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Title:
NEW BICYCLIC DERIVATIVES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/207217
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Compounds of formula (I); wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R14, W, A and n are as defined in the description. Medicaments.

Inventors:
BÁLINT, Balázs (Lehel utca 18, 2151 Fót, 2151, HU)
CSÉKEI, Márton (Madách Imre u. 22. 11. Iph. 3/8, 2120 Dunakeszi, 2120, HU)
SZABÓ, Zoltán (Vitorla utca 27. 2/8, 1031 Budapest, H-1031, HU)
SZLÁVIK, Zoltán (Költö utca 2-4 D/2, 1121 Budapest, 1121, HU)
KOTSCHY, András (Álmos Vezér u.4, 2045 Törökbálint, 2045, HU)
CHANRION, Maïa (14 rue de la Galiote, Apt D441, Issy les Moulineaux, 92130, FR)
GENESTE, Olivier (Bâtiment A, 17 rue Crevel Duval, Rueil Malmaison, 92500, FR)
CHEN, I-Jen (14 Janes Court, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3JJ, CB1 3JJ, GB)
DAVIDSON, James Edward Paul (2 Granta Terrace, Great ShelfordCambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22 5DJ, CB22 5DJ, GB)
MURRAY, James Brooke (21 Parsonage Way, Linton, Cambridgeshire CB21 4YL, CB21 4YL, GB)
SIPOS, Szabolcs (Röppentyü utca 21-23, A épület 3/10, 1139 Budapest, H-1139, HU)
ONDI, Levente (Vadrózsa u. 32, 2112 Veresegyház, 2112, HU)
PROSZENYÁK, Ágnes (Naszád utca 20, 1037 Budapest, 1037, HU)
Application Number:
EP2016/064418
Publication Date:
December 29, 2016
Filing Date:
June 22, 2016
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Assignee:
LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER (35 rue de Verdun, Suresnes, 92284, FR)
VERNALIS (R&D) LIMITED (100 Berkshire Place, Wharfedale RoadBerkshir, Winnersh Berkshire RG41 5RD, RG41 5RD, GB)
International Classes:
C07D209/12; A61K31/381; A61K31/4355; A61K31/437; A61P35/00; C07D307/80; C07D307/81; C07D333/56; C07D403/12; C07D405/04; C07D405/12; C07D409/12; C07D471/04; C07D487/04; C07D491/04; C07D495/04
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LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER (35 rue de Verdun, Suresnes, 92284, FR)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. Compound of formula (I):

in which 1 is linked to the W group and 2 is linked to the phenyl ring, wherein:

- E represents a furyl, thienyl or pyrrolyl ring,

- Xi, X3, X4 and X5 independently of one another represent a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom,

- X2 represents a C-R2i group or a nitrogen atom, and

- ) means that the ring is aromatic,

♦ Ri represents a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, -S-(Ci-Ce)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)-NRiiRii ', -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRiiRn ',

-0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-Ri2, -C(0)-OR„, -0-C(0)-R„, -C^-NRnRn ', -NR„-C(0)-R„', -NRii-C(0)-OR„', -alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRii-C(0)-Rii ', -S02-NR„Rii ', -S02-alkyl(Ci-C6),

R2, R3, R4 and R5 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkoxy group, a -S-(Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)-NRnRi , -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRiiRn ', -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-Ri2, -C(0)-OR„, -0-C(0)-R„, -C(0)- R„Rii ', -NR„-C(0)-R„', -NRii-C(0)-ORii ', -alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRn-C(0)-Rii ', -S02-NRiiRn ', or -S02-alkyl(Ci-C6),

or the substituents of the pair (Rl s R2) form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic or non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that resulting ring may be substituted by from 1 to 2 groups selected from halogen, linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkyl, -alkyl(C0-C6)-NRiiRii ', -NR13R13', -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cyi or oxo,

Re and R7 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-Ce)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, a -S-(Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(Co-C6)-NRnRn ', -0-Cyi, -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cyi, -alkenyl(C2-C6)-Cyi, -alkynyl(C2-C6)-Cyi, -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-Ri2, -C(0)-OR„, -0-C(0)-R„, -C^-NRnRn ', -NR„-C(0)-R„', -NRii-C(0)-OR„', -alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRii-C(0)-Rii ', -S02-NR„Rii ',

-S02-alkyl(Ci-C6),

or the substituents of the pair (R5, R7), when grafted onto two adjacent carbon atoms, form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic or non- aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that resulting ring may be substituted by a group selected from a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkyl group, -NR13R13', -alkyl(Co-Ce)-Cyi or an oxo,

W represents a -CH2- group, a -NH- group or an oxygen atom, ♦ Rs represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a -CHRaRb group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci-Ce) group,

♦ R9 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, -Cy2,

-alkyl(C1-C6)-Cy2, -alkenyl(C2-C6)-Cy2, -alkynyl(C2-C6)-Cy2, -Cy2-Cy3, -alkynyl(C2-Ce)-0-Cy2, -Cy2-alkyl(Co-C6)-0-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy3, a halogen atom, a cyano group, -C(0)-Ri5, or -C(0)-NRi5Ri5',

♦ Rio represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, a cycloalkylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)polyhaloalkyl, -alkyl(Ci-C6)-0-Cy4,

or the substituents of the pair (R9, R10), when grafted onto two adjacent carbon atoms, form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic or non- aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,

♦ R11 and Rn ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

or the substituents of the pair (Rn , Rn ') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them an aromatic or non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a hydrogen atom, or a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri2 represents -Cy5, -Cy5-alkyl(Co-C6)-0-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy6,

-Cy5-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy6, -Cy5-alkyl(Co-C6)-NRi i-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy6, -Cy5-Cy6-0-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy7, -C(0)-NRnRn ' , -NRnR„' , -OR„, -NRi i-C(0)-Ri i \ -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-ORn , -S02-Rn, -C(0)-ORn , or

♦ Ri3, Ri3', Ri5 and R15 ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, or an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri4 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, or a hydroxy(Ci-Ce)alkyl group, ♦ R21 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or a branched (Ci-C6)alkyl group, or a cyano group,

♦ Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Rb represents a -0-C(0)-0-Rc group, a -0-C(0)-NRcRc' group, or a -0-P(0)(ORc)2 group,

♦ Rc and Rc' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a (Ci-C6)alkoxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a (Ci-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(Ci-C6)alkyl group,

or the substituents of the pair (Rc, Rc') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Cyi, Cy2, Cy3, Cy4, Cy5, Cy6 and Cy7 independently of one another, represent a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group,

♦ n is an integer equal to 0 or 1 , it being understood that:

"aryl" means a phenyl, naphthyl, biphenyl, indanyl or indenyl group,

"heteroaryl" means any mono- or bi-cyclic group composed of from 5 to 10 ring members, having at least one aromatic moiety and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,

"cycloalkyl" means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members,

"heterocycloalkyl" means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members, and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, which may include fused, bridged or spiro ring systems, it being possible for the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups, to be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy, optionally substituted (Ci-Ce)alkyl-S-, hydroxy, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), nitro, cyano, -C(0)-OR', -0-C(0)-R', -C(0)-NR'R", -0-C(0)-NR'R", -NR'R", -(C=NR')-OR", -0-P(0)(OR')2, -0-P(0)(0"M+)2, linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl, trifluoromethoxy, halogen, or an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R' is independent; it being understood that R' and R' ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, and M+ represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation,

with the proviso that

their enantiomers, diastereoisomers and atropisomers, and addition salts thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base.

2. Compound of formula (I) according to claim 1, wherein:

♦ Ri and R2 independently of one another represent a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group,

or the substituents of the pair (Rl s R2) form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, ♦ R3 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, or -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRnRi i ',

♦ R4 and R5 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group,

♦ R6 and R7 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(Co-C6)-NRnRn ', -alkyl(Co-C6)-Cyi,

-0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-Ri2, or -C(0)-NR„Rii ',

♦ Rs represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, or a -CHRaRb group,

♦ R9 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, -Cy2, or a halogen atom,

♦ Rio represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-Ce)alkynyl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, a cycloalkylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)polyhaloalkyl, or -alkyl(Ci-C6)-0-Cy4,

or the substituents of the pair (R9, R10) when grafted onto two adjacent carbon atoms, form together with the carbon atoms carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,

♦ R1 1 and Rn ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

or the substituents of the pair (Rn, Rn ') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ R12 represents -Cy5 or -Cy5-alkyl(Co-Ce)-Cy6, ♦ W represents a -NH- group or an oxygen atom, it being possible for the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups, to be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy, hydroxy, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), -C(0)-OR', -C(0)-NR'R", -0-C(0)-NR'R", -NR'R", -0-P(0)(OR')2, -0-P(0)(0"M+)2, linear or branched (Ci-C6)polyhaloalkyl, halogen, or an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R' is independent; it being understood that R' and R' ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group and M+ represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation.

3. Compound of formula (I) according to claim 1 , wherein n is an integer equal to 1.

4. Compound of formula (I) according to claim 1, which is compound of formula (I-a):

wherein Ru R2, R3, Ri, Rs, Re, R7, Rs, R9, Ri4, Xi, X2, X3 and W are as defined claim 1.

Compound of formula (I) according to claim 1 , which is compound of formula (I-b):

wherein Rh R2, R3, R4, R5, Re, R7, Rs, R9, Ri4, Xi , X2, X3 and W are as defined claim 1.

Compound of formula (I) according to claim 1 , which is compound of formula (I-c):

Rio wherein Rl s R2, R3, R4, R5, Re, R7, Rs, R9, Rio, R14, Xi, X2, X3 and W are as defined in claim 1.

7. Compound according to claim 6, wherein R10 represents hydrogen; methyl; isopropyl;

2,2,2-trifluoroethyl; benzyl; 4-methoxybenzyl; phenethyl; 3 -phenyl-propyl; cyclopropylmethyl; cyclopentylethyl; naphthalen-l-ylmethyl; 2-(naphthalen-l- yloxy)ethyl; but-2-yn-l-yl; prop-2-en-lyl; or but-3-en-l-yl.

8. Compound of formula (I) according to claim 1 , which is compound of formula (I-d):

wherein Rl s R2, R3, R4, R5, Re, R7, Rs, R9, Rio, R14, Xi, X2, X3 and W are as defined in claim 1.

9. Compound according to claim 8, wherein Rio represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom.

10. Compound of formula (I) according to claim 1 , which is compound of formula (I-e):

wherein Rl s R2, R3, R4, R5, Re, R7, Rs, R9, R14, Xi, X2, X3 and W are as defined in claim 1.

11. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein at least one of the groups selected from R2, R3, R4 and R5 does not represent a hydrogen atom. 12. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein R14 represents a hydrogen atom.

13. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein R2i represents a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a methyl group or a cyano group.

14. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein Ri represents a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkyl group or a halogen atom. 15. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein R2 represents a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkoxy group, a hydroxy group or a halogen atom.

16. Compound according to claim 1, wherein R3 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkoxy group or -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRnRn '.

17. Compound according to claim 1, wherein R4 and R5 represent a hydrogen atom.

18. Compound according to claim 1, wherein

wherein Ri 1 and Ri 1 ' are as defined in claim 1.

19. Compound according to claim 1, wherein the substituents of the pair (Rl s R5) are identical and the substituents of the pair (R2, R4) are identical.

20. Compound according to claim 1, wherein 5 represents a hydrogen atom, an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkoxy group or a -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-Ri2 group.

21. Compound according to claim 1, wherein R7 represents a hydrogen atom.

22. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein

wherein Ri2 is as defined in claim 1. 23. Compound according to claim 1, which is compound of formula (I-g):

wherein Rl s 5, R7, Rs, R9, Rio, R11, R11 ' , R14, Xi, X2, X3, X4, X5, W and E are as defined in claim 1.

24. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein R8 represents a hydrogen atom, a -CHRaRb group, an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci-Ce) group.

25. Compound according to claim 1, wherein R9 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group.

26. Compound according to claim 1, wherein Ru and Ru ' independently of one another represent a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, or the substituents of the pair (Ru, Ru ') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkyl group. - I SO-

IT. Compound according to claim 1 , wherein Ri2 represents -Cy5 -Cy5-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy6.

28. Compound according to claim 27, wherein Cy5 represents a heteroaryl group.

29. Compound according to claim 27, wherein Cy6 represents a phenyl group.

30. Compounds according to claim 27 wherein

Ri2 represents in which p is an integer equal to 0 or 1 and Ri6 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-C6)alkoxy group, a -0-(CHRi7-CHRi8-0)q-R' group, a -0-P(0)(OR')2 group, a -0-P(0)(0~M+)2 group, a -O-C(O)-NRi9R20 group, a di(Ci-C6)alkylamino(Ci-C6)alkoxy group, a halogen atom, or an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R' is independent; it being understood that:

♦ R' represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri7 represents a hydrogen atom or a (Ci-C6)alkoxy(Ci-Ce)alkyl group, ♦ Ri8 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydroxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group,

♦ Rig represents a hydrogen atom or a (Ci-C6)alkoxy(Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ R2o represents a (Ci-C6)alkoxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a -(CH2)r-NRi iRn ' group or a -(CH2)r-0-(CHR17-CHR18-0)q-R' group,

♦ q is an integer equal to 1 , 2 or 3 and r is an integer equal to 0 or 1 ,

♦ M+ represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation.

31. Compounds according to claim 30, wherein the aldexose is D-mannose.

32. Compounds according to claim 1 , which are:

(2R)-2- {[5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -6-(4- fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy} -3-(2- {[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2R)-2- {[5- {3-chloro-2-ethyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -6-(4- fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

- Λ/-[(5ι¾-5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -6-(4- fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]-2- {[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy } -D-phenylalanine;

(2R)-2- {[(3i¾-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -benzothiophen-4-yl]oxy } -3-(2- { [2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2R)-2- {[(3i¾-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -benzo furan-4-yl]oxy } -3 -(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin- 4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2R)-2- {[(35'Ω)-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l -benzo furan-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2- {[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2R)-2- {[3- {(35'iJ)-3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -methyl- lH-indol-4-yl]oxy} -3-(2- {[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid; (2R)-2- {[(3Sa)- - {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2i?)-2-[5-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-6-(4- nuorophenyl)-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxy phenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoic acid;

- l-[(dimethylcarbamoyl)oxy] ethyl (2R)-2-{[(3Se)-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4- methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4- yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoate;

- l-[(ethoxycarbonyl)oxy]ethyl (2R)-2-{[(3Se)-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4- methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4- yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoate; N-[3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4- nuorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4-yl]-2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy } -D-phenylalanine;

N-[3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4- fluorophenyl)thieno [3 ,2-c]pyridin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine;

2- {[(3Ra)-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4- fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-c]pyrimidin-5 -yl]oxy } -3 -(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid.

33. Process for the preparation of a compound of formula (I) according to claim 1 , characterised in that there is used as starting material the compound of formula (Il-a): wherein represents bromine or iodine, Z2 represents chlorine, bromine or hydroxy, and A is as defined for formula (I) in which 1 is linked to the Z2 group and 2 is linked to the Zi group, which compound of formula (Il-a) is subjected to coupling with a compound of formula (III): wherein R^, R7, Ri4, W and n are as defined for formula (I), and Alk represents a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, to yield the compound of formula (IV):

wherein and Alk are as defined before, compound of formula (IV) which is further subjected to coupling with compound of formula (V):

wherein RL S R2, R3, R4 and R5 are as defined for formula (I), and RBI and RB2 represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C6) alkyl group, or RBi and RB2 form with the oxygen carrying them an optionally methylated ring, to yield the compound of formula (VI):

wherein Rl s R2, R3 R4, R5, 5, R7, R14, A, W and n are as defined for formula (I) and Alk is as defined before, the Alk-O-C(O)- ester function of which compound of formula (VI) is hydrolyzed to yield the carboxylic acid, which may optionally be reacted with an alcohol of formula Rs'-OH or a chlorinated compound of formula Rs'-Cl wherein Rs' represents a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a -CHRaRb group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci -C6) group, Ra and Rb are as defined for formula (I), to yield the compound of formula (I), which may be purified according to a conventional separation technique, which is converted, if desired, into its addition salts with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base and which is optionally separated into its isomers according to a conventional separation technique,

it being understood that at any moment considered appropriate during the course of the process described above, some groups (hydroxy, amino...) of the starting reagents or of the synthesis intermediates can be protected, subsequently deprotected and functionalized, as required by the synthesis.

34. Process for the preparation of a compound of formula (I) according to claim 1 , characterised in that there is used as starting material the compound of formula (Il-b):

(Il-b)

wherein Z3 represents iodine, Z4 represents chlorine, hydroxy, and A is as defined for formula (I) in which 1 is linked to the Z4 group and 2 is linked to the Z3 group, which compound of formula (Il-b) is subjected to coupling with a compound of formula (V):

wherein RL S R2, R3, R4 and R5 are as defined for formula (I), and RBI and RB2 represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C6) alkyl group, or RBi and RB2 form with the oxygen carrying them an optionally methylated ring, to yield the compound of formula (VII):

wherein RL S R2, R3 R4, R5 and A are as defined for formula (I), and Z4 is as defined before, compound of formula (VII) which is further subjected to coupling with compound of formula (III): wherein 5, R7, Ri4, W and n are as defined for formula (I), and Alk represents a or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, to yield the compound of formula (VI):

wherein Rl s R2, R3 R4, R5, 5, R7, R14, A, W and n are as defined for formula (I) and Alk is as defined before, the Alk-O-C(O)- ester function of which compound of formula (VI) is hydrolyzed to yield the carboxylic acid, which may optionally be reacted with an alcohol of formula Rs'-OH or a chlorinated compound of formula Rs'-Cl wherein Rs' represents a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a -CHRaRb group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci -C6) group, Ra and Rb are as defined for formula (I), to yield the compound of formula (I), which may be purified according to a conventional separation technique, which is converted, if desired, into its addition salts with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base and which is optionally separated into its isomers according to a conventional separation technique, it being understood that at any moment considered appropriate during the course of the process described above, some groups (hydroxy, amino...) of the starting reagents or of the synthesis intermediates can be protected, subsequently deprotected and functionalized, as required by the synthesis.

35. Pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formula (I) according to any one of claims 1 to 32 or an addition salt thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base in combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

36. Pharmaceutical composition according to claim 35 for use as pro-apoptotic agents.

37. Pharmaceutical composition according to claim 36 for use in the treatment of cancers and of auto-immune and immune system diseases.

38. Pharmaceutical composition according to claim 37 for use in the treatment of cancers of the bladder, brain, breast and uterus, chronic lymphoid leukaemias, cancer of the colon, oesophagus and liver, lymphoblastic leukaemias, acute myeloid leukaemias, lymphomas, melanomas, malignant haemopathies, myelomas, ovarian cancer, non- small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and small-cell lung cancer.

39. Use of a pharmaceutical composition according to claim 35 in the manufacture of medicaments for use as pro-apoptotic agents.

40. Use of a pharmaceutical composition according to claim 35 in the manufacture of medicaments for use in the treatment of cancers and of auto-immune and immune system diseases.

41. Use of a pharmaceutical composition according to claim 35 in the manufacture of medicaments for use in the treatment of cancers of the bladder, brain, breast and uterus, chronic lymphoid leukaemias, cancer of the colon, oesophagus and liver, lymphoblastic leukaemias, acute myeloid leukaemias, lymphomas, melanomas, malignant haemopathies, myelomas, ovarian cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and small-cell lung cancer.

42. Compound of formula (I) according to any one of claims 1 to 32, or an addition salt thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base, for use in the treatment of cancers of the bladder, brain, breast and uterus, chronic lymphoid leukaemias, cancer of the colon, oesophagus and liver, lymphoblastic leukaemias, acute myeloid leukaemias, lymphomas, melanomas, malignant haemopathies, myelomas, ovarian cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and small-cell lung cancer.

43. Use of a compound of formula (I) according to any one of claims 1 to 32, or an addition salt thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base, in the manufacture of medicaments for use in the treatment of cancers of the bladder, brain, breast and uterus, chronic lymphoid leukaemias, cancer of the colon, oesophagus and liver, lymphoblastic leukaemias, acute myeloid leukaemias, lymphomas, melanomas, malignant haemopathies, myelomas, ovarian cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and small-cell lung cancer.

44. Combination of a compound of formula (I) according to any one of claims 1 to 32 with an anti-cancer agent selected from genotoxic agents, mitotic poisons, anti-metabolites, proteasome inhibitors, kinase inhibitors and antibodies.

45. Pharmaceutical composition comprising a combination according to claim 44 in combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

46. Combination according to claim 44 for use in the treatment of cancers.

47. Use of a combination according to claim 44 in the manufacture of medicaments for use in the treatment of cancers.

48. Compound of formula (I) according to any one of claims 1 to 32 for use in the treatment of cancers requiring radiotherapy.

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NEW BICYCLIC DERIVATIVES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

The present invention relates to new bicyclic derivatives, to a process for their preparation and to pharmaceutical compositions containing them.

The compounds of the present invention are new and have very valuable pharmacological characteristics in the field of apoptosis and cancerology. Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, is a physiological process that is crucial for embryonic development and maintenance of tissue homeostasis.

Apoptotic-type cell death involves morphological changes such as condensation of the nucleus, DNA fragmentation and also biochemical phenomena such as the activation of caspases which cause damage to key structural components of the cell, so inducing its disassembly and death. Regulation of the process of apoptosis is complex and involves the activation or repression of several intracellular signalling pathways (Cory S. et al., Nature Review Cancer 2002, 2, 647-656).

Deregulation of apoptosis is involved in certain pathologies. Increased apoptosis is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and ischaemia. Conversely, deficits in the implementation of apoptosis play a significant role in the development of cancers and their chemoresistance, in auto-immune diseases, inflammatory diseases and viral infections. Accordingly, absence of apoptosis is one of the phenotypic signatures of cancer (Hanahan D. et al., Cell 2000, 100, 57-70).

The anti-apoptotic proteins of the Bcl-2 family are associated with numerous pathologies. The involvement of proteins of the Bcl-2 family is described in numerous types of cancer, such as colon cancer, breast cancer, small-cell lung cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, chronic lymphoid leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, acute myeloid leukemia, pancreatic cancer, etc. Overexpression of the anti- apoptotic proteins of the Bcl-2 family is involved in tumorigenesis, in resistance to chemotherapy and in the clinical prognosis of patients affected by cancer. Notably, Mcl-1 , an anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family member, is overexpressed in various types of cancer (Beroukhim R. et al., Nature 2010, 899-905). There is, therefore, a therapeutic need for compounds that inhibit the anti-apoptotic activity of the proteins of the Bcl-2 family.

In addition to being new, the compounds of the present invention have pro-apoptotic properties making it possible to use them in pathologies involving a defect in apoptosis, such as, for example, in the treatment of cancer and of immune and auto-immune diseases.

The present invention relates more especially to compounds of formula (I):

in which 1 is linked to the W group and 2 is linked to the phenyl ring, wherein:

- E represents a furyl, thienyl or pyrrolyl ring,

- Xi, X 3 , X 4 and X 5 independently of one another represent a carbon atom or a nitrogen atom,

- X 2 represents a C-R 2 i group or a nitrogen atom, and

- } means that the ring is aromatic,

♦ Ri represents a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkynyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, -S-(Ci-Ce)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C 0 -C 6 )-NRiiRii ', -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-NRiiRn ',

-0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-Ri2, -C(0)-OR„, -0-C(0)-R„, -C^-NRnRn ', -NR„-C(0)-R„', -NRii-C(0)-OR„', -alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-NRii-C(0)-Rii ', -S0 2 -NR„Rii ',

-S0 2 -alkyl(Ci-C 6 ),

R 2 , R 3 , R4 and R 5 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkynyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, a -S-(Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C 0 -C 6 )-NRnRi , -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-NRiiRn ', -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-Ri2, -C(0)-OR„, -0-C(0)-R„, -C^-NRnRn ', -NR„-C(0)-R„', -NRii-C(0)-ORii ', -alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-NRn-C(0)-Rii ', -S0 2 -NRnRn ', or -S0 2 -alkyl(Ci-C 6 ),

or the substituents of the pair (R l s R 2 ) form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic or non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that resulting ring may be substituted by from 1 to 2 groups selected from halogen, linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl, -alkyl(C 0 -C 6 )-NRiiRii ', -NR13R13 ' , -alkyl(C 0 -C 6 )-Cyi or oxo,

Re and R 7 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -Ce)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, a -S-(Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(Co-C6)-NRnRn ', -0-C yi , -alkyl(C 0 -C 6 )-Cyi, -alkenyl(C 2 -C 6 )-C yi , -alkynyl(C 2 -C6)-C yi , -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-Ri2, -C(0)-OR„, -0-C(0)-R„, -C^-NRnRn ', -NR„-C(0)-R„', -NRii-C(0)-OR„', -alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-NRii-C(0)-Rii ', -S0 2 -NR„Rii ',

-S0 2 -alkyl(Ci-C 6 ),

or the substituents of the pair (R5, R 7 ), when grafted onto two adjacent carbon atoms, form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic or non- aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that resulting ring may be substituted by a group selected from a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group, -NR13R13', -alkyl(C 0 -C6)-Cy 1 or an oxo,

♦ W represents a -CH 2 - group, a -NH- group or an oxygen atom,

♦ Rs represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a -CHRaRb group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C 6 ) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci-Ce) group,

♦ R9 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkynyl group, -Cy 2 , -alkyl(C 1 -C 6 )-Cy 2 , -alkenyl(C 2 -C 6 )-Cy 2 , -alkynyl(C 2 -C 6 )-Cy 2 , -Cy 2 -Cy 3 , -alkynyl(C 2 -Ce)-0-Cy 2 , -Cy 2 -alkyl(Co-C6)-0-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy 3 , a halogen atom, a cyano group, -C(0)-Ri 5 , or -C(0)-NRi 5 Ri 5 ',

♦ Rio represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkynyl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C 6 ) group, a cycloalkylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )polyhaloalkyl, -alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-0-Cy 4 ,

or the substituents of the pair (R 9 , Rio), when grafted onto two adjacent carbon atoms, form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic or non- aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,

♦ R 1 1 and Rn ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

or the substituents of the pair (Rn, Rn ') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them an aromatic or non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a hydrogen atom, or a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri 2 represents -Cy 5 , -Cy5-alkyl(Co-C6)-0-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy6, -Cy 5 -alkyl(Co-C 6 )-Cy6, -Cy 5 -alkyl(Co-C 6 )-NRi 1 -alkyl(Co-C 6 )-Cy 6 , -Cy 5 -Cy6-0-alkyl(Co-C 6 )-Cy7, -C(0)-NRnRn ', -NRnR„', -OR„, -NRi i-C(0)-Ri i ' , -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-ORn, -S0 2 -Rn, -C(0)-ORn, or

♦ Ri3, R13 ' , Ri5 and R15 ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, or an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri4 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group or a hydroxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group,

♦ R 2 i represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, or a cyano group,

♦ Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ R b represents a -0-C(0)-0-Rc group, a -0-C(0)-NRcR c ' group, or a -0-P(0)(ORc) 2 group,

♦ Rc and R c ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a (Ci-C6)alkoxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a (Ci-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(Ci-C6)alkyl group,

or the substituents of the pair (R c , R c ') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Cyi , Cy 2 , Cy 3 , Cy 4 , Cy 5 , Cy 6 and Cy 7 independently of one another, represent a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a heteroaryl group,

♦ n is an integer equal to 0 or 1 , ing understood that:

"aryl" means a phenyl, naphthyl, biphenyl, indanyl or indenyl group,

"heteroaryl" means any mono- or bi-cyclic group composed of from 5 to 10 ring members, having at least one aromatic moiety and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,

"cycloalkyl" means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members,

"heterocycloalkyl" means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members, and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, which may include fused, bridged or spiro ring systems, it being possible for the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups, to be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkenyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkynyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy, optionally substituted (Ci-C 6 )alkyl-S-, hydroxy, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), nitro, cyano, - C(0)-OR', -0-C(0)-R', -C(0)-NR'R", -0-C(0)-NR'R", -NR'R", -(C=NR')-OR", -O- P(0)(OR') 2 , -0-P(0)(0 ~ M + ) 2 , linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )polyhaloalkyl, trifluoromethoxy, halogen, or an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R' is independent; it being understood that R' and R" independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group, and M + represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation,

with the proviso that

their enantiomers, diastereoisomers and atropisomers, and addition salts thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base.

Advantageously, the present invention relates to compounds of formula (I) wherein:

♦ Ri and R 2 independently of one another represent a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group,

or the substituents of the pair (R l s R 2 ) form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms,

R 3 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, or -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-NRnRii ',

R4 and R 5 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group,

Re and R 7 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(Co-C 6 )-NRnRn ', -alkyl(Co-C 6 )-Cyi, -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-Ri2, or -C(0)-NR„Rii ',

Rs represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, or a -CHRaRb group,

R9 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -Ce)alkynyl group, -Cy 2 , or a halogen atom,

Rio represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkynyl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C 6 ) group, a cycloalkylalkyl(Ci-C6) group, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )polyhaloalkyl, or -alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-0-Cy 4 ,

or the substituents of the pair (R 9 , R 10 ) when grafted onto two adjacent carbon atoms, form together with the carbon atoms carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,

R 1 1 and Rn ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

or the substituents of the pair (Rn, Rn ') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri2 represents -Cy 5 or -Cy 5 -alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy6,

♦ W represents a -NH- group or an oxygen atom, it being possible for the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups, to be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkoxy, hydroxy, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), -C(0)-OR', -C(0)-NR'R", -0-C(0)-NR'R", -NR'R", -0-P(0)(OR') 2 , -0-P(0)(0 ~ M + ) 2 , linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )polyhaloalkyl, halogen, or an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R' is independent; it being understood that R' and R" independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group and M + represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation.

More especially, compounds of formula (I) to which preference is given are compounds wherein n is an integer equal to 1.

In another embodiment of the invention, an advantageous possibility consists of compounds of formula (I-a):

wherein R l s R 2 , R3, R4, R5, 5, R7, Rs, R9, R14, Xi, X 2 , X3 and W are as defined for formula (I). More especially, compounds of formula (I-a) to which preference is given are compounds wherein

More particularly, compounds of formula (I-a) to which preference is given are compounds wherein

In another embodiment of the invention, an advantageous possibility consists of compounds of formula (I-b):

wherein R l s R 2 , R3, R4, R5, 5, R7, Rs, R9, R14, Xi, X 2 , X3 and W are as defined for formula (I). More especially, compounds of formula (I-b) to which preference is given are compounds wherein

In another embodiment of the invention, an advantageous possibility consists of compounds of formula (I-c):

wherein R l s R 2 , R3, R4, R5, 5, R7, Rs, R9, Rio, R14, Xi, X 2 , X3 and W are as defined for formula (I). More especially, compounds of formula (I-c) to which preference is given are compounds wherein

More particularly, compounds of formula (I-c) to which preference is given are compounds wherein

In another embodiment of the invention, an advantageous possibility consists of compounds of formula (I-d):

wherein R l s R 2 , R3, R4, R5, 5, R7, Rs, R9, Rio, R14, Xi, X 2 , X3 and W are as defined for formula (I). More especially, compounds of formula (I-d) to which preference is given are compounds wherein

In another embodiment of the invention, an advantageous possibility consists of compounds of formula (I-e):

wherein R l s R 2 , R3, R4, R5, R5, R7, Rs, R9, R14, Xi, X 2 , X3 and W are as defined for formula (I). More especially, compounds of formula (I-e) to which preference is given are compounds wherein

Compounds of formulae (I-a), (I-b), (I-c) and (I-e) are particularly preferred. Compounds of formulae (I-a) and (I-b) are even more preferred.

In another embodiment of the invention, an advantageous possibility consists of compounds of formula (I-f):

wherein E, R l s R 2 , R3, R4, R5, 5, R7, Rs, R9, Rio, R14, Xi, X 2 , X3, X4, X5 and W are as defined for formula (I).

Atropisomers are stereoisomers arising because of hindered rotation about a single bond, where energy differences due to steric strain or other contributors create a barrier to rotation that is high enough to allow for isolation of individual conformers. For example, for compounds of formula (I-b) (the same can be done for compounds of formula (I-a), (I-c), (I-d) and (I-e)), atropisomers are as follows:

Preferred atropisomer is (S a ) for compounds of formula (I-a), (I-b), (I-c) and (I-d). Preferred atropisomer is (R a ) for compounds of formula (I-e).

Advantageously, at least one of the groups selected from R 2 , R3, R4 and R 5 does not represent a hydrogen atom. Preferably, R14 represents a hydrogen atom.

R21 represents preferably a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a methyl group or a cyano group. More preferably, R21 represents a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom. Even more preferably, R21 represents a hydrogen atom.

In the preferred compounds of the invention, Ri represents a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group or a halogen atom. More preferably, Ri represents a methyl group, an ethyl group, a bromine atom or a chlorine atom. Even more preferably, Ri represents a methyl group or an ethyl group.

Advantageously, R2 represents a halogen atom, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy group. More preferably, R2 represents a methoxy group, a hydroxy group, a fluorine atom, a bromine atom or a chlorine atom. Even more preferably, R2 represents a chlorine atom.

In some preferred embodiment of the invention, when the substituents of the pair (R l s R2) form together with the carbon atoms carrying them an aromatic ring,

R 3 advantageously represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy group or -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-NRnRn ' . Advantageously, R3 represents -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-NRnRi i ' .

R4 and R 5 preferably represent a hydrogen atom.

In an advantageous embodiment, the substituents of the pair (R l s R5) are identical and the substituents of the pair (R 2 , R4) are identical. In the preferred compounds of the invention, the substituents of the pair (R l s R 5 ) are identical and represent a (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group, preferably a methyl group, whereas the substituents of the pair (R 2 , R4) are identical and represent a halogen atom, preferably a chlorine atom, or a hydrogen atom.

In the preferred compounds of the invention,

wherein Ru and Ru ' are as defined for formula (I).

In another embodiment of the invention, R^ represents a hydrogen atom, an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy group or a -0-alkyl(Ci-C6)-Ri 2 group. Advantageously, 5 represents a 2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy group, a methoxy group, or a -0-alkyl(Ci-C 6 )-Ri2 group.

R 7 preferably represents a hydrogen atom. In the preferred compounds of the invention,

wherein Ri 2 is as defined for formula (I).

In another embodiment of the invention, an advantageous possibility consists of compounds of formula (I-g):

wherein R l s R^, R 7 , R 8 , R9, Rio, R11, R11 ', R14, Xi , X 2 , X 3 , X 4 , X 5 , W and E are as defined for formula (I). Preferably, Rs represents a hydrogen atom, a -CHRaRb group, an optionally substituted linear or branched (C 1 -C 8 )alkyl group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci-Ce) group. Preferably, Rs represents a -CHRaRb group in which Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and Rb represents a -0-C(0)-0-(Ci-Cs)alkyl group; a -0-C(0)-0-cycloalkyl group; a -0-C(0)-NRcRc' group, in which R c and R c ' independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C 1 -C 8 )alkyl group, a (Ci-C6)alkoxy(Ci-C6)alkyl group, a (Ci-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(Ci-C6)alkyl group, or the substituents of the pair (Rc, Rc') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen; or a -0-P(0)(OH) 2 group. Preferred Rs groups are as follows: hydrogen; methyl; ethyl; (5-methyl-2-oxo-l ,3-dioxol-4-yl)methyl; a -CHRaRb group in which Ra represents a methyl group and Rb represents a -0-C(0)-0-CH 2 CH 3 group or a -0-C(0)-N(CH 3 ) 2 group. Even more preferably, Rs represents hydrogen.

In the preferred compounds of the invention, R9 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C 1 -C 6 )alkyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -Ce)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C 2 -C 6 )alkynyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group. More preferably, R 9 represents a prop-l-yn-l-yl group, a phenyl group or a furan-2-yl group. In a more preferred embodiment, R 9 represents a prop-l-yn-l-yl group, a 4-fluorophenyl group or a 5-fluorofuran-2-yl group. Even more preferentially, R9 represents a 4-fluorophenyl group.

In the advantageous possibility consisting in compounds of formula (I-c), preferred Rio groups are as follows: hydrogen; methyl; isopropyl; 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl; benzyl; 4-methoxybenzyl; phenethyl; 3 -phenyl-propyl; cyclopropylmethyl; cyclopentylethyl; naphthalen-l-ylmethyl; 2-(naphthalen-l-yloxy)ethyl; but-2-yn-l-yl; prop-2-en-lyl; but-3-en-l-yl. In another embodiment, the substituents of the pair (R 9 , Rio) when grafted onto two adjacent atoms, form together with the carbon and nitrogen atoms carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 6 ring members.

In the advantageous possibility consisting in compounds of formula (I-d), Rio preferably represents a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom. In the preferred compounds of the invention, Rn and Rn ' independently of one another represent a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, or the substituents of the pair (Rn, Rn ') form together with the nitrogen atom carrying them a non-aromatic ring composed of from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain in addition to the nitrogen atom from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, it being understood that the nitrogen in question may be substituted by a group representing a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group. More preferably, Rn and Rn ' represent a methyl group, or the substituents of the pair (Rn, Rn ') form together a 4-methyl-piperazinyl group or a 4-ethyl-piperazinyl group. In a more preferred embodiment, the substituents of the pair (Rn, Rn ') form together a 4-methyl-piperazinyl group. In another preferred embodiment, Ri 1 and Ri 1 ' represent a methyl group.

Advantageously, R12 represents -Cy 5 or -Cys-alkyl(Co-C6)-Cy6. Preferably, R12 represents -Cy 5 or -Cy 5 -Cy 6 . Cy 5 preferably represents a heteroaryl group, particularly, a pyrimidinyl group, a pyrazolyl group, a triazolyl group, a pyrazinyl group or a pyridinyl group. More preferably, Cy 5 represents a pyrimidin-4-yl group, a pyrazol-5-yl group, or a pyrazin-2-yl group. In the preferred compounds of the invention, Cy 5 represents a pyrimidin-4-yl group.

In another embodiment of the invention, Cy 5 represents a heteroaryl group which is substituted by an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy group, a -NR'R" group, or a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)polyhaloalkyl group, it being understood that R' and R" independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group.

Cy 6 preferably represents a phenyl group.

Other compounds of the invention to which preference is given are those wherein,

Ri2 represents in which p is an integer equal to 0 or 1 and Ri 6 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, an optionally substituted linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkyl group, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy group, a -0-(CHRi 7 -CHRi 8 -0) q -R' group, a -0-P(0)(OR') 2 group, a -0-P(0)(0 ~ M + ) 2 group, a -O-C(O)-NRi 9 R 20 group, a di(Ci-C 6 )alkylamino(Ci-C 6 )alkoxy group, a halogen atom, or an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R' is independent; it being understood that:

♦ R' represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri 7 represents a hydrogen atom or a (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy(Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Ri 8 represents a hydrogen atom or a hydroxy(Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ Rig represents a hydrogen atom or a (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy(Ci-Ce)alkyl group,

♦ R 2 o represents a (Ci-C 6 )alkoxy(Ci-C 6 )alkyl group, a -(CH 2 ) r -NRi iRn ' group or a -(CH 2 ) r -0-(CHR 17 -CHR 18 -0) q -R' group,

♦ q is an integer equal to 1, 2 or 3 and r is an integer equal to 0 or 1,

♦ M + represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation. The aldohexose according to the invention is preferably D-mannose. Preferably, the group -(CH 2 ) P -Ri 6 is located at ortho position of the phenyl group.

Among the preferred compounds of the invention there may be mentioned:

(2R)-2- {[5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -6-(4- fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-met hoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2R)-2- {[5- {3-chloro-2-ethyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -6-(4- fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-met hoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

Λ/-[(5ι¾-5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -6-(4- fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]-2-{[2-(2-methoxyphe nyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy } -D-phenylalanine;

(2R)-2- {[(3i¾-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -benzothiophen-4-yl]oxy } -3-(2- { [2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

- (2R)-2- {[(3i¾-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -

2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -benzo furan-4-yl]oxy } -3 -(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin- 4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid; (2R)-2- {[(3S a )- - {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -benzo furan-4-yl]oxy } -3 -(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2R)-2- {[3- {(35' iJ )-3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -methyl- lH-indol-4-yl]oxy} -3-(2- {[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

(2R)-2- {[(3S a )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} - 2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-( 2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid;

- (2i?)-2-[5-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-6-(4- fluorophenyl)-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-[ 2-[[2-(2-methoxy phenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoic acid;

- l-[(dimethylcarbamoyl)oxy] ethyl (2R)-2-{[(3S e )-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4- methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4- yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phe nyl)propanoate;

- l-[(ethoxycarbonyl)oxy]ethyl (2R)-2-{[(3S e )-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4- methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4- yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phe nyl)propanoate; N-[3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4- fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4-yl]-2-{[2-(2-methoxyphe nyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy } -D-phenylalanine;

N-[3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4- fluorophenyl)thieno [3 ,2-c]pyridin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine;

- 2- {[(3Ra)-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl} -2-(4- fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-c]pyrimidin-5-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-m ethoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid.

The invention relates also to a process for the preparation of compounds of formula (I), which process is characterized in that there is used as starting material the compound of formula (Il-a): wherein Z \ represents bromine or iodine, Z 2 represents chlorine, bromine or hydroxy, and A is as defined for formula (I) in which 1 is linked to the Z 2 group and 2 is linked to the Z \ group, which compound of formula (Il-a) is subjected to coupling with a compound of formula (III):

wherein R6, R 7 , Ri 4 , W and n are as defined for formula (I), and Alk represents a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, to yield the compound of formula (IV):

wherein R5, R 7 , Ri 4 , A, W and n are as defined for formula (I), and Z \ and Alk defined before, compound of formula (IV) which is further subjected to coupling with compound of formula (V): wherein R L S R 2 , R 3 , R4 and R 5 are as defined for formula (I), and RBI and RB 2 represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 ) alkyl group, or R B i and RB 2 form with the oxygen carrying them an optionally methylated ring, to yield the compound of formula (VI):

wherein R l s R 2 , R3 R4, R5, 5, R7, R14, A, W and n are as defined for formula (I) and Alk is as defined before, the Alk-O-C(O)- ester function of which compound of formula (VI) is hydrolyzed to yield the carboxylic acid, which may optionally be reacted with an alcohol of formula Rs'-OH or a chlorinated compound of formula Rs'-Cl wherein Rs ' represents a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a -CHR a R b group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C 6 ) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci-Ce) group, Ra and Rb are as defined for formula (I), to yield the compound of formula (I), which may be purified according to a conventional separation technique, which is converted, if desired, into its addition salts with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base and which is optionally separated into its isomers according to a conventional separation technique,

it being understood that at any moment considered appropriate during the course of the process described above, some groups (hydroxy, amino. ..) of the starting reagents or of the synthesis intermediates can be protected, subsequently deprotected and functionalized, as required by the synthesis.

In another embodiment of the invention, compounds of formula (I) may be obtained using an alternative process, which process is characterised in that there is used as starting material the compound of formula (Il-b): wherein Z 3 represents iodine, Z 4 represents chlorine, hydroxy, and A is as defined for formula (I) in which 1 is linked to the Z 4 group and 2 is linked to the Z 3 group, which compound of formula (Il-b) is subjected to coupling with a compound of formula (V):

wherein R L S R 2 , R 3 , R4 and R 5 are as defined for formula (I), and RBI and RB 2 represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (Ci-C 6 ) alkyl group, or R B i and RB 2 form with the oxygen carrying them an optionally methylated ring, to yield the compound of formula (VII): wherein R l s R 2 , R3 R4, R5 and A are as defined for formula (I), and Z 4 is as defined before, compound of formula (VII) which is further subjected to coupling with compound of formula (III):

wherein R^, R7, Ri 4 , W and n are as defined for formula (I), and Alk represents a linear or branched (Ci-Ce)alkyl group, to yield the compound of formula (VI):

wherein R l s R 2 , R3 R4, R5, 5, R7, R14, A, W and n are as defined for formula (I) and Alk is as defined before, the Alk-O-C(O)- ester function of which compound of formula (VI) is hydrolyzed to yield the carboxylic acid, which may optionally be reacted with an alcohol of formula Rs'-OH or a chlorinated compound of formula Rs'-Cl wherein Rs ' represents a linear or branched (Ci-Cs)alkyl group, a -CHR a R b group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(Ci-C 6 ) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(Ci-Ce) group, Ra and Rb are as defined for formula (I), to yield the compound of formula (I), which may be purified according to a conventional separation technique, which is converted, if desired, into its addition salts with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base and which is optionally separated into its isomers according to a conventional separation technique,

it being understood that at any moment considered appropriate during the course of the process described above, some groups (hydroxy, amino. ..) of the starting reagents or of the synthesis intermediates can be protected, subsequently deprotected and functionalized, as required by the synthesis. The compounds of formulae (Il-a), (Il-b), (III), (V), R 8 '-OH and R 8 '-C1 are either commercially available or can be obtained by the person skilled in the art using conventional chemical reactions described in the literature.

Pharmacological study of the compounds of the invention has shown that they have pro- apoptotic properties. The ability to reactivate the apoptotic process in cancerous cells is of major therapeutic interest in the treatment of cancers and of immune and auto-immune diseases.

More especially, the compounds according to the invention will be useful in the treatment of chemo- or radio -resistant cancers.

Among the cancer treatments envisaged there may be mentioned, without implying any limitation, treatment of cancers of the bladder, brain, breast and uterus, chronic lymphoid leukemia, cancer of the colon, esophagus and liver, lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, lymphomas, melanomas, malignant haemopathies, myelomas, ovarian cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and small-cell lung cancer.

The present invention relates also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one compound of formula (I) in combination with one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients.

Among the pharmaceutical compositions according to the invention there may be mentioned more especially those that are suitable for oral, parenteral, nasal, per- or trans-cutaneous, rectal, perlingual, ocular or respiratory administration, especially tablets or dragees, sublingual tablets, sachets, paquets, capsules, glossettes, lozenges, suppositories, creams, ointments, dermal gels, and drinkable or injectable ampoules.

The dosage varies according to the sex, age and weight of the patient, the administration route, the nature of the therapeutic indication, or of any associated treatments, and ranges from 0.01 mg to 1 g per 24 hours in one or more administrations.

Furthermore, the present invention relates also to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with an anticancer agent selected from genotoxic agents, mitotic poisons, antimetabolites, proteasome inhibitors, kinase inhibitors and antibodies, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination and their use in the manufacture of medicaments for use in the treatment of cancer.

Advantageously, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with an EGFR inhibitor, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination.

In another embodiment, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with a mTOR/PBK inhibitor, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination.

In a preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with a MEK inhibitor, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination. Preferably, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with a HER2 inhibitor, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination.

Advantageously, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with a RAF inhibitor, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination.

In another embodiment, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with a EGFR/HER2 inhibitor, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination.

In a preferred embodiment, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with a taxane, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination.

In another embodiment, the present invention relates to the combination of a compound of formula (I) with a proteasome inhibitor, an immunomodulator or an alkylating agent, and also to pharmaceutical compositions comprising that type of combination.

The combination of a compound of formula (I) with an anticancer agent may be administered simultaneously or sequentially. The administration route is preferably the oral route, and the corresponding pharmaceutical compositions may allow the instantaneous or delayed release of the active ingredients. The compounds of the combination may moreover be administered in the form of two separate pharmaceutical compositions, each containing one of the active ingredients, or in the form of a single pharmaceutical composition, in which the active ingredients are in admixture.

The compounds of the invention may also be used in combination with radiotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Finally, the compounds of the invention may be linked to monoclonal antibodies or fragments thereof or linked to scaffold proteins that can be related or not to monoclonal antibodies.

Antibody fragments must be understood as fragments of Fv, scFv, Fab, F(ab')2, F(ab'), scFv-Fc type or diabodies, which generally have the same specificity of binding as the antibody from which they are descended. According to the present invention, antibody fragments of the invention can be obtained starting from antibodies by methods such as digestion by enzymes, such as pepsin or papain, and/or by cleavage of the disulfide bridges by chemical reduction. In another manner, the antibody fragments comprised in the present invention can be obtained by techniques of genetic recombination likewise well known to the person skilled in the art or else by peptide synthesis by means of, for example, automatic peptide synthesizers such as those supplied by the company Applied Biosystems, etc.

Scaffold proteins that can be related or not to monoclonal antibodies are understood to mean a protein that contains or not an immunoglobulin fold and that yields a binding capacity similar to a monoclonal antibody. The man skilled in the art knows how to select the protein scaffold. More particularly, it is known that, to be selected, such a scaffold should display several features as follow (Skerra A., J. Mol. Recogn. 2000, 13, 167-187): phylogenetically good conservation, robust architecture with a well-known three- dimensional molecular organization (such as, for example, crystallography or NMR), small size, no or only a low degree of post-translational modifications, easy to produce, express and purify. Such a protein scaffold can be, but without limitation, a structure selected from the group consisting in fibronectin and preferentially the tenth fibronectin type III domain (FNfnlO), lipocalin, anticalin (Skerra A., J. Biotechnol. 2001, 74(4):257-75), the protein Z derivative from the domain B of staphylococcal protein A, thioredoxin A or any protein with a repeated domain such as an "ankyrin repeat" (Kohl et al., PNAS 2003, 100(4), 1700-1705), "armadillo repeat", "leucine-rich repeat" or "tetratricopeptide repeat". There could also be mentioned a scaffold derivative from toxins (such as, for example, scorpion, insect, plant or mollusc toxins) or protein inhibitors of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (PIN).

The following Preparations and Examples illustrate the invention but do not limit it in any way.

General Procedures All reagents obtained from commercial sources were used without further purification. Anhydrous solvents were obtained from commercial sources and used without further drying.

Flash chromatography was performed on ISCO CombiFlash Rf 200i with pre-packed silica-gel cartridges (RediSe/? ® i? f Gold High Performance).

Thin layer chromatography was conducted with 5 x 10 cm plates coated with Merck Type 60 F254 silica-gel.

Microwave heating was performed in an Anton Parr MonoWave or CEM Discover® instrument. Preparative HPLC purifications were performed on an Armen Spot Liquid Chromatography system with a Gemini-NX ® 10 μΜ CI 8, 250 mm x 50 mm i.d. column running at a flow rate of 118 mL min "1 with UV diode array detection (210 - 400 nm) using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents unless specified otherwise. Analytical LC-MS: The compounds of the present invention were characterized by high performance liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy (HPLC-MS) on Agilent HP 1200 with Agilent 6140 quadrupole LC/MS, operating in positive or negative ion electrospray ionisation mode. Molecular weight scan range is 100 to 1350. Parallel UV detection was done at 210 nm and 254 nm. Samples were supplied as a 1 mM solution in ACN, or in THF/H 2 0 (1 : 1) with 5 loop injection. LCMS analyses were performed on two instruments, one of which was operated with basic, and the other with acidic eluents.

Basic LCMS: Gemini-NX, 3 μιη, CI 8, 50 mm x 3.00 mm i.d. column at 23 °C, at a flow rate of 1 mL min "1 using 5 mM ammonium bicarbonate (Solvent A) and acetonitrile (Solvent B) with a gradient starting from 100% Solvent A and finishing at 100% Solvent B over various/certain duration of time.

Acidic LCMS: ZORBAX Eclipse XDB-C18, 1.8 μιη, 50 mm x 4.6 mm i.d. column at 40 °C, at a flow rate of 1 mL min "1 using 0.02%> v/v aqueous formic acid (Solvent A) and 0.02% v/v formic acid in acetonitrile (Solvent B) with a gradient starting from 100% Solvent A and finishing at 100% Solvent B over various/certain duration of time.

1H-NMR measurements were performed on Bruker Avance III 500 MHz spectrometer and Bruker Avance III 400 MHz spectrometer, using DMSO-d 6 or CDC1 3 as solvent. 1H NMR data is in the form of delta values, given in part per million (ppm), using the residual peak of the solvent (2.50 ppm for DMSO-d 6 and 7.26 ppm for CDC1 3 ) as internal standard. Splitting patterns are designated as: s (singlet), d (doublet), t (triplet), q (quartet), quint (quintet), m (multiplet), br s (broad singlet), dd (doublet of doublets), td (triplet of doublets), dt (doublet of triplets), ddd (doublet of doublet of doublets).

Combination gas chromatography and low resolution mass spectrometry were performed on Agilent 6850 gas chromatograph and Agilent 5975C mass spectrometer using 15 m x 0.25 mm column with 0.25 μιη HP-5MS coating and helium as carrier gas. Ion source: EI + , 70 eV, 230°C, quadrupole: 150°C, interface: 300°C.

HRMS were determined on a Shimadzu IT-TOF, ion source temperature 200°C, ESI +/-, ionization voltage: (+-)4.5 kV. Mass resolution min. 10000.

Elementary analyses were performed on a Thermo Flash EA 1112 Elemental Analyzer.

List of abbreviations

Abbreviation Name

2-Me-THF 2-methyl-tetrahydrofurane

abs. absolute

Ac acetyl

AIBN 2-[(l -cyano- 1 -methyl-ethyl)azo]-2-methyl-propanenitrile

AtaPhos bis(di-tert-butyl(4-dimethylaminophenyl)phosphine)

dichloropalladium(II)

BINAP (2,2'-bis(diphenylphosphino)- 1 , 1 '-binaphthyl) cc. concentrated

dba dibenzylideneacetone

DCM methylene chloride

DEAD diethyl azodicarboxylate

DEE diethyl ether

DIPA diisopropylamine

DIPEA diisopropylethylamine

DMA dimethylacetamide

DME 1 ,2-dimethoxyethane

DMF dimethylformamide

DMSO dimethyl sulfoxide

dppf 1 , 1 '-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene

DTAD di-tert-butyl azodicarboxylate

EDC.HC1 N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride

eq. equivalent

Et ethyl

HILIC hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography

HMDS hexamethyldisilazane

'Pr isopropyl

LDA lithium diisopropylamide

MCPBA meto-chloroperoxybenzoic acid

Me methyl

MeCN acetonitrile

MTBE methyl tert-butyl ether

MW microwave

NBS N-bromosuccinimide

nBu n-butyl

NCS N-chlorosuccinimide

Ph phenyl

PPA polyphospholic acid

rac. racemic r.t. room temperature

S 2 Me 2 dimethyl disulfide

SPhos 2-dicyclohexylphosphino-2',6'-dimethoxybiphenyl

TBAF tetrabutyl ammonium fluoride

TBAOH tetrabutyl ammonium hydroxyde

¾u tert-butyl

TEA triethylamine

TFA trifiuoroacetic acid

THF tetrahydrofurane

TIPSC1 triisopropylsilyl chloride

TLC thin layer chromatography

Ts tosyl

X-Phos 2-dicyclohexylphosphino-2',4',6'-triisopropylbiphen;

General Procedure la

1 eq. Preparation la, 2 eq. from the appropriate lactic ester derivative, 10 mL/mmol l BuOH and 5 eq. Cs 2 C0 3 were placed in a flask and stirred at 55 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, neutralized with 1M aqueous HC1 solution, diluted with brine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents unless otherwise stated.

General Procedure lb

1 eq. Preparation la, 2 eq. from the appropriate amino acid derivative, 10 mL/mmol DMSO and 3 eq. K 2 C0 3 were placed in a flask and stirred at 45 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was neutralized with 1 M aqueous HC1 solution, diluted with brine and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via HILIC chromatography unless otherwise stated. General Procedure II

Step A

1 eq. from the appropriate 5-bromo-mro[2,3-d]pyrimidyl-lactic ester derivative, 1.25 eq. from the appropriate boronic acid derivative, 10 mol% AtaPhos and 3 eq. CS 2 CO 3 were dissolved in a 1 : 1 mixture of dioxane and water (10 mL/mmol 5-bromo-furo[2,3-<i] pyrimidyl- lactic ester derivative) and stirred at 105 °C in a MW reactor until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was neutralized with 1M aqueous HCl solution, diluted with brine and extracted with THF. The combined organic phases were dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified using preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents.

Step B

The obtained intermediate was dissolved in a 1 : 1 mixture of dioxane and water (25 mL/mmol) and 10 eq. LiOHxH 2 0 was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2M aqueous HCl, extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The diastereoisomers were purified and separated by preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. General Procedure III

1 eq. from the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative, 3 eq. from the appropriate amino acid derivative, 10 mL/mmol DMSO and 4 eq. K 2 CO 3 were stirred at 150 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was acidified with 1M aqueous HCl solution, the precipitate was filtered and purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents.

General Procedure IVa

1 eq. from the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative, 3 eq. from the appropriate boronic acid derivative, 3 eq. TBAOH, 0.2 eq. palladium acetate, 0.4 eq. tricyclohexylphosphonium tetrafluoroborate and 3.5 mL/mmol DME were stirred under N 2 atmosphere at 120 °C in a MW reactor until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was filtered through Celite and washed with MTBE and water. The layers were separated, the aqueous layer was washed with MTBE. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 40 mM aqueous NH 4 OAc (pH = 4) solution and MeCN as eluents.

General Procedure IVb

1 eq. from the appropriate 5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative, 3 eq. from the appropriate boronic acid derivative, 3 eq. TBAOH, 0.2 eq. palladium acetate, 0.4 eq. butyldi-l-adamantylphosphine and 7 mL/mmol DME were stirred under N 2 atmosphere at reflux until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was filtered through Celite and concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was purified via fiash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents. General Procedure V

1 eq. from the appropriate benzofuran-4-ol derivative, 2.5 eq. from the appropriate lactic ester derivative, 2.5 eq. DTAD and 2.5 eq. PPh 3 were dissolved in dry toluene (20 mL/mmol) and stirred at 55 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents.

General Procedure VI

1 eq. from the appropriate 3-bromo-benzofuran derivative, 2 eq. from the appropriate boronic acid derivative, 2 eq. Cs 2 C0 3 , 10 mol% Ataphos, 1.5 eq. txi-tert- butylphosphonium tetrafluoroborate and THF (10 mL/mmol) and water (4 mL/mmol) were stirred under N 2 atmosphere at 110 °C in a MW reactor until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was acidified with 1M aqueous HCl solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. The obtained intermediate was dissolved in dioxane:water 1 : 1 (10 mL / mmol), 10 eq. LiOHxH 2 0 was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was diluted with water, acidified with 1M aqueous HC1 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents.

Preparation la: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3-i ] yrimidine

Step A: 2- ( 4-fluorobenzoyl)propanedinitrile

81 mL 1M NaOEt solution in EtOH (81 mmol) was cooled to 0 °C and 6.14 g malononitrile (93 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 1 hour, then 16.8 g 2-bromo-l-(4-fluorophenyl)ethanone (77.4 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 1 hour, then at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 2-(4-fluorobenzoyl)propanedinitrile. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ): 8.1 (m, 2H), 7.24 (m, 2H), 4.41 (t, 1H), 3.75 (d, 2H)

Step B: 2-amino-5-(4-fluorophenyl)furan-3-carbonitrile

6.56 g 2-(4-fluorobenzoyl)propanedinitrile (28.5 mmol) was dissolved in 140 mL AcOH and 6 g Amberlite 15H + was added. The mixture was stirred at 90 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was filtered, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was recrystallized from DCM to obtain 2-amino-5-(4- fluorophenyl)furan-3-carbonitrile. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ): 7.69 (m, 2H), 7.24 (m, 2H), 6.96 (s, 1H)

Step C: 6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3H-furof2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-one

1290 mg 2-amino-5-(4-fluorophenyl)furan-3-carbonitrile (6.38 mmol) and 25.5 mL acetic formic anhydride were placed in a flask and stirred at r.t. for 30 minutes. Then, the volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was dissolved in 51 mL AcOH and heated in a MW reactor at 160 °C for 30 minutes, then at 180 °C for 15 minutes. Then the mixture was cooled to r.t., and the precipitate was filtered to obtain 6-(4-fiuorophenyl)-3H-furo[2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-one. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de): 12.66 (br s, 1H), 8.15 (s, 1H), 7.99 (m, 2H), 7.47 (s, 1H), 7.33 (m, 2H) Step D: 5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3ii-furof2,3-dJpyrimidin-4-one

1704 mg 6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3H-furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-one (7.4 mmol) was dissolved in 74 mL AcOH, then 1182 mg bromine (7.4 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then filtered, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was digerated with 15 mL MeOH, filtered and dried on air to obtain 5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3H-furo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4- one. MS: (M-H) + = 309.0

Step E: Preparation la

1680 mg 5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3H-furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-one (5.44 mmol) was dissolved in 12.7 mL POCl 3 (136 mmol) and 690 DMA (5.44 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 110 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then cooled to 0 °C and poured into ice-water. The crude product was isolated by filtration and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain Preparation la. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ): 8.87 (s, 1H), 8.16 (m, 2H), 7.47 (m, 2H)

Preparation lb: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i ] yrimidine Step A : 6-amino-5-[ (2-ethyl-l,3-dioxolan-2-yl)methyl]pyrimidin-4-ol

257 mg 6-amino-5-[(2-ethyl- 1 ,3-dioxolan-2-yl)methyl]-2-sulfanyl-pyrimidin-4-ol

(0.1 mmol), 0.77 mL aqueous cc. NH 3 solution, 768 mg Raney-Ni and 11 mL water were placed in a flask under N 2 atmosphere and heated to reflux until no further conversion was observed. The warm reaction mixture was then filtered through Celite and washed with warm water. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product (6-amino-5-[(2-ethyl-l,3-dioxolan-2-yl)methyl]pyrimidin-4-ol ) was used without further purification. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 11.44 (br s, 1H), 7.70 (s, 1H), 6.07 (s, 2H), 3.89 (m, 4H), 2.62 (s, 2H), 1.53 (m, 2H), 0.81 (t, 3H)

MS (M+H): 226.2

Step B: 6-ethyl- 7H-pyrrolof 2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-ol

4.193 g 6-amino-5-[(2-ethyl-l,3-dioxolan-2-yl)methyl]pyrimidin-4-ol (18.6 mmol) was dissolved in 280 mL 0.2M aqueous HC1 solution. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The precipitate was filtered, washed with water and dried to obtain 6-ethyl- 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-ol.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 11.67 (s, 1H), 7.75 (s, 1H), 6.12 (t, 1H), 2.56 (m, 2H), 1.21 (t, 3H)

MS (M+H): 164.2

Step C: 5-bromo-6-ethyl- 7H-pyrrolof2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-ol

1.63 g 6-ethyl- 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-ol (10 mmol) was dissolved in 20 mL DMF and cooled to 0 °C. 1 mL bromine (20 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water and aqueous Na 2 S 2 03 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain 5-bromo-6-ethyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4-ol.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.08 (s, 1H), 11.83 (s, 1H), 7.80 (d, 1H), 2.60 (q, 2H), 1.16 (t, 3H)

MS (M+H): 243.8

Step D: Preparation lb

1936 mg 5-bromo-6-ethyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-ol (8 mmol), 4.5 mL POCI 3 and 969 mg N,N-dimethylaniline (8 mmol) were placed in a flask and stirred at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then poured into ice-water and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain Preparation lb.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 9.79 (s, 1H), 8.59 (s, 1H), 2.91 (q, 2H), 1.37 (t, 3H) MS (M+H): 260.0

Preparation lc: 3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol

Step A: 2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol

2.37 g 2-bromoresorcinol (12.5 mmol) was dissolved in 30 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and 4.17 mL TEA (30 mmol) and 1.92 mL AcCl (27 mmol) were added respectively. After stirring the mixture for 5 minutes, 2.4 g l-ethynyl-4-fluorobenzene (20 mmol), 561 mg Pd(OAc) 2 (2.5 mmol), 1.45 g tri-tert-butylphosphonium tetrafluoroborate (5 mmol), 476 mg Cul (2.5 mmol) and 10 mL dry DIPA were added and the mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then 2 g LiOHxH 2 0 was added and the mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain 2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 10.00 (s, 1H), 7.91 (m, 2H), 7.38 (s, 1H), 7.31 (t, 2H), 7.10 (t, 1H), 7.04 (d, 1H), 6.63 (dd, 1H)

Step B: [2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate

456 mg 2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol (2 mmol) was dissolved in 10 mL dry THF then 156 AcCl (2.2 mmol) and then 306 TEA (2.2 mmol) were added carefully. The mixture was stirred under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain [2-(4-fluorophenyl) benzofuran-4-yl] acetate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.84 (m, 2H), 7.42 (d, 1H), 7.28 (t, 1H), 7.15 (t, 2H), 7.02 (d, 1H), 6.86 (s, 1H), 2.42 (s, 3H)

Step C: [3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate

688 mg [2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate (2.54 mmol) and 589 mg NBS (3.31 mmol) were dissolved in 20 mL MeCN and stirred at 70 °C until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain [3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.11 (m, 2H), 7.44 (dd, 1H), 7.34 (t, 1H), 7.19 (m, 2H), 7.00 (dd, 1H), 2.45 (s, 3H)

Step D: Preparation lc

175 mg [3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate (0.5 mmol) and 150 1M NaOEt in EtOH solution and 5 mL EtOH were stirred at r.t. under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with 50 mL aqueous cc. NH 4 C1 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated to give Preparation lc. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-dg) δ: 10.16 (br s, 1H), 8.08 (m, 2H), 7.38 (m, 2H), 7.17 (t, 1H), 7.08 (d, 1H), 6.70 (d, 1H)

Preparation Id: 3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol

Step A: 5-fluoro-2-iodo-benzene-l , 3-diol

3.81 g (29.7 mmol) 5-fluorobenzene-l, 3-diol was dissolved in 600 mL water and 8.08 g (31.8 mmol) iodine was added at 0 °C and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes. Then pH was adjusted to 3 with NaHC0 3 solution and the mixture was stirred until no further conversion was observed. Then pH was adjusted to 8 (with NaHC0 3 solution), 20 g Na 2 S 2 0 3 was added and the mixture was extracted with EtOAc. Combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-fluoro-2-iodo-benzene- 1,3-diol. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-dg): 10.54 (s, 2H), 6.19 (d, 2H)

Step B: (3-acetoxy-5-fluoro-2-iodo-phenyl) acetate

4.78 g 3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol (18.8 mmol) was dissolved in 150 mL THF and 5.70 g TEA (56.5 mmol) was added, then 4.267 g Ac 2 0 (41.4 mmol) was added dropwise at r.t. The mixture was stirred until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain (3-acetoxy-5-fluoro-2-iodo- phenyl) acetate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-dg): 7.24 (d, 2H), 2.34 (s, 6H) Step C: 6-fluoro-2- ( 4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol

5.9 g (3-acetoxy-5-fluoro-2-iodo-phenyl) acetate (17.45 mmol) was dissolved in 70 mL dry THF and 70 mL dry DIPA under N 2 atmosphere, then 3.77 g l-ethynyl-4-fluorobenzene (31.4 mmol), 587 mg Pd(OAc) 2 (2.62 mmol), 1.52 g tri-tert-butylphosphonium tetrafluoroborate (5.24 mmol), and 500 mg Cul (2.62 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then 2.93 g LiOHxH 2 0 was added and the mixture was stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain 6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO- d 6 ): 10.60 (s, 1H), 7.89 (m, 2H), 7.38 (s, 1H), 7.32 (m, 2H), 6.99 (m, 1H), 6.48 (dd, 1H)

Step D: [6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate

2.49 mg 6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ol (10.1 mmol) was dissolved in 50 mL dry THF then 791 AcCl (11.1 mmol) and then 1.55 mL TEA (11.1 mmol) were added carefully. The mixture was stirred under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain [6-fluoro-2-(4- fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ): 7.95 (m, 2H), 7.57 (m, 1H), 7.46 (s, 1H), 7.37 (m, 2H), 7.09 (dd, 1H), 2.40 (s, 3H) Step E: [3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate

2.96 g [6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate (10.27 mmol) and 2.28 g NBS (12.84 mmol) were dissolved in 120 mL MeCN and stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain [3-bromo-6-f uoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de): 8.07 (m, 2H), 7.69 (dd, 1H), 7.44 (m, 1H), 7.19 (m, 2H), 7.09 (dd, 1H), 2.41 (s, 3H)

Step F: Preparation Id 3.35 g [3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl] acetate (9.12 mmol) and 8.67 mL 1M NaOEt in EtOH solution and 90 mL EtOH were stirred at r.t. under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with 50 mL aqueous cc. NH 4 C1 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated to give Preparation Id. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ): 10.78 (s, 1H), 8.06 (m, 2H), 7.40 (m, 2H), 7.06 (dd, 1H), 6.54 (dd, 1H)

Preparation 2a: Ethyl (2R)-2-acetoxy-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoate

and

Preparation 2b: Ethyl (2S)-2-acetoxy-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoate

Step A: [2- (Br omomethyl)phenyl] acetate

60.07 g 2-methylphenyl acetate (400 mmol) and 106.8 g NBS (600 mmol) were placed in a 1 L flask. 500 mL cyclohexane was added, and then with intensive stirring 3.284 g AIBN (20 mmol) was added over 30 minutes. The mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed, then cooled to r.t. The precipitate was filtered off and washed with cyclohexane. The mother liquor was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the crude product was used in Step B without further purification.

Step B: Preparations 2a and 2b

23.10 g anhydrous LiCl (545 mmol) and 65.36 g anhydrous ZnCl 2 (479.6 mmol) were placed in a 2 L flask, then dried at 160 °C under 0.1 mmHg for 1 hour. After cooling to r.t. under argon atmosphere, 26.49 g magnesium turnings (1090 mmol) and 1 L dry pre-cooled (0 °C) THF were added. The resulting mixture was immersed into an ice-bath, and then stirred for 30 minutes. 100 g [2-(bromomethyl)phenyl] acetate (crude product from Step A, -436 mmol) was dissolved in 120 mL dry THF and was added to the precooled inorganics over 15 minutes. After addition of the reagent the resulting mixture was stirred for 45 minutes while keeping the temperature between 0-5 °C. Then 64.82 mL ethyl 2-oxoacetate (654 mmol, 50 % in toluene) was added over 5 minutes and the resulting mixture was stirred for another 15 minutes. The remaining inorganics were removed by filtration, and the filtrate was diluted with 500 mL MeOH. It was stirred until the intramolecular acetyl group migration from the phenolic oxygen to the alkyl oxygen was complete. Then 30 mL acetic acid was added the volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure. 350 mL water was added to the residue and it was extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 and with brine, and then dried over MgSC^, filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then 100 mL hexane was added and it was stirred for 30 minutes at 0 °C. The formed white crystals were collected by filtration and washed with hexane. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 9.53 (s, 1H), 7.06 (t, 1H), 7.04 (d, 1H), 6.79 (d, 1H), 6.71 (t, 1H), 5.10 (dd, 1H), 4.05 (q, 2H), 3.06 (dd, 1H), 2.94 (dd, 1H), 2.00 (s, 3H), 1.09 (t, 3H)

The enantiomers were separated via chiral chromatography. Column: OD; Eluents: heptane / EtOH; the enantiomer eluting earlier was collected as Preparation 2b with 99.8 % ee and the enantiomer eluting later was collected as Preparation 2a with 99.9 % ee.

Preparation 2c: Ethyl (2R)-2-hydroxy-3- [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy] phenyl] propanoate

Step A: (2R)-2-hydroxy-3-f2-ff2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-ylJmeth oxyJphenylJ propanoic acid

30.3 g Preparation 2a (120 mmol), 38.9 g Preparation 5b (180 mmol) and 47.2 g triphenyl phosphine (180 mmol) were dissolved in 120 mL dry toluene, then 82 mL DEAD (180 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C under nitrogen atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure. Then 300 mL DEE was added, the mixture was sonicated and filtered, washed with DEE. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was dissolved in 125 mL THF, then 24 g NaOH (0.6 mol) dissolved in 125 mL water was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The pH was set to 5 with cc. HC1, and the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure. 100 mL water and 350 mL DCM were added, the mixture was stirred at 0 °C and the precipitate was filtered, washed with cold water and DCM and dried under reduced pressure to obtain (2i?)-2-hydroxy-3 - [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoic acid. 1H-NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.88 (d, 1H), 7.80 (d, 1H), 7.55 (dd, 1H), 7.49- 7.44 (m, 1H), 7.26 (dd, 1H), 7.17-7.11 (m, 2H), 7.06 (t, 1H), 6.98 (d, 1H), 6.88 (t, 1H), 5.22 (s, 2H), 4.50 (d, 1H), 3.81 (dd, 1H), 3.77 (s, 3H), 3.73 (dd, 1H), 2.44 (dd, 1H)

Step B: Preparation 2c

51.7 g (2i?)-2-hydroxy-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]met hoxy]phenyl] propanoic acid (136 mmol) was dissolved in 520 mL EtOH, then 20 mL cc. H 2 SO 4 was added. The mixture was stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water, neutralized with aqueous saturated NaHC0 3 solution and extracted with dichloromethane. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 SC"4, filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents to obtain Preparation 2c. HRMS calculated for C 23 H24N 2 0 5 : 408.1685, found: 409.1757 (M+H)

Preparation 2d: Ethyl (2S)-2-hydroxy-3- [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy] phenyl] propanoate

Preparation 2d was synthesized the way as Preparation 2c, but starting from Preparation 2b instead of Preparation 2a.

Preparation 2e: Ethyl (2R)-2-hydroxy-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoate

and

Preparation 2f: Ethyl (2S)-2-hydroxy-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoate

The enantiomers of ethyl 2-hydroxy-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoate were separated via chiral chromatography; Column: AD, Eluent: 2-PrOH; the enantiomer eluting earlier was collected as Preparation 2e with 99.8 % ee. The enantiomer eluting later was collected as Preparation 2f with 97.8 % ee.

Preparation 2g: Ethyl (2R)-2-hydroxy-3- [2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl] propanoate

Step A: Ethyl (2J)-2-acetoxy-3- [2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl] propanoate

1 eq. Preparation 2a, 2 eq. of pyrazin-2-ylmethanol and 2 eq. triphenylphosphine were dissolved in dry toluene (0.2M for the phenol), then 2 eq. DTAD was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C under nitrogen atmosphere. After reaching an appropriate conversion the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure. The crude intermediate was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain ethyl (2R)-2- acetoxy-3-[2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl]propanoate.

Step B: Preparation 2g

Ethyl (2i?)-2-acetoxy-3-[2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl]propanoate was dissolved in ethanol (0.5M) then 2 mol% NaOEt solution (1.0M in ethanol) was added. The resulting mixture was stirred at r.t. Additional NaOEt solution was added if conversion was not complete. The mixture was concentrated to half of its volume, then water and brine was added, and it was extracted with EtOAc. The combined organics were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and methanol as eluents to obtain Preparation 2g. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 8.88 (s, 1H), 8.64 (dd, 2H), 7.22-7.16 (m, 2H), 7.06 (d, 1H), 6.89 (t, 1H), 5.46 (d, 1H), 5.27 (dd, 2H), 4.29 (dq, 1H), 4.00 (q, 2H), 3.09 (dd, 1H), 2.79 (dd, 1H), 1.08 (t, 3H) Preparation 2h: Ethyl (2S)-2-hydroxy-3-[2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenyl]propanoate

Step A: Ethyl (2S)-2-hydroxy-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoate

13.633 g Preparation 2b (54 mmol) was dissolved in 200 mL dry EtOH, then 30 mL NaOEt solution (1M in EtOH) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. If needed, the addition of the NaOEt solution was repeated until the cleavage of the acetyl group was complete. The mixture was diluted with 600 mL water and it was extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The obtained ethyl (25)-2-hydroxy-3-(2- hydroxyphenyl)propanoate was used in the next step without further purification.

Step B: Preparation 2h

9.18 g ethyl (25)-2-hydroxy-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoate (43.7 mmol) was dissolved in 130 mL dry DMF, then 6.040 g K 2 C0 3 (43.7 mmol) was added. After 5 minutes stirring 7.7 mL 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl trifluoromethanesulfonate (48 mmol) was added over 5 minutes. The resulting mixture was stirred until no further conversion was observed. The reaction mixture was diluted with brine, then extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.23 (t, 1H), 7.18 (d, 1H), 7.06 (d, 1H), 6.95 (t, 1H), 5.50 (d, 1H), 4.75 (q, 2H), 4.22 (m, 1H), 4.02 (q, 2H), 3.00 (dd, 1H), 2.76 (dd, 1H), 1.09 (t, 3H)

Preparation 2i: (2R)-2-amino-3- [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)py rimidin-4-yl] methoxy] phenyl] propanoic acid

Step A: ethyl (2R)-2-amino-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoate hydrochloride

653 mg (2i?)-2-amino-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid hydrochloride (3.0 mmol) was dissolved in 6 mL HC1 (1.25 M in EtOH) and stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the reaction mixture was carefully diluted with 10 % aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The product should be stored in freezer.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.05-6.95 (m, 2H), 6.72 (dm, 1H), 6.69-6.63 (m, 1H), 4.02 (q, 2H), 3.65 (dd, 1H), 2.84 (dd, 1H), 2.78 (dd, 1H), 1.12 (t, 3H)

HRMS calculated for CnHi 5 N0 3 : 209.1052; found: 210.1 128 (M+H)

Step B: ethyl (2JL)-2-amino-3- [2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy] phenyl] propanoate

3.96 g ethyl (2i?)-2-amino-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoate hydrochloride (18.9 mmol) was dissolved in 200 mL dry toluene, then 5.69 g PPh 3 (21.7 mmol), 4.69 g Preparation 5b (21.7 mmol) were added and the mixture was heated to 35 °C, then 5.0 g DTAD (21.7 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 45 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.92 (d, 1H), 7.61 (d, 1H), 7.55 (dd, 1H), 7.46 (td, 1H), 7.20 (td, 1H), 7.17 (dd, 1H), 7.15 (dd, 1H), 7.06 (td, 1H), 7.04 (dd, 1H), 6.91 (td, 1H), 5.27/5.23 (d, 2H), 4.01 (q, 2H), 3.76 (s, 3H), 3.68 (dd, 1H), 3.08 (br, 2H), 3.03/2.83 (dd, 2H), 1.07 (t, 3H)

HRMS calculated for C 2 3H2 5 N 3 0 4 : 407.1845; found: 408.1928 (M+H) Step C: Preparation 2i

3.20 g ethyl (2i?)-2-amino-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]metho xy]phenyl] propanoate (7.85 mmol) was dissolved in 10 mL THF, then 10 mL water and 420 mg LiOHxH 2 0 (10 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until the hydrolysis was complete. Then it was diluted with water and neutralized with 2 M aqueous HC1 solution. The formed precipitate was filtered, washed with water and dried to obtain Preparation 2i.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.88 (d, 1H), 7.82 (d, 1H), 7.54 (dd, 1H), 7.47 (m, 1H), 7.27 (dd, 1H), 7.23 (t, 1H), 7.16 (d, 1H), 7.06 (t, 1H), 7.05 (d, 1H), 6.93 (t, 1H), 5.26 (s, 2H), 3.76 (s, 3H), 3.59 (dd, 1H), 3.49/2.83 (dd, 2H)

HRMS calculated for C 2 iH 2 iN 3 0 4 : 379.1532; found: 380.1610 (M+H) Preparation 3a: 2-Chloro-3-methyl-4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan- 2-yl) phenol

Step A: (4-Bromo-2-chloro-phenoxy)-trimethyl-silane

20.8 g 4-bromo-2-chloro-phenol (100 mmol) was dissolved in 150 mL dry THF then 24.2 g HMDS (150 mmol) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred at 85 °C under argon atmosphere for 1.5 hours then concentrated under reduced pressure. The resulted crude product was used without further purification. 1H NMR (200 MHz, CDC1 3 ): 7.49 (d, 1H), 7.23 (dd, 1H), 6.75 (d, 1H), 0.26 (s, 9H)

Step B: 4-Bromo-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenol

48 mL n BuLi solution in hexanes (120 mmol, 2.5M in hexanes) was added dropwise to a solution of 12.1 g dry DIPA (120 mmol) in 250 mL dry THF at -78 °C under argon atmosphere. The mixture was stirred for 30 minutes at the same temperature then 28.0 g (4-bromo-2-chloro-phenoxy)-trimethyl-silane (100 mmol) was added dropwise. After 2.5 hours, 21.3 g Mel (150 mmol) was added dropwise then the cooling bath was removed and the mixture was stirred overnight. The reaction was quenched with 100 mL aqueous NH 3 solution and 200 mL saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution and extracted with EtOAc. The organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The resulting dark mass was refluxed with pure hexane several times (150-150 mL aliquots) and decanted leaving a black tar behind. The combined organic phases were concentrated under reduced pressure affording 19.0 g crude product, which was used without further purification. 1H NMR (200 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.32 (d, 1H), 6.76 (d, 1H), 5.62 (s, 1H), 2.49 (s, 3H)

Step C: ( 4-Bromo-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenoxy)-trimethyl-silane

20.8 g HMDS (129 mmol) was added to the solution of 19.0 g 4-bromo-2-chloro-3-methyl- phenol (86.0 mmol) in 150 mL dry THF. The mixture was stirred at 85 °C under argon balloon for 1.5 hours and then concentrated under reduced pressure. The obtained product was used without further purification. 1H NMR (200 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.30 (d, 1H), 6.63 (d, 1H), 2.50 (s, 3H), 0.28 (s, 9H) Step D: Preparation 3a

A solution of 25.2 g (4-bromo-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenoxy)-trimethyl-silane (86.0 mmol) in 250 mL dry THF was cooled to -78 °C under argon and then 38 mL n BuLi solution (94.6 mmol, 2.5M in hexanes) was added dropwise. After 5 minutes, 19.2 g 2-isopropoxy- 4,4,5, 5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolane (103 mmol) was added dropwise. The cooling bath was removed and the mixture was slowly allowed to warm up to r.t. Then the mixture was added to 200 mL saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were concentrated under reduced pressure and passed through a pad of silica gel using hexane and EtOAc as eluents. The crude product was recrystallized from a mixture of EtOAc and hexane to obtain Preparation 3a. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 10.40 (s, 1H), 7.42 (d, 1H), 6.80 (d, 1H), 2.49 (s, 3H), 1.27 (s, 12H)

Preparation 3b: l-[2-[2-Chloro-3-methyl-4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxabo rolan-2- yl)phenoxy] ethyl] -4-methyl-piperazine

10.0 g Preparation 3a (37.2 mmol,), 8.7 g 2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethanol (60.3 mmol) and 15.8 g PPh 3 (60.3 mmol) were dissolved in 100 mL dry toluene and then 27 mL DEAD (60.3 mmol, 40 % solution in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C under argon atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure and 100 mL Et 2 0 was added. The precipitated white crystals were filtered off and washed with Et 2 0. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using CHCI 3 and MeOH as eluents. The resulting light brown oil was crystallized from hexane to give Preparation 3b as an off-white solid. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.56 (d, 1H), 6.99 (d, 1H), 4.15 (t, 2H), 2.72 (t, 2H), 2.51 (s, 3H), 2.50 (br s, 4H), 2.29 (br s, 4H), 2.13 (s, 3H), 1.29 (s, 12H) Preparation 3c: 2-(3-chloro-2-methyl-phenyl)-5,5-dimethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborinan e

4.94 g (3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)boronic acid (29 mmol) and 3.021 g neopentyl-glycol (29 mmol) were stirred at r.t. in the presence of Amberlite 15H + (dried with toluene) until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then filtered through Celite and washed with 2-Me-THF. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain Preparation 3c. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ): 7.59 (dd, 1H), 7.38 (dd, 1H), 7.10 (t, 1H), 3.79 (s, 4H), 2.57 (s, 3H), 1.05 (s, 6H)

Preparation 4: Ethyl (2R)-2- [5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] oxy-3- [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy] phenyl] propanoate

Using General procedure la and Preparation 2c as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, Preparation 4 was obtained. MS: (M+H) + =700.4

Preparation 5a: (£)-4-(Dimethylamino)- 1 , l-dimethoxy-but-3-en-2-one

502.1 g l,l-dimethoxypropan-2-one (4.25 mol) and 506.4 g l ,l-dimethoxy-N,N-dimethyl- methanamine (4.25 mol) were mixed in a 2 L flask and stirred at 105 °C for 3 hours. The formed MeOH was removed continuously via distillation. When MeOH formation stopped (at 65 °C head temperature) the reaction mixture was vacuum distilled (decreasing the pressure slowly to 30 mbar) to remove side products and unreacted starting materials. The crude product was distilled at 0.1 mbar. Fractions were collected between 107-118 °C head temperature (bath temperature 160-165 °C) to give a yellow oil. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 7.59 (d, 1H), 5.17 (d, 1H), 4.42 (s, 1H), 3.25 (s, 6H), 3.09 (s, 3H), 2.78 (s, 3H)

Preparation 5b: [2-(2-Methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methanol

Step A: 4-(dimethoxymethyl)-2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine

To the mixture of 1.2 eq. 2-methoxybenzamidine acetic acid salt and 1 eq. Preparation 5a in dry methanol (0.5 mL / mmol), 1.2 eq. NaOEt was added portionwise and the mixture was stirred at 75 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the reaction mixture was cooled and concentrated under reduced pressure. Water was added to the residue and it was extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give 4-(dimethoxymethyl)-2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.93 (d, 1H), 7.55-7.44 (m, 3H), 7.16 (d, 1H), 7.06 (m, 1H), 5.31 (s, 1H), 3.76 (s, 3H), 3.37 (s, 6H) Step B: Preparation 5b

261 mg 4-(dimethoxymethyl)-2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine (1.0 mmol) was dissolved in 2 mL HC1 in dioxane (4M solution), then 2 mL water was added and this mixture was stirred at 50 °C for 16 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled to 0 °C, then 320 mg NaOH (8.0 mmol) was added portionwise. The pH was adjusted to 8 using 10 % aqueous K 2 C0 3 solution, then 76 mg sodium boro hydride (2.0 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes at 0 °C. The reaction mixture was diluted with 5 mL water and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give Preparation 5b. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.84 (d, 1H), 7.50-7.42 (m, 3H), 7.14 (d, 1H), 7.03 (m, 1H), 5.66 (t, 1H), 4.58 (d, 2H), 3.75 (s, 3H)

Preparation 6: (2R)-2- [(7-benzyl-5-bromo-6-ethyl-pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl) amino] -3-phenyl-propanoic acid Step A: 7-benzyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-dJpyrimidine

255 mg NaH (6.38 mmol) and 50 mL dry THF were charged into a 50 mL Schlenk tube under N 2 atmosphere and the slurry was cooled to 0 °C. Then 1.792 g Preparation lb (5.8 mmol) was added. After stirring the mixture for 30 minutes at 0 °C, 773 benzyl bromide (6.38 mmol) was added and the mixture was allowed to warm up to r.t., and stirred until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then diluted with saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 7-benzyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.60 (s, 1H), 7.33-7.26 (m, 3H), 7.06-7.04 (m, 2H), 5.54 (s, 2H), 2.79 (q, 2H), 1.07 (t, 3H)

MS (M+H): 351.8 Step B: Preparation 6

Using General Procedure III and 7-benzyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, Preparation 6 was obtained. MS (M+H): 279.2 Preparation 7a: V-[2-benzyloxy-6-(2,2-dibromovinyl)phenyl]-3-chloro-2-methyl -4- triisopropylsilyloxy-aniline

Step A: (4-Bromo-2-chloro-phenoxy)-triisopropyl-silane

200 g 4-bromo-2-chloro-phenol (0.97 mol) and 126 mL TIPSC1 (1.18 mol) were dissolved in 1.6 L DCM. 167 g imidazole (2.45 mol) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. for 2 hours. Then the volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue was dissolved in 1.5 L EtOAc. The mixture was washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The triisopropylsilyl hydroxide impurity was removed by distillation (120 °C at 0.01 mmHg). The residue was filtered through a short pad of silica with hexane and concentrated under reduced pressure. The product (colourless oil) was used in the next step without further purification.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.49 (d, 1H), 7.21 (dd, 1H), 6.78 (d, 1H), 1.31 (septet, 3H), 1.14 (d, 18H)

MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 63 (30), 79 (24), 93 (41), 170 (17), 235 (19), 251 (16), 265 (24), 293 (23), 319 (77), 321 (100), 323 (28), 362 (1, [M + ])

Step B: ( 4-Bromo-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenoxy)-triisopropyl-silane

76.0 mL dry DIPA (0.54 mol) was dissolved in 1.2 L dry THF under argon atmosphere and 51.2 mL n BuLi solution (0.512 mol, 10M in hexanes) was added dropwise at -78 °C. The mixture was stirred for 45 minutes at the same temperature. Then 178 g (4-bromo-2- chloro-phenoxy)-triisopropyl-silane (0.488 mol) was added dropwise at -78 °C and the white suspension was stirred until no further conversion was observed. Then 36.5 mL Mel (0.586 mmol) was added at this temperature and the reaction mixture was stirred overnight without further cooling. The volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was dissolved in 1.5 L EtOAc, washed with brine. The organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was filtered through a short pad of silica using hexane as eluent and concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain the product as pale yellow oil. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.30 (d, 1H), 6.68 (d, 1H), 2.53 (s, 3H), 1.32 (septet, 3H), 1.14 (d, 18H) Step C: ~ -benzyl-3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy-aniline

7.56 g (4-bromo-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenoxy)-triisopropyl-silane (20 mmol) and 4.29 g benzylamine (40 mmol) were dissolved in 16 mL dry toluene, then 450 mg Pd 2 dba 3 (0.5 mmol), 450 mg X-Phos (1 mmol) and 9.77 g Cs 2 C0 3 (30 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was filtered through Celite, and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using hexane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain N-benzyl-3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy-aniline.

Step D: 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy-aniline 3.50 g N-benzyl-3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy-aniline (8.66 mmol) was dissolved in 100 niL MeOH and 20 niL EtOAc, then 80 mg 10 % Pd/C was added and the mixture was stirred under 1 bar H 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then it was filtered through Celite, and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using hexane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy-aniline.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 6.58 (d, 1H), 6.50 (d, 1H), 4.68 (s, 2H), 2.11 (s, 3H), 1.24 (m, 3H), 1.06 (d, 18H)

MS: (M+H) + = 314.2 Step E: 3-benzyloxy-2-bromo-benzaldehyde

4.554 g 2-bromo-3-hydroxybenzaldehyde (22.65 mmol), 4.262 g benzyl bromide (24.92 mmol) and 4.696 g K 2 C0 3 (33.98 mmol) were dissolved in 20 mL DMSO and stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then poured into water. The precipitate was filtered to give 3-benzyloxy-2-bromo-benzaldehyde. MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 65 (10), 91 (100), 290 (5, [M + ]), 292 (5, [M + ])

Step F: 3-benzyloxy-2-(3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy-anil ino)benzaldehyde 5.0 g 3-benzyloxy-2-bromo-benzaldehyde (17.17 mmol), 5.391 g 3-chloro-2-methyl-4- triisopropylsilyloxy-aniline (17.17 mmol), 16.782 g Cs 2 C0 3 (51.51 mmol), 393 mg Pd 2 dba 3 (0.43 mmol) and 535 mg rac. BINAP (0.86 mmol) were mixed in 85 mL toluene and stirred at 120 °C until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 3-benzyloxy-2-(3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy- anilino) benzaldehyde. MS: (M+H) + = 524.2

Step G: Preparation 7a

7.7 g 3-benzyloxy-2-(3-chloro-2-methyl-4-triisopropylsilyloxy-anil ino)benzaldehyde (14.69 mmol) and 7.308 g carbon tetrabromide (22.03 mmol) were dissolved in 160 mL DCM at 0 °C, then 11.56 g PPh 3 (44.07 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the solvent was removed under reduced pressure, the residue was dissolved in Et 2 0. Then heptane was added and the formed precipitate was filtered, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then heptane was added, and the mixture was stirred for 10 minutes and filtered again. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give Preparation 7a.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.28-7.23 (m, 5H), 7.19 (s, 1H), 7.1 1 (dd, 2H), 7.05 (d, 1H), 6.60 (d, 1H), 6.41 (s, 1H), 6.22 (d, 1H), 5.08 (s, 2H), 2.30 (s, 3H), 1.25 (m, 3H), 1.05 (d, 18H)

MS: (M+H) + = 680.0

Preparation 7b: Ethyl (2R)-2-[l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl) ethoxy] phenyl] -2-(4-fluorophenyl)indol-7-yl] oxy-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoate

Step A: [ 4-f 7-benzyloxy-2- ( 4-fluorophenyl) indol- 1-yl] -2-chloro-3-methyl-phenoxy] - triisopropyl-silane

2720 mg Preparation 7a (4 mmol), 1119 mg 4-fluorophenylboronic acid (8 mmol), 4245 mg K 3 PO 4 (20 mmol), 90 mg Pd(OAc) 2 (0.4 mmol) and 328 mg SPhos (0.8 mmol) were mixed in 60 mL dry toluene under N 2 atmosphere and stirred at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the solvent was removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give [4-[7-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indol- 1 -yl]-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenoxy]- triisopropyl-silane. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.33 (d, 2H), 7.29-t.22 (m, 2H), 7.18 (d, 1H), 7.16 (d, 1H), 7.10 (t, 2H), 6.94 (d, 1H), 6.92-6.84 (m, 4H), 6.73 (s, 1H), 6.61 (d, 1H), 4.94 (d, 1H), 4.89 (d, 1H), 1.97 (s, 3H), 1.31 (m, 3H), 1.13 (t, 18H)

Step B: 4-[7-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indol-l-yl]-2-chloro-3-meth yl-phenol

2600 mg [4-[7-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indol- 1 -yl]-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenoxy]- triisopropyl-silane (2.96 mmol), 2.96 mL TBAF solution (2.96 mmol, 1M in THF) and 50 mL THF were stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give 4-[7-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indol-l-yl]- 2-chloro-3 -methyl-pheno 1. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 10.27 (br s, 1H), 7.28-7.18 (m, 6H), 7.10 (t, 2H), 7.07- 6.99 (m, 2H), 6.85-6.77 (m, 3H), 6.75 (s, 1H), 6.72 (d, 1H), 4.95 (d, 1H), 4.90 (d, 1H), 1.75 (s, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 458.0. Step C: 7-benzyloxy-l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-y l)ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 4-fluorophenyl) indole

1.2 g 4-[7-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indol-l-yl]-2-chloro-3-meth yl-phenol (2.1 mmol), 606 mg l-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-methylpiperazine (4.2 mmol) and 2.1 g PPI13 (6.3 mmol) were dissolved in 50 mL dry toluene under N 2 atmosphere and the mixture was cooled to 0 °C. Then 1451 mg DTAD (6.3 mmol) was added and the mixture was heated to 45 °C and stirred until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc and MeOH as eluents to give 7-benzyloxy-l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4- methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indole . MS: (M+H) + = 584.2 Step D: 1-f 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[ 2- ( 4-methylpiperazin-l-yl) ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 4-fluoro phenyl) indol- 7-ol

1280 mg 7-benzyloxy- 1 -[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]- 2-(4-fluorophenyl)indole (2.19 mmol) was dissolved in 100 mL EtOH, then 100 mg 10 % Pd/C was added. The mixture was stirred under 1 bar H 2 atmosphere at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was filtered through Celite and the filtrate was concentrated to give l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]phe nyl]-2- (4-fluorophenyl)indol-7-ol.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 9.04 (br s, 1H), 7.25 (dd, 2H), 7.17-7.03 (m, 4H), 6.94 (d, 1H), 6.86 (t, 1H), 6.70 (s, 1H), 6.47 (d, 1H), 4.13 (m, 2H), 2.72 (t, 2H), 2.58-2.42 (br s, 4H), 2.40-2.17 (br s, 4H), 2.14 (s, 3H), 1.86 (s, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 494.2

Step E: Preparation 7b

494 mg 1 -[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-fluoro phenyl)indol-7-ol (1 mmol), 449 mg Preparation 2f (2 mmol) and 786 mg PPh 3 (3 mmol) were dissolved in 10 mL dry toluene under N 2 atmosphere and the mixture was cooled to 0 °C. Then 691 mg DTAD (3 mmol) was added and the mixture was heated to 45 °C and stirred until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc and MeOH as eluents to give Preparation 7b as a mixture of diastereoisomers.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.43/6.98 (d, 1H), 7.28 (m, 2H), 7.23/7.24 (d, 1H), 7.17/7.18 (t, 1H), 7.14 (m, 2H), 7.12/6.88 (d, 1H), 6.95/6.94 (t, 1H), 6.91/6.91 (d, 1H), 6.79/6.78 (s, 1H), 6.73/6.75 (t, 1H), 6.52/6.60 (d, 1H), 6.46/6.40 (d, 1H), 4.85/4.76 (dd, 1H), 4.25-4.01 (m, 2H), 4.01-3.89 (m, 2H), 3.77/3.76 (s, 3H), 2.70-2.60 (m, 3H), 2.54-2.30 (m, 5H), 2.21 (br s, 4H), 2.13/2.09 (s, 3H), 1.59/2.08 (s, 3H), 0.99/0.98 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 700.0

Example 1 : (2R)-2- { [5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-i ]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid Using General Procedure II and Preparation 4 as the appropriate 5-bromo-furo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 1 was obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 47 H 44 CIFN 6 O 7 : 858.2944, found: 430.1547 and 430.1555 (M+2H)

Example 2: (2R)-2-{[5-{3-chloro-2-ethyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)et hoxy]phenyl}- 6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3- \ pyrimidin-4-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Step A: l-[2-( 4-bromo-2-chloro-phenoxy) ethyl] -4-methyl-piperazine

10.373 g 4-bromo-2-chlorophenol (50 mmol), 14.442 g 2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethanol (100 mmol) and 26.229 g PPh 3 (100 mmol) were dissolved in 250 mL dry toluene under N 2 atmosphere, then 23.027 g DTAD (100 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. MS (M+H): 333.0

Step B: l-[2-(4-bromo-2-chloro-3-ethyl-phenoxy)ethyl]-4-methyl-piper azine

2.0 g l-[2-(4-bromo-2-chloro-phenoxy)ethyl]-4-methyl-piperazine (6 mmol) was dissolved in 50 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and was cooled to -78 °C. 6 mL LDA solution (12 mmol in 2M THF) was added and the mixture was stirred for 3 hours, then 982 mg iodoethane (6.3 mmol) was added and the mixture was allowed to warm up to r.t. It was quenched with saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution, extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. MS (M+H): 360.8

Step C: 1-f 2-f 2-chloro-3-ethyl-4-(4, 4, 5, 5-tetramethyl-l, 3, 2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenoxyJ ethyl] -4-methyl-piperazine

2099 mg l-[2-(4-bromo-2-chloro-3-ethyl-phenoxy)ethyl]-4-methyl-piper azine (5.8 mmol) was dissolved in 30 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and was cooled to -78 °C. 4.65 mL n BuLi solution (11.61 mmol in 2.5M THF) was added dropwise. It was stirred for 5 hours, then 2.6 mL 2-isopropoxy-4,4, 5, 5-tetramethyl-l, 3,2-dioxaborolane (12.77 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred for 30 minutes. Then it was allowed to warm up to r.t. and it was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. MS (M+H): 409.2 Step D: Example 2

Using General Procedure II and Preparation 4 as the appropriate 5-bromo-furo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and l-[2-[2-chloro-3-ethyl-4-(4,4,5, 5-tetramethyl-l, 3,2- dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenoxy] ethyl] -4-methyl-piperazine as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 2 was obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 48 H 46 C1FN 6 0 7 : 872.3101, found: 437.1620 and 437.1620 (M+2H)

Example 3 : (2R)-2- { [5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-i ]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-methoxyphenyl) propanoic acid Step A: Ethyl (2R)-2-[ 5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-ylJoxy-3-(2- methoxyphenyl)propanoate

Using General procedure la and Preparation 2e as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-y l]oxy-3-(2-methoxy phenyl)propanoate was obtained. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ): 8.53 (s, 1H), 8.10 (m, 2H), 7.47-7.36 (m, 3H), 7.23 (m, 1H), 6.96 (m, 1H), 6.89 (t, 1H), 5.58 (m, 1H), 4.12 (q, 2H), 3.79 (s, 3H), 3.36 (m, 1H), 3.21 (m, 1H), 1.11 (t, 3H)

Step B: Example 3

Using General Procedure II and ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoate as the appropriate 5-bromo-furo [2,3- ]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 3 was obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 36 H 36 CIFN 4 O 6 : 674.2307, found: 675.2367 and 675.2364 (M+H)

Example 4 : (2R)-2- { [5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-i ]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy}-3-[2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy) phenyl] propanoic acid

Step A: Ethyl (2R)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl] oxy-3-[2- (pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl]propanoate

Using General procedure la and Preparation 2g as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-y l]oxy-3-[2-(pyrazin-2- ylmethoxy)phenyl]propanoate was obtained. MS: (M+H) + = 595.0

Step B: Example 4

Using General Procedure II and ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl]propanoa te as the appropriate 5-bromo-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 4 was obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 4 oH 38 ClFN 6 0 6 : 752.2525, found: 753.2645 and 753.2606 (M+H) Example 5 : (2R)-2- { [6-(5-chlorofuran-2-yl)-5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methyl piperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl} furo [2,3-i ] py rimidin-4-yl] oxy}-3- [2-(pyrazin-2-yl methoxy)phenyl] propanoic acid

Step A: 2-[2-(2-furyl)-2-oxo-ethyl]propanedinitrile

46.2 mL 1M NaOEt solution in EtOH (46.2 mmol) and 400 mL EtOH were cooled to 0 °C and 3.2 g malononitrile (48.4 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 1 hour, then 8.35 g 2-bromo-l-(2-furyl)ethanone (44 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 1 hour, then at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure, the residue was digerated in Et 2 0, filtered, then purified via flash chromatography using DCM and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 2-[2-(2-furyl)-2-oxo- ethyl]propanedinitrile. MS: (M+H) + = 175.2

Step B: 2-amino-5-(2-furyl)furan-3-carbonitrile

4.587 g 2-[2-(2-furyl)-2-oxo-ethyl]propanedinitrile (26.34 mmol) was dissolved in 150 mL EtOH and 4.6 g Amberlite 15H + was added. The mixture was stirred at 90 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then filtered, washed with DCM and EtOAc. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 2-amino-5-(2-furyl)furan-3- carbonitrile. MS: (M+H) + = 175.4

Step C: 6-(2-furyl)-3H-furof2,3-dJpyrimidin-4-one

1310 mg 2-amino-5-(2-furyl)furan-3-carbonitrile (7.52 mmol) and 30 mL acetic formic anhydride were placed in a flask and stirred at r.t. for 30 minutes. Then the volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure and the residue was dissolved in 60 mL AcOH, and irradiated at 180 °C for 50 minutes. The mixture was cooled to r.t., and the crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 6-(2-furyl)-3H-furo[2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-one. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ): 12.68 (br s, 1H), 8.14 (s, 1H), 7.84 (m, 1H), 7.08 (s, 1H), 6.94 (d, 1H), 6.67 (m, 1H)

Step D: 6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)-3H-furof2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-one 1.183 g 6-(2-furyl)-3H-furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-one (5.85 mmol) was dissolved in 55 mL THF and 860 mg NCS (6.44 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was cooled to 0 °C, and the precipitate was filtered, and dried to obtain 6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)-3H-furo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4-one. MS: (M+H) + = 237.0

Step E: 5-bromo-6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)-3Yi-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-one)

1000 mg 6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)-3H-furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-one (4.23 mmol) was dissolved in 40 mL AcOH, then 776 mg bromine (4.86 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure. The residue was digerated with DCM then filtered to obtain 5-bromo-6- (5-chloro-2-furyl)-3H-furo[2,3-i/]pyrimidin-4-one. MS: (M-H) + = 314.8

Step F: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)furo[2, 3-dJpyrimidine

1110 mg 5-bromo-6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)-3H-furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-one (3.52 mmol) was dissolved in 8.21 mL POCl 3 (88.1 mmol) then 447 DMA (3.52 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 110 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then cooled to -78 °C and ice was added. It was sonicated then the precipitate was filtered. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)furo[2,3-<i]pyrimidi ne. MS: (M+H) + = 335.0 Step G: Ethyl (2JL)-2-[5-bromo-6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)furo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4- yl]oxy-3-[2- (pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl]propanoate

1 eq. 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine, 2 eq. Preparation 2g, 10 mL/mmol ¾uOH and 5 eq. Cs 2 C0 3 were placed in a flask and stirred at 55 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure, diluted with brine, neutralized with 1M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(5- chloro-2-mryl)furo[2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl] propanoate. MS: (M+H) + = 601.0

Step H: Example 5

Using General Procedure II and ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(5-chloro-2-furyl)furo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-(pyrazin-2-ylmethoxy)phenyl]propanoa te as the appropriate 5-bromo-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 5 was obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for CssHseCfc eOy: 758.2023, found: 759.2119 and 759.2156 (M+H)

Example 6: (2R)-3-{2-[(l-tei-i-butyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)methoxy]phenyl}-2- {[5-{3-chloro- 4-[2-(dimethylamino)ethoxy]-2-methylphenyl}-6-(4-fluoropheny l)furo[2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] oxy}propanoic acid

Step A: l-tert-butyl-5-(dimethoxymethyl)-lH-pyrazole

1.2 eq. tert-butylhydrazine hydrochloride and 1 eq. Preparation 5a was dissolved in dry methanol (0.5 mL/mmol), then 1.2 eq NaOEt was added portionwise and the mixture was stirred at 75 °C for 2 hours. The reaction mixture was cooled and concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was diluted with water and it was extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over MgSC^, filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give l-tert-butyl-5-(dimethoxymethyl)-lH-pyrazole. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.34 (d, 1H), 6.34 (d, 1H), 5.74 (s, 1H), 3.24 (s, 6H), 1.57 (s, 9H). We also obtained l-tert-butyl-3-(dimethoxymethyl)-lH-pyrazole. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-dg) δ: 7.75 (d, 1H), 6.18 (d, 1H), 5.34 (s, 1H), 3.24 (s, 6H), 1.50 (s, 9H)

Step B: (l-tert-Butyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)methanol

1 eq. l-tert-butyl-5-(dimethoxymethyl)-lH-pyrazole was stirred with 1M aqueous HC1 solution (3 mL/mmol) at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The reaction mixture was cooled to 0 °C, then 2.85 eq. solid NaOH was added portionwise. The pH was adjusted to 8 using 10 % aqueous K 2 CO 3 solution, then 2 eq. sodium borohydride was added portionwise, keeping the temperature below 5 °C and stirred at 0 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was extracted with EtOAc, the combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc to obtain (l-tert-butyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)methanol. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.27 (d, 1H), 6.19 (d, 1H), 5.31 (t, 1H), 4.61 (d, 2H), 1.56 (s, 9H)

Step C: (2R)-3-[2-[ (2-tert-butylpyrazol-3-yl)methoxy]phenyl]-2-hydroxy-propanoi c acid 2.51 g Preparation 2a (9.96 mmol), 2.0 g (l-tert-butyl-lH-pyrazol-5-yl)methanol (13 mmol) and 3.39 g triphenyl phosphine (13 mmol) were dissolved in 12 mL dry toluene, then 5.9 mL DEAD (13 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C under nitrogen atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure. Then 30 mL Et 2 0 was added, the mixture was sonicated and filtered (to remove PPh 3 and PPh 3 0). The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was dissolved in THF, and then 2 g NaOH dissolved in 8 mL water was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was acidified with 2M aqueous HC1 solution, and THF was removed under reduced pressure. The residue was extracted with DCM, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain (2i?)-3-[2-[(2-tert-butylpyrazol-3- yl)methoxy]phenyl]-2-hydroxy-propanoic acid. MS (M+H): 319.0

Step D: Ethyl (2R)-3-[2-[ (2-tert-butylpyrazol-3-yl)methoxyj 'phenyl] ' -2-hydroxy-propanoate 7.2 g (2i?)-3-[2-[(2-tert-butylpyrazol-3-yl)methoxy]phenyl]-2-hydr oxy-propanoic acid was dissolved in 75 mL EtOH, then 2 mL cc. H 2 S0 4 was added. The mixture was stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water, neutralized with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and extracted with dichloromethane. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents to obtain ethyl (2i?)-3-[2-[(2-tert-butylpyrazol-3-yl)methoxy] phenyl]-2-hydroxy-propanoate. MS (M+H): 347.0

Step E: Ethyl (2R)-2-[ 5-bromo-6- ( 4-fluorophenyl) furof 2, 3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-[ 2-[ ( 2- tQvt-butylpyrazol- 3 -yl)methoxy] phenyl] propanoate Using General procedure la and ethyl (2i?)-3-[2-[(2-tert-butylpyrazol-3-yl)methoxy] phenyl]-2-hydroxy-propanoate as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, ethyl (2i?)-2-[5- bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-d]pyrm^

methoxy]phenyl]propanoate was obtained. MS (M+H): 636.6-638.6 Step F: 2-[ 2-chloro-3-methyl-4-(4, 4, 5, 5-tetramethyl-l, 3, 2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenoxyJ- Ή -dimethyl-ethanamine

10.0 g Preparation 3a (37.2 mmol), 5.366 g N,N-dimethylethanolamine (60.3 mmol) and 15.8 g PPh 3 (60.3 mmol) were dissolved in 100 mL dry toluene and then 27 mL DEAD (60.3 mmol, 40 % solution in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C under argon atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure and 100 mL Et 2 0 was added. The precipitated white crystals were filtered off and washed with Et 2 0. The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using CHC1 3 and MeOH as eluents. The resulting light brown oil was crystallized from hexane to give 2-[2-chloro-3- methyl-4-(4,4, 5, 5-tetramethyl-l, 3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenoxy]-N,N-dimethyl- ethanamine.

1H NMR (200 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.63 (d, 1H), 6.75 (d, 1H), 4.15 (t, 2H), 2.81 (t, 2H), 2.60 (s, 3H), 2.38 (s, 6H), 1.33 (s, 12H)

MS (M+H): 340.1 Step G: Example 6

Using General Procedure II and ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3 - [2- [(2-tert-butylpyrazo 1-3 -yl)methoxy]phenyl]propanoate as the appropriate 5-bromo-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and 2-[2-chloro-3-methyl-4- (4,4,5, 5-tetramethyl-l, 3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)phenoxy]-N,N-dimethyl-ethanamine as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 6 was obtained. HRMS calculated for C 4 oH 4 iClFN 5 0 6 : 741.2729, found: 742.2813 and 742.2808 (M+H) for the two diastereomers

Example 7: V-[(5S fl )-5-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -2-methoxy-D- phenylalanine

Step A: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2, 3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3-(2- methoxyphenyl)propanoic acid

Using General Procedure lb and (2i?)-2-amino-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoic acid as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoic acid was obtained. MS: (M+H) + = 487.8

Step B: Example 7

1 eq. (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4- yl]amino]-3-(2-methoxy phenyl)propanoic acid, 1.5 eq. Preparation 3b, 5 mol% AtaPhos and 2 eq. CS 2 CO 3 were stirred in a 1 : 1 mixture of THF and water (10 mL/mmol 5-bromo-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative) and heated to 1 10 °C in a MW reactor until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was diluted with brine, the pH was set to 4 with 1M aqueous HCl solution, and was extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The obtained mixture of diastereoisomers were purified and separated via HILIC chromatography. Example 7 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for CseHsvClFNsOs: 673.2467, found: 337.6286 (M+2H)

Example 8 : TV- [(5S fl )-5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}-D-phenylalanine

and

Example 9 : N- [(5R a )-5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}-D-phenylalanine

Step A: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2, 3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3-(2- hydroxyphenyl) propanoic acid Using General Procedure lb and D-(i?)-2-amino-3-(2-hydroxy-phenyl)-propionic acid as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-(2-hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid was obtained. MS: (M+H) + = 473.6 Step B: Ethyl (2R)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl ]amino]-3-[2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-5-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e

163 mg (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4- yl]amino]-3-(2- hydroxyphenyl)propanoic acid was dissolved in 3 mL HC1 solution (1.25M in EtOH) and stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was bserved. The mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, diluted with water. The precipitate was filtered and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain ethyl (2i?)-2-[[5- bromo-6-(4-f uorophenyl)furo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-(2-hydroxyphe nyl) propanoate. MS: (M+H) + = 501.6

Step C: Ethyl ( 2R)-2-[ [ 5-bromo-6- ( 4-fluorophenyl)furo[ 2, 3-ά] pyrimidin-4-yl] amino J-3-f 2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-5-yl]methoxy] phenyl] propanoate

500 mg ethyl (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-f uorophenyl)furo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-(2- hydroxyphenyl)propanoate (1 mmol), 540 mg Preparation 5b (2.5 mmol) and 656 mg PPh 3 (2.5 mmol) were dissolved in 20 mL dry toluene under N 2 atmosphere, then 576 mg DTAD (2.5 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 60 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give ethyl (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo- 6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3 - ]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino]-3 - [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-5-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoate. HRMS (M+H) + : 698.1402

Step D: Examples 8 and 9

1 eq. ethyl (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin -4-yl]amino]-3-[2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-5-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e, 1.5 eq.

Preparation 3b, 5 mol% AtaPhos and 2 eq. Cs 2 C0 3 were stirred in a 1 : 1 mixture of THF and water (10 mL/mmol 5-bromo-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative) and heated to 70 °C and stirred until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was diluted with brine, the pH was set to 4 with 1M aqueous HC1 solution, and was extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude intermediate was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents. Then it was dissolved in dioxane: water 1 : 1 (20 mL/mmol) and 10 eq. LiOHxH 2 0 was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2M aqueous HC1 solution, extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain a mixture of diastereoisomers. They were separated and purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 8 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 4 7H 45 C1FN 7 0 6 : 857.3104, found: 429.6637 (M+2H). Example 9 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 47 H 45 C1FN 7 0 6 : 857.3104, found: 429.6648 (M+2H) Example 10: V-[7-methyl-5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-i ]pyrimidin-4-yl]-Z)- phenylalanine

Step A: 4-chloro-5-iodo- 7-methyl-pyrrolof 2, 3-dJpyrimidine

Into a 50 mL Schlenk tube under N 2 atmosphere 220 mg NaH (5.5 mmol) and 40 mL dry THF were charged and the slurry was cooled to 0 °C. Then 1471 mg 4-chloro-5-iodo-7H- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine (5 mmol) was added. After 30 minutes stirring, 346 μΙ_, Mel (5.5 mmol) was added and the mixture was allowed to warm up to r.t., and stirred until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then diluted with saturated aqueous NH 4 CI solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain 4-chloro-5-iodo-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 8.65 (s, 1H), 7.98 (s, 1H), 3.83 (s, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 294.0

Step B: 4-chloro-7-methyl-5-(l-naphthyl)pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine 1 eq. 4-chloro-5-iodo-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine, 1.1 eq. 1-naphthaleneboronic acid neopentyl glycol ester, 1.1 eq. silver carbonate, 0.15 eq. Pd(PPh 3 ) 4 and 2-Me-THF (15 mL/mmol 5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative) were stirred under N 2 atmosphere at 110 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with brine, neutralized with 1M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give 4-chloro-7-methyl-5-(l- naphthyl)pyrrolo[2,3-i/]pyrimidine. MS: (M+H) + = 294.2 Step C: Example 10

Using General Procedure III and 4-chloro-7-methyl-5-(l-naphthyl)pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, Example 10 was obtained. HRMS calculated for C 2 6H2 2 N 4 0 2 : 422.1743, found: 423.1804 (M+H) Example 11: V-[5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-i |pyrimidin-4-yl]-Z)- phenylalanine

Step A: 7-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine

Into a 50 mL Schlenk tube under N 2 atmosphere 220 mg NaH (5.5 mmol) and 40 mL dry

THF were charged and the slurry was cooled to 0 °C. Then 1471 mg 4-chloro-5-iodo-7H- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine (5 mmol) was added. After 30 minutes stirring, 1.4 mL benzenesulfonyl chloride (5.25 mmol) was added and the mixture was allowed to warm up to r.t., and stirred until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then diluted with saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then it was digerated with MTBE, then filtered to obtain 7-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimi dine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.75 (s, 1H), 8.22 (m, 2H), 7.95 (s, 1H), 7.67 (m, 1H), 7.56 (m, 2H)

MS: (M+H) + = 419.8 Step B: 7-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-chloro-5-(l-naphthyl)pyrrolo[2,3-A]pyr imidine

1 eq. 7-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin e, 1.1 eq.

1-naphthaleneboronic acid neopentyl glycol ester, 1.1 eq. silver carbonate, 0.15 eq. Pd(PPli3) 4 and 2-Me-THF (15 mL/mmol 5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative) were stirred under N 2 atmosphere at 110 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with brine, neutralized with 1M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give 7-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-chloro- 5 -( 1 -naphthy l)pyrro lo [2 , 3 - ]pyrimidine .

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.82 (s, 1H), 8.31 (m, 2H), 7.94 (m, 2H), 7.84 (s, 1H), 7.71 (m, 1H), 7.60 (m, 2H), 7.56-7.48 (m, 3H), 7.48-7.38 (m, 2H)

MS: (M+H) + = 420.0

Step C: Example 11

Using General Procedure III and 7-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-chloro-5-(l-naphthyl)pyrrolo [2,3- ]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, Example 11 was obtained. HRMS calculated for C 2 5H2oN 4 0 2 : 408.1586, found: 409.1670 (M+H)

Example 12: V-[7-benzyl-6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-i ]pyrimidin-4- yl] -D-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 1

and

Example 13 : TV- [7-benzyl-6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen- l-yl)-7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4- yl] -D-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 2

Using General Procedure IVa and Preparation 6 as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo [2,3- ]pyrimidine derivative and 1-naphthaleneboronic acid neopentyl glycol ester as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 12 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 3 4H 3 oN 4 0 2 : 526.2369, found: 527.2431 (M+H). Example 13 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C34H30N4O2: 526.2369, found: 527.2423 (M+H)

Example 14: V-{6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7-[2-(naphthalen-l-yloxy)ethy l]-7H- pyrrolo[2,3-i/]pyrimidin-4-yl}-D-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 1

and

Example 15 : TV- {6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen- l-yl)-7- [2-(naphthalen- l-yloxy)ethyl] -7H- pyrrolo[2,3-i/]pyrimidin-4-yl}-D-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 2

Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-[2-(l-naphthyloxy)ethyl]pyrrolo[2 ,3-d]pyrimidine 94 mg 2-(l-naphthyloxy)ethanol (0.5 mmol), 131 mg PPh 3 (0.5 mmol) and 66 mg Preparation lb (0.25 mmol) were dissolved in 2.5 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 230 μΙ_, DEAD (0.5 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7-[2-(l-naphthyloxy)ethyl]pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.69 (s, 1H), 7.80 (dd, 2H), 7.51-7.31 (m, 4H), 6.94 (d, 1H), 4.90 (t, 2H), 4.52 (t, 2H), 3.08 (q, 2H), 1.26 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 430.0

Step B: (2R)-2-ff5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-f2-(l-naphthyloxy)ethylJpyrrolof2 ,3-dJpyrimidin-4- yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-[2-(l-naphthyloxy) ethyl]pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo- 6-ethyl-7-[2-(l-naphthyloxy)ethyl]pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4 -yl]amino]-3-phenyl- propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.96 (br s, 1H), 8.24 (s, 1H), 7.88 (d, 1H), 7.82 (d, 1H), 7.52-7.32 (m, 4H), 7.29-7.15 (m, 5H), 6.94 (d, 1H), 6.38 (d, 1H), 4.94 (q, 1H), 4.72 (t, 2H), 4.45 (t, 2H), 3.28 (m, 1H), 3.18 (dd, 1H), 2.92 (q, 2H), 1.19 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 559.2 Step C: Examples 14 and 15

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-[2-(l-naphthyloxy) ethyl]pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoi c acid as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and 1-naphthaleneboronic acid neopentyl glycol ester as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 14 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C39H34N4O3 : 606.2631 , found: 607.271 1 (M+H). Example 15 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C39H34N4O3: 606.2631 , found: 607.2705 (M+H)

Example 16: V-[6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7-(2-phenylethyl)-7H-pyrrolo[ 2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -^-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 1

and

Example 17: V-[6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7-(2-phenylethyl)-7H-pyrrolo[ 2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl]-D-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 2

Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7 -phenethyl-pyrrolo[2 , 3-dJpyrimidine

3.1 mL 2-phenylethanol (25.9 mmol), 3.397 g PPh 3 (12.95 mmol) and 3.40 g Preparation lb (12.95 mmol) were dissolved in 1 10 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 1 1.87 mL DEAD (40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7-phenethy 1-pyrro lo [2 , 3 - ]pyrimidine .

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.61 (s, 1H), 7.32-7.16 (m, 3H), 7.1 1 (m, 2H), 4.51 (t, 2H), 3.06 (t, 2H), 2.70 (q, 2H), 1.10 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 364.0 Step B: (2R)-2-f(5-bromo-6-ethyl-7^henethyl^yrrolof2,3-dJpyrimidin-4 -yl)aminoJ-3- phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-phenethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative (2i?)-2-[(5-bromo-6-ethyl-7- phenethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino]-3-phenyl-prop anoic acid was obtained. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.80 (br s, 1H), 8.20 (s, 1H), 7.34-7.17 (m, 8H), 7.13 (m, 2H), 6.45 (d, 1H), 4.91 (q, 1H), 4.33 (t, 2H), 3.31 (dd, 1H), 3.18 (dd, 1H), 3.00 (t, 2H), 2.55 (q, 2H), 1.04 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 493.2

Step C: Examples 16 and 17

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[(5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-phenethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidin-4-yl)amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and 1-naphthaleneboronic acid neopentyl glycol ester as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 16 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C35H32N4O2: 540.2525, found: 541.2592 (M+H). Example 17 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C35H32N4O2: 540.2525, found: 541.2619 (M+H) Example 18: V-[6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7-(3-phenylpropyl)-7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -^-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 1

and

Example 19: V-[6-ethyl-5-(naphthalen-l-yl)-7-(3-phenylpropyl)-7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl]-D-phenylalanine, diastereoisomer 2 Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-(3-phenylpropyl)pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyr imidine

3.52 mL 3-phenyl-propanol (25.9 mmol), 3.397 g ΡΡ1¾ (12.95 mmol) and 3.4 g Preparation lb (12.95 mmol) were dissolved in 110 mL dry THF under N2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 11.87 mL DEAD (40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7-(3 -phenylpropyl)pyrrolo [2,3 - ]pyrimidine .

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.60 (s, 1H), 7.31-7.22 (m, 2H), 7.21-7.13 (m, 3H), 4.32 (t, 2H), 2.85 (q, 2H), 2.65 (t, 2H), 2.05 (m, 2H), 1.16 (t, 3H) MS: (M+H) + = 378.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(3-phenylpropyl)pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyr imidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-(3-phenylpropyl)pyrrolo [2,3- ]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(3- phenylpropyl)pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-p ropanoic acid was obtained. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.95 (br s, 1H), 8.15 (s, 1H), 7.33-7.12 (m, 10H), 6.35 (d, 1H), 4.94 (q, 1H), 4.16 (t, 2H), 3.28 (dd, 1H), 3.16 (dd, 1H), 2.68 (q, 2H), 2.61 (t, 2H), 1.97 (m, 2H), 1.09 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 507.2

Step C: Examples 18 and 19

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(3-phenylpropyl) pyrrolo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo- pyrrolo[2,3-(i] pyrimidine derivative and 1-naphthaleneboronic acid neopentyl glycol ester as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 18 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C36H34N4O2: 554.2682, found: 555.2742 (M+H). Example 19 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C36H34N4O2: 554.2682, found: 555.2756 (M+H) Example 20: V-[(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-methyl-7H-pyrr olo[2,3- d\ pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 21: V-[(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-methyl-7H-pyrr olo[2,3- d\ pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7 -methyl-pyrrolo[2 , 3 -ά] pyrimidine

65 mg Preparation lb (0.25 mmol) was dissolved in 1 mL dry THF, then 20.3 dry MeOH (0.5 mmol) and 0.5 mL cyanomethylenetributylphosphorane solution (0.5 mmol, 1M in toluene) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure. The residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro- 6-ethyl-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine.

H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.56 (s, 1H), 3.84, (s, 3H), 2.91 (q, 2H), 1.26 (t, 3H) MS: (M+H) + = 274.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl- 7 -methyl-pyrrolo[2 , 3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3- phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7- methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i] pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.05 (br s, 1H), 8.17 (s, 1H), 7.32-7.25 (m, 2H), 7.25- 7.18 (m, 3H), 6.32 (d, 1H), 4.97 (m, 1H), 3.68, (s, 3H), 3.29 (dd, 1H), 3.18 (dd, 1H), 2.75 (q, 2H), 1.13 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 403.0

Step C: Examples 20 and 21

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 20 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C25H25CIN4O2: 448.1666, found: 449.1753 (M+H). Example 21 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C25H25CIN4O2: 448.1666, found: 449.1752 (M+H)

Example 22: V-[(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7-(cyclopropylmethyl)-6- ethyl-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 23 : TV- [(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7-(cyclopr opylmethyl)-6-ethyl-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro- 7-(cyclopropylmethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidine

65 mg Preparation lb (0.25 mmol) was dissolved in 1 mL dry THF, then 40 μΐ ^ cyclopropanemethanol (0.5 mmol) and 0.5 mL cyanomethylenetributylphosphorane solution (0.5 mmol, 1M in toluene) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure. The residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-7-(cyclopropylmethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-& lt;i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.54 (s, 1H), 4.18 (d, 2H), 2.94 (q, 2H), 1.29 (t, 3H), 1.24- 1.14 (m, 1H), 0.60-0.51 (m, 2H), 0.51-0.43 (m, 2H)

MS: (M+H) + = 314.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo- 7-(cyclopropylmethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-ylJ amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-7-(cyclopropylmethyl)-6-ethyl- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-7- (cyclopropylmethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]am ino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.05 (br s, 1H), 8.15 (s, 1H), 7.32-7.26 (m, 2H), 7.26- 7.20 (m, 3H), 6.34 (d, 1H), 4.94 (m, 1H), 4.05 (d, 2H) 3.29 (dd, 1H), 3.18 (dd, 1H), 2.78 (q, 2H), 1.28-1.20 (m, 1H), 1.16 (t, 3H), 0.47-0.42 (m, 2H), 0.42-0.37 (m, 2H)

MS: (M+H) + = 443.0

Step C: Examples 22 and 23

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-7-(cyclopropylmethyl)-6-ethyl- pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 22 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C28H29CIN4O2: 488.1979, found: 489.2064 (M+H). Example 23 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C28H29CIN4O2: 488.1979, found: 489.2048 (M+H) Example 24: V-[(5R « )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(prop-2-en-l-y l)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 25: V-[(5S « )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(prop-2-en-l-y l)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

Step A: 7-allyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolof2,3-dJpyrimidine

65 mg Preparation lb (0.25 mmol) was dissolved in 1 mL dry THF, then 34 μΐ ^ allyl- alcohol (0.5 mmol) and 0.5 mL cyanomethylenetributylphosphorane solution (0.5 mmol, 1M in toluene) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure. The residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 7-allyl-5-bromo-4- chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.57 (s, 1H), 6.02-5.90 (m, 1H), 5.25-5.16 (m, 1H), 5.00- 4.85 (m, 3H), 2.87 (q, 2H), 1.26 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 300.0

Step B: (2R)-2-ff7-allyl-5-bromo-6-ethyl^yrrolof2,3-dJpyrimidin-4-yl JaminoJ-3-phenyl- propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 7-allyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[7-allyl-5-bromo-6- ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoi c acid was obtained.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.06 (br s, 1H), 8.16 (s, 1H), 7.34-7.26 (m, 2H), 7.26- 7.19 (m, 3H), 6.35 (d, 1H), 6.01-5.89 (m, 1H), 5.10 (dd, 1H), 5.01-4.93 (m, 1H), 4.87-4.73 (m, 3H), 3.29 (dd, 1H), 3.18 (dd, 1H), 2.70 (q, 2H), 1.12 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 429.0

Step C: Examples 24 and 25

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[7-allyl-5-bromo-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 24 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C27H27CIN4O2: 474.1823, found: 475.1908. Example 25 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C27H27CIN4O2: 474.1823, found: 475.1909

Example 26: V-[7-(but-2-yn-l-yl)-(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 27: V-[7-(but-2-yn-l-yl)-(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

Step A: 5-bromo- 7 -but-2-ynyl-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2 , 3-dJpyrimidine

37 μΙ_, 2-butyn-l-ol (0.5 mmol), 131 mg PPh 3 (0.5 mmol) and 66 mg Preparation lb (0.25 mmol) were dissolved in 2.5 mL dry THF under N2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 230 μΙ_, DEAD (0.5 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-7-but-2-ynyl-4-chloro-6-ethyl- pyrrolo[2,3-(i] pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.59 (s, 1H), 5.03 (q, 2H), 2.99 (q, 2H), 1.77 (t, 3H), 1.33 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 312.0 Step B: (2R)-2-f(5-bromo-7-but-2-ynyl-6-ethyl^yrrolof2,3-dJpyrimidin -4-yl)aminoJ-3- phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-7-but-2-ynyl-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative (2i?)-2-[(5-bromo-7-but-2-ynyl- 6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino]-3-phenyl-propan oic acid was obtained.

'H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-dg) δ: 13.25 (br s, 1H), 8.19 (s, 1H), 7.30-7.24 (m, 2H), 7.24- 7.16 (m, 3H), 6.45 (d, 1H), 5.02-4.96 (m, 2H), 4.93 (q, 1H), 3.30 (dd, 1H), 3.19 (dd, 1H), 2.80 (q, 2H), 1.74 (t, 3H), 1.19 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 441.0 Step C: Examples 26 and 27

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[(5-bromo-7-but-2-ynyl-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidin-4-yl)amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 26 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C28H27CIN4O2: 486.1823, found: 487.1893 (M+H). Example 27 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C28H27CIN4O2: 486.1823, found: 487.1893 (M+H)

Example 28: TV- [(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(2,2,2-trifluo roethyl)- 7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 29: V-[(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(2,2,2-trifluo roethyl)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7- ( 2, 2, 2-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolo[ 2, 3 -ά] pyrimidine

72 trifluoroethanol (1 mmol), 262 mg PPh 3 (1 mmol) and 130 mg Preparation lb (0.5 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 460 μΙ_, DEAD (0.5 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-(2,2,2-trifluoro ethyl)pyrrolo[2,3-(i] pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.62 (s, 1H), 4.90 (q, 2H), 2.94 (q, 2H), 1.28 (t, 3H) MS: (M+H) + = 342.0

Step B: (2R)-2-ff5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolof2,3 -dJpyrimidin-4-ylJ amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolo [2,3- ]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7- (2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)pyrrolo[2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.1 1 (br s, 1H), 8.23 (s, 1H), 7.33-7.26 (m, 2H), 7.26- 7.19 (m, 3H), 6.44 (d, 1H), 5.12 (q, 2H), 5.00-4.93 (m, 1H), 3.30 (dd, 1H), 3.20 (dd, 1H), 2.78 (q, 2H), 1.14 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 471.0

Step C: Examples 28 and 29

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl) pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 28 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C26H24CIF3N4O2: 516.1540, found: 517.1624 (M+H). Example 29 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C26H24CIF3N4O2: 516.1540, found: 517.1606 (M+H) Example 30: V-[(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7-(2-cyclopentylethyl)-6 -ethyl-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 31: TV- [(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7-(2-cyclopentylethyl)-6 -ethyl-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro- 7 -(2-cyclopentylethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2 , 3-dJpyrimidine

124 μΐ ^ 2-cyclopentylethanol (1 mmol), 262 mg PPh 3 (1 mmol) and 130 mg Preparation lb (0.5 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 460 μΙ_, DEAD (0.5 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-7-(2- cyclopentylethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.55 (s, 1H), 4.31-4.20 (m, 2H), 2.89 (q, 2H), 1.91-1.72 (m, 5H), 1.69-1.57 (m, 2H), 1.57-1.46 (m, 2H), 1.28 (t, 3H), 1.23-1.05 (m, 2H) MS: (M+H) + = 356.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo- 7-(2-cyclopentylethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-ylJ amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-7-(2-cyclopentylethyl)-6-ethyl- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-7-(2- cyclopentylethyl)-6-ethyl-pyrrolo [2,3 - ]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.04 (br s, 1H), 8.17 (s, 1H), 7.32-7.26 (m, 2H), 7.25- 7.19 (m, 3H), 6.32 (d, 1H), 5.00-4.92 (m, 1H), 4.17-4.09 (m, 2H), 3.29 (dd, 1H), 3.18 (dd, 1H), 2.74 (q, 2H), 1.79-1.70 (m, 3H), 1.70-1.62 (m, 2H), 1.60-1.50 (m, 2H), 1.50-1.42 (m, 2H), 1.15 (t, 3H), 1.12-1.01 (m, 2H)

MS: (M+H) + = 485.2

Step C: Examples 30 and 31

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-7-(2-cyclopentylethyl)-6-ethyl- pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 30 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 3 iH3 5 ClN 4 0 2 : 530.2449, found: 531.2528 (M+H). Example 31 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 3 iH 3 5ClN 4 0 2 : 530.2449, found: 531.2547 (M+H)

Example 32: V-[(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 33: V-[(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)- 7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-(l-naphthylmethyl)pyrrolo[2,3-d]p yrimidine 158 mg 1-naphthalenemethanol (1 mmol), 262 mg PPh 3 (1 mmol) and 130 mg Preparation lb (0.5 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 460 μΙ_, DEAD (0.5 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40°C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7-(l-naphthylmethyl)pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.58 (s, 1H), 8.09 (d, 1H), 7.95-7.89 (m, 1H), 7.79 (d, 1H), 7.66-7.54 (m, 2H), 7.25 (t, 1H), 6.45 (dd, 1H), 6.03 (s, 2H), 2.76 (q, 2H), 1.08 (t, 3H) MS: (M+H) + = 400.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(l-naphthylmethyl)pyrrolo[2,3-d]p yrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-(l-naphthylmethyl)pyrrolo [2,3- ]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(l- naphthylmethyl)pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl -propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.14 (br s, 1H), 8.27 (d, 1H), 8.15 (s, 1H), 7.98 (d, 1H), 7.83 (d, 1H), 7.66-7.56 (m, 2H), 7.37-7.20 (m, 6H), 6.48 (d, 1H), 6.40 (d, 1H), 5.94 (s, 2H), 4.99 (q, 1H), 3.33 (dd, 1H), 3.22 (dd, 1H), 2.62 (q, 2H), 0.89 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 529.0

Step C: Examples 32 and 33

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-(l-naphthylmethyl)pyrrolo [2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo- pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 32 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 35 H 3 iClN 4 0 2 : 574.2136, found: 575.2211 (M+H). Example 33 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 35 H 3 iClN 4 0 2 : 574.2136, found: 575.2203 (M+H) Example 34: V-[(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(4-methoxybenz yl)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 35: V-[(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(4-methoxybenz yl)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7-[ ( 4-methoxyphenyl)methyl] pyrrolo [ 2, 3-dJpyrimidine 138 mg 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol (1 mmol), 262 mg PPh 3 (1 mmol) and 130 mg Preparation lb (0.5 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 460 μΙ_, DEAD (0.5 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7-[(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl]pyrrolo[2,3-(/Jpyrimidine. MS: (M+H) + = 380.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-[(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl]pyrrolo[ 2,3-d]pyrimidin-4- yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-[(4-methoxyphenyl) methyl]pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[5- bromo-6-ethyl-7- [(4-methoxyphenyl)methyl]pyrrolo [2,3 - ]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 - phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.07 (br s, 1H), 8.20 (s, 1H), 7.33-7.17 (m, 5H), 7.03 (d, 2H), 6.85 (d, 2H), 6.37 (d, 1H), 5.37 (s, 2H), 4.99 (q, 1H), 3.69 (s, 3H), 3.31 (dd, 1H), 3.20 (dd, 1H), 2.65 (q, 2H), 0.91 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 508.8 Step C: Examples 34 and 35

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[[5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-[(4-methoxyphenyl) methyl]pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino]-3-phenyl-propano ic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 34 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C32H31CIN4O3 : 554.2085, found: 555.2176 (M+H). Example 35 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C32H31CIN4O3 : 554.2085, found: 555.2140 (M+H)

Example 36: V-[7-benzyl-(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3- d\ pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 37: V-[7-benzyl-(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

Using General Procedure IVa and Preparation 6 as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo [2,3- ]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 36 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C31H29CIN4O2: 524.1979, found: 525.2048 (M+H). Example 37 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C31H29CIN4O2: 524.1979, found: 525.2064 (M+H) Example 38: V-[(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(propan-2-yl)- 7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 39: V-[(5S « )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6-ethyl-7-(propan-2-yl)- 7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine Step A: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl- 7-isopropyl-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidine

76 μΐ ^ 2-propanol (1 mmol), 262 mg ΡΡ1¾ (1 mmol) and 130 mg Preparation lb (0.5 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL dry THF under N2 atmosphere and cooled to 0 °C. Then 460 μΐ, DEAD (0.5 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were removed under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-isopropyl-pyrrolo [2,3 -( Jpyrimidine . 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.53 (s, 1H), 4.71 (sp, 1H), 2.92 (q, 2H), 1.72 (d, 6H), 1.25 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 302.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[(5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-isopropyl-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin -4-yl)amino]-3- phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-7-isopropyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i] pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative (2i?)-2-[(5-bromo-6-ethyl-7- isopropyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino]-3-phenyl-prop anoic acid was obtained. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.04 (br s, 1H), 8.14 (s, 1H), 7.35-7.17 (m, 5H), 6.33 (d, 1H), 4.95 (q, 1H), 4.64 (sp, 1H), 3.28 (dd, 1H), 3.17 (dd, 1H), 2.76 (q, 2H), 1.59 (d, 6H), 1.11 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 431.2

Step C: Examples 38 and 39

Using General Procedure IVa and (2i?)-2-[(5-bromo-6-ethyl-7-isopropyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidin-4-yl)amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-bromo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 38 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C27H29CIN4O2: 476.1979, found: 477.2057 (M+H). Example 39 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C27H29CIN4O2: 476.1979, found: 477.2063 (M+H)

Example 40 : (2R)-2- [(7-benzyl-(5S « )-5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-ethyl-7H-pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl)oxy] -3-phenylpropanoic acid Step A: 7-benzyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2, 3 -ά] pyrimidine

255 mg NaH (6.38 mmol) and 50 mL dry THF were charged into a 50 mL Schlenk tube under N2 atmosphere and the slurry was cooled to 0 °C. Then 1.792 g Preparation lb (5.8 mmol) was added. After stirring the mixture for 30 minutes at 0 °C, 773 benzyl bromide (6.38 mmol) was added and the mixture was allowed to warm up to r.t., and stirred until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then diluted with saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 7-benzyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.58 (s, 1H), 7.35-7.20 (m, 3H), 7.10-6.96 (m, 2H), 5.52 (s, 2H), 2.78 (q, 2H), 1.05 (t, 3H)

Step B: Methyl (2R)-2-(7-benzyl-5-bromo-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-yl)oxy-3- phenyl-propanoate

1.639 g 7-benzyl-5-bromo-4-chloro-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine (4.67 mmol) was dissolved in 47 mL dry DMSO, then 2.948 g methyl (2i?)-2-hydroxy-3-phenyl-propanoate (16.4 mmol) and 7.234 g CS 2 CO 3 (22.2 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at 100 °C under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water and brine, extracted with DCM. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and 'Pr 2 0 as eluents to obtain methyl (2i?)-2-(7-benzyl-5-bromo-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4 -yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.29 (s, 1H), 7.47 (d, 2H), 7.36-7.19 (m, 6H), 7.06-6.96 (m, 2H), 5.60 (dd, 1H), 5.47 (s, 2H), 3.73 (s, 3H), 3.41-3.28 (m, 2H), 2.72 (q, 2H), 1.03 (t, 3H) MS: (M+H) + = 494.2

Step C: Methyl (2R)-2-f7-benzyl-(5Sa)-5-f 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-hydroxphenyl]-6-ethyl- pyrrolof 2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-ylJoxy-3-phenyl-propanoate

A mixture of 1.20 g methyl (2i?)-2-(7-benzyl-5-bromo-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidi n-4- yl)oxy-3 -phenyl-propanoate (2.43 mmol), 1.98 g Preparation 3a (7.21 mmol), 110 mg Pd(OAc) 2 (0.49 mmol), 350 mg butyl-diadamantylphosphine (0.98 mmol), and 7.35 mL 1M aqueous TBAOH in 18 mL DME was heated under MW irradiation at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. The reaction mixture was filtered through Celite. Water was added to the filtrate, it was acidified to pH = 4 and extracted with MTBE. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure.

The residue was heated in a mixture of 10 mL MeOH and 40 μΐ ^ cc. H 2 S0 4 until no further conversion was observed. The volatiles were removed under reduced pressure, the residue was diluted with water, the pH was set to 5, and it was extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain methyl (2i?)-2-[7-benzyl-(55' iJ )-5-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4- hydroxphenyl]-6-ethyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-ph enyl-propanoate as the later eluting diastereoisomer. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 10.14 (s, 1H), 8.27 (s, 1H), 7.34-7.27 (m, 2H), 7.27-7.22 (m, 1H), 7.17-7.07 (m, 4H), 7.05 (d, 2H), 6.98 (dd, 1H), 6.64 (d, 2H), 5.60 (d, 1H), 5.51 (d, 1H), 5.43 (dd, 1H), 3.56 (s, 3H), 3.00 (dd, 1H), 2.85 (dd, 1H), 2.60-2.51 (m, 1H), 2.48-2.38 (m, 1H), 2.04 (s, 3H), 0.84 (t, 3H)

Step D: Example 40

139 mg methyl (2i?)-2-[7-benzyl-(55' iJ )-5-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-hydroxphenyl]-6-ethyl- pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate (0.25 mmol), 72 mg l-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-methylpiperazine (0.50 mmol) and 166 mg resin bound PPh 3 (0.5 mmol) were dissolved in 3 mL dry toluene under N 2 atmosphere, then 115 mg DTAD (0.5 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then diluted with DCM, filtered and the filtrate concentrated under reduced pressure, and purified via flash chromatography using heptane, EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. The obtained intermediate was dissolved in 10 mL MeOH, then 500 mg LiOHxH 2 0 was added, and the mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with brine, neutralized with 1M aqueous HC1 solution and extracted with DCM. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 40 mM aqueous NH 4 OAc solution (pH = 4, adjusted with AcOH) and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 40. HRMS calculated for C 38 H 42 C1N 5 0 4 : 667.2925, found: 668.2992 (M+H)

Example 41: V-[6-bromo-7-(but-3-en-l-yl)-(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-ί ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 42: V-[6-bromo-7-(but-3-en-l-yl)-(5S«)-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphen yl)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine Step A: 7-but-3-enyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine

5.0 g 4-chloro-5-iodo-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine (17 mmol), 2.842 g K 2 CO 3 (20.57 mmol), 2.15 mL 4-bromo-l-butene (20.57 mmol) and 26 mL dry DMF were stirred at r.t. under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was poured into water and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with water, dried over MgSC^, filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc to obtain 7-but-3-enyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.62 (s, 1H), 7.38 (s, 1H), 5.82-5.69 (m, 1H), 5.08 (s, 1H), 5.04 (dd, 1H), 4.33 (t, 2H), 2.60 (q, 2H)

MS: (M+H) + = 334.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[ (7-but-3-enyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2, 3-<i]pyrimidin-4-yl) amino] -3-phenyl- propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 7-but-3-enyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[(7-but-3-enyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin- 4-yl)amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 8.32 (s, 1H), 7.38 (s, 1H), 7.35-7.28 (m, 3H), 7.28-7.22 (m, 2H), 7.02 (s, 1H), 6.28 (d, 1H), 5.80- 5.67 (m, 1H), 5.09-5.04 (m, 1H), 5.04-5.00 (s, 1H), 4.94-4.85 (m, 1H), 4.22 (t, 2H), 3.51 (dd, 1H), 3.30 (dd, 1H), 2.54 (q, 2H) Step C: (2R)-2-[[7-but-3-enyl-5-(3-chloro-2-methyl-phenyl)pyrrolo[2, 3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure IVb and (2i?)-2-[(7-but-3-enyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4- yl)amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[7-but-3- enyl-5 -(3 -chloro-2-methyl-phenyl)pyrrolo [2,3 - ]pyrimidin-4-yl]amino] -3 -phenyl- propanoic acid was obtained. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.86 (br s, 1H), 8.24 (s, 1H), 7.55-7.43 (m, 1H), 7.33-6.95 (m, 6H), 6.89-6.80 (m, 2H), 5.84-5.40 (m, 1H), 5.08- 4.93 (m, 3H), 4.84 (br s, 1H), 4.37-4.15 (m, 2H), 3.16 (d, 1H), 2.85 (dd, 1H), 2.56 (q, 2H), 2.22-2.04 (s, 3H).

Step D: Examples 41 and 42

512 mg (2i?)-2-[[7-but-3-enyl-5-(3-chloro-2-methyl-phenyl)pyrrolo[2 ,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid (1 mmol) was dissolved in 4.5 mL dry DMF and 187 mg NBS (1 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then poured into water, extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 0.1 % aqueous TFA solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 41 as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 26 H 24 BrClN 4 0 2 : 538.0771, found: 541.0831 (M+H). Example 42 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 26 H 24 BrClN 4 0 2 : 538.0771, found: 541.0835 (M+H)

Example 43: V-[6-bromo-(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7-(prop-2-en-l-yl)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i/] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 44: V-[6-bromo-(5S fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7-(prop-2-en-l-yl)-7H- pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

Step A: 7 -allyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2 , 3-dJpyrimidine

176.5 mg 4-chloro-5-iodo-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine (0.6 mmol), 100.7 mg K 2 C0 3 (0.73 mmol), 63 allyl bromide (0.73 mmol) and 1 mL dry DMF were stirred at r.t. under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was poured into water and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with water, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc to obtain 7-allyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3- ]pyrimidine. MS: (M+H) + = 320.0

Step B: (2R)-2-[ (7-allyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidin-4-yl)aminoJ-3-phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure III and 7-allyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidine as the appropriate 4-chloro-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and D-phenylalanine as the appropriate amino acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[(7-allyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4-yl) amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.09 (br s, 1H), 8.20 (s, 1H), 7.43 (s, 1H), 7.34-7.18 (m, 5H), 6.52 (bd, 1H), 6.05-5.90 (m, 1H), 5.15 (dd, 1H), 5.07-4.94 (m, 2H), 4.74 (d, 2H), 3.38 (dd, 1H), 3.15 (dd, 1H)

MS: (M+H) + = 449.0

Step C: (2R)-2-[[7-allyl-5-(3-chloro-2-methyl-phenyl)pyrrolo[2,3-d]p yrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid

Using General Procedure IVb and (2i?)-2-[(7-allyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4-yl) amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid as the appropriate 5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3c as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, (2i?)-2-[[7-allyl- 5 -(3 -chloro-2-methyl-phenyl)pyrrolo [2,3 - ]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid was obtained.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.89 (br s, 1H), 8.23 (s, 1H), 7.59-7.42 (br, 1H), 7.31- 7.10 (m, 6H), 6.91-6.81 (br, 2H), 6.12-5.98 (m, 1H), 5.16 (dd, 1H), 5.09-4.96 (m, 2H), 4.90-4.76 (br, 3H), 3.17 (dd, 1H), 2.86 (dd, 1H), 2.23-2.04 (br s, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 447.0

Step D: Examples 43 and 44

447 mg (2i?)-2-[[7-allyl-5-(3-chloro-2-methyl-phenyl)pyrrolo[2,3-&l t;i]pyrimidin-4-yl] amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid (1 mmol) was dissolved in 4.5 mL dry DMF and 187 mg NBS (1 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then poured into water, extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 0.1 % aqueous TFA solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 43 as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 2 5H 22 BrClN 4 0 2 : 524.0615, found: 525.0675 (M+H). Example 44 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 2 5H 22 BrClN 4 0 2 : 524.0615, found: 525.0674 (M+H)

Example 45 : (2R)-2- [(7-benzyl-5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1-yl) ethoxy]phenyl}-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-i ]pyrimidin-4-yl)oxy]-3-phenylpropanoic acid

Step A: 7-benzyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidine

1.68 g 4-chloro-5-iodo-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine (6 mmol), 1.24 mL benzyl alcohol (12 mmol), 3.144 g PPh 3 (12 mmol) and 60 mL dry THF were cooled to 0 °C under N 2 atmosphere, then 5.5 mL DEAD solution (12 mmol, 40 % in toluene) was added and the mixture was stirred at 40 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was poured into water and extracted with Et 2 0. The combined organic layers were washed with water, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc to obtain 7-benzyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidine.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.67 (s, 1H), 8.12 (s, 1H), 7.32 (t, 2H), 7.28 (t, 1H), 7.28 (d, 2H), 5.47 (s, 2H)

MS (M+H): 369.9

Step B: Methyl (2R)-2-(7-benzyl-5-iodo-pyrrolof2,3-dJpyrimidin-4-yl)oxy-3-p henyl- propanoate

1 eq. 7-benzyl-4-chloro-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidine, 3 eq. methyl (2i?)-2-hydroxy-3- phenyl-propanoate, 3 eq. Cs 2 C0 3 and dry DMSO (6 mL/mmol) were stirred at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was acidified with 1M aqueous HC1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give methyl (2R)-2-(7- benzyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidin-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-pro panoate. MS (M+H): 514.1 Step C: Example 45

Using General Procedure IVb and methyl (2i?)-2-(7-benzyl-5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidin-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate as the appropriate 5-iodo-pyrrolo[2,3-<i] pyrimidine derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, methyl (2i?)-2-[7-benzyl-5-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperaz in- 1 -yl)ethoxy] phenyl]pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl] oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate was obtained. It was dissolved in dioxane:water 1 : 1 (20 mL/mmol) and 10 eq. LiOHxH 2 0 was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2M aqueous HCl solution, extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 0.1 % aqueous TFA solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 45. HRMS calculated for C 36 H38C1N 5 0 4 : 639.2612, found: 640.2654 (M+H)

Example 46 : TV- [5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-7,8-dihydro-6H-pyrimido [5,4-6] pyrrolizin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

210 mg 1 : 1 mixture of Examples 43 and 44 (mixture of the two diastereoisomers, 0.4 mmol) was dissolved in 3 mL MeOH and 70 μΐ, cc. H 2 S0 4 (1.2 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was poured into icy water, neutralized with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then it was dissolved in dry THF (6 mL/mmol), and was cooled to 0 °C. 5 eq. 9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane solution (0.5M in THF) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then 20 eq. 2M aqueous NaOH solution and 20 mol% PdCl 2 xdppf was added. The mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was filtered through Celite, washed with EtOAc. The layers of the filtrate were separated, the aqueous layer was acidified to pH 3 with 2M aqueous HCl solution, then extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 40 mM aqueous NH 4 OAc solution (pH = 4, adjusted with AcOH) and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 46 as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 25 H 23 C1N 4 0 2 : 446.1510, found: 447.159 and 447.1591 (M+H)

Example 47: TV- [(5R fl )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6,7,8,9-tetrahydropyrimi do [5,4-b] indolizin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

and

Example 48: N- [(5S « )-5-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)-6,7,8,9-tetr ahydropyrimido [5,4-b] indolizin-4-yl] -D-phenylalanine

1.29 g 1 : 1 mixture of Examples 41 and 42 (mixture of the two diastereoisomers, 2.3 mmol) was dissolved in 10 mL MeOH and 0.4 mL cc. H 2 S0 4 (6.9 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was poured into icy water, neutralized with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then it was dissolved in dry THF (6 mL/mmol), and was cooled to 0 °C. 5 eq. 9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane solution (0.5M in THF) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then 20 eq. 2M aqueous NaOH solution and 20 mol% PdCl 2 xdppf was added. The mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was filtered through Celite, washed with EtOAc. The layers of the filtrate were separated, the aqueous layer was acidified to pH 3 with 2M aqueous HCl solution, then extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 0.1 % aqueous TFA solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 47 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 26 H 25 C1N 4 0 2 : 460.1666, found: 461.1747 (M+H). Example 48 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 26 H 25 C1N 4 0 2 : 460.1666, found: 461.1752 (M+H)

Example 49: (2R)-2-{[(3S fl )-3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methylphenyl)-2-ethyl-l- benzothiophen-4-yl] oxy}-3-phenylpropanoic acid and

Example 50: (2R)-2-{[(3R « )-3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methylphenyl)-2-ethyl-l- benzothiophen-4-yl] oxy}-3-phenylpropanoic acid

Step A: (2R)-2-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoic acid

270 mg (2i?)-2-hydroxy-3-phenyl-propanoic acid (1.63 mmol), 40 mg Cul (0.21 mmol) and 325 mg CS 2 CO 3 (1 mmol) were measured into a 7 mL vial equipped with screw cap and rubber septum. The vial was purged with argon and 5 mL dry DMF and 288 mg 2-ethyl-4-iodo-benzo[¾]thiophene (1 mmol) were added by syringe. The mixture was stirred at 110 °C in dark for 20 hours. All further steps were carried out in dark or at red light. 10 mL water was added and the pH was set to 3 with 2M aqueous HCl solution. Then it was extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified on a preparative TLC plate (silica layer, toluene:AcOH 9: 1 eluent) to obtain (2i?)-2-(2- ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoic acid. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.53 (br s, 1H), 7.42-7.36 (m, 3H), 7.30 (t, 2H), 7.25-7.18 (m, 1H), 7.13 (t, 1H), 7.07 (br, 1H), 6.65 (d, 1H), 4.98 (dd, 1H), 3.29 (dd, 1H), 3.22 (dd, 1H), 2.89 (q, 2H), 1.30 (t, 3H)

Step B: Methyl (2R)-2-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate

1.434 g (2i?)-2-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoic acid (4.39 mmol) was dissolved in 20 mL MeOH and 20 cc. H 2 SO 4 was added. The mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, then diluted with water, neutralized with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain methyl (2i?)-2-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.46-7.33 (m, 5H), 7.33-7.26 (m, 1H), 7.16 (bd, 1H), 7.13 (t, 1H), 6.65 (d, 1H), 4.99 (dd, 1H), 3.75 (s, 3H), 3.46-3.32 (m, 2H), 3.01-2.91 (m, 2H), 1.42 (t, 3H)

Step C: Methyl (2R)-2-(2-ethyl-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propa noate 1.278 g methyl-(2R)-2-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propan oate (3.75 mmol), 2.284 g I 2 (9 mmol), and 2.5 g Ag 2 S0 4 (8 mmol) were dissolved in 10 mL EtOH and stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then filtered, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 860 mg methyl (2i?)-2-(2-ethyl-3,7-diiodo- benzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate that was dissolved in 20 mL THF, 150 mg 10 % Pd/C was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. under 4 bar H 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then it was filtered through Celite, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain methyl (2i?)-2-(2-ethyl-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3- phenyl-propanoate. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.53 (d, 1H), 7.49-7.41 (m, 2H), 7.34-7.27 (m, 2H), 7.26-7.18 (m, 2H), 6.77 (d, 1H), 5.33 (dd, 1H), 3.61 (s, 3H), 3.43 (dd, 1H), 3.32 (dd, 1H), 2.94-2.85 (m, 2H), 1.25 (t, 3H)

Step D: Examples 49 and 50

320 mg methyl (2i?)-2-(2-ethyl-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl)oxy-3-phenyl-prop anoate (0.686 mmol) and 368 mg Preparation 3a (1.37 mmol) were dissolved in 4 mL 2-Me-THF under N 2 atmosphere, then 1.37 mL TBAOH solution (1.37 mmol, 1M in THF) and 49 mg AtaPhos (0.069 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at 90 °C in a closed vial until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with 30 mL DCM, washed with 10 mL 1M aqueous HCl solution. The organic layer was concentrated under reduced pressure, then dissolved in 5 mL MeOH. 100 mg LiOHxH 2 0 was added, and the mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 1M aqueous HCl solution and extracted with DCM. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 0.1 % aqueous TFA solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 49 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 2 6H 23 C10 4 S: 466.1006, found: 465.0956 (M-H). Example 50 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 26 H 23 C10 4 S: 466.1006, found: 465.0971 (M-H)

Example 51: (2R)-2-[((3S fl )-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)et hoxy] phenyl}-2-ethyl-l-benzothiophen-4-yl)oxy]-3-phenylpropanoic acid Step A: Methyl (2R)-2-[ 3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-ethyl-benzothiophen -4- ylj oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate

140 mg Example 49 (0.3 mmol) was dissolved in 3 mL MeOH and 50 μΐ, cc. H 2 SO 4 was added. The mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and the residue was diluted with water, neutralized with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain methyl (2i?)-2-[3-(3-chloro- 4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-ethyl-benzothiophen-4-yl]oxy-3- phenyl-propanoate.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 10.02 (s, 1H), 7.49 (d, 1H), 7.23-7.12 (m, 4H), 7.02 (d, 1H), 6.92 (d, 1H), 6.89-6.86 (m, 2H), 6.62 (d, 1H), 5.01 (dd, 1H), 3.50 (s, 3H), 2.72 (dd, 1H), 2.60-2.51 (m, 2H), 2.38 (dd, 1H), 1.96 (s, 3H), 1.12 (t, 3H)

Step B: Example 51

63 mg methyl (2i?)-2-[3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-ethyl-benz othiophen-4- yl]oxy-3-phenyl-propanoate (0.13 mmol), 23 mg l-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-methylpiperazine (0.156 mmol) and 41 mg PPh 3 (0.156 mmol) were dissolved in 2 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere, then 36 mg DTAD (0.156 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure, and purified via flash chromatography using heptane, EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. The obtained intermediate was dissolved in 5 mL MeOH, then 100 mg LiOHxH 2 0 was added, and the mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 1 M aqueous HCl solution and extracted with DCM. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 40 mM aqueous NH 4 OAc solution (pH = 4, adjusted with AcOH) and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 51. HRMS calculated for C 33 H 37 C1N 2 0 4 S: 592.2163, found: 593.2238 (M+H)

Example 52 : (2R)-2- { [(3R « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzothiophen-4-yl]ox y}-3-(2-{[2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

and

Example 53 : (2R)-2- { [(3S « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzothiophen-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[ 2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Step A: (3-bromophenyl) Ή -diethylcarbamate

5.0 g 3-bromophenol (28.9 mmol) and 4.31 g diethylcarbamoyl chloride (31.8 mmol) were dissolved in 50 mL pyridine and stirred at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain (3-bromophenyl) N,N-diethylcarbamate. MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 56 (9), 72 (42), 100 (100), 174 (4), 176 (4), 271 (4, [M + ]), 273 (4, [M + ])

Step B: (3-bromo-2-iodo-phenyl) Ή -diethylcarbamate

2.72 g (3-bromophenyl) N,N-diethylcarbamate (10 mmol) was dissolved in 50 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and cooled to -78 °C. 6 mL LDA solution (12 mmol, 2M in THF, heptane, ethyl benzene) was added and the mixture was stirred at -78 °C for 30 minutes.

Then 3.18 g I 2 (12.5 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at -78 °C for 30 minutes then it was allowed to warm up to r.t. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain (3-bromo-2-iodo-phenyl) N,N-diethylcarbamate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-de) δ:

7.60 (dd, 1H), 7.35 (t, 1H), 7.17 (dd, 1H), 3.47 (q, 2H), 3.31 (q, 2H), 1.27 (t, 3H), 1.14 (t,

3H)

Step C: [3-bromo-2-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]phenyl] Ή -diethylcarbamate

2.60 g (3-bromo-2-iodo-phenyl) N,N-diethylcarbamate (6.53 mmol), 863 mg l-ethynyl-4- fluorobenzene (7.19 mmol), 229 mg Pd(PPh 3 ) 2 Cl 2 (0.33 mmol), 130 mg copper(I) iodide (0.65 mmol) and 1.43 g diethylamine (19.6 mmol) were dissolved in 25 mL dry DMF and stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with water and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain [3-bromo-2-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]phenyl] N,N-diethylcarbamate. MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 56 (2), 72 (35), 100 (100), 261 (2), 263 (2), 389 (2, [M + ]), 391 (2, [M + ]) Step D: [2-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]-3-methylsulfanyl-phenyl] Ή -diethylcarbamate

2.5 g [3-bromo-2-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]phenyl] N,N-diethylcarbamate (6.56 mmol) was dissolved in 65 mL dry THF and cooled to -78 °C, then 4.3 mL n BuLi solution (6.88 mmol, 1.6M in hexanes) was added. The mixture was stirred at -78 °C for 30 minutes. Then 742 mg S 2 Me 2 (7.87 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at -78 °C for 30 minutes, then it was allowed to warm up to r.t. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain [2-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]-3-methylsulfanyl-phenyl] N,N-diethylcarbamate. MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 56 (2), 72 (46), 100 (100), 342 (40), 357 (1, [M + ]) Step E: [2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl] Ή -diethylcarbamate

1100 mg 2-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]-3-methylsulfanyl-phenyl] N,N-diethylcarbamate (3.08 mmol) and 937 mg I 2 (3.7 mmol) were dissolved in 20 mL DCM and stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then diluted with 10 % aqueous Na 2 S 2 0 3 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with brine, to give [2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl] N,N-diethylcarbamate.

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.74 (dd, 1H), 7.56 (m, 2H), 7.40 (t, 1H), 7.18 (m, 2H), 7.12 (dd, 1H), 3.60 (q, 2H), 3.46 (q, 2H), 1.36 (t, 3H), 1.26 (t, 3H)

MS (EI, 70 eV) m z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 72 (42), 100 (100), 170 (16), 342 (37), 369 (5), 469 (1, [M + ]) Step F: [ 3-f 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-f 2- ( 4-methylpiperazin-l-yl) ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 4-fluoro phenyl)benzothiophen-4-ylJ Ή -diethylcarbamate

1 eq. [2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl] N,N-diethylcarbamate, 2 eq. Preparation 3b, 2 eq. Cs 2 C0 3 , 0.1 eq. Ataphos and THF:water 3:1 (10 mL/mmol benzothiophene derivative) were stirred under N 2 atmosphere at 70 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with water and extracted with DCM. The organic phase was dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give [3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzothiophen-4-yl] N,N-diethylcarbamate. MS: (M+H) + = 610.2

Step G: 3-f 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-f 2- ( 4-methylpiperazin-l-yl) ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 4-fluoro phenyl)benzothiophen-4-ol

1.8 g [3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]ph enyl]-2-(4-fluoro phenyl)benzothiophen-4-yl] N,N-diethylcarbamate (3 mmol) was dissolved in 80 mL EtOH and 1.2 g NaOH (30 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 80 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents to obtain 3-[3-chloro- 2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl] -2-(4-f uorophenyl)benzothiophen- 4-ol. MS: (M+H) + = 511.2

Step H: Examples 52 and 53

470 mg 3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-f uoro phenyl)benzothiophen-4-ol (0.92 mmol), 1.12 g Preparation 2d (2.76 mmol) and 726 mg PPh 3 (2.76 mmol) were dissolved in 10 mL dry toluene, then 635 mg DTAD (2.76 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents. The formed intermediate was dissolved in 10 mL dioxane:water 1 : 1, 400 mg LiOHxH 2 0 was added, and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. It was neutralized with 2M aqueous HC1 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 52 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 4 9H 46 C1FN 4 0 6 S: 872.2811, found: 437.1457 (M+2H). Example 53 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 49 H 46 CIFN 4 O 6 S: 872.2811, found: 437.1491 (M+2H)

Example 54: 2-benzyl-3-[3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methylphenyl)-2-ethyl-l- benzothiophen-4-yl] propanoic acid Step A: Methyl ( )-2-benzyl-3-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)prop-2-enoate

576 mg 2-ethyl-4-iodo-benzo[¾]thiophene (2 mmol), 717 mg methyl 2-benzylacrylate (4 mmol), 556 TEA (4 mmol) and 24 mg PdCl 2 (0.1 mmol) were dissolved in 10 mL DMF and stirred at 130 °C in a MW reactor until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain methyl (Z)-2-benzyl-3-(2- ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)prop-2-enoate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) ratio of diastereoisomers 1.00 / 0.77 = major / minor, δ: 8.06-8.28 (s, 1H), 7.68-7.76 (d, 1H), 7.44- 6.98 (m, 8H), 4.25-3.93 (s, 2H), 3.78-3.82 (s, 3H), 2.97-2.99 (q, 2H), 1.41-1.43 (t, 3H)

Step B: Methyl 2-benzyl-3-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)propanoate

432 mg methyl (Z)-2-benzyl-3-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)prop-2-enoate (1.28 mmol), 137 mg 10 % Pd/C, 5 mL AcOH and 20 mL MeOH were stirred under 4 bar H 2 atmosphere at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was filtered through Celite, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain methyl 2-benzyl-3-(2- ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)propanoate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.61 (d, 1H), 7.38- 7.05 (m, 7H), 6.80 (s, 1H), 3.50 (s, 3H), 3.28-3.18 (m, 1H), 3.11-3.00 (m, 3H), 2.90 (q, 2H), 2.86-2.77 (m, 1H), 1.35 (t, 3H)

Step C: Methyl 2-benzyl-3-(2-ethyl-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl)propanoate

346 mg methyl 2-benzyl-3-(2-ethylbenzothiophen-4-yl)propanoate (1.02 mmol), 305 mg I 2 (1.2 mmol) and 468 mg Ag 2 S0 4 (1.5 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL EtOH and stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was filtered, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain methyl 2-benzyl-3-(2-ethyl-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4- yl)propanoate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.67 (dd, 1H), 7.28-7.06 (m, 7H), 4.29-4.17 (m, 1H), 3.80-3.71 (m, 1H), 3.32 (s, 3H), 3.28-3.21 (m, 1H), 3.08-3.00 (m, 2H), 2.97 (q, 2H), 1.35 (t, 3H)

Step D: Example 54

1 eq. methyl 2-benzyl-3-(2-ethyl-3-iodo-benzothiophen-4-yl)propanoate, 2 eq. Preparation 3a, 2 eq. TBAOH solution (1M in water), 0.1 eq. Ataphos and 2-Me-THF (5 mL/mmol benzothiophene derivative) were stirred under N 2 atmosphere at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was diluted with water and extracted with DCM. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The formed intermediate was dissolved in MeOH (5 mL/mmol benzothiophene derivative), 10 eq. LiOHxH 2 0 was added, and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. It was neutralized with 2M aqueous HCl solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified using preparative reversed phase chromatography using 0.1 % aqueous TFA solution and MeCN as eluents to give Example 54. HRMS calculated for C 2 7H 25 C10 3 S: 464.1213, found: 463.1 158 (M-H)

Example 55 : (2R)-2- { [(lR a )- 1- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH-indol-7-yl]oxy}-3-(2 - methoxyphenyl)propanoic acid

and

Example 56 : (2R)-2- { [(lS a )- 1- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH-indol-7-yl]oxy}-3-(2-methoxyph enyl)propanoic acid

600 mg Preparation 7b (0.86 mmol) was dissolved in 20 mL dioxane:water 1 : 1 and 600 mg LiOHxH 2 0 was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water, acidified with 1M aqueous HCl solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 55 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 38 H 39 CIFN 3 O 5 : 671.2562, found: 672.2618 (M+H). Example 56 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 38 H 39 CIFN 3 O 5 : 671.2562, found: 672.2652 (M+H) Example 57: (2R)-2-{[3-chloro-(lS « )-l-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH-indol-7-yl]oxy}-3-(2 - methoxyphenyl)propanoic acid

240 mg Preparation 7b (0.34 mmol) was dissolved in 3 mL DCM and 46 mg NCS (0.34 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then it was dissolved in 5 mL dioxane:water 1 : 1 and 140 mg LiOHxH 2 0 was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water, acidified with 1M aqueous HC1 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 57 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 3 8H38C1 2 FN30 5 : 705.2173, found: 706.2227 (M+H) Example 58: (2R)-2-{[(lR fl )-l-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(furan-2-yl)-lH-indol-7-yl]oxy}-3-(2-met hoxyphenyl)propanoic acid

and

Example 59 : (2R)-2- { [(lS a )- 1- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(furan-2-yl)-lH-indol-7-yl]oxy}-3-(2-methoxyphenyl )propanoic acid and

Example 60 : (2R)-2- { [(lS a )- 1- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(5-fluorofuran-2-yl)-lH-indol-7-yl]oxy}-3-(2-metho xyphenyl)propanoic acid Step A : 4- [7-benzyloxy-2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)indol- 1-yl] -2-chloro-3-methyl-phenol

1360 mg Preparation 7a (2 mmol), 848 mg 2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2- dioxaborolane (4 mmol), 2123 mg K 3 PO 4 (10 mmol), 45 mg Pd(OAc) 2 (0.2 mmol) and 164 mg SPhos (0.4 mmol) were dissolved in 30 mL dry toluene and stirred at 75 °C until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents. Then 2 mL TBAF solution (2 mmol, 1M in THF) and 25 mL THF were added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give 4-[7-benzyloxy-2-(5-fluoro-2- furyl)indol-l-yl]-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenol. MS: (M+H) + = 448.0

Step B: 7-benzyloxy-l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-y l)ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 5-fluoro-2-furyl) indole

650 mg 4-[7-benzyloxy-2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)indol- 1 -yl]-2-chloro-3-methyl-phenol (1.01 mmol), 288 mg l-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-methylpiperazine (2 mmol) and 786 mg PPh 3 (3 mmol) were dissolved in 20 mL dry toluene. Then 690 mg DTAD (3 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 45 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was concentrated under reduced pressure, and was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents to give 7-benzyloxy-l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methyl piperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)indole. MS: (M+H) + = 574.2

Step C: The mixture of l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]phe nyl]- 2-(2-furyl)indol-7-ol and l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl] -2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)indol-7-ol

1300 mg 7-benzyloxy- 1 -[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]- 2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)indole (2.26 mmol) was dissolved in 100 mL MeOH and 100 mg 10 % Pd/C was added. The mixture was stirred under 1 bar H 2 atmosphere at r.t. overnight. The mixture was filtered through Celite and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to give a 7:3 mixture of l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(2-furyl)indol-7-ol (MS: (M+H) + = 466.2) and l-[3-chloro-2-methyl- 4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)indol-7-ol (MS : (M+H) + = 484.2).

Step D: Examples 58, 59 and 60

465 mg of the 7:3 mixture of l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(2-furyl)indol-7-ol and l-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(5-fluoro-2-furyl)indol-7-ol (1 mmol), 449 mg ethyl (2S)-2- hydroxy-3-phenyl-propanoate (2 mmol) and 786 mg PPh 3 (3 mmol) were dissolved in 10 mL dry toluene. Then 691 mg DTAD (3 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 45 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was concentrated under reduced pressure, and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents. Then it was dissolved in 5 mL dioxane:water 1 : 1 and 140 mg LiOHxH 2 0 was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water, acidified with 1M aqueous HC1 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 58 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 36 H 38 C1N 3 0 6 : 643.2449, found: 644.2512 (M+H). Example 59 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 3 6H 38 C1N 3 0 6 : 643.2449, found: 644.2521 (M+H). Example 60 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 36 H 37 C1FN 3 0 6 : 661.2355, found: 662.241 1 (M+H)

Example 61 : (2R)-2- { [(3R « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzofuran-4-yl]oxy}- 3-(2- methoxyphenyl)propanoic acid

and

Example 62 : (2R)-2- { [(3S « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzofuran-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-metho xyphenyl)propanoic acid

Step A: Ethyl (2S)-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)-2-fp-tolylsulfonyloxy)propanoate 3000 mg Preparation 2f (13.38 mmol) was dissolved in 10 mL pyridine and 2933 mg TsCl (15.38 mmol) was added at 0 °C. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was diluted with water and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were washed with 1M aqueous citric acid solution, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to give ethyl (2S)-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)-2-(/?-tolylsulfonyloxy)propanoate. MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 65 (7), 77 (14), 91 (49), 123 (33), 133 (33), 165 (100), 207 (65), 307 (13), 512 (7, [M + ])

Step B: Ethyl (2R)-2-[ 3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ylJoxy-3-(2-methoxy phenyl)propanoate

1 eq. Preparation lc, 1.5 eq. ethyl (2S)-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)-2-(/?-tolylsulfonyloxy) propanoate, 2 eq. K 2 CO 3 and DMSO (10 mL/mmol benzofurane derivative) were stirred at 60 °C under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 1M aqueous HC1 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4- fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl]oxy-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoa te. MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 91 (56), 133 (41), 165 (100), 207 (93), 281 (26), 305 (9), 512 (3, [M + ]), 514 (3, [M + ])

Step C: Examples 61 and 62

Using General Procedure VI and ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4- yl]oxy-3-(2-methoxyphenyl)propanoate as the appropriate 3-bromo-benzofuran derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 61 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 38 H 38 CIFN 2 O 6 : 672.2402, found: 673.2465 (M+H). Example 62 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 38 H 38 CIFN 2 O 6 : 672.2402, found: 673.2486 (M+H)

Example 63 : (2R)-2- { [(3R « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzofuran-4-yl]oxy}- 3-(2-{[2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

and

Example 64 : (2R)-2- { [(3S«)-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzofuran-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-( 2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Step A: Ethyl (2R)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-[ 2-(2-methoxy phenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]oxyphenyl]propanoate

Using General Procedure V and Preparation lc as the appropriate benzofuran-4-ol derivative and Preparation 2d as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, ethyl (2i?)-2-[3- bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzo furan-4-yl]oxy-3 - [2- [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4- yl]oxyphenyl] propanoate was obtained. MS: (M+H) + = 699.2

Step B: Examples 63 and 64

Using General Procedure VI and ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4- yl]oxy-3-[2-[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]oxyphenyl]pro panoate as the appropriate 3-bromo-benzofuran derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 63 was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C49H46CIFN4O7: 856.3039, found: 429.1582 (M+2H). Example 64 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C49H46CIFN4O7: 856.3039, found: 429.1604 (M+2H) Example 65: (2R)-2-{[(3S«)-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin -l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzofuran-4-yl]oxy}-3-[2-(2,2, 2-trifluoroethoxy) phenyl] propanoic acid

Step A: Ethyl (2R)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-( 2,2,2- trifluoroethoxy)phenyl]propanoate

Using General Procedure V and Preparation lc as the appropriate benzofuran-4-ol derivative and Preparation 2h as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, ethyl (2i?)-2-[3- bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-(2,2,2-trif luoroethoxy)phenyl] propanoate was obtained. MS: (M+Na) + = 604.4 Step B: Example 65

Using General Procedure VI and ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4- yl]oxy-3-[2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenyl]propanoate as the appropriate 3-bromo- benzofuran derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 65 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C39H37CIF4N2O6: 740.2276, found: 741.2372 (M+H)

Example 66 : (2R)-2- { [(3S « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzofuran-4-yl]oxy}-3 -[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro ethoxy)phenyl] propanoic acid Step A: Ethyl (2R)-2-[3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl]o xy-3-[2- ( 2, 2, 2-trifluoroethoxy)phenyl]propanoate

Using General Procedure V and Preparation Id as the appropriate benzofuran-4-ol derivative and Preparation 2h as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, ethyl (2i?)-2-[3- bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-(2 ,2,2-trifluoroethoxy) phenyl]propanoate was obtained. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ): 8.07 (m, 2H), 7.43 (m, 3H), 7.27 (m, 2H), 7.1 1 (m, 1H), 6.98 (m, 1H), 6.55 (dd, 1H), 5.23 (m, 1H), 4.82 (q, 2H), 4.12 (q, 2H), 3.37 (m , 1H), 3.25 (m, 1H), 1.10 (t, 3H)

Step B: Example 66

Using General Procedure VI and ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl) benzofuran-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenyl]propa noate as the appropriate 3-bromo-benzofuran derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 66 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for CsgHseClFsNzOg: 758.2182, found: 759.2244 (M+H)

Example 67: (2R)-2-{[(3S fl )-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)et hoxy] phenyl}-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-benzofuran-4-yl]oxy}-3 -(2-{[2-(2-methoxy phenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid Step A: Ethyl (2R)-2-[3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-ylJo xy-3-[2-[[2- (2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy] phenyl] propanoate

Using General Procedure V and Preparation Id as the appropriate benzofuran-4-ol derivative and Preparation 2d as the appropriate lactic ester derivative, ethyl (2R)-2-[3- bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)benzofuran-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-[[ 2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoate was obtained. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO- d 6 ): 8.86 (d, 1H), 8.05 (m, 2H), 7.61 (d, 1H), 7.52 (dd, 1H), 7.48-7.38 (m, 4H), 7.25 (m, 1H), 7.21 (m, 1H), 7.12 (m, 2H), 7.03 (td, 1H), 6.94 (td, 1H), 6.67 (dd, 1H), 5.40 (m, 1H), 5.26 (s, 2H), 4.15 (q, 2H), 3.75 (s , 3H), 3.56 (m, 1H), 3.30 (m, 1H), 1.12 (t, 3H) Step B: Example 67

Using General Procedure VI and ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-6-fluoro-2-(4-fluorophenyl) benzo furan-4-yl]oxy-3 - [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl] propanoate as the appropriate 3-bromo-benzofuran derivative and Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 67 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C49H45CIF2N4O7: 874.2945, found: 438.1543 (M+2H)

Example 68 : (2R)-2- { [(3R « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-methyl-lH-indol-4-yl] oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

and

Example 69 : (2R)-2- { [(3S«)-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-l-methyl-lH-indol-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2- {[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Step A: l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-indole

7.0 g 4-benzyloxy-lH- indole (31.35 mmol) was dissolved in 60 mL dry DMF and 1.317 g NaH (32.92 mmol, 60 % on mineral oil) was added at 0 °C. The mixture was stirred for 1 hour, then 6.09 g benzenesulfonyl chloride (34.48 mmol) was added dropwise and the mixture was stirred at 0 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with water and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain l-(benzenesulfonyl)- 4-benzyloxy- indole.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.97 (d, 2H), 7.72 (d, 1H), 7.69 (t, 1H), 7.59 (t, 2H), 7.54 (d, 1H), 7.47 (d, 2H), 7.39 (t, 2H), 7.33 (d, 1H), 7.27 (t,lH), 6.89 (d, 1H), 6.85 (d, 1H), 5.20 (s, 2H)

MS (EI, 70 eV) m/z (% relative intensity, [ion]): 77 (32), 91 (100), 141 (18), 222 (6), 272 (11), 363 (10, [M + ])

Step B: l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-iodo-indole

5.08 g l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-indole (13.98 mmol) was dissolved in 140 mL dry THF. 8.54 mL LDA solution (15.38 mmol, 1.8M in THF-heptane-ethylbenzene) was added at -78 °C and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. Then 4.26 g iodine (16.8 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour at -78 °C. The mixture was quenched with saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution, extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were washed with aqueous Na 2 S 2 0 3 solution and water, then dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-iodo-indole. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.86 (dd, 2H), 7.75 (d, 1H), 7.70 (d, 1H), 7.61 (t, 2H), 7.47 (dd, 2H), 7.39 (t, 2H), 7.33 (d, 1H), 7.23 (t, 1H), 7.18 (s, 1H), 6.90 (d, 1H), 5.20 (s, 2H)

Step C: l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indole

5.8 g l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-iodo-indole (11.86 mmol) and 3.16 g 4-(4,4,5,5- tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)fluorobenzene (14.22 mmol) were dissolved in 75 mL THF, then 7.73 g Cs 2 C0 3 (23.72 mmol), 420 mg Ataphos (0.59 mmol) and 25 mL water were added and the mixture was stirred at 70 °C under N 2 atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indole. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-dg) δ: 7.79 (d, 1H), 7.67 (m, 1H), 7.60-7.48 (m, 6H), 7.43-7.25 (m, 8H), 7.00 (d, 1H), 5.57 (s, 1H), 5.22 (s, 2H) Step D: l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-iodo-in dole 4.92 g l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)indole (10.75 mmol), 3.69 g Ag 2 S0 4 (11.83 mmol) and 3.0 g iodine (11.83 mmol) were stirred in 100 mL EtOH at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-iodo-in dole. MS: (M+H) + = 584.2

Step E: l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4 -methylpiperazin-l- yl) ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 4-fluorophenyl) indole

5.5 g l-(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-3-iodo-in dole (9.42 mmol), 4.46 g Preparation 3b (11.31 mmol), 6.14 g Cs 2 C0 3 (18.84 mmol) and 354 mg Ataphos (0.5 mmol) were dissolved in 100 mL THF:water 3: 1 and stirred at 70 °C under N 2 until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane, EtOAc and MeOH as eluents to obtain 1 -(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4- methylpiperazin- 1 - yl)ethoxy] phenyl]-2-(4-f uorophenyl)indole.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.85 (d, 1H), 7.67 (t, 1H), 7.61-6.90 (m, 2H), 7.53-7.47 (m, 4H), 7.4 (t, 1H), 7.20-7.07 (m, 5H), 6.96 (d, 1H), 6.77 (d, 1H), 6.73 (d, 1H), 6.66 (d, 2H), 4.96 (d, 1H), 4.86 (d, 1H), 4.09 (m, 1H), 4.00 (m, 1H), 3.34 (br s, 4H), 2.75 (t, 2H), 2.58 (br s, 4H), 2.30 (s, 3H), 1.81 (s, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 724.2

Step F: 4-benzyloxy-3- [3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl] -2- (4-fluorophenyl)-lH-indole

6.5 g 1 -(benzenesulfonyl)-4-benzyloxy-3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4- methylpiperazin- 1 - yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-f uorophenyl)indole (8.97 mmol) was dissolved in 100 mL THF and 100 mL MeOH, then 28.3 g Ba(OH) 2 x8 H 2 0 (89.7 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 70 °C until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then filtered, the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents to obtain 4-benzyloxy-3-[3-chloro-2- methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1H- indole. MS : (M+H) + = 584.2

Step G: 4-benzyloxy-3- [3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl] -2- (4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -methyl-indole

1.626 g 4-benzyloxy-3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-y l)ethoxy]phenyl]- 2-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH- indole (2.78 mmol) was dissolved in 25 mL dry DMF and cooled to 0 °C. Then 123 mg NaH (3.06 mmol, 60 % on mineral oil) was added and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. Then 395 mg methyl iodide (2.78 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour. The mixture was then poured into water and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents to obtain 4-benzyloxy-3-[3-chloro-2- methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -methyl-indole. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 7.31 (dd, 2H), 7.24-7.10 (m, 7H), 6.97 (d, 1H), 6.83- 6.76 (m, 3H), 6.68 (dd, 1H), 5.01 (d, 1H), 4.93 (d, 1H), 4.14 (m, 1H), 4.06 (m, 1H), 3.63 (s, 3H), 3.10-2.60 (br s, 8H), 2.84 (br s, 2H), 2.58 (s, 3H), 2.04 (s, 3H)

Step H: 3-f 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-f 2- ( 4-methylpiperazin-l-yl) ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 4-fluoro phenyl)- l-methyl-indol-4-ol

1.6 g 4-benzyloxy-3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-y l)ethoxy]phenyl]-2- (4-fluorophenyl)-l -methyl-indole (2.68 mmol) was dissolved in 10 mL DCM and 1 eq. HBr (33 % solution in AcOH) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was then diluted with 10 % aqueous K 2 CO 3 solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were washed with brine, dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and MeOH as eluents, then via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain 3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4-fluorophenyl)- 1 -methyl- indol-4-ol. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 9.02 (s, 1H), 7.29-7.15 (m, 4H), 7.06-6.92 (m, 2H), 6.86 (d, 1H), 6.78 (d, 1H), 6.38 (dd, 1H), 4.07 (m, 2H), 3.58 (s, 3H), 2.70 (t, 2H), 2.58-2.40 (br s, 4H), 2.40-2.19 (br s, 4H), 2.19 (s, 3H), 2.09 (s, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 508.2 Step I: Ethyl (2S)-3-f2-ff2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-ylJmethoxyJphenyl J-2-(p-tolyl sulfonyloxy)propanoate

3.668 g Preparation 2d (8.97 mmol) was dissolved in 12 mL pyridine and 1.97 g TsCl (10.31 mmol) was added at 0 °C. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was diluted with water and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phases were washed with 1M aqueous citric acid solution, dried over MgSC"4, filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to give ethyl (25)-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl ]-2-( ?-tolylsulfonyloxy) propanoate.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.93 (d, 1H), 7.58 (dd, 1H), 7.52-7.43 (m, 2H), 7.43- 7.34 (m, 2H), 7.26-7.15 (m, 4H), 7.13-7.04 (m, 2H), 6.93-6.83 (m, 2H), 5.12 (d, 1H), 5.03- 4.92 (m, 2H), 4.01 (q, 2H), 3.79 (s, 3H), 3.26 (dd, 1H), 3.01 (dd, 1H), 2.36 (s, 3H), 1.12 (t, 3H)

MS: (M+H) + = 563.2

Step J: Examples 68 and 69

60 mg 3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]phe nyl]-2-(4-fluoro phenyl)- l-methyl-indol-4-ol (0.12 mmol), 101 mg ethyl (2S)-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxy phenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]-2-( ?-tolylsulfonyloxy)propanoate (0.18 mmol) and 80 mg CS 2 CO 3 (0.24 mmol) were dissolved in 2 mL dry DMF and stirred at 50 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then 2 eq. LiOHxH 2 0 was added and mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The mixture was concentrated and purified by preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 68 as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for 869.3355, found: 435.6743 (M+2H). Example 69 was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 50 H 49 CIFN 5 O 6 : 869.3355, found: 435.6767 (M+2H) - I l l-

Example 70 : TV- [3-(3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)thieno [3,2-c] yridin-4-yl] -D- phenylalanine

Step A : 4-bromo-N- ( dimethoxymethyl) thiophene-3-carboxamide

5.01 g 4-bromothiophene-3-carboxylic acid (24.2 mmol) was dissolved in 25 mL isopropyl acetate and 17.9 mL SOCl 2 (242 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 50 °C for 2 hours. Then the excess SOCl 2 was distilled and the residue was dissolved in 25 mL isopropyl acetate and cooled to 10 °C. 10.6 mL DIPEA (60.5 mmol) and 4.0 mL aminoacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal (36.3 mmol) were added. The mixture was allowed to warm up to r.t. and stirred under N 2 atmosphere overnight. The mixture was diluted with 10 % aqueous H 3 PO 4 solution and extracted with isopropyl acetate. The combined organic phases were washed with 10 % aqueous KH 2 P0 4 solution and brine, then dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to obtain 4-bromo-7V-(dimethoxymethyl)thiophene-3-carboxamide.

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.36 (t, 1H), 7.93 (d, 1H), 7.72 (d, 1H), 4.48 (t, 1H), 3.31-3.28 (m, 8H)

MS (M+H): 294.0

Step B: 3-bromo-5H-thienof 3, 2-c]pyridin-4-one

32 mg 4-bromo-7V-(dimethoxymethyl)thiophene-3-carboxamide (0.102 mmol) was dissolved in 1 mL PPA and stirred at 100 °C under argon atmosphere until no further conversion observed. The mixture was then poured into ice, the formed precipitate was filtered and washed with water to obtain 3-bromo-5H-thieno[3,2-c]pyridin-4-one. MS (Μ+Η): 229.9

Step C: 3-bromo-4-chloro-thieno[ 3, 2-c] pyridine

1.06 g 3-bromo-5H-thieno[3,2-c]pyridin-4-one (4.4 mmol), 560 7V,7V-dimethylaniline (4.4 mmol) and 8.37 mL POCl 3 (88 mmol) were stirred at 100 °C until no further conversion observed. The reaction mixture was then poured into ice and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were washed with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 3-bromo-4-chloro-thieno[3,2-c]pyridine. MS (M+H): 247.9

Step D: 3,4-dibromothieno[3,2-c]pyridine

735 mg 3-bromo-4-chloro-thieno[3,2-c]pyridine (2.8 mmol) and 2.288 g bromotrimethylsilane (14.5 mmol) were dissolved in 15 mL propionitrile and stirred at 100 °C until no further conversion observed. The reaction mixture was then concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 40 mM aqueous NH 4 OAc solution (pH = 4, adjusted with AcOH) and MeCN as eluents to obtain 3,4-dibromothieno[3,2-c]pyridine. MS (M+H): 291.8 Step E: (2R)-2-f(3-bromothienof3,2-cJpyridin-4-yl)aminoJ-3-phenyl-pr opanoic acid

340 mg 3,4-dibromothieno[3,2-c]pyridine (1.16 mmol) and 718 mg D-phenylalanine (4.35 mmol) were dissolved in 7.5 mL sulfolane, then 421 mg potassium fluoride (7.25 mmol) and 2.23 g 4,7,13,16,21,24-hexaoxa-l,10-diazabicyclo[8.8.8]hexacosane (5.8 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at 175 °C under argon atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. The reaction mixture was directly injected and purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 40 mM aqueous NH 4 OAc solution (pH = 4, adjusted with AcOH) solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain (2i?)-2-[(3- bromothieno[3,2-c]pyridin-4-yl)amino]-3-phenyl-propanoic acid.

Step F: Example 70

189 mg (2R)-2- [(3 -bromothieno [3, 2-c]pyridin-4-yl)amino] -3 -phenyl-propanoic acid (0.5 mmol), 341 mg (3-chloro-2-methylphenyl)boronic acid (2 mmol) were dissolved in 3.5 mL DME, then 72 mg butyldi-l-adamantylphosphine (0.2 mmol), 22 mg Pd(OAc) 2 (0.1 mmol) and 389 mg TBAOH (1.5 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at 100 °C under argon atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was poured into icy water, extracted with MTBE. The aqueous phase was acidified to pH 2 and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via preparative reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 70. HRMS calculated for C 2 3Hi 9 ClN20 2 S: 422.0856, found: 423.0937 and 423.0919 for the two diastereomers (M+H)

Example 71: (2R)-2-{[(3S«)-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin -l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-6]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-( 2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Step A: 2-chloro-3-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]pyridine

In a dry flask 3.85 g 3-bromo-2-chloro-pyridine (20 mmol), 0.23 g Cul (1.2 mmol), 0.42 g PdCl 2 (PPli 3 ) 2 (0.6 mmol) were added in 40 mL dry TEA. After stirring for 10 minutes, 2.64 g l-ethynyl-4-fluoro-benzene (22 mmol) was added and the solution was heated to 100 °C and stirred overnight. The reaction mixture was cooled down, diluted with water and then it was extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 2-chloro-3-[2-(4- fluorophenyl)ethynyl]pyridine. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ 8.44 (dd, 1H), 8.14 (dd, 1H), 7.68 (t, 2H), 7.51 (dd, 1H), 7.33 (t, 2H)

Step B: 2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2, 3-bJpyridine

2.95 g 2-chloro-3-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethynyl]pyridine (12.7 mmol) and 3.97 g Na 2 S (51 mmol) were placed in a 250 mL flask. 120 mL DMF was added and the mixture was stirred at 130 °C for 2 hours. Then the reaction mixture was cooled down, diluted with water and then it was extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layers were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain 2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-6] pyridine. MS (M+H): 230.2

Step C: 2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3- ]pyridine Ή-oxide

1.94 g 2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridine (8.4 mmol) was dissolved in DCM (50 mL) and cooled to 0 °C. 3.12 g MCPBA (12.6 mmol) was added portionwise and stirred at r.t. for 6 hours. Then it was concentrated under reduced pressure and the crude product was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and methanol as eluents. MS (M+H): 246.2 Step D: 4-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno [2 , 3-bJpyridine

1.56 g 2-(4-fluorophenyl)-7-oxido-thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-7-ium (6.4 mmol) was dissolved in 50 mL CHCI 3 . 15.7 mL POCI 3 (25.76 g, 168 mmol) was added and the reaction mixture was stirred at reflux temperature for 3 hours. Then it was cooled down, ice and saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 was added and it was extracted with CHC1 3 . The combined organic layers were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and methanol as eluents to obtain 4-chloro-2-(4-fiuorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridine. MS (M+H): 264.0

Step E: 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2, 3-bJpyridine

1.15 g Br 2 (7.2 mmol) was added dropwise to a mixture of 1.46 g 4-chloro-2-(4- fiuorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridine (5.5 mmol), 0.52 g K 2 HP0 4 (3.0 mmol), 0.46 g

NaHC0 3 (5.5 mmol) and 1.12 g MgS0 4 (9.2 mmol) in 20 mL CHC1 3 . The mixture was stirred overnight at reflux temperature. Then, the reaction was cooled down and filtered.

The filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and methanol as eluents to obtain 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-

(4-fiuorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridine. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ 8.59 (d, 1H),

7.76 (m, 2H), 7.71 (d, 1H), 7.42 (m, 2H)

Step F: 3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2, 3-bJpyridin-4-ol

The mixture of 0.206 g 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-(4-fiuorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridine (0.6 mmol), 0.492 g sodium acetate (6 mmol), 12 mL AcOH and 0.18 mL H 2 0 was heated at 150 °C via MW irradiation for 5 hours. Water was added and the product was collected by filtration. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ 11.63 (br s, 1H), 8.30 (br s, 1H), 7.72 (m, 2H), 7.38 (m, 2H), 6.87 (br s, 1H)

Step G: Ethyl (2R)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-b]pyridin-4-yl] oxy-3-[2-[[2- (2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy] phenyl] propanoate

0.324 g 3-bromo-2-(4-fiuorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4-ol (1 mmol), 0.613 g Preparation 2d (1.5 mmol), 0.691 g DTAD (3 mmol) and 0.787 g PPh 3 (3 mmol) were dissolved in 10 mL dry THF under N 2 atmosphere and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. The solvent was then removed under reduced pressure, the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to give ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4-y l]oxy-3- [2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propan oate. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-dg) δ 8.86 (d, 1H), 8.33 (d, 1H), 7.72 (m, 2H), 7.61 (d, 1H), 7.51 (dd, 1H), 7.45 (td, 1H), 7.44 (d, 1H), 7.39 (m, 2H), 7.25 (td, 1H), 7.14 (d, 1H), 7.10 (d, 1H), 7.03 (td, 1H), 6.93 (t, 1H), 6.88 (d, 1H), 5.55 (dd, 1H), 5.30 (d, 1H), 5.26 (d, 1H), 4.16 (m, 2H), 3.75 (s, 3H), 3.58 (dd, 1H), 3.35 (dd, 1H), 1.13 (t, 3H)

Step H: Example 71

0.288 g (2i?)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4-y l]oxy-3-[2-[[2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoate (0.4 mmol), 0.472 g Preparation 3b (1.2 mmol), 0.028 g Ataphos (0.004 mmol) and 0.392 g Cs 2 C0 3 (1.2 mmol) were dissolved in a mixture of dioxane (4 mL) and water (3 mL) and stirred under N 2 at 70 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was diluted with water and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified was purified via flash chromatography using DCM and methanol as eluents. The obtained intermediate was dissolved in a mixture of dioxane (7 mL) and water (7 mL) and 0.168 g LiOHxH 2 0 (4 mmol) was added. The mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2M aqueous HCl, extracted with DCM. The combined organic phases were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The diastereoisomers were purified and separated by preparative reversed phase chromatography using 5 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. The diastereomer eluting later was collected as Example 71. HRMS calculated for C 48 H 45 C1FN 5 0 6 S: 873.2763; found 437.6441 (M+2H)

Example 72 : (2R)-2- [5- [3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl] -6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7-methyl-pyrrolo [2,3-i ] pyrimidin-4-yl] oxy-3- [2- [ [2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy] phenyl] propanoic acid

Step A: Ethyl 2-amino-5-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH-pyrrole-3-carboxylate The solution of 3330 mg ethyl 3-amino-3-imino-propanoate (20 mmol) and 4340 mg 2-bromo-l-(4-fluorophenyl)ethanone (20 mmol) in 40 mL ethanol was stirred at r.t. for 30 minutes, then 20 mL 1M NaOEt solution in ethanol (20 mmol) was added at 0 °C, then it was stirred at 60 °C for 90 minutes. Additional 13 mL 1M NaOEt solution in ethanol (13 mmol) was added at room temperature and it was stirred at 60 °C for further 1 hour. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, diluted with 40 mL water then it was extracted with ethyl acetate. The combined organic phase was dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain ethyl 2-amino-5-(4-fiuorophenyl)-lH-pyrrole-3-carboxylate. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 10.75 (br s, 1H), 7.52 (m, 2H), 7.14 (m, 2H), 6.44 (d, 1H), 5.68 (br s, 2H), 4.14 (q, 2H), 1.25 (t, 3H)

Step B: 6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3, 7-dihydropyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-one

The solution of 6.83 g ethyl 2-amino-5-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH-pyrrole-3-carboxylate (27.5 mmol) and 12 mL formic acid in 50 mL formamide and 24 mL DMF was stirred at 160 °C for 16 hours in a sealed reaction vessel. The reaction mixture was cooled to room temperature; 150 mL 2-propanol was added. The precipitate was filtered, washed with heptane, then it was dried under reduced pressure to obtain 6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3,7- dihydropyrrolo[2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-one. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.36 (br s, 1H), 11.88 (br s, 1H), 7.88 (m, 3H), 7.27 (t, 2H), 6.93 (s, 1H)

Step C: 4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7H-pyrrolof2,3-dJpyrimidine

The solution of 4.50 g 6-(4-fluorophenyl)-3,7-dihydropyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidin-4- one (19.6 mmol) in 46 mL POCI 3 (491 mmol) was stirred at 90 °C for 3 hours. It was concentrated under reduced pressure, the residue was poured onto ice. The pH was adjusted to 7 using solid K 2 CO 3 , then the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The combined organic phase was washed with brine, then it was dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure to give 4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)- 7H-pyrrolo[2,3-i/]pyrimidine. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 13.04 (br s, 1H), 8.60 (s, 1H), 8.08 (m, 2H), 7.37 (t, 2H), 7.10 (d, 1H) Step D: 4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)- 7-methyl-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidine To the solution of 1.87 g 4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-<i]pyrimidine (7.55 mmol) in 38 niL DMF 1.286 g Mel (9.06 mmol) then 1.15 g K 2 C0 3 (8.30 mmol) was added and it was stirred at r.t. for 1 hour. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was diluted with brine, and it was extracted with dichloromethane. The combined organic phase was dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure, then the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and ethyl acetate as eluents to obtain 4-chloro-6-(4- fluorophenyl)-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-i/]pyrimidine. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.69 (s, 1H), 7.79 (m, 2H), 7.42 (m, 2H), 6.80 (s, 1H), 3.83 (s, 3H)

Step E: 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)- 7-methyl-pyrrolo[2, 3-dJpyrimidine

To the solution of 1.36 g 4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i]pyrimidi ne (5.20 mmol) in 16 mL acetic acid 5.46 mL 1M Br 2 solution in acetic acid (5.46 mmol) was added dropwise at 0 °C, then the reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. for 30 minutes. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, then the residue was diluted with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and it was extracted with ethyl acetate. The combined organic phase was dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and ethyl acetate as eluents to obtain 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7- methyl-pyrrolo[2,3- ]pyrimidine. 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.73 (s, 1H), 7.70 (m, 2H), 7.47 (m, 2H), 3.69 (s, 3H)

Step F: Ethyl (2R)-2-[ 5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)- 7 -methyl-pyrrolo[2 , 3-d]pyrimidin-4- yl]oxy-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phen yl]propanoate

845 mg 5-bromo-4-chloro-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7-methyl-pyrrolo[2,3-(i] pyrimidine (2.48 mmol), 1.27 g Preparation 2c (3.11 mmol) was dissolved in 10 mL DMF, then 2.43 g Cs 2 C0 3 (7.44 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 60 °C for 6 hours. The reaction mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure, it was diluted with brine, and then the mixture was extracted with ethyl acetate. The combined organic phase was dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure, then the residue was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and ethyl acetate as eluents to obtain ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7-methyl-pyrrolo [2,3 - ]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3 - [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl] propanoate. MS (M+H): 712.0

Step G: Example 72

Using General Procedure II and ethyl (2i?)-2-[5-bromo-6-(4-fluorophenyl)-7-methyl- pyrrolo[2,3- ]pyrimidin-4-yl]oxy-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl ]m

phenyljpropanoate instead of 5-bromo-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidyl-lactic ester, and using Preparation 3b as the appropriate boronic acid derivative, Example 72 was obtained as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 48 H 47 CIFN 7 O 6 : 871.3260; found 436.6703 and 436.6710 (M+2H)

Example 73: 2-{[3-{3,5-dichloro-2,6-dimethyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-y l)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-0]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-( 2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 74 : 2- { [3- {2,6-dimethyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4- fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4- yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 75: l-[(dimethylcarbamoyl)oxy] ethyl (2R)-2-{[(3S « )-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-

[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophen yl)thieno[2,3-6]pyridin-4- yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phe nyl)propanoate 591 mg dimethylamine hydrochloride (7.25 mmol) and 1.20 mL pyridine (14.9 mmol) were dissolved in 18 mL dry DCM under nitrogen atmosphere, then the mixture was cooled to -78 °C and 990 mg 1-chloroethyl chloroformate (6.9 mmol) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred at -78 °C until no further conversion was observed. The cold mixture was filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure (30 mbar) using a 30°C bath. Then it was dissolved in 2 mL dry DMF under nitrogen atmosphere, 60 mg Example 71 (0.069 mmol) and 223 mg CS 2 CO 3 (0.55 mmol) were added and the reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was diluted with brine, extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via reversed phase chromatography using 5 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 75 as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 53 H 54 C1FN60 8 S: 988.3397; found: 495.1782 and 495.1772 (M+2H)

Example 76: l-[(ethoxycarbonyl)oxy] ethyl (2R)-2-{[(3S « )-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-

(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy]phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl) thieno[2,3-6]pyridin-4- yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phe nyl)propanoate 668 mg EtOH (14.5 mmol) and 1.26 g pyridine (15.6 mmol) were dissolved in 18 mL dry DCM under nitrogen atmosphere, then the mixture was cooled to -78 °C and 1.98 g 1-chloroethyl chloroformate (13.8 mmol) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred at -78 °C until no further conversion was observed. The cold mixture was filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure (30 mbar) using a 30 °C bath. Then it was dissolved in 2 mL dry DMF under nitrogen atmosphere, 60 mg Example 71 (0.069 mmol) and 223 mg Cs 2 C0 3 (0.55 mmol) were added and the reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was filtered and the filtrate was purified via reversed phase chromatography using 5 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 76 as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 53 H 53 C1FN 5 0 9 S: 989.3237; found: 990.3342 and 990.3314 (M+H).

Example 77: 2-{[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy ]phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-0]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-hydroxy-3-( 2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 78 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-6]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-4-hydroxy-3-( 2-{[2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)butanoic acid Example 79: 2-0-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethox y]phenyl}- 2-(4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] -3,4-dideoxy-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)pentonic acid

Example 80 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)thieno [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] oxy}-3- [2-({2- [5-(hydroxymethyl)pyridin-3- yl] pyrimidin-4-yl} methoxy)phenyl] propanoic acid

Example 81: 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] oxy}-3- {2- [(2- {2- [(2-hydroxyethoxy)methyl] phenyl}pyrimidin-4-yl)methoxy]phenyl}propanoic acid Example 82: 2-{[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy ]phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] oxy}-3- {2- [(2- {4- [2-(dimethylamino)ethoxy] phenyl}pyrimidin-4-yl)methoxy]phenyl}propanoic acid

Example 83 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] oxy}-3- [2-({2- [3-(phosphonooxy)phenyl] pyrimidin-4-yl}methoxy)phenyl] propanoic acid

Example 84: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}-D-phenylalanine

Step A: ethyl (2R)-2-ff3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thienof2,3-bJpyridin-4-yl JaminoJ-3-f2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e

343 mg 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridine (Step E in Example 71, 1.0 mmol) and 455 mg Preparation 2i (1.20 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL dry DMSO, then 978 mg CS 2 CO 3 (3.0 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred under nitrogen atmosphere at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then it was dissolved 1.5 mL 1.25 M HC1 solution in EtOH, and the mixture was stirred at 60 °C until the ester formation was complete. Then it was carefully neutralized with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution, extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.77 (d, 1H), 8.07 (d, 1H), 7.6 (m, 2H), 7.52-6.88 (m, 8H), 7.37 (d, 1H), 7.34 (m, 2H), 7.05 (d, 1H), 6.57 (d, 1H), 5.23/5.19 (d+d, 2H), 4.92 (m, 1H), 4.12 (m, 2H), 3.73 (s, 3H), 3.44/3.25 (dd+dd, 2H), 1.14 (t, 3H)

HRMS calculated for C 36 H 30 BrFN 4 O 4 S: 712.1155; found: 357.0649 (M+2H)

Step B: ethyl (2R)-2-ff3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-(4-fluorop henyl)thieno

[2,3-bJpyridin-4-ylJaminoJ-3-f2-ff2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyri midin-4-ylJmetho

propanoate

178 mg ethyl (2i?)-2-[[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-¾]pyridin-4- yl]amino]-3-[2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e (0.249 mmol) and 107 mg Preparation 3a (0.4 mmol) were dissolved in 1 mL 1,4-dioxane under nitrogen atmosphere, then 163 mg Cs 2 C0 3 (0.50 mmol), 0.5 mL water and 28 mg AtaPhos (0.04 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred in a microwave reactor at 111 °C for 15 minutes. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HC1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain ethyl (2i?)-2-[[3-(3- chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2 ,3-¾]pyridin-4-yl]amino]- 3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]prop anoate as a mixture of atropoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 43 H 36 C1FN 4 0 5 S: 774.2079; found: 388.11 13 (M+2H)

Step C: Example 84

80 mg ethyl (2i?)-2-[[3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-(4-fluoro phenyl)thieno [2,3 -¾]pyridin-4-yl]amino] -3 - [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl] propanoate (0.103 mmol), 43 mg 2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethanol (0.30 mmol), and 79 mg PPI1 3 (0.30 mmol) were dissolved in 1 mL dry toluene, then 69 mg DTAD (0.30 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 50 °C under nitrogen atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. The obtained ester derivative was dissolved in 1 mL THF, then 80 mg LiOHxH 2 0 and 1 mL water were added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until the hydrolysis was complete. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HC1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 84 as a 7:3 mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 48 H 46 C1FN 6 0 5 S: 872.2923; found: 437.1540 and 437.1538 (M+2H)

Example 85 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)thieno[3,2-c]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-m ethoxyphenyl)pyrimidin- 4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 86: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [3,2-c] pyridin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine

Step A: 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-iodo-thieno[ 3, 2-c] pyridine

4.97 g 3-bromo-4-chloro-thieno[3,2-c]pyridine (20.0 mmol) was dissolved in 50 mL dry THF under argon atmosphere and the mixture was cooled to -45 °C. Then 22 mL Mg(TMP)Cl x LiCl solution (22 mmol, 1 M in THF) was added dropwise and the mixture was stirred for 1 hour at -45 °C, then 1 hour at 0 °C, then it was cooled to -45 °C again. Then 5.58 g iodine (22 mmol, dissolved in 20 mL dry, cold THF) was added dropwise and the mixture was stirred at -45 °C for 2 hours. Then it was allowed to warm up to r.t. and concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was poured onto 300 mL brine, and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phase was washed with saturated aqueous Na 2 S 2 03 solution, saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution, then with water and then dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using hexanes and EtOAc as eluents.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 8.27 (d, 1H), 8.17 (d, 1H)

HRMS calculated for C 7 H 2 BrClINS: 372.7824; found: 373.7916 (M+H) Step B: 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[3,2-c]pyridine

2.62 g 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-iodo-thieno[3,2-c]pyridine (7.0 mmol) and 2.33 g 2-(4- fluorophenyl)-4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-l,3,2-dioxaborolane (10.5 mmol) were dissolved in 18 mL THF under argon atmosphere, then 6.84 g Cs 2 C0 3 (21 mmol), 18 mL water, 79 mg Pd(OAc) 2 (0.35 mmol) and 297 mg l BuXPhos (0.70 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred at 70 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then the volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure. The residue was diluted with water and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic phase was washed with saturated aqueous NH 4 C1 solution, then with brine and then dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using hexanes and EtOAc as eluents.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 8.35 (d, 1H), 8.26 (d, 1H), 7.74 (dd, 2H), 7.42 (t, 2H) HRMS calculated for Ci 3 H 6 BrClFNS: 340.9077; found: 341.9144 (M+H)

Step C: ethyl (2R)-2-ff3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thienof3,2-cJpyridin-4-yl JaminoJ-3-f2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e

343 mg 3-bromo-4-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[3,2-c]pyridine (1.0 mmol) and 455 mg Preparation 2i (1.20 mmol) were dissolved in 5 mL dry DMSO, then 978 mg Cs 2 C0 3 (3.00 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred under nitrogen atmosphere at 100 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HC1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. Then it was dissolved 1.5 mL 1.25 M HC1 solution in EtOH, and the mixture was stirred at 60 °C until the ester formation was complete. Then it was carefully neutralized with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution, extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents. HRMS calculated for C 36 H 30 BrFN 4 O 4 S: 712.1155; found: 713.1209 (M+H)

Step D: ethyl (2R)-2-[ [3-( 3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2- ( 4-fluorophenyl) thieno [3,2-c]pyridin-4-yl]amino]-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimid in-4-yl]m

propanoate

31 mg ethyl (2i?)-2-[[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[3,2-c]pyridin-4-y l]amino]-3-[2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e (0.043 mmol) and 24 mg Preparation 3a (0.09 mmol) were dissolved in 0.5 mL 1,4-dioxane under nitrogen atmosphere, then 33 mg CS 2 CO 3 (0.10 mmol), 0.5 mL water and 9.4 mg AtaPhos (0.013 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred in a microwave reactor at 111 °C for 10 minutes. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain ethyl (2i?)-2-[[3-(3- chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-(4-fluorophenyl)thieno[3 ,2-c]pyridin-4-yl]amino]-3- [2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propan oate as a mixture of atropoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 43 H 3 6C1FN 4 0 5 S: 774.2079; found: 775.2134 (M+H)

Step E: Example 86

33 mg ethyl (2i?)-2-[[3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-(4-fluoro phenyl)thieno [3,2-c]pyridin-4-yl]amino]-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimid in-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl] propanoate (0.04 mmol), 15 mg 2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethanol (0.10 mmol), and 26 mg PPh 3 (0.10 mmol) were dissolved in 1 mL dry toluene, then 23 mg DTAD (0.10 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 50 °C under nitrogen atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. The obtained ester derivative was dissolved in 1 mL THF, then 80 mg LiOHxH 2 0 and 1 mL water were added and the mixture was stirred at rt until the hydrolysis was complete. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HCO 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 86 as a 10:3 mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 4 8H 4 6C1FN 6 0 5 S: 872.2923; found: 437.1549 and 437.1532 (M+2H)

Example 87: 2-{[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy ]phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)thieno[2,3-c]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-m ethoxyphenyl)pyrimidin- 4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 88: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-c] pyridin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine Example 89: 2-{[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy ]phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-i/] pyridazin-4-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 90: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-i ] pyridazin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine

Example 91: 2- { [5- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-c] pyridazin-4-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 92: V-[5-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-6- (4-fluor ophenyl)thieno [2,3-c] pyridazin-4-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine

Example 93 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)furo[2,3-6]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-met hoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4- yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid Example 94: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)furo [2,3-6] pyridin-4-yl] -2-{ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine

Example 95 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)furo[3,2-c]pyridin-4-yl]oxy}-3-(2-{[2-(2-met hoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4- yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 96: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)furo [3,2-c] pyridin-4-yl] -2-{ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenylalanine Example 97a: 2-{[(3S fl )-3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l- yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-c] pyrimidin-5-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

and

Example 97b : 2- { [(3R « )-3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1- yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-c] pyrimidin-5-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2- methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Step A: l-(2-bromo-l, l-dimethoxy-ethyl)-4-fluoro-benzene

8.68 g 2-bromo-l-(4-fiuorophenyl)ethanone (40.0 mmol) was dissolved in 80 mL MeOH, then 8.75 mL CH(OMe) 3 (80.0 mmol) and 380 mg TsOHxH 2 0 (2.00 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at reflux temperature until no further conversion was observed. Then it was concentrated under reduced pressure and diluted with Et 2 0. It was washed with 10 % aqueous K 2 C0 3 solution, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. 1H NMR (250 MHz, CDC1 3 ) δ: 7.53-7.44 (m, 2H), 7.1 1-7.01 (m, 2H), 3.60 (s, 2H), 3.22 (s, 6H) Step B: 5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-c]pyrimidine

A high pressure reaction vessel made of steel was charged with 648 mg 2-chloropyrimidin- 4-amine (5.0 mmol), 1.58 g l-(2-bromo-l, l-dimethoxy-ethyl)-4-fluoro-benzene (6.0 mmol), 123 mg Sc(OTf)3 (0.25 mmol) and 50 mL MeCN and the mixture was stirred at 120 °C for 24 hours. Then it was diluted with DCM and washed with saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution. The aqueous layer was extracted with DCM. The combined organic layer was dried over MgS0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using hexanes and EtOAc as eluents. HRMS calculated for Ci 2 H 7 ClFN 3 : 247.0312; found: 248.0397 (M+H)

Step C: 3-bromo-5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-c]pyrimidine

198 mg 5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-c]pyrimidine (0.80 mmol) was dissolved in 4.8 mL DMF then 142 mg NBS (0.80 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until the consumption of the starting material. Then the mixture was poured onto saturated aqueous NaHC0 3 solution and the formed precipitate was filtered, washed with water. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using hexanes and EtOAc as eluents.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 8.03 (m, 2H), 7.90 (d, 1H), 7.73 (d, 1H), 7.39 (m, 2H) HRMS calculated for Ci 2 H 6 BrClFN 3 : 324.9418; found: 325.9496 (M+H)

Step D: ethyl (2R)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-c]pyrimidin-5- yl]oxy-3-[2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e

102 mg 3-bromo-5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-c]pyrimidine (0.312 mmol) and 140 mg Preparation 2c (0.344 mmol) were dissolved in 3 mL dry DMSO under nitrogen atmosphere, then 305 mg Cs 2 C0 3 (0.936 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until no further desired conversion was observed. Then it was diluted with brine and water, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HC1 solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 8.20 (d, 1H), 8.03 (m, 2H), 7.62 (d, 1H), 7.56 (d, 1H), 7.50 (dd, 1H), 7.49 (dd, 1H), 7.42 (ddd, 1H), 7.35 (m, 2H), 7.27 (ddd, 1H), 7.23 (d, 1H), 7.13 (d, 1H), 7.11 (d, 1H), 7.01 (td, 1H), 6.96 (td, 1H), 5.80 (dd, 1H), 5.31/5.27 (d+d, 2H), 4.18/4.15 (m+m, 2H), 3.75 (s, 3H), 3.62/3.36 (dd+dd, 2H), 1.12 (t, 3H)

HRMS calculated for C 35 H 29 BrFN 5 0 5 : 697.1336; found: 698.1419 (M+H) Step E: ethyl (2R)-2-[ 3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imi dazo

[l,2-c]pyrimidin-5-yl]oxy-3-[2-[[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrim idin-4-yl]methoxy]ph^ propanoate

150 mg ethyl (2R)-2-[3-bromo-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-c]pyrimidin-5- yl]oxy-3-[2- [[2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]propanoat e (0.215 mmol) and 80.8 mg Preparation 3a (0.301 mmol) were dissolved in 1 mL THF under nitrogen atmosphere, then 140 mg CS 2 CO 3 (0.430 mmol), 0.2 mL water and 30.4 mg AtaPhos (0.043 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred in a microwave reactor at 100 °C for 5 minutes. Then the mixture was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HCl solution and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents to obtain a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 42 H 35 C1FN 5 06: 759.2260; found: 760.2370 and 760.2344 (M+H) Step F: Examples 97a and 97b

11.4 mg ethyl (2i?)-2-[3-(3-chloro-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-phenyl)-2-(4-fluorop henyl) imidazo [ 1 ,2-c]pyrimidin-5 -yl]oxy-3 - [2- [ [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy] phenyljpropanoate (0.015 mmol), 7.2 mg 2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethanol (0.050 mmol), and 13.1 mg PPh 3 (0.050 mmol) were dissolved in 1 mL dry toluene, then 11.5 mg DTAD (0.050 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at 50 °C under nitrogen atmosphere until no further conversion was observed. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and the residue was purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. The obtained ester derivative was dissolved in 1 mL THF, then 42 mg LiOHxH 2 0 and 1 mL water were added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until the hydrolysis was complete. Then it was diluted with brine, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents. Example 97a was obtained as the earlier eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 47 H 45 CIFN 7 O 6 : 857.3104; found: 429.6626 (M+2H)

Example 97b was obtained as the later eluting diastereoisomer. HRMS calculated for C 4 7H 45 C1FN70 6 : 857.3104; found: 429.6638 (M+2H) Example 98: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-c] pyrimidin-5-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4- yl] methoxy}phenylalanine

Example 99 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}-2- (4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [1 ,2-fl] pyrazin-5-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl]methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 100: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}- 2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2- ] pyrazin-5-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4- yl] methoxy}phenylalanine

Example 101: 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}- 2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-a] pyrimidin-5-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 102: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}- 2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-a] pyrimidin-5-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin- 4-yl] methoxy}-D-phenylalanine Step A: 2-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH-imidazo[l,2-a]pyrimidin-5-one

10.0 g 2-amino-iH-pyrimidin-4-one (90.0 mmol) and 9.77 g 2-bromo-l-(4-fluorophenyl) ethanone (45.0 mmol) were dissolved in 100 mL DMF and the mixture was stirred at 120 °C until no further conversion was observed. Then it was concentrated under reduced pressure and was diluted with EtOAc. Celite was added and the volatiles were evaporated under reduced pressure. The mixture was purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents. The regioisomer eluting earlier was collected as 2-(4-fluorophenyl)- lH-imidazo[l,2-a]pyrimidin-5-one. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-d 6 ) δ: 12.98 (br s, 1H), 8.14 (s, 1H), 7.97 (m, 2H), 7.90 (d, 1H), 7.27 (m, 2H), 5.57 (d, 1H)

Step B: 5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazofl,2-aJpyrimidine

1.36 g 2-(4-fluorophenyl)-lH-imidazo[l,2-a]pyrimidin-5-one (5.9 mmol) and 16.6 mL POCI 3 was stirred at 93 °C for 90 minutes, then the mixture was cooled to r.t. and concentrated under reduced pressure. The residue was poured onto icy- water. After the ice melted the formed precipitate was filtered, washed with water. 1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-dg) δ: 8.65 (s, 1H), 8.55 (d, 1H), 8.17 (m, 2H), 7.45 (d, 1H), 7.33 (m, 2H)

Step C: 3-bromo-5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazofl,2-aJpyrimidine

715 mg 5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-a]pyrimidine (2.89 mmol) was dissolved in 10 mL chloroform then 570 mg NBS (3.20 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred at r.t. until the consumption of the starting material. Then the mixture was concentrated under reduced pressure and purified via flash chromatography using heptane and EtOAc as eluents.

1H NMR (500 MHz, DMSO-de) δ: 8.52 (d, 1H), 8.10 (m, 2H), 7.39 (m, 2H), 7.38 (d, 1H) HRMS calculated for Ci 2 H 6 BrClFN 3 : 324.9418; found: 325.9481 (M+H)

Step D: 5-chloro-3-[ 3-chloro-2-methyl-4-f 2- ( 4-methylpiperazin-l-yl) ethoxy] phenyl] -2- ( 4- fluorophenyl)imidazof 1, 2-aJpyrimidine

620 mg 3-bromo-5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-a]pyrimidine (1.93 mmol) and

2.37 g Preparation 3b (6.0 mmol) were dissolved in 10 mL THF under nitrogen atmosphere, then 1.30 g Cs 2 C0 3 (4.00 mmol), 3 mL water and 273 mg AtaPhos (0.386 mmol) were added and the mixture was stirred in a microwave reactor at 110 °C for 10 minutes. Then the mixture was diluted with brine and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via flash chromatography using EtOAc and MeOH as eluents. LRMS calculated for C 2 6H 2 6C1 2 FN 5 0: 513.15; found: 514.1 (M+H)

Step E: Example 102 341 mg 5-chloro-3-[3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin- 1 -yl)ethoxy]phenyl]-2-(4- fluorophenyl)imidazo[l,2-a]pyrimidine (0.66 mmol) and 300 mg Preparation 2i (0.76 mmol) were dissolved in 3 mL dry DMSO under nitrogen atmosphere, then 652 mg CS 2 CO 3 (2.0 mmol) was added and the mixture was stirred in a microwave reactor at 160 °C for 10 minutes. Then it was diluted with brine and water, neutralized with 2 M aqueous HCl solution, and extracted with DCM. The combined organic phase was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and the filtrate was concentrated under reduced pressure. The crude product was purified via reversed phase chromatography using 25 mM aqueous NH 4 HC0 3 solution and MeCN as eluents to obtain Example 102 as a mixture of diastereoisomers. HRMS calculated for C 47 H 46 C1FN 8 0 5 : 856.3264; found: 429.1687 and 429.1705 (M+2H)

Example 103 : 2- { [3- {3-chloro-2-methyl-4- [2-(4-methylpiperazin- l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}- 2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-a] pyridin-5-yl] oxy}-3-(2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl) pyrimidin-4-yl] methoxy}phenyl)propanoic acid

Example 104: V-[3-{3-chloro-2-methyl-4-[2-(4-methylpiperazin-l-yl)ethoxy] phenyl}- 2-(4-fluorophenyl)imidazo [ 1 ,2-a] pyridin-5-yl] -2- { [2-(2-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidin-4- yl] methoxy}phenylalanine

PHARMACOLOGICAL STUDY

EXAMPLE A: Inhibition of Mcl-l by the fluorescence polarisation technique

The relative binding potency of each compound was determined via Fluorescence Polarisation (FP). The method utilised a Fluorescein labelled ligand (Fluorescein- pAla- Ahx-A-REIGAQLRRMADDLNAQY-OH; mw 2,765) which binds to the Mcl-l protein (such that Mcl-l corresponds to the UniProtKB ® primary accession number: Q07820) leading to an increased anisotropy measured in milli-polarisation (mP) units using a reader. The addition of a compound which binds competitively to the same site as the ligand will result in a greater proportion of unbound ligand in the system indicated by a decrease in mP units.

Method 1: An 11 point serial dilution of each compound was prepared in DMSO and 2 μΐ transferred into flat bottomed, low binding, 384-well plate (final DMSO concentration 5 %). 38 μΐ of buffer (10 mM 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-l-piperazineethanesulfonic acid [HEPES], 150 mM NaCl, 0.05 % Tween 20, pH 7.4), containing the Fluorescein labelled ligand (final concentration 1 nM) and Mcl-l protein (final concentration 5 nM) was then added.

Assay plates were incubated ~2 hours at room temperature before FP was measured on a Biomek Synergy2 reader (Ex. 528 nm, Em. 640 nm, Cut off 510 nm) and mP units calculated. The binding of increasing doses of test compound was expressed as a percentage reduction in mP compared to a window established between '5 % DMSO only' and Ί00 % inhibition' controls. 11 -point dose response curves were plotted with XL-Fit software using a 4-Parameter Logistic Model (Sigmoidal Dose-Response Model) and the inhibitory concentrations that gave a 50 % reduction in mP (IC 50 ) were determined. Results obtained using Method 1 are presented in Table 1 below; IC 50 of Mcl-l inhibition obtained using Method 1 are not underlined.

Method 2: An 11 point serial dilution of each compound was prepared in DMSO and 2 μΐ transferred into flat bottomed, low binding, 384-well plate (final DMSO concentration 5 %). 38 μΐ of buffer (20 mM Na 2 HP0 4 , ImM EDTA, 50 mM NaCl, pH 7.4), containing the Fluorescein labelled ligand (final concentration 10 nM) and Mcl-l protein (final concentration 10 nM) was then added. Assay plates were incubated ~2 hours at room temperature before FP was measured on a Biomek Synergy2 reader (Ex. 528 nm, Em. 640 nm, Cut off 510 nm) and mP units calculated. The binding of increasing doses of test compound was expressed as a percentage reduction in mP compared to a window established between '5 % DMSO only' and Ί00 % inhibition' controls (50 μΜ unlabelled ligand). 11 -point dose response curves were plotted with XL-Fit software using a 4-Parameter Logistic Model (Sigmoidal Dose- Response Model) and the inhibitory concentrations that gave a 50 % reduction in mP (IC 50 ) were determined. Results obtained using Method 2 are presented in Table 1 below; IC^n of Mcl-l inhibition obtained using Method 2 are underlined.

The results show that the compounds of the invention inhibit interaction between the Mcl- 1 protein and the fluorescent peptide described hereinbefore.

EXAMPLE B: In vitro cytotoxicity

The cytotoxicity studies were carried out on the H929 multiple myeloma tumour line.

The cells are distributed onto microplates and exposed to the test compounds for 48 hours. The cell viability is then quantified by a colorimetric assay, the Microculture Tetrazolium Assay (Cancer Res., 1987, 47, 939-942).

The results are expressed in IC 50 (the concentration of compound that inhibits cell viability by 50 %) and are presented in Table 1 below.

The results show that the compounds of the invention are cytotoxic. Table 1: ICgn of Mcl-l inhibition (fluorescence polarisation test)

and of cytotoxicity for H929 cells

Note: IC50 of Mcl-l inhibition obtained using Method 2 are underlined.

IC50 (M) Mcl-l FP 1C 50 (M) MTT H929 IC50 (M) Mcl-l FP 1C 50 (M) MTT H929

Example 1 3.8E-09 2.41E-08 Example 30 6.4E-06 ND

Example 2 6.0E-09 1.45E-08 Example 31 7.9E-07 ND

Example 3 1.7E-08 3.64E-07 Example 32 3.5E-06 ND

Example 4 2.9E-08 3.29E-07 Example 33 2.6E-07 ND

Example 5 1.5E-08 6.19E-07 Example 34 6.4E-06 ND

Example 6 8.9E-09 ND Example 35 2.9E-07 ND

Example 7 1.1E-07 7.57E-07 Example 36 6.5E-06 ND

Example 8 6.6E-09 1.78E-08 Example 37 5.3E-07 ND

Example 9 8.6E-08 6.89E-08 Example 38 67% (¾ 50 uM ND

Example 10 1.8E-05 ND Example 39 77.75% (¾ 50 uM ND

Example 11 3.4E-05 ND Example 40 8.6E-07 / 3.3E-08 ND

Example 12 5.6E-07 ND Example 41 1.3E-05 ND

Example 13 6.6E-07 ND Example 42 4.5E-07 ND

Example 14 1.2E-05 ND Example 43 66.9% (¾ 50 μΜ ND

Example 15 7.3E-06 ND Example 44 2.5E-06 ND

Example 16 1.8E-06 ND Example 45 1.8E-06 ND

Example 17 3.8E-06 ND Example 46 71% (¾ 50 uM ND

Example 18 3.1E-06 ND Example 47 1.1E-05 ND

Example 19 3.3E-06 ND Example 48 5.9E-06 ND

Example 20 64.8% (¾ 50 μΜ ND Example 49 3.9E-08 ND

Example 21 8.7E-06 ND Example 50 65.85% (¾ 10 μΜ ND

Example 22 74.2% (¾ 50 uM ND Example 51 3.6E-07 / 5.5E-09 1.10E-05

Example 23 6.8E-06 ND Example 52 1.6E-06 ND

Example 24 1.8E-05 ND Example 53 2.2E-08 2.53E-08

Example 25 9.1E-06 ND Example 54 1.2E-07 ND

Example 26 5.9E-06 ND Example 55 55.35% @ 10 μΜ ND

Example 27 3.3E-07 ND Example 56 4.7E-08 ND

Example 28 63.25% (¾ 50 μΜ ND Example 57 1.7E-07 ND

Example 29 8.5E-06 ND Example 58 51.9% @ 10 μΜ ND IC 50 (M) Mcl-1 FP IC 50 (M) MTT H929 IC 50 (M) Mcl-1 FP 1C 50 (M) MTT H929

Example 59 3.6E-08 1.24E-06 Example 83 ND ND

Example 60 1.9E-08 5.68E-07 Example 84 5.45E-09 1.09E-08

Example 61 52.8% @ 10 μΜ ND Example 85 ND ND

Example 62 8.2E-07 ND Example 86 3.05E-08 3.59E-08

Example 63 1.7E-07 ND Example 87 ND ND

Example 64 7.4E-09 4.71E-08 Example 88 ND ND

Example 65 1.0E-06 ND Example 89 ND ND

Example 66 1.6E-06 ND Example 90 ND ND

Example 67 1.4E-08 8.36E-08 Example 91 ND ND

Example 68 1.2E-06 ND Example 92 ND ND

Example 69 2.4E-08 1.04E-07 Example 93 ND ND

Example 70 13.55% (¾ 10 μΜ ND Example 94 ND ND

Example 71 5.02E-09 9.08E-09 Example 95 ND ND

Example 72 1.55E-08 3.2E-08 Example 96 ND ND

Example 73 ND ND Example 97a 55% (¾ 10 μΜ 1.16E-05

Example 74 ND ND Example 97b 4.10E-08 4.59E-07

Example 75 5.61E-07 7.55E-08 Example 98 ND ND

Example 76 1.34E-07 1.01E-08 Example 99 ND ND

Example 77 ND ND Example 100 ND ND

Example 78 ND ND Example 101 ND ND

Example 79 ND ND Example 102 no curve >3.00E-05

Example 80 ND ND Example 103 ND ND

Example 81 ND ND Example 104 ND ND

Example 82 ND ND

ND: not determined

For partial inhibitors, the percentage fluorescence polarization inhibition for a given concentration of the test compound is indicated. Accordingly, 45.1%> @10 μΜ means that 45.1 %> fluorescence polarization inhibition is observed for a concentration of test compound equal to 10 μΜ. EXAMPLE C: Quantification of the cleaved form of PARP in vivo

The ability of the compounds of the invention to induce apoptosis, by measuring cleaved PARP levels, is evaluated in a xenograft model of AMO-1 multiple myeloma cells.

1.10 7 AMO-1 cells are grafted sub-cutaneously into immunosuppressed mice (SCID strain). 12 to 14 days after the graft, the animals are treated by intraveinous or oral routes with the various compounds. After treatment, the tumour masses are recovered and lysed, and the cleaved form of PARP is quantified in the tumour lysates.

The quantification is carried out using the "Meso Scale Discovery (MSD) ELISA platform" test, which specifically assays the cleaved form of PARP. It is expressed in the form of an activation factor corresponding to the ratio between the quantity of cleaved PARP in the treated mice divided by the quantity of cleaved PARP in the control mice.

The results (presented in Table 2 below) show that the compounds of the invention are capable of inducing apoptosis in AMO-1 tumour cells in vivo.

Table 2: Quantification of the cleaved form of PARP in vivo

EXAMPLE D: Anti-tumour activity in vivo

The anti-tumour activity of the compounds of the invention is evaluated in a xenograft model of AMO-1 multiple myeloma cells.

lxlO 7 AMO-1 cells are grafted sub-cutaneously into immunosuppressed mice (SCID strain).

6 to 8 days after the graft, when the tumour mass has reached about 150 mm 3 , the mice are treated with the various compounds in a daily schedule (5 -day treatment). The tumour mass is measured twice weekly from the start of treatment. The compound of the invention has anti-tumour activity (tumour regression) in the AMO- 1 multiple myeloma model with ΔΤ/C (qualification parameter of the activity of a product, which is measured by subtracting the median tumor volume on the day of last treatment from the median tumor volume on the day of first treatment / tumour volume of the untreated control group on the day of last treatment) of -27 %. The results obtained show that the compounds of the invention induce significant tumour regression during the treatment period.

EXAMPLE E: Pharmaceutical composition: Tablets

1000 tablets containing a dose of 5 mg of a compound selected from Examples 1 to 104 5 g Wheat starch 20 g

Maize starch 20 g

Lactose 30 g

Magnesium stearate 2 g

Silica 1 g Hydroxypropylcellulo se 2 g