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(19)    (11) Patent Number: KE 326
(a5) Date of grant 03/07/2009
(12) PATENT
(51) Int.CLA: 0 7D 213/36, 233/64, 471/04, 6 1K 31/437, 61P 35/00
(21)Application    KE/P/ 2007/ 000669    (84) WO No. WO 2006/123061 A2
Number:    23/11/2006
(22)Filing Date:    19/05/2006
(31)Priority Number: 19/05/2005    (32) Date: 05 05037 (33) Country: FR
(73) Owner(s): AVENTIS PHARMA S.A. of 20 Avenue Raymond Aron, F-92160 Antony., France
(72) Inventor(s)    RUX ER, Jean-Marie; MAILLIET, Patrick;
BERTIN,Luc; GUYON, Thierry; THOMPSON, Fabienne; PILORGE, Fabienne; BERNARD, Didier; MINOUX, Herve; CARREZ, Chantal and
GOULAOUIC, Helene
(74)Agent/address for correspondence: Kaplan & Stratton Advocates, P.O. Box 40111-00100,
Nairobi
(54) Title:    NOVEL FLUORENE DERIVATIVES, COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID
DERIVATIVES AND THE USE THEREOF.
(57) Abstract: The invention relates to novel products of formula (1), wherein Al, A2, A3 and A4 are CRa or N, R1 and RP are such that one represents II, Hal, CI C3-alkyl, C1C3- alkoicy, alkyl-OH, CF3, cyano, carboxy or carboxamido and the other represents Hal; CF3 ; OH ; SH; nitro; amino ; NH-OH ; NH-CO-H ; NH-CO-OH, NH-CO-0 alkyl , NH-CO-NH2 ; carboxy ; CN ; CO-NH2 ; X-(CH2)m-alkyl; X-(CH2)m-cycloalkyl ; X-(C112)m-heterocycloalkyl ; X-(CH2)m-aryl or X-(CH2)m-heteroaryl with X = simple bond, CH2, CH CH, CH2-O, CH2-NH, CH2-C(0), CH2-C(0)-O, CH2_¬C(0)-NH, CH2-NH-(CO), CH2-NH-S(0), CI-12-NH-S(0)2, 0, 5, NH, O-C(0), C(0)-NH, -NH-C(0), -N1-1-C(0)-C(0)-, -NH-C(0)-NH-, ; NH-CS, NH-S(0) or NH-5(0)2 ; m = 0, 1 or 2, or RI and R'l form with C to which they are bound either a radical =0 ; =S ; =N-OH ; =N-NH2 ; =N-NH-CO-N112,    ; =Y1-(CH2)m-
aryl or =Y1-(CH2)rn heteroaryl, wherein Y1 represents CH, CH-CO-, CH-CO-NH, N, N-0 or N-NH-, where in = 0, 1 or 2, or a cycle, R2 et R'2 represent H, halogen, CF3, nitro, cyano, alkyl, hydroxy, mercapto, amino, alkylamino, diallcylamino, alkoxy, alkylthio, free or esterified carboxy, carboxamide, CO-NH(alkyl) et CO N(alkyl)2, p= 1 a 3 et p'= 1 a 4; Ra represents H ; halogen ; CF3 ; hydroxy ; mercapto ; nitro ; amino ; NH-OH ; NH-0041 ; NH-CO-N112 ; carboxy ; CN ; CO-NH2 ; Y¬(CH2)n-alkyl ; Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2)n-heteroaryl, with Y= 0, S, NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, NH-C(0), NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with n = 0, I, 2 or 3, wherein all alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted and all products in any forms are tautomers and isomers and the salts, which are used in the form of drugs.
 
NOVEL FLUORENE DERIVATIVES. COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID  DERIVATIVES AND THE USE THEREOF
The present invention relates to novel chemical compounds, which are
derivatives of fluorene, and more particularly to novel derivatives of
5 4-(benzimidazot-2-yl)fluorene    or    of    4-(azabenzimidazol-2-yl)fluorene,
compositions containing them, and their use as medicinal products.
More particularly, according to a first aspect, the invention relates to novel derivatives of 4-(benzimidazol-2-yl)fluorene or of 4-(azabenzimidazol-2- yi)fluorene displaying anticancer activity, and in particular Hsp90 chaperone
10 protein-inhibiting activity, and more particularly via inhibition of the ATPase¬type catalytic activity of the Hsp90 chaperone protein.
Chaperone proteins:
The molecular chaperones of the "Heat Shock Proteins" family (HSPs), which
are classified according to their molecular weight (Hsp27, Hsp70, Hsp90,
15 etc.), are key elements in the equilibrium between the synthesis and the degradation of cellular proteins, which are responsible for correct protein folding. They play a vital role in response to cellular stress. The HSPs, and especially Hsp90, are also involved in the regulation of various very important functions of the cell, via their association with various client proteins involved
20 in cellular proliferation or in apoptosis (Jolly C. and Morimoto R.I., J. N. Cancer Inst. (2000), 92, 1564-72; Smith D.F. et al., Pharmacological Rev. (1998), 50, 493-513; Smith D.F., Molecular Chaperones in the Cell, 165-178, Oxford University Press 2001).
Various human pathologies are a consequence of incorrect folding of key
25 proteins, leading notably to neurodegenerative diseases as a result of aggregation of certain proteins as in Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease, or diseases associated with prions (Tytell M. and Hooper P.L., Emerging Ther. Targets (2001), 5, 3788-3796). In these pathologies, approaches that aim to inhibit Hsp90 with the aim of activating stress
30 pathways (Hsp70, for example) might be beneficial.
 
Hsp90 chaperones and Hsp90 inhibitors in cancer treatment:
The Hsp90 chaperone, which represents 1 to 2% of the protein content of the
cell, has recently been demonstrated as a particularly promising target in
anticancer therapy (for review, see: Moloney A. and Workman P., Expert
5 Opin. Biol. Ther. (2002), 2(1), 3-24; Choisis at al., Drug Discovery Today (2004), 9, 881-888). This interest relates in particular to the cytoplasmic interactions of Hsp90 with the main client proteins of Hsp90, proteins which are involved in the six mechanisms of progression of tumors, as defined by Hanahan D. and Weinberg R.A. (Cell (2002), 100, 67-70 ), namely:
10 - ability to proliferate in the absence of growth factors: EGFR-R/HER2, Src, Akt, Raf, MEK, Bcr-Abl, Flt-3 etc.
- ability to evade apoptosis: mutated form of p53, Akt, survivin
- insensitivity to signals to halt proliferation: Cdk4, Plk, Wee1, etc. - ability to activate angiogenesis: VEGF-R, FAK, HIF-1, Akt, etc.
15 - ability to proliferate without replicative limit: hTert, etc.
- ability to invade new tissues and metastasize: c-Met
Among the other client proteins of Hsp90, steroid hormone receptors, such as the estrogen receptor or the androgen receptor, are also of considerable interest within the scope of anticancer therapies.
20 It was shown recently that the alpha form of Hsp90 also has an extracellular role via its interaction with the metalloprotease MMP-2, which is itself involved in tumoral invasion (Eustace B.K. et al., Nature Cell Biology (2004), 6, 507¬514.
Hsp90 is made up of two N- and C-terminal domains separated by a highly
25 charged region. Dynamic interaction between these two domains, coordinated
by the fixation of nucleotides and of co-chaperones, determines the
conformation of the chaperone and its state of activation. Association of the
client proteins depends mainly on the nature of the co-chaperones
Hsp70/Hsp40, Hop60, etc., and on the nature of the. ADP or ATP nucleotide
30 bound to the N-terminal domain of Hsp90. Thus, hydrolysis of ATP to ADP
and the ADP/ATP exchange factor control all of the chaperone "machinery",
and it was shown that it is sufficient to prevent hydrolysis of ATP to ADP -
 
ATPase activity of Hsp90 - to release client proteins in the cytoplasm, and these will then be degraded to proteasome (Neckers L and Neckers K, Expert Opin. Emerging Drugs (2002), 7, 277-288; Neckers L, Current Medicinal Chemistry, (2003), 10, 733-739; Piper P.W., Current Opin. Invest. New Drugs
5 (2001), 2, 1606-1610).
Role of Hsp90 and of inhibitors thereof in pathologies other than  cancer:
0 Huntington's disease: This neurodegenerative disease is due to an extension of CAG triplets in exon 1 of the gene encoding the huntingtin
10 protein. It has been demonstrated that geldanamycin inhibits the aggregation of this protein due to the overexpression of the Hsp70 and Hsp40 chaperones (Human Molecular Genetics 10: 1307, 2001).
ii)    Parkinson's disease: This disease is due to the progressive loss of dopaminergic neurones and is characterized by aggregation of the alpha-
15 synuclein protein. It has been shown that geldanamycin is capable of protecting drosophilar against the toxicity of alpha-synuclein on dopaminergic neurones.
iii)    Focal cerebral ischemia: It has been shown, in a rat animal model, that geldanamycin protects the brain against cerebral ischemia, due to the
20 effect of stimulation of the transcription of genes encoding the heat-shock proteins by an Hsp90 inhibitor.
iv)    Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis: These diseases are due in part to the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and of the inducible form of NOS (nitric oxide synthase) in the brain, and this harmful expression
25 is suppressed by the response to stress. In particular, the Hsp90 inhibitors are capable of garnering this response to stress, and it has been shown, in vitro, that geldanamycin and 17-AAG exhibit anti-inflammatory activity in brain glial cells (J. Neuroscience Res. 67: 461, 2002).
v)    Amvotrophic lateral sclerosis: This neurodegenerative disease is
30 due to the progressive loss of motor neurones. It has been shown that arimoclomol, an inducer of heat-shock proteins, delays the evolution of the disease in an animal model (Nature Medicine 10: 402, 2004). Given that an
 
Hsp90 inhibitor is also an inducer of heat-shock proteins (Mol. Cell Biol. 19: 8033, 1999; Mol. Cell Biol. 18: 4949, 1998), it is probable that a beneficial effect might also be obtained in this pathology for inhibitors of this type.
Furthermore, an inhibitor of the Hsp90 protein might be potentially
5 useful in various diseases, other than cancer mentioned above, such as parasitic, viral or fungal infections or neurodegenerative diseases, via a direct action on Hsp90 and specific client proteins. Some examples are presented below:
vi)    Malaria: The Hsp90 protein of Plasmodium falciparum exhibits 59%
10 identity and 69% similarity with the human Hsp90 protein, and it has been shown that geldanamycin inhibits growth of the parasite in vitro (Malaria Journal 2: 30, 2003; J. Biol. Chem. 278: 18336, 2003; J. Biol. Chem. 279: 46692, 2004).
vii)    Brugia filariasis and Bancroft's filariasis: These lymphatic filarial
15 parasites possess an Hsp90 protein which can potentially be inhibited by inhibitors of the human protein. In fact, it has been shown, for another similar parasite, Brugia pahangi, that the latter is sensitive to inhibition by geldanamycin. The B. pahangi and human sequences are 80% identical and 87% similar (Int. J. for Parasitology 35: 627, 2005).
20    viii) Toxoolasmosis: Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite responsible for
toxoplasmosis, has an Hsp90 chaperone protein, for which induction has been shown during tachyzoite-bradyzoite conversion, corresponding to passage of the chronic infection towards active toxoplasmosis. Furthermore, geldanamycin blocks this tachyzoite-bradyzoite conversion in vitro (J. Mol.
25 Biol. 350: 723, 2005).
ix) Treatment-resistant mycoses: It is possible for the Hsp90 protein to potentiate the evolution of drug resistance by allowing new mutations to develop. Consequently, an Hsp90 inhibitor, alone or in combination with another antifungal treatment, might prove to be useful in the treatment of
30 certain resistant strains (Science 309: 2185, 2005). Furthermore, the anti¬Hsp90 antibody developed by Neu Tee Pharma demonstrates an activity against C. albicans, sensitive and resistant to fluconazole, C. krusei,
 
C. tropicalis, C. glabrata, C. lusitaniae and C. pariOUGE114PAo (Current Molecular Medicine 5: 403, 2005).
x)    Hepatitis B: Hsp90 is one of the host proteins which interacts with the reverse transcriptase of the hepatitis B virus during the replication cycle of
5 the virus. It has been shown that geldanamycin inhibits replication of the viral DNA and encapsulation of the viral RNA (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 1060, 1996).
xi)    Hepatitis C: The human Hsp90 protein participates in the step consisting of cleavage between the NS2 and NS3 proteins by the viral
10 protease. Geldanamycin and radicicol are capable of inhibiting this NS2/3 cleavage in vitro (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98: 13931, 2001).
xii)    The herpes virus: Geldanamycin has demonstrated inhibitory activities on HSV-1 virus replication in vitro, with a good therapeutic index (Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 48: 867, 2004). The authors have
15 also found geldanamycin activity on the other viruses HSV-2, VSV, Cox B3, HIV-1 and the coronavirus SARS (data not shown).
xiii)    Demme (or tropical flu): It has been shown that the human Hsp90 protein participates in the step of viral entry, by forming a complex also containing Hsp70 which serves as a receptor for the virus; an anti-Hsp90
20 antibody decreases the infectious capacity of the virus in vitro (J. of Virology 79: 4557, 2005).
xiv)    Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA): A hereditary neurodegenerative disease characterized by an extension of CAG triplets in the androgen receptor gene. It has been shown that 17-AAG, a geldanamycin
25 derivative, exhibits activity in vivo on transgenic animals used as experimental models for this disease (Nature Medicine 11: 1088, 2005).
Hsp90 inhibitors:
The first known Hsp90 inhibitors are compounds of the amsamycin group, in
particular geldanamycin (1) and herbimycin A. X-ray studies showed that
30 geidanamycin binds to the ATP site of the N-terminal domain of Hsp90 where it inhibits the ATPase activity of the chaperone (Prodromou C. et al., Cell (1997), 90, 65-75)
 
At present the NIH and Kosan BioSciences are providing clinical development of 17AAG (2), which is an Hsp90 inhibitor derived from geldanamycin (1), which blocks the ATPase activity of Hsp90 by binding to the N-terminal recognition site of ATP. The results of phase I clinical trials of 17AAG (1) have
5 now led to phase II trials being started, but research is also being directed towards more-soluble derivatives, such as analogue (3) (17IDMAG of Kosan BioSciences), which carries a dimethylamine chain instead of the methoxy residue, and towards optimized formulations of 17AAG (CNF1010 of Conforma Therapeutics):
 

 
10    Galdaramiycin (1)    17 MD (2)    17DMAG (3)
Radicicol (4) is also an Hsp90 inhibitor of natural origin (Roe S.M. et al., J. Med Chem. (1999), 42, 260-66). However, although the latter is by far the best inhibitor of Hsp90 in vitro, its metabolic instability with respect to sulphur-containing nucleophiles makes it difficult to use in vivo. Oxime derivatives that
15 are much more stable, such as KF 55823 (5) or KF 25706, have been developed by the company Kyowa Hakko Kogyo (Saga et al., Cancer Research (1999), 59, 2931-2938)
 
An Hsp90 inhibitor of natural origin, novobiocin (10), binds to a different ATP site located in the C-terminal domain of the protein (Itoh H. et al., Biochem J. (1999), 343, 697-703.
A depsipeptide, called Pipalamycin or IC1101, was recently described as a
 
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non-competitive inhibitor of the ATP site of Hsp90 (J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. (2004), 310, 1288-1295).
Purines, such as the compounds PU3 (11) (Chiosis et al., Chem. Biol. (2001), 8, 289-299) and PU24FCI (12) (Chiosis et al., Curr. Canc. Drug Targets 15 (2003), 3, 371-376) have also been described as Hsp90 inhibitors:
 
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Patent application W02004/072080 (Cellular Genomics) claims a group of 8-heteroary1-6-phenyl-imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazines as modulators of Hsp90 activity.
5 Patent application W02004/050087 (RibotargetNernalls) claims a group of pyrazoles that can be used for treating pathologies associated with inhibition of heat-shock proteins such as the Hsp90 chaperone.
Patent application W02004/056782 (Vernalis) claims a novel group of pyrazoles that can be used for treating pathologies associated with inhibition 10 of heat-shock proteins such as the Hsp90 chaperone.
Patent application W02004/07051 (Vernalis) claims derivatives of arylisoxazoles that can be used for treating pathologies associated with inhibition of heat-shock proteins such as the Hsp90 chaperone.
Patent application W02004/096212 (Vernalis) claims a third group of 15 pyrazoles that can be used for treating pathologies associated with inhibition of heat-shock proteins such as the Hsp90 chaperone.
Patent application W02005/00300 (Vernalis) claims, more generally,
5-membered heterocycles, substituted by aryl radicals, that can be used for
treating pathologies associated with inhibition of heat-shock proteins such as
20 the Hsp90 chaperone.
Patent application W02005/00778 (Kyowa Hakko Kogyo) claims a group of derivatives of benzophenone as Hsp90 inhibitors, which can be used for treating tumors.
Patent application W02005/215528 (Vernalis) claims a group of derivatives of 25 pyrimidothiophene that can be used for treating pathologies associated with inhibition of heat-shock proteins such as the Hsp90 chaperone.
 
imiaazovi,o-cipyrioin-c-m-on-i mu,
carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 453 (M+).
5
Example 68: Synthesis of 4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E)
Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in stage 1 of Example 1, starting from 2.01 g of o-phenylenediamine in 5 ml of dichloromethane, 3.4 ml of triethylamine and 3 g of chloride of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid. After
10 stirring for 2 hours and 30 minutes at room temperature, pour the reaction mixture into water and extract with dichloromethane. Wash the organic phases with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, dry over magnesium sulphate and concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification by making a paste in diethyl ether, we obtain 3.4 g of the (2-
15 amino-phenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, which is used as it is in the next stage, and has the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 314 (M').
Stage 2: In a 50-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 80°C for 2 hours, a solution of 3 g of the (2-amino-phenyl)amide of 9-
20 oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid obtained in the preceding stage, in 150 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, the precipitate that formed is drained. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with mixtures of dichloromethane and ethyl acetate (90-10 then 80-20 and finally 70-30 by volume), we obtain 1.73 g of 4-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one in the
25 form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the next stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 296 (M+).
Stage 3: Carry out the procedure as in Example 5, starting from 1.7 g
of 4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the preceding stage,
30 1.196 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 2.53 g of sodium acetate heated
at 60°C for 3 hours in 30 ml of ethanol. After concentration of the solvent
under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively in water, then in
 
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(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime, as a 50-50 mixture of the Z and
E isomers, in the form of a pale yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
5    Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 311 (M+).
Example 69: Synthesis of 4-(6-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one
Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in stage 1 of Example 1, starting from 2.34 g of 4-fluoro-benzene-1,2-diamine in 5 ml of dichloromethane,
10 3.445 ml of triethylamine and 3 g of chloride of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid. After stirring overnight at room temperature, we obtain 3.37 g (82%) of the equimolecular amide mixture, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 2: In a 50-ml three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 100°C for 4 hours, a solution of 3.37 g of the amide mixture obtained
15 in the preceding stage, in 168 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, the precipitate that formed is drained then triturated with diethyl ether and drained again. After washing in diethyl ether, then drying in the stove at 35°C under reduced pressure, we obtain 2.81 g of 4-(1H-benzirnidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
20    Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 314 (M+).
Example 70: Synthesis of 4-(6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazo1-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E).
Carry out the procedure as in Example 5, starting from 2.6 g of 4-(1H-
25 benzimidazol-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in Example 69, 1.744 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 3.43 g of sodium acetate at room temperature for 20 hours in 45 ml of ethanol. After concentrating the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively in water, then in toluene and is finally made into a paste in diethyl ether, obtaining 1.94 g of 4-
30 (6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime, as 40-60 mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a pale yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
 
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Exorable 71: Synthesis of 4-(6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine.
5    Carry out the procedure as in Example 6, starting from 1.7 g of 446-
fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in Example 70, and 6 mg of Raney Nickel in 90 ml of ethanol and 90 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 4 hours at 60°C under a hydrogen pressure of 1 bar. After purification by making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 1.58 g of 4-(6-fluoro-1H-
10 benzImidazol-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): rn/z = 315 (M+).
melting point (Kofler) = 170-72°C.
15 Examples 72 and 73: Synthesis of N-j4-(3H-imidazo(4,5-clpyridin-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-yil-acetamide and of 2-amino-N-(4-(3H-imidazof4,5-cipyridin-2- y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1)-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 300 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo14,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
20 and 153.3 mg of 2-amino-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 319 mg of EDCI and 225 mg of HOST in 17 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain:
a)    by recovering the first chromatographed fraction, 22 mg of N-f4-(3H-25 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-y11-acetamide, in the form of a white foam, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 340 (M).
b)    by recovering the second chromatographed fraction, 30 mg of 2- amino-N-E4-(3 Fl-imidazo[4 ,5-c]pyrid in-2-yI)-9H-fiuoren-9(R, S )-yq-
30 isonicotinamide, in the form of a white foam, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 418 (M+).
 
speurum kayo IVIRL, o In ppm, up/boy-ow. u. I I is uruau, cr1),
6.31 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); from 6.90 to 6.95 (m, 2H); 7.24 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz,
1H); 7.33 (t broad , J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.45 to 7.57 (m, 3H); 7.62 (m very
spread-out, 1 H); from 7.66 to 7.72 (m, 2H); 7.99 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1 H); 8.40 (d, J
5 = 5.5 Hz, 1H); from 8.93 to 9.10 (m spread-out, 1H); 9.19 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); from 13.2 to 13.5 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
Example 74: Synthesis of 1-furan-2-ylmethy1-344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-urea
10    Carry out the procedure as in Example 77, starting from 75 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 29 pL of furfuryl isocyanate in 1.25 ml of tetrahydrofuran containing 41 pL of triethylamine for 3 hours at room temperature. The residue obtained is taken up in 5 ml of dichloromethane, then drained and washed with
15 dichloromethane. In this way we obtain 90 mg of 1-furan-2-ylmethy1-344-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-urea, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E I): m/z = 421 (M+).
20 Example 75: Synthesis of 1-(4-fluorobenzy1)-314-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-urea.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 77, starting from 75 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 33.6 pL of 4-fluorobenzyl isocyanate in 1.25 ml of tetrahydrofuran
25 containing 41 pL of triethylamine for 3 hours at room temperature. The residue obtained is taken up in 5 ml of dichloromethane, then drained and washed with dichloromethane. In this way we obtain 96 mg of 1-(4- fluorobenzy1)-344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-urea, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
30    Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 449 (M).
 
c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-urea
Carry out the procedure as in Example 77, starting from 75 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 36.5 mg of 3,5-dimethyl-isoxazol-4-yl isocyanate in 1.25 ml of tetrahydrofuran containing 41 pL of triethylamine for 3 hours at room temperature. The residue obtained is taken up in 5 ml of dichloromethane, then drained and washed with dichloromethane. In this way we obtain 95 mg of 1-(3,5-di methyl-lsoxazol-4-y1)-344-(3H-i m idazo[4,5-c]pyrid n-2-yI)-9H-
10 fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-urea, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 436 (M*).
Example 77: Synthesis of ethyl ester of 3-{344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- 15 y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-ureidol-propionic acid
Add 35 pL of ethyl 3-isocyanato-propionate to a solution of 75 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, in 1.25 ml of tetrahydrofuran containing 41 pL of triethylamine. The white suspension obtained is stirred for 3 hours at room temperature, then
20 concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue obtained is taken up in 5 ml of dichloromethane, then drained and washed with dichloromethane. In this way we obtain 80 mg of ethyl ester of 3-(344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-ureido}-propionic acid, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 441 (M+).
Example 78: Synthesis of ethyl ester of {344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-ureido}-acetic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 77, starting from 75 mg of 4-
30 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
and 33 pL of ethyl isocyanatoacetate. In this way we obtain 81 mg of ethyl
ester of {344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Fureido}-
 
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 427 (M°).
Example 79: Synthesis of trifluoroacetate of 3-(3-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin¬5 2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-ureidol-propionamide.
Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in Example 77, starting from 75 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 41 pL of ethyl 3-isocyanatopropionate. In this way we obtain 80 mg of ethyl ester of 3-{314-(3H-innidazo14,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
10 9(R,S)-y1Fureido)-propionic acid, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 441 (M°).
Stage 2: A solution of 15 mg of ethyl ester of 3-(3-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-ureido)-propionic acid, obtained in the
15 preceding stage, in 2 ml of 7N ammonia in methanol is heated in a sealed tube in a microwave reactor for 20 minutes at 120°C then for 35 minutes at 130°C. After concentration, then purification by HPLCIMS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain
20 3.5 mg of trifluoroacetate of 3-(344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-ureido)-propionamide, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 412 (M+).
25 Example 80: Synthesis of 344-(31-1-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-imidazolidine-2,4-dione.
In microwave apparatus (Emrgsn. Personal Chemistry), heat, for 15
minutes at 120°C, 15 mg of ethyl ester of {344-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-
y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yll-ureido)-acetic acid, obtained in Example 78, in 2 ml
30 of a 7M solution of ammonia in methanol. After concentration under reduced
pressure, the residue is taken up in a minimum of diethyl ether and drained.
In this way we obtain 13 mg of 3-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-
 
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with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 381 (M').
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMS0-4): from 3.80 to 4.20
5 (m very spread-out, 2H); from 6.02 to 6.23 (m spread-out, 1H); from 7.17 to 7.32 (m, 2H); from 7.32 to 7.49 (m, 2H); from 7.53 to 7.62 (m, 2H); from 7.67 to 7.78 (m, 2H); from 7.80 to 8.61 (m very spread-out, 1 H); 8.28 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1 H); 8.96 (s, 1 H); from 12.5 to 14.0 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
10 Example 81: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-1-oxyisonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-tluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 139 mg of the N-oxide of isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of
15 EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 45 mg of N¬[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1)-1-oxylsonicotinamide, in the form of a beige solid, with the following characteristics:
20    Mass spectrum (En): m/z = 419 (NO.
Example 82: Synthesis of 2-ethyl-N1443H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1- fluoren-9(R,S)11]-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4-
25 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 151.2 mg of 2-ethyl-isonicotinic acid, which can be obtained according to J. Biol. Chem. 2002, 277, 12824-29, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
30 carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 310 mg of 2-ethyl-N44- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige solid, with the following characteristics:
 
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Example 83: Synthesis of [4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
 yl]amide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
5  Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in Example 6, starting from 1.57 g of 4-(111-benzimidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in Example 68, and 5.6 mg of Raney Nickel in 80 ml of ethanol and 80 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 4 hours at 60°C under a hydrogen pressure of 1 bar. After purification by making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 1.31 g of 4-(1 H-
10 benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of a white powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 297 (M+).
Stage 2: Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 200 mg of 4-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in
15 the preceding stage, and 120 mg of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 193 mg of EDCI and 135 mg of HOBT in 2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 125 mg of (4-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-
20 5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 493 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.43 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.21 to 7.33 (m, 3H); 7.37 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.52 to
25 7.61 (m, 3H); from 7.65 to 7.90 (m, 7H); 8.14 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.87 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.99 (dd, J = 2.0 and 4.0 Hz, 1H); 9.37 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 12.9 (s broad, 1H).
Example 84: Synthesis of [4-(6-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬30 9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 200 mg of 4- (6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine,    obtained    in
 
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182.4 mg of EDCI and 128.5 mg of HOBT in 2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After
purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of
dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 134 mg of [4-(6-
5 fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-Aamide of quinol ine-5- carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Op: m/z = 470 (M1-).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 5 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.43 (d, J = 8.5 Hz,
10 1H); 7.14 (t broad, J = 10.0 Hz, 1H); 7.26 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.38 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.55 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 2H); from 7.35 to 7.61 (m very spread-out, 2H); from 7.65 to 7.70 (m, 2H); 7.73 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.80 (m, 1H); from 7.86 to 7.90 (m, 2H); 8.14 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.86 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.99 (dd, J = 2.0 and 4.0 Hz, 1H); 9.38 (d, J = 8.5
15 Hz, 1H); 13.1 (s broad, 1H).
Example 85: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9- yl]amide of 2-cyclopropyl-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 364 mg of 4-
20 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 286 mg of 2-cyclopropyl-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 234 mg of EDCI and 165 mg of HOBT in 10 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and diisopropyl ether, we obtain
25 344 mg of [4-(3H-Imidazo14,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yllamide of 2- cyclopropyl-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 493 (M1).
30 Example 86: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9- yliamide of pyridazine-4-carboxylic acid
Garry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4-
 
and 124 mg of pyridazine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of
EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification
by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium
5 hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 210 mg of [4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yliamide of pyridazine-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 404 (M').
10
Example 87: Synthesis of 2-chloro-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
15 and 157.6 mg of 2-chloro-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 405 mg of 2-chloro-N-K-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl-isonicotinamide, in the
20 form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 437 (Ml.
Example 88: Synthesis of [4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9- yl]amide of 2,6-dihydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
25    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 156 mg of 2,6-dihydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOST in 7.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of
30 sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 365 mg of [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yfiamide of 2,6- dihydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown powder, with the
 
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 1988, 23(2), 165-172 describes the preparation and the aldol reductase-inhibiting activity of the compound CAS 116792-62-2 below:
5     

The present invention relates to products of formula (I):
in which:
10 Al, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N or NRb;
with Rb represents alkyl, alkoxy or OH,
R1 and    are such that: either R1 and R1', which may be identical or
different, are such that one of Ri and R1' represents a hydrogen or halogen 15 atom or a radical selected from C1C3-alkyl, C1C3-alkoxy, alkyl-OH, CF3, cyano, carboxy and carboxamido;
and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising H;
halogen; CF3; hydroxyl; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-
OH, NH-CO-Oalkyl, NH-CO-NH2; carboxy; CN; CO-NH2; X-(CH2)m-alkyl;
20 X-(CH2)m-cycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-heterocycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-aryl or X-(CH2)m-
heteroaryl with X = single bond, CH2, CH=CH, CH2-O, CH2-NH, CH2-C(0),
CI-12-C(0)-0, CH2-C(O)-NH, CHrNH-(C0), CH2-NH-S(0), CH2-NH-S(0)2, 0,
 
I Ul IUWII ly Ul I ell CILACI 101.11..0.
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 436 (M+).
Example 89: Synthesis of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9- 5 yl]amide of 2-hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 140 mg of 2-hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After
10 purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 195 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-ylIamide of 2- hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
15    Mass spectrum (Ell):    = 420 (M+).
Example 90: Synthesis of [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9- yl]amide of 2-methyl-quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 200 mg of 4-
20 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 138 mg of 2-methyl-quinoline-5-carboxylic acid, which can be obtained according to J. Med. Chem. 2002, 4647, in the presence of 128.4 mg of EDCI and 90.5 mg of HOST in 5.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
25 carbonate then with water and diisopropyl ether, we obtain 70 mg of [44314- imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yl]amide of 2-methyl-quinoline-5- carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EJI): mlz = 467 (M').
30
 
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yllamide of 2-amino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 214.5 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 100 mg of 2-amino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 151.6 mg of EDCI and 107 mg of HOBT in 5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 190 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9-yl]amide of 2-
10 amino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 419 (M+).
Example 92: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬15 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 300 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 171 mg of 1H-indazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 150 mg of HOBT in 10 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by
20 washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 245 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3- b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder, with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 442 (M+).
melting point (Kofler) = 236°C.
Example 93: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9- yliamide of 6-hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
30    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 106.55 mg of
4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-ftuorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example
6, and 50 mg of 6-hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of
 
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purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of
sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain
65 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-yl]amide of 6-
5 hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 420 (M+).
6-Hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid can be obtained by hydrolysis of the methyl ester of 6-hydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, which can be 10 obtained according to J. Med. Chem. 2000, 43, 3995-4002.
Example 94: Synthesis of 2-hydroxymethyl-N-0-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 97.4 mg of 4-
15 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 50 mg of 2-hydroxymethyl-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 68.8 mg of EDCI and 48.5 mg of HOBT in 2.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 70 mg of 2-
20 hydroxymethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 433 (M.).
2-Hydroxymethyl-isonicotinic acid can be obtained by saponification of 25 the methyl ester of 2-hydroxymethyl-isonicotinic acid, which can be obtained according to E.P. 533131.
Example 95: Synthesis of 2-fluoro-N-K-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yll-isonicotinamide.
30    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
and 141 mg of 2-fluoro-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI
 
washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 290 mg of 2-fluoro-N-
K-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyriclin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamide, in the
5 form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 421 (M+).
Example 96: Synthesis of N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-3-methyl-lsonicotinamide.
10    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4-
(3H-imiclazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 137 mg of 3-methyl-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 mi of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
15 carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 290 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-3-methyl-isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 417 (M÷).
20 Example 97: Synthesis of the hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yl]amide of 1,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 174.2 mg of hydrochloride of 1,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the
25 presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 435 mg of hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a
30 light brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 4547 (M+).
 
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Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 202 mg of 3-bromo-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 435 mg of 3-bromo-N¬[4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamide, in the
10 form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 482 (M+).
Example 99: Synthesis of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)- 9-yllamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
15    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4-
(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 170 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, which can be prepared according to WO 04111048, in the presence of 287 mg of EDCI and 202 mg of HOST in 5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel
20 flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 155 mg of [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3- carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder, with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 442 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 225°C (decomp.). 1H-Pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid can be prepared according to WO 04 111048.
30 Example 100: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y11-2(R,S)-(pyridin-3-y1)-propionamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 200 mg of 4-
 
and 138.3 mg of hydrochloride of 2-(pyridin-3-yl)propanoic acid, in the
presence of 128.4 mg of EDCI, 45.3 mg of HOBT and 104 pL of triethylamine
in 5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash
5 chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90¬10 by volume), we obtain 444 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-2(R,S)-(pyridin-3-y1)-propionamide, in the form of a yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 431 (M*).
10    The hydrochloride of 2-(pyridin-3-yl)propanoic acid can be obtained
according to WO 95 10516.
Example 101: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1-methyl-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
15 Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-C]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 185 mg of 1-methyl-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 287 mg of EDCI and 202 mg of HOBT in 5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a
20 mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 165 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1-methyl-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 456 (Ml.
25    Melting point (Kotler) = 204°C (decomp.).
1-Methyl-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid can be obtained according to WO 96 11929.
Example 102: Synthesis of 2-bromo-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H¬30 fluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
 
aria zuz my UI 4-UIUMU-IbU1111,1-11.11111, dUIU, III LIIC pfCbCIll.e UI 41 1 1119 ul
and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by
washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 345 mg of 2-bromo-N-
5 [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Fisonicotinamide, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 482 (WI
Example 103: Synthesis of 3-hydroxy-N-i4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬10 fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 400 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 196 mg of 3-hydroxy-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica
15 gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 250 mg of 3-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]-isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 419 (M+).
20
Example 104: Synthesis of 3-amino-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
25 and 138 mg of 3-amino-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of, dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 176 mg of 3-amino-N44-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Fisonicotinamide, in the form
30 of a pale yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 418 (M+).
 
xampie Ivo. oyritnesis 01 c-uyariu-ni-rr-kon-irriludzurr,Q-uipyrium-4-yipun¬fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Fisonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 148 mg of 2-cyano-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOST in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 388 mg of 2-cyano-N¬[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-isonicotinamide, in the
10 form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 428 (M+).
Example 106: Synthesis of N-I4-(6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamicle.
15    Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in stage 1 of Example 1, starting
from 2.562 g of 4-methoxy-o-phenylenediamine in 150 ml of dichloromethane, 3.445 ml of triethylamine and 3 g of chloride of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid, stirring for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
20 dichloromethane and methanol (98-2 by volume), we obtain 2.97 g of a
mixture of regioisomeric amides, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 2: In a 500-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 100°C for 5 hours, a solution of 2.97 g of the amide mixture obtained in the preceding stage, in 150 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, the precipitate
25 that formed is drained. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (99-1 by volume), we obtain 1.71 g of 4-(6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9-one, in the form of a brown powder, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 3: Carry out the procedure as in Example 5, starting from 1 g of
30 4-(6-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the preceding stage, 0.639 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.257 g of sodium acetate stirred at room temperature for 20 hours in 17 ml of ethanol.
 
Alter purITIcal1011 1.2), maKing a pee-Le III Ull5OplOpyl wirier, we 01JEUIF1 woe mg or
4-(6-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime, as a 50-50 mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a chestnut-brown powder, with the following characteristics:
5    Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 341(M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-c16): 3.92 (s, 3H); 6.78 (d broad, J 8.5 Hz, 0.5 Hz); 6.93 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 0.5H); from 7.25 to 7.52 (m, 4H); from 7.59 to 7.72 (m, 1H); from 7.79 to 7.92 (m, 2.5H); 8.08 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 0.5H); 8.47 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 0.5H); 8.73 (d broad, J =
10 8.5 Hz, 0.5H).
Stage 4: Carry out the procedure as in Example 6, starting from 900 mg of 4-(6-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the preceding stage, and 1.55 mg of Raney Nickel in 50 ml of ethanol and 50 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 16 hours at 60°C under a hydrogen
15 pressure of 1 bar. After purification by making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 631 mg of 4-(6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylamine, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 327 (M+).
Stage 5: Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from
20 300 mg of 4-(6-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the preceding stage, and 118.6 mg of isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 263.4 mg of EDCI and 185.7 mg of HOBT in 3 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by successive flash chromatography on an !solute silica cartridge, eluting with mixtures of ethyl acetate and methanol (99-1 then
25 98-2 by volume), we obtain 9.1 mg of N-[4-(6-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)¬ 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 432 (M+).
30 Example 107: Synthesis of 4-(6-hydrm-1H-benzinnidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E).
Stage 1: In a 50-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere,
 
aissoive i uv mg or 4-‘o-memoxy- I n-uenzumabizol-c-yid-un-i luurea-u-one,
obtained in stage 2 of Example 106, in 10 ml of dichloromethane, then add
dropwise 5.35 ml of a 1M solution of boron tribromide in dichloromethane and
stir for 20 hours at room temperature. Pour the reaction mixture into 50 ml of
5 water. The precipitate that forms is drained and washed with water then with toluene and finally dried. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 363 mg of 4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-ftuoren-9-one, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
10    Mass spectrum (DI): mlz = 312 (M+).
Stage 2: Carry out the procedure as in Example 5, starting from 571 mg of 4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the preceding stage, 381 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 750 mg of sodium acetate stirred at room temperature for 20 hours in 11 ml of ethanol.
15 After purification by making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 539 mg of 4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one oxime, as a 50-50 mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a chestnut-brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 327(M+).
20
Example 108: Synthesis of methyl ester of 414-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoy1]-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 597 mg of 4- (3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
25 and 362 mg of the 2-methyl ester of pyridine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid, in the presence of 422 mg of EDCI and 297 mg of HOBT in 14 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 610 mg of methyl ester of 4-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-
30 9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyl]-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 461 (M+).
 
S, NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, -NH-C(0), -NH-C(0)-C(0)-, -NI-I-C(0)-NH-; NH-CS, NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, -NH-CO-CH2-O-; -NH-CO-CI-12-S-CH2-CO-NH-; -NH¬CO-(CH2)2-S02-; -NH-CO-CH2-N(CH3)-CO-; with m = 0, 1 or 2, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally
5 substituted, the cycloalkyl radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical containing from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, containing from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, 5, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
10 or R1 and    form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, an
=0; =S; =N-OH; =N-NH2; =N-NH-CO-NH2, =CH-OH; =Y1-(CH2)nraryl or =Y1-(CH2)rn-heteroaryl radical, in which Y1 represents CH, CH-CO-, CH-CO¬NH, N, N-0 or N-NH-, with m = 0, 1 or 2 and in which aryl and heteroaryl are as defined above and optionally substituted,
15 or R., and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a partially saturated ring made up of 4 to 6 ring members and optionally containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR4 where R4 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently
20 from the group comprising H, halogen, CF3, nitro, cyano, alkyl, hydroxy, mercapto, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkoxy, alkylthio (methylthio), free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an alkyl radical, carboxamide, CO-NH(alkyl) and CO N(alkyl)2, all the alkyl, alkoxy and alkylthio radicals being optionally substituted,
25 p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 1 to 3, respectively;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxy; OCF3;
502-NH2; SO2-NH(alk), S02-N(alk)2; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH(alk); N(alk)2;
NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an
30 alkyl radical, itself optionally substituted; CN; CO-NH2; Y-(CH2)n-alkyl;
Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2)n-
heteroaryl, where Y represents a single bond or else = 0, S, NH, O-C(0),
 
rie L-meulyi ewer ur pylluirle-4,4-cuudiuoxylm; auiu tan ue ULM:1111eU
according to EP 479177.
Example 109: Synthesis of 444-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬5 9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyl]-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
In a 50-m1 three-necked flask, dissolve 500 mg of methyl ester of 4-[4-
(3 H-imidazo[4,5-c] pyrid i n-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyli-pyridi ne-2- carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 108, in 20 ml of methanol, then add a solution of 60.8 mg of potassium hydroxide in 10 ml of water and stir at room
10 temperature for 20 hours. Concentrate the reaction mixture under reduced pressure, re-dissolve in 50 ml of water and extract twice with 50 ml of diethyl ether. Acidify the aqueous phase to pH = 4 by adding normal aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid. The precipitate that form is drained, washed with water and with diisopropyl ether. In this way we obtain 410 mg of 4-[4-(3H-
15 im idazo[4,5-c] pyridi    H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyI]-pyrid ine-2-
carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 447 (M+).
Example 110: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-13]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬20 9(R,S)-yll-isonicotinamide.
Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in stage 1 of Example 1, starting
from 2.023 g of 2,3-diamino-pyridine in 150 ml of dichloromethane, 3.445 ml
of triethylamine and 3 g of chloride of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid for 20
hours of stirring at room temperature. After purification by flash
25 chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with mixtures of
dichloromethane and methanol (98-2 then 95-5 by volume), we obtain 1.495 g
of the mixture of regioisomeric amides, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 2: In a 250-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere,
heat, at 100°C for 2 hours and 30 minutes, a solution of 1.49 g of the amide
30 mixture obtained in the preceding stage, in 75 ml of acetic acid. After cooling,
the precipitate that formed is drained. After purification by making a paste in
diisopropyl ether, we obtain 1.40 g of 4-(3H-imidazo(4,5-b]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-
 
riuoren-a-one in rue -Form or a yellow powuer, wnicri rs useu as It is III MG num.
stage.
Stage 3: Carry out the procedure as in Example 5, starting from 1.4 g of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the
5 preceding stage, 1 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.93 g of sodium acetate stirred at room temperature for 20 hours in 25 ml of ethanol. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with mixtures of dichioromethane and ammonia as 7M solution in methanol (90-10 then 85-15 by volume), we obtain 1.32 g of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-
10 9-one oxime, as a 50-50 mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 312 (M).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 7.26 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); from 7.30 to 7.48 (m, 2H); from 7.57 to 7.69 (m, 1.5H); from
15 7.77 to 7.86 (m, 2.5H); 8.04 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 0.5H); 8.48 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 0.5H); from 8.67 to 8.75 (m, 1.5H); 8.78 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1 H).
Stage 4: Carry out the procedure as in Example 6, starting from 1.30 g of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the preceding stage, and 2.45 mg of Raney Nickel in 65 ml of ethanol and 65
20 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 5 hours at 60°C under a hydrogen pressure of 1 bar. After purification by making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 1.06 g of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of a white powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 298 (Ml.
25    Stage 5: Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from
300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the preceding stage, and 130 mg of isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 289.3 mg of EDCI and 204 mg of HOBT in 3 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous
30 solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 227 mg of N-K-(3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-y1)-
 
9H-nuoren-u0-t,5)-yij-isonicotinamide, in me torm or a beige powder, witn tne following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 403 (Mi.
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.38 (s, 1H); 7.29 (t
5 broad, J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.39 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.60 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.63 to 7.70 (m, 2H); from 7.74 to 7.85 (m, 2H); 7.88 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.34 (d broad, J = 6.0 Hz, 2H); 8.67 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.77 (d broad, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.04 (d broad, J = 6.0 Hz, 2H) .
10 Example 111: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indazole-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 300 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 171 mg of 1H-indazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of
15 EDCI and 150 mg of HOBT in 3 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 154 mg of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
20    Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 442 (Mi.
Melting point (Kofler) = 230-35°C.
Example 112: Synthesis of 4-0-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yljamide)-2-[(3-methoxy-propy1)-amide] of pyridine-2,4-dicarboxylic 25 acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 62.6 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 50 mg of 2-[(3-methoxy-propyl)-amide] of pyridine-2,4-dicarboxylic acid, in the presence of 44.3 mg of EDCI and 31.2 mg of HOBT in 2 ml of DMF for
30 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 70 mg of 4-([4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
 
yllamicie) z-Lo-metnoxy-propyi)-amidej or pyriaine-z,4-ciicarDoxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 518 (M+).
5 Example 113: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-(furan-2-yI)-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 239 mg of 2-(furan-2-yl)-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of
10 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 440 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 2- (furan-2-yI)-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown powder, with
15 the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 519 (M+).
Example 114: Synthesis of 3-fluoro-N44-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-isonicotinamide.
20    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 141 mg of 3-fluoro-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
25 carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 350 mg of 3-fluoro-N¬F1-(3H-imidazo[4,5-clpyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)111-isonicotinamide, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 421 (M+).
30 Example 115: Synthesis of 3-amino-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]-benzamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 300 mg of 4-
 
kin-imiciazomo-cipyrion-c-p)-nuorene-utmoi-amine, outaineu in mnariipie 0,
and 137 mg of 3-amino-benzoic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and
148.6 mg of HOBT in 3 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel
flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and
5 methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 230 mg of 3-amino-N44-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-benzamide, in the form of a pale yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 417 (M+).
10 Example 116: Synthesis of N44-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-2-methylamino-isonicotinamide.
In a 30-ml autoclave, heat for 20 hours at 90°C, a solution of 230 mg of 2-bromo-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide, obtained in Example 102, in 6 ml of ethanol and 6 ml of
15 methylamine. Concentrate the reaction mixture under reduced pressure, then purify by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with mixtures of dichloromethane and methanol (97.5-2.5 then 95-5 by volume). In this way we obtain, after washing with a decinormal aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide, 20 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
20 y11-2-methylamino-isonicotinamide, in the form of a brown solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 432 (M+).
Example 117: Synthesis of N-[4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬25 9(R,S)-yl]-isonicotinamide.
Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in Example 6, starting from 500 mg of 4-(6-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in Example 107, and 5 mg of Raney Nickel in 25 ml of ethanol and 25 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 5 hours at 60°C under a hydrogen pressure of
30 1 bar. After purification by making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 385 mg of 4-(6-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of a brown powder, with the following characteristics:
 
mass spectrum (Lir): miz = 313 (M ).
Stage 2: Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 300 mg of 4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the preceding stage, and 130 mg of isonicotinic acid, in the
5 presence of 275 mg of EDCI and 194 mg of HOBT in 3 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and making a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 87 mg of N-[4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)¬ 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige powder, with the
10 following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 418 (M+),
Example 118: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 6-bromo-31-1-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
15  Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 149 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 121 mg of 6-bromo-3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 105.4 mg of EDCI and 74.3 mg of HOST in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a
20 mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 100 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6- bromo-3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale green solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 522 (1v1+).
25
Example 119: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-ylIamide of 2-piperidin-1-yl-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
30 and 256.3 mg of 2-piperidin-1-yl-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid (or 2-piperidino-
cinchoninic acid), in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT
in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a
 
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and isopropanol, we obtain 495 mg of [4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-piperidin-1-yl-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
5    Mass spectrum (E/1): mlz = 536 (M+).
Example 120: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S )-yI]-2-pyrrol n-1-yl-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4-
10
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 199.2 mg of 2-pyrrolidin-1-yl-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 260 mg of N-
15 [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-2-pyrrolidin-1-yl-isonicotinamide, in the form of a yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 472 (M4).
20 Example 121: Synthesis of 2-hydroxy-N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-6-methyl-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298.4 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fiuorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 153 mg of 2-hydroxy-6-methyl-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of
25 211 mg of EDCI and 148.6 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 340 mg of 2- hyd roxy-N44-(3 H-im idazo[4,5-c] pyridi n-2-y1)-9H-fl uoren-9(R,S)-yI]-6-methyl-isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige solid, with the following characteristics:
30    Mass spectrum (0): mlz = 433 (M+).
 
example izz: 5yntnesis or 4-(.5H-imiciazo14,b-cipynain-z-yu-vm-nuoren¬9(R,S)-y1 ester of isonicotinic acid
In a 25-m1 round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 299.3 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9(R,S)-ol, obtained in
5 Example 3, in 5 ml of pyridine. To this solution, cooled to 0°C, add 356 mg of hydrochloride of the chloride of isonicotinic acid; then stir for 18 hours at room temperature. The reaction mixture is concentrated then poured into 10 ml of water. The precipitate that formed is drained and washed successively with 10 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, twice
10 with 10 ml of water and twice with 10 ml of diisopropyl ether. In this way we obtain, after drying under reduced pressure at 50°C, 335 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl ester of isonicotinic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 404 (M+).
15
Example 123: Synthesis of 2-chloro-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-6-methyl-isonicotinamide
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 400 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example
20 6, and 241.6 mg of 2-chloro-methyl-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 270 mg of EDCI and 91 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and isopropanol, we obtain 332 mg of 2-chloro-N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-
25 6-methyl-isonicotinamide, in the form of a beige solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 433 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 250°C.
30 Example 124: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1 of 5-quinolinecarboxylic acid
Introduce successively into a 50 ml round-bottomed flask, 347 mg of
 
dichloromethane. After cooling to 0°C, add 206 pi of oxalyl chloride and stir
for 1 hour at room temperature. Evaporate off the solvent and then add
300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluoren-9(R,S)-ol, synthesized as
5 in Example 3, in solution in a mixture of 5 ml of pyridine and 2 ml of dichloromethane. After 5 minutes at ambient temperature, add 1 ml of water, and then the solvent is evaporated off. The pasty reaction medium is poured into 20 ml of saturated aqueous sodium hydrogen carbonate solution. The solid obtained is filtered off and then successively washed with water (2 x
10 10 ml) and with diisopropyl ether (2 x 10 ml). After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-05 by volume), we obtain 120 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl of 5-quinolinecarboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white foam with the following characteristics:
15    Mass spectrum (LCMS): m = 455 (MH+).
11-1-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6):
Example 125: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-tert-butoxycarbonylaminoisonicotinic acid
20    The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 3.2 g of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine obtained in Example 6, and 2.6 g of 2-tert-butoxycarbonylaminoisonicotinic acid, in the presence of 2.3 g of EDCI and 1.6 g of HOBT in 80 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
25 carbonate, with water and then with isopropyl ether, we obtain 5.4 g of N14- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)yl]amide of 2-tert-butoxycarbonylaminoisonicotinic acid, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 518 (M+).
30    The 2-tert-butoxycarbonylaminoisonicotinic acid can be obtained
according to WO 2001074788.
 
Example 126: Synthesis of NI-0-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]isophthalamide
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 325 mg of 4-(3H-
5 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 180 mg of isophthalamic acid, in the presence of 230 mg of EDCI and 162 mg of HOBT in 8 mi of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, with water and then with isopropyl ether, we obtain 380 mg of N144-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-cipyridin-
10 2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]isophthalamide, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 445 (M+).
The isophthalamic acid can be obtained according to WO 2000021920.
15 Example 127: Synthesis of N144-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-4-methoxybenzamide
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 400 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)amine, obtained in Example 6, and
200 mg of 4-methoxybenzoic acid, in the presence of 270 mg of EDCI and
20 91 mg of HOBT in 14 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-05 by volume), we obtain 78 mg of N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-
25 4-methoxybenzamide, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 432 (M+).
Melting point (Kotler) = 194°C.
30 Example 128: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-chloro-6-methoxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
 
C(0)-NH, -C(0)N(CH3)-; CO; NH-C(0), NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with n = 0, 1, 2 or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring
5 members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl 10 radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
15 of said products of formula (I).
The present invention thus relates to products of formula (I) in which:
Ai, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N or NRb, where Rb represents CH3 or OH;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxy; OCF3;
20 S02-14H2; S02-NHCH3, S02-N(CH3)2; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH(CH3); N(CH3)2; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an alkyl radical, itself optionally substituted; CO2-CH3; CO2-(CH2)3- N(CH3)2; CN; CO-NH2; Y-(CH2)n-alkyl; Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2), heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)-aryl or Y-(CH2),-heteroaryl, where Y represents a
25 single bond or else = 0, -0(0)-NH-, -C(0)N(CH3)-; CO, with n = 0, 1, 2, or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, contain from 4
30 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
 
ULACIIIICU III GACIIIIIJIGU, GIIIU
238 mg of 3-chloro-6-methoxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of
211 mg of EDCI and 148 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After
successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
5 carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purifed by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (95-05 by volume), we obtain 310 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 3-chloro-6- methoxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the
10 following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 517 (M+).
Example 129: Synthesis of 4-amino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]benzamide hydrochloride
15
Stage 1: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 800 mg of 4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 640 mg of 4-tert-butoxycarbonylaminobenzoic acid, in the presence of 540 mg of EDCI and 180 mg of HOBT in 14 mg of DMF for 20
20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-05 by volume), we obtain 168 mg of the tert-butyl ester of 4-[4- (3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyrid in-2-y1)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyll phenyl).-
25 carbamoic acid, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 517 (M+).
Stage 2: Dissolve 88 mg of tert-butyl ester of 4-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-
y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyliphenylIcarbamoic acid, obtained in stage
1, in 5 ml of dichloromethane and add 6 ml of a 4M solution of hydrochloric
30 acid in dioxane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the solid that
forms is drained. After washing with twice 3 ml of isopropyl ether and drying,
we obtain 89 mg of 4-amino-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-
 
9(R,$)-yippenzamiae nyarocnionae, in me rorm or a mite powaer wan me following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 417 (M+).
5 Example 130: Synthesis of N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 370 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
300 mg of 3-hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 240 mg of
10 EDCI and 84 mg of HOBT in 5 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 73 mg of N-[4-(3H-
15 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 3-hydroxyquinoline¬4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 511 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 250°C.
20 The 3-hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid can be obtained according to Organic Syntheses, 40, 54-60; 1960.
Example 131: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yfiamide of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
25 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 8.6 g of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine obtained in Example 6, and 5 g of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 5.6 g of EDCI and 1.9 g of HOBT in 115 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and
30 then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (95-05 by volume), we obtain 6.1 g of N-[4-(3H-
 
imiaazop,b-opyriain-z-yo-vm-nuoren-un)-piamtoe    or    z-amino-o-
chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 453 (MH+).
5 Melting point (Kofler) = 216°C.
Example 132: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 3-bromo-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask, dissolve 700 mg of [4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3¬ b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained as in Example 92, in 15 ml of glacial acetic acid. After cooling to 10°C, add 89.4 jl of bromine and stir for 10 minutes at room temperature. Water is added (1 ml) and the solvent is then evaporated off. The solid obtained is washed successively with water, a
15 saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then water. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 gm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 670 mg of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 3- bromo-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carhoxylic acid, in the form of a yellow
20 foam with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m = 521 (MH+).
Examples 133 to 150:
The products of Examples 133 to 150 were prepared in parallel 25 according to the following procedure:
71 mg (0.370 mmol, 1.1 eq) of EDCI hydrochloride and 50 mg (0.370 mmol, 1.1 eq) of HOBT are added to 100 mg (0.335 mmol) of amine and x mg (0.335 mmol, 1.0 eq) of acid in 2.5 ml of DMF. When the acid is in the form of hydrochloride, 47 µl (0.335 mmol, 1.0 eq) of TEA are added. The
30 reaction medium is stirred for 20 h at room temperature (25°C) and then concentrated.
 
ne sons or pasty uruue prouuot is taicen up in +1 mi OT water ana /mere°, ana
washed successively with 4 ml of water, 2 times 4 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, 4 ml of water and then 2 times 5 ml of isopropyl ether.
5 The products isolated under the above conditions have an LC/MS purity of greater than 90% under the following conditions:
Column Elypersil Gold C18 3x50 mm (particle diameter: 3 pm)
U.V. detection DAD (200<7 <400 nm)
Gradient of solvents A (water containing 0.1% of formic acid) and
10 B (acetonitrile) at a flow rate of 0.8 mVmin
Time (min)    %A    %B
0    95    5
5    5    95
5.5    5    95
6.5    95    5
7    95    5

When a supplementary purification was necessary, the conditions of this
purification are described in the table below, which also contains the masses
obtained and the characteristics of the compounds of Examples 133 to 150
15 (Mass spectrum and retention time by LC/MS analysis)
Ex- ample    Mass obtained (mg)    Mass spectrum (MH+)    LC/MS retention time (min)    Supplementary purification conditions
133    113    499    4.18   
134    72    435    3.69   
135    68    423    3.64   
136    112    504    3.33   
137    76    474    2.73   
138    75    439    2.51   
139    91    423    3   
140    104    475    3.36   
141    101    434    2.6   
 
14Z    41.■    44I    3.43    1.1.0 mm prep silica paw 7N CH2Cl2IN1-13 in
Me0H 96/4
143    53    473    3.14    0.5 mm prep silica plate 7N CH2C121NH3 in
Me0H 96/4
144    45    495    2.6    Crystallization from 80/20 CH2Cl2/MeOH
145    27    465    3.26    0.5 mm prep silica plate 7N CH2Cl2/NH3 in
Me0H 96/4
146    74    512    2.78    Crystallization from 80/20 CH2C12/Me0H
147    77    451    2.5    0.5 mm prep silica plate 7N CH2Cl2INH3 in
Me0H 95/5
148    100    528    2.59    0.5 mm prep silica plate 7N CH2C12/NH3 in
Me0H 95/5
149    81    507    2.65   
150    95    475    2.67   

The compound of Example 145 can also be characterized by the following
NMR spectrum (400 MHz - 8 in ppm - DMSO-d6): 0.80 (s, 3H); 1.33 (s, 3H);
1.80 (m, 1H); 1.89 (m, 1H); 2.00 (s, 3H); 2.17 (dd, J = 8.5 and 14.0 Hz, 1H);
5 2.25 (dd, J = 7.5 and 14.0 Hz, 1H); 2.40 (m, 1H); 2.96 (m, 1H); 6.10 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.22 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.32 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.44 to 7.53 (m, 3H); from 7.59 to 7.69 (m, 3H); 8.37 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.52 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 9.02 (s, 1H); 13.4 (m very spread-out, 1H).
10 Example 151: 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of indole-3-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 298 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
169 mg of indole-3-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and
 
14U mg 01 Hub I in 3 mi or umi- tor tz nours. Aner purmcarion Dy nasn chromatography on silica gel (15-40 urn), eluting with a mixture of methanol-dichloromethane (10/90 by volume), we recover 112 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of indole-3-carboxylic
5 acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics: Melting point (Kofler) = 210°C decomposition.
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) 5 in ppm: 6.43 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
from 7.12 to 7.27 (m, 3H); 7.33 (dt, J = 1.5 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.41 to 7.72
(m, 6H); 7.75 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.11 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H); 8.31 (m, 1H);
10 8.40 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.55 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 9.05 (s broad, 1H); 11.55 (m broad, 1H); 13.35 (m broad, 1H).
Mass spectrum (ES): m/z = 442 (MH+).
Example 152: Synthesis of the dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-
15 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3¬ b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid 8 g of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 92, are purified, in the supercritical phase, on a preparative chiral column 5 cm in diameter,
20 containing 350 g of 20 gm of Chiralcel silica, in 20 successive injections. Elute, at a flow rate of 250 ml/min, with 100 bar of carbon dioxide in the presence of 30% of methanol and 0.1% of triethylamine as cosolvent. By recovering and concentrating under reduced pressure the first fractions eluted, we obtain 3.59 g of dextrorotatory enantiomer, in the form of a white
25 powder with the following characteristics:
11-1-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, DMSO-d6, Sin ppm): 6.42 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.90 (m, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); from 7.50 to 7.57 (m, 2H); from 7.60 to 7.72 (m, 4H); 7.79 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); 8.37 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1 H); 9.04 (s broad, 1 H);
30 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (s broad, 1H); 13.35 (m spread-out, 1H). aD20 = +136.5 +/- 2° (c = 0.507; DMSO).
 
Example 153: Synthesis of the levorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-
c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide    of    1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
 carboxylic acid
5 Following the same procedure as in Example 153, but recovering the second fractions eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 3.53 g of levorotatory enantiomer with the following characteristics :
ccD20 = -117.5 +1- 2° (c = 0.5; DMSO).
10 Example 154: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 3-hydroxy-2-methylquinoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 200 mg of 4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 143 mg of 3-hydroxy-2-methylquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of
15 135 mg of EDCI and 45 mg of HOBT in 2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-05 by volume), and we obtain 16 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-
20 c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 3-hydroxy-2-methylquinoline-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 483 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 240°C.
25 Example 155: Synthesis of NI14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yI]-3,5-d innethoxybenzann ide
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 150 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
92 mg of 3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid, in the presence of 98 mg of EDCI and
30 34 mg of HOBT in 2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a
saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with
water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel,
 
eluting won a mixture or aicniorometnane ana metnanoi (9b-ub oy volume), and we obtain 18 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yI]-3,5-dinnethoxybenzamide, in the form of a white foam with the following characteristics:
5 Mass spectrum (En): m/z = 462 (M+).
Example 156: [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of bromo-6-hydroxy-2-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 298 mg of 4-(3H-
10 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 282 mg of bromo-6-hydroxy-2-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 149 mg of HOBT in 5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After evaporation to dryness under vacuum, the residue is taken up with 100 ml of ethyl acetate and 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate. The
15 mixture is filtered over sintered glass and the solid is dried under vacuum at 40°C. We obtain 513 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of bromo-6-hydroxy-2-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) 8 in ppm: 6.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
20 6.72 (s, 1H); 7.22 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.26 to 7.34 (m, 2H); 7.42 (m, 2H); 7.64 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.68 (m broad, 1H); 7.73 (dd, J = 2.0 and 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.84 (m broad, 1H); 8.02 (m broad, 1H); 8.09 (d, J = 2.0 Hz, 1H); 8.27 (m broad, 1H); 8.79 (s broad, 1H); 9.51 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 12.2 (m spread-out, 2H).
25 Mass spectrum (ES): m/z = 548 (MH+).
Example 157: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 9H-purine-6-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
30 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
182 mg of 9H-purine-6-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI
and 70 mg of HOBT in 4 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes
 
and then with isopropyl ether, we obtain 400 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 9H-purine-6-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
5 Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 444 (M+).
Example 158: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino-6-methylpyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
10 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 170 mg of 2-amino-6-methylpyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT in 4 ml of DMF for 4 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash
15 chromatography on silica gel, elution being carried out with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (95-05 by volume), and we obtain 50 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-6-methylpyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
20 Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 433 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 210°C.
Example 159: Synthesis of 2-ethyl-6-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin¬2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllisonicotinamide
25 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyriclin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 185 mg of 2-ethyl-6-hydroxyisonicotinic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate,
30 with water and then with isopropyl ether, we obtain 330 mg of 2-ethyl-6- hyd roxy-N44-(3 H-imid azo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S )-yl]isonicoti n-amide, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics:
 
mass spectrum    miz = 44 r km-r/.
The 2-ethyl-6-hydroxyisonicotinic acid can be obtained according to EP542059.
5 Example 160: Synthesis of 3,5-dichloro-N-(4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]isonicotinamide
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
193 mg of 3,5-dichloroisonicotinic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI
10 and 68 mg of HOBT in 10 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), and we obtain 250 mg of 3,5-dichloro-N4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-
15 fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]isonicotinamide, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 472 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 240°C.
20 Example 161: Synthesis of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 5-amino-3H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
135 mg of 5-amino-3H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of
25 dimethylformamide, in the presence of 289 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)- 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 204 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (9/1 then 85/15 by volume), we
30 obtain 100 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yflamide of 5-amino-3H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics:
 
the other substituents R1, R1', R2, R2 also products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally 5 substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
10 The present invention relates to products of formula (I) as defined above in which:
A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N; R1 and R1' are such that:
either R1 and R1', which may be identical or different, are such that one of R1
15 and R1' represents a hydrogen or halogen atom or a radical selected from C1C3-alkyl, C1C3-alkoxy, alkyl-OH, CF3, cyano, carboxy and carboxamido; and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxyl; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO¬OH, NH-CO-Oalkyl, NH-CO-NH2; carboxy; CN; CO-NH2; X-(CH2)m-alkyl;
20 X-(CH2)m-cycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-heterocycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-aryl or X-(CH2)m¬heteroaryl with X = single bond, CH2, CH=CH, CH2-O, CH2-NH, CH2-C(0), CH2-C(0)-O, CH2-C(0)-NH, CH2-NH-(CO), CH2-NH-S(0), CH2-NH-S(0)2, 0, S, NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, -NH-C(0), -NH-C(0)-C(0)-, -NH-C(0)-NH -; NH-CS, NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with m = 0, 1 or 2, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl,
25 heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical containing from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, containing from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3
30 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
or R1 and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, an
=0; =S; =N-OH; =N-N1-12; =N-NH-CO-NH2, =CH-OH; =Y1-(CH2),„-aryl or
 
mass spectrum    miz = quo km+).
Example 162: Synthesis of N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 6-methyl-2-methylaminopyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
5 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 90 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 50 mg of 6-methyl-2-methylaminopyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 64 mg of EDCI and 20 mg of HOBT in 2 ml of DMF for 6 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium
10 hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), and we obtain 35 mg of Ni4-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 6-methy1-2-methylami no-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following
15 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 447 (M+).
Melting point (Kotler) = 196°C.
The 6-methyl-2-methylaminopyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid can be obtained by hydrolysis of the corresponding methyl ester according to Helvetica Chimica 20 Acta, 81(2), 231-235; 1998.
Example 163: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 5-amino-2,6-dihydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
25 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 172 mg of 5-amino-2,6-dihydroxypyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT in 15 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash
30 chromatography silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), and we obtain 210 mg of N44,-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 5-ami no-2,6-d ihyd roXy-
 
pyrimiaine-9-carooxylic delU, m Me WWI 1.71 d WHIW puvvuer MLR me wouvving
characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 451 (M+).
5 Example 164: Synthesis of N44-(9H-purin-8-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of isonicotinic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, starting
from 2 g of 4,5-diaminopyrimidine in 150 ml of dichloromethane, 3.4 ml of
triethylamine and 3 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride. After stirring
10 for 20 hours at room temperature, the reaction medium is poured onto a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and extracted with dichloromethane. The organic phases are washed with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated under reduced pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a
15 mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume), we obtain 1.1 g of (5-aminopyrimidin-4-yl)amide of 9.oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid, which is used as it is in the next stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 316 (M+).
20 Stage 2: In a 250 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 95°C for 5 hours, a solution of 1.1 g of (5-aminopyrimidin-4-yl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous step, in 55 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. Purify by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
25 dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume), followed by making a paste in isopropyl ether, and, in this way, we obtain 565 mg of 4-(9H-purin-8- yl)fluoren-9-one, in the form of a pale yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 298 (M÷).
30 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 7.42 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.50 (dt, J = 1.0 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.61 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (d, J = 7.5 Hz,
 
r-1); I .1U (a, J = .0 riz,in); t.00 (o, J = 0.0 r1Z, in); r.az tu, J = I .0 r1Z, 1H); 9.00 (s, 1H); 9.25 (s, 1H); 14.5 (s broad, 1H).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, starting from 564 mg
of 4-(9H-purin-8-y1)fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous step, 394 mg of
5 hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 776 mg of sodium acetate in 12 ml of ethanol for 20 h at room temperature. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, then toluene and, finally, made into a paste with diisopropyl ether, and in this way, we obtain 502 mg of 4-(9H-purin-8-yl)fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50
10 mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): mlz = 313 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, in an autoclave,
starting from 450 mg of 4-(9H-purin-8-yl)fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained
15 in the previous stage, in solution in a mixture of 25 ml of ethanol and 25 ml of tetrahydrofuran, in the presence of Raney activated nickel, under an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar, at 60° for 20 hours. After filtration of the catalyst over Celite, and concentration of the filtrate under reduced pressure, in this way, we obtain 384 mg of 4-(9H-purin-8-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the
20 form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): rri/z = 299 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO-d6): 4.83 (s, 1H); 7.17 (t, J =
7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.48 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.57 (d broad, J
= 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.65 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.69 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.86 (d, J =
25 7.5 Hz, 1H) ; 8.90 (s, 1H) ; 9.11 (s, 1H).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(9H-purin-8-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous step, and 129 mg of isonicotinic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 288 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide (EDCI) and 204
30 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), we
 
„ .
isonicotinic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El/CMS): m/z = 404 (M+).
5 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.37 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.28 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 11-1); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.54 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.60 (m, 2H); 7.72 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.88 (d broad, J = 6.0 Hz, 2H); 8.75 (d broad, J = 6.0 Hz, 2H); 9.00 (s, 1H); 9.22 (s broad, 1H); 9.48 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 13.95 (m spread-out, 1 H).
10
Example 165: Synthesis of N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-aminoquinoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
15 189 mg of 3-aminoquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of
20 ammoniacal methanol (95-05 by volume), and we obtain 230 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-aminoquinoline-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 468 (M+).
25 Melting point (Kofler) = 234°C.
The 3-aminoquinoline-4-carboxylic acid can be obtained according to Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 17 (3), 465-73; 1980.
Example 166: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬30 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-methoxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
 
300 mg of 6-methoxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 422 mg of EDCI and 297 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on
5 silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (95-05 by volume), and we obtain 180 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 6-methoxy-quinoline¬4-carboxylic acid in the form of a yellow solid with the following characteristics:
10 Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 483 (M+).
Example 167 and 172: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-
fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3,4-diaminobenzoic acid and of N-[4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide    of    4-amino-3-
15 hydroxybenzoic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 600 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 424 mg of 3,4-dinitrobenzoic acid, in the presence of 422 mg of EDCI and 300 mg of HOBT in 14 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive
20 washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (95-05 by volume), and we obtain 215 mg of N-14-(3H-imidazo14,5-cipyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 3,4-dinitrobenzoic
25 acid, in the form of a yellow solid with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 492 (M+).
Stage 2: In a 45 ml autoclave, dissolve 365 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-
c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 3,4-dinitrobenzoic acid, obtained
in stage 1, in a mixture of 60 ml of ethanol, add 78 mg of 10% palladium-on-
30 charcoal, and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar for
20 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 100 ml. After
purging with argon, open the autoclave, filter over celite and rinse with
 
ethanol. The filtrate is concentrated under reduced pressure and purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichioromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (95-05 by volume), and we obtain: - firstly, 70 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
5 yl]amide of 3,4-diaminobenzoic acid, in the form of a yellow foam with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 432 (M+) ;
- and, secondly, 150 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 4-amino-3-hydroxybenzoic acid, in the form of a yellow 10 foam with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 433 (M+).
Example 168: Synthesis of 3,5-ciihydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllbenzamide
15 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 308 mg of 3,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid, in the presence of 422 mg of EDCI and 297 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with
20 water, the crude mixture is purified by preparative HPLC on a Kromasil C8 column, eluting with a mixture of water supplemented with 0.1% of trifluoroacetic acid and methanol (80-20 by volume), and 170 mg of 3,5- dihydroxy-N44-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yl]benzamide are obtained in the form of a pale yellow foam with the following
25 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 483 (M+).
Example 169: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-imidazole-4-carboxylic acid
30 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 118 mg of 1H-imidazole-4-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the
 
presence of 289 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 204 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N
5 ammonia in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), we obtain 52 mg of [4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-Imidazole-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El/CMS): m/z = 392 (M+).
10
Example 170: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y13amide of 5-amino-2H-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
15 144 mg of 5-amino-2H-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxylic acid in 5 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 289 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)- 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 204 mg of 1-hydroxy-benzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
20 dichloromethane and methanol (9/1 then 8/2 by volume), we obtain 124 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 5-amino-2H¬1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/CI): m/z = 408 (M+).
25
Example 171: Synthesis of N44-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-methylbenzoxazole-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
30 178 mg of 2-methylbenzoxazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg
of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive
washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate,
 
with water and then with isopropyl ether, we obtain 310 mg of N44-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-911-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-methylbenzox¬azole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a grey powder with the following characteristics:
5 Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 457 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 200°C.
Example 172: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yliannide of 4-amino-3-hydroxybenzoic acid
10 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 153 mg of 4-amino-3-hydroxybenzoic acid in 5 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 289 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 204 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for
15 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (8/2 then 5/5 by volume), we obtain 100 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 4-amino-3-hydroxybenzoic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
20 Mass spectrum (EI/CI): m/z = 433 (M+).
Example 173: Synthesis of 2-carbamoyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]ison icotinam ide
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
25 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 175 mg of carbamoyl-2-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 210 mg of EDCI and 148 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, with water, and then with isopropanol, we obtain 160 mg of 2-carbamoyl-N-[4-(3H-
30 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]isonicotinamide, in the form of a brown solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 446 (M+),
 
Example 174: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of pyridine-3,4-dicarboxylic acid 3-methyl ester
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
5 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 183 mg of pyridine-3,4-dicarboxylic acid 3-methyl ester, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and of 68 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, with water, ethyl acetate then with isopropyl ether, we obtain 110
10 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of pyridine-3,4-dicarboxylic acid 3-methyl ester in the form of a white solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 461 (M+).
Melting point (Kotler) = 196°C.
15
Example 175: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 5-hydroxy-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 330 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
20 150 mg of 5-hydroxy-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxylic acid in 3.3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 318 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)- 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 224 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a
25 mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (9/1 by volume), we obtain 164 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 5-hydroxy¬4H-1,2,4-triazole-3- carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 409 (M+).
30
Example 176: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
 
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 126 mg of pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 6 hours. After successive washes with
5 a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, with water, and then with isopropyl ether, we obtain 90 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazoi4,5-c]pyridin¬2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid in the form of a brown solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 404 (M+).
10 Melting point (Kofler) = 192°C.
Example 177: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 1,3-dioxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-isoindole-5-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
15 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)ftuorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 192 mg of 1,3-dioxo-2,3-dihydro-IH-isoindole-5-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 150 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, with water, with methanol, and then with
20 isopropyl ether, we obtain 122 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1,3-d ioxo-2,3-d ihydro-1H-isoindole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 471 (M+).
Melting point (Kofler) = 258°C.
25
Example 178: Synthesis of 4-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1- fluoren-9(R,S)-yllbenzamide
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
30 139 mg of 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and
150 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a
saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with
 
=Y1-(CH2)n, -heteroaryl radical, in which Yi represents CH, CH-CO-, CH-CO¬NH, N, N-0 or N-NH-, with m = 0, 1 or 2 and in which aryl and heteroaryl are as defined above and optionally substituted,
or R1 and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a
5 partially saturated ring made up of 4 to 6 ring members and optionally containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR4 where R4 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
R2 and R2, which may be identical or different, are selected independently
from the group comprising H, halogen, CF3, nitro, cyano, alkyl, hydroxy,
10 mercapto, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkoxy, alkylthio, free or esterified carboxy, carboxamide, CO-NH(alkyl) and CO N(alkyl)2,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 1 to 3, respectively;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxy;
15 mercapto; nitro; amino; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; carboxy; CN; CO¬NH2; Y-(CH2),ralkyl; Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2)n-heteroaryl, with Y = 0, S, NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, NH-C(0), NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with n = 0, 1, 2, or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally
20 substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
25 all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemates, enantiomers and diastereoisomers, as well as salts of
30 addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
In the products of formula (I) and hereinafter, the terms used have the
 
water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (90-10 by volume), and we obtain 283 mg of 4-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]benzamide, in the form of a
5 yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (01): m/z = 418 (M+)
Example 179: Synthesis of 2,4-dihydroxy-N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]benzamide
10 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 155 mg of 2,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 150 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with
15 water, the crude mixture is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammoniacal methanol (90-10 by volume), and we obtain 168 mg of 2,4-dihydroni-N44- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljbenzamide, in the form of a yellow solid with the following characteristics:
20 Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 434 (M+).
Example 180: [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-chloro-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: 2.9 ml of trichioroacetyl chloride are added to a suspension of 5.2 g
25 of aluminium chloride in 4.5 ml of anhydrous dichloromethane. The mixture is
stirred for 30 minutes at room temperature under argon, and then 2.0 g of
6-chloro-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-13]pyridine, which can be prepared according to
Synthesis 1992, 661, are added in small fractions and the mixture is refluxed
for 3 hours. After cooling to room temperature, the reaction mixture is poured
30 over 80 g of ice. The pasty solid is recovered by decanting, taken up with
15 ml of water and 8 ml of 35% sodium hydroxide and then heated at 90°C for
15 minutes. After cooling, the reaction medium is filtered, the filtrate which
 
has been acidified with hydrochloric acid is concentrated, and the solid is filtered off and air-dried. In this way, we obtain a beige solid containing 50% of 6-chloro-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
5 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz - DMSO-d6) 6 in ppm: 7.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.16 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H); 8.31 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 12.35 (m spread-out, 1H); 12.6 (s broad, 1H).
Mass spectrum (ES): m/z = 197 (MH+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 298 mg
10 of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 216 mg of crude 6-chloro-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3- carboxylic acid, prepared previously, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 149 mg of HOBT, in 15 ml of DMF for 42 hours. The reaction medium is poured into 75 ml of water and then extracted with 3 times 35 ml of a mixture
15 of dichloromethane and methanol (90/10 by volume). The organic phases are washed with 35 ml of distilled water, 35 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate and, finally, 35 ml of water, dried over sodium sulphate and evaporated to dryness under vacuum. The residue is chromatographed on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90/10 by
20 volume). After evaporation to dryness under vacuum, the residue is triturated with 3.5 ml of ethyl ether and the solid is filtered off and dried under vacuum at 40°C. We obtain 200 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-chloro-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
25
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz - DMSO-d6) 6 in ppm: 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.33 (t partially masked, J
7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.50 (d partially masked, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.52 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
7.59 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.63 (m spread-out, 1H); 7.69 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
30 7.75 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.26 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H); 8.40 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz,
1H); 8.61 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.78 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 9.07 (m spread-out,
 
1H); 12.35 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H); 13.45 (m spread-out, 1H). Mass spectrum (ES): m/z = 477 (MH+).
Example 181: Synthesis of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬5 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-benzylisoxazole-5-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 280 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 200 mg of 3-benzylisoxazole-5-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 270 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide
10 hydrochloride (EDCI) and 190 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), we obtain 235 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 3-benzylisoxazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of
15 a white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 192-194°C.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 485 (M+).
Example 182: Synthesis of [4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
20 9(R,S)-yllamide of 5-(4-hydroxyphenyI)-3H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 280 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 200 mg of 5-(4-hydroxyphenyI)-3H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 270 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminoprooyI)-
25 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 190 mg of 1-hydroxybenzo¬triazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume) and then a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammonia in methanol (9/1 by volume) and, finally,
30 a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (8/2 by volume), we obtain 163 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of
 
5-(4-hydroxyphenyI)-3H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 485 (M+).
5 Example 183: Synthesis of [4-(5-cyano-6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
At room temperature, stir 20 mg of 4,5-diamino-2-fluorobenzonitrile, which can be prepared according to W09926941A1, 40 mg of [4-formy1-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, which
10 can be obtained as in stage 6 of Example 234, and 18 mg of ferric chloride in solution in 2 ml of dimethylformamide. The stirring is stopped after 60 hours and the solvent is evaporated off under reduced pressure. The dark oil obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a gradient of mixtures of dichloromethane and methanol (from 100/0 to 90/10
15 by volume) so as to give 22 mg of [4-(5-cyano-6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristic:
Mass spectrum (ESI+): m/z = 485 (MH+).
20 Example 184: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-4-methylthiazole-5-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
167 mg of 2-amino-4-methylthiazole-5-carboxylic acid, which can be obtained
25 according to W02004/099156, in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 289 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 204 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5
30 then 9/1 by volume), we obtain 85.2 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino-4-methylthiazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
 
Melting point (Kofler) = 224-226°C . Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 438 (M+).
Example 185: Synthesis of [4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- 5 yl]amide of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in Example 83, and 193 mg of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 213 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-
 10 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzo¬triazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichioromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume), we obtain 270 mg of [4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-
15 4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/LCMS): m/z = 452 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.25 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.12 (s broad, 2H); from 7.21 to 7.33 (m, 3H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
20 from 7.51 to 7.60 (m, 4H); 7.66 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.70 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
7.76 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 8.39 (s, 1 H); 9.31 (d, J = 85 Hz, 1 H); 12.95 (s, 1 H).
Example 186: Synthesis of [4-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
25 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(6- fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in Example 71, and 181 mg of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 200 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)- 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 64 mg of 1-hydroxybenzo-
30 triazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by successive flash chromatographies on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume), and then on
 
alumina gel 90, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume), we obtain 186 mg of [4-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)11)amide of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
5 Mass spectrum (El/CMS): m/z = 470 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.24 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.11 (s broad, 2H); 7.14 (m partially masked, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.36 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.46 (m spread-out, 1H); from 7.50 to 7.58 (m, 3H); 7.63 (m spread-out partially masked, 1H); 7.66 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.70
10 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.39 (s, 1H); 9.31 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 13.05 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 187: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of pyrimidine-5-carboxylic acid
15 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imiclazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 127 mg of pyrimidine-5-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 212 mg of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 15 hours. After successive washes with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, with water,
20 and then with isopropyl ether, the crude mixture is purified by preparative HPLC on an Xterra RP 18, 5 pm column, eluting with a mixture of 35% acetonitrile and NH4HCO3 buffer (20 mmol, pH = 9), and we obtain 67 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)yl]amide of pyrimidine-5- carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
25 Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 404 (M+),
Melting point (Kofler) = 192°C.
Example 188: Synthesis of [4-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
30 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(6- fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in Example 71, and 170 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, which can be
 
obtained according to WO 2003/000688, in 3 ml of dimethytformamide, in the presence of 200 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 64 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on
5 silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume), we obtain 243 mg of [4-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-h]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): mlz = 459 (M+).
10    1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 3 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz,
1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.14 (m, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.34 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.38 (m partially masked, 1H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.52 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.55 to 7.67 (m, 4H); 7.75 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H) ; 7.79 (m partially masked, 1 H) ; 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H) ; 9.28 (d, J = 8.5
15 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (s broad, 1H); 13.05 (s broad, 1H).
Example 189: [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of isoquinoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 298 mg of 4-(3H-
20 imidazo14,5-cipyridin-2-y1)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 173 mg of isoquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 68 mg of HOBT, in 5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on alumina, eluting with a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (5/95 by volume), and then crystallization from 20 ml of
25 isopropyl ether, we obtain 40 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of isoquinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 200°C.
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) 6 in ppm: 6.44 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
30 7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.39 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (d, J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.57
(t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 7.71 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
 
7.78 (m, 2H); 7.95 (m, 2H); 8.23 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.39 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.46 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.75 (s, 1H); 9.04 (s, 1H); 9.42 (s, 1H); 9.47 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H).
Mass spectrum (ES): m/z=454 (MH+).
5
Example 190: Synthesis of 14-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2,3-dimethylquinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
10 24 mg of 2,3-dimethylquinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 212 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)- 3-ethylcarbodiimicle hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzo¬triazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
15 dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), we obtain 295 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-Aamide of 2,3-dimethyl¬quinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 482 (M+).
20
Example 191: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-amino-1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
25 141 mg of 3-amino-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethyl-
formamide, in the presence of 289 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-
ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 204 mg of 1-hydroxybenzo-
triazole (HOST), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by HPLC
on a 5 pm XTERRA silica RP18 column (30x150 mm), eluting with a mixture
30 (75/25) of acetonitrile and buffer, pH=9 (aqueous ammonia/ammonium
formate, 20 mmol), we obtain 8 mg of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-
fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-amino-1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form
 
of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EULCMS): m/z = 407 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz; DMSO-d6; 6 in ppm): 6.25 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
7.10 (s broad, 2H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.48
5 to 7.59 (m, 3H); 7.65 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.68 to 7.74 (m, 2H); 8.37 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.39 (s, 1H); 9.01 (s, 1H); 9.31 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H).
Example 192: Synthesis of the dextrorotatory enantiomer of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-5-chloro¬10 pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
150 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino-5-chloropyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 131, are injected onto a preparative chiral column containing 300 g of 10 pm Whelk 01 RR silica. Elution is carried out with a mixture of n-heptane, methanol, ethanol
15 and triethylamine (60-10-30-0.2 by volume). By recovering the first fraction eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 70.9 mg of dextrorotatory enantiomer with the foliowing characteristics:
aD20 = +117.3 +/- 2° (c = 0.5; Me0H).
20 Example 193: Synthesis of the levorotatory enantiomer of N44-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino-5-chloro¬pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
Using the procedure in Example 192, but recovering the second fraction eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 68.7 mg of 25 levorotatory enantiomer with the following characteristics:
aD20 = -77 +/- 2° (c = 0.3; Me0H).
Example 194: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid
30 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and
 
179 mg of 1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, in the presence of 212 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on
5 silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), in this way, we obtain 144 mg of [4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-benzimidazole-4¬ carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
10 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 442 (M+).
Example 195: Synthesis of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-methylquinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
15 200 mg of 3-methylquinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid, 212 mg of 1-(3-dimethyl-aminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI), and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a
20 saturated solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 308 mg (65%) of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-
25 fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 3-methylquinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 468 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.59 (s, 3H); 6.44 (d, J =
30 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.28 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.38 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d broad,
J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.57 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (m broad, 1H); 7.71 (d, J =
7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.81 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.94 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.98 (d, J =
 
following meanings:
- the term halogen denotes the atoms of fluorine, of chlorine, of bromine or of iodine and preferably of fluorine, chlorine or bromine.
- the term alkyl radical denotes a linear or branched radical containing at most
5 12 carbon atoms selected from the methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, isobutyl, sec-butyl, tert-butyl, pentyl, isopentyl, sec-pentyl, tert-pentyl, neo¬pentyl, hexyl, isohexyl, sec-hexyl, tert-hexyl and also heptyl, octyl, nonyl, decyl, undecyl and dodecyl radicals, as well as their linear or branched positional isomers. We may mention more particularly the alkyl radicals
10 having at most 6 carbon atoms and notably the following radicals: methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, n-butyl, isobutyl, terbutyl, pentyl linear or branched, hexyl linear or branched.
- the term alkenyl radical denotes a linear or branched radical containing at
most 12 carbon atoms and preferably 4 carbon atoms selected for example
15 from the following values: ethenyl or vinyl, propenyl or allyl, 1-propenyl, n¬butenyl, i-butenyl, 3-methylbut-2-enyl, n-pentenyl, hexenyl, heptenyl, octenyl, cyclohexylbutenyl and decenyl as well as their linear or branched positional isomers. Among the alkenyl values, we may mention more particularly the ally! or butenyl values.
20 - the term alkynyl radical denotes a linear or branched radical containing at most 12 carbon atoms and preferably 4 carbon atoms selected for example from the following values: ethynyi, propynyl or propargyl, butynyl, n-butynyl, i-butynyl, 3-methylbut-2-ynyl, pentynyl or hexynyl as well as their linear or branched positional isomers. Among the alkynyl values, we may mention
25 more particularly the propargyl value.
- the term alkoxy radical denotes a linear or branched radical containing at most 12 carbon atoms and preferably 6 carbon atoms selected for example from the methoxy, ethoxy, propoxy, isopropoxy, linear, secondary or tertiary butoxy, pentoxy, hexoxy and heptoxy radicals as well as their linear or
30 branched positional isomers,
- the term alkylthio or alkyl-S- denotes a linear or branched radical containing
at most 12 carbon atoms and represents notably the methylthio, ethylthio,
 
7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.25 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.39 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.55 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.95 (s, 1H); 9.04 (s broad, 1H); 10.6 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H) .
5 Example 196: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of quinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
192 mg    of    quinoxaline-5-carboxylic    acid,    212    mg    of    1-(3-
10 dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, then drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water, then with a saturated solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water.
15 The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 294 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow
20 solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (EULC/MS): m/z = 454 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.50 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H);
7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.46 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz,
25 1H); 7.55 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 7.71 (m, 2H); 7.89 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.05 (t, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.32 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.40 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.62 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.97 (d, J = 2.0 Hz, 1H); 9.04 (m broad, 2H); 10.35 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H).
30
Example 197: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-furan-2-y1-3H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid
 
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, 253 mg of 2-furan-2-yl-3H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, 212 mg of 1-(3- dimethylaminopropyt)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of
5 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a saturated solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography
10 on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (911 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 195 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-furan-2-y1-3H-benzimidazole-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following
15 characteristics:
Melting point (Kotler) = 252°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 508 (M+).
Example 198: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)yl]amide of 2-thiophen-2-yl-3H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid
20 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, starting from 300 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, 270 mg of 2-thiophen-2-yl-3H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, 212 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3 ml of dimethylformamide for
25 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a saturated solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
30 dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 347 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yijamide of
 
2-thiophen-2-y1-3H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kotler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 524 (M+).
5 Example 199: Synthesis of [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fiuoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoxaline-6-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 300 mg of
4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine,    obtained    in
Example 6, 193 mg of quinoxaline-6-carboxylic acid, 212 mg of 1-(3-
10 dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a saturated solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water.
15 The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 306 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoxaline-6-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-
20 white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler). >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 454 (M+).
Example 200: Synthesis of [4-(9H-purin-8-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 25 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 100 mg of 4-(9H-purin-8-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 164, 60 mg of 1H-pyrroio-[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 70 mg of 1-(3-dimethylamino-propy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 23 mg of
30 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 1 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a
 
saturated solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl
5 ether, in this way we obtain 53.3 mg of 14-(9H-purin-8-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of I H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 443 (M+).
10 1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6 91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.55 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.58 to 7.66 (m, 3H); 7.73 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.82 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.00 (s, 1H); 9.22 (s, 1H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H);
15 13.95 (m spread-out, 1H) .
Example 201: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yt)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-hydroxyquinazoline-4-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 400 mg of
20 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, 283 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI), 91 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) and 255 mg of 2-hydroxy¬quinazoline-4-carboxylic acid in 10 ml of dimethylfomiamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Then add 100 ml of water and drain the precipitate that
25 formed and then wash with water then with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia at 7N in methanol (90/10 by volume). In this way we obtain 50 mg of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
30 yl]amide of 2-hydroxyquinazoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) > 260°C.
 
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 470 (M+).
Example 202: Synthesis of the hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin¬2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 6-(2-aminoethylamino)nicotinic acid
5 Stage 1 : The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 645 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, 456 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI), 146 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) and 608 mg of 6-(2-tert-butoxycarbonylaminoethylamino)nicotinic acid in 15 ml of
10 dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Then add 50 ml of water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The crude solid obtained is purifed by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90110 by volume). In
15 this way, we obtain 540 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-(2-tert-butoxycarbonylaminoethylamino)nicotinic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristic:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 561 (M+),
Stage 2: Dissolve 320 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-
20 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-(2-tert-butoxycarbonylaminoethylamino)nicotinic acid, obtained above, in 10 ml of dioxane, then add 2 ml of a 4M solution of hydrochloric acid in dioxane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the solid that formed is drained and washed with ethanol then with ethyl ether. In this way, we obtain 280 mg of hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-
25 c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-(2-aminoethylamino)nicotinic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics: Melting point (Kofler) > 260°C.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 571 (M+).
30 Example 203: Synthesis of [4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)¬ yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 300 mg of 4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in Example 83, 180 mg of 1H-pyrrolo12,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 213 mg of 1-(3- dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of
5 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a saturated solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography
10 on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume) and then with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 202 mg of 4-(1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1H-pyrrolo-(2,3-1Apyridine-4-
15 carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kotler) = 220°C.
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 441 (M+).
NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 6.91
20 (m broad, 1H); 7.24 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.28 (m broad, 2H); 7.34 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 7.52 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.58 to 7.64 (m, 4H); 7.66 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.76 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.76 (m spread-out partially masked, 1 H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1 H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.95 (m broad, 1H).
25
Example 204: Synthesis of [4-(5-trifluoromethyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1 : The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 2.6 g of 3,4-diaminobenzotrifluoromethyl in 85 ml of dichloromethane,
30 3.4 ml of triethylamine and 3 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the reaction medium is poured into water and extracted with dichloromethane. The organic phases are
 
washed with a saturated aqueous solution of 10% sodium hydrogen carbonate, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated under reduced pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with dichioromethane then with a mixture of dichioromethane and
5 methanol (98/2 by volume), in this way we obtain 2.6 g of (2-amino-5- trifluoromethylphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 382 (M+).
10 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 500 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 120°C for 1 h 15 min, a solution of 2.6 g of (2-amino-5-trifluoromethylphenypamide of 9-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 130 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. Purify by flash
15 chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichioromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume), then with a mixture of dichioromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol. After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 2.1 g of 4-(5-trifluoromethy1-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of an orange-coloured resin,
20 which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (EULC/MS): m/z = 364 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 7.40 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz,
1H); 7.50 (dt, J = 1.5 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.60 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.61 to
7.71 (m, 3H); 7.83 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.88 (m, 2H); 8.08 (s broad, 1H);
25 13.5 (m very spread-out, 1H) .
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 2.1 g of 4-(5-trifluoromethy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 1.2 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 2.4 g of sodium acetate in 100 ml of ethanol for 20 h at room temperature. After concentrating
30 the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, then toluene, brought to dryness and, finally, made into paste in diisopropyl ether, filtered and washed twice. In this way, we obtain 2.3 g of 4-
 
(5-trifluoromethyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 379 (M+).
5 Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 528 ml autoclave, dissolve 2.2 g of 4-(5-trifluoromethyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 80 ml of ethanol and 80 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at
10 60° for 4 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 412 ml. After filtration of the catalyst over Celite, concentrate under reduced pressure. In this way, we obtain 1.73 g of 4-(5-trifluoromethy1-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a grey foam with the following characteristics:
15 Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 365 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 365 mg of 4-(5-trifluoromethyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)¬ amine, obtained in the previous stage, 178 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid, 210 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide
20 hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3.6 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is
25 dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (9812 then 95/5 by volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether containing a small amount of dichloromethane, in this way we obtain 221 mg of 4-(5- trill uoromethy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S )-yl]am ide of 1 H-
30 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 220°C .
 
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 509 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.42 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz,
1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.54 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.55 to 7.64 (m,
5 4H); 7.70 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.79 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.86 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.05 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H) .
Example 205: Synthesis of [4-(5-methoxycarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-
10 fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1 : The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 4.9 g of methyl 3,4-diaminobenzoate in 170 ml of dichloromethane, 6.9 ml of triethylamine and 6 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is
15 filtered off, washed with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 6.5 g of (2-amino-5-methoxycarbonyl¬phenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following
20 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 372 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 1 I round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 135°C for 2 hours, a
solution of 6.5 g of (2-amino-5-methoxycarbonylphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-
25 fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 320 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 6.1 g of methyl ester of 2-(9H-fluoren¬9-on-4-yl)benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
30 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 354 (M+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 3.90 (s, 3H); 7.40 (t broad, J
 
= 7.5 Hz, 11-1); 7.50 (dt, J = 1.5 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.59 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.69 (d, J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.73 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.82 (dd, J= 1.0 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.90 (dd, J = 1.0 and 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.94 (dd, J = 1.5 and 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 8.31 (5 broad, 1 H); 13.1 (m very spread-out, 1 H) .
5 Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 6.1 g of methyl ester of 2-(9H-fluoren-9-on-4-yl)benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, 3.6 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 7 g of sodium acetate in 300 ml of ethanol stirred for 4 h at room temperature and then at 80°C for 2 hours. After concentrating the solvent under reduced
10 pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water then toluene, brought to dryness and, finally, made into a paste in diisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 6.1 g of methyl ester of 2-(9H-fluoren-9-oximino-4- yl)benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a pale yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage,
15 with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/CI): m/z = 369 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 955 ml autoclave,
dissolve 6.1 g of methyl ester of 2-(9H-fluoren-9-oximino-4-yl)benzimidazole-
4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 230 ml of
20 ethanol and 230 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at 60° for 6 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 979 ml. After filtration of the catalyst over Celite, concentrate the filtrate under reduced pressure. The crude solid obtained is made into a paste with
25 diisopropyl ether, and in this way, we obtain 5.7 g of methyl ester of 2-(9H¬fluorene-9(R,S)-amino-4-yl)benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 355 (M+).
30 Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 2.5 g of methyl ester of 2-(9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-amino-4-yl)benzimidazole-4- carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, 1.25 g of 1 H-pyrrolo-[2,3-
 
isopropylthio and heptylthio radicals. In the radicals containing a sulphur atom, the sulphur atom may be oxidized to SO or S(0)2 radical.
- the term acyl radical or r-CO- denotes a linear or branched radical
containing at most 12 carbon atoms in which the radical r represents a
5 hydrogen atom, an alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl or aryl radical, said radicals having the values stated above and being optionally substituted as stated: we may mention for example the formyl, acetyl, propionyl, butyryl or benzoyl radicals, or the valeryl, hexanoyl, acryloyl, crotonoyl or carbamoyl radicals.
10    the term cycloalkyl radical denotes a monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic
radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members and notably denotes the cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopentyl and cyclohexyl radicals,
- the term cycloalkylalkyl radical denotes a radical in which cycloalkyl and
alkyl are selected from the values stated above: said radical thus denotes for
15 example the cyclopropylmethyl, cyclopentylmethyl, cyclohexylmethyl and cycloheptylrnethyl radicals.
- by acyloxy radical, we mean the acyl-0- radicals in which acyl has the meaning stated above: we may mention for example the acetoxy or propionyloxy radicals.
20 - by acylamino radical, we mean the acyl-N- radicals in which acyl has the meaning stated above.
- the term aryl radical denotes the unsaturated radicals, monocyclic or made up of condensed rings, carbocyclic. As examples of said aryl radical, we may mention the phenyl or naphthyl radicals.
25 - by aralkyl we mean the radicals resulting from combining the alkyl radicals mentioned previously, optionally substituted, and the aryl radicals also mentioned above, optionally substituted: we may mention for example the benzyl, phenylethyl, 2-phenethyl, triphenylmethyl or naphthalenemethyl radicals.
30 - the term heterocyclic radical denotes a monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic radical, saturated (heterocycloalkyl) or partially or fully unsaturated (heteroaryl) made up of 4 to 10 ring members interrupted by one or more
 
b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid,    1.48 g of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropy1)-3-
ethylcarbocilimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 475 mg of 1-hydroxybenzo-
triazole (HOBT) in 25 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room
temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain
5 the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume). After forming a paste with dilsopropyl ether, in
10 this way we obtain 2.35 g of [4-(5-methoxycarbonyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)¬ 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 222-226°C .
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 499 (M+).
15 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a 50%-50% mixture of tautomers is observed with: 3.91 (s, 3H); 6.42 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.54 (m, 1.5H); 7.63 (m, 2.5H); 7.70 (m, 1.5H); 7.78 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.84 to 7.99 (m, 1.5H); 8.19 (s broad,
20 0.5H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.38 (s broad, 0.5H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1 H); 13.35 (m broad, 1 H).
Example 206: Synthesis of [4-(5-carboxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 In a 30 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, dissolve 500 mg of [4-(5- methoxycarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 205, in 10 ml of methanol, then add 2.4 ml of a 1.25 M aqueous solution of lithium hydroxide, then reflux for 20 hours. The reaction medium is cooled and acidified to
30 pH 4-5 with a 1M aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid. The crude solid is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (9/1 then 8/2 by
 
volume). After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 210 mg of [4-(5-carboxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
5 Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 485 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a
50%-50% mixture of tautomers is observed: 6.42 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 6.91
(dd, J = 2,0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
10 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.56 to 7.67 (m, 3.5H); 7.70 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1 H); 7.78 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1 H); 7.82 (m, 0.5H); from 7.87 to 7.97 (m, 1H); 8.17 (s broad, 0.5H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.35 (s broad, 0.5H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.7 (m very spread-out, 1H); 13.25 (m broad, 1H) .
15 Example 207: Synthesis of [4-(4-methy1-1H-benzinnidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1 : The procedure used in stage 'I of Example 1 is followed, but starting
from 2.932 g of 2,3-diaminotoluene, 5.622 ml of triethylamine and 4.85 g of
fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 100 ml of dichloromethane. After
20 stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered off, washed with dichloromethane, with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 5 g of (2-amino¬6-methylphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of
25 an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 328 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 250 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, reflux, for 6 hours, a suspension
30 of 5 g of (2-amino-6-methylphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic
acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 100 ml of acetic acid. After cooling,
bring to dryness under reduced pressure. Take the residue up in 25 ml of
 
water then bring to pH = 8 by addition of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The precipitate that formed is filtered off, washed with water, and made into a paste with diisopropyl ether, and in this way, we obtain 4.7 g of 4-(4-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one,
5 in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 310 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 4.7 g
of 4-(4-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the
10 previous stage, 3.16 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 6.21 g of sodium acetate in 65 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 hours at room temperature. After concentrating the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, filtered, washed with water, and made into a paste with diisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 4 g of 4-(4-methyl-1 H-
15 benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 60-40 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, but starting from 4 g
of 444-methyl-I H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained
20 in the previous stage, and 0.7 g of Raney nickel in 100 ml of ethanol and 100 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 10 hours at 60°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, and then purification by formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 2.7 g of 444- methy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of a
25 beige powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 311 mg of 4-(4-methyl-1 Fi-benzimidazo-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the previous stage, 162 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 211 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride
30 (EDCI) and 148 mg of 1-hydrmbenzotriazole (HOBT) in 7 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
 
dichioromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), then forming a paste with dichioromethane, in this way we obtain 255 mg of 14-(4-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following
5 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): mlz = 455 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a
50%-50% mixture of tautomers is observed with: 2.55 (s, 1,5H); 2.62 (s,
1.5H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.90 (d broad, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.07 (d, J = 7.5
10 Hz, 1H); 7.17 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.24 (m broad, 1H); 7.33 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H) ; 7.39 (m broad, 0.5 H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (m masked, 0.5H); from 7.55 to 7.64 (m, 2.5H); 7.67 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); from 7.70 to 7.78 (m, 1.5H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 11.85 (m broad, 1 H); 13.4 (m broad, 1 H).
15
Example 208: Synthesis of [4-(5-carboxamido-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
In a 10 ml round-bottomed flask, dissolve 300 mg of [4-(5-carboxy-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]annide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
 20 carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 206, in 3.5 ml of dimethylformamide, then add successively 66 mg of ammonium chloride, 480 mg of benzotriazol¬1-yl-oxytrispyrrolidinophosphonium hexafluorophosphate (PYBOP), 125 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) and 0.41 ml of N,N-diisopropylethylamine (DIPEA), then stir for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the
25 dimethytformamide to dryness and add water and ethyl acetate, and filter the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 100 mg of [445- carboxamido-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yilamide of 1 H-pyrrolo-
30 [2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
 
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 484 (M+).
Example 209: Synthesis of N44-(1H-imiclazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of cyclohexan-3-one-4(R,S)-carboxylic acid
5 The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 100 mg of (1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in Example 6, 47 mg of cyclohexan-3-one-4(R,S)-carboxylic acid, 71 mg of 1-(3- dimethylaminopropy1)-3-ethylcarbodlimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 50 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 2.5 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours
10 at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume), in this way we obtain 123 mg of N44-(1H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of cyclohexan-3-one-4(R,S)-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
15 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 422 (M+).
Example 210: Synthesis of [4-(5,7-difluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting
20 from 2.1 g of 1,2-diamino-3,5-difluorobenzene, 3.4 mt of triethylamine and 3 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 85 ml of dichloromethane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate is filtered off, and washed with dichloromethane, with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. After drying and
25 then forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 2.8 g of (2-amino-3,5-difluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 350 (M+).
30 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 500 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 135°C for 10 hours, a solution of 2.8 g of (2-amino-3,5-difluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-
 
%,a'    dulu, tAnditimi ui we previous stage, in 14t) ml or acetic acid. After
cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. After formation of a paste
with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 2.6 g of 4-(5,7-difluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-
 yI)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a pale green powder, which is used as it is
5 in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): nn/z = 332 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 2.6 g
of 4-(5,7-dffluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the
previous stage, 1.6 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 3.2 g of sodium
10 acetate in 130 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 hours at room temperature. After concentrating the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water then with toluene, brought to dryness, and finally made into a paste in diisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 1.85 g of 4-(5,7- dilluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50
15 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/CULC/MS): m/z = 347 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 211 ml autoclave,
dissolve 1.85 g of 4-(5,7-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one
20 oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 70 ml of ethanol and 70 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at 60° for 6 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 342 ml. After filtration of the catalyst over, the filtrate is concentrated under reduced
25 pressure and then taken up in a mixture of dichloromethane with a small amount of methanol and dried over magnesium sulphate, and the crude solid obtained is made into a paste with diisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 1.32 g of 4-(5,7-difluoro-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a grey powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with
30 the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 333 (M+).
 
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 330 mg of 4-(5,7-difluoro-IH-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 177 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid, 209 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodilmide
5 hydrochloride (EDCI) and 67 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazoie (HOBT) in 3.3 mi of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, then drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is
10 dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume). After forming a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 280 mg of 4-(5,7-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white
15 powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 238-240°C.
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 477 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
6.91 (m broad, 1H); 7.16 (t broad, J = 10.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.23 to 7.41 (m
20 masked, 1H); 7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7,52 (m, 2H); 7.62 (m, 2H); 7.67 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.78 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H).
25 Example 211: [4-(6-sulphamoy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylIamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: In a 250 ml round-bottomed flask, dissolve 0.94 g of 4-
sulphonamidobenzene-1,2-diamine in 15 nil of tetrahydrofuran, then add,
successively at 0°C, 1.21 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride and
30 0.42 g of sodium hydrogen carbonate. After stirring for 1 hour at room
temperature, the mixture is brought to 40°C for 2 hours. Add 10 ml of water
then 10 ml of a 1M aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid and then extract
 
with diethyl ether. The aqueous phase is decanted, then brought to pH = 10 by the addition of a 1M aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide and extracted with 3 times 20 ml of ethyl acetate. After concentrating the ethyl acetate to dryness, in this way we obtain 80 mg of a crude mixture containing
5 predominantly (2-amino-4-sulphamoylphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid.
Stage 2: In a 10 ml round-bottomed flask, the mixture obtained in the previous
stage in 15 ml of acetic acid and heat to 110°C for 2 hours. After cooling and
concentration of the solvent, add 5 ml of water and the aqueous phase is
10 brought to pH = 8-9 by the addition of a saturated solution of potassium hydrogen carbonate. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia at 7N in methanol (90/10 by volume). In this way, we obtain 58 mg of 2-(9-oxo-9H-fluoren-4-yl)-1 H-benzimidazole-5-
 15 sulphonamide, in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 376(M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from
56 mg    of    2-(9-oxo-9H-fluoren-4-yI)-1 H-benzimidazole-5-sulphonamide,
20 obtained in the previous stage, 31 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 62 mg of sodium acetate in 5 ml of ethanol, stirred for 'I h at room temperature and then at 80°C for 3 hours. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water then with toluene, brought to dryness and, finally, made into a paste in diisopropyl
25 ether. In this way, we obtain 50 mg of 249(Z,E)-hydroxyimino-9H-fluoren-4- y11-1H-benzimidazole-5-sulphonamide, as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of an amber powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/CI): m/z = 391 (M+).
30 Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 25 ml autoclave, dissolve 50 mg of 2-[9(Z,E)-hydroxyimino-9H-fluoren-4-yl]-1 H-benzimidazole¬5-sulphonamide, obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 5 ml of
 
ethanol and 5 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at 60°C for 12 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 20 ml. After filtration of the catalyst, concentration of the solvent
5 under reduced pressure and purification by forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 45 mg of 2-[9(R,S)-amino-9H-fluoren-4-yl]-1 H¬benzimidazole-5-sulphonamide, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 377 (M+).
10 Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 35 mg of 2-[9(R,S)-am ino-9H-fluoren-4-yI]-1H-benzimidazole-5- sulphonamide, obtained in the previous stage, 16 mg of 1H-pyriolo-[2,3- b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 20 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropy1)-3- ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC1) and 14 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole
15 (HOBT) in 5 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia at 7N in methanol (90/10 by volume), in this way we obtain 19 mg of 14-(6-sulphamoy1-1H-benzoimidazol¬2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic
20 acid, in the form of an amber powder with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 521 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a
50/50 mixture of tautomers is observed with: 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, IH); 6.91 (m
broad, 1 H); from 7.23 to 7.38 (m, 4H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); from 7.49 to
25 7.66 (m, 4H); 7.70 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.73 to 7.86 (m, 4H); 8.15 (m spread-out, 11-1); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 212: Synthesis of 4-(4,5-difluorm1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yljamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
30 Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 0.793 g of 1,2-diamino-3,4-difluorobenzene, 1.406 ml of triethylamine and 1.213 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 25 ml of
 
dichloromethane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered off, and washed with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. After forming a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.7 g
5 of (6-amino-2,3-difluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 350 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 100 ml round-
10 bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 115°C for 6 hours, a suspension of 1.7 g of (6-amino-2,3-difluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 35 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. Take the residue up in water and bring to pH = 8 by adding a 10% saturated aqueous
15 solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, with water. The precipitate that formed is filtered off, washed with water, and rinsed with diisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 1.5 g of 4-(4,5-difluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9-one, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
20 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 332 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 1.5 g of 4-(4,5-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 0.941 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.85 g of sodium acetate in 25 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After
25 concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up with water, filtered, washed with water, and made into a paste with diisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 1.5 g of 4-(4,5-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E) as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
30 Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, but starting from 4 g of 4-(4,5-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-yi)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, and 0.27g of Raney nickel in 35 ml of ethanol
 
heteroatoms, which may be identical or different, selected from atoms of oxygen, of nitrogen or of sulphur.
As heterocycloalkyl radicals, we may mention notably the dioxolane, dioxan,
dithiolane, thiooxolane, thiooxane, oxirannyl, oxolannyl, dioxolannyl,
5 piperazinyl, piperidyl, pyrrolidinyl, imidazolidinyl, diazepinyl, imidazolidine-2,4- dione, pyrazolidinyl and morpholinyl radicals or the tetrahydrofuryl, hexahydropyranne, tetrahydrothienyl, chromanyl, dihydrobenzofuranyi, indolinyl, perhydropyranyl, pyrindolinyl, tetrahydroquinolinyl, tetrahydroisoquinolinyl or thioazolidinyl radicals, all said radicals being
10 optionally substituted.
Among the heterocycloalkyl radicals, we may mention notably the following radicals: piperazinyl optionally substituted, N-methylpiperazinyl, piperidyl, optionally substituted, pyrrolidinyl optionally substituted, imidazolidinyl, pyrazolidinyl, morpholinyl, hexahydropyranne or thioazolidinyl.
15 By heterocycloalkylalkyl radical, we mean the radicals in which the heterocycloalkyl and alkyl residues have the meanings given above
among the 5-membered heteroaryl radicals we may mention the 2-furyl, 3-furyl, 2-pyrrolyl, 3-pyrrolyl, tetrazolyl, thiazolyl, isothiazolyl, diazolyl, thiadiazolyl, 1 ,3,4-thiadiazolyl, thiatriazolyl, oxazolyl, oxadiazolyl, isoxazolyl,
20 3-isoxazolyl, 4-isoxazolyl, imidazolyl, pyrazolyl, thienyl, 2-thienyl and 3-thienyl radicals, and triazolyl groups:
Among the 6-membered heteroaryl radicals we may mention notably the
pyridyl radicals such as 2-pyridyl, 3-pyridyl and 4-pyridyl, pyrimidyl such as,
for example, 2-pyrimidyl, pyrimidinyl such as, for example, 4-pyrimidinyl,
25 5-pyrimidinyl, pyridazinyl, pyrazinyl such as, for example 3-pyrazinyl, 4¬pyrazinyl.
As condensed heteroaryl radicals containing at least one heteroatom selected
from sulphur, nitrogen and oxygen, we may mention for example benzothienyl
such as 3-benzothienyl, benzofuryl, benzofurannyl, benzopyrrolyi,
30 benzimidazolyl, benzoxazolyl, thionaphthyl, indolyl, purinyl, quinolyl, isoquinolyl, azaindolyl and naphthyridinyl.
Among the condensed heteroaryl radicals, we may mention more particularly
 
and 35 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 10 hours at 60°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, and purification by forming a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1 g of 4-(4,5-dffluoro-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of a beige powder
5 which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 333 mg of 4-(4,5-difluoro-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylannine, obtained in the previous stage, 162 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid, 211 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide
10 hydrochloride (EDCI) and 148 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 7 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammoniacal methanol (97.5/2.5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with dichloromethane, in this way we obtain 296 mg
15 of [4-(4,5-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-yi)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of 111- pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 477 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
20 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.33 (m partially masked, 1H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.44 (m spread-out, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.50 (d partially masked, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.63 (m, 2H); 7.68 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.79 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-
25 out, 1H).
Example 213: Synthesis of [4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting
30 from 1 g of 1,2-diamino-4-(trifluoromethoxy)benzene, 1.3 ml of triethylamine and 1.15 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 30 ml of dichloromethane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the
 
precipitate that formed is filtered off, and washed with dichloromethane, with water, and then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. After drying and formation of a paste with dilsopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 485 mg of (2-amino-4-trifluoro-
5 methoxyphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 350 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 250 ml round-
10 bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 135°C for 2 hours, a solution of 1.12 g of (2-amino-4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 50 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting
15 with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 550 mg of 4-(5-trifluoro-methoxy-1H-benzimidazoi-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a pale yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
20 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 380 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 1 g of 4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 580 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.1 g of sodium acetate in 50 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After
25 concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water and then with toluene, and brought to dryness. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume). In this way, we obtain 730 mg of 4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-
 30 9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E) as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a pale yellow foam, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
 
Mass spectrum (EI/LC/MS): m/z = 395 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 111 ml autoclave,
dissolve 730 mg of 4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-
 one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 25 ml of
5 ethanol and 25 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at 60° for 4 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 122 ml. After filtration of the catalyst over Celite, the filtrate is concentrated under reduced pressure and then taken up in dichloromethane and dried over
10 magnesium sulphate. In this way, we obtain 640 mg of 4-(5-trifluoromethoxy¬1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)amine, in the form of a beige foam, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 381 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
15 300 mg of 4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)¬ amine, obtained in the previous stage, 140 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid, 166 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 53 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the
20 dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by
25 volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 213 mg of [4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 204-206°C.
30 Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 525 (M+).
'H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this batch, a mixture of
tautomers is observed with: 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5
 
Hz, 1H); 7.26 (m, 2H); 7.35 (dt, J = 1.5 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7,52 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.57 to 7.80 (m, 7H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 11.86 (m broad, 1 H); 13.3 (m spread-out, 1 H).
5 Examples 214, 215, 217 and 218: Separation of the 4 enantiomers of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyriclin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-(3-acety1-2,2-di-methylcyclobutan-1-yl)acetic acid
Stage 1: Separation of the diastereosiomer pairs
180 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of
10 2-(3-acetyl-2,2-ciimethylcyclobutan-1-yl)acetic acid, obtained as in Example 145, are chromatographed on a 20 pM Chiralpak AD silica column, 35 cm long and 8 cm in diameter, eluting at a flow rate of 150 mUrnin with a mixture of n-heptane, ethanol and methanol (85/10/5 by volume). By recovering the first fraction eluted, in this way we obtain 82.6 mg of the pair of
15 diastereoisomers A and C. By recovering the second fraction eluted, in this way we obtain 85 mg of the pair of diastereoisomers B and D.
Stage 2: Resolution of the diastereoisomer pairs
Chromatograph, separately, 82.6 mg of the pair of diastereoisomers A and C
and 85 mg of the pair of diastereoisomers B and D, on a Chiralpak OJ-H silica
20 column, 25 cm long and 2 cm in diameter, eluting with a supercritical mobile phase consisting of carbon dioxide, ethanol and trifluoroacetic acid (70/30/0,1 by volume), at a flow rate of 100 ml/min under a pressure of 126 bars. In this way we obtain:
42.3 mg of diastereosiomer A (Example 217): aD20 = +104 +/-    (c = 0.5;
25 DMSO).
37.6 mg of diastereosiomer C (Example 215): aD20 = -81.2 +/- 1.8° (c = 0.5; DMSO).
42.3 mg of diastereosiomer B (Example 214): aD20 = +102.3 +/- 2° (c = 0.5; DMSO).
30 36.4 mg of diastereosiomer D (Example 218): aD20 = -91 +/- 2.1° (c = 0.5; DMSO).
 
Example 216: Synthesis of [4-(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting
5 from 2.4 g of 3,4-diaminobenzonitrile and 30 ml of tetrahydrofuran, 4.6 ml of triethylamine and 4 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 115 ml of dichloromethane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered off, and washed with dichloromethane, with water, and then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
10 carbonate and, finally, with water. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 3.8 g of (2-amino-5-cyanophenyl)amide of 9-oxo¬9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 339 (M+).
15 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 500 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 135°C for 4 hours, a solution of 3.8 g of (2-amino-5-cyanophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 190 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. After formation of a paste
20 with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 3.7 g of 4-(5-cyano-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)¬ 9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El/LC/MS): mlz = 321 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 7.40 (t, ,.1 = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
25 7.49 (dt, J = 1.5 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.58 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.65 to 7.72 (m, 3H); 7.83 (m, 2H); 7.90 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.26 (s broad, 1H); 13.0 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 3.7 g
of 4-(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the
30 previous stage, 2.4 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 4.7 g of sodium
acetate in 185 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After
concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up
 
successively with water, and then with toluene, and brought to dryness. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume). In this way, we obtain 2.11 g of 4-(5-
5 cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E) as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 336 (M+).
Stage 4: In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere,
10 dissolve 1.58 g of an equimolar mixture of 4-(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 10 nil of ethanol and 10 ml of water and 10 ml of acetic acid, at room temperature, add 1.2 g of zinc in three stages, and stir for approximately one hour to two hours between each addition. Add Celite and filter. The filtrate is
15 concentrated under pressure. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichioromethane and methanol (9/1 by volume) and then a mixture of dichioromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 by volume). In this way, we obtain 1.4 g of 4-(5-cyano-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-
20 fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a white powder, which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
1.4 g    of    4-(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine,
obtained in the previous stage, 720 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
25 carboxylic acid, 850 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 300 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 15 ml of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water, then with a 10% saturated solution of
30 sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (9812 then 95/5 by
 
volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.6 g of [4-(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pinkish powder with the following characteristics:
5 Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): mlz = 466 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 3 in ppm, HMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz,
1H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J =7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.57 to 7.67 (m,
10 4H); 7.71 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.81 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 8.22 (s broad, 1 H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.5 (m very spread-out, 1H).
Example 219: (6-chloro-1H-benzimidazo1-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 15 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid:
Stage 1: To a mixture of 2,84 g of chloro-4-diamino-1,2-benzene and 5,6 ml of triethylamine in 80 ml of dichloromethane, add, under argon and at room temperature, 4.35 g of 9-fluorenone-4-carboxylic acid chloride dropwise over a period of 30 minutes. The reaction medium is stirred overnight at room
20 temperature under argon. After stirring for half an hour, the appearance of a precipitate is noted. The following day, the reaction medium is filtered and the solid is washed successively with 50 ml of dichloromethane, 50 ml of water, twice 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate and, finally, 50 ml of water. The yellow solid is taken up with 100 ml of toluene and the whole is
25 evaporated to dryness under vacuum. The residue is triturated in 150 ml of diisopropyl ether, filtered and dried under vacuum at 40°C overnight. In this way, we obtain 3.05 g of (2-amino-4-chlorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
30 Melting point (Kofier) =226°C.
TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.6 (methanol-dichloromethane 10/90 by volume).
 
Stage 2: A mixture of 3.0 g of (2-amino-4-crilorophenyl)amide or u-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid in 120 ml of glacial acetic acid is refluxed for 2.5 hours. Allow the mixture to return to room temperature and evaporate the reaction medium to dryness under vacuum. The residue is taken up with
5 75 ml of dichloromethane, and the organic phase is washed with twice 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate, and 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium chloride. After drying over magnesium sulphate, the organic phase is evaporated to dryness under vacuum. In this way, we obtain 3.12 g of 4-(6-chloro-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one in the form of a
10 beige foam with the following characteristics:
TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.6 (methanol-dichloromethane 10/90 by volume).
Stage 3: Stir, at room temperature under argon, a mixture of 2.0 g of 4-(6- chloro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, 1.26 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 2.48 g of sodium acetate in 100 ml of ethanol. The
15 following day, evaporate the reaction medium to dryness under vacuum, take the residue up with 100 ml of dichloromethane and wash with 100 ml of water. The organic phase is dried over magnesium sulphate and evaporated to dryness under vacuum. After drying at 40°C under vacuum, we obtain 1.88 g of 4-(6-chloro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E) in the
20 form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kotler) = 200°C (decomposition).
TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.4 (methanol-dichloromethane 10/90 by volume).
11-I-NMR spectrum (400 MHz - 6 in ppm - DMSO-d6): for this batch, we observe a 50%/50% mixture of isomers with: from 7.21 to 7.41 (m, 3.5H);
25 7.51 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.52 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 0.5H); 7.56 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); from 7.63 to 7.77 (m, 3.5H); 7.91 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 8.43 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5 H); 8.60 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 0.5H); from 12.5 to 13.5 (m spread-out, 2H).
Stage 4: Stir, at room temperature, a mixture of 345 mg of 4-(6-chloro-1 H-
30 benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E) in a mixture of 2 ml of acetic
acid, 2 ml of ethanol and 2 ml of water in the presence of 65 mg of powdered
zinc. After 1 hour and 3 hours, add, each time, a further 65 mg of powdered
 
zinc and maintain the stirring for approximately 4 hours. Add Gelite, filter over sintered glass and wash the precipitate with 200 ml of a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (20/80 by volume). The filtrate is evaporated to dryness under vacuum, add twice 50 ml of toluene and re-evaporate, each time, to
5 dryness under vacuum. The residue is chromatographed on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane-7N solution of ammonia in methanol (90/10 by volume). In this way, we obtain 275 mg of 4-(6-chloro-1 H-benzimidazol-2¬ y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine in the form of a beige foam with the following characteristics:
10 TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.5 (methanol-dichloromethane 20/80 by volume).
Stage 5: Stir, at room temperature, a mixture of 238 mg of 4-(6-chloro-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, 152 mg of 1-(3-dimethyl¬aminopropy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (ECU), 106 mg of 1-hydroxy¬benzotriazole (HOST) and 128 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic
15 acid in 5 ml of dry dimethylformamide. After 2 hours, evaporate the reaction medium to dryness under vacuum, take the residue up with 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate, triturate the suspension, and filter the precipitate over sintered glass. The solid is washed with 80 ml of saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate and then 80 ml of water. The solid is
20 taken up in 75 ml of toluene and the whole is evaporated to dryness under vacuum. The solid is chromatographed on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (7.5/92.5 by volume). In this way, we obtain 180 mg of (6-chloro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige foam with
25 the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 212°C (decomp).
TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.3 (methanol-dichloromethane 10/90 by volume).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz - 8 in ppm - DMSO-d6) 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 11-1); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (dd, J = 2.0
30 and 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.52 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.55 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.62 (m, 2H); from 7.64 to 7.78 (m spread-out, 2H); 7.66 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J =
 
5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.15 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 220: (6-bromo-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 5 1 H-pyrrolo(2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid:
Stage 1: To a mixture of 2 g of bromo-4-diamino-1,2-benzene and 3.0 ml of triethylamine in 60 ml of dichloromethane, add, under argon and at room temperature, 2.36 g of 9-fluorenone-4-carboxylic acid chloride in small portions over a period of 20 minutes. The reaction medium is stirred overnight
10 at room temperature under argon. After stirring for half an hour, the appearance of a precipitate is noted. The following day, the reaction medium is filtered and the solid is washed successively with 50 ml of dichloromethane, 50 ml of water, twice 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate and, finally, 50 ml of water. The yellow solid is triturated in 100 ml of diisopropyl
15 ether, filtered and dried under vacuum at 40°C overnight. In this way, we obtain 1.61 g of (2-amino-4-bromophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 252°C.
20 TLC (Si02) Rf = 0.5 (methanol-dichloromethane 10/90 by volume).
Stage 2: A mixture of 1.61 g of (2-amino-4-bromophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid in 80 ml of glacial acetic acid is refluxed for 2.5 hours. Allow to return to ambient temperature and evaporate the reaction medium to dryness under vacuum. The residue is taken up with 50 ml of
25 dichloromethane, and the organic phase is washed with twice 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate and 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium chloride. After drying over magnesium sulphate, the organic phase is evaporated to dryness under vacuum. The residue is chromatographed on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (5/95 by
30 volume). In this way, we obtain 1.5 g of 4-(6-bromo-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9-one, with the following characteristics:
TLC (Si02) Rf = 0.6 (methanol-dichloromethane 10: 90 by volume).
 
the radicals    benzothienyl,    benzofurannyl,    indolyl,    benzimidazolyl,
benzothiazolyl, naphthyridinyl, indazolyl, quinolyl such as 4-quinolyl,
5-quinolyl, isoquinolyl, azaindolyi such as 4-azaindolyl, 3-azaindolyl,
imidazo(4,5)pyridine, chromenyl, indolizinyl, quinazolinyl, etc., said radicals
5 being optionally substituted as stated for the heteroaryl radicals.
By alkylamino radical, we mean radicals in which the alkyl radical is selected from the alkyl radicals mentioned above. The alkyl radicals having at most 4 carbon atoms are preferred, and we may mention for example the radicals: methylamino, ethylamino, propylamino or butylamino, linear or branched.
10 By dialkylamino radical, we mean radicals in which the alkyl radicals, which may be identical or different, are selected from the alkyl radicals mentioned above. As previously, the alkyl radicals having at most 4 carbon atoms are preferred, and we may mention for example the radicals dimethylamino, diethylamino, methylethylamino linear or branched.
15 The term cyclic amine denotes a monocyclic or bicyclic radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members in which at least one carbon atom is replaced by a nitrogen atom, and said cyclic radical may also contain one or more other heteroatoms selected from 0, S, SO2, N or NR3 with R3 as defined above: as examples of said cyclic amines, we may mention for example the pyrrolyl,
20 imidazolyl, indolyl, piperidyl, morpholinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, indolinyl, pyrindolinyl or tetrahydroquinolyl radicals. The piperidinyl, morpholinyl or piperazinyl radicals are preferred.
The term patient denotes not only human beings, but other mammals as well. The term "Prodrug" denotes a product that can be converted in vivo by
25 metabolic mechanisms (such as hydrolysis) to a product of formula (I). For example, an ester of a product of formula (I) containing a hydroxyl group can be converted by hydrolysis in vivo to its parent molecule. Or an ester of a product of formula (I) containing a carboxy group can be converted by hydrolysis in vivo to its respective parent molecule.
30 We may mention, as examples, esters of products of formula (I) containing a hydroxyl group such as the acetates, citrates, lactates, tartrates, malonates, oxalates, salicylates, propionates, succinates, fumarates, maleates,
 
'H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz - S in ppm - DMSO-d6): 7.39 (dt, J = 1.0 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.44 (dd, J = 2.0 and 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.49 (dt, J = 1.0 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.57 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); from 7.63 to 7.70 (m, 3H); 7.81 (dd, J = 1.0 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.86 (dd, J = 1.0 and 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.90 (d broad, J = 2.0 Hz, 1H);
5 13.2 (m spread-out, 1H).
Stage 3: Stir, at room temperature under argon, a mixture of 1.13 g of 4-(6- bromo-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, 0.628 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.24 g of sodium acetate in 50 ml of ethanol. The following day, evaporate the reaction medium to dryness under vacuum, take the
10 residue up with 100 ml of water, filter off the solid, and then wash it with 100 ml of water. After drying at 40°C under vacuum, we obtain 1.17 g of 4-(6- bromo-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E), with the following characteristics:
TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.4 (methanol-dichloromethane 10190 by volume).
15 Stage 4: Stir, at ambient temperature, a mixture of 390 mg of 4-(6-bromo-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9-one oxime (Z, E) in a mixture of 2 ml of acetic acid, 2 ml of ethanol and 2 ml of water in the presence of 65 mg of powdered zinc. After half an hour, add a further 65 mg of powdered zinc and maintain the stirring for approximately 3 hours. Add Celite, filter over sintered glass and
20 wash the precipitate with 200 ml of a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (20/80 by volume). Evaporate the filtrate to dryness under vacuum, add twice 50 ml of toluene and, each time, re-evaporate to dryness under vacuum. The residue is chromatographed on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and a 7N solution of ammonia in methanol (90/10
25 by volume). In this way, we obtain 69 mg of 4-(6-bromo-1H-benzimidazol-2- yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a beige foam with the following characteristics:
TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.5 (methanol-dichloromethane 20/80 by volume).
Stage 5: Stir, at room temperature, a mixture of 220 mg of 4-(6-bromo-1 H-
30 benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-amine, 123 mg of 1-(3-dimethylamino¬propy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI), 87 mg of 1-hydroxy¬benzotriazole (HOBT) and 105 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic
 
acid in 5 ml of dry dimethylformamide. After 1.5 hours, evaporate the reaction medium to dryness under vacuum, take the residue up with 50 ml of a saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate, triturate the suspension and filter the precipitate over sintered glass. The solid is washed with 75 ml of
5 saturated solution of sodium bicarbonate and then 100 ml of water. The solid is taken up in toluene and the whole is evaporated to dryness under vacuum. The solid is chromatographed on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (5/95 by volume). In this way, we obtain 214 mg of (6-bromo-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo-
10 [2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 206°C (decomp).
TLC (SiO2) Rf = 0.4 (methanol-dichloromethane 10/90 by volume).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz - 8 in ppm - DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
15 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.26 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.42 (dd, J = 2.0 and 8.5 Hz, 1H);.7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.56 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.60 to 7.69 (m, 4H); 7.76 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.87 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 10.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.15 (m spread-
20 out, 1H).
Example 221: Synthesis of 4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)¬ 91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 1.5 g of 1,2-diamino-4-fluoro-5-morpholino-benzene in 50 ml of dichloro-
25 methane and 15 ml of tetrahydrofuran, 1.95 ml of triethylamine and 1.7 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered off, and washed with dichloromethane, with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. After formation of a paste
30 with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 2.2 g of (2-amino-5-fluoro-4- morpholinophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the
 
following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 417 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. in a 500 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 135°C for 4 hours, a
5 solution of 2.2 g of (2-amino-5-fluoro-4-morpholinophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 110 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol
10 (98/2 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 1.8 g of 4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/1-/-): m/z = 399 (M+).
15 Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 1.8 g of 4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 956 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.9 g of sodium acetate in 95 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature and then heated at 60°C for 2 hours. After concentration of the solvent under
20 reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water and then with toluene, brought to dryness. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 by volume) and then with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (98/2 then 95/5
25 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.7 g of 4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9¬ one oxime (z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a pale yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
30 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 414 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 211 ml autoclave,
dissolve 1.7 g of 4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1H-benzimiclazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
 
9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 58 ml of ethanol and 58 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at 60° for 5 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed
5 is 250 ml. After filtration over Celite, the filtrate is concentrated under reduced pressure and then taken up in dichloromethane and dried over magnesium sulphate. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9/1 by volume). After formation of a paste with
10 diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 732 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino¬1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a white powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/C1): m/z = 400 (M+).
15 Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 350 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-rnorpholino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene¬9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 156 mg of 1H-pyrrolo¬[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 184 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3- ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 59 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole
20 (HOBT) in 3.5 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm),
25 eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume) and then of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9/1 then 85/15 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 127 mg of [4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino¬1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]-
 30 pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics :
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 544 (M+).
 
11-I-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a mixture of tautomers is observed with: 3.05 (m, 4H); 3.81 (m, 4H); 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (m broad, 1H); from 7.10 to 7.66 (m, 9H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.74 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.27 (d, J =
5 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 11.85 (m broad, 1 H); 12.85 (m broad, 1 H).
Example 222: Synthesis of 4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-ygamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 1 g of 1,2-diamino-4-chloro-5-fluorobenzene, 1.75 ml of triethylamine
10 and 1.5 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 45 ml of dichloro¬methane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered off, and washed with dichloromethane, with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we
15 obtain 1.5 g of (2-amino-5-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene¬4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 366 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 500 ml round-
20 bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 135°C for 4 hours, a solution of 1.5 g of (2-amino-5-chloro-4-fluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 75 mi of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 1.3 g of 4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1 H-
25 benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 348 (M+).
1H-1,1MR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 7.40 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
7.49 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.57 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (m, 2H); 7.74 (d, J = 9.5
30 Hz, 1H); 7.81 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.86 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.91 (d, J = 7.0 Hz, 1H); 13.0 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
 
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 1.3 g of 4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 800 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.6 g of sodium acetate in 70 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After
5 concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, and then with toluene, brought to dryness. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.1 g of 4-(6- chloro-5-fluoro-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of an off-white powder, which is
10 used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (LCIMSIEI): m/z = 363 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 216 is followed. In a 100 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 1.1 g of 4-(6-chloro-5-
fiuoro-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the
15 previous stage, in a mixture of 6.7 ml of ethanol and 6.7 ml of water and 6.7 ml of acetic acid, at room temperature, add 782 mg of zinc in three stages, and, between each addition, stir for approximately one to two hours. Add Celite and filter. The filtrate is concentrated under pressure. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica get (40-63 pm), eluting
20 with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9/1 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 860 mg of 4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluorene¬9(R,S)-amine, in the form of an off-white powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
25 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 349 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 350 mg of 4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)¬ amine, obtained in the previous stage, 178 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid, 211 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide
30 hydrochloride (EDCI) and 67 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3.5 ml of dimethyl sulphoxide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Add water, drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10%
 
saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether,
5 in this way we obtain 296 mg of 4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): mlz = 493 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
10 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.26 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.52 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.57 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.62 (m, 2H); 7.66 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.72 (d broad, J = 9.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.88 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5,0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.25
15 (m very spread-out, 1H).
Example 223: [4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-y1]- amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting
20 from 1.29 g of cis-cyclohexane-1,2-diamine in 100 ml of dichloromethane, 1.52 g of triethylamine and 1.82 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride for 20 hours at room temperature. After treatment as in stage 1 of Example 1, we obtain 700 mg of (2-aminocyclohexyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the
25 following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 321 (M+).
Stage 2: In a 25 ml round-bottomed flask, heat, at 150°C for 30 minutes,
0.68 g of (2-aminocyclohexyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid,
obtained in the previous stage, in 5 ml of polyphosphoric acid (PPA). After
30 cooling, neutralize to pH = 6 by adding a 38% aqueous solution of sodium
hydroxide. The precipitate that formed is filtered and then purified by flash
chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
 
dichloromethane and methanol (90/10 by volume). In this way, we obtain 0.36 g of 4-(3a,4,5,6,7,7a-hexahydro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
5 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 303 (M+).
Stage 3: In a 20 ml sealed tube, dissolve 330 mg of 4-(3a,4,5,6,7,7a¬hexahydro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, in 12 ml of dimethyl sulphoxide and then heat at 200°C for one hour. After cooling, add 30 ml of water and then extract 3 times with 100 ml of ethyl
10 acetate. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (97/3 by volume). In this way, we obtain 210 mg of 4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-11-1- benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
15 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 301 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 200 mg of 4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 139 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 273 mg of sodium acetate in 22 ml of ethanol, stirred for 1 h at room
20 temperature and then for 3 hours at 80°C. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water and then with toluene, brought to dryness and, finally, made into a paste with diisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 44 mg of 4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H¬benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and
25 E isomers, in the form of an amber powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/C1): m/z = 316 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 25 ml autoclave,
dissolve 43 mg of 4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-
 30 one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 4 ml of
ethanol and 4 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel
and then subject to a hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at
 
60° for 12 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 12 ml. After filtration of the catalyst, concentration to dryness under reduced pressure and purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 40 mg of 4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-
5 fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 302 (M+).
Stage 6: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
35 mg    of    4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(RS)-
 10 ylamine, obtained in the previous stage, 20 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-12,3-bjpyridine¬4-carboxylic acid, 26 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 18 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 4 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of
15 dichloromethane and ammonia at 7N in methanol (90/10 by volume), in this way we obtain 19 mg of [4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H¬fluoren-9-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an amber powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 446 (M+).
20 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.83 (m, 4H); from 2.55 to 2.67 (m broad, 4H); 6.34 (d, J = 85 Hz, 1 H); 6.90 (dd, J = 1.5 and 3.5 Hz, 1 H); from 7.26 to 7.35 (m, 2H); 7.39 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.44 to 7.49 (m, 2H); from 7.50 to 7.60 (m, 2H); 7.61 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 8.10 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.28 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.22 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m
25 broad, 1H); 12.0 (s, 1H).
Example 224: Synthesis of 4-(5,6-difluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting
from 1 g of 1,2-diamino-4,6-difluorobenzene, 1.9 ml of triethylamine and 1.7 g
30 of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 50 ml of dichloromethane. After
stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered
off, and washed with dichloromethane, with water, then with a 10% saturated
 
aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.4 g of (2-amino-4,5-difluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with
5 the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 350 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 250 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 135°C for 4 hours, a
solution of 1.4 g of (2-amino-4,5-difluorophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-
10 carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 70 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (98/2 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 1.1 g
15 of 4-(5,6-dilluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 332 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 1.1 g
20 of 4-(5,6-difluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 690 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.4 g of sodium acetate in 60 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, and then with toluene, and brought to dryness. After
25 formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 830 mg of 4-(5,6-difluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 347 (M+).
30 Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 216 is followed. In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 830 mg of 4-(5,6- difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the
 
methylene-bis-b-hydroxynaphthoates, gentisates, isethionates, di-p-toluoyl¬tartrates, methanesulphonates, ethanesulphonates, benzenesulphonates, p-toluenesulphonates, cyclohexylsulphamates and quinates.
Particularly useful esters of products of formula (I) containing a hydroxyl
5 group can be prepared from acid residues such as those described by Bundgaard at al., J. Med. Chem., 1989, 32, page 2503-2507: these esters notably include substituted (aminomethyl)-benzoates, dialkylamino-methylbenzoates in which the two alkyl groups can be joined together or can be interrupted by an oxygen atom or by a nitrogen atom optionally substituted
10 i.e. an alkylated nitrogen atom or alternatively (morpholino-methyl)benzoates, e.g. 3- or 4-(morpholinomethyl)-benzoates, and (4-alkylpiperazin-1-yI)- benzoates, e.g. 3- or 4-(4-alkylpiperazin-1-yl)benzoates.
The carboxy radical or radicals of the products of formula (I) can be salified or
esterified by the various groups known to a person skilled in the art, among
15 which we may mention, as non-limiting examples, the following compounds. - among the salification compounds, inorganic bases such as, for example, an equivalent of sodium, of potassium, of lithium, of calcium, of magnesium or of ammonium or of the organic bases such as, for example, methylamine, propylamine, trimethylamine, diethylamine, triethylamine, N,N-dimethyl-
20 ethanolamine, tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane, ethanolamine, pyridine, picoline, dicyclohexylamine, morpholine, benzylamine, procaine, lysine, arginine, histidine, N-methylglucamine,
- among the esterification compounds, alkyl radicals for forming
alkoxycarbonyl groups such as, for example, methoxycarbonyl,
25 ethoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxy-carbonyl or benzyloxycarbonyl, and said alkyl radicals can be substituted by radicals selected for example from halogen atoms, the hydroxyl, alkoxy, acyl, acyloxy, alkylthio, amino or aryl radicals, for example, as in the chloromethyi, hydroxypropyl, methoxy-methyl, propionyloxymethyl, methylthiomethyl, dimethyl-aminoethyi, benzyl or
30 phenethyl groups.
By esterified carboxy we mean for example radicals such as the
alkyloxycarbonyl radicals, for example methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl,
 
previous stage, in a mixture of 5.5 ml of ethanol and 5.5 ml of water and 5.5 ml of acetic acid, at room temperature, add 624 mg of zinc in three stages, and, between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to two hours. Add Celite and filter. The filtrate is concentrated under pressure. The
5 crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (98/2 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 653 mg of 4-(5,6-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a white powder, which is used as it is in
10 the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 333 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
330 mg of 4-(5,6-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine,
obtained in the previous stage, 178 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
15 carboxylic acid, 211 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 67 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3.5 ml of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at room temperature. Bringing the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water then with a 10% saturated solution of
20 sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 259 mg of 4-(5,6-difluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-
25 amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 477 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
6.91 (d broad, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t broad,
30 J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (t, J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.54 to 7.79 (m, 7H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.27 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.2 (m spread-out, 1H).
 
Example 225: Synthesis of [4-(5-methy1-5H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9-ylIamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
In a 5 ml single-necked round-bottomed flask, dissolve 442 mg of (4-(3H-
5 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine¬4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 92, in 4 ml of dimethylformamide. A solution of 62 µl of methyl iodide in 1 ml of dimethylformamide is added dropwise to the yellow solution obtained. After stirring overnight at room temperature, TLC and LC/MS analysis of the reaction medium reveals that
10 the starting product has been completely used up. The brown oil, obtained after evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure, is purified by flash chromatography on a silica column (gradient CH2Cl2/MeOH: from 100/0 to 80/20). In this way, we obtain 343 mg of 14-(5-methy1-5H-imidazo¬[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yfiamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridi ne-4-
15 carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 456 (M+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 4.29 (s, 3H); 6.39 (d, J = 8.5
Hz, 1 H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.21 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.31
20 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.44 (t partially masked, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.58 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.62 (t broad, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.85 (d, J = 7.0 Hz, 1H); 7.91 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.15 (d broad, J = 7.0 Hz, 1H); 8.25 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.09 (s broad, 1H); 9.25 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m
25 broad, 1H).
Example 226: Synthesis of [2-amino-5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: In a 50 ml three-necked flask, place 1.615 g of 7-nitro-9-oxo-9H-
fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, which can be obtained according to
30 W02003057145, in suspension in 30 ml of dichloromethane, and then add
successively 567 pl of oxalyl chloride and 1 drop of dimethylformamide. After
 
stirring for 4 hours at room temperature, add 0.779 g of 1,2-diaminobenzene and 1.686 ml of triethylamine. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered off, and washed with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally,
5 with water. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.6 g of (2-aminophenyl)amide of 7-nitro-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 359 (M+).
10 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 130°C for 4 hours, a suspension of 1.6 g of (2-aminophenyl)amide of 7-nitro-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 30 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, the insoluble material that formed is filtered off, and washed
15 successively with water, with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammoniacal methanol (9/1 by volume), then formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 550 mg of
20 5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-2-nitro-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 341 (M+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6 + TFAd) 7.44 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 25 1H); 7.67 (m, 2H); 7.84 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.96 (m, 2H); 8.10 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 2H); from 7.33 to 7.39 (m, 2H).
Stage 3: In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, 550 mg of 5-(1H-
benzimidazol-2-y1)-2-nitro-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage,
are stirred for 2 hours at reflux, in the presence of 2.513 g of iron and 313 pl
30 of a 37% aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid, in 3.2 ml of water and 25 ml
of ethanol. After cooling, filter the insoluble material over Celite, then wash
with water and with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
 
carbonate. This insoluble material is then taken up in dimethyltomiamide. After concentration of the dimethylformamide under reduced pressure, the crude product obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40¬63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammoniacal
5 methanol (95/5 by volume). In this way, we obtain 0.45 g of 2-amino-5-(1H¬benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a brown powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 311 (M+).
Stage 4: In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, 0.3 g of 2-amino-5-
10 (11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, are stirred in 10 ml of acetonitrile, for 20 hours at room temperature, in the presence of 0.631 g of tert-butyl dicarbonate and 11.8 mg of 4-dimethylaminopyridine. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is dissolved in 50 ml of ethyl acetate and the organic
15 phase is then washed with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to dryness under reduced pressure. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of of ethyl acetate and dichloromethane (5/95 by volume). In this way, we obtain 0.3 g of 541-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)benzimidazol-2-y1]-7-(tert-butoxy-
20 carbonylamino)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow foam which is used as it is in the following stage.
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 511 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from
300 mg of 541-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)benzimidazol-2-y11-7-(tert-butoxycarbonyl-
25 amino)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 122 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 240 mg of sodium acetate in 4 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 250 mg of 5-[1-(tert-butoxycarbony1)- benzimidazoi-2-y1]-7-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-91-1-fluoren-9-one oxime
30 (Z,E), as a 50/50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
 
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 526 (M+).
Stage 6: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, but starting from
250 mg of 5-[1 -(tert-butoxycarbonyl)benzimidazol-2-y1]-7-(tert-butoxycarbonyl-
amino)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, and
5 29 mg of Raney nickel in 4 mi of ethanol and 4 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 10 hours at 60°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, and purification by formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 250 mg of 5-[1-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)benzimidazol-2-y1]-7- (tert-butoxycarbonyiamino)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)ylamine, in the form of an
10 orange powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 7: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 250 mg of 511-(tert-butoxycarbonyl)benzimidazol-2-y1]-7-(tert-butoxycarbonyl-amino)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the previous stage, 79 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 103 mg of 1-(3-dimethyl-
15 aminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 72 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3.5 ml of dimethylfonnamide, for 72 hours at room temperature. After purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 300 mg of (511-(tert-butoxycarbonyi)- benzimidazol-2-y11-7-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide
20 of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 656 (M+).
Stage 8: In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, dissolve 300 mg of
{5-[1 -(tert-butoxycarbonyl)benzimidazol-2-y1]-7-(tert-butoxycarbonylam ino)-
25 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 1.5 ml of dioxane, and then run in, dropwise, 1.45 ml of a 4N solution of hydrochloric acid into the dioxane and stir for 20 hours at room temperature. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the reaction medium is taken up in water, and brought to
30 pH = 8 by the addition of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The precipitate that formed is drained, and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
 
dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume). In this way, we obtain 15 mg of [2-amino-5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
5 Mass spectrum (LCIMS/ES+/-): m/z = 456 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 5.39 (s broad, 2H); 6.25 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.39 (dd, J = 2.0 and 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.81 (s broad, 1H); 6.93 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.20 to 7.35 (m, 4H); 7.48 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.51 to 7.64 (m, 4H); 7.75 (m broad, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H);
10 9.20 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.8 (m broad, 1H).
Example 227: Synthesis of [4-(5-methy1-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-3H-imidazo[4,5-4- pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 Add, at room temperature and under argon, 174 mg of sodium borohydride to the suspension of 70 mg of [4-(5-methy1-5H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained as in Example 225, in 7 ml of anhydrous methanol. Disappearance of the starting product is observed by TLC after stirring for 1 h at room temperature. The
20 addition of 2 ml of a saturated solution of ammonium chloride makes it possible to neutralize the excess hydride. After evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure, the solid residue is purified by flash chromatography on a silica column (gradient CH2Cl2/MeOH: from 100/0 to 70/30). We obtain 70 mg of [4-(5-methy1-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-
25 fluoren-9-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ESI+): m/z = 461 (MH+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.90 (s, 3H); 3.04 (m
broad, 2H); 3.50 (m broad, 2H); 4.24 (m broad, 2H); 6.35 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
30 6.89 (m broad, 1H); 7.28 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.34 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.43 (t,
J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); 7.53 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.58 (d, J =
 
'.o Hz, in); (.131 {I, J = 3.3 riz, IN); /.04    J = (.0 NZ, in); r.az    oroao,
J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.28 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.95(m broad, 1H); 12.8 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 228: Synthesis of 4-(5-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬5 9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 10 g of 1,2-diamino-4-methoxybenzene, 20 ml of triethylamine and 17 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 600 ml of dichloromethane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the precipitate that formed is filtered
10 off, and washed with dichloromethane, with water, then with a 10% saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 6,2 g of (2-amino-4-methoxyphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with
15 the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 344 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 1 I round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 110°C for 5 hours, a
solution of 6.2 g of (2-amino-4-methoxyphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-
20 carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 300 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm) eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (99/1 then 98/2 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 5.1 g of 4-(5-methoxy-
25 1H-benzimidazole-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 326 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 3.84 (s, 3H); 6.92 (dd, J 2.0 and 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.15 (m broad, 1H); 7.39 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.49 (t, J
30 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.56 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.59 (m broad, 1H); 7.67 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.74 to 7.79 (m, 2H); 7.83 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 12.9 (m spread-out, 1H).
 
stage J: i ne proceaure usea in cxampie a is Toilowea, ow starting TIOR1 i g
of 4-(5-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the
previous stage, 640 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.3 g of sodium
acetate in 17 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After
5 concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, then with toluene, brought to dryness. After formation of a paste with ditsopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 890 mg of 4-(5- methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it
10 is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 341 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 216 is followed. In a 100 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 890 mg of 4-(5-
methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the
15 previous stage, in a mixture of 5.9 ml of ethanol and 5.9 ml of water and 5.9 ml of acetic acid, at ambient temperature, add 682 mg of zinc in three stages, and, between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to two hours. Add Celite and filter. The filtrate is concentrated under pressure. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm),
20 eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9515 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 716 mg of 4-(5-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
25 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): mlz = 327 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 330 mg of 4-(5-methoxy-1H-benzimidazoi-2-yI)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 180 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid, 213 mg of 1-(3-dimethytaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide
30 hydrochloride (EDCI) and 68 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3.5 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that
 
tormea ana men wasn wan water men wan a IU7o saturate° solution or sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume).
5 After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 278 mg of 4-(5-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MSIES+/-): m/z = 471 (M+).
10 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a 50%-50% mixture of tautomers is observed with: 3.84 (s, 3H); 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); from 6.85 to 6.95 (m, 2H); 7.05 (d, J = 2.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.30 (d, J = 2.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.34 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.44 to 7.53 (m, 2,5H); from 7.59 to 7.67 (m, 4.5H); 7.74 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1 H); 8.29 (d,
15 J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.75 (s, 0.5H); 12.8 (s, 0.5H).
Example 229: Synthesis of [4-(5-hydroxy-5H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-ylIamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
20    In a 5 ml single-necked round-bottomed flask, dissolve 2 mg of
trimethyl oxorhenium in 1 ml of dimethylformamide. Add 147 al of 30% hydrogen peroxide and stir for 15 minutes at room temperature. Added, dropwise, to the yellow solution obtained is a solution of 160 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-
25 4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 92, in 1 ml of dimethylformamide. After stirring for one hour at room temperature, the conversion rate reaches 50% and no longer changes. Evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure gives an orange oil which is purified by flash chromatography on a silica column (gradient CH2Cl2/MeOH: from 100/0 to 70/30). We obtain 83 mg of
30 [4-(5-hydroxy-5H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yliamide    of
1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow
 
powder wan me tonowing cnaractensucs:
Mass spectrum (ESI+): m/z = 459 (MH+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 6.91
(m broad, 1 H); 7.28 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.48 (t, J = 5.0
5 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.56 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.63 (m, 2H); 7.68 (m, 2H); 7.79 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.10 (dd, J = 2.0 and 7.0 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.70 (m broad, 1H); 9.33 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.9 (m broad, 1H); 13.5 (m very spread-out, 1H).
Example 230: Synthesis of 4-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬10 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: In a 50 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, dissolve 1 g of 4-(5- methoxy-1H-benzimiclazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in stage 2 of Example 228, in 15 ml of dichloromethane, cooled to 0°C, and add 7.7 ml of boron tribromide as a 1M solution in dichloromethane. After stirring for 20
15 hours, the reaction medium is poured into water, and the insoluble material is drained, washed with water and then dried. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 360 mg of 4-(5-hydroxy-
20 1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one in the form of a yellow powder, which
is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 312 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a
70%-30% mixture of tautomers is observed with: 6.77 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz,
25 1H); 6.90 (s broad, 0.7H); 7.07 (s broad, 0.3H); 7.39 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.45 to 7.61 (m masked, 1 H); 7.50 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.55 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7,67 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.75 (m masked, 0.3H); 7.77 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.82 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.85 (m broad partially masked, 0.7H); 9.10 (s broad, 0.3H); 9.32 (s broad, 0.7H); 12.65 (s broad, 0.7H ); 12.75 (s broad, 0.3H).
30 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 360 mg of 4-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in
 
propoxycarbonyl, butyl or tert-butyloxycarbonyl, cyclobutyloxycarbonyl, cyclopentyloxycarbonyl or cyclohexyloxycarbonyl.
We may also mention radicals formed with the readily cleavable ester
residues such as the methoxymethyl and ethoxymethyi radicals; the
5 acyloxyalkyl radicals such as pivaloyloxymethyl, pivaloyloxyethyl, acetoxy¬methyl or acetoxyethyl; the alkyloxycarbonyloxy alkyl radicals such as the methoxycarbonyloxy methyl or ethyl radicals, and the isopropyloxycarbonyloxy methyl or ethyl radicals.
A list of said ester radicals will be found for example in European patent 10 EP 0 034 536.
By amidated carboxy, we mean radicals of the type —CONH2 in which the hydrogen atoms are optionally substituted by one or two alkyl radicals to form alkylamino or dialkylamino radicals which are themselves optionally substituted as stated above or hereunder, and said radicals can also form,
15 with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound, a cyclic amine as defined above.
By salified carboxy we mean the salts formed for example with an equivalent
of sodium, of potassium, of lithium, of calcium, of magnesium or of
ammonium. We may also mention the salts formed with organic bases such
20 as methylamine, propylamine, trimethylamine, diethylamine, triethylamine. The sodium salt is preferred.
When the products of formula (I) contain an amino radical that is salifiable by an acid, said salts of acids are also part of the invention. We may mention the salts formed with hydrochloric acid or methanesulphonic acid for example.
25 The salts of addition with inorganic or organic acids of the products of formula (I) can be, for example, salts formed with hydrochloric, hydrobromic, hydriodic, nitric, sulphuric, phosphoric, propionic, acetic, trifluoroacetic, formic, benzoic, maleic, fumaric, succinic, tartaric, citric, oxalic, glyoxylic, aspartic, ascorbic acids, the alkylmonosulphonic acids such as.
30 methanesulphonic acid, ethanesulphonic acid, propanesulphonic acid, the alkyldisulphonic acids such as methanedisulphonic acid, alpha,beta-
 
the previous stage, of 240 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 4/U mg or sodium acetate in 18 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 hours at room temperature. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, and then with toluene, brought to dryness.
5 After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 358 mg of 4-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E) as a 50¬50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a brown powder which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 327 (M+).
10 Step 3: The procedure used in Example 216 is followed. In a 50 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 355 mg of an equimolecular mixture of 4-(5-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9¬ one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 2.5 ml of ethanol and 2.5 ml of water and 2.5 ml of acetic acid, at room temperature,
15 add 283 mg of zinc in three stages, and, between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to two hours. Add Celite and filter. The filtrate is concentrated under pressure. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9/1 by volume).
20 After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 232 mg of 4-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of an off-white powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 313 (M+).
25 Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 230 mg of 4-(5-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 131 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid, 155 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 49 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 5 ml of
30 dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then
 
purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 220 mg of 4-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-Aamide of 1 H-pyrrolo-
5 [2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 457 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a
70%-30% mixture of tautomers is observed with: 6.39 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H);
10 6.75 (d broad, J = 9.0 Hz, 0.7H); 6.80 (d broad, J = 9.0 Hz, 0.3H); 6.90 (m broad partially masked, 0.7H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.07 (m broad, 0.3H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.33 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (m broad partially masked, 0.7H); 7.44 (m broad partially masked, 0.3H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.49 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.54 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 0.6H); from 7.58 to
15 7.66 (m, 3H); 7.72 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1.4H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.05 (m broad, 0.3H); 9.26 (m broad partially masked, 0.7H); 9.27 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.5 (s broad, 0.7H ); 12.6 (s broad, 0.3H). Example 231: Synthesis of [4-(5-methylaminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
20 The procedure used in Example 208 is followed, but starting from 200 mg of 14-(5-carboxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 1H-pyrrolot2,3-blpyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 206, 55 mg of methylamine hydrochloride, 321 mg of benzotriazol-1-yloxytris¬pyrrolidinophosphonium hexafluorophosphate (PYBOP), 83 mg of 1-hydroxy-
25 benzotriazole (HOBT) and 272 pl of N,N-diisopropylethylamine (DIPEA) in 2 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, drain the precipitate that forms and then wash with water and then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The crude solid obtained is dried
30 and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 129 mg
 
of    [4-(5-methylam inocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yllam ide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 498 (M+).
5 1H-NIMR spectrum (300 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.84 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 3H); 6.41 (d, J= 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (cid, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.57 to 7.77 (m, 5H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.82 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.21 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.46 (q broad, J = 5.0
10 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.2 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 232: Synthesis of [4-(5-dimethylaminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2- y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid The procedure used in Example 208 is followed, but starting from 200 mg of
15 [4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-13]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 206, 67 mg of dimethylamine hydrochloride, 321 mg of benzotriazol-1-yloxytris-pyrrolidinophosphonium hexafluorophosphate (PYBOP), 83 mg of 1-hydroxy-benzotriazole (HOST) and 272 pl of N,N-diisopropylethylamine (DIPEA) in
20 2.5 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, drain the precipitate that forms and then wash with water and then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting
25 with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 126 mg of [4-(5-dimethylaminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo12,3-131pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
30 Melting point (Kofter) = 220°C.
Mass spectrum (EI/CI): m/z = 512 (M+).
 
11-I-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 3.03 (s, 3H); 3.04 (s, 3H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.20 to 7.35 (m, 3H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.56 to 7.67 (m, 4H); 7.68 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.77 to 7.82 (m, 2H); 8.30 (d, J =
5 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.15 (m broad, 1H).
Example 233: Synthesis of 4-[5-(2-dimethylaminoethyl)aminocarbonyl-1 H-
benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
 10 carboxylic acid In a 10 ml round-bottomed flask, dissolve 200 mg of [4-(5-carboxy-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 206, in 2.5 ml of dimethylformamide, then add successively 100 pl of N,N-dimethylethylenediamine, 79 mg of 1-(3-
15 dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 28 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), and then stir for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water, and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water and then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The
20 crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 103 mg of 445-(2- dimethylaminoethyl)aminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
25 ylIamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Mier) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): mlz = 555 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.21 (s, 6H); 2.45 (t, J =
30 6.5 Hz, 2H); 3.41 (q, J = 6.5 Hz, 2H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J =
2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from
 
7.43 to 7.86 (m, 2H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 11-1); 7.62 (m, 2H); 7.69 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.82 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.20 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.42 (t broad, J = 6.5 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.2
5 (m spread-out, 1 H).
Example 234: Synthesis of 14-(4,5,6,7-tetrafluoro-1H-benzinnidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting
10 from 16.7 ml of methanol, 22.98 ml of triethylamine and 20 g of 9H-fluoren-9- one-4-carboxylic acid chloride in 750 ml of dichloromethane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, add 150 ml of water. The organic phase is decanted, washed with water and then with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, dried over magnesium sulphate and
15 concentrated under reduced pressure. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 18 g of methyl ester of fluoren-9-one¬4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 238 (M+).
20 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 20 g of methyl ester of 9H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, 17.5 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 34.45 g of sodium acetate, stirred for 20 hours at room temperature in 350 ml of ethanol. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the reaction medium is
25 taken up in 1000 ml of ethyl acetate, washed with water and then with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium chloride, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated under reduced pressure. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 22 g of 4-(methoxycarbonyl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50/50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form
30 of a yellow powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, but starting from 22 g
of 4-(methoxycarbonyI)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the
 
previous stage, and 5 g of Raney nickel in 900 ml of ethanol and 900 ml of tetrahydrofuran, for 6 hours at 60°C, under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, concentration under reduced pressure and formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 20 g of the methyl
5 ester of 9(R,S)-amino-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a green solid which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
10 g of methyl ester of 9(R,S)-amino-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained
in the previous stage, 6.44 g of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid,
10 8.37 g of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 5.9 g of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 150 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 12.4 g of methyl ester of 9(R,S)-[(1H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrid ine-4-carbonyl)amino]-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the
15 form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): mlz = 383 (M+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 3.99 (s, 3H); 6.33 (d, J = 8.5
Hz, 1 H); 6.88 (m broad, 1 H); from 7.38 to 7.49 (m, 4H); 7.62 (m, 2H); 7.78 (m,
2H); 8.14 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.28 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.22 (d, J = 8.5 Hz,
20 1 H); 11.85 (m spread-out, 1 H).
Stage 5: In a 100 ml three-necked flask under argon, reflux a suspension of 1 g of methyl ester of 9(R,S)-[(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)amino]¬9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 50 ml of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran, and then add, dropwise, 7.825 ml of a 20%
25 solution of diisopropylaluminium hydride (DIBAL-H) in toluene. After stirring for 15 minutes at reflux, add a further 2.6 ml of the above solution of DIBAL-H and maintain the reflux for a further 15 minutes. After cooling to room temperature, the reaction medium is run, dropwise, into 25 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of ammonium chloride, and then extracted 3 times with
30 25 ml of ethyl acetate. The combined organic phases are dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to dryness under reduced pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting
 
with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (97.5/2.5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 200 mg of 9(R,S)-[(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)ami no]-9H-fluorene-4- methanol, in the form of a beige solid, which is used, with the following
5 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCIMS/ES+I-): m/z = 355 (M+).
Stage 6: In a 100 ml three-necked flask, add 440 mg of 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-
piperidine N-oxide (TEMPO) and 278.6 mg of ferrous chloride to a solution of
500 mg of 9(R,S)-[(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)amino]-9H-fluorene-
10 4-methanol, prepared in the previous stage, in 40 ml of dimethylformamide, and stir for 6 hours at room temperature, bubbling air slowly into the reaction medium. Then add a further 220 mg of TEMPO and 139.8 mg of ferrous chloride and maintain the stirring for a further 20 hours while bubbling air through. After dilution with 50 ml of water, bring to pH = 2 by adding a 5M
15 aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid and extract 3 times with ethyl acetate. The combined organic phases are washed with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to dryness under reduced pressure. After purification by formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 380 mg of [4-formyl-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-
20 4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a light-brown solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 353 (M+).
NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.36 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 6.89
(dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.44 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.45 to 7.53 (m,
25 2H); from 7.56 to 7.70 (m, 3H); 7.89 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1 H); 8.02 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d broad, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.61 (m, 1H); 9.23 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 10.6 (s, 1H); 11.85 (m spread-out, 1H).
Stage 7: In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, stir, for 20 hours at
room temperature, a suspension of 100 mg of [4-formyl-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-
30 amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous
stage, 51 mg of 1,2-diamino-3,4,5,6-tetrafluorobenzene and 2.35 mg of ferric
chloride in 6 ml of methanol and 2 ml of dimethylformamide. After
 
concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the reaction medium is taken up in a mixture of water and dichloromethane. The organic phase is washed with water and then with a saturated solution of sodium chloride, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to dryness under reduced
5 pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 15 mg of 14-(4,5,6,7-tetrafluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown powder
10 with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 513 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H);
6.91 (m broad, 1H); 7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.46 (d,
J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (m broad partially masked, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
15 7.62 (m, 2H); 7.70 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.79 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 14.2 (m spread-out, 1 H).
Example 235: Synthesis of 4-[5-(3-methoxypropyl)aminocarbonyl-1 H-
20 benzirnidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid The procedure used in Example 233 is followed, but starting from 200 mg of [4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzi m idazol-2-y1)-9H-fl uoren-9(R,S )-yliam ide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 206, 84 pl of
25 3-methoxypropylamine, 79 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropy0-3-ethylcarbodi¬imide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 28 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 2.5 ml of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water and then with a 10% saturated solution of
30 sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 than 9/1 by
 
volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 153 mg of 445-(3-methoxypropyl)aminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2- yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
5 Melting point (Wier) = 234-236°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-); m/z = 556 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 3 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.81 (m, 2H); 3.26 (s,
3H); 3.36 (q, J = 6.5 Hz, 2H); 3.42 (t, J = 6.5 Hz, 2H); 6.42 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H);
6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.23 (m spread-out partially masked, 1H);
10 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.40 to 7.90 (m masked, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.62 (m, 2H); 7.69 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.83 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.15 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.51 (t broad, J = 6.5 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.2 (m spread-out, 1H).
15
Example 236: Synthesis of 445-(4-methylpiperazine-1-yl)carbonyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid The procedure used in Example 233 is followed, but starting from 200 mg of
20 [4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 206, 50 pl of 1-methylpiperazine, 79 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimicie hydrochloride (EDCI) and 28 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 2.5 ml of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the
25 dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water, then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia in solution in
30 methanol (95/5 then 911 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 129 mg of 4-[5-(4-methylpiperazine-1- yl)carbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of 1H-
 
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 567 (M+).
5 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.22 (s, 3H); 2.36 (m broad, 4H); 3.56 (m broad, 4H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (m spread-out, partially masked, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.57 to 7.83 (m, 5H); 7.67 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
10 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.15 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 237: Synthesis of [4-(6-dimethylsulphamoyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-
 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 In a microwave device (Biotage), heat, for 1 hour at 220°C, 20 mg of [4- formy1-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in stage 6 of Example 234, and 13.4 mg of 4-N,N-dimethylsulphonamidobenzene-1,2-diamine in 1.5 ml of nitrobenzene. After a return to room temperature, add 2 mi of water and extract with 3 times 15 ml
20 of ethyl acetate. The combined organic phases are concentrated to dryness under reduced pressure and the residue is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia at 7N in methanol (90/10 by volume). In this way, we obtain 2 mg of [4-(6-dimethylsulphamoy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide
25 of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an amber powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 549 (M+).
Example 238: Synthesis of 4-[5-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)carbony1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-
30 yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid The procedure used in Example 233 is followed, but starting from 143 mg of [4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
 
ethanedisuiphonic acid, the arylmonosulphonic acids such as benzenesulphonic acid and the aryldisulphonic acids.
It may be recalled that stereoisomerism can be defined broadly as the
isomerism of compounds having the same structural formulae, but with the
5 various groups arranged differently in space, such as notably in the monosubstituted cyclohexanes where the substituent can be in the axial or equatorial position, and the various possible rotational conformations of the derivatives of ethane. However, there is another type of stereoisomerism, due to different spatial arrangements of fixed substituents, either on double bonds,
10 or on rings, which is often called geometric isomerism or cis-trans isomerism. The term stereoisomer is used in the present application in its broadest sense and therefore relates to all of the compounds mentioned above.
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) in which
15 A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; hydroxy; mercapto; amino;    Y-(CH2)n-alkyl;    Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl,    Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloallgl,
Y-(CH2),-aryl or Y-(CH2)n-heteroaryl, with Y = 0, with n = 0, 1, 2, or 3, radicals in which all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals
20 are optionally substituted and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals contain from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR, where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted, the other substituents R,, R1', R2, R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
25 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) in 30 which A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; hydroxy; Y-(CH2)n-alkyl;
 
pyrrolo{2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 206, 27 pl of pyrrolidine, 56 mg of 1-(3-d imethylam inopropy1)-3-ethylcarbod amide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 20 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 1.5 ml of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the
5 dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water, then with a 10% saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and again with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (9515 then 9/1 by
10 volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 89.5 mg of 415-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)carbonyl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
15 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 538 (M+).
11-1-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.88 (m broad, 4H); 3.52 (t broad, J = 6.5 Hz, 4H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J - 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (m partially masked, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.58 to 7.95
20 (m, 5H); 7.68 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.1 (m spread-out, 1H).
Examples 239 and 240: Resolution of the enantiomers of the methyl ester of 25 2-{9(R,S)-[(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)amino]-9H-fluoren-4-yl}-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid
By following the procedure used in Example 153, starting from 200 mg of
methyl ester of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)amino]-9H-
fluoren-4-y1}-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, obtained as in Example
30 205, but using a chiral column of Pirkle Whelk 01 SS type, eluting with a
mixture of 50% n-heptane/50% EtOH/0.1% TEA and detecting the eluted
products by UV spectroscopy at 254 nm, we obtain, by recovering the first
 
fractions eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, 63.4 mg of dextrorotatory enantiomer of 2-(9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carbonyl)amino]-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of an amorphous pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
5 aD20 = +168.8 +1- 2.2° (c = 0.5; DMSO).
By recovering the second fractions eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 78.9 mg of levorotatory enantiomer of 2-(9(R,S)-[(11-1- pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)amino]-9H-fluoren-4-yI}-1H-benzim idazole¬5-carboxylic acid, containing approximately 1% of dextrorotatory enantiomer,
10 in the form of an amorphous pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
aD20 = -155.75 +/- 2.1° (c = 0.5; DMSO).
Example 241: Synthesis of ({4-(5-12-(pyrrolidin-1-y1)ethylaminocarbonylPH¬15 benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2, 3-b]pyridine-4- carboxylic acid
Stage 1: In a 50 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, dissolve 1 g of [4-(5-
methoxycarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained as in
stage 2 of Example 205, in 15 ml of methanol, and then add 5.9 ml of a 1.2M
20 aqueous solution of lithium hydroxide and reflux for 24 hours. Bring to dryness under reduced pressure, add water, cool to 10°C, and then acidify to pH 4-5 with a 1M aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid. The crude product is filtered, washed with water and then dried. The solid obtained is made into a paste with diisopropyl ether, filtered and rinsed. In this way, we obtain 919 mg
25 of 4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 340 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 234 is followed, but starting from
30 380 mg of [4-(5-carboxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in
the previous stage, 140 mg of N-(2-aminoethyl)pyrrolidine, 214 mg of 1-(3-
 
dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 75 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 4 ml of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at room temperature. After the crude product has been made into a paste with diisopropyl ether, filtered and rinsed, in this way we obtain 472 mg of 4-{5-[2-
5 (pyrrolidi n-1 yl)ethylaminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 436 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from
10 380 mg of 4-(542-(pyrrolidin-1y1)ethylaminoc,arbony11-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}- 9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 225 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 442 mg of sodium acetate in 6 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 prn), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a
15 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, filter and rinse. In this way, we obtain 303 mg of 4-{5-[2-(pyrrol idi n-1-yl)ethylaminocarbonyI]-1H-benzim idazol-2-yI}-9H-fluoren¬9-one oxime (Z,E), in the form of an off-white solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
20 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 451 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 216 is followed. In a 20 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 303 mg of 4-(542- (pyrrolidin-1-ypethylaminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 1.5 ml of ethanol
25 and 1.5 ml of water and 1.5 ml of acetic acid, at room temperature. Add 175 mg of zinc in three stages, and, between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to two hours. Add Celite and filter. The filtrate is concentrated under reduced pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of
30 dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9/1 by volume) and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 257 mg of 4-(5[2-(pyrrolidin-1-ypethylaminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-
 
9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a beige solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/CI): m/z = 437 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
5 257 mg of 4-(5[2-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)ethylaminocarbony11-1H-benzimidazol-2111- 9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 95 mg of 1 H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 112 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)- 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 40 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 2.5 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours
10 at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), and formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 196 mg of {{4-{5-[2-(pyrrolidin-1-yI)- ethylaminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylflamide of
15 1H-pyrrolo(2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MSIES+/-): m/z = 581 (M+).
11-I-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.69 (m, 4H); 2.61 (t, J =
7.0 Hz, 2H); 3.31 (m masked, 4H); 3.43 (m, 2H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 6.91
20 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.50 to 7.89 (m, 4H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.69 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.78 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.83 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.19 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.47 (t broad, J = 6.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.2 (m spread-out,
25 1H),
Example 242: Synthesis of {445-fluoro-6-(4-nnethylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1- y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]-pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
30 Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 2.86 g of 4-fluoro-5-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-yl)benzene-1,2- diamine, which can be prepared according to J. Het. Chem. 2005, 42(1), 67-
 
71, 2.81 ml of triethylamine and 2.427 g of 9H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid chloride in 50 ml of dichioromethane for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichioromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), then formation of
5 a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 950 mg of [2-amino-5- fluoro-4-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-yl)phenyljamide of 9-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): mlz = 444 (M+).
10 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, reflux, for 6 hours, a suspension of 950 mg of [2-amino-5-fluoro-4-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-yl)phenyI]- amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 15 ml of acetic acid. After purification by formation of a paste with
15 diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 950 mg of 445-fluoro-6-(4-methyl-perhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 426 (M+).
20 Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 950 mg of 4-[5-fluoro-6-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-y1)-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 464 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 914 mg of sodium acetate in 45 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After concentration of the
25 solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, filtered, washed with water, rinsed with diisopropyl ether and redissolved in toluene. After concentration to dryness under reduced pressure, in this way we obtain 950 mg of 4-[5-fluoro-6-(4-methylperhydro¬1,4-diazepin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a
30 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a brown powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): mlz = 441 (M+).
 
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, starting from 950 mg of 415-fluoro-6-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]- 9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, and 135 mg of Raney nickel in 20 ml of ethanol and 20 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 16 hours at
5 60°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, concentration to dryness under reduced pressure, and then purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 700 mg of 445-fluoro-6-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of an orange
10 powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 427 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
700 mg    of    445-fluoro-6-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1-y1)-1H-
benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the previous stage,
15 162 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 211 mg of 1-(3- dimethylaminopropy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 148 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 7 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammoniacal
20 methanol (95/5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with methanol, in this way we obtain 255 mg of (4-[5-fluoro-6-(4-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepin-1- y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]-pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
25 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 571 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.96 (m, 2H); 2.32 (s, 3H); 2.63 (m, 2H); 2.73 (m, 2H); 3.36 (t broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 4H); 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.90 (d broad, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.05 (m spread-out, 1H); from 7.20 to 7.80 (m masked, 1H); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.34 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
30 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.49 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.57 to 7.68 (m, 4H); 7.72 (d broad, J= 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.26 (d, J = 8.6 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.7 (m spread-out, 1H).
 
Examples 243 and 244: Synthesis of 2-bromo-5-(3H-imidazo[4,5-clpyridin¬2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one and of 2,7-dibromo-5-(3H-Imidazo[4.5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- fluoren-9-one:
Stage 1: In a 100 ml three-necked round-bottomed flask, equipped with
5 mechanical stirring, stir 4.48 g of 9-fluorenone-4-carboxylic acid in suspension in 40 ml of trifluoroacetic acid and 12 ml of concentrated sulphuric acid. To this dark reaction mixture, add 5.33 g of N-bromosuccinimide over a period of 9 h. The conversion rate of the starting product is followed by LC/MS, and the reaction is stopped when it platforms at 75%. The yellow precipitate that
10 formed is filtered over sintered glass, washed with 3 times 20 ml of trifluoroacetic acid and 6 times 50 ml of water, and then dried in an oven at 50°C under a strong vacuum. We obtained 6.6 g of a yellow powder, composed of a 55145 mixture of 2-bromo-9H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid and 2,7-dibromo-9H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid, which is used as it is in
15 the following stage.
Stage 2: In a 10 ml round-bottomed flask, place 150 mg of the mixture obtained in stage 1 in 2 ml of dichloromethane to which 50 pl of dimethylformamide have been added. Add 70 mg of oxalyl chloride and stir the reaction mixture at room temperature for 30 minutes. After dilution with
20 10 ml of dichloromethane, the solution obtained is added dropwise (over 20 min and under argon, to a suspension of 61 mg of 3,4-diaminopyridine and of 102 mg of triethylamine in 2 ml of dichloromethane. The precipitate obtained is filtered off and washed with 3 times 20 ml of dichloromethane so as to give 110 mg of a 65/35 mixture of (3-aminopyridin-4-yl)amide of
25 7-bromo-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid and (3-aminopyridin-4-yl)amide of 2,7-dibromo-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder.
Stage 3: A suspension of 80 mg of the mixture, obtained in stage 2, in 2 ml of
acetic acid is refluxed for 45 minutes. 30 ml of water are added to the reaction
30 medium which is then brought to pH = 9 by adding a IN aqueous solution of
sodium hydroxide. The yellow precipitate that formed is filtered off, washed
with 3 times 20 ml of water and dried in an oven at 50°C under a vacuum for
 
4 hours. The yellow powder obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a gradient of mixtures of dichloromethane and methanol (from 100/0 to 90/10 by volume) to give:
- 29 mg    of    2-bromo-5-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one
5 (Example 243), in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectra (El): m/z = 376 (M+).
NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 7.62 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.69
(d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 7.72 (dd partially masked, J = 2.0 and 8.5 Hz, 1H);
10 from 7.79 to 7.86 (m, 3H); 7.95 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.39 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 9.05 (s broad, 1H); 13.5 (m very spread-out, 1H).
- and 14 mg of 2,7-dibromo-5-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9-one (Example 244), in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
15 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 454 (M+).
Example 245: Synthesis of [4-(6-dimethylamino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
In a 20 ml single-necked flask, introduce successively, under an argon
20 atmosphere, 23 mg of N4,N4-dimethylbenzene-1,2,4-triamine, which can be obtained by catalytic hydrogenation of N4,N4-dimethy1-2-nitrobenzene-1,4- diamine in the presence of 10% palladium-on-charcoal under an initial hydrogen pressure of 5 bar at 20°C, 53 mg of (4-formy1-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl)amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, prepared as in stage 6
25 of Example 234, and 24 mg of ferric chloride and 2 ml of dimethylformamide. After stirring for 3 h at 20°C, concentrate the solution under reduced pressure, and then take up the residue obtained in 4 ml of water. After draining of the insoluble material formed on a porous plate, washing with 2 ml of ethyl acetate and air-drying, in this way we obtain 41 mg of [4-(6-dimethylamino-
30 1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]¬pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a violet powder with the following characteristics:
 
Mass spectrum (En): m/z = 487 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO): 3.08 (s broad, 6H); 6.41 (d, J
= 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6,89 (m broad, 1H); from 6.95 to 7.34 (m spread-out, 3H); 7.31
(t, J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.41 (t, J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.60 (t, J
5 = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.63 (d, J = 3.0 Hz, 1H); 7.68 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.73 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.89 (d, J = 7.6 Hz, 1H);8.31 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.34 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.9 (m broad, 1H); 14.8 (m spread-out, 1H).
10 Example 246: Synthesis of (4-[6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol¬2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-13]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 2.06 g of 4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)benzene-1,2-diamine, 2.85 ml of triethylamine and 2.43 g of 9H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid chloride in
15 50 ml of dichloromethane, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 4 g of [2-amino-4-(4- methylpiperazin-1-yl)phenyl]amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in
20 the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 412 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 250 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, reflux, for 6 hours, a suspension
25 of 4 g of [2-amino-4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)phenyl]amide of 9-oxo-9H¬fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 64 ml of acetic acid. After purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtained 2.5 g of 446-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]- 9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in
30 the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 394 (M+).
 
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 2.5 g of 4-[6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 1.32 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 2.6 g of sodium acetate in 130 ml of ethanol, stirred at 20 hours at room
5 temperature. After purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtained 1.5 g of 416-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a brown powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
10 Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 409 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, but starting from 1.5 g of 4-16-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, and 229 mg of Raney nickel in 35 ml of ethanol and 35 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 48 hours at 60°C under an
15 initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, concentration to dryness under reduced pressure and purification by formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtained 1.3 g of 4-[6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzirnidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
ylamine, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the
20 following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 427 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
416 mg of 4-[6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-
9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the previous stage, 162 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo-
25 [2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 211 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)- 3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (E DC I ) and 148 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 7 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammoniacal
30 methanol (97.5/2.5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtained 250 mg of (4-[6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-blpyridine-
 
Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2),-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2),raryl or Y-(CH2),heteroaryl, with Y = 0, and with n = 2 or 3, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, containing from 4 to 10 ring
5 members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
the other substituents R1, R1', R2, R2 of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
10 forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) in which
15 A1, A2, A3 and A4 are such that all 4 represent CRa or one of them represents CRa and the other three, which may be identical or different, represent N or CRa, where Ra represents H; halogen; hydroxy or alkoxy;
the other substituents R1, R1', R2, R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
20 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
When Ra represents alkoxy, Ra notably represents methoxy.
25 More particularly the present invention relates to the above products of formula (I) in which one of A2 or A3 represents N and the other one of A2 or A3 as well as Ai and A4 represents CH,
the other substituents R,, R1', R2, R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
30 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
 
4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 539 (M+).
'H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a
5 50%-50% mixture of tautomers is observed with: 2.25 (s, 3H); 2.51 (m partially masked, 4H); 3.15 (m, 4H); 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (d, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); from 6.93 to 7.10 (m spread-out, 1.5H) ; from 7.15 to 7.70 (m spread-out partially masked, 1.5 H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.33 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.49 (t partially masked, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
10 from 7.57 to 7.64 (m, 3H); 7.67 (d, J W 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.72 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.27 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.6 (m spread-out, 0.5H); 12.65 (m spread-out, 0.5H).
Example 247:    [[6-(Methyl-4(5)(R,S)-imidazolin-2-yl)-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl]-
15 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid Stirred, at room temperature under argon, a mixture of 94 mg of (4-formy1-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide    of    1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic    acid,
prepared as in stage 6 of Example 234, 60 mg of 2-(3,4-diaminopheny1)- 4(5)(R,S)-methy1-2-imidazoline hydrochloride, which can be prepared
20 according to patent DE 2,804,835, and 43 mg of ferric trichloride in 3 ml of dry DMF. After 50 hours, evaporate the reaction medium to dryness and purify the residue by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (10/90 by volume). In this way, we obtain 105 mg of [[6-(methy1-4(5)(R,S)-imidazolin-2-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-
25 fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige foam with the following characteristics:
TLC (SOO Rf = 0.3 (methanol-dichloromethane 20: 80 by volume).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.41 (d, J = 6.5 Hz, 3H); 3.62 (dd, J = 8.0 and 11.0 Hz, 1H); 4.16 (t, J = 11.0 Hz, 1H); 4.50 (m, 1H); 6.41 (d,
30 J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.90 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.24 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.36 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.43 to 7.68 (m masked, 1H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0
 
Hz, 1H); 7.55 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.60 to 7.66 (m, 2H); 7.72 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.81 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.85 to 7.98 (m spread-out, 2H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.46 (m spread-out, 1H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 10.6 (m spread-out, 2H); 11.9 (m broad, 1H); 13.6 (m spread-out, 1H).
5
Example 248: Synthesis of {(4-(5-[(3-dinnethylaminopropyi)aminocarbonyl]- 1H-benzirnidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylflamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]- pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in Example 233 is followed, but starting from
10 400 mg of [4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in stage 1 of Example 241, 220 pl of N,N-dimethyl-1,3-propanediamine, 225 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 79 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 4 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on
15 silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 273 mg of 4-(5-[(3- di methylaminopropyl)am inocarbonyI]-1H-benzim idazol-2-01-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with
20 the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 424 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, starting from 273 mg
of    4-[5-(3-dimethylaminopropylaminocarhony1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-
fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 134 mg of hydroxylamine
25 hydrochloride and 264 mg of sodium acetate in 10 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is poured into water containing a few ml of ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol, and then extracted with ethyl acetate. The organic phase is dried over magnesium sulphate and brought to dryness under
30 reduced pressure. The crude product is made into a paste with diisopropyl ether, filtered and rinsed. In this way, we obtain 229 mg of 4454(3- dimethylaminopropyl)am inocarbonyI]-1H-benzim idazol-2-y1}-9 H-fluoren-9-one
 
oxime (Z,E), in the form of a pale yellow solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 439 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 216 is followed. In a 10 ml round-
5 bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 229 mg of 4454(3- d imethylami nopro pyl)am nocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazol-2-01-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 1.2 ml of ethanol, 1.2 ml of water and 1.2 ml of acetic acid. At room temperature, add 136 mg of zinc in three stages. Between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to
10 two hours. Add Celite and filter. The filtrate is concentrated under pressure. The crude product is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (911 by volume). After formation of the paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 150 mg of 4-{5-[(3-
15 dimethylaminopropypaminocarbony1]-1H-henzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluorene¬9(R,S)-amine, in the form of an off-white powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/C1): m/z = 425 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
20 150 mg of 4-(5-[(3-dimethylamino)propylaminocarbonyl]-1 H-benzimidazol¬2-yl}-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 57 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 68 mg of 1-(3-dimethylamino¬propyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC I) and 24 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 2.5 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours
25 at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9/1 then 85/15 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 32 mg of {(4-(5-[(3- dimethylaminopropyl)aminocarbony1]-1H-benzim idazol-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-
30 9(R,S)-yl}}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 569 (M+).
 
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.70 (m, 2H); 2.16 (s, 6H); 2.30 (t, J = 7.0 Hz, 2H); 3.32 (m partially masked, 2H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 2.0 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.42 to 7.88 (m masked, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.53
5 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.62 (m, 2H); 7.69 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.81 (m spread-out, 1 H); from 8.05 to 8.35 (m spread-out, 1 H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.55 (m spread-out, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.2 (m spread-out, 1H).
10 Example 249: Synthesis    of    {445-fluoro-6-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-y1)-1H-
benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 2.69 g of 4-fluoro-5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)benzene-1,2-diamine, which
15 can be prepared according to J. Het. Chem. 2005, 42(1), 67-71, 2.82 ml of triethylamine and 2.43 g of 9H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid chloride in 50 ml of dichloromethane for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), and then formation of a
20 paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1 g of [2-amino-4-fluoro-5- (4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)phenyl]amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 430 (M+).
25 We also obtain 1 g of [2-amino-5-fluoro-4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)- phenyl]amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 430 (M+).
30 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 250 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, reflux, for 6 hours, a suspension of 1 g of [2-amino-5-fluoro-4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)phenyl]amide of 9-oxo-
 
9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid and of 1 g of [2-amino-4-fluoro-5-(4- methylpiperazin-1-yl)phenyl]amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 30 ml of acetic acid. After purification by a formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.9 g of
5 4-15-fluoro-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 412 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 1.9 g
10 of 445-fluoro-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren¬9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 960 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.89 g of sodium acetate in 95 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After purification by a formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtained 1.95 g of 4-[5-fluoro-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-1 H-
15 benzimidazol-2-yl]-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of an orange powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 427 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, starting from 1.95 g of
20 445-fluoro-6-(4-nnethylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, and 285 mg of Raney nickel in 40 ml of ethanol and 40 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 16 hours at 60°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, concentration to dryness under reduced pressure and purification by
25 formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 1.7 g of 445-fluoro-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-ylamine, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 413 (M+).
30 This compound contains approximately 50% of an N-acetylated analogue that cannot be separated at this stage.
 
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 689 mg of 415-fluoro-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1F1-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in the previous stage, as a 50% mixture with an N-acetylated analogue, 162 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic
5 acid, 211 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 148 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 7 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammoniacal methanol (97.512.5 by volume), and
10 then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 175 mg of {415-fluoro-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 557 (M+).
15 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.26 (s, 3H); 2.54 (m partially masked, 4H); 3.06 (m, 4H); 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (d, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.10 to 7.80 (m masked, 2H); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.34 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.50 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.59 to 7.66 (m, 4H); 7.73 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); 9.26 (d, J =
20 8.5 Hz, 1 H); 11.9 (m broad, 1 H); 12.85 (m spread-out, 1 H).
Examole 250: Synthesis    of    N-(4-[5-fluoro-6-(4-methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-
benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllacetamide
During the purification by flash chromatography of the product of stage 5 of
25 Example 249, we isolate a side product. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 135 mg of N-{415-fluoro-6-(4- methylpiperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllacetamide, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 455 (M+).
30
 
Example 251: Synthesis of ({4-{5-[(3-dimethylaminopropyl)c,arbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid Stage 1: The procedure used in Example 233 is followed, but starting from
5 500 mg of 4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in stage 1 of Example 241, 261 pl of 3-dimethylaminopropanol, 280 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI), 50 mg of N,N-dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP) in a mixture of 4 ml of dichloromethane, 2 ml of tetrahydrofuran and 1 ml of dimethylformamide, for
10 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (911 by volume) and then dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (911 by volume), in this way we obtain 582 mg of 4-{5-[(3- dimethylaminopropyl)carbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazo1-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-9-one, in
15 the form of a yellow resin, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): muz = 425 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from
582 mg of 4-(5-[(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-
20 9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 283 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 561 mg of sodium acetate in 30 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 468 mg of 4-{54(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbonyloxy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), in the form of a pale yellow
25 solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 440 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 216 is followed. In a 20 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 468 mg of 4-(5-[(3-
30 dimethylaminopropyl)carbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 2.5 ml of ethanol, 2.5 ml of water and 2.5 ml acetic acid, at room temperature. Add 278 mg of
 
zinc in three stages. Between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to two hours. Add Celite 545 and filter. The filtrate is concentrated under pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in
5 methanol (9/1 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 327 mg of 4-(5-[(3-dimethylaminopropy1)- carbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of an off-white solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
10 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 426 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 327 mg of 4-(5-[(3-dimethylaminopropyl)carbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11- 9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 124 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 147 mg of 1-(3-dimethylamino-
15 propyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 52 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 3.5 ml of dimethylfomiamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), and then formation of a paste
20 with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 258 mg of {{4-{51(3- dimethylaminopropyl)carbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylflamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCIMS/ES+/-): m/z = 570 (M+).
25 'H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.90 (m, 2H); 2.17 (s, 6H); 2.39 (t, J = 6.5 Hz, 2H); 4.35 (t, J = 6.5 Hz, 2H); 6.42 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (m broad, 1H); 7.26 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1 H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); from 7.57 to 7.64 (m, 3H); 7.70 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.75 (m spread-out, 1 H); 7.78 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.93 (d, J = 8.5
30 Hz, 1H); 828 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.3 (m spread-out, 1H).
 
Example 252: Synthesis    of    [4-(6-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
9(R,S)-yilamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
In a 20 ml single-necked flask, introduced successively, under an argon
atmosphere, 23 mg of 4-nitrobenzene-1,2-diamine, 53 mg of (4-formy1-9H-
5 fluoren-9-yl)amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, prepared as in stage 6 of Example 234, 24 mg of ferric chloride and 2 ml of dimethylformamide. After stirring for 16 h at 20°C, concentrate the solution under reduced pressure and then take up the residue obtained in 5 ml of water. After draining of the insoluble material formed on a porous plate,
10 washing with 4 times 2 ml of water and drying at 40°C under reduced pressure, we obtain 72 mg of 14-(6-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a violet powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): rri/z = 486 (M+).
15 'H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO): for this compound, a 70%¬30% mixture of rotamers is observed with: 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (s broad, 1H); from 7.00 to 8.00 (m spread-out masked, 1H); 727 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.37 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.56 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.58 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.63 (m, 2H); 7.72 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.81 (d,
20 J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.22 (m broad, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.45 (m broad, 0.3H); 8.68 (m broad, 0.7H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.86 (m broad, 1H); 13.7 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 253: Synthesis of 4-(6-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬25 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, but starting from 5 g of 1,2-diamino-4-methylbenzene, 12 ml of triethylamine and 10 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride in 300 ml of dichloromethane. After stirring for 20 hours at room temperature, the reaction mixture is washed with
30 water, dried over magnesium sulphate, and concentrated to dryness under reduced pressure. The residue is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol
 
(95/5 by volume). In this way, we obtain 11.5 g of (2-amino-4-methylphenyl)¬ amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid in the form of an orange solid,
which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristic: Mass spectrum (El): ink = 328 (M+).
5 Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 500 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 110°C for 6 hours, a solution of 11.5 g of (2-amino-4-methylphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene¬4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 300 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. The crude solid
10 obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (99/1 by volume). In this way, we obtain 5.3 g of 4-(6-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
15 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 310 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 1 g of 4-(6-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 672 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.3 g sodium acetate in 45 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room temperature. After
20 concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, filtered and rinsed with isopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 1 g (95%) of 4-(6-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following
25 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 325 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed. In a 100 ml autoclave,
dissolve 1 g of 4-(6-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime
(Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 40 ml of ethanol and
30 40 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then
subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at
60°C for 3 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 142 ml.
 
of said products of formula (I).
The present invention relates in particular to the products of formula (I) as
above in which R2 and R2•, which may be identical or different, are selected
independently from the group comprising H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, amino,
5 methoxy, CH2-NH2, CH2-NHalk, CH2-N(alk)2, CH2-OH, CH2-Oalk,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 1 to 3, respectively;
the other substituents Al, A2, A3, A4, R1 and R1' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
10 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) in
15 which R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, amino, methoxy, etc.
p and    which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and
1 to 3, respectively;
20 the other substituents A1, A2, A3, A4, R1 and RI' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
25 of said products of formula (I).
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) in which R2 and R2, which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, methyl,
p and    which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and
30 1 to 3, respectively;
the other substituents A1, A2, A3, A4, R1 and R1' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
 
After filtration of the catalyst over Celite, the filtrate is concentrated under reduced pressure and then taken up in petroleum ether and filtered. In this way, we obtain 720 mg of 4-(6-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene¬9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a beige solid, which is used as it is in the
5 following stage, with the following characteristic:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 311 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
370 mg of 4-(6-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine,
obtained in the previous stage, 162 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-
10 4-carboxylic acid, 210 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 148 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 7 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. Bring the dimethylformamide to dryness, add water and drain the precipitate that formed and then wash with water, then with a 10% saturated solution of
15 sodium hydrogen carbonate and, finally, with water. The crude solid obtained is dried and then purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume). In this way, we obtain 290 mg of 4-(6-methy1-1H-benzinnidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a
20 beige solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 455 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a
50%-50% mixture of rotamers is observed with: from 2.47 to 2.51 (s masked,
3H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 1.5 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.10 (m, 1H);
25 7.24 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.30 to 7.37 (m, 2H); from 7.43 to 7.67 (m, 7H); 7.74 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.26 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.7 (m broad, 0.5H); 12.8 (m broad, 0,5H).
Example 254: Synthesis of 5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-2-bromo-9H-fluoren¬30 9-one:
Stage 1: In a 100 ml three-necked round-bottomed flask, equipped with
mechanical stirring, stir 4.48 g of 9H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid in
 
suspension in 40 ml of trifluoroacetic acid and 12 ml of concentrated sulphuric acid. To this dark reaction mixture, add 5.33 g of N-bromosuccinimide over a period of 9 h. The yellow precipitate that formed is filtered over sintered glass, washed with 3 times 20 ml of trifluoroacetic acid and 6 times 50 ml of water,
5 and then dried in an oven at 50°C under a strong vacuum. We obtain 6.6 g of a yellow powder, composed of a 55145 mixture of 2-bromo-9-oxo-9H-fluorene¬4-carboxylic acid and 2,7-dibromo-9-oxo-9H-fluorenecarboxylic acid, used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 2: In a 250 ml round-bottomed flask, stir 3.80 g of the mixture obtained
10 in stage 1 in 100 ml of dichloromethane to which 1 ml of dimethylformamide has been added. Add 1.93 g of oxalyl chloride and stir the reaction mixture at ambient temperature for 30 minutes. The yellow solution obtained is added, under argon and dropwise over 20 min, to a solution of 1.78 g of ortho¬phenylenediamine and 3.12 g of triethylamine in 100 ml of dichloromethane.
15 The precipitate that formed is filtered off and washed with twice 50 ml of dicholoromethane and 50 ml of water, to give, after drying at 50°C in an oven under vacuum, 4.90 g of a 60/40 mixutre of 2-aminobenzoylamide of 7-bromo-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid and 2-aminobenzoylannide of 2,7-dibromo-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow
20 powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 3: A suspension of 4.30 g of the mixture obtained in stage 2 in 200 ml of acetic acid is refluxed for 1 hour 30 minutes. Evaporation of the acetic acid under reduced pressure gives a yellow paste which is taken up in 250 ml of water. The pH of the supernatant is brought to 9 by adding a 5N aqueous
25 solution of sodium hydroxide. The yellow precipitate obtained is filtered over sintered glass, washed with water and dried at 50°C in an oven under vacuum. After recrystallization from 100 ml of dimethylformamide, the product being isolated by filtration at a temperature of 80°C, in this way we obtain 1.57 g of 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-2-bromo-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of
30 yellow crystals with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 375 (M+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 7.30 (m, 2H); 7.61 (t, J = 7.5
 
nz, ink; ion km, LE-1), r.r    J = L.0 anu o.0 nz, ink; r.av LO, = Z.0 nz,
H); 7.81 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.90 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.92 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 13.0 (m spread-out, 1H).
5 Example 255: Synthesis of {{4-{5-[(3-hydroxypropypaminocarbonyl]-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1)}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid In a 30 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, dissolve 300 mg of [4-(5-methoxycarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-flooren-9(R,S)yllamide of
10 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 205, in 5 ml of 3-aminopropanol, and then heat at 170°C for 2 h 30. The reaction medium is poured into water containing a few ml of ammonia as a 7N solution in sodium chloride methanol, the mixture is extracted with ethyl acetate, and the organic phase is then washed with a saturated solution of sodium chloride,
15 dried over magnesium sulphate and brought to dryness under reduced pressure. The crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 38 mg of {(4-(5-[(3-hydroxypropyl)aminocarbony1]-1H-
20 benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine¬4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 542 (M+).
25 1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.73 (m, 2H); 3.38 (q, J = 6.5 Hz, 2H); 3.50 (m, 2H); 4.49 (t, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 1.5 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.49 to 7.71 (m masked, 1H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.62 (m, 3H); 7.69 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.78 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
30 7.82 (m broad, 1 H); from 8.00 to 8.39 (m spread-out, 1 H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.48 (t broad, J = 6.5 Hz, 1H); 9.29 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 13.15 (m spread-out, 1H).
 
Example 256: Synthesis of 445-aminomethy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
In a 67 ml autoclave, dissolve 425 mg of [4-(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-
5 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 216, in a mixture of 15 ml of ethanol and 15 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add a spatula of Raney activated nickel and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at 60° for 10 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 69 ml. After
10 filtration of the catalyst over Celite, the filtrate is concentrated under reduced pressure, and the crude solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume). After with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 220 mg of 445-aminomethy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-
15 y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 470 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 3.93 (s broad, 2H); 6.41
20 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 1.5 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H) ; 7.31 (m masked, 1H); 7.35 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H) ; from 7.42 to 7.57 (m masked, 1H); 7.47 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.52 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.58 to 7.78 (m, 4H); from 7.70 to 7.81 (m, 2H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.28 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.85 (m broad, 1H) .
25
Examples 257 and 258: Resolution of the enantiomers of 4-[5-cyano-1H¬benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid By following the procedure used in Example 153, starting from 422 mg of
30 4[5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1H-pyrrolo¬[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained as in Example 216, but using a chiral column of Chiralcel 0J20 pm type, 25 cm long and 5 cm in diameter,
 
eluting with a supercritical mobile phase composed of carbon dioxide, ethanol and trifluoroacetic acid (75/25/0.1) at a flow rate of 150 ml/mn and under a pressure of 124 bar, and detecting the eluted products by UV spectroscopy at 254 nm, we obtain, by recovering the first fractions eluted and concentrating
5 under reduced pressure, 205 mg of dextrorotatory enantiomer of 4-[5-cyano¬1H-benzimiciazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-N¬pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an amorphous white solid with the following characteristics:
aD20 = + 157 +/- 2.3° (c = 0.468; DMSO).
10 By recovering the second fractions eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 206 mg of levorotary enantiomer of 4-[5-cyano-1 H¬benzimidazol-2-yl]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid, containing approximately 12% of dextrorotatory enantiomer, in the form of an amorphous white solid with the following characteristics:
15 aD20 = - 156.7 +1- 2.2° (c = 0.56; DMSO).
Example 259: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: In a 1 !three-necked flask, introduce, with stirring, 11.8 g of 4-chloro-
20 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine and 137 ml of toluene, then 16.11 g of 4-methyl-benzenesulphonyl chloride and 5.2 g of tetra-n-butylammonium hydrogen sulphate, then run in, dropwise, 275 ml of an aqueous solution containing 30.7 g of sodium hydroxide. After 30 minutes at room temperature, add 200 ml of ethyl acetate and 200 ml of water. The organic phase is decanted,
25 dried over magnesium sulphate, and concentrated under reduced pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with dichloromethane, we obtain 22.6 g of 4-chloro-7-(4-methylbenzenesulphonyI)- 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
30 Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 307 (M+).
Stage 2: In an autoclave, introduce successively 1 g of 4-chloro-7-(4-
 
methylbenzenesulphonyl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine, obtained    in the
previous stage, 0.18 g of 1,1'-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene, 0.073 g of
palladium(II) acetate, 0.53 g of sodium acetate and 20 ml of ethanol. Stir for
24 hours at 100°C under a carbon monoxide pressure of 20 bar. After
5 evaporation of the solvent and flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a mixture of ethyl acetate and dichloromethane (95/5 by volume), we obtain 0.78 g of ethyl ester of 7-(4-methylbenzenesulphonyI)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]- pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
10 Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 345 (M+).
Stage 3: Dissolve 0.16 g of ethyl ester of 7-(4-methylbenzenesulphonyI)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 10 ml of tetrahydrofuran; then run in 1.38 ml of a molar solution of tetra-n-butylammonium fluoride in tetrahydrofuran, at 20°C over 20 minutes. After 2 h
15 at 20°C, take up the reaction medium with 10 ml of water and 20 ml of ethyl acetate. After decanting, washing the organic phase with water, drying over magnesium sulphate and concentrating to dryness under reduced pressure, we obtain 70 mg of ethyl ester of 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a whitish solid with the following characteristics:
20 Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 191 (M+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO-d6): 1.40 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 3H); 4.44 (q, J = 7.5 Hz, 2H); 6.89 (d, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.80 (d, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 8.90 (s, 1H); 12.5 (m spread-out, 1H) .
Stage 4: In a 100 ml three-necked flask, dissolve 100 mg of 4-(1H-
25 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylamine, obtained in Example 6,
and 64 mg of ethyl ester of 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid,
obtained in the previous stage, in 10 ml of tetrahydrofuran; then run in,
dropwise, 6 ml of a 2.0M solution of trimethylaluminium in toluene and stir at
20°C for 5 hours. The reaction medium is taken up with 50 ml of water and
30 50 ml of ethyl acetate. After decanting, washing the organic phase with water,
drying over magnesium sulphate and concentrating at 30°C under reduced
pressure, we obtain 133 mg of a residue which is resuspended in 5 ml of ethyl
 
acetate. The precipitate that formed is drained, washed twice with 2 ml of ethyl acetate and dried, and in this way we obtain 93 mg of [4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]- pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a greyish powder with the
5 following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = 260°C.
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 443 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, S ppm, DMS0): 6.27 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.10
(d, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
10 7.50 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (m masked, 1H); 7.56 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (m masked, 1H); 7.68 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.73 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.78 (d, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 8.40 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.83 (s, 1H); 9.04 (s, 1H); 9.51 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 12.4 (m broad, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H).
15 Example 260: Synthesis of the methyl ester of 2-{9-[(Z,E)-hydroxyimino]-9H¬fluoren-4-yl}-1 H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: In a 500 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere,
reflux, for 24 hours, a suspension of 3 g of 4-amino-5-nitropyridine-
2-carboxylic acid monohydrate in 300 ml of methanol in the presence of 6 ml
20 of 98% concentrated sulphuric acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. Pick up the residue in 200 ml of water, coot in an ice bath, and neutralize to pH = 8 with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The precipitate that formed is filtered off, washed with water, and rinsed with dlisopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 2.5 g of the
25 methyl ester of 4-amino-5-nitropyridine-2-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 197 (M+).
Stage 2: In an autoclave, dissolve 2.5 g of methyl ester of 4-amino-5-
30 nitropyridine-2-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 300 ml of
ethanol and stir in the presence of 179 mg of 10% palladium-on-charcoal for
6 hours at 60°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration
 
of the catalyst, concentration of the filtrate under reduced pressure and formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 2.1 g of the methyl ester of 4,5-diaminopyridine-2-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following
5 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 167 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in stage 1 in Example 1 is followed, but starting
from 2.1 g of the methyl ester of 4,5-diaminopyridine-2-carboxylic acid,
3.55 ml of triethylamine and 3.05 g of fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid chloride
10 in 50 ml of dichloromethane for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95/5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 2.5 g of the methyl ester of 5-amino-4-[(9-oxo-9H-fluoren-4-yl)carboxamido]pyridine-
15 2-carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 373 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 250 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, reflux, for 30 hours, a suspension
20 of 2.5 g of the methyl ester of 5-amino-4-[(9-oxo-9H-fluoren-4- yl)carboxamido]pyridine-2-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 44 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. Take up the residue with water, and neutralize to pH = 8 by adding a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The precipitate
25 that formed is filtered off, washed with water, and rinsed with diisopropyl ether. The crude product is recrystallized from a mixture of dichioromethane and methanol (7/3 by volume). We obtain 1.5 g of methyl ester of 2-(9-oxo¬9H-fluoren-4-y1)-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following
30 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 355 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from
 
6-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, 792 mg of hydroxylamine
hydrochloride and 1.55 g of sodium acetate in 80 ml of ethanol, stirred for
20 h at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica
5 gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (9515 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 950 mg of methyl ester of 2-(9-[(Z,E)-hydroxyimino]-9H-fluoren-4- y11-1 H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid, as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
10 Mass spectrum (LCMS): mlz = 370 (M+).
NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): for this compound, a 50%¬50% mixture of Z and E isomers is observed with: 3.92 (s, 3H); 7.24 (m, 1H); from 7.31 to 7.36 (m, 1H); 7.40 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.49 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.6H); 7.54 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.60 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.72 (d, J = 7.5 Hz,
15 0.5 H); 7.76 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.78 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.96 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 8.36 (s broad, 1H); 8.44 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 8.64 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 9.11 (s broad, 1H); 12.78 (s, 0.5H) ; 12.82 (s, 0.5H); 13.8 (m spread-out, 1H) .
20 Example 261: 4-(6-Amino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
In a hydrogenation autoclave, introduce successively 3 mg of 10% palladium-
on-charcoal, 20 mg of [4-(6-nitro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yl]annide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained as in
25 Example 252, and 10 ml of ethyl alcohol. Stir for 18 hours at 15°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar. After filtration of the catalyst, and then concentration to dryness under reduced pressure, we obtained, after drying in an oven at 40°C, 15 mg of [4--(6-amino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a
30 beige solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 456 (M+).
 
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO): 6.27 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.10 (d, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.50 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (m masked, 1H); 7.56 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (m masked, 1H); 7.68 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.73 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.78 (d,
5 J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 8.40 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.83 (s, 1H); 9.04 (s, 1H); 9.51 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 12.4 (m broad, 1H); 13.4 (m spread-out, 1H) .
Example 262: Synthesis of [5-(1H-benzimidazoi-2-y1)-2-bromo-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid:
10 Stage 1: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-2-bromo-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained as in Example 254, 285 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 560 mg of sodium acetate, at reflux for 14 hours in 30 ml of ethanol. The yellow powder, obtained after evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure, is taken up
15 in 80 ml of water, filtered, washed with twice 50 ml of water, and dried at 50°C in an oven under vacuum, and in this way we obtained 530 mg of 5-(1 H¬benzimidazol-2-yl)-2-bromo-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime, as a 50/50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of an off-white powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
20 Stage 2: Place 500 mg of 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-2-bromo-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E) in suspension in a mixture of 3.5 ml of water, 7 ml of ethanol and 3.5 ml of acetic acid. Add 335 mg of powdered zinc and stir at room temperature for 19 hours. The insoluble residues are filtered over sintered glass and rinsed with ethanol. Evaporation of the solvent under reduced
25 pressure is a colourless foam which is taken up in suspension in 100 ml of water. The pH of the supernatant is then brought to 9 by the addition of a 1N aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide, and the persisting precipitate is filtered off, and washed with 3 times 50 ml of water and twice 100 ml of isopropyl ether. After drying at 50°C in an oven under vacuum, in this way we obtain
30 1.08 g of 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-2-bromo-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a white powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
 
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
5 Notably in the products of formula (I) of the present invention, R2 and R2' can be such that R2 represents hydrogen and R2 is selected from all the values stated above for R2 and R2'.
Notably R2 and R2 both represent hydrogen.
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) in 10 which R1 and R1' are such that:
either R., and R1', which may be identical or different, are such that one of R1 and R1' represents a hydrogen atom,
and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising H;
halogen; hydroxyl; amino; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-OH, NH-CO-Oalkyl, NH-CO-
15 NI-12; carboxy; CO-NH2; X-(CH2),,alkyl; X-(CH2),,cycloalkyl; X-(CH2).- heterocycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-aryl and X-(CH2),„-heteroanil, with X = single bond, CH2, CH=CH, CH2-C(0), NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, -NH-C(0), -NH-C(0)- C(0)-, -NH-C(0)-NH-; NH-CS, NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with m = 0, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally
20 substituted, the cycloalkyl radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical containing from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted containing from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or N R3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
25 or R., and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, an =0; =S; =N-OH; =N-NH2; =N-NH-CO-NH2, =CH-OH; =Y1-(CH2)m-aryl or =Yi¬(CH2)m -heteroaryl radical, in which Y1 represents CH, CH-CO-, CH-CO-NH, N, N-0 or N-NH-, with m = 0, 1 or 2 and in which aryl and heteroaryl are as defined above and optionally substituted,
30 or R1 and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a partially saturated heterocycle made up of 5 to 6 ring members and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR4 where R4
 
500 mg    of 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-2-bromo-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine,
obtained in the previous stage, 237 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
 carboxylic acid, 280 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropy0-3-ethylcarbodiimide
hydrochloride (EDCI) and 203 mg of hydroxybenzotriazole hydrate (HOBT) in
5 10 ml of dimethylfon-namide for 1 h 30. After purification by flash chromatography on a silica column, eluting with a gradient of mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (from 100/0 to 90/10 by volume), in this way we obtain 169 mg of [5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-2-bromo-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo12,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-
10 white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ESI): m/z = 520 (MH+).
?AMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.40 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91
(dd, J = 1.5 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.29 (m broad, 2H); 7.48 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H);
7.49 (m masked, 1H); 7.55 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.60 (m spread-out, 1H); 7.63
15 (t, J = 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.71 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.72 to 7.80 (m, 4H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.34 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.9 (m broad, 1H); 12.95 (m broad, 1H).
Examples 263 and 264: Resolution of the enantiomers of 4-[5-fluoro-1 H-
20 benzimidazol-2-yl]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
 carboxylic acid
By following the procedure used in Example 153, starting from 2.65 g of
4-[5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1H-pyrrolo-
[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, obtained as in Example 188, but using a
25 chiral column of Chiralcel 0J20 pm type, 35 cm long and 5 cm in diameter,
eluting with a supercritical mobile phase composed of carbon dioxide and
methanol (70/30) at a flow rate of 250 ml/min and under a pressure of
120 bar, as 16 successive injections and detecting the eluted products by UV
spectroscopy at 254 nm, we obtain, by recovering the first fractions eluted
30 and concentrating under reduced pressure, 1.15 g of dextrorotatory
enantiomer of 4-[5-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of
1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of an amorphous white
 
solid with the following characteristics:
aD20 = + 146.2 +1-1.9° (c = 0.51; methanol).
By recovering the second fractions eluted and concentrating under reduced
pressure, we obtain 1.01 g of levorotatory enantiomer of 4-[5-fluoro-1 H-
5 benzimidazol-2-yl]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b[pyricline-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of an amorphous white solid with the following characteristics:
aD20 = - 159.3 +1- 2.1° (c = 0.48; methanol).
10 Example 265: Synthesis of the methyl ester of 2-(9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3- b]pyridine-4-carbonyi)amino1-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6- carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in Example 6 is followed, starting from 800 mg
of the methyl ester of 2-{9-[(Z,E)-hydroxyimino]-9H-fluoren-4-yl}-1 H-
15 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 260, and 135 mg of Raney nickel in 21 ml of ethanol and 21 ml of tetrahydrofuran for 8 hours at 60°C under an initial hydrogen pressure of one bar. After filtration of the catalyst, concentration of the filtrate under reduced pressure and purification by formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain
20 700 mg of the methyl ester of 2-(9(R,S)-amino-9H-fluoren-4-y1)-1H¬imidazor4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid, in the form of an orange powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (LCMS): mlz = 356 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from
25 700 mg of the methyl ester of 2-(9(R,S)-amino-9H-fiuoren-4-yI)-1H-
imiciazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid obtained in the previous stage,
319 mg of 1H-pyrrolo-[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 414 mg of
1-(3-dimethylaminopropyi)-3-ethylcarbodiinnide hydrochloride (EDCI) and
292 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 14 ml of dimethylformamide, for
30 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on
silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol
 
(95/5 by volume) and formation of a paste in diisopropyl ether, we obtain 650 mg of beige solid which contains a mixture of methyl ester and of ethyl ester of the expected product. After an additional chromatography on a Kromasil C8 20 pm column, 35 cm in length and 8 cm in diameter, eluting
5 with a phase of a mixture of aqueous ammonium acetate buffer (pH = 4.9) and acetonitrile (65/35) at a flow rate of 70 mVmin, and detecting the eluted product by UV spectroscopy at 254 nm, we obtain 87 mg of methyl ester of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyi)amino1-9H-fluoren-4-y1)-1H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white solid with the
10 following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES+/-): m/z = 500 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 3,88 (s, 3H); 6.39 (d, J =
8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (s, 1H); 7.23 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
from 7.36 to 7.51 (m, 2H); 7.59 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.62 (s, 1H); 7.69 (d, J =
15 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.81 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.01 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.28 (s, 1H); 8.29 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 8.94 (s, 1H); 9.26 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.9 (rn broad, 1H).
Example 266: Synthesis of [5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-2-cyano-9H-fluoren¬20 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: A suspension of 250 mg of 5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-2-bromo-9H¬fluoren-9-one, obtained in stage 3 of Example 254, and of 179 mg of copper cyanide in 15 ml of N-methylpyrrolidinone is stirred in a sealed tube at 220°C under microwaves for 50 minutes. The reaction mixture is poured over 250 ml
25 of ice. After stirring for 15 minutes at room temperature, the green precipitate that formed is filtered off, washed with 3 times 50 ml of water and then dried at 50°C in an oven under vacuum. The green powder thus obtained is taken up in 50 ml of dimethylformamide and the suspension is refluxed for 30 minutes. The insoluble residues are filtered under hot conditions and
30 washed with 50 nil of boiling dimethylformamide. Evaporation of the filtrate gives 210 mg of an orange-coloured powder which is taken up in 50 ml of a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90/10 by volume). The suspension
 
is refluxed for 30 minutes. The persisting precipitate is filtered off, and washed with twice 25 ml of dichloromethane and of isopropyl ether. In this way, we obtain 140 mg of 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-2¬ carbonitrile, in the form of a yellow powder which is used without any other
5 purification.
Stage 2: Stir 136 mg of 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9-oxo-9H-fluorene-2¬ carbonitrile, obtained in the previous stage, in suspension in 3 ml of N-methylpyrrolidinone and add 88 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 173 mg of sodium acetate. The mixture is heated at 60°C for 1 hour
10 30 minutes. The light-yellow solution obtained is poured into 100 ml of ice-cold water. The yellow precipitate that formed is filtered off, washed with water and then dried at 50°C in an oven under vacuum for 18 hours. In this way, we obtain 83 mg of a yellow powder, the LC/MS analysis of which shows the presence of approximately 30% of 5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9(Z,E)-
 15 oximino-9H-fluorene-2-carbonitrile, and which is used, without purification, in the following stage.
Stage 3: The mixture obtained in the previous stage is dissolved in a mixture
of 2 ml of ethanol, 1 ml of water and 1 ml of acetic acid. Add 58 mg of
powdered zinc and the reaction mixture is stirred at room temperature for
20 1 hour 30 minutes. The excess zinc is filtered over Celite and washed with ethanol. Evaporation of the filtrate under reduced pressure gives a white powder which is taken up in 50 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and 50 ml of a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90110 by volume). The insoluble material is filtered off, and the aqueous
25 phase of the filtrate is extracted with 3 times 50 ml of a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90/10 by volume). The organic phases are combined, dried over magnesium sulphate and evaporated to dryness under reduced pressure. In this way, we obtain 33 mg of a white powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
30 Stage 4: The powder obtained in the previous stage is dissolved in 3 ml of dimethylformamide, then add successively 16 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-1A¬pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 13 mg of hydroxybenzotriazole hydrate (HOBT)
 
and 19 mg of 1-(3.dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI). The reaction mixture is stirred for 17 hours at room temperature. Evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure is a yellow oil which is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a gradient of
5 mixtures of dichloromethane and methanol (from 100/0 to 90/10 by volume). in this way, we obtain 19 mg of [5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-2-cyano-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]arnide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a light-beige powder with the following characteristic:
Mass spectrum (ESI+): m/z = 467 (MH+).
10
Example 267: Synthesis of (3-diethylaminopropyl)amide of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonypamino]-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-1H-benzim idazole¬5-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: Dissolve 500 mg of 4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-fluoren-
15 9-one, obtained as in stage 1 of Example 241, in 10 ml of dimethylformamide. Add successively 191 mg of 3-diethylaminopropylamine, 225 mg of hydroxybenzotriazole hydrate (HOBT) and 281 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI). The solution obtained is stirred for 17 hours at room temperature. The yellow
20 paste obtained after evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure is taken up in a mixture of 50 ml of water and 50 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and extracted with 4 times 100 nil of a solution composed of 90 ml of dichloromethane and 10 ml of 7N ammonical methanol. The combined organic phases are dried over magnesium sulphate.
25 The yellow oil obtained after evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel, eluting with a gradient of dichloromethane a 7N solution of ammonia in methanol (from 100/0 to 90/10 by volume). We obtain 457 mg of (3-diethylaminopropyl)amide of 2-(9-oxo-9H-fluoren-4-yl)-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form
30 of a yellow powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 2: Dissolve 340 mg of (3-diethylaminopropyl)amide of 2-(9-oxo-9H-
fluoren-4-yl)-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous
 
stage, in 20 ml of ethanol. 308 mg of sodium acetate and 156 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride are added to the yellow solution obtained. The suspension is stirred for 17 h at room temperature. The ethanol is evaporated off under reduced pressure and white powder obtained is taken up in 100 ml
5 of water and then extracted with 3 times 100 ml of a solution composed of 90 ml of dichioromethane and 10 ml of 7N ammoniacal methanol. The combined organic phases are then dried over magnesium sulphate. After evaporation of the solvate under reduced pressure, we obtain 346 mg of (3-diethylaminopropyl)amide of 2-{9(Z,E)-[hydroxyimino]-9H-fluoren-4-yl}-1 H-
10 benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, as a 50/50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of an off-white powder.
Stage 3: Dissolve 333 mg of (3-diethylaminopropyl)amide of 2-(9(2,E)-
[hydroxyimino]-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-114-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, obtained
in the previous stage, in a mixture of 2 ml of water, 4 ml of ethanol and 1.9 ml
15 of acetic acid. 186 mg of powdered zinc are added to the colourless solution obtained. The suspension is stirred for 2 hours at room temperature. The pinkish oil obtained after evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure is solubilized in 90 ml of dichloromethane and 10 ml of 7N ammoniacal methanol. This solution is washed with 100 ml of a saturated aqueous
20 solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The aqueous phase is separated and reextracted with twice 100 ml of a solution composed of 90 ml of dichioromethane and 10 ml of 7N ammoniacal methanol. The organic phases are combined and dried over magnesium sulphate. After evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure, we obtain 330 mg of (3-diethylaminopropyI)-
25 amide of 2-(9(R,S)-amino-9H-fluoren-4-yl)-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a slightly bluish powder which is used as it is in the following stage.
Stage 4: Dissolve 330 mg of (3-diethylaminopropyl)amide of 2-(9(R,S)-amino-
9H-fluoren-4-yl)-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous
30 stage, in 6 ml of dimethylformamide. Add 118 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-
4-carboxylic acid, 56 mg of hydroxybenzotriazole hydrate (HOBT) and
139 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride
 
(EDCI). The yellow solution obtained is stirred at room temperature for 1 hour 30 minutes. The yellow gum obtained after evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure is taken up in a mixture of 100 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate, 90 ml of dichloromethane and 10 ml
5 of 7N ammoniacal methanol. The precipitate that formed is filtered off and washed with water and then with dichloromethane and with methanol, to give, after drying for 16 hours at 50°C in an oven under vacuum, 112 mg of (3-diethylaminopropyl)amide of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carbonyl)amino]-9H-fluoren-4-y1)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the
10 form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ESI+): mlz = 598 (MH+).
11-I-NMR spectrum (400 MHz , 6 in ppm DMSO-d6): 3.93 (s, 3H); 6.40 (d, J =
8.5 Hz, 1H); 6.91 (dd, J = 1.5 and 3.5 Hz, 1H); 7.23 (m masked, 1H); 7.25 (t,
J= 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.34 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.46 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 7.50 (t, J =
15 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.57 (m spread-out, 1H); 7.62 (m, 4H); 7.74 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.30 (d, J = 5.0 Hz, 1H); 9.27 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 11.85 (m broad, 1H); 12.9 (m broad, 1H).
Example 268: Synthesis of [4-(6-fluoro-5-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-
20 fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 1 is followed, starting from 1 g of 4-fluoro-5-methoxy-2-nitrophenylamine, which can be prepared according to Chem Pharm Bull 37(6), 1517-1523,1989, in 20 ml of dichloromethane and 10 ml of tetrahydrofuran, 1.5 ml of triethylamine and
25 1.3 g of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid chloride, for 20 hours at room temperature and then 5 hours at reflux and, finally, 72 hours at room temperature. After purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 700 mg of (4-fluoro-5-methoxy-2-nitrophenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder which is
30 used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 392 (M+).
Stage 2: In a 100 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat,
 
at 90°C for 4 hours, a solution of 700 mg of (4-fluoro-5-methoxy-2- nitrophenypamide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, and 300 mg of iron, in a mixture of 45 ml of ethanol, 5 ml of water and 70 pl of a 37% aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid. After cooling,
5 adjust to pH = 9 by adding a saturated aqueous solution of sodium carbonate, filter the insoluble material, which is washed with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and then with water, and bring to dryness under reduced pressure. The aqueous phases are extracted twice with ethyl acetate. The organic phases are washed with water, dried over
10 magnesium sulphate and brought to dryness under reduced pressure. After purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 200 mg of (2-amino-4-fluoro-5-methoxyphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-fluorene-4- carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
15 Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 362 (M+).
Stage 3: The procedure used in Example 68 is followed. In a 25 ml round-
bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, heat, at 140°C for 1 hour, a
solution of 200 mg of (2-amino-4-fluoro-5-methoxyphenyl)amide of 9-oxo-9H-
20 fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, obtained in the previous stage, in 9 ml of acetic acid. After cooling, bring to dryness under reduced pressure. After purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, we obtain 170 mg of 4-(5- fluoro-6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a pale yellow powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the
25 following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): mlz = 344 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, starting from 170 mg
of 4-(5-fluoro-6-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in
the previous stage, 103 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 203 mg of
30 sodium acetate in 3 ml of ethanol, stir for 20 hours at room temperature. After
concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up
successively with water, then with toluene, and brought to dryness. In this
 
way, we obtain 141 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
5 Mass spectrum (El/CI): m/z = 359 (M+).
Stage 5: The procedure used in stage 4 of Example 216 is followed. In a 30 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 140 mg of equimolecular mixture of 4-(5-fluoro-6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of
10 0.7 ml of ethanol, 0.7 ml of water and 0.7 ml of acetic acid. At room temperature, add 100 mg of zinc, in three stages, and, between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to two hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 by
15 volume), in this way we obtain 127 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-methoxy-1H¬benzinnidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a beige resin which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics: Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 345 (M+).
Stage 6: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed. In a 10 ml round-
20 bottomed flask, dissolve 127 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol¬2-yI)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in the previous stage, 60 mg of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, 70 mg of 1-(3-dimethylamino¬propy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI) and 25 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT), in 2 ml of dimethylformamide for 20 hours at
25 room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (98/2 then 95/5 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 95.5 mg of [4-(5-fluoro-6-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in
30 the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kotler) = 200-210°C (sticky).
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): m/z = 489 (M+).
 
Example 269: Synthesis of [4-(6-fluoro-5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: The procedure used in stage 1 of Example 230 is followed. In a
5 50 ml round-bottomed flask under argon, dissolve 1.07 g of 4-(5-fluoro-6- methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in stage 3 of Example 268, in 20 ml of dichloromethane, cooled to 0°C and add 7.8 ml of a molar solution of boron tribromide in dichioromethane. After stirring for 20 hours, the reaction mixture is poured into water, and the insoluble material
10 is drained, washed with water and then dried. After purification by formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain 914 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6- hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a brown powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
15 Mass spectrum (LC/MS/ES/+/-): m/z = 330 (M+).
Stage 2: The procedure used in Example 5 is followed, but starting from 914 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one, obtained in the previous stage, 580 mg of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 1.1 g of sodium acetate in 17 ml of ethanol, stirred for 20 h at room
20 temperature. After concentration of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue is taken up successively with water, then with toluene, and brought to dryness. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichioromethane and methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we
25 obtain 667 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazoi-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9-one oxime (Z,E), as a 50-50 mixture of Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EI/CI): m/z = 345 (M+).
30 Stage 3: The procedure used in stage 4 of Example 216 is followed. In a 30 ml round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 667 mg of equimolecular mixture of 4-(5-fluoro-6-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-
 
represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
the other substituents A1, A2, A3, A4, R2 and R2 of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
5 forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
Notably in the products of formula (I) as defined above, when R1 and R1' are
such that one of R1 and R1' represents a hydrogen atom and the other one of
10 R1 and R1' represents X-(CH2)m-cycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-heterocycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-aryl or X-(CH2)m-heteroaryl then X represents notably a single bond NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, -NH-C(0), -NH-C(0)-C(0)-, -NH-C(0)-NH-; NH-CS or NH-S(0)2, with m = 0, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted.
15 The present invention relates more particularly to the above products of formula (I) in which A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N or NRb where Rb represents CH3 or OH;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; CH3; CH2-NH2; halogen; CF3;
hydroxy; OCF3; S02-NH2; S02-N(CH3)2; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH(CH3);
20 N(CH3)2; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an alkyl radical, itself optionally substituted; CO2-CH3; CO2-(CH2)3- N(CH3)2; CN; CO-NH2; CO-N(CH3)2; CO-CH3, CO-(CH2)3-O-CH3); morpholinyl; piperazinyl-CH3; imidazolinyl-CH3; diazepin-CH3; -CO-
pi perazinyl-CH3;    -CO-pyrrolidinyl;    Y-(C1-12),,-alkyl;    Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl,
25 Y-(CH2).-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2),„-heteroaryl, where Y represents a single bond or else = 0, -C(0)-NH-, -C(0)N(CH3)-; CO, with n = 0, 1, 2 or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring
30 members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally
 
fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in the previous stage, in a mixture of 3.5 ml of ethanol and 3.5 ml of water and 3.5 ml of acetic acid; at room temperature, add 500 mg of zinc in three stages. Between each addition, stir for approximately one hour to two hours. After purification by flash
5 chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (9/1 then 85/15 by volume), in this way we obtain 456 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristics:
10 Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 331 (M+).
Stage 4: The procedure used in Example 14 is followed, but starting from 450 mg of 4-(5-fluoro-6-hydroxy-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)- amine, obtained in the previous stage, 220 mg of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4¬ carboxylic acid, 260 mg of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodiimide
15 hydrochloride (EDCI) and 92 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) in 7 ml of dimethylformamide, for 20 hours at room temperature. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and 7N ammonia in methanol (95/5 then 9/1 by volume), and then formation of a paste with diisopropyl ether, in this way we obtain
20 492 mg of [4-(5-fluoro-6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)¬ yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler) = >260°C.
Mass spectrum (LC/MS): mlz = 475 (M+).
25
Example 270: Synthesis of {4-[5-fluoro-6-(3-methoxypropoxy)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 11-1-pyrrolof2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid Stage 1: In a 250 ml three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, 1 g of 3-methoxy-1-propanol in 20 mi of tetrahydrofuran are cooled to 0°C using an
30 ice bath and then 450 mg of sodium hydride at 50% in liquid petroleum jelly are introduced in fractions. After stirring for 15 minutes at 0°C, add, over 5 minutes, a solution of 1.5 g of 4,5-difluoro-2-nitroaniline in 20 ml of
 
tetrahydroturan and men neat in tne region of 10-c for 1 hour 30 minutes. The reaction mixture is poured into 200 ml of water, and extracted with three times 50 ml of ethyl acetate. The combined organic phases are dried over magnesium sulphate and brought to dryness under reduced pressure. After
5 purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (15-20 pm), eluting with a mixture of cyclohexane and ethyl acetate (80/20 by volume), in this way we obtain 1 g of 4-fluoro-5-(3-methoxypropoxy)-2-nitrophenylamine, in the form of a red solid, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristic:
10 Mass spectrum (LCMS): mhz = 244 (M+).
Stage 2: In a 25 ml autoclave, dissolve 330 mg of 4-fluoro-5-(3- methoxypropoxy)-2-nitrophenylamine, obtained in the previous stage, in 20 ml of ethanol, add 40 mg of 10% palladium-on-charcoal and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar at 20°C for 16 hours. After cooling, the
15 volume of hydrogen absorbed is 91 ml. After filtration of the catalyst and then concentration to dryness under reduced pressure, we obtain 290 mg of 4-fluoro-5-(3-methoxpropoxy)benzene-1,2-diamine, in the form of a viscous black oil, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristic:
20 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 214 (M+).
Stage 3: Stir, at room temperature under argon, a mixture of 100 mg of (4-formyl-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, prepared as in Example 234, 60 mg of 4-fluoro-5-(3-methoxypropoxy)- benzene-1,2-diamine, prepared in the previous stage, and 46 mg of ferric
25 trichloride in 5 ml of anhydrous DMF. After 48 hours, evaporate the reaction medium to dryness and purify the residue by flash chromatography on silica gel (20-40 pm), eluting with a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane (10/90 by volume). In this way, we obtain 58 mg of (445-fluoro-6-(3- methoxypropoxy)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yflamide of
30 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the fon-n of an orange solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler): >260°C.
 
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 547 (M+).
Example 271: {4-[6-(3-dimethylaminopropoxy)-5-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl]-
 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllemide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 Stage 1: In a 250 ml three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, 5.3 g of 3-dimethylamino-1-propanol, in solution in 100 ml of tetrahydrofuran, are cooled to 0°C using an ice bath and then introduce 2.3 g of sodium hydride at 50% in liquid petroleum jelly. After stirring for 1 hour at 0°C, rapidly add a solution of 3 g of 4,5-difluoro-2-nitroaniline in 100 ml of tetrahydrofuran and
10 then heat in the region of 70°C for 1 hour. The reaction mixture is poured into 100 ml of water and extracted with three times 100 ml of ethyl acetate. The organic phase is dried over magnesium sulphate and brought to dryness under reduced pressure. The solid obtained is washed with pentane, filtered, and dried under a hood. In this way, we obtain 3.5 g of
15 5-(3-dimethylaminopropoxy)-4-fluoro-2-nitrophenylamine, in the form of a yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler): 128°C.
Mass spectrum (LCMS): m/z = 257 (M+).
Stage 2: In    a    25 ml    autoclave,    dissolve    350 mg    of
20 5-(3-dimethylaminopropoxy)-4-fluoro-2-nitrophenylamine, obtained in the previous stage, in 20 ml of ethanol, add 40 mg of 10% palladium-on-charcoal and then subject to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar at 20°C for 16 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 123 ml. After filtration of the catalyst and then concentration to dryness under reduced pressure, we
25 obtain 280 mg of 4-(3-dimethylaminopropoxy)-5-fluorobenzene-1,2-diamine, in the form of a viscous black oil, which is used as it is in the following stage, with the following characteristic:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 227 (M+).
Stage 3: Stir, at room temperature under argon, a mixture of 100 mg of
30 (4-formy1-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y0amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic
acid, prepared as in Example 234, 65 mg of 4-(3-dimethylaminopropoxy)-
5-fluorobenzene-1,2-diannine, prepared in the previous stage, and 46 mg of
 
ferric trichloride in 5 ml of anhydrous dimethylformamide. After 48 hours, evaporate the reaction medium to dryness and then purify the residue by flash chromatography on silica gel (20-40 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ammonia as a 7N solution in methanol (95/5 then 911 by
5 volume). In this way, we obtain 42 mg of (416-(3-dimethylaminopropoxy)- 5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]- pyridine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Melting point (Kofler): 226°C.
10 Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 560 (M+).
Example 272: pharmaceutical composition:
Tablets were prepared according to the following formulation:
Product of Example 87     0.2 g
15 Excipients for a finished tablet of     1 g
(excipients in detail: lactose, talc, starch, magnesium stearate).
Example 273: pharmaceutical composition
Tablets were prepared according to the following formulation:
20 Product of Example 92    0.2 g
Excipients for a finished tablet of     1 g
(excipients in detail: lactose, talc, starch, magnesium stearate).
Biological tests for biological characterization of the products of the invention:
The inorganic phosphate released during hydrolysis of ATP by the ATPase
25 activity of Hsp82 is quantified by the Malachite Green method. In the presence of this reagent, there is formation of the inorganic phosphate¬molybdate-malachite green complex, which absorbs at a wavelength of 620 nm.
The products to be evaluated are incubated in a reaction volume of 30 pl, in
30 the presence of 1 pM Hsp82 and 250 pM of substrate (ATP) in a buffer
composed of 50 mM Hepes-NaOH (pH 7.5), 1 mM DTT, 5 mM MgCl2 and 50
 
mM KCI at 37°C for 60 min. In parallel, a range of inorganic phosphate from 1 to 40 pM is made up in the same buffer. The ATPase activity is then detected by adding 60 pl of Biomol Green reagent (Tebu). After incubation for 20 min at room temperature, the absorbance of the various wells is measured using
5 a microplate reader at 620 nm. The concentration of inorganic phosphate in each specimen is then calculated from the calibration curve. The ATPase activity of Hsp82 is expressed as concentration of inorganic phosphate produced in 60 min. The effect of the various products tested is expressed as percentage inhibition of ATPase activity.
10 in the above test, the compound A000187458 has a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC.) equal to 2.5 pM
The formation of ADP due to the ATPase activity of Hsp82 was utilized for
developing another method of evaluating the enzymatic activity of this
enzyme by application of an enzyme coupling system employing pyruvate
15 kinase (PK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). In this spectrophotometric method of the kinetic type, the PK catalyses the formation of ATP and of pyruvate starting from phosphoenol-pyruvate (PEP) and the ADP produced by HSP82. The pyruvate that formed, an LDH substrate, is then converted to lactate in the presence of NADH. In this case, the decrease in the
20 concentration of NADH, measured by the decrease in absorbance at wavelength of 340 nm, is proportional to the concentration of ADP produced by HSP82.
The products tested are incubated in a reaction volume of 100 pl of buffer
composed of 100 mM Hepes-NaOH (pH 7.5), 5 mM MgCl2, 1 mM DTT,
25 150 mM KCI, 0.3 mM NADH, 2.5 mM PEP and 250 pM ATP. This mixture is preincubated at 37°C for 30 min before adding 3.77 units of LDH and 3.77 units of PK. The reaction is started by adding the product to be evaluated, in variable concentrations, and of Hsp82, at a concentration of 1pM. The enzymatic activity of Hsp82 is then measured continuously in a microplate
30 reader at 37°C, at wavelength of 340 nm. The initial reaction rate is found by measuring the slope of the tangent at the origin of the recorded curve. The enzymatic activity is expressed as pM of ADP formed per minute. The effect of the various products tested is expressed as percentage of inhibition of
 
ATPase activity, using the following codes:
A:    IC. < 1pM
B:    1 pM < ICuo < 10pM
C:10pM<IC < 100 pM
5    Table of results
Ex    Structure    Hsp82
ATPase
le5D PM    Ex    Structure    lisp82
ATPase
IC. pM
1    igah o
0... ,NH ®    B    2    it /.
1P,    C
3    N,    141
N,    NE,    ..,
*    C    4    6,,,--,,,%-c    C
5    N-._    1011,
\ NH    W
IP    B    6    l    NHi
/ \    NH    C
7    4116
/ \    H    iff
IP    C    8    leddi.
/ \    H    MI
 10    B
9    N-, 4 I I le
10    B    10    4,
/    00 IIP    B
 

U    a    0    0    0    co    0    co
    e,%%-p4    NNRNJoasei
Jewollueue N
9-1     HNC p`    HN    --..%,,...„,
0<    1-1NQN        VAl •
1111 N
F.2    Z—    F-    F    c'2    2    g 1    n
m    m    Q    m    m    m    m   
CA-
0N    HO`:    I    N . •
N`    * \NC        0*
A C1,, "
V    " • •    cLo    •
NCI *
7    :2    1
,—    ',2    F    :22    c7. I    2
 

.    0    0    0    .    m    m    m
0-1    "    VAL'    NN
s,„
)r    —Q
O    zx
/    O
*.•
*     A.,10
* 1'10        'P"
HN     ^ •*
o *
F.    g3 8    P,        A        FS    ti
m    m    0    .    .    0    m    m
    oLe%",-Qm    0- H.-01
°
H. 1.1         HO 5(tc         aft'JD         OS    dyx
HH 1"-
HOI •
                           
 
                       
41    A    ---q.
•    ll11
EE    A    42        t?--SH    a
43    Ilk  4
•    PW''''•    °    C    44        „,    B
45    t ,    h
• 01    B    46    :    •    •
•    * •    B
47    , i    *
 .    *
A    48    r.    *
6 e    B
49    NI,    •    31_,_/---‹
*    H '
C    BO    n .    ' . * by 4
OH
HAI    B
51    0: *
m,    N,.....,1
lir N L,0
h
F
F    B    52    I '    * ‘, ,.0
•    '10
•    *
OH    C
53    ,    *
ip,
®NH    B    54    1    *    NIFI
• *    B
 
55    N
-1 /    * FF
iiiii
1.1-    A    56    N
NH 0    B
57    .---    •    0
NH 1
*
0
NH,    B    58    *
NH
It
HN...f.°
NH,    B
59    ■    N *
AP
4r,
0
H
2    8    60    1 N • *
N
*.    B
61    11 '    •    *
H    0
NH,    B    62    ryH
---    I *
r
    0    NH,
NH,    B
63    /    Iffir
•    H
*
0
NH,    B    64    I ...-    '    *
4111 NH    C
65        *
H    1,1
iiii    C1
NHZ 0 NH,    19    66    ,
11
\    A
67    .     *
ill NH
°    \    N        6a    * #
•    - 1.1A    OH    C
 
substituted,
R1 and R1' are such that: either one of R1 and R1' represents a hydrogen atom,
and the other one of R., and    is selected from the group comprising
5 X-(CH2)m-heterocycloalkyl, X-(CH2)m-aryl and X-(CH2)m-heteroaryl, and in particular X-(CH2)m-heteroaryl, where X represents -O-C(0), -NH-C(0), or NH-CS, -NH-CO-CH2-0-; -NH-CO-CH2-S-CH2-CO-NH-; -NH-00-(CH2)2-S02-: -NH-CO-CH2-14(CH3)-00-; and m = 0,
or R., and    form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound an
10 =N-OH or =N-NH2 radical,
R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, amino, methoxy, CH2- NH2, CH2-NHalk, CH2-N(alk)2, CH2-0H and CH2-Oalk,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 15 1 to 3, respectively;
all the alkyl, alkoxy, aikylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
20 forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The present invention relates more particularly to the above products of
formula (I) in which R1 and    are such that: either one of R1 and R1'
25 represents a hydrogen atom and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising X-(CH2)m-heterocycloalkyl, X-(CH2)m-aryl and X-(CH2).- heteroaryl, and notably X-(CH2)r„-heteroaryl, where X represents -O-C(0), -NH-C(0) or NH-CS and m = 0,
or R1 and    form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a
30 radical =N-OH or =N-NH2,
all the heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted,
 

69    0 • *    C    70    SW
_
OH    B
71    * I
',Pr NH
*    '    C    72    N '    *
•    B*   
73    V
..,...,     NH,
it    A    74    *
N    Mk    ,---"
iir N N    bil    C
75    al>plf...0,F    C    76    NH \ • o    So

•    C
77    °    B    78    *V " d'    0 '    •    m,---6 -./    c
78    CC    * N qQ
* •    - 2
FIIOH
F     c    80    ' N.
'    —

* N    c
81    N    t,    0
-    ••
*
N-0-    B    82    i ' -- N N    *

* H
    O    , •     N    A
83    0 * • *    C    84    0 * • •    B
 
85    Pi    N\ . ih•
4114"    0    I,N    B    96        *
ii, NH    ..,
°    lei    B
87        NI ,
„Lill NH
iliglj    0    \
CI    g    88    1,1    /
OH    t
N yr (:),..._..c.,NH    ION
O    B
89    Pi    N ip *    B    90    N    *
it NH    N    B
91    PI    '.1    *

Ap,    , NH,
ON    A    C.5
92    1 '    *
, ,LI IP NH
W    ---
0    1    N    A
93        *
P
® 0    ,N    B    94        *
10.    H
O\    N    B
95    NI /    •
ri• NH MS
0    N    B    96        Ir
N    ..
ar NH
*I ON    B
97    Pi    I    ci.--'4
*NV    FL    , N
ON    a    98    I ' N ,    N't .
PI'    H Br
W 0    B
 
99    NI ',    *
H e * H
0        A    100    ,.....    N\    igi
1,1N
AP IP'    N    C
101    AP H
1111    0    \        It'
5    102    ist .
'    NN    .
* 0    Br    A
103    ''
N    4) ,
■    41,
0
HO        A    104    N 4:
110 0
H2N        A
105    ,    *
di f
41115
01    N
i    B    105    *    I,
lir NH
0    N    B
107    HO 0 N I H iii7" 111,    OH    C    100    i ,    N
'
pN        A
109    a N N iv
H •
ilk
0    N
OH    C    110    ,
N    N
121. NH
11"--    0    ∎    N    C
111    N    1,
jill    --
lir        A    112    NI --    *
le NH
''''    O    N        B
 

                               
113    NI
, • I i
IV O    1    B    114        i di I I
111.'    0    H F    B
115    *
N' N •    NH,    C    116    ■    *
111 NH
0     , N    B
117            B    118        *
*. H
0    N''
I    N    A
119    *
iif
VI    \    N
N    B    120    r'
VP 0    AP        B
121    •
l    NH
0    N
OH    B    122    N    • A IP' 0    1N    A
123    i N *
AI,
MP
°    CI 1,N    B    ..._
124    I    *
d iP ir    IJ    B
 
125    1 '2.--    •    A    126    N     *            B
                •           
    Ali* NH
lj- 0            *           
                    0    NH2   
    ONH                       
    -?c                       
 
Claims:
1) Product for formula (I):
H A
(R.2)p    1:A
\    I    72
11111A
(I)
(R2)13
in which:
5 A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N or NRb; where Rb represents alkyl, alkoxy or OH,
R1 and R1' are such that: either R1 and R1', which may be identical or
different, are such that one of R1 and R1' represents a hydrogen or halogen
atom or a radical selected from C1C3-alkyl, CiCralkoxy, alkyl-OH, CF3,
10 cyano, carboxy and carboxamido;
and the other one of R1 and R3' is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxyl; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO¬OH, NH-CO-Oalkyl, NH-CO-NH2; carboxy; CN; CO-NH2; X-(CH2),„-alkyl; X-(CH2)m-cycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-heterocycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m-aryl or X-(CH2).-
15 heteroaryl with X = single bond, CH2, CH=CH, CH2-O, CH2-NH, CH2-C(0), CH2-C(0)-0, CH2-C(0)-NH, CH2-NH-(C0), CH2-NH-S(0), CH2-NH-S(0)2, 0, S, NH, 0-C(0), C(O)-NH, -NH-C(0), -NH-C(0)-C(0)-, -NH-C(0)-NH-; NH-CS, NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, -NH-CO-CH2-0-; -NH-CO-CH2-S-CH2-CO-NH-; -NH¬CO-(CH2)2-SO2-; -NH-CO-CH2-N(CH3)-CO-; with m = 0, 1 or 2, all the alkyl,
20 cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical containing from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, containing from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3
25 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
or R1 and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, an
 
=0; =S; =N-OH; =N-NH2; =N-NH-CO-NH2, =CH-OH; =Y1-(CH2).-aryl or =Y1-(CH2).-heteroaryl radical, in which Y1 represents CH, CH-CO-, CH-CO¬NH, N, N-0 or N-NH-, with m = 0, 1 or 2 and in which aryl and heteroaryl are as defined above and optionally substituted,
5 or R1 and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a partially saturated ring made up of 4 to 6 ring members and optionally containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR4 where R4 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently
10 from the group comprising H, halogen, CF3, nitro, cyano, alkyl, hydroxy, mercapto, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkoxy, alkylthio (methylthio), free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an alkyl radical, carboxamide, CO-NH(alkyl) and CO N(alkyl)2, all the alkyl, alkoxy and alkylthio radicals being optionally substituted,
15 p and    which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and
1 to 3, respectively;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxy; OCF3;
SO2-NH2; SO2-NH(alk), SO2-N(alk)2; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH(alk); N(alk)2;
NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an
20 alkyl radical, itself optionally substituted; CN; CO-NH2; Y-(CH2)n-alkyl; Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2),-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2).- heteroaryl, where Y represents a single bond or else = 0, 8, NH, O-C(0), C(0)-NH, -C(0)N(CH3)-; CO; NH-C(0), NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with n = 0, 1, 2 or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and
25 heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally
30 substituted,
all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl
radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally
 
substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
5 of said products of formula (I).
2) Products of formula (I) as defined in Claim 1 in which
A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N or NRb, where Rb represents CH3 or OH;
10 Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxy; OCF3; S02-NH2; S02-NHCH3, SO2-N(CH3)2; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH(CH3); N(CH3)2; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an alkyl radical, itself optionally substituted; CO2-CH3; CO2-(CH2)3- N(CH3)2; CN; CO-NH2; Y-(CH2)r,-alkyl; Y-(CH2),-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2).-
15 heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2),raryl or Y-(CH2),-heteroaryl, where Y represents a single bond or else = 0, -C(0)-NH-, -C(0)N(CH3)-; CO, with n = 0, 1, 2, or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring members, and the
20 heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
the other substituents R1, R1', R2, R2' also products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
25 all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
30 addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
 
3) Products of formula (I):
 
in which:
A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N;
5 R1 and R1' are such that: either R1 and R1', which may be identical or different, are such that one of R1 and R1' represents a hydrogen or halogen atom or a radical selected from C1C3-alkyl, C1C3-alkoxy, alkyl-OH, CF3, cyano, carboxy and carboxamido;
and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising H;
10 halogen; CF3; hydroxyl; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO¬OH, NH-CO-Oalkyl , NH-CO-NH2; carboxy; CN; CO-NH2; X-(CH2).-alkyl; X¬(CH2)„,-cycloalkyl; X-(CH2).-heterocycloalkyl; X.(CH2).-aryl or X-(CH2)m¬heteroaryl with X = single bond, CH2, CH=CH, CH2-O, CH2-NH, CH2-C(0), CH2-C(0)-O, CH2-C(0)-NH, CH2-NH-(CO), CH2-NH-S(0), CH2-NH-S(0)2, 0,
15 S, NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, -NH-C(0), -NH-C(0)-C(0)-, -NH-C(0)-NH-.; NH-CS, NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with m = 0, 1 or 2, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical containing from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and
20 heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, containing from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
or R1 and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, an
=0; =5; =N-OH; =N-NH2; =N-NH-CO-NH2, =CH-OH; =Y1-(CH12).-aryl or =Yr
25 (CH2). —heteroaryl radical, in which Y1 represents CH, CH-CO-, CH-CO-NH,
N, N-0 or N-NH-, with m = 0, 1 or 2 and in which aryl and heteroaryl are as
 
defined above and optionally substituted,
or R, and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a
partially saturated ring made up of 4 to 6 ring members and optionally
containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR4 where R4
5 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, halogen, CF3, nitro, cyano, alkyl, hydroxy, mercapto, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkoxy, alkylthio (methylthio), free or esterified carboxy, carboxamide, CO-NH(alkyl) and CO N(alkyl)2,.
10 p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 1 to 3, respectively;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; CF3; hydroxy;
mercapto; nitro; amino; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; carboxy; CN; CO-
NH2; Y-(CH2)-alkyl; Y-(CH2),,cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2).-
15 aryl or Y-(CH2)n-heteroaryl, with Y = 0, S, NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, NH-C(0), NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with n = 0, 1, 2, or 3 radicals in which the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and
20 heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally 25 substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
30
4) Products of formula (I) as defined in Claim 1 in which
A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N;
 
the other substituents Ai, A2, A3, A4, R2 and R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
5 addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
In the products of formula (I) as defined above and hereunder, all the alkyl,
alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are
optionally substituted by one or more radicals, which may be identical or
10 different, selected from the halogen atoms; the following radicals: hydroxyl; cyano; mercapto, nitro; carboxy - free, salified or esterified; tetrazolyl; -NH2, -NH(alk), -N(alk)(alk); -S02-NH-CO-NH-alkyl; -S02-NH-CO-NH-phenyl; -C(0)¬NH2; CO-alkyl, CONH2, -C(0)-NH(alk); -C(0)-N(alk)(alk), CO-NH-alk-O-alk, -NH-C(0)-(alk), -N(alk)-C(0)-(alk); -NH-COO-alkyl, NH-CO-NH2, alkyl, acyl;
15 alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkoxy and phenoxy, themselves optionally substituted by one or more radicals selected from the halogen atoms and the hydroxyl, alkoxy, alkyl, -NH2, -NH(alk) and -N(alk)(alk) radicals.
Notably all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and
20 heteroaryl radicals defined above can be optionally substituted by one or more substituents, identical or different, selected from halogen, OH, CN, SH, NH2, NHalk, N(alk)2, COOH, COOalk, CONH2, CO-NH-alkyl, CO-NH-alk-0- alk, COalkyl, NH-COOalkyl, NH-CO-NH2, NHCOaIk, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl.
25 Notably alkyl is optionally substituted by one or more substituents, identical or different, selected from NH2, COOH, COOalk, CONH2, COalkyl, NH-COOalkyl, NH-CO-NH2, aryl, heteroaryl.
Notably heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one or more substituents,
identical or different, selected from halogen, OH, CN, SH, NH2, NHCOaIk,
30 NHalk, N(alk)2, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl(CH2OH), alkoxy, COOK COOalk, CONH2, CO-NH-alkyl, CO-NH-Alk-O-Alk, COalkyl, NH-COOalkyl, NH-CO-NH2, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl.
 
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; hydroxy; mercapto; amino; Y-(CH2)r,-alkyl; Y-(CH2),cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2),heterocycloalkyl, Y¬(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2),heteroaryl, with Y = 0, with n = 0, 1, 2, or 3, radicals in which all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals
5 are optionally substituted and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals contain from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted, the other substituents R1, R1', R2, R2 of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
10 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
5) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the other claims in which 15 A1, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; hydroxy; Y-(CH2),alkyl; Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2).- heteroaryl, with Y = 0, and with n = 2 or 3, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted, and
20 the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals contain from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
the other substituents R1, R1', R2, R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
25 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
 
6)    Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the other claims in which A1, A2, A., and A4 are such that either all 4 represent CRa or one of them represents CRa and the other three, which may be identical or different, represent N or CRa, where Ra represents H; halogen; hydroxy or alkoxy;
5 the other substituents R1, R1', R2, R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
10 of said products of formula (I).
7)    Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the other claims in which R2 and R2 which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, amino, methoxy,
15 CH2-NH2, CH2-NHalk, CH2-N(alk)2, CH2-OH and CH2-0alk,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 1 to 3, respectively;
the other substituents Al, A2, A3, A4, R, and R,' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
20 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
25 8) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the other claims in which R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, amino, methoxy,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 1 to 3, respectively;
30 the other substituents Al, A2, A3, A4, R1 and R1' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
 
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
5
9)    Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the other claims, in which R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, methyl,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 10 1 to 3, respectively;
the other substituents A1, A2, A3, A4, R1 and R1' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
15 addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
10)    Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the other claims in which: R1 and R1' are such that: either R1 and R1', which may be identical or
20 different, are such that one of R1 and R1' represents a hydrogen atom,
and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising H; halogen; hydroxyl; amino; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-OH, NH-CO-Oalkyl , NH-00- NH2; carboxy; CO-NH2; X-(CH2)m-allwl; X-(CH2).-cycloalkyl; X-(CH2)m¬heterocycloalkyl; X-(CH2)n,-aryl and X-(CH2)rn-heteroaryl, with X = single
25 bond, CH2, CH=CH, CH2-C(0), NH, 0-C(0), C(0)-NH, -NH-C(0), -NH-C(0)- C(0)-, -NH-C(0)-NH-.; NH-CS, NH-S(0) or NH-S(0)2, with m = 0, all the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical containing from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical containing from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl
30 and heteroaryl radicals, optionally substituted, containing from 4 to 10 ring members including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR, where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
 
or R, and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, an =0; =S; =N-OH; =N-NI-12; =N-NH-CO-NI-12, =CH-OH; =Yr(CH2)m-aryl or =Y,- (CH2)r, —heteroaryl radical, in which Y1 represents CH, CH-CO-,
CH-CO-NH, N, N-0 or N-NH-, with m = 0, 1 or 2 and in which aryl and 5 heteroaryl are as defined above and optionally substituted,
or R, and RI' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a partially saturated heterocycle made up of 5 to 6 ring members and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR4 where R4 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
10 the other substituents Al, A2, A3, A4, R2 and R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of
addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
15 of said products of formula (I).
11) Products of formula (I) as defined in Claim 1 in which:
Al, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N or NRb where Rb represents CH3 or OH;
20 Ra is selected from the group comprising H; CH3; CH2-NH2; halogen; CF3; hydroxy; OCF3; S02-NH2; S02-N(CH3)2; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH(CH3); N(CH3)2; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; free carboxy or carboxy esterified with an alkyl radical, itself optionally substituted; CO2-CH3; CO2-(CH2)3- N(CH3)2; CN; CO-NH2; CO-N(CH3)2; CO-CH3, CO-(CH2)3-O-CH3);
25 morpholinyl;    piperazinyl-CH3;    imidazolinyl-CH3;    diazepin-CH3;    -CO-
piperazinyl-CH3; -CO-pyrrolidinyl; Y-(CH2)n-alkyl; Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2)n-aryl or Y-(CH2)n-heteroaryl, where Y represents a single bond or else = 0, -C(0)-NH-, -C(0)N(CH3)-; CO, with n = 0, 1, 2 or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and
30 heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally
 
substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
R., and R1' are such that: either one of R., and R1' represents a hydrogen 5 atom,
and the other one of R1 and R.,' is selected from the group comprising X-(CH2).-heterocycloalkyl, X-(CH2)rn-aryl and X-(CH2).-heteroaryl, and in particular X-(CH2)m-heteroaryl, where X represents -0-C(0), -NH-C(0), NH-CS, -NH-CO-CH2-0-; -NH-CO-CH2-S-CH2-CO-NH-; -NH-00-(CH2)2-S02-;
10 -NH-CO-CH2-N(C1-6)-00-; and m = 0,
or R1 and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound an =N-OH or =N-NH2 radical,
R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, amino, methoxy, CH2- 15 NH2, CH2-NHalk, CH2-N(alk)2, CH2-OH and CH2-Oalk,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 1 to 3, respectively;
all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally 20 substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
25
12) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the other claims in which: R1 and R1' are such that: either one of R., and R1' represents a hydrogen atom and the other one of R., and R1' is selected from the group comprising X-(CH2), heterocycloalkyl, X-(CH2),,aryl and X-(CH2)111-heteroaryl, and notably X-(CH2)m-
30 heteroaryl, where X represents -0-C(0), -NH-C(0) or NH-CS and m = 0,
or R, and R1' form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a radical =N-OH or =N-NH2,
 
the heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted, the other substituents A1, Az A3, A4, R2 and R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
5 forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
13) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims with 10 the following names:
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E).
- N-[4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-ylidenel-hydrazine, 60/40 mixture of E and Z isomers
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- 15 carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- 20 yl]amide of 1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
- trifluoroacetate of N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-succinamide.
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yllamide of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid
25 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indazole-5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indole-6¬ carboxylic acid - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-isonicotinamide
30 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indole-4¬ carboxylic acid - trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
 
yl]amide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
- 2-acetylamino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Fiso-nicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of quinoline-4-
5 carboxylic acid
- 2-amino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-A-iso-nicotinamide.
- 2-ethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-iso-nicotinamide
10 - [4-(6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
- 2-chloro-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-iso-nicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-
15 pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 2-hydroxymethyl-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
20 - N-K-(3H-imidazof4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-3-methyl-iso-nicotinamide
- hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of 1,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)yliamide of 1 H-
25 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 1-methyl-
1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
- 2-bromo-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,6-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-iso-nicotinamide
30 - 3-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide
- 3-amino-N44-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylj-iso-
 
nicotinamide
- methyl ester of 4-E4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylcarbamoyli-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
- [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H¬5 indazole-4-carboxylic acid
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-i-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-2-methylamino-isonicotinamide
- N44-(6-hydroxy-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamide - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-bromo-
10 3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl ester of isonicotinic acid,
N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-tert-butoxycarbonylamino-isonicotinic acid
15 - N44-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-chloro¬6-methoxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
- N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-hydroxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino¬20 5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(311-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 3-bromo-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 9H-purine-6-carboxylic acid
- N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino¬6-methyl-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 5-amino-3H¬30 1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid
- N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 6-methyl-2-methylamino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
 
- N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 6-methoxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
3,5-dihydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yll-benzamide.
5 - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ygamide of pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- 4-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- benzamide.
- 2,4-dihydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- 10 benzamide.
- (4-(5-cyano-6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 4-(11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino-5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
15 -14-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-211)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-5- chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
-14-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazo1-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2,3-20 dimethyl-quinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-amino-1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of N14-(3H-imiclazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino-5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - levorotatory enantiomer of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino-5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-methyl-quinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of quinoxaline¬30 5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(9H-purine-8-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine¬4-carboxylic acid
 
- [4-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]-pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(5-trifluoromethy1-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo12,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - 14-(5-methoxycarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(5-carboxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(4-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-
10 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(5-carboxamido-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamicle of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-sulphamoy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 - [4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl) -9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- D diastereoisomer of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
20 yl]amide of 2-(3-acetyl-2,2-dimethyl-cyclobutan-1-y1) acetic acid
- [4-(6-chloro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid :
- [4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1H-benzimidazole-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - [4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazole-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of
1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of
1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [2-amino-5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-tluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1H-
30 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-hydroxy-5H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of
1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
Notably heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one or more substituents, identical or different, selected from F, CI, Br, OH, NH2, NHCOaIk such as NHCOCH3, NHalk, N(alk)2, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl such as CH2OH or COOaIk. The present invention relates more particularly to the above products of
5 formula (I) in which A, A2, A3 and A4, which may be identical or different, represent CRa or N or NRb where Rb represents CH3 or OH;
Ra is selected from the group comprising H; CH3; CH2-NH2; halogen; CF3;
hydroxy; OCF3; S02-NH2; S02-N(CH3)2; mercapto; nitro; amino; NH(CH3);
N(CH3)2; NH-OH; NH-CO-H; NH-CO-NH2; free carboxy or carboxy esterified
10 with an alkyl radical, itself optionally substituted; CO2-CI-13; CO2-(CH2)3- N(CH3)2; CN; CO-NH2; CO-N(CH3)2; CO-CH3, CO-(CH2)3-0-CH3); morpholinyl; piperazinyl-CH3; imidazolinyl-CH3; diazepin-CH3; -CO-
pi perazi nyl-CH3;    -CO-pyrrol id inyl;    Y-(CH2)n-alkyl;    Y-(CH2)n-cycloalkyl,
Y-(CH2)n-heterocycloalkyl, Y-(CH2),aryl or Y-(CH2),,-heteroaryl, where Y
15 represents a single bond or else = 0, -C(0)-NH-, -C(0)N(C1-13)-; CO, with n = 0, 1, 2 or 3, and in said radicals the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are optionally substituted, the cycloalkyl radical contains from 3 to 10 ring members, the aryl radical contains from 6 to 10 ring members, and the heterocycloalkyl and heteroaryl radicals, optionally
20 substituted, contain from 4 to 10 ring members, including 1 to 4 heteroatoms selected from 0, S, N or NR3 where R3 represents H or alkyl, itself optionally substituted,
R, and R1' are such that: either one of R. and    represents a hydrogen
atom,
25 and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising X-(CH2).-heterocycloalkyl, X-(C1-12).-aryl and X-(CH2),wheteroaryl, and in particular X-(CH2),,,heteroaryl, where X represents -0-C(0), -NH-C(0), NH-CS, -NH-CO-CH2-O-; -NH-CO-CH2-S-CH2-CO-NH-; -NH-CO-(CH2)2-S02-; -NH-CO-CH2-N(CH3)-CO-; and m = 0,
30 or R, and    form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound an
=N-OH or =N-NI-12 radical,
 
- [4-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazole-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-methylaminocarbonyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
 yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - [4-(5-dimethylaminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-5-(2-dimethylamino-ethyl)aminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(4,5,6,7-tetrafluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of
10 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 445-(3-methoxypropyl)aminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 445-(4-methyl-piperazine-1-Acarbonyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 - [4-(6-dimethylsulphamoy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-15-(pyrrolidin-1-yl)carbony1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
 20 carbonyl)-amino]-9H-fluoren-4-yI)-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid
- {{4-{542-(pyrrolidin-1-ypethyiaminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazole-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-dimethylamino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - (446-(4-methyl-piperazin-1 -y1)-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1)- amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [[6-(methyl-4(5)-imidazolin-2-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-0]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- {{4-{5-[(3-dimethylamino-propyl)aminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-
30 fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}-amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid {415-fluoro-6-(4-methyi-piperazin-1-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-914-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1}-amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
it,F1J-112-uumeniircalim    lJprylp,1211.JUI lyILJAyr I 1-11-1.JVI    11,JaLl/I-L-ylr01-1-
fluoren-9(R,S)-yID-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-13]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid - [4-(6-amino-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-(R,S)yl]amide of 1 H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - 14-(6-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- {{4-{54(3-hydroxy-propyl)aminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazole-2-y11-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}-amide of 1H-pyrroto[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid - dextrorotatory enantiomer of {4-[5-cyano-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-
10 9(R,S)-yl}-amide of 1H-pyrTolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imiciazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-amino-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 - dextrorotatory enantiomer of {4-[5-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl}-amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- methyl ester of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)-amino]-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-fluoro-5-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 20 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-fluoro-5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- {445-fluoro-6-(3-methoxy-propoxy)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - {416-(3-dimethylamino-propoxy)-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1)-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
30 of said products of formula (I).
14) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims with
 
the following names:
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E).
- N-[4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-ytidene]-hydrazine, 60/40 mixture of E and Z isomers
5 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid.
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
10 - trifluoroacetate of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of 1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
- trifluoroacetate of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yii-succinamide.
- trifluoroacetate of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y9-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-
15 yl]amide of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid. -14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H¬indazole-5-carboxylic acid
-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-indole-6- carboxylic acid
20 - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]-1sonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indole-4¬ carboxylic acid - trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
25 - 2-acetylannino-N-K-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-4- carboxylic acid
- 2-amino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- 30 isonicotinamide.
 
- 2-ethyl-N-14-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide
- [4-(6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
5 - 2-chloro-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yl]amide of 2-amino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-
10 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 2-hydroxymethyl-N44-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-yll-isonicotinamide
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-3-methyl-isonicotinamide
15 - hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9- yllamide of 1,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid -14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yliannide of 1H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yl]amide of 1-methyl-
20 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
- 2-bromo-N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
- 3-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]- isonicotinamide
25 - 3-amino-N14-(31-1-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yll-isonicotinamide
- methyl ester of 414-(3H-imidazo14,5-clpyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylcarbamoyl]-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yliamide of 1H-
30 indazole-4-carboxylic acid
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-2-methylamino-isonicotinamide
 
N-[4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-isonicotinamide - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-bromo¬3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-y1 ester of isonicotinic acid,
5 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
10 15) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims with the following names:
-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid.
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-15 9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid.
- N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-isonicotinamide 20 - trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
- 2-acetylamino-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-4- 25 carboxylic acid
- 2-amino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide.
- 2-ethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
30 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-yllamide of 2-amino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,Syyl]amide of 11-I-
 
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
- 2-bromo-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli¬5 isonicotinamide
- 3-hydroxy-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide
- 3-amino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
10 - methyl ester of 4-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yloarbamoyll-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yllamide of 1 H-indazole-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 6-bromo-15 3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-y1 ester of isonicotinic acid, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
20 of said products of formula (I).
16) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims with the following names:
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- 25 carboxylic acid.
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylyisonicotinamide
- 2-amino-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]- 1sonicotinamide.
- 2-ethyl-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2.11)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-
30 isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-yl]amide of 2-amino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
 
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)yl]annide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3F1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren(R,S)-9-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
5 - 3-amino-N14-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-91i-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-bromo-3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
10 forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
17)    As medicinal products, the products of formula (I) as defined in Claims 1
15 to 12, as well as their prodrugs, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the pharmaceutically acceptable salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
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18)    As medicinal products, the products of formula (I) as defined in Claims 13 to 16, as well as their prodrugs, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the pharmaceutically acceptable salts of
25 addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
19)    Pharmaceutical compositions containing as active principle, at least one of the medicinal products as defined in Claims 17 and 18.
30
20)    Pharmaceutical compositions as defined in the preceding claims additionally containing active principles of other medicinal products for cancer
 
chemotherapy.
21)    Pharmaceutical compositions according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that they are used as medicinal products, in particular 5 for chemotherapy of cancers.
22)    Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of medicinal products intended for inhibiting the activity of
10 the HSP90 protein.
23)    Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) in which the HSP90 protein is in a cellular culture.
15
24)    Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) in which the HSP90 protein is in a mammal.
20 25) Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for preventing or treating a disease characterized by disturbance of the activity of the HSP90 protein.
25 26) Use of products of formula (I) according to the preceding claim in which the disease to be prevented or treated is in a mammal.
27) Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding
claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I)
30 for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for preventing or treating a
disease in the following group: disorders of proliferation of blood vessels,
fibrotic disorders, disorders of proliferation of mesangial cells, metabolic
 
[mowers, alieryie5, dbl.!!! lid, 1.111UFFIUUbU, UISE3d5U. UI LIIC IICI VUUb sybwiri,
retinopathies,    psoriasis,    rheumatoid    arthritis,    diabetes,    muscular
degeneration, oncological diseases, cancers.
5 28) Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for treating cancers.
29)    Use of products of formula (I) according to the preceding claim in which 10 the disease to be treated is a cancer of solid or liquid tumours.
30)    Use of products of formula (I) according to the preceding claim in which the disease to be treated is a cancer that is resistant to cytotoxic agents.
15 31) Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for treating cancers including lung, breast and ovarian cancers, glioblastomas, chronic myeloid leukaemias, acute lymphoblastic leukaemias, cancers of the prostate,
20 pancreas and colon, metastatic melanomas, thyroid tumours and renal carcinomas.
32)    Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I)
25 for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for chemotherapy of cancers.
33)    Use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I)
30 for the preparation of medicinal products intended for chemotherapy of cancers, used alone or in combination.
 
34)    use or products or rormuia (i) as clamed in any one or tne preceaing claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of medicinal products intended to be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy or radiotherapy or alternatively in
5 combination with other therapeutic agents.
35)    Use of products of formula (I) according to the preceding claim in which the therapeutic agents can be commonly-used antitumour agents.
10 36) Products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims as HSP90 inhibitors, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the pharmaceutically acceptable salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of
15 formula (I) as well as their prodrugs.
 
R2 and R2', which may be identical or different, are selected independently from the group comprising H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, amino, methoxy, CH2- NH2, CH2-NHalk, CH2-N(alk)2, CH2-0H and CH2-Oalk,
p and p', which may be identical or different, represent the integers 1 to 4 and 5 1 to 3, respectively;
all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) being optionally substituted,
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric
10 forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The present invention relates more particularly to the above products of
formula (I) in which R, and R1' are such that: either one of R1 and R1'
15 represents a hydrogen atom and the other one of R1 and R1' is selected from the group comprising X-(CH2)m-heterocycloalkyl, X-(CH2)m-aryl and X-(CH2)m¬heteroaryl, and notably X-(CH2)m-heteroaryl, where X represents -O-C(0), -NH-C(0) or NH-CS and m = 0,
or R1 and    form, together with the carbon atom to which they are bound, a
20 radical =N-OH or =N-N H2,
all the heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals being optionally substituted,
the other substituents A1, A2, A3, A4, R2 and R2' of said products of formula (I) being selected from any one of the above definitions,
25 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
In the products of formula (I) as defined above and hereunder, all the alkyl,
30 alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals are
optionally substituted by one or more radicals, which may be identical or
different, selected from the halogen atoms; the following radicals: hydroxyl;
 
cyano; mercapto, nitro; carboxy - free, salified or esterified; tetrazolyl; -NH2, -NH(alk), -N(alk)(alk); -SO2-NH-CO-NH-alkyl; -S02-NH-CO-NH-phenyl; -C(0)- NH2; CO-alkyl, CONH2, -C(0)-NH(alk); -C(0)-N(alk)(alk), CO-NH-alk-O-alk, -NH-C(0)-(alk), -N(alk)-C(0)-(alk); -NH-COO-alkyl, NH-CO-NH2, alkyl, acyl;
5 alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, alkoxy and phenoxy, themselves optionally substituted by one or more radicals selected from the halogen atoms and the hydroxyl, alkoxy, alkyl, -NH2, -NH(alk) and -N(alk)(alk) radicals.
Notably all the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and
10 heteroaryl radicals defined above can be optionally substituted by one or more substituents, identical or different, selected from halogen, OH, CN, SH, NH2, NHalk, N(alk)2, COOH, COOaIk, CONH2, CO-NH-alkyl, CO-NH-alk-0- alk, COalkyl, NH-COOalkyl, NH-CO-NH2, NHCOaIk, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl.
15 Notably alkyl is optionally substituted by one or more substituents, identical or different, selected from NH2, COOH, COOalk, CONH2, COalkyl, NH-COOalkyl, NH-CO-NH2, aryl, heteroaryl.
Notably heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one or more substituents,
identical or different, selected from halogen, OH, CN, SH, NH2, NHCOaIk,
20 NHalk, N(alk)2, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl(CH2OH), alkoxy, COOH, COOaIk, CONH2, CO-NH-alkyl, CO-NH-Alk-O-Alk, COalkyl, NH-COOalkyl, NH-CO-NH2, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl.
Notably heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one or more substituents,
identical or different, selected from F, CI, Br, OH, NH2, NHCOaIk such as
25 NHCOCH3, NHalk, N(alk)2, alkyl, hydroxyalkyl such as CH2OH or COOalk. In the above products of formula (I), in particular the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of the products of formula (I) are optionally substituted with one or more substituents, which may be identical or different, selected from halogen atoms
30 and alkyl, OH, Oalkyl, NH2, NH(alk) and N(alk)2 radicals, and phenyl, piperazinyl and pyrrolidinyl radicals, themselves optionally substituted with
 
one or more substituents selected from halogen atoms and alk, OH, Oalkyl, NH2, NH(alk) and N(alk)2 radicals.
In the above products of formula (I), in particular the alkyl, alkoxy, alkylthio,
cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl radicals of the substituents of
5 the products of formula (I) are optionally substituted with one or more substituents, which may be identical or different, selected from halogen atoms and CH3, OH, OCH3, NH2, NH(CH3) and N(CH3)2 radicals, and phenyl, piperazinyl and pyrrolidinyl radicals, themselves optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen atoms and CH3, OH, OCH3,
10 NH2, NH(CH3) and N(CH3)2 radicals.
The present invention relates in particular to the compounds in which R1 and R1' are such that one of R, and R,' represents a hydrogen atom and the other one represents the -X-(C1-12).-heteroaryl radical, in which X represents -CO-NN- and m and heteroaryl have the meanings indicated above; by way of
15 examples, the X—(C1-12)m-heteroaryl radicals hereinafter are indicated:
 
The present invention relates in particular to the -X--(CH2)m-heteroaryl radicals hereinafter
5
,N4-12
N
-    NH NH
0    0    CI
In another aspect, the present invention also relates particularly to the compounds in which the radical
 
H    „
?2
A_1'
represents either a benzimidazole radical in which A1, A2, A3 and A4, which
may be identical or different, are selected from the values of CRa as defined
5 above, or an aza-benzimidazole radical in which one or two of A1, A, A3 and A4 represent(s) N and the other three or the other two, which may be identical or different, are selected from the values of CRa as defined above.
Thus, by way of examples, the radicals of benzimidazole or aza-benzimidazole type hereinafter are indicated:
10
 
C
NC    N    F,C    F3CO
CI    NC
H    MeO    H2N
H2N        HN        N     
    0    0        0
NI
HN   
HO        \>—' H,N,s
CC/ %           
            H    0    O

 

 
The radicals of benzimidazole or aza-benzimidazole type hereinafter are more particularly indicated by way of examples:
5
 
N    N         NC    N O2N

 

 
O
The present invention relates in particular to the products of general formula
(I) as defined above in any one of the claims, in which R2' represents a
5 hydrogen atom, where p' is equal to 3, and R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an amino radical, it being understood that positions 5, 6 and 8 of the fluorene ring are preferentially substituted with a hydrogen atom and that position 7 of the fluorene ring is preferentially substituted with a hydrogen atom or an amino radical.
10 The present invention relates in particular to the products of general formula (I) as defined above, in which:
R2' represents a hydrogen atom, with p' equal to 3, and R2 represents a
hydrogen atom or an amino radical, it being understood that positions 5, 6
and 8 of the fluorene ring are preferentially substituted with a hydrogen atom
15 and that position 7 of the fluorene ring is preferentially substituted with a hydrogen atom or an amino radical,
R1 and R1' are such that one of R1 and R1' represents a hydrogen atom and the other one is selected from the group comprising:
    -P. NH         N
NH         NH    N12
111
N.    N
20                        CI
 
and the radical:
I    A2
represents in particular the benzimidazole and aza-benzimidazole radicals below:
N
NI    •••■••■•    NC    02N

CI    NC
HO
0
5
The present invention relates in particular to the dextrorotatory enantiomers of
the above compounds.
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) with the following names:
10 - 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyriclin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E).
- N-[4-(1 H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-ylidene]-hydrazine,    60/40
mixture of E and Z isomers
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
15 - dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
- trifluoroacetate    of    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yljamide of 1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
20 - trifluoroacetate of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- succinamide.
 
- trifluoroacetate    of    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yliamide of 11-1-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid
- 14-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
indazole-5-carboxylic acid
5 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-indole-6¬ carboxylic acid N-14-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c] pyrid in-2-yI)-9 H uoren-9(R,S )11]-isonicoti nam ide - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-indole-4¬ carboxyl ic acid
10 - trifluoroacetate    of    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yl]amide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
- 2-acetylamino-N44-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-iso-nicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide of quinoline-4- 15 carboxylic acid
- 2-am i no-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyrid in-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R, S )11]-iso¬nicotinamide.
- 2-ethyl-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-1so-nicotinamide
20 - [4-(6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
- 2-chloro-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-iso-nicotinamide
- 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino¬25 pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)yl]amide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 2-hydroxymethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamide
30 - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-3-methyl-iso-nicotinamide
 
- hydrochloride    of    [4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yliamide of 1,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]amide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
5 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1-methyl¬1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
- 2-bromo-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Fiso-nicotinamide
- 3-hyd roxy-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- 10 isonicotinamide
- 3-am ino-N14-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyrid n-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-iso¬nicotinamide
- methyl ester of 4-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylcarbamoyli-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
15 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
indazole-4-carboxylic acid
- N-[4-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyrid n-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S )-yI]-2-methylam i no¬isonicotinamide
- N-[4-(6-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-isonicotinamide 20 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 6-bromo¬3H-Imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-y1 ester of isonicotinic acid,
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-tert-butoxycarbonylamino-isonicotinic acid
25 - N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 3-chloro¬6-methoxy-q u    ne-4-carboxyl ic acid
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide    of
3-hydroxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
- N-K-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino¬30 5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 3-bromo¬1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-clpyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
Ni4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 9H¬purine-6-carboxylic acid
5 - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino¬6-methyl-pyrimid ine-4-carboxyl ic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 5-amino-3H-1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid
- N-I4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 6-methyl¬10 2-methylamino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide    of
6-methoxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
- 3,5-d ihyd roxy-N44-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]- benzam ide
    15 - N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide    of
pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- 4-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- benzamide
- 2,4-dihydroxy-N44-(3 H-im idazo[4,5-c] pyrid n-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R, S)-yl-20 benzamide
- [4-(5-cyano-6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of 2-amino-5-chloro¬pyrim id i ne-4-carboxylic acid
25 - [4-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino-5- chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of    1H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide    of    2,3-
30 dimethyl-quinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 3-amino-1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
 
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of N-[443H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- levorotatory enantiomer of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIannide of 2-amino-5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - [4(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-methyl¬quinoxal ine-5-carboxyl ic acid
[4(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]amide of quinoxaline¬5-carboxylic acid
- [4(9H-purine-8-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-13]pyridine¬10 4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]-pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4(5-trifluoromethy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 - [4(5-methoxycarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-carboxy-1 H-benzi m idazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]am ide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxyl ic acid
- [4-(4-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H¬20 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4(5-carboxamido-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4(6-sulphannoy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - [4(5-trifluoromethoxy-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1) -9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4(5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrid i ne-4-carboxylic acid
- D diastereoisomer of [443H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
30 yfiamide of 2(3-acety1-2,2-dimethyl-cyclobutan-1-y1) acetic acid
[4(6-chloro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid :
 
[4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1 H-benzimidazole-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazole-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - [4-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-benzimidazol-214)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [2-amino-5-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-hydroxy-5H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 10 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazole-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrid ne-4-carboxyl ic acid
[4-(5-methylaminocarbonyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- Aamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
    15 -    [4-(5-dimethylaminocarbony1-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-5-(2-dimethylamino-ethyl)aminocarbony1-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(4,5,6,7-tetrafluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of
20 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    4-[5-(3-methoxypropyl)aminocarbonyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 41544-methyl-pi perazi ne-1 -yl)carbonyI-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,Syyliamide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - [4-(6-dimethylsulphamoyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11)amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4[5-(pyrrolid in-1 -yl)carbonyI)-1 H-benzimidazo1-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-blpyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-
30 carbonylyaminol-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-11-1-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid
    -    {{4-{5-[2-(pyrrolidi n-1 -yl)ethylaminocarbonyI]-1 H-benzimidazole-2-y1}-9H-
fluoren-9(R,S)-ylllamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
[4-(6-dimethylamino-1H-benzimidazo1-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- {44644-methyl-pi perazi n-1-yI)-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S )111- amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - [446-(methyl-4(5)-innidazolin-2-y1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- {{4-{5-[(3-dimethylamino-propyl)aminocarbony1]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    {4-[5-fluoro-6-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-yl)-1H-benzimidazol-2-yl]-9H-fluoren-
10 9(R,S)-yI}-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    {{4-{5-[(3-dimethylamino-propyl)carbonyloxy]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-
fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}-amide of 111-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-amino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-(R,S)yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 - [4-(6-methyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H¬pyrrolo[2, 3-b] pyrid ne-4-carboxyl ic acid
- {{4-{54(3-hydroxy-propypaminocarbony11-1H-benzimidazoie-2-y1}-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)11}}-amide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3-1Apyridine-4-carboxylic acid - dextrorotatory enantiomer of {4-[5-cyano-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-
20 9(R,S)-yI}-amide of 11-1-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
[4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    7H-
pyrrolo[2, 3-d]pyrim id i ne-4-carboxyl ic acid
- [4-(6-amino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 hi¬pyrrolo[2, 3-b] pyrid ne-4-carboxyl ic acid
25 - dextrorotatory enantiomer of {4-[5-fluoro-11-1-benzinnidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yll-amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- methyl ester of 2-{9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)-amino]-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-fluoro-5-methoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 30 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(6-fluoro-5-hydroxy-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
- {445-fluoro-6-(3-methoxy-propoxy)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1)-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- {416-(3-dimethylamino-propoxy)-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazoi-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1)-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) with 10 the following names:
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E).
    -    N-[4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-ylideneFhydrazine,    60/40
mixture of E and Z isomers
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of guinoline-5- 15 carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- 20 yl]amide of 1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
- trifluoroacetate of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- succinamide.
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imiclazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yljamide of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid
    25 -    [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
indazole-5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indole-6¬ carboxylic acid - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-isonicotinamide
30 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indole-4¬ carboxylic acid - trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-irnidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
 
yl]amide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
    -    2-acetylamino-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-
isonicotinamide
- 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-4-
5 carboxylic acid
2-amino-N44-(3H-imiciazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-tluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamide.
2-ethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamide
10 - [4-(6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y9-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
2-chloro-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyrid in-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]- isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 2-amino¬15 pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b] pyrid ine-4-carboxylic acid
- 2-hydroxymethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
    20 -    N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-3-methyl-
isonicotinamide
- hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yfiamide of 1,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
25 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1-methyl¬1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
2-bromo-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c[pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
    30 -    3-hydroxy-N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-
isonicotinamide
3-amino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-
 
131-1111UUL11101111LIG
- methyl ester of 444-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylcarbamoy11-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
-    [4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide    of    1 H-
5 indazole-4-carboxylic acid
N44-(3H-innid azo[4,5-c] pyrid in-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-2-methylarn i no¬ison icoti nam ide
- N44-(6-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Hsonicotinamide - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 6-bromo¬10 3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-y1 ester of isonicotinic acid, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases
15 of said products of formula (I)
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) with the following names:
- 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
20 - the dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(314imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid
25 - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamide
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
-    2-acetylamino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-
isonicotinamide
30 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-4- carboxylic acid
 
z-amino-N-L4-(4H-imicazoL4,o-cipynain-e-yo-um-nuoren-u0-(,)-yij-isonicotinamide.
2-ethyl-N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]- isonicotinamide
5 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]annide of 2-amino¬pyrim id ine-4-carboxyl ic acid
    -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrid ine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyridi n-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S )-yllam ide    of    1 H-
10 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
2-bromo-N-[4-(3H-imiclazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
3-hydroxy-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide
    15 -    3-amino-N-E4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-A-
ISOnicotinamiele
- methyl ester of 414-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylcarbamoy11-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
20 indazole-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]annide of 6-bromo¬3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl ester of isonicotinic acid,
25 said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The present invention notably relates to the above products of formula (I) with 30 the following names:
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyriciin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
 
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-1sonic,otinamide 2-am i no-N14-(3 H-im idazo[4, 5-c]pyrid i n-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S )-yI]- isonicoti nam ide.
2-ethyl-N44-(3 H-im idazo[4, 5-c]pyrid i n-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S )-yI]- 5 isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino¬pyrim id ine-4-ca rboxyl ic acid
    -    14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b] pyrid ine-4-carboxylic acid
    10 -    14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid 3-amino-N44-(3H-imidazof4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-bromo¬15 3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
20 The invention also relates to the methods of preparation of products of formula (I) as defined above.
Generally, products of general formula (I) according to the invention can be prepared by the various methods described by K. H. Wunsch and A. J. Boulton in Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry Vol. 8, 277-302.
25 Generally, products of general formula (I) according to the invention can be prepared advantageously by at least one of the four general methods of synthesis indicated below.
General methods of synthesis:
30 A first general method of synthesis was developed starting from a 9-H¬fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid or its chloride — such as the chloride of commercial 9-H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid — by forming a ring of the
 
benzimidazole type. It was found to be particularly advantageous, within the scope of the present invention, to work in two successive stages according to scheme 1:
Scheme 1
0
(CI) HO
5
When using a fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid, it is particularly advantageous to activate said acid using a coupling agent known to a person skilled in the art, such as hydrochloride of 1-(3-dimethylaminopropyI)-3-ethylcarbodilmide (EDCI), in the presence of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT).
10 Various conditions of cyclization of the mixture of intermediate amides can be used within the scope of the invention, such as acetic acid or a mixture of trifluoroacetic acid and anhydride. It is also particularly advantageous within the scope of the invention to carry out this type of thermal cyclization in an acid environment by heating in a microwave reactor.
15 The reaction can also be carried out in a single stage by heating in an agent such as polyphosphoric acid or in phosphorus trichloride.
A second general method of synthesis that is advantageous within the scope
of the invention comprises starting from a 9-H-fluoren-9-one-4-
carboxaldehyde — such as 9-H-fluoren-9-one-4-carboxaldehyde, which can be
20 obtained according to HeIv. Chim. Acta 1972, 55, 1973-8 - by formation of the
ring of the benzimidazole or aza-benzimidazole type according to scheme 2:
 
Scheme 2
2
R2
In this case, it is particularly advantageous within the scope of the invention, to work:
5 - either with microwave heating in the presence of silica, according to Tetrahedron Lett. 1998, 39, 4481-84;
- or in the presence of dichloro-dicyano-benzoquinone (DDQ), according to Tetrahedron 1995, 51, 5813-18;
- or in the presence of a mixture of thionyl chloride and pyridine, according to 10 E.P. 511187;
In this case, it is more particularly advantageous within the scope of the invention, to work in the presence of ferric chloride, according to Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2006, 31, 635-42.
A third general method of synthesis comprises coupling a 9H-4-halo-fluoren-
15 9-one — such as 9H-4-bromo-fluoren-9-one, which can be obtained according to J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 1935, 2443-6 or 9H-4-iodo-fluoren-9-one, which can be obtained according to Helv. Chim. Acta 1973, 3044-9 - with an organometallic derivative of a benzimidazole - or of an aza-benzimidazole - the NH function of which is protected, according to scheme 3:
20 Scheme 3
 

 
X= Br, I, OIL..
LI, B(OH )2, Walk), GP SEM , Bac, C bz, Bn...
 
Within the scope of the invention, it is particularly advantageous to use a benzyl (Bn) or (trimethylsilylethyl)oxymethyl (SEM) group for protecting the benzimidazole derivative.
Within the scope of the invention, it is particularly advantageous to use either 5 a lithium alcoholate or a boronic acid as the organometallic derivative of benzimidazole.
Within the scope of the invention, it is particularly advantageous to carry out coupling in the presence of a catalyst derived from palladium (0), in the conditions of a reaction of the Suzuki type.
10 Inverse coupling can also be envisaged, in particular using derivatives of 2-iodo-benzimidazole - or an aza-analogue of benzimidazoles - the NH function of which is protected, with organometallic derivatives of fluoren-9- ones - the carbonyl function of which is protected according to scheme 3':
 

 
X =Er,I,OTt
M = Li, B(OH)2, 6(081)2, MgHe12, ZnH al ... OP = SE M, Boo, C LIZ Bn...
0' P =    .
is Conversion of the C=0 radical to CRiRi' radicals as defined in general formula (I) can be carried out according to the general methods familiar to a person skilled in the art, in particular those described in:
Comprehensive Organic Chemistry, by D. Barton et al. (Pergamon Press); Advanced Organic Chemistry, by J. Marsh (Wiley I nterscience).
20
A fourth general method of synthesis comprises first converting the C=0 radical of an ester of 9-oxo-fluorene-4-carboxylic acid to CRiRr' radicals, as defined in general formula (I), and then forming the radical of the benzimidazole or aza-benzimidazole type according to the scheme below:
 
 
Within the scope of the invention, it is particularly advantageous to form the radical of the benzimidazole or aza-benzimidazole type by reaction:
5    either directly using the ester (X = CO2Me or CO2Et), working at the
reflux of a solvent, such as toluene, in the presence of
trimethylaluminium;
or to convert the ester to acid (X = CO2H) or to acid chloride (X = COCI) and to work under the conditions described in general 10    method 1;
or to convert the ester to aldehyde (X = CHO) and to operate under the conditions described in general method 2,
In the latter case, it is particularly advantageous within the scope of the
invention to work in two stages: first reducing the ester to primary alcohol (X =
15 CH2OH), in particular using diisopropylaiuminum hydride; and then reoxidizing the primary alcohol formed to aldehyde (X = CHO), in particular using 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine N-oxide.
The products covered by the present invention have interesting pharmacological properties: notably they were found to possess inhibiting 20 properties on the ATPase activity of chaperone proteins.
Among these chaperone proteins, notably we may mention HSP90.
Thus, the products corresponding to general formula (I) as defined above display considerable inhibitory activity of the Hsp90 chaperone.
Tests given below in the experimental section illustrate the inhibitory activity
25 of products of the present invention with respect to said proteins.
These properties therefore mean that the products of general formula (I) of the present invention can be used as medicinal products for the treatment of malignant tumors.
The products of formula (I) can also be used in the veterinary field.
 
The invention therefore relates to the application, as medicinal products, or the pharmaceutically acceptable products of general formula (I).
The invention relates in particular to the application, as medicinal products, of the products with the following names
5 - 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E).
-    N-[4-(1 H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyrid in-2-yI)-fluoren-9-ylidenej-hydrazine,. 60/40
mixture of E and Z isomers
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
10 - the dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yllamide of 1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
15 - trifluoroacetate of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-succinamide.
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yllarnide of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid
-    14-(3H-imidazof4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
20 indazole-5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]annide of 1 H-indole-6¬ carboxylic acid
- N44-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)-y1]-1sonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indole-4-
 25 carboxylic acid - trifluoroacetate of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyrklin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
-    2-acetylamino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-
isonicotinamide
30 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of quinoline-4- carboxylic acid
 
2-am i no-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyrid in-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide.
2-ethyl-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
5 - [4-(6-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
2-chloro-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- ison icotinam
- (4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]amide of 2-amino¬10 pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1iamide    of    1 H-
pyn-olo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxyl ic acid
- 2-hydroxymethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide
    15 -    N-K-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-3-methyl-
isonicotinamide
- hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yllamide of 1 ,8-naphthyricline-4-carboxylic acid
    -    (4-(3H-imidazo14,5-clpyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide    of    1 H-
20 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrid ine-3-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridln-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of 1-methyl¬1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
    -    2-bromo-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-
isonicotinamide
    25 -    3-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-
isonicotinamide
3-am ino-N-I4-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyrid in-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
- methyl ester of 444-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fiuoren-9(R,S)- 30 ylcarbamoyll-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide    of    1H-
indazole-4-carboxylic acid
 
-    N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-2-methylamino-
isonicotinamide
- N44-(6-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)111-isonicotinannide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 6-bromo-
5 3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid 4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1 ester of isonicotinic acid,
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide of 2-tert-butoxycarbonylamino-isonicotinic acid
10 - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-chioro¬6-methoxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide    of
3-hydroxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
- N-R-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino¬15 5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamicle of 3-bromo¬1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
20 - N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 9H¬purine-6-carboxylic acid
- N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino¬6-methyl-pyrim idi ne-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide of 5-amino-3H¬25 1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxylic acid
- N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 6-methyl¬2-methylamino-pyrim idine-4-carboxyl ic acid
- N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliannide    of
6-methoxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
30 -    3,5-d ihydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c] pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fl uoren-9(R,S)-yI]-
benzamide.
 
    -    N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ynamide    of
pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid 4-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}- benzamide.
    5 -    2 ,4-di hydroxy-N-14-( 3H-im idazo[4, 5-c]pyridi n-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R, S)-yI]-
benzamide.
- [4-(5-cyano-6-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 4-(1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino-5-chloro¬10 pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
14-(5-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 2-amino-5- chloro-pyrinnidine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2 , 3 -b] pyrid ine-4-carboxylic acid
    15 -    (4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ytiamide    of    2,3-
di methyl-q u inoxali ne- 5-carboxyl ic acid
- 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-amino-1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid
- dextrorotatory enantiomer of N-I4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
20 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino-5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- levorotatory enantiomer of N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-amino-5-chloro-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imiciazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 3-methyl-quinoxaline-5-carboxylic acid
25 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoxaline¬5-carboxylic acid
- [4-(9H-purine-8-y1)-9H-tluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine¬4-carboxylic acid
- (441 H-benzim idazol-2 -yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R, S)-yljamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2, 3-b]- 30 pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-trifluoromethy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
- [4-(5-methoxycarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-carboxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrid ine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - [4-(4-methyl-1 H-benzinnidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyrid ine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-carboxamido-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-sulphamoy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 1 H¬10 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-trifluoromethoxy-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1) -9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-cyano-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 - D diastereoisomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of 2-(3-acetyl-2,2-dimethyl-cyclobutan-1-y1) acetic acid
- [4-(6-chloro-1 H-benzim idazol-2-y1)-9H-ftuoren-9(R,S )111 amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid :
[4-(5-fluoro-6-morpholino-1 H-benzim idazole-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- 20 yfiamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-chloro-5-fluoro-1H-benzimidazole-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yi]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliannide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - [2-amino-5-(1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H¬pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(5-hydroxy-5H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-(5-hydroxy-1H-benzimidazole-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-
30 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
[4-(5-methylaminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylIamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
-    [4-(5-dimethylaminocarbony1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
ynamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
[4-5-(2-dimethylamino-ethyl)aminocarbonyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - 14-(4,5,6,7-tetrafluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    445-(3-methoxypropyl)aminocartionyl-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-
9(R,S)-yliamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 44544-methyl-pi perazi ne-1-yl)carbony1-1 H-benzim idazol-2-y1)-9 H-fl uoren-10 9(R,S)-yllamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-dimethyisulphamoy1-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yi]amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    [4[5-(pyrrol idi n-1 -yl)carbony1)-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
15 - dextrorotatory enantiomer of 2-19(R,S)-R1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4- carbony1)-amino)-9H-fluoren-4-y1)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid
-    {{4-{5-[2-(pyrrolidin-1-yi)ethylaminocarbonyl]-1H-benzimidazole-2-y1)-9H-
fluoren-9(R,S)-ylDamide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-dimethylamino-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of
20 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- (4-[6-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-y1)-1 H-benzim iciazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}- amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-16-(methyl-4(5)-imidazolin-2-y1)-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yi]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
25 - {{4-{5-[(3-dimethylamino-propyl)aminocarbonyl]-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1}-9H-
fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}-amide of 1H-pyrrolo12,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    (4[5-fluoro-6-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-y1)-1 H-benzi m idazol-2-y11-9 H-fluoren-
9(R,S)-yI)-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    {{4-{5-[(3-dimethylamino-propyl)carbonyloxy]-1 H-benzim idazol-2-y1)-9 H-
30 fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}-amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-amino-1H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9-(R,S)-yllamide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
 
- [4-(6-methyl-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
{{4-(5-[(3-hydroxy-propyl)aminocarbony1]-1 H-benzimidazole-2-y11-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}}-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
5 - dextrorotatory enantiomer of (445-cyano-11-1-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}-amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
-    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide    of    7H-
pyrrolo[2,3-d] pyrimid ine-4-carboxyl ic acid
- [4-(6-am i no-1 H-benzi m idazol-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]am ide of I H¬10 pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
dextrorotatory enantiomer of (445-fluoro-1H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1}-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- methyl ester of 2-(9(R,S)-[(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carbonyl)-amino]-9H-fluoren-4-y1}-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-6-carboxylic acid
15 - [4-(6-fluoro-5-methoxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(6-fluoro-5-hydroxy-1 H-benzimidazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
{4-[5-fluoro-6-(3-methoxy-propoxy)-1 H-benzim idazol-2-y1]-9H-fluoren-20 9(R,S)-yl}-amide of 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
- 14-16-(3-dimethylamino-propoxy)-5-fluoro-1 H-benzimidazol-2-y11-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11)-amide of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-13]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
as well as their prodrugs, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible
tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric,
25 as well as the pharmaceutically acceptable salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The invention relates more particularly to the application of the products with the following names as medicinal products:
30 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
- the dextrorotatory enantiomer of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-
 
fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
- 4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yl]amide of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid
5 - Ni4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-A-isonicotinamide
- trifluoroacetate of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
    -    2-acetylamino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-
isonicotinamide
10 - [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of quinoline-4- carboxylic acid
2-amino-N14-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluorert-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide.
2-ethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c] pyrid in-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]- 15 isonicotinamide
14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide of 2-amino-pyrimidine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-imiciazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
    20 -    [4-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid 2-bromo-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide
3-hydroxy-N44-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyridi n-2-yI)-9H-fl uoren-9(R,S)-yI]- 25 isonicotinamide
3-amino-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]-
isonicoti nam ide
- methyl ester of 444-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylcarbamoyli-pyridine-2-carboxylic acid
    30 -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
indazole-4-carboxylic acid
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 6-bromo-
 
3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
- 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1 ester of isonicotinic acid,
as well as their prodrugs, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible
5 tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the pharmaceutically acceptable salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
The invention relates even more particularly to the application of the products 10 with the following names as medicinal products:
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
- N-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-isonicotinamiele
2-amino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-
15 isonicotinamide.
2-ethyl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11- isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-amino¬pyrirn idi ne-4-carboxyl ic acid
    20 -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-4-carboxylic acid
    -    [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide    of    1 H-
pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid
3-amino-N-I4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c] pyrid in-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]- 25 isonicotinamide
- [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 6-bromo¬3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridine-7-carboxylic acid
as well as their prodrugs, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible
tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric,
30 as well as the pharmaceutically acceptable salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I).
 
The products can be administered by the parenteral, oral, perlingual, rectal or topical route.
The invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions, characterized in that they contain, as active principle, at least one of the medicinal products of 5 general formula (I).
These compositions can be presented in the form of injectable solutions or suspensions, of tablets, coated tablets, capsules, syrups, suppositories, creams, ointments and lotions. These pharmaceutical forms are prepared by the usual methods. The active principle can be incorporated with excipients
10 that are usually employed in these compositions, such as aqueous or non-aqueous vehicles, talc, gum arabic, lactose, starch, magnesium stearate, cocoa butter, fats of animal or vegetable origin, paraffinic derivatives, glycols, various wetting, dispersing or emulsifying agents, and preservatives.
The usual dose, which varies depending on the subject being treated and the
15 particular disorder, can be, for example, from 10 mg to 500 mg per day in humans, by the oral route.
The present invention thus relates to the use of products of formula (I) as
defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of
formula (I) for the preparation of medicinal products intended for inhibiting
20 chaperone protein activity.
The present invention thus relates particularly to the use of products of formula (I) as defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) in which the chaperone protein is HSP90.
The present invention also relates to the use of products of formula (I) as
25 defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) in which the protein kinase is in a cellular culture and also said use in a mammal.
The present invention thus relates to the use of products of formula (I) as
defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of
30 formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for preventing or treating a disease characterized by disturbance of the activity of a protein kinase and notably such a disease in a mammal.
 
The present invention relates to the use of products of formula (I) as defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for preventing or treating a disease in the following group: disorders of proliferation of blood vessels,
5 fibrotic disorders, disorders of proliferation of mesangial cells, metabolic disorders, allergies, asthma, thromboses, diseases of the nervous system, retinopathies, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, muscular degeneration, oncological diseases, cancers.
The present invention thus relates to the use of products of formula (I) as
10 defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for treating oncological diseases.
The present invention relates particularly to the use of products of formula (I)
as defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of
15 formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for treating cancers.
Among these cancers, the present invention relates quite particularly to the treatment of solid tumours and to the treatment of cancers that are resistant to cytotoxic agents
20 The present invention thus relates notably to the use of products of formula (I) as defined in any one of the preceding claims or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for treating cancers including lung, breast and ovarian cancers, glioblastomas, chronic myeloid leukaemias, acute
25 lymphoblastic leukaemias, cancers of the prostate, pancreas and colon, metastatic melanomas, thyroid tumours and renal carcinomas.
Thus, among the main potential indications of Hsp90 inhibitors, we may mention, non-limitatively:
- small cell lung cancers, breast cancers, ovarian cancers and glioblastomas 30 overexpressing EGF-R or HER2;
- chronic myeloid leukaemias overexpressing Bcr-Abl;
- acute lymphoblastic leukaemias overexpressing Flt-3;
 
- cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, pancreas, colon or ovary overexpressing Akt;
- metastatic melanomas and thyroid tumours overexpressing the mutated form of the B-Raf protein;
5 - androgen-dependent and androgen-independent prostate cancers; - oestrogen-dependent and oestrogen-independent breast cancers;
- renal carcinomas overexpressing HIF-la or the mutated c-met protein.
The present invention relates even more particularly to the treatment of cancer of the breast, colon and lung.
10 The present invention also relates to the use of products of formula (I) as defined above or of pharmaceutically acceptable salts of said products of formula (I) for the preparation of a medicinal product intended for chemotherapy of cancers.
As medicinal products according to the present invention intended for
15 chemotherapy of cancers, the products of formula (I) according to the present invention can be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy or
radiotherapy or alternatively in combination with other therapeutic agents.
The present invention also relates notably to the pharmaceutical compositions as defined above additionally containing active principles of other medicinal
20 products for cancer chemotherapy.
Said therapeutic agents can be commonly used antitumour agents.
As examples of known inhibitors of protein kinases, we may mention notably butyrolactone, flavopiridol, 2-(2-hydroxyethylamino)-6-benzylamino-9-methyl¬purine, olomucine, Glivec, and Iressa.
25 The products of formula (I) according to the present invention can thus also be used advantageously in combination with antiproliferative agents: as examples of said antiproliferative agents, though without being limited to this list, we may mention aromatase inhibitors, antioestrogens, topoisomerase I inhibitors, topoisomerase II inhibitors, agents acting on microtubules,
30 alkylating agents, histone deacetylase inhibitors, farnesyl transferase inhibitors, COX-2 inhibitors, MMP inhibitors, mTOR inhibitors, antineoplastic antimetabolites, platinum compounds, compounds causing the activity of
 
protein kinases to decrease, and antiangiogenic compounds, gonadorelin agonists, antiandrogens, bengamides, biphosphonates and trastuzumab.
We may thus mention, as examples, antimicrotubule agents such as the taxoids and the vinca alkaloids, alkylating agents such as cyclophosphamide,
5 DNA-intercalating agents such as cis-platinum, agents that interact with topoisomerase such as camptothecin and derivatives, the anthracyclines such as adriamycin, antimetabolites such as 5-fluorouracil and derivatives and analogues.
The present invention therefore relates to products of formula (I) as inhibitors
10 of chaperone proteins, said products of formula (I) being in all the possible tautomeric and isomeric forms: racemic, enantiomeric and diastereoisomeric, as well as the pharmaceutically acceptable salts of addition with inorganic and organic acids or with inorganic and organic bases of said products of formula (I) as well as their prodrugs.
15 The present invention relates particularly to products of formula (I) as defined above as Hsp90 inhibitors.
The products of formula (I) according to the present invention can be
prepared by the application or adaptation of known methods and notably of
the methods described in the literature, for example those described by
20 R.C.Larock in: Comprehensive Organic Transformations, VCH Publishers, 1989.
In the reactions described hereunder, it may be necessary to protect reactive
functional groups such as, for example, hydroxy, amino, imino, thio or
carboxy groups, when the latter are desired in the final product but when their
25 participation is not desired in the reactions of synthesis of products of formula (I). It is possible to use conventional protective groups in accordance with the usual standard practice, such as those described for example by T.W. Greene and P.G.M. Wuts in "Protective Groups in Organic Chemistry" John Wiley and Sons, 1991.
30 The experimental section hereunder gives non-limiting examples of starting products: other starting products are available commercially or can be prepared by the usual methods known by a person skilled in the art.
 
Examples illustrating the invention: The examples whose preparation is given hereunder illustrate the present invention though without limiting it.
All the examples described were characterized by proton NMR spectroscopy and by mass spectroscopy, and most of these examples were also
5 characterized by IR spectroscopy.
Example 1: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one
Stage 1: In a 1-litre three-necked flask, dissolve 6.75 g of 3,4-diamino¬pyridine in 500 ml of dichloromethane, then add, successively at room
10 temperature, 11.49 ml of triethylamine, previously dried over potassium hydroxide, and 10 g of chloride of fluoren-9-one-4-carboxylic acid. After stirring for 4 hours at room temperature, the precipitate formed is drained, washed with a solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with water and is dried in a stove at 50° overnight. In this way we obtain 10.5 g of the
15 equimolecular amide mixture, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 2: In a 100-W microwave reactor, heat, at 109°C for 20 minutes, a solution of 20 g of the amide mixture, obtained previously, in a mixture of 40 ml of trifluoroacetic anhydride, 80 ml of 36% hydrochloric acid and 312 ml of trifluoroacetic acid, the reaction being carried out in 50 ml portions. After
20 cooling, the various operations are combined and 1 L of water and 1 L of dichloromethane are added. The organic phase is separated, then the aqueous phase is brought to pH = 8-9 by adding a saturated solution of potassium hydrogen carbonate. The precipitate that formed is drained, washed with water and dried in the stove at 50°C. In this way we obtain
25 18.8 g of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one, in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Kofler melting point = 236-38°C
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 297 (M+)
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO): 7.40 (td, J = 7.5 and
30 1.0 Hz, 1H); 7.49 (td, J = 7.5 and 1.0 Hz, 1H); 7.59 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from
7.62 to 7.73 (m, 3H); 7.82 (dd, J = 7.5 and 1.0 Hz, 1H); 7.90 (dd, J = 7.5 and
 
1.0 Hz, 1H); 8.41 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 9.08 (s broad, 1H); from 12.5 to 13.5 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one can also be obtained in one stage either by heating an equimolecular mixture of 3,4-diamino-pyridine
5 and of fluoren-4-one-9-carboxylic acid at 200° in polyphosphoric acid, or by heating in acetic acid between 90 and 100°C.
Example 2: Synthesis of (6-chloropyridin-3-ylmethyl)-amide of 4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-carboxylic acid
10    In a 5-ml ground-glass tube under an argon atmosphere, dissolve
100 mg of the hydrochloride of 4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluorene¬9(R,S)-carboxylic acid obtained in Example 29, in 1 ml of dichloromethane, then add successively 46 pL of triethylamine, 47 pL of N,N'- diisopropylcarbodiimide and 41 mg of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole and stir for 10
15 minutes. Then add a solution of 43 mg of 5-aminomethy1-2-chloropyridine in 1 ml and stir for 6 hours at room temperature. Pour the reaction mixture into 20 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate and extract twice with 10 ml of dichloromethane then with 10 ml of ethyl acetate. Combine the organic phases and wash with water, dry over sodium sulphate and
20 concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 then 90-10 by volume), we obtain 21 mg of (6-chloropyridin-3-ylmethyl)-amide of 4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluorene-9(R,S)-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige foam with the following
25 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 451 (M+)
Example 3: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ol.
30    In a 25-m1 round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve
100 mg of 4-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9(R,S)-one, obtained in
Example 1, in 3 ml of methanol. After cooling to 0°C, add in 2 portions 13 mg
 
of sodium hydroborate and stir for 15 minutes until completely dissolved. Pour the reaction mixture into water, then extract twice with 10 ml of ethyl acetate. Combine the organic phases and wash with water, dry over sodium sulphate then concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification by crystallization
5 in a minimum of diethyl ether, we obtain 88 mg of 4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin¬2-y1)-fluoren-9(R,S)-ol, in the form of a light yellow powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 299 (M+)
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMS0): 5.58 (d, J = 8.0 Hz,
1() 1H); 6.00 (d, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 7.19 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 2H); 7.50 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.58 to 7.70 (m, 3H); 7.80 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.39 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 9.02 (s broad, 1H); 13.4 (m, 1H).
Example 4: Synthesis of hydrochloride of the (pyridin-4-ylmethyl)-amide of 4-
15 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-carboxylic acid
The procedure used in Example 2 is followed, starting from 100 mg of hydrochloride of 4-(1 H-im idazo[4,5-c] pyrid in-2-yI)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)- carboxylic acid, prepared in Example 29, but with 31 pL of 4-picolylamine. After purification by chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a
20 mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 29 mg of the hydrochloride of (pyridin-4-ylmethyl)amide of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige foam with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 453 (MI-)
25
Example 5: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E).
In a 500-m1 three-necked flask, dissolve 20 g of 4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-
c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in Example 1, in 328 ml of ethanol,
30 then add successively 14.02 g of hydroxylamine hydrochloride and 27.59 g of
dry sodium acetate. After stirring overnight at room temperature, dilute with
328 ml of water. The precipitate that formed is drained, washed with water
 
and dried in the stove at 50°. In this way we obtain 18.6 g of equimolecular mixture of the Z and E oximes of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9- one, in the form of a pale yellow powder, witH-NMR purity over 95%, with the following characteristics:
5    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 312 (W)
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO): 7.24 (m, 1H); from 7.30 to 7.37 (m, 1H); 7.40 (m, 0.5H); 7.49 (m, 0.5H); 7.54 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); 7.49 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); from 7.67 to 7.80 (m, 3H); 7.95 (m, 0.5H); from 8.40 to 8.47 (m, 2H); 8.63 (m, 0.5H); 9.11 (s broad, 1H); from 12.7 to
10 12.8 (m broad, 1H).
Example 6: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)- amine.
In a 211-m1 autoclave, dissolve 6.99 g of equimolecular mixture of the
15 Z and E oximes of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-one, obtained in Example 5, in a mixture of 30 ml of ethanol and 30 ml of tetrahydrofuran, add 108 mg of Raney activated nickel then subject it to an initial hydrogen pressure of 1 bar and heat the autoclave at 60° for 20 hours. After cooling, the volume of hydrogen absorbed is 175 ml. After purging with
20 argon, open the autoclave, add 10 g of Celite and then filter (catalyst + Celite). Concentrate the filtrate under reduced pressure. In this way we obtain 5.15 g of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 298 (kr)
25    1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, CD3OD): 4.94 (s, 1H); 7.05 (d
broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.14 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.51 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.61 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.72 (m, 2H); 7.92 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.40 (d, J = 6.0 Hz, 1H); 8.99 (s, 1H).
 
Example 7: Synthesis of 2-(9H-fluoren-4-yI)-3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine
Stage 1: In a 250-m1 three-necked flask, stir, for 1 hour at room temperature, 1.99 g of fluorene-4-carboxylic acid in 40 ml of thionyl chloride. After concentration under reduced pressure, dissolve the acid chloride
5 obtained in 40 ml of dichloromethane, then add 1.55 g of 3,4-diaminopyridine and 2.65 ml of triethylamine. Stir overnight at room temperature. Drain the precipitate that formed, and wash with dichloromethane. In this way we obtain 3.08 g of a product containing mainly an equimolecular amide mixture, which is used as it is in the next stage.
10    Stage 2: In a 25-ml three-necked flask, dissolve 1.3 g of the amide
mixture obtained in the preceding stage in 50 ml of dioxan and 5 ml of phosphorus oxychloride. Then stir for 2 hours at 120°C, then add a further 20 ml of phosphorus oxychloride and heat again for 20 hours at 120°C. After concentration under reduced pressure, purify the residue by flash
15 chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane, methanol and ammonia (95-5-0.2 by volume). In this way we obtain 1.68 g of 2-(9H-fluoren-4-yl)-3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 283 (M4)
20    1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO): 4.06 (s, 2H); 7.18 (t
broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.37 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.50 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.60 to 7.68 (m, 3H); 7.81 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 8.39 (d, J = 6.0 Hz, 1 H); 9.03 (s broad, 1 H).
25 Example 8: Synthesis of N-benzyl-N'44-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- fluoren-9-ylidene]-hydrazine, 55/45 mixture of E and Z isomers.
In a 10-m1 round-bottomed flask, dissolve 100 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in Example 1, in 3 ml of
methanol, then add successively 197 mg of benzylhydrazine dihydrochloride
30 and 138 mg of dry sodium acetate and heat at 50-55°C for 5 hours. Pour the
cooled reaction mixture into 10 ml of water, extract with ethyl acetate then
twice with dichloromethane. Combine the organic phases, wash with a
 
saturated aqueous solution of sodium chloride, dry over sodium sulphate then concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification by chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (93-7 by volume), we obtain 37 mg of N-benzyl-N'-[4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-
5 c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-ylidene]-hydrazine, in the form of a yellow foam with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 401 (M*)
Example 9: Synthesis of N44-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9- 10 ylidene]-hydrazine, 60/40 mixture of E and Z isomers
In a 10-ml round-bottomed flask, dissolve 100 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in Example 1, in 3 ml of methanol, then add successively 96 pL of hydrazine hydrate and 57.6 pL of acetic acid, then heat at 50-55°C for 3 hours. Pour the cooled reaction
15 mixture into 10 ml of water. Filter the precipitate that formed, and dissolve again in a mixture of methanol and dichloromethane. After drying over sodium sulphate then concentrating under reduced pressure, purify the residue by crystallization in a minimum of diethyl ether. In this way we obtain 70 mg of N¬[4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-ylidenel-hydrazine, as a mixture of
20 the Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 311 (M1
11-I-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): from 7.00 to 7.30 (m, 2H); 7.39 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.5H); from 7.45 to 7.76 (m, 3H); 7.88 (m, 0.5 H);
25 from 8.21 to 8.47 (m, 3H); 9.06 (s broad, 1H); from 13.1 to 13.7 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
Example 10: Synthesis of 2-[9(R,S)-fluoro-9H-fluoren-4-yI]-1H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridine
30    In a 10-m1 round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve
85 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-ol, obtained in Example
3, in 3 ml of dichloromethane. Cool the solution obtained to -60°C then add,
 
dropwise using a syringe, 41 pL of diethylamino sulphur trifluoride (DAST). Leave to return to room temperature and stir for 45 minutes, then pour the reaction mixture into an aqueous solution with 10% of sodium hydrogen carbonate and extract twice with dichloromethane. Combine the organic
5 phases, dry over sodium sulphate and concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification by chromatography on silica gel (40-63 pm), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 44 mg of 249(R,S)-fluoro-9M-fluoren-4-y1]-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
10    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 301 (M+)
'H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.60 (d, J = 52.0 Hz, 1H); 7.31 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.38 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.47 (d broad , J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.57 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 7.70 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.77 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.78 (d
15 broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.38 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 9.04 (s broad, 1H); from 13.2 to 13.6 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
Example 11: Synthesis of 0-(pyridin-3-yl)methyl 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin¬2-yl)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E).
20    In a 10-m1 round-bottomed flask, dissolve 100 mg of 4-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in Example 1, in 3 ml of ethanol, then add successively 66.2 mg of [(pyridin-3-yl)methyl]hydroxylamine dihydrochloride, which can be obtained according to DE 2119012, and 276 mg of dry sodium acetate. After stirring overnight at room temperature,
25 dilute with 30 ml of water. The precipitate that formed is drained, washed with water and dried in the stove at 50°. In this way we obtain 43 mg of equimolecular mixture of the Z and E isomers of 0-(pyridin-3-yl)methyl 4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z, E), in the form of a yellow powder with the following characteristics:
30    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 476 (W).
 
Example 12: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1Homnam ide
The 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine obtained in Example 6 can be crystallized as the triformate by treatment with excess of
5 formic acid in methanol. Dissolve 65 mg of triformate of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine in 1.5 ml of a mixture of dimethylformamide and dichloromethane (50-50 by volume), then add 43 mg of EDCI, 30 mg of HOBT and 200 pL of diethylisopropylamine and stir at room temperature for 22 hours. Pour the reaction mixture into 5 ml of a
10 saturated aqueous solution of potassium dihydrogen phosphate, then extract 3 times with 10 ml of ethyl acetate. After purification by HPLC/MS on an X-Terra silica column, carry out gradient elution with water 100% (buffered to pH = 9) to acetonitrile 100%, then lyophilization of the fractions containing the product of expected mass, obtaining 6 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-
15 2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-formamide, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 326 (M+).
Example 13: Synthesis of [4-(1H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-(9)-
20 ylideneFmethanol, equimolecular mixture of the Z and E isomers.
In a 50-m1 round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 200 mg of 2-(9H-fluoren-4-yl)-3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine, obtained in Example 7, in 10 ml of tetrahydrofuran and cool the solution to —10°C. Then add 2.83 ml of a molar solution of potassium tert-butylate in tetrahydrofuran then
25 628 mg of ethyl formate. Stir for 12 minutes at —10°C, then add a normal aqueous solution of hydrochloric acid until the pH is neutral and finally 20 ml of ethyl acetate. Decant the organic phase, wash with water, dry over magnesium sulphate and concentrate under reduced pressure. In this way we obtain 95 mg of [4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-(9)-ylidene]-
30 methanol, equimolecular mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a yellow foam, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (El): m/z = 476 (M°).
 
Example 14: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid
In a 50-m1 three-necked flask, dissolve 605 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-
5 c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, in 30.17 ml of dimethylformamide, then add successively 530 mg of hydrochloride of 1-(3- dimethylaminopropy1)-3-ethylcarbodiimide (EDCI), 373 mg of 1- hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBT) and 319 mg of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid then stir for 20 hours at room temperature. Then add 100 ml of water, drain the
10 precipitate that formed, and wash with water then with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate. The raw solid obtained is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume). In this way we obtain 650 mg (78%) of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
15 yl]amide of quindine-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow powder with the following characteristics.
Melting point (Kofler) = 254-8°C (decomposition).
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 453 (M+)
11-1-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, 5 in ppm, DMSO-ds): 6.44 (d, J = 8.5 Hz,
20 1H); 7.27 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.39 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.48 (m broad, 1H); 7.57 (t, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.60 to 7.85 (m, 5H); 7.87 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.92 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.14 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.40 (d broad, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.87 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); from 8.93 to 9.10 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.99 (dd, J = 2.0 and 4.0 Hz, 1H); 9.39 (d, J = 8.5
25 Hz, 1H); from 13.3 to 13.5 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 14A: Synthesis of the dextrorotatory enantiomer of the [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
30    Inject 103 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
yfiamide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid, obtained in Example 14, into a
preparative chiral column containing 600 g of silica Chiracel OJ. Elute with a
 
MIXIUre ul Irimpuanw,
volume). By recovering the first fraction eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 41.8 mg of the dextrorotatory enantiomer with the following characteristics.
5    aD2, = +131.1 +1- 1.8° (c = 0.5; Me0H).
Example 14B: Synthesis of laevorotatory enantiomer of the [4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of quinoline-5- carboxylic acid
10    Following the same procedure as in Example 14A, but recovering the
second fraction eluted and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 33.1 mg of laevorotatory enantiomer with the following characteristics:
a°20 = -123.5 +I- 1.8° (c = 0.5; Me0H).
15 Example 15: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one 0- (4-bromo-3-hydroxsrbenzyI)-oxime.
The procedure in Example 11 is followed, starting from 100 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyriclin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in Example 1, and 42 mg of (4-bromo-3-hydroxy-benzyl)hydroxylamine, which can be obtained
20 according to J. Pharm. Exp. Ther. 1971, 179, 619-33, in 3 ml of methanol. In this way we obtain 22 mg of 60140 mixture of the Z and E isomers of 4-(31-1- imidazo[4,5-1Apyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one 0-(4-bromo-3-hydroxy-benzyI)- oxime), in the form of a yellow-orange powder, with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (Op: m/z = 496 (M+).
Example 16: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yll-phenethyl-amine.
In a microwave reactor, add 81 pL of 2-phenyl-ethylamine, 18 pL of
30 diethylisopropylamine and 182 'IL of titanium tetra-isopropylate to a solution
of 84 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyriciin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in
 
Example 1, in 0.5 ml of ethanol. Then heat successively at 60°C for 5 minutes, at 70°C for 20 minutes, at 100°C for 15 minutes and finally at 130°C for 30 minutes. After cooling to room temperature, add 25 mg of sodium cyanohydroborate and stir for 16 hours at room temperature. Pour the
5 reaction mixture into 5 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of potassium dihydrogen phosphate, then extract 3 times with 10 ml of dichloromethane. After purification on silica gel, eluting with mixtures of dichloromethane and methanol (98-2, then 96-4 by volume), we obtain 4.8 mg of N44-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-phenethyl-amine, in the form
10 of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 402 (Ml.
Example 17: Synthesis of 244-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-(9E,Z)- ylidenel-N-pyridin-3-yl-acetamide.
15    Stage 1: In a 100-m1 three-necked flask, dissolve 594 mg of 4-(31-1-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one, obtained in Example 1, in 15 ml of acetonitrile and add successively 654 mg of tert-butyloxycarbonyl anhydride and 12 mg of 4-dimethylamino-pyridine. Stir the solution obtained for 20 hours at room temperature, then pour the reaction mixture into 100 ml of ice water
20 and extract 3 times with ethyl acetate. Combine the organic phases and wash with water, dry over magnesium sulphate and concentrate under reduced pressure. In this way we obtain 695 mg of tert-butyl ester of 2-(9-oxo-9H¬fluoren-4-y1)-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, in the form of brown crystals, which are used as they are in the next stage.
25    Stage 2: In a 25-m1 three-necked flask under a nitrogen atmosphere,
dissolve 695 mg of tert-butyl ester of 2-(9-oxo-9H-fluoren-4-yI)-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, obtained in the preceding stage, in 5 ml of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran, then add 126 mg of sodium hydride and stir for 10 minutes. Then add, dropwise in 30 minutes, a solution of 588 mg of triethyl
30 phosphonoacetate in 5 ml of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran, then stir for 16 hours at room temperature. Concentrate the reaction mixture under reduced pressure, then absorb in a mixture of water and ethyl acetate. Decant the
 
organic phase, wash with water, dry over magnesium sulphate and concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification on silica gel, eluting with mixtures of dichloromethane and ethyl acetate (90-10, then 80-20, then 70-30 by volume), we obtain 432 mg of tert-butyl ester of 2-{9-[1-
5 ethoxycarbonyl-methylidene]-9 H-fluoren-4-yI)-3H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]pyrid ne-3- carboxylic acid, as equimolecular mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a viscous yellow oil, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 3: In a 25-m1 three-necked flask, stir for 12 hours at room temperature a solution of 400 mg of tert-butyl ester of 2-{9-[1-ethoxycarbonyl-
10 methylidene]-9H-fluoren-4-yI}-3H-pyrrolo[3,2-c]pyridine-3-carboxylic acid, obtained in the preceding stage, in 10 ml of tetrahydrofuran in the presence of 2 ml of a normal aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide. After concentrating the solvent under reduced pressure, take up the residue in a mixture of water and ethyl acetate. Acidify the aqueous phase to pH = 2, then extract 4 times
15 with ethyl acetate. Combine the organic phases and wash with water and concentrate under reduced pressure. Crystallize the white residue obtained in diisopropyl ether. In this way we obtain 60 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin¬2-y1)-fluoren-9-ylidene1-acetic acid, as 40-60 mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a white powder with the following characteristics:
20    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 339 (M*).
Stage 4: Follow the procedure in Example 14, starting from 45 mg of [4-(3H-Innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-ylidenel-acetic acid, obtained in the preceding stage, and 18.7 mg of 3-aminopyridine in the presence of 38.1 mg of EDCI and 30.5 mg of HOBT. After purifying by precipitation in
25 water, we obtain 26 mg of 244-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9- ylidene1-N-pyridin-3-yl-acetamide, as 40-60 mixture of the Z and E isomers, in the form of a beige powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 415 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO): 7.15 (d, J = 7.5 Hz,
30 0.4H); 7.27 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.30 to 7.49 (m, 3.6H); 7.53 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.6H); 7.60 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.4H); from 7.62 to 7.75 (m, 2H); 7.92 (d broad, J 7.5 Hz, 0.6H); 8.10 (d, J = 7.5 Hz, 0.4H); 8.23 (m broad, 1H); 8.35 (s broad,
 
1H); 8.41 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.75 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 0.4H); 8.41 (s broad, 1H); 8.95 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 0.6Hz); 9.05 (s broad, 1H); 10.89 (s, 0.4H); 10.91 (s, 0.6H); from 13.2 to 13.6 (m very spread-out, 1H).
5 Example 18: Synthesis of N44-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-(1H-indo1-5-ylmethyl)-amine
In a 5-ml three-necked flask, dissolve 74 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, isolated as the dihydrochloride, in 0.5 ml of ethanol, add 45 mg of 5-formyl-indole and 70 pL of
10 diisopropylethylamine and stir for 2 hours 30 minutes at room temperature. Then add 28 mg of sodium hydroborate and stir for 18 hours at room temperature. Pour the reaction mixture into 5 ml of a saturated aqueous solution of potassium dihydrogen phosphate, then extract 3 times with 10 ml of dichloromethane. After purification on silica gel, eluting with mixtures of
15 dichloromethane and methanol (98-2, then 96-4 by volume), we obtain 34 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-(1 H-indol-5-yl¬methyl)-amine, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 427 (M+).
20 Example 19: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z).
Inject 103 mg of 4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluoren-9-one oxime (Z,E), obtained in Example 5, into a preparative chiral column containing 700 g of silica Chiralpak AS (20 pm). Elute with a mixture of n-heptane,
25 methanol, isopropanol and triethylamine (90-2.5-2.5-0.1 by volume). Recovering the second fraction eluted, and concentrating under reduced pressure, we obtain 23.8 mg of oxime Z.
 
Example 20: Synthesis of ethyl ester of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H¬fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-carbamoic acid.
In a 25-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, add 72 pL of ethyl chloroformate to a suspension, cooled to 5°C, of 225 mg of 4-(3H-
5 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, in 3 ml of tetrahydrofuran and 113 pL of triethylamine. Stir the reaction mixture for 1 hour, allowing it to return to room temperature, then concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification by silica gel flash chromatography, eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (96-4 by volume), we obtain
10 138 mg of ethyl ester of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- y1]-carbamoic acid, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (DI): m/z = 370 (M+).
15 Example 21: Synthesis of N44-(3H-Imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-2-(pyridin-3-y1)-acetamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 85.2 mg of 4- (3H-imiclazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 21 mg of (pyridin-3-yl)acetic acid in the presence of 44 mg of EDCI and
20 31 mg of HOBT in 1 ml of dichloromethane and 1 ml of DMF, for 20 hours. After diluting with 25 ml of water, drain the precipitate that formed, wash with water and dry under reduced pressure at 50°C. In this way we obtain 20 mg of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-2-(pyridin-3-y1)- acetamide, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 417 (MI).
Example 22: Synthesis of N44-(3H-Imiciazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y11-(1H-indol-6-ylmethyl)-amine
Carry out the procedure as in Example 18, starting from 94 mg of
30 dihydrochloride of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine,
55 mg of 6-formyl-indole and 90 pL of diisopropylethylamine in 0.7 ml of
ethanol for 2 hours at room temperature, then add 28 mg of sodium
 
hydroborate and stir for 1 hour at room temperature. After purification on silica gel, eluting with mixtures of dichloromethane and methanol (96-5 by volume), we obtain 58 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- (1H-Indol-6-ylmethyl)-amine, in the form of a pale pink solid with the following
5 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 427 (M+).
Example 23: Synthesis of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9-one oxime (E).
10    Inject 103 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluoren-9-one oxime
(Z,E), obtained in Example 5, into a preparative chiral column containing 700 g of silica Chiralpak AS (20 pm). Elute with a mixture of n-heptane, methanol, isopropanol and triethylamine (90-2.5-2.5-0.1 by volume). Recovering the first fraction eluted, and concentrating under reduced
15 pressure, we obtain 37 mg of oxime E, which has the following characteristics:
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO): from 7.18 to 7.28 (m, 2H); 7.33 (m, 1H); 7.58 (t, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.67 (m spread-out, 1H); 7.72 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.76 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.40 (d, J = 5.5 Hz,
20 1 H); 8.62 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 9.04 (s broad, 11-1).
Example 24: Synthesis of trifluoroacetate of 2-(2-amino-thiazoi-4-y1)-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yll-acetamide.
In a 10-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, add 210 pL
25 of a 2M solution of trimethylaluminium in toluene to a suspension of 80 mg of
4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example
6, in 2 ml of toluene and heat at 80°C for 20 minutes. Again add 90 pL of 2M
solution of trimethylaluminium in toluene and heat again for 10 minutes at
80°C. Add 45 mg of ethyl ester of (2-amino-thiazol-4-yl)acetic acid and
30 continue heating at 80°C for 2 hours. Pour the reaction mixture into 5 ml of a
saturated aqueous solution of potassium dihydrogen phosphate, then extract
3 times with 10 ml of dichloromethane. After purification by HPLC/MS on a
 
Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain 7 mg of trifluoroacetate of 2-(2-amino-thiazol-4-y1)-N-K-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-acetamide, in the form of a
5 white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 438 (M+).
Example 25: Synthesis of 2-(6-chloropyridin-3-y1)-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-acetamide.
10    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 101.3 mg of 4-
(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 39 mg of (2-chloropyridin-5-yl)acetic acid in the presence of 65.4 mg of EDCI and 46.1 mg of HOBT in 1.8 ml of dichloromethane and 1.8 ml of DMF, for 20 hours. After purifying by crystallization from water, we obtain 16 mg of
15 2-(6-chloropyridin-3-yi)-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)-911-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]-acetamide, in the form of a yellow powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 451 (M+).
20 Example 26: Synthesis of trifluoroacetate of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2- y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)10-quinolin-5-yl-methylamine
Carry out the procedure as in Example 18, starting from 100 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 59 mg of quinoline-5-carboxaldehyde in 1 ml of ethanol for 3 hours at
25 room temperature, then add 29 mg of sodium hydroborate and stir for 2 hours at room temperature. After purification by HPLC/MS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain 49.5 mg of trifluoroacetate of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]-
30 quinolin-5-yl-methylamine, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 439 (M*).
 
Example 27: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-2-(4-methoxy-phenyl)-acetamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 99.2 mg of 4-
5 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 37 mg of (4-methoxy-phenyl)acetic acid in the presence of 64 mg of EDCI and 45.1 mg of HOBT in 1.5 ml of dichloromethane and 1.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purifying by crystallization from water, we obtain 35 mg of N-14-(3 H-im idazo[4,5-c]pyrid in-2-yI)-9H-fl uoren-9(R,S )-yl]-2-(4-rnethoxy-
10 phenyl)-acetamide, in the form of a beige powder, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 446 (M+).
Example 28: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬15 9(R,S)-yl]-urea trifluoroacetate.
In a 10-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, add 210 pL of a 2M solution of trimethylaluminium to a suspension of 80 mg of 4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, in 1 ml of anhydrous toluene. Stir the suspension obtained for 15 minutes at room
20 temperature then 15 min at 80°C. Then add 30 mg of 2-chloro-ethyl carbamate, and stir for 1 hour at 40°C. After adding 0.5 ml of water, the precipitate that formed is drained. After purification by HPLC/MS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA),
25 then lyophilization of the fractions containing the product of the expected mass, we obtain 18 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1Furea trifluoroacetate, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 341 (M+).
 
Example 29: Synthesis of hydrochloride of 4-(1 H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-
 9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: In a 500-m1 three-necked flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 1.4 g of tert-butyl ester of fluorene-4-carboxylic acid, which can be
5 obtained according to HeIv. Chim. Acta 1984, 67, 2009-16, in 50 ml of tetrahydrofuran. After cooling to -20°C, add 1.18 g of potassium tert-butylate, then after stirring for 10 minutes at -20°C, add 0.995 g of methyl chloroformate to the purple solution obtained and stir for 1 hour at -20°C. Then dilute the reaction mixture with 200 ml of ethyl acetate, and wash with
10 saturated solution of sodium dihydrogen phosphate. Decant the organic phase, dry over magnesium sulphate and concentrate under reduced pressure. After purification on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and n-heptane (66-34 by volume), we obtain 1.4 g of 4-tert-butyl 9,9-dimethyl ester of fluorene-4,9,9-tricarboxylic acid, in the form
15 of a viscous colourless oil, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 2: In a 500-m1 three-necked flask, dissolve 1.4 g of 4-tert-butyl 9,9-dimethyl ester of fluorene-4,9,9-tricarboxylic acid, obtained in the preceding stage, in 10 ml of dichloromethane, then after cooling to 0°C add 10 ml of trifluoroacetic acid and stir for 1 hour at 0°C. After concentration
20 under reduced pressure, we obtain 1.2 g of 9,9-dimethyl ester of fluorene¬4,9,9-tricarboxylic acid in the form of a white powder, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 3: In a 500-m1 three-necked flask, stir, for one hour and fifteen
minutes at room temperature, 1.2 g of 9,9-dimethyl ester of fluorene-4,9,9-
25 tricarboxylic acid, obtained in the preceding stage, in 35 ml of thionyl chloride.
After concentration under reduced pressure, dissolve the acid chloride
obtained (1.33 g) in 40 ml of dichloromethane, then add 0.6 g of 3,4-
diaminopyridine and stir for one hour and thirty minutes at room temperature.
After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting
30 with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (96-4 by volume), we obtain
1.3 g of an equimolecular mixture of dimethyl ester of 4-(4-amino-pyridin-3-
ylcarbamoy1)-fluorene-9,9-dicarboxylic acid and of dimethyl ester of 4-(3-
 
amino-pyridin-4-ylcarbamoyl)-fluorene-9,9-dicarboxylic acid, in the form of a beige powder, which is used as it is in the next stage.
Stage 4: In a 25-m1 three-necked flask, dissolve 1.3 g of the amide mixture obtained in the preceding stage in 35 ml of trifluoroacetic acid, 3.5 ml
5 of trifluoroacetic anhydride and 1.5 ml of 36% hydrochloric acid. Then stir for 2 days at 90°C, then add, in three portions, 8.5 ml of 36% hydrochloric acid and heat again for 60 hours at 90°C. After concentration under reduced pressure, the residue is purified by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 mesh), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 then 90-
10 10 by volume). In this way we obtain 1 g of hydrochloride of 4-(1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluorene-9(R,S)-carboxylic acid, in the form of an off-white powder with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 363 (M+)
15 Example 30: Synthesis of trifluoroacetate of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)- fluoren-9-one semicarbazone (Z, E)
In a 5-ml three-necked flask, stir, for 6 hours at room temperature, a suspension containing 35 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9- one, obtained in Example 1, 29 mg of sodium acetate and 20 mg of
20 semicarbazide hydrochloride in 0.4 ml of an aqueous solution at 50% of ethanol. Then add a further 29 mg of sodium acetate and 20 mg of semicarbazide hydrochloride then stir again for 18 hours at room temperature. After adding 2 mi of water, the precipitate that formed is drained and washed twice with 1 ml of water. After purification by HPLC/MS on a
25 Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain 5.5 mg of trifluoroacetate of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluoren-9- one semicarbazone (Z, E), in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
30    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 354 (M+).
 
Example 31: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yfiamide of 2-hydroxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 298 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 189 mg of 2-hydroxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid in the presence of 211 mg of EDCI and 149 mg of HOBT in 7 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purifying by precipitation in water, then washing successively with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then isopropanol, we obtain 450 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 2-hydroxy-
10 quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a brown solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 469 (M').
Example 32: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬15 9(R,S)-yl]amide of tetrahydropyran-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 202 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 80 mg of tetrahydropyran-4-carboxylic acid in the presence of 177 mg of EDCI and 125 mg of HOBT in 3.4 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purifying by
20 precipitation in water, then washing successively with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then petroleum ether, we obtain 253 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of tetrahydro¬pyran-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 410 (Mi.).
Example 33: Synthesis of the tert-butyl ester of 444-(3H-imidazo[4,5-
c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyll-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 208 mg of 4-
30 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 145.4 mg of tert-butoxycarbonyl-nipecotic acid in the presence of 182 mg of EDCI and 128.5 mg of HOBT in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purifying
 
by precipitation in water, then washing successively with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then petroleum ether, we obtain 195 mg of tert-butyl ester of 444-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- ylcarbamoyli-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige crystalline
5 solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 509 (M+).
Example 34: Synthesis of hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-hydroxy-naphthalene-1-carboxylic acid
10 Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 208 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 119 mg of 6-hydroxy-naphthalene-1-carboxylic in the presence of 182 mg of EDCI and 128.5 mg of HOBT in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a
15 mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 100 mg of hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yllamide of 6-hydroxy-naphthalene-1-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 468 (M*).
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Example 35: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-ylIamide of isoquinoline-5-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 208 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example
25 6, and 110 mg of isoquinoline-5-carboxylic acid in the presence of 182 mg of EDCI and 128.5 mg of HOBT in 10.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 106 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of
30 isoquinoline-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mlz = 453 (M+).
 
Example 36: Synthesis of 2-furan-3-yl-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-2-oxo-acetamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 351 mg of 4-
5 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 150 mg of 3-furylglyoxylic acid in the presence of 308 mg of EDCI and 217 mg of HOBT in 5.9 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (97.5-2.5 by volume), we obtain 96 mg of 2-
10 furan-3-yl-N-f4-(3H-im idazo[4,5-c] pyrid in-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]-2-oxo-acetamide, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 420 (M+).
15 Example 37: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren¬9(R,S))-y1]-2-pyridin-4-yl-acetamide trifluoroacetate
Carry out the procedure as in Example 24, but starting from 50 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, 300 pL of a 2M solution of trimethylaluminium in toluene and 46 pL of ethyl
20 ester of (4-pyridyl)acetic acid in 2 ml of toluene and 0.5 ml of N-methylpyrrolidone for 10 minutes at room temperature then 10 minutes at 60°C in a microwave reactor. After purification by HPLC/MS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain
25 7.8 mg of N14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S))-y1]-2-pyridin¬4-yl-acetamide trifluoroacetate, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 417 (M+).
 
Example 38: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide trifluoroacetate of 2H-1-benzopyran-5-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 74 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 39 mg of 2H-1-benzopyran-5-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 57.5 mg of EDCI, 40.5 mg of HOST and 70 pL of diisopropylethylamine in 1 ml of DMF for 24 hours. After purification by HPLC/MS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain 21 mg of [4-(3H-
10 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide trifluoroacetate of 2H¬1-benzopyran-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a beige solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 456 (M').
2H-1-benzopyran-5-carboxylic acid can be obtained according to 15 W02005012291.
Example 39: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide trifluoroacetate of 1 H-pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 75 mg of 4-
20 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 42 mg of 1 H-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 72 mg of EDCI, 51 mg of HOBT and 131 pL of diisopropylethylamine in 1.25 ml of DMF and 1.25 ml of dichloromethane for 24 hours. After purification by HPLCIMS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water
25 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain 58.5 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide trifluoroacetate of 1 H-pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 392 (M4).
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Example 40: Synthesis of Ki-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-succinamide trifluoroacetate.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 74.6 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 43.9 mg of succinamic acid, in the presence of 71.9 mg of EDCI, 50.7 mg of HOBT and 131 pL of diisopropylamine in 1.25 ml of dichloromethane and 1.25 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by HPLC/MS on silica Symmetry C18 (5 pm), following the conditions described in Example 28, we obtain 63 mg of N144-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)11]-
10 succinamide trifluoroacetate, in the form of a white solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 397 (M+).
Example 41: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-
15 9(R,S)-yllamide trifluoroacetate of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 74.62 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 612 mg of 1H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid, which can be obtained according to Archiv. Pharm. 1989, 322, 457-59, in the presence of 71.9 mg of
20 EDCI, 50.7 mg of HOBT and 131 pL of diisopropylamine in 1.25 ml of dichloromethane and 1.25 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by HPLCIMS in the conditions described in Example 28, we obtain 66.5 mg of [4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide trifluoroacetate of 1 H-benzotriazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white solid, with the
25 following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (EA): m/z = 443 (M+).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.41 (d, J = 8.5 Hz,
1H); 7.27 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.38 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.54 to
7.67 (m, 3H); 7.77 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.85 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H);
30 from 7.88 to 8.13 (m very spread-out, 2H); 8.15 (d broad, J = 6.5 Hz, 1H);
from 8.50 to 8.70 (m very spread-out, 1H); 8.64 (d, J = 6.5 Hz, 1H); 9.37 (d, J
= 8.5 Hz, 1H); 9.53 (s broad, 1H); from 14.1 to 15.2 (m very spread-out, 1 H);
 
from 15.7 to 16.3 (m spread-out, 1H).
Example 42: Synthesis of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
9(R,S)-y11-2-(5-mercapto-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-y1)-acetamide trifluoroacetate.
5  Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 75 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 44 mg of (5-mercapto-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-y1)-acetic acid, in the presence of 72 mg of EDCI, 51 mg of HOBT and 131 pL of diisopropylethylamine in 1.25 ml of DMF and 1.25 ml of dichloromethane for 24 hours. After
10 purification by HPLC/MS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA), we obtain 67.5 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyrid n-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]-2-(5-mercapto-4 H-1 ,2,4-triazol-3-y1)-
acetamide trifluoroacetate, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following
15 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 439 (M+).
Example 43: Synthesis of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-
9(R,S)-yliamide of 2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid
20  Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 202 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 110 mg of 2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 177 mg of EDCI and 125 mg of HOBT in 5.9 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M),
25 eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 139 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)- yliamide of 2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-1 H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell ): m/z = 458 (M+).
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Example 44: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-chloro-1 H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 200 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 120 mg of 6-chloro-1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 175 mg of EDCI and 124 mg of HOBT in 5.8 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 40 mg of [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 6-chloro-
10 1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): mix = 476 (M*).
Example 45: Synthesis of 14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren¬15 9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indazole-5-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 202 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 122.5 mg of hydrochloride of 1H-indazole-5-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 177 mg of EDCI, 124 mg of HOBT and 122 pL of
20 diisopropylamine in 5.8 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 87 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indazole-5¬ carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid, with the following
25 characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 442 (M+).
Example 46: Synthesis of [4-(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yfiamide of 1 H-indole-6-carboxylic acid
30    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 204 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
and 100 mg of 11-1-indole-6-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 179 mg of
 
EDCI and 126 mg of HOBT in 3 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (90-10 by volume), we obtain 54 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yljamide of 1 H-indole-6-
 5 carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell); m/z = 441 (M+).
Example 47: Synthesis of N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬10 9(R,S)-yl]-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 208 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 78 mg of isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 182 mg of EDCI and 128 mg of HOBT in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash
15 chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 90 mg of N44- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-isonicotinamide, in the form of a white crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 403 (M).
20    1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 8 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 6.36 (d, J = 8.5 Hz,
1 H); 7.26 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); 7.34 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1 H); from 7.48 to 7.60 (m, 3H); from 7.65 to 7.77 (m, 3H); 7.87 (d broad, J = 6.0 Hz, 2H); 8.39 (d, J = 5.5 Hz, 1H); 8.75 (d broad, J = 6.0 Hz, 2H); 9.04 (s broad, 1H); 9.47 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); from 13.0 to 14.0 (m very spread-out, 1H).
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Example 48: Synthesis of N144-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yi)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yI]-n icotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 208 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
30 and 78 mg of nicotinic acid, in the presence of 182 mg of EDCI and 128 mg of
HOBT in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash
chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of
 
dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 78 mg of N14- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-nicotinamide, in the form of a pale green, crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (ElI): m/z = 403 (M+).
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Example 49: Synthesis of hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yfiamide of 4-oxo-pentanoic acid.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 208 mg of 4- (311-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
10 and 73.6 mg of laevulinic acid, in the presence of 182 mg of EDCI and 128 mg of HOST in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 62 mg of hydrochloride of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-91-1-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide
15 of 4-oxo-pentanoic acid, in the form of a white crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 396 (M+).
Example 50: Synthesis of hydrochloride of 3-hydroxy-N-[4-(3H-imidazo[4,5- 20 c] pyrid in-2-yI)-9 H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]-benzamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 208 mg of 4- (3H-imiclazo(4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 87.5 mg of 3-hydroxybenzoic acid, in the presence of 182 mg of EDCI and 128 mg of HOST in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash
25 chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 34 mg of hydrochloride of 3-hydroxy-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-benzamide, in the form of a pale green, crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
30    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 418 (M+).
 
Example 51: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide trifluoroacetate of morpholine-4-carboxylic acid
In a 10-m1 round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve 34 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in
5 Example 6, in 0.5 ml of tetrahydrofuran containing 9.5 pL of pyridine, then add 23 mg of p-nitrophenyl chioroforrnate and stir for 2 hours at 20°C. Then add 2 pL of pyridine and an additional 2.5 mg of p-nitrophenyl chloroformate and stir again for 2 hours at room temperature. Finally add 70 pL of morpholine in solution in 0.5 ml of dichloromethane and stir for 3 days at room temperature.
10 Concentrate the reaction mixture under reduced pressure. After purification by HPLC/MS in the conditions described in Example 28, we obtain 4.7 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yI]amide trifluoroacetate of morpholine-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
15    Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 411 (NA+)
Example 52: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yliamide trifluoroacetate of 5-dimethylamino-naphthalene-1-sulphonic acid.
20    In a 10-m1 round-bottomed flask under an argon atmosphere, dissolve
72 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, in 1.2 ml of tetrahydrofuran containing 40 pL of triethylamine, then add 72 mg of dansyl chloride and stir for 3 days at room temperature. Concentrate the reaction mixture under reduced pressure. After purification
25 by HPLCIMS in the conditions described in Example 28, we obtain 18.5 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide trifluoroacetate of 5-dimethylamino-naphthalene-1-sulphonic acid, in the form of a yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 531 (IT).
30    1H-NMR spectrum (400 MHz, S in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.90 (s, 6H); 5.42
(d, J = 9.0 Hz, 1H); 6.85 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.07 to 7.16 (m, 2H);
7.20 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.32 to 7.40 (m, 2H); 7.47 (d broad, J =
 
8.0 Hz, 1H); from 7.63 to 7.72 (m, 3H); 8.20 (m spread-out, 1H); 8.36 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.43 (d broad, J= 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.57 (d broad, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 8.65 (d, J = 6.5 Hz, 1H); 8.90 (d, J = 9.0 Hz, 1H); from 9.55 to 9.64 (m very spread-out, 1H); from 14.4 to 14.9 (m very spread-out, 1H).
5
Example 53: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 1 H-indole-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 75 mg of 4- (311-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
10 and 60 mg of 1H-indole-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 72 mg of EDCI, 51 mg of HOBT and 131 pL of diisopropylethylamine in 1.25 ml of DMF and 1.25 ml of dichloromethane for 24 hours. After purification by HPLC/MS on a Symmetry C18 silica column (5 pm), eluting with a gradient of water 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA) to acetonitrile 100% (containing 0.07% of TFA),
15 then flash chromatography on a silica cartridge SCX MegaBond Elut, eluting with methanol, we obtain 54.5 mg of the [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl)amide of 1 H-indole-4-carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (DI): m/z = 441 (M+)
20
Example 54: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-amino-naphthalene-1-carboxylic acid
Stage 1: Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 414 mg of 4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained
25 in Example 6, and 274 mg of 6-nitro-naphthalene-1-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 363 mg of EDCI and 256 mg of HOBT in 3.5 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 300 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-
30 yl]amide of 6-nitro-naphthalene-1-carboxylic acid, in the form of a yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 497 (M+).
 
Stage 2: Hydrogenate 524 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yllamide of 6-nitro-naphthalene-1-carboxylic acid, obtained as in the preceding stage, in solution in 30 ml of ethanol and 40 ml of dimethylformamide, at room temperature in an autoclave under a pressure of
5 1 bar for 20 hours, in the presence of 16 mg of palladium on carbon at 10%. After filtration on Celite, concentrate the filtrate under reduced pressure. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 176 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of 6-
10 amino-naphthalene-1-carboxylic acid, in the form of a white crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): mlz = 467 (M+).
Example 55: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo(4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬15 9(R,S)-yl]amide trifluoroacetate of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid
Dissolve 157 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yljamide of quinoline-5-carboxylic acid, obtained as in Example 14, in 10 ml of dioxan and heat for 15 hours at a temperature close to 100°C in the presence of 80 mg of Lawesson's reagent. After cooling, concentrate the
20 reaction mixture under reduced pressure. After purification by HPLC/MS in the conditions described in Example 28, we obtain 42 mg of [4-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylIamide trifluoroacetate of quinoline-5-carbothioic acid, in the form of a yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (ElI): mlz = 469 (M+)
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 5 in ppm, DMSO-de): 7.31 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.37 to 7.49 (m, 2H); from 7.60 to 7.70 (m, 4H); from 7.75 to 7.84 (m, 2H); 7.90 (d broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 8.06 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.11 (d broad, J = 8.0 Hz, 1H); 8.22 (d broad, J = 6.5 Hz, 1H); from 8.64 to
30 8.73 (m, 2H); 8.96 (dd, J = 2.0 and 4.0 Hz, 1H); 9.59 (s broad, 1H); 11.32 (d, J = 9.0 Hz, 1H); from 14.2 to 15.0 (m very spread-out, 2H).
 
Example 56: Synthesis of N-K-(3H-imiciazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-1-oxynicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 212 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
5 and 90 mg of N-oxide of nicotinic acid, in the presence of 186 mg of EDCI and 131 mg of HOBT in 5.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 109 mg of N-[4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-1-oxynicotinamide, in the
10 form of a pale green, crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/1): m/z = 419 (M+).
Example 57: Synthesis of tert-butyl ester of {(S)-2-carbamoy1-144-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyli-ethyll-carbamoic
15 acid.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 212 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 150 mg of N-Boc-asparagine, in the presence of 186 mg of EDCI and 131 mg of HOBT in 5.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purifying by precipitation
20 in water, then washing successively with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with petroleum ether, we obtain 220 mg of tert-butyl ester of {(S)-2-carbamoy1-144-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-carbamoic acid, in the form of a yellow crystalline solid with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 512 (M+).
Example 58: Synthesis of Ni4-(3H-innidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-y1]-2-ureido-acetamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 212 mg of 4-
30 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
and 76.4 mg of hydantoic acid, in the presence of 186 mg of EDCI and
131 mg of HOBT in 5.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purifying by precipitation
 
in water, then washing successively with a saturated solution of sodium hydrogen carbonate then with petroleum ether, we obtain 161 mg of N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-2-ureido-acetamide, in the form of a yellow crystalline solid with the following characteristics:
5    Mass spectrum (DI): m/z = 398 (Mi.
Example 59: Synthesis of tert-butyl ester of {(R)-1-carbamoy1-244-(3H-
imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyli-ethyll-carbamoic acid.
10    Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 297 mg of 4-
(31-1-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 210 mg of N-Boc-isoasparagine, in the presence of 260 mg of EDCI and 183 mg of HOBT in 7.3 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purifying by precipitation in water, then washing successively with a saturated solution of sodium
15 hydrogen carbonate, then with methanol and then with petroleum ether, we obtain 176 mg of tert-butyl ester of {(R)-1-carbamoy1-2-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5- c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoy11-ethyll-carbamoic acid, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Ell): m/z = 512 (Mi.
20
Example 60: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yliamide of 1-oxo-indan-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 183 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
25 and 100 mg of indanone-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 163 mg of EDCI and 115 mg of HOST in 4.6 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 84 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yliamide of 1-oxo-indan-4-
30 carboxylic acid, in the form of a white crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 456 (Mi.
 
Example 63: Synthesis of the hydrochloride of (S)-2-amino-N144-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y11-succinamide.
Dissolve 200 mg of tert-butyl ester of ((S)-2-carbamoy1-1-14-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)ylcarbamoyli-ethyll-carbamoic
5 acid, obtained in Example 57, in 5 ml of dioxan and 4 ml of dichloromethane, then add 0.87 ml of a 4M solution of hydrochloric acid in dioxan. After stirring for 15 hours at room temperature, dry the solid that formed. After washing successively with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 54 mg of the hydrochloride of (S)-2-amino-N1-[4-(3H-
10 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yll-succinamide, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 412 (M+).
Example 64: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-9H-fluoren¬15 9(R,S)-yl]amide of isoquinoline-1-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 202.5 mg of 4- (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 106.8 mg of isoquinoline-1-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 177.4 mg of EDCI and 125 mg of HOBT in 5.9 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification
20 by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and methanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 80 mg of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yl]amide of isoqu inoline-1- carboxylic acid, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
25    Mass spectrum (E/I): m/z = 453 (Mt).
Example 65: Synthesis of the hydrochloride of (R)-2-amino-N114-(3H¬imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-succinamide.
Dissolve 244 mg of tert-butyl ester of {(R)-2-carbamoy1-1-[4-(31-1-
30 imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-ylcarbamoyn-ethyl}-carbamoic acid, obtained in Example 61, in 5 ml of dichloromethane, then add 1 ml of a 4M solution of hydrochloric acid in dioxan. After stirring for 5 hours at room
 
temperature, drain the solid that formed, and wash with water. We obtain 160 mg of the hydrochloride of (R)-2-amino-N144-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin¬2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-yli-succinamide, in the form of a pale yellow crystalline solid, with the following characteristics:
5    Mass spectrum (Eli): m/z = 412 (M4).
Example 66: Synthesis of 2-acetylamino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)- 9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]-isonicotinamide.
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 212.3 mg of 4-
10 (3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yl)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6, and 116.6 mg of 2-acetylamino-isonicotinic acid, in the presence of 186 mg of EDCI and 131 mg of HOBT in 5.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by flash chromatography on silica gel (70-230 M), eluting with a mixture of dichloromethane and ethanol (95-5 by volume), we obtain 108 mg of 2-
15 acetylamino-N44-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-y1)-9H-fluoren-9(R,S)-y1]- isonicotinamide, in the form of a pale yellow solid, with the following characteristics:
Mass spectrum (PI): m/z = 460 (kr).
1H-NMR spectrum (300 MHz, 6 in ppm, DMSO-d6): 2.12 (s, 3H); 6.34
20 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 7.25 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); 7.34 (t broad, J = 7.5 Hz, 1H); from 7.48 to 7.59 (m, 4H); from 7.62 to 7.76 (m, 3H); from 8.37 to 8.44 (m, 2H); 8.55 (s broad, 1H); 9.04 (s broad, 1H); 8.43 (d, J = 8.5 Hz, 1H); 10.6 (s broad, 1 H); 13.4 (m very spread-out, 1 H).
25 Example 67: Synthesis of [4-(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-9H-fluoren¬9(R,S)-yl]amide of quinoline-4-carboxylic acid
Carry out the procedure as in Example 14, starting from 212.3 mg of 4-
(3H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-yI)-fluorene-9(R,S)-amine, obtained in Example 6,
and 112 mg of quinoline-4-carboxylic acid, in the presence of 186 mg of EDCI
30 and 131 mg of HOBT in 5.2 ml of DMF for 20 hours. After purification by
washing successively with a saturated aqueous solution of sodium hydrogen
carbonate then with dichloromethane, we obtain 213 mg of [4-(3H-
 
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