DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588523
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Synthesis and Bioactivity of Novel N-Benzylic and N-Phenethylic Ephedrine Derivatives

Mario Ellwart, Georg Höfner, Aaron Gerwien, Klaus T. Wanner, Paul Knochel*
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Department Chemie und Department Pharmazie, Butenandtstraße 5–13, Haus F, 81377 München, Germany   Email:
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Publication History

Received: 28 June 2017

Accepted: 02 July 2017

Publication Date:
23 August 2017 (eFirst)


A range of N-benzylic and N-phenethylic ephedrine derivatives were prepared in a one-pot procedure starting from the two enantiomers of ephedrine using the Potier reagent, and a polyfunctional aryl- or benzylic organozinc halide. The biological activity in indatraline MS Binding Assays addressing hDAT, hNET and hSERT was determined and discussed.

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