Synthesis and preliminary pharmacological evaluation of N-2-(4-(4-(2-substitutedthiazol-4-yl) piperazin-1-yl)-2-oxoethyl)acetamides as novel atypical antipsychotic agents.
ABSTRACT A series of N-2-(4-(4-(2-substitutedthiazol-4-yl) piperazin-1-yl)-2-oxoethyl)acetamides were synthesized in an effort to prepare novel atypical antipsychotic agents. The compounds were synthesized by either microwave irradiation technique or by conventional synthesis and were characterized by spectral data (IR, (1)H NMR, and MS) and the purity was ascertained by microanalysis. All the synthesized compounds were screened for their in vivo pharmacological activity in Swiss albino mice. D(2) antagonism studies were performed using climbing mouse assay model and 5-HT(2A) antagonism studies were performed using quipazine induced head twitches in mice. It was observed that none of the new chemical entities exhibited catalepsy. AG 3 was found to be the most active compound.