Nicholas A Magnus

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The design, synthesis, and biological characterization of an orally active prodrug (3) of gemcitabine are described. Additionally, the identification of a novel co-crystal solid form of the compound is presented. Valproate amide 3 is orally bioavailable and releases gemcitabine into the systemic circulation after passing through the intestinal mucosa. The(More)
A practical synthesis of the glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) inhibitor bisarylmaleimide 1 has been accomplished employing Pictet-Spengler methodology to access the indole 7-position in preparing the benzodiazepine tricyclic fragment. A seven-step linear sequence that starts with commercially available 5-fluoroindole 7 affords the bisarylmaleimide 1 in 33%(More)
A series of 4-alkenyl and 4-alkynyl-3, 4-dihydro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-2-(1H)-quinazolinones were found to be potent non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1). The 4-alkenyl-3, 4-dihydro-4-(trifluoromethyl)-2-(1H)-quinazolinones DPC 082 and DPC 083 and the 4-alkynyl-3,(More)
We report the design and discovery of a 2-aminobenzimidazole-based series of potent and highly selective p38alphainhibitors. The lead compound 1 had low-nanomolar activity in both ATP competitive enzyme binding and inhibition of TNFalpha release in macrophages. Compound 18 showed excellent pharmacokinetics properties and oral activity in the rat collagen(More)
Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) pyrrolidinyl ether 2 was synthesized by employing a dynamic kinetic resolution (DKR) with enantio- and diastereoselective hydogenation on β-keto-γ-lactam 8 to afford β-hydroxy-γ-lactam 9 with 96% ee and 94% de. Reduction of 9 and purification via the dibenzoyl-(L)-tartaric acid diastereomeric salt 16(More)
The practical and highly diastereoselective syntheses of CF(3)-substituted dihydroquinazolinones via 1,4-additions of nucleophiles to chiral auxiliary substituted 2(3H)-quinazolinones is described. This methodology is applied to the syntheses of the NNRTIs (nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors) DPC 961 (1) and DPC 083 (2), which are useful for the(More)
Enantio- and diastereoselective hydrogenation of β-keto-γ-lactams with a ruthenium-BINAP catalyst, involving dynamic kinetic resolution, has been employed to provide a general, asymmetric approach to β-hydroxy-γ-lactams, a structural motif common to several bioactive compounds. Full conversion to the desired β-hydroxy-γ-lactams was achieved with high(More)
The beta-amino alcohol 4 beta-morpholinocaran-3 alpha-ol is prepared by addition of morpholine to alpha-3,4-epoxycarane utilizing anhydrous magnesium bromide as Lewis acid promoter. The enantiopure amino alcohol is uniquely effective as a chiral moderator for the addition of lithium cyclopropylacetylide to an unprotected N-acylketimine. This reaction(More)
An efficient three-step synthesis of a series of fused bicyclic s-[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-a]pyridines 1 was accomplished utilizing novel intermediates derived from inexpensive, commercially available hydrazides A and methyl coumalate B. A significant feature of this approach was the formation of a dihydrazide intermediate 2, bypassing the need for oxidative N-N(More)
1510 CLINICALCHEMISTRY,Vol.38, No.8, 1992 a specific monoclonal antibody compared. Clin Chem1989;35:1726-30. 2. Blick KE, Melouk SH, Fry liD, Gillum RL. A validation study of selected methods routinely used for measurement of cyclosporine. Clin Chem1990;36:670-4. 3. Gupta SK, Benet 12. HPLC measurement of cyclosporine in bloodplasmaand urine and(More)
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