C during the addition. After stirring for 10 minutes, the layers were separated. The MTBE layer was extracted with 350mL of 6N HCl. The combined aqueous layers were washed with 250mL MTBE and 2 X 250mL heptane. MTBE, 250mL, was added to the aqueous layer and the mixture was cooled to 2°C. 344g of KOH was dissolved in 500mL of water. The KOH solution was slowly added to the reaction mixture over one hour while maintaining the temperature at <19°C. After stirring for 15 minutes, the layers were separated. The aqueous layer was extracted with 250mL MTBE. The combined organic layers were washed with 250mL of aqueous 20% NaCl and the solvent was removed to yield ±4b-Br as a dark oil. Weight of crude amino alcohol ±4b-Br = 46.0g. HPLC purity ( by area %) = 92%; *H NMR (400 MHz, d6-DMSO) : 58.67 (d, J= 2.2Hz, 1H), 8.15 ( dd, J= 8.6, 2.4Hz, 1H), 7.46 (m, 1H), 7.40 ( dd, J= 8.5, 0.7Hz, 1H), 7.10 ( m, 1H), 7.00 (m,lH), 3.37 (dd, J= 13.7, 2.1Hz, 1H), 3.23 ( dd, J= 13.7, 2.7, 1H). MS m/z 379 (M+H+), 381 (M+2+H+).

EXAMPLE 8: 3-amino-l-(5-bromopyridin-2-yl -2-(2.4-difluorophenyl -l.l-difluoropropan-2-ol (4b-Br or 4c-Br).

Typical Procedure for Converting 4-Br to 4b-Br or 4c-Br

Crude amino alcohol ±4b-Br ( 42.4, O. llmoles) was dissolved in 425mL of 8:2 IPA: CH3CN. The solution was charged to a 1L 3-neck round bottom flask equipped with a condenser, overhead stirrer and a thermocouple. Charged di-p-toluoyl-L-tartaric acid ( 21.6g, 0.056moles, 0.5 equiv) to the flask and warmed the contents to 52°C. The reaction mixture was stirred at 52°C for 5 hours, cooled to 22-25°C and stirred for 12 hours. The slurry was cooled to 5-10°C and stirred for 90 minutes. The mixture was filtered and collected solids washed with 80mL of cold CH3CN. The solids were dried in a vacuum oven 45-50°C. Weight of amino alcohol/ DPTTA salt = 17.4g

Chemical purity by HPLC ( area %) = 98.5%; Chiral HPLC= 98.0% ee.

13.60g of the amino alcohol/ DPTTA salt was placed into a 250mL flask with a stir bar and to this was added lOOmL of MTBE and lOOmL of 10% aqueous K2CO3solution. The reaction was stirred until complete dissolution was observed. The layers were separated and the aqueous layer was extracted with 50mL of MTBE. The combined MTBE layers were washed with 50mL of 20% aqueous NaCl and the solvent removed to yield 8.84 (98%) of 4b-Br or 4c-Br as a light yellow oil.

EXAMPLE 9: 3-amino-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-l J-difluoro-l-(5-(4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)propan-2-ol (1-6* or 1-7*).

Typical Procedure for Converting 4b-Br or 4c-Br to 1-6* or 1-7*

Amino alcohol 4b-Br or 4c-Br (8.84g, 0.023moles, 1 equiv) was dissolved in 73mL of n-propanol. The solution was transferred to a 250mL 3-neck round bottom flask equipped with a condenser, thermocouple, stir bar and septum. 17mL of water was added and stirred at 22-25°C for 5 minutes. To the reaction was added K2CO3 ( 9.67g, 0.07moles, 3 equiv), 4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenylboronic acid ( 5.76g, 0.028moles, 1.2 equiv.) and Pd(dppf)Cl2 as a CH2Cl2 adduct ( 0.38g, 0.47mmoles, 0.02 equiv) to the flask. After the mixture was purged with nitrogen for 10 minutes, the reaction was then warmed to 85-87°C and stirred at 85-87°C for 16 hours. HPLC analysis showed < 1% of the amino alcohol 4b-Br or 4c-Br remaining. The mixture was cooled to 22-25 °C, then 115mL of MTBE and 115mL of water were added and stirred for 30 minutes. The layers were separated and the organic layer was washed with 2 X 60mL of 20% aqueous NaCl. The solvent was removed to yield 12.96g ( 121% yield) of 1-6* or 1-7* as a crude dark oil. It should be noted that the oil contains residual solvent, Pd and boronic acid impurity.

‘ll NMR (400 MHz, d6-DMSO) : 58.90 (d, J= 2.2Hz, 1H), 8.22 ( dd, J= 8.3, 2.3Hz, 1H), 7.91 (m, 2H), 7.54 ( m, 4H), 7.14 ( m, 1H), 7.02 (m,lH), 3.41 (m, 1H), 3.27 ( dd, J= 14.0, 2.7, 1H). MS m/z 461 (M+H+)

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Med. Chem. Commun., 2016,7, 1285-1306

DOI: 10.1039/C6MD00222F

Fungal infections directly affect millions of people each year. In addition to the invasive fungal infections of humans, the plants and animals that comprise our primary food source are also susceptible to diseases caused by these eukaryotic microbes. The need for antifungals, not only for our medical needs, but also for use in agriculture and livestock causes a high demand for novel antimycotics. Herein, we provide an overview of the most commonly used antifungals in medicine and agriculture. We also present a summary of the recent progress (from 2010–2016) in the discovery/development of new agents against fungal strains of medical/agricultural relevance, as well as information related to their biological activity, their mode(s) of action, and their mechanism(s) of resistance.

 

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Design and optimization of highly-selective fungal CYP51 inhibitors
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able 3.Antifungal activity of difluoromethyl-pyridyl-benzenes

Antifungal activity of difluoromethyl-pyridyl-benzenes
Compound R C. albicans MICa T. rubrum MICa CYP3A4 IC50b Selectivity indexc
7a Cl ⩽0.001 0.004 36 9000
7b CF3 ⩽0.001 0.002 54 27,000
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OCF3 ⩽0.001 ⩽0.001 79 >79,000
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VT 1161

OCH2CF3 ⩽0.001 ⩽0.001 65 >65,000
Itraconazole 0.016 0.062 0.07 1.1
aMinimum concentration that achieved 50% inhibition of fungal growth; MIC units in μg/mL.5
bInhibition of CYP3A4 measured in microsomes obtained from pooled human hepatocytes, IC50 units in μM.8
cIn vitro selectivity calculated as CYP3A4 IC50/T. rubrum MIC.
(R)-(+)-Enantiomers (7a7d) were isolated from racemates using chiral chromatography.
16 Hoekstra, W.J.; Schotzinger, R.J.; Rafferty, S.W. U.S. Patent 8,236,962 issued Aug. 7, 2012.

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<p>Formula (I)</p> <p>Crizotinib is a potent small-molecule inhibitor of c-Met/HGFR (hepatocyte growth factor receptor) kinase and ALK (anaplastic lymphoma kinase) activity. Enantiomerically pure compound of formula I was first disclosed in US Patent No. 7,858,643. Additionally, the racemate of compound of formula I was disclosed in U.S. patent application 2006/0128724, both of these references discloses similar methods for the synthesis of Compound of Formula I.</p> <p>Conventionally, the compounds of formula I are prepared by reacting Bis(pinacolato)diboron with protected 5-bromo-3-[l-(2,6-dichloro-3-fluoro-phenyl)-ethoxy]-pyridin-2-ylamine in the presence of Pd catalyst. The obtained product after deprotection is reacted with N- protected 4-(4-bromo-pyrazol-l-yl)-piperidine in the presence of Pd Catalyst. The obtained product is filtered through celite pad and purified by Column Chromatography. The final product of formula I was obtained by deprotection of the purified compound by using HCl/dioxane. US Patent No. 7,858,643 provides enantiomerically pure aminoheteroaryl compounds, particularly aminopyridines and aminopyrazines, having protein tyrosine kinase activity. More particularly, US 7,858,643 describes process for the preparation of 3-[(lR)-l-(2,6- dichloro-3-fluorophenyl)ethoxy]-5-(l-piperidin-4-ylpyrazol-4-yl)pyridin-2-amine. The Scheme is summarized below in Scheme- 1 :</p>

<p>Scheme-1</p> <p>wherein, “Boc” means tert-butoxycarbonyl; and a) (Boc)<sub>2</sub>, DMF, Dimethylaminopyridine b) Pd(dppf)Cl<sub>2</sub>, KOAc, Dichloromethane; c) HC1, Dioxane, Dichloromethane; d) Pd(PPh<sub>3</sub>)<sub>2</sub>Cl<sub>2</sub>, Na<sub>2</sub>C0<sub>3</sub>, DME/H<sub>2</sub>0; e) 4M HCl/Dioxane, Dichloromethane</p> <p>A similar process has been disclosed in the U.S. patent application 2006/0128724 for the preparation of Crizotinib. J. Jean Cui et. al. in J. Med. Chem. 2011, 54, 6342-6363, also provides a similar process for the preparation of Crizotinib and its derivatives.</p> <p>However, above mentioned synthetic process requires stringent operational conditions such as filtration at several steps through celite pad. Also column chromatography is required at various steps which is not only tedious but also results in significant yield loss. Another disadvantage of above process involves extensive use of palladium catalysts, hence metal scavengers are required to remove palladium content from the desired product at various steps which makes this process inefficient for commercial scale.</p> <p>Yet another disadvantage of above process is the cost of Bis(pinacolato)diboron. This reagent is used in excess in the reaction mixture resulting in considerable cost, especially during large-scale syntheses.</p> <p>US Patent No. 7,825,137 also discloses a process for the preparation of Crizotinib where Boc protected 4-(4-iodo-pyrazol-l-yl)-piperidine is first reacted with Bis(pinacolato)diboron in the presence of Pd catalyst. The reaction mixture is filtered through a bed of celite and the obtained filtrate is concentrated and purified by silica gel chromatography to give to form tert-butyl-4-[4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)-lH-pyrazol-l-yl]piperidine-l- carboxylate. To this compound, 5-bromo-3-[l-(2,6-dichloro-3-fluoro-phenyl)-ethoxy]- pyridin-2-ylamine is added in the presence of a Pd catalyst. The reaction mixture is stirred for 16h at 87°C. The reaction mixture is filtered through celite pad and the concentrated filtrate is purified on silica gel column to obtain (4-{6-amino-5-[(R)-l-(2,6-dichloro-3-fluoro- phenyl)-ethoxy]-pyri- din-3-yl}-pyrazol-l-yl)-piperidine-l-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester of 95% purity. To the solution of resulting compound in dichloromethane 4N HCl/Dioxane is added and thereby getting the reaction suspension is filtered in Buchner funnel lined with filter paper. The obtained solid is dissolved in HPLC water and pH is adjusted to 10 with the addition of Na<sub>2</sub>C0<sub>3</sub> Compound is extracted using dichloroform and is purified on a silica gel column by eluting with CH<sub>2</sub>Cl<sub>2</sub> MeOH/NEt<sub>3</sub> system to obtain Crizotinib. The scheme is summarized below in scheme 2:</p>

<p>Formula (i) Formula (ii)</p>

<p>Formula (iii) Formula (ii) ula (iv)</p>

<p>Formula (v) Formula (I)</p> <p>Scheme-2</p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”>Preparation of Crizotinib:</span></p> <p>To a stirred solution of Tert-butyl 4-(4-{ 6-amino-5-[(li?)-l-(2,6-dichloro-3- fluorophenyl)ethoxy]pyridin-3 -yl } – lH-pyrazol- 1 -yl)piperidine- 1 -carboxylate (material obtained in Example 3) (l.Og, 0.00181 moles) in dichloromethane (-13 ml) at 0°C was added 4.0 M dioxane HQ (6.7 ml, 0.0272 moles). Reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 4h. After the completion of reaction monitored by TLC, solid was filtered and washed with dichloromethane (10 ml). The obtained solid was dissolved in water (20 ml); aqueous layer was extracted with dichloromethane (10×2). The pH of aqueous layer was adjusted to 9-10 with Na<sub>2</sub>C03 and compound was extracted with dichloromethane (10 x 3), combined organic layers were washed with water (20 ml), evaporated under vacuum to get solid product. The solid was stirred with ether (10 ml), filtered off, washed well with ether, dried under vacuum to get <span style=”color:#ff0000;”>Crizotinib.</span></p> <p>Yield: 0.45g (55 %)</p> <p>HPLC Purity: 99.35 %</p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”>1HNMR (400 MHz, CDC1<sub>3</sub>) δ: 7.76 (d, J = 1.6 Hz, 1H), 7.56 (s, 1H), 7.49 (s, 1H), 7.30 (dd, J = 9.2 Hz), 7.0 (m, 1H), 6.86 (d, J = 1.6 Hz, 1H), 6.09 ( q, J= 6.8 Hz, 1H), 4.75 (brs, 1H), 4.19 (m, 1H), 3.25 (m, 2H), 2.76 (m, 2H), 2.16 (m, 2H), 1.92 (m, 2H), 1.85 (d, J= 6.8 Hz, 3H), 1.67 (brs, 1H)</span></p> <p>…………………………</p> <p><a href=”http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040403914000872″>http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040403914000872</a></p&gt;

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A novel approach for the synthesis of Crizotinib (1) is described. In addition, new efficient procedures have been developed for the preparation of (S)-1-(2,6-dichloro-3-fluorophenyl)ethanol (2) and tert-butyl 4-(4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)piperidine-1-carboxylate (4), the key intermediates required for the synthesis of Crizotinib.

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4-(4-Iodo-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)piperidine is a key intermediate in the synthesis of Crizotinib. We report a robust three-step synthesis that has successfully delivered multi-kilogram quantities of the key intermediate. The process includes nucleophilic aromatic substitution of 4-chloropyridine with pyrazole, followed by hydrogenation of the pyridine moiety and subsequent iodination of the pyrazole which all required optimization to ensure successful scale-up.

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<p class=”articleBody_abstractText”>A robust six-step process for the synthesis of crizotinib, a novel c-Met/ALK inhibitor currently in phase III clinical trials, has been developed and used to deliver over 100 kg of API. The process includes a Mitsunobu reaction, a chemoselective reduction of an arylnitro group, and a Suzuki coupling, all of which required optimization to ensure successful scale-up. Conducting the Mitsunobu reaction in toluene and then crystallizing the product from ethanol efficiently purged the reaction byproduct. A chemoselective arylnitro reduction and subsequent bromination reaction afforded the key intermediate <b>6</b>. A highly selective Suzuki reaction between <b>6</b> and pinacol boronate <b>8</b>, followed by Boc deprotection, completed the synthesis of crizotinib <b>1</b>.</p> </div> <p><span id=”d43162769e1806″ class=”title2″>3-[(1<i>R</i>)-1-(2,6-Dichloro-3-fluorophenyl)ethoxy]-5-[1-(piperidin-4-yl)-1<i>H</i>-pyrazol-4-yl]pyridin-2-amine <b>1</b></span></p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”> <i>crizotinib</i><b>1</b> (20.7 kg, 80%) as a white solid. </span></p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”>Mp 192 °C;</span></p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”><sup>1</sup>H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl<sub>3</sub>) δ: 7.78 (d, <i>J</i> = 1.8 Hz, 1H), 7.58 (s, 1H), 7.52 (s, 1H), 7.31 (dd, <i>J</i> = 9.0, 4.9 Hz, 1H), 7.06 (m, 1H), 6.89 (d, <i>J</i> = 1.7 Hz, 1H), 6.09 (q, 1H), 4.79 (br s, 2H), 4.21 (m, 1H), 3.26 (m, 2H), 2.78 (m, 2H), 2.17 (m, 2H), 1.90 (m, 2H), 1.87 (d, <i>J</i> = 6.7 Hz, 3H), 1.63 (br s, 1H).</span></p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”> <sup>13</sup>C NMR (100.6 MHz, CDCl<sub>3</sub>) δ: 157.5 (d, <i>J</i> = 250.7 Hz), 148.9, 139.8, 137.0, 135.7, 135.6, 129.9, 129.0 (d, <i>J</i> = 3.7 Hz), 122.4, 122.1 (d, <i>J</i> = 19.0 Hz), 119.9, 119.3, 116.7 (d, <i>J</i> = 23.3 Hz), 115.0, 72.4, 59.9, 45.7, 34.0, 18.9.</span></p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”> LC-MS: found <i>m</i>/<i>z</i> 450.0, 451.0, 452.0, 453.0, 454.0, 455.0. </span></p> <p><span style=”color:#ff0000;”>Anal. Calcd for C<sub>21</sub>H<sub>22</sub>Cl<sub>2</sub>FN<sub>5</sub>O: C, 56.01; H, 4.92; N, 15.55. Found: C, 56.08; H, 4.94; N, 15.80.</span></p>

Cui, J. J.; Botrous, I.; Shen, H.; Tran-Dube, M. B.; Nambu, M. D.; Kung, P.-P.; Funk, L. A.; Jia, L.; Meng, J. J.; Pairish, M. A.; McTigue, M.; Grodsky, N.; Ryan, K.; Alton, G.; Yamazaki, S.; Zou, H.; Christensen, J. G.; Mroczkowski, B.Abstracts of Papers; 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, United States, April 6–10, 2008.

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VT 1129 BENZENE SULFONATE

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MF C22 H14 F7 N5 O2, MW 513.37
2-Pyridineethanol, α-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-β,β-difluoro-α-(1H-tetrazol-1-ylmethyl)-5-[4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]-, (αR)-
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Viamet, in collaboration with Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected diseases, is investigating quilseconazole benzenesulfonate (VT-1129), a small-molecule lanosterol demethylase (CYP51) inhibitor, developed using the company’s Metallophile technology, for treating fungal infections, including Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis.

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