Structure--activity relationship in cinnamamides. 3. Synthesis and anticonvulsant activity evaluation of some derivatives of (E)- and (Z)-m-(trifluoromethyl)cinnamamide.

The (E)- and (Z)-m-(trifluoromethyl)-alpha, beta-dimethylcinnamamides and some of their N-alkyl derivatives were prepared and pharmacologically tested as anticonvulsant agents in order to verify if a ring substituent, like the m-CF3 group, different from a halogen but possessing the same electronic effect could lead to equally active compounds. Some (E)-m… CONTINUE READING