(19)
(11)EP 1 043 308 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
24.09.2003 Bulletin 2003/39

(21)Application number: 98959168.0

(22)Date of filing:  11.12.1998
(51)Int. Cl.7C07C 229/18, C07C 237/06, A61K 31/165, A61K 31/195, A61K 31/215
(86)International application number:
PCT/JP9805/605
(87)International publication number:
WO 9903/1045 (24.06.1999 Gazette  1999/25)

(54)

PHENYLAMINOALKYLCARBOXYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES AND MEDICINAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME

PHENYLAMINOALKYLCARBONSÄURE-DERIVATE UND MEDIZINISCHE ZUSAMMENSETZUNGEN, DIE DIESE ENTHALTEN

DERIVES D'ACIDE PHENYLAMINOALKYLCARBOXYLIQUE ET COMPOSITIONS MEDICAMENTEUSES LES CONTENANT


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IT LI LU NL PT SE

(30)Priority: 18.12.1997 JP 37008797

(43)Date of publication of application:
11.10.2000 Bulletin 2000/41

(73)Proprietor: Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Matsumoto-shi Nagano 399-8710 (JP)

(72)Inventors:
  • TAMAI, Tetsuro
    Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano 399-8101 (JP)
  • TANAKA, Nobuyuki
    Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano 399-8204 (JP)
  • MUKAIYAMA, Harunobu
    Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano 399-8301 (JP)
  • HIRABAYASHI, A., Haitsu Kashiwabara A106
    Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano 399-8304 (JP)
  • MURANAKA, Hideyuki, Rasukasasu Azumino 305
    Minamiazumi-gun ,Nagano 399-8201 (JP)
  • SATO, Masaaki
    Minamiazumi-gun, Nagano 399-1702 (JP)
  • AKAHANE, Masuo
    Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-0221 (JP)

(74)Representative: Baverstock, Michael George Douglas et al
BOULT WADE TENNANT, Verulam Gardens 70 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8BT
London WC1X 8BT (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
JP-A- 58 015 941
JP-A- 62 175 458
JP-A- 59 031 740
  
      
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    Description


    [0001] The present invention relates to novel phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivatives and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof which are useful as medicaments.

    Background Art



    [0002] It is known that three subtypes of sympathomimetic β-adrenoceptor, which have been classified as β1, β2 and β3, are present and that each receptor subtype is distributed in specified organs and the living body and has specific functions.

    [0003] For example, β1-adrenoceptor is mainly present in the heart and the stimulation of this receptor leads to increment of heart rate and cardiac contractility. β2-Adrenoceptor is mainly present in smooth muscle of blood vessels, the trachea and uterus. The stimulation of this receptor leads to vasodilation, bronchodilation and inhibition of uterine contraction. β3-Adrenoceptor is mainly present in adipocytes, the gallbladder and intestinal tract. It is known that β3-adrenoceptor is also present in the brain, liver, prostate and stomach. It has been reported that the stimulation of β3-adrenoceptor leads to increment of lipolysis, inhibition of intestinal tract motility, increment of glucose uptake, anti-depression and so on (Drugs of the Future, Vol.18, No.6, pp.529-549 (1993); Molecular Brain Research, Vol. 29, pp. 369-375 (1995); European Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 289, pp. 223-228 (1995); Pharmacology, Vol. 51, pp. 288-297 (1995)).

    [0004] In addition, it has been recently reported that β3-adrenoceptor is predominantly present in human bladder and that human bladder is relaxed by a β3-adrenoceptor stimulant (The Japanese Journal of Urology, Vol. 88, No. 2, p.183 (1997); NEUROUROLOGY AND URODYNAMICS, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 363-365 (1997)).

    [0005] Many β1-adrenoceptor stimulants and β2-adrenoceptor stimulants have been developed and are used for medicinal purposes as cardiotonics, bronchodilators, preventive agents for threatened abortion or premature labor, and so on.

    [0006] On the one hand, it has been found that β3-adrenoceptor stimulants are useful as agents for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakyuria, urinary incontinence, depression, the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract and so on. Consequently, studies have been actively made to develop agents for the prevention or treatment of such diseases, but no β3-adrenoceptor stimulant has been sold yet (Drugs of the Future, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 529-549 (1993); European Journal of Pharmacology, Vol. 219, pp. 193-201 (1992) etc.).

    [0007] European Patent Application No. EP-A-68669 (Beecham Group plc) discloses secondary phenylethanol amines which have anti-obesity and/or hypoglycaemic and/or anti-inflammatory and/or platelet aggregation inhibition activity. Example 8 therein discloses the compound N-[2-(4-methoxycarbonylmethylaminophenyl)-1-methylethyl]-2-hydroxy-2-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl) ethanamine:



    [0008] Therefore, it has been desired to develop novel β3-adrenoceptor stimulants having excellent β3-adrenoceptor stimulating effects.

    [0009] More preferably, it has been desired to develop novel and more selective β3-adrenoceptor stimulants having potent β3-adrenoceptor stimulating effects in comparison with β1 and/or β2-adrenoceptor stimulating effects and having attenuated side effects caused by β1 and β2-adrenoceptor stimulating effects such as palpitation and tremor.

    Disclosure of the Invention



    [0010] The present inventors have studied extensively to reach the above objectives. As a result, it was found that certain phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivatives have potent stimulating effects on β3-adrenoceptors, thereby forming the basis of the present invention.

    [0011] Accordingly, the present invention relates to a phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the general formula:

    wherein R1 represents a hydroxy group, a lower alkoxy group, an aralkoxy group, an amino group, an alicyclic amino group or a mono or di(lower alkyl)amino group which may have a hydroxy group or a lower alkoxy group as a substituent; R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a lower alkyl group; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; R4 and R5 are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or a lower alkyl group; A represents a lower alkylene group; the carbon atom marked with (R) represents a carbon atom in (R) configuration; and the carbon atom marked with (S) represents a carbon atom in (S) configuration, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

    [0012] The present invention relates to a pharmaceutical composition comprising the phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the above general formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

    [0013] The present invention relates to a β3-adrenoceptor stimulant comprising as the active ingredient the phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the above general formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

    [0014] The present invention relates to an agent for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract which comprises as the active ingredient the phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the above general formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

    [0015] The present invention relates to a use of the phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the above general formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract.

    [0016] The present invention relates to a process for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of biliary tract, characterized in the use, as an essential constituent of said pharmaceutical composition, of the phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the above general formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt.

    [0017] In the compounds represented by the above general formula (I) of the present invention, the term "lower alkoxy group" means a straight or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms such as a methoxy group, an ethoxy group, a propoxy group, an isopropoxy group and a butoxy group; the term "aralkoxy group" means the above lower alkoxy group having an aryl group such as a phenyl group and a naphthyl group; the term "lower alkyl group" means a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms such as a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, an isopropyl group and a butyl group; the term "alicyclic amino group" means an aliphatic cycloamino group which may have an oxygen atom in the ring chain such as a piperidino group, a morpholino group and a 1-pyrrolidinyl group; the term "halogen atom" means a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom or an iodine atom; and the term "lower alkylene group" means a straight alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms such as a methylene group, an ethylene group; a trimethylene group and a tetramethylene group.

    [0018] The compounds represented by the above general formula (I) of the present invention can be prepared according to the following procedures.

    [0019] For example, the compounds of the present invention can be prepared by allowing an amine compound represented by the formula:

    wherein the carbon atom marked with (R) and the carbon atom marked with (S) have the same meanings as defined above, to react with an alkylating agent represented by the general formula:

    wherein R6 represents a protected carboxy group; X represents a leaving group; and R2, R3, R4, R5 and A have the same meanings as defined above; in the presence or absence of a base such as N,N-diisopropylethylamine in an inert solvent such as N,N-dimethyl-formamide, removing the carboxy-protective group or subjecting the resulting compound to amidation using ammonia, a mono or di(lower alkyl)amine compound which may have a hydroxy group or a lower alkoxy group as a substituent, or an alicyclic amine compound,in the usual way as occasion demands.

    [0020] The amine compound represented by the above formula (II) which is used as a starting material in the above production process can be prepared by optical resolution of a commercially available enantiomeric mixture in the usual way or a method described in the literature (e.g., J. Med. Chem., Vol. 20, No. 7, pp.978-981(1977)).

    [0021] The compounds represented by the above general formula (III) which are used as starting materials in the above production process can be prepared by subjecting an amine compound represented by the general formula:

    wherein X1 represents a hydroxy group, a chlorine atom or a bromine atom; and R4 and R5 have the same meanings as defined above, to N-alkylation using an alkylating agent represented by the general formula:

            X―A―R6     (V)

    wherein X2 represents a chlorine atom, a bromine atom or an iodine atom; and R6 and A have the same meanings as defined above in the presence of a base such as potassium carbonate, subjecting the resulting compound to halogenation of the benzene ring and/or alkylation of the secondary amino group in the usual way as occasion demands to give a compound represented by the general formula:

    wherein R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, A and X1 have the same meanings as defined above, and, when X1 is a hydroxy group, converting the hydroxy group to a leaving group in the usual way.

    [0022] Of the compounds represented by the above general formula (III) which are used as starting materials in the above production process, compounds represented by the general formula:

    wherein R3a represents a halogen atom; and R2, R6, A and X have the same meanings as defined above can be prepared by subjecting a phenethyl alcohol derivative represented by the general formula:

    wherein R3a has the same meaning as defined above, to protection of the amino group and the hydroxy group by a trifruoroacetyl group and a tetrahydropyranyl group respectively in the usual way, subjecting the resulting compound represented by the general formula :

    wherein R3a has the same meaning as defined above, to N-alkylation using the alkylating agent represented by the above general formula (V) in the presence of a base such as sodium hydride, removing the protective group of the amino group and the hydroxy group, subjecting the resulting compound to alkylation of the secondary amino group in the usual way as occasion demands to give a compound represented by the general formula:

    wherein R2, R3a, R6 and A have the same meanings as defined above, and converting the hydroxy group to a leaving group in the usual way.

    [0023] Of the compounds represented by the above general formula (III) which are used as starting materials in the above production process, compounds represented by the general formula:

    wherein R4b represents a halogen atom; R5a represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; and R2, R3, R6, A and X have the same meanings as defined above, can be prepared by converting the hydroxy group of a phenethyl alcohol derivative represented by the general formula:

    wherein R4b has the same meaning as defined above; to a leaving group in the usual way, reducing the nitro group to an amino group in the usual way, subjecting the resulting compound to N-alkylation using the alkylating agent represented by the above general formula (V) in the presence of a base such as potassium carbonate to give a compound represented by the general formula:

    wherein R4b, R6, A and X have the same meanings as defined above), and subjecting the resulting compound to halogenation of the benzene ring and/or N-alkylation of the secondary amino group in the usual way as occasion demands.

    [0024] The compounds represented by the above general formulae (IV), (V), (VII) and (X) which are used as starting materials in the above production process can be prepared from a commercially available reagent in the usual way or a method described in the literature (Org. Synth., III, pp.183-184(1955); J. Med. Chem., Vol.15, No.5, pp. 490-493 (1972); a published Japanese Patent Application (KOKOKU) No. Sho 47-45747; J. Med. Chem., Vol.28, No.12, pp.1828-1832(1985); Helvetica Chimica Acta, Vol.64, pp.1688-1703(1981), etc.).

    [0025] In the above production process, the term "protected carboxy group" means an ester group including a straight or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms such as a methoxycarbonyl group, an ethoxycarbonyl group, a propoxycarbonyl group and an isopropoxycarbonyl, and an amide group including an amino group which may have one or two alkyl groups having 1 to 6 carbon atoms (e.g., an amino group, a methylamino group, a dimethylamino group) and an alicyclic amino group (e.g., a piperidino group, a morpholino group); the term "leaving group" means a leaving group which is used generally in N-alkylation such as a p-toluenesulfonyloxy group, a methanesulfonyloxy group, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom and an iodine atom.

    [0026] The phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivatives represented by the above general formula (I) of the present invention can be converted to their pharmaceutically acceptable salts in the usual way. Examples of such salts include acid addition salts formed with mineral acids such as hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid and phosphoric acid; acid addition salts formed with organic acids such as formic acid, acetic acid, methanesulfonic acid, benzenesulfonic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, propionic acid, citric acid, succinic acid, tartaric acid, fumaric acid, butyric acid, oxalic acid, malonic acid, maleic acid, lactic acid, malic acid, carbonic acid, glutamic acid, aspartic acid; and inorganic base salts such as a sodium salt, a potassium salt and a calcium salt.

    [0027] The compounds of the present invention obtained by the above production process can be isolated and purified by conventional separation means such as fractional recrystallization, purification using column chromatography and solvent extraction.

    [0028] The compounds of the present invention include their solvates with pharmaceutically acceptable solvents such as water and ethanol.

    [0029] The compounds represented by the above general formula (I) of the present invention and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof have excellent β3-adrenoceptor stimulating effects and are extremely useful as medicaments such as agents for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract.

    [0030] In the compounds represented by the above general formula (I) of the present invention, compounds wherein the substituent R1 represents a hydroxy group or a lower alkoxy group are preferred and compounds wherein the substituents R4 and R5 independently represent a hydroxy group or a halogen atom are preferred.

    [0031] In the compounds represented by the above general formula (I) of the present invention, for example, compounds represented by the general formula:

    wherein R1a represents a hydroxy group or a lower alkoxy group; R4a and R5a are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; and R2, R3, the carbon atom marked with (R) and the carbon atom marked with (S) have the same meanings as defined above, are preferred because these compounds have potent β3-adrenoceptor stimulating effects compared with β1 and/or β2-adrenoceptor stimulating effects thereof and have attenuated side effects caused by β1 and/or β2-adrenoceptor stimulating effects.

    [0032] Specifically, compounds represented by the general formula:

    wherein R5b represents a hydrogen atom or a chlorine atom; and R1a, the carbon atom marked with (R) and the carbon atom marked with (S) have the same meanings as defined above, are preferred.

    [0033] When the phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivatives represented by the above general formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof of the present invention are employed in practical treatment, they are administered orally or parenterally as powders, granules, fine granules, tablets, capsules, injections, solutions, ointments, and suppositories. These pharmaceutical compositions can be formulated in accordance with conventional methods using conventional pharmaceutical carriers and excipients.

    [0034] The dosage is appropriately decided depending on the age, sex, body weight, degree of symptoms of each patient to be treated, which is approximately within the range of from 1 to 1,000 mg per day per adult human in the case of oral administration and approximately within the range of from 0.01 to 100 mg per day per adult human in the case of parenteral administration, and the daily dose can be divided into one to several doses per day.

    Best Mode for Carrying Out the Invention



    [0035] The present invention is further illustrated in more detail by way of the following Reference Examples, Examples and Test Examples. The present invention is not limited thereto.

    Reference Example 1


    4-(2-Bromoethyl)aniline hydrobromide



    [0036] To 4-aminophenethyl alcohol (25g) was added 48% hydrobromic acid (250ml), and the mixture was heated under reflux for 4 hours with stirring. After cooling, collection of the resulting precipitates by filtration gave 4-(2-bromoethyl)aniline hydrobromide (30.3g).
    1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 3.15 (2H, t, J=7.0Hz), 3.74 (2H, t, J=7.0Hz), 7.25 (2H, d, J=8.0Hz), 7.38 (2H, d, J=8.0Hz), 9.70 (2H, br)

    Reference Example 2


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate



    [0037] To a solution of 4-(2-bromoethyl)aniline hydrobromide (9.15g) in N,N-dimethylformamide (65ml) were added potassium carbonate (4.95g) and ethyl bromoacetate (3.97ml), and the mixture was stirred for 36 hours at room temperature. The reaction mixture was poured into ice-water, and collection of the resulting precipitates by filtration gave ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate (8.39g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.29 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.04 (2H, t, J=7.8Hz), 3.49 (2H, t, J=7.8Hz), 3.88 (2H, s), 4.15-4.35 (2H, m), 6.56 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.02 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)

    Reference Example 3


    2-[[4-(2-Bromoethyl)phenyl]amino-N,N-dimethylacetamide



    [0038] 2-[[4-(2-Bromoethyl)phenyl]amino]-N,N-dimethylacetamide was prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Reference Example 2 using 2-bromo-N,N-dimethylacetamide.
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 2.95-3.10 (8H, m), 3.50 (2H, t, J=7.8Hz), 3.84 (2H, s), 4.87 (1H, br s), 6.58 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.03 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)

    Reference Example 4


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate



    [0039] To a solution of 4-aminophenethyl alcohol (25g) in N,N-dimethylformamide (500ml) were added potassium carbonate (30g) and ethyl bromoacetate (24ml), and the mixture was stirred for 16 hours at room temperature. Diethylamine (38ml) was added to the reaction mixture, and the resulting mixture was stirred for 1 hour. The insoluble material was filtered off and the filtrate was concentrated in vacuo. To the residue was added diethyl ether, and the resulting insoluble material was filtered off. The filtrate was washed with 10% aqueous citric acid solution, a saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution and brine subsequently, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. Removal of the solvent in vacuo gave ethyl N-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate (35.5g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δppm: 1.20-1.40 (4H, m), 2.76 (2H, t, J=6.5Hz), 3.75-3.85 (2H, m), 3.88 (2H, d, J=4.4Hz), 4.15-4.30 (3H, m), 6.58 (2H, d, J=8.3Hz), 7.05 (2H, d, J=8.3Hz)

    Reference Example 5


    Ethyl 4-[[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]amino]butyrate



    [0040] Ethyl 4-[[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]amino]butyrate was prepared according to a similar manner to that described in Reference Example 4 using ethyl 4-bromobutyrate.
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.25 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.46 (1H, br), 1.85-2.00 (2H, m), 2.42 (2H, t, J=7.2Hz), 2.75 (2H, t, J=6.5Hz), 3.16 (2H, t, J=6.9Hz), 3.65 (1H, br), 3.70-3.85 (2H, m), 4.14 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 6.57 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.03 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz)

    Reference Example 6


    Ethyl N-[2,6-dibromo-4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate



    [0041] To a stirred solution of ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-phenyl]aminoacetate (516mg) in acetonitrile (3.6ml) were added concentrated hydrochloric acid (150µl) and N-bromosuccinimide (641mg) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. Ethanol (3.6ml) was added to the reaction mixture, and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes under ice-cooling. 0.4M Aqueous sodium thiosulfate solution (9.00ml) was added to the reaction mixture, and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour under ice-cooling. The reaction mixture was diluted with water and extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 6/1) gave ethyl N-[2,6-dibromo-4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate (842mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.29 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.03 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 3.50 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 4.12 (2H, d, J=5.7Hz), 4.24 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.78 (1H, t, J=5.7Hz), 7.32 (2H, s)

    Reference Example 7


    Ethyl N-[2-bromo-4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate



    [0042] Ethyl N-[2-bromo-4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate was prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Reference Example 6 using 1 molar equivalent of both N-bromosuccinimide and 0.4M aqueous sodium thiosulfate solution to ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl] aminoacetate.
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.30 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.03 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.49 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.93 (2H, s), 4.26 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.90 (1H, br s), 6.46 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 7.03 (1H, dd, J=8.2, 2.0Hz), 7.31 (1H, d, J=2.0Hz)

    Reference Example 8


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2-iodophenyl]aminoacetate



    [0043] To a stirred solution of ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-phenyl]aminoacetate (580mg) in acetonitrile (4.05ml) were added concentrated hydrochloric acid (169µl) and N-iodosuccinimide (912mg) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. Ethanol (4.0ml) was added to the reaction mixture, and the mixture was stirred for 45 minutes under ice-cooling. A solution of sodium thiosulfate (640mg) in water (20ml) was added to the reaction mixture, and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour under ice-cooling. The reaction mixture was diluted with water and extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 9/1) gave ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2-iodophenyl]aminoacetate (449mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.31 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.01 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.48 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.92 (2H, d, J=5.3Hz), 4.26 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.75-4.85 (1H, m), 6.39 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 7.06 (1H, dd, J=8.2, 1.9Hz), 7.54 (1H, d, J=1.9Hz)

    Reference Example 9


    2-[[4-(2-Bromoethyl)-2,6-dichlorophenyl]amino]-N,N-dimethylacetamide



    [0044] To a stirred solution of 2-[[4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]-amino]-N,N-dimethylacetamide (1.13g) in acetonitrile (11.3ml) were added concentrated hydrochloric acid (331µl) and N-chloro-succinimide (1.06g) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. A solution of sodium thiosulfate (1.26g) in water (20ml) was added to the reaction mixture, and the resulting mixture was stirred for 30 minutes under ice-cooling. The reaction mixture was diluted with water and extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 2/1) gave 2-[[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,6-dichlorophenyl]amino]-N,N-dimethylacetamide (795mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δppm: 2.95-3.05 (8H, m), 3.49 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 4.14 (2H, d, J=4.4Hz), 5.65-5.75 (1H, m), 7.08 (2H, s)

    Reference Example 10


    Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate



    [0045] To a stirred solution of ethyl N-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-phenyl]aminoacetate (1.0g) in dichloromethane (20ml) were added concentrated hydrochloric acid (373µl) and ethanol (3.0ml) at room temperature, and a solution of tert-butyl hypochlorite (1.04ml) in dichloromethane (6ml) was added dropwise over 10 minutes period under ice-cooling with stirring. The mixture was stirred for 10 minutes, and the reaction mixture was concentrated in vacuo. A saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution was added to the residue, and the resulting mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 3/1) gave ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate (695mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.28 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.74 (2H, t, J=6.4Hz), 3.82 (2H, t, J=6.4Hz), 4.14 (2H, s), 4.23 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 7.12 (2H, s)

    Reference Example 11


    Ethyl 4-[[2,6-dichloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]amino]butyrate



    [0046] Ethyl 4-[[2,6-dichloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]amino]-butyrate was prepared according to a similar manner to that described in Reference Example 10 using ethyl 4-[[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-phenyl]amino]butyrate.
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.26 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.44 (1H, br), 1.85-1.95 (2H, m), 2.43 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 2.74 (2H, t, J=6.4Hz), 3.33 (2H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.75-3.95 (3H, m), 4.14 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 7.12 (2H,s)

    Reference Example 12


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate



    [0047] To a solution of ethyl N-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]-aminoacetate (1.15g) in N,N-dimethylformamide (10ml) were added potassium carbonate (1.17g) and methyl iodide (420µl), and the mixture was stirred for 9 hours at room temperature. The reaction mixture was poured into water and extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by flash column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: dichloromethane/diethyl ether = 10/1) gave ethyl N-[4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate (820 mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.25 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.51 (1H, br), 2.77 (2H, t, J=6.5Hz), 3.05 (3H, s), 3.80 (2H, t, J=6.5Hz), 4.04 (2H, s), 4.18 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 6.65 (2H, d, J=8.8Hz), 7.09 (2H, d, J=8.8Hz)

    Reference Example 13


    Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]-N-methylamino-acetate



    [0048] Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]-N-methyl-aminoacetate was prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Reference Example 12 using the corresponding ethyl aminoacetate derivative.

    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.26 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.41 (1H, br), 2.70-2.80 (2H, m), 2.94 (3H, s), 3.80-3.90 (4H, m), 4.17 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 7.10-7.20 (2H, m)


    Reference Example 14


    Ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate



    [0049] To a stirred solution of 4-amino-3-chlorophenethyl alcohol (950mg) and triethylamine (2.3ml) in tetrahydrofuran (5.5ml) was added a solution of trifluoroacetic anhydride (1.6ml) in tetrahydrofuran (2.0ml) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 10 minutes. To the reaction mixture was added methanol (2.0ml), and the resulting mixture was stirred for 5 minutes. 1N Hydrochloric acid (10ml) was added to the stirred mixture, and the resulting mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with a saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution and brine subsequently, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. Removal of the solvent in vacuo gave 2'-chloro-4'-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroacetanilide (1.4g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 2.86 (2H, t, J=6.4Hz), 3.87 (2H, t, J=6.4Hz), 7.22 (1H, dd, J=8.4, 2.0Hz), 7.35 (1H, d, J=2.0Hz), 8.24 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz), 8.36 (1H, br)

    [0050] To a solution of 2'-chloro-4'-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroacetanilide (1.4g) and 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyran (1.4ml) in dichloromethane (15ml) was added pyridinium p-toluenesulfonate (14mg), and the mixture was heated under reflux for 1 hour with stirring. After concentration of the reaction mixture in vacuo, the residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate. The solution was washed with a saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution and brine, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/diethyl ether = 3/1) gave 2'-chloro-4'-[2-((RS)-tetrahydropyran-2-yloxy)ethyl]-2,2,2-trifluoroacetanilide (1.4 g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.40-1.90 (6H, m), 2.88 (2H, t, J=6.7Hz), 3.40-3.50 (1H, m), 3.60 (1H, dt, J=9.8, 6.7Hz), 3.65-3.80 (1H, m), 3.94 (1H, dt, J=9.8, 6.7Hz), 4.55-4.60 (1H, m), 7.23 (1H, dd, J=8.4, 1.9Hz), 7.36 (1H, d, J=1.9Hz), 8.22 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz), 8.36 (1H, br)

    [0051] To a stirred solution of 2'-chloro-4'-[2-((RS)-tetra-hydropyran-2-yloxy)ethyl]-2,2,2-trifluoroacetanilide (352mg) in N,N-dimethylformamide (3ml) was added sodium hydride (48mg) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes at room temperature. Ethyl bromoacetate (133µl) was added to the reaction mixture, and the mixture was stirred for 16 hours. Ethyl acetate was added to the reaction mixture, and the resulting mixture was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. After the solvent was removed in vacuo, purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/diethyl ether = 2/1) gave ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-[2-((RS)-tetrahydropyran-2-yloxy)ethyl]phenyl]-N-trifluoroacetylamino-acetate (250mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.28 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.40-1.85 (6H, m), 2.91 (2H, t, J=6.6Hz), 3.40-3.50 (1H, m), 3.55-3.70 (2H, m), 3.72 (1H, d, J=17.2Hz), 3.90-4.00 (1H, m), 4.15-4.30 (2H, m), 4.55-4.65 (1H, m), 4.98 (1H, d, J=17.2Hz), 7.15-7.25 (1H, m), 7.35-7.45 (1H, m), 7.56 (1H, d, J=8.1Hz)

    [0052] A solution of ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-[2-((RS)-tetrahydro-pyran-2-yloxy)ethyl]phenyl]-N-trifluoroacetylaminoacetate (830mg) and p-toluenesulfonic acid monohydrate (80mg) in ethanol (9.0ml) was stirred for 2 hours at 40°C. To the reaction mixture was added potassium carbonate (314mg), and the resulting mixture was heated under reflux for 5 hours with stirring. The insoluble material was filtered off, the filtrate was concentrated in vacuo, and the residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate. The solution was washed with a saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution and brine, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 2/1) gave ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate (315mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.30 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.37 (1H, br s), 2.74 (2H, t, J=6.5Hz), 3.75-3.85 (2H, m), 3.93 (2H, d, J=5.5Hz), 4.26 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.80-4.90 (1H, m), 6.49 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 7.00 (1H, dd, J=8.2, 2.0Hz), 7.17 (1H, d, J=2.0Hz)

    Reference Example 15


    Ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate



    [0053] Ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]-N-methyl-aminoacetate was prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Reference Example 12 using the corresponding ethyl aminoacetate derivative.
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.24 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.35-1.50 (1H, m), 2.78 (2H, t, J=6.5Hz), 2.97 (3H, s), 3.75-3.90 (2H, m), 3.96 (2H, s), 4.15 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 7.07 (1H, dd, J=8.2, 1.9Hz), 7.14 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 7.21 (1H, d, J=1.9Hz)

    Reference Example 16


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,6-dichlorophenyl]aminoacetate



    [0054] To a stirred solution of ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-(2-hydroxyethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate (650mg) and triphenylphosphine (700mg) in dichloromethane (10ml) was added carbon tetrabromide (886mg) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. Rough purification of the reaction mixture by flash column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 3/1) and further purification of the fraction by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/dichloromethane = 1/1) gave ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,6-dichlorophenyl]-aminoacetate (708mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.28 (3H, t, J=7.2Hz), 3.03 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 3.50 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 4.16 (2H, d, J=5.7Hz), 4.23 (2H, q, J=7.2Hz), 4.80-4.90 (1H, m), 7.10 (2H, s)

    Reference Example 17



    [0055] The following compounds were prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Reference Example 16 using the corresponding hydroxyethyl derivative.

    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]aminoacetate



    [0056] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.29 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.04 (2H, t, J=7.8Hz), 3.50 (2H, t, J=7.8Hz), 3.88 (2H, s), 4.24 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 6.56 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.02 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)

    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate



    [0057] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.24 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.00-3.10(5H, m), 3.50 (2H, t, J=7.9Hz), 4.04 (2H, s), 4.17 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 6.64 (2H, d, J=8.8Hz), 7.07 (2H, d, J=8.8Hz)

    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2-chlorophenyl]aminoacetate



    [0058] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.30 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.03 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.49 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.93 (2H, d, J=5.5Hz), 4.26 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.85-4.95 (1H, m), 6.49 (1H, d, J=8.3Hz), 6.98 (1H, dd, J=8.3, 2.0Hz), 7.14 (1H, d, J=2.0Hz)

    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2-chlorophenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate



    [0059] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.24 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.97 (3H, s), 3.07 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.52 (2H, t, J=7.6Hz), 3.97 (2H, s), 4.15 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 7.04 (1H, dd, J=8.2, 2.0Hz), 7.13 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 7.18 (1H, d, J=2.0Hz)

    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,6-dichlorophenyl]-N-methylamino-acetate



    [0060] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.26 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.95 (3H, s), 3.06 (2H, t, J=7.3Hz), 3.52 (2H, t, J=7.3Hz), 3.88 (2H, s), 4.17 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 7.14 (2H, s)

    Ethyl 4-[[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,6-dichlorophenyl]amino]butyrate



    [0061] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.26 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.85-1.95 (2H, m), 2.43 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 3.02 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 3.30-3.40 (2H,m), 3.50 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 3.93 (1H, br), 4.14 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 7.09 (2H, s)

    Reference Example 18


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-3-chlorophenyl]aminoacetate



    [0062] To a stirred solution of 2-chloro-4-nitrophenethyl alcohol (1.17g) in dichloromethane (15ml) were added carbon tetrabromide (2.12g) and triphenylphosphine (1.67g) at room temperature, and the mixture was stirred for 15 minutes. The solvent was removed in vacuo, and purification of the residue by flash column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 9/1) gave 1-(2-bromoethyl)-2-chloro-4-nitrobenzene (1.30 g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δppm: 3.40 (2H, t, J=7.0Hz), 3.64 (2H, t, J=7.0Hz), 7.48 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz), 8.11 (1H, dd, J=8.4, 2.2Hz), 8.27 (1H, d, J=2.2Hz)

    [0063] To a solution of 1-(2-bromoethyl)-2-chloro-4-nitrobenzene (1.24g) in methanol (20ml) were added 2N hydrochloric acid (7.0ml) and iron powder (785mg), and the mixture was heated under reflux for 50 minutes with stirring. After the insoluble material was filtered off, the filtrate was alkalized with 2N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution and extracted with dichloromethane. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. The residue was dissolved in N,N-dimethylformamide (10ml), and potassium carbonate (647mg) and ethyl bromoacetate (520µl) were added to the solution. After the mixture was stirred for 14 hours at room temperature, water was added to the reaction mixture, and the resulting mixture was extracted with a mixed solution of diethyl ether and ethyl acetate (3/1). The extract was. washed with water and brine subsequently, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by flash column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 4/1) gave ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-3-chlorophenyl]aminoacetate (426mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.30 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.00-3.20 (2H, m), 3.45-3.70 (2H, m), 3.86 (2H, d, J=5.3Hz), 4.25 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.34 (1H, br), 6.40-6.50 (1H, m), 6.55-6.65 (1H, m), 7.00-7.10 (1H, m)

    Reference Example 19


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,3-dichlorophenyl]aminoacetate Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,5-dichlorophenyl]amino]aminoacetate



    [0064] To a stirred solution of ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-3-chlorophenyl]aminoacetate (79mg) in dichloromethane (2ml) was added tert-butyl hypochlorite (31µl) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 6 hours at room temperature. The solvent was removed in vacuo, and purification of the residue by flash column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 15/1) gave ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,3-dichlorophenyl]aminoacetate (31 mg) as a high-polar regioisomer and ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,5-dichlorophenyl]aminoacetate (34mg) as a low-polar regioisomer.

    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,3-dichlorophenyl]aminoacetate



    [0065] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.30 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.05-3.25 (2H, m), 3.50-3.70 (2H, m), 3.94 (2H, d, J=5.4Hz), 4.26 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 5.04 (1H, br), 6.41 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.05 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz)

    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,5-dichlorophenyl]aminoacetate



    [0066] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.31 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.00-3.20 (2H, m), 3.45-3.70 (2H, m), 3.90 (2H, d, J=5.3Hz), 4.27 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.95 (1H, br), 6.53 (1H, s), 7.17 (1H, s)

    Reference Example 20


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,3,6-trichlorophenyl]aminoacetate



    [0067] To a stirred solution of ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-3-chlorophenyl]aminoacetate (513mg) in dichloromethane (4ml) was added tert-butyl hypochlorite (370µl) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 10 minutes. The solvent was removed in vacuo, and purification of the residue by flash column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 10/1) gave ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,3,6-trichlorophenyl]aminoacetate (453mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δppm: 1.29 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 3.21 (2H, t, J=7.3Hz), 3.54 (2H, t, J=7.3Hz), 4.17 (2H, s), 4.24 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.98 (1H, br), 7.17 (1H, s)

    Reference Example 21


    Ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,5-dimethylphenyl]aminoacetate



    [0068] To a stirred solution of 2,5-dimethylaniline (5.30g) and 4-dimethylaminopyridine (6.41g) in dichloromethane (90ml) was added acetic anhydride (4.13ml) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 4 hours. The reaction mixture was washed with 1N hydrochloric acid and a saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution subsequently, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. Removal of the solvent in vacuo gave 2',5'-dimethylacetanilide (6.09g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 2.20 (3H, s), 2.21 (3H, s), 2.31 (3H, s), 6.80-7.00 (2H, m), 7.06 (1H, d, J=7.7Hz), 7.59 (1H, s)

    [0069] To a stirred suspension of aluminum chloride (13.4g) in carbon disulfide (68ml) was added bromoacetyl bromide (8.8ml) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes. 2',5'-Dimethylacetanilide (5.57g) was added to the stirred mixture, and the mixture was heated under reflux for 12 hours. After cooling, the reaction mixture was poured into ice-water, and the resulting precipitate were collected by filtration and washed with water. The cake was dissolved in ethyl acetate, and the solution was dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate. After removal of the solvent, the residue was washed with diethyl ether to give 4'-(2-bromoacetyl)-2',5'-dimethylacetanilide (5.65g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 2.24 (3H, s), 2.29 (3H, s), 2.52 (3H, s), 4.38 (2H, s), 7.03 (1H, br), 7.53 (1H, s), 7.98 (1H, br)

    [0070] To a stirred solution of 4'-(2-bromoacetyl)-2',5'-dimethylacetanilide (4.57g) in ethanol (80ml) was added sodium borohydride (608mg) under ice-cooling, and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. Acetic acid (3.7ml) and water (200ml) were added to the reaction mixture, and the resulting mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with water and brine, and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. The residue was dissolved in tetrahydrofuran (80ml), and 5N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (6.4ml) was added to the solution under ice-cooling with stirring. The mixture was stirred for 30 minutes at room temperature, water was added to the reaction mixture, and the resulting mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with water and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. To the residue was added diethyl ether, and collection of the insoluble material by filtration gave 2',5'-dimethyl-4'-oxiranylacetanilide (1.72g).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 2.20 (6H, s), 2.37 (3H, s), 2.60-2.70 (1H, m), 3.10-3.20 (1H, m), 3.90-4.00 (1H, m), 6.90 (1H, br), 7.00 (1H, s), 7.61 (1H, s)

    [0071] 2',5'-Dimethyl-4'-oxiranylacetanilide (1.61g) and 10% palladium carbon (13mg) was suspended in ethanol (90ml), and the mixture was stirred for 2.5 hours at room temperature under a hydrogen atmosphere. The insoluble material was filtered off, and the filtrate was concentrated in vacuo. 6N Hydrochloric acid (15ml) was added-to the residue, and the mixture was heated under reflux for 2 hours. After cooling, water was added to the reaction mixture, and the mixture was washed with ethyl acetate. 5N Aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (20ml) was added to the mixture and the resulting mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. The residue was dissolved in 48% hydrobromic acid (10ml), and the solution was stirred for 3.5 hours at 120°C. The reaction mixture was poured into a saturated aqueous sodium bicarbonate solution under ice-cooling with stirring, and the resulting mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with brine and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. After the residue was dissolved in N,N-dimethylformamide (35ml), potassium carbonate (1.61g) and ethyl bromoacetate (785µl) were added to the solution at room temperature with stirring. After the mixture was stirred for 15.5 hours, water was added to the reaction mixture, and the resulting mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The extract was washed with water and dried over anhydrous magnesium sulfate, and the solvent was removed in vacuo. Purification of the residue by flash column chromatography on silica gel (eluent: hexane/ethyl acetate = 10/1) gave ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,5-dimethylphenyl]aminoacetate (592mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δppm: 1.31 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.16 (3H, s), 2.26 (3H, s), 3.00-3.10 (2H, m), 3.40-3.50 (2H, m), 3.91 (2H, d, J=5.2Hz), 4.05-4.15 (1H, m), 4.26 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 6.28 (1H, s), 6.85 (1H, s)

    Example 1


    Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 1)



    [0072] To a solution of (1R,2S)-2-amino-1-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-propan-1-ol (495mg) and ethyl N-[4-(2-bromoethyl)-2,6-dichloro-phenyl]aminoacetate (700mg) in N,N-dimethylformamide (6ml) was added N,N-diisopropylethylamine (343µl), and the mixture was stirred for 7 hours at 70°C. The reaction mixture was concentrated in vacuo, and purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on aminopropyl silica gel (eluent: dichloromethane/ethanol = 20/1) gave ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]-ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (510mg).
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 0.95 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.30 (3H, t, J=7.2Hz), 2.55-3.05 (5H, m), 4.16 (2H, d, J=6.0Hz), 4.25 (2H, q, J=7.2Hz), 4.51 (1H, d, J=5.3Hz), 4.78 (1H, t, J=6.0Hz), 6.75 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.00 (2H, s), 7.10 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)

    Example 2


    Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate hydrochloride (Compound 2)



    [0073] To a stirred solution of ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]-ethyl]phenyl] aminoacetate (87ml) in ethyl acetate (2.0ml) was added 2.6 M hydrogen chloride diethyl ether solution (2.0ml) at room temperature. Collection of the resulting precipitates by filtration gave ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate hydrochloride (81mg).
    1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.95 (3H, d, J=6.7Hz), 1.16 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.85-3.00 (2H, m), 3.15-3.40 (3H, m), 4.08 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.20 (2H, s), 5.05 (1H, br s), 5.35 (1H, br), 5.94 (1H, br s), 6.76 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.16 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.28 (2H, s), 8.70 (2H, br), 9.39 (1H, br s)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D30 = -6.3° (c=0.67, Methanol)

    Example 3



    [0074] The following compounds were prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Example 1 or Examples 1-2 using the corresponding aminoacetate derivative.

    Ethyl N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate hydrobromide (Compound 3)



    [0075] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.94 (3H, d, J=6.7Hz), 1.19 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.82 (2H, t, J=8.3Hz), 3.05-3.40 (3H, m), 3.86 (2H, d, J=6.4Hz), 4.10 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.98 (1H, br s), 5.90-6.00 (2H, m), 6.52 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.75 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.98 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.16 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 8.47 (2H, br), 9.38 (1H, s)

    Ethyl 4-[[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]amino]butyrate (Compound 4)



    [0076] 1H-NMR (CD3OD) δ ppm: 1.09 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.23 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.80-1.90 (2H, m), 2.43 (2H, t, J=7.3Hz), 2.50-2.95 (5H,m), 3.25-3.35 (2H, m), 4.11 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.35 (1H, d, J=6.4Hz), 6.71 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.04 (2H, s), 7.07 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz)

    Ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 5)



    [0077] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 0.96 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.32 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.55-3.00 (5H, m), 3.96 (2H, d, J=5.9Hz), 4.29 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.47 (1H, d, J=5.6Hz), 4.82 (1H, t, J=5.9Hz), 6.40 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 6.70 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 6.87 (1H, dd, J=8.2, 1.9Hz), 7.02 (1H, d, J=1.9Hz), 7.06 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz)

    Ethyl N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate (Compound 6)



    [0078] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 1.10 (3H, d, J=6.3Hz), 1.23 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.45-2.75 (4H, m), 2.80-2.90 (1H, m), 3.02 (3H, s), 4.10 (2H, s), 4.16 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.31 (1H, d, J=6.8Hz), 6.53 (2H, d, J=8.7Hz), 6.68 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.85 (2H, d, J=8.7Hz), 7.03 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)

    Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate (Compound 7)



    [0079] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 0.92 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.29 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.67 (2H, t J=6.7Hz), 2.75-3.20 (6H, m), 3.87 (2H, s), 4.21 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.53 (1H, d, J=4.9Hz), 6.76 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.08 (2H, s), 7.11 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)

    Ethyl N-[2-chloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetate (Compound 8)



    [0080] 1H-NMR (CD3OD) δ ppm: 1.10 (3H, d, J=6.3Hz), 1.23 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.50-2.95 (8H, m), 3.90 (2H, s), 4.15 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.33 (1H, d, J=6.6Hz), 6.69 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.88 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 7.00-7.10 (4H, m)

    Ethyl N-[2,3-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 9)



    [0081] 1H-NMR (CD3OD) δ ppm: 1.10 (3H, d, J=6.3Hz), 1.27 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.60-2.90 (5H, m), 4.01 (2H, s), 4.22 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.34 (1H, d, J=6.6Hz), 6.36 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz), 6.70 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.81 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.07 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)

    Ethyl N-[2,5-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 10)



    [0082] 1H-NMR (CD3OD) δ ppm: 1.09 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.28 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.60-2.90 (5H, m), 3.99 (2H, s), 4.23 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.36 (1H, d, J=6.5Hz), 6.51 (1H, s), 6.70 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.00-7.15 (3H, m)

    Ethyl N-[2,3,6-trichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 11)



    [0083] 1H-NMR (CD3OD) δ ppm: 1.09 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.25 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.65-2.95 (5H, m), 4.10-4.25 (4H, m), 4.37 (1H, d, J=6.4Hz), 6.71 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.08 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.11 (1H, s)

    Ethyl N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]-2, 5-dimethylphenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 12)



    [0084] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 0.96 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.34 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.10 (3H, s), 2.22 (3H, s), 2.55-2.95 (5H, m), 3.90-4.10 (3H, m), 4.30 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.49 (1H, d, J=5.6Hz), 6.22 (1H, s), 6.60-6.70 (3H, m), 7.06 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz)

    Ethyl N-[2-bromo-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxybhenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 13)



    [0085] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.79 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.15-1.30 (4H, m), 2.20-2.75 (5H, m), 3.97 (2H, d, J=6.0Hz), 4.13 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.35-4.45 (1H, m), 4.82 (1H, d, J=3.9Hz), 5.31 (1H, t, J=6.0Hz), 6.44 (1H, d, J=8.3Hz), 6.67 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.95 (1H, dd, J=8.3, 1.8Hz), 7.06 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.26 (1H, d, J=1.8Hz), 9.13 (1H, br s)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D29 = -7.1° (c=0.65, Methanol)

    Ethyl N-[2,6-dibromo-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 14)



    [0086] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.79 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.17 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 1.20-1.35 (1H, m), 2.30-2.80 (5H, m), 4.05-4.20 (4H, m), 4.35-4.45 (1H, m), 4.83 (1H, d, J=3.9Hz), 4.90 (1H, t, J=6.4Hz), 6.67 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.06 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.38 (2H, s), 9.13 (1H, br s)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D29 = -4.3° (c=0.47, Methanol)

    Ethyl N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R]-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]-2-iodophenyl]aminoacetate (Compound 15)



    [0087] 1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 0.96 (3H, d, J=6.3Hz), 1.33 (3H, t, J=7.1Hz), 2.55-3.00 (6H, m), 3.95 (2H, d, J=5.7Hz), 4.29 (2H, q, J=7.1Hz), 4.47 (1H, d, J=5.5Hz), 4.65-4.75 (1H, m), 6.31 (1H, d, J=8.2Hz), 6.71 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 6.90-7.00 (1H, m), 7.07 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.44 (1H, d, J=1.8Hz)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D29 = -6.1° (c=0.56, Methanol)

    2-[[2,6-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]amino]-N,N-dimethylacetamide hydrochloride (Compound 16)



    [0088] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.95 (3H, d, J=6.7Hz), 2.85-3.00 (8H, m), 3.10-3.40 (3H, m), 4.14 (2H, s), 5.04 (1H, br s), 5.95 (1H, br), 6.76 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.16 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.29 (2H, s), 8.70 (2H, br), 9.40 (1H, br)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D31 = -5.3° (c=0.60, Methanol)

    Example 4


    N-[2,6-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 17)



    [0089] Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (500mg) was dissolved in 1N aqueous sodium hydroxide solution (5.0ml), and the solution was stirred for 1 hour at room temperature. To the reaction mixture was added 1N hydrochloric acid (5.0ml) under ice-cooling with stirring, and collection of the resulting precipitates by filtration gave N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]-aminoacetic acid (464mg).
    1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.90 (3H, d, J=6.6Hz), 2.65-2.80 (2H, m), 2.95-3.20 (3H, m), 3.76 (2H, s), 4.93 (1H, br s), 5.55 (1H, br), 6.72 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.13 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.16 (2H, s)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D30 = -3.5° (c=1.00, Acetic acid)

    Example 5



    [0090] The following compounds were prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Example 4 using the corresponding ester derivative.

    N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]-amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 18)



    [0091] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.87 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 2.50-3.20 (5H, m), 3.51 (2H, s), 4.86 (1H, br s), 6.45 (2H, d, J=8.1Hz), 6.70 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 6.83 (2H, d, J=8.1Hz), 7.11 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D25 = -6.7° (c=0.75, Acetic acid)

    4-[[2,6-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]amino]butyric acid (Compound 19)



    [0092] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.83 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.60-1.75 (2H, m), 2.19 (2H, t, J=7.4Hz), 2.45-2.85 (5H, m), 3.22 (2H, t, J=6.9Hz), 4.40-4.60 (2H, m), 6.66 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.04 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.16 (2H, s)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D25 = -3.3° (c=0.60, Acetic acid)

    N-[2-Chloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 20)



    [0093] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.90 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 2.60-2.80 (2H, m), 2.90-3.20 (3H, m), 3.52 (2H, s), 4.95 (1H, br s), 5.35 (1H, br), 6.46 (1H, d, J=8.4Hz), 6.72 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 6.91 (1H, dd, J=8.4, 1.8Hz), 7.05-7.20 (3H, m)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D30 = -6.7° (c=1.00, Acetic acid)

    N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-Hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]-aminolethyl]phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetic acid (Compound 21)



    [0094] 1H-NMR (CD3OD) δ ppm: 1.07 (3H, d, J=6.7Hz), 2.84 (2H, t, J=8.1Hz), 3.03 (3H, s), 3.10-3.25 (2H, m), 3.30-3.40 (1H, m), 3.86 (2H, s), 4.99 (1H, d, J=3.4Hz), 6.64 (2H, d, J=8.8Hz), 6.78 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.02 (2H, d, J=8.8Hz), 7.17 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D25 = -6.9° (c=0.96, Acetic acid)

    N-[2,6-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetic acid (Compound 22)



    [0095] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.84 (3H, d, J=6.6Hz), 2.30-2.95 (8H, m), 3.76 (2H, s), 4.64 (1H, br s), 6.69 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.09 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.22 (2H, s)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D32 = -5.9° (c=0.54, Methanol)

    N-[2-Chloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]-N-methylaminoacetic acid (Compound 23)



    [0096] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.87 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 2.65-2.90 (5H, m), 2.89 (3H, s), 3.60-3.70 (2H, m), 4.56 (1H, br), 6.65 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.81 (1H, dd, J=8.3, 1.9Hz), 6.95-7.05 (4H, m)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D25 = -4.5° (c=0.75, Acetic acid)

    N-[2,3-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1 methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 24)



    [0097] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.89 (3H, d, J=6.5Hz), 2.75-3.25 (5H, m), 3.53 (2H, s), 4.90 (1H, br s), 5.62 (1H, br s), 6.45 (1H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.71 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.01 (1H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.13 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz) Specific Rotation: [α]D25 = -4.3° (c=0.47, Acetic acid)

    N-[2,5-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 25)



    [0098] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.89 (3H, d, J=6.5Hz), 2.65-3.25 (5H, m), 3.55 (2H, s), 4.93 (1H, br s), 5.58 (1H, br s), 6.53 (1H, s), 6.71 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.13 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.19 (1H, s), 9.30 (1H, br) Specific Rotation: [α]D25 = -3.4° (c=0.83, Acetic acid)

    N-[2,3,6-Trichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 26)



    [0099] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.89 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 2.75-3.20 (5H, m), 3.70-3.90 (2H, m), 4.92 (1H, brs), 5.72 (1H, br), 6.71 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.13 (2H, d, J=8.4Hz), 7.25 (1H, s), 9.25 (1H, br)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D25 = -2.0° (c=0.60, Acetic acid)

    N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-Hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]-amino]ethyl]-2,5-dimethylphenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 27)



    [0100] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.95 (3H, d, J=6.7Hz), 2.05 (3H, s), 2.19 (3H, s), 2.75-3.10 (4H, m), 3.20-3.40 (1H, m), 3.77 (2H, s), 5.02 (1H, br s), 6.21 (1H, s), 6.65-6.85 (3H, m), 7.16 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 9.40 (2H, br)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D32 = -6.9° (c=0.29, Methanol)

    N-[2-Bromo-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 28)



    [0101] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.92 (3H, d, J=6.5Hz), 2.70-2.90 (2H, m), 3.00-3.40 (3H, m), 3.75 (2H, s), 4.93 (1H, br s), 5.36 (1H, br), 6.50 (1H, d, J=8.3Hz), 6.74 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.04 (1H, dd, J=8.3, 1.8Hz), 7.14 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.34 (1H, d, J=1.8Hz)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D27 = -4.7° (c=0.51, Acetic acid)

    N-[2,6-Dibromo-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 29)



    [0102] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.89 (3H, d, J=6.6Hz), 2.65-3.20 (5H, m), 3.75 (2H, s), 4.75-4.90 (1H, m), 5.40 (1H, br), 6.71 (2H, d, J=8.3Hz), 7.11 (2H, d, J=8.3Hz), 7.38 (2H, s)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D29 = -3.4° (c=1.29, Acetic acid)

    N-[4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-Hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]-amino]ethyl]-2-iodophenyl]aminoacetic acid (Compound 30)



    [0103] 1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm: 0.92 (3H, d, J=6.6Hz), 2.70-2.80 (2H, m), 3.00-3.25 (3H, m), 3.68.(2H, s), 4.93 (1H, br s), 5.15 (1H, br), 6.39 (1H, d, J=8.3Hz), 6.73 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.00-7.10 (1H, m), 7.14 (2H, d, J=8.6Hz), 7.53 (1H, d, J=1.8Hz)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D27 = -4.7° (c=0.51, Acetic acid)

    Example 6


    2-[[2,6-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]amino]-N-(2-methoxyethyl) acetamide (Compound 31)



    [0104] Ethyl N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]aminoacetate (44.3mg) was dissolved in 2-methoxyethylamine (886µl), and the solution was stirred for 48 hours at 80°C. The reaction mixture was concentrated in vacuo, and purification of the residue by medium pressure liquid column chromatography on aminopropyl silica gel (eluent: dichloromethane / methanol = 10 / 1) gave 2-[[2,6-dichloro-4-[2- [[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]amino]-N-(2-methoxyethyl)-acetamide (27.7mg).
    1H-NMR (DMSO-d6) δ ppm : 0.80 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 1.15-1.35 (1H, m), 2.40-2.80 (5H, m), 3.15-3.40 (7H, m), 3.86 (2H, d, J=5.7Hz), 4.35-4.45 (1H, m), 4.85 (1H, d, J=3.9Hz), 5.25 (1H, t, J=5.7Hz), 6.67 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.06 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 7.16 (2H, s), 8.05-8.15 (1H, m), 9.15 (1H, br)

    Example 7


    4-[2-[[2,6-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyl]amino]acetyl]morpholine (Compound 32)



    [0105] 4-[2-[[2,6-Dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S,2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl] amino]ethyl]phenyl]amino]acetyl]-morpholine was prepared according to a manner similar to that described in Example 6 using morpholine instead of 2-methoxyethylamine.
    1H-NMR (CDCl3) δ ppm: 0.96 (3H, d, J=6.4Hz), 2.55-3.00 (6H, m), 3.40-3.45 (2H, m), 3.65-3.80 (7H, m), 4.17 (2H, d, J=4.9Hz), 4.47 (1H, d, J=5.4Hz), 5.40-5.50 (1H, m), 6.74 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz), 6.98 (2H, s), 7.08 (2H, d, J=8.5Hz)
    Specific Rotation: [α]D30 = +4.4° (c=1.01, DMSO)

    Test Example 1


    The experiment for measuring β3-adrenoceptor stimulating effects



    [0106] Urinary bladders of male ferrets (1100 to 1400g in body weight) were isolated and urinary bladder smooth muscle strips approximately 10 mm in length and approximately 2 mm in width were prepared. The experiment was conducted according to the Magnus method. The preparations with a tension of 1g were exposed to Krebs-Henseleit solution maintained at 37°C and gassed with a mixture of 95% oxygen and 5% carbon dioxide. Basal tensions of urinary bladder were measured isometrically with a force-displacement transducer and recorded on a rectigram. The drug was added cumulatively to the Magnus bath every 5 minutes. The drug efficacy was evaluated as the molar concentration of the drug required to produce 50% of the relaxation of urinary bladder smooth muscle before the addition of the drug (i.e., EC50 value). In this experiment, tension of urinary bladder smooth muscle before the addition of the drug was expressed as 100% and tension of maximal relaxation after the addition of 10-5 molar concentration of forskolin was expressed as 0%. The results are shown in the following Table 1.
    Table 1
    Compound No.EC50 (M)
    2 4.9X10-8
    16 1.3X10-7
    17 1.9X10-8
    18 2.4X10-8
    20 9.3X10-10
    21 5.2X10-8
    29 8.1X10-8
    32 7.9X10-8
    BRL-37344 1.6X10-9

    Test Example 2


    The experiment for measuring β1-adrenoceptor stimulating effects



    [0107] Atria of male SD rats (250 to 400g in body weight-) were isolated and the experiment was conducted according to the Magnus method. The preparations with a tension of 0.5g were exposed to Krebs-Henseleit solution maintained at 37°C and gassed with a mixture of 95% oxygen and 5% carbon dioxide. The cardiac contractility was measured isometrically with a force-displacement transducer, and heart rate was recorded on a rectigram via a tachometer, and the drug was added cumulatively. The drug efficacy was evaluated as the molar concentration of the drug required to produce 50% increase of heart rate per minute (i.e., EC50 value). In this experiment, increase of heart rate per minute after addition of 10-8 molar concentration of isoproterenol was expressed as 100%. The results are shown in the following Table 2.
    Table 2
    Compound No.EC50 (M)
    2 5.0X10-8
    16 >10-4
    17 >10-4
    18 8.3X10-8
    20 2.3X10-5
    21 3.4X10-5
    29 >10-4
    32 >10-4
    BRL-37344 2.7X10-7

    Test Example 3


    The experiment for measuring β2-adrenoceptor stimulating effects



    [0108] Uteri of pregnant SD rats (pregnancy day 21) were isolated and longitudinal uterine muscle strips . approximately 15 mm in length and approximately 5 mm in width free from the basal plate were prepared. The experiment was conducted according to the Magnus method. The preparations with a tension of 0.5g were exposed to Locke-Ringer solution maintained at 37°C and gassed with a mixture of 95% oxygen and 5% carbon dioxide. Spontaneous contractions of myometrium were measured isometrically with a force-displacement transducer and recorded on a rectigram. The drug was added cumulatively to the Magnus bath every 5 minutes. The drug efficacy was evaluated as the molar concentration of the drug required to produce 50% of the inhibition of uterine contraction (i.e., EC50 value) by comparing the total degree of uterine contraction during 5 minutes before the addition of the drug (100%) with the total degree of uterine contraction during 5 minutes after the addition of the drug. The results are shown in the following Table 3.
    Table 3
    Compound No.EC50 (M)
    2 6.5X10-7
    17 1.4X10-5
    18 6.5X10-7
    20 3.3X10-6
    21 1.6X10-6
    32 1.7X10-6
    BRL-37344 9.0X10-9

    Test Example 4


    Acute toxicity test



    [0109] To male ICR rats of 4 weeks age was administered intravenously N-[2,6-dichloro-4-[2-[[(1S, 2R)-2-hydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-methylethyl]amino]ethyl]phenyllaminoacetic acid at a dose of 250mg/kg. No animal death was observed during 24 hours after the administration.

    Industrial Applicability



    [0110] The phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the above general formula (I) and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof of the present invention have excellent β3-adronoceptor stimulating effects and are extremely useful as medicaments such as agents for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract.


    Claims

    1. A phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative represented by the general formula:

    wherein R1 represents a hydroxy group, a straight or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, an aralkoxy group, an amino group, an alicyclic amino group or a mono or di (straight or branched alkyl having 1 to 6 carbon atoms) amino group which may have a hydroxy group or a straight or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms as a substituent; R2 represents a hydrogen atom or a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; R4 and R5 are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom or a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 atoms; A represents a straight alkylene group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; the carbon atom marked with (R) represents a carbon atom in (R) configuration; and the carbon atom marked with (S) represents a carbon atom in (S) configuration, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
     
    2. A phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative as claimed in claim 1, represented by the general formula:

    wherein R1a represents a hydroxy group or a straight or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2, R3, R4, R5, A, the carbon atom marked with (R) and the carbon atom marked with (S) are as defined in claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
     
    3. A phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative as claimed in claim 1, represented by the general formula:

    wherein R4a and R5a are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; R1, R2, R3, A, the carbon atom marked with (R) and the carbon atom marked with (S) are as defined in claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
     
    4. A phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative as claimed in claim 2 or 3, represented by the general formula:

    wherein R1a represents a hydroxy group or a straight or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R4a and R5a are the same or different and each represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom; R2, R3, A, the carbon atom marked with (R) and the carbon atom marked with (S) are as defined in claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
     
    5. A phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative as claimed in claim 4, represented by the general formula:

    wherein R1a represents a hydroxy group or a straight or branched alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R5b represents a hydrogen atom or a chlorine atom; R2, R3, R4, A, the carbon atom marked with (R) and the carbon atom marked with (S) are as defined in claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
     
    6. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as claimed in claim 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
     
    7. A β3-adrenoceptor stimulant comprising as the active ingredient a phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as claimed in claim 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
     
    8. An agent for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract which comprises as the active ingredient a phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as claimed in claim 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
     
    9. A use of a phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as claimed in claim 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract.
     
    10. A process for the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the prevention or treatment of obesity, hyperglycemia, the diseases caused by intestinal hypermotility, pollakiuria, urinary incontinence, depression, or the diseases caused by biliary calculi or hypermotility of the biliary tract, characterized in the use, as an essential constituent of said pharmaceutical composition, of a phenylaminoalkylcarboxylic acid derivative or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt as claimed in claim 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat, dargestellt durch die allgemeine Formel:

    worin R1 eine Hydroxygruppe, eine gerade oder verzweigte Alkoxygruppe mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen, eine Aralkoxygruppe, eine Aminogruppe, eine alizyklische Aminogruppe oder eine Mono- oder Di- (gerades oder verzweigtes Alkyl mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen) Aminogruppe ist, welche eine Hydroxygruppe oder eine gerade oder verzweigte Alkoxygruppe mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen als Substituenten haben kann; R2 ein Wasserstoffatom oder eine gerade oder verzweigte Alkylgruppe mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen darstellt; R3 ein Wasserstoffatom oder ein Halogenatom darstellt; R4 und R5 gleich oder verschieden sind und jeweils ein Wasserstoffatom, ein Halogenatom oder eine gerade oder verzweigte Alkylgruppe mit 1 bis 6 Atomen darstellen; A eine gerade Alkylengruppe mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen darstellt, das mit (R) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom ein Kohlenstoffatom mit (R)-Konfiguration darstellt und das mit (S) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom ein Kohlenstoffatom mit (S)-Konfiguration darstellt, oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon.
     
    2. Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat nach Anspruch 1, dargestellt durch die allgemeine Formel:

    worin R1a eine Hydroxygruppe oder eine gerade oder verzweigte Alkoxygruppe mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen ist; R2, R3, R4, R5, A, das mit (R) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom und das mit (S) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom wie in Anspruch 1 definiert sind, oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon.
     
    3. Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat nach Anspruch 1, dargestellt durch die allgemeine Formel:

    worin R4a und R5a gleich oder verschieden sind und jeweils ein Wasserstoffatom oder ein Halogenatom darstellen; R1, R2, R3, A, das mit (R) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom und das mit (S) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom wie in Anspruch 1 definiert sind, oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon.
     
    4. Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat nach Anspruch 2 oder 3, dargestellt durch die allgemeine Formel:

    worin R1a eine Hydroxygruppe oder eine gerade oder verzweigte Alkoxygruppe mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen darstellt, R4a und R5a gleich oder verschieden sind und jeweils ein Wasserstoffatom oder ein Halogenatom darstellen, R2, R3, A, das mit (R) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom und das mit (S) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom wie in Anspruch 1 definiert sind, oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon
     
    5. Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat nach Anspruch 4, dargestellt durch die allgemeine Formel:

    worin R1a eine Hydroxygruppe oder eine gerade oder verzweigte Alkoxygruppe mit 1 bis 6 Kohlenstoffatomen darstellt; R5b ein Wasserstoffatom oder ein Chloratom darstellt, R2, R3, R4, A, das mit (R) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom und das mit (S) bezeichnete Kohlenstoffatom wie in Anspruch 1 definiert sind, oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon.
     
    6. Pharmazeutische Zusammensetzung umfassend ein Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon nach einem der Ansprüche 1, 2, 3, 4 oder 5.
     
    7. Stimulans für einen β3-Adrenorezeptor umfassend als den Wirkstoff ein Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon nach einem der Ansprüche 1, 2, 3, 4 oder 5.
     
    8. Mittel zur Prophylaxe oder Behandlung von Fettleibigkeit, Hyperglykämie, den Erkrankungen, die durch intestinale Hypermotilität verursacht werden, Pollakisurie, Harninkontinenz, Depression, oder den Erkrankungen, die durch Gallensteine oder Hypermotilität des Gallentrakts verursacht werden, das als den Wirkstoff ein Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivat oder ein pharmazeutisch akzeptables Salz davon nach einem der Ansprüche 1, 2, 3, 4 oder 5 umfasst.
     
    9. Verwendung eines Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivats oder eines pharmazeutisch akzeptablen Salzes davon nach einem der Ansprüche 1, 2, 3, 4 oder 5 zur Herstellung einer pharmazeutischen Zusammensetzung zur Prophylaxe oder Behandlung von Fettleibigkeit, Hyperglykämie, den Erkrankungen, die durch intestinale Hypermotilität verursacht werden, Pollakisurie, Harninkontinenz, Depression oder den Erkrankungen, die durch Gallensteine oder Hypermotilität des Gallentrakts verursacht werden.
     
    10. Verfahren zur Herstellung einer pharmazeutischen Zusammensetzung zur Prophylaxe oder Behandlung von Fettleibigkeit, Hyperglykämie, den Erkrankungen, die durch intestinale Hypermotilität verursacht werden, Pollakisurie, Harninkontinenz, Depression, oder den Erkrankungen, die durch Gallensteine oder Hypermotilität des Gallentrakts verursacht werden, gekennzeichnet durch die Verwendung eines Phenylaminoalkylcarbonsäure-Derivats oder eines pharmazeutisch akzeptablen Salzes davon nach einem der Ansprüche 1, 2, 3, 4 oder 5 als eine wesentliche Komponente der pharmazeutischen Zusammensetzung.
     


    Revendications

    1. Dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique représenté par la formule générale :

    dans laquelle R1 représente un groupe hydroxy, un groupe alkoxy droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone, un groupe aralkoxy, un groupe amino, un groupe aminoalicyclique ou un groupe mono- ou di(alkyle droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone)amino qui peut comporter un groupe hydroxy ou un groupe alkoxy droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone comme substituant ; R2 représente un atome d'hydrogène ou un groupe alkyle droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone ; R3 représente un atome d'hydrogène ou un atome d'halogène ; R4 et R5 sont identiques ou différents et représentent chacun un atome d'hydrogène, un atome d'halogène ou un groupe alkyle droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone ; A représente un groupe alkylène droit ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone ; l'atome de carbone marqué avec (R) représente un atome de carbone en configuration (R) ; et l'atome de carbone marqué (S) représente un atome de carbone en configuration (S), ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables.
     
    2. Dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique suivant la revendication 1, représenté par la formule générale :

    dans laquelle R1a représente un groupe hydroxy ou un groupe alkoxy droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone ; R2, R3, R4, R5, A, l'atome de carbone marqué avec (R) et l'atome de carbone marqué avec (S) répondent aux définitions suivant la revendication 1, ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables.
     
    3. Dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique suivant la revendication 1, représenté par la formule générale :

    dans laquelle R4a et R5a sont identiques ou différents et représentent chacun un atome d'hydrogène ou un atome d'halogène ; R1; R2, R3, A, l'atome de carbone marqué avec (R) et l'atome de carbone marqué avec (S) répondent aux définitions suivant la revendication 1, ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables.
     
    4. Dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique suivant la revendication 2 ou 3, représenté par la formule générale :

    dans laquelle R1a représente un groupe hydroxy ou un groupe alkoxy droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone ; R4a et R5a sont identiques ou différents et représentent chacun un atome d'hydrogène ou un atome d'halogène ; R2, R3, A, l'atome de carbone marqué avec (R) et l'atome de carbone marqué avec (S) répondent aux définitions suivant la revendication 1, ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables.
     
    5. Dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique suivant la revendication 4, représenté par la formule générale :

    dans laquelle R1a représente un groupe hydroxy ou un groupe alkoxy droit ou ramifié ayant 1 à 6 atomes de carbone ; R5b représente un atome d'hydrogène ou un atome de chlore ; R2, R3, R4, A, l'atome de carbone marqué avec (R) et l'atome de carbone marqué avec (S) répondent aux définitions suivant la revendication 1, ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables.
     
    6. Composition pharmaceutique comprenant un dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables suivant la revendication 1, 2, 3, 4 ou 5.
     
    7. Agent stimulant les adrénorécepteurs β3, comprenant, comme ingrédient actif, un dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables suivant la revendication 1, 2, 3, 4 ou 5.
     
    8. Agent pour la prévention ou le traitement de l'obésité, de l'hyperglycémie, des maladies provoquées par une hypermotilité intestinale, de la pollakiurie, de l'incontinence urinaire, de la dépression, ou des maladies provoquées par des calculs biliaires ou une hypermotilité du tractus biliaire, qui comprend, comme ingrédient actif, un dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique ou un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables suivant la revendication 1, 2, 3, 4 ou 5.
     
    9. Utilisation d'un dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique ou d'un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables suivant la revendication 1, 2, 3, 4 ou 5 pour la production d'une composition pharmaceutique destinée à la prévention ou au traitement de l'obésité, de l'hyperglycémie, des maladies provoquées par une hypermotilité intestinale, de la pollakiurie, de l'incontinence urinaire, de la dépression, ou des maladies provoquées par des calculs biliaires ou une hypermotilité du tractus biliaire.
     
    10. Procédé pour la production d'une composition pharmaceutique pour la prévention ou le traitement de l'obésité, de l'hyperglycémie, des maladies provoquées par une hypermotilité intestinale, de la pollakiurie, de l'incontinence urinaire, de la dépression, ou des maladies provoquées par des calculs biliaires ou une hypermotilité du tractus biliaire, caractérisé par l'utilisation, comme constituant essentiel de ladite composition pharmaceutique, d'un dérivé d'acide phénylaminoalkylcarboxylique ou d'un de ses sels pharmaceutiquement acceptables suivant la revendication 1, 2, 3, 4 ou 5.