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|Title:||Process for preparing 2-methyl-thieno-benzodiazepine|
|Abstract:||2-Methyl-4-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-10H-thieno-[2,3-b][1,5]benzodiazepine, or an acid salt thereof, has pharmaceutical properties, and is of particular use in the treatment of disorders of the central nervous system. The compound has the following structure: ##STR1##|
|Inventor(s):||Chakrabarti; Jiban Kumar (Camberley, GB), Hotten; Terrence Michael (Farnborough, GB), Tupper; David Edward (Reading, GB)|
|Assignee:||Eli Lilly And Company and Limited (Basingstoke, GB)|
|Filing Date:||Jul 24, 1998|
|Claims:||1. A method of preparing 2-methyl-4-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-10H-thieno[2,3-b][1,5]-benzodiazepine comprising the following steps: |
A) preparing 2-amino-5-methylthiophene-3-carbonitrile by mixing sulfur, propional-dehyde in dimethyl formamide, then adding triethyl amine, then adding malononitrile;
B) preparing 2-(2-nitroanilino)-5-methylthiophene-3-carbonitrile from the reaction product of step (A) by reaction with a slurry of sodium hydride dispersed in oil in tetrahydrofuran and 2-fluoro-nitrobenze;
C) preparing 4-amino-2-methyl-10H-thiono[2,3-b][1,5]benzodiazepine hydrochloride from the reaction product of step (B) by reacting with a slurry of 2-(2-nitroanilino)-5-methyl-thiophene-3-carbonitrile in ethanol and a solution of anhydrous stannous chloride in hydrochloric acid;
D) preparing 2-methyl-4-(4-methyl-1-piperazinyl)-10H-thieno[2,3-b][1,5]benzodiazepine by refluxing the reaction product of step (C) with a mixture of N-methylpiperazine, dimethylsulphoxide and toluene.
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