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Details for Patent: 5,071,861

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Details for Patent: 5,071,861

Title: Alpha-heterocycle substituted tolunitriles
Abstract:The invention is concerned with aromatase inhibiting compounds of formula I ##STR1## wherein R and Ro represent hydrogen or lower alkyl; or R and Ro located on adjacent carbon atoms and together when combined with the benzene ring to which they are attached form a naphthalene or tetrahydronaphthalene ring; R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 independently represent hydrogen, lower alkyl, (lower alkyl, aryl or aryl-lower alkyl)-thio, lower alkenyl, aryl, aryl-lower alkyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl, or C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl-lower alkyl; or R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 combined represent lower alkylidene, mono- or di-aryl-lower alkylidene; R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 combined also represent C.sub.4 -C.sub.6 -straight chain alkylene, lower alkyl-substituted straight chain alkylene or ortho-phenylene bridged-C.sub.2 -C.sub.4 -straight chain alkylene, each forming with the carbon atom attached thereto a corresponding optionally substituted or benzo-fused 5, 6 or 7-membered ring; W represents 1-imidazolyl, 1-(1,2,4- or 1,3,4-triazolyl or 3-pyridyl; or W represents 1-imidazolyl, (1-1,2,4 or 1,3,4)-triazolyl or 3-pyridyl substituted by lower alkyl; and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
Inventor(s): Bowman; Robert M. (Summit, NJ), Steele; Ronald E. (Long Valley, NJ), Browne; Leslie J. (Aesch, CH)
Assignee: Ciba-Geigy Corporation (Ardsley, NY)
Filing Date:Apr 18, 1990
Application Number:07/510,501
Claims:1. A compound of the formula ##STR17## wherein R and R.sub.o represent hydrogen or lower alkyl; or R and R.sub.o located on adjacent carbon atoms and together when combined with the benzene ring to which they are attached form a naphthalene or tetrahydronaphthalene ring; R.sub.1 represents hydrogen; R.sub.2 represents hydrogen, lower alkyl, lower alkenyl, aryl, aryl-lower alkyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl, or C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl-lower alkyl; or R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 combined represent lower alkylidene, mono- or di-aryl-lower alkylidene; R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 combined also represent C.sub.4 -C.sub.6 -straight chain alkylene, lower alkyl-substituted straight chain alkylene or CH.sub.2 -ortho-phenylene-CH.sub.2 ; W represents 3-pyridyl or 3-pyridyl substituted by lower alkyl; aryl within the above definitions represents phenyl or phenyl substituted by one or two substituents selected from lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, hydroxy, lower alkanoyloxy, aroyloxy, nitro, amino, halogen, trifluoromethyl, cyano, carboxy, carboxy funtionalized in form of a pharmaceutically acceptable ester or amide, lower alkanoyl, aroyl, lower alkylsulfonyl, sulfamoyl, N-lower alkylsulfamoyl and N,N-di-lower alkylsulfamoyl; and aryl within the above definitions also represents 2- 3-, or 4-pyridyl or a said pyridyl radical monosubstituted by lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, cyano or halogen; and aroyl within the above definitions represents benzoyl or benzoyl substituted by lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, halogen or trifluoromethyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

2. A compound of the formula ##STR18## wherein R.sub.1 ' represents hydrogen; R.sub.2 ' represents hydrogen, lower alkyl, phenyl, lower alkylthio, phenyl-lower alkylthio, phenylthio, pyridyl or benzyl; or R.sub.2 ' represents phenyl, phenyl-lower alkylthio, phenylthio or benzyl, each monosubstituted on the phenyl ring by cyano, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, hydroxy, lower alkanoyloxy, aroyloxy, nitro, halogen, trifluoromethyl, lower alkanoyl, aroyl, lower alkylsulfonyl, carbamoyl, N-mono- or N,N-di-lower alkylcarbamoyl, sulfamoyl, N-mono- or N,N-di-lower alkylsulfamoyl; or R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.2 ' combined represent together lower alkylidene, benzylidene or diphenylmethylidene; or R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.2 ' combined represent together C.sub.4 -C.sub.6 straight chain alkylene; R.sub.3 represents hydrogen or lower alkyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

3. A compound according to claim 2 of the formula VI wherein R.sub.1 ' represents hydrogen; R.sub.2 ' represents hydrogen, lower alkyl, pyridyl, benzyl or phenyl; or R.sub.2 ' represents benzyl or phenyl, each monosubstituted on phenyl by cyano, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, hydroxy, lower alkanoyloxy, halogen, nitro, trifluoromethyl, lower alkanoyl, aroyl, lower alkylsulfonyl, carbamoyl, N-mono- or N,N-di-lower alkyl-carbamoyl, sulfamoyl, N-mono or N,N-di-lower alkylsulfa-moyl; R.sub.3 represents hydrogen or lower alkyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

4. A compound according to claim 2 wherein R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.3 represent hydrogen; R.sub.2 ' represents hydrogen, lower alkyl, benzyl, phenyl, or 3- or 4-pyridyl; or R.sub.2 ' represents phenyl or benzyl each substituted on phenyl by cyano, halogen, lower alkoxy, lower alkyl or trifluoromethyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

5. A compound according to claim 2 wherein R.sub.1 ' and R.sub.3 represent hydrogen; R.sub.2 ' represents 3- or 4-pyridyl, p-cyanobenzyl or p-cyanophenyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

6. A compound according to claim 2 which is 4-(3-pyridylmethyl)-benzonitrile or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

7. A compound according to claim 2 which is 4-[.alpha.-(3-pyridyl)-3-pyridylmethyl]benzonitrile or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

8. A compound according to claim 2 which is 4-[.alpha.-(4-pyridyl)-3-pyridylmethyl]benzonitrile or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

9. A compound according to claim 2 which is 4-[.alpha.-(4-cyanophenyl)-3-pyridylmethyl]-benzonitrile or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

10. An aromatase inhibiting pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective aromatose inhibiting amount of a compound of claim 2 in combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers.

11. A method of inhibiting aromatase activity and suppressing estrogen synthesis in mammals which comprises administering to a mammal in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of claim 12 or of a said compound inc combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers.

12. A method of inhibiting aromatase activity and suppressing estrogen synthesis in mammals which comprises administering to a mammal in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of the formula ##STR19## wherein R and R.sub.o represent hydrogen or lower alkyl; or R and R.sub.o located on adjacent carbon atoms and together when combined with the benzene ring to which they are attached form a naphthalene or tetrahydronaphthalene ring; R.sub.1 represents hydrogen; R.sub.2 represents hydrogen, lower alkyl, (lower alkyl, aryl or aryl-lower alkyl)-thio, lower alkenyl, aryl, aryl-lower alkyl, C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl, or C.sub.3 -C.sub.6 -cycloalkyl-lower alkyl; or R.sub.1 and R.sub.2 combined represent lower alkylidene, or mono- or di-aryl-lower alkylidene; R.sub.1 andR.sub.2 combined also represent C.sub.4 -C.sub.6 -straight chain alkylene, lower alkyl-substituted straight chain alkylene or CH.sub.2 -ortho-phenylene-CH.sub.2 ; W represents 3-pyridyl or 3-pyridyl substituted by lower alkyl; aryl within the above definitions represents phenyl or phenyl substituted by one or two substituents selected from lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, hydroxy, lower alkanoyloxy, aroyloxy, nitro, amino, halogen, trifluoromethyl, cyano, carboxy, carboxy functionalized in form of a pharmaceutically acceptable ester or amide, lower alkanoyl, aroyl, lower alkysulfonyl, sulfamoyl, N-lower alkylsulfamoyl and N,N-di-lower alkylsulfamoyl; and aryl within the above definitions also represents 2-, 3-, or 4-pyridyl or said heterocyclic radical monosubstituted by lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, cyano or halogen; and aroyl within the above definitions represents benzoyl or benzoyl substituted by lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, halogen or trifluoromethyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; or of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a said compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers.
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