Butyrophenone analogues in the carbazole series as potential atypical antipsychotics: synthesis and determination of affinities at D(2), 5-HT(2A), 5-HT(2B) and 5-HT(2C) receptors.


We describe practical and efficient routes for synthesis of 2-aminomethyl-1,2,3,9-tetrahydro-4H-carbazol-4-ones using the Fischer indole synthesis or palladium-catalysed cyclization methodologies, as well as their affinities for D(2), 5-HT(2A) and 5-HT(2C) receptors, and their activity at the 5-HT(2B) receptor. The most active compounds, 4b (QF 2003B) and… (More)