The two pairs of enantiomers of isoxazolidin-3-ones 3 and 4 were synthesized by means of Lipase PS-catalyzed hydrolyses of suitable racemic butyrates. The same butyrates were also employed as key intermediates in the preparation of racemic 3 and 4. The antimuscarinic potency of the new compounds was assayed in two in vitro functional tests. The eutomers (-)-3 and (-)-4 share the same stereochemistry (5R) of the most potent enantiomer of `'azamuscarone'' 2, a structurally related muscarinic agonist. Such a spatial arrangement around the chiral center of 2-4, coupled with the low values of eudismic ratio, represents an anomaly among the chiral muscarinic ligands. This anomaly was accounted for by the absence of a chiral center at C-2, a positon whose configuration is crucial in determining the high enantioselectivity of muscarinic agonists and antagonists.
|Titolo:||SYNTHESIS AND PHARMACOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF NEW CHIRAL MUSCARINIC ANTAGONISTS|
DE AMICI, MARCO (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/08 - Chimica Farmaceutica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|