|Title:|| Processes for preparing substituted 1,3-oxathiolanes with antiviral properties|
|Abstract:||Disclosed are processes for preparing compounds of the formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts or esters thereof: ##STR1## wherein R.sub.2 is a purine or pyrimidine base or an analogue or derivative thereof; and Z is S, S.dbd.O or SO.sub.2. The invention also relates to intermediates of use in the preparation of these compounds.|
|Inventor(s):|| Belleau, deceased; Bernard (late of Westmount, CA), Mansour; Tarek (Montreal, CA), Tse; Allan (Ville St-Laurent, CA), Evans; Colleen A. (Montreal, CA), Jin; Haolun (Pierrefonds, CA), Zacharie; Boulos (Laval des Rapides, CA), Nguyen-Ba; Nghe (La Prairie, CA) |
|Assignee:|| BioChem Pharma Inc. (Laval, CA) |
|Filing Date:||Jun 06, 1995|
|Claims:||1. An intermediate useful in the production of oxathiolane compounds, said intermediate selected from the group consisting of: |
trans-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-hydroxy-1,3-oxathiolane, and mixtures thereof; and
trans-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-acetoxy-1,3-oxathiolane, and mixtures thereof.
2. An intermediate useful in the production of oxathiolane compounds, said intermediate selected from the group consisting of:
cis-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-(4',5'-dichlorobenzoyloxy)-1,3-oxathiolane, trans-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-(4',5'-dichlorobenzoyloxy)-1,3-oxathiolane, and mixtures thereof;
cis-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-trimethylacetoxy-1,3-oxathiolane, trans-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-trimethylacetoxy-1,3-oxathiolane, and mixtures thereof;
cis-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-(2',2',2'-trichloroethoxycarbonyloxy)-1,3-oxathiol ane, trans-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-(2',2',2'-trichloroethoxycarbonyloxy)-1,3-oxath iolane, and mixtures thereof;
cis-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-(ethoxycarbonyloxy)-1,3-oxathiolane, trans-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-ethoxycarbonyloxy-1,3-oxathiolane, and mixtures thereof; and
cis-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-(methoxycarbonyloxy)-1,3-oxathiolane, trans-2-benzoyloxymethyl-5-methoxycarbonyloxy-1,3-oxathiolane, and mixtures thereof.