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Details for Patent: 4,880,637

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Details for Patent: 4,880,637

Title: Compositions of catecholic butanes with zinc
Abstract:The present invention provides new compositions comprising catecholic butanes and ionic zinc. The invention also relates to pharmacologically active compositions comprising said new compositions, which are useful in the treatment of benign, premalignant and malignant solid tumors, especially those of the skin. The ionic zinc may be in the form of a zinc salt, and the preferred catecholic butane is nordihydroguaiaretic acid.
Inventor(s): Jordan; Russell T. (Fort Collins, CO)
Assignee: Chemex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Denver, CO)
Filing Date:Oct 28, 1986
Application Number:06/924,620
Claims:1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising at least 1 catecholic butane of the formula: ##STR3## wherein R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are independently H, lower alkyl, or lower acyl;

R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, R.sub.6, R.sub.10, R.sub.11, R.sub.12 and R.sub.13 are independently H or lower alkyl;

R.sub.7, R.sub.8 and R.sub.9 are independently H, hydroxy, lower alkoxy or lower acyloxy; and

ionic zinc.

2. The compositions according to claim 1 wherein said ionic zinc is in the form of a zinc salt or chelate of said catecholic butane.

3. The compositions according to claim 1 wherein said ionic zinc is in the form of a zinc salt or a chelate of zinc.

4. The compositions according to claim 1 wherein the molar ratio of said catecholic butane to said ionic zinc is between about 10:1 and 1:20.

5. The composition according to claim 4 wherein the catecholic butane is nordihydroguaiaretic acid.

6. The composition according to claim 5 wherein the source of the ionic zinc is zinc chloride.

7. Pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and the composition of claim 6 wherein said ionic zinc is derived from a pharmaceutically acceptable salt.

8. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and the composition of claim 4 wherein said ionic zinc is derived from a pharmaceutically acceptable salt.

9. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and the composition of claim 5 wherein said ionic zinc is derived from a pharmaceutically acceptable salt.

10. The composition according to claim 1 wherein said catecholic butane contains at least one lower alkyl ether derivative moiety.

11. The composition according to claim 1 wherein said catechol butane contains at least one lower acyl ether derivative moiety.

12. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the ionic zinc is a cation of a pharmaceutically acceptable soluble salt.

13. The composition according to claim 1, wherein lower alkyl is C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 alkyl, R.sub.3 and R.sub.4 are C.sub.1 -C.sub.3 alkyl and the lower acyl is a [C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 ] acyl.

14. The composition according to claim 1, wherein the catecholic butane is selected from the group consisting of 1,4-bis(3,4-dihydroxphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)butane; 1,4-bis(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-diethoxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-dipropoxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-4-(3,4,5-trihydroxyphenyl) butane; 1,4-bis(3,4-diacetoxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-dipropionyloxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-dibutyroyloxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-divaleroyloxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-dipivaloyloxyphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; 1,4-bis(3,4-dineopentylcarboxylphenyl)-2,3-dimethylbutane; and 1-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-4-phenylbutane; 1-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)-4-(2,5-dihydroxyphenyl) butane.

15. The pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1 wherein the catecholic butane is nordihydroguaiaretic acid in any of its racemic forms.

16. The composition according to claim 1 wherein the catecholic butane is selected from the group consisting of nordihydroguaiaretic acid tetrapivalate, nordihydroguaiaretic acid tetrapropionate and all optical configurations thereof.

17. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and the composition of claim 1.

18. A method for treating disorders of the skin, which comprises topically administering to a mammal in need of said treatment an effective amount of a composition comprising ionic zinc and at least one catecholic butane of the formula: ##STR4## wherein R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 are independently H, lower alkyl or lower acyl;

R.sub.3, R.sub.4, R.sub.5, R.sub.6, R.sub.10, R.sub.11, R.sub.12 and R.sub.13 are independently H or lower alkyl;

R.sub.7, R.sub.8 and R.sub.9 are independently H, hydroxy, lower alkoxy or lower acyloxy; and

ionic zinc.

19. The method according to claim 18, wherein the catecholic butane is nordihydroguaiaretic acid, and the ionic zinc is a cation of a pharmaceutically acceptable water soluble salt.

20. The method according to claim 18 wherein the catecholic butane is selected from the group consisting of nordihydroguaiaretic acid in any of its racemic forms, nordihydroguaiaretic acid tetrapivalate, nordihydroguaiaretic acid tetrapropionate and all optical configurations thereof.

21. The method according to claim 18 wherein the disorder of the skin is actinic keratosis.

22. The method according to claim 18 wherein the disorder of the skin is a tumor.

23. The method according to claim 22, wherein 2-20 mg of composition are applied to each cm.sup.2 of solid tumor.

24. The method according to claim 18 wherein the disorder of the skin is psoriasis.

25. The method according to claim 18 wherein the disorder of the skin is selected from the group consisting of tumors, actinic keratosis, acne, psoriasis, skin wounds warts, bacterial infections, fungal infections and viral infections.
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