Patents by Inventor Philip N. Edwards

Philip N. Edwards has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5519022
    Abstract: The invention concerns .alpha.,.alpha.-dialkylbenzyl derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is phenyl or naphthyl, or a 10-membered bicyclic heterocyclic moiety containing one or two nitrogen heteroatoms and optionally containing a further heteroatom selected from nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur;A.sup.1 is a direct link to X.sup.1 or is (1-3C)alkylene;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;the phenylene group may optionally bear one or two substituents R.sup.3 ;each of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2, which may be the same or different is (1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkenyl, (2-4C)alkynyl, fluoro-(1-4C)alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl, provided that both of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are not methyl or fluoromethyl; andQ is cyano, amino, nitro, formyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, thiazolyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof;processes for their manufacture; pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1996
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries Plc, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, David Waterson
  • Patent number: 5457125
    Abstract: The invention concerns oxime derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.4 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl;R.sup.5 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl, or a heteroaryl moiety selected from pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, pyridazinyl, furyl, thienyl, oxazolyl and thiazolyl;A.sup.4 is (1-4C)alkylene;Ar.sup.1 is phenylene, pyridinediyl or pyrimidinediyl;A.sup.1 is a direct link to X.sup.1, or A.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkylene;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;Ar.sup.2 is phenylene, pyridinediyl, pyrimidinediyl, thiophenediyl, furandiyl or thiazolediyl;R.sup.1 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-4C)alkenyl or (3-4C)alkynyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- wherein each of A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 is independently (1-3C)alkylene and X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 10, 1995
    Assignees: Zeneca Limited, Zeneca Pharma S.A.
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Michael S. Large
  • Patent number: 5420298
    Abstract: The invention concerns pyrrolidine derivatives of the formula ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally-substituted phenyl, naphthyl or a 10-membered bicyclic heterocyclic moiety containing one or two nitrogen heteroatoms and optionally containing a further heteroatom selected from nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur;A is a direct link to the group X or A is (1-4C)alkylene;X is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;Ar.sup.2 is phenylene, pyridinediyl, pyrimidinediyl, thiophendiyl, furandiyl or thiazolediyl;R.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkyl, (3-4C)alkenyl or (3-4C)alkynyl;R.sup.2 is (1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkenyl, (2-4C)alkynyl, halogeno-(1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkenyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkynyl, (1-4C)alkoxy-(2-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, carboxy-(1-4C)alkyl, carbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C)alkoxycarbonyl-(1-4C)alkyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl or N,N-di-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl-(1-4C)alkyl; andn is 1 or 2 and each R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1995
    Assignees: Zeneca Limited, Zeneca Pharma S.A.
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Michael S. Large
  • Patent number: 5403859
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heterocyclic derivative of the formula I, ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl;A.sup.1 is (1-6C)alkylene, (1-6C)alkenylene, (3-6C)alkynylene or cyclo-(3-6C)alkylene;Ar.sup.2 is optionally substituted phenylene;R.sup.1 is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl, (3-6C)alkynyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl, or optionally substituted benzoyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X--A.sup.3 -- which, together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 are attached, defines a ring having 7 ring atoms, wherein A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 is (1-4C)alkylene and X is oxy;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.These compounds of the invention are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries plc, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Jean-Marc M. M. Girodeau
  • Patent number: 5403857
    Abstract: The invention concerns benzenesulphonamide derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkyl, (3-4C)alkenyl or (3-4C)alkynyl; R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form -A.sup.2 -X.sup.2 -A.sup.3 - which defines a ring having 5 or 6 ring atoms, wherein A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 each is (1-3C)alkylene and X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl; A.sup.1 is a direct link to X.sup.1 or is (1-3C) alkylene; X.sup.1 is oxy, thio or imino; Ar is optionally substituted phenylene; R.sup.4 is (1-4C)alkyl, fluoro-(2-4C)alkyl or optionally substituted phenyl or a heterocyclic moiety; R.sup.5 is hydrogen or (1-4C)alkyl; and R.sup.6 is hydrogen, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy; or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof;processes for their manufacture; pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI-Pharma
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Keith Oldham, David Waterson
  • Patent number: 5401751
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heterocycle of the formula I ##STR1## wherein Q is an optionally substituted 6-membered monocyclic or 10-membered bicyclic heterocyclic moiety containing one or two nitrogen atoms;A is (1-6C)alkylene, (3-6C)alkenylene, (3-6C)alkynylene or cyclo(3-6C)alkylene;X is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino;Ar is phenylene which may optionally bear one or two substituents orAr is an optionally substituted 6-membered heterocyclene moiety containing up to three nitrogen atoms;R.sup.1 is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl, (3-6C)alkynyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl, or optionally substituted benzoyl;and R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- which, together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 are attached, defines a ring having 4 to 7 ring atoms, wherein A.sup.2 and A.sup.3, which may be the same or different, each is (1-4C)alkylene and X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 28, 1995
    Assignees: Zeneca Limited, Zeneca Pharma
    Inventors: Graham C. Crawley, Philip N. Edwards, Jean-Marc M. M. Girodeau
  • Patent number: 5376680
    Abstract: The invention concerns oxime derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.4 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl; R.sup.5 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, halogeno-(2-4C)alkyl, hydroxy-(2-4C)alkyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl, or a heteroaryl moiety selected from pyridyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, pyridazinyl, furyl, thienyl, oxazolyl and thiazolyl;A.sup.4 is (1-4C)alkylene;Ar.sup.1 is phenylene, pyridinediyl or pyrimidinediyl;A.sup.1 is a direct link to X.sup.1 or A.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkylene;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;Ar.sup.2 is phenylene, pyridinediyl, pyrimidinediyl, thiophenediyl, furandiyl or thiazolediyl;R.sup.1 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-C)alkenyl or (3-4C)alkynyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- wherein each of A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 is independently (1-3C)alkylene and X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignees: Zeneca Limited, Zeneca Pharma, S.A.
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Michael S. Large
  • Patent number: 5334614
    Abstract: The invention concerns hydroxylamine derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.4 is hydrogen, carbamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, tetrahydrofuran-3-yl, tetrahydropyran-4-yl, piperidin-4-yl, N-(1-4C)alkylpiperidin-4-yl, (2-5C)alkanoyl, (1-4C)alkylsulphonyl, N-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, N,N-di-(1-4C)alkylcarbamoyl, phenyl, phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl, di-phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl, benzoyl, phenylsulphonyl or a heteroarylmethyl group;R.sup.5 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-4C)alkenyl, (3-4C)alkynyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl;A.sup.4 is (1-4C)alkylene;Ar.sup.1 is phenylene, pyridinediyl or pyrimidinediyl;A.sup.1 is a direct link to X.sup.1, or A.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkylene;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;Ar.sup.2 is phenylene, pyridinediyl, pyrimidinediyl, thiophenediyl, furandiyl or thiazolediyl;R.sup.1 is hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, (3-4C)alkenyl or (3-4C)alkynyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula -A.sup.2 -X.sup.2 -A.sup.3 -wherein each of A.sup.2 and A.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignees: Zeneca Ltd., Zeneca Pharma SA
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Michael S. Large
  • Patent number: 5314891
    Abstract: The invention concerns benzenesulphonamide derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkyl, (3-4C)alkenyl or (3-4C)alkynyl;R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- which defines a ring having 5 or 6 ring atoms, wherein A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 each is (1-3C)alkylene and X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;A.sup.1 is a direct link to X.sup.1 or is (1-3C)alkylene;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio or imino;Ar is optionally substituted phenylene;R.sup.4 is (1-4C)alkyl, fluoro-(2-4C)alkyl or optionally substituted phenyl or a heterocyclic moiety;R.sup.5 is hydrogen or (1-4C)alkyl; andR.sup.6 is hydrogen, halogeno, trifluoromethyl, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof;processes for their manufacture; pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 1992
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1994
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Keith Oldham, David Waterson
  • Patent number: 5302594
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heterocyclic derivative of the formula I ##STR1## wherein Q is an optionally substituted quinoxalinyl or a hydrogenated derivative thereofX.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino;Ar is phenylene which may optionally bear one or two substituents or Ar is an optionally substituted 6-membered heterocyclene moiety containing up to three nitrogen atoms;R.sup.1 is (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl or (3-6C)alkynyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- which, together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 are attached, defines a ring having 4 to 7 ring atoms, wherein A.sup.2 and A.sup.3, which may be the same or different, each is (1-4C)alkylene and X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Graham C. Crawley, Philip N. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5288742
    Abstract: The invention concerns .alpha.,.alpha.-dialkylbenzyl derivatives of the formula I ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is phenyl or naphthyl, or a 10-membered bicyclic heterocyclic moiety containing one or two nitrogen heteroatoms and optionally containing a further heteroatom selected from nitrogen, oxygen and sulphur;A.sup.1 is a direct link to X.sup.1 or is (1-3C)alkylene;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;the phenylene group may optionally bear one or two substituents R.sup.3 ;each of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2, which may be the same or different, is (1-4C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkenyl, (2-4C)alkynyl, fluoro-(1-4C)alkyl, phenyl or phenyl-(1-4C)alkyl, provided that both of R.sup.1 and R.sup.2 are not methyl or fluoromethyl; andQ is cyano, amino, nitro, formyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, thiazolyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof;processes for their manufacture; pharmaceutical compositions containing them and their use as 5-lipoxygenase inhibitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1994
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, David Waterson
  • Patent number: 5276037
    Abstract: The invention concerns an aryl derivative of the formula I, ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally substituted phenyl, naphthyl or a heterocyclic moiety, and X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl, difluoromethylene, imino, (1-4C)alkylimino or optionally substituted (1-4C)alkylene, or X.sup.1 is a group of the formula--X.sup.4 --CR.sub.2 -- or --CR.sub.2 --X.sup.4 --whereinX.sup.4 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or carbonyl and each R is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl;each of Ar.sup.2 and Ar.sup.3 is optionally substituted phenylene;X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;R.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.1 --X.sup.3 --A.sup.2 -- which together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.1 and A.sup.2 are attached define a ring having 5 to 7 ring atoms, wherein each of A.sup.1 and A.sup.2 is (1-3C)alkylene and X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 4, 1994
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Robert I. Dowell, Philip N. Edwards, Keith Oldham
  • Patent number: 5272173
    Abstract: The invention concerns an aryl derivative of the formula I, ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally substituted phenyl, naphthyl or a heterocyclic moiety, and X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl, difluoromethylene, imino, (1-4C)alkylimino or optionally substituted (1-4C)alkylene, or X.sup.1 is a group of the formula--X.sup.4 --CR.sub.2 -- or --CR.sub.2 --X.sup.4 --wherein X.sup.4 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or carbonyl and each R is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl;each of Ar.sup.2 and Ar.sup.3 is optionally substituted phenylene;X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;R.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.1 --X.sup.3 --A.sup.2 -- which together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.1 and A.sup.2 are attached define a ring having 5 to 7 ring atoms, wherein each of A.sup.1 and A.sup.2 is (1-3C)alkylene and X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, Ici Pharma
    Inventors: Robert I. Dowell, Philip N. Edwards, Keith Oldham
  • Patent number: 5236919
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heterocycle of the formula I ##STR1## wherein Q is an optionally substituted 6-membered monocyclic or 10-membered bicyclic heterocyclic moiety containing one or two nitrogen atoms;A is (1-6C)alkylene, (3-6C)alkenylene, (3-6C)alkynylene or cyclo(3-6C)alkylene;X is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino;Ar is phenylene which may optionally bear one or two substituents orAr is an optionally substituted 6-membered heterocyclene moiety containing up to three nitrogen atoms;R.sup.1 is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl, (3-6C)alkynyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl, or optionally substituted benzoyl;and R.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- which, together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 are attached, defines a ring having 4 to 7 ring atoms, wherein A.sup.2 and A.sup.3, which may be the same or different, each is (1-4C)alkylene and X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1993
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Graham C. Crawley, Philip N. Edwards, Jean-Marc M. M. Girodeau
  • Patent number: 5234950
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heterocyclic derivative of the formula I, ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl;A.sup.1 is (1-6C)alkylene, (3-6C)alkenylene, (3-6C)alkynylene or cyclo-(3-6C)alkylene;Ar.sup.2 is optionally substituted phenylene, or a 6 membered heterocyclene moiety containing up to three nitrogen atoms;R.sup.1 is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl, (3-6C)alkynyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl, or optionally substituted benzoyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X--A.sup.3 -- wherein each of A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 is (1-4C)alkylene and X is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1993
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Jean-Marc M. M. Girodeau
  • Patent number: 5225438
    Abstract: The invention concerns an aryl derivative of the formula I, ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally substituted phenyl, naphthyl or a heterocyclic moiety, and X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl, difluoromethylene, imino, (1-4C)alkylimino or optionally substituted (1-4C)alkylene, or X.sup.1 is a group of the formula--X.sup.4 --CR.sub.2 -- or --CR.sub.2 --X.sup.4 --whereinX.sup.4 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or carbonyl and each R is hydrogen, methyl or ethyl;each of Ar.sup.2 and Ar.sup.3 is optionally substituted phenylene;X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;R.sup.1 is (1-4C)alkyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.1 --X.sup.3 --A.sup.2 -- which together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.1 and A.sup.2 are attached define a ring having 5 to 7 ring atoms, wherein each of A.sup.1 and A.sup.2 is (1-3C)alkylene and X.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1993
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, I.C.I.-Pharma
    Inventors: Robert I. Dowell, Philip N. Edwards, Keith Oldham
  • Patent number: 5221677
    Abstract: The invention concerns a heterocyclic derivative of the formula I ##STR1## wherein Q is an optionally substituted 6-membered monocyclic or 10-membered bicyclic heterocyclic moiety containing one or two nitrogen atoms;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino;Ar is phenylene which may optionally bear one or two substituents or Ar is an optionally substituted 6-membered heterocyclene moiety containing up to three nitrogen atoms;R.sup.1 is (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl or (3-6C)alkynyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- which, together with the carbon atom to which A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 are attached, defines a ring having 4 to 7 ring atoms, wherein A.sup.2 and A.sup.3, which may be the same or different, each is (1-4C)alkylene and X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino;or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1990
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1993
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Graham C. Crawley, Philip N. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5214070
    Abstract: The invention concerns a diaryl ether cycloalkane of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl; X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;Ar.sup.2 is optionally substituted phenylene, or a 6-membered heterocyclene moiety containing up to three nitrogen atoms;R.sup.1 is (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl, (3-6C)alkynyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl, or optionally substituted benzoyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a (3-6C)alkylene group which defines an optionally substituted ring having 4 to 7 ring atoms.The invention also concerns processes for the manufacture of a diaryl ether cycloalkane of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions containing said cycloalkane. The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Thomas G. C. Bird, Philip N. Edwards
  • Patent number: 5208259
    Abstract: The invention concerns a diaryl ether heterocycle of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, ##STR1## wherein Ar.sup.1 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl;X.sup.1 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl or sulphonyl;Ar.sup.2 is optionally substituted phenylene, or a 6-membered heterocyclene moiety containing up to three nitrogen atoms;R.sup.1 is (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)alkenyl, (3-6C)alkynyl, cyano-(1-4C)alkyl or (2-4C)alkanoyl, or optionally substituted benzoyl; andR.sup.2 and R.sup.3 together form a group of the formula --A.sup.2 --X.sup.2 --A.sup.3 -- wherein each of A.sup.2 and A.sup.3 is (1-4C)alkylene and X.sup.2 is oxy, thio, sulphinyl, sulphonyl or imino.The invention also concerns processes for the manufacture of a diaryl ether heterocycle of the formula I, or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof, and pharmaceutical compositions containing said heterocycle. The compounds of the invention are inhibitors of the enzyme 5-lipoxygenase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignees: Imperial Chemical Industries, ICI Pharma
    Inventors: Thomas G. C. Bird, Philip N. Edwards
  • Patent number: RE36617
    Abstract: A (substituted-aralkyl)heterocyclic compound of the formula I ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 is an azido, carbamoyl, cyano, formyl, hydroxy or nitro radical, a 1-6C 1-hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, alkylcarbamoyl, alkylthio, alkylsulphinyl or alkylsulphonyl radical, a 2-cyanoethyl radical, optionally bearing one to four 1-6C alkyl substituents, or a 2-6C alkanoyl, halogenoalkanoyl, alkanoyloxy, alkanoylamino, dialkylcarbamoyl or alkoxycarbonyl radical; R.sup.2 and R.sup.3, which may be the same or different, are each a hydrogen atom, a 1-6C alkyl, dueterioalkyl or halogenoalkyl radical, or a phenyl or phenyl(1-6C alkyl) radical, in each of which the phenyl may optionally bear one or more substituents; or R.sup.2 and R.sup.3, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, may form a 3- to 6-membered ring; or R.sup.1 R.sup.2 R.sup.3 C- is a 1,1-dicyanoethyl or trifluoromethylsulphonyl radical; R.sup.4 is a hydrogen or halogen atom, a cyano or nitro radical or a 1-6C alkyl or halogenoalkyl radical; R.sup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Assignee: Zeneca Limited
    Inventors: Philip N. Edwards, Michael S. Large