[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The development and optimization of a scalable synthesis of sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor, ertugliflozin, for the treatment of type-2 diabetes is described. Highlights of the chemistry are a concise, four-step synthesis of a structurally complex API from known intermediate 4 via persilylation–selective monodesilylation, primary alcohol oxidation, aldol-crossed-Cannizzaro reaction, and solid-phase acid-catalyzed bicyclic ketal formation. The final API was isolated as the l-pyroglutamic acid cocrystal.
Preview · Article · Jan 2014 · Organic Process Research & Development
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The discovery of antidiabetic agent ertugliflozin is described. The compound belongs to a new class of SGLT2 inhibitors bearing a dioxa-bicyclo[3.2.1]octane motif. This article describes the critical role that organic synthesis played in both influencing our medicinal chemistry strategy and speeding up the progression of our program.
Full-text · Article · Dec 2012 · Medicinal Chemistry Communication
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Compound 4 (PF-04971729) belongs to a new class of potent and selective sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors incorporating a unique dioxa-bicyclo[3.2.1]octane (bridged ketal) ring system. In this paper we present the design, synthesis, preclinical evaluation, and human dose predictions related to 4. This compound demonstrated robust urinary glucose excretion in rats and an excellent preclinical safety profile. It is currently in phase 2 clinical trials and is being evaluated for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
No preview · Article · Mar 2011 · Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In the title compound, C(19)H(21)ClOS(2), the dithiane ring adopts a chair conformation. The dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 87.88 (4)°. In the crystal, inversion dimmers linked by pairs of C-H⋯O inter-actions occur.
Preview · Article · Jun 2010 · Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Several syntheses of C-5-spirocycle-containing C-glycosides are discussed. A multigram-scale synthesis capitalizing on a one-pot aldol-Cannizzaro sequence is described. Spiro oxetane formation using an unprotected penta-ol C-glycoside as substrate is also exemplified. Functional assessment of these compounds for potency and selectivity was evaluated at human SGLT2 and SGLT1.
No preview · Article · Apr 2010 · Tetrahedron Letters
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Modifications to the sugar portion of C-aryl glycoside sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors were explored, including systematic deletion and modification of each of the glycoside hydroxyl groups. Based on results showing activity to be quite tolerant of structural change at the C-5 position, a series of novel C-5 spiro analogues was prepared. Some of these analogues exhibit low nanomolar potency versus SGLT2 and promote urinary glucose excretion (UGE) in rats. However, due to sub-optimal pharmacokinetic parameters (in particular half-life), predicted human doses did not meet criteria for further advancement.
No preview · Article · Mar 2010 · Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In the title compound, C19H21ClOS2, the dithiane ring adopts a chair conformation. The dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 87.88 (4)°. In the crystal, inversion dimmers linked by pairs of C—H...O interactions occur.
Preview · Article · Jan 2010 · Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online