Naltrindole derivatives with fluorinated ethyl substituents on the 17-nitrogen as δ opioid receptor inverse agonists.

We synthesized derivatives of the δ opioid receptor (DOR) antagonists naltrindole (NTI) and compound 1 that were modified with small alkyl or fluorinated ethyl substituents on the 17-nitrogen. Although the derivatives showed decreased binding affinities for the opioid receptors, their selectivities for the DOR were higher than the parent compounds NTI and… (More)