Symmetrically and unsymmetrically bridged methylenebis(allopurinols): synthesis of dimeric potential anti-gout drugs.

Liquid-liquid phase transfer alkylation of 4-methoxy-pyrazolo[3,4-d]-pyrimidine (1a) with a dichloromethane/dibromomethane mixture (3:1, v/v) gave the regioisomeric methylenebis(heterocycles) 3a-5a. These were converted by dilute aqueous sodium hydroxide containing dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) at concentrations between 0 and 60 vol-% into the methylenebis… CONTINUE READING