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Claims for Patent: 5,457,105

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Claims for Patent: 5,457,105

Title: Quinazoline derivatives useful for treatment of neoplastic disease
Abstract:The invention concerns quinazoline derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 includes hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl, hydroxyamino, (1-4C)alkoxyamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy and (1-3C)alkylenedioxy; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 includes hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano and (1-4C)alkyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof; processes for their preparation; pharmaceutical compositions containing them; and the use of the receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitory properties of the compounds in the treatment of cancer.
Inventor(s): Barker; Andrew J. (Macclesfield, GB2)
Assignee: Zeneca Limited (London, GB2)
Application Number:08/284,293
Patent Claims: 1. A quinazoline derivative of the formula I

wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl, hydroxyamino, (1-4C)alkoxyamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-l[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, pyrrolidin-1-yl, piperidino, morpholino, piperazin-1-yl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N, N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperidino-(1-4C)alkyl, morpholino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperazin-1-yl-(1-4C) alkyl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(1-4C) alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C) alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, phenoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, anilino-(1-4C)alkyl, phenylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N-(1-4C) alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N, N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkoxy, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, phenyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, anilino-(2-4C)alkoxy, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperidino-(2-4C)alkoxy, morpholino-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, halogeno-(2-4C)alkylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-( 2-4C)alkylamino, carboxy-(1-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N, N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkylamino, di-1(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, anilino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido, benzenesulphonamido, 3-phenylureido, 2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl, 2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carboxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino or di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, and wherein said benzamido or benzenesulphonamido substituent or any anilino, phenoxy or phenyl group in a R.sup.1 substituent may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl or (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof; except that 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4,-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof are excluded.

2. A quinazoline derivative of the formula I ##STR7## wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl, hydroxyamino, (1-4C)alkoxyamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C) alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, pyrrolidin-1-yl, piperidino, morpholino, piperazin-1-yl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C) alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C) alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperidino-(1-4C)alkyl, morpholino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, phenoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, anilino-(1-4C)alkyl, phenylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkoxy, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, phenyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, anilino-(2-4C)alkoxy, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperidino-(2-4C)alkoxy, morpholino-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, halogeno-(2-4C)alkylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, carboxy-(1-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N, N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkylamino, di-1(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, anilino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido, benzenesulphonamido, 3-phenylureido, 2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl, 2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carboxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino or di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, and wherein said benzamido or benzenesulphonamido substituent or any anilino, phenoxy or phenyl group in a R.sup.1 substituent may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyl, or benzamido, wherein said benzamido group may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof; except that 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof are excluded.

3. A quinazoline derivative of the formula I as claimed in claim 1 wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C) alkyl]carbamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]-carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperidino-(1-4C)alkyl, morpholino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl(1-4C)alkoxy, amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4c)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkoxy, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, halogeno-(2-4C)alkylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, carboxy-(1-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N, N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido, benzenesulphonamido, halogeno-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carboxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino or di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, and wherein said benzamido or benzenesulphonamido substituent may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl or (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof; except that 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof are excluded.

4. A quinazoline derivative of the formula I as claimed in claim 1 wherein m is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7 -hydroxy, amino, carboxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido or benzenesulphonamido, and wherein said last 2 substituents may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl or (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof; except that 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof are excluded.

5. A quinazoline derivative of the formula I as claimed in claim 1 and subject to the provisos stated in claim 1 wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, amino, ureido, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, hydroxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, methyl, ethyl, a 6- or 7-methoxy, ethoxy, propoxy, isopropoxy or butoxy group, methylenedioxy, ethylenedioxy, methyl amino, ethyl amino, dimethylamino, diethylamino, piperidino, morpholino, methylthio, ethylthio, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, methoxymethyl, piperidinomethyl, morpholinomethyl, piperazin-1-ylmethyl, methoxyethoxymethyl, methylthiomethyl, 2-hydroxyethylthiomethyl, anilinomethyl, phenylthiomethyl, cyanomethyl, 2-bromoethoxy, 2-hydroxyethoxy, 3-hydroxypropoxy, 2-methoxyethoxy, 2-ethoxyethoxy, 3-methoxypropoxy, 3-ethoxypropoxy, methoxycarbonylmethoxy, ethoxycarbonylmethoxy, carbamoylmethoxy, 2-dimethylaminoethoxy, 2-diethylaminoethoxy, 2-methoxyacetoxy, benzyloxy, 2-anilinoethoxy, 2-piperidinoethoxy, 2-morpholinoethoxy, 2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethoxy, 2-hydroxyethylamino, 3-hydroxypropylamino, 2-methoxyethylamino, 2-ethoxyethylamino, 3-methoxypropylamino, 3-ethoxypropylamino, 2-dimethylaminoethylamino, 2-diethylaminoethylamino, 3-dimethylaminopropylamino, 3-diethylaminopropylamino, acetamido, propionamido, benzamido, 3-phenylureido, 2-chloroacetamido, 2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl, 2-hydroxyacetamido, 2-methoxyacetamido or 2-ethoxyacetamido; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, fluoro, chloro, bromo, trifluoromethyl, nitro, cyano, methyl or ethyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

6. A quinazoline derivative of the formula I as claimed in claim 1 and subject to the provisos stated in claim 1 wherein (R.sup.1).sub.m is 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, 6,7-dihydroxy, 6-amino, 7-amino, 6-ureido, 6-trifluoromethoxy, 6-methyl, 6,7-dimethyl, 6-methoxy, 7-methoxy, 6,7-dimethoxy, 6,7-diethoxy, 6-hydroxy-7-methoxy, 7-hydroxy-6-methoxy, 6-amino-7-methoxy, 6-amino-7-methylthio, 5-amino-6,7-dimethoxy, 6-methoxy-7-isopropoxy, 6,7-methylenedioxy, 6,7-ethylenedioxy, 6-dimethylamino, 6-methoxymethyl, 6-(2-methoxyethoxymethyl), 6-cyanomethyl, 7-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-6-methoxy, 6,7-di-(2-hydroxyethoxy), 6-(2-methoxyethoxy), 6-methoxy-7-(2-methoxyethoxy), 6,7-di-(2-methoxyethoxy), 7-(2-bromoethoxy)-6-methoxy, 7-benzyloxy-6-methoxy, 6-(2-methoxyethylamino), 6-acetamido, 6-(2-chloroacetamido), 6-(2-methoxyacetamido) or 7-(2-methoxyacetamido); and (R.sup.2).sub.n is hydrogen, 4'-fluoro, 3'-chloro, 3'-bromo, 3', 4'-dichloro, 4'-fluoro-3'-chloro, 3'-trifluoromethyl, 4'-fluoro-3'-trifluoromethyl, 3'-nitro, 3'-nitro-4'-chloro, 3'-nitro-4'-fluoro or 3'-methyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable acid-addition salt thereof.

7. A quinazoline derivative, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable acid-addition salt thereof, selected from: 4-(3,-chloro-4'-fluoroanilino)-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline, 4-(3,,4,-dichloroanilino)-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline, 6,7-dimethoxy-4-(3'-nitroanilino)quinazoline, 6,7-diethoxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 6-methoxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 4-(3,-chloroanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 6,7-ethylenedioxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 6-amino-7-methoxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 4-(3'-methylanilino)-6-ureidoquinazoline and 6-(2-methoxyethoxymethyl)-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline.

8. A quinazoline derivative of the formula I as claimed in claim 1 and subject to the provisos stated in claim 1 wherein (R.sup.1).sub.m is 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, 6,7-dihydroxy, 6-amino, 7-amino, 6-ureido, 6-trifluoromethoxy, 6-methyl, 6,7-dimethyl, 6-methoxy, 7-methoxy, 6,7-dimethoxy, 6,7-diethoxy, 6-hydroxy-7-methoxy, 7-hydroxy-6-methoxy, 6-amino-7-methoxy, 6-amino-7-methylthio, 5-amino-6,7-dimethoxy, 6-methoxy-7-isopropoxy, 6,7-methylenedioxy, 6,7-ethylenedioxy, 6-methylamino, 7-methylamino, 6-dimethylamino, 6-amino-7-methylamino, 6-methoxymethyl, 6-bromomethyl, 6-(2-methoxyethoxymethyl), 6-cyanomethyl, 6-methylthiomethyl, 6-phenylthiomethyl, 7-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-6-methoxy, 6,7-di-(2-hydroxyethoxy), 6-(2-bromoethoxy), 6-(2-methoxyethoxy), 6-methoxy-7-(2-methoxyethoxy), 6,7-di-(2-methoxyethoxy), 7-(2-bromoethoxy)-6-methoxy, 7-benzyloxy-6-methoxy, 6-(2-methoxyethylamino), 6-acetamido, 6-benzamido, 6-(2-chloroacetamido), 6-(2-methoxyacetamido) or 7-(2-methoxyacetamido); and (R.sup.2).sub.n is hydrogen, 4'-fluoro, 3'-chloro, 3'-bromo, 3',4'-dichloro, 4'-fluoro-3'-chloro, 3'-trifluoromethyl, 4'-fluoro-3'-trifluoromethyl, 3'-nitro, 3'-nitro-4'-chloro, 3'-nitro-4'-fluoro or 3'-methyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable acid-addition salt thereof.

9. A quinazoline derivative, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable acid-addition salt thereof, selected from: 6,7-di-(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 6-dimethylamino-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline and 6-benzamido-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline.

10. A pharmaceutical composition which comprises a quinazoline derivative of the formula I ##STR8## wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C) alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C) alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl, hydroxyamino, (1-4C)alkoxyamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, pyrrolidin-1-yl, piperidino, morpholino, piperazin-1-yl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperidino-(1-4C)alkyl, morpholino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperazin-1-yl-(1-4 C)alkyl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, phenoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, anilino-(1-4C)alkyl, phenylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkoxy, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, phenyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, anilino-(2-4C)alkoxy, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperidino-(2-4C)alkoxy, morpholino-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, halogeno-(2-4C)alkylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, carboxy-(1-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkylamino, di-1(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, anilino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido, benzenesulphonamido, 3-phenylureido, 2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl, 2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carboxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino or di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, and wherein said benzamido or benzenesulphonamido substituent or any anilino, phenoxy or phenyl group in a R.sup.1 substituent may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl or (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof; except that 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof are excluded.

11. A pharmaceutical composition which comprises a quinazoline derivative of the formula I ##STR9## wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7 -hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl, hydroxyamino, (1-4C)alkoxyamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C) alkyl]amino, pyrrolidin-1-yl, piperidino, morpholino, piperazin-1-yl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperidino-(1-4C)alkyl, morpholino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, phenoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, anilino-(1-4C)alkyl, phenylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkoxy, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, phenyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, anilino-(2-4C)alkoxy, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperidino-(2-4C)alkoxy, morpholino-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(2 -4C)alkoxy, halogeno-(2-4C)alkylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, carboxy-(1-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl -(1-4C)alkylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkylamino, di-1(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, anilino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido, benzenesulphonamido, 3-phenylureido, 2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl, 2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carboxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carbamoyl-( 2-4C)alkanoylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl- (2-4C)alkanoylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino or di-1(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, and wherein said benzamido or benzenesulphonamido substituent or any anilino, phenoxy or phenyl group in a R.sup.1 substituent may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyl, or benzamido, wherein said benzamido group may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof; except that 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof are excluded.

12. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I ##STR10## wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl, hydroxyamino, (1-4C)alkoxyamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, pyrrolidin-1-yl, piperidino, morpholino, piperazin-1-yl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperidino-(1-4C)alkyl, morpholino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C) alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2 -4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, phenoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, anilino-(1-4C)alkyl, phenylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N,N-di-[ (1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkoxy, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, phenyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, anilino-(2-4C)alkoxy, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperidino-(2-4C)alkoxy, morpholino-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, halogeno-(2-4C)alkylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, carboxy-(1-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, carbamoyl-( 1-4C )alkylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, anilino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido, benzenesulphonamido, 3-phenylureido, 2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl, 2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carboxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino or di-1(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, and wherein said benzamido or benzenesulphonamido substituent or any anilino, phenoxy or phenyl group in a R.sup.1 substituent may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyl, or benzamido, wherein said benzamido group may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C) alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

13. A quinazoline derivative, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable acid-addition salt thereof, selected from:

6,7-dimethoxy-4-(3'-trifluoromethylanilino)quinazoline, 6-hydroxy-7-methoxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 7-hydroxy-6-methoxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 7-amino-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 6-amino-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 6-amino-4-(3'-chloroanilino)quinazoline, 6-acetamido-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 6-(2-methoxyethylamino)-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 7-(2-methoxyacetamido)-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, 7-(2-hydroxyethoxy)-6-methoxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline and 7-(2-methoxyethoxy)-6-methoxy-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline.

14. The quinazoline derivative, or pharmaceutically-acceptable acid-addition salt thereof, as claimed in claim 13, being:

6-amino-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline.

15. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal having a receptor tyrosine kinase sensitive cancer which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, as claimed in any one of claims 1, 13 or 14, or a quinazoline derivative selected from 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7,8-trimethoxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof.

16. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal having a receptor tyrosine kinase sensitive cancer selected from leukemia, breast, lung, colon, rectal, stomach, prostate, bladder, pancreatic and ovarian cancer, which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, as claimed in any one of claims 1, 13 or 14, or a quinazoline derivative selected from 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7,8-trimethoxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof.

17. A method for producing an anti-proliferative effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, as claimed in any one of claims 1, 13 or 14, or a quinazoline derivative selected from 4-(4,-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4,-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 4-(4,-hydroxyanilino)-6,7,8-trimethoxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxvauinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof.

18. A method for producing an anti-proliferative effect mediated alone or in part by inhibition of the enzyme receptor tyrosine kinase in a warm-blooded animal which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, as claimed in any one of claims 1, 13 or 14, or a quinazoline derivative selected from 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7,8-trimethoxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof.

19. A method for treating the proliferation of malignant cells characterized by inhibition of the enzyme receptor tyrosine kinase which comprises administering an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, as claimed in any one of claims 1, 13 or 14, or a quinazoline derivative selected from 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7,8-trimethoxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof.

20. A method for producing a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitory effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, as claimed in any one of claims 1, 13 or 14, or a quinazoline derivative selected from 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7,8-trimethoxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof.

21. A method for treating in a warm-blooded animal a disease or medical condition mediated alone or in part by the enzyme receptor tyrosine kinase which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, as claimed in any one of claims 1, 3 or 14, or a quinazoline derivative selected from 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6-methoxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7-methylenedioxyquinazoline, 4-(4'-hydroxyanilino)-6,7,8-trimethoxyquinazoline, 6-amino-4-(4'-aminoanilino)quinazoline, 4-anilino-6-methylquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof and 4-anilino-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline or the hydrochloride salt thereof.

22. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of a quinazoline derivative of the formula I ##STR11## wherein m is 1, 2 or 3 and each R.sup.1 is independently 6-hydroxy, 7-hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, ureido, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl, hydroxyamino, (1-4C)alkoxyamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxyamino, trifluoromethoxy, (1-4C)alkyl, 6-(1-4C)alkoxy, 7-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylenedioxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, pyrrolidin-1-yl, piperidino, morpholino, piperazin-1-yl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, bromomethyl, dibromomethyl, hydroxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N, N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, amino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperidino-(1-4C)alkyl, morpholino-(1-4C)alkyl, piperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C) alkylamino-(1-4C) alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C) alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C) alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, phenoxy-(1-4C)alkyl, anilino-(1-4C)alkyl, phenylthio-(1-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C) alkoxy-(2-4C) alkoxy, carboxy-(1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkoxy, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkoxy, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoyloxy, phenyl-(1-4C)alkoxy, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkoxy, anilino-(2-4C)alkoxy, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperidino-(2-4C)alkoxy, morpholino-(2-4C)alkoxy, piperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, 4-(1-4C)alkylpiperazin-1-yl-(2-4C)alkoxy, halogeno-(2-4C)alkylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyloxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, carboxy-(1-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenyl-(1-4C)alkylamino, phenoxy-(2-4C)alkylamino, anilino-(2-4C)alkylamino, phenylthio-(2-4C)alkylamino, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonylamino, (1-4C)alkylsulphonylamino, benzamido, benzenesulphonamido, 3-phenylureido, 2-oxopyrrolidin-1-yl, 2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carboxy-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, carbamoyl-( 2-4C)alkanoylamino, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, N,N-di-[(1-4C)alkyl]carbamoyl- (2-4C)alkanoylamino, amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, (1-4C)alkylamino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino or di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino-(2-4C)alkanoylamino, and wherein said benzamido or benzenesulphonamido substituent or any anilino, phenoxy or phenyl group in a R.sup.1 substituent may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; n is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.2 is independently hydrogen, hydroxy, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, amino, nitro, cyano, (1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, di-[(1-4C)alkyl]amino, (1-4C)alkylthio, (1-4C)alkylsulphinyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, (2-4C)alkanoylamino, (2-4C)alkanoyl, or benzamido, wherein said benzamido group may optionally bear one or two halogeno, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy substituents; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

23. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of the quinazoline derivative 6-amino-4-(3'-methylamino)quinazoline, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

24. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of the quinazoline derivative 6-acetamido-4-(3'-methylanilino) quinazoline, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

25. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of the quinazoline derivative 6-(2-methoxyethylamino))-4-(3'methylanilino)quinazoline, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

26. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of the quinazoline derivative 6-methoxy-7-(2-methoxyethoxy)-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

27. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of the quinazoline derivative 4-(3'-chloro-4'-fluoroanilino)-6,7-dimethoxyquinazoline, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

28. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of the quinazoline derivative 6-(2-chloroacetamido)-4-(3'-methylanilino)quinazoline, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.

29. A method for producing an anti-cancer effect in a warm-blooded animal in need of such treatment which comprises administering to said animal an effective amount of the quinazoline derivative 6-methylamino-4-(3'-methylanilino) quinazoline, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.
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