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|Title:||8-[3-amino-piperidin-1-yl]-xanthines, the preparation thereof and their use as pharmaceutical compositions|
|Abstract:||The present invention relates to substituted xanthines of general formula ##STR00001## wherein R.sup.1 to R.sup.3 are as defined herein, the tautomers, the stereoisomers, the mixtures, the prodrugs thereof and the salts thereof which have valuable pharmacological properties, particularly an inhibiting effect on the activity of the enzyme dipeptidylpeptidase-IV (DPP-IV).|
|Inventor(s):||Himmelsbach; Frank (Mittelbiberach, DE), Langkopf; Elke (Biberach an der Riss, DE), Eckhardt; Matthias (Biberach an der Riss, DE), Maier; Roland (Biberach an der Riss, DE)|
|Assignee:||Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Ingelheim am Rhein, DE)|
|Filing Date:||Jan 14, 2014|
|Claims:||1. A compound of formula (III) ##STR00006## wherein R.sup.1 is 4-methyl-2-quinazolinylmethyl, R.sup.2 is methyl, and R.sup.3 is 2-butyn-1-yl. |
2. 1-[(4-methyl-quinazolin-2-yl)methyl]-3-methyl-7-(2-butyn-1-yl)-8-[(R)-- 3-(tert.-butyloxycarbonylamino)-piperidin-1-yl]-xanthine.
3. 1-[(4-methyl-quinazolin-2-yl)methyl]-3-methyl-7-(2-butyn-1-yl)-8-[(S)-- 3-(tert.-butyloxycarbonylamino)-piperidin-1-yl]-xanthine.
4. A process for preparing a compound of formula (I), ##STR00007## the process comprising deprotecting a compound of formula (III) ##STR00008## wherein R.sup.1 is 4-methyl-2-quinazolinylmethyl, R.sup.2 is methyl, and R.sup.3 is 2-butyn-1-yl.
5. The process according to claim 4, wherein the tert.-butyloxycarbonyl group is cleaved by treatment with an acid or by treatment with bromotrimethylsilane or iodotrimethylsilane, optionally using a solvent at temperatures between 0 and 80.degree. C.
6. The process according to claim 5, wherein the acid is trifluoroacetic acid or hydrochloric acid.
7. The process according to claim 5, wherein the solvent is selected from the group consisting of methylene chloride, ethyl acetate, dioxane, methanol, isopropanol and diethyl ether.
8. A process for preparing a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of formula (I) of claim 4, the process comprising: preparing the compound of formula (I) according to the process of claim 4; and combining the compound of formula (I), optionally in combination with an additional active substance, with one or more inert carriers and/or diluents into a galenic preparation selected from the group consisting of a plain or coated tablet, capsule, powder, suspension and suppository.
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