PMID: 11841871Feb 14, 2002

Conformationally restrained analogues of sympathomimetic catecholamines. Synthesis and adrenergic activity of 5,6- and 6,7-dihydroxy-3,4-dihydrospiro[naphthalen-1(2H)-2',5'-morpholines

European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
A BalsamoP Nieri


The 5,6- (10a) and 6,7-dihydroxy-3,4-dihydrospiro[naphthalen-1(2H)-)-2',5'-morpholine](11a) and their N-isopropyl derivatives (10b and 11b) (DDSNMs), which can be viewed as the result of the combination of the structure of the 2-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)morpholine 5a or 5b (DPMs) with the structure of the corresponding 1-(aminomethyl)-5,6-dihydroxy- (8a or 8b) or 1-(aminomethyl)-6,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalen-ol (9a or 9b) (1-AMDTNs) were synthesised. The new compounds DDSNMs 10a,b and 11a,b were assayed for their alpha- and beta-adrenergic properties by means of binding experiments and functional tests and the results were compared with those obtained for catecholamines 1a, b and the previously described morpholine (5) and tetrahydronaphthalene (8, 9) derivatives. The affinity and activity indices thus obtained indicate in general a low ability of the new compounds 10 and 11 to interact with the alpha- and beta-adrenoceptors, which, in all cases, was lower than that of the corresponding morpholine (5) and tetrahydronaphthalene (8, 9) analogues.


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