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Details for Patent: 6,232,334

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Details for Patent: 6,232,334

Title: Benzimidazole derivatives, their production and use
Abstract:Benzimidazole derivatives of the formula (I): ##STR1## wherein the ring A is a benzene ring which may optionally contain substitution in addition to the R' group; R.sup.1 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted hydrocarbon residue; R.sup.2 is a group capable of forming an anion or a group convertible thereinto; X is a direct bond or a spacer having an atomic length of two or less between the phenylene group and the phenyl group; R' is carboxyl, an ester thereof, an amide thereof or a group capable of forming an anion or convertible to an anion; Y is --O--, --S(O).sub.m -- or --N(R.sup.4)-- wherein m is an integer of 0, 1 or 2 and R.sup.4 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted alkyl group; and n is an integer of 1 or 2; and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, have potent angiotensin II antagonistic activity and antihypertensive activity, thus being useful as therapeutic agents for treating circulatory system diseases such as hypertensive diseases, heart diseases, strokes, cerebral apoplexy and nephritis.
Inventor(s): Naka; Takehiko (Kobe, JP), Nishikawa; Kohei (Kyoto, JP), Kato; Takeshi (Higashiosaka, JP)
Assignee: Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, JP)
Filing Date:Aug 18, 1999
Application Number:09/376,494
Claims:1. A compound of the formula: ##STR46##

wherein the ring A is a benzene ring which may be substituted or unsubstituted in addition to the R' group; with a substituent selected from the group consisting of 1) halogen; 2) nitro; 3) cyano; 4) amino; 5) N--C.sub.1-4, alkylamino; 6) N--N--di--C.sub.1-4 alkylamino; 7) phenylamino; 8) naphthylamino; 9) benzylamino; 10) naphthylmethylamino; 11) morpholino; 12) piperidino; 13) piperazino; 14) N-phenylpiperazino;

15) a group having the formula --W--R.sup.13 wherein W is i) a chemical bond, ii) --O--, iii) --S-- or iv) --C(.dbd.O)-- and

R.sup.13 is i) hydrogen or ii) C.sub.1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with a) hydroxyl, b) amino, c) dimethylamino, d) diethylamino, e) piperidino, f) morpholino, g) halogen or h) C.sub.1-4 alkoxy;

16) a group having a formula: --(CH.sub.2).sub.p --CO--D wherein p is 0 or 1, and D is i) hydrogen, ii) hydroxyl, iii) amino, iv) N--C.sub.1-4 alkylamino: v) N--N--di-C.sub.1-4 alkylamino; vi) C.sub.1-6 alkoxy optionally substituted with a) hydroxyl, b) amino, c) dimethylamino, d) diethylamino, e) piperidino, f) morpholino, g) halogen, h) C.sub.1-6 alkoxy, i) C.sub.1-6 alkylthio, j) dioxolenyl or k) 5-methyl-2-oxo-1,3-dioxolen4-yl on the alkyl moiety, or

vii) a group having the formula: --OCH(R.sup.9) OCOR.sup.10 wherein

R.sup.9 is a) hydrogen, b) straight or branched C.sub.1-6 alkyl, c) cyclopentyl, d) cyclohexyl, or e) cycloheptyl, and

R.sup.10 is a) straight or branched C.sub.1-6 alkyl, b) straight or branched C.sub.2-8 alkenyl, c) cyclopentyl, d) cyclohexyl, e) cycloheptyl, f) C.sub.1-3 alkyl which is substituted with phenyl, p-chlorophenyl or C.sub.5-7 cycloalkyl, g) C.sub.2-3 alkenyl which is substituted with phenyl or C.sub.5-7 cycloalkyl, h) phenyl, i) p-tolyl, j) naphthyl, k) straight or branched C.sub.1-6 alkoxy, l) straight or branched C.sub.2-8 alkenyloxy, m) cyclopentyloxy, n) cyclohexyloxy, o) cycloheptyloxy, p) C.sub.1-3 alkoxy which is substituted with phenyl or C.sub.5-7 cycloalkyl, g) C.sub.2-3 alkenyloxy which is substituted with phenvl or C.sub.5-7 cycloalkyl, r) phenoxy, s) p-nitrophenoxy or t) naphthoxy;

17) tetrazolyl optionally protected with i) C.sub.1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with C.sub.1-4 alkoxy or phenyl, ii) C.sub.2 -.sub.5 alkanoyl or iii) benzoyl;

18) trifluoromethanesulfonic amido;

19) phosphono (PO(OH).sub.2); and 20) sulfo (SO.sub.2 H);

whereby one or two of these substituents may be substituted at various positions of the benzene ring, and

whereby when two substituents are present at the 4 and 5 or 5 and 6 positions on the ring A, they may be taken together to form a benzene ring

whereby such rings may be substituted with the same groups as for the ring A,

R.sup.1 is

1) hydrogen:

2) C.sub.1-8 alkalyl, C.sub.2-8 alkenyl, C.sub.2-8 alknyl or C.sub.3-6 cycloalkyl group which groups may be substituted with i) hydroxyl, ii) amino, iii) methylamino iv) halogen or v) C.sub.1-4 alkoxy;

3) phenyl optionally substituted with i) halogen, ii) nitro, iii) C.sub.1-4 alkoxy or C.sub.1-4 alkyl; or

4) phenyl-C.sub.1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with i) haloen, ii) nitro, iii) C.sub.1-4 alkoxy or iv) C.sub.1-4 alkyl on the benzene ring; and

R.sup.2 is

1) carboxyl;

2) tetrazolyl;

3) trifluoromethanesulfonic amido;

4) phosphono (PO(OH).sub.2);

5) sulfo (SO.sub.3 H);

6) cyano; or

7) C.sub.1-4 alkoxycarbonyl; each of which may be protected with i) C.sub.1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with C.sub.1-4 alkoxy or phenyl, ii) C.sub.2-5 alkanoyl or iii) benzoyl;

X is a chemical bond, C.sub.1-4 alkylene wherein the number of carbon atoms in the straight chain of said C.sub.1-4 alkylene is 1 or 2, --CO--, --O--, --S--, --NH--, --CONH--, --OCHI--, SCH.sub.2 -- or --CH.dbd.CH--;

R' is a group of the formula: --CO--D' wherein D' is hydroxy or lower (C.sub.1-6) alkoxy optionally substituted with hydroxy, optionally substituted amino, halogen, lower (C.sub.1-6) alkoxy, lower (C.sub.1-6) alkylthio or optionally substituted dioxolenyl on the alkyl moiety; Y is --O--, --S(O).sub.m -- or --N(R.sup.4)-- wherein m is an integer of 0, 1 or 2 and R.sup.4 is hydrogen or optionally substituted alkyl group, wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.4 may be taken together with the N atom to form a ring and n is an integer of 1 or 2; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

2. A compound according to claim 1, wherein R.sup.1 is a C.sub.1-5 alkyl or C.sub.2-5 alkenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, hydroxyl, an amino group or a C.sub.1-4 alkoxy group.

3. A compound or a salt thereof according to claim 1, wherein R.sup.1 is phenyl which may be substituted with halogen, nitro, C.sub.1-4 alkoxy, or C.sub.1-4 alkyl.

4. A compound according to claim 1, wherein R.sup.1 is phenyl-C.sub.1-4 alkyl which may be substituted with halogen, nitro, C.sub.1-4 alkoxy, or C.sub.1-4 alkyl.

5. A compound or a salt thereof according to claim 1, wherein R.sup.2 is a tetrazolyl group optionally protected with C.sub.1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with C.sub.1-4 alkoxy or phenyl, C.sub.2-5 alkanoyl or benzoyl, a carboxyl group optionally protected with C.sub.1-4 alky optionaly substituted with C.sub.1-4 alkoxy or phenyl, or trifluoromethanesulfonic amide.

6. A compound or a salt thereof according to claim 1, wherein R.sup.2 is a tetrazolyl group.

7. A compound according to claim 1, wherein the ring A is a benzene ring which contains no substitution in addition to the R' group.

8. A compound according to claim 1, wherein X is a chemical bond between the phenylene group and the phenyl group.

9. A compound according to claim 1, which is ethyl 2-propoxy-1-[[2'-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl]benzimidazole-7-ca rboxylate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

10. A compound according to claim 1, which is 2-propoxy-1-[[2'-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl]benzimidazole-7-ca rboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

11. A compound according to claim 1, which is carboxylate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

12. A compound according to claim 1, which is benzimidazole-7-carboxylate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

13. A compound according to claim 1, which is benzimidazole-7-carboxylate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

14. A compound according to claim 1, which is 2-methylthio-1-[[2'-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl]benzimidazole-7 -carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

15. A compound according to claim 1, which is 2-ethylthio-1-[[2'-(1H-tetrozol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl]benzimidazole-7- carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

16. A compound according to claim 1, which is 2-propylthio-l-[[2'-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl]bennzimidazole- 7-carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

17. A compound according to claim 1, which is ethyl 2-ethylamino-1-benzimidazole-7-carboxylate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

18. A compound according to claim 1, which is ethyl 2-propylamino-1-benzimidazole-7-carboxylate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

19. A compound according to claim 1, which is methyl 2-methoxy-1-benzimidazole-7 carboxylate acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

20. A compound according to claim 1, which is 2-methoxy-1-[[2'-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl]benzimidazole-7-ca rboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

21. A compound according to claim 1, which is 2-ethylamino-1-[[2'-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-yl]methyl]benzimidazole-7 -carboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

22. A compound according to claim 1, which is 2-propylamino-1-benzamidzaole-7-carboxylic acid or a pharmaetuecitcallu acceptable salt thereof.

23. A compound according to claim 1, which is (5-methyl-2-oxo-1,3-dioxolen-4-yl)methyl 2-ethoxy-1-benzyimdaloze-7-carboxlate or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

24. A pharmaceutical composition for antagonizing angiotensin II which comprises a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to claim 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in admixture with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, excipient or diluent.

25. A method for antagonizing angiotensin II in a mammal which comprises administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to claim 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
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