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Title:
COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2004/064730
Kind Code:
A2
Abstract:
Certain substituted urea derivatives selectively modulate the cardiac sarcomere, for example by potentiating cardiac myosin, and are useful in the treatment of systolic heart failure including congestive heart failure.

Inventors:
Morgan, Bradley Paul (1206 Rimer Drive, Moraga, CA, 94556, US)
Elias, Kathleen A. (641 29th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94131, US)
Kraynack, Erica Anne (2 Ridgewood Court, Belmont, CA, 94002, US)
Pu-ping LU. (1110 Polynesia Drive #108, Foster City, CA, 94404, US)
Malik, Fady (2884 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010, US)
Muci, Alex
Qian, Xiangping (1451 Beach Park Boulevard #215, Foster City, CA, 94404, US)
Smith, Whitney Walter (1122 RIchmond Street, El Cerrito, CA, 94530, US)
Tochimoto, Todd
Tomasi, Adam Lewis (1335 Filbert Street #305, San Francisco, CA, 94109, US)
Morgans Jr., David J. (781 Vista Grande Avenue, Los Altos, CA, 94024, US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2004/001069
Publication Date:
August 05, 2004
Filing Date:
January 14, 2004
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Assignee:
CYTOKINETICS, INC. (280 East Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA, 94080, US)
Morgan, Bradley Paul (1206 Rimer Drive, Moraga, CA, 94556, US)
Elias, Kathleen A. (641 29th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94131, US)
Kraynack, Erica Anne (2 Ridgewood Court, Belmont, CA, 94002, US)
Pu-ping LU. (1110 Polynesia Drive #108, Foster City, CA, 94404, US)
Malik, Fady (2884 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA, 94010, US)
Muci, Alex
Qian, Xiangping (1451 Beach Park Boulevard #215, Foster City, CA, 94404, US)
Smith, Whitney Walter (1122 RIchmond Street, El Cerrito, CA, 94530, US)
Tochimoto, Todd
Tomasi, Adam Lewis (1335 Filbert Street #305, San Francisco, CA, 94109, US)
Morgans Jr., David J. (781 Vista Grande Avenue, Los Altos, CA, 94024, US)
International Classes:
A61K31/17; A61K31/34; A61K31/35; A61K31/424; A61K31/44; A61K31/4439; A61K31/4545; A61K31/5377; C07C273/02; C07C275/28; C07C275/30; C07C275/34; C07C275/36; C07C275/40; C07D207/12; C07D211/42; C07D213/02; C07D213/65; C07D213/70; C07D213/75; C07D217/04; C07D401/12; C07D405/12; C07D413/02; C07D413/12; C07D417/12; C07D498/04; C07D513/04; A61K; (IPC1-7): A61K/
Domestic Patent References:
WO2002092576A12002-11-21
Foreign References:
US5162360A1992-11-10
Other References:
None
See also references of EP 1615878A2
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Lowin, David A. (P.O. Box 620535, Woodside, CA, 94062-0535, US)
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Claims:
WHAT IS CLAIMED IS :
1. A compound represented by Formula 1 : Formula I wherein : R'is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl ; and R2 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aralkyl ; optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroaralkyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl, or a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof.
2. The compound of Claim 1 where R'is represented by Formula li : wherein : X is0,0 (optionally substituted lower alkylene), (optionally substituted lower alkylene)O,S,S (optionally substituted lower alkylene), (optionally substituted 1 ower alkylene)S, SO2, SO2(optionally substituted lower alkylene), or (optionally substituted lower alkylene)SO2 ; Y and Z are independentlyC= orN=, provided that only one of Y or Z isN= ; R1 1 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl ; R'2is hydrogen, halo or optionally substituted heteroaryl ; and R1 3 is hydrogen, halo, optionally substituted heteroaryl or nitro.
3. The compound of Claim 2 having one or more of the following : X is O; Y and Z areC= ; R1.1 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, optionallysubstituted 3oxotetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl ; R1 2 is hydrogen or fluoro ; and R1.3 is pyridinyl or fluoro.
4. The compound of Claim 3 where : Y and Z areC= ; R' 1 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, substitutedpyrrolidinyl, 3oxo tetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl, substitutedpiperidinyl, pyridinyl or hydroxylower alkylphenyl ; R1 2 is hydrogen ; and R1 3 is fluoro.
5. The compound of Claim 4 where X is O.
6. The compound of Claim 2 where R1.1 is 1acylpyrrolidin3yl, 1alkoxycarbonyl pyrrolidin3yl, 1amidinopyrrolidin3yl, 1sulfonylpyrrolidin3yl, 3oxotetrahydro, pyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl, 1acylpiperidin3yl, 1alkoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1amidino piperidin3yl or 1sulfonylpiperidin3yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent.
7. The compound of Claim 3 where R1.1 is 1acylpyrrolidin3yl, 1alkoxycarbonyl pyrrolidin3yl, 1amidinopyrrolidin3yl, 1sulfonylpyrrolidin3yl, 3oxotetrahydro pyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl, 1acylpiperidin3yl, 1alkoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1amidino piperidin3yl or 1sulfonylpiperidin3yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent.
8. The compound of Claim 4 where Rl"is 1acylpyrrolidin3yi, 1alkoxycarbonyl pyrrolidin3yl, 1amidinopyrrolidin3yl, 1sulfonylpyrrolidin3yl, 3oxotetrahydro pyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl, 1acylpiperidin3yl, 1alkoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1amidino piperidin3yl or 1sulfonylpiperidin3yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent.
9. The compound of Claim 5 where R1.1 is 1acylpyrrolidin3yl, 1alkoxycarbonyl pyrrolidin3yl, 1amidinopyrrolidin3yl, 1sulfonylpyrrolidin3yl, 3oxotetrahydro pyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl, 1acylpiperidin3yl, 1alkoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1amidino piperidin3yl or 1sulfonylpiperidin3yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent.
10. The compound of Claim 5 where R1.1 is 1acetylpiperidin3yl, 1methoxyacetyl piperidin3yl, 1(azetidine1carbonyl)piperidin3yl, 1methoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1ethoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1dimethylaminocarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1 methanesulfonylpiperidin3yl, 1(ethane2sulfonyl)piperidin3yl, 1(propane2 sulfonyl)piperidin3yl, 1 (azetidin1ylsulfonyl)piperidin3yl, 1dimethylaminosulfonyl piperidin3yl, 1(N1azetidin1ylN2cyanoamidino)piperidin3yl, 1(N2cyanoN1,N1 dimethyamidino)piperidine3yl, 1acetylpyrrolidin3yl, 1methoxyacetylpyrrolidin3yl, 1(azetidine1carbonyl)pyrrolidin3yl, 1methoxycarbonylpyrrolidin3yl, 1methoxycarbonyl2methoxymethylpyrrolidin4yl, 1methanesulfonylpyrrolidin3yl, 1 (ethane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yl, 1 (ethane2sulfonyl)4methoxypyrrolidin3yl, 1 (ethane2sulfonyl)5methoxymethylpyrrolidin3yl, 1(propanoe2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3 yl, 1(azetidin1ylsulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yl, 1dimethylaminosulfonylpyrrolidin3yl, 1 dimethylaminosulfonyl2methoxymethylpyrrolidin4yl, 1 (N'azetidin1ylN2cyano amidino)pyrrolidin3yl, 1(N2cyanoN1, N1dimethyamidino)pyrrolidin3yl, or 3oxo tetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl.
11. The compound of Claim 10 where R1.1 is 1acylpyrrolidin3yl, 1sulfonyl pyrrolidin3yl, 3oxotetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yl, 1alkoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl or 1sulfonylpiperidin3yl.
12. The compound of Claim 11 where R1 1 is 1methoxycarbonyl2methoxymethyl pyrrolidin4yl, 1(ethane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yl, 1(ethane2sulfonyl)5 methoxymethylpyrrolidin3yl, 1dimethylaminosulfonylpyrrolidin3yl, 1 dimethylaminosulfonyl2methoxymethylpyrrolidin4yl, 3oxotetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2 c] oxazol6yl, 1methoxycarbonylpiperidin3yl, 1methanesulfonylpiperidin3yl, or 1 (ethane2sulfonyl)piperidin3yl.
13. The compound of any of Claims 112 where R2 is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl.
14. The compound of Claim 13 where R2 is optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted naphthyl, optionally substituted pyrrolyl, optionally substituted, thiazolyl, optionally substituted isooxazolyl, optionally substituted pyrazolyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl, optionally substituted pyrazinyl, optionally substituted pyrimidinyl, or optionally substituted pyridazinyl.
15. The compound of Claim 13 where R2 has one or two optional substituents selected from : acetyl, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkoxyalkyl, lower alkoxy carbonyl, hydroxy lower alkyl, alkoxy lower alkyl, carboxy, halo and trifluoromethyl.
16. The compound of Claim 15 where R2 is isooxazol3yl, 5methylisooxazol3yl, isooxazol5yl, pyrazol3yl, pyrazinyl, substituted phenyl or optionally substuted pyridinyl.
17. The compound of Claim 16 where R2 is : phenyl having one or two substituents selected from : lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, halo, hydroxy and hydroxy lower alkyl ; or pyridin2yl, pyridin3yl or pyridin4yl optionally having a substituent selected from : acetyl, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkoxyalkyl, lower alkoxy carbonyl, carboxy and trifluoromethyl.
18. The compound of Claim 17 where R2 is optionallypsubstituted pyridin3yl.
19. The compound of Claim 18 where R2 is pyridin3yl optionally psubstituted with a member of the group : acetyl, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, methoxymethyl, hydroxy, hydroxymethyl and hydroxyethyl.
20. The compound of Claim 19 where R2 is pyridin3yl or 6methylpyridin3yl.
21. The compound of any of Claims 112 where R2 is optionally substituted aralkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaralkylyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl.
22. The compound of Claim 21 where R2 is represented by the formula WR2.1 where : W is C, to C3 straight or branchedchain alkylen ; and R2'is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl.
23. The compound of Claim 22 where : W is methylene ; and R2'is tetrahydrofuran2yl, tetrahydrofuran3yl, Nacylpyrrolidin2yl, Nacyl morpholin3yl, Nacylpiperidin3yl, Nacylpiperidin4yl, pyridin3yl, pyridin4yl, optionally substituted piperidinyl pmethoxyphenyl or pfluorophenyl.
24. The compound of Claim 21 where R2 is tetrahydrofuran2yl, tetrahydrofuran3yl, Nacylpyrrolidin2yl, Nacylmorpholin3yl, Nacylpiperidin3yl, Nacylpiperidin4yl or cyclohexyl.
25. A compound selected from the group : 1 [3 ( 1Acetylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3 (6methoxypyridin3yl)urea ; 1[3(1Acetylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3pyridin3ylurea ; 1 [3Fluoro5 (1methanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)phenyl]3pyridin3ylurea ; 1 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)1 [3 (1Acetylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3 (6methoxypyridin3yl)urea ; (R)1 [3 (1Acetylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3pyridin3ylurea ; (R)1[3Fluoro5(3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)1 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; (R)l [3Fluoro5 (lmethanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)phenyl]3pyridin3ylurea ; (R)1 [3 (1Acetylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3 (6methylpyridin3yl)urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (R)l {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}piperidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)1{3Fluoro5[3(6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}piperidine1carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (R)1 [3Fluoro5 (1methanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)phenyl]3 (6methylpyridin 3yl)urea ; (R)1[3Fluoro5(3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1carboxylic acid ethyl ester ; (R)1[3Fluoro5(3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (R)1{3Fluoro5[3(6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}piperidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (R)1 {3Fluoro5 [1 (propane2sulfonyl)piperidin3yloxy]phenyl}3pyridin3yl urea ; (R)1 {3Fluoro5 [1 (propane2sulfonyl)piperidin3yloxy]phenyl}3 (6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; (R)1 [3 (1Ethanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3pyridin3ylurea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (R)1 [3 ( 1Ethanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3 (6methylpyridin3 yl)urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (S)3 [3Fluoro5 (pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1N, NdimethylNcyano carboxamidine ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (S)3 [3Fluoro5 (2methylpyridin5ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1N, Ndimethyl Ncyanocarboxamidine ; (S)1 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (S)1 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}piperidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (S)1 [3 (1Ethanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3pyridin3ylurea ; (S)l {3Fluoro5 [l (propane2sulfonyl)piperidin3yloxy]phenyl}3pyridin3yl urea ; (S)1 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (S)1 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]piperidine1carboxylic acid ethyl ester ; (S)1 [3 (1Ethanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3 (6methylpydridin3 yl)urea ; (S)1{3Fluoro5[1(propane2sulfonyl)piperidin3yloxy]phenyl}3(6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; (S)1 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}piperidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (S)1{3Fluoro5[3(6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}piperidine1carboyxlic acid ethyl ester ; and (S)1 [3Fluoro5 (1methanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)phenyl]3pyridin3ylurea, or a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof.
26. A compound selected from the group : (S)3 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}pyrrolidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (R)3{3Fluoro5[3(6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}pyrrolidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (S)3 [3Fluoro5 (2methylpyridin5ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1N, Ndimethyl Ncyanocarboxamidine ; (R)3 [3Fluoro5 (2methylpyridin5ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1N, Ndimethyl Ncyanocarboxamidine ; (S)3 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (S)3 [3Fluoro5 (pyridin2ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1N, NdimethylNcyano carboxamidine ; (R)3 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> (R)3 [3Fluoro5 (pyridin2ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1N, NdimethylNcyano carboxamidine ; (S)3 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> (S)3 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}pyrrolidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)3{3Fluoro5[3(6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}pyrrolidine1arboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)3 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> (S)1 {3Fluoro5 [1 (propane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3pyridin3yl urea ; (S)1 {3Fluoro5 [1 (propane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3 (6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; (S)1 {3Fluoro5 [1 (ethane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3pyridin3yl urea ; (S)1{3Fluoro5[1(ethane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3(6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; (R)1{3Fluoro5[1(ethane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3pyridin3yl urea ; (S)1{3Fluoro5[1(methane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3(6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; (R)1{3Fluoro5[1(ethane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3(6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; (R)1{3Fluoro5[1(propane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3(6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> (S)4 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy} [ (S)2methoxymethyl] pyrrolidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (S)4{3Fluoro5[3(6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}[(S)2methoxymethyl] pyrrolidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)1{3(1Ethanesulfonyl[(R)4methoxy]pyrrolidin3yloxy)5fluorophenyl}3(6 methylpyridin3yl)urea ; (R)1{3(1Ethanesulfonyl[(S)5methoxymethyl]pyrrolidin3yloxy)5fluoro phenyl}3pyridin3ylurea ; (R)1{3(1Ethanesulfonyl[(S)5methoxymethyl]pyrrolidin3yloxy)5fluoro phenyl}3(6methylpyridin3yl)urea ; 1 [3Fluoro5 (R) (3oxo (S)tetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yloxy)phenyl]3 pyridin3ylurea ; and 1 [3Fluoro5 (R) (3oxo (S)tetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yloxy)phenyl]3 (6 methylpyridin3yl)urea, or a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof.
27. A compound selected from the group : (S)1 [3 (1Ethanesulfonylpiperid in3yloxy)5fluorophenyl]3 (6methylpydridin3 yl)urea ; (S)1 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy}piperidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (S)1[3Fluoro5(1methanesulfonylpiperidin3yloxy)phenyl]3pyridin3ylurea ; (R)3 [3Fluoro5 (3pyridin3ylureido)phenoxy]pyrrolidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (R)1 {3Fluoro5 [1 (ethane2sulfonyl)pyrrolidin3yloxy]phenyl}3 (6methyl pyridin3yl)urea ; (S)4 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy} [ (S)2methoxymethyl] pyrrolidine1sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; (S)4 {3Fluoro5 [3 (6methylpyridin3yl)ureido]phenoxy} [ (S)2methoxymethyl] pyrrolidine1carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)1{3(1Ethanesulfonyl[(S)5methoxymethyl]pyrrolidin3yloxy)5fluoro phenyl)3pyridin3ylurea ; 1[3Fluoro5(R)(3oxo(S)tetrahydropyrrolo[1, 2c] oxazol6yloxy)phenyl]3 pyridin3ylurea ; and 1 [3Fluoro5 (R) (3oxo (S)tetrahydropyrrolo [1, 2c] oxazol6yloxy)phenyl]3(6 methylpyridin3yl)urea ; or a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
28. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of any of Claims 112.
29. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 13.
30. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of Claim 14.
31. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 15.
32. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 16.
33. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 17.
34. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of Claim 18.
35. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of Claim 19.
36. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 20.
37. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 21.
38. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 22.
39. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 23.
40. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 24.
41. A method of treatment for heart failure, comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture o f s tereoisomers, p harmaceutically a cceptable s alt, s olvate, o r a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of Claims 2527.
42. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of Claims 112.
43. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 13.
44. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 14.
45. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutical accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of Claim 15.
46. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutical accepted excipient and a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 16.
47. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutical accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of Claim 17.
48. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutical accepted excipient and a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 18.
49. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 19.
50. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 20.
51. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of Claim 21.
52. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 22.
53. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutical effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 23.
54. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of Claim 24.
55. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising a pharmaceutically accepted excipient and a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt of any of Claims 2527.
Description:
COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS [0001] This application claims the benefit of co-pending provisional U. S.

Applications Serial Numbers : 60/440, 133 and 60/440, 183 filed January 14, 2003 ; 60/476, 086 filed June 4, 2003 ; 60/476, 517 filed June 5, 2003 ; and 60/501, 376 filed September 8, 2003 ; each incorporated herein by reference.

FIELD OF THE INVENTION [0002] The invention relates to substituted urea derivatives, particularly to compounds that selectively modulate the cardiac sarcomere, and specifically to compounds, pharmaceutical formulations and methods of treatment for systolic heart failure, including congestive heart failure.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION THE CARDIAC SARCOMERE [0003] The"sarcomere"is an elegantly organized cellular structure found in cardiac and skeletal muscle made up of interdigitating thin and thick filaments ; it comprises nearly 60% of cardiac cell volume. The thick filaments are composed of "myosin,"the protein responsible for transducing chemical energy (ATP hydrolysis) into force and directed movement. Myosin and its functionally related cousins are called motor proteins. The thin filaments are composed of a complex of proteins. O ne of these proteins,"actin" (a filamentous polymer) is the substrate upon which myosin pulls during force generation. Bound to actin are a set of regulatory proteins, the"troponin complex"and"tropomyosin,"which make the actin-myosin interaction dependent on changes in intracellular Ca2 levels. With each heartbeat, Ca2 levels rise and fall, initiating cardiac muscle contraction and then cardiac muscle relaxation (Robbins J and Leinwand LA. (1999) Molecular Basis of Cardiovascular Disease, Chapter 8. editor Chien, K. R., W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia). Each of the components of the sarcomere contributes to its contractile response.

[0004] Myosin is the most extensively studied of all the motor proteins. Of the thirteen distinct classes of myosin in human cells, the myosin-ll class is responsible for contraction of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle. This class of myosin is significantly different in amino acid composition and in overall structure from myosin in the other twelve distinct classes (Goodson HV and Spudich JA. (1993) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90 : 659-663). Myosin-11 consists of two globular head domains linked together by a long alpha-helical coiled-coiled tail that assembles with other myosin-lls to form the core of the sarcomere's thick filament. The globular heads have a catalytic domain where the actin binding and ATP functions of myosin take place. Once bound to an actin filament, the release of phosphate (cf. ATP to ADP) leads to a change in structural conformation of the catalytic domain that in turn alters the orientation of the light-chain binding lever arm domain that extends from the globular head ; this movement is termed the powerstroke. This change in orientation of the myosin head in relationship to actin causes the thick filament of which it is a part to move with respect to the thin actin filament to which it is bound (Spudich JA. (2001) Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2 (5) : 387-92).

Un-binding of the globular head from the actin filament (also Ca2+ modulated) coupled with return of the catalytic domain and light chain to their starting conformation/orientation completes the contraction and relaxation cycle.

[0005] Mammalian heart muscle consists of two forms of cardiac myosin, alpha and beta, and they are well characterized (Robbins, supra). The beta form is the predominant form (> 90 percent) in adult human cardiac muscle. Both have been observed to be regulated in human heart failure conditions at both transcriptional and translational levels (Miyata supra), with the alpha form being down-regulated in heart failure.

[0006] The sequences of all of the human skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle myosins have been determined. While the cardiac alpha and beta myosins are very similar (93% identity), they are both considerably different from human smooth muscle (42% identity) and more closely related to skeletal myosins (80% identity).

Conveniently, cardiac muscle myosins are incredibly conserved across mammalian 1, S species. For example, both alpha and beta cardiac myosins are > 96% conserved between humans and rats, and the available 250-residue sequence of porcine cardiac beta myosin is 100% conserved with the corresponding human cardiac beta myosin sequence. Such sequence conservation contributes to the predictability of studying myosin based therapeutics in animal based models of heart failure.

[0007] The components of the cardiac sarcomere present targets for the treatment of heart failure, for example by increasing contractility or facilitating complete relaxation to modulate systolic and diastolic function, respectively.

HEART FAILURE [0008] Congestive heart failure ("CHF") i s n ot a s pecific d isease, b ut rather a constellation of signs and symptoms, all of which are caused by an inability of the heart to adequately respond to exertion by increasing cardiac output. The dominant pathophysiology associated with CHF is systolic dysfunction, an impairment of cardiac contractility (with a consequent reduction in the amount of blood ejected with each heartbeat). S ystolic d ysfunction w ith c ompensatory d ilation o f t he v entricular c avities results in the most common form of heart failure,"dilated cardiomyopathy,"which is often considered to be one in the same as CHF. The counterpoint to systolic dysfunction is diastolic dysfunction, an impairment of the ability to fill the ventricles with blood, which can also result in heart failure even with preserved left ventricular function.

Congestive heart failure is ultimately associated with improper function of the cardiac myocyte itself, involving a decrease in its ability to contract and relax.

[0009] Many of the same underlying conditions can give rise to systolic and/or diastolic dysfunction, such as atherosclerosis, hypertension, viral infection, valvular dysfunction, and genetic disorders. Patients with these conditions typically present with the same classical symptoms : shortness of breath, edema and overwhelming fatigue.

In approximately half of the patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, the cause of their heart dysfunction is ischemic heart disease due to coronary atherosclerosis. These patients have had either a single myocardial infarction or multiple myocardial infarctions ; here, the consequent scarring and remodeling results in the development of a dilated and hypocontractile heart. At times the causative agent cannot be identified, so the disease is referred to as"idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy."Irrespective of ischemic or other origin, patients with dilated cardiomyopathy share an abysmal prognosis, excessive morbidity and high mortality.

[0010] The prevalence of CHF has grown to epidemic proportions as the population ages and as cardiologists have become more successful at reducing mortality from ischemic heart disease, the most common prelude to CHF. Roughly 4. 6 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with CHF ; the incidence of such diagnosis is approaching 10 per 1000 after 65 years of age. Hospitalization for CHF is usually the result of inadequate outpatient therapy. Hospital discharges for CHF rose from 377, 000 (in 1979) to 957, 000 (in 1997) making CHF the most common discharge diagnosis in people age 65 and over. The five-year mortality from CHF approaches 50% (Levy D. (2002) New Engi J Med. 347 (18) : 1442-4). Hence, while therapies for heart disease have greatly improved and life expectancies have extended over the last several years, new and better therapies continue to be sought, particularly for CHF.

[0011]"Acute"congestive heart failure (also known as acute"decompensated" heart failure) involves a precipitous drop in heart function resulting from a variety of causes. For example in a patient who already has congestive heart failure, a new myocardial infarction, discontinuation of medications, and dietary indiscretions may all lead to accumulation of edema fluid and metabolic insufficiency even in the resting state. A therapeutic agent that increases heart function during such an acute episode could assist in relieving this metabolic insufficiency and speeding the removal of edema, facilitating the return to the more stable"compensated"congestive heart failure state.

Patients with very advanced congestive heart failure particularly those at the end stage of the disease also could benefit from a therapeutic agent that increases heart function, for example, for stabilization while waiting for a heart transplant. Other potential benefits could be provided to patients coming off a bypass pump, for example, by administration of an agent that assists the stopped or slowed heart in resuming normal function.

Patients who have diastolic dysfunction (insufficient relaxation of the heart muscle) could benefit from a therapeutic agent that modulates relaxation.

THERAPEUTIC ACTIVE AGENTS [0012] Inotropes are drugs that increase the contractile ability of the heart. As a group, all current inotropes have failed to meet the gold standard for heart failure therapy, i. e., to prolong patient survival. In addition, current agents are poorly selective for cardiac tissue, in part leading to recognized adverse effects that limit their use.

Despite this fact, intravenous inotropes continue to be widely used in acute heart failure (e. g., to allow for reinstitution of oral medications or to bridge patients to heart transplantation) whereas in chronic heart failure, orally given digoxin is used as an inotrope to relieve patient symptoms, improve the quality of life, and reduce hospital admissions.

[0013] Given the limitations of current agents, new approaches are needed to improve cardiac function in congestive heart failure. The most recently approved short- term intravenous agent, milrinone, is now nearly fifteen years old. The only available oral drug, digoxin, is over 200 hundred years old. There remains a great need for agents that exploit new mechanisms of action and may have better outcomes in terms of relief of symptoms, safety, and patient mortality, both short-term and long-term. New agents with an improved therapeutic index over current agents will provide a means to achieve these clinical outcomes.

[0014] The selectivity of agents directed at the cardiac sarcomere (for example, by targeting cardiac beta myosin) has been identified as an important means to achieve this improved therapeutic index. The present invention provides such agents (particularly sarcomere activating agents) and methods for their identification and use.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION [0015] The present invention provides compounds, pharmaceutical compositions and methods for the treatment of heart failure including CHF, particularly systolic heart failure. The compositions are selective modulators of the cardiac sarcomere, for example, potentiating cardiac myosin.

[0016] In one aspect, the invention relates to one or more compounds of the group represented by Formula I : Formula I wherein : R'is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl ; and R2 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aralkyl ; optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroaralkyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl, including single stereoisomers, mixtures of stereoisomers, and the pharmaceutical acceptable salts, solvates, and solvates of pharmaceutical acceptable salts thereof.

The compounds of Formula I are useful as active agents in practice of the methods of treatment and in manufacture of the pharmaceutical formulations of the invention, and as intermediates in the synthesis of such active agents.

[0017] In a preferred aspect, the invention relates to one or more compounds of Formula I, where R'is represented by Formula II : Formula II in which : X is-0-,-0- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-,- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-O-,-S-,-S- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-,- (optionally substituted I ower alkylene)-S-,-SO2-,-SO2-(optionally substituted lower alkylene)-, or- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-S02- ; Y and Z are independently-C= or-N=, provided that only one of Y or Z is-N= ; is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl ; R12 is hydrogen, halo or optionally substituted heteroaryl ; and R13 is hydrogen, halo, optionally substituted heteroaryl or nitro.

[0018] In another preferred aspect, the invention relates to one or more compounds of Formula I where R'is represented by Formula II, having one or more of the following : X is -O-; Y and Z are-C= ; R11 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, optionally substituted 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl ; R12 is hydrogen or fluoro ; and R13 is pyridinyl or fluoro.

[0019] In a further preferred aspect, the invention relates to one or more compounds of Formula I where R'is represented by Formula II and R11 is 1-acyl- <BR> <BR> <BR> pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-amidino-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-sulfonyl- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1- alkoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-amidino-piperidin-3-yl or 1-sulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent.

[0020] In another aspect, the invention relates to compounds of the group represented by Formula I, where R is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl, including single stereoisomers, mixtures of stereoisomers, and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and solvates of pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, particularly those where R2 is : optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted naphthyl, optionally substituted pyrrolyl, optionally substituted, thiazolyl, optionally substituted isooxazolyl, optionally substituted pyrazolyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl, optionally substituted pyrazinyl, optionally substituted pyrimidinyl or optionally substituted pyridazinyl.

[0021] Still another aspect of the invention relates to compounds of the group represented by Formula I, where R2 is optionally substituted aralkyl ; optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaralkyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl, including single stereoisomers, mixtures of stereoisomers, and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and solvates of pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, particularly those where : R2 is tetrahydrofuran-2-yl, tetrahydrofuran-3-yl, N-acetyl-pyrrolidin-2-yl, N-acetyl- morpholin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-4-yl or cyclohexyl, or R2 is represented by the formula-W-R21 where : W is Cl to C3 straight or branched-chain optionally substituted alkylen ; and R21 is optionally substituted tetrahydrofuranyl, optionally substituted tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl.

[0022] Yet other aspects of the invention relate to a pharmaceutical formulation including a pharmaceutical acceptable excipient, and to a method of treatment for heart disease, each entailing a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, isomer, salt or solvate represented by Formula I.

[0023] In an additional aspect, the present invention provides methods of screening for compounds that will bind to myosin (particularly myosin 11 or ß myosin), for example compounds that will displace or compete with the binding of the compounds of Formula I. The methods comprise combining an optionally-labeled compound of Formula I, myosin, and at least one candidate agent and determining the binding of the candidate agent to myosin.

[0024] In a further aspect, the invention provides methods of screening for modulators of the activity of myosin. The methods comprise combining a compound of Formula I, myosin, and at least one candidate agent and determining the effect of the candidate agent on the activity of myosin.

[0025] Other aspects and embodiments will be apparent to those skilled in the art form the following detailed description.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION [0026] The present invention provides compounds useful in selective modulation of the cardiac sarcomere, for example, by potentiating cardiac myosin. The compounds can be used to treat heart failure including CHF, particularly systolic heart failure. The invention further relates to pharmaceutical formulations comprising compounds of the invention, and to methods of treatment employing such compounds or compositions.

The compositions are selective modulators of the cardiac sarcomere, for example, potentiating cardiac myosin..

DEFINITIONS [0027] As used in the present specification, the following words and phrases are generally intended to have the meanings as set forth below, except to the extent that the context in which they are used indicates otherwise. The following abbreviations and terms have the indicated meanings throughout : Ac = acetyl <BR> <BR> Boc = t-butyloxy carbonyl<BR> <BR> <BR> c-= cyclo<BR> <BR> <BR> CBZ = carbobenzoxy = benzyloxycarbonyl DCM = dichloromethane = methylene chloride CH2CI2 DIEA = N, N-diisopropylethylamine DMF = N, N-dimethylformamide DMSO = dimethyl sulfoxide Et = ethyl EtOAc = ethyl acetate EtOH = ethanol GC = gas chromatograghy h = hour Me = methyl min = minute mL = milliliter Ph = phenyl PyBroP = bromo-tris-pyrrolidinophosphonium hexafluorophosphate rt = room temperature s-= secondary t-= tertiary TFA = trifluoroacetic acid THF = tetrahydrofuran TLC = thin layerchromatography [0028] The term"optional"or"optionally"means that the subsequently described event or circumstance may or may not occur, and that the description includes instances where said event or circumstance occurs and instances in which it does not. For example,"optionally substituted alkyl"means either"alkyl"or"substituted alkyl,"as defined below. It will be understood by those skilled in the art with respect to any group containing one or more substituents that such groups are not intended to introduce any substitution or substitution patterns (e. g., substituted alkyl includes optionally substituted cycloalkyl groups, which in turn are defined as including optionally substituted alkyl groups, potentially ad infinitum) that are sterically impractical, synthetically non-feasible and/or inherently unstable.

[0029]"Alkyl"is intended to include linear, branched, or cyclic hydrocarbon structures and combinations thereof. Lower alkyl refers to alkyl groups of from 1 to 5 carbon atoms. Examples of lower alkyl groups include methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, s-and t-butyl and the like. Preferred alkyl groups are those of C20 or below. More preferred alkyl groups are those of C, s or below. Still more preferred alkyl groups are those of C6 and below. Cycloalkyl is a subset of alkyl and includes cyclic hydrocarbon groups of from 3 to 13 carbon atoms. Examples of cycloalkyl groups include c-propyl, c- butyl, c-pentyl, norbornyl, adamantyl and the like. In this application, alkyl refers to alkanyl, alkenyl and alkynyl residues ; it is intended to include cyclohexylmethyl, vinyl, allyl, isoprenyl and the like. Alkylen is another subset of alkyl, referring to the same residues as alkyl, but having two points of attachment. Examples of alkylen include ethylene (-CH2CH2-), propylene (-CH2CH2CH2-), dimethylpropylene (-CH2C (CH3) 2CH2-) and cyclohexylpropylene (-CH2CH2CH (C6H13)-). When an alkyl residue having a specific number of carbons is named, all geometric isomers having that number of carbons are intended to be encompassed ; thus, for example,"butyl"is meant to include n-butyl, sec-butyl, isobutyl and t-butyl ;"propyl"includes n-propyl and isopropyl.

[0030] The term"alkoxy"or"alkoxyl"refers to the group-O-alkyl, preferably including from 1 to 8 carbon atoms of a straight, branched, cyclic configuration and combinations thereof attached to the parent structure through an oxygen. E xamples include methoxy, ethoxy, propoxy, isopropoxy, cyclopropyloxy, cyclohexyloxy and the like. Lower-alkoxy refers to groups containing one to four carbons.

[0031] The term"substituted alkoxy"refers to the group-O-(substituted alkyl).

One preferred substituted alkoxy group is"polyalkoxy"or-0- (optionally substituted alkylene)- (optionally substituted alkoxy), and includes groups such as-OCH2CH2OCH3, and glycol ethers such as polyethyleneglycol and-O (CH2CH20) xCH3, where x is an integer of about 2-20, preferably about 2-10, and more preferably about 2-5. Another preferred substituted alkoxy group is hydroxyalkoxy or-OCH2 (CH2) yOH, where y is an integer of about 1-10, preferably about 1-4.

[0032]"Acyl"refers to groups of from 1 to 10 carbon atoms of a straight, branched, cyclic configuration, saturated, unsaturated and aromatic and combinations thereof, attached to the parent structure through a carbonyl functionality. One or more carbons in the acyl residue may be replaced by nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur as long as the point of attachment to the parent remains at the carbonyl. E xamples include acetyl, benzoyl, propionyl, isobutyryl, t-butoxycarbonyl, benzyloxycarbonyl and the like."Lower- acyl"refers to groups containing one to four carbons and"acyloxy"refers to the group O-acyl.

[0033] The term"amino"refers to the group-NH2. The term"substituted amino" refers to the g roup-NHR o r-NRR w here e ach R i s i ndependently s elected f rom t he group : optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, acyl, alkoxycarbonyl, sulfanyl, sulfinyl and sulfonyl, e. g., diethylamino, methylsulfonylamino, furanyl-oxy-sulfonamino.

[0034]"Aryl"means a 5-or 6-membered aromatic ring, a bicyclic 9-or 10- membered aromatic ring system, or a tricyclic 12-to 14-membered aromatic ring system. Examples include cyclopenta-1, 3-diene, phenyl, naphthyl, indane, tetralin, fluorene, cyclopenta [b] naphthalene and anthracene.

[0035]"Aralkoxy"refers to the group-O-aralkyl. Similarly,"heteroaralkoxy" refers to the group-O-heteroaralkyl ;"aryloxy"refers to-O-aryl ; and"heteroaryloxy" refers to the'group-O-heteroaryl.

[0036]"Aralkyl"refers to a residue in which an aryl moiety is attached to the parent structure via an alkyl residue. Examples include benzyl, phenethyl, phenylvinyl, phenylallyl and the like."Heteroaralkyl"refers to a residue in which a heteroaryl moiety is attached to the parent structure via an alkyl residue. Examples include furanylmethyl, pyridinylmethyl, pyrimidinylethyl and the like.

[0037]"ATPase"refers to an enzyme that hydrolyzes ATP. A TPases include proteins comprising molecular motors such as the myosins.

[0038]"Halogen"or"halo"refers to fluorine, chlorine, bromine or iodine.

Fluorine, chlorine and bromine are preferred. Dihaloaryl, dihaloalkyl, trihaloaryl etc. refer to aryl and alkyl substituted with a plurality of halogens, but not necessarily a plurality of the same halogen ; thus 4-chloro-3-fluorophenyl is within the scope of dihaloaryl.

[0039]"Heteroaryl"means a 5-or 6-membered aromatic ring containing 1-4 heteroatoms, a bicyclic 8-, 9-or 10-membered aromatic ring system containing 1-4 (or more) heteroatoms, or a tricyclic 11-to 14-membered aromatic ring system containing 1-4 (or more) heteroatoms ; the heteroatoms are selected from O, N or S. Examples include furan, pyrrole, thiophene, pyrazol, imidazole, triazole, tetrazol, dithiole, oxazol, isoxazole, oxadiazole, thiazole, thiopyran, pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, indole, benzofuran, benzothiophene, quinoline, isoquinoline and quinoxaline.

[0040]"Heterocycle"or"heterocyclyl"refers to a cycloalkyl residue in which one to four of the carbons is replaced by a heteroatom such as oxygen, nitrogen or sulfur. a 4-, 5-, 6-or 7-membered non-aromatic ring containing 1-4 heteroatoms, a bicyclic 8-, 9- or 10-membered non-aromatic ring system containing 1-4 (or more) heteroatoms, or a tricyclic 11-to 14-membered non-aromatic ring system containing 1-4 (or more) heteroatoms ; the heteroatoms are selected from O, N or S. Examples include pyrrolidine, tetrahydrofuran, tetrahydro-thiophene, thiazolidine, piperidine, tetrahydro- pyran, tetrahydro-thiopyran, piperazine, morpholine, thiomorpholine and dioxane.

Heterocyclyl also includes ring systems including unsaturated bonds, provided the number and placement of unsaturation does not render the group aromatic. Examples include imidazoline, oxazoline, tetrahydroisoquinoline, benzodioxan, benzodioxole and 3, 5-dihydrobenzoxazinyl. Examples of substituted heterocyclyl include 4-methyl-1- piperazinyl and 4-benzyl-l-piperidinyl.

[0041]"Isomers"are different compounds that have the same molecular formula."Stereoisomers"are isomers that differ only in the way the atoms are arranged in space."Enantiomers"are a pair of stereoisomers that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other. A 1 : 1 mixture of a pair of enantiomers is a"racemic"mixture.

The term" (. .)" is used to designate a racemic mixture where appropriate.

"Diastereoisomers"are stereoisomers that have at least two asymmetric atoms, but which are not mirror-images of each other. The absolute stereochemistry is specified according to the Cahn-ingold-Prelog R-S system. When a compound is a pure enantiomer the stereochemistry at each chiral carbon may be specified by either R or S.

Resolved compounds whose absolute configuration is unknown can be designated (+) or (-) depending on the direction (dextro-or levorotatory) which they rotate plane polarized light at the wavelength of the sodium D line. Certain of the compounds described herein contain one or more asymmetric centers and may thus give rise to enantiomers, diastereomers, and other stereoisomeric forms that may be defined, in terms of absolute stereochemistry, as (R)-or (S)-. The present invention is meant to include all such possible isomers, including racemic mixtures, optically pure forms and intermediate mixtures. Optically active (R)-and (S)-isomers may be prepared using chiral synthons or chiral reagents, or resolved using conventional techniques. When the compounds described herein contain olefinic double bonds or other centers of geometric asymmetry, and unless specified otherwise, it is intended that the compounds include both E and Z geometric isomers. Likewise, all tautomeric forms are also intended to be included.

[0042] The term"pharmaceutically acceptable carrier"or"pharmaceutically acceptable excipient"includes any and all solvents, dispersion media, coatings, antibacterial and antifungal agents, isotonic and absorption delaying agents and the like.

The use of such media and agents for pharmaceutical active substances is well known in the art. Except insofar as any conventional media or agent is incompatible with the active ingredient, its use in the therapeutic compositions is contemplated.

Supplementary active ingredients can also be incorporated into the compositions.

[0043] The term"pharmaceutically acceptable salt"refers to salts that retain the biological effectiveness and properties of the compounds of this invention and, which are n ot b iologically o r o therwise u ndesirable. I n many cases, the compounds of this invention are capable of forming acid and/or base salts by virtue of the presence of amino and/or carboxyl groups or groups similar thereto. Pharmaceutically acceptable acid addition salts can be formed with inorganic acids and organic acids. Inorganic acids from which salts can be derived include, for example, hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid, and the like. Organic acids from which salts can be derived include, for example, acetic acid, propionic acid, glycolic acid, pyruvic acid, oxalic acid, maleic acid, malonic acid, succinic acid, fumaric acid, tartaric acid, citric acid, benzoic acid, cinnamic acid, mandelic acid, methanesulfonic acid, ethanesulfonic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid, salicylic acid, and the like.

Pharmaceutically acceptable base addition salts can be formed with inorganic and organic bases. Inorganic bases from which salts can be derived include, for example, sodium, potassium, lithium, ammonium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, aluminum, and the like ; particularly preferred are the ammonium, potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium salts. Organic bases from which salts can be derived include, for example, primary, secondary, and tertiary amines, substituted amines including naturally occurring substituted amines, cyclic amines, basic ion exchange resins, and the like, specifically such as isopropylamine, trimethylamine, diethylamine, triethylamine, tripropylamine, and ethanolamine.

[0044] The term"solvate"refers to a compound (e. g., a compound of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof) in physical association with one or more molecules of a pharmaceutically acceptable solvent. It will be understood that phrases such as"a compound of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof"are intended to encompass the compound of Formula I, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound, a solvate of the compound, and a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound.

[0045]"Substituted-"alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl refer respectively to alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl wherein one or more (up to about 5, preferably up to about 3) hydrogen atoms are replaced by a substituent independently selected from the group : acyl, optionally substituted alkyl (e. g., fluoroalkyl), optionally substituted alkoxy, alkylenedioxy (e. g. methylenedioxy), optionally substituted amino (e. g., alkylamino and dialkylamino), optionally substituted amidino, optionally substituted aryl (e. g., phenyl), optionally substituted aralkyl (e. g., benzyl), optionally substituted aryloxy (e. g., phenoxy), optionally substituted aralkoxy (e. g., benzyloxy), carboxy (-COOH), carboalkoxy (i. e., acyloxy or-OOCR), alkoxycarbonyl or carboxyalkyl (i. e., esters or -COOR), carboxamido, aminocarbonyl, benzyloxycarbonylamino (CBZ-amino), cyano, carbonyl, halogen, hydroxy, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroaralkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heteroaralkoxy, nitro, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, and thio.

[0046] The term"sulfanyl"refers to the groups :-S- (optionally substituted alkyl), - S- (optionally substituted aryl),-S- (optionally substituted heteroaryl), and-S- (optionally substituted heterocyclyl).

[0047] The term"sulfinyl"refers to the groups :-S (O)-H,-S (O)- (optionally substituted alkyl),-S (O)- (optionally substituted amino),-S (O)- (optionally substituted aryl),-S (O)- (optionally substituted heteroaryl), and-S (O)- (optionally substituted heterocyclyl).

[0048] The term"sulfonyl"refers to the groups :-S (02)-H,-S (02)- (optionally substituted alkyl),-S (02)-(optionally substituted amino),-S (02)-(optionally substituted aryl),-S (02)-(optionally substituted heteroaryl),-S (02)- (Optionally substituted heterocyclyl),-S (02)-(optionally substituted alkoxy),-S (02)-optionally substituted aryloxy),-S (02)-(optionally substituted heteroaryloxy), and-S (O2)-(optionally substituted heterocyclyloxy).

[0049] The term"therapeutically effective amount"or"effective amount"refers to that amount of a compound of Formula I that is sufficient to effect treatment, as defined below, when administered to a mammal in need of such treatment. The therapeutically effective amount will vary depending upon the subject and disease condition being treated, the weight and age oft he subject, the severity oft he disease condition, the particular compound of Formula I chosen, the dosing regimen to be followed, timing of administration, the manner of administration and the like, all of which can readily be determined by one of ordinary skill in the art.

[0050] The term"treatment"or"treating"means any treatment of a disease in a mammal, including : a) preventing the disease, that is, causing the clinical symptoms of the disease not to develop ; b) inhibiting the disease, that is, slowing or arresting the development of clinical symptoms ; and/or c) relieving the disease, that is, causing the regression of clinical symptoms.

COMPOUNDS OF THE PRESENT INVENTION [0051] The present invention is directed to the compounds that are selective modulators of the cardiac sarcomere (e. g., by stimulating or otherwise potentiating the activity of cardiac myosin), as represented by Formula 1 : Formula I where : R'is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl ; and R2 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aralkyl ; optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroaralkyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl, including single stereoisomers, mixtures of stereoisomers, and the pharmaceutical acceptable salts, solvates, and solvates of pharmaceutically acceptable saltsthereof.

The compounds of Formula I are useful as active agents in practice of the methods of treatment and in manufacture of the pharmaceutical formulations of the invention, and as intermediates in the synthesis of such active agents.

[0052] In one of its aspects, the invention relates to one or more compounds of Formula I, where R'is represented by Formula ll : Formula II in which : X is-0-,-0- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-,- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-O-,-S-,-S- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-,- (optionally substituted I ower alkylene)-S-,-SO2-,-S02- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-, or- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-SO2-; Y and Z are independently-C= or-N=, provided that only one of Y or Z is-N= ; R11 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, or lower-alkyl substituted with a hydroxy, alkoxy, or aryloxy group or with a substituted amino group ; R'2is hydrogen, halo or optionally substituted heteroaryl ; and R13 is hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, halogen, nitro, cyano, trifluoromethyl,-C=CH, optionally substituted heteroaryl (especially pyridinyl, or imidazolyl) or alkoxycarbonyl.

[0053] In another aspect, the invention relates to one or more compounds of Formula I where R'is represented by Formula II, having one or more of the following : X is-0-,-0- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-,- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-O-,-S-,-S- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-,- (optionally substituted I ower alkylene)-S-,-SO2-,-S02- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-, or- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-S02- ; Y and Z are independently-C= or-N=, provided that only one of Y or Z is-N= ; R11 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl ; R12 is hydrogen, halo or optionally substituted heteroaryl ; and R 1, 3 is hydrogen, halo, optionally substituted heteroaryl or nitro.

[0054] Another aspect of the invention relates to one or more compounds of Formula I where R'is represented by Formula II, having one or more of the following : Xis-0- ; Y and Z are-C= ; R11 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, 3- oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl ; R12 is hydrogen or fluoro ; and R13 is pyridinyl or fluoro.

[0055] In yet another aspect, the invention relates to one or more compounds of Formula I where R'is represented by Formula II and R11 is 1-acyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1- alkoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-amidino-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-sulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 3-oxo- tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-amidino-piperidin-3-yl or 1-sulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent.

[0056] Another aspect of the invention relates to one or more compounds represented by Formula I, where R2 is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl, including single stereoisomers, mixtures of stereoisomers, and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and solvates of pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, particularly those where R2 is : optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted naphthyl, optionally substituted pyrrolyl, optionally substituted, thiazolyl, optionally substituted isooxazolyl, optionally substituted pyrazolyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl, optionally substituted pyrazinyl, optionally substituted pyrimidinyl or optionally substituted pyridazinyl.

[0057] Still another aspect of the invention relates to one or more compounds represented by Formula I where R2 is optionally substituted aralkyl ; optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaralkyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl, including single stereoisomers, mixtures of stereoisomers, and the pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and solvates of pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, particularly those where R is : tetrahydrofuran-2-yl, tetrahydrofuran-3-yl, N-acetyl-pyrrolidin-2-yl, N-acetyl- morpholin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-4-yl or cyclohexyl, or R2 is represented by the formula-W-R21 where : W is Cl to C3 straight or branched-chain optionally substituted alkylen ; and R21 is optionally substituted tetrahydrofuranyl, optionally substituted tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl.

NOMENCLATURE [0058] The compounds of Formula I can be named and numbered (e. g., using AutoNom version 2. 1) as described below. For example, the compound of Formula IA : Formula IA i. e., the compound according to Formula I where R1 is Fromula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R1.1 is pyridin-3-yl, R1.2 is hydrogen and R is nitro, and R2 is 4- fluorophenyl, can be named 1- (4-fluoro-phenyl)-3- [3-nitro-5- (pyridin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]- urea.

[0059] The compound of Formula IB : Formula IB i. e., the compound according to Formula I where where R1 is Formula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R1.1 is N-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl, R1.2 is hydrogen and R13 is fluoro, and R2 is pyridin-3-yl, can be named (S)-1- [3- (1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro- phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl-urea.

[0060] The compound of Formula IC : Formula IC i. e., the compound according to Formula I where where R1 is Formula II in which X is -CH(CH3)-, Y and Z are-C=, Rl"is pyridin-3-yi, R'2 is hydrogen and R1.3 is fluoro, and R2 is pyridin-3-yl, can be named 1- [ (3-fluoro-5- (1-pyridin-3-yl-ethyl)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3- yl-urea.

[0061] The compound of Formula ID : Formula ID i. e., the compound according to Formula I where R1 is Formula II in which X is-O-, Y and Z are-C=, Rl*l is 1-(N2-cyano-N1, N1-dimethyamidino)-piperidin-3-yl, R12 is hydrogen and R'*3 is fluoro, and R2 is 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl, can be named (S)-3- [3- fluoro-5-(2-methyl-pyridin-5-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine- 1-N,N-dimethyl-N-cyano- carboxamidine.

[0062] The compound of Formula IE : Formula IE i. e., the compound according to Formula I where where R1 is Formula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R1.1 is 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyridin-3-yl, R1.2 is hydrogen and R13 is fluoro, and R2 is 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl, can be named (S)-1- {3- [1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)- piperidin-3-yloxyl]-5-fluoro-phenyl}-3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-y l)-urea.

[0063] The compound of Formula IF : Formula IF i. e., the compound according to Formula I where where R1 is Formula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R'' is 1- (dimethylaminosulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, R'2 is hydrogen and R'*3 is fluoro, and R2 is 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl, can be named (S)-1- [3- (1-dimethyl- aminosulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-(6-methy l-pyridin-3-yl)-urea.

[0064] The compound of Formula IG : Formula IG i. e., the compound according to Formula I where where R1 is Formula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R11 is (R)-(3-oxo-(S)-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl), R12 is hydrogen and R'3 is fluoro, and R2 is pyridin-3-yl, can be named 1- [3-fluoro-5- (R)- (3- oxo- (S)-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl-urea.

[0065] The compound of Formula IH : Formula IH i. e., the compound according to Formula I where where R1 is Formula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R11 is (R)-(1-ethanesulfonyl-[(S)-5-methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin-3- yl), R1.2 is hydrogen and R'*3 is fluoro, and R2 is pyridin-3-yl, can be named (R)-1- {3- (1- ethanesulfonyl-[(S)-5-methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy)-5-f luoro-phenyl}-3-pyridin-3-yl- urea, where the (R)-designation is intended to describe the R'' substituent vis-a-vis the remainder of the molecule through X substituent. Alternatively, as in the example of Formula IG, the compound can be named 1-{3-(R)-(1-ethanesulfonyl-[(S)-5- methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl}-3-pyridi n-3-yl-urea.

SYNTHESIS OF THE COMPOUNDS OF FORMULA I [0066] The compounds of the invention can be synthesized utilizing techniques well known in the art, e. g., as illustrated below with reference to the Reaction Schemes.

SYNTHETIC REACTION PARAMETERS [0067] Unless specified to the contrary, the reactions described herein take place at atmospheric pressure, generally within a temperature range from-10°C to 110OC. Further, except as employed in the Examples or as otherwise specified, reaction times and conditions are intended to be approximate, e. g., taking place at about atmospheric pressure within a temperature range of about-10°C to about 110°C over a period of about 1 to about 24 hours ; reactions left to run overnight average a period of about 16 hours.

[0068] The terms"solvent","organic solvent"or"inert solvent"each mean a solvent inert under the conditions of the reaction being described in conjunction therewith [including, for example, benzene, toluene, acetonitrile, tetrahydrofuran ("THF"), dimethylformamide ("DMF"), chloroform, methylene chloride (or dichloromethane), diethyl ether, methanol, pyridine and the like]. Unless specified to the contrary, the solvents used in the reactions of the present invention are inert organic solvents.

[0069] The term"q. s." means adding a quantity sufficient to achieve a stated function, e. g., to bring a solution to the desired volume (i. e., 100%).

[0070] Isolation and purification of the compounds and intermediates described herein can be effected, if desired, by any suitable separation or purification procedure such as, for example, filtration, extraction, crystallization, column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography or thick-layer chromatography, or a combination of these procedures. Specific illustrations of suitable separation and isolation procedures can be had by reference to the examples hereinbelow. However, other equivalent separation or isolation procedures can, of course, also be used.

[0071] When desired, the (R)-and (S)-isomers may be resolved by methods known to those skilled in the art, for example by formation of diastereoisomeric salts or complexes which may be separated, for example, by crystallization ; via formation of diastereoisomeric derivatives which may be separated, for example, by cyrstallization, gas-liquid or liquid chromatography ; selective reaction of one enantiomer with an enantiomer-specific reagent, for example enzymatic oxidation or reduction, followed by separation of the modified and unmodified enantiomers ; or gas-liquid or liquid chromatography in a chiral environment, for example on a chiral support, such as silica with a bound chiral ligand or in the presence of a chiral solvent. For example, a compound of Formula I can be dissolved in a lower alkanol and placed on a Chiralpak AD (205 x 20 mm) column (Chiral Technologies, Inc.) conditioned for 60 min at 70% EtOAc in Hexane. It will be appreciated that where the desired enantiomer is converted into a nother c hemical e ntity b y o ne o f t he s eparation p rocedures d escribed a bove, a further step may be required to liberate the desired enantiomeric form. Alternatively, a specific enantiomer may be synthesized by asymmetric synthesis using optically active reagents, substrates, catalysts or solvents, or by converting one enantiomer to the other by asymmetric transformation.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF REACTION SCHEMES [0072] Reaction Scheme 1 illustrates the synthesis of compounds of Formula I.

[0073] Reaction Scheme 2 illustrates an alternative synthesis of compounds of Formula I.

[0074] Reaction Scheme 3 illustrates the preparation of compounds of Formula 305, which are useful as intermediates in the synthesis of compounds of Formula I.

[0075] Reaction Schemes 4 and 5 illustrate the preparation of stereospecific reactants useful in the asymmetric synthesis of single enantiomers of compounds of Formula I.

[0076] It will be appreciated by those skilled in the art that one or more of the reactants, steps and/or conditions described in the reaction schemes may require adjustment to accommodate various substituents at R'and R.

MATERIALS [0077] Many of the optionally substituted starting compounds 101, 103, 201, 301 a and 301 b and other reactants are commercially available, e. g., from Aldrich Chemical Company (Milwaukee, WI) or can be readily prepared by those skilled in the art using commonly employed synthetic methodology.

REACTION SCHEME 1 Formula 1 [0078] Preparation of Compounds of Formula I Referring to Reaction Scheme 1, a flask equipped with a magnetic stirrer, reflux condenser and thermal well, under nitrogen, is charged with phosgene or a phosgene equivalent (typically triphosgene) and a nonpolar, aprotic solvent such as dichloromethane or tetrahydrofuran. A solution of a compound of Formula 101 in a nonpolar, aprotic solvent such as dichloromethane or tetrahydrofuran is added dropwise over about 10-60 minutes and the solution is allowed to stir between 1 to 15 hr. A compound of Formula 103 is added portionwise, and the solution is stirred for about 10-60 min. A base, such as DIEA, is added dropwise for about one hour, and the solution is allowed to stir for about 1-15 hr. The product, a compound of Formula 105, is isolated and purified.

REACTION SCHEME 2 Formule 1 [0079] Preparation of Compounds of Formula I Reaction Scheme 2 illustrates an alternative synthesis of compounds of Formula I. The isocyanate of Formula 201 can be formed and isolated independently from either corresponding amine (i. e., R2-NH2) using phosgene or a phosgene equivalent or from the corresponding carboxylic acid (i. e., R2-COOH) using a Curtius or Hoffman rearrangement. A mixture of compounds of Formula 101 and 201 in an aprotic solvent such as dichloromethane or tetrahydrofuran from-40 °C to 110 °C is allowed to stir for between 1 to 15 hr. The product, a compound of Formula I, is isolated and purified.

REACTION SCHEME 3 [0080] Preparation of Formula 303 Referring to Reaction Scheme 3, Step 1a, a compound of Formula 301 a (where p and q are independently whole integers from 0 to 2, and p+q = 1 to 4), is combined with about one equivalent of a compound of the formula R11-OH wherein R11 is as described above ; a base such as potassium carbonate in an aprotic solvent such as DMF. The mixture is heated for about 1-16 hr at about 100°C. The product, a compound of Formula 303, is isolated and purified.

[0081] Alternatively, as in Scheme 3, Step 1 b, a compound of Formula 301 b is combined a compound of the formula R11-OH wherein R31 is as described above ; an azadicarboxylate such as diethyl azadicarboxylate or disopropyl azadicarboxylate and a phosphine such as triphenylphosphine in an aprotic solvent such as THF. The mixture is stirred about 1-16 hr at about room temperature. The product, a compound of Formula 303, is isolated and purified. Alternatively, as in Scheme 3, Step 1 b, a compound of Formula 301 b is treated with a base such as sodium hydride in an aprotic solvent such as DMF for 1-16 hours from 0 °C to 110 °C. A compound of the formula R11-X wherein R11 is as described above and X is a leaving group such as a halogen, methanesulfonate, a p-toluenesulfonate, or a triflouromethanesulfonate in an aprotic solvent such as DMF or THF for 1-16 hours from 0 °C to 110 °C. The product, a compound of Formula 303, is isolated and purified.

[0082] Preparation of Formula 305 Referring to Reaction Scheme 3, Step 2, a Parr hydrogenation bomb is charged with 10% Pd/C under a nitrogen atmosphere, followed by a solution of a compound of Formula 303 in a polar, protic solvent such as ethanol. The reaction is stirred for about 24 hr under about 70 psi H2.

The reaction mixture is filtered through celite and concentrated in vacuo to afford a compound of Formula 305, which can be carried forward to Formula I as illustrated with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 and 2.

[0083] Preparation of Specific Enantiomers of Formula I As discussed above, a specific enantiomer of Formula I can be synthesized by asymmetric synthesis using optically active reagents, substrates, catalysts or solvents, or by converting one enantiomer to the other by asymmetric transformation. For example, (R)-and (S)-3-hydroxypiperidine are commercially available are commercially available from Sigma-Aldrich, as are (R)-and (S)-hydroxypyrrolidine ; they can also be resolved [e. g., using (6, 6-dimethyl-2-oxo-adamantan-1-yl)-methane sulfonic acid, see : Ringdahl et. al., J. Chem. Soc. Perkin Trans. II, 1981, 4, 697-8] and via other published methodology.

Additional asymmetric synthetic approaches can be employed as illustrated in Reaction Schemes 4 and 5, in which PG represents an orthogonal protecting group (or a hydrogen, depending on the stage of synthesis, as will be appreciated by those skilled in the art), LG represents a leaving group, and n is 1, 2 or 3. These protecting and leaving groups can be readily inserted and removed by those skilled in the art using commonly employed synthetic methodology.

REACTION SCHEME 4 PG [0084] Preparation of Formula 403 Referring to Reaction Scheme 4, Steps 1 and 2, a compound of Formula 401 is combined with about 1 equivalent of a protected amine of Formula 402 (such as benzyl amine) in a solvent such as dichloromethane or DMF. The reaction takes place at-20°C to 100°C over a period of 1 to 48 hours. The product, a compound of Formula 403, is isolated conventionally and then treated with a reducing agent (such as lithium aluminum hydride or borane) in an aprotic solvent such as THF. The reaction takes place at-20°C to 100°C over a period of 1 to 48 hours. The product, a compound of Formula 403, is then isolated conventionally, and can be carried forward to the compounds of Formula I, e. g., as described above.

REACTION SCHEME 5 [0085] Preparation of Formula 502 Referring to Reaction Scheme 5, Step 1, a compound of Formula 501 is treated with a reducing agent (such as lithium aluminum hydride or lithium borohydride) in solvent such as THF. The reaction takes place at-20°C to 100°C over a period of 1 to 48 hours. The product, a compound of Formula 502, is isolated conventionally.

[0086] Preparation of Formula 503 Referring to Reaction Scheme 5, Steps 2 and 3, a compound of formula 502 is stirred with an acylating agent, such as triflouroacetic anhydride in a solvent, such as THF from-78°C to 70°C for 1 to 12 hours.

After addition of a base, such as triethylamine, the mixture is stirred at 20°C to reflux from 8 to 48 hours. The product, a compound of Formula 503, is isolated conventionally (see, e. g., US Patent No. 6, 316, 626) and can be carried forward to the compounds of Formula I, e. g., as described above.

[0087] Compounds prepared by the above-described process of the invention can be identified, e. g., by the presence of a detectable amount of Formula 101, 103, 201 or 305. While it is well known that pharmaceuticals must meet pharmacopoeia standards before approval and/or marketing, and that synthetic reagents (such as the various substituted amines or alcohols) and precursors should not exceed the limits prescribed by pharmacopoeia standards, final compounds prepared by a process of the present invention may have minor, but detectable, amounts of such materials present, for example at levels in the range of 95% purity with no single impurity greater than 1 %.

These levels can be detected, e. g., by emission spectroscopy. It is important to monitor the purity of pharmaceutical compounds for the presence of such materials, which presence is additionally disclosed as a method of detecting use of a synthetic process of the invention.

Preferred Processes and Last Steps [0088] A racemic mixture of isomers of a compound of Formula I is optionally placed on a chromatography column and separated into (R)-and (S)-enantiomers.

[0089] A compound of Formula I is optionally contacted with a pharmaceutical acceptable acid to form the corresponding acid addition salt.

[0090] A pharmaceutical acceptable acid addition salt of Formula I is optionally contacted with a base to form the corresponding free base of Formula I.

PREFERRED COMPOUNDS [0091] Preferred embodiments of the invention include or employ the compounds of Formula I having the following combinations and permutations of substituent groups (indented/sub-grouped, respectively, in increasing order of preference). These are presented in support of the appended claims to support other combinations and permutations of substituent groups, which for the sake of brevity have not been specifically claimed, but should be appreciated as encompassed within the teachings of the present disclosure. In that regard, the below-described preferred subsets for each substituent (sometimes referenced by paragraph number) are intended to apply to that substituent alone or in combination with one, several, or all of the described subsets for the other substituents.

[0092] In one embodiment, R'is optionally substituted phenyl, naphthyl or pyridinyl wherein the aromatic ring is optionally substituted with one, two, or three of the following groups optionally substituted lower alkyl (preferably, methyl, hydroxymethyl, or hydroxyethyl) ; lower alkoxy (especially methoxy) ; halogen (preferably, chloro or fluoro) ; hydroxy ; cyano ; or substituted amino (especially carbamoyl).

[0093] In a preferred embodiment, R'is represented by Formula II in which : X is-O-,-O-(optionally substituted lower alkylene)-, or- (optionally substituted lower alkylene)-O-. o X is-O-.

. Y and Z are-C=.

. R1,1 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl ; preferably optionally substituted azepanyl, optionally substituted azetidinyl, optionally substituted 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo- [1, 2-c]-oxazolyl, optionally substituted tetrahydrofuranyl, optionally substituted tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl. o R1.1 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazolyl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl.

R1.1 is optionally substituted heteroaryl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl.

R11 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, substituted-pyrrolidinyl, 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazolyl, substituted-piperidinyl, pyridinyl or hydroxy-lower alkyl-phenyl.

* R1.1 is 1-acyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-amidino-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-sulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 3-oxo- tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-amidino-piperidin-3-yl or 1-sulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent. o R11 is 1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-methoxyacetyl- piperidin-3-yl, 1-(azetidine-1-carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yl, 1-methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-ethoxycarbonyl- piperidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminocarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)- piperidin-3-yl, 1-(propane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yl, 1-(azetidin-1-yl-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-(N1-azetidin- 1-yl-N2-cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl, 1-(N2-cyano- N1,N1-dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl, 1-acetyl- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-methoxyacetyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl,<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1- (azetidine-1-carbonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl,<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-methoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-methoxycarbonyl-<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-4-yl, 1-methanesulfonyl- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-4-methoxy-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)-5-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1- (propane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1- (azetidin-1-yl- sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-2- methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-4-yl, 1-(N1-azetidin-1-yl-N2- cyano-amidino)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(N2-cyano-N1,N1- dimethyamidino)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, or 3-oxo-tetrahydro- pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl.

R R1.1 is 1-acyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-sulfonyl- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2- c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl or 1-sulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl.

# is 1-methoxycarbonyl-2- methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-4-yl, 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-5-methoxymethyl- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl- 2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-4-yl, 3-oxo- tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, or 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yl.

# R1.2 is hydrogen or fluoro.

O R12 is hydrogen.

R13 is optionally substituted heteroaryl (especially pyridinyl, or imidazolyl), nitro or halo. o R13 is pyridinyl or fluoro.

- R is fluoro.

[0094] R'is represented by Formula II in which R11 is : # optionally substituted aryl (especially phenyl or phenyl substituted with an acyl, alkoxy, optionally substituted alkyl, or halo group) ; optionally substituted heteroaryl (especially pyridinyl or pyridinyl substituted with an acyl, alkoxy, optionally substituted alkyl, or halo group) ; . optionally substituted heteroaralkyl (especially pyridinylmethyl-, pyridinylethyl-, or pyridinylpropyl) ; . optionally substituted heterocyclyl (especially optionally substituted piperidinyl, tetrahydrofuranyl-, oxo-piperidinyl-, or morpholinyl-) ; or . lower-alkyl substituted with a hydroxy, alkoxy, or aryloxy group or with a substituted amino group. Particularly preferred amino substituents are-SO2R',- (CO) R', or- (CO) N (R') wherein R'is hydrogen or optionally substituted lower alkyl.

[0095] In another preferred embodiment where R'is represented by Formula II, R11 is selected from the group : 2-substituted-azetidin-1-yl, N-substituted pyrrolidin-3-yl, N-substituted piperidin-3 or 4-yl and N-substituted-azepan-3 or 4-yl, in which : . The 2-substituted-azetidine substituent or N-substituent is acetyl, methoxyacetyl, azetidin-1-yl, acetyl, ethane-2-carbonyl, propane-2-carbonyl, methoxycarbonyl, (eth- 2-oxy)-carbonyl, (prop-2-oxy)-carbonyl, dimethylaminocarbonyl, N2-cyano-N1,N1- dimethyamidino or N1-azetidin-1-yl-N2-cyano-amidino.

Each having zero, one or two additional ring substituents selected from : methoxy and methoxymethyl.

[0096] R2 is optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted heteroaryl.

R2 is optionally substituted pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, or pyridazinyl.

The R2 aryl or heteroaryl ring is substituted with one, two, or three of the following groups : optionally substituted lower alkyl, halo, hydroxy, cyano, substituted amino, nitro, methylenedioxy, ethelenedixoy, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, sulfanyl, sulfonyl,-OR,-COR',- (CO) OR' and/or- (CO) N R'R'where each R'is independently hydrogen or optionally substituted lower alkyl (R'especially being methyl in the cases of-OR'and-COR'). o Optionally substituted lower alkyl being preferably, methyl, hydroxymethyl, methoxymethyl, trifluoromethyl, ethyl, (amino) carbonylmethyl, (methylamino) carbonylmethyl, acetylaminomethyl, or hydroxyethyl. o Optionally substituted heterocyclyl especially being optionally substituted mopholinyl. o Sulfanyl especially being methylsulfanyl.

R2 is optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted naphthyl, optionally substituted pyrrolyl, optionally substituted, thiazolyl, optionally substituted isooxazolyl, optionally substituted pyrazolyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl, optionally substituted pyrazinyl, optionally substituted pyrimidinyl, or optionally substituted pyridazinyl. o R2 has one or two optional substituents selected from : acetyl, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkoxyalkyl, lower alkoxy carbonyl, hydroxy lower alkyl, alkoxy lower alkyl, carboxy, halo, trifluoromethyl.

R2 is isooxazol-3-yl, 5-methyl-isooxazol-3-yl, isooxazol-5-yl, pyrazol-3- yl, pyrazinyl, substituted phenyl or optionally substuted pyridinyl.

. R2 is phenyl having one or two substituents selected from : lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, halo, hydroxy and hydroxy lower alkyl.

R2 is pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl or pyridin-4-yl optionally having a substituent selected from : acetyl, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkoxyalkyl, lower alkoxy carbonyl, carboxy and trifluoromethyl. o R is optionally-p-substituted pyridin-3-yl R2 is pyridin-3-yl optionally p-substituted with a member of the group : acetyl, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, methoxymethyl, hydroxy, hydroxymethyl and hydroxyethyl.

R2 is pyridin-3-yl or 6-methyl-pyridin-3- yl.

[0097] R2 is optionally substituted aralkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaralkylyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl.

R2 is tetrahydrofuran-2-yl, tetrahydrofuran-3-yl, N-acetyl-pyrrolidin-2-yl, N-acetyl- morpholin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-4-yl or cyclohexyl.

R2 is represented by the formula-W-R21 where : o W is C1 to C3 straight or branched-chain alkylen.

# W is methylene. o R21 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, optionally substituted pyrrolidinyl, optionally substituted morpholinyl, optionally substituted piperidinyl, optionally substituted pyridinyl or optionally substituted phenyl.

R is tetrahydrofuran-2-yl, tetrahydrofuran-3-yl, N-acetyl-pyrrolidin-2- yl, N-acetyl-morpholin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, N-acyl-piperidin-4-yl, pyridin-3-yl, pyridin-4-yl, optionally substituted piperidinyl p-methoxy- phenyl or p-fluoro-phenyl.

[0098] In another embodiment, when R'and/or R2 is optionally substituted heteroaryl, the other of R1 and/or R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted 2-oxo-2, 3-dihydro-1 H-imidazole-4-yl ; oxazole-4-yl ; 2H-pyrazole- 3-yl ; 1H-imidazole-4-yl ; oxazole-2-yl ; thiazol-2-yl ; thiazol-4-yl ; thiazol-5-yl ; 1H-imidazole- 2-yl ; 2H- [1, 2, 4] triazole-3-yl ; 5-oxo-4, 5-dihydro-1H-[1, 2, 4] triazole-3-yl ; 5-oxo-4, 5-dihydro- [1, 3, 4] oxadiazole-2-yl ; pyridin-3-yl ; pyridine-2-yl ; pyrimidine-2-yl ; pyridazine-3-yl ; 6-oxo- 1, 6-dihydro-pyridine-2-yl ; 2-oxo-2, 3-dihydro-pyrimidine-4-yl ; 2-oxo-1, 2-dihydro-pyridine- 3-yl ; isoxazole-3-yl ; and 1 H-pyrazole-3-yl.

[0099] In another preferred embodiment, R'is an optionally substituted 5-or 6- membered heterocycle. Particularly preferred heterocycles include optionally substituted 2-oxo-2, 3-dihydro-1 H-imidazole-4-yl ; oxazole-4-yl ; 2H-pyrazole-3-yl ; 1 H- imidazole-4-yl ; oxazole-2-yl ; thiazol-2-yl ; thiazol-4-yl ; thiazol-5-yl ; 1H-imidazole-2-yl ; 2H- [1, 2, 4] triazole-3-yl ; 5-oxo-4, 5-dihydro-1H-[1, 2, 4] triazole-3-yl ; 5-oxo-4, 5-dihydro- [1, 3, 4] oxadiazole-2-yl ; pyridine-3-yl ; pyridine-2-yl ; pyrimidine-2-yl ; pyridazine-3-yl ; 6-oxo- 1, 6-dihydro-pyridine-2-yl ; 2-oxo-2, 3-dihydro-pyrimidine-4-yl ; 2-oxo-1, 2-dihydro- pyridine- 3-yl ; isoxazole-3-yl ; and 1 H-pyrazole-3-yl.

[00100] In another particular embodiment, R2 is an optionally substituted cycloalkyl or heterocyclic ring.

More particularly, R2 is indan-1-yl ; indan-2-yl ; 1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydro-naphthalen-1-yl ; 1, 2, 3, 4-tetrahydro-naphthalen-2-yl ; 6, 7, 8, 9-tetrahydro-5H-benzocyclohepten-6-yl ; piperidinyl ; oxo-piperidinyl ; pyrrolidinyl ; oxo-pyrrolidinyl ; tetrahydro-furanyl or morpholinyl, each being optionally substituted with one or more of the following : acetyl, acyl, acyloxy, optionally substituted alkoxy (especially methoxy), alkoxycarbonyl, optionally substituted lower-alkyl, optionally substituted amino, aminocarbonyl, azido, cyano, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heteroaralkyl, optionally substituted heteroaralkoxy, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, halo, hydroxy, nitro, sulfanyl, sulfonamido, sulfonyl and trifluoromethyl.

In a particular embodiment of the foregoing, R'is optionally substituted phenyl, pyridinyl, indazolyl, quinolinyl, benzoimidazolyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, or oxadiazolyl. o More particularly, R'is phenyl or pyridinyl, each of which optionally is substituted with one or more of the following : amino, substituted amino, halogen, alkoxy, optionally substituted aryloxy (especially phenoxy), optionally substituted heteroaryloxy (especially methyl-pyridinyloxy-or methoxy-pyridinyloxy-), optionally substituted lower-alkyl (especially, methyl), or hydroxy.

[00101] Illustrative of the suitable combinations and permutations of particular substituents are the compounds, pharmaceutical acceptable salts and solvates where R'is represented by Formula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R is hydrogen, R 1. 3 is fluoro, and one or more of R11 and R2 is/are as described in paragraphs 0092- 00100 above, such as : RR''is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, substituted-pyrrolidinyl, 3-oxo- tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazolyl, substituted-piperidinyl, pyridinyl or hydroxy-lower alkyl-phenyl. o R1.1 is 1-acyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-amidino- pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-sulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2- c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-acyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-amidino- piperidin-3-yl or 1-sulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, optionally having an additional lower alkoxy or lower alkoxyalkyl ring substituent.

R1.1 is 1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-methoxyacetyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-(azetidine-1-carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yl, 1-methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3- yl, 1-ethoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminocarbonyl-piperidin- 3-yl, 1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin- 3-yl, 1- (propane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yl, 1- (azetidin-1-yl-sulfonyl)- piperidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1- (N'-azetidin- 1-yl-N2-cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl, 1-(N2-cyano-N1, N1- dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl, 1-acetyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-methoxyacetyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(azetidine-1-carbonyl)-pyrrolidin-3- <BR> <BR> <BR> yl, 1-methoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-methoxycarbonyl-2-<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-4-yl, 1-methanesulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl,<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)-4-methoxy-<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)-5-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(propane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(azetidin-1-yl-sulfonyl)- <BR> <BR> <BR> pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl,<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-4-yl, 1- (N'- azetidin-1-yl-N2-cyano-amidino)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(N2-cyano-N1,N1- dimethyamidino)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, or 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2- c] oxazol-6-yl.

# R1.1 is 1-acyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-sulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 3-oxo- tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-alkoxycarbonyl- piperidin-3-yl or 1-sulfonyl-piperidin-3-yl. o R'''is 1-methoxycarbonyl-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin- 4-yl, 1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yl, 1-(ethane-2- sulfonyl)-5-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl, <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-yl,<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidin-4- yl, 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yl, 1-methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl, 1-methanesulfonyl- piperidin-3-yl, or 1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yl.

R2 is pyridin-3-yl or 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl. o R2 is pyridin-3-yl or 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl.

# R2 is pyridin-3-yl optionally p-substituted with a member of the group : acetyl, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, methoxymethyl, hydroxy, hydroxymethyl and hydroxyethyl.

R2 is optionally-p-substituted pyridin-3-yl o R2 is phenyl having one or two substituents selected from : lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, halo, hydroxy and hydroxy lower alkyl. o R2 is pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl or pyridin-4-yl optionally having a substituent selected from : acetyl, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkoxyalkyl, lower alkoxy carbonyl, carboxy and trifluoromethyl.

R2 is optionally substituted phenyl or optionally substituted pyridinyl. o R2 is phenyl having one or two substituents selected from : lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, halo, hydroxy and hydroxy lower alkyl. o R2 is pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl or pyridin-4-yl optionally having a substituent selected from : acetyl, lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, lower alkoxyalkyl, lower alkoxy carbonyl, carboxy and trifluoromethyl.

R2 is optionally-p-substituted pyridin-3-yl.

R2 is pyridin-3-yl optionally p-substituted with a member of the group : acetyl, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, methoxymethyl, hydroxy, hydroxymethyl and hydroxyethyl. o R2 is pyridin-3-yl or 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl.

Thus, the compounds where R'is represented by Formula II in which X is -O-, Y and Z are-C=, R'*2 is hydrogen, R'3 is fluoro, including those where the above-described groupings and sub-groups of substituents are taken individually and/or combined together as illustrated with regard to those compounds where R1.1 is tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydropyranyl, substituted-pyrrolidinyl, substituted-piperidinyl, pyridinyl or hydroxy- lower alkyl-phenyl, are particularly preferred for practice of the present invention.

[00102] The following group of compounds are preferred (individually and collectively) as compounds of the present invention, and in connection with their formulations, methods of manufacture and use : . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl- urea ; . 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyrimidin-5- yl-urea ; # 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (2-methyl-pyrimidin-5-yl)-urea ; # 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (2-methoxy-pyrimidin-5-yl)-urea ; # 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyrazin-2-yl -urea ; # 1-[3-(1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-(5-meth oxy-pyrazin-2-yl)-urea ; # 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxy-pyridazin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-3-yl)- urea ; 3- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; . 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-p iperidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; # 3- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-piperidine-1-carbo xylic acid dimethylamide ; 3- {3- [3- (6-Cyano-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-5-fluoro-phenoxy}-piperidine- 1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-cyano-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperid in-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methylsulfanyl-pyridin-3-yl)- urea ; . 1- [3- (l-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-acetyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . 1- [3- (l-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- [6- (l-hydroxy-ethyl)-pyridin-3-yl]- urea ; 3- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; # 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl -urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- ( 1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxy-pyridin-3- yl)-urea ; 9 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (6-oxo-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . 1- (6-Cyano-pyridin-3-yl)-3- [3-fluoro-5- (1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]- urea ; * 3- {3- [3- (6-Cyano-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-5-fluoro-phenoxy)-piperidine- l-carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; . 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; # 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-pi peridine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # 3-{3-[3-(6-Carbamoyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-5-fluoro-phenoxy} -piperidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; o 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (2-oxo-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi)-urea ; . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (6-oxo-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; # 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phen oxy}-piperidine-1- carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # 3-(3-{3-[6-(Acetylamino-methyl)-pyridin-3-yl]-ureido}-5-fluo ro-phenoxy)-piperidine-1- carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> # 5-{3-[3-(1-Dimethylcarbamoyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phe nyl]-ureido}-pyridine-2- carboxylic acid amide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # 3-(3-{3-[6-(Acetylamino-methyl)-pyridin-3-yl]-ureido}-5-fluo ro-phenoxy)-piperidine-1- carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; . 3- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-piperidine-1 - carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-pi peridine-1-carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)- urea ; 0 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (l-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxymethyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- {3-Fluoro-5- [1- (morpholine-4-carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy]-phenyl}-3- (6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . 1- {3-Fluoro-5- [1- (4-hydroxy-piperidine-1-carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy]-phenyl} -3- (6-. methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 0 1- (3- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi)-ureido]-phenoxy}-piperidine-1-carbon yl)- piperidine-4-carboxylic acid ethyl ester ; # 5-{3-[3-fluoro-5-(1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-pheny l]-ureido}-pyridine-2- carboxylic acid amide ; . 5- 3- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-ureido}-pyridi ne-2-carboxylic acid amide ; 1- [3- (l-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # 2-(5-{3-[3-(1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-ure ido}-pyridin-2-yl)-N-methyl- acetamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl)- urea ; # 2-(5-{3-[3-(1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-ure ido}-pyridin-2-yl)- acetamide ; . 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyridazin-4- yl-urea ; . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-4, 5-difluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (pyridin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl-urea ; # N'-Cyano-3-{3-fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido[-ph enoxy}-N,N-dimethyl- piperidine-1-carboxamidine ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # N'-Cyano-3-{3-fluoro-5-[3-(pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-N, N-dimethyl-piperidine-1- carboxamidine ; # 1-[3-(1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-(2-meth yl-pyrimidin-5-yl)-urea ; # 1-[3-(1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-(2-meth oxy-pyrimidin-5-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (5-methoxy-pyrazin-2-yl)-urea ; 1- [3- (l-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyrazin-2-yl -urea ; 1- [3- (l-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyridazin-4- yl-urea ; . 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxy-pyridazin-3-yl)-urea ; # 1-[3-(1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-(6-meth yl-pyridazin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (pyridazin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyrimidin-5- yl-urea ; and . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl)-urea a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

[00103] The following group of compounds are further preferred (individually and collectively) as compounds of the present invention, and in connection with their formulations, methods of manufacture and use : # 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3- ( 1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl- urea ; # 1-[3-Fluoro-5-(1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]- 3-pyridin-3-yl-urea ; 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; (R)-1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; (R)-1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl -urea ; # (R)-1-[3-Fluoro-5-(3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidin e-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; # (R)-1-[3-Fluoro-5-(3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidin e-1-carboxylic acid dimethylamide ; # (R)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl -urea ; # (R)-1- [3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> # (R)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy }-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (R)-1- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-piperidine-1-carbox ylic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> (R)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin- 3-yl)-urea ; # (R)-1-[3-Fluoro-5-(3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidin e-1-carboxylic acid ethyl ester ; . (R)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; # (R)-1- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-piperidine-1-sulfon ic acid dimethylamide ; . (R)-1- {3-Fluoro-5- [1- (propane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy]-phenyl}-3-pyridin-3- yl- urea ; . (R)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(propane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy] -phenyl}-3-(6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; # (R)-1-[3-(1-ethanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-pheny l]-3-pyridin-3-yl-urea ; (R)-1- [3- (1-Ethanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3- yl)-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> # (S)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-1-N, N-dimethyl-N-cyano- carboxamidine ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . (S)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (2-methyl-pyridin-5-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-1-N, N-dimethyl- N-cyano-carboxamidine ; # (S)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; . (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy }-piperidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; # (S)-1- [3- (1-Ethanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyri din-3-yl-urea ; . (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(propane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy] -phenyl}-3-pyridin-3-yl- urea ; . (S)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; . (S)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid ethyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> . (S)-1- [3- (1-Ethanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pydridin-3- yl)-urea ; . (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(propane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy] -henyl}-3-(6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . (S)-1- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-piperidine-1-carbox ylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # (S)-1- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-piperidine-1-carbox ylic acid ethyl ester ; # (S)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl -urea ; or a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof.

[00104] The following group of compounds are also furher preferred (individually and collectively) as compounds of the present invention, and in connection with their formulations, methods of manufacture and use : <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . (S)-3- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-pyrrolidine-1-sulfo nic acid dimethylamide ; # (R)-3- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi)-ureido]-phenoxyl-pyrrolidine-1-sulfo nic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # (S)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (2-methyl-pyridin-5-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-1-N, N-dimethyl- N-cyano-carboxamidine ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # (R)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (2-methyl-pyridin-5-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-I-N, N-dimethyl- N-cyano-carboxamidine ; # (S)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # (S)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (pyridin-2-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-1-N, N-dimethyl-N-cyano- carboxamidine ; . (R)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # (R)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (pyridin-2-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-1-N, N-dimethyl-N-cyano- carboxamidine ; (S)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . (S)-3- 3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-pyrrolidine-1-carbo xylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # (R)-3- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-pyrrolidine-1-carbo xylic acid methyl ester ; . (R)-3- [3-Fluoro-5- (3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> # (S)-1- {3-Fluoro-5- [1- (propane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy]-phenyl}-3-pyridin-3 -yl- urea ; . (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(propane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy ]-phenyl}-3-(6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . (S)-1- 3-Fluoro-5- [1- (ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy]-phenyl}-3-pyridin-3- yl- urea ; # (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy] -phenyl}-3-(6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . (R)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy] -phenyl}-3-pyridin-3-yl- urea ; # (S)-1-(3-Fluoro-5-[1-(methane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy ]-phenyl}-3-(6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . (R)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy] -phenyl}-3-(6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . (R)-1- {3-Fluoro-5- [1- (propane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy]-phenyl}-3- (6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . (S)-4-[3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy }-[(S)-2-methoxymethyl]- pyrrolidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; . (S)-4-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy }-[(S)-2-methoxymethyl]- pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> . (R)-1-{3-(1-Ethanesulfonyl-[(R)-4-methoxy]-pyrrolidin-3-ylox y)-5-fluoro-phenyl}-3-(6- methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . (R)-1-{3-(1-Ethanesulfonyl-[(S)-5-methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin- 3-yloxy)-5-fluoro- phenyl}-3-pyridin-3-yl-urea ; . (R)-1-{3-(1-Ethanesulfonyl-[(S)-5-methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin- 3-yloxy)-5-fluoro- phenyl}-3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (R)- (3-oxo- (S)-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- pyridin-3-yl-urea ; and . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (R)- (3-oxo- (S)-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6- methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea, or a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

[00105] The following group of compounds are particularly preferred (individually and collectively) as compounds of the present invention, and in connection with their formulations, methods of manufacture and use : . (S)-1- [3- (1-Ethanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl-pydridin-3- yl)-urea ; . (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy }-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; # (S)-1- [3-Fluoro-5- (1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3-yl -urea ; # (R)-3-[3-Fluoro-5-(3-pyridin-3-yl-ureido)-phenoxy]-pyrrolidi ne-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; . (R)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy] -phenyl}-3-(6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; . (S)-4-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy }-[(S)-2-methoxymethyl]- pyrrolidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> . (S)-4- {3-Fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}- [ (S)-2-methoxymethyl]- pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester ; . (R)-l- {3- (l-Ethanesulfonyl- [ (S)-5-methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro- phenyl}-3-pyridin-3-yl-urea ; . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (R)- (3-oxo- (S)-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- pyridin-3-yl-urea ; and . 1- [3-Fluoro-5- (R)- (3-oxo- (S)-tetrahydro-pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-6-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6- methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea ; or a single stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, pharmaceutical acceptable salt, solvate, or a solvate of a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

UTILITY, TESTING AND ADMINISTRATION UTILITY [00106] The compounds of the present invention are selective for and modulate the cardiac sarcomere, and are useful to bind to and/or potentiate the activity of cardiac myosin, increasing the rate at which myosin hydrolyzes ATP. As used in this context, "modulate"means either increasing or decreasing myosin activity, whereas"potentiate" means to increase activity. It has also been determined in testing representative compounds of the invention, that their administration can also increase the contractile force in cardiac muscle fiber.

[00107] The compounds, pharmaceutical formulations and methods of the invention are used to treat heart disease, including but not limited to : acute (or decompensated) congestive heart failure, and chronic congestive heart failure ; particularly diseases associated with systolic heart dysfunction. Additional therapeutic utilities include administration to stabilize heart function in patients awaiting a heart transplant, and to assist a stopped or slowed heart in resuming normal function following use of a bypass pump.

TESTING [00108] ATP hydrolysis is employed by myosin in the sarcomere to produce force.

Therefore, an increase in ATP hydrolysis would correspond to an increase in the force or velocity of muscle contraction. In the presence of actin, myosin ATPase activity is stimulated >100 fold. Thus, ATP hydrolysis not only measures myosin enzymatic activity but also its interaction with the actin filament. A compound that modulates the cardiac sarcomere can be identified by an increase or decrease in the rate of ATP hydrolysis by myosin, preferably exhibiting a 1. 4 fold increase at concentrations less than 10, uM (more preferably, less than 1,,, M). Preferred assays for such activity will employ myosin from a human source, although myosin from other organisms can also be used. Systems that model the regulatory role of calcium in myosin binding are also preferred.

[00109] Alternatively, a biochemically functional sarcomere preparation can be used to determine in vitro ATPase activity, for example, as described in U. S. Serial Number 09/539, 164, filed March 29, 2000. The functional biochemical behavior of the sarcomere, including calcium sensitivity of ATPase hydrolysis, can be reconstituted by combining its purified individual components (particularly including its regulatory components and myosin). Another functional preparation is the in vitro motility assay. It can be performed by adding test compound to a myosin-bound slide and observing the velocity of actin filaments sliding over the myosin covered glass surface (Kron SJ.

(1991) Methods Enzymol. 196 : 399-416).

[00110] The in vitro rate of ATP hydrolysis correlates to myosin potentiating activity, which can be determined by monitoring the production of either ADP or phosphate, for example as described in Serial No. 09/314, 464, filed May 18, 1999. ADP production can also be monitored by coupling the ADP production to NADH oxidation (using the enzymes pyruvate kinase and lactate dehydrogenase) and monitoring the NADH level either by absorbance or fluorescence (Greengard, P., Nature 178 (Part 4534) : 632-634 (1956) ; Mol Pharmacol 1970 Jan ; 6 (1) : 31-40). Phosphate production can be monitored using purine nucleoside phosphorylase to couple phosphate production to the cleavage of a purine analog, which results in either a change in absorbance (Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1992 Jun 1 ; 89 (11) : 4884-7) or fluorescence (Biochem J 1990 Mar 1 ; 266 (2) : 611-4). While a single measurement can be employed, it is preferred to take multiple measurements of the same sample at different times in order to determine the absolute rate of the protein activity ; such measurements have higher specificity particularly in the presence of test compounds that have similar absorbance or fluorescence properties with those of the enzymatic readout.

[00111] Test compounds can be assayed in a highly parallel fashion using multiwell plates by placing the compounds either individually in wells or testing them in mixtures. Assay components including the target protein complex, coupling enzymes and substrates, and ATP can then be added to the wells and the absorbance or fluorescence of each well of the plate can be measured with a plate reader.

[00112] A preferred method uses a 384 well plate format and a 25 gel reaction volume. A pyruvate kinase/lactate dehydrogenase coupled enzyme system (Huang TG and Hackney DD. (1994) J Biol Chem 269 (23) : 16493-16501) is used to measure the rate of ATP hydrolysis in each well. As will be appreciated by those in the art, the assay components are added in buffers and reagents. Since the methods outlined herein allow kinetic measurements, incubation periods are optimized to give adequate detection signals over the background. The assay is done in real time giving the kinetics of ATP hydrolysis, which increases the signal to noise ratio of the assay.

[00113] Modulation of cardiac muscle fiber contractile force can be measured using detergent permeabilized cardiac fibers (also referred to as skinned cardiac fibers), for example, as described by Haikala H, et al (1995) J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 25 (5) : 794-801. Skinned cardiac fibers retain their intrinsic sarcomeric organization, but do not retain all aspects of cellular calcium cycling, this model offers two advantages : first, the cellular membrane is not a barrier to compound penetration, and second, calcium concentration is controlled. Therefore, any increase in contractile force is a direct measure of the test compound's effect on sarcomeric proteins. Tension measurements are made by mounting one end of the muscle fiber to a stationary post and the other end to a transducer that can measure force. After stretching the fiber to remove slack, the force transducer records increased tension as the fiber begins to contract. This measurement is called the isometric tension, since the fiber is not allowed to shorten. Activation of the permeabilized muscle fiber is accomplished by placing it in a buffered calcium solution, followed by addition of test compound or control. When tested in this manner, compounds of the invention caused an increase in force at calcium concentrations associated with physiologic contractile activity, but very little augmentation of force in relaxing buffer at low calcium concentrations or in the absence of calcium (the EGTA data point).

[00114] Selectivity for the cardiac sarcomere and cardiac myosin can be determined by substituting non-cardiac s arcomere c omponents a nd m yosin i n o ne o r more of the above-described assays and comparing the results obtained against those obtained using the cardiac equivalents.

[00115] A compound's ability to increase observed ATPase rate in an in vitro reconstituted sarcomere assay could result from the increased turnover rate of S1- myosin or, alternatively, increased sensitivity of a decorated actin filament to Ca++- activation. To distinguish between these two possible modes of action, the effect of the compound on ATPase activity of S1 with undecorated actin filaments is initially measured. If an increase of activity is observed, the compound's effect on the Ca- responsive regulatory apparatus could be disproved. A second, more sensitive assay, can be employed to identify compounds whose activating effect on S1-myosin is enhanced in the presence of a decorated actin (compared to pure actin filaments). In this second assay activities of cardiac-S1 and skeletal-S1 on cardiac and skeletal regulated actin filaments (in all 4 permutations) are compared. A compound that displays its effect on cardiac-S1/cardiac actin and cardiac-S1/skeletal actin, but not on skeletal-S1/skeletal actin and skeletal-S1/cardiac actin systems, can be confidently classified as cardiac-S1 activator.

[00116] Initial evaluation of in vivo activity can be determined in cellular models of myocyte contractility, e. g., as described by Popping S, et al ( (1996) Am. J. Physio. 271 : H357-H364) and Wolska BM, et al ( (1996) Am. J. Physio. 39 : H24-H32). One advantage of the myocyte model is that the component systems that result in changes in contractility can be isolated and the major site (s) of action determined. Compounds with cellular activity (for example, selecting compounds having the following profile : > 120% increase in fractional shortening over basal at 2 pM, limited changes in diastolic length (< 5% change), and no significant decrease in contraction or relaxation velocities) can then be assessed in whole organ models, such as such as the Isolated Heart (Langendorff) model of cardiac function, in vivo using echocardiography or invasive hemodynamic measures, and in animal-based heart failure models, such as the Rat Left Coronary Artery Occlusion model. Ultimately, activity for treating heart disease is demonstrated in blinded, placebo-controlled, human clinical trials.

ADMINISTRATION [00117] The compounds of Formula I are administered at a therapeutical effective dosage, e. g., a dosage sufficient to provide treatment for the disease states previously described. While human dosage levels have yet to be optimized for the compounds of the invention, generally, a daily dose is from about 0. 05 to 100 mg/kg of body weight, preferably about 0. 10 to 10. 0 mg/kg of body weight, and most preferably about 0. 15 to 1. 0 mg/kg of body weight. Thus, for administration to a 70 kg person, the dosage range would be about 3. 5 to 7000 mg per day, preferably about 7. 0 to 700. 0 mg per day, and most preferably about 10. 0 to 100. 0 mg per day. The amount of active compound administered will, of course, be dependent on the subject and disease state being treated, the severity of the affliction, the manner and schedule of administration and the judgment of the prescribing physician ; for example, a likely dose range for oral administration would be about 70 to 700 mg per day, whereas for intravenous administration a likely dose range would be about 700 to 7000 mg per day, the active agents being selected for longer or shorter plasma half-lives, respectively.

[00118] Administration of the compounds of the invention or the pharmaceutical acceptable salts thereof can be via any of the accepted modes of administration for agents that serve similar utilities including, but not limited to, orally, subcutaneously, intravenously, intranasally, topically, transdermally, intraperitoneally, intramuscularly, intrapulmonarilly, vaginally, rectally, or intraocularly. Oral and parenteral administration are customary in treating the indications that are the subject of the present invention.

[00119] Pharmaceutical acceptable compositions include solid, semi-solid, liquid and aerosol dosage forms, such as, e. g., tablets, capsules, powders, liquids, suspensions, suppositories, aerosols or the like. The compounds can also be administered in sustained or controlled release dosage forms, including depot injections, osmotic pumps, pills, transdermal (including electrotransport) patches, and the like, for prolonged and/or timed, pulsed administration at a predetermined rate. Preferably, the compositions are provided in unit dosage forms suitable for single administration of a precise dose.

[00120] The compounds can be administered either alone or more typically in combination with a conventional pharmaceutical carrier, excipient or the like (e. g., mannitol, lactose, starch, magnesium stearate, sodium saccharine, talcum, cellulose, sodium crosscarmellose, glucose, gelatin, sucrose, magnesium carbonate, and the like).

If desired, the pharmaceutical composition can also contain minor amounts of nontoxic auxiliary substances such as wetting agents, emulsifying agents, solubilizing agents, pH buffering agents and the like (e. g., sodium acetate, sodium citrate, cyclodextrine derivatives, sorbitan monolaurate, triethanolamine acetate, triethanolamine oleate, and the like). Generally, depending on the intended mode of administration, the pharmaceutical formulation will contain about 0. 005% to 95%, preferably about 0. 5% to 50% by weight of a compound of the invention. Actual methods of preparing such dosage forms are known, or will be apparent, to those skilled in this art ; for example, see Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mack Publishing Company, Easton, Pennsylvania.

[00121] In addition, the compounds of the invention can be co-administered with, and the pharmaceutical compositions can include, other medicinal agents, pharmaceutical agents, adjuvants, and the like. Suitable additional active agents include, for example : therapies thatretard the progression of heartfailure bydown- regulating neurohormonal stimulation of the heart and attempt to prevent cardiac remodeling (e. g., ACE inhibitors or-blockers) ; therapies that improve cardiac function by stimulating cardiac contractility (e. g., positive inotropic agents, such as the 8- adrenergic agonist dobutamine or the phosphodiesterase inhibitor milrinone) ; and therapies that reduce cardiac preload (e. g., diuretics, such as furosemide).

[00122] In one preferred embodiment, the compositions will take the form of a pill or tablet and thus the composition will contain, along with the active ingredient, a diluent such as lactose, sucrose, calcium phosphate, or the like ; a lubricant such as magnesium stearate or the like ; and a binder such as starch, gum acacia, polyvinylpyrrolidine, gelatin, cellulose, cellulose derivatives or the like. In another solid dosage form, a powder, marume, solution or suspension (e. g., in propylene carbonate, vegetable oils or triglycerides) is encapsulated in a gelatin capsule.

[00123] Liquid pharmaceutically administrable compositions can, for example, be 'prepared by dissolving, dispersing, etc. an active compound as defined above and optional pharmaceutical adjuvants in a carrier (e. g., water, saline, aqueous dextrose, glycerol, glycols, ethanol or the like) to form a solution or suspension. Injectables can be prepared in conventional forms, either as liquid solutions or suspensions, as emulsions, or in solid forms suitable for dissolution or suspension in liquid prior to injection. The percentage of active compound contained in such parenteral compositions is highly dependent on the specific nature thereof, as well as the activity of the compound and the needs of the subject. However, percentages of active ingredient of 0. 01% to 10% in solution are employable, and will be higher if the composition is a solid which will be subsequently diluted to the above percentages. Preferably the composition will comprise 0. 2-2% of the active agent in solution.

[00124] Formulations of the active compound or a salt may also be administered to the respiratory tract as an aerosol or solution for a nebulizer, or as a microfine powder for insufflation, alone or in combination with an inert carrier such as lactose. In such a case, the particles of the formulation have diameters of less than 50 microns, preferably less than 10 microns.

USE IN SCREENING [00125] Generally, to employ the compounds of the invention in a method of screening for myosin binding, myosin is bound to a support and a compound of the invention is added to the assay. Alternatively, the compound of the invention can be bound to the support and the myosin added. Classes of compounds among which novel binding agents may be sought include specific antibodies, non-natural binding agents identified in screens of chemical libraries, peptide analogs, etc. Of particular interest are screening assays for candidate agents that have a low toxicity for human cells. A wide variety of assays may be used for this purpose, including labeled in vitro protein-protein binding assays, electrophoretic mobility shift assays, immunoassays for protein binding, functional assays (phosphorylation assays, etc.) and the like. See, e. g., U. S. Patent No.

6, 495, 337, incorporated herein by reference.

EXAMPLES [00126] The following examples serve to more fully describe the manner of using the above-described invention, as well as to set forth the best modes contemplated for carrying out various aspects of the invention. It is understood that these examples in no way serve to limit the true scope of this invention, but rather are presented for illustrative purposes. All references cited herein are incorporated by reference in their entirety.

Example 1 (R)-1-[3-(1-Acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyr idin-3-yl-urea [00127] 1 A. Preparation of SM 3 H N H + HO, H03g O Resolution U''OH HO S O 3 SM 1 SM 2 SM 3 CSHNO C10H16p4S C15H27Np5S Mol. Wt. : 101. 15 Mol. Wt. : 232. 30 Mol. Wt. : 333. 45 (The amounts listed below are the total amounts used ; therefore, ¼ of the total amount was added to each 50 L flask.) Four 50 L 3-neck RBF extractors equipped with a mechanical stirrer under nitrogen, were charged with 10. 76 kg (46. 14 mol) (1S)-(+)-camphor-10-sulfonic acid (SM 2), 23. 3 L (2. 5 vol) ethanol (absolute), and 9. 34 kg (92. 27 mol) 3-hydroxypiperidine (SM 1). The solution was then brought to turbidity with the addition of 142 L MTBE. The solution was stirred overnight, and the solids were filtered and rinsed with 8 L (1.1) MTBE:EtOH, 8L (2:1) MTBE:EtOH, and 8L MTBE to afford 10. 68 kg white solid (35% yield, 75. 8% ee, these numbers are an average of the two lots). These solids were charged to a 22 L 3- neck RBF fitted with a mechanical stirrer, thermometer, and reflux condenser. The flasks were charged with 10. 7 L (1 vol) ethanol (ahsolute), and the solution was warmed to 55oC. The heat was turned off, and the solution cooled to room temperature overnight. The solids were filtered and rinsed with 1. 5 L (2x) (1 : 1) MTBE-EtOH, and 3L (2x) MTBE to afford 6. 95 kg of SM 3 as a white solid in 22. 6% yield (theoretical yield=30. 79 kg, purity=97. 2% ee).

[00128] 1 B. Preparation of CMP 2 po N N Step 1 U. ("IOH H03L 0, NaH 01"OH - a SM 3 DCM/H20 CMP 2 C15H27NO5S C7H13NO2 Mol. Wt. : 333. 45 Mol. Wt. : 143. 18 (The amounts listed below are the total amounts used ; therefore, a proportional amount was added to each flask : 1/2 to the 50 L and 1/4 to each 22 L extractors.) One 50 L and two 22 L extractors equipped with mechanical stirrers, stoppers, and nitrogen bubblers were purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes. The extractors were charged with 3. 21 kg (38. 21 mol) sodium bicarbonate and 27. 9 L (4 vol) water.

SM 3 6. 95 kg (20. 84 mol) was charged to the extractors, followed by the addition of 27. 9 L (4 vol) dichloromethane. The solutions were stirred for 30 min, then 2. 36 L (25. 0 mol) acetic anhydride was added portion-wise for 2 hours to ensure slow off-gassing.

The reaction was allowed to stir overnight and was deemed complete by TLC analysis of the aqueous and organic layers (100% methanol/ninhydrin stain). The reaction was concentrated, and 28 L toluene was used to assist the water removal. Once the solid was dry, it was divided between two 20 L round bottom flasks (5. 8 kg/flask). 24 L (1 : 1) MTBE : DCM, 8 kg (1. 2 mass eq) sodium sulfate, and 4 kg (47. 61 mol) sodium bicarbonate were added, and the solution was stirred overnight (without vacuum). The solids were filtered and rinsed with 24 L (12 L per flask) dichloromethane. The filtrates were split into 4 L quantities per 20 L carboys and diluted with 1690 L (8 L per carboy) MTBE. The solutions sat for 12 hours, and the precipitated solids were filtered and concentrated to afford 2. 92 kg CMP 2 in 98% yield as a yellow oil (theoretical yield=2. 98 kg, purity=95. 2% and 97. 4% ee).

[00129] 1 C. Preparation of CMP 3 and CMP 3A 0 step2 0 . 0 "If0 Step 2 O F O E. N N N F No2 CMP 4 'OH t C6H3F2No2 NO2'O F CMP 2 Mol. Wt. : 159. 09 CMP 3 CMP 3a C13H15F2N2 MoLCWt3N03. 18 NaH, NMP, 70°C Mol3Wt F 82°. 27 Mol. Wt. : 255. 26 Mol. Wt. : 143. 18 NaH, NMP, 70oC Mol. Wt. : 282. 27 (The amounts listed below are the total amounts used ; therefore, l/2 of the total amount was added to each 22 L flask.) Two 22 L 3-neck RBFs equipped with cooling baths, mechanical stirrers, thermowells, y- adapters, rubber septa, and nitrogen bubblers were purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes. The flasks were charged with 0. 884 kg (22. 1 mol) sodium hydride (0. 442 kg apiece) and 4. 86 L (2 vol) NMP (2. 43 L apiece). The flasks were cooled to 05°C in an ice/brine bath. A solution of 2. 43 kg (17 mol) CMP 2 (1. 22 kg apiece) and 0. 058 kg (0. 85 mol) imidazole (0. 029 kg apiece) in 4. 86 L (2 vol) NMP (2. 43 L apiece) was added dropwise over 1. 5 hours to the flask, maintaining an internal temperature below 55°C.

The solution stirred for 2 hours, then was cannulated into two 22L 3-neck RBFs equipped with cooling baths, mechanical stirrers, thermowells, y-adapters, rubber septa, and nitrogen bubblers that were purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes and charged with a solution of 2. 70 kg (16. 97 mol) 3, 5-difluoronitrobenzene (1. 35 L apiece) in 2. 43 L (1 vol) NMP (1. 22 L apiece) that was cooled to 05°C in an ice/brine bath. The cannulation lasted for 2 hours, maintaining an internal temperature below 105°C. The solution was warmed to 705°C for 11 hours, and was deemed complete by TLC (1 : 1 hexanes : acetone/PMA stain) and GC (IPC attached). The solution was cooled and poured into four 50 L extractors with 54 L MTBE and 54 L water. The layers were separated, and the aqueous layer was reextracted with 54 L MTBE. The combined organic layers were washed with 54 L (3x) water and 54 L brine. The organics were dried over sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated to afford 4. 54 kg of a mixture of CMP 3 & CMP 3a in 95% yield (theoretical yield=4. 79 kg, purity=83. 2% C MP 3 a nd 9. 2% CMP 3a and 98. 0% ee).

[00130] 1 D. Preparation of CMP 5a O F O F O F Steps N Pd/C, NHQCOH N A° NO2 + F MeOH, ;"° NH2 CMP 3 CMP 3a CMP 5a C13H15FN2O CHFNO, CHFN Mol. Wt. : 282. 27 Mol. Wt. : 255. 26 Mol. Wt. : 252. 28 (The amounts listed below are the total amounts used ; therefore, 1/3 of the total amount was added to each 22 L flask.) Three 22 L 3-neck RBFs equipped with heating mantles, mechanical stirrers, thermowells, condensers, and nitrogen bubblers were purged under nitrogen for at least ten minutes. The flasks were charged with 0. 454 kg (10 wt%) 2dM, and 13. 62 L (3 vol) methanol. A solution of 4. 54 kg (-16. 1 mol) of a mixture of CMP 3 & CMP 3a in 4. 54 L (1 vol) methanol was then charged to the flasks, and an additional 4. 54 L (1 vol) methanol was added to the flasks. The solutions were warmed to a gentle reflux, and a solution of 5. 07 kg (80. 4 mol) ammonium formate in 3. 63 L water was then added drop- wise for 10 hours. The reactions were deemed complete by TLC (1 : 1 hexanes : acetone/PMA stain) and HPLC (IPC attached), and were filtered through celite and concentrated. T he concentrate was transferred to two 50 L extractors, and was partitioned between 47. 2 L MTBE and 17. 7 L 3N HCI. The layers were separated, and the organics were extracted with 6 L (2x) 3N HCI. The aqueous layers were neutralized with 3. 54 kg NaOH to pH #7, then 9. 6 L saturated sodium bicarbonate was added. The aqueous layers were then extracted with 6 L (3x) DCM. The combined organics were washed with 18 L brine, dried o ver s odium s ulfate, f iltered a nd c oncentrated t o y ield 3. 06 kg of CMP 5a in 75% yield as a thick brown oil (theoretical yield=4. 06 kg, purity=90. 7% and 95. 4% ee).

[00131] 1 E. Preparation of RSM 1 Y F y'° F Step 3b 1 2 M HCI/Et2o 0., O NHZ. _ O PJHZ HCf CMP 5a EtOAc RSM 1 CisHFNzOs CisHigCFNzOz Mol. Wt. : 252. 28 Mol. Wt. : 288. 75 (This step was run in 5 batches using the following representative procedure.) A 22 L 3-neck RBF equipped with a cooling bath, an addition funnel, mechanical stirrer, thermocouple and nitrogen bubbler was purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes.

The flask was charged with 0. 612 kg (2. 43 mol) CMP5a and 12. 2 L (20 vol) ether) acetate. The solution was cooled to 05°C in an ice/brine bath, and 1. 46 L. (2. 92 mol) 2M HCI in ethe was added dropwise for 20 minutes, maintaining the internal temperature below 10°C. The solution stirred for 2 hours at 0~5°C, and the solid was filtered under a nitrogen atmosphere and rinsed with 6. 0 L (10 vo !) ethyl acetate. rhe solid was dried at 505°C under vacuum for 2 days to afford 693 g of RSM 1 in 99% yield as an off-white solid (theoretical yield=0. 700 kg, purity=94. 2% and 97. 6% ee).

[00132] 1 F. Preparation of Formula I F F N Step 4a N N.. c,,, C/. U., .-C I RSM 2 H H RSM 1 C6H4N2O Formula I C13H18CIFNzOz Mol.'Nt. : 120. 11 C19H21FN4o3 Maul. Wt : 288. 75 -C 4 Mol. Wt : 288. 75 DIPEA, DCM Mol. Wt. 372. 39 (crude in GCM) (This step was. run in 3 batches using the following representative procedure.) A 22 L 3-neck RBF equipped with a. cooling bath, mechanical stirrer, thermocouple, and nitrogen bubbler was purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes. The flask was charged with 1. 441 kg (4. 990 mol) RSM 1 and 14. 4 L (10 vol) dichloromethane. The solution was stirred, and 0. 710 kg (5. 489 mol) DIPEA was charged. The solution was cooled to 105°C in an ice/brine bath. The reaction was charged with 0. 659 kg (5. 489 mol) RSM 2. and the solution warmed to room temperature and stirred for three hours.

The reaction was monitored by TLC (1 : 9 methanol : ethyl acetate/PMA stain) and HPLC (IPC attached). The reaction stirred at room temperature for five more hours, and another 0. 009 kg (0. 075 mol) RSM 2 was added. The solution stirred for 15 more hours, and the reaction was deemed complete. The solution was poured into a 50 L extractor containing 1 4. 4 L (10 v ol) s aturated s odium b icarbonate, a nd t he f lask w as rinsed with an additional 1. 44 L (1 vol) dichloromethane. The layers were separated, and the organic layer was washed with 14. 4 L (2 x 10 vol) water. The organic layer was dried with 1. 69 kg sodium sulfate for at least 20 minutes before proceeding to the next step.

[00133] 1 G. Punfication of Formula I O F \/O N--fo II Step 4b N/O/ I , k 1) Concentration H H '' O NNUN 2) EtOAc crystallization H H Formula I 3) H20 trituration Formula I ., Formutat C19H21 FNaOs Mol. Wt. : 372. 39 Cl9H2, FN403 (crude in DCM) Mol. Wt. : 372. 39 (This step was run in 2 batches using the following representative procedure.) The crude product of Example 1 F in DCM was concentrated at 355°C under reduced pressure until condensation ceased, then for one hour longer at 455°C. The contents were transferred to a 22 L 3-neck RBF equipped with a heating mantle, condenser, mechanical stirrer, thermocouple, and nitrogen bubbler that had been purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes. The rotovap flask was rinsed with 14. 5 L ethyl acetate, and the rinse was poured into the 22L 3-neck RBF. The solution was warmed to 555°C, then was cooled to room temperature for ten minutes. The suspension was then heated to 60~5°C for an hour. The heater was turned off and the solution gradually cooled to room temperature. The solids were filtered and washed with 8. 7 L ethy ! acetate, The crystals were dried at 45~5°C for 13. 5 hours. The crystals were then transferred to a 22 L 3-neck RBF equipped with a heating mantle, condenser, mechanical stirrer, thermocouple, and nitrogen bubbler that had been purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes. The flask was then charged with 14. 5 L water, and the suspension was heated to 505°C for 34 hours. The solid was filtered and dried under vacuum at 455°C to afford 2. 46 kg of an off-white solid. The crystals were then transferred to a 22 L 3-neck RBF equipped with a heating mantle, condenser, mechanical stirrer, thermocouple, and nitrogen bubbler that had been purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes. 11. 6 L water was then charged, and the solution was warmed to 50~5°C for 5 hours. The heat was turned off, and the solution was allowed to cool to room temperature. The solution was warmed to 50~5°C for a second cycle of 20 hours. The solids were filtered and rinsed with 14. 5 L water. They were then charged to a 22 L 3-neck RBF equipped with a heating mantle, condenser, mechanical stirrer, t hermocouple, a nd n itrogen b ubbler that had been purged with nitrogen for at least ten minutes, and 12. 5 L water was added. The solution was warmed to 50~5°C for 5. 5 hours. The crystals were filtered and rinsed with 14. 5 L water, and dried under vacuum at 50~5°C to afford 2. 38 kg off-white solid. The solid was then taken up in 8 L water, and was concentrated on the rotovap with a bath temperature of 505°C. 16 L Water was added to the flasks portionwise, and the solids were filtered and rinsed with 15. 5 L water. The crystals were dried under vacuum at 50~5°C to afford 2. 28 kg of the purified title compound, (R)-1- [3- (1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl]-3-pyridin-3- yl-urea, in 61% yield as an off-white solid (mp = 145°C, theoretical yield=3. 74 kg, purity=98. 7% and 99. 2% ee).

Example 2 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-py rrolidine-1-sulfonic <BR> <BR> acid dimethytamidc<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> [00134] 2A. (R)-tert-buty-3- (3-fluoro-5-nitrophenoxy)-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylate DMF goc F Boc 1) NaH, 2) F N <J'OH, >'O<N02 ( C9Hl7NO3 C15H, gFN205 Mol. Wt. : 187. 24 Mol. Wt. : 326. 32 A round bottom flask was charged with DMF (300 mL), and NaH (12. 8 g, 320 mmol, 1. 2 eq) and stirred in an ice bath. A solution of N-tert-butyl- (R)-3-hydroxypyrrolidine (50 g, 267 mmol, 1 eq) in DMF (100mL) was added gradually into the f lask and stirred for approximately 30 minutes. A solution of difluoronitrobenzene (51 g, 320 mmol, 1. 2 eq) and DMF (50 mL) was added dropwise f or a pproximately 3 0 m inutes. T he resulting solution was allowed to warm to room temperature and stirred for approximately 4 hours. Water was added to the reaction mixture. The reaction mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The organic layer was washed with water, saturated sodium bicarbonate and brine solutions. The organics were dried with sodium sulfate, filtered, and concentrated. The residue was purified by silica chromatography using dichloromethane and 5% methanol in dichloromethane as the elute to yield 39 g of (R)- tert-butyl-3- (3-nitro-5-fluorophenoxy)-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylate as an orange/yellow oil.

[00135] 2B. (R)-tert-butyl-3- (3-amino-5-fluorophenoxy)-pyrrolidine-1- carboxylate Boc F Boc N \ Pd (OH) 2/C N \ MeOH, H2 'O N02 'O"NH2 C1 5H1 gFN2°5 C1 5H21 FN2°3 Mol. Wt. : 326. 32 Mol. Wt. : 296. 34 A mixture of 45 g of (R)-tert-butyl-3- (3-amino-5-fluorophenoxy)-pyrrolidine-l-carboxylate and 4. 5 g of palladium hydroxide (10% by weight) in 200 mL of MeOH under H2 atm (55 psi) stirred for 16 hours. The heterogenous mixture was filtered through a pad of diatomaceous earth and rinsed with methanol, dichloromethane and then concentrated to reddish-brown, viscous oil of (R)-tert-butyl-3-(3-amino-5-fluorophenoxy)-pyrrolidine-1- carboxylate (89% yield).

[00136] 2C. 2C. 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}- pyrrniidinR-1-narhoxyhc acid tert-buty) ester F 0 Boc F N w N \ N N-THF a', , "l ol'O"' N 0 N C15H21FN203 C22H27FN404 Mol. Wt. : 296. 34 Mol. Wt. : 430. 47 A round bottom flask was charged with triphosgene (3g, 10 mmol, 1 eq) and THF (33 mL) and chilled to 0°C. A solution of 5-amino-2-methyl pyridine (3. 3 g, 10 mmol, 3 eq), diisopropylethylamine (10. 3 mL, 60 mmol, 6 eq) and THF (33mL) was added dropwise to the triphosgene solution. The mixture was allowed to warm to room temperature and stirred for 30 minutes. A solution of (R)-tert-butyl-3- (3-amino-5-fluorophenoxy)- pyrrolidine-1-carboxylate (3. 0 g, 10 mmol, 1 eq) in THF (33 mL) was added dropwise.

The resultant reaction mixture was stirred overnight at room temperature. The reaction mixture was quenched with a saturated sodium bicarbonate solution and the THF was removed in vacuo. The mixture was extracted with dichloromethane. The dichloromethane solution was washed with saturated sodium bicarbonate and brine. The organic layers were dried with sodium sulfate, filtered and concentrated. The residue was purified by silica column chromatography with 500 mL of ethyl acetate, 500 mL of 2. 5% methanol in ethyl acetate, 500 mL of 5% methanol in ethyl acetate, 500 mL 7. 5% methanol in ethyl acetate, and 10% methanol in ethyl acetate as the gradient elute to yield 3. 4 g of 3- {3-fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-pyrrolidine-1- carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester as a light yellow solid.

[00137] 2D. 1-[3-Fluoro-5-(pyrrolidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-(6-methyl-yridi n-3-yl)- urea Boc F F ,, I/pII. I D M HN I \ pII /J O N N O N N H H H H C22H27FN404 C17H1gFN402 Mol. Wt. : 430. 47 Mol. Wt. : 330. 36 To 6. 5 g of 3- {3-fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy}-pyrrolidine-l- carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester was added 20 mL of a 1 : 1 mixture of trifluoroacetic acid and dichloromethane at room temperature and the resultant reaction mixture was stirred for 2 hours. The reaction mixture was concentrated. To the residue was added 5 mL of saturated brine solution and 1 N NaOH was added until a pH of 10 was observed. The mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The organics were dried with sodium sulfate, filtered, and concentrated to 1- [3-fluoro-5- (pyrrolidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6-methyl- pyridin-3-yl)-urea, a compound of Formula I, as an oil that was used directly in the subsequent reaction. [00138] 2E. 2E. 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-uriedo]-phenoxy}- pyrrolidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide F v O. p NSp F N=S' HN I p N I _ CI N N II p u i : LN N."6 N N H H H H H H H H C17H1gFN402 C1gH24FN504S Mol. Wt. : 330. 36 Mol. Wt. : 437. 49 A round bottom flask was charged with the 1- [3-fluoro-5- (pyrrolidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3- (6- methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-urea (3 g, 9. 1 mmol, 1 eq), triethylamine (3. 6 mL, 27 mmol, 3 eq), dimethylsufamoyl chloride (1. 2 g, 11 mmol, 1. 2 eq), and dichloromethane (20 mL). The reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature for 1 hour. To the reaction was added saturated sodium bicarbonate solution. The resultant mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The organics were washed with brine and concentrated. The residue was purified by silica column chromatography using 10% methanol in ethyl acetate as the elute to yield 2. 8 g of the title compound, 3- {3-fluoro-5- [3- (6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]- phenoxy}-pyrrolidine-1-sulfonic acid dimethylamide as an off-white solid. MS (M+1) 438.

Example 3 (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy]- phenyl}- 3-pyridin-3-yl-urea and (S)-3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]-phenoxy }-piperidine-1- carboxylic : acid methyl ester [00139] 3A. Preparation of 3 H H N r OH O SO H Resolution OH O S03H 1 2 3 1 2 Six 4L Erlenmeyer flasks were charged with (1 R)- (-)-camphor-10-sulfonic acid (215. 2g), absolute ethanol (480mL), and 3-hydroxypiperidine (186. 8g). The solutions were then brought to turbidity with addition of ter-butyl methyl ether (MTBE, 4. 84L). The solution was stirred for 48 hours, and the solids were combined, filtered and rinsed with (1 : 1) MTBE : EtOH (960mL), (2 : 1) MTBE : EtOH (960mL), MTBE (960mL) to afford white solid (1. 27kg, 35% yield, 90. 8% ee). The obtained solids were charged to a 4L Erlenmeyer flask with 1. 27L absolute ethanol. The mixture was stirred and warmed to 60°C for 1 hour until the solids were completely dissolved. The heat was turned off, and the solution cooled to room temperature and stirred overnight. The solids were filtered and rinsed with (1 : 1) MTBE : EtOH (2 X 180mL), MTBE (2 X 360mL) to afford the 850 g of desired product as a white solid (yield 23%, e. e. 99. 2%). <BR> <BR> <BR> <P>[00140] 3B. Preparation of 3-Hydroxy-pipendine-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester Box Boc20, NaHC03 N ao, H 0"/--7 CH I-aOH S03H 2CI2/H20 4 4 3 To a mixture of sodium bicarbonate (403. 3g, 4. 8 mol) and water (1. 6L) was added (S)-3- hydroxypiperidine (1R)-(-)-camphor-10-sulfonic acid salt (3, 400. 14g, 1. 2mol) and dichloromethane (1. 6L). The mixture was stirred for 30 minutes and cooled by ice bath.

To the mixture was added di-tert-butyl dicarbonate (288. 1g, 1. 32 mol) portionwise in 30 minutes. The mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. The mixture was diluted with dichloromethane (4. 8L) and H20 (4. 8L) and separated in separation funnel.

The organic layer was washed with brine (2L), dried (Na2SO4) and concentrated to give the desired product (4) in quantitative yield (241. 5g). <BR> <BR> <P>[00141] 3C. Preparation of 3-(3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-pipendine-1-carboxyllc<BR> ; <BR> <BR> acid tert-butyl ester Doc Box i. NaH/DMF AOH . 3, 5-difluoronitrobenzene Un 4 5 A 3L 3-neck round bottom flask was charged with sodium hydride (60% in oil, 54. 24g, 1. 356 mol) and DMF (1 L). The flask was cooled in an ice bath, a solution of alcohol (4, 210g, 1. 043 mol) in DMF (500 mL) was added dropwise over 30 minutes to the flask, maintaining an internal temperature below 5°C. The solution was stirred for 1 hour, then was added via a canula into a 5L 3-neck round bottom flask charged with a solution of 3, 5-difluoronitrobenzene (169. 25g, 1. 064 mol) that was cooled in an ice bath. The addition lasted for 1 hour, maintaining an internal temperature below 5°C. The reaction mixture was warmed to room temperature and stirred for 4 hours and diluted with 6L ethyl acetate. The organic layer was washed with saturated ammonium chloride (4L), sodium bicarbonate (2L) and brine (2L), dried (Na2SO4) and concentrated to afford the desired product as an syrup (5, 360g, purity-95%).

[00142] 3D. Preparation of 3- -amino-3-fluoro-phenoxy)-pipendine-1- carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester Box 50 psi H2 C 10% Pd (OH) 2/C ° NH2 o N02 MeOH 6 5 6 Four cylinders charged with 5 (50g), 10% Pd (OH) 2/C (5. 0g) and MeOH (300mL) were subjected to hydrogenation under 50psi H2. The mixture was stirred vigorously overnight. The mixture was filtered through a pad of diatomaceous earth and rinsed with methanol. The alcoholic solutions were combined and concentrated to give the aniline (6) as a syrup in quantitative yield.

[00143] 3E. Preparation of aration of 3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)-ureido]- phenoxy}-pipendine-1-carboxrlic acid tert-butyl ester oui N N, Boc F N > 7 C N) 0 f N lw Boc F 1 7 N N 'O I NH CH2CI O N N H H H H 6 8 To a solution of aniline 6 (83. 0g, 0. 267mol) in dichloromethane (830mL) cooled by ice bath was added isocyanate (7, 73% in toluene, 46. 67g, 0. 254mol) dropwise. The mixture was warmed to room temperature and stirred for 1 hour. The mixture was loaded onto a silica gel pad (830g), rinsed with dichloromethane (4L) to remove impurities, then 4% MeOH in EtOAc (4L) to elute the product. Concentration of the MeOH-EtOAc solution gave the desired product as an amorphous solid (109. 35g, 92%).

[00144] 3F. Preparation of 1-[3-Fluoro-5-(piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl]-3-(6- methyl-nrndin-3-yl)-urea BOC F Box N/o N 4M HCI/1, 4-dioxane 2HCI o N N O N N MeOH H H H 9 8 To a solution of 8 (65. 15 g, 147mmol) in MeOH (147mL) cooled by ice bath was added a solution of 4M HCI/1, 4-dioxane (147mL, 588mmol) dropwise. The mixture was warmed to room temperature and stirred for 3 hours. After concentration, the product 9 was obtained as a pale yellow solid. The product (also a compound of Formula I) was used directly for the next step reaction.

[00145] 3G. Preparation of (S)-1-{3-Fluoro-5-[1-(ethane-2-sulfonyl)-piperidin-3- ytoxy]-pheny)}-3-pyndin-3-y !-urea S02Et EtS02Cl N ° N 2HCI o NN I H H TEA/CH2CI2 H H H H 9 10 To a mixture of amine 9 (147mm), dichloromethane (650mL) and triethylamine (80mL, 586mmol) cooled by ice bath was added ethanesulfonyl chloride (13. 89mL, 147mmol) dropwise. The mixture was warmed to room temperature and stirred for 2 hours. The mixture was then washed with saturated sodium bicarbonate (500 mL) and brine (500mL), dried (Na2SO4) and concentrated. The obtained residue was purified by silica gel column chromatography using hexane-acetone (3 : 2) as eluant to afford the desired product as a white solid (50. 2g, 78. 4%). [00146] 3H. Preparation of (S)-3-{3-Fluoro-5-[3-(6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl)- henoxy}-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid methyl ester 2HCI 2HCI O IO-O\/O F Hz N \ O/N \ OII/I 0 cri O N N Et3N, CH2CI2 0 N N H H H H 9 11 The starting material 9 (19. 6g) in THF (400mL) was treated sequentially with triethylmine (38mL, 277mm), then slowly with methylchloroformate (5. 1 mL, 66. 6 mmol). After stirring for 2 hours, 50mL of saturated NaHC03 solution was added and the mixture was stirred for 30 min. After evaporation, the residue was dissolved in EtOAc and washed with saturated ammonium chloride and water, dried (Na2SO4) and evaporated. Flash chromatography eluting with 70% acetone/hexane afforded the desire product (11) as a white foam (17. 5g, 92%) Example 4 Starting Materials and Intermediates for Other Compounds of Formula I [00147] 4A. 4-Hydroxy-pyrrolidine-1, 2-dicarboxylic acid 1-tert-butyl ester 0 H O Boc 1 0 1 HO BocgO, NAOH-HO \. THF/HzO"° \J, OH 2 1 2 A round-bottom f lask was charged with 20g of 4-hydroxy-pyrrolidine-2-carboxylic a cid (1), 100mL THF, and 60mL H20. To the reaction mixture was added 36 mL of 20% aqueous solution of NaOH and the mixture was cooled to 0°C. To the mixture was added 40g of Boc2O (182mmol, 1. 2 equiv.) and the resultant mixture was allowed to warm to room temperature overnight. The reaction mixture was concentrated and adjusted to pH 2 by the addition of approximately 45mL 4N HCI. The mixture was extracted with 200mL EtOAC three times. The organic layer was washed with brine, water, dried over MgS04, filtered, and concentrated to yield 4-hydroxy-pyrrolidine-1, 2- dicarboxylic acid 1-tett-butyl ester (100% yield, 2). [00148] 4B. 4-Hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester Boc Boc HO N LiBH4, TMSCl, HO ^ (. t-) THF HOt OH °i//-s OH OH 2 3 A round-bottomed flask was charged with 6. 53g of LiBH4 in 200mL THF and the mixture was cooled to 0°C. To this mixture was added 65g of TMSCI (600mmol, 4 equiv.) under nitrogen. The reaction mixture was stirred at 0°C for 30 minutes and then it was allowed to warm up to room temperature for an additional 30 minutes. The mixture was cooled down to 0°C and 35g of 4-hydroxy-pyrrolidine-1, 2-dicarboxylic acid 1-tert-butyl ester (2) in 150mL THF was added over one hour. The reaction was stirred for 2 hours followed by the sequential addition of 25 mL of MeOH and 12 m L of H 20. T he mixture was adjusted to pH 7 by the addition of approximately 75 mL of 4N NaOH. The mixture was concentrated to remove the THF and extracted twice with 500 mL of EtOAc. The combined organic layers were dried and concentrated to yield 4-hydroxy-2- hydroxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid test-butyl ester (3, 90% yield).

[00149] 4C. 4C. 2-(tert-Butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxymethyl)-4-hydroxy-pyrrolidi ne-1- carboxylic acid-butyl ester Boc Boc I I N N HO TBDMSCI, imidazole, DMF TBDMSO ' , OH OH 3 4 A round-bottomed flask was charged with 29. 3g of 4-hydroxy-2-hydroxymethyl- pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester (3) in 270mL DMF and the solution cooled to 0°C. To the solution was added sequentially 23g of imidazole and 24. 4g of TBDMSCI in several portions. The reaction mixture was allowed to warm up to room temperature and stir for 2 hours. To the reaction mixture was added 500mL of saturated NH4CI and 500ml EtOAc. The organic layer was removed and washed with 500mL saturated NH4CI, dried over MgS04, filtered and concentrated, to afford 2- (tert-butyl-dimethyl- silanyloxymethyl)-4-hydroxy-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester (4) in quantitative yield. [00150] 4D. 2-lte. rt-Butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxymethyl)-4-hydroxy pyrrolidine-1- carboxylic acid tert-butrl ester Boc Boc F ^'N \ N 3, 5-Difluoronitrobenzene N , NaH, DMF 'OH 'O N02 4 5 To 33g of 2-(tert-butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxymethyl)-4-hydroxy-pyrrolidi ne-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester (4) in 150mL anhydrous DMF under nitrogen at 0°C was added 4. 8g of 60% NaH in portions. The above mixture was then added via cannula into 19. 1g of 3, 5- difluoronitrobenzene in 50 mL DMF at 0°C. The temperature was kept below 10C and the mixture was stirred for one hour. To the reaction mixture at 0°C was added 400mL saturated NH4CI and 400mL EtOAc. The organic layer was removed and the aqueous layer was extracted with 400mL EtOAc. The combined organic layers dried over MgS04, filtered, and concentrated. The residue was purified by column chromatography over silica with 1 EtOAC : 10 hexane as the elute to yield 30g 2-(tert-butyl-dimethyl- silanyloxymethyl)-4-hydroxy-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester (5) as a yellow solid.

[00151] 4E. 4-(3-Fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-2-hydroxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1- carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester Boc F Boc F ^ V. N \ 'N I \ ""O) : ", 0", 6" N02 N02 5 6 5 6 To 30g of 2- (tert-butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxymethyl)-4- (3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)- pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester (5) in 240mL MeOH at 0°C was added 2. 6mL of 1 N HCI, dropwise. The reaction mixture was warmed up to room temperature and stirred for an additional 4 hours. After cooling to 0°C, to the reaction mixture was added 5g of NaHC03 and the mixture was extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were dried over MgS04, filtered and concentrated to afford 22. 7g of 4- (3-fluoro-5- nitro-phenoxy)-2-hydroxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid test-butyl ester (6). [00152] 4F. 4-(3-Fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1- carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester To 22. 7g of 4- (3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-2-hydroxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-car boxylic acid toff-butyl ester (6), 250mL of anhydrous DMF, and 36. 3g of Mel at 0°C was added 3. 1g of 60% NaH, in several portions. The reaction mixture was stirred for 2 hours at room temperature. The reaction mixture was concentrated to remove excess Mel then diluted with H2O. The mixture was diluted with 500mL of saturated NH4CI and extracted 3 times with 500mL of EtOAc. The combined organic layers were dried and concentrated to yield 23g of 4- (3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-car boxylic acid tert-butyl ester (7). <BR> <BR> <P>[00153] 4G. 4-(3-Amino-5-fluoro-phenoxy)-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-& lt;BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> carboxylic acid teff-hutyl ester A mixture of 23g of 4- (3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidine-l- carboxylic acid ter-butyl ester (7), 100mL MeOH and 2g of Pd (OH) 2/C was stirred for 2 hours under a 50 psi hydrogen atmosphere. The mixture was filtered off through a pad of diatomaceous earth and concentrated to give a quantitative yield of 4- (3-amino-5- fluoro-phenoxy)-2-methoxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-carboxylic acid tert-butyl ester (8).

[00154] 4H. [4-(3-Fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-pyrrolidin-2-yl]-methanol To 2. 0 g of 4- (3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-2-hydroxymethyl-pyrrolidine-1-car boxylic acid tert-butyl ester (6) in 5 mL of dichloromethane was added 10 mL of TFA. The mixture was stirred for 0. 5 hours at room temperature and then solvents were removed in vacuo.

The resulting residue was dissolved in 50 mL of EtOAc and washed with aq. NaOH (3 x 25 mL) and brine (25 mL). The organic layer was then dried over Na2SO4, filtered, and concentrated to give 1. 29 g (90 %) of [4- (3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-pyrrolidin-2-yl]- methanol as a thick yellow oil, which was used directly in the following reaction.

[00155] 41 6- (3-Fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-tetrahydro-pyrrofo [1, 2-c] oxazol-3-one To a solution of 1. 29 g of [4- (3-fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-pyrrolidin-2-yl]-methanol in 20 mL of anhydrous dichloromethane was added in one portion 0. 82 g of 1, 1'-carbonyldiimidazole and the resultant mixture stirred at room temperature under N2 for 3 hours. The reaction mixture was diluted with 30 mL of dichloromethane and washed with H20 (2 x 2 5 m L) a nd brine (25 mL). The organic layer was dried over Na2SO4, filtered, and concentrated to give 1. 82 g of a light yellow solid. Purification over silica gel resulted in 0. 825 g of 6- (3-Fluoro-5-nitro-phenoxy)-tetrahydro- pyrrolo [1, 2-c] oxazol-3-one as a white solid.

Example 5 Other Compounds of Formula I [00156] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 5 were obtained : Formula 5 x R2 5. 1 0 Fluorophenyl- 5. 2 Chlorophenyl- 5. 3 Difluorophenyl- 5. 4 Methoxyphenyl- 5. 5-SO2-Methoxyphenyl- 5. 6-OCH2-Methoxyphenyl- 5. 7 O Methoxyphenyl 5. 8 Cyanophenyl 5. 9 Phenyl Example 6 Other Compounds of Formula I [00157] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 6 were obtained : Formula 6 X, R13 R2 6. 01 0 Cyano Methoxyphenyl 6. 02 0 H-Imidazolyl-Methoxyphenyl 6. 03 Ethoxycarbonyl Methoxyphenyl 6. 04 O 5-Oxo-2, 5-dihydro- Methoxyphenyl [1, 2, 4] oxadiazole-3-yl 6. 05 0 Ethoxycarbonyl Pyridinyl 6. 06 O Ethoxycarbonyl Isoxazol-3-yl 6. 07 Methyl Pyridinyl 6. 08-SO-Nitro Methoxyphenyl 6. 09 Formyl Methoxyphenyl 6. 10 Fluoro Fluorophenyl 6. 11 0 Pyridinyl Fluorophenyl 6. 12 Ethynyl Fluorophenyl 6. 13 O Oxazol-2-yl Fluorophenyl 6. 14 0 Thiazol-2-yl Fluorophenyl 6. 15 O Trifluoromethyl Fluorophenyl 6. 16 0 Cyano Fluorophenyl 6. 17 0 Pyrazin-2-yl Fluorophenyl 6. 18 O Ethoxycarbonyl Fluorophenyl Example 7 Other Compounds of Formula I [00158] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds were obtained : Formula I RI w 7. 01 Pyridinyl 3-Nitro-5- (4-fluorophenoxy)- phenyl 7. 02 Pyridinyl 3-Nitro-5-phenoxy-phenyl 7. 03 3-Fluoro-5-hydroxyphenyl 2-Methyl-3-chlorophenyl 7. 04 3, 5-Dichlorophenyl 3-Hydroxyphenyl 7. 05 Naphthyl-3-Acetylaminophenyl- 7. 06 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2, 5-Difluorophenyl 7. 07 2-Methoxy-5-chlorophenyl 3-Hydroxyphenyl 7. 08 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-Chloro-6-methylphenyl 7. 09 2-Methyl-3-chlorophenyl 3-Hydroxyphenyl 7. 10 3-Chlorophenyl 3-Hydroxyphenyl 7. 11 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2, 3-Dichlorophenyl 7. 12 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-Methyl-5-fluorophenyl 7. 13 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2, 3-Dimethylphenyl 7. 14 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-Methyl-5-cyanophenyl 7. 15 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-Trifluoromethylphenyl 7. 16 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-methyl-5-chlorophenyl 7. 17 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-Chloro-4-methylphenyl 7. 18 3-Hydroxyphenyl 4-Carbamoylphenyl 7. 19 3-Hydroxy-5-fluoro-phenyl 2-Methyl-3-chlorophenyl 7. 20 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-Trifluoromethoxyphenyl 7. 21 3-Hydroxyphenyl Naphthyl 7. 22 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3, 5-Bis-Trifluoromethylphenyl 7. 23 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-Fluoro-3-chlorophenyl 7. 24 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-Isopropoxyphenyl 7. 25 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-isopropylphenyl 7. 26 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-nitrophenyl 7. 27 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-bromophenyl 7. 28 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3, 5-dichlorophenyl 7. 29 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2,-methyl-3-bromophenyl 7. 30 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-fluorophenyl 7. 31 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-iodophenyl 7. 32 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-methyl-3-cyanophenyl 7. 33 Naphthyl 3-methylsulfonylaminophenyl 7. 34 2-methyl-3-chloro 3-methylsulfonylaminophenyl 7. 35 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-cyano-3-chlorophenyl 7. 36 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-cyano-3-methylphenyl 7. 37 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-cyano-3-fluorophenyl 7. 38 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-chloro-5-methoxyphenyl 7. 39 3-Hydroxyphenyl 3-nitro-naphth-1-yl 7. 40 3-Hydroxyphenyl 5, 6, 7, 8-tetrahydronaphth-1-yl 7. 41 3-Hydroxyphenyl Isoquinoline-5-yl 7. 42 4-Carbamoylphenyl 2-methyl-3-chlorophenyl 7. 43 3-Hydroxyphenyl 2-chloro-3-methylphenyl 7. 44 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-Fluoro-5- (6-oxo-piperidin-3- yloxy)-phenyl 7. 45 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-Fluoro-5- (2-oxo-piperidin-3- yloxy)-phenyl 7. 46 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-Fluoro-5- [1- (morpholine-4- carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yloxy]-phenyl 7. 47 pyridin-3-yl 3-Fluoro-5- (6-oxo-piperidin-3- yloxy)-phenyl 7. 48 Methoxyphenyl 3- (Ethynyl)-5- (Pyridin-3-yl) oxy- phenyl Example 8 Other Compound' of Formula I [00159] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 8 were obtained : Formula 8 Example 9 Other Compounds of Formula 1 [00160] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 9 were obtained : Formula 9 RI R2. 1 9. 001 2-chlorophenyl-3-methoxyphenyl- 9. 002 2-chlorophenyl-3-hydroxy-4-sulfamoyl-phenyl- 9. 003 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl-2-ethyl-phenyl- 9. 004 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl-2, 3-dimethyl-phenyl- 9. 005 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl-2-methyl-3-methoxy-phenyl- 9. 006 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl-3-methyl-2-methoxy-phenyl- 9. 007 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl-3-methyl-2-chloro-phenyl- 9. 008 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl-2-chloro-6-methoxy-phenyl- 9. 009 3-hydroxyphenyl-Phenyl 9. 010 3-hydroxyphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 011 3-hydroxyphenyl-2-fluorophenyl- 9. 012 3-hydroxyphenyl-2-methoxyphenyl- 9. 013 3-hydroxyphenyl-3-fluorophenyl- 9. 014 3-hydroxyphenyl-4-fluorophenyl- 9. 015 3-hydroxyphenyl-4-methylphenyl- 9. 016 Pyridinyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 017 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 018 3-hydroxy-4-methyl-phenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 019 Phenyl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 020 3-fluorophenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 021 3-Aminosulfonylphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 022 5-Hydroxy-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 023 6-trifluoromethyl-pyridin-3-yl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 024 3-acetoxyphenyl-3-chlorophenyl- 9. 025 3-acetoxyphenyl-3-methoxyphenyl- 9. 026 3-acetoxyphenyl-4-methoxyphenyl- 9. 027 3-hydroxyphenyl-3-methoxyphenyl- 9. 028 3-hydroxyphenyl-4-methoxyphenyl- 9. 029 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 6-dichlorophenyl- 9. 030 3-hydroxyphenyl-2, 6-dichlorophenyl- 9. 031 3-acetoxyphenyl-4-chlorophenyl- 9. 032 3-hydroxyphenyl-4-chlorophenyl- 9. 033 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-methylphenyl- 9. 034 3-hydroxyphenyl-2-methylphenyl- 9. 035 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 3-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 036 3-hydroxyphenyl-2, 3-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 037 Pyridin-4-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 038 6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 039 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-methylphenyl- 9. 040 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 6-dichlorophenyl- 9. 041 6-methyl-pyridin-3-y 2, 3-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 042 3-hydroxy-4-chlorophenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 043 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 044 6-carbamoyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 045 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl 2-methoxyphenyl- 9. 046 3-acetoxyphenyl-Pyridin-4-yl 9. 047 3-hydroxyphenyl-Pyridin-4-yl 9. 048 4-cyanophenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 049 4-carbamoylphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 050 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 4-dimethylphenyl- 9. 051 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 5-dimethylphenyl- 9. 052 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 6-dimethylphenyl- 9. 053 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 3-dichlorophenyl- 9. 054 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 4-dichlorophenyl- 9. 055 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 5-dichlorophenyl- 9. 056 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 4-dimethylphenyl- 9. 057 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 5-dimethylphenyl- 9. 058 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 5-dimethylphenyl- 9. 059 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 6-dimethylphenyl- 9. 060 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 6-dimethylphenyl- 9. 061 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 3-dichlorophenyl- 9. 062 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 3-dichlorophenyl- 9. 063 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 4-dichlorophenyl- 9. 064 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 4-dichlorophenyl- 9. 065 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 5-dichlorophenyl- 9. 066 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 5-dichlorophenyl- 9. 067 3-hydroxy-4-chloro-phenyl-2, 6-dichlorophenyl- 9. 068 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-chloro-6-fluoro-phenyl- 9. 069 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 6-difluorophenyl- 9. 070 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-chloro-6-fluoro-phenyl- 9. 071 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-chloro-6-fluoro-phenyl- 9. 072 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 6-difluorophenyl- 9. 073 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 6-difluorophenyl- 9. 074 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-ethoxyphenyl- 9. 075 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-ethoxyphenyl- 9. 076 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-ethoxyphenyl- 9. 077 6-cyano-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 078 6-methoxycarbonyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 079 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-isopropoxyphenyl- 9. 080 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-trifluoromethylphenyl- 9. 081 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-trifluoromethylphenyl- 9. 082 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-trifluoromethoxyphenyl- 9. 083 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-trifluoromethylphenyl- 9. 084 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-trifluoromethoxyphenyl- 9. 085 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-methoxyphenyl- 9. 086 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-trifluoromethoxyphenyl- 9. 087 3-hydroxymethyl-4-fluorophenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 088 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 089 6-acetyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 090 6-(1-hydroxyèthyl)-pyridin-3-yi 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 091 3-acetoxyphenyl-3, 4-dichlorophenyl- 9. 092 3-hydroxy-phenyl-3, 4-dichlorophenyl- 9. 093 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 6-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 094 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 6-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 095 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 3-methylenedioxyphenyl- 9. 096 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 3-methylenedioxyphenyl- 9. 097 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-chloro-6-methoxyphenyl- 9. 098 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-chloro-6-methoxyphenyl- 9. 099 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-methyl-3-methoxyphenyl- 9. 100 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-methyl-3-methoxyphenyl- 9. 101 3-hydroxy-6-methylphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 102 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-bromophenyl- 9. 103 3-hydroxy-phenyl-3, 5-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 104 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-bromophenyl- 9. 105 5-acetamido-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 106 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-methyl-3-chlorophenyl- 9. 107 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-methoxy-3-methylphenyl- 9. 108 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-cyanophenyl- 9. 109 3-acetoxyphenyl-2, 5-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 110 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2, 5-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 111 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-phenoxyphenyl- 9. 112 3-fluoro-5-hydroxyphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 113 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2, 5-dimethoxyphenyl- 9. 114 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-phenoxyphenyl- 9. 115 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl-2-chloro-6-methoxyphenyl- 9. 116 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl-2-methyl-3-chlorophenyl- 9. 117 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl-2-methoxy-3-methylphenyl- 9. 118 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl-2-methyl-3-methoxyphenyl- 9. 119 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl-2, 3-dimethylphenyl- 9. 120 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl-2, 6-dimethylphenyl- 9. 121 2-fluoro-3-hydroxyphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 122 6-hydroxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 123 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-chloro-6-methoxyphenyl- 9. 124 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-methyl-3-chlorophenyl- 9. 125 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-methoxy-3-methylphenyl- 9. 126 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-methoxy-2-methylphenyl- 9. 127 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi 2, 3-dimethylphenyl- 9. 128 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-ethylphenyl- 9. 129 3-hydroxy-4-aminosulfonylphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 130 3-methoxyphenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 131 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-benzyloxyphenyl- 9. 132 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-(trifluoromethylsulfanyl) phenyl- 9. 133 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-benzyloxyphenyl- 9. 134 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-(trifluoromethylsulfanyl) phenyl- 9. 135 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-benzyloxyphenyl- 9. 136 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2- (trifluoromethylsulfanyl) phenyl- 9. 137 3-hydroxy-4-acetyl-phenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 138 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-ethylphenyl- 9. 139 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-cyclopropylmethoxy-phenyl- 9. 140 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-cyclopropylmethoxy-phenyl- 9. 141 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2-cyclopropylmethoxy-phenyl- 9. 142 3-hydroxy-4-carbamoyl-phenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 143 3-hydroxy-4-methylcarbamoyl-phenyl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 144 3-hydroxy-4-dimethylcarbamoyl-phenyl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 145 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2- (2-methylpropoxy)-phenyl- 9. 146 3-acetoxyphenyl-2- (2-methylpropoxy)-phenyl- 9. 147 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2- (2-methylpropoxy)-phenyl- 9. 148 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2- (2, 2, 2-trifluoroethoxy)-phenyl- 9. 149 3-acetoxyphenyl-2-(2, 2, 2-trifluoroethoxy)-phenyl- 9. 150 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 2- (2, 2, 2-trifluoroethoxy)-phenyl- 9. 151 3-hydroxy-4-methoxycarbonyl-phenyl-2-chlorophenyl- 9. 152 6- (2-hydroxyethyl)-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 153 6- (Methoxycarbonylmethyl)-pyridin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 154 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 1 H-lndol-3-yl 9. 155 1 H-indazol-6-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 156 3-acetoxyphenyl-1 H-Indol-3-yl 9. 157 3-hydroxy-phenyl-1 H-Indol-3-yl 9. 158 3-hydroxy-phenyl-2-bromophenyl- 9. 159 Quinolin-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 160 1 H-benzoimidazol-2-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 161 2-methyl-pyridine 1-oxide-5-yl 2-chlorophenyl- 9. 162 6- (5-Oxo-4, 5-dihydro- [1, 2, 4] oxadiazol- 2-chlorophenyl- 3-yl)-pyridin-3-yl 9. 163 5-Methyl- [1, 2, 4] oxadiazole-3-yl 2-chlorophenyl- Example 10 Other Compounds of Formula of Formula I [00161] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 10 were obtained : Formula 10 R1 Ra Rz. 1 10. 00 2-fluorophenyl-H 3-hydroxyphenyl- 10. 01 3-hydroxyphenyl-H 2-methoxy-phenyl- 10. 02 3-hydroxyphenyl-H 2-methyl-phenyl- 10. 03 3-hydroxyphenyl-H 3-chloro-phenyl- 10. 04 3-hydroxy-phenyl-H 3-methoxy-phenyl- 10. 05 3-hydroxy-phenyl-H 3-methyl-phenyl- 10. 06 3-hydroxyphenyl-H 4-hydroxyphenyl- 10. 07 3-hydroxyphenyl-H 4-fluorophenyl- 10. 08 3-hydroxyphenyl H 3-methoxy-phenyl- 10. 09 3-hydroxyphenyl 4-methylphenyl- 10. 10 3-hydroxyphenyl H 2-chlorophenyl- 10. 11 3-hydroxyphenyl Methyl Phenyl 10. 12 3-hydroxyphenyl Methyl 4-chlorophenyl 10. 13 3-hydroxyphenyl Methyl 4-fluorophenyl 10. 14 3-hydroxyphenyl Methyl 4-methoxyphenyl 10. 15 3-hydroxyphenyl Phenyl l 10. 16 3-hydroxyphenyl 4-chlorophenyl 10. 17 3-hydroxyphenyl 4-methoxyphenyl 10. 18 3-hydroxyphenyl 4-methylphenyl 10. 19 3-hydroxyphenyl Methyl 3-methoxyphenyl- 10. 20 3-hydroxyphenyl H 2-hydroxyphenyl- 10. 21 3-hydroxyphenyl 3-hydroxyphenyl 10. 22 3-hydroxyphenyl 4-hydroxyphenyl 10. 23 3-Acetoxyphenyl-Methyl 2-chlorobenzyl- 10. 24 3-hydroxyphenyl Methyl 2-chlorobenzyl- 10. 25 3-Acetoxyphenyl-H 2-chlorobenzyl- 10. 26 3-hydroxyphenyl H 2-chlorobenzyl- 10. 27 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl Methyl 2-chlorobenzyl- 10. 28 Cyclohexyl-Methyl 3-hydroxyphenyl 10. 29 Cyclohexyl-H 3-hydroxyphenyl 10. 30 Tetrahydro-pyranyl-3-hydroxyphenyl 10. 31 pyridin-3-yl Methyl 3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3- yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl 10. 32 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl Methyl 3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3- yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl 10. 33 6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl H 3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3- yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl 10. 34 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl H 3-Fluoro-5- (l-formyl- piperidin-3-yloxy)-phenyl- 10. 35 6-Ethynyl-pyridin-3-yl H 3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3- yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl 10. 36 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl H 3- (1-Acetyl-piperidin-3- yloxy)-5-fluoro-phenyl 10. 37 3-(pyridin-2-yl)-5-(pyridin-H Pyridin-3-yl 3-yloxy)-phenyl 10. 38 3-Fluoro-5-(pyridin-3-H Imidazol-1-yl yloxy)-phenyl 10. 39 3- (pyridin-2-yl)-5- (pyridin- H 4-Methoxyphenyl 3-yloxy)-phenyl 10. 40 3-Fluoro-5-(pyridin-3-H 1-Methyl-1 H-pyrazole-4-yl yloxy)-phenyl Example 11 Other Compounds of Formula 1 [00162] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 11 were obtained : Formula 11 Example 12 Other Other Compounds of Fromula I [00163] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds were obtained : Formula I Ri R 2 12. 1 Indan-1-yl 3-hydroxy-phenyl- 12. 2 indan-1-yl 3-Acetylamino-phenyl- 12. 3 Indan-2-yl 3-Acetylamino-phenyl- 12. 4 Indan-1-yl 3-Methanesulfonylamino-phenyl- 12. 5 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro- 3-Hydroxy-phenyl- naphthalene-1-yl 12. 6 Indan-1-yl 3-Carbamoylphenyl- 12. 7 Indan-1-yl 2-Methyl-3-hydroxyphenyl- 12. 8 I ndan-1-yl 3-Hydroxy-4-methylphenyl- 12. 9 Indan-1-yl Pyridinyl 12. 10 Indan-1-yl Methoxypyridinyl- 12. 11 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro- Pyridinyl- naphthalene-1-yl 12. 12 Indan-1-yl 3-Hydroxy-5-fluorophenyl- 12. 13 4-methyl-indan-1-yl-3-Hydroxy-phenyl- 12. 14 Indan-1-yl 3-Methoxy-phenyl- 12. 15 Indan-1-yl 3-chloro-phenyl- 12. 16 Indan-1-yl Phenyl 12. 17 Indan-1-yl 3-fluoro-phenyl- 12. 18 Indan-1-yl 4-Methoxycarbonylphenyl- 12. 19 Indan-1-yl 3-Hydroxy-4-methylphenyl- 12. 20 Indan-1-yl Methylpyridinyl- 12. 21 Indan-1-yl 3-Carboxyphenyl- 12. 22 lndan-1-yl 3-Methoxy-4-chlorophenyl- 12. 23 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro- 3-Hydroxy-4-methylphenyl- naphthalene-1-yl 12. 24 Indan-1-yi 3-Aminosulfonylphenyl- 12. 25 Indan-1-yl 3- (Methylaminosulfonyl) phenyl- 12. 26 Indan-1-yl Pyridinyl- 12. 27 Indan-1-yl 6-cyano-pyridin-3-yl 12. 28 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro- 3-Hydroxy-4-methoxyphenyl- naphthalene-1-yl 12. 29 Indan-1-yl 2-chloro-4-hydroxyphenyl- 12. 30 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro-8-chloro- 3-hydroxyphenyl- naphthalene-2-yl 12. 31 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro-8-chloro-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl naphthalene-2-yl 12. 32 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl naphthalene-1-yl 12. 33 Indan-1-yl 6-methoxycarbonyl-pyridin-3-yi 12. 34 Indan-1-yl 6-carboxy-pyridin-3-yl 12. 35 6-methoxy-indan-1-yl 3-hydroxyphenyl- 12. 36 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro- 3-hydroxyphenyl- naphthalene-2-yl 12. 37 4-chloro-indan-1-yl 3-hydroxyphenyl- 12. 38 5-fluoro-indan-1-yl 3-hydroxyphenyl- 12. 39 6-methyl-indan-1-yl 3-hydroxyphenyl- 12. 40 Indan-1-yl 3-hydroxy-4-fluorophenyl- 12. 41 Indan-1-yl 3-hydroxy-4-chlorophenyl- 12. 42 1, 2, 3, 4-Tetrahydro- 3-acetoxy-phenyl naphthalene-1-yl 12. 43 Indan-1-yf 6-carbamoyl-pyridin-3-yl 12. 44 Indan-1-yl 6-trifluoromethyll-pyridin-3-yl 12. 45 Indan-1-yl Quinolin-3-yl 12. 46 Indan-1-yl 1 H-Benzoimidazol-2-yl 12. 47 5, 6, 7, 8-tetrahydro-isoquinolin-5- 3-hydroxyphenyl- yl 12. 48 5, 6, 7, 8-tetrahydro-isoquinolin-5- 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl Yl 12. 49 Indan-1-yl 6-Oxo-1, 6-dihydro-pyridine-3-yl 12. 50 6, 7, 8, 9-tetrahydro-5H- 3-hydroxyphenyl- benzocyclohepten-6-yl 12. 51 Indan-1-yl 5-Methyl-oxazole-2-yl 12. 52 Indan-1-yl oxazole-2-yl 12. 53 Indan-1-yl Isoxazole-3-yl 12. 54 Indan-1-yl 3- (2-Oxo-2, 3-dihydro-1 H- imidazol-4-yl)-phenyl- 12. 55 Indan-1-yl 5-Methyl-isoxazole-3-yl 12. 56 I ndan-1-yl 3-Methyl-isoxazole-5-yl 12. 57 Indan-1-yl 3- (2-Amino-oxazol-4-yl)-phenyl 12. 58 6, 7, 8, 9-tetrahydro-5H- 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl benzocyclohepten-6-yl Example 13 Other Compounds of Formula I [00164] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with r espect t o R eaction S chemes 1 t o 5, t he f ollowing compounds corresponding to Formula 11 were obtained : Formula 11 R1. 1 13. 1 azepan-1-sulfonic acid pyridin-3-yl dimethyl amide 13. 2 azepan-1-carboxylic acid pyridin-3-yl methyl ester 13. 3 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo-pyridin-3-yl , 1, 2-c]-oxazol-6-yl 13. 4 3-oxo-tetrahydro-pyrrolo-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi , r1, 2-c]-oxazol-6-yl 13. 5 1-ethanesulfonyl-pyrrolidin-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 13. 6 1-propane-1-sulfonyl-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 13. 7 1-propane-2-sulfonyl-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 13. 8 cyclopropane-sulfonyl-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrro) idin-3-yt 13. 9 azepan-1-carboxylic acid t-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl butyl ester 1 3. 1 0 azepan-1-sulfonic acid 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyl amide 13. 11 azepan-1-carboxylic acid 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methyl ester 13. 12 1-methanesulfonyl-piperidin-pyridin-3-yl 3-vi 13. 13 azepan-1-sulfonic acid pyridin-3-yl dimethyl amide Example 14 Other Compounds of Formula I [00165] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 14 were obtained : Formula 14 RX X R 14. 001 (S)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6- (5-oxo-4, 5-dihydro- [1, 2, 4] oxadiazol-3-yl)-pyridin- 3-yl 14. 002 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O oxazol-2-I 14. 003 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O carbamoyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 004 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O pyridine-2-carboxylic acide piperidin-3-yl amide 14. 005 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O 2-meth I-ridin-3-I 14. 006 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O 6-eth I-ridin-3-I 14. 007 1-methyl-2-oxo-piperidin-3-I Oyridin-3-f 14. 008 1-methyl-2-oxo-piperidin-3-I O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 009 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 1-methyl-6-oxo-1, 6- dihydropyridin-3-y) 14. 010 1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O 2-meth I-rimidin-4-I 14. 011 R-1-form I-i eridin-3-I O 6-meth I-ridin-3-I 14. 012 R-1-form I-i eridin-3-I O 6-eth I-ridin-3-I 14. 013 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 5-methyl- [1, 3, 4]-thiadiazol-2- yl 14. 014 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridine-2-carboxylic acide amide 14. 015 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I'O 6-meth I-ridin-3-I 14. 016 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O 6-eth n I-ridin-3-I 14. 017 (R)-1-formyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-isopropyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 018 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-isopropyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 019 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O oxazol-5-I 14. 020 2-oxo-piperidin-1-I CH-CH-O pyridin-3-yl 14. 021 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O pyridazin-4-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 022 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH ?-CH7-O 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl 14. 023 2-oxo-piperidin-1-I CH-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 024 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O pyridazin-4-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 025 R-1-form I-i eridin-3-I O 6-form 1-ridin-3-1 14. 026 (R)-1-methylsulfonyl-piperidin-O 6-formyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-vl 14. 027 (R)-l-tert-butoxycarbonyl-0 pyridazin-4-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 028 (R)-1-(morpholine-4-carbonyl)-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 029 (R)-piperidine-1-carbonyl-amino O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl acetic acid ethyl ester 14. 030 (R)-6-oxo-1- (tert- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl butox carbonyl)-piperidin-3-I 14. 031 6-oxo-piperidin-3-yl O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 032 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH2-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH3)-O 14. 033 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH2-6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl CH CH-O 14. 034 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH2-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl CH CH-O 14. 035 3-oxo-morpholin-4-yl CH2-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH)-O 14. 036 3-oxo-morpholin-4-yl CH2-6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH)-O 14. 037 3-oxo-morpholin-4-yl CH2-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH)-O 14. 038 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridine-2-sulfonic acid amide 14. 039 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl acetamide 14. 040 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridine-2-yl-N-methyl acetamide 14. 041 1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 042 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridin-2-yl acetamide 14. 043 (R)-1-formyl-piperidin-3-I Oyridin-2-ylmethyl acetamide 14. 044 R-1-acet l-i eridin-3-I O ridin-2-Imeth 1 acetamide 14. 045 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O pyridin-2-ylmethyl acetamide i eridin-3-I 14. 046 piperidin-3-I O 4-fluoro-phenyl 14. 047 piperidin-3-I O 2-methyl-phenyl 14. 048 piperidin-3-yl O 3-methyl-phenyl 14. 049 piperidin-3-yl O 4-methyl-phenyl 14. 050 piperidin-3-vl O 2-fluoro-phenyl 14. 051 piperidin-3-yl O 3-fluoro-phenyl 14. 052 (R)-1-ethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 053 (R)-1-tert-butoxycarbonyl-O 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 054 R-1-formyl-piperidin-3-I O 6-methoxymethvl-pyridin-3-l 14. 055 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-benzyloxy-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-vl 14. 056 (R)-1-acetyI-piperidin-3-yl O 6-methoxymethvI-pyridin-3-vl 14. 057 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 058 (R)-l-dimethyiamino-carbonyl-0 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 059 (R)-1-methylsulfonyl-piperidin-O 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-yi 14. 060 i eridin-3-I O hen I 14. 061 (R)-1-formyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-oxo-1, 6-dihydro-pyridin-3- vl yi 14. 062 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-oxo-1, 6-dihydro-pyridin-3- piperidin-3-I yi 14. 063 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 6-oxo-1, 6-dihydro-pyridin-3- piperidin-3-yl yl 14. 064 1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 2-hydroxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 065 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6- [1, 3, 4]-oxadiazol-2-yl- meth I-ridin-3-I 14. 066 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-2-ylmethyl acetamide i eridin-3-I 14. 067 (R)-1-2H-acetyl-piperidin-3-I Opyridin-3-yl 14. 068 (R)-piperidine-1-carbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperazine carboxylic acid ethyl ester 14. 069 (R !-1-formvl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-cyanomethyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 070 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-cyanomethyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 071 (R)-1-(1, 1-dioxo-1A6-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl thiomorpholine-4-carbonyl)- piperidin-3-yl 14. 072 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 6-cyanomethyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 073 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-cyanomethyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl. 14. 074 (R)-1-methylsulfonyl-piperidin-O 6-cyanomethyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 14. 075 (R)-1- (4-pyridin-2-yl-piperazin- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 1-carbonyl)-piperidin-3-y ! 14. 076 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-aminomethyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 077 (R)-1-methylsulfonyl-pyrrolidin-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-vl 14. 078 (S)-1-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 079 (S)-1-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 080 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridin-2-ylmethyl-N-methyl formamide 14. 081 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-I O 6-ethyl-pvridin-3-yl 14. 082 (R)-1-tert-butoxycarbonyl-O pyridine-2-carboxamidine i eridin-3-I 14. 083 1-acetyl-azetidin-3-yl CH-O pyridin-3-yl 14. 084 R-1-acet 1-i eridin-3-f O ridin-3-I 14. 085 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O 6-meth I-ridin-3-I r 14. 086 (R)-1-[(R)-tetrahydro-furan-2-O pyridin-3-yl carbonyl]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 087 (R)-1-[(4-ethoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidn-1-yl)-carbonyl]- piperidin-3-yl 14. 088 (R)-1-(1, 4-dioxa-8-aza-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl spiro [4. 5] decane-8-carbonyl)- i eridin-3-I 14. 089 (R)-4-hydroxy-piperidine-1-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl-iperidin-3-yl 14. 090 (R)-1- [ (4-formyl-piperidn-1-yl)- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 091 (R)-piperidine-1-carbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidine-4-carboxylic acid methylamide 14. 092 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridin-2-ylmethyl-N-methyl formamide 14. 093 (R)-1-[(S)-tetrahydro-furan-2-O pyridin-3-yl carbonyl]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 094 (R)-1-(tetrahydro-furan-2-O pyridin-3-yl carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 095 (R)-1-[(R)-tetrahydro-furan-2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyI-iperidin-3-I 14. 096 (R)-1-[(S)-tetrahydro-furan-2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 097 (R)-1-(tetrahydro-furan-2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 098 (R)-1-[(S)-tetrahydro-furan-2-O 6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl-iperidin-3-yl 14. 099 (R)-1-(tetrahydro-furan-2-O 6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 100 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 1 H-imidazol-2-yl 14. 101 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 1 H-imidazol-2-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 102 (R)-1- (4-te/t-butoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperazine-carbonyl)-piperidin- 3-yl 14. 103 (R)-[(R)-3-tert-butyl-dimethyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl silanyloxy] piperidine-1- carboxylic acid dimethylamide 14. 104 1- (4-phenyl-piperazine-1- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 105 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O ridin-3-I 14. 106 R-1-acet f-i eridin-3-I O 6-meth I-ridin-3-I 14. 107 R-1-acet I-i eridin-3-I O 6-eth I-ridin-3-I 14. 108 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 109 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 110 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14-111 (R)-3- [ (R)-tert-butyl-dimethyl- 0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi silanyloxy] piperidine-1- carboxylic acid dimethylamide 14. 112 (R)-piperidin-1-yl-2-oxoethyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbamic acid t-butyl ester 14. 113 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-I O ridine-2-carboxamidine 14. 114 (R)-1-acetyl-[(R)-5-hydroxyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 115 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl R-5-hydroxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 116 (R)-1-acetyl-[(R)-5-hydroxyl-O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 117 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl r (R)-5-h roxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 118 2-oxo-pyrrolidin-1-yl CH2-pyridin-3-yl CH CH-O 14. 119 2-oxo-pyrrolidin-1-yl CH2-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH3)-O 14. 120 2-oxo-pyrrolidin-1-yl CH2-6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH3)-O 14. 121 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O N-hydroxy-pyridine-2- carboxamidine 14. 122 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH2-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH3)-O 14. 123 1-methvl-6-oxo-piperidin-3-yl O pyridin-3-yl 14. 124 (R)-N-(2-piperidin-1-yl)-2-oxo-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl ethyl acetamide 14. 125 (R)-2- [3- (piperidin-I-yi)-2-oxo-0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi ethyl]-carbamic acid methyl ester 14. 126 (R)-1- [2- (3, 3-dimethyl-ureido)- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl acetyl]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 127 (R)-morpholine-4-carboxylic O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl acid [2- (piperidin-1-yl)-2-oxo- ethyl)-amide 14. 128 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl R-5-hydroxy]-piperidin-3-I 14. 129 (R)-1-acetyl-[(R)-5-hydroxy]-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 130 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl f drox-i eridin-3-l 14. 131 (R)-1-acetyl-[(R)-5-hydroxy]-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-f 14. 132 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O N, N-dimethyl-pyridine-2- carboxamidine 14. 133 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH2-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl CH (GH)-O 14. 134 2-oxo-pyrrolidin-1-yl CH2-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH-O 14. 135 2-oxo-pyrrolidin-1-yl CH2-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl CH CH-O 14. 136 2-oxo-pyrrolidin-1-yl CH2-6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH3 !-o 14. 137 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH2-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH-0 14. 138 2-oxo-piperidin-1-yl CH2-6-ethyl-pyridin-3-yl CH (CH-0 14. 139 1-methyl-6-oxo-iperidin-3-yl O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-I 14. 140 1-meth I-6-oxo-i eridin-3-I O 6-eth I-ridin-3-I 14. 141 1-ethvl-6-oxo-piperidin-3-yl O pyridin-3-yl 14. 142 1-eth I-6-oxo-i eridin-3-I O 6-meth I-ridin-3-f 14. 143 1-eth I-6-oxo-i eridin-3-I O 6-eth 1-ridin-3-I 14. 144 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl R-5-hydrox-piperidin-3-I 14. 145 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O N-methyl-pyridine-2- carboxamidine 14. 146 (R)-1-telt-butoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 147 (R)-1-(morpholine-4-carbonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-vl 14. 148 (R)-piperidine-1-carboxylic acid O 5-chloro-pyridin-3-yl dimethylamide 14. 149 (R)-N-1-methyl-piperidine-1-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carboxamidine 14. 150 (R)-1-(N2-cyano N1 N1 O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 151 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-amidino)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 152 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-guanidinocarbonyl-pyridin- 3 : il 14. 153 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O pyridine-2-carboxylic acid dimethvI amide 14. 154 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 5-chloro-pyridin-3-yl 14. 155 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N'- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 156 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-amidino)-O pyridin-3-yl- i eridin-3-I 14. 157 (R)-1-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl carbonyl)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 158 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- 0 pyridin-3-yl dimethvamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 159 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N'- O pyridin-3-yl methyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 160 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N'- O 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl methyamidino)-piperidine-3-I 14. 161 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-amidino)-6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yi piperidin-3-yl 14. 162 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 6-(N'-iminomethyl-N, N- dimethyl- guanidinomethyl) pyridin-3-yl 14. 163 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yI O 5-fluoro-pyridin-3-I 14. 164 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-N1 N1 O 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-I 14. 165 (R)-1-(piperidine-4-carbonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 166 (R)-1-(pyrrolidine-1-carbonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 167 (R)-1-(azetidine-1-carbonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 168 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 5-chloro-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 169 (R)-1-(cyanoimino-morpholin-4-O 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl yl-methyl)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 170 (R)-1-(cyanoimino-morpholin-4-O pyridin-3-yl yl-methyl)-piperidin-3-vl 14. 171 (R)-1-tert-butoxycarbonyl-O 5-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 172 (R)-1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-O 5-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 173 (R)-1-(cyanoimino-pyrrolidin-1-O pyridin-3-yl I-meth I-i eridin-3-I 14. 174 (R)-1-(cyanoimino-piperidin-1-O pyridin-3-yl yl-methyl)-niperidin-3-yl. 14. 175 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-I O 5-methyl-pyridin-3-I 14. 176 (R)-1-(1-imino-ethyl)-piperidin-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl J3=y ! 14. 177 (R)-1-(1-imino-ethyl)-piperidin-O pyridin-3-yl J3ry ! 14. 178 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-I Oyridin-2-l 14. 179 (R)-1-propionyl-1-piperidin-3-yl Oyridin-3-l 14. 180 (R)-1-isobutyI-1-piperidin-3-yI 0 pyridin-3-I 14. 181 (R)-1-(2-methoxy-acetyl)-O pyridin-3-yl pineridin-3-yl 14. 182 (R)-1-cyclopropanecarbonyl-1-O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 183 (R)-1-(2-methoxy-propionyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-1 14. 184 1-methyI-2-oxo-piperidin-3-yl O 6-methyl-ridin-3-I 14. 185 1-ethyl-2-oxo-piperidin-3-1 O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 186 (R)-1-(N1-azetidin-1-yl-N2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-vl 14. 187 1-dimethylamino-carbonyl-CH2-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-4-I 14. 188 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O isoxazol-4-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yI 14. 189 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-N17N1-O isoxazol-3-yl dimethyamidino)-iperidine-3-1 14. 190 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O isoxazol-5-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 191 (R)-1-(1-methyl-4, 5-dihydro-1 H-O pyridin-3-yl imidazol-2-yl)-piperidin-3-yl. 14. 192 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 5-methyl-pyridin-3-y) piperidin-3-yl 14. 193 (R)-1-ethoxycarbonyl-piperidin-O pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 14. 194 (R)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-I 14. 195 (R)-l- (cyanoimino-morpholin-4- 0 isoxazol-3-yl yl-methyQ-piperidin-3-yl. 14. 196 (R)-1- (N-azetidin-1-y (-N2- O isoxazol-3-yl cvano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 197 (R)-1-(1-acetyl-4, 5-dihydro-1 H-O pyridin-3-yl imidazol-2-I-piperidin-3-i 14. 198 (R)-1- (1-methylsulfonyl-4, 5- O pyridin-3-yl dihydro-1 H-imidazol-2-yl)- piperidin-3-y) 14. 199 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-N-O pyridin-3-yl methoxyethyl-N1- methylamidino)-piperidine-3-l 14. 200 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 5-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 201 (R)-1-acetyl-piperidin-3-yl O 5-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl 14. 202 (R)-1- (1-methyl-4-oxo-4, 5- O pyridin-3-yl dihydro-1 H-imidazol-2-yl)- piperidin-3-y) 14. 203 (R)-1-(1-methyl-4-oxo-4, 5-O 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl dihydro-1 H-imidazol-2-yl)- i eridin-3-I 14. 204 (R)-1-(Nt-azetidin-1-yl-N2-O pyridin-3-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 205 (R)-1- [N2-cyano-N'- (pyrrolidin- O pyridin-3-yl 2-yl carboxylic acid methyl esterl-amidino-piperidin-3-yi 14. 206 (R)-1--(N2-cyano-N1- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methoxyethyl-N'- meth lamidino-i eridine-3-I 14. 207 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 208 (R)-1- ('-azetidin-1-yl-N2- O 1-methyl-1 H-pyrazol-3-yl cyano-amidino !-piperidin-3-yl 14. 209 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 1-methyl-1 H-pyrazol-3-yl nininarirlin-R-WI 14. 210 (R)-1-cyano-piperidin-3-yl O pyridin-3-yl 14. 211 (R)-1-(1 H-tetrazol-5-yl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 212 (R)-1- (NZ-cyano-N', N'- O 1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 213 (R)-1-(2-methoxy-dicarbonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 214 (R)-1-(N1-azetidin-1-yl-N2-O 3-methyl-isoxazol-5-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 215 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O 3-methyl-isoxazol-5-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 216 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O 3-methyl-isoxazol-5-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 217 (R)-1- (N'-azetidin-1-yl-N2- O 3-methyl-isoxazol-5-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 218 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O 4-methyl-isoxazol-2-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 219 (R)-1- ('-azetidin-1-yl-N2- O 4-methyl-isoxazol-2-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 220 (R)-1-(1-methyl-tetrazol-5-yl)-O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 221 (R)-1- (N'-azetidin-1-yl-N2- O 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 222 (R)-1- (N-cyano-N', N'- O 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 223 (R)-1-[N2-cyano-N1-(methyl-N1-O pyridin-3-yl methoxy-2-oxoethyl) amidino]- piperidine-3-yl 14. 224 (R)-1-methoxyethoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 225 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 226 (R)-1-cyano-piperidin-3-yl O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 227 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-N1 N1 O isoxazol-2-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 228 (R)-1-(N1-azetidin-1-yl-N2-O isoxazol-2-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 229 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-N1 N1 O 6-cyanomethyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-3-yl 14. 230 (R)-1- (N'-azetidin-1-yl-N2- O 6-cyanomethyl-pyridin-3-yl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 231 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl S-5-methoxy]-piperidin-3-I 14. 232 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)- [ (S)-5- methoxy]-piperidine-3-yl 14. 233 1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl morpholin-2-yl 14. 234 1- (dimethylaminosulfonyl)- CH2-0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl mou ! in-2-yl 14. 235 1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- CH2-O pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-morpholin-2-yl 14. 236 1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-morpholin-2-vl 14. 237 (R)-1- (tert-butoxy-O pyridin-3-yl carbonylaminosulfonyl)- piperidin-3-yl 14. 238 (R)-1-aminocarbonyl-piperidin-O pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 14. 239 (R)-1-aminosulfonyl-piperidin-3-O pyridin-3-yl I 14. 240 1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-4-yl 14. 241 1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-4-yl 14. 242 (S)-1- (dimethylaminosulfonyl)- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-1 14. 243 (R)-1- (dimethylaminosulfonyl)- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 244 (S)-1- (2-cyano-N', N'- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 245 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-N1, N1 O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-pyrrolidin-3-I 14. 246 1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-4-I 14. 247 1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- 0 pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidine-4-yl 14. 248 (S)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yi 14. 249 (S)-1- cyano-N1 N1 O pyridin-3-yl dimeth amidino-rrolidin-3-I 14. 250 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yi pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 251 (R)-1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-pyrrolidin-3-I 14. 252 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl [ (S)-5-methoxymethoxy]- i eridin-3-I 14. 253 (R)-1- (2-cyano-N', N'- O pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)- [ (S)-5- methoxymethoxy]-piperidine-3- vi 14. 254 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O 6-methoxymethyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 255 2-cyanoimino-hexahydro-O pyridin-3-yl pyrimidin-5-yl 14. 256 (R)-1-(methylaminosulfonyl)-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-1 14. 257 (R)-1-methoxyethoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 258 1-methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-O pyridin-3-yl vi 14. 259 1-methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl yi- 14. 260 (S)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-I 14. 261 (S)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-I 14. 262 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 263 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 264 1- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-azetidin-3-yl 14. 265 1-acet I-azetidin-3-I O ridin-3-1 14. 266 1-dimethylamino-sulfonyl-O pyridin-3-yl azetidin-3-yl 14. 267 (R)-1-[(N-methoxyethyl-N-O pyridin-3-yl methyl)-aminosulfonyl]- piperidin-3-l 14. 268 (R)-1-[(N-methoxyethyl-N-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methyl)-aminosulfonyl]- piperidin-3-vt 14. 269 1-methoxycarbonyl-azetidin-3-yl O pyridin-3-yl 14. 270 1-methoxycarbonyl-azetidin-3-yl O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 271 1-acety1-azetidin-3-l O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-I 14. 272 1-dimethylamino-sulfonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl azetidin-3-yl 14. 273 1-(N2-cyano N1, N1 O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-azetidin-3-yl 14. 274 (R)-1- (isopropylsulforiyl)- O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 275 (R)-1-(isopropylsulfonyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 276 (R)- [ (R)-5-methoxy]-1-0 pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl 14. 277 (R)-1-azetidin-1-ylsulfonyl-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 278 1-ethoxYcarbonyl-azetidin-3-yl O pyridin-3-yl 14. 279 1-ethoxycarbonyl-azetidin-3-I O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-f 14. 280 1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-azetidin-O pyridin-3-yl 3-l J 14. 281 1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-azetidin-0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 14. 282 (R)-1-(2-dimethylamino-3, 4-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dioxo-cyclobut-1-enyl)- piperidin-3-yl 14. 283 (R)-1-(2-azetidin-1-yl-3, 4-dioxo-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl cyclobut-1-enyl)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 284 (R)-1-(ethylsulfonyl)-piperidin-3-O pyridin-3-yl yl 14. 285 (R)-1-(ethylsulfonyl)-piperidin-3-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl vl 14. 286 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl S-5-methoxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 287 (R)-1-(N2-cyano-N1 N1 O pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)- [ (R)-5- methoxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 288 (R)-1-(dimethylaminosulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl R-5-methoxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 289 (R)-1- (dimethylaminosulfonyl)- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl R-5-methoxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 290 (R)-[(R)-5-methoxy]-1-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl 14. 291 (R)-1-[(N-cyanomethyl-N-O pyridin-3-yl methyl)-aminosulfonyl]- piperidin-3-yl 14. 292 (R)-1- (NZ-cyano-N', N'- O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl dimethyamidino)-piperidin-3-yl acetamide 14. 293 (R)-1-(N1-azetidin-1-yl-N2-O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl cyano-amidino)-piperidin-3-I acetamide 14. 294 (R)-1- (dimethylaminosulfonyl)- 0 pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl piperidin-3-yl acetamide 14. 295 (S)- [1-methoxycarbonyl- (S)-2- O pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyl]-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 296 (S)- [1-methoxycarbonyl- (R)-2- O pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyll-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 297 (S)- [1-methoxycarbonyl- (S)-2- 0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyI-pyrrolidin-4-I 14. 298 (S)- [1-methoxycarbonyl- (R)-2- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyI-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 299 (S)-1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-2- pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyi-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 300 (S)- (N2-cyano-N', N'- O pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-2- methoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 301 (R)-1-acetyl-[(S)-5-methoxy]-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 302 (R)-[(S)-5-methoxy]-1-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methox carbon I-i eridin-3-I 14. 303 (S)-1-ethoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-O pyridin-3-yl 4-yl 14. 304 (S)-1-ethoxycarbonyl-pyrrolidin-6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 4-I _ 14. 305 (S)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 306 (S)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 307 (S)-1-iso-propy4sulfonyl-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 308 (S)-1-iso-propylsulfonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 309 (R)-l- (propyisulfonyl)-piperidin- 0 pyridin-3-yl 3yl 14. 310 (R)-1-(propylsulfonyl)-piperidin-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 14. 311 (S)-1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-2-I 14. 312 (S)-l-methoxycarbonyl-CH2-0 pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-2-I 14. 313 (S)-1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-2-i 14. 314 (S)-1-methoxycarbonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-2-I 14. 315 (R)-1-(ethylsulfonyl)-piperidin-3-O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl yjacetamide 14. 316 (R)-1-(isopropylsulfonyl)-O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl piperidin-3-I acetamide 14. 317 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl piperidin-3-yl acetamide 14. 318 (R)-1-ethoxycarbonyl-piperidin-O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl .. 3-yl acetamide S 14. 319 (R)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O pyridine-2-yl-N, N-dimethyl piperidin-3-yl acetamide 14. 320 (S)-1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-I 14. 321 (S)-1-isopropylsulfonyl-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 322 (S)-1-ethylsulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl jd 14. 323 (S)-1-methoxycarbonyl-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl rrolidin-3-I 14. 324 (S)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 325 1-ethoxycarbonyl-piperidin-4-yl O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 326 1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-4-yl 14. 327 1-(ethylsulfonyl)-piperidin-4-vl O 6-methyl-pvridin-3-yl 14. 328 1-(propylsulfonyl)-piperidin-4-yl O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 14. 329 1-(isopropylsulfonyl)-piperidin-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 4-y) 14. 330 1-(ethylsulfonvl !-piperidin-4-yl O pyridin-3-yl 14. 331 1-(isopropylsulfonyl)-piperidin-O pyridin-3-yl 4-yl 14. 332 1-ro Isulfon I-i eridin-4-I O ridin-3-I 14. 333 1-ethoxycarbonyI-iperidin-4-I Oyridin-3-yl 14. 334 1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3 piperidin-4-vl 14. 335 (S)-1-(N2-cyano-N1 N1 O pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 336 (R)-1-(dimethylsulfonyl)-[(S)-5-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl hydroxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 337 (S)-1- (NZ-cyano-N', N'- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethyamidino)-piperidin-3-yl 14. 338 (S)-1-(dimethylsulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 339 (S)-1- (dimethylsulfonyl)- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 340 (S)- [1-dimethylaminosulfonyl- O pyridin-3-yl (S)-2-methoxymethyl]- pyrrolidin-4-1 14. 341 (S)-l1-methoxycarbonyl-(S)-2-O pyridin-3-yl methoxymethyI-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 342 (S)- [1-dimethylaminosulfonyl- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-y ( (S)-2-methoxymethyl]- pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 343 (S)- [1-methoxycarbonyl- (S)-2- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 344 1-t (N-methoxyethyl-N-methyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl aminosulfonyl]-piperidin-4-yl 14. 345 1-[(N-methoxyethyl-N-methyl)-O pyridin-3-yl aminosulfonyl]-pineridin-4-yl 14. 346 (R)-1-dimethylsulfonyl-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 347 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-CH2-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 348 (R)-1-dimethylsulfonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrro) idin-4-y) 14. 349 (R)-1-methoxycarbonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolìdin-4-yl 14. 350 (R)-1-(dimethylsulfonyl)-O 6-methoxy-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-1 14. 351 (S)-1-dimethylaminosulfonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin 14. 352 (S)-1-iso-propyisulfonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 353 (S)-1-ethylsulfonyl-pyrrolidin-3-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl jd 14. 354 (S)-1-methoxycarbonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrro) idin-3-y) 14. 355 (S)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-CH2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-3-yl 14. 356 (R)-[(R)-3-methoxy]-piperidin-5-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl yi 14. 357 (S)-1-(ethylsulfonyl)-piperidin-3-O pyridin-3-yl Jd 14. 358 (S)-1-(dimethylsulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 359 (S)-1-(propylsulfonyl)-piperidin-O pyridin-3-yl 3-yi 14. 360 (S)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 361 (S)-1-ethoxycarbonyl-piperidin-O pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 14. 362 (S)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 363 (S)-1-(ethylsulfonyl)-piperidin-3-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl Yl 14. 364 1-(dimethylsulfonyl)-4-methoxy-O pyridin-3-yl piperidin 3-yl 14. 365 (S)-1-(isopropylsulfonyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 366 (R)-[(S)-4-methoxy]-1-O pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl 14. 367 (S)-1-(propylsulfonyl)-piperidin-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3 : il 14. 368 (S)-1-methoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl piperidin-3-yl 14. 369 (R)-1-(dimethylsulfonyl)-[(S)-4-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methoxy]-piperidin-3-yl 14. 370 (S)-1-ethoxycarbonyl-piperidin-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-yl 14. 371 (R)- [ (S)-4-methoxy]-1-0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methoxycarbonyl-piperidin-3-yl 14. 372 (S)-1-iso-propoxycarbonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 373 (R)- [1-dimethylaminosulfonyl- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl (R)-3-methox-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 374 (R)- [ (R)-3-methoxy-1-0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi methoxvcarbonyl]-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 375 (R)-[1-iso-propylsulfonyl-(R)-3-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methox-pyrrolidin-4-I 14. 376 (R)- [ (R)-5- (2, 2, 2-O pyridin-3-yl trifluoroethox-piperidin-3-yl 14. 377 (S)-1-ethoxysulfonyl-pyrrolidin-O pyridin-3-yl 4-yl 14. 378 (S)-1-ethoxysulfonyl-pyrrolidin-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 4il 14. 379 (S)-1-propoxysulfonyl-Oyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 380 (S)-1-propoxysulfonyl-O 6-methyi-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 381 (R)-1-iso-propylsulfonyl-[(S)-2-O pyridin-3-yl methoxyethyI-pyrrolidin-4-I 14. 382 (R)-[(S)-2-O pyridin-3-yl dimethylaminocarbonyl-1- dimethylaminosulfonyl]- pyrrolidin-4-I 14. 383 (R)- [1-dimethylaminocarbonyl- O pyridin-3-yl (S)-2-dimethylaminosulfonyl]- pyrrolidin-4-I 14. 384 (R)- [l-dimethylaminocarbonyl-0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl (S)-2-dimethylaminosuifonyl]- pyrrolidin-4-yI 14. 385 (R)-[(S)-2-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl dimethylaminosulfonyl-1- methoxycarbonyI-pyrrolidin-4-I 14. 386 (S)-1-cyclopropylsulfonyl-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin- : yl 14. 387 (S)-1-cyclopropylsulfonyl-O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 388 (R)- [1-cyclopropylsulfonyl- (R)- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl 3-methoxy]-pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 389 (R)- [1-ethylsulfonyl- (R)-3- O 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methox-rrolidin-4-I 14. 390 (R)-1-ethylsulfonyl-pyrrolidin-4-O pyridin-3-yl vl J 14. 391 (R)-1-propylsulfonyl-pyrrolidin-O pyridin-3-yl 4-vol 14. 392 (R)-1-cyclopropylsulfonyl-O pyridin-3-yl pyrrolidin-4-yl 14. 393 (R)-1-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)-O pyridin-3-yl i eridin-3-I 14. 394 (R)-1-(cyclopropylsulfonyl)-O 6-methyl-pyridìn-3-yl piperidin-3-1 14. 395 azepan-4-vl O pvridin-3-vl 14. 396 1-dimethyIsulfonyl-azepan-4-I Oyridin-3-I 14. 397 1-methoxycarbonyl-azepan-4-y! Oyridin-3-I 14. 398 (R)- [1-ethylsulfonyl- (S)-2- O pyridin-3-yi methoxymethyll-pyrrolidin-4-I 14. 399 (R)-[1-cyclopropylsulfonyl-(S)-O pyridin-3-yl 2-methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin-4- Jd 14. 400 (R)- [l-ethylsulfonyl- (S)-2- 0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yl methox meth 1-rrolidin-4-I 14. 401 (R)- [l-cyclopropyisulfonyl- (S)- 0 6-methyl-pyridin-3-yi 2-methoxymethyl]-pyrrolidin-4- jd Example 15 Other Compounds of Formula I [00166] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, t he f ollowing compounds corresponding to Formula 11 were obtained : Formula 11 R 1. 1 R 2 15. 1 Pyridinyl Fluorophenyl 15. 2 Pyridinyl Methylphenyl 15. 3 Pyridinyl Phenyl 15. 4 Pyridinyl Dimethylacetamido-phenyl- 15. 5 Pyridinyl Ethoxycarbonyl-pyridinyl- 15. 6 Pyridinyl Ethylenedioxy-phenyl- 15. 7 Pyridinyl Imidazolyl- 15. 8 Pyridinyl Hydroxyphenyl- 15. 9 Pyridinyl Pyrrolidin-1-yl-pyridinyl- 15. 10 Pyridinyl (2, 6-Dimethyl-morpholin-4- yl)-pyridinyl- 15. 11 Pyridinyl (Pyridin-2-ylsulfanyl)- pyridinyl- 15. 12 Pyridinyl Quinolinyl- 15. 13 Pyridinyl 3, 4-Dimethyl-isoxazolyl- 15. 14 Pyridinyl Ethoxycarbonyl-imidazolyl- 15. 15 Pyrdinyl 4-Acetylamino-pyridinyl- 15. 16 Pyridinyl Trifluoromethyl-pyridinyl- 15. 17 Pyridinyl Carbamoyl-phenyl- 15. 18 Pyridinyl (1-Hydroxy-ethyl)-phenyl- 15. 19 Pyridinyl (2-Oxo-imidazolidin-1-yl)- pyridinyl- 15. 20 Pyridinyl- (2-Hydroxy-ethylamino)- pyridinyl- 15. 21 Pyridinyl (2-HydroXy-ethoxy)-pyridinyl- 15. 22 Pyridinylmethyl-Methoxyphenyl- 15. 23 Pyridinyl-Hydroxymethyl-oxazolyi- 15. 24 Pyridinyl Methoxymethyl-isoxazolyl- 15. 25 Fluoropyridinyl-Methoxyphenyl- 15. 26 Pyridinyl-Dimethoxyphenyl- 15. 27 Pyridinyl-Dimethoxypyridinyl- 15. 28 Pyridinyl-Pyridinyl 15. 29 Pyridinyl-Isoxazolyl- 15. 30 Pyridinyl-1 H-Pyrazolyl- 15. 31 Pyridinyl-Fluoro-chloro-phenyl- 15. 32 Pyridinyl-Chloro-methoxy-phenyl- 15. 33 Pyridinyl-Chloro-methyl-phenyl- 15. 34 Pyridinyl-Fluoro-methoxy-phenyl- 15. 35 Pyridinyl-Methylsulfanyl-phenyl- 15. 36 Pyridinyl-Acetylphenyl- 15. 37 Pyridinyl-Methyl-methoxyphenyl- 15. 38 Pyridinyl-Methoxyphenyl- 15. 39 Pyridinyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 15. 40 Pyridinyl- [1, 2, 4] Thiadiazolyl- 15. 41 Pyridinyl-11, 3, 4] Thiadiazolyl- 15. 42 Pyridinyl-Methylcarbamoyl-phenyl- 15. 43 Pyridinyl-Thiazolyl- 15. 44 Pyridinyl-Ethylsulfanyl- [1, 3, 4] thiadiazolyl- 15. 45 Pyridinyl-Cyanophenyl- 15. 46 Pyridinyl-Carbamoyl-phenyl- 15. 47 Pyridinyl-Pyrazinyl- 15. 48 Pyridinyl-Methoxycarbonyl-phenyl- 15. 49 Pyridinyl-Hydroxymethyl-phenyl- 15. 50 2-Pyridinylethyl-Methoxy-phenyl- 15. 51 Pyridinyl-Hydroxyethyl-phenyl- 15. 52 Pyridinyl-Cyanopyridinyl- 15. 53 Pyridinyl-Pyridinyl- 15. 54 Pyridinyl-5-Methyl-isoxazolyl- 15. 55 Pyridinyl 3-Methyl-isoxazolyl- 15. 56 Pyridinyl-Ethoxy-pyridinyl- 15. 57 Pyridinyl-Carboxy-phenyl- 15. 58 Acetylphenyl-Pyridinyl- 15 59 Pyridinyl-Methylenedioxyphenyl- 15. 60 3-Pyridinylprop-2-yl-Pyridinyl- 15. 61 Pyridinylmethyl-Pyridinyl- 15. 62 Pyridinylmethyl-Pyridinyl- 15. 63 3-Pyridinylprop-2-yl-Hydroxyphenyl 15. 64 Hydroxmethylphenyl-Hydroxyphenyl- 15. 65 1-Pyridinyl-ethyl-Hydroxyphenyl- 15. 66 1-Methoxy-prop-2-yl-Methoxypyridinyl- 15. 67 1-Methoxy-prop-2-yl Pyridinyl- 15. 68 Tetrahydrofuranyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 15. 69 Pyridinylmethyl-Hydroxyphenyl- 15. 70 Tetrahydrofuranyl-Pyridinyl 15. 71 Pyridinyl-Hydroxyphenyl- 15. 72 Pyridinyl-Methylcarbmoyl-phenyl- 15. 73 Pyridinyl-Hydroxypropyl-phenyl- 15. 74 Hydroxymethyl-phenyl-Methoxyphenyl- 15. 75 Pyridinyl-5-Cyclopropyl- [1, 3, 4] thiadiazolyl- 15. 76 Acetylphenyl-Methoxyphenyl- 15. 77 Pyridinyl-Carbamoylpyridinyl- 15. 78 Pyridinyl-Pyrimidinyl- 15. 79 Pyridinyl-3-Methyl-isothiazolyl- 15. 80 Hydroxymethyl-phenyl-Pyridinyl- 15. 81 1-Hydroxyethyl-phenyl-Pyridinyl- 15. 82 1-Pyridinylethyl-Pyridinyl- 15. 83 Pyridinyl-Dichlorophenyl- 15. 84 Pyridinyl-Acetylphenyl- 15. 85 Pyridinyl-Methoxyphenyl- 15. 86 Pyridinyl-Dimethylamino-phenyl- 15. 87 Pyridinyl-Morpholin-4-yl-pyridinyl- Example 16 Other Compounds of Formula 1 [00167] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 16 were obtained : Formula 16 Ra R2 16. 01 Acetyl-Pyridazinyl- 16. 02 Acetyl-Methylpyridazinyl- 16. 03 Acetyl-Methoxypyridazinyl- 16. 04 Acetyl-Methoxypyrimidinyl- 16. 05 Acetyl-Methylpyrimidinyl- 16. 06 Acetyl-Pyrimidinyl- 16. 07 N'-Cyano-N, N-dimethyl-Methylpyridinyl- carbamimidoyl- 16. 08 N'-Cyano-N, N-dimethyl- Pyridinyl- carbamimidoyl- 16. 09 Ethylcarbomyl-Methoxyphenyl- 16. 10 Methoxycarbonyl-Methoxyphenyl- 16. 11 Ethylcarbamoyl-Methylpyridinyl- 16. 12 2-Methyoxyacetyl-Methoxyphenyl- 16. 13 Acetyl-Acetylpyridinyl- 16. 14 Dimethylcarbamoyl Pyridinyl- 16. 15 Dimethylcarbamoyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 16. 16 Acetyl-Pyridinyl- 16. 17 Acetyl-Cyanopyridinyl- 16. 18 Acetyl-Pyridinyl- 16. 19 Acetyl-1-Hydroxyethyl-pyridinyl- 16. 20 Methoxycarbonyl-Cyanopyridinyl- 16. 21 Acetyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 16. 22 Acetyl-Methylsulfanylpyridinyl-- 16. 23 Acetyl-Trifluoromethyl-pyridinyl-- 16. 24 Methoxycarbonyl-Pyridinyl- 16. 25 Dimethylcarbamoyl-Cyanopyridinyl- 16. 26 Methoxycarbonyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 16. 27 Methoxymethylcarbonyl-Pyridinyl- 16. 28 Methylsulfonyl-Pyridinyl- 16. 29 Dimethylcarbamoyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 16. 30 Ethylcarbamoyl-Pyridinyl- 16. 31 Dimethylcarbamoyl-Pyridinyl- 16. 32 Propionyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 16. 33 Isobutyryl-Methoxyphenyl- 16. 34 Propionyl-Methoxyphenyl- 16. 35 Methylsulfonyl-Methoxyphenyl- 16. 36 Methylsulfonyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 16. 37 Methoxycarbonyl- (Acetylamino-methyl) pyridinyl- 16. 38 Dimethylcarbamoyl Carbamoyl- 16. 39 Methylsulfonyl-Cyanopyridinyl- 16. 40 Methylsulfonyl-Methoxymethylpyridinyl 16. 41 Acetyl-Methylcarbamoylmethyl- pyridinyl- 16. 42 Acetyl-Ethylpyridinyl- 16. 43 Acetyl-Methylpyridinyl- 16. 44 Propionyl-Pyridinyl 16. 45 Dimethylcarbamoyl-Methoxymethyl-pyridinyl- 16. 46 Methoxycarbonyl-Methoxymethyl-pyridinyl- 16. 47 Acetyl- (Acetylamino-methyl) pyridinyl- 16. 48 Dimethylcarbamoyl- (Acetylamino-methyl) pyridinyl- 16. 49 Acetyl-Methoxymethyl-pyridinyl- 16. 50 Methylsulfonyl--Carbamoylpyridinyl- 16. 51 Acetyl-Carbamoyl-pyridinyl- 16. 52 Dimethylcarbamoyl-Methylpyridinyl 16. 53 Methylsulfonyl--Pyridinyl- 16. 54 Acetyl Carbamoyl-methyl-pyridinyl- 16. 55 Methoxycarbonyl-Methylpyridinyl- 16. 56 Methylsulfonyl-Methylpyridinyl- 16. 57 Methylsulfonyl-Methoxypyridinyl- 16. 58 Methoxycarbonyl-Carbamoylpyridinyl- 16. 59 4-hydroxy-piperidine-1-carbonyl-Methylpyridinyl- 16. 60 4-Ethoxycarbonyl-piperidine-1-Methylpyridinyl- carbonyl Example 17 Other ther Compounds of Formula I [00168] Similarly, by following the procedures illustrated in Examples 1 to 4 and with respect to Reaction Schemes 1 to 5, the following compounds corresponding to Formula 17 were obtained : R R2 17. 01 Pyridinyl Methoxyphenyl- 17. 02 Pyridinyl Phenyl 17. 03 Pyridinyl Methoxyfluorophenyl- 17. 04 Pyridinyl Dimethoxyphenyl- 17. 05 Pyridinyl Fluorophenyl- 17. 06 Pyridinyl Methylsulfanylphenyl- 17. 07 Pyridinyl Dimethoxypyridinyl- 17. 08 Pyridinyl Acetylphenyl- 17. 09 Pyridinyl Methoxypyridinyl 17. 10 Pyridinyl Pyridinyl 17. 11 Pyridinyl Fluoropyridinyl 17. 12 Pyridnyl Methoxyphenyl 17. 13 Pyridinyl Flurochlorophenyl- 17. 14 Pyridinyl Dimethylaminophenyl- 17. 15 Pyridinyl Chloromethoxyphenyl- 17. 16 Pyridinyl Isoxazolyl- 17. 17 Pyridinyl 1 H-Pyrazolyl- 17. 18 Pyridinyl Chloropyridinyl- 17. 19 Pyridinyl Pyrimidinyl 17. 20 Pyridinyl Methylphenyl Example 18 Tarant Identification Assays [00169] Specificity assays : Compound specificity towards cardiac myosin is evaluated by comparing the effect of the compound on actin-stimulated ATPase of a panel of myosin isoforms : cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, at a single 50pM compound concentration.

[00170] Myofibril assays : To evaluate the effect of compounds on the ATPase activity of full-length cardiac myosin in the context of native sarcomere, skinned myofibril assays are performed. Rat cardiac myofibrils are obtained by homogenizing rat cardiac tissue in the presence of detergent. Such treatment removes membranes and majority of soluble cytoplasmic proteins but leaves intact cardiac sarcomeric acto-myosin apparatus. Myofibril preparations retain the ability to hydrolyze ATP in an Ca++ controlled manner. ATPase activities of such myofibril preparations in the presence and absence of compounds are assayed at Ca++ concentrations giving 50% and 100% of a maximal rate.

Example 19 In vitro Model of Dose Dependent Cardiac Myosin ATPase Modulation [00171] Dose responses are measured using a calcium-buffered, pyruvate kinase and lactate dehydrogenase-coupled ATPase assay containing the following reagents (concentrations expressed are final assay concentrations) : Potassium PIPES (12 mM), MgCl2 (2 mM), ATP (1 mM), DTT (1 mM), BSA (0. 1 mg/ml), NADH (0. 5 mM), PEP (1. 5 mM), pyruvate kinase (4 U/ml), lactate dehydrogenase (8 U/ml), and antifoam (90 ppm).

The pH is adjusted to 6. 80 at 22°C by addition of potassium hydroxide. Calcium levels are controlled by a buffering system containing 0. 6 mM EGTA and varying concentrations of calcium, to achieve a free calcium concentration of 1x104 M to 1x10-8 M.

[00172] The protein components specific to this assay are bovine cardiac myosin subfragment-1 (typically 0. 5, uM), bovine cardiac actin (14 uM), bovine cardiac tropomyosin (typically 3 pM), and bovine cardiac troponin (typically 3-8, uM). The exact concentrations of tropomyosin and t roponin a re d etermined e mpirically, b y t itration t o achieve maximal difference in ATPase activity when measured in the presence of 1 mM EGTA versus that measured in the presence of 0. 2 mM CaC12. The exact concentration of myosin in the assay is also determined empirically, by titration to achieve a desired rate of ATP hydrolysis. This varies between protein preparations, due to variations in the fraction of active molecules in each preparation.

[00173] Compound dose responses are typically measured at the calcium concentration corresponding to 50% of maximal ATPase activity (pCa5o), so a preliminary experiment is performed to test the response of the ATPase activity to free calcium concentrations in the range of 1x10-4 M to 1 X, 0-8 M. Subsequently, the assay mixture is adjusted to the pCa53 (typically 3x10-7 M). Assays are performed by first preparing a dilution series of test compound, each with an assay mixture containing potassium Pipes, MgCl2, BSA, DTT, pyruvate kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, myosin subfragment-1, antifoam, EGTA, CaCl2, and water. The assay is started by adding an equal volume of solution containing potassium Pipes, Mec12, BSA, DTT, ATP, NADH, PEP, actin, tropomyosin, troponin, antifoam, and water. ATP hydrolysis is monitored by absorbance at 340 nm. The resulting dose response curve is fit by the 4 parameter equation y = Bottom + ((Top-Bottom)/(1_((EC50/X)^Hill))). The AC1. 4 is defined as the concentration at which ATPase activity is 1. 4-fold higher than the bottom of the dose curve.

Example 20 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Myonyto Assays<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> [00174] 20A. PREPARATION OF ADULT CARDIAC VENTRICULAR RAT MYOCYTES. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats are anesthetized with a mixture of isoflurane gas and oxygen. Hearts are quickly excised, rinsed and the ascending aorta cannulated.

Continuous retrograde perfusion is initiated on the hearts at a perfusion pressure of 60 cm H20. Hearts are first perfused with a nominally Ca2+ free modified Krebs solution of the following composition : 110 mM NaCI, 2. 6 mM KCL, 1. 2 mM KH2PO4 7 H20, 1. 2 mM MgS04, 2. 1 mM NaHC03, 11 mM glucose and 4 mM Hepes (all Sigma). This medium is not recirculated and is continually gassed with 02. After approximately 3 minutes the heart is perfused with modified Krebs buffer supplemented with 3. 3% collagenase (169 µ/mg activity, Class II, Worthington Biochemical Corp., Freehold, NJ) and 25 M final calcium concentration until the heart becomes sufficiently blanched and soft. The heart is removed from the cannulae, the atria and vessels discarded and the ventricles are cut into small pieces. The myocytes are dispersed by gentle agitation of the ventricular tissue in fresh collagenase containing Krebs prior to being gently forced through a 200 pm nylon mesh in a 50 cc tube. The resulting myocytes are resuspended in modified Krebs solution containing 25 jim caicium. Myocytes are made calcium tolerant by addition of a calcium solution (100 mM stock) at 10 minute intervals until 100 gM calcium is achieved. After 30 minutes the supernatant is discarded and 30-50 ml of Tyrode buffer (137 mM NaCL, 3. 7 mM KCL, 0. 5 mM MgCL, 11 mM glucose, 4 mM Hepes, and 1. 2 mM CaCI2, pH 7. 4) is added to cells. Cells are kept for 60 min at 37OC prior to initiating experiments and used within 5 hrs of isolation. Preparations of cells are used only if cells first passed QC criteria by responding to a standard (>150% of basal) and isoproterenol (ISO ; > 250% of basal). Additionally, only cells whose basal contractility is between 3 and 8 % are used in the following experiments.

[00175] 20B. ADULT VENTRICULAR MYOCYTE CONTRACTILITY EXPERIMENTS.

Aliquots of Tyrode buffer containing myocytes are placed in perfusion chambers (series 20 RC-27NE ; Warner Instruments) complete with heating platforms. Myocytes are allowed to attach, the chambers heated to 37°C, and the cells then perfused with 37°C Tyrode buffer. Myocytes are field stimulated at 1 Hz in with platinum electrodes (20% above threshold). Only cells that have clear striations, and are quiescent prior to pacing are used for contractility experiments. To determine basal contractility, myocytes are imaged through a 40x objective and using a variable frame rate (60-240 Hz) charge- coupled device camera, the images are digitized and displayed on a computer screen at a sampling speed of 240 Hz. [Frame grabber, myopacer, acquisition, and analysis software for cell contractility are available from lonOptix (Milton, MA).] After a minimum 5 minute basal contractility period, test compounds (0. 01-15 pM) are perfused on the myocytes for 5 minutes. After this time, fresh Tyrode buffer is perfused to determine compound washout characteristics. Using edge detection strategy, contractility of the myocytes and contraction and relaxation velocities are continuously recorded. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <P> [00176] 20C. CONTRACTILITY ANALYSIS : Three or more individual myocytes are tested per compound, using two or more different myocyte preparations. For each cell, twenty or more contractility transients at basal (defined as 1 min prior to compound infusion) and after compound addition, are averaged and compared. These average transients are analyzed to determine changes in diastolic length, and using the lonwizard analysis program (lonOptix), fractional shortening (% decrease in the diastolic length), and maximum contraction and relaxation velocities (um/sec) are determined.

Analysis of individual cells are combined. Increase in fractional shortening over basal indicates potentiation of myocyte contractility.

[00177] POD. CALCIUM TRANSIENT ANALYSIS. Fura loading : Cell permeable Fura-2 (Molecular Probes) is dissolved in equal amounts of pluronic (Mol Probes) and FBS for 10 min at RT. A 1 uM Fura stock solution is made in Tyrode buffer containing 500 mM probenecid (Sigma). To load cells, this solution is added to myocytes at RT.

After 10 min. the buffer is removed, the cells washed with Tyrode containing probenecid and incubated at RT for 10 min. This wash and incubation is repeated. Simultaneous contractility and calcium measurements are determined within 40 min. of loading.

[00178] Imaging : A test compound is perfused on cells. Simultaneous contractility and calcium transient ratios are determined at baseline and after compound addition. Cells are digitally imaged and contractility determined as described above, using that a red filter in the light path to avoid interference with fluorescent calcium measurements. Acquisition, analysis software and hardware for calcium transient analysis are obtained from lonOptix. The instrumentation for fluorescence measurement includes a xenon arc lamp and a Hyperswitch dual excitation light source that alternates between 340 and 380 wavelengths at 100 Hz by a galvo-driven mirror. A liquid filled light guide delivers the dual excitation light to the microscope and the emission fluorescence is determined using a photomultiplier tube (PMT). The fluorescence system interface routes the PMT signal and the ratios are recorded using the lonWizard acquisition program.

[00179] Analysis : For each cell, ten or more contractility and calcium ratio transients at basal and after compound addition, where averaged and compared.

Contractility average transients are analyzed using the lonwizard analysis program to determine changes in diastolic length, and fractional shortening (% decrease in the diastolic length). The averaged calcium ratio transients are analyzed using the lonwizard analysis program to determine changes in diastotic and systolic ratios and the 75% time to baseline (T75).

100180] ns. DURABILITY TO determine the durability of response, myocytes are challenged with a test compound for 25 minutes followed by a 2 min. washout period.

Contractility response is compared at 5 and 25 min. following compound infusion.

[00181] 20F. THRESHOLD POTENTIAL-Myocytes are field stimulated at a voltage approximately 20% above threshold. In these experiments the threshold voltage (minimum voltage to pace cell) is empirically determined, the cell paced at that threshold and then the test compound is infused. After the compound activity is at steady state, the voltage is decreased for 20 seconds and then restarted. Alteration of ion channels corresponds to increasing or lowering the threshold action potential. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <P> [00182] 20G. Hz FREQUENCY : Contractility of myocytes is determined at 3 Hz as follows : a 1 min. basal time point followed by perfusion of the test compound for 5 min. followed by a 2 min. washout. After the cell contractility has returned completely to baseline the Hz frequency is decreased to 1. After an initial acclimation period the cell is challenged by the same compound. As this species, rat, exhibits a negative force frequency at 1 Hz, at 3 Hz the FS of the cell should be lower, but the cell should still respond by increasing its fractional shortening in the presence of the compound. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <P> [00183] 207H. ADDITIVE WITH ISOPROTERENOL : To demonstrate that a compound act via a different mechanism than the adrenergic stimulant isoproterenol, cells are loaded with fura-2 and simultaneous measurement of contractility and calcium ratios are determined. The myocytes are sequentially challenged with 5 um a test compound, buffer, 2 nM isoproterenol, buffer, and a combination of a test compound and isoproterenol.

Example 21 lt7 vitro Modql of Dose Derendent Cardiac. Myosin ATPase Modulation [00184] Bovine and rat cardiac myosins are purified from the respective cardiac tissues. Skeletal and smooth muscle myosins used in the specificity studies are purified from rabbit skeletal muscle and chicken gizzards, respectively. All myosins used in the assays are converted to a single-headed soluble form (S1) by a limited proteolysis with chymotrypsin. Other sarcomeric components : troponin complex, tropomyosin and actin are purified from bovine hearts (cardiac sarcomere) or chicken pectoral muscle (skeletal sarcomere).

[00185] Activity of myosins is monitored by measuring the rates of hydrolysis of ATP. Myosin ATPase is very significantly activated by actin filaments. ATP turnover is detected in a coupled enzymatic assay using pyruvate kinase (PK) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). In this assay each ADP produced as a result of ATP hydrolysis is recycled to ATP by PK with a simultaneous oxidation of NADH molecule by LDH.

NADH oxidation can be conveniently monitored by decrease in absorbance at 340nm wavelength.

[00186] Dose responses are measured using a calcium-buffered, pyruvate kinase and lactate dehydrogenase-coupled ATPase assay containing the following reagents (concentrations expressed are final assay concentrations) : Potassium PIPES (12 mM), MgCI2 (2 mM), ATP (1 mM), DTT (1 mM), BSA (0. 1 mg/ml), NADH (0. 5 mM), PEP (1. 5 mM), pyruvate kinase (4 U/ml), lactate dehydrogenase (8 U/ml), and antifoam (90 ppm).

The pH is adjusted to 6. 80 at 22°C by addition of potassium hydroxide. Calcium levels are controlled by a buffering system containing 0. 6 mM EGTA and varying concentrations of calcium, to achieve a free calcium concentration of 1X101 M to 1x10-a M.

[00187] The protein components specific to this assay are bovine cardiac myosin subfragment-1 (typically 0. 5 µM), bovine cardiac actin (14 pM), bovine cardiac tropomyosin (typically 3 µM), and bovine cardiac troponin (typically 3-8 M). The exact concentrations of tropomyosin and t roponin a re d etermined e mpirically, b y t itration t o achieve maximal difference in ATPase activity when measured in the presence of 1 mM EGTA versus that measured in the presence of 0. 2 mM Catch. The exact concentration of myosin in the assay is also determined empirically, by titration to achieve a desired rate of ATP hydrolysis. This varies between protein preparations, due to variations in the fraction of active molecules in each preparation.

[00188] Compound dose responses are typically measured at the calcium concentration corresponding to 50% of maximal ATPase activity (pCa50), so a preliminary experiment is performed to test the response of the ATPase activity to free calcium concentrations in the range of 1X104 M to 1x10-8 M. Subsequently, the assay mixture is adjusted to the pCaSO (typically 3x10-7 M). Assays are performed by first preparing a dilution series of test compound, each with an assay mixture containing potassium Pipes, Mec12, BSA, DTT, pyruvate kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, myosin subfragment-1, antifoam, EGTA, Cal2, and water. The assay is started by adding an equal volume of solution containing potassium Pipes, MgCI2, BSA, DTT, ATP, NADH, PEP, actin, tropomyosin, troponin, antifoam, and water. ATP hydrolysis is monitored by absorbance at 340 nm. The resulting dose response curve is fit by the 4 parameter equation y = Bottom + ((Top-Bottom)/(1+ ((EC50/X) AHill))). The AC1. 4 is defined as the concentration at which ATPase activity is 1. 4-fold higher than the bottom of the dose curve.

[00189] Ability of a compound to activate cardiac myosin is evaluated by the effect of the compound on the actin stimulated ATPase of S1 subfragment. Actin filaments in the assay are decorated with troponin and tropomyosin and Ca++ concentration is adjusted to a value that would result in 50% of maximal activation. S1 ATPase is measured in the presence of a dilution series of the compound. Compound concentration required for 40% activation above the ATPase rate measured in the presence of control (equivalent volume of DMSO) is reported as AC40.

Example 22 /n two Fractions) Shortening Assay [00190] 22A. ANIMALS Male Sprague Dawley rats from Charles River Laboratories (275-350 g) are used for bolus efficacy and infusion studies. Heart failure animals are described below. They are housed two per cage and have access to food and water ad libitum. There is a minimum three-day acclimation period prior to experiments.

1001911'22B. ECHOCARDIOGRAPH Animals are anesthetized with isoflurane and maintained within a surgical plane throughout the procedure. Core body temperature is maintained at 37OC by using a heating pad. Once anesthetized, animals are shaven and hair remover is applied to remove all traces of fur from the chest area.

The chest area is further prepped with 70% ETOH and ultrasound gel is applied. Using a GE System Vingmed ultrasound system (General Electric Medical Systems), a 10 MHz probe is placed on the chest wall and images are acquired in the short axis view at the level of the papillary muscles. 2-D M-mode images of the left ventricle are taken prior to, and after, compound bolus injection or infusion. In vivo fractional shortening ((end diastolic diameter-end systolic diameter)/end diastolic diameter x 100) is determined by analysis of the M-mode images using the GE EchoPak software program.

[00192] 22C. BOLUS AND INFUSION EFFICACY For bolus and infusion protocols, fractional shortening is determined using echocardiography as described above. For bolus and infusion protocols, five pre-dose M-Mode images are taken at 30 second intervals prior to bolus injection or infusion of compounds. After injection, M- mode images are taken at 1 min and at five minute intervals thereafter up to 30 min.

Bolus injection (0. 5-5 mg/kg) or infusion is via a tail vein catheter. Infusion parameters are determined from pharmacokinetic profiles of the compounds. For infusion, animals received a 1 minute loading dose immediately followed by a 29 minute infusion dose via a tail vein catheter. The loading dose is calculated by determining the target concentration x the steady state volume of distribution. The maintenance dose concentration is determined by taking the target concentration x the clearance.

Compounds are formulated in 25% cavitron vehicle for bolus and infusion protocols.

Blood samples are taken to determine the plasma concentration of the compounds.

Example 23 Hemodynaminin normal and heart failure animalc (00193] Animals are anesthetized with isoflurane, maintained within a surgical plane, and then shaven in preparation for catheterization. An incision is made in the neck region and the right carotid artery cleared and isolated. A 2 French Millar Micro-tip Pressure Catheter (Millar Instruments, Houston, TX) is cannulated into the right carotid artery and threaded past the aorta and into the left ventricle. End diastolic pressure readings, max +/-dp/dt, systolic pressures and heart rate are determined continuously while compound or vehicle is infused. Measurements are recorded and analyzed using a PowerLab and the Chart 4 software program (ADlnstruments, Mountain View, CA).

Hemodynamics measurements are performed at a select infusion concentration. Blood samples are taken to determine the plasma concentration of the compounds.

Example 24 Left Coronary Artery Onctusinn Mode) of Congestive Heart Faiture [00194] 24A. ANIMALS Male Sprague-Dawley CD (220-225 g ; Charles River) rats are used in this experiment. Animals are allowed free access to water and commercial rodent diet under standard laboratory conditions. Room temperature is maintained at 20-23°C and room illumination is on a 12/12-hour light/dark cycle.

Animals are acclimatized to the laboratory environment 5 to 7 days prior to the study.

The animals are fasted overnight prior to surgery.

[00195] 24B. OCCLUSION PROCEDURE Animals are anaesthetized with ketamine/xylazine (95 mg/kg and 5 mg/kg) and intubated with a 14-16-gauge modified intravenous catheter. Anesthesia level is checked by toe pinch. Core body temperature is maintained at 37°C by using a heating blanket. The surgical area is clipped and scrubbed. The animal is placed in right lateral recumbency and initially placed on a ventilator with a peak inspiratory pressure of 10-15 cm H20 and respiratory rate 60-110 breaths/min. 100% 02 is delivered to the animals by the ventilator. The surgical site is scrubbed with surgical scrub and alcohol. An incision is made over the rib cage at the 4th_5th intercostal space. The underlying muscles are dissected with care to avoid the lateral thoracic vein, to expose the intercostal muscles. The chest cavity is entered through 4th_5th intercostal space, and the incision expanded to allow visualization of the heart. The pericardium is opened to expose the heart. A 6-0 silk suture with a taper needle is passed around the left coronary artery near its origin, which lies in contact with the left margin of the pulmonary cone, at about 1 mm from the insertion of the left auricular appendage. The left coronary artery is occluded by tying the suture around the artery ("LCO"). Sham animals are treated the same, except that the suture is not tied. The incision is closed in three layers. The rat is ventilated until able to ventilate on its own. The rats are extubated and allowed to recover on a heating pad.

Animals receive buprenorphine (0. 01-0. 05 mg/kg SQ) for post operative analgesia.

Once awake, they are returned to their cage. Animals are monitored daily for signs of infection or distress. Infected or moribund animals are euthanized. Animals are weighed once a week.

[00196] 24C. EFFICACY ANALYSIS Approximately eight weeks after infarction surgery, rats are scanned for signs of myocardial infarction using echocardiography. Only those animals with decreased fractional shortening compared to sham rats are utilized further in efficacy experiments. In all experiments, there are four groups, sham + vehicle, sham + compound, LCL + vehicle and LCL + compound.

At 10-12 weeks post LCL, rats are infused at a select infusion concentration. As before, five pre-dose M-Mode images are taken at 30 second intervals prior to infusion of compounds and M-mode images are taken at 30 second intervals up to 10 minutes and every minute or at five minute intervals thereafter. Fractional shortening is determined from the M-mode images. Comparisons between the pre-dose fractional shortening and compound treatment are performed by ANOVA and a post-hoc Student- Newman-Keuls. Animals are allowed to recover and within 7-10 days, animals are again infused with compounds using the hemodynamic protocol to determine hemodynamic changes of the compounds in heart failure animals. At the end to the infusion, rats are killed and the heart weights determined.

[00197] When tested as described in Examples 18-24, compounds of Formula I are shown to have the desired activity.

[00198] While the present invention has been described with reference to the specific embodiments thereof, it should be understood by those skilled in the art that various changes may be made and equivalents may be substituted without departing from the true spirit and scope of the invention. In addition, many modifications may be made to adapt a particular situation, material, composition of matter, process, process step or steps, to the objective, spirit and scope of the present invention. All such modifications are intended to be within the scope of the claims appended hereto. All patents and publications cited above are hereby incorporated by reference.