Title: Synthesis and antiviral activity of 3-substituted derivatives of 3,9-dihydro-9-oxo-5H-imidazo[1,2-a]purines, tricyclic analogues of acyclovir and ganciclovir
Authors: Boryski, J ×
Golankiewicz, B
De Clercq, Erik #
Issue Date: Aug-1991
Publisher: ACS Publications
Series Title: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry vol:34 issue:8 pages:2380-3
Abstract: 9-[(2-Hydroxyethoxy)methyl]guanine (acyclovir, 1a) and 9-[(1,3-dihydroxy-2-propoxy)methyl]guanine (DHPG, ganciclovir, 1b) were transformed to their respective tricyclic derivatives, 3-substituted 3,9-dihydro-9-oxo-5H-imidazo[1,2-a]purines 2b, 3a, and 3b. The 6-methyl-substituted compound 2b was obtained following reaction of 1b with bromoacetone. A two-step approach via 1-(2,2-diethoxyethyl) intermediates 4a,b was the most effective for the preparation of the derivatives unsubstituted in the appended ring (3a,b). The novel acyclonucleosides, in particular ganciclovir derivative 2b, proved markedly active against herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2, varicella-zoster virus, and cytomegalovirus.
ISSN: 0022-2623
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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