Synthesis of dopamine transporter selective 3-{2-(diarylmethoxyethylidene)}-8-alkylaryl-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes

Amy L. Bradley, Sari Izenwasser, Dean Wade, Shaine Cararas, Mark L. Trudell

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A series of 3-{2-(diarylmethoxyethylidene)}-8-alkylaryl-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octanes was synthesized and the binding affinities of the compounds were determined at the dopamine and serotonin transporters. The 8-phenylpropyl analogues 8a (Ki=4.1 nM) and 8b (Ki=3.7 nM) were the most potent compounds of the series with binding affinities 3 times greater than GBR-12909. In addition, 8a (SERT/DAT=327) was over 300-fold more selective for the dopamine transporter than the serotonin transporter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)629-632
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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