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Title:
ANTIPROLIFERATIVE BENZO [B] AZEPIN- 2 - ONES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2014/009495
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Disclosed are compounds of Formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein W, X, Y, Z, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are described in this application, and methods of using said compounds in the treatment of cancer.

Inventors:
HAN XIAOCHUN (US)
LOU YAN (US)
MICHOUD CHRISTOPHE (US)
MISCHKE STEVEN GREGORY (US)
REMISZEWSKI STACY (US)
RUPERT KENNETH CAREY (US)
Application Number:
PCT/EP2013/064734
Publication Date:
January 16, 2014
Filing Date:
July 11, 2013
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Assignee:
HOFFMANN LA ROCHE (US)
HOFFMANN LA ROCHE (US)
International Classes:
C07D223/16; A61K31/55; A61P35/00; C07D401/06; C07D403/06; C07D403/10; C07D403/12; C07D405/10; C07D405/12; C07D409/06; C07D413/06; C07D413/10; C07D417/06; C07D417/10; C07D471/04
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Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MUELLER-AFRAZ, Simona (Basel, CH)
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Claims:
Claims

1. A compound of Formula I:

wherein:

W and X are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H,

• alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR5, aryl, C2-6-alkenyl, C2-6-alkynyl and C3-7-cycloalkyl,

• C3-7-cycloalkyl, and

• heterocycle, or alternatively, X and W together with the nitrogen to which they are bound can form a C2-9-heterocycle, or W together with the nitrogen to which it is bound and Y together with the carbon to which it is bound can form a C3-9-heterocycle;

Y is selected from the group

• alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR5 and C3_7-cycloalkyl, and

• C3-7-cycloalkyl;

Z is selected from the group

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl,

• aryl that optionally may be substituted with

o Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR5, aryl and heterocyclyl,

OR5,

halogen,

COOR5,

CONR6R7, o NR4C(0)R5,

o C(0)R5,

o CF3,

o C2-6-alkenyl

o C2-6-alkynyl that optionally may be substituted with heterocycle that optionally may be substituted with OR5,

o heterocycle that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl , oxo and

OR5,

o NH2C=N-NH2,

o CONR5S02R4,

o cyano that optionally may be substituted with heterocyclyl,

o C3_7-cycloalkyl,

o aryl,

o heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl , oxo and CF3,

• aryl fused with C3_7-cycloalkyl, wherein the aryl may be substituted with OR5,

• heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, C2_6-alkynyl, OR5, halogen, COOR5, CONR6R7, oxo, CF3, C3_7-cycloalkyl, cyano and aryl, and

• heterocyclyl;

R!, R2 and R3 are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H,

• halogen,

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl,

• cyano,

• aryl,

• C(0)R5 ,

• OR5 ,

• N-acyl,

• N-sulfonyl, and

• S02R5;

R4 is selected from the group

• H, and

• Ci-6-alkyl; R5 is selected from the group

• H,

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, C3-7-cycloalkyl, and CF3,

• C3-7-cycloalkyl,

· C2-6-alkenyl,

• aryl that optionally may be substituted with NR6R7, C(0)R7, CR!OR7, N02 and OR7,

• heterocyclyl,

• CR4F2, and

· NR6R7;

R6 and R7 are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H, and

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, heteroaryl and C3_7- cycloalkyl; and n is 0, 1 or 2; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

2. The compound of claim 1 wherein W and X are independently selected from H, C3_ 7-cycloalkyl, and Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR5, aryl, and C3_7-cycloalkyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. 3. The compound according to claims 1-2 wherein Z is Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

4. The compound according to claims 1-3 wherein Z is aryl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

5. The compound of claim 4 wherein the aryl is not phenyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

6. The compound of claim 5 wherein the aryl is naphthelynyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

7. The compound according to claims 4-6 wherein the aryl group optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, OR5, halogen, CF3, heterocycle and cyano, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

8. The compound according to claims 1-2 wherein Z is heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, OR5, halogen, oxo, CF3, C3_7-cycloalkyl and cyano, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

9. The compound of claim 8 wherein the heteroaryl is bicyclic, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

10. The compound of claim 9 wherein the heteroaryl is selected from quinolinyl, isoquinolinyl, benzo[b]thiophenyl, indazolyl, isoxazolyl, naphthyridinyl and cynnolinyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

11. The compound according to claims 1-10 wherein R1 and R2 are H, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

12. The compound according to claims 1-11 wherein R is H, phenyl, halogen, cyano or OR5, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

13. The compound according to claims 1-12 wherein R4 is H, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

14. The compound according to claims 1-13 wherein R5 is selected from H, C2-6- alkenyl and Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl and CF3, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

15. The compound according to claims 1-14 wherein R6 and R7 are the same or different and each is independently selected from H and Ci_6-alkyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

16. The compound according to claims 1-15 wherein n is 0, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

17. The compound of claim 1, wherein X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are H, n is 0, and Z is phenyl that may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, OCH3, F, CI, Br, I or CF3, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

18. The compound of claim 1, wherein X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are H, n is 0, and Z is naphthalenyl that may be substituted with OR5, halogen, Ci_6-alkyl that optionally is substituted with aryl or heterocyclyl, CF3, C2-6-alkynyl, C2-6-alkenyl, heterocycle, C(0)CH3, COOR5, cyano, C3-7-cycloalkyl, CONHS02R4, and CONH2, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

19. The compound of claim 1, wherein X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl, R1, R2, R3 and R4 are H, n is 0, and Z is quinolinyl or isoquinolinyl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, OR5, oxo, C3-7-cycloalkyl, CF3, cyano, and halogen, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. 20. The compound of claim 1, wherein X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl,

R1, R2, R3 and R4 are H, n is 0, and Z is selected from cinnolinyl, thiophenyl, benzothiophenyl, benzo[d]isoxazolyl, tetrahydronaphthalenyl, indazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridinyl, imidazolyl or naphthyridinyl, each of which may be substituted as defined in claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. 21. The compound of claim 1, wherein Z is Ci_6-alkyl, said compound being selected from the group comprising:

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-(2-oxo-l-phenethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)- propionamide hydrochloride; and

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[2-oxo-l-(3-phenyl-propyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

22. The compound of claim 1 , wherein Z is aryl that is not phenyl, said compound being selected from the group comprising:

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(R)- 1 -(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-butyramide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl]-butyramide ;

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(2-hydroxyethylamino)butanamide; (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(cyclobutylamino)butan amide;

(S)-2-(Benzylamino)-N-((S)- 1 -((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahy dro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl)butanamide ; (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(oxetan-3-ylamino)butanamide;

(2S,3S)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide hydrochloride;

(2S,3R)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-3-hydroxy-propionamide hydrochloride;

{(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6 -Bromo-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahy dro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester hydrochloride; (S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-(3-Hydroxy-oxetan-3-ylethynyl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3-yl} -2 -methylamino-propionamide;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2-propoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Hydroxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)-8 -Benzyloxy- 1 -(2-methyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-8-phenyl-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; (R)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2 -Methylamino-N- { (S)-2 -oxo- 1 - [7 -( 1 H-tetrazol-5 -yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2 ,3 ,4,5 - tetrahydro-1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(4-methyl-thiazol-2-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- {(S)-l -[6-(N-Aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide dihydrochloride;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-lH-[l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- {(S)-l -[6-(5,6-Dioxo-l ,4,5,6-tetrahydro-[l ,2,4]triazin-3-yl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- {(S)-l -[2-Methoxy-6-(5-trifluoromethyl-4H-[l ,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l - ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 ,3, 4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]triazin-3-yl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-[l ,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro-1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide dihydrochloride ; (S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(2-methyl-2H-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ; (S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(l-methyl-lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Acetylamino-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-pyrazol-4-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(6- Acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-vinyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N- {(S)-l -[6-(l -Hydroxy-ethyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide trifluoroacetate;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)- 1 -(2-methyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)- 1 -(4-methyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Ethynyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-1 -(2-Methoxy-6-trifluoromethyl-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N- {(S)-2-oxo-l -[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(2-Fluoro-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Ethoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,4-Dimethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Isopropoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-Anthracen-l-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(8-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(4-Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-naphthalen-2-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Furan-3-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Cyclopropyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(4-Benzyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(4-phenethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Benzyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Benzyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Benzyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(4-Isopropoxymethyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(5-piperazin-l-ylmethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl] -propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)- 1 -(4-morpholin-4-ylmethyl-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl] -propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(3,5-Dimethyl-isoxazol-4-ylmethyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo- 1 -(4-piperidin- 1 -ylmethyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl] -propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Methoxy-6-piperazin- 1 -ylmethyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo- 1 -(4-piperazin- 1 -ylmethyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl] -propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(8-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-phenyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; 6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride;

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin- 1 -ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid; (S) -N- [(S)-l-(6 -Methanesulfonylaminoc arbonyl-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 - oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-5-(propane-l-sulfonylaminocarbonyl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo|¾]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Methanesulfonylaminocarbonyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(propane-l-sulfonylaminocarbonyl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo|¾]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

6- Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride; 5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin- 1-ylmethyl] -naphthalene- 1-carboxylic acid hydrochloride;

5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin- 1-ylmethyl] -naphthalene- 1-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride;

7- Methoxy-8-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin- 1 -ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin- 1-ylmethyl] -naphthalene- 1-carboxylic acid amide; 6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid amide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-1- 7-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 6- Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 5-Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 7- Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

8-[(S)-3-((S) 2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin- 1 -ylmethyl] -naphtha^ ene-2-carboxylic acid amide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 8- Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-1- (6-Bromo-2-metho xynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2 -(methylamino)butan amide tri fluoro acetate ;

(S)-N-((S)-1 (6-Bromo-2-metho xynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-(propylamino)propanamide;

(S)-N-((S)-1 (6-Bromo-2-metho xynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-(isobutylamino)propanamide;

(S)-N-((S)-1 (6-Bromo-2-metho xynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-(ethylamino)propanamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-(Azetidin-3-ylamino)-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide dihydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-metho xynaphthalen- l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3,4 ,5 -tetrahy dro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(ethylamino)butanamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-((S)- 1 -((5 -Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Chloro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(cyclopropylmethylamino)propan amide;

(S)-2 -Methylamino-N- { (S)-2 -oxo- 1 - [5 -( 1 H-tetrazol-5 -yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2 ,3 ,4,5 - tetrahydro-1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide hydrochloride; and

(S)-N-((S)- 1 -((5 -Acetyl-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

23. The compound of claim 1 wherein Z is phenyl, said compound being selected from the group comprising:

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Fluoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(2-Methoxy-5 -trifluoromethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4,5-Difiuoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Chloro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,5-Difiuoro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-pentafluorophenylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Chloro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Bromo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,5-Dichloro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Chloro-2-fluoro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Iodo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Isopropyl-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ; (S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-(l-Benzyl-8-bromo-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-benzyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,3-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,6-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ; (S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2 ,4-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3 -yl]-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-2-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ; (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[l-(6-methyl-biphenyl-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-(l-Benzyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride; and

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

24. The compound of claim 1 wherein Z is aryl fused with C3_7-cycloalkyl, said compound being:

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(2-Methoxy-5 ,6 ,7 ,8 -tetrahydro-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the foregoing compound.

25. The compound of claim 1 wherein Z is heteroaryl, said compound being selected from the group comprising:

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(l-methyl-lH-indazol-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[d]isoxazol-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl)-2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-2-(Methylamino)-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-(thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiazol-5-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiazol-2-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)- 1 -oxazol-5-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-pyridin-3-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo- 1 -pyridin-2-ylmethyl-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo- 1 -pyridin-4-ylmethyl-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-3H-imidazol-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((3-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide; (S)-2-(2-Hydroxyethylamino)-N-((S)-l-((3-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-4-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-5-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Ethynyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(3-Methoxy-[ 1 ,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Chloro-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[3-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-quinolin-4-ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-((S)-l-Isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ; (S)-N-((S)-l-Cinnolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(3-Methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-7-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo- 1 -( 1 -oxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[2-oxo-l-(3-phenyl-isoxazol-5-ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-((3-Cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide dihydrochloride; and (S)-N-((S)-l-((2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

26. A compound selected from the group consisting of:

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Ethoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydrolH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-2-Methylamino-N- {(S)-2-oxo-l -[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-trifluoromethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)- 1 -((5 -Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide;

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide; and

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Chloro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

27. A compound selected from the group consisting of: (S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo- 1 -quinolin-4-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-5-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(3-Methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-Isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[3-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-quinolin-4-ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride; (S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Ethynyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Chloro-3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride; and

(S)-N-((S)-l-((3-Cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide dihydrochloride; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

28. A compound selected from the group consisting of:

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(l-methyl-lH-indazol-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-Cinnolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride ;

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(3-Methoxy-[ 1 ,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Chloro-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride;

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[d]isoxazol-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl)-2-methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride; and

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

29. A pharmaceutical composition comprising any of the compounds according to claims 1-28, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, as an active ingredient together with a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient.

30. Compounds according to any of claims 1-28 for use as a therapeutically active substance.

31. Use of a compound according to any of claims 1-28, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for the manufacture of a medicament for the therapeutic and/or prophylactic treatment of cancer.

32. Use of a compound according to any of claims 1-28, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, for the therapeutic and/or prophylactic treatment of cancer.

33. Compounds according to any of claims 1-28 for use in the therapeutic and/or prophylactic treatment of cancer.

34. A method of treating or ameliorating cancer comprising administering to a subject in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to any of claims 1-28.

35. The invention as described hereinabove.

Description:
ANTIPROLIFERATIVE BENZO [B] AZEPIN- 2 - ONES

Field of the Invention

The present invention relates to substituted l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-ones which act as inhibitors of SMAC protein binding to Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins (LAPs), and/or inhibitors of activated caspase protein binding to IAPs. These molecules are useful in the amelioration, treatment or control of cancer, especially solid tumors.

These compounds bind to the BIR2 and/or BIR3 regions of LAP proteins, including XLAP and cIAP, resulting in activation or reactivation of the caspase cascade and, as such, are useful for the treatment of proliferative diseases, including cancer. Background of the Invention

Cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth causing local expansion of a tumor and, potentially, distant metastases. One mechanism by which cancer cells grow is by avoidance of apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Alterations in apoptotic pathways have been linked to cancer cells being resistant to standard treatments, e.g., chemotherapeutics or radiation, and to the incidence and progression of cancer. See, e.g., E. Dean et al., "X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein as a therapeutic target," Expert Opin. Ther. Targets (2007) 11(11):1459-1471

The two basic pathways for apoptotic cell death are the intrinsic pathway and the extrinsic pathway. The intrinsic apoptotic pathway can be initiated by various mechanisms including cellular stress and drug-induced DNA damage. The extrinsic pathway can be initiated by activation of the death receptors by a chemokine. Initiation of either pathway results in the activation of a family of proteases called caspases. Once activated, the caspases can act to cleave a variety of substrates creating a cascade of events that lead to the activation of the effector caspases 3 and 7 and eventual cell death. The IAP family of proteins can bind to and inhibit the activity of caspases thus inhibiting apoptosis. See, e.g., Dean, supra at 1460. The IAPs can contain up to three copies of homologous structural domains called baculoviral IAP repeat (BIR) domains, BIR1, BIR2 and BIR3. The BIR3 domain of the prototypical IAPs, cIAP and XLAP, can bind to and inhibit activated caspase 9. The BIR2 domain, in contrast, binds to and inhibits caspases 3 and 7. The proapoptotic protein Smac (also known as DIABLO) can block the BIR2 and BIR3 domains of IAPs competing with activated caspases resulting in release of the activated caspases from the IAPs and completion of the apoptotic

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SMU 11.07.2013 program. See, e.g., S. Wang, "Design of Small-Molecule Smac Mimetics as IAP Antagonists," Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 348, DOI 10.1007/82 2010 111, pp. 89-113.

Peptides and small molecules have been reported to bind to the BIR3 region of XIAP and cIAP, mimicking the action of Smac protein and releasing activated caspases. See, e.g., Dean, supra; and M. Gyrd-Hanse et al., "IAPs: From caspase inhibitors to modulators of NF-KB, inflammation and cancer," Nature Review/Cancer, August 2010, Vol 10:561-574.

Summary of the Invention

One aspect of the present invention is a compound of Formula I

or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein W, X, Y, Z, R 1 , R 2 , R 3 , R 4 and n are described in this application.

The present invention also relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising one or more compounds of the invention, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient. The present invention further relates to a method of ameliorating, controlling or treating cancer, including specifically solid tumors, for example lung, pancreatic, colon, breast, bone and prostate cancers in a mammal, specifically a human, comprising administering to said mammal a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to the invention or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Detailed Description of the Invention

Definitions

Unless otherwise defined, all technical and scientific terms used herein have the same meaning as commonly understood by one of ordinary skill in the art to which this invention belongs. As used herein, the following terms shall have the following definitions.

"Acyl" means a group of the formula -C(0)R 20 where, unless otherwise specified for a particular substituent, R 20 can be, for example, H, Ci_6-alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heterocyclyl, for example methyl, ethyl, isoxazolyl, pyrazinyl and the like. "Alkyl" means a monovalent linear or branched saturated hydrocarbon of 1 to 12 carbon atoms. In particular embodiments, Ci_6-alkyl has 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and in more particular embodiments 1 to 4 carbon atoms. As used herein, "Ci_6-alkyl" denotes an alkyl group having from 1 -6 carbon atoms. Examples of Ci_6-alkyl include methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl (also known as n-butyl), iso-butyl, sec-butyl, tert-butyl, pentyl, hexyl, and the like. The Ci_6-alkyl group can be optionally enriched in deuterium, e.g., -CD 3 , -CD 2 CD 3 and the like.

"Alkenyl" means a monovalent linear or branched hydrocarbon group of 2 to 7 carbon atoms with at least one double bond. In particular embodiments, C 2 _6-alkenyl has 2 to 6 carbon atoms with at least one double bond. Examples of C 2 _6-alkenyl include ethenyl, propenyl, prop-2- enyl, isopropenyl, n-butenyl, iso-butenyl, and tert-butenyl. "Alkynyl" means a monovalent linear or branched saturated hydrocarbon group of 2 to 7 carbon atoms comprising one, two or three triple bonds. In particular embodiments C 2 _6-alkynyl has from 2 to 6 carbon atoms comprising one or two triple bonds. Examples of C 2 _6-alkynyl include ethynyl, propynyl, prop-2-ynyl, isopropynyl, n-butynyl, and iso-butynyl.

"Alkoxy, alkoxyl or lower alkoxy" means any of the above Ci_6-alkyl groups which is attached to the remainder of the molecule by an oxygen atom (RO-). Typical Ci_6-alkoxy groups include methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy or propoxy, butyloxy and the like. Further included within the meaning of alkoxy are multiple alkoxy side chains, e.g. ethoxy ethoxy, methoxy ethoxy, methoxy ethoxy ethoxy and the like and substituted alkoxy side chains, e.g., dimethylaminoethoxy, diethylamino ethoxy, dimethoxy-phosphoryl methoxy and the like. "Aryl" means a monovalent aromatic carbocyclic mono- , bi- or tricyclic ring system comprising 6 to 19 carbon ring atoms. Examples of aryl moieties include, but are not limited to, phenyl, naphthyl (or naphathelenyl), tolyl, xylyl, pyridinyl, quinolinyl, pyrimidinyl, imidazolyl, thiazolyl, anthracenyl, tetrazolyl, and fluorenyl. A particular "aryl" group is phenyl.

"Aryloxy" means (R 30 O-), wherein R 30 is aryl as defined herein. Examples of aryloxy moieties include benzyloxy. "Cyano" means -CN (-C≡N)

"Cycloalkyl" means a substituted on unsubstituted stable monovalent saturated monocyclic, bicyclic or tricyclic system which consists of 3 to 10 ring carbon atoms. In particular embodiments C3_7-cycloalkyl denotes a monovalent saturated monocyclic hydrocarbon group of 3 to 7 ring carbon atoms. Particular C3_7-cycloalkyl groups are monocyclic. Examples for monocyclic C3-7- cycloalkyl are cyclopropyl, cyclobutnyl, cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl or cycloheptyl. Bicyclic means consisting of two saturated carbocycles having one or more carbon atoms in common. Examples for bicyclic cycloalkyl are bicyclo[2.2.1]heptanyl, or bicyclo[2.2.2]octanyl. Tricyclic means consisting of three saturated carbocycles having two or more carbon atoms in common. Examples of tricyclic cycloalkyl include adamantane.

"Fused" when referring to two or more rings, e.g. aryl fused with cycloakyl, means that the rings have at least two atoms in common. An example of aryl fused with cycloalkyl is tetrahydronaphthalenyl .

"Halogen" or "Halo" means at atom selected from F, CI, Br or I. In particular embodiments Halogen means F and CI.

"Heteroatom" means at atom selected from N, O or S.

"Heteroaryl" means a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic heterocyclic ring system containing up to two rings, at least one ring of which includes 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms, the remaining ring atoms being carbon. Examples of heteroaryl groups include, but are not limited to, thienyl (or thiophenyl), furyl (or furanyl), indolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridinyl, pyrazinyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, oxadiazolyl, thiazolyl, quinolinyl, isoquinolinyl, indazolyl, pyrimidinyl, imidazolyl, triazolyl , tetrazolyl, triazinyl, pyrazolyl, benzo[d]isoxazolyl, 2-oxo-2H-chromen-4-yl, benzo[d]isoxazolyl, benzothiophenyl, naphthyrydinyl and cinnolinyl.

In the case of a heteroaryl that is bicyclic it should be understood that one ring may be aryl while the other is heteroaryl and both may be independently substituted or unsubstituted.

"Heterocyclyl," "heterocycle" or "heterocyclic ring" means a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent saturated or partly unsaturated mono- or bicyclic ring, non-aromatic hydrocarbon system of 3 to 9 ring atoms, comprising 1 , 2, or 3 ring heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, the remaining ring atoms being carbon. In particular embodiments, heteroCcycloalkyl is a monovalent saturated monocyclic ring system of 4 to 7 ring atoms, comprising 1, 2, or 3 ring heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, the remaining ring atoms being carbon. Examples for monocyclic saturated heterocycloalkyl are aziridinyl, oxiranyl, azetidinyl, oxetanyl, pyrrolidinyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydro-thienyl, pyrazolidinyl, imidazolidinyl, oxazolidinyl, isoxazolidinyl, thiazolidinyl, piperidinyl, tetrahydropyranyl, tetrahydrothiopyranyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, piperazinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, l,l-dioxo-thiomo holin-4-yl, azepanyl, diazepanyl, homopiperazinyl, or oxazepanyl. Examples of partly unsaturated heterocycloalkyl are dihydrofuryl, imidazolinyl, dihydro-oxazolyl, dihydro-oxadiazolyl, dihydro-triazolyl, tetrahydro- pyridinyl, tetrahydro-triazinyl or dihydropyranyl.

In the case of a heterocycle that is bicyclic it should be understood that one ring may be heterocycle while the other is cycloalkyl, and either or both may be independently substituted. Examples for bicyclic saturated heterocycloalkyl are 8-aza-bicyclo[3.2.1]octyl, quinuclidinyl, 8- oxa-3-aza-bicyclo[3.2.1]octyl, 9-aza-bicyclo[3.3.1]nonyl, 3-oxa-9-aza-bicyclo[3.3.1]nonyl, or 3- thia-9-aza-bicyclo[3.3.1 ]nonyl.

"IC 50 " refers to the concentration of a particular compound required to inhibit 50% of a specific measured activity. IC 50 can be measured, inter alia, as is described subsequently in Example 71.

"Oxo" or ("Oxy") means =0.

"Pharmaceutically acceptable," such as pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, excipient, etc., means pharmacologically acceptable and substantially non-toxic to the subject to which the particular compound is administered. "Pharmaceutically acceptable salt" refers to conventional acid-addition salts or base- addition salts that retain the biological effectiveness and properties of the compounds of the present invention and are formed from suitable non-toxic organic or inorganic acids or organic or inorganic bases. Sample acid-addition salts include those derived from inorganic acids such as hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, sulfuric acid, sulfamic acid, phosphoric acid and nitric acid, and those derived from organic acids such as p-toluenesulfonic acid, salicylic acid, methanesulfonic acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid, citric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, fumaric acid, trifluoroacetic acid and the like. Sample base-addition salts include those derived from ammonium, potassium, sodium and, quaternary ammonium hydroxides, such as for example, tetramethylammonium hydroxide. Chemical modification of a pharmaceutical compound (i.e. drug) into a salt is a technique well known to pharmaceutical chemists to obtain improved physical and chemical stability, hygroscopicity, fiowability and solubility of compounds. See, e.g., Ansel et al, Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems (1995) at pgs. 456-457. "Pharmaceutically acceptable salt" refers to conventional acid-addition salts or base- addition salts that retain the biological effectiveness and properties of the compounds of the present invention and are formed from suitable non-toxic organic or inorganic acids or organic or inorganic bases. Sample acid-addition salts include those derived from inorganic acids such as hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, sulfuric acid, sulfamic acid, phosphoric acid and nitric acid, and those derived from organic acids such as p-toluenesulfonic acid, salicylic acid, methanesulfonic acid, oxalic acid, succinic acid, citric acid, malic acid, lactic acid, fumaric acid, trifluoro acetic acid and the like. Sample base-addition salts include those derived from ammonium, potassium, sodium and, quaternary ammonium hydroxides, such as for example, tetramethylammonium hydroxide. Chemical modification of a pharmaceutical compound (i.e. drug) into a salt is a technique well known to pharmaceutical chemists to obtain improved physical and chemical stability, hygroscopicity, fiowability and solubility of compounds. See, e.g., Ansel et al, Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Systems (6th Ed. 1995) at pp. 196 and 1456-1457. "Substituted," as in substituted Ci_6_alkyl , aryl or heteroaryl means that the substitution

(i.e. replacement of one hydrogen atom) can occur at one or more positions and, unless otherwise indicated, that the substituents at each substitution site are independently selected from the specified options. The term "optionally substituted" refers to the fact that one or more hydrogen atoms of a chemical group (with one or more hydrogen atoms) can be, but does not necessarily have to be, substituted with another substituent.

"Sulfonyl" means a group of formula -SO 2 R 20 where, unless otherwise specified for a specific substituent, R 20 may be as is previously defined in the definition of acyl.

The definitions described herein apply irrespective of whether the terms in question appear alone or in combination. It is contemplated that the definitions described herein can be appended to form chemically-relevant combinations, such as e.g. "heterocycloalkylaryl", "haloalkylheteroaryl", "arylalkylheterocycloalkyl", or "alkoxyalkyl". The last member of the combination is the radical which is binding to the rest of the molecule. The other members of the combination are attached to the binding radical in reversed order in respect of the literal sequence, e.g. the combination arylalkylheterocycloalkyl refers to a heterocycloalkyl-radical which is substituted by an Ci_6-alkyl which is substituted by an aryl.

As used in this application, if a formula or group appears to be missing a substituent, that is it appears the valence is not complete, it is presumed the missing substituent is an H. In the structural formulae presented herein a broken bond (a) denotes that the substituent is below the plane of the paper and a wedged bond (b) denotes that the substituent is above the plane of the paper.

In one embodiment, the present invention relates to compounds of Formula I

wherein:W and X are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H,

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , aryl, C 2 -6-alkenyl, C 2 - 6 - alkynyl and C3_7-cycloalkyl,

• C3-7-cycloalkyl, and

• heterocycle, or alternatively, X and W together with the nitrogen to which they are bound can form a C 2 -9-heterocycle, or W together with the nitrogen to which it is bound and Y together with the carbon to which it is bound can form a C3_9-heterocycle;

Y is selected from the group

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 and C3_7-cycloalkyl, and

• C3-7-cycloalkyl;

Z is selected from the group · Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl,

• aryl that optionally may be substituted with

o Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , aryl and heterocyclyl,

o OR 5 ,

o halogen, o COOR 5 ,

o CONR 6 R 7 ,

o NR 4 C(0)R 5 ,

o C(0)R 5 ,

o CF 3 ,

o C2-6-alkenyl

o C 2 -6-alkynyl that optionally may be substituted with heterocycle that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 ,

o heterocycle that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, oxo and OR 5 , o NH 2 C=N-NH 2 ,

o CONR 5 S0 2 R 4 ,

o cyano that optionally may be substituted with heterocyclyl,

o C 3 _7-cycloalkyl,

o aryl,

o heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, oxo and CF 3 ,

• aryl fused with C 3 _ 7 -cycloalkyl, wherein the aryl may be substituted with OR 5

• heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, C 2 _6-alkynyl, OR 5 , halogen, COOR 5 , CONR 6 R 7 , oxo, CF 3 , C 3 _ 7 -cycloalkyl, cyano and aryl, and

• heterocyclyl; R ! , R 2 and R 3 are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H,

• halogen,

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl,

• cyano

· aryl,

• C(0)R 5 ,

• OR 5 ,

• N-acyl,

• N-sulfonyl, and

· S0 2 R 5 ;

R 4 is selected from the group

• H, and

• Ci-6-alkyl; R 5 is selected from the group

• H,

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, C3-7-cycloalkyl, and CF 3 ,

• C3_7-cycloalkyl,

• C 2 -6-alkenyl,

• aryl that optionally may be substituted with NR 6 R 7 , C(0)R 7 , CR ! OR 7 , N0 2 and OR 7 ,

• heterocyclyl,

• CR 4 F 2 , and

• NR 6 R 7 ;

R 6 and R 7 are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H, and

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, heteroaryl and C3-7- cycloalkyl; n is 0, 1 or 2; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

One embodiment of the invention relates to a compound of Formula I, wherein W is H;

X is selected from the group

• H,

• alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , aryl and C3-7-cycloalkyl,

• C3-7-cycloalkyl, and

• heterocycle,

Y is selected from the group

• alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , and

• C3-7-cycloalkyl;

Z is selected from the group • aryl that optionally may be substituted with

o Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , aryl and heterocyclyl,

o OR 5 ,

o halogen,

o COOR 5 ,

o CONR 6 R 7 ,

o NR 4 C(0)R 5 ,

o C(0)R 5 ,

o CF 3 ,

o C2-6-alkenyl

o C2-6-alkynyl that optionally may be substituted with heterocycle that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 ,

o heterocycle

o NH 2 C=N-NH 2 ,

o CONR 5 S0 2 R 4 ,

o cyano,

o C 3 -7-cycloalkyl,

o aryl,

o heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl , oxo and CF 3 ,

• aryl fused with C 3 _ 7 -cycloalkyl, wherein the aryl may be substituted with OR 5 , and

• heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, C 2 _6-alkynyl, OR 5 , halogen, oxo, CF 3 , cyano and aryl, and

R ! , R 2 and R 3 are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H,

• aryl, and

• OR 5 ,

R 4 is selected from the group

• H, and

• Ci-6-alkyl;

R 5 is selected from the group

• H, • Ci_ 6 -alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, and CF 3 , and

• C 2-6 -alkenyl,

R 6 and R 7 are H n is 0, 1 or 2; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

One embodiment of the invention relates to a compound of Formula I, wherein W is H;

X is selected from the group

• H,

• alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , aryl and C 3 _7-cycloalkyl,

• C 3 _7-cycloalkyl, and

• heterocycle,

Y is selected from the group

• alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , and

• C 3 _7-cycloalkyl;

Z is selected from the group

• phenyl or naphthyl that optionally may be substituted with

o Ci_ 6 -alkyl that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 , aryl heterocyclyl,

o OR 5 ,

o halogen,

o COOR 5 ,

o CONR 6 R 7 ,

o NR 4 C(0)R 5 ,

o C(0)R 5 ,

o CF 3 ,

o C 2 - 6 -alkenyl o C2-6-alkynyl that optionally may be substituted with heterocycle that optionally may be substituted with OR 5 ,

o heterocycle

o NH 2 C=N-NH 2 ,

o CONR 5 S0 2 R 4 ,

o cyano,

o C3-7-cycloalkyl,

o aryl,

o heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl , oxo and CF 3 ,

• phenyl fused with C 3 -7-cycloalkyl, wherein the aryl may be substituted with OR 5 , and

• heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, C 2 _6-alkynyl, OR 5 , halogen, oxo, CF 3 , cyano and aryl, and

R ! , R 2 and R 3 are the same or different and each is independently selected from the group

• H,

• aryl, and

• OR 5 ,

R 4 is selected from the group

• H, and

• Ci-6-alkyl;

R 5 is selected from the group

• H,

• Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, and CF 3 , and

• C 2 _ 6 -alkenyl,

R 6 and R 7 are H n is 0, 1 or 2; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

One embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where W is H, X and Y are both CH 3 , n is 1 and R 1 , R 2 and R 3 are H. One embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where W and X are independently selected from H, Ci_6-alkyl that optionally is substituted as defined above, C 3-7 - cycloalkyl and heterocycle, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where X is Ci_6- alkyl and W is H, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where and X is methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, 2-hydroxyethyl or cyclobutyl and W is H, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where Y is Ci_6- alkyl that may be substituted as defined above, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. A particular embodiment relates to compounds of Formula I where Y is methyl, ethyl, hydroxymethyl, 1 -hydroxy ethyl or cyclopropylmethyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where Z is Ci_6- alkyl. In a particular embodiment the Ci_6--alkyl group is Ci_6-alkyl that may be substituted with aryl or OR 5 , or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. One such aryl substituent is phenyl.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where Z is aryl that is not phenyl, and which aryl group optionally may be substituted as defined above for Formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. A particular example of an aryl group that is not phenyl is naphthalenyl, which optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl , OR 5 , cyano, halogen, heterocycle, C3-7-cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, COOR 5 and CONR 5 S0 2 R 4 . An example of such aryl substituent is phenyl. Examples of such heteroaryl substituents include tetrazolyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, oxadiazolyl, triazolyl, triazinyl, pyrazolyl, and furanyl. Examples of R 5 and R 4 include Ci_6-alkyl. Examples of C3-7-cycloalkyl substituents include cyclopropyl. In an embodiment the Ci_6-alkyl substituent is itself substituted with heterocycle, for example piperazinyl, morpholinyl, and piperidinyl.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where Z is aryl fused with C3_7-cycloalkyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. An example of such a fused group is phenyl fused with cyclohexyl (or tetrahydro-naphthalen). Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where Z is heteroaryl that optionally may be substituted with for example Ci_6-alkyl, halogen, OR 5 , oxo, CF 3 , C3_7-cycloalkyl and cyano, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Examples of such heteroaryl groups include thiophenyl, quinolinyl, indazolyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, pyridinyl, imidazolyl, napththyridinyl, cinnolinyl and benzothiophenyl.

In another embodiment Z is heteroaryl that is bicyclic, and which may be substituted as immediately defined above. In a particular embodiment Z is quinolinyl, isoquinolinyl, benzo[b]thiophenyl, indazolyl, isoxazolyl, naphthyridinyl and cynnolinyl.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where R 1 , R 2 and R are H, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where R 3 is H, phenyl, OR 5 , cyano or Br, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where R 4 is H, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where R 5 is H or Ci_6-alkyl that optionally may be substituted with aryl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. In a particular embodiment, the Ci_6-alkyl is methyl or ethyl and either may be substituted with phenyl.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where R 6 and R 7 are independently H or Ci_6-alkyl, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where n is 0, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl, R 1 , R 2 , R 3 and R 4 are H, n is 0, and Z is phenyl that may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl , OCH 3 , F, CI, Br, I or CF 3 , or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula I where X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl, R 1 , R 2 , R 3 and R 4 are H, n is 0, and Z is naphthalenyl that may be substituted with OR 5 , halogen, Ci_6-alkyl that optionally is substituted with aryl or heterocyclyl, CF 3 , C2-6-alkynyl, C 2 -6-alkenyl, heterocycle, C(0)CH 3 , COOR 5 , cyano, C 3-7 - cycloalkyl, CONHS0 2 R 4 , and CONH 2 , or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula 1 where X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl, R 1 , R 2 , R 3 and R 4 are H, n is 0, and Z is isoquinolinyl or quinolinyl each of which optionally may be substituted with Ci_6-alkyl, OR 5 , oxo, C3-7-cycloalkyl, CF 3 , cyano and halogen or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof. Another embodiment of the invention relates to compounds of Formula 1 where X is H or methyl, W is H, Y is methyl or ethyl, R 1 , R 2 , R 3 and R 4 are H, n is 0, and Z is selected from cinnolinyl, thiophenyl, benzothiophenyl, benzo[d] is oxazolyl, tetrahydronaphthalenyl, indazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridinyl, imidazolyl or naphthyridinyl, each of which optionally may be substituted as permitted in the definitions of Formula I above, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

Compounds according to the invention wherein Z is Ci_6-alkyl include:

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-(2-oxo-l-phenethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro -lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)- propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55g); and

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[2-oxo-l-(3-phenyl-propyl)-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55h); or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

Compounds according to the invention wherein Z is aryl that is not phenyl include:

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(R)- 1 -(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-butyramide hydrochloride (Example 5a) (S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-butyramide (Example 5b);

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(2-hydroxyethylamino)butanamide (Example 6);

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(cyclobutylamino)butanamide (Example 7);

(S)-2-(Benzylamino)-N-((S)- 1 -((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide (Example 8); (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(oxetan-3-ylamino)butanamide (Example 9);

(2S,3S)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l- yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide hydrochloride (Example 10); (2S,3R)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl) methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide hydrochloride (Example 11);

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylme thyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-3-hydroxy-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 12);

{(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6 -Bromo-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester hydrochloride (Example 13);

(S)-N- {(S)-l -[2-(3-Hydroxy-oxetan-3-ylethynyl)-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e (Example 14);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2-propoxy-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 15);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide (Example 16);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Hydroxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 17); (S)-N- [(S)-8 -Benzyloxy- 1 -(2-methyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 18);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-8-phenyl-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 21);

(R)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 27);

(S)-2 -Methylamino-N- { (S)-2 -oxo- 1 - [7 -( 1 H-tetrazol-5 -yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2 ,3 ,4,5 - tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide (Example 28); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo -2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 29);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(4-methyl-thiazol-2-yl)-naphtha len-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 30); (S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-[l,2,4]oxadiazo l-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 31);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl-naphthale n-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 32); (S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(TST-Aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthale n-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-

2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide dihydrochloride (Example 33);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-lH-[l,2,4]tr iazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 34);

(S)-N- {(S)-l -[6-(5,6-Dioxo-l ,4,5,6-tetrahydro-[l ,2,4]triazin-3-yl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 35);

(S)-N- {(S)-l -[2-Methoxy-6-(5-trifluoromethyl-4H-[l ,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l - ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 36);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]triazin-3-yl-naphthalen- l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 37);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-[l ,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2-methylamino-propionamide dihydrochloride (Example 38);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 39); (S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(2-methyl-2H-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphth alen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride (Example 40);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(l-methyl-lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-nap hthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -2 -methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride (Example 41);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Acetylamino-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmeth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 42);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-pyrazol-4-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 43);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(6- Acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 45);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-vinyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 46); (S)-N- {(S)-l -[6-(l -Hydroxy-ethyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e trifluoroacetate (Example 47a);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)- 1 -(2-methyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47b); (S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47c);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)- 1 -(4-methyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47f);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47 g);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2, 3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47h); (S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Ethynyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47i);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47k); (S)-N-[(S)-1 -(2-Methoxy-6-trifluoromethyl-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 471);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47o);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N- {(S)-2-oxo-l -[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47p);

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(2-Fluoro-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47s);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47v); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47x);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Ethoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47y);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,4-Dimethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47bb);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Isopropoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47dd);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Anthracen-l-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydr o-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47ee); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-t etrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47ff); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-t etrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47 gg);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(8-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47hh); (S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(4-Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47kk);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-naphthalen-2-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2, 3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47nn);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47tt);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide (Example 49a);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49b); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Furan-3-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49c);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Cyclopropyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmeth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49d);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49e);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(4-Benzyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49f);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49g); (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(4-phenethyl-naphthalen-l-y lmethyl)-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49h); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Benzyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49i);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Benzyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49j); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Benzyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49k);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(4-Isopropoxymethyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 491);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49m);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(5-piperazin-l-ylmethyl- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49n);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)- 1 -(4-morpholin-4-ylmethyl-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49o); (S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(3,5-Dimethyl-isoxazol-4-ylmethyl)-2-methoxy -naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylami no-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49p);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo- 1 -(4-piperidin- 1 -ylmethyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49q); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-piperazin-l-ylmethyl-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 49r);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo- 1 -(4-piperazin- 1 -ylmethyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49s);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(8-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49t);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-phenyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 49u); 6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride (Example 50);

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin- 1 -ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid (Example 51);

(S) -N- [(S)-l-(6 -Methanesulfonylaminoc arbonyl-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 - oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino -propionamide (Example 52a);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-5-(propane-l-sulfonylaminocarbony l)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylami no-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 52b);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Methanesulfonylaminocarbonyl-2-methoxy-na phthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino -propionamide hydrochloride (Example 52c);

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(propane-l-sulfonylaminocarbony l)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylami no-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 52d);

6- Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2, 3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride (Example 52e); 5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-benzo[b]azepin- 1-ylmethyl] -naphthalene- 1-carboxylic acid hydrochloride (Example 52f);

5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5 -tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin- 1-ylmethyl] -naphthalene- 1-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride (Example 52g);

7- Methoxy-8-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2, 3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride (Example 52h);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 53); 5- [(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetr ahydro-benzo[b]azepin- 1-ylmethyl] -naphthalene- 1-carboxylic acid amide (Example 54a);

6- Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2, 3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid amide hydrochloride (Example 54b);

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 7-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 54c);

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 6- Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahy dro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 54d);

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 5-Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 54e);

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 7- Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl -2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 54f);

8-[(S)-3-((S) 2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo [b]azepin- 1 -ylmethyl] -naphtha^ ene-2-carboxylic acid amide hydrochloride (Example 54g);

(S)-N-[(S)-1- 8- Cyano-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 54h);

(S)-N-((S)-1- (6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-(methylamino)butanamide trifluoro acetate (Example 58);

(S)-N-((S)-1 (6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-(propylamino)propanamide (Example 59);

(S)-N-((S)-1 (6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-(isobutylamino)propanamide (Example 60);

(S)-N-((S)-1 (6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro -1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl 2-(ethylamino)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 61); (S)-2-(Azetidin-3-ylamino)-N-((S)-l -((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l -yl)methyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide dihydrochloride (Example 62); (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-metho xynaphthalen- l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3,4 ,5 -tetrahy dro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(ethylamino)butanamide hydrochloride (Example 63);

(S)-N-((S)- 1 -((5 -Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahy dro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 64); (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 65);

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Chloro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 66);

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-metho xynaphthalen- l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3,4 ,5 -tetrahy dro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(cyclopropylmethylamino)propanamide (Example 67);

(S)-2 -Methylamino-N- { (S)-2 -oxo- 1 - [5 -( 1 H-tetrazol-5 -yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2 ,3 ,4,5 - tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 69); and

(S)-N-((S)- 1 -((5 -Acetyl-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahy dro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 70); or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

Compounds according to the invention wherein Z is aryl that is phenyl include:

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Fluoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example la);

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(2-Methoxy-5 -trifluoromethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lc);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4,5-Difiuoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example Id);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tet rahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example le); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Chloro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example If); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,5-Difluoro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lg);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-pentafluorophenylmethyl- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lh); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Chloro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example li);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Bromo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tet rahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lj);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,5-Dichloro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahyd ro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride (Example 11);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Chloro-2-fluoro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tet rahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lm);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Iodo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetr ahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example In); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Isopropyl-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lo);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 22);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahyd ro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 23);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH -benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 24);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3 -yl] -2 -methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 25); (S)-N-(l-Benzyl-8-bromo-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b] azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 26); (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-benzyl )-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 4711);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,3-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahyd ro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47mm); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-b enzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47oo);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,6-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahyd ro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47pp);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47qq);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2 ,4-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin-3 -yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47rr);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47ss); (S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-2-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-ben zo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55a);

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55b);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[l-(6-methyl-biphenyl-3-ylmethyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55d);

(S)-N-(l-Benzyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3-yl)-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55e); and

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55f); or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

Compounds according to the invention wherein Z is aryl fused with C3-7-cycloalkyl include: (S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(2-Methoxy-5 ,6 ,7 ,8 -tetrahydro-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 44), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the foregoing compound.

Compounds according to the invention wherein Z is heteroaryl include:

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(l-methyl-lH-indazol-3-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lb);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[d]isoxazol-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl)-2-methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride (Example lk);

(S)-2-(Methylamino)-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-(thiophen-2-ylmethyl)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 2a);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2b);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiazol-5-ylmethyl-2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2c);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiazol-2-ylmethyl-2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2d);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-oxazol-5-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2e);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-pyridin-3-ylmethyl-2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2f);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo- 1 -pyridin-2-ylmethyl-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2g);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo- 1 -pyridin-4-ylmethyl-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2h);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-3H-imidazol-4-ylmeth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 2i); (S)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((3-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide (Example 3);

(S)-2-(2-Hydroxyethylamino)-N-((S)-l-((3-methoxyquinolin- 4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide (Example 4);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 19);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide (Example 20);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-4-ylmethyl-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47d);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-5-ylmethyl-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47e);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Ethynyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47j);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(3-Methoxy-[ 1 ,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47m);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47n);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl) -2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47q);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Chloro-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47r);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[3-(2,2,2-trifluoro-etho xy)-quinolin-4-ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47t);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-isoquinolin-4-ylmeth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47u); (S)-N-((S)-l-Isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro -lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47z);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Cinnolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro -lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47aa); (S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47cc);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(3-Methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47ii);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-7-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47jj);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo- 1 -( 1 -oxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 48);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[2-oxo-l-(3-phenyl-isoxazol-5-ylmethy l)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 55c); (S)-N-((S)-l-((3-Cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide dihydrochloride (Example 56); and

(S)-N-((S)-l-((2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl)meth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 57); or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds. In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to compounds wherein Z is naphthalenyl, said compounds being selected from the following group:

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 29);

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(2-Ethoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47y);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47o); (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo -2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 53);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N- {(S)-2-oxo-l -[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro-ethoxy)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47p); (S)-N-[(S)-1 -(2-Methoxy-6-trifluoromethyl-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (Example 471);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47x);

(S)-N-((S)- 1 -((5 -Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide (Example 64);

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide (Example 65); and

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Chloro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride (Example 66); or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to compounds wherein Z is quinolinyl, said compounds being selected from the following group:

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-4-ylmethyl-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47d); (S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-5-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5 -tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47e);

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(3-Methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro-1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47ii);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahy dro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47z);

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[3-(2,2,2-trifluoro-etho xy)-quinolin-4-ylmethyl]- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl} -propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47t); (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47q);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Ethynyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47j); (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl) -2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47u);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47n); and

(S)-N-((S)-l-((3-Cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide dihydrochloride (Example 56); or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

In a particular embodiment, the invention relates to compounds wherein Z is indazolyl, cinnolinyl, naphthyridinyl, benzoisoxazolyl or benzothiophenyl, said compounds being selected from the following group: (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)- 1 -(1 -methyl- lH-indazol-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride (Example lb);

(S)-N-((S)-l-Cinnolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro -lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47aa);

(S)-2 -Methylamino-N-((S)- 1 - [ 1 ,8 ]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47cc);

(S)-N- [(S) - 1 -(3-Methoxy-[ 1 ,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47m);

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Chloro-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride (Example 47r); (S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[d]isoxazol-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl)-2-methylamino-propion amide hydrochloride (Example lk); and (S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide (Example 20); or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of any of the foregoing compounds.

The compounds of Formula I as well as their salts have at least one asymmetric carbon atom and therefore may be present as mixtures of different stereoisomers. The various isomers can be isolated by known separation methods, e.g., chromatography.

Compounds disclosed herein and covered by formula I above may exhibit tautomerism (e.g. Example 33) or structural isomerism. It is intended that the invention encompasses any tautomeric or structural isomeric form of these compounds, or mixtures of such forms, and is not limited to any one tautomeric or structural isomeric form depicted in the formulas above.

Dosages

The compounds of the invention preferably bind to BIR domains of an IAP preventing the IAP from binding to other proteins. Examples of Bir binding proteins include, but are not limited to, caspase 3, caspase 7, caspase 9, Smac and the like. Examples of IAPs include, but are not limited to, XIAP, cIAP 1 , cIAP2 or NAIP. In one aspect, the compound of the invention bind to the BIR2 and/or BIR3 domains of XIAP, cIAP land/or cIAP2. In another aspect, the compounds of the invention bind to the BIR2 domain of XIAP, cIAP land/or cIAP2.

Compounds of the invention are useful for inducing apoptosis in cells or sensitizing cells to apoptotic signals, in particular cancer cells. Apoptotic signals can be induced in cancer cells by, e.g., radiation therapy or antineoplastic chemotherapy. Alternatively, apoptotic signals can be induced in cancer cells by activation of the death receptors by death receptor agonists. Death receptor agonists can be naturally occurring, e.g., tumor necrosis factor a, (TNF-a) or non- naturally occurring, e.g., a synthetic antibody such as a DR4 or DR5 antibody.

The compounds of the present invention are thus useful in the amelioration, control or treatment of cell proliferative disorders such as, in particular, oncological disorders. These compounds and formulations containing said compounds are anticipated to be useful in the treatment or control of blood cancers, such as, for example, acute myeloid leukemia, or solid tumors, such as, for example, breast, colon, lung and prostate tumors.

A "therapeutically effective amount" or "effective amount" of a compound in accordance with this invention means an amount of compound that is effective to prevent, alleviate or ameliorate symptoms of disease or prolong the survival of the subject being treated. Determination of a therapeutically effective amount is within the skill in the art.

The therapeutically effective amount or dosage of a compound according to this invention can vary within wide limits and may be determined in a manner known in the art. Such dosage will be adjusted to the individual requirements in each particular case including the specific compound(s) being administered, the route of administration, the condition being treated, as well as the patient being treated. In general, in the case of oral or parenteral administration to adult humans weighing approximately 70 Kg, a daily dosage of about 10 mg to about 10,000 mg, preferably from about 200 mg to about 1,000 mg, should be appropriate, although the upper limit may be exceeded when indicated. The daily dosage can be administered as a single dose or in divided doses, or for parenteral administration, it may be given as one or more bolus injections or as a continuous infusion.

Pharmaceutical preparations useful in the practice of the invention, i.e., comprising the compounds of the invention can be administered internally, such as orally (e.g. in the form of tablets, coated tablets, dragees, hard and soft gelatin capsules, solutions, emulsions or suspensions), nasally (e.g. in the form of nasal sprays) or rectally (e.g. in the form of suppositories). However, the administration can also be effected parentally, such as intramuscularly or intravenously (e.g. in the form of injection solutions). Moreover, administration can be effected topically (e.g. in the form of ointments, creams or oils). Compositions/Formulations

In an alternative embodiment, the present invention includes pharmaceutical compositions comprising at least one compound of formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient and/or carrier.

These pharmaceutical compositions can be suitable for oral, nasal, topical (including buccal and sublingual), rectal, vaginal and/or parenteral administration. The formulations may conveniently be presented in unit dosage form and may be prepared by any methods well known in the art of pharmacy. The amount of active ingredient which can be combined with a carrier material to produce a single dosage form will vary depending upon the host being treated, as well as the particular mode of administration. The amount of active ingredient which can be combined with a carrier material to produce a single dosage form will generally be that amount of a formula I compound which produces a therapeutic effect. Generally, out of one hundred percent, this amount will range from about 1 percent to about ninety-nine percent of active ingredient, preferably from about 5 percent to about 70 percent, most preferably from about 10 percent to about 30 percent.

Methods of preparing these formulations or compositions include the step of bringing into association a compound of the present invention with the carrier and, optionally, one or more accessory ingredients. In general, the formulations are prepared by uniformly and intimately bringing into association a compound of the present invention with liquid carriers, or finely divided solid carriers, or both, and then, if necessary, shaping the product.

The compounds of Formula I and their pharmaceutically acceptable salts and esters can be processed with pharmaceutically inert, inorganic or organic adjuvants for the production of tablets, coated tablets, dragees and hard gelatin capsules. Lactose, polyvinylpyrrolidone, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, corn starch or derivatives thereof, talc, stearic acid or its salts etc. can be used, for example, as such adjuvants for tablets, dragees and hard gelatin capsules.

Suitable adjuvants for soft gelatin capsules, are, for example, vegetable oils, waxes, fats, semi-solid substances and liquid polyols, etc. Suitable adjuvants for the production of solutions and syrups are, for example, H 2 0, polyols, saccharose, invert sugar, glucose, etc. Suitable adjuvants for injection solutions are, for example, H 2 0, alcohols, polyols, glycerol, vegetable oils, etc. Suitable adjuvants for suppositories are, for example, natural or hardened oils, waxes, fats, semi-solid or liquid polyols, etc. Suitable adjuvants for topical preparations are glycerides, semi- synthetic and synthetic glycerides, hydrogenated oils, liquid waxes, liquid paraffins, liquid fatty alcohols, sterols, polyethylene glycols and cellulose derivatives.

Moreover, the pharmaceutical preparations can contain preservatives, solubilizers, viscosity-increasing substances, stabilizers, wetting agents, emulsifiers, sweeteners, colorants, flavors, salts for varying the osmotic pressure, buffers, masking agents or antioxidants. They can also contain other therapeutic substances.

The compounds in the present invention (compounds of general Formula I) can be prepared using the general reaction scheme set out in Scheme 1 below.

Scheme 1

Step 1 : A substituted or unsubstituted 3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-l-one of general formula 2 can be converted to an oxime of general formula 3. Those skilled in the art will recognize there are several methods to achieve this conversion including, but not limited to, treating ketone 2 with hydroxylamine hydrochloride in an appropriate solvent, e.g., methanol or ethanol, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about -20 °C to about 120 °C, for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation. Additional methods have been described in a recent review: Synthesis of oximes and hydroxamic acids by Porcheddu and Giacomelli in Chemistry of Hydroxylamines, Oximes and Hydroxamic Acids (2009), (Pt. 1), 163-231 , published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK. Step 2: Those skilled in the art will recognize there are several methods to convert compounds of general formula 3 to compounds of general formula 4, where Ai is a sulfonyl group. These include, but are not limited to, treating compounds of general formula 3 with a sulfonating agent, e.g., mesyl chloride or tosyl chloride, and a base, e.g., pyridine, in an appropriate solvent, e.g., dichloromethane (DCM) at an appropriate temperature, ranging from about -20 °C to about 120 °C for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation.

Step 3: Those skilled in the art will recognize there are several methods to convert compounds of general formula 4 to compounds of general formula 5. These include, but are not limited to, treating compounds of general formula 4 with a base, e.g., KOAc or NaOAc, in an appropriate solvent or solvent mixture, e.g., 95 %, EtOH or MeOH or a mixture of water and an alcohol, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about 20 °C to about 150 °C, for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation.

For a review of transformations described in Steps 2 and 3, see Gawley, The Beckmann Reactions: Rearrangements, Elimination-Additions, Fragmentations, and Rearrangement- Cyclizations, Organic Reactions 1988, 35, 1-420.

Those skilled in the art will also recognize that compounds of general formula 3 can also be converted directly to compounds of general formula 5. Methods to achieve this conversion include, but are not limited to, treating compounds of general formula 3 with an acid, e.g., sulfuric acid or polyphosphoric acid, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about 20 °C to about 150 °C, for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation. This type of transformation has been reviewed (Gawley, cited above).

Step 4: A leaving group such as a halogen, e.g., Br or I, can be added to compounds of general formula 5 resulting in the formation of compounds of general formula 6 where A 2 is a leaving group, such as Br or I. For example, compounds of general formula 5 can be treated with a base, such as triethylamine (TEA), in an appropriate solvent or solvent mixture, e.g., DCM or tetrahydofuran (THF) or a mixture of DCM and THF, followed by adding trimethylsilyl iodide (TMSI) and a halogenating agent, e.g., I 2 , at an appropriate temperature ranging from about -20 °C to about 120 °C, for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation.

Step 5: Compounds of general formula 6 can be converted to compounds of general formula 7. Step 5 is most conveniently performed by treating compounds of general formula 6 with, e.g., sodium azide in an in an appropriate solvent, e.g., dimethylformamide (DMF) at an appropriate temperature, ranging from about -20 °C to about 120 °C for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation.

Step 6: This step involves the reduction of the azido group in compounds of general formula 7. Those skilled in the art will recognize there are several methods to accomplish this reduction including catalytic hydrogenation and chemical reduction. The choice of reduction method will be influenced by the substitution on the phenyl ring indicated by R 1 , R 2 and R 3 so that unwanted side reactions do not occur. For example, compounds of general formula 7 can treated with an appropriate hydrogenation catalyst, e.g., 10 % Pd/C, in an appropriate solvent, e.g., EtOH, and subjected to hydrogenation at pressures ranging from atmospheric pressure to elevated pressure, up to about 50 PSI for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation. Alternatively, compounds of general formula 7 can treated with an appropriate chemical reducing agent, e.g. triphenylphosphine, in an appropriate solvent or solvent mixture, e.g., THF or a mixture of water and THF, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about 0 °C to about 150 °C, for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation. Step 7: This step entails the coupling of a suitably protected a-amino-acid of general formula 9 to compounds of general formula 8, where PGi is a group that renders the a-amine Nitrogen inert to reaction conditions used in the rest of the synthetic sequence and W is defined as described above. Preferred choices for protecting group PGi may be made by reference to organic chemistry text books (e.g. Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis, Theodora W. Greene et al.), general chemistry literature, or would be generally known to one knowledgeable in the art of organic synthesis. In particular, carbamate -based protecting groups, e.g. tert-butyloxycarbonyl and benzyloxycarbonyl, are preferred but other amine -protecting groups may also be effective. Those skilled in the art will recognize there are several methods using known peptide coupling reaction techniques to convert compounds of general formula 8 and compounds of general formula 9 to compounds of general formula 10. Typical peptide coupling reagents which may be employed include diimide based reagents, e.g. dicyclohexylcarbodiimide, (3-dimethylamino-propyl)-ethyl- carbodiimide hydrochloride; or naphtha based reagents, e.g. 0-benzotriazol-l-yl-N,N,N',N'- tetramethyluronium hexaflurorophosphate or 0-benzotriazol-l-yl-N,N,N',N'- bis(tetramethylene)naphtha hexaflurorophosphate. Additionally, a catalyst can be optionally added to the reaction, e.g., 1-hydroxybenzotriazole orN-hydroxysuccinimide.

Alternative peptide coupling reagents may also effective in performing this conversion. Selection of alternative peptide coupling reagents may be made by reference to general chemistry literature or would be generally known to one knowledgeable in the art of organic synthesis. Step 8: This step involves the reaction of compounds of general formula 10 with compounds of general formula 11 to form compounds of general formula 12, where Q is a suitable leaving group, e.g., a halogen such as Br or I, or a sulfonate ester, such as methanesulfonate ester. Step 8 can be accomplished by treating compounds of general formula 10 with a base and compounds of general formula 11 in a suitable solvent for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation. The base used can be inorganic, e.g., CS2CO3, or organic, e.g., lithium bis(trimethylsilyl)amide. Solvents are chosen to be compatible with the base and other reaction conditions, such as temperature, and include, but are not limited to, e.g., THF or DMF. Temperatures suitable for this reaction can range from -78 °C to 100 °C. Those skilled in the art will recognize that a catalyst can be added to the mixture. Such catalysts can include, but are not limited to, e.g., Nal or tetrabutylammonium iodide.

Step 9: This step in the synthetic sequence entails the removal of protecting group PGi from compounds of general formula 12 to form amine-containing compounds of general formula 13. The choice of protecting group PGi and conditions used during step 10 for removal of PGi is influenced by what other potentially reactive functional groups are present in compounds of general formula 12 and the requirement of avoiding undesired reactions elsewhere in the starting material or product of the reaction, i.e., compounds of general formulae 12 and 13, respectively. In the case where the amine -protecting group PGi present in compounds of general formula 12 is tert-butyloxycarbonyl, the protecting group can be removed under acidic conditions such as trifluoroacetic acid in dichloromethane or hydrochloric acid in p-dioxane. Removal of the tert- butyloxycarbonyl group under acidic conditions initially liberates the corresponding salt of the compound of general formula 13, from which the free amine of general formula 13 can be liberated after treatment with base. Alternatively, if the protecting group PGi is benzyloxycarbonyl removal can be accomplished by catalytic hydrogenation using a suitable catalyst, e.g., 10 % Pd/C and treating the mixture with a hydrogen source, e.g., H 2 or ammonium formate, in an appropriate solvent, e.g., EtOH.

Those skilled in the art will recognize that there are a variety of conditions for removing protecting groups from nitrogen atoms which may be identified by reference to organic chemistry text books (e.g. Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis, Theodora W. Greene et al.) or general chemistry literature.

In cases where X in general Formula I is desired to be H no further reactions are needed as compounds of general formula 13 are equivalent to compounds of general Formula 1, where X = H. Step 10 involves the introduction of an additional substitution to the nitrogen atom bearing group W. Those skilled in the art will recognize there are several ways to accomplish this transformation. These include, but are not limited to, reductive amination or Cl-6-alkyl ation. For example, compounds of general formula 13 can be treated with an aldehyde, e.g., acetaldehyde, benzaldehyde or 3-pyridinecarboxaldehyde, and a reducing agent, e.g., NaBH 4 or NaBH 3 CN, in a suitable solvent, e.g., MeOH or EtOH, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about -20 °C to about 100 °C, for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation. Alternatively, compounds can be treated with an Cl-6-alkyl ating agent, e.g., methyl iodide, benzyl bromide or allyl bromide, and a base, e.g., pyridine or TEA, in a suitable solvent, e.g., DCM or THF at an appropriate temperature ranging from about -20 °C to about 100 °C for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation.

Those skilled in the art will recognize that a catalyst can be added to the mixture. Such catalysts can include, but are not limited to, e.g., Nal or tetrabutylammonium iodide.

It will be apparent to one knowledgeable in the art of organic synthesis that when one or more of the substituents labeled W, Y or R 1 through R 4 , or substituents included in their definitions, in the compounds shown in Scheme 1 are in and of themselves chemically reactive groups, or contain chemically reactive groups, then additional modification of the compounds of general formulas 2 through 13 which contain those reactive groups may be possible. The point in the synthetic sequence at which modification of the chemically reactive groups takes place may be chosen such that the newly elaborated group is chemically inert to the reagents to be employed during the remaining steps of the synthetic sequence and does not interfere with the remaining steps in the synthetic sequence shown in Scheme 1.

Alternatively, if the newly elaborated group is not chemically inert or can interfere with the remaining steps in the synthetic sequence, it may be necessary to temporarily mask the reactive functional group with an appropriate protecting group or to derivatize the functional group into a moiety which is stable to the remaining transformations in the synthetic sequence and will be present in the final product of the reaction sequence. If a protecting group is introduced which is not required in the final compound of general Formula 1 then it may either be removed under the conditions remaining in the synthetic sequence shown in Scheme 1 or by introduction of an additional deprotection step into the synthetic sequence depending upon the nature of the protecting group employed. The reaction conditions for the above reactions can vary to a certain extent. Those skilled in the art will recognize that the sequence of some reaction steps described in Scheme 1 can vary, as shown in Scheme 2 below.

Scheme 2

Step 11 : This step involves introduction of a protecting group on the basic Nitrogen of compounds of general formula 8. The choice of protecting group is dependent on the reaction steps to be completed after introduction of the protecting group and preferred protecting groups can be made as described above for Step 7. In particular carbamate -based protecting groups, e.g. tert-butyloxycarbonyl and benzyloxycarbonyl, are preferred but other amine -protecting groups may also be effective. For example, compounds of general formula 8 can be treated with a carbamoylating agent, e.g., di-tert-butyl-dicarbonate, in an appropriate solvent, e.g., DCM, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about -20 °C to about 100 °C, for an amount of time sufficient to carry out this transformation to provide compounds of general formula 14. Compounds of general formula 14 can be treated as described above in Step 8 to provide compounds of general formula 15.

Compounds of general formula 15 can be treated above as described for Step 9 to provide compounds of general formula 16.

Compounds of general formula 16 can be treated above as described for Step 11 to provide compounds of general formula 12.

If a suitably substituted compound of general formula 8 is not commercially available or known in the literature to provide the desired compounds of general formula 10, compounds of general formula 10 can be synthesized from known or commercial starting materials as exemplified in Scheme 3 below.

Scheme 3

Thus, for example, compound 17 can be treated as described in Step 7 to afford compounds of general formula 18.

Step 12: Compounds of general formula 18 can then be treated with a brominating reagent, e.g., N-bromosuccinimide, in the presence of a base, e.g., CS2CO3 or Na 2 C0 3 , in a suitable solvent, e.g., DMF, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about 0 0 C to about 120 °C, to provide compounds of general formula 19. Step 13: Compounds of general formula 19 can then be cyanated using methods known to those skilled in the art. For example, compounds of general formula 19 can be treated with a cyanide salt, e.g., Zn(CN) 2 , and a catalyst, e.g., Pd(P(Ph) 3 ) 4 , in a suitable solvent, e.g., DMF, at an appropriate temperature ranging from about 0 ° C to about 120 °C, to provide compounds of general formula 20. Those skilled in the art will recognize that compounds of general formula 20 are equivalent to compounds of general formula 10 where R ! and R 3 are both hydrogen and R 2 is cyano.

Methods to perform the above described reactions and processes would be apparent to those of ordinary skill in the art based on the present disclosure, or can be deduced in analogy from the examples. Starting materials are commercially available or can be made by methods analogous to those described in the Examples below.

Crystal Forms

When the compounds of the invention are solids, it is understood by those skilled in the art that these compounds, and their salts, may exist in different crystal or polymorphic forms, all of which are intended to be within the scope of the present invention and specified formulas.

Examples

The compounds of the present invention may be synthesized according to known techniques. The following examples and references are provided to aid the understanding of the present invention. The examples are not intended, however, to limit the invention, the true scope of which is set forth in the appended claims. The names of the final products in the examples were generated using AutoNom 2000 Add-in v4.0 SP2 (function in ISIS Draw, Elsevier/MDL), or AutoNom 2000 TT v4.01.305 (Elsevier/MDL), or functions available in ChemDraw Pro Control 11.0.2 (CambridgeSoft Corp.), or Struct=Name feature of electronic notebooks.

Preparation of Intermediates 5-Bromo-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate

To a mixture of triethylamine (TEA, 128 μί, 0.92 mmol) and (5-bromo-2- methoxyphenyl)methanol (100 mg, 0.46 mmol) in dichloromethane (DCM, 5 mL) at 0 °C MsCl (43 μί, 0.55 mmol) was added dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 30 min. and diluted with DCM. The mixture was washed with sat. NH 4 C1, sat. NaHC0 3 , water, and dried over MgS0 4 . Concentration gave the title compound as a yellow oil that was used without further purification. 5-Chloro-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate

In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate, (5-chloro-2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (100 mg, 0.58 mmol) was converted to the title compound which was used without purification. 4-Chloro-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate

In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate, (4-chloro-2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (100 mg, 0.58 mmol) was converted to the title compound which was used without purification.

4- Bromo-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate, (4-bromo-2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (100 mg, 0.46 mmol) was converted to the title compound which was used without purification.

5- Chloro-2-fluorobenzyl methanesulfonate

In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate, (5-chloro-2-fiuorophenyl)methanol (50 mg, 0.31 mmol) was converted to the title compound which was used without purification.

5-Iodo-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : 2-Hydroxy-5-iodobenzaldehyde (500 mg, 2.02 mmol), iodomethane (188 μΐ., 3.02 mmol), and K 2 CO 3 (1.39 g, 10.0 mmol) were combined in DMF (10 mL) and stirred for 16 h at room temperature (RT). The mixture was partitioned between EtOAc and H 2 0. The organic layer was separated, washed with H 2 0, brine and dried over MgS0 4 . Concentration gave 5-iodo-2- methoxybenzaldehyde (445 mg, 1.7 mmol, 84 %, white solid) which was used without purification.

Step 2: To a solution of 5-iodo-2-methoxybenzaldehyde (445 mg, 1.7 mmol) in EtOH (3 mL) at 0 °C was added NaBH 4 (64 mg, 1.7 mmol). The mixture was stirred at RT for 1 h, cooled to 0 °C and sat. NH 4 C1 was added dropwise. After 15 min., the mixture was partitioned between EtOAc and H 2 0. The organic layer was separated and washed with H 2 0, brine and dried over MgS0 4 . Concentration gave (5-iodo-2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (400 mg, 1.51 mmol, 89 %, white solid) which was used without purification. Step 3: To a mixture of TEA (53 μί, 0.78 mmol) and (5-iodo-2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (50 mg, 0.31 mmol) in DCM (5 mL) at 0 °C was added MsCl (22 μΐ,, 0.28 mmol) dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 30 min. diluted with DCM, washed with sat. NH 4 C1, sat. NaHC0 3 , H 2 0, and dried over MgS0 4 . Concentration gave the title compound as a yellow oil that was used without purification.

5-Isopropyl-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : To a 0 °C solution of 5-isopropyl-2-methoxybenzaldehyde (500 mg, 2.81 mmol) in EtOH (3 mL) was added NaBH 4 (106 mg, 2.81 mmol). The mixture was warmed to RT, stirred for 1 h, cooled to 0 °C and diluted with sat. NH 4 C1. After 15 min., the mixture was partitioned between EtOAc and H 2 0. The organic layer was separated and washed with H 2 0, brine and dried over MgS0 4 . Concentration gave (5-isopropyl-2-methoxyphenyl)methanol (460 mg, 2.55 mmol, 91 %, white solid) which was used without purification.

Step 2: To a mixture of TEA (77 μί, 0.56 mmol) and (5-isopropyl-2- methoxyphenyl)methanol (50 mg, 0.28 mmol) in DCM (5 mL) at 0 °C was added MsCl (32 μί, 0.42 mmol) dropwise. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 30 min., diluted with DCM and the organic layer was washed with sat. NH 4 C1, sat. NaHC0 3 , H 2 0, and dried over MgS0 4 . Concentration gave 5-isopropyl-2-methoxybenzyl methanesulfonate as a yellow oil that was used without purification.

2- (Chloromethyl)thiophene A solution of thiophen-2-ylmethanol (200 mg, 1.75 mmol), diisopropylethylamine (DIEA,

453 mg, 612 μΐ,, 3.5 mmol) in DCM (5 mL) was cooled to 0 °C, MsCl (163 μΐ,, 2.1 mmol) was added and the mixture warmed to RT. After 2 h H 2 0 and DCM were added, the organic layer separated and washed with sat. NH 4 C1, H 2 0, sat. NaHC0 3 , dried with MgS0 4 and concentrated to give the title compound (203 mg, light brown oil) which was used without purification MS m/z 133 (MH + ).

3- (Chloromethyl)thiophene

In a similar manner to that described for 2-(chloromethyl)thiophene, thiophen-3- ylmethanol (200 mg, 1.75 mmol) and MsCl (163 μί, 2.1 mmol) gave 3-(chloromethyl)thiophene (212 mg, 91 %, light brown oil). MS m/z 133 (MH + ) 5-Chloromethyl-thiazole In a similar manner to that described for 2-(chloromethyl)thiophene, thiazol-5-ylmethanol (200 mg, 1.74 mmol) and MsCl (163 μί, 2.1 mmol) gave 5-chloromethyl-thiazole (200 mg, 86 %, light brown oil). MS m/z 134 (MH + )

2-Chloromethyl-thiazole In a similar manner to that described for 2-(chloromethyl)thiophene, thiazol-2-ylmethanol

(200 mg, 1.74 mmol) and MsCl (163 μί, 2.1 mmol) gave 2-chloromethyl-thiazole (205 mg, 88 %, light brown oil). MS m/z 134 (MH + )

5-Chloromethyl-oxazole

In a similar manner to that described for 2-(chloromethyl)thiophene, thiazol-5-ylmethanol (200 mg, 2.02 mmol) and MsCl (187 μί, 2.42 mmol) gave 5-chloromethyl-thiazole (193 mg, 81 %, light brown oil). MS m/z 118 (MH + )

5-(Chloromethyl)-l-methyl-lH-imidazole hydrochloride

Methyl-lH-imidazol-5-yl)methanol (100 mg, 892 μηιοΐ) was combined with thionyl chloride (1 mL). The mixture was refiuxed for 2 h and concentrated. The residue was dissolved in minimum amount of EtOH and ether was added. The mixture was sonicated to give 5- (chloromethyl)-l -methyl- lH-imidazole hydrochloride (128 mg, 86 %, light yellow solid) which was used without purification. MS m/z 131 (MH + )

4-(Chloromethyl)-3-methoxyquinoline

Step 1 : 3-Hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid (3.39 g, 17.9 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and K 2 C0 3 (9.91 g, 71.7 mmol, Eq: 4) were combined with acetone (125 mL) to give a light brown suspension. After 10 min. iodomethane (6.36 g, 2.8 mL, 44.8 mmol, Eq: 2.5) was added dropwise. After 18 h at RT, the mixture was concentrated, poured into H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to give 3-methoxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (1.1605 g red oil that solidified).

Step 2: 3-Methoxy-quinoline-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (1.3227 g, 6.09 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with toluene (12 mL), the solution was cooled to -78 °C and DIBAL-H 1.0 M in hexanes (18.9 mL, 18.9 mmol, Eq: 3.1) was added. After 30 min. the mixture was diluted with H 2 0, MgS0 4 was added and EtOAc was added. The solid was filtered and washed with excess EtOAc and the filtrate was purified by flash chromatography to give 4-hydroxymethylquinolin-3- ol (0.7323 g, light brown solid).

Step 3: 4-Hydroxymethyl-quinolin-3-ol (0.7323 g, 3.87 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with DCM (20 mL) and the solution cooled to 0 °C. Thionyl chloride (921 mg, 565 μί, 7.74 mmol, Eq: 2) was added dropwise. The mixture was warmed to RT stirred for 18 h, diluted with DCM and sat. NaHC0 3 . The organic layer was washed with sat. NaHC0 3 and H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give the title compound as a light brown solid which was used without purification. (0.73 g).

Methanesulfonic acid 2-ethynyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl ester

Step 1 : 2-Hydroxynaphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester (2.2 g, 10.9 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with pyridine (9 mL) and the solution cooled to 0 °C. Triflic anhydride (3.38 g, 2.02 mL, 12.0 mmol, Eq: 1.1) was added slowly. After 5 min. mixture was warmed to RT. After 18 h, the mixture was poured into H 2 0 and extracted with Et 2 0. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, 0.5 M HCl, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 2-trifluoromethanesulfonyloxy-naphthalene-l- carboxylic acid methyl ester (3.31 g, nearly colorless oil).

Step 2: 2-Trifluoromethanesulfonyloxy-naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester (0.5 g, 1.5 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with DMF (4 mL), the solution was cooled to 0 °C and degassed. Triimethylsilylacetylene (250 mg, 332 μί, 2.54 mmol, Eq: 1.7) and TEA (257 mg, 354 μί, 2.54 mmol, Eq: 1.7) were added and the mixture was degassed. Copper (I) iodide (26.8 mg, 299 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.2) and tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) (173 mg, 150 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.1) were added and the mixture warmed to RT. After 18 h, the mixture was poured into EtOAc and washed with sat. NH 4 C1 and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 2-trimethylsilanylethynyl- naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester (0.38 g, brown oil). Step 3: 2-Trimethylsilanylethynyl-naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester (0.38 g, 1.35 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (12 mL) and 1.0 M tetrabutylammonium fluoride (TBAF) in THF (1.55 mL, 1.55 mmol, Eq: 1.15) was added dropwise. After 30 min., the mixture was poured into H 2 0 and extracted with Et 2 0. The extracts were combined, washed with H 2 0 and brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 2-ethynyl-naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester (0.228 g, light brown solid).

Step 4: 2-Ethynyl-naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester (0.4875 g, 2.32 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (25 mL) and the solution cooled to -78 °C. Lithium aluminum hydride (LAH) 1.0 M in THF (2.9 mL, 2.9 mmol, Eq: 1.25) was added and the mixture was warmed to RT. After 2.5 h, the mixture was diluted with brine, the resulting precipitate was filtered and washed with Et 2 0. The filtrate was concentrated, diluted with brine and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with H 2 0 and brine. The extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give (2-ethynyl-naphthalen-l-yl)-methanol (0.305 g, yellow solid) which was used without purification.

Step 5: (2-Ethynyl-naphthalen-l-yl)-methanol (0.1 g, 549 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and TEA (111 mg, 153 μί, 1.1 mmol, Eq: 2) were combined with DCM (3.00 mL) and MsCl (75.4 mg, 51.3 μί, 659 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.2) was added. After 75 min., the mixture was poured into DCM and washed with brine. The mixture was concentrated to give the title compound as a yellow residue which used immediately without purification.

(2-((3-hydroxyoxetan-3-yl)ethynyl)naphthalene-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : (2-Ethynyl-naphthalen-l-yl)-methanol (186 mg, 1.02 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and imidazole (104 mg, 1.53 mmol, Eq: 1.50) were combined with THF (10 mL), tert- butyldimethylchlorosilane (185 mg, 1.22 mmol, Eq: 1.20) was added and the mixture was stirred overnight. Additional amounts of imidazole (104 mg, 1.53 mmol, Eq: 1.50) and tert- butyldimethylchlorosilane (185 mg, 1.22 mmol, Eq: 1.20) were added and the mixture was stirred for 2.5 h. The reaction was diluted with sat. NH 4 C1 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were concentrated and the resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford tert-butyl-(2-ethynyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethoxy)-dimethyl-silan e (275 mg, 91 %).

Step 2: tert-Butyl-(2-ethynyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethoxy)-dimethyl-silan e (275 mg, 928 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (8 mL), the mixture was flushed with N 2 and cooled to -78 °C. 1.6 M n-BuLi in hexane (754 μί, 1.21 mmol, Eq: 1.30) was added and the mixture was stirred for 30 min. Oxetan-3-one (134 mg, 1.86 mmol, Eq: 2.00) was added and the mixture was stirred at - 78 °C for 5 min. and warmed to RT. After 40 min., the solution was diluted with sat. NH 4 C1 and extracted with EtOAc. The organic extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford 3-[l-(tert- butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxymethyl)-naphthalen-2-ylethynyl]-oxe tan-3-ol (248 mg, 72 %, yellow solid).

Step 3: 3-[l-(tert-Butyl-dimethyl-silanyloxymethyl)-naphthalen-2-yle thynyl]-oxetan-3-ol (248 mg, 673 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (5 mL) cooled to 0 °C and 1.0 M TBAF in THF (2.02 mL, 2.02 mmol, Eq: 3.00) was added. The mixture was stirred at 0 °C for 45 min. then at RT for 4 h. The solution was diluted with sat. NH 4 C1 and extracted with EtOAc. The organic solution was washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford 3-(l-hydroxymethyl-naphthalen-2-ylethynyl)-oxetan- 3-ol (150 mg, 88 %).

Step 4: 3-(l-Hydroxymethyl-naphthalen-2-ylethynyl)-oxetan-3-ol (150 mg, 590 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with DCM (5 mL) to give a suspension. TEA (1 19 mg, 164 μΐ,, 1.18 mmol, Eq: 2.00) and MsCl (71.0 mg, 47.9 μΐ,, 619 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.05) were added and the mixture was stirred at RT for 1.5 h. The mixture was diluted with ice-H 2 0 and extracted with DCM. The organic layer was separated and concentrated to afford the title compound which was used without purification (185 mg, 94 %). 2 -All loxy-1 -chlo romethy 1-naphthalene

Step 1 : 2-Allyloxy-naphthalene-l-carbaldehyde (5.73 g, 27 mmol) was dissolved in MeOH (140 mL) and THF (30 mL), the solution cooled to 0 °C and NaBH 4 (1.02 g, 27 mmol) was added. After 2.5 h, the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and concentrated. The residue was diluted with EtOAc, washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated to give (2-allyloxy- naphthalen- 1 -yl)-methanol (5.65 g, 98 %).

Step 2: (2-Allyloxy-naphthalen-l-yl)-methanol (1.0 g, 4.67 mmol) was dissolved in toluene (15 mL) and pyridine (0.4 mL), the mixture cooled to 0 °C and thionyl chloride (0.83 g, 7 mmol) added. After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, sat. NaHC0 3 , brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated to give the title compound which was used without purification (1.08 g, 99 %).

4- Bromomethyl-2-methyl-biphenyl Step 1 : A mixture of methyl 3-bromo-4-methylbenzoate (2.29g, 10 mmol), phenyl boronic acid (1.22 g, 10 mmol), Pd(PPh 3 ) 4 (0.35g, 0.3 mmol), 2.5 M Na 2 C0 3 (7.5 mL), and toluene (30 mL) was heated at 90 °C for 18 h. The mixture was concentrated, diluted with EtOAc, washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 2-methyl-biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (2.26 g, 99 %, colorless oil).

Step 2: 1.0 M LiAlH 4 in THF (5 mL, 5 mmol) was added to a solution of 2-methyl- biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid methyl ester (2.26 g, 9.99 mmol, Eq: 1.00) THF (25 mL) at 0 °C. The mixture was stirred for 60 min. at 0 °C, warmed to RT and diluted with brine. MgS0 4 was added followed by EtOAc. Insoluble material was removed by filtration and the filter cake washed with EtOAc. The filtrate was washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , and concentrated to afford (2- methyl-biphenyl-4-yl)-methanol (1.93 g, 97 %, white solid) which was used without purification.

Step 3: (2-Methyl-biphenyl-4-yl)-methanol (1.0 g, 5.04 mmol) was cooled to 0 °C and PBr 3 (0.61 mL, 6.6 mmol) was added. After 40 min. at RT the mixture was diluted with 100 mL DCM and washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give the title compound (0.67 g, 51 %, white solid).

5- Bromo-l-(chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene

Step 1 : 1.0 M TiCl 4 in DCM (11.8 mL, 11.8 mmol, Eq: 2.2) and dichloromethyl methyl ether (677 mg, 525 μί, 5.89 mmol, Eq: 1.1) were added to 30 mL DCM and the mixture cooled to 0 °C. A solution of l-bromo-6-methoxynaphthalene (1.27 g, 5.36 mmol, Eq: 1.00) in DCM 10 mL was added and the mixture warmed to RT. Approx. 10 mL additional DCM was added. After 1 h at RT, the mixture was diluted with 1 M HC1 and extracted with DCM. The extracts were combined, washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 5-bromo-2-methoxy-l-naphthaldehyde (1.29 g).

Step 2: 5-bromo-2-methoxy-l-naphthaldehyde (1.52 g, 5.73 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with EtOH (50 mL) and NaBH 4 (217 mg, 5.73 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was added. After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated to give (5-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l- yl)methanol (1.7 g, off-white solid) which was used without purification.

Step 3: Thionyl chloride (1.14 g, 697 μΐ., 9.55 mmol, Eq: 1.5) was added to a mixture of (5-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (1.7 g, 6.36 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and pyridine (755 mg, 772 μΐ,, 9.55 mmol, Eq: 1.5) in DCM (40 mL) at 0 °C. The mixture was warmed to RT. After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with sat. NaHC0 3 and DCM. The organic layer was separated, washed with sat. NaHC0 3 , H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated to afford the title compound (1.33 g beige solid) which was used without purification. l-(Chloromethyl)-2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)naphthalene Step 1 : To a 25 mL microwave vial was added 2 -hydroxy- 1 -naphthaldehyde (1 g, 5.81 mmol, Eq: 1.00), Cs 2 C0 3 (2.84 g, 8.71 mmol, Eq: 1.5) and 2-iodo-l ,l ,l-trifluoroethane (1.46 g, 687 μί, 6.97 mmol, Eq: 1.2) in DMF (8.00 mL). The vial was capped and heated in the microwave at 125 °C for 60 min. The naphtha was poured into brine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-l- naphthaldehyde (0.8768 g, yellow-brown solid).

Step 2: 2-(2,2,2-Trifluoroethoxy)-l-naphthaldehyde (0.8768 g, 3.45 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with EtOH (30.0 mL) to give a brown solution. NaBH 4 (130 mg, 3.45 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was added. After 90 min., the mixture was poured into 1 M HC1 and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give (2-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)naphthalene-l- yl)methanol (0.6036 g, light brown oil).

Step 3: (2-(2,2,2-Trifluoroethoxy)naphthalene-l-yl)methanol (0.6036 g, 2.36 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with DCM (40 mL) to give a light yellow solution. Thionyl chloride (561 mg, 344 μί, 4.71 mmol, Eq: 2) was added. After 18 h, the mixture was poured into sat. NaHC0 3 and extracted with DCM. The extracts were combined, washed with sat. NaHC0 3 , H 2 0, and brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford the title compound (0.5558g light brown solid) which was used without purification.

(3-((Trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 1 : 3-Hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylic acid (1.75 g, 9.25 mmol, Eq: 1.00), N-(3- dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDCI, 1.95 g, 10.2 mmol, Eq: 1.1) and methanol (14.8 g, 18.7 mL, 463 mmol, Eq: 50) were combined with DCM (56.0 mL) and 4- (dimethylamino)pyridine (DMAP) (1 13 mg, 925 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.1) was added. After 18 h, the mixture was concentrated, poured into H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give methyl 3-hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylate (0.5110 g, white solid).

Step 2: Methyl 3-hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylate (1.85 g, 9.1 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with pyridine (26 mL) and the solution cooled to 0 °C. Triflic anhydride (5.65 g, 3.38 mL, 20.0 mmol, Eq: 2.2) was added at 0 °C. After 5 min. the mixture was warmed to RT and stirred for 18 h. The mixture was poured into H 2 0 and extracted with ether. The extracts were combined and washed with H 2 0, 0.5 M HC1, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford methyl 3- (trifluoromethylsulfonyloxy)naphthale-4-carboxylate (2.6997 g, light yellow oil).

Step 3: Methyl 3-(trifluoromethylsulfonyloxy)naphthale-4-carboxylate (0.7825 g, 2.33 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with DMF (7 mL) to give a light yellow solution. The solution was cooled to 0 °C, degassed and trimethylsilylacetylene (390 mg, 518 μί, 3.97 mmol, Eq: 1.7) and TEA (402 mg, 553 μί, 3.97 mmol, Eq: 1.7) were added. The solution was degassed, tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) (270 mg, 233 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.1), copper (I) iodide (41.8 mg, 467 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.2) were added and after 10 min. the mixture warmed to RT After 6 h, the mixture was poured into EtOAc and washed with sat. NH 4 C1, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford methyl 3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)naphthale-4-carboxylate (0.6555 g, brown oil) MS m/z 284.0 (MH + )

Step 3: Methyl 3-((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)naphthale-4-carboxylate (0.244 g, 861 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (5 mL) and the solution cooled to -78 °C and LAH 1.0 M in THF (947 μΐ,, 947 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.1) was added dropwise. After 1 h the mixture was warmed to 0 °C. The reaction was diluted with a solution of 2 mL AcOH, 2 mL H 2 0, and 4 mL THF. The mixture was poured into H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give (3-((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methanol (21.8 mg, light brown oil). Step 5: (3-((Trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methanol (21.6 mg, 84.6 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and TEA (17.1 mg, 23.6 μΐ,, 169 μηιοΐ, Eq: 2) were combined with DCM (2 mL) and MsCl (14.5 mg, 9.89 μΐ,, 127 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) was added. After 1 h, the mixture was poured into DCM and washed with H 2 0 and brine. The mixture was concentrated to give the title compound (17.5 mg, yellow oil) which was used immediately without purification.

(2-Cyclopropylnaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : A 20 mL microwave vial was charged with methyl 2-(trifluoromethylsulfonyloxy)- 1-naphthoate (0.9862 g, 2.9mmol), potassium cyclopropyltrifluoroborate (42 9 mg, 2.9mmol), 2- dicyclohexylphosphino-2',4',6'-triisopropylbiphenyl (X-PHOS, 166 mg, 348 μηιοΐ), palladium(II) acetate (39 mg, 174 μηιοΐ) and K 2 C0 3 (1.21g, 8.69mmol). The reaction vessel was capped, evacuated and purged with N 2 . Toluene (12 mLO and H 2 0 (1.2 mL) were added and the vessel purged with N 2 . The mixture was heated to 80 °C for 18 h, cooled and diluted with EtOAc. The mixture was washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give methyl 2-cyclopropyl- 1-naphthoate (0.3634 g, yellow oil).

Step 2: Methyl 2-cyclopropyl- 1-naphthoate (0.2738 g, 1.21 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (10 mL), the solution cooled to -78 °C and LAH 1.0 M in THF (1.51 mL, 1.51 mmol, Eq: 1.25) was added. The mixture was warmed to RT, stirred for 1 h and diluted with brine. The resulting precipitate was filtered and the filter cake washed with ether. The filtrate was washed with H 2 0 and brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give (2-cyclopropylnaphthalen-l- yl)methanol (0.2242 g, colorless oil) which was used without purification.

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (2-cyclopropylnaphthalen- 1 -yl)methanol (87 mg, 439 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (52.2 mg, yellow oil) which was used immediately without purification.

(2-Methoxy-6-(trifluoromethyl)naphthalene-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : 2-Iodo-6-methoxynaphthalene (2.91 g, 10.2 mmol, Eq: 1.00), copper (I) iodide (2.34 g, 12.3 mmol, Eq: 1.2) and potassium fluoride (714 mg, 12.3 mmol, Eq: 1.2) were combined with DMF (20 mL) and methyl chlorodifluoroacetate (3.55 g, 2.59 mL, 24.6 mmol, Eq: 2.4) was added. The mixture was heated to 120 °C for 18 h, cooled to RT and partitioned between H 2 0 and ether. The biphasic mixture was filtered through Celite. The aqueous layer was separated, diluted with 50 mL brine and extracted with ether. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the residue purified by flash chromatography to give 2-methoxy-6- (trifluoromethyl)naphthalene contaminated with 10 %, of unreacted starting material (1.66 g total material) which was used without further purification. Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene Step 1 , 2-methoxy-6-(trifluoromethyl)naphthalene (1.0 g, 4.42 mmol) was converted to 2-methoxy-6-(trifluoromethyl)-l-naphthaldehyde (0.4228 g, light yellow solid). Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-l-

(chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene Step 2, 2-methoxy-6-(trifluoromethyl)-l-naphthaldehyde (0.4226 g, 1.66 mmol) was converted to (2-methoxy-6-(trifluoromethyl)naphthalene-l- yl)methanol (0.3643 g, white solid).

Step 4: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (2-methoxy-6- (trifluoromethyl)naphthalene-l-yl)methanol (75 mg, 293 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (49.6 mg, off white waxy solid) which was used immediately without purification.

(3-Methoxy-l,8-naphthyridin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : 3-Methoxy-l ,8-naphthyridine-4-carbaldehyde (100 mg, 531 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00, J. Med. Chem. 2009, 52, 7446) was combined with EtOH (4.00 mL) and NaBH 4 (20.1 mg, 531 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was added. After 1 h, the mixture was poured into H 2 0 and extracted with DCM and EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford (3-methoxy-l,8-naphthyridin-4-yl)methanol (34.6 mg, yellow solid) which was used without purification. Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3-

((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (3-methoxy-l,8- naphthyridin-4-yl)methanol (34.6 mg, 182 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (32.2 mg, light brown solid) which was used without purification.

(2-Chloro-3-methylquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 1 : 2-chloro-3-methylquinoline-4-carbonyl chloride (200 mg, 833 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00, US

20060135447 Al) and NaBH 4 (189 mg, 5.00 mmol, Eq: 6) were combined with THF (4 mL) to give a suspension. After 2 h, the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with DCM. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford (2-chloro-3-methylquinolin- 4-yl)methanol (0.1105 g, off-white solid) which was used without purification. Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (2-chloro-3- methylquinolin-4-yl)methanol (107.5 mg, 518 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound which was used immediately without purification. (3-Methylquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : Methyl 3-methylquinoline-4-carboxylate (0.2229 g, 1.11 mmol, J. Med. Chem. 1991, 34, 367) was combined with THF (12 mL). EtOH (1.2 mL) and lithium borohydride (145 mg, 6.65 mmol, Eq: 6) were added. After 18 h the mixture was poured into H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give (3-methylquinolin-4- yl)methanol (18 mg).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (3-methylquinolin-4- yl)methanol (39.2 mg, 226 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (45 mg, yellow oil) which was used immediately without purification.

(3-Chloro-l,8-naphthyridin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene Step 2 except the reaction was stirred 30 min., 3-chloro- l ,8-naphthyridine-4-carbaldehyde (96 mg, 498 μηιοΐ, J. Med. Chem. 2009, 52, 7446) was converted to (3-chloro-l,8-naphthyridin-4-yl)methanol (15.4 mg, light brown solid) which was used without purification.

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (3-chloro-l,8- naphthyridin-4-yl)methanol (15.4 mg, 79.1 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (18.7 mg, light brown oil) which was used without purification.

(2-Fluoronaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene Step 2 except the reaction was stirred 60 min., 2-fluoro-l- naphthaldehyde (0.5016 g, 2.88 mmol) was converted to (2-fluoronaphthalen-l-yl)methanol which was purified by flash chromatography (0.2941 g, waxy white solid). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (2-fluoronaphthalen-l- yl)methanol (96.6 mg, 548 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (85.1 mg, light yellow oil) which was used immediately without purification. (3-(2,2,2-Trifluoroethoxy)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : Methyl 3-hydroxyquinoline-4-carboxylate (0.5578 g, 2.75 mmol, Eq: 1.00), 2,2,2- trifluoroethyl 4-methylbenzenesulfonate (1.05 g, 4.12 mmol, Eq: 1.5) and K 2 CO 3 (948 mg, 6.86 mmol, Eq: 2.5) were combined with DMF (30 mL) and the mixture heated to 80 °C for 15 h. The mixture was poured into brine and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give methyl 3-(2,2,2-trifiuoroethoxy)naphthale-4-carboxylate (0.4584g, light yellow solid)

Step 2: Methyl 3-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)naphthale-4-carboxylate (0.1487 g, 521 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and LiCl (133 mg, 3.13 mmol, Eq: 6) were combined with EtOH (3 mL) and THF (9 mL) and NaBH 4 (1 18 mg, 3.13 mmol, Eq: 6) was added. After 18 h, 120 mg of LiBH 4 was added to the mixture. After 3 h, the mixture was poured into H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with H 2 0, brine and dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give (3-(2,2,2-trifiuoroethoxy)quinolin-4- yl)methanol (68.0 mg, white solid). Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3-

((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (3-(2,2,2- trifluoroethoxy)quinolin-4-yl)methanol (0.1164 g, 453 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound which was used immediately without purification.

(3-Methylisoquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 1 : 3-methylisoquinoline-4-carbaldehyde (45.6 mg, 266 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00,

WO1998046572) was combined with EtOH (3 mL) and NaBH 4 (10.1 mg, 266 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was added. After 4 h, the reaction was diluted with H 2 0, acidified with 1 N HCl and extracted with DCM. The aqueous layer was made basic with sat. NaHC0 3 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated to give (3-methylisoquinolin-4-yl)methanol (24.1 mg, yellow solid) which was used without purification. Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (3-methylisoquinolin-4- yl)methanol (24.1 mg, 139 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (20.5 mg yellow oil) which was used immediately without purification. 7-Bromo-l-(chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene Step 2 except the reaction was stirred for 1 h, 7-bromo-2- methoxy-l-naphth aldehyde (1 g, 3.77 mmol, J. Materials Chem. 2009, 19, 3153) was converted to (7-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (0.94 g, light yellow solid) which was used without purification.

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described in the preparation of 5-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene Step 3, (7-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (0.94 g, 3.52 mmol) was converted to the title compound (0.72 g, light brown solid) which was used without purification. (2-Chloronaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of 5-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene Step 2 except the reaction was stirred for 40 min., 2- chloro-l-naphth aldehyde (0.5 g, 2.62 mmol) was converted to (2-chloronaphthalen-l-yl)methanol which was purified by flash chromatography (0.1940 g, white solid). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3-

((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (2-chloronaphthalen-l- yl)methanol (90 mg, 467 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (71.9 mg, light brown oil) which was used without purification.

Chloromethyl-2-ethoxy-naphthalene Step 1 : 2-Ethoxy-l -naphthoic acid (1.0 g, 4.62 mmol) was combined with THF (5 mL) and the solution cooled to 0 °C. 1.0 M BH 3 in THF (11.6 mL, 11.6 mmol) was added and the mixture warmed to RT. After 18 h the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and DCM. The organic layer was washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give (2-ethoxy-naphthalen-l-yl)-methanol (0.66 g, 71 %, colorless oil). Step 2: (2-Ethoxy-naphthalen-l-yl)-methanol (0.38 g, 1.88 mmol) in toluene (5 niL) was cooled to 0 °C and thionyl chloride (0.21 niL, 2.82 mmol) was added. After 187 h at RT the reaction was diluted with H 2 0 and EtOAc. The organic layer was washed with H 2 0, sat. NaHC0 3 , brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford the title compound (0.33 g, yellow solid) which was used without purification.

4-(Bromomethyl)isoquinoline hydrobromide

Isoquinolin-4-ylmethanol (0.2 g, 1.26 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with AcOH (5 mL). 33 %, HBr in AcOH (1 1.9 g, 8 mL, 48.6 mmol, Eq: 38.7) was added. The mixture was heated at reflux for 2 h during which time a precipitate formed. The mixture was cooled, diluted with ether and filtered. The filter cake was washed with ether and dried to give the title compound (0.28 g, white solid) which was used without purification.

Cinnolin-4-ylmethyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : Methyl cinnoline-4-carboxylate (1.68 g, 8.93 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with MeOH (40 mL), cooled to 0 °C and NaBH 4 (675 mg, 17.9 mmol, Eq: 2) added in portions. The mixture was warmed to RT stirred 1.5 h, diluted with sat. NH 4 C1 and concentrated. The resulting mixture was triturated with EtOAc and filtered, the filtrate was concentrated and the residue purified by flash chromatography. The resulting material was triturated with ether to give cinnolin-4-ylmethanol (0.9566 g, blue solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5 except the reaction was stirred at 0 °C for 1 h, cinnolin-4-ylmethanol (0.15 g, 936 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (177 mg, dark blue oil) which was used without purification.

Bromo-5-(bromomethyl)naphthalene

Step 1 : 5 -Bromo-1 -naphthoic acid (1.32 g, 5.26 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (5 mL), the mixture cooled to 0 °C and borane tetrahydrofuran complex (13.1 mmol, Eq: 2.5) was added. The mixture was stirred at RT for 18 h, diluted with H 2 0 and concentrated. The residue was diluted with EtOAc and washed with brine. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the residue purified by flash chromatography to afford (5-bromonaphthalen-l- yl)methanol (1.13 g, white solid). Step 2: (5-Bromonaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (1.13 g, 4.77 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and pyridine (377 mg, 4.77 mmol, Eq: 1) were combined with DCM (20 mL), cooled to 0 °C and PBr 3 (1.29 g, 4.77 mmol, Eq: 1) in 10 mL DCM was added. After 2 h, the mixture was diluted with an ice/H 2 0 mixture and DCM. The layers were separated and the aqueous layer was extracted with DCM. The combined organic layers were washed with NaHC0 3 , brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford the title compound (0.4698 g, white solid).

(l,8-Naphthyridin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : l,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylic acid (1.5 g, 8.61 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was dissolved in DMF (5 mL), the solution cooled to 0 °C and thionyl chloride (8.15 g, 5 mL, 68.5 mmol, Eq: 7.95) added. After 20 min., mixture was warmed to RT. After 60 min., the mixture was concentrated, the residue cooled to 0 °C and MeOH (39.6 g, 50 mL, 1.24 mol, Eq: 143) added. The mixture was heated to 70 °C. After 18 h, the mixture was cooled, concentrated, diluted with sat. NaHC0 3 and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford methyl l ,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylate (0.98 g, yellow solid).

Step 2: Methyl l,8-naphthyridine-4-carboxylate (0.9779 g, 5.2 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was dissolved in MeOH (25 mL), the solution cooled to 0 °C and NaBH 4 (590 mg, 15.6 mmol, Eq: 3) added in portions. The mixture was warmed to RT and stirred overnight. The mixture was diluted with sat. NH 4 C1 and concentrated. The residue was triturated with a naphtha of 25 % MeOH in EtOAc, filtered and the filtrate passed through a silica gel plug and concentrated to give a yellow solid that was triturated with ether to afford (l,8-naphthyridin-4-yl)methanol (0.64 g) which was used without purification.

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of (3- ((trimethylsilyl)ethynyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5, (l,8-naphthyridin-4- yl)methanol (0.1 g, 624 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound which was used immediately without purification. l-(Chloromethyl)-2-isopropoxy naphthalene

Step 1 : 2-Isopropoxy-l-naphthaldehyde (0.83 g, 3.87 mmol) was combined with THF (4 mL) and MeOH (20 mL), the solution cooled to 0 °C, NaBH 4 (147 mg, 3.87 mmol) was added and the mixture warmed to RT. After 3 h the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The organic extracts were washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give (2- isopropoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (0.8128 g, yellow oil).

Step 2: (2-Isopropoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (0.81g, 3.76 mmol) and pyridine (0.3 niL, 3.76mmol) in THF 10 mL was cooled to 0 °C and thionyl chloride (0.21 mL, 2.82 mmol) was added. After 18 h at RT, the reaction was diluted with EtOAc and washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford the title compound (0.75 g, 85 %, beige solid) which was used without purification.

2-(Benzyloxy)-l-(chloromethyl)naphthalene

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for the preparation of l-(chloromethyl)-2- isopropoxynaphthalene, 2-(benzyloxy)-l-naphthaldehyde (1.5 g, 5.72 mmol) was converted to the title compound (1.14 g, 77 %, beige solid) which was used without purification. l-(Bromomethyl)anthracene

Anthracen-l-ylmethanol (0.36 g, 1.73 mmol, Eq: 1.00) was combined with CHCI 3 (7 mL) and pyridine, the mixture cooled to 0 °C, PBr 3 (234 mg, 864 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.5) added and the mixture warmed to RT. After 1 h, the mixture was diluted with H 2 0. The organic layer was separated, washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford the title compound (0.303 g, yellow solid) which was used without purification.

7-Bromo-l-(bromomethyl)naphthalene

7-Bromo-l-methylnaphthalene (0.4158 g, 1.88 mmol, Eq: 1.00), N-bromosuccinimide (335 mg, 1.88 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and benzoyl peroxide (4.56 mg, 18.8 μηιοΐ, Eq:.01) were combined with CC1 4 (10 mL) in a 20 mL sealed tube to give a light yellow suspension which was heated to 80 °C for 15 h. The mixture was cooled, concentrated and the resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford the title compound (0.3627 g white solid).

Methyl- [(S)-l -((S)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-l H-benzo [b] azepin-3 -ylcarbamoyl)- ethyl] -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester

(S)-3-Amino-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.4186 g, 2.38 mmol, Eq: 1.00), BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (579 mg, 2.85 mmol, Eq: 1.2) and TEA (721 mg, 993 μΐ,, 7.13 mmol, Eq: 3) were combined with DMF (8 mL) to give an off-white solution. 0-benzotriazol-l-yl-N,N,N'N'- tetramethyluronium hexafluorophosphate (HBTU, 1.08 g, 2.85 mmol, Eq: 1.2) and 1- hydroxybenzotriazole hydrate (ΗΟΒΤ·Η 2 0, 437 mg, 2.85 mmol, Eq: 1.2) in 8 mL DMF were added. After 18 h, the mixture was poured into 100 mL brine and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were combined, washed with 1 :1 sat. NaHC0 3 /brine and brine. The extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give the title compound (0.808 g, 94 %, white foam). (S)-3-Amino-l-((3-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-4,5-dihydro-l H-benzo [b]azepin-

2(3H)-one dihydrochloride

Step 1 : (S)-3-Amino-4,5-dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)-one (169 mg, 959 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with DCM (5 mL), di-tert-butyl dicarbonate (230 mg, 1.05 mmol, Eq: 1.10) was added and the mixture was stirred at RT for 3 h. The mixture was diluted with 1 N HCl and extracted with EtOAC. The combined extracts were washed with sat. NaHC0 3 , brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford(S)-tert-butyl 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamate which was used without purification (265 mg, 100 %, white solid).

Step 2: (S)-tert-Butyl 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamate (185 mg, 669 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 4-(chloromethyl)-3-methoxyquinoline (209 mg, 1.00 mmol, Eq: 1.5) were combined with DMF (6 mL) and Cs 2 C0 3 (327 mg, 1.00 mmol, Eq: 1.5) and Nal (151 mg, 1.00 mmol, Eq: 1.5) were added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C for 3 h, cooled, diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford [(S)-l-(3- methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-ben zo[b]azepin-3-yl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (188 mg, 63 %, pale yellow foam).

Step 3: 2 N HCl in ether (1.00 mL, 2.00 mmol, Eq: 4.76) was added to a solution of [(S)-l- (3-methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (188 mg, 420 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in MeOH (0.5 mL). After 3 h the mixture was concentrated to afford the title compound (177 mg, 100 %). MS m/z 348.0 (MH + )

(3-Cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : A mixture of methyl 3-(trifluoromethylsulfonyloxy)naphthale-4-carboxylate (1.26 g, 3.76 mmol, Eq: 1.00), potassium cyclopropyltrifluoroborate (612 mg, 4.13 mmol, Eq: 1.1), 2- dicyclohexylphosphino-2',6'-di-i-propoxy-l ,l '-biphenyl (210 mg, 451 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.12), Pd(Oac) 2 (50.6 mg, 225 μηιοΐ, Eq:.06) and K 2 C0 3 (519 mg, 3.76 mmol, Eq: 1.00) in toluene (8 mL) and H 2 0 (800 μί) was purged with N 2 and heated to 80 °C. After 15 h the mixture was poured into EtOAc, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford the methyl 3-cyclopropylquinoline-4-carboxylate (0.6861 g, 80.3 %, yellow oil). MS m/z 228.0 (MH + )

Step 2: DIBAL-H 1 M in DCM (3.53 mL, 3.53 mmol, Eq: 3.3) was added to a solution of methyl 3-cyclopropylquinoline-4-carboxylate (0.2429 g, 1.07 mmol, Eq: 1.00) in DCM (20 mL) at -78 °C. After 2 h the mixture was diluted with MeOH and a small amount of H 2 0 and solid Na 2 S0 4 was added. The mixture was warmed to RT, filtered through Celite and the filtrate washed with brine and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford (3- cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methanol (96.2 mg, 45.2 %, white solid). MS m/z 200.0 (MH + )

Step 3: Methanesulfonyl chloride (43.1 mg, 29.3 μΐ,, 376 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) was added to a mixture of (3-cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methanol (50 mg, 251 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and TEA (50.8 mg, 70.0 μί, 502 μιηοΐ, Eq: 2) in DCM (4 mL). After 45 min. the mixture was diluted with DCM and washed with H 2 0. and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford the title compound (53.1 mg, 76.3 %, light yellow solid) which was used without purification. MS m/z 277.9 (MH + )

(2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate In a similar manner to that described for (3-cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 3, (2,6-bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl)methanol (75 mg, 254 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (63.2 mg, 66.6 %, off-white solid) which was used without purification. MS m/z 373.9 (MH + ) tert-Butyl methyl((S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylamino)butan-2-yl)carbamate

A solution of HBTU (209 mg, 552 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.2) and ΗΟΒΤ·Η 2 0 (84.6 mg, 552 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.2) in DMF (5 mL) was added to a mixture of (S)-3-amino-4,5-dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 2(3H)-one (81.1 mg, 460 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), (S)-2-(tert-butoxycarbonyl(methyl)amino)butanoic acid (Helv. Chim. Acta 1994,1138, 100 mg, 460 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and TEA (140 mg, 192 μΐ,, 1.38 mmol, Eq: 3) in DMF (5 mL). After 1 h, the mixture was diluted with EtOAc and washed with 1 :1 sat NaHC03/brine and brine. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford the title compound (121.0 mg, 70.0 %) as a white foam. MS m/z 376.0 (MH + ) (5-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : Sodium nitrite (1.13 g, 16.3 mmol, Eq: 1.3) in 4 mL H 2 0 was added dropwise to a mixture of 5-aminonaphthalen-2-ol (2 g, 12.6 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and tetrafiuoroboric acid (48 %, in H 2 0) (11.8 g, 10.0 mL, 64.5 mmol, Eq: 5.13) in H 2 0 (10.0 mL) at 0 °C. After 30 min. the mixture was filtered, the filter cake washed with H 2 0, ether and dried under vacuum to afford 6- hydroxynaphthalene-l-diazonium tetrafiuoroborate 92.07 g, 63.9 %, brown solid) which was used without purification.

Step 2: 6-Hydroxynaphthalene-l-diazonium tetrafiuoroborate (2.07 g, 8.02 mmol, Eq: 1.00) in toluene (70 mL) was heated at 110 °C for 3 h. The mixture was cooled, filtered and the filter cake washed with toluene. The filtrate was concentrated and purified by flash chromatography to give 5-fluoronaphthalen-2-ol (0.4945 g, 38 %, yellow-brown oil that solidified) which was used without purification.

Step 3: Iodomethane (866 mg, 381 μΐ,, 6.1 mmol, Eq: 2) was added to a mixture of 5- fluoronaphthalen-2-ol (494.5 mg, 3.05 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and K 2 C0 3 (1.26 g, 9.15 mmol, Eq: 3) in acetone (20 mL) and the mixture heated to 40 °C. After 15 h., the mixture was cooled, diluted with EtOAc, washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to give l-fluoro-6-methoxynaphthalene (0.4245 g, 79 %, nearly colorless oil). Step 4: A solution of l-fluoro-6-methoxynaphthalene (0.5077 g, 2.88 mmol, Eq: 1.00) in DCM (10 mL) was added to a mixture 1 M T1CI 4 in DCM (6.34 mL, 6.34 mmol, Eq: 2.2) and dichloromethyl methyl ether (364 mg, 282 μί, 3.17 mmol, Eq: 1.1) in DCM (10 mL) at 0 °C. The mixture was warmed to RT. After 1 h, the mixture was poured into 1 M HCl and extracted with DCM. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to give 5-fluoro-2-methoxy-l-naphthaldehyde (0.4376 g, 74.4 %, yellow solid). MS m/z 204.9 (MH + )

Step 5: NaBH 4 (37.1 mg, 979 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was added to a suspension of 5-fluoro-2- methoxy-1 -naphthaldehyde (0.2 g, 979 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in EtOH (4 mL). After 1 h the mixture was diluted with 1 N HCl and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give (5-fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (175.5 mg, 86.9 %, light yellow solid). MS m/z 188.9 (M-H 2 0)

Step 6: In a similar manner to that described for (3-cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 3, (5-fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (60 mg, 291 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (35.1 mg, light yellow solid) which was used without purification.

(6-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for 5-fluoro-2-methoxy-l -naphthaldehyde, 2- fluoro-6-methoxynaphthalene (WO 2002024619 Al , 0.35 g, 1.99 mmol) was converted to 6- fiuoro-2-methoxy-l -naphthaldehyde (157.5 mg, 38.8 %, off-white solid). MS m/z 205.0 (MH + ) Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for (5-fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l- yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 5 except the mixture was stirred for 3 h, 6-fluoro-2-methoxy-l- naphthaldehyde (157.5 mg, 771 μηιοΐ) was converted to a material that was purified by flash chromatography. The purified material was lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to afford (6-fluoro-2- methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (132.7 mg, white solid). Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for (3-cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate Step 3, (6-fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methanol (68 mg, 330 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (49.5 mg, light yellow solid) which was used without purification.

(6-chloro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate

In a similar manner to that described for (6-fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate, 2-chloro-6-methoxynaphthalene (WO 2002024619 Al, 1.1823 g, 6.14 mmol) was converted to the title compound (38.1 mg, off-white solid) which was used without purification.

The compounds of the invention may form a salt with an acid, for example hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid or trifluoro acetic acid. In the following examples, most of the compounds are reported in the hydrochloride salt form.

Example la

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Fluoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Stepl : Methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3-ylcarbamoyl)- ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (50 mg, 0.14 mmol), 2-(bromomethyl)-4-fluoro-l- methoxybenzene (36 mg, 0.17 mmol), and Cs 2 C03 (135 mg, 0.42 mmol) were combined in DMF (2 mL) and stirred for 16 h at RT. The mixture was partitioned between EtOAc (30 mL) and H 2 0 (30 mL). The aqueous layer was separated, and the organic layer was washed with H 2 0, brine and dried over MgS0 4 . The mixture was filtered and the filtrate concentrated to give purified by silica gel chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5-fiuoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3yl carbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (53 mg, 77 %, colorless oil).

Step 2: {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5-fiuoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetr ahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3yl carbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (53 mg, 0.11 mmol) was dissolved in methanol (2 mL) and acetyl chloride (50 μί, 0.70 mmol) was added dropwise. The mixture was kept overnight at RT then was concentrated to give the title compound (42 mg, 91 %, white solid). MS m/z 400 (MH + )

In a similar manner to that described for Example la, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester can be converted to the following compounds as hydrochloride salts. Table 1

Example 2 a

(S)-2-(Methylamino)-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-(thiophen-2-ylmethyl)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahyd benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : To the mixture of methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-

3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (40 mg, 111 μηιοΐ) and CS2CO3 (108 mg, 332 μηιοΐ) in DMF (1 mL) was added 2-(chloromethyl)thiophene (17.6 mg, 133 μηιοΐ) The suspension was stirred at ambient temperature for 2 h. The reaction was diluted with H 2 0 (10 mL) and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organics were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried with MgS0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give methyl- [(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiophen-2-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-l H-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)- ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (42 mg, 83 %, colorless oil). MS m/z 458 (MH + )

Step 2: Methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiophen-2-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (40 mg, 87.4 μηιοΐ) was combined with 4 N HC1 in 1,4-dioxane (3 mL). The mixture was stirred at ambient temperature for 1 h. The mixture was concentrated to give an oil that was lyophilized from MeCN/t^O to afford the title compound (31 mg, 90 %, off white solid). MS m/z 358 (MH + )

In a similar manner to that described for Example 2a, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester can be converted to the following compounds.

Table 2

Example 3

(S)-2-amino-N-((S)-l-((3-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahyd] benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl)butanamide

Step 1 : (S)-3-Amino-l-((3-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-4,5-dihydro-l H-benzo[b]azepin-

2(3H)-one dihydrochloride (65 mg, 155 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), TEA (78.2 mg, 108 μί, 773 μmol, Eq: 5.00) and (S)-2-(tert-butoxycarbonyl-amino)butanoic acid (37.7 mg, 186 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.20) were combined with DMF (1.5 mL), ΗΟΒΤ·Η 2 0 (20.9 mg, 155 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and HBTU (70.4 mg, 186 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.20) were added and the mixture was stirred for 1 h. The mixture was diluted with sat. NaHC0 3 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to provide {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(3-methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-propyl}-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (62 mg, 75 %). Step 2: 2.0 M HC1 in ether (2 niL, 4.00 mmol, Eq: 34.4) was added to a solution of {(S)-l- [(S)-l-(3-methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahy dro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-propyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (62 mg, 116 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in MeOH (1 mL). After 1.5 h the mixture was concentrated. The residue was partitioned between 1 N NaOH/brine and EtOAc. The organic layer was dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford the title compound (47 mg, 93 %). MS m/z 433.0 (MH + )

Example 4

(S)-2-(2-Hydroxyethylamino)-N-((S)-l-((3-methoxyquinolin- 4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide

(S)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((3-methoxyquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide (20 mg, 46.2 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and glycolaldehyde dimer (3.05 mg, 25.4 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.55) were dissolved MeOH (0.5 mL), acetic acid (2.78 mg, 2.67 μΐ,, 46.2 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and sodium cyanoborohydride (4.36 mg, 69.4 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.50) were successively added and the mixture was stirred overnight. The mixture was diluted with 1 N HC1, made basic by adding 1 N NaOH and extracted with EtOAc. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford the title compound contaminated with ~30 %, of an epimeric isomer (5.5 mg, 63 %). MS m/z 477.1 (MH + )

Examples 5(a) & 5(b) (S)-2-Amino-N-[(R)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-butyramide hydrochloride (Example 5a) and

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylme thyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-butyramide (Example 5b)

5(a) 5(b)

Step 1 : 3-Amino-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (416 mg, 2.36 mmol, Eq: 1.00), (S)-2-(BOC-amino)butyric acid (578 mg, 2.84 mmol, Eq: 1.2) and TEA (717 mg, 987 μί, 7.08 mmol, Eq: 3.00) were combined with DMF (10 mL) and ΗΟΒΤ·Η 2 0 (383 mg, 2.83 mmol, Eq: 1.20) and HBTU (1.34 g, 3.54 mmol, Eq: 1.50) were added. After 1 h 20 min., the mixture was diluted with 1 N HC1 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with 1 N NaOH and brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford [(S)-l-(2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-propyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (860 mg) as a mixture of diastereomers which was used without purification.

Step 2: [(S)-l-(2-Oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarba moyl)-propyl]- carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (300 mg, 830 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), 6-bromo-l-(chloromethyl)-2- methoxynaphthalene (332 mg, 1.16 mmol, Eq: 1.40) and Nal (187 mg, 1.25 mmol, Eq: 1.50) were combined with DMF (10 mL) and Cs 2 C0 3 (406 mg, 1.25 mmol, Eq: 1.50) was added. The mixture was stirred at 60 °C overnight, diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcar bamoyl]-propyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester as a mixture of diastereomers. Step 3:The diastereomers were separated by supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) on a chiral column to give one diastereomer that eluted first, Diastereomer 1 (5a), and one that eluted second, Diastereomer 2 (5b).

Step 4: In two separate flasks, each diastereomer was combined with MeOH (1 mL) to give colorless solutions and treated with 2.0 M HC1 in ether (3 mL, 6.00 mmol, Eq: 29.5) at RT for 6 h. Each mixture was separately concentrated and the individual products were lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0. Diastereomer 1 (5a): 106 mg, MS m/z 511.9 (MH + ) Diastereomer 2 (5a): 110 mg, MS m/z 511.9 (MH + ). Both diastereomers were tested separately in the BIR2 TR-FRET assay with Diastereomer 2 (5b) being more potent. By analogy from known analogs, the (S,S) stereochemistry was assigned to Diastereomer 2 (5b).

Example 6

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(2-hydroxyethylamino)butanamide

Step 1 : (S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-butyramide hydrochloride (90 mg, 165 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was dissolved in H 2 0 and the pH of the solution was adjusted to -10 with 10 % NaOH and the solution extracted with EtOAC. The organic extracts were dried with Na 2 S0 4 , filtered and concentrated to afford 83 mg of (S)-2-amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-b utyramide.

Step 2: (S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)- 1 -(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-butyramide was dissolved in MeOH (2 mL) and glycolaldehyde dimer (10.9 mg, 90.5 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.55), acetic acid (9.5 μί, 165 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.0) and sodium cyanoborohydride (15.5 mg, 247 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) were successively added. The mixture was stirred at RT overnight. The mixture was diluted with 1 N HCl, 1 N NaOH added to adjust the pH to ca. 11. The mixture was extracted with EtOAc, the extracts washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the resulting material purified by flash chromatography to afford the title compound which was lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 (55 mg, 60 %). MS m/z 556.0 (MH + )

Example 7

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(cyclobutylamino)butanamide

Following the procedure described in Example 6, (S)-2-amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2- methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl]-butyramide hydrochloride (37 mg)and cyclubutanone (5 mg) were converted to the title compound (29 mg, 70 %). MS m/z 565.8 (MH + )

Example 8

(S)-2-(Benzylamino)-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthale n-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide

Following the procedure described in Example 6, (S)-2-amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2- methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl]-butyramide hydrochloride (36 mg) and benzaldehyde (7.5 mg) were converted to the title compound (34 mg, 80 %). MS m/z 602.0 (MH + )

Example 9

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(oxetan-3-ylamino)butanamide

Following the procedure described in Example 6, (S)-2-amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2- methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl]-butyramide hydrochloride (35 mg) and oxetan-3-one (5 mg) were converted to the title compound (22 mg, 57 %). MS m/z 568.0 (MH +

Example 10

(2S,3S)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l- yl)methyl)-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 , except 6 Eq. of TEA were used (S)-3-amino-4,5-dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)-one (123 mg, 698 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), BOC-allo-threonine dicyclohexylamine salt (336 mg, 838 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.20) were converted to [(l S,2S)-2-hydroxy-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-propyl]- carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (263 mg, white foam). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C for 5 h, [(lS,2S)-2-hydroxy-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[ b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-propyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (104 mg, 276 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene (102 mg, 358 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.30) were converted to {(1S,2S)- 1 -[(S)- 1 -(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-propyl}-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (70 mg, 41 %). Step 3: 2.0 M HC1 in ether (3 niL, 6.00 mmol, Eq: 55.3) was added to a solution of { (1 S,2S)- 1 -[(S)- 1 -(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-propyl}-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (68 mg, 109 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in MeOH (3 mL). After 2 h the mixture was concentrated and the residue was lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to afford the title compound (61 mg, 100 %, white powder). MS m/z 528.0 (MH + )

Example 11

(2S,3R)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l- yl)methyl)-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 , (S)-3-amino-4,5- dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)-one (123 mg, 698 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and BOC-Thr-OH (184 mg, 838 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.20) were converted to [(lS,2R)-2-hydroxy-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-propyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (249 mg, 95 %) which was used without purification.

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C for 5 h, [(lS,2R)-2-hydroxy-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[ b]azepin- 3-ylcarbamoyl)-propyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (104 mg, 276 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo- l-(chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene (102 mg, 358 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.30) were converted to { (1 S,2R)- 1-[(S)-1 -(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-propyl}-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester which was purified by flash chromatography (66 mg, 38 %).

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(lS,2R)-l-[(S)-l-(6- bromo-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-propyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (68 mg, 109 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (61 mg, 100 %, white powder). MS m/z 528.0 (MH + ) Example 12

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylme thyl)-2

tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-3-hydroxy-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 , (S)-3-amino-4,5- dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)-one (150 mg, 851 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00), BOC-Ser-OH (210 mg, 1.02 mmol, Eq: 1.20) were converted to [(S)-2-hydroxy-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (254 mg) which was used without purification. Step 2: [(S)-2-Hydroxy-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]az epin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (107 mg, 294 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), 6-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene (92.5 mg, 324 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.10) and CS2CO3 (106 mg, 324 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.10) were combined with DMF (4 mL) and Nal (44.1 mg, 294 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was added. The mixture was stirred at 50 °C for 5 h and additional 6-bromo-l-(chloromethyl)-2- methoxynaphthalene (17 mg, 0.2 eq) was added and the mixture was stirred at 65 °C for 4.5 h. The mixture was cooled to RT. After 60 h the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the residue purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydrox y-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (71 mg, 39 %).

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6- bromo-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (70 mg, 114 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was converted to the title compound (61 mg, 97 %, white foam). MS m/z 513.7 (MH + ) Example 13 {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl}-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 , (S)-3-amino-4,5- dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)-one (150 mg, 851 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and (S)-2-(tert- butoxycarbonylamino)-2-cyclopropylacetic acid (220 mg, 1.02 mmol, Eq: 1.20) were converted to [(S)-cyclopropyl-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]az epin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-methyl]- carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (318 mg) which was used without purification. In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C for 4 h, [(S)-cyclopropyl-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]az epin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-methyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (120 mg, 321 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene (119 mg, 418 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.30) were converted to {(S)-[(S)- l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-cyclopropyl-methyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (120 mg, 60 %) after purification by flash chromatography.

In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2- methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-b enzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]- cyclopropyl-methyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (115 mg, 185 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was converted to the title compound (92 mg, 92 %). MS m/z 524.0 (MH + )

Example 14

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-(3-Hydroxy-oxetan-3-ylethynyl)-naphthalen -l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propio namide

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 50 °C, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3-ylcarbamoyl)- ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (67 mg, 185 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and (2-((3-hydroxyoxetan-3- yl)ethynyl)naphthalene-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate (185 mg, 556 μηιοΐ, Eq: 3.00) were converted to ((S)- 1 - {(S)- 1 -[2-(3 -hydroxy-oxetan-3 -ylethynyl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-m ethyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester. The material obtained was purified twice by flash naphthalenehy afford ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-(3- hydroxy-oxetan-3 -ylethynyl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (11 mg), contaminated with 10 % of starting azepinone.

Step 2 : ((S)- 1 - { (S)- 1 -[2-(3-Hydroxy-oxetan-3 -ylethynyl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-m ethyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (10 mg, 16.7 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with DCM (10 mL) and TFA (5 mL, 16.7 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was added. After 10 min., the mixture was concentrated and the residue was lyophilized from MeCN/t^O. The lyophilized powder was partitioned between 1 N HCl and ether. The layers were separated. The pH of the aqueous layer was adjusted to -12 with 10 N NaOH and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were washed with brine and concentrated to afford the title compound with 90 % purity (7.5 mg, 90 mg). MS m/z 497.9 (MH + ) Example 15

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2-propoxy-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C for 18 h, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (1 12 g, 309 mmol) and 2-allyloxy-l- chloromethyl-naphthalene (1.08 g, 4.64 mmol, Eq: 1.5) were converted to {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2- allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]- ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (904.4 mg, 52 %, white solid) after purification by flash chromatography.

Step 2: A mixture of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4 ,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.14 g, 0.25 mmol) and 10 % Pd/C in EtOH (10 mL) was stirred under ¾. After 3 h, the mixture was filtered through Celite and the filtrate concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2-propoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl) - 2,3 ,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester as a (39.7 mg, 28 %, white solid).

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-2- oxo- 1 -(2 -propoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -ylcarbamoyl]- ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (39.7 mg, 71.0 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (28.3 mg, off-white solid, 80 %). MS m/z 460.1 (MH + ) Example 16

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide

A mixture of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.14 g, 0.25mmol), NaCNBH 3 (16 mg, 0.25 mmol) and TMS-C1 (27 mg, 0.25mmol) in MeCN (1 mL) was stirred at 40 °C. After 18 h TMS-I (0.1 mL) was added. After 30 min., the mixture was diluted with EtOAc, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford the title compound (57.7 mg, white solid, 45 %). MS m/z 458.0 (MH + )

Example 17

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Hydroxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : To {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-Allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.14 g, 0.25mmol) in THF (2 mL) was added polymethylhydrosilane (30 mg), Pd(PPh 3)4 (10 mg) and ZnCl 2 (25 mg). The mixture was stirred at RT for 2 h, diluted with H 2 0 and brine and extracted with EtOAc. The extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-hydroxy- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester as a. (38.3 mg, 30 %, light solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, (S)-l-[(S)-l-(2- hydroxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-b enzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]- ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (38.3 mg, 74.0 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (29.1 mg, off-white solid, 87 %). MS m/z 418.0 (MH + )

Example 18

(S)-N-[(S)-8-Benzyloxy-l-(2-methyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl) -2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : A mixture of 7-benzyloxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-l-one (1.17g, 4.63 mmol), sodium acetate (0.46g, 5.56 mmol) and hydroxylamine hydrochloride (0.39g, 5.56 mmol) in MeOH (15 mL) was heated at 65 °C for 1.5 h, cooled, diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with DCM. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford 7-benzyloxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-l-one oxime (1.17 g, 95 %, light yellow solid) which was used without purification.

Step 2: A mixture of 7-benzyloxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-l-one oxime (1.17g, 7.38 mmol), p-toluenesulfonyl chloride (0.92g, 4.82 mmol) and pyridine (0.39 mL, 4.82 mmol) in DCM (20 mL) was stirred for 2 days, diluted with DCM and washed with H 2 0. The organic layer was washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford 7-benzyloxy-3,4-dihydro (2H)-naphthalen-l-one-0-[(4-methylphenyl)sulfonyl]oxime (1.65 g, 89 %, off-white solid) which was used without purification.

Step 3: A mixture of 7-benzyloxy-3,4-dihydro (2H)-naphthalen-l-one-0-[(4- methylphenyl)sulfonyl]oxime (1.0 g, 2.37 mmol) and KOAc (4.66g, 47.4mmol) in H 2 0 (8 mL) and EtOH (5mL) was heated in a microwave at 130 °C for 30 min. The mixture was cooled to RT, diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford 8-benzyloxy-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2- one (0.45 g, 71 %, beige solid). Step 4: A mixture of 8-benzyloxy-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.45g, 1.69 mmol) and TEA (1.18 mL, 8.45 mmol) in DCM (10 mL) and THF (1 mL) was cooled to -15 °C. TMS-I (0.48 mL, 3.38 mmol) and I 2 (0.86g, 3.38 mmol) were added and the mixture warmed to RT. After 15 min., the mixture was diluted with 50 % Na 2 S 2 03 and extracted with DCM. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 8-benzyloxy-3-iodo-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.60 g, 90 %, beige solid).

Step 5: A mixture of 8-benzyloxy-3-iodo-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.60g , 1.53 mmol) and NaN 3 (0.12g, 1.84 mmol) in DMF (10 mL) was stirred for 2 h, diluted with EtOAc (50 mL), washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford 3-azido-8-benzyloxy-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-2-one. (0.35 g, 75 %, off-white solid).

Step 6: Triphenylphosphine (0.84g, 3.19 mmol) was added to a solution of 3-azido-8- benzyloxy-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.35g, 1.14 mmol) in THF (12 mL) and H 2 0 (12 mL). After 2 h, the mixture was diluted with 1 N HC1 and extracted with ether. The aqueous layer was made basic with 1 N NaOH and extracted with DCM. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give 3-amino-8-benzyloxy-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.30 g, 93 %).

Step 7: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 except the mixture was stirred for 4 h, 3-amino-8-benzyloxy-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.30 g, 1.06 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (260 mg, 1.27 mmol) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford two diastereomers whose absolute stereochemistries were assigned based on the biological activities after conversion to the target compounds. Less polar isomer: [(S)-l-(I-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester 0.22 g. More polar isomer: [(S)-l-((S)-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b] azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)- ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester 0.20 g.

Step 8: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C for 6 h, [(S)-l-((S)-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b] azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (103 mg, 220 μηιοΐ) and 1- chloromethy 1-2 -methyl naphthalene (63 mg, 330 μηιοΐ), Cs 2 C03 (108 mg, 330 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to give {(S)-l-[(S)-8- benzyloxy- 1 -(2-methyl-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]aze in-3 - ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (56.9 mg, 41 %, light yellow solid).

Step 9: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-8- benzyloxy- 1 -(2-methyl-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azep in -3 - ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (69.9 mg, 92 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (39.9 mg, 78 %, white solid). MS m/z 522.0 (MH + )

Example 19

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethy l]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (100 mg, 277 μηιοΐ), 5-bromo-3-chloromethyl-benzo[b]thiophene (108 mg, 415 μηιοΐ) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5- bromo-benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (90.5 mg, 56 %, light yellow solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5- bromo-benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-l H-benzo [b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (90.5 mg, 154 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (64.8 mg, white solid, 80 %). MS m/z 487.8 (MH + ).

Example 20

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide

A mixture of (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-bromo-benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride (30 mg, 0.057 mmol), 10 % Pd/C (10 mg) and EtOH (15 mL) was hydrogenated at 50 psi (Parr apparatus) for 18 h, filtered through Celite, the filtrate concentrated, diluted with 1 N NaOH (15 mL) and extracted with DCM. The organic extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was taken up in MeCN/H 2 0 and lyophilized to afford the title compound. (10.4 mg, 44 %, white solid) MS m/z 408.3 (MH + ).

Example 21

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-:

2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : A mixture of 8-bromo-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.68g, 2.83 mmol), phenyl boronic acid (0.43 g, 3.54 mmol), Pd(PPh 3 ) 4 (0.33 g, 0.283 mmol), 2 M Na 2 C0 3 (9 mL) and toluene (9 mL) was heated in a microwave at 1 10 °C for 30 min. The reaction was diluted with EtOAc (100 mL) and washed with brine. The organic solution was dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 8-phenyl- l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.41 g, 61 %) which was used without purification.

Step 2: Following the procedure described in Example 18 Step 4, 8-phenyl-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.69g, 2.91 mmol) was converted to 3-iodo-8-phenyl-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.82 g, 78 %, beige solid) after purification by flash chromatography. Step 3: Following the procedure described in Example 18 Step 5, 3-iodo-8-phenyl-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.82g, 2.26 mmol) was converted to 3-azido-8-phenyl-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.52 g, 83 %, off-white solid) after purification by flash chromatography. Step 4: Following the procedure described in Example 18 Step 6, 3-azido-8-phenyl- l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.52g, 1.89 mmol) was converted to 3-amino-8-phenyl- l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one which was used without purification (0.46 g, 98 %).

Step 5: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 except the mixture was stirred for 2 d, 3-amino-8-phenyloxy-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.46 g, 1.84 mmol, Eq: 1.00), BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (450 mg, 2.21 mmol, Eq: 1.2) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford two diastereomers whose absolute stereochemistries were assigned based on the biological activities after conversion to the target compounds. The less polar isomer was assigned as methyl-[(S)-l-(I-2-oxo-8-phenyl-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.26 g); the more polar isomer was assigned as methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-8-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.32 g).

Step 6: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C for 5 h, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-8-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benz o[b]azepin- 3-ylcarbamoyl) -ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (150 mg, 340 μηιοΐ), l-chloromethyl-2- methyl naphthalene (98 mg, 510 μηιοΐ) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to give methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 8- phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-e thyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (103.4 mg, 51 %, light yellow solid).

Step 7: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-l- (2-methyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-8-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetr ahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (103 mg, 175 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (82.1 mg, 89 %, off-white solid). MS m/z 492.0 (MH + )

Example 22

(S)-N-((S)-1 -Benzyl-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-l H-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : [(S)-l-((S)-8-Benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b] azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (100 mg, 214 μηιοΐ), benzyl bromide (55 mg, 320 μηιοΐ) and CS2CO3 (104 mg, 320 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) were combined with DMF (4 mL) and the mixture was heated to 60 °C. After 18 h, the mixture was cooled, poured into EtOAc, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 SC>4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give [(S)-l-((S)-l-benzyl-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH - benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester as a white solid (85.3 mg, 71 %). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, [(S)-l-((S)-l-benzyl-

8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (85.3 mg, 152 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (53.9 mg, yellow solid, 72 %). MS m/z 458.0 (MH + )

Example 23 (S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : A solution of 7-hydroxy-l-tetralone (0.53g, 3.27 mmol) and diisopropyl azodicarboxylate (0.66g, 3.27 mmol) in THF (30 mL) was added to a solution of 2-phenylethanol (0.40g, 3.27 mmol) and triphenylphosphine (0.86g, 3.27 mmol) in THF (30 mL) over 15 min. After 18 h, the mixture was poured into 200 mL H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 7-phenethyloxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-l-one (0.83 g, 74 %, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described in Example 18 Steps 2 -6 except in Step 2 the mixture was stirred for 18 h and in Step 3 the mixture was heated to 150 °C in a microwave, 7- phenethyloxy-3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-l-one (0.83g, 3.12 mmol) was converted to 3-amino-8- phenethyloxy-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.25 g) which was used without purification.

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described in Example 5 except the reaction was stirred for 18 h, 3-amino-8-phenethyloxy-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.25 g, 0.86 mmol) and BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (210 mg, 1.03 mmol) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford two diastereomers whose absolute stereochemistries were assigned based on the biological activities after conversion to the target compounds. Less polar isomer: methyl-[(S)-l-(I-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl (0.17g). More polar isomer: methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2- oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl carbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.20g).

Step 4: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except Nal was omitted, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-l H-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)- ethylj-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (90 mg, 186 μηιοΐ) and benzyl bromide (48 mg, 280 μηιοΐ) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford [(S)-1-((S)- l-benzyl-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b] azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (75.4 mg, 71 %, white solid). MS m/z 472.1 (MH + )

Step 5: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2- oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl carbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (85.3 mg, 152 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (55.7 mg, 72 %, yellow solid). MS m/z 472.1 (MH + )

Example 24

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 18 Step 4 except 1.8 eq. TEA was used, 8-methoxy-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.88g, 4.6 mmol) was converted to a material which was purified by flash chromatography to give of 3-iodo-8-methoxy-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (1.41 g, 90 %, beige solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 18 Step 5, 3-iodo-8-methoxy- l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (1.41g , 4.45 mmol) was converted to a material which was purified by flash chromatography to give 3-azido-8-methoxy-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.94g, 91 %, white solid). Step 3: 3-Azido-8-methoxy-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.89g, 3.82 mmol),

10 % Pd/C (1 g), and EtOH (100 mL) was hydrogenated at 50 psi (Parr apparatus) for 48 h, the mixture filtered through Celite and the filtrate concentrated to give 3-amino-8-methoxy-l,3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one as a white solid (0.78 g, 99 %).

Step 4: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 except the mixture was stirred for 18 h, 3-amino-8-methoxy-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.78 g, 3.77 mmol, Eq: 1.00), and BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (920 mg, 4.52 mmol, Eq: 1.2) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford two diastereomers whose absolute stereochemistries were assigned based on the biological activities after conversion to the target compounds. Less polar isomer: [(S)-l-(I-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azep in- 3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.53 g). More polar isomer: [(S)-l- ((S)-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl- carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.22 g)

Step 5: In a similar manner to that described in Example 5 Step 2 except Nal was omitted, [(S)-l-((S)-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]az epin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (90 mg, 186 μηιοΐ) and benzyl bromide (48 mg, 280 μηιοΐ) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford [(S)-1-((S)- l-benzyl-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b] azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (75.4 mg 71 %, white solid). Step 6: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, [(S)-l-((S)-l-benzyl- 2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl- carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (75.4 mg, 132 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (55.7 mg, 72 %, yellow solid). MS m/z 382.3 (MH + ) Example 25

(S)-N-[(S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described in R05468989 Step 1, 7 -hydroxy- 1-tetralone (0.81 g, 5.0 mmol) and 3-phenyl-l-propanol (0.75 g, 5.5 mmol) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford 7-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-3,4-dihydro-2H- naphthalen-l-one (1.22 g, 87 %, yellow oil).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described in Example 18 Steps 1 - 6 except in Step 1 the reaction was heated for 18 h, in Step 2 the reaction was stirred for 18 h and in Step 3 the reaction was heated to 150 °C for 60 min., 7-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-l- one (1.22g, 4.36 mmol) was converted to 3-amino-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.27g) which was used without purification.

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 except the reaction was stirred for 18 h, 3-amino-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azep in-2-one(0.27 g, 0.88 mmol, Eq: 1.00), BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (210 mg, 1.06 mmol, Eq: 1.2) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford two diastereomers whose absolute stereochemistries were assigned based on the biological activities after conversion to the target compounds. Less polar isomer: Methyl-{(S)-l-[I-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-2,3,4,5-tetrahyd ro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.14 g). More polar isomer: methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-2,3,4,5-tetrah ydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.14 g). Step 4: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 60 °C for 2 d and Nal was omitted, methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (20 mg, 186 μηιοΐ) and benzyl bromide (48 mg, 280 μηιοΐ) were converted to a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-benzyl-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (70.2 mg, 64 %, white solid).

Step 5: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-benzyl- 2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]aze pin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (70.2 mg, 120 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (54.6 mg, 87 %, white solid). MS m/z 486.1 (MH + )

Example 26

(S)-N-(l-Benzyl-8-bromo-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 18 Steps 4 - 6 except that in Step 5 the mixture was stirred for 18 h and in Step 6 the mixture was stirred for lh, 8-bromo-l, 3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.55 g, 2.3 mmol) was converted to 3-amino-8-bromo-l, 3,4,5- tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.32 g). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1 except the reaction was stirred for 18 h, 3-amino-8-bromo-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.32 g, 1.27 mmol) and BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (310 mg, 1.52 mmol, Eq: 1.2) was converted to [(S)-l-(8-bromo-2-oxo- 2,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.54 g, 96 %, white powder) as a mixture of diastereomers. Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated for 1.5 h and Nal was omitted, [(S)-l-(8-bromo-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (127 mg, 290 μηιοΐ) and benzyl bromide (74 mg, 430 μηιοΐ) was converted to a material that was purified by flash chromatography to afford [(S)-l-((S)-l-lenzyl-8-bromo-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester as a mixture of diastereomers (117 mg, 76 %, white solid). Step 4: [(S)-l-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-bromo-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-ben zo[b]azepin-3-yl- carbamoyl)-ethyl]-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (117 mg, 220 μηιοΐ) and 2.0 M HC1 in ether (5 mL, 6.00 mmol) were combined with MeOH (1.0 mL). After 1.5 h, the reaction was filtered, the precipitate washed with ether and dried to afford the title compound as a mixture of diastereomers (81.5 mg, 79 %, white solid). MS m/z 431.8 (M+H + ) Example 27

(R)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

A solution of HBTU (1.29 g, 3.4 mmol, Eq: 1.2) and ΗΟΒΤ·Η 2 0 (521 mg, 3.4 mmol, Eq: 1.2) in DMF (10 mL) was added to a mixture of 3-amino-l ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.5 g, 2.84 mmol, Eq: 1.00), BOC-N-Me-D-Ala-OH (692 mg, 3.4 mmol, Eq: 1.2) and TEA (861 mg, 1.19 mL, 8.51 mmol, Eq: 3) in DMF (10 mL). After 1 h the mixture was diluted with EtOAC, washed with brine, sat. NaHC0 3 , brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford two diastereomers whose absolute stereochemistries were assigned based on the biological activities after conversion to the target compounds. Less polar isomer: I-2-methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-yl)- propionamide (0.409 g, white solid). More polar isomer: I-2-methylamino-N-(I-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide (0.383 g, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C, I-2-methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-yl)- propionamide (0.2 g, 553 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo-l-chloromethyl-2-methoxynaphthalene (237 mg, 830 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) were converted to a material that was purified by flash chromatography to afford tert-butyl I-l-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopro pan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate after lyophilization from MeCN/H 2 0 (174.1 mg, 52 %, white solid).

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, tert-butyl I-1-((S)-1- ((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tet rahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (60 mg, 98.3 μmol) was converted to the title compound (50.0 mg, 93 %, white solid). MS m/z 511.9 (MH + )

Example 28

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[7-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-na phthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated for 2 d, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3-ylcarbamoyl)- ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (350 mg, 967 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.8) and 7-bromo-l-bromomethyl- naphthalene (0.363 g, 1.21 mmol, Eq: 1.00) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(7-bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.403 g, 58 %, white solid)

Step 2: A mixture of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(7-bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.28 g, 482 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), zinc cyanide (85.0 mg, 723 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) and tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(0) (167 mg, 145 μηιοΐ, Eq:.3) in DMF (4.6 mL) was degassed, purged with N 2 , heated at 80 °C for 18 h. the mixture was cooled, diluted with EtOAc, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(7-cyano-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester after lyophilization from MeCH/H 2 0 (0.190 g, white solid, 75 %). MS m/z 427.1 (M - BOC+H)

Step 3: A mixture of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(7-cyano-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.12 g, 228 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and trimethylsilyl azide (TMS-N 3 , 82.9 mg, 684 μηιοΐ, Eq: 3) in DMF (410 μί) and MeOH was stirred at RT for 10 min. then heated to 80 °C. After 18 h, the mixture was cooled, diluted with EtOAc and washed with 1 N HCl, H 2 0 and brine, the organic layer dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give methyl-((S)-l-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[7-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen- l-ylmethyl]-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester after lyophilization from MeCH/H 2 0 to give the title compound (58.3 mg, white solid, 45 %).

Step 4: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, methyl-((S)-l-{(S)-2- oxo- 1 - [7 -( 1 H-tetrazol-5 -yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester(20 mg, 35.1 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (14.2 mg, white solid, 80 %). MS m/z 470.1 (MH + )

Example 29

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 except the mixture was heated at 65 °C for 4.5 h, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (220 mg, 609 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo-l- chloromethyl-2-methoxynaphthalene (261 mg, 913 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.50) were reacted to give a material which was purified by flash chromatography to give {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (304 mg, 82 %). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6- bromo-2 -methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (304 mg, 498 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was converted to the title compound (190 mg, 70 %, white solid). MS m/z 511.9 (MH + ) Example 30

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(4-methyl-thiazol-2-yl)-naphtha len-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propio namide hydrochloride

Step 1 : A mixture of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o- 2,3 ,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (335 mg, 549 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), zinc cyanide (96.7 mg, 823 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.50) and tetrakis(triphenylphosphine) palladium(O) (190 mg, 165 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.3) in DMF (6 mL) was degassed, purged with N 2 and heated at 80 °C overnight. The mixture was diluted with EtOAc and washed with H 2 0/brine, the organic layer dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-cyano-2-methoxy- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (94 mg, 31 %). MS m/z 457.1 (M - BOC + H + )

Step 2: To a 20 mL microwave vial was added {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-cyano-2-methoxy- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (94 mg, 169 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), and 20 wt. % ammonium sulfide (1 mL, 3.00 mmol, Eq: 17.8) in DMF (5 mL). The vial was capped and heated in the microwave at 100 °C for 5 min. The mixture was diluted with 0.1 N HC1 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-methoxy-6- thiocarbamoyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (90 mg, 90 %).

Step 3 : {(S)-l -[(S)- 1 -(2-Methoxy-6-thiocarbamoyl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (63 mg, 107 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with EtOH (2.00 mL) chloroacetone (1 1.8 mg, 128 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.20) was added at RT and the mixture was stirred at RT for 1.5 h, heated to 50 °C for 1 h and heated to 70 °C for 1.5 h. K 2 C0 3 (29.5 mg, 213 μηιοΐ, Eq: 2.00) was added and the mixture was stirred at 70 °C overnight. The mixture was diluted with H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the resulting material purified by flash chromatography to give a material that was purified by reverse phase HPLC to afford (S)-N- { (S)- 1 -[2-methoxy-6-(4-methyl-thiazol-2-yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide (12 mg, 18 %).

Step 4: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, (S)-N-{(S)-l-[2- methoxy-6 -(4-methyl-thiazol-2 -yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide (12 mg, 19.1 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was converted to the title compound as a white powder (10.8 mg, 100 %). MS m/z 529.1 (MH + )

Example 31

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-[l,2,4]oxadi azol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2 -methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-methoxy-6-thiocarbamoyl-naphthalen-l-ylmeth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (90 mg, 152 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00), NH 2 OH » HCl (529 mg, 7.62 mmol, Eq: 50) and TEA (771 mg, 1.06 mL, 7.62 mmol, Eq: 50) were combined with DMF (6 mL) and the mixture stirred at RT overnight. The mixture was diluted with sat. NaHCCVbrine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N- hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo -2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester which was used without purification (90 mg, 100 %).

Step 2: To a 10 mL microwave vial was added {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N- hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo -2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (43 mg, 72.9 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), and N,N'-carbonyldiimidazole (14.2 mg, 87.5 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.2) in dioxane (3 mL). The vial was capped and heated in the microwave at 120 °C for 10 min. The solution was concentrated and the residue was adsorbed on silica gel and purified by flash chromatography to afford ((S)-l- {(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl )-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-m ethyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (30 mg, 67 %).

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2- methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl)-naphthal en-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-ca rbamic acid tert-butyl ester (28 mg, 45.5 μmol)was converted to the title compound (25 mg, 100 %). MS m/z 516.1 (MH + ) Example 32

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl-naphthale n-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propio namide hydrochloride

Stepl : To a 10 mL microwave vial was added {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N- hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo -2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (42 mg, 71.2 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), triethyl orthoformate (528 mg, 592 μΐ,, 3.56 mmol, Eq: 50) and AcOH (21.4 mg, 20.4 μί, 356 μηιοΐ, Eq: 5.00) in EtOH (2.5 mL). The vial was capped and heated in the microwave at 120 °C for 10 min. then heated in the microwave at 140 °C for 40 min. The mixture was diluted with H 2 0/brine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l- [(S)-l-(2-methoxy-6-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl-naphthalen-l-ylmet hyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (22 mg, 52 %).

Step 2: {(S)- 1 -[(S)- 1 -(2-Methoxy-6-[l ,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (20 mg, 33.4 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with dioxane (0.5 mL) and MeOH (0.5 mL). 2.0 M HCl in ether (2.0 mL, 4.00 mmol, Eq: 120) was added at RT and the mixture was stirred overnight. The mixture was concentrated and the residue was triturated with acetonitrile. The supernatant was concentrated and the residue was lyophilized to afford the title compound (15 mg, 84 %, white solid). MS m/z 500.0 (MH + )

Example 33

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(T\-Aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphtha len-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propio namide dihydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-thiocarbamoyl-naphthalen-l-ylmeth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (220 mg, 372 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and hydrazine monohydrate (1.86 g, 1.84 mL, 37.2 mmol, Eq: 100) were combined with DMF (15.0 mL) and the mixture stirred at RT. After 40 min. the mixture was diluted with H 2 0/brine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N-aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen -l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo|¾]azepin-3-ylca rbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester which was used without purification (240 mg).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3 except the mixture was stirred for 1 h 10 min., {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N-aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen -l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcar bamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (12 mg, 20.4 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was converted to the title compound (11 mg, 96 %, white powder). MS m/z 489.0 (MH + )

Example 34

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-lH-[l,2,4]tr iazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : N,N'-Carbonyldiimidazole (12.6 mg, 77.5 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.2) was added to a solution of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N-aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen -l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (38 mg, 64.5 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in THF (1 mL) and the mixture was stirred for 4 days. The mixture was adsorbed on silica and purified by flash chromatography to afford ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-ethoxy-6-(5- oxo-4,5-dihydro-lH-[l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (10 mg, 25 %). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-

Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-lH-[l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naph thalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-ca rbamic acid tert-butyl ester (10 mg, 16.3 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (9 mg, 100 %, white powder). MS m/z 515.1 (MH + ) Example 35

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(5,6-Dioxo-l,4,5,6-tetrahydro-[l,2,4]tria zin-3-yl)-2-methoxy- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-yl}-2-methyl propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : l,l '-Oxalyldiimidazole (10.1 mg, 53.0 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.2) was added to {(S)-1-[(S)-1- (6-(K-aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (26 mg, 44.2 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in THF (1 mL). After 24 h at RT, 1 ,1 '-oxalyldiimidazole (10 mg) was added and the mixture stirred at RT overnight. The mixture was adsorbed on silica and purified by flash chromatography to give a substance that was purified by reverse phase HPLC to afford ((S)-l- {(S)-l-[6-(5,6-dioxo-l,4,5,6-tetrahydro-[l ,2,4]triazin-3-yl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl} -ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (4 mg, 14 %). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3 except MeOH was replaced by dioxane and the mixture stirred overnight, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[6-(5,6-dioxo-l,4,5,6- tetrahydro-[ 1 ,2,4]triazin-3-yl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (4 mg, 6.22 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (3.6 mg, white powder). MS m/z 543.1 (MH + ) Example 36

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-trifluoromethyl-4H-[l,2,4]tr iazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2 -methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N-Aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen -l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethy l}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (85 mg, 144 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and TEA (43.8 mg, 60.9 μΐ,, 433 μιηοΐ, Eq: 3.00) were combined with DCM (4 mL), the solution cooled to 0 °C and trifluoroacetic anhydride (36.4 mg, 24.5 μΐ,, 173 μmol, Eq: 1.20) added. The mixture was stirred overnight with warming to RT. The mixture was diluted with brine/H 2 0, extracted with EtOAc, the extracts dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the resulting material purified by flash chromatography to afford ((S)-1-{(S)-1- [2-methoxy-6-(5-trifluoromethyl-4H-[l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naph thalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-ca rbamic acid tert-butyl ester (31 mg, 32 %).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3 except the mixture was stirred 1 h, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6-(5-trifluoromethyl-4H-[l,2,4]tria zol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcar bamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (31 mg, 46.5 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (28 mg, 100 %, white powder). MS m/z 567.1 (MH + )

Example 37

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]triazin-3-yl-naphthalen- l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride

Step 1 : To a 10 mL microwave vial was added {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N-aminocarbamimidoyl)- 2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH -benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]- ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (28 mg, 47.6 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), glyoxal hydrate trimer (50.0 mg, 238 μιηοΐ, Eq: 5.0) and AcOH (5 mg, 83.3 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.75) in EtOH (1.5 mL). The vial was capped and heated in the microwave at 160 °C for 5 min., the mixture diluted with H 2 0/brine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the resulting material purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-methoxy-6- [l,2,4]triazin-3-yl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tet rahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (14 mg, 48 %).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3 except the mixture was stirred 1 h, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-methoxy-6-[l,2,4]triazin-3-yl-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (14 mg, 22.9 μηιοΐ was converted to the title compound (12 mg, 97 %, white powder). MS m/z 511.1 (MH + )

Example 38

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-[l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphth alen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propio namide dihydrochloride

Step 1 : To a 20 niL microwave vial were added {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-(N- aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (33 mg, 56.1 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), and triethyl orthoformate (831 mg, 5.61 mmol, Eq: 100) in DMF (2.5 mL). The vial was capped and heated in the microwave at 140 °C for 5 min., the mixture diluted with 2 M Na 2 C0 3 and partitioned between H 2 0 and EtOAc. The combined organic extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was adsorbed on silica and purified by flash chromatography to afford [(S)-l-((S)-l-{6-[formylamino-(formyl-hydrazono)-methyl]-2-m ethoxy- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl} -2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-e thyl]- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester containing trace amounts of ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6- (lH-[l ,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetr ahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (18 mg).

Step 2: The mixture of products from Step 1 (18 mg) was dissolved in EtOH (2.5 mL), 100 μΐ ^ of AcOH was added and the mixture was micro waved at 120 °C for 10 min. The solution was concentrated to afford ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6-(lH-[l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthal en-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcar bamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester which was used without purification (18 mg, 54 %).

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3 except the mixture was stirred 1.3 h and lyophilization from MeCN/H 2 0 was omitted, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6-(lH- [l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (18 mg, 30.1 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (16.5 mg, 96 %, white powder). MS m/z 499.2 (MH + )

Example 39

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride

Step 1 : TMS-N 3 (32.7 mg, 269 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.5) was added to a mixture of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6- cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahy dro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (100 mg, 180 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and copper(I) oxide (2.57 mg, 18.0 μιηοΐ, Eq: 0.1) in DMF (323 μί) and MeOH. After 10 min. the mixture was heated to 80 °C. After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with EtOAc, washed with 1 N HC1, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography give ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l-y lmethyl]-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl} -ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (36.5 mg, 34 %, white solid). MS m/z 600.1 (MH + ) Step 2: ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l-y lmethyl]-2-oxo-

2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl )-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (36.5 mg, 60.9 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 2.0 M HC1 in Et 2 0 (3 mL) were combined with MeOH (1 mL). After 2 h the naphtha was concentrated, the residue dissolved in MeCN/H 2 0 and the resulting solution lyophilized to afford the title compound (22.3 mg, 68 %, yellow solid). MS m/z 500.1 (MH + )

Example 40

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(2-methyl-2H-tetrazol-5-yl)-nap hthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propio namide hydrochloride

Step 1 : ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-l-y lmethyl]-2-oxo-

2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl )-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.3989 g, 665 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00), K 2 C0 3 (460 mg, 3.33 mmol, Eq: 5) and CH 3 I (472 mg, 3.33 mmol, Eq: 5) were combined with DMF (5 mL). After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with EtOAc, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6-(2-methyl-2H-tetrazol-5-yl)- naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl] -2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -ylcarbamoyl} -ethyl)- methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (184.1 mg, white solid) and ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6-(l- methyl- 1 H-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylcarbamoyl} -ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (46.9 mg, white solid) whose structures were elucidated by nOe NMR experiments.

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2- methoxy-6 -(2 -methyl-2 H-tetrazo 1-5 -yl)-naphthalen- 1 -y lmethyl]-2 -oxo -2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro - 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (184.1 g, 300 mmol) was converted to the title compound (143.2 mg, 87 %, white solid). MS m/z 514.1 (MH + ) Example 41

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(l-methyl-lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-nap hthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propio namide hydrochloride

In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6- (1 -methyl- 1 H-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo[b]azepin- 3 -ylcarbamoyl} -ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (46.9 mg, 76.4 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (33.5 mg, 80 %, off-white solid). MS m/z 514.1 (MH + )

Example 42

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Acetylamino-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmeth yl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (100 mg, 164 μηιοΐ), acetamide (11.6 mg, 197 μηιοΐ), tris(dibenzylideneacetone)dipalladium(0) chloroform adduct (6 mg, 5.73 μηιοΐ), 4,5-bis(diphenylphosphino)-9,9-dimethylxanthene (Xantphos, 10 mg, 17.2 μηιοΐ) and CS2CO3 (75 mg, 230 μηιοΐ) were placed in a 5 mL microwave vessel and capped. The vessel was evacuated and purged with N 2 . Dioxane (2 mL) was added and the vessel heated to 100 °C. After 18 h the mixture was cooled, diluted with EtOAc, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 SC>4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give a substance that was lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to afford {(S)-1-[(S)-1- (6-acetylamino-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4, 5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (58.2 mg, yellow solid, 60 %).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6- acetylamino-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-t etrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (58.2 mg, 98.9 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (43.9 mg, 85 %, yellow solid). MS m/z 489.1 (MH + )

Example 43

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-pyrazol-4-yl)-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (100 mg, 164 μηιοΐ), l-tert-butoxycarbonyl-lh-pyrazole-4-boronic acid, pinacol ester (72.3 mg, 246 ummol), bis (triphenylphosphine) palladium(II) dichloride (5.75 mg, 8.2 μηιοΐ) were placed in a 20 mL microwave vessel and capped. The vessel was evacuated, purged with N 2 , DMF (6 mL) and 2 M Na 2 C0 3 solution (2 mL) was added and the vessel heated to 100 °C After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with EtOAc, washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2-methoxy-6- (lH-pyrazol-4-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester after lyophilization from MeCN/H 2 0 (43.3 mg, 44 %, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, ((S)-l-{(S)-l-[2- methoxy-6-(lH-pyrazol-4-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (43.3 mg, 72.4 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (33.7 mg, 87 %, white solid). MS m/z 498.0 (MH + ).

Example 44

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-naphthalen-l-y lmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e hydrochloride

Step 1 : A mixture of{(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (52.8 mg, 0.086 mmol), 10 % Pd/C (25 mg) and EtOH (15 mL) was hydrogenated at 50 psi (Parr apparatus) for 18 h, the mixture filtered through Celite and the filtrate concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2-methoxy- 5 ,6 ,7 ,8 -tetrahydro-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (21.6 mg, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(2- methoxy-5 ,6 ,7 ,8 -tetrahydro-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin- 3 -ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (21.6 mg, 40 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (11.3 mg, white solid, 60 %). MS m z 436.0 (MH + ).

Example 45

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.38 g, 622 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), l-(vinyloxy)butane (156 mg, 197 μί, 1.56 mmol, Eq: 2.5), palladium(II) acetate (8.38 mg, 37.3 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.06) l,3-bis(diphenylphosphino)propane (30.8 mg, 74.7 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.12) and K 2 C0 3 (103 mg, 747 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.2) were combined with DMF (3.04 mL) and H 2 0 (0.3 mL). The mixture was heated to 80 °C for 18 h, cooled, poured into 50 mL H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give ((S)-1-{(S)-1- [6-(l-butoxy-vinyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 ,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.251 g, 64 %, white foam). Step 2 : ((S)- 1 - { (S)- 1 -[6-( 1 -Butoxy-vinyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl}-ethyl)-m ethyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.252 g, 399 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 1 N HCl (5 mL, 5.00 mmol, Eq: 12.5) were combined with THF (10 mL) to give a colorless solution. After 2 h the mixture was poured into 50 mL H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester as a white solid after lyophilazation from MeCN/H 2 0 (1 11.5 mg, 49 %, white solid). Step 3: {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (26.6 mg, 46.4 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 4.0 M HCl in dioxane (1.5 mL, 6.00 mmol, Eq: 129) were combined to give a light yellow solution. After 1 h, the mixture was concentrated and the residue lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to afford the title compound (20.9 mg, 88 %, off-white solid). MS m/z 474.0 (MH + )

Example 46

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-vinyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (50 mg, 87.2 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and NaBH 4 (3.3 mg, 87.2 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) were combined with EtOH (1 mL). After 5 h, the mixture was poured into 20 mL H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic extracts were washed with H 2 0, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give (S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(l-hydroxy-ethyl)-2- methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-b enzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2- methylamino-propionamide (32.2 mg, 64 %, white foam). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 45 Step 3 except the mixture was stirred 2 h, (S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(l-hydroxy-ethyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylm ethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e (32.2 mg, 55.9 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was converted to the title compound (23.9 mg, white solid, 86 %). MS m/z 458.0 (MH + ) Example 47a

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(l-Hydroxy-ethyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamid e trifluoroacetate, mixture of diastereomers

(S)-N- [(S)- 1 -(6- Acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide (117 mg, 247 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with EtOH (4 mL) to give a yellow solution. NaBH 4 (9.35 mg, 247 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was added. After 2.5 h the reaction was diluted with 20 mL H 2 0 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined organic extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by preparative reverse phase HPLC to afford the title compound after lyophilization (115.1 mg, 79 %, white solid). MS m/z 458.1 (MH + ).

In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 where the conditions can be varied so that the temperature can range from 50 °C - 70 °C and the reaction time can range from 2 - 24 h and Nal can be optionally omitted, and in a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3 except the reaction time can range from 30 min. to 24 h, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-c arbamic acid tert-butyl ester can be converted to the following compounds as hydrochloride salts.

Table 3

Example Final Product m/z (MH + )

- Ill - Example Final Product in// (ΜΗ )

4711

408.0

47mm

434.0

Ξ 0

47nn

402.0

E 0

47oo

385.9

Ξ 0

47pp

380.0

47qq

352.4

Ξ 0

47rr

380.0

47ss

366.0

Intermediates obtained in the course of preparing the products listed in Table 3 can derivatized further to afford additional compounds, as exemplified below.

Example 48

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(l-oxy-quinolin-4-ylmeth yl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : Methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-l-quinolin-4-ylmethyl-2,3,4,5-tetra hydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.1 g, 199 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was dissolved in DCM (4 mL) and 3-chloroperbenzoic acid (93.6 mg, 418 μηιοΐ, Eq: 2.1) was added. After 18 h, the mixture was poured into DCM, washed with 1 M NaOH, brine, dried over Na 2 S04 and concentrated to afford methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(l-oxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (78.9 mg, light yellow solid, 77 %)

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, methyl-{(S)-l-[(S)-2- oxo-l-(l-oxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benz o[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl}- carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (78.9 mg, 152 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (59.1 mg, 85 %, yellow solid). MS m/z 419.0 (MH + )

Example 49a

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethy l)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamid e

Step 1 : A mixture of {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (100 mg, 164 μηιοΐ), potassium 2-furantrifluoroborate (42.7 mg, 246 μηιοΐ), Pd(Oac) 2 (1.1 mg, 4.91 μηιηιοΐ), 2-dicyclohexylphosphino-2',6'-diisopropoxybiphenyl (4.59 mg, 9.83 μmol), Na 2 C0 3 (34.7 mg, 328 μιηοΐ) and EtOH (1.5 mL) was purged with N 2 then heated at 85 °C for 18 h. The mixture was cooled, diluted with EtOAc and washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give {(S)-1-[(S)-1- (5-furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5 -tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (67.7 mg, 69 %, light solid). MS m/z 598.1 (MH + )

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 45 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5- furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-te trahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (67.7 mg, 113 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (53.8 mg, 89 %, gray solid). MS m/z 498.0 (MH + )

Following the procedures described in Example 49a, intermediates obtained in the preparation of the products described in Examples 47g, 47p, 47x, 47gg, 47 ii and 47nn of Table 3 and Example 30, Step 1 , were converted to the following compound listed in Table 4.

Table 4

Example 50

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (153 mg, 0.25 mmol, Eq: 1.00), palladium(II) acetate (2.25 mg, 10.0 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.04) and Xantphos (11.6 mg, 20.0 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.08) were combined. The vessel was evacuated and purged with N 2 . MeOH (80.1 mg, 2.5 mmol, Eq: 10) and TEA were added, the vessel was purged with CO gas and heated to 70 °C. After 18 h, the mixture was cooled, diluted with EtOAc, washed with 1 N HC1, H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by flash chromatography to give 5-{(S)-3-[(S)-2-(tert-butoxycarbonyl-methyl-amino)-propionyl amino]-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l -ylmethyl} -6-methoxy-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester (110.8 mg, 75 %, white solid). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, 5-{(S)-3-[(S)-2-(tert- butoxycarbonyl-methyl-amino)-propionylamino]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-t etrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l- ylmethyl}-6-methoxy-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester (44 mg, 74.6 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (29.0 mg, 74 %, white solid). MS m/z 490.1 (MH + ) Example 51

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo [b] azepin-1 -ylmethyl] -naphthalene-2-carbox lic acid

Step 1 : 5-{(S)-3-[(S)-2-(tert-Butoxycarbonyl-methyl-amino)-propionyl amino]-2-oxo-

2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l -ylmethyl} -6-methoxy-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester (377.5 mg, 640 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was combined with THF (10 mL) and LiOH » H 2 0 (134 mg, 3.2 mmol, Eq: 5) in H 2 0 (15 mL) was added. After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with 1 N HC1 and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 , and concentrated to give 5-{(S)-3-[(S)-2-(tert-butoxycarbonyl-methyl-amino)- propionylamino]-2-oxo-2 ,3,4 ,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l -ylmethyl} -6-methoxy-naphthalene- 2-carboxylic acid which was used without purification (0.35g light yellow foam).

Step 2: 5-{(S)-3-[(S)-2-(tert-Butoxycarbonyl-methyl-amino)-propionyl amino]-2-oxo- 2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l -ylmethyl} -6-methoxy-naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid (66.4 mg, 115 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 2.0 M HC1 in diethyl ether (4 mL, 8.00 mmol, Eq: 69.4) were combined and a precipitate formed. After 2 h, 2 mL dioxane was added and the mixture stirred for 18 h. The mixture was concentrated and the residue lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to afford the title compound (50.4 mg, 85 %, white solid). MS m/z 476.0 (MH + )

Example 52a (S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Methanesulfonylaminocarbonyl-2-methoxy-napht halen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino -propionamide

Step 1 : 5-{(S)-3-[(S)-2-(tert-Butoxycarbonyl-methyl-amino)-propionyl amino]-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl}-6-methoxy-naph thalene-2-carboxylic acid (100 mg, 174 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.00), EDCI (41.6 mg, 217 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.25) and DMAP (26.5 mg, 217 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.25) were combined with DCM (6.00 mL) and methanesulfonamide (20.7 mg, 217 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.25) was added. After 2 h, the mixture was diluted with DCM, washed with 0.5 M HC1, brine, dried over Na 2 S04 and concentrated. The resulting material was purified by preparative HPLC to give a material that was lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to afford {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6- methanesulfonylaminocarbonyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (27.6 mg, 23 %, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6- methanesulfonylaminocarbonyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen- 1 -ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (27.6 mg, 42.3 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (18.5 mg, 74 %, white solid). (MS m/z 553.1 MH + )

In a similar manner to that described in Example 50, Example 51 and Example 52a the following compounds were prepared.

Table 5

Example 53

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 30 Step 1, (S)-N-[(S)-l-(5- bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahy dro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide (0.3 g, 491 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) was converted to {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5-cyano- 2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH -benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]- ethyl}-methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (0.229 g, 83 %, light yellow solid). Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 45 Step 3 except 1 mL MeOH was added to the mixture, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5-cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (69.9 mg, 126 μηιοΐ was converted to the title compound (60.1 mg, 97 %, white solid). (MS m/z 457.1 MH + ). Example 54a

5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]-naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid amide

Step 1 : {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (50 mg, 94.9 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and K 2 C0 3 (6.56 mg, 47.5 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.5) were combined with DMSO (1.25 niL) to give a white suspension and 30 % H 2 0 2 (832 mg, 7.34 mmol, Eq: 77.3) was added. After 1 h, the mixture was diluted with H 2 0 resulting in a precipitate. The precipitate was collected by filtration, washed with H 2 0 and petroleum ether, dissolved in MeCN/H 2 0 and lyophilized to give {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5-carbamoyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]-ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester which was used without purification (26.2 mg, 51 %, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3, {(S)-l-[(S)-l-(5- carbamoyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH -benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl]- ethyl} -methyl-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (26.2 mg, 48.1 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (29.5 mg, light yellow oil). MS m/z 445.1 (MH + )

Following the procedures described in Examples 53 and 54a, the following compounds were prepared as hydrochloride salts.

Table 6

Example 55

Methyl-[(S)-1 -(2-0X0-2,3 ,4 ,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]- carbamic acid tert-butyl ester

In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 1, 3-amino-l,3,4,5-tetrahydro- benzo[b]azepin-2-one (0.75g, 4.26mmol) and BOC-N-Me-Ala-OH (1.04g, 5.11 mmol) was converted to the title compound and used as a mixture of diastereomers (1.68g, 100 %). MS m/z (384.0 M+Na)

In a similar manner to that described for Example 5 Step 2 where the conditions can be varied so that the temperature can range from 50 °C - 70 °C and the reaction time can range from 2 - 24 h and Nal can be optionally omitted, and in a similar manner to that described for Example 10 Step 3 except the reaction time can range from 30 min. to 24 h, the diastereomic mixture of methyl-[(S)-l-(2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester can be converted to the following compounds obtained as mixtures of diastereomers. Table 7

Example 56

(S)-N-((S)-1 -((3 -Cy clopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-l H- benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide dihydrochloride

Step 1 : A mixture of methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (55.4 mg, 153 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.8), (3- cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate (53.1 mg, 191 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and CS2CO3 (156 mg, 479 μιηοΐ, Eq: 2.5) in DMF (3.00 mL) was heated to 50 °C for 1 h, cooled, diluted with brine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((3-cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo|¾]azepin-3- ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (52.0 mg, 50.0 %) MS m/z 543.2 (MH + ).

Step 2: 2.0 M HC1 in Et 2 0 (3 mL, 6.00 mmol, Eq: 62.6) was added to a solution of tert- butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((3-cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3, 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (52 mg, 95.8 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in MeOH (1.5 mL). After 90 min. the mixture was concentrated, the residue taken up in MeCN/H 2 0 and lyophilized to afford the title compound (42.2, 85.4 %, mg, off- white solid). MS m/z 443.1 (MH + ).

Example 57 (S)-N-((S)-l-((2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl) -2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

In a similar manner to that described for Example 56, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (49.0 mg, 135 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.8) and (2,6-bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-yl)methyl methanesulfonate (63.2 mg, 169 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) were converted to the title compound (5.5 mg, 74.5 %, light yellow solid). MS m/z 539.0 (MH + ).

Example 58

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)butanamide trifluoroacetate

Step 1 : A mixture of tert-butyl methyl((S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)butan-2-yl)carbamate (121 mg, 322 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), 6-bromo-l- (chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene (138 mg, 483 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5), Nal (72.5 mg, 483 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) and Cs 2 C0 3 (158 mg, 483 μιηοΐ, Eq: 1.5) in DMF (4 mL) was heated to 60 °C. After 3 h, the mixture was cooled, diluted with EtOAc and washed with brine. The combined extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford tert- butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxobutan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (88.0 mg, 43.7 %) MS m/z 625.9 (MH + ).

Step 2: TFA (592 mg, 0.4 mL, 5.19 mmol, Eq: 36.8) was added to a solution of tert-butyl (S)- 1 -((S)- 1 -((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxobutan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (88 mg, 141 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in DCM (2 mL). After 30 min. the mixture was concentrated, the residue dissolved in MeCN/H 2 0 and lyophilized to afford the title compound (76.5 mg, 85.0 %, white solid). MS m/z 525.9 (MH + )

Example 59

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(propylamino)propanamide

Step 1 : HBTU (1.08 g, 2.86 mmol, Eq: 1.2) and ΗΟΒΤ·Η 2 0 (438 mg, 2.86 mmol, Eq: 1.2) 8 mL DMF were added to a mixture of (S)-3-amino-4,5-dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)-one (0.42 g, 2.38 mmol, Eq: 1.00), (S)-2-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)propanoic acid (451 mg, 2.38 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and TEA (724 mg, 997 μΐ,, 7.15 mmol, Eq: 3) in DMF (8 mL). After 2 h, the mixture was diluted with EtOAc and washed with a 1 :1 mixture of sat. NaHC03/brine and brine. The organic solution was dried over Na 2 S0 4 , concentrated and the residue purified by flash chromatography to give tert-butyl (S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3-ylamino)propan-2-ylcarbamate (0.88 g, 70 %, white foam). MS m/z 348 (MH + )

Step 2: Cs 2 C0 3 (1.24 g, 3.8 mmol, Eq: 1.50) and Nal (570 mg, 3.8 mmol, Eq: 1.50) were added to a mixture of tert-butyl (S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 3- ylamino)propan-2-ylcarbamate (0.88 g, 2.53 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo-l-(chloromethyl)-2- methoxynaphthalene (1.09 g, 3.8 mmol, Eq: 1.50) in DMF (20 mL) and the mixture was stirred at 65 °C for 4.5 h. The mixture was cooled, diluted with brine and extracted with EtOAc. The combined extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to afford tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2- methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-b enzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l- oxopropan-2-ylcarbamate (0.7689 g, white foam). MS m/z 597.75 (MH + )

Step 3: TFA (5.92 g, 4 mL, 51.9 mmol, Eq: 46.2) was added to a solution of tert-butyl (S)- l-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2, 3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-ylcarbamate (0.67 g, 1.12 mmol, Eq: 1.00) in DCM (25 mL). After 1.5 h, the mixture was concentrated, poured into 1 M NaOH and extracted with DCM. The extracts were washed with 1 M NaOH and H 2 0. The extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated afford (S)-2-amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)meth yl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide (0.5027 g, light yellow foam). MS m/z 498.0 (MH + )

Step 4: Acetic acid (9.07 mg, 8.65 μί, 151 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and sodium cyanoborohydride (14.2 mg, 227 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) were added to a solution of (S)-2-amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2- methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -yl)propan amide (75 mg, 151 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and propionaldehyde (9.65 mg, 12.0 μΐ,, 166 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.1) in MeOH (2 mL). After stirring overnight, the mixture was diluted with 1 N HC1, made basic with 1 N NaOH and extracted with DCM. The extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography to give a material that was lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to give the title compound (41.6 mg, 51.1 , white solid). MS m/z 539.9 (MH + )

Example 60 (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(isobutylamino)propanamide

In a similar manner to that described for Example 59 Step 4, (S)-2-amino-N-((S)-l-((6- bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahy dro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl)propanamide (75 mg, 151 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and isobutyraldehyde (11.4 mg, 14.5 μί, 159 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.05) were converted to the title compound (46.1 mg. 55.2, white solid). MS m/z 554.0 (MH + ).

Example 61

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(ethylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 59 step 1 , (S)-2-(tert- butoxycarbonyl(ethyl)amino)propanoic acid (Peptides: Struct. Funct., Proc. Am. Pept. Symp. 1983, 8, 143-6, 0.25 g, 1.15 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and (S)-3-amino-4,5-dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)- one (203 mg, 1.15 mmol, Eq: 1.00) were converted to tert-butyl ethyl((S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2 -oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)propan-2-yl)c arbamate (0.2048 g, 47.4, white foam). MS m/z 398.1 (MH + )

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 59 Step 2 except the Nal was omitted and the reaction was heated for 15 h, tert-butyl ethyl((S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)propan-2-yl)carbamate (0.2048 g, 545 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo-l-(chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene (234 mg, 818 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.50) were converted to tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(eth yl)carbamate (0.2563 g, 75.2, white foam). MS m/z 625.8 (MH + )

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 56 Step 2, tert-butyl (S)-1-((S)-1- ((6 -bromo-2 -methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(ethyl)carbamate (0.2563 g, 410 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (0.2061 g, 89.5, light yellow solid). MS m/z 525.8 (MH + )

Example 62

(S)-2-(Azetidin-3-ylamino)-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxyna phthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2- oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide dihydrochloride

Step 1 : Sodium triacetoxyborohydride (122 mg, 574 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.5) was added to a mixture of (S)-2-amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)meth yl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide (190 mg, 383 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), tert-butyl 3-oxoazetidine-l- carboxylate (72.1 mg, 421 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.1) and acetic acid (23.0 mg, 21.9 μΐ,, 383 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in DCM (5 mL). After 24 h, the mixture was poured into sat. NaHC0 3 , and extracted with DCM. The extracts were washed with H 2 0, brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography tert-butyl 3-((S)-l-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l- yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylam ino)-l-oxopropan-2- ylamino)azetidine-l -carboxylate to afford (63.3 mg, 25.4, white foam). MS m/z 651.2 (MH + )

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 56 Step 2, tert-butyl 3-((S)-l- ((S)- 1 -((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-ylamino)azetidine-l- carboxylate (63.3 mg, 97.1 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (51.2 mg, 84.4, white solid). MS m/z 552.9 (MH + )

Example 63 (S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(ethylamino)butanamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : NaH (886 mg, 22.1 mmol, Eq: 3) was added in portions to a mixture of (S)-2-(tert- butoxycarbonylamino)butanoic acid (1.5 g, 7.38 mmol, Eq: 1.00) and iodoethane (9.21 g, 4.72 mL, 59.0 mmol, Eq: 8) in THF (25.0 mL) at 0 °C. The mixture was heated at 55 °C overnight, cooled and ice and H 2 0 were added. The mixture was extracted with Et 2 0. The aqueous layer was acidified with sat. KHSO 4 and extracted with Et 2 0. The combined extracts washed with brine dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to afford (S)-2-(tert-butoxycarbonyl(ethyl)amino)butanoic acid (0.9595 g, yellow oil) which was used without purification.

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 59 Step 1 , (S)-3-amino-4,5- dihydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-2(3H)-one (130 mg, 737 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.2) and (S)-2-(tert- butoxycarbonyl(ethyl)amino)butanoic acid (0.142 g, 614 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) were converted to tert- butyl ethyl((S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]a zepin-3-ylamino)butan-2- yl)carbamate (90.7 mg, 37.9, white foam). MS m/z 390.2 (MH + )

Step 3: In a similar manner to that described for Example 59 Step 2 except the Nal was omitted and the mixture was heated for 2.5 h, tert-butyl ethyl((S)-l-oxo-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)butan-2-yl)carbamate (90.7 mg, 233 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and 6-bromo-l-(chloromethyl)-2-methoxynaphthalene (99.7 mg, 349 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.50) were converted to tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-ox o-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxobutan-2-yl(ethy l)carbamate (129.4 mg, 87.0, white foam). MS m/z 639.9 (MH + )

Step 4: In a similar manner to that described for Example 56 Step 2, tert-butyl (S)-1-((S)-1- ((6 -bromo-2 -methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - ylamino)-l-oxobutan-2-yl(ethyl)carbamate (129.4 mg, 203 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (107.9 mg, 92.6 %, off-white solid). MS m/z 540.1 (MH + ) Example 64

(S)-N-((S)-l-((5-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

In a similar manner to that described for Example 56 except in Step 1 the mixture was heated at 50 °C for 1.5 h, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (40.2 mg, 111 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.9) and (5-fluoro-2- methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate (35.1 mg, 123 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) were converted to the title compound (34.5 mg, 86.3 %, white solid). MS m/z 450.1 (MH + ) Example 65

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : In a similar manner to that described for Example 56 Step 1 except the mixture was heated at 50 °C for 15 h, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (56.6 mg, 157 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.9) and (6-fluoro-2- methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate (49.5 mg, 174 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) were converted to a material that was purified by flash chromatography. The resulting material was purified by HPLC to afford tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((6-fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-o xo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan- 2-yl(methyl)carbamate (44 mg, 46.0 %, white solid). MS m/z 550.2 (MH + ) Step 2: 2.0 M HCl in Et 2 0 (3 mL, 6.00 mmol, Eq: 74.9) was added to a solution of tert- butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((6-fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-o xo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (44 mg, 80.1 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) in MeOH (1 mL). After 2 h, the mixture was concentrated, the residue partitioned between 1 N NaOH and EtOAc. The organic layer was separated, washed with H 2 0, filtered, added to 1 mL 1 M HCl in Et 2 0 and the mixture concentrated. The residue was lyophilized from MeCN/H 2 0 to afford the title compound (31.0 mg, 79.9 %, off-white solid). MS m/z 450.1 (MH + )

Example 66

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Chloro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

In a similar manner to that described for Example 56 except in Step 1 the mixture was heated at 50 °C for 15 h, methyl-[(S)-l-((S)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepi n-3- ylcarbamoyl)-ethyl]-carbamic acid tert-butyl ester (41.2 mg, 1 14 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.9) and (6-chloro-2- methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl methanesulfonate (38.1 mg, 127 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) were converted to the title compound (36.1 mg, 86.0 %, white solid). MS m/z 465.95 (MH + )

Example 67

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(cyclopropylmethylamino)propanamid e

In a similar manner to that described for Example 59 Step 4, (S)-2-amino-N-((S)-l-((6- bromo-2 -methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 - yl)propanamide (75 mg, 151 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and cyclopropanecarbaldehyde (11.6 mg, 12.4 μί, 166 μmol, Eq: 1.1) were converted to the title compound (39.8 mg, 47.9 %, white solid). MS m/z 552.0 (MH + ).

Example 68

(S)-N-((S)-l-((2-Methoxy-5-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)naphthalene- l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamid e hydrochloride

Step 1 : TMS-N 3 (98.0 mg, 113 μΐ,, 808 μιηοΐ, Eq: 3) was added to a mixture of tert-butyl

(S)-l-((S)-l-((5-cyano-2 -methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (150 mg, 269 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00) and copper(I) oxide (7.71 mg, 53.9 μιηοΐ, Eq: 0.2) in DMF (900 μί) and MeOH. After 10 min. the mixture was heated to 80 °C. After 18 h, the mixture was cooled to RT and an additional portion of the TMS-N 3 was added and the mixture heated to 80 °C. After 18 h, the mixture was diluted with EtOAc and washed with 1 M HC1. The extracts were dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated to give a material that was purified by preparative HPLC. The resulting material was dissolved in MeCN/H 2 0 and lyophilized to afford tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((2-methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5- yl)naphthalene- 1 -yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2 ,3 ,4 ,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -ylamino)- 1 - oxopropan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (21.0 mg, 13 %, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 45 except the mixture was stirred 1.5 h, tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((2-methoxy-5-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)naphthalene-l-y l)methyl)-2-oxo- 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan- 2-yl(methyl)carbamate (21 mg, 35.0 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (16.5 mg, 88 %, white solid). MS m/z 500.1 (MH + ). Example 69

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[5-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-na phthalen-l-ylmethyl]- 2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide hydrochloride

In a similar manner to that described for Example 39 except the product of Step lwas used without purification, tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((5-cyanonaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(met hyl)carbamate (0.25 g, 475 μηιοΐ) was converted to the title compound (37.2 mg, 92 %, yellow solid). MS m/e 470.0 (M+H + ).

Example 70

(S)-N-((S)-l-((5-Acetyl-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

Step 1 : A mixture of tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((5-bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)- 2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H-benzo [b]azepin-3 -ylamino)- 1 -oxopropan-2 -yl(methyl)carbamate (0.125 g, 205 μηιοΐ, Eq: 1.00), l-(vinyloxy)butane (51.3 mg, 64.9 μΐ,, 512 μιηοΐ, Eq: 2.5), palladium(II) acetate (2.76 mg, 12.3 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.06) l,l '-bis(diphenylphosphino)ferrocene (13.6 mg, 24.6 μηιοΐ, Eq: 0.12) and K 2 C0 3 (34.0 mg, 246 μmol, Eq: 1.2) in DMF (1 mL) and water (0.1 mL) was heated to 80°C. After 18 h, the mixture was cooled, diluted with 1 M HCl and extracted with DCM. The extracts were washed with brine, dried over Na 2 S0 4 and concentrated. The residue was purified by flash chromatography, the resulting material taken up in MeCN/H 2 0 and lyophilized to afford tert-butyl (S)-l-((S)-l-((5-(l-butoxyvinyl)-2-methoxynaphthalen-l- yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-ylam ino)-l-oxopropan-2- yl(methyl)carbamate (72.0 mg, 56 %, white solid).

Step 2: In a similar manner to that described for Example 45 Step 3, tert-butyl (S)-1-((S)-1- ((5 -( 1 -butoxyvinyl)-2-methoxynaphthalen- 1 -yl)methyl)-2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5 -tetrahydro- 1 H- benzo[b]azepin-3-ylamino)-l-oxopropan-2-yl(methyl)carbamate (63.9 mg, 101 μmol) was converted to the title compound (37.2 mg, white solid, 72 %). MS m/z 474.0 (MH + )

Example 71

Biochemical Assays

TR-FRET Assay for BIR2 and BIR3 The ability of a test compound to inhibit the binding of BIR2 and/or BIR3 domains of the

XIAP protein to Peptide A (a SMAC-derived peptide described below) evidences that the test compound acts as a SMAC -mimetic resulting in reactivation of a cell's apoptotic pathway.

The peptide AVPIAQKSEK-(s-biotin)-OH 1 :2 TFA ("Peptide A") was identified as a substrate for the TR-FRET assay by screening the 6x Histidine -tagged BIR2 domain and BIR3 domain of XIAP against a set of 29 peptides synthesized based on sequences reported by Sweeny et al. (Biochemistry, 2006, 45, 14740 14748). The peptides were labeled with the fluorescent tags FrrC or TAMRA and Kd values were determined by fluorescence polarization assay. The sequence AVPIAQKSEK was identified as optimal for using in an assay. The peptide sequence was derivatized with biotin to provide AVPIAQKSEK-(s-biotin)-OH 1 :2 TFA as the substrate for the TR-FRET assay.

The XIAP protein sequence was obtained from the SWISS-PROT protein sequence database and the BIR2 and BIR3 domains were derived from that. The sequence of the BIR2 domain used for the TR-FRET assay is

MRHHHHHHRDHFALDRPSETHADYLLRTGQWDISDTIYPRNPAMYSEEARLKSFQNW P DYAHLTPRELASAGLYYTGIGDQVQCFACGGKLKNWEPGDRAWSEHRRHFPNCFFVLG RNLNIRSE.

The sequence of the BIR3 domain used for the TR-FRET assay is MRHHHHHHRSDAVSSDRNFPNSTNLPRNPSMADYEARIFTFGTWIYSVNKEQLARAGFY ALGEGDKVKCFHCGGGLTDWKPSEDPWEQHAKWYPGCKYLLEQKGQEYIN IHLTHSL EECLVRTT. Ten nanomolar of 6x Histidine -tagged BIR2 domain, corresponding to amino acids 124- 240 of XIAP, or BIR3 domain, corresponding to amino acids 241-356 of XIAP, was mixed with 20 nM of the peptide AVPIAQKSEK-(s-biotin)-OH 1 :2 TFA, in the presence of 50 mM Tris-Cl, pH 7.5, 100 mM NaCl, 1 mM dithiothreitol (DTT) and 0.1 mg/niL bovine serum albumin (BSA). Following a 45 min. incubation at 37 °C, Europium-Streptavidin and Allophycocyanin conjugated anti-Histidine antibody were added to a final concentration of 1.5 nM and 15 nM, respectively. Time -resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer (TR-FRET) signals were measured 1 hour later at room temperature. Test compound potency was assessed at 10 serially diluted concentrations. Percentage of inhibition at each concentration was determined to generate an IC 50 value for each test compound.

These values are listed below in Table 8.

Table 8

BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl)-2-(2-hydroxyethylamino)butanamide

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

7 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.194 >54.8 yl)-2-(cyclobutylamino)butanamide

(S)-2-(Benzylamino)-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-

8 methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 2.366 >54.8 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)butanamide

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

9 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.231 >54.8 yl)-2-(oxetan-3-ylamino)butanamide

(2S,3S)-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2- methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

10 0.104 >54.8 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide

hydrochloride

(2S,3 )-2-Amino-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2- methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

11 3.884 >54.8 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-3-hydroxybutanamide

hydrochloride

(S)-2-Amino-N-[(S)-l-(6-bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-

12 0.345 >54.8 yl]-3-hydroxy-propionamide hydrochloride

{(S)-l-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l- ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-

13 0.463 >54.8 ylcarbamoyl]-2-hydroxy-ethyl}-carbamic acid tert-butyl

ester hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-(3-Hydroxy-oxetan-3-ylethynyl)-

14 naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 0.122 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2-propoxy-

15 naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 0.616 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ)

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Allyloxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

16 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.746 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Hydroxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

17 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.138 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-8-Benzyloxy-l-(2-methyl-naphthalen-l-

18 ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 1.340 >54.8 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl)-2-

19 oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.066 27.37 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

20 tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- 1.820 >57.6 propionamide

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-naphthalen-l-

21 ylmethyl)-2-oxo-8-phenyl-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 2.069 >57.6 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-benzyloxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

22 lH-benzo [b] azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 3.248 >57.6 hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-phenethyloxy-2,3,4,5-

23 tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- 5.121 >54.0 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-8-methoxy-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

24 lH-benzo [b] azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 16.810 >54.2 hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-8-(3-phenyl-propoxy)-2,3,4,5-

25 tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 6.335 >54.0 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-(l-Benzyl-8-bromo-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

26 benzo [b] azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 15.905 >54.8 hydrochloride BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ)

(R)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-

27 ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 1.912 >54.8 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[7-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-

28 nap hthalen-1 -ylmethyl] -2 ,3 ,4,5-tetr ahy dro-1 H- 6.570 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

29 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 0.194

methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(4-methyl-thiazol-2-yl)- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

30 0.213 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide

hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro- [l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-

31 0.056 45.025 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]oxadiazol-3-yl- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

32 0.199 >54.8 benzo [b] azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide

hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(N-Aminocarbamimidoyl)-2-methoxy- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

33 0.454 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide

dihydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-oxo-4,5-dihydro-lH- [1 ,2 ,4 ] triazol-3 -yl)-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl] -2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5-

34 0.127 >54.8 tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(5,6-Dioxo-l,4,5,6-tetrahydro- [l,2,4]triazin-3-yl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-

35 0.066 >54.8 oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ)

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(5-trifluoromethyl-4H-

[1 ,2 ,4 ] triazol-3 -yl)-naphthalen-l -ylmethyl] -2 -oxo-2 ,3 ,4,5-

36 0.131 >54.8 tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-[l,2,4]triazin-3-yl-naphthalen-

37 l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin- 0.243 >54.8 3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-[l,2,4]triazol-3-yl)- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

38 0.591 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide

dihydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-naphthalen-

39 l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 0.093 >54.8 3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(2-methyl-2H-tetrazol-5-yl)- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

40 0.253 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide

hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(l-methyl-lH-tetrazol-5-yl)- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

41 1.141 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide

hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Acetylamino-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-

42 ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.294 >54.8 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(lH-pyrazol-4-yl)-naphthalen-

43 l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 0.442 >54.8 3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-naphthalen-l-

44 ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 1.478 >57.6 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Acetyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

45 0.197 >54.8 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-vinyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

46 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 0.310 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(l-Hydroxy-ethyl)-2-methoxy-naphthalen-

47a l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin- 0.260 >54.8 3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide trifluoroacetate

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(l-oxy-quinolin-4-

48 ylmethyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]- 0.499 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-

49a ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b]azepin-3- 0.097 >54.8 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-

50 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo [b] azepin-1 -ylmethyl] - 0.263 >54.8 naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-

51 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo [b] azepin-1 -ylmethyl] - 0.061 >54.8 naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Methanesulfonylaminocarbonyl-2-

52a methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 0.048 45.045 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

53 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 0.171 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-

54a 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]- 0.391 >54.8 naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid amide

(S)-N-((S)-l-((3-Cyclopropylquinolin-4-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-

56 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2- 0.057 40.3

(methylamino)propanamide dihydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((2,6-Bis(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-4-

57 2.304 45.44 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

58 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.044 31.64 yl)-2-(methylamino)butanamide trifluoroacetate

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

59 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.152 >50.0 yl)-2-(propylamino)propanamide

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

60 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.903 >50.0 yl)-2-(isobutylamino)propanamide

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

61 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.081 >54.8 yl)-2-(ethylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-(Azetidin-3-ylamino)-N-((S)-l-((6-bromo-2-

62 methoxynaphthalen-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro- 2.383 >54.8 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)propanamide dihydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

63 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.050

yl)-2-(ethylamino)butanamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((5-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

64 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.053 >54.8 yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Fluoro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

65 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.075 >54.8 yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Chloro-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

66 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.044 >54.8 yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((6-Bromo-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

67 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.223 >54.8 yl)-2-(cyclopropylmethylamino)propanamide

(S)-N-((S)-l-((2-Methoxy-5-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)n

68 0.072 >54.8 aphthalene-l-yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) benzo [b] azepin-3-yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide

hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[5-(lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-

69 nap hthalen-1 -ylmethyl] -2 ,3 ,4,5-tetr ahy dro-1 H- 0.181 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-((5-Acetyl-2-methoxynaphthalen-l-

70 yl)methyl)-2-oxo-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.186 >54.8 yl)-2-(methylamino)propanamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(l-methyl-lH-indazol-3- lb ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.403 >54.8 yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-5-trifluoromethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo- lc 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.329 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4,5-Difluoro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-

Id 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.532 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- le tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 0.387 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Chloro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

If tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 0.349 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,5-Difluoro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- ig tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 1.255 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l- lh pentafluorophenylmethyl-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 1.055 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Chloro-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- li tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 1.658 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

ij (S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Bromo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- 1.043 >54.8 BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[d]isoxazol-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

Ik tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- 0.317 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,5-Dichloro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

11 tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 0.491 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Chloro-2-fluoro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- lm tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 0.591 >51.5 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Iodo-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

In tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 0.533 43.03 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Isopropyl-2-methoxy-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5- lo tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 6.02 >51.5 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiophen-3-ylmethyl-

2b 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide 2.446 >51.5 hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiazol-5-ylmethyl-

2c 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide 2.898 >51.5 hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-thiazol-2-ylmethyl-

2d 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide 1.597 >54.8 hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-oxazol-5-ylmethyl-2-oxo-

2e 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide 19.38 >54.8 hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-pyridin-3-ylmethyl-

2f 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide 3.948 >51.5 hydrochloride

2g (S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-2-oxo-l-pyridin-2-ylmethyl- 11.85 >54.8 BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-

47k oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.055 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-trifluoromethyl-naphthalen-l-

471 ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.060 40.360 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Methoxy-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-

47m oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.062 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-3-methyl-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-

47n oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.065 44.850 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

47o 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 0.058 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro-

47p ethoxy)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 0.085 52.580 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-quinolin-4-

47q ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.086 >54.8 yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Chloro-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl)-2-

47r oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.102 40.200 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Fluoro-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47s 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.105 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-{(S)-2-oxo-l-[3-(2,2,2-trifluoro-

47t ethoxy)-quinolin-4-ylmethyl]-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 0.122 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-propionamide hydrochloride

47u (S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(3-methyl-isoquinolin-4- 0.126 41.180 BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Bromo-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

47v 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 0.221

methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47x 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.290 52.100 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Ethoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47y 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.356 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Isoquinolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

47z tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- 0.357 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Cinnolin-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2 3,4,5-tetrahydro-

47aa lH-benzo [b] azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 0.378 >54.8 hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,4-Dimethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47bb 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.471 >54.0 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-[l,8]naphthyridin-4-ylmethyl-

47cc 2-oxo-2,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl)- 0.608 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Isopropoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47dd 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.719 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Anthracen-l-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

47ee tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- 1.191 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47ff 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.347 47.540 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

47gg (S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 1.933 >54.8 BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ)

2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(8-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47hh 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 5.400 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Methoxy-quinolin-4-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47ii 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.032 44.930 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzo[b]thiophen-7-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-

47jj tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino- 1.127 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Cyano-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47kk 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.585 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(2,3,5,6-tetramethyl-

4711 benzyl)-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]- 1.783 >57.6 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,3-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2 3,4,5-

47m

tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 3.868 >57.6

T 1Y111

propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-((S)-l-naphthalen-2-ylmethyl-2-oxo-

47nn 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide 4.314 >54.2 hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Chloro-benzyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

47oo lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide 4.340 >54.8 hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,6-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2 3,4,5-

47pp tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- 5.085 >54.8 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-((S)-l-Benzyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

47qq benzo [b] azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 5.489 >54.2 hydrochloride

47rr (S)-N-[(S)-l-(2,4-Dimethyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-2 3,4,5- 7.172 >54.8 BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino- propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(2-methyl-benzyl)-2-oxo-

47ss 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide 9.394 >57.6 hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Bromo-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

47tt 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.548 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Furan-2-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-

49b ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.118 54.130 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Furan-3-yl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-

49c ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.128 >54.8 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Cyclopropyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-

49d ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3- 0.496 >54.8 yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-

49e oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.547 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Benzyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

49f 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.559 >54.0 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-

49g oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.873 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(4-phenethyl-

49h naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 0.956 >54.0 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Benzyl-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

49i 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 1.074 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

49 , j (S)-N-[(S)-l-(3-Benzyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo- 1.075 BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ)

2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Benzyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

49k 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.247 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Isopropoxymethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

491 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 1.883 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(4-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-

49m oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.937 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(5-piperazin-l-

49n ylmethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 2.236 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-l-(4-morpholin-4-ylmethyl-

49o naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 2.980 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[6-(3,5-Dimethyl-isoxazol-4-ylmethyl)-2- methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

49p 3.645 43.993 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2-methylamino-propionamide

hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(4-piperidin-l-

49q ylmethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 4.560 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-piperazin-l-ylmethyl- naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

49r 5.109 >54.8 benzo [b] azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide

hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[(S)-2-oxo-l-(4-piperazin-l-

49s ylmethyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH- 5.277 >54.8 benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(8-Cyclopropyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-

49t 29.115 >54.8 oxo-2 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(2-Methoxy-6-phenyl-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

49u 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 0.389 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-5-(propane-l- sulfonylaminocarbonyl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-

52b 0.039 >54.8 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Methanesulfonylaminocarbonyl-2- methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

52c 0.054 >54.8 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2-methylamino-propionamide

hydrochloride

(S)-N-{(S)-l-[2-Methoxy-6-(propane-l- sulfonylaminocarbonyl)-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl]-2-oxo-

52d 0.058

2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl}-2- methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-

52e 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo [b] azepin-1 -ylmethyl] - 0.181 >54.8 naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride

5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-

52f 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]- 0.196 >54.8 naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid hydrochloride

5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-

52g 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]- 0.649 >54.8 naphthalene-l-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride

7-Methoxy-8-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-

52h 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo [b] azepin-1 -ylmethyl] - 10.110 >54.8 naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester hydrochloride

6-Methoxy-5-[(S)-3-((S)-2-methylamino-propionylamino)-

54b 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo [b] azepin-1 -ylmethyl] - 0.542 >54.8 naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid amide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

54c 0.273 >54.8 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(6-Cyano-2-methoxy-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-

54d 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] -2- 0.773 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(5-Cyano-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

54e 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 0.799 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(7-Cyano-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

54f 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 1.390 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

8-[(S)-3-((S)-2-Methylamino-propionylamino)-2-oxo-

54g 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[b]azepin-l-ylmethyl]- 5.130 >54.8 naphthalene-2-carboxylic acid amide hydrochloride

(S)-N-[(S)-l-(8-Cyano-naphthalen-l-ylmethyl)-2-oxo-

54h 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-2- 13.210 >54.8 methylamino-propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-2-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

55a lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 4.947 >54.2 hydrochloride

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-3-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

55b lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 4.994 31.8325 hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[2-oxo-l-(3-phenyl-isoxazol-5-

55c ylmethyl)-2,3 ? 4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]- 7.524 >54.2 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[l-(6-methyl-biphenyl-3-ylmethyl)-

55d 2-0X0-2 ,3 ,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-benzo [b] azepin-3 -yl] - 8.451 33.53 propionamide hydrochloride

(S)-N-(l-Benzyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-lH-

55e benzo [b] azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide 9.852 >54.2 hydrochloride

(S)-N-(l-Biphenyl-4-ylmethyl-2-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-

55f 12.571 >54.2 lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-2-methylamino-propionamide BIR2 BIR3

Ex. Name ICso (μΜ) ICso (μΜ) hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-(2-oxo-l-phenethyl-2,3,4,5-

55g tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl)-propionamide 13.830 >54.2 hydrochloride

(S)-2-Methylamino-N-[2-oxo-l-(3-phenyl-propyl)-2,3,4,5-

55h tetrahydro-lH-benzo[b]azepin-3-yl]-propionamide 18.260 >54.2 hydrochloride