Synthesis and evaluation of anticonvulsant activities of some bis Mannich bases and corresponding piperidinols

Gul H., Calis U., Vepsalainen J.

ARZNEIMITTELFORSCHUNG-DRUG RESEARCH, vol.52, no.12, pp.863-869, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0031-1299982
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.863-869
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


Some acetophenone derived his Mannich bases (B1-B5) and piperidinols (C1, C4), which are the structural isomers of B1 and B4, and also quaternary piperidine derivative C6 were synthesized and studied for anticonvulsant activity. Of the compounds, C6 was reported for the first time. Chemical structures of the compounds were confirmed by UV, III, H-1-NMR, C-13-NMR, mass spectra and elemental analysis. Their anticonvulsant activities were determined by maximal electroshock (MES), subcutaneous metrazol (scMet) tests and rotarod test for neurological deficits. According to the activity studies, B2, B4, C1 and C4 derivatives were found to be protective against MES at 30 mg/kg and above. B1, B2, B3, B4, C4 and C6 derivatives were found to be protective against scMet. at different dose levels ranging from 30 to 300 mg/kg. Since no neurotoxicity was detected for the compounds B4 and C4, they seem to be candidate compounds for further synthesis and in vivo studies for their potential anticonvulsant activity.