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Title:
N-SUBSTITUTED BENZENE SULFONAMIDES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2005/042489
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
Disclosed are N-substituted benzenesulfonamides for use intreating in treating or preventing cognitive disorders, such as Alzheimer´s Disease. Formula (I) In formula (I), R1, R2, R3, R4, R3’, R10 and R11 are described herein. The invention also encompasses pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds of Formula(I) as well as methods of treating cognitive using compounds of Formula (I).

Inventors:
NEITZEL MARTIN (US)
DAPPEN MICHAEL S (US)
MARUGG JENNIFER (US)
Application Number:
PCT/US2004/035951
Publication Date:
May 12, 2005
Filing Date:
October 29, 2004
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Assignee:
ELAN PHARM INC (US)
NEITZEL MARTIN (US)
DAPPEN MICHAEL S (US)
MARUGG JENNIFER (US)
International Classes:
A61K31/4015; A61K31/4025; A61K31/4545; A61K31/496; A61K31/5377; A61K31/541; A61K31/55; C07D207/14; C07D211/56; C07D223/10; C07D223/12; C07D401/12; C07D403/12; C07D405/12; C07D409/12; C07D413/02; C07D413/12; C07D417/02; C07D417/12; C07D471/04; C07D498/04; (IPC1-7): C07D223/12; C07D211/56; C07D207/14; C07D401/12; C07D403/12; C07D409/12; C07D413/12; C07D417/12; C07D498/12; C07D471/04; A61K31/55; A61P25/28
Domestic Patent References:
WO2003013527A12003-02-20
WO2003066592A12003-08-14
WO2000050391A12000-08-31
Foreign References:
Other References:
SEIFFERT, D. ET AL: "Presenilin-1 and -2 are molecular targets for gamma-secretase", THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, vol. 275, no. 44, 2000, pages 34086 - 34091, XP002321207
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Crawford, Bradley W. (300 South Wacker Drive Suite 320, Chicago IL, US)
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Claims:
What is claimed is:
1. A compound of the formula or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof wherein n is 1,2, or 3; R1 is aryl C1C8 alkyl, aryl C2C6 alkenyl, or arylalkynyl, wherein the aryl group is optionally substituted with 1, 2,3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently ClC6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, heteroaryl, heteroaryl (C1C6) alkoxy, arylalkoxy, aryloxy, ClC6 alkoxycarbonyl, OCH2CH2O, OCH2O, C (O) NR3oR31, NHR', NR'R", N(R16) C (O)R17, heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, aryl C1C6 alkanoyl, phenylalkoxy, phenyloxy, CN, SO2 aryl, S (O) xR25, (C1C4 alkyl) S (O) xR25, (C1C4 alkyl) SO2aryl, OH, C1C6 thioalkoxy, C2C6 alkenyl,0S02aryl, COzH, wherein the heteroaryl portions of the above group are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxyalkyl or CN (in one aspect, pyridyl, thienyl, furanyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl), C1C6 alkoxy, C1C4 alkoxy C1C4 alkyl, C3 C6 cycloalkyl, halogen, or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1C6 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or ClC6 thioalkoxy, wherein the heterocycloalkyl and aryl portions of the above substituents are optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxyalkyl or CN, (in one aspect, pyridyl, thienyl, furanyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl), C1C6 alkyl, ClC6 alkoxy, C1C4 alkoxy C1 C4 alkyl, C3C6 cycloalkyl, halogen, or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1C6 alkyl, Cl C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1C6 thioalkoxy, Rig is H or C1C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1C6 alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C1C6 alkoxy, OH, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, aryl (ClC6) alkoxy,NR18Rl9, cycloalkyl, or arylalkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, CN, NH2, NH (alkyl), N (alkyl) (alkyl), CO2H, or C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl; R18 and R19 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl or aryl (C1 C6) alkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, hydroxyl, CF3, or OCF3 ; wherein R'at each occurrence is independently H, C1C6 alkyl, aryl, aryl (C1C4) alkyl, C1C6 alkanoyl, C3C8 cycloalkyl, aryl (C1C6) alkanoyl, heterocycloalkyl, heteroaryl (ClC4) alkyl, SO2alkyl, SO2aryl, SO2 heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl (C1C6) alkanoyl, or heteroaryl (C1C6) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1C6 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, wherein R"at each occurrence is independently H, or C1C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen, or R1 is C3C7 cycloalkyl (C1C6 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, CiC6 alkyl, OH, alkoxycarbonyl, or ClC6 alkoxy; or Ri is C1Cl4 alkyl, C2Ci6 alkenyl, or C2C8 alkynyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1C6 alkoxy, aryl, arylalkoxy, aryloxy, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl (C1C6) alkyl, CO2(C1C6 alkyl), NR'R", C1C6 thioalkoxy, NHS (0) xR25N (C1C6 alkyl)S (0) @R25, S(O)xR25, C(O)NR30R31, N(R16) C (0) NRi6Ri7, orN (Rig) C (0) R17 ; wherein the above aryl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1 C6 alkoxy, C1C6 alkyl, or halogen; R3o and R31 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, aryl (preferably phenyl), arylalkyl (preferably benzyl), heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkylalkyl, arylalkanoyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, alkynyl, cycloalkenyl, pyridyl, imidazolyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, wherein the alkyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently NH2, NH (C1C6 alkyl), N (ClC6 alkyl) (ClC6 alkyl), OH, C1C6 thioalkoxy, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, CN, halogen, or alkoxy optionally substituted with OH or phenyl, wherein the aryl, heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C4 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, OH, halogen, thioalkoxy, phenyl or heteroaryl; or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring containing from 3 to 7 ring members, wherein the cyclic portions of R30 and R31 or the heterocyclic ring formed from R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo, OH, thioalkoxy, NH2, NH (C1C6 alkyl), N (ClC6 alkyl) (C1C6 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl optionally substituted with a halogen, (C1C4 alkyl)N (H or C1 C4 alkyl)phenyl, C1C4 hydroxyalkyl, arylalkoxy, arylalkyl, arylalkanoyl, C (O) NH2, C (O) NH (ClC6 alkyl), C (0) N (C1C6 alkyl) (CiC6 alkyl), heterocycloalkylalkyl, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2C6 alkanoyl, heteroaryl, orSO2(C1C6 alkyl) x is 0,1, or 2; R25 is C1C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl (C1C4 alkyl), aryl, or heteroaryl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring; R1 is heteroaryl (C1C6) alkyl wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C4 haloalkyl, C1C4 haloalkoxy, aryl, arylalkyl, aryloxy, heteroaryl,SO2aryl,S (0) xR25, (C1C4 alkyl)S(O)xR25, CN, ClC6 thioalkoxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, NR'R", C(O)NR'R", heterocycloalkyl, wherein the above aryl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, ClC6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, ClC4 haloalkyl, CiC4 haloalkoxy, or CN; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (C1C4) alkyl, C1 C6 thioalkoxy, OH, ClC4 hydroxyalkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy ; or R1 is heterocycloalkyl (C1C6 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C4 haloalkyl, C1C4 haloalkoxy, aryl, arylalkyl, aryloxy, heteroaryl,SO2aryl,S (0) XR25,(C1C4 alkyl) S (O)xR25, CN, C1C6 thioalkoxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, NR'R", C (O)NR'R", heterocycloalkyl ; R2 is H, ClC6 alkyl, or phenyl (ClC4) alkyl ; R3 is H, halogen, ClC6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C6 haloalkyl, CN, R4 is H, halogen, C1C6 alkyl optionally substituted withC02 (C1C6 alkyl), ClC6 alkoxy, ClC6 haloalkyl, ClC6 haloalkoxy, CN, aryloxy, isocyanato, SO2(C1C6 alkyl), NHR', NR'R", C1C6 alkanoyl, heteroaryl, aryl, or R3 and R4 and the carbons to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring which is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C4 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, halogen, or C1C4 alkanoyl wherein the alkanoyl group is optionally substituted with up to 3 halogen atoms; R3' is H, SO2NR'R", halogen, or R4 and R3' and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a 1 oxa2,3diazacyclopentyl ring; Rio and Rll are independently H or F; or Rlo, R3, and the carbons to which they are attached for a 1,2, 5oxadiazolyl ring; or Rlo, R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a naphthyl ring.
2. A compound according to claim 1, wherein Ri is phenyl (C1CB alkyl), naphthyl (C1C8 alkyl), phenyl (C2C6 alkenyl), or naphthyl (C2C6 alkenyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl (C1C6) alkoxy, pyridyl (ClC6) alkoxy, phenyl (C1C6 alkanoyl) phenyl (C1C4) alkoxy, oxazolyl (C1C4) alkoxy, pyrazolyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, triazolyl, OCH2CH2O, OCH2O, C(O)NR30R31, NHR', NR'R", N(R16) C (O)R17, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S, S dioxide, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, phenyl, CN, SO2 phenyl, S (O)xR25, (C1C4 alkyl)S(O)xR25, (C1C4 alkyl)SO2phenyl, OH, ClC6 thioalkoxy, C2C6 alkenyl,OSO2phenyl, or hydroxyalkyl, wherein the heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or halogen, wherein the heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or halogen, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy, R16 is H or C1C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, furanyl, C1C6 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, pyridazyloxy, pyrazinyloxy, thienyloxy, oxazolyloxy, thiazolyloxy, furanyloxy, phenyl (C1C6) alkoxy, or NR18R19; R18 and Ri9 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, thienyl, furanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, dioxolanyl, dioxanyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1,1dioxide, tetrahydro thiopyranyl 1,1dioxide, or phenyl (C1C6) alkyl ; R1 is C3C7 cycloalkyl (C1C6 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, OH, alkoxycarbonyl, or C1C6 alkoxy; or R1 is C1Cl4 alkyl, C2C16 alkenyl, or C2C6 alkynyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, pyridyl, phenyl (C1C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy,CO2 (CiC6 alkyl), NR'R", C1C6 thioalkoxy, CN,NHS (0) @R25, N(C1C6 alkyl) S(O)xR25, S(O)xR25, C(O)NR30R31, N (R16) C (0) NR16R17, orN (R16) C (O)R17; wherein the above cyclic portions of the above groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently OH, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C6 alkyl, or halogen; R25 is C1C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl (ClC4 alkyl), phenyl, naphthyl, or pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, furanyl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 5,6, or 7 membered heterocycloalkyl ring; or Ri is thienyl (ClC6 alkyl), pyridyl (C1C6 alkyl), furanyl (ClC6 alkyl), pyrazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), pyrrolyl (C1C6 alkyl), thiazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), 1, 2,3thiadiazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), 1, 2,4thiadiazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), 1, 3, 4oxadiazole(C1C6 alkyl), 1, 2,4oxadiazole (ClC6 alkyl), indolyl (ClC6 alkyl), triazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), imidazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), isoxazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), benzothienyl (ClC6 alkyl), benzofuranyl (ClC6 alkyl), quinolinyl (C1C6 alkyl), imidazo [2, 1b] thiazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), benzo [c] [1, 2, 5] thiadiazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), benzoimidazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), benzooxazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), benzo [1, 2, 5] oxadiazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), 1Hindazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), lHbenzotriazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), furo [3,2 b] pyridinyl (ClC6 alkyl), 1Hpyrazolo [3,4b] pyridinyl (ClC6 alkyl), 1Hpyrazolo [3,4c] pyridinyl (ClC6 alkyl), quinoxalinyl (ClC6 alkyl), or isoquinolinyl (ClC6 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C4 haloalkyl, CiC4 haloalkoxy, phenyl, phenyl (C1C6 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, morpholinyl,SO2 phenyl, SO2(C1C6 alkyl), S(O)xR25, (C1C4 alkyl) S (O)xR25, CN, C1C6 thioalkoxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, NR'R", C(O)NR'R", pyridyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C4 haloalkyl, C1C4 haloalkoxy, or CN; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (C1C4) alkyl, C1C6 thioalkoxy, or C1C4 alkoxy ; R'is H, ClC6 alkyl, C3C8 cycloalkyl, phenyl, phenyl (C1 C4) alkyl, C1C6 alkanoyl, phenyl (ClC6) alkanoyl, pyridyl (ClC4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (C1C4) alkyl, pyridazyl (ClC4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (ClC4) alkyl, thienyl (ClC4) alkyl, oxazolyl (ClC4) alkyl, thiazolyl (ClC4) alkyl, furanyl (ClC4) alkyl, piperidinyl(C1C4)alkyl, SO2alkyl, SO2phenyl, <BR> <BR> SO2pyridyl,SO2pyrimidyl,SO2pyridazyl,SO2<BR> <BR> <BR> pyrazinyl,SO2thienyl,SO2oxazolyl,SO2 thiazolyl, SO2furanyl, pyridyl (ClC6) alkanoyl, pyrimidyl (ClC6) alkanoyl, pyridazyl (ClC6) alkanoyl, pyrazinyl (ClC6) alkanoyl, thienyl (C1C6) alkanoyl, oxazolyl (C1C6) alkanoyl, thiazolyl (C1C6) alkanoyl, or furanyl (C1C6) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1C6 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, R"is H, or C1C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen, or R1 is 4oxo4Hchromenyl (ClC6 alkyl), 2Hchromenyl (ClC6 alkyl), pyrrolidinonyl dione (ClC6 alkyl), pyrrolidinonyl (C1C6 alkyl), isoindolyl dione (ClC6 alkyl), 1, 3dioxolanyl (ClC6 alkyl), dioxanyl (ClC6 alkyl), tetrahydropyranyl (C1C6 alkyl), indolinyl (C1 C6 alkyl), 3oxo1, 3dihydrobenzo [c] isoxazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), 2oxo2, 3dihydrolHbenzoimidazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), 3oxo3, 4dihydrolH2oxa31ambda4thia 1, 4diazanaphthyl (ClC6 alkyl), 3,3dimethyl3H indazolyl (ClC6 alkyl), or piperidinyl (ClC6 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1 C4 haloalkyl, C1C4 haloalkoxy, phenyl, phenyl (ClC6 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, morpholinyl, SO2phenyl, SO2(C1C6 alkyl), S(O)xR25, (C1C4 alkyl)S(O)xR25, CN, C1C6 thioalkoxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, NR'R", C (O)NR'R", pyridyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, ClC6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C4 haloalkyl, C1C4 haloalkoxy, or CN ; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (ClC4) alkyl, C1C6 thioalkoxy, or C1C4 alkoxy; R2 is H, ClC4 alkyl, or benzyl; R3 is H, halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, CF3, CN, R4 is H, halogen, C1C6 alkyl optionally substituted with CO2 (C1C6 alkyl), C1C6 alkoxy, C1C6 haloalkyl, OCF3, CN, phenyloxy, isocyanato, SO2(C1C6 alkyl), NHR', NR'R", C1C6 alkanoyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridyl, furanyl or thienyl, phenyl, or R3 and R4 and the carbons to which they are attached form a piperidinyl or pyrrolidinyl ring which is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C4 alkyl, ClC4 alkoxy, halogen, or ClC4 alkanoyl wherein the alkanoyl group is optionally substituted with up to 3 halogen atoms ; R3' is H, SO2NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.
3. A compound according to claim 2, of the formula: wherein alk is wherein m is 0,1, 2,3, 4,5, or 6 ; R20 is H or methyl; and the alky group is optionally substituted with phenyl; R5 is H, C1C6 alkoxy, CF3, morpholinyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S, Sdioxide, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, halogen, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, ClC6 alkyl, or CiC4 alkoxy, morpholin4yl, phenyl, O(CH2)C(O)O(CH2CH3), CN, (C1 C4 alkyl)SO2phenyl, R6 is H, C1C6 alkoxy, halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, phenyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, CN, C2C6 alkenyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C2C6 alkenyl, C1 C4 alkoxy, C1C4 alkoxycarbonyl, or benzyloxy; or R5, R6, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1C4 alkyl, ClC4 alkoxy, CF3, or OCF3; R7 is H, OH, ClC6 alkoxy, CO2H, haloalkyl, CN, triazolyl, tetrazolyl, NO2, phenyl (ClC6 alkanoyl), o B, alkyl '0,0S02 phenyl, S (O)xR25, (C1C4 alkyl)S(O)xR25, halogen, ClC6 alkyl, phenyloxy, CF3, ClC6 alkoxycarbonyl, (C1C4 alkyl) C (0) NR30R31, O(C1C4 alkyl)C(O)NR30R31, NHR', NR'R", pyridyl, oxazolyl, oxadiazolyl,N (R16) C (0)Ri7, thiazolyl (ClC6) alkoxy, pyridyl (ClC6) alkoxy, oxazolyl (C1 C4) alkoxy, or pyrazolyl (ClC4) alkoxy, wherein the cyclic portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C4 alkoxy C1C4 alkyl, pyridyl, pyrrolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 methyls, halogen, C3C6 cycloalkyl (in one aspect, cyclohexyl) or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1C6 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1C6 thioalkoxy, or R7 is methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy, ethoxy substituted with thiazol5yl, wherein the thiazolyl ring is substituted with methyl, SCH3, methyl, isopropyl, tertbutyl, isobutyl, F, Br, Cl, CF3, OCF3, cyano, N (CH3) 2, N (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl) (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl), phenyl, phenyl substituted with methyl, benzyloxy, N02,S (0)C1C6 alkyl,S02ClC6 alkyl, NH2, NH (C1C6 alkyl), N (C1C6 alkyl) (ClC6 alkyl), N (Ri6) C (O) Rl7,C (0) NR30R31, C1C2 haloalkyl, phenyloxy,0 S02 (4chlorophenyl),NHC (0)CH3,0C (0)CH3, thiazolyl substituted with tertbutyl, or OH; ! wherein R3o and R31 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, phenyl C1C6 alkyl, benzyl, phenylalkanoyl, C2C6 alkenyl, C3C6 cycloalkyl, alkynyl, cycloalkenyl, piperidinyl optionally substituted with C1C4 alkyl or C2C6 alkanoyl, pyridyl C1C6 alkyl, pyrazolyl C1 C6 alkyl, C2C6 alkynyl, tetrahydronaphthyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, dihydrofuranonyl, cyclohexenyl, pyrrolidinyl, pyrazolyl, naphthyl, quinuclidinyl, 4Hpyranonyl (preferably 3hydroxy 4Hpyranonyl), 1,4dioxanyl, tetrahydronaphthyl C1C6 alkyl, tetrahydrofuranyl C1C6 alkyl, cyclohexenyl C1C6 alkyl, pyrrolidinyl C1C6 alkyl, pyrazolyl C1C6 alkyl, naphthyl C1C6 alkyl, quinuclidinyl C1C6 alkyl, 4Hpyranonyl C1C6 alkyl (preferably 3hydroxy 4Hpyranonyl C1C6 alkyl), pyrazinyl C1C6 alkyl, pyrrolidinyl C1C6 alkyl, furanyl ClC6 alkyl, thienyl C1C6 alkyl, pyrrolyl C1C6 alkyl, 2, 5dihydrolH pyrrolyl C1C6 alkyl, thiazolyl C1C6 alkyl, biphenyl C1C6 alkyl, benzothienyl C1C6 alkyl, furanyl C1C6 alkyl, isoxazolyl ClC6 alkyl, 1,4dioxanyl C1C6 alkyl, pyridyl, imidazolyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, wherein the alkyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently NH2, NH (C1C6 alkyl), N (C1C6 alkyl) (ClC6 alkyl), OH, phenyl, ClC6 thioalkoxy, CN, halogen, or alkoxy optionally substituted with OH or phenyl; or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring that is pyrrolidinyl, piperidinyl, morpholinyl, dihydro 1Hindolyl, tetrahydroisoquinolinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, S, Sdioxide, tetrahydroquinolinyl, or piperazinyl, wherein the cyclic portions of R30 and R31 or the heterocyclic ring formed from R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo, thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (C1C6 alkyl), N (C1C6 alkyl) (ClC6 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4halophenyl, (C1C4 alkyl)N (H or C1C4 alkyl)phenyl, C1C4 hydroxyalkyl, phenylalkoxy, phenylalkyl, phenylalkanoyl, (C1C4 alkyl)pyrrolidinyl, C (O) NH2, C (O) NH (C1C6 alkyl), C (0) N (C1C6 alkyl) (ClC6 alkyl), C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2C6 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, furanyl, morpholinyl, orSO2 (C1C6 alkyl) ; R'is H, C1C6 alkyl, or ClC6 alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen, R"is H or ClC6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen; R16 is H or C1C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, C1C6 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, pyridazyloxy, pyrazinyloxy, thienyloxy, phenyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyl C1C6 alkyl, thienyl C1C6 alkyl, C3C6 cycloalkyl, or phenyl C1C6 alkyl, or NR18R19, wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo, CF3, OCF3, CN, NH2, NH (alkyl), N (alkyl) (alkyl), CO2H, or C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl; R18 and Rl9 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, thienyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1,1 dioxide, tetrahydrothiopyranyl 1, 1dioxide, isoxazolyl or phenyl (ClC4) alkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, hydroxyl, CF3, or OCF3 ; or R6, R7, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1C4 alkyl, ClC4 alkoxy, CF3, or OCF3 ; R8 is H, halogen, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C6 alkyl, or R7 and R8 are OCh2CH2O, or OCH2O; Rg is H, halogen, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C6 alkyl, or CN.
4. A compound according to claim 3, wherein R2, Rlo and Rll are simultaneously H.
5. A compound according to claim 4, wherein R3 is H, halogen, ClC4 alkyl, ClC4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, ClC4 alkoxy, ClC4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN, NHR', NR'NR", or C1C4 alkanoyl, R3' is H, SO2NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3' and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.
6. A compound according to claim 5, wherein R6 is H, C1C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3 benzyloxy, phenyloxy, ClC4 alkoxycarbonyl, C1C45 alkyl, CN, C2C6 alkenyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy, R7 is H, OH, C1C4 alkoxy, halogen, ClC4 alkyl, CF3, C1C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C (O) NR3oR31,NHR',NR'R",N (R16) C (0)Ri7, phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy, OCF3, CN, ClC4 thioalkoxy, R16 is H or C1C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, thienyl, C16 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, thienyloxy, phenyl (ClC4) alkoxy, or NR18R19; Ri8 and Rl9 are independently H, ClC6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, thienyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1,1 dioxide, tetrahydrothiopyranyl 1, 1dioxide, or phenyl (ClC4) alkyl ; R30 and R31 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, pyridyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a azepanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, or thiomorpholinyl 1, 1dioxide, or R6, R7, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1C4 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, or OCF3; R8 is H, halogen, C1C6 alkoxy, ClC6 alkyl, or R7 and Rg areOCH2CH20, or0CH20 ; and Rg is H, halogen, C1C2 alkoxy, ClC2 alkyl.
7. A compound according to claim 6, wherein R6 and R8 are independently H, C1C4 alkyl, halogen, C2C6 alkenyl C1C4 alkoxy, or phenyloxy wherein the phenyl is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C4 alkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy ; and R7 is H, OH, ClC4 alkoxy, halogen, C1C4 alkyl, CF3, C1C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C (O) NR3oR31,NHR',NR'R",N (R16) C (O)R17, OCF3, CN, ClC4 thioalkoxy.
8. A compound according to claim 6, wherein n is 3; R3 is H, halogen, ClC3 alkyl, C1C3 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN,NHR',NR'R", or C1C4 alkanoyl, R3'is H, or halogen; or R4 and R3' and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring; and R7 and R8 are OCH2CH2O, or OCH2O.
9. A compound according to claim 2, of the formula R10 R3 heteroarylalk NS R4 /ou n) =O T) =0 N R2 alk is Rzo R20 wherein m is 0,1, 2,3, 4,5, or 6 ; R20 is H or methyl; heteroaryl is thienyl, pyridyl, furanyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, thiazolyl, 1,2, 3thiadiazolyl, indolyl, triazolyl, benzothienyl, benzofuranyl, quinolinyl, or imidazo [2, 1 b] thiazolyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, phenyl (ClC6 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl,SO2phenyl, CN, ClC6 thioalkoxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl,NR'R", piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or CN; wherein the pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, and thienyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (C1 C4) alkyl ; wherein R'is H, C1C6 alkyl, or C1C6 alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen, wherein R"is H, or C1C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.
10. A compound according to claim 9, wherein R2 is H, methyl, or benzyl; and Rio and Rll are simultaneously H.
11. A compound according to claim 10, wherein R3 is H, halogen, C1C4 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, C1C4 alkoxy, C1C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,NHR', NR'R", or C1C4 alkanoyl, and R3'is H,SO2NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.
12. A compound according to claim 11, wherein m is 0,1, 2,3, or 4; heteroaryl is thienyl, pyridyl, furanyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, thiazolyl, 1,2, 3thiadiazolyl, or triazolyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, phenyl (C1C4 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, SO2phenyl, CN, C1C4 thioalkoxy, C1C4 alkoxycarbonyl,NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, ClC6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or CN ; the pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, and thienyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (ClC4) alkyl.
13. A compound according to claim 11, wherein m is 0,1, 2, or 3 ; heteroaryl is indolyl, benzothienyl, benzofuranyl, quinolinyl, or imidazo [2, 1b] thiazolyl, wherein each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, SO2phenyl, CN, C1C4 thioalkoxy, C1C4 alkoxycarbonyl,NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or CN ; the pyrazolyl, is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (C1 C4) alkyl.
14. A compound according to claim 2, wherein R1 is phenyl (C2C6 alkenyl) or naphthyl (C2C6 alkenyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl (ClC6) alkoxy, pyridyl (ClC6) alkoxy, phenyl (ClC4) alkoxy, oxazolyl (ClC4) alkoxy, pyrazolyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, OCH2CH2O, OCH2 0,NHR',NR'R", morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S, Sdioxide, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, phenyl, CN, SO2phenyl, (C1C6 alkyl)SO2phenyl, OH, C1C6 thioalkoxy, C2C6 alkenyl, or0SO2phenyl, wherein the heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy, R' is H, C1C6 alkyl, or ClC6 alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen, or C1C6 alkoxy, R"is H or C1C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.
15. A compound according to claim 14, wherein R3 is H, halogen, C1C4 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN; R4 is halogen, ClC4 alkoxy, C1C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN, NHR', NR'R", or C1C4 alkanoyl, R3' is H, SO2NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3'and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.
16. A compound according to claim 15, wherein R1 is phenyl (C2C6 alkenyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl (ClC4) alkoxy, pyridyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyl (ClC4) alkoxy, oxazolyl (ClC4) alkoxy, pyrazolyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, C1C4 alkoxycarbonyl, OCH2CH2O, OCH2 0, morpholinyl, NH2, NH (ClC4) alkyl, N (C1 C4) alkyl (ClC4) alkyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, phenyl, CN, OH, C1C4 thioalkoxy, C2C6 alkenyl, wherein the heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with ClC6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, ClC6 alkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy.
17. A compound according to claim 16, wherein R2 is H, methyl, or benzyl ; Rlo and Rll are simultaneously H; and R1 is phenyl (C3C6 alkenyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1C6 alkyl, C1C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, phenyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, C1C4 alkoxycarbonyl, OCH2CH2O, OCH2O, NH2, NH (C1C4) alkyl, N (C1 C4) alkyl (ClC4) alkyl, phenyl, CN, OH, C1C4 thioalkoxy, C2 C6 alkenyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1C4 alkyl, or C1C4 alkoxy.
18. A compound according to claim 17, wherein R2 is H; R3 is H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, CF3, or CN; R4 is halogen, C1C4 alkoxy, C1C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,NHR', NR'R", or C1C4 alkanoyl, R3' is H, or halogen; or R4 and, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.
19. A compound according to claim 1, wherein R2 is H, methyl, or benzyl; Rio and Rll are simultaneously H; R3 is H, halogen, C1C4 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, ClC4 alkoxy, C1C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,NHR', NR'R", or ClC4 alkanoyl, R3' is H, SO2NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3' and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.
20. A compound according to claim 19, wherein R1 is ClC14 alkyl, C2C16 alkenyl, or C2C6 alkynyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, phenyl (ClC4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, phenyl (C1 C4) alkyl, pyridyl, thienyl,CO2(C1C6 alkyl),NR'R", C1~ C6 thioalkoxy, OH,N (R16) C (O)R17, C (0) NR30R31, NHS(O)x R25,N (CiC6 alkyl)S (0) xR25, CN, orS (O) xR25, wherein the above phenyl and naphthyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1C6 alkoxy, C1C6 alkyl, or halogen; x is 0,1, or 2; Rig is H or C1C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, furanyl, C1 C6 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, pyridazyloxy, pyrazinyloxy, thienyloxy, oxazolyloxy, thiazolyloxy, furanyloxy, phenyl (ClC6) alkoxy, or NR18R19; Rig and Rig are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1, 1dioxide, tetrahydrothiopyranyl 1, 1dioxide, or phenyl (ClC4) alkyl ; R25 is C1C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl (ClC4 alkyl), phenyl, naphthyl or pyridyl, pyrimidyl, thienyl, furanyl or quinolinyl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring, which contains 2 to 7 carbon atoms, and R30 and R31 are independently H, C1C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, pyridyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a azepanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, or thiomorpholinyl 1, 1dioxide.
21. A compound according to claim 19, wherein R1 is C3C7 cycloalkyl (ClC4 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1C6 alkyl, OH, C1C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C02H, or C1C6 alkoxy.
22. A compound according to claim 19, wherein R1 is 4oxo4Hchromen3yl (ClC4 alkyl), 2Hchromen3yl (ClC4 alkyl), pyrrolidinonyl dione (ClC4 alkyl), isoindol2yl dione (ClC4 alkyl), 1, 3dioxolan2yl (ClC4 alkyl), dioxanyl (ClC4 alkyl), or tetrahydropyran2yl (ClC4 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1C4 alkyl, C1C4 alkoxy, or halogen; and R2 is H.
23. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound or salt of claim 1 and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, solvent, adjuvant or excipient, or a combination thereof.
24. A method of treating a patient who has, or in preventing a patient from getting, a disease or condition selected from the group consisting of Alzheimer's disease, for helping prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, for treating patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and preventing or delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease in those who would progress from MCI to AD, for treating Down's syndrome, for treating humans who have Hereditary Cerebral Hemorrhage with Amyloidosis of the DutchType, for treating cerebral amyloid angiopathy and preventing its potential consequences, i. e. single and recurrent lobar hemorrhages, for treating other degenerative dementias, including dementias of mixed vascular and degenerative origin, dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, dementia associated with progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia associated with cortical basal degeneration, age related macular degeneration or diffuse Lewy body type of Alzheimer's disease and who is in need of such treatment which comprises administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of claim 1.
25. A compound according to claim 1 that is 4ChloroN (4hydroxy3methoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4Chlorobenzenesulfonic acid 4 { [ (4chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino]methyl}2methoxyphenyl ester; 4chloroN (4chlorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4ButylN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4methoxyN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 7Chlorobenzo [1, 2,5] oxadiazole4sulfonic acid (3,4 dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amide ; 4Chlorobenzene1, 3disulfonic acid 3amide 1 [ (3, 4 dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amide] ; 4CyanoN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4BromoN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl)4phenoxy benzenesulfonamide; 1Oxa2, 3diazacyclopenta [a] naphthalene5sulfonic acid (3,4 dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amide ; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)3methylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4tertButylN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4iodoN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4isocyanatoN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 3BromoN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; Naphthalene2sulfonic acid (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxo azepan3yl) amide; 3ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)4fluoroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)3fluoro4methylN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 3, 4DichloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 3ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 3, 5DichloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)3, 4dimethoxyN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4methylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4methanesulfonylN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 3 {4 [ (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)sulfamoyl] phenyl}propionic acid methyl ester; N {4 [ (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)sulfamoyl] phenyl}acetamide ; 3ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)4methylN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl)4 trifluoromethoxybenzenesulfonamide; 4AcetylN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N {2Chloro4 [ (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan3yl) sulfamoyl]phenyl}acetamide ; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl)3 trifluoromethylbenzenesulfonamide; 2 (2, 2, 2Trifluoroacetyl)1, 2,3, 4tetrahydroisoquinoline7 sulfonic acid (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan3yl) amide; 3CyanoN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4fluoroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)3, 4difluoroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4 (1, 1dimethylpropyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4isopropoxyN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl)4propyl benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4oxazol5ylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl)4pyrazol1yl benzenesulfonamide; 4BromoN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)3fluoroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl) 2, 5difluoroN (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)3, 5difluoroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; Biphenyl4sulfonic acid (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl) (2oxoazepan 3yl) amide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)2, 3, 4trifluoroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)2, 4, 5trifluoroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl) 2,3, 4,5, 6pentafluoroN (2oxo <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> azepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ;<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> N (3, 4Dimethoxybenzyl)4isopropylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroNcyclopropylmethylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; NBut2enyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Npentylbenzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2ethylbutyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4ChloroNhexylN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4ChloroN (3methylsulfanylpropyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroNheptylN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3phenylallyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroNnonylN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 6 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] hexanoic acid methyl ester; 4ChloroN (2methyl3phenylallyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (2Benzyloxyethyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (2Bromo3phenylallyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino]3 methylbut2enoic acid ethyl ester; 4ChloroN (2ethylallyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 2dimethylpropyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroNisobutylN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; methyl (2 { [ (4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] amino} ethyl) carbamate; NButyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (3methylbut2enyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3methylbutyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Nphenethylbenzenesulfonamide ; N (1, 3benzodioxol5ylmethyl)4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3fluoro4methoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3, 4dimethylbenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (2, 3dihydro1, 4benzodioxin6ylmethyl)N [ (3R)2 oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (4methoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroNnaphthalen2ylmethylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3iodobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (cyclohexylmethyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl']N (4 phenoxybutyl) benzenesulfonamide; N [4 (benzyloxy) butyl]4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N (3 phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN[(2E)2methyl3phenylprop2en1yl]N[(3R)2 oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N [ (2E)3phenylprop2en 1yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N (3 phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide; N [3 (benzyloxy) propyl]4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; NsecButyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; tertbutyl ((lS)1benzyl2{[(4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R) 2oxoazepan3yl] amino} ethyl) carbamate; tertbutyl ((1S)2{[(4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)2 oxoazepan3yl] amino}1methylethyl) carbamate; {2 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] ethyl}carbamic acid tertbutyl ester; 4ChloroN (2, 2diphenylethyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N [3 (4tertButylphenyl)2methylpropyl]4chloroN (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2methyl4phenylpentyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN [3 (4methoxyphenyl)allyl]N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3methylbut2en1yl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]Nprop2ynl ylbenzenesulfonamide; 4chloroNisobutylN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [2 (1, 3dioxo2, 3dihydrolHinden2yl) ethyl]N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (8hydroxyoctyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [3 (1, 3dioxo2, 3dihydrolHinden2yl) propyl]N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N (tetrahydro2Hpyran2 ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroNdecylN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (1, 3dioxolan2ylmethyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; N2 [ (4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl]N2 [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] glycinamide ; 4chloroN [4 (1, 3dioxo2, 3dihydrolHinden2yl) butyl] N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (6methylheptyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; Nbutyl4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN [3 (4methoxyphenyl) propyl]N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; ethyl 6 { [ (4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] amino} hexanoate; 4ChloroN {3methoxy4 [2 (4methylthiazol5yl)ethoxy] benzyl}N (2oxoazepan3yl)benzene sulfonamide; 4FluoroN [3methoxy4 (2pyridin2ylethoxy)benzyl]N (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N [3Methoxy4 (2pyridin2ylethoxy)benzyl]4methylN (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 3, 4DifluoroN {3methoxy4 [2 (4methylthiazol5yl) ethoxy]benzyl}N (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; N {3Methoxy4 [2 (4methylthiazol5yl)ethoxy]benzyl}N (2oxoazepan3yl)4trifluoromethylbenzenesulfonamide ; 3FluoroN {3methoxy4 [2 (4methylthiazol5yl)ethoxy] benzyl}N (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4FluoroN {3methoxy4 [2 (4methylthiazol5yl)ethoxy] benzyl}N (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN {3methoxy4 [2 (4methyl1, 3thiazol5 yl) ethoxy] benzyl}N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; NBenzyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxopyrrolidin3yl]N (3 phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (2E)2methyl3phenylprop2enlyl]N [ (3R)2 oxopyrrolidin3yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroNdodecylN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N (2 phenylethyl) benzenesulfonamide; ethyl 5 { [ (4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] amino} pentanoate ; 4chloroN (4methylpentyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (2methoxyethyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; ethyl 4 { [ (4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] amino} butanoate ; 4chloroN (6, 7dihydroxy3, 7dimethyloctyl)N [ (3R)2 oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN ( (S)3, 7dimethyloct6enyl)N ( (R)2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; Nbut3en1yl4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; (R)3 (4chloroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) phenylsulfonamido) propanoic acid; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N [ (2E, 6E) 3,7, 11 trimethyldodeca2,6, 10trienlyl] benzenesulfonamide; Nbenzyl4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxopiperidin3yl]N (3 phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN[(2E)2methyl3phenylprop2en1yl]N[(3R)2 oxopiperidin3yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopiperidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; N (4bromobenzyl)4chloroN [ (3R)2oxopiperidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxopiperidin3yl]N [ (2E)3phenylprop2 en1yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (4methoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopiperidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (3fluoro4methoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopiperidin 3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (2, 4difluorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopiperidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3fluoro4methoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopyrrolidin 3yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (2, 4difluorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopyrrolidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxopyrrolidin3yl]N [ (2E)3phenylprop2 en1yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (4methoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopyrrolidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxopyrrolidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; N (4bromobenzyl)4chloroN [ (3R)2oxopyrrolidin3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 4dichlorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (6methoxynaphthalen2ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan 3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2methoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3methoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4methoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3trifluoromethylbenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4isopropoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (5Bromothiophen2ylmethyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Npyridin3ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Npyridin2ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (4trifluoromethylbenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (5, 7dimethyl4oxo4Hchromen3ylmethyl)N (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4chloro6fluoro2Hchromen3ylmethyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN [5 (2, 4difluorophenyl)furan2ylmethyl]N (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (5chloro1, 3dimethyllHpyrazol4ylmethyl)N (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN [5 (2methyl5trifluoromethyl2Hpyrazol3yl) thiophen2ylmethyl]N(2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; N (3Benzyloxybenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3phenoxybenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (4phenoxybenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4f [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] methyl}benzoic acid methyl ester; N (4Bromobenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 5dichlorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N [4 (4tertButylthiazol2yl)benzyl]4chloroN (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (lmethyllHpyrrol2ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (2trifluoromethylbenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 3dihydrobenzo [1,4] dioxin6ylmethyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2methoxynaphthalen1ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan 3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4isobutylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (4 { [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] methyl}phenyl)acetamide ; 4ChloroN (3chloro4methoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N {4 [Bis (2chloroethyl)amino]benzyl}4chloroN (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 3 { [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] methyl}benzoic acid methyl ester; 4ChloroN (2morpholin4ylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4, 6dichloro2Hchromen3ylmethyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Nthiophen2ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 6dichlorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Nthiophen3ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide; N (3Bromo4fluorobenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (5Bromo2fluorobenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Nthiazol2ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2'methylbiphenyl4ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4iodobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3Bromobenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 6dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 3dichlorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; NBiphenyl4ylmethyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (4tertButylbenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (4Benzyloxybenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N [1, 2,3] thiadiazol4ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (lmethyllHindol3ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (lBenzyllHindol3ylmethyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2methylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> N (1BenzenesulfonyllHpyrrol2ylmethyl)4chloroN (2oxo<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> azepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (lphenyllH [1, 2,3] triazol 4ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (5ethylfuran2ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2, 5dimethyl2Hpyrazol3ylmethyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4, 5dimethylfuran2ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (5cyano6methylsulfanylpyridin2ylmethyl)N (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4methylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 5 { [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] methyl}1methyllHpyrrole2carboxylic acid methyl ester; N (2Bromobenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3methylbenzo [b] thiophen2ylmethyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3methylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (2, 4difluorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; N (biphenyl2ylmethyl)4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3iodobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [3 (4fluorophenoxy) benzyl]N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (3, 5difluorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3, 5dimethoxybenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (2cyanobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (3, 4difluorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N {2 [ (phenylsulfonyl) methyl] benzyl} benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N [4 (trifluoromethoxy) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4chloroN (2naphthylmethyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; NBiphenyl2ylmethyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3chlorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3cyanobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N [3 (trifluoromethoxy) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (4fluorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (2chlorobenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (2E)3, 7dimethylocta2, 6dien1yl]N [ (3R)2 oxoazepan3yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroNfuran2ylmethylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroNfuran3ylmethylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4cyanobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 4dimethylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 5dimethylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (ldimethylaminolHpyrrol2ylmethyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4chlorolmethyllHpyrazol3ylmethyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; NBenzofuran2ylmethyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (5chlorothiophen2ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (2, 4,5trimethylbenzyl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (4isopropylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (2, 4,6trimethylbenzyl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (3cyano4fluorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (4dimethylaminobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; NBenzo [1,3] dioxol5ylmethyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (4ethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2ethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4methoxy2methylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3fluoro4methoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroNnaphthalen1ylmethylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Nquinolin2ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Nquinolin3ylmethyl benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (4oxo4Hchromen3 ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide; N (4Bromothiophen2ylmethyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (2piperidin1ylthiazol5 ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 5dimethyllphenyllHpyrazol4ylmethyl)N (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3phenoxythiophen2 ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide; <BR> <BR> <BR> 4ChloroN (5chloro3methyl1phenyllHpyrazol4ylmethyl)<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> N (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ;<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4ChloroN (3, 5ditertbutyl4hydroxybenzyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N [1 (toluene4sulfonyl)1H indol3ylmethyl] benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 5dibromobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 3dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3fluoro5trifluoromethylbenzyl)N (2oxo azepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (6chloroimidazo [2, 1b] thiazol5ylmethyl)N (2 oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4methylsulfanylbenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 3difluorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (5ethylthiophen2ylmethyl)N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3vinylbenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2fluorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN (3methylbutyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide; 4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3yl]N (3 phenoxypropyl) benzenesulfonamide ; methyl 4 ( { [ (4chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] amino} methyl) benzoate; N (2bromobenzyl)4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; N (4bromobenzyl)4chloroN [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; methyl 3({[(4chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] amino} methyl) benzoate; 4chloroN (2methylbenzyl)N [ (3R)2oxoazepan3 yl] benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (4fluorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3cyanobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2chlorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3chlorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4chlorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 4difluorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 4difluorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxopiperidin3yl)N (3phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2methyl3phenylallyl)N (2oxopiperidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxopiperidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (4Bromobenzyl)4chloroN (2oxopiperidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxopiperidin3yl)N (3phenylallyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4methoxybenzyl)N (2oxopiperidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3fluoro4methoxybenzyl)N (2oxopiperidin3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 4difluorobenzyl)N (2oxopiperidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3fluoro4methoxybenzyl)N (2oxopyrrolidin3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2, 4difluorobenzyl)N (2oxopyrrolidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxopyrrolidin3yl)N (3phenylallyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4methoxybenzyl)N (2oxopyrrolidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 4dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxopyrrolidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (4Bromobenzyl)4chloroN (2oxopyrrolidin3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxopyrrolidin3yl)N (3phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2methyl3phenylallyl)N (2oxopyrrolidin3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; N (3Benzyloxypropyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (4trifluoromethoxybenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 5difluorobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN [3 (4fluorophenoxy)benzyl]N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (8hydroxyoctyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (6methylheptyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (4methylpentyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN [4 (1, 3dioxo1, 3dihydroisoindol2yl)butyl]N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; NBut3enyl4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)Nprop2ynyl benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN [3 (1, 3dioxo1, 3dihydroisoindol2yl)propyl]N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 5dimethoxybenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3phenoxypropyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (6, 7dihydroxy3, 7dimethyloctyl)N (2oxoazepan 3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 6 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] hexanoic acid ethyl ester; 4ChloroNdodecylN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] butyric acid ethyl ester; 4ChloroN [1, 3] dioxolan2ylmethylN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3trifluoromethoxybenzyl) benzenesulfonamide; N (2Benzenesulfonylmethylbenzyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (tetrahydropyran2<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ylmethyl)benzenesulfonamide ;<BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4ChloroN (2methoxyethyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (4phenoxybutyl) benzenesulfonamide; N (4Benzyloxybutyl)4chloroN (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN {3methoxy4 [2 (4methylthiazol5yl)ethoxy] benzyl}N (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 5 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] pentanoic acid ethyl ester; 4ChloroN[2(1, 3dioxo1, 3dihydrOis°indol2yl)ethyl]N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (3, 7dimethyloct6enyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroN (2oxoazepan3yl)N (3, 7,11trimethyldodeca 2,6, 10trienyl) benzenesulfonamide; 4ChloroNdecylN (2oxoazepan3yl)benzenesulfonamide ; 4ChloroN (3, 7dimethylocta2, 6dienyl)N (2oxoazepan3 yl) benzenesulfonamide; {2 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] ethyl}carbamic acid methyl ester; {2 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino]1 methylethyl}carbamic acid tertbutyl ester; 4ChloroN (2cyanobenzyl)N (2oxoazepan3yl) benzenesulfonamide; 3 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] propionic acid; 2 [ (4Chlorobenzenesulfonyl) (2oxoazepan3yl)amino] acetamide; or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.
Description:
N-Substituted Benzene Sulfonamides This application claims priority from U. S. provisional patent application number 60/515,612, filed October 29,2003.

Background of the Invention Field of the Invention The invention relates to N-substituted benzene sulfonamides which inhibit ß-amyloid peptide release and/or its synthesis and, therefore, are useful in the prevention of cognitive disorders in patients susceptible to cognitive disorders and/or in the treatment of patients with cognitive disorders in order to inhibit further deterioration in their condition.

State of the Art Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder characterized clinically by progressive loss of memory, cognition, reasoning, judgment and emotional stability that gradually leads to profound mental deterioration and ultimately death. AD is a very common cause of progressive mental failure (dementia) in aged humans and is believed to represent the fourth most common medical cause of death in the United States. AD has been observed in races and ethnic groups worldwide and presents a major present and future public health problem. The disease is currently estimated to affect about two to three million individuals in the United States alone. AD is at present incurable. No treatment that effectively prevents AD or reverses its symptoms and course is currently known.

The brains of individuals with AD exhibit characteristic lesions termed senile (or amyloid) plaques, amyloid angiopathy (amyloid deposits in blood vessels) and neurofibrillary tangles. Large numbers of these lesions, particularly amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, are generally found in several areas of the human brain important for memory and cognitive function in patients with AD. Smaller numbers of these lesions in a more restrictive anatomical distribution are also found in the brains of most aged humans who do not have clinical AD. Amyloid plaques and amyloid angiopathy also characterize the brains of individuals with Trisomy 21 (Down's Syndrome) and Hereditary Cerebral Hemorrhage with Amyloidosis of the Dutch Type (HCHWA-D). At present, a definitive diagnosis of AD usually requires observing the aforementioned lesions in the brain tissue of patients who have died with the disease or, rarely, in small biopsied samples of brain tissue taken during an invasive neurosurgical procedure.

The principal chemical constituent of the amyloid plaques and vascular amyloid deposits (amyloid angiopathy) characteristic of AD and the other disorders mentioned above is an approximately 4.2 kilodalton (kD) protein of about 39-43 amino acids designated the B-amyloid peptide (BAP) or sometimes AB, ABP or 6/A4. H-Amyloid peptide was first purified and a partial amino acid sequence was provided by Glenner et al. , Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. , 120: 885-890 (1984) The isolation procedure and the sequence data for the first 28 amino acids are described in U. S. Patent No.

4,666, 829.

Molecular biological and protein chemical analyses have shown that the H-amyloid peptide is a small fragment of a much larger precursor protein termed the amyloid precursor protein (APP), that is normally produced by cells in many tissues of various animals, including humans. Knowledge of the structure of the gene encoding APP has demonstrated that ß-amyloid peptide arises as a peptide fragment that is cleaved from APP by protease enzyme (s). Sequential processing of the precursor protein by the enzymes referred to generically as beta-and gamma-secretases, give rise to the H-amyloid peptide fragment. Both enzymes have now been molecularly cloned, and characterized to differing levels.

Several lines of evidence indicate that progressive cerebral deposition of H-amyloid peptide plays a seminal role in the pathogenesis of AD and can precede cognitive symptoms by years or decades. See, for example, Selkoe, Neuron, 6: 487- 498 (1991). The most important line of evidence is the discovery that missense DNA mutations at amino acid 717 of the 770-amino acid isoform of APP can be found in affected members but not unaffected members of several families with a genetically determined (familial) form of AD (Goate et al., Nature, 349: 704-706 (1990); Chartier Harlan et al., Nature, 353: 844-846 (1989); and Murrell et al., Science, 254: 97-99 (1991.) Another such mutation, known as the Swedish variant, is comprised of a double mutation changing lysine595- methionine 596 to asparagine595-leucine596 (with reference to the 695 isoform was found in a Swedish family) was reported in 1992 (Mullan et al., Nature Genet. , 1: 345-347 (1992). Genetic linkage analyses have demonstrated that these mutations, as well as certain other mutations in the APP gene, are the specific molecular cause of AD in the affected members of such families. In addition, a mutation at amino acid 693 of the 770-amino acid isoform of APP has been identified as the cause of the H-amyloid peptide deposition disease, HCHWA-D, and a change from alanine to glycine at amino acid 692 appears to cause a phenotype that resembles AD is some patients but HCHWA-D in others. The discovery of these and other mutations in APP in genetically based cases of AD prove that alteration of APP metabolism, and subsequent deposition of its ß-amyloid peptide fragment, can cause AD.

Despite the progress which has been made in understanding the underlying mechanisms of AD and other ß-amyloid peptide related diseases, there remains a need to develop methods and compositions for treatment of the disease (s). Ideally, the treatment methods would advantageously be based on drugs which are capable of inhibiting ß-amyloid peptide release and/or its synthesis in vivo.

One approach toward inhibiting amyloid peptide synthesis in vivo is by inhibiting gamma secretase, the enzyme responsible for the carboxy-terminal cleavage resulting in production of (3-amyloid peptide fragments of 40 or 42 residues in length. The immediate substrates for gamma secretase are (3-cleaved, as well as a-cleaved carboxy-terminal fragments (CTF) of APP. The gamma-secretase cleavage site on (3-and a- CTF fragments occurs in the predicted transmembrane domain of APP. Inhibitors of gamma-secretase have been demonstrated to effect amyloid pathology in transgenic mouse models (Dovey, H.

F. , V. John, J. P. Anderson, L. Z. Chen, P. de Saint Andrieu, L. Y. Fang, S. B. Freedman, B. Folmer, E. Goldbach, E. J.

Holsztynska et al. (2001). "Functional gamma-secretase inhibitors reduce beta-amyloid peptide levels in brain."J Neurochem 76 (1) : 173-81.) Gamma secretase is recognized to be a multi-subunit complex comprised of the presenilins (PS1 or PS2), Nicastrin, Aph-1, and Pen 2 (De Strooper, B. (2003)."Aph-1, Pen-2, and Nicastrin with Presenilin generate an active gamma-Secretase complex. "Neuron 38 (1) : 9-12; Edbauer, D. , E. Winkler, J. T.

Regula, B. Pesold, H. Steiner and C. Haass (2003).

"Reconstitution of gamma-secretase activity. "Nat Cell Biol 5 (5): 486-8; Kimberly, W. T. , M. J. LaVoie, B. L. Ostaszewski, W. Ye, M. S. Wolfe and D. J. Selkoe (2003)."Gamma-secretase is a membrane protein complex comprised of presenilin, nicastrin, Aph-1, and Pen-2."Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100 (11): 6382-7). Much evidence indicates that PS comprises the catalytic moiety of the complex, while the other identified subunits are necessary for proper maturation and sub-cellular localization of the active enzyme complex (reviewed in De Strooper, B. (2003)."Aph-1, Pen-2, and Nicastrin with Presenilin generate an active gamma-Secretase complex. "Neuron 38 (1) : 9-12. ) Consistent with this hypothesis: PS knock-out mice exhibit significant reductions in ß-amyloid production (De Strooper, B. , P. Saftig, K.

Craessaerts, H. Vanderstichele, G. Guhde, W. Annaert, K. Von Figura and F. Van Leuven (1998). "Deficiency of presenilin-1 inhibits the normal cleavage of amyloid precursor protein." Nature 391 (6665): 387-90 ; Haass, C. and D. J. Selkoe (1998).

"Alzheimer's disease. A technical KO of amyloid-beta peptide." Nature 391 (6665): 339-40 ; Herreman, A. , L. Serneels, W.

Annaert, D. Collen, L. Schoonjans and B. De Strooper (2000).

"Total inactivation of gamma-secretase activity in presenilin- deficient embryonic stem cells. "Nat Cell Biol 2 (7): 461-2); point mutations of putative active site aspartate residues in PS trans-membrane domains inhibit P-amyloid production in cells in a dominant negative fashion (Wolfe, M. S. , W. Xia, B.

L. Ostaszewski, T. S. Diehl, W. T. Kimberly and D. J. Selkoe (1999). "Two transmembrane aspartates in presenilin-1 required for presenilin endoproteolysis and gamma-secretase activity." Nature 398 (6727): 513-7; Kimberly, W. T. , W. Xia, T. Rahmati, M. S. Wolfe and D. J. Selkoe (2000). "The transmembrane aspartates in presenilin 1 and 2 are obligatory for gamma- secretase activity and amyloid beta-protein generation."J Biol Chem 275 (5): 3173-8) ; active site directed substrate- based transition state isosteres designed to inhibit gamma secretase directly conjugate to PS (Esler, W. P. , W. T.

Kimberly, B. L. Ostaszewski, T. S. Diehl, C. L. Moore, J. Y.

Tsai, T. Rahmati, W. Xia, D. J. Selkoe and M. S. Wolfe (2000).

"Transition-state analogue inhibitors of gamma-secretase bind directly to presenilin-1."Nat Cell Biol 2 (7): 428-34; Li, Y.

M. , M. Xu, M. T. Lai, Q. Huang, J. L. Castro, J. DiMuzio- Mower, T. Harrison, C. Lellis, A. Nadin, J. G. Neduvelil et al. (2000). "Photoactivated gamma-secretase inhibitors directed to the active site covalently label presenilin 1." Nature 405 (6787): 689-94); finally, allosteric gamma secretase inhibitors have likewise been demonstrated to bind directly to PS (Seiffert, D. , J. D. Bradley, C. M. Rominger, D. H.

Rominger, F. Yang, J. E. Meredith, Jr. , Q. Wang, A. H. Roach, L. A. Thompson, S. M. Spitz et al. (2000)."Presenilin-1 and- 2 are molecular targets for gamma-secretase inhibitors."J Biol Chem 275 (44): 34086-91. ) Current evidence indicates that in addition to APP processing leading to a-amyloid synthesis, gamma-secretase also mediates the intra-membrane cleavage of other type I transmembrane proteins (reviewed in Fortini, M. E. (2002).

"Gamma-secretase-mediated proteolysis in cell-surface-receptor signalling. "Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 3 (9): 673-84, see also Struhl, G. and A. Adachi (2000). "Requirements for presenilin- dependent cleavage of notch and other transmembrane proteins." Mol Cell 6 (3): 625-36. ) Noteworthy among the known substrates of gamma-secretase is mammalian Notch 1. The Notch 1 protein is important for cell fate determination during development, and tissue homeostasis in the adult. Upon ligand engagement via the Notch ecto-domain, Notch undergoes sequential extra- cellular and intra-membrane processing analogous to APP. The intra-membrane processing of Notch mediated by gamma secretase leads to release of the Notch intracellular domain (NICD).

The NICD fragment mediates Notch signaling via translocation to the nucleus, where it regulates expression of genes mediating cellular differentiation in many tissues during development, as well as in the adult.

Disruption of Notch signaling via genetic knock-out (KO) results in embryonic lethal phenotype in mice (Swiatek, P. J., C. E. Lindsell, F. F. del Amo, G. Weinmaster and T. Gridley (1994)."Notchl is essential for postimplantation development in mice. "Genes Dev 8 (6): 707-19; Conlon, R. A. , A. G. Reaume and J. Rossant (1995)."Notchl is required for the coordinate segmentation of somites. "Development 121 (5): 1533-45. ) The Notch KO phenotype is very similar to the phenotype observed PS1 KO mice, and precisely reproduced by PS1/PS2 double KO mice (De Strooper et al. (1998). "Deficiency of presenilin-1 inhibits the normal cleavage of amyloid precursor protein." Nature 391 (6665) : 387-90 ; Donoviel, D. B. , A. K.

Hadjantonakis, M. Ikeda, H. Zheng, P. S. Hyslop and A.

Bernstein (1999). "Mice lacking both presenilin genes exhibit early embryonic patterning defects. "Genes Dev 13 (21): 2801- 10; Herreman, A. , L. Serneels, W. Annaert, D. Collen, L.

Schoonjans and B. De Strooper (2000). "Total inactivation of gamma-secretase activity in presenilin-deficient embryonic stem cells. "Nat Cell Biol 2 (7): 461-2.) This convergence of phenotypes observed in knock-out mice of either the substrate (Notch) or the enzyme (PS) suggests that inhibitors of gamma secretase that also inhibit Notch function may be limited as therapeutic agents owing to the importance of Notch function in adult tissues (Fortini, M. E. (2002)."Gamma-secretase- mediated proteolysis in cell-surface-receptor signalling."Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 3 (9): 673-84.) As APP knock-out mice develop normally and without an overt phenotype Zheng, H. , M.

Jiang, M. E. Trumbauer, R. Hopkins, D. J. Sirinathsinghji, K.

A. Stevens, M. W. Conner, H. H. Slunt, S. S. Sisodia, H. Y.

Chen et al. (1996). "Mice deficient for the amyloid precursor protein gene. "Ann N Y Acad Sci 777: 421-6; Zheng, H. , M.

Jiang, M. E. Trumbauer, D. J. Sirinathsinghji, R. Hopkins, D.

W. Smith, R. P. Heavens, G. R. Dawson, S. Boyce, M. W. Conner et al. (1995). "beta-Amyloid precursor protein-deficient mice show reactive gliosis and decreased locomotor activity."Cell 81 (4) : 525-31, the cumulative evidence, therefore, suggests that preferred gamma secretase inhibitors would have selectivity for inhibiting gamma secretase processing of APP over gamma secretase processing of Notch.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION In a broad aspect, the invention provides compounds of Formula I: or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof wherein n is 1,2, or 3; Ri is aryl Cl-C8 alkyl, aryl C2-C6 alkenyl, or arylalkynyl, wherein the aryl group is optionally substituted with 1, 2,3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, heteroaryl, heteroaryl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, arylalkoxy, aryloxy, Ci-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, -O-CH2CH2-O-, -O-CH2-O-, -C (O) NR3oR31, -NHR', -NR'R", -N(R16) C (0)-Rl7, heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, aryl Cl-C6 alkanoyl, phenylalkoxy, phenyloxy, CN, -SO2- aryl,-S (O) x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-S(O)x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)- SO2-aryl, OH, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C2-C6 alkenyl,-O-SO2-aryl, C02H, wherein the heteroaryl portions of the above group are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxyalkyl or CN (in one aspect, pyridyl, thienyl, furanyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl), C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxy C1-C4 alkyl, C3- C6 cycloalkyl, halogen, or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1-C6 alkyl, Ci-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1-C6 thioalkoxy, wherein the heterocycloalkyl and aryl portions of the above substituents are optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxyalkyl or CN, (in one aspect, pyridyl, thienyl, furanyl, imidazolyl, or pyrazolyl), Cl-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, Cl-C4 alkoxy C1- C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, halogen, or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1-C6 alkyl, C1- C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1-C6 thioalkoxy, R16 is H or Cl-C6 alkyl ; R17 is Cl-C6 alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-C6 alkoxy, OH, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, aryl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, -NR18R19, cycloalkyl, or arylalkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo,, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, CN, NH2, NH (alkyl), N (alkyl) (alkyl), CO2H, or C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl; R18 and Rl9 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl or aryl (C1- C6) alkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, hydroxyl, CF3, or OCF3 ; wherein R'at each occurrence is independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, aryl, aryl (Cl-C4) alkyl, C1-C6 alkanoyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, aryl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, heterocycloalkyl, heteroaryl (Cl-C4) alkyl,-SO2-alkyl,-SO2-aryl,-SO2- heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, or heteroaryl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C6 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, wherein R"at each occurrence is independently H, or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen, or R1 is C3-C7 cycloalkyl (Cl-C6 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, OH, alkoxycarbonyl, or C1-C6 alkoxy; or Ri is Cl-C14 alkyl, C2-C16 alkenyl, or C2-C8 alkynyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, aryl, arylalkoxy, aryloxy, heteroaryl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl l(C1-C6)alkyl, -CO2-(C1-C6 alkyl), -NR'R", C1-C6 thioalkoxy, -NH-S (0) x-R25-N (Cl-C6 alkyl)-S (O)x-R25, -S(O)x-R25, -C(O)NR30R31, -N(R16) C (0) NR16R17, or-N (Ri6) C (0) Rl7 ; wherein the above aryl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1- C6 alkoxy, Cl-C6 alkyl, or halogen; R3o and R31 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, aryl (preferably phenyl), arylalkyl (preferably benzyl), heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkylalkyl, arylalkanoyl, alkenyl, cycloalkyl, alkynyl, cycloalkenyl, pyridyl, imidazolyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, wherein the alkyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently NH2, NH (C1-C6 alkyl), N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl), OH, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, CN, halogen, or alkoxy optionally substituted with OH or phenyl, wherein the aryl, heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently Ci-C4 alkyl, Cl-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, OH, halogen, thioalkoxy, phenyl or heteroaryl; or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring containing from 3 to 7 ring members, wherein the cyclic portions of R30 and R31 or the heterocyclic ring formed from R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo, OH, thioalkoxy, NH2, NH (C1-C6 alkyl), N (Cl-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl optionally substituted with a halogen, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-N (H or C1- C4 alkyl)-phenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, arylalkoxy, arylalkyl, arylalkanoyl, C (O) NH2, C (O) NH (C1-C6 alkyl), C (0) N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl), heterocycloalkylalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C6 alkanoyl, heteroaryl, or-S02- (C1-C6 alkyl) x is 0,1, or 2; R25 is C1-C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, Cl-C6 alkyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), aryl, or heteroaryl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring; R1 is heteroaryl (Cl-C6) alkyl wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, aryl, arylalkyl, aryloxy, heteroaryl, -SO2-aryl, -S(O)x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-S(O)x-R25, CN, Cl-C6 thioalkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, -NR'R", -C(O)-NR'R", heterocycloalkyl, wherein the above aryl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, or CN; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (Cl-C4) alkyl, C1- C6 thioalkoxy, OH, Cl-C4 hydroxyalkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy; or R1 is heterocycloalkyl (Cl-C6 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1, 2,3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, Cl-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, aryl, arylalkyl, aryloxy, heteroaryl,-S02-aryl,-S (O) X-R25,-(C1-C4 alkyl)- S (0) X-R25, CN, Ci-C6 thioalkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, - NR'R",-C (O)-NR'R", heterocycloalkyl ; R2 is H, Cl-C6 alkyl, or phenyl (Cl-C4) alkyl ; R3 is H, halogen, Cl-C6 alkyl, Cl-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, CN, R4 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with-C02- (C1-C6 alkyl), Cl-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, CN, aryloxy, isocyanato, -SO2-(C1-C6 alkyl), -NHR', -NR'R", C1-C6 alkanoyl, heteroaryl, aryl, or R3 and R4 and the carbons to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring which is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halogen, or C1-C4 alkanoyl wherein the alkanoyl group is optionally substituted with up to 3 halogen atoms ; R3' is H, -SO2-NR'R", halogen, or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a 1- oxa-2,3-diazacyclopentyl ring; Rio and Rll are independently H or F; or Rio, R3, and the carbons to which they are attached for a 1,2, 5-oxadiazolyl ring; or Rlot R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a naphthyl ring.

The compounds of Formula I inhibit (3-amyloid peptide release and/or its synthesis and, therefore, are useful in the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in patients susceptible to AD and/or in the treatment of patients with AD in order to inhibit further deterioration in their condition. The invention also, encompasses pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds of Formula I, and methods employing such compounds or compositions in the treatment of cognitive diseases, including Alzheimer's disease.

The invention also provides a method of treating a patient who has, or in preventing a patient from getting, a disease or condition selected from the group consisting of Alzheimer's disease, for helping prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, for treating patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and preventing or delaying the onset of Alzheimer's disease in those who would progress from MCI to AD, for treating Down's syndrome, for treating humans who have Hereditary Cerebral Hemorrhage with Amyloidosis of the Dutch- Type, for treating cerebral amyloid angiopathy and preventing its potential consequences, i. e. single and recurrent lobar hemorrhages, for treating other degenerative dementias, including dementias of mixed vascular and degenerative origin, dementia associated with Parkinson's disease, dementia associated with progressive supranuclear palsy, dementia associated with cortical basal degeneration, age related macular degeneration or diffuse Lewy body type of Alzheimer's disease and who is in need of such treatment which comprises administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I).

In another aspect, the invention provides methods of preparing the compounds of interest, as well as intermediates useful in preparing the compounds of interest.

Detailed Description of the Invention In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-a, i. e. , compounds of formula I wherein Ri is phenyl (C1-C8 alkyl), naphthyl (C1-C8 alkyl), phenyl (C2-C6 alkenyl), or naphthyl (C2-C6 alkenyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, Cl-C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, phenyl (Cl-C6 alkanoyl) phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, pyrazolyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, traizolyl, -O-CH2CH2-O-, -O-CH2-O-, -C(O)NR30R31, -NHR', -NR'R", -N(R16) C (O)-R17, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S, S- dioxide, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, phenyl, CN,-SO2- phenyl, -S (0) x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-S(O)x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-SO2-phenyl, OH, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C2-C6 alkenyl, -O-SO2-phenyl, or hydroxyalkyl, wherein the heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or halogen, wherein the heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or halogen, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, Cl-C6 alkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy, R16 is H or Cl-C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, furanyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, pyridazyloxy, pyrazinyloxy, thienyloxy, oxazolyloxy, thiazolyloxy, furanyloxy, phenyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, or -NR18R19; R18 and Rig are independently H, Cl-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, thienyl, furanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, dioxolanyl, dioxanyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1, 1-dioxide, tetrahydro- thiopyranyl 1, 1-dioxide, or phenyl (Cl-C6) alkyl ; Ri is C3-C7 cycloalkyl (Cl-C6 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, OH, alkoxycarbonyl, or C1-C6 alkoxy; or Ri is Cl-Cl4 alkyl, C2-C16 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, pyridyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, -CO2- (C1-C6 alkyl), -NR'R", C1-C6 thioalkoxy, CN,-NH-S (O)x-R25, -N(C1-C6 alkyl) -S(O)x-R25, -S(O)x-R25, -C(O)NR30R31, - N (R16) C (O) NRl6Rl7, or-N (Rig) C (O)-R17; wherein the above cyclic portions of the above groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, or halogen; R25 is C1-C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), phenyl, naphthyl, or pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, furanyl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a 5,6, or 7 membered heterocycloalkyl ring; or Ri is thienyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), pyridyl (Ci-Ce alkyl), furanyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), pyrazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), pyrrolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), thiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1, 2,3-thiadiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1, 2,4-thiadiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1, 3,4-oxadiazole (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1, 2,4-oxadiazole (Cl-C6 alkyl), indolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), triazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), imidazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), isoxazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzothienyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzofuranyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), quinolinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), imidazo [2, 1-b] thiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzo [c] [1, 2,5] thiadiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzoimidazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzooxazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzo [1, 2,5] oxadiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-indazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-benzotriazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), furo [3,2- b] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-pyrazolo [3,4-b] pyridinyl (C1-C6 alkyl), 1H-pyrazolo [3,4-c] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), quinoxalinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), or isoquinolinyl(C1-C6 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3/, 4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, morpholinyl,-S02- phenyl, -SO2-(C1-C6 alkyl), -S(O)x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)- S (O)x-R25, CN, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, -NR'R", -C(O)-NR'R", pyridyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-CV6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, or CN; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (Cl-C4) alkyl, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, or C1-C4 alkoxy; R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, phenyl, phenyl (C1- C4) alkyl, C1-C6 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyridazyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl,-SO2-alkyl,-SO2-phenyl,- S02-pyridyl,-S02-pyrimidyl,-S02-pyridazyl,-S02- pyrazinyl,-S02-thienyl,-SO2-oxazolyl,-SO2- thiazolyl,-SO2-furanyl, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyridazyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyrazinyl (C1-C6) alkanoyl, thienyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, thiazolyl (C1-C6) alkanoyl, or furanyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C6 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, R"is H, or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen, or R1 is 4-oxo-4H-chromenyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 2H-chromenyl (C1-C6 alkyl), pyrrolidinonyl dione (Cl-C6 alkyl), pyrrolidinonyl (Ci-C6 alkyl), isoindolyl dione (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1, 3-dioxolanyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), dioxanyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), tetrahydropyranyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), indolinyl (C1- C6 alkyl), 3-oxo-1, 3-dihydro-benzo [c] isoxazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 2-oxo-2, 3-dihydro-lH-benzoimidazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 3-oxo-3, 4-dihydro-lH-2-oxa-31ambda4-thia- 1, 4-diaza-naphthyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 3,3-dimethyl-3H- indazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), or piperidinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, Cl- C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, morpholinyl, -SO2-phenyl, -SO2-(C1-C6 alkyl), - S(O)x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-S(O)x-R25, CN, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R",- C (O)-NR'R", pyridyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, or CN; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (Cl-C4) alkyl, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, or C1-C4 alkoxy ; R2 is H, C1-C4 alkyl, or benzyl; R3 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, CF3, CN, R4 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with -CO2- (C1-C6 alkyl), C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkyl, OCF3, CN, phenyloxy, isocyanato, -SO2-(C1-C6 alkyl), -NHR', -NR'R", C1-C6 alkanoyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridyl, furanyl or thienyl, phenyl, or R3 and R4 and the carbons to which they are attached form a piperidinyl or pyrrolidinyl ring which is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, Cl-C4 alkoxy, halogen, or C1-C4 alkanoyl wherein the alkanoyl group is optionally substituted with up to 3 halogen atoms; R3, is H, -SO2-NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

Preferred compounds of formula I include those of formula II, (II) wherein alk is wherein m is 0,1, 2,3, 4,5, or 6 ; R20 is H or methyl; and the alk group is optionally substituted with phenyl; R5 is H, Cl-C6 alkoxy, CF3, morpholinyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S, S-dioxide, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy, morpholin-4-yl, phenyl,-O-(CH2)-C (O) O-(CH2CH3), CN,-(C1- C4 alkyl)-SO2-phenyl, R6 is H, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, Cl-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, CN, C2-C6 alkenyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, Cl-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C1- C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, or benzyloxy ; or R5, R6, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or OCF3; R7 is H, OH, Cl-C6 alkoxy, CO2H, haloalkyl, CN, triazolyl, <BR> <BR> <BR> o<BR> <BR> -B# alkyl tetrazolyl, NO2, phenyl (Cl-C6 alkanoyl), O#, -O-SO2- phenyl, -S (O), x-R25,- (C1-C4 alkyl)-S (O) x-R25, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyloxy, CF3, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-C (0) NR30R31, -O-(C1-C4 alkyl)-C(O)NR30R31, -NHR', -NR'R", pyridyl, oxazolyl, oxadiazolyl,-N (R16) C (O)-R17, thiazolyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, oxazolyl (C1- C4) alkoxy, or pyrazolyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, wherein the cyclic portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxy C1-C4 alkyl, pyridyl, pyrrolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 methyls, halogen, C3-C6 cycloalkyl (in one aspect, cyclohexyl) or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1-C6 thioalkoxy, or R7 is methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy, ethoxy substituted with thiazol-5-yl, wherein the thiazolyl ring is substituted with methyl,-SCH3, methyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, isobutyl, F, Br, Cl, CF3, OCF3, cyano, N (CH3) 2, N (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl) (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl), phenyl, phenyl substituted with methyl, benzyloxy, NO2, -S (O)-C1-C6 alkyl,-SO2-C1-C6 alkyl, NH2, NH (C1-C6 alkyl), N (Cl-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl),- N (Rl6) C (O) Rl7,-C (O) NR30R31, CmC2 haloalkyl, phenyloxy,-0- SO2-(4-chlorophenyl), -NH-C(O)-CH3, -O-C(O)-CH3, thiazolyl substituted with tert-butyl, or OH ; wherein R30 and R31 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, phenyl C1-C6A alkyl, benzyl, phenylalkanoyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, alkynyl, cycloalkenyl, piperidinyl optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkyl or C2-C6 alkanoyl, pyridyl C1-C6 alkyl, pyrazolyl C1- C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, tetrahydronaphthyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, dihydrofuranonyl, cyclohexenyl, pyrrolidinyl, pyrazolyl, naphthyl, quinuclidinyl, 4H-pyranonyl (preferably 3-hydroxy 4H-pyranonyl), 1,4-dioxanyl, tetrahydronaphthyl C1-C6 alkyl, tetrahydrofuranyl C1-C6 alkyl, cyclohexenyl Cl-C6 alkyl, pyrrolidinyl C1-C6 alkyl, pyrazolyl C1-C6 alkyl, naphthyl C1-C6 alkyl, quinuclidinyl C1-C6 alkyl, 4H-pyranonyl C1-C6 alkyl (preferably 3-hydroxy 4H-pyranonyl C1-C6 alkyl), pyrazinyl C1-C6 alkyl, pyrrolidinyl Cl-C6 alkyl, furanyl Cl-C6 alkyl, thienyl C1-C6 alkyl, pyrrolyl C1-C6 alkyl, 2, 5-dihydro-1H- pyrrolyl C1-C6 alkyl, thiazolyl C1-C6 alkyl, biphenyl C1-C6 alkyl, benzothienyl C1-C6 alkyl, furanyl C1-C6 alkyl, isoxazolyl C1-C6 alkyl, 1,4-dioxanyl C1-C6 alkyl, pyridyl, imidazolyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, wherein the alkyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently NH2, NH (C1-C6 alkyl), N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl), OH, phenyl, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, CN, halogen, or alkoxy optionally substituted with OH or phenyl; or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring that is pyrrolidinyl, piperidinyl, morpholinyl, dihydro 1H-indolyl, tetrahydroisoquinolinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, S, S-dioxide, tetrahydroquinolinyl, or piperazinyl, wherein the cyclic portions of R30 and R31 or the heterocyclic ring formed from R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo, thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (C1-C6 alkyl), N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4-halophenyl, - (Cl-C4 alkyl)-N (H or C1-C4 alkyl)-phenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, phenylalkoxy, phenylalkyl, phenylalkanoyl,- (Cl-C4 alkyl)-pyrrolidinyl, C (O) NH2, C (0) NH (C1-C6 alkyl), C (O) N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl), C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C6 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, furanyl, morpholinyl, or-S02- (C1-C6 alkyl) ; R' is H, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen, R"is H or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen; R16 is H or Cl-C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, pyridazyloxy, pyrazinyloxy, thienyloxy, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyl C1-C6 alkyl, thienyl C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or phenyl C1-C6 alkyl, or -NR18R19, wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halo, CF3, OCF3, CN, NH2, NH (alkyl), N (alkyl) (alkyl), CO2H, or C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl; R18 and Rig are independently H, Cl-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, thienyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1, 1- dioxide, tetrahydro-thiopyranyl 1, 1-dioxide, isoxazolyl or phenyl (C1-C4) alkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, hydroxyl, CF3, or OCF3 ; or R6, R7. and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or OCF3 ; Ra is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, or R7 and RB are-O-CH2CH2-0-, or-O-CH2-0- ; R9 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, Cl-C6 alkyl, or CN.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-a, i. e. , compounds of formula II wherein R2, Rio and Rll are simultaneously H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-b, i. e. , compounds of formula II-a wherein R3 is H, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,-NHR', -NR'R", or C1-C4 alkanoyl, R3. is H,-SO2-NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-c, i. e. , compounds of formula II-b wherein R6 is H, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, benzyloxy, phenyloxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C4 alkyl, CN, C2-C6 alkenyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, or Ci-C4 alkoxy, R7 is H, OH, Cl-C4 alkoxy, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, CF3, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, -C (O) NR3oR31,-NHR',-NR'R",-N (R16) C (O)-R17, phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy, OCF3, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, R16 is H or C1-C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, thienyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, thienyloxy, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, or NRl8Rlg i R18 and Rig are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, thienyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1,1- dioxide, tetrahydro-thiopyranyl 1, 1-dioxide, or phenyl (Cl-C4) alkyl ; R3o and R31 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, pyridyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a azepanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, or thiomorpholinyl 1, 1-dioxide, or R6, R7, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or OCF3; Ra is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, or R7 and RB are-0-CH2CH2-0-, or-0-CH2-O- ; and Rg is H, halogen, C1-C2 alkoxy, C1-C2 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-d, i. e. , compounds of formula II-b wherein R7 is thiazolyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, phenyloxy, -O-SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, pyrazolyl (Cl- C4) alkoxy, wherein the thiazolyl, pyridyl, oxazolyl, and pyrazolyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1- C4 thioalkoxy, or halogen; the phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1- C6 alkyl, or Cl-C4 alkoxy, OCF3, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, or R8 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, Cl-C6 alkyl ; R7 and R8 are-O-CH2CH2-O-, or-O-CH2-O-; Rg is H, halogen, C1-C2 alkoxy, C1-C2 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-e, i. e. , compounds of formula II-c wherein R4 is halogen, C1-C4 alkoxy (in one aspect, methoxy or ethoxy), C1-C4 alkyl (in one aspect, methyl), CF3, OCF3, CN,-NHR', or C1-C4 thioalkoxy (in one aspect, thiomethoxy or thioethoxy); and R6, R7, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or OCF3. In another aspect, the phenyl ring is unsubstituted.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-f, i. e. , compounds of formula II-c wherein R6 and R8 are independently H, C1-C4 alkyl, halogen, C2-C6 alkenyl C1-C4 alkoxy, or phenyloxy wherein the phenyl is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy; and R7 is H, OH, C1-C4 alkoxy, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, CF3, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, -C (O) NR3oR31,-NHR',-NR'R",-N (Rl6) C (O)-R17, OCF3, CN, Cl-C4 thioalkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-g, i. e. , compounds of formula II-f wherein R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-h, i. e. , compounds of formulas II-f, or II-g wherein R5, R6, RB, and Rg are H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-i, i. e. , compounds of formulas II-c, II-f, or II-g wherein Rs is H, F or Cl ; and R6 is H, CN, methyl, C2-C4 alkenyl, or phenyloxy wherein the phenyl is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, or C1- C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-j, i. e. , compounds of formulas II-c, II-f, II-g, II-h, or II-i wherein alk is-CH2-, or-CH (CH3)-.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-k, i. e. , compounds of formulas II-f, II-g, II-h, or II-i wherein R7 is-C (0) NR3oR31.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-1, i. e. , compounds of formula II-c wherein n is 3; R3 is H, halogen, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN,-NHR',-NR'R", or C1-C4 alkanoyl, R3'is H, or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring; and R7 and R8 are-O-CH2CH2-O-, or-O-CH2-O-.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-m, i. e. , compounds of formula II-1 wherein R4 is F, Cl, Br, I or methyl. In another aspect, R4 is Cl or Br. In still another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3'is H.

In yet another aspect, R4 if F or Cl. Still more preferably, R4 is F or Cl and R3, R3', Rlo, and Rll are all H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-n, i. e. , compounds of formula II-1 wherein R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-o, i. e. , compounds of formulas II-1, II-m, or II-n wherein R3 is H, F, Cl, C1-C2 alkyl, C1-C2 alkoxy, CF3, or CN.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-p, i. e. , compounds of formulas II-1, II-m, II-n, or II-o wherein alk is-CH2-, or-CH (CH3)-.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-q, i. e. , compounds of formula II wherein R5 is H ; R6, R7 together are-O-CH2-O-, or-O-CH2CH2-O-; or R6 and R7 together form a phenyl group which is optionally substituted with methoxy; R8 is H; and Rg is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-r, i. e. , compounds of formula II-q wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3. In another aspect, R3 is H. In still another aspect, R3'is also H. In yet still another aspect, R2, Rio, and Rll are H. In yet another aspect, R4 is F or Cl.

In still another aspect, R4 is C1.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-s, i. e. , compounds of formula II-q wherein R4 is H. In another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3'is not H. In another aspect, neither of R3 nor R3'is H.

In still yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula II-t, i. e. , compounds of formula II-c, wherein R5, R6, R7, R8, and R9 are all independently halogen.

In another aspect, the halogens are the same. In still another aspect, the halogen is F.

Other preferred compounds of formulas I or I-a are those of formula III R10 R3 heteroaryl-alk., 11 /N-S<R4 0 (S R11 R3 n O N R2 (III) alk is wherein m is 0,1, 2,3, 4,5, or 6; R20 is H or methyl; heteroaryl is thienyl, pyridyl, furanyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, thiazolyl, 1,2, 3-thiadiazolyl, indolyl, triazolyl, benzothienyl, benzofuranyl, quinolinyl, or imidazo [2, 1- b] thiazolyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, -SO2-phenyl, CN, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; wherein the pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, and thienyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (Cl- C4) alkyl ; wherein R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen, wherein R"is H, or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-a, i. e. , compounds of formula III wherein R2 is H, methyl, or benzyl; and Rlo and Rll are simultaneously H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-b, i. e. , compounds of formula III-a wherein R3 is H, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,-NHR', -NR'R", or C1-C4 alkanoyl, and R3'is H,-S02-NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-c, i. e. , compounds of formula III-b wherein R4 is halogen, methoxy, methyl, CF3, OCF3, or CN; and R3, is H, or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-d, i. e. , compounds of formula III-c wherein m is 0,1, 2, 3, or 4; heteroaryl is thienyl, pyridyl, furanyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, thiazolyl, 1, 2,3-thiadiazolyl, or triazolyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl,-S02-phenyl, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; the pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, and thienyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (Cl-C4) alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-e, i. e. , compounds of formula III-d wherein m is 0,1, or 2; heteroaryl is thienyl, pyridyl, furanyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, thiazolyl, 1, 2,3-thiadiazolyl, or triazolyl, wherein each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenyloxy, pyrazolyl,-SOz-phenyl, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; the pyrazolyl, is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (C1- C4) alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-f, i. e. , compounds of formula III-e wherein m is 0; heteroaryl is thienyl, pyridyl, furanyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, thiazolyl, or triazolyl, wherein each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, -SO2-phenyl, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; the pyrazolyl, is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (C1- C4) alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-f1, i. e. , compounds of formula III-e wherein m is 2; heteroaryl is thienyl, pyridyl, furanyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, thiazolyl, or triazolyl, wherein each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, -SO2-phenyl, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; the pyrazolyl, is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (C1- C4) alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-g, i. e. , compounds according to anyone of formulas III, III-a, III-b, III-c, III-d, III-e, III-f, or III-fl wherein n is 1. In another aspect, n is 2. In still another aspect, n is 3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-h, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-b wherein m is 0,1, 2, or 3; heteroaryl is indolyl, benzothienyl, benzofuranyl, quinolinyl, or imidazo [2, 1-b] thiazolyl, wherein each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, -SO2-phenyl, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; the pyrazolyl, is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (C1- C4) alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-h wherein m is 0 or 1; heteroaryl is indolyl, benzothienyl, benzofuranyl, quinolinyl, or imidazo [2, 1-b] thiazolyl, wherein each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, -SO2-phenyl, CN, Cl-C4 thioalkoxy, Cl-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; the pyrazolyl, is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (Cl-C4) alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-h wherein m is 2; heteroaryl is indolyl, benzothienyl, benzofuranyl, quinolinyl, or imidazo [2, 1-b] thiazolyl, wherein each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, -SO2-phenyl, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-NR'R", piperidinyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or CN; the pyrazolyl, is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, or (C1- C4) alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-il, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-b, wherein Ri is benzoimidazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzooxazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzo [1, 2, 5] oxadiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-indazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-benzotriazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), furo [3,2- b]pyridinyl(C1-C6 alkyl), 1H-pyrazolo [3, 4-b]pyridinyl(C1-C6 alkyl), lH-pyrazolo [3,4-c] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), quinoxalinyl (C1-C6 alkyl), or isoquinolinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, morpholinyl,-SO2-phenyl,-SO2-(C1-C6 alkyl),-S (O) x- R25,-(C1-C4 alkyl)-S (O) x-R25 CN, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C1- C6 alkoxycarbonyl, pyridyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, Ci-C4 haloalkoxy, or CN; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (Cl-C4) alkyl, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, or C1-C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i2, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-i1, wherein R1 is benzoimidazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzooxazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzo [1, 2,5] oxadiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), lH-indazolyl (Ci-Ce alkyl), lH-benzotriazolyl (Ci-Ce alkyl), furo [3,2- b] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-pyrazolo [3,4-b] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-pyrazolo [3,4-c] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), quinoxalinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), or isoquinolinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, or C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i3, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-b, wherein R1 is benzoimidazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzooxazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), benzo [1, 2, 5] oxadiazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-indazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), lH-benzotriazolyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), furo [3,2- b]pyridinyl(C1-C6 alkyl), 1H-pyrazolo [3,4-b] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), 1H-pyrazolo [3,4-c] pyridinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), quinoxalinyl (Cl-C6 alkyl), or isoquinolinyl (C1-C6 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portions of each of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3,-NR'R", or-C (O)-NR'R", wherein R'is H, Cl-C6 alkyl, C3-CB cycloalkyl, phenyl, phenyl (Cl- C4) alkyl, C1-C6 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyridazyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (C1-C4) alkyl, furanyl (C1-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl(C1-C4)alkyl, -SO2-alkyl, -SO2-phenyl, - SO2-pyridyl, -SO2-pyrimidyl, -SO2-pyridazyl, -SO2- pyrazinyl, -SO2-thienyl, -SO2-oxazolyl, -SO2- thiazolyl,-SO2-furanyl, pyridyl (C1-C6) alkanoyl, pyrimidyl (C1-C6) alkanoyl, pyridazyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, thienyl (C1-C6) alkanoyl, oxazolyl (C1-C6) alkanoyl, thiazolyl (C1-C6) alkanoyl, or furanyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C6 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, and R"is H, or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i4, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-i3, wherein R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, Cl-C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyridazyl (Cl- C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (C1- C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl,-SO2-alkyl,-SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, thienyl (C1-C4) alkanoyl, oxazolyl (C1- C4) alkanoyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, or furanyl (C1- C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1- C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i5, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-i4, wherein R'is H, (C1-C6 alkyl, cyclopropyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl, benzyl, C1-C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, pyridyl (C1- C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (C1-C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (C1-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (C1- C4) alkyl, furanyl (C1-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (C1-C4) alkyl,-S02- alkyl,-SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, thienyl (C1- C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1- C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i6, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-i5, wherein R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, cyclopropyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl, or benzyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C4 alkoxy, and wherein the groups are optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, or OCF3 and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i7, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-i5, wherein R'is C1-C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl- C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl- C4) alkyl, furanyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl,-SO2- alkyl,-SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, thienyl (Cl- C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1- C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i8, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-i5, wherein R'is H, Cl-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (C1- C4) alkanoyl, -SO2-alkyl, -SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, orthienyl (C1-C4 alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-i9, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-i5, wherein R'is H, Cl-C4 alkyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (C1- C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (C1-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (C1- C4) alkyl, piperidinyl(C1-C4)alkyl, -SO2-alkyl, -SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (C1-C4) alkanoyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-ilO, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas III-i, III-i1, III-i2, III-i3, III-i4, III-i5, III- i6, III-i7, III-i8, or III-i9, wherein Rio, R11, and R3, are all H. Preferably, at least one of R3 and R4 is halogen. More preferably, n is 2 or 3. Still more preferably, n is 3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-j, i. e. , compounds according to formula I-a wherein R1 is phenyl (C2-C6 alkenyl) or naphthyl (C2-C6 alkenyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, oxazolyl (C1-C4) alkoxy, pyrazolyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl,-0-CH2CH2-0-,-O-CH2- 0-,-NHR',-NR'R", morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S, S-dioxide, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, phenyl, CN, -SO2-phenyl, - (C1-C4 alkyl)-SO2-phenyl, OH, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, C2-C6 alkenyl, or-O-SO2-phenyl, wherein the heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy, R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen, or C1-C6 alkoxy, R"is H or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-k, i. e. , compounds according to formula I-j wherein R3 is H, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN; R4 is halogen, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,-NHR', -NR'R", or C1-C4 alkanoyl, R3, is H, -SO2-NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-l, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-k wherein R1 is phenyl (C2-C6 alkenyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, pyrazolyl, thiazolyl (C1-C4) alkoxy, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, pyrazolyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, Cl-C4 alkoxycarbonyl,-0-CH2CH2-0-,-0-CH2- 0-, morpholinyl, NH2, NH (Cl-C4) alkyl, N (C1- C4) alkyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, phenyl, CN, OH, Cl-C4 thioalkoxy, C2-C6 alkenyl, wherein the heteroaryl group is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, Cl-C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the heterocycloalkyl group is optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, or halogen, the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-m, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-l wherein R2 is H, methyl, or benzyl; Rlo and Rll are simultaneously H; and R1 is phenyl (C3-C6 alkenyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, Ci-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, -O-CH2CH2-O-, -O-CH2-O-, NH2, NH (Cl-C4) alkyl, N (C1- C4) alkyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, phenyl, CN, OH, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C2- C6 alkenyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, or C1-C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-n, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-m wherein R2 is H; R3 is H, halogen, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, CF3, or CN; R4 is halogen, Cl-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,-NHR', -NR'R", or C1-C4 alkanoyl, R3'is H, or halogen; or R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-o, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-n wherein R4 is halogen; and R3 is H, halogen, methyl or methoxy.

In another aspect, R4 is Cl. In another aspect, R3 is H or halogen. In still another aspect, R4 is Cl, and R3 is H or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-p, i. e. , compounds according to formula III-n wherein R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula III-q, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas III-j, III-k, III-1, III-m, III-n, III-o, or III-p wherein n is 1. In another aspect, n is 2. In still another aspect, n is 3.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-b, i. e. , compounds of formula I wherein R2 is H, methyl, or benzyl; Rlo and Rll are simultaneously H; R3 is H, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, or CN, R4 is halogen, Cl-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, CF3, OCF3, CN,-NHR', - NR'R", or Cl-C4 alkanoyl, R3, is H, -SO2-NR'R", or halogen; or R4 and R3' and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-c, i. e. , compounds of formula I-b wherein Ri is C1-C14 alkyl, C2-C16 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, phenyl (Cl- C4) alkyl, pyridyl, thienyl, -CO2-(C1-C6 alkyl), -NR'R", C1- C6 thioalkoxy, OH,-N (R16) C (O)-Rl7,-C (O) NR3oR31,-NH-S (O) x- R25,-N (CmC6 alkyl)-S (0) x-R2s, CN, or-S (0) x-R2s, wherein the above phenyl and naphthyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, Cl-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl, or halogen ; x is 0,1, or 2; R16 is H or C1-C6 alkyl ; R17 is C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, pyridazyl, pyrazinyl, thienyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, furanyl, C1- C6 alkoxy, OH, phenyloxy, pyridyloxy, pyrimidyloxy, pyridazyloxy, pyrazinyloxy, thienyloxy, oxazolyloxy, thiazolyloxy, furanyloxy, phenyl (Cl-C6) alkoxy, or -NR18R19; R18 and R19 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, pyridyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl 1, 1-dioxide, tetrahydro-thiopyranyl 1, 1-dioxide, or phenyl (Cl-C4) alkyl ; R25 is C1-C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), phenyl, naphthyl or pyridyl, pyrimidyl, thienyl, furanyl or quinolinyl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring, which contains 2 to 7 carbon atoms, and R30 and R3i are independently H, Cl-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, pyridyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a azepanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, or thiomorpholinyl 1, 1-dioxide.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-d, i. e. , compounds of formula I-c wherein R4 is halogen; and R3 is H, halogen, methyl or methoxy. In another aspect, R4 is Cl. In another aspect, R3 is H or halogen. In still another aspect, R4 is Cl, and R3 is H or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-e, i. e. , compounds of formula I-c wherein R4 and R3' and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring and R3 is H, halogen, methyl or methoxy.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-f, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-c, I-d, or I-e wherein Ri is Cl-Cl4 alkyl (in another aspect, Cl-Cl0 alkyl, in still another aspect, C1-C8 alkyl, in yet still another aspect, C1-C6 alkyl), which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy,-CO2- (C1-C4 alkyl),-NR'R", C1-C4 thioalkoxy, OH,-C (0) NR30R31, -N(R16)C(O)-R17, -NH-S(O)x-R25, -N(C1-C6 alkyl) -S(O)x-R25, CN, or-S (O) x-R25; wherein the above phenyl and naphthyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, or halogen x is 0,1, or 2; R25 is C1-C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, Cl-C6 alkyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), phenyl, naphthyl pyridyl, pyrimidyl, thienyl, furanyl or quinolinyl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring selected from piperidinyl, morpholinyl, pyrrolidinyl, and piperazinyl.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-g, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-d, I-e, or I-f wherein Ri is wherein m is 0,1, 2,3, 4,5, or 6; R20 is H or methyl; Y is halogen, C1-C4 alkoxy, benzyloxy, phenyloxy,-CO2-(C1-C4 alkyl),-NR'R", C1-C4 thioalkoxy, OH,-C (O) NR3oR31, - N(R16) C (O)-R17, or -S(O)x-R25; wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, or halogen; x is 0,1, or 2; R25 is C1-C6 alkyl, OH, NR26R27 ; R26 and R27 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), phenyl, naphthyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, thienyl, or furanyl; or R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring selected from piperidinyl, morpholinyl, pyrrolidinyl, and piperazinyl.

In still another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-G1, i. e. , compounds of formula I-G wherein Y is -CO2-(C1-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-h, i. e. , compounds according formula I-g wherein R26 and R27 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), phenyl, naphthyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, thienyl, or furanyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-i, i. e. , compounds according formula I-g, wherein R26, R27 and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring selected from piperidinyl, morpholinyl, pyrrolidinyl, and piperazinyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-j, i. e. , compounds according formula I-g wherein R30 and R31 are independently H, Cl-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, pyridyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-k, i. e. , compounds according formula I-g wherein R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a azepanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, or thiomorpholinyl 1, 1-dioxide.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-l, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-c, I-d, I-e wherein R1 is C2-C16 alkenyl which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently OH, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, phenyl (C1-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, furanyl, thienyl, indolyl,-CO2-(C1-C4 alkyl),-NR'R", C1-C4 thioalkoxy, or OH, wherein the above phenyl and naphthyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-m, i. e. , compounds of formula I-1 wherein Ri is wherein R21 and R22 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl ; R23 is H,-C (0) NR3oR31,-C02- (ClC4 alkyl), C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl, benzyl, pyridyl, pyrimidyl, furanyl, or thienyl; R3o and R31 are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, benzyl, pyridyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, or R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a azepanyl, piperidinyl, pyrrolidinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, or thiomorpholinyl 1, 1-dioxide,.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-n, i. e. , compounds of formula I-m wherein R1 is In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-o, i. e. , compounds of formula I-m wherein Ri is In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-p, i. e. , compounds of formula I-m wherein Ri is In still another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-q, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-m, I-n, I-o, or I-p wherein R23 is-C (O) NR3oR31.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ql, i. e. , compounds of formula I-p wherein R23 is -C02- (Cl-C4 alkyl).

In still another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-r, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-c, I-d, or I-e wherein R1 is C2-C6 alkynyl, which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy,-CO2- (Cl-C4 alkyl), -NR'R", C1-C4 thioalkoxy, or OH, wherein the above phenyl and naphthyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-s, i. e. , compounds of formula I-r wherein Ri is wherein m is 0,1, or 2; R21 is H or methyl; R24 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, phenyl (C1- C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy, -CO2-(C1-C4 alkyl), -NR'R", C1-C4 thioalkoxy, or OH, wherein the above phenyl and naphthyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1-C4 alkoxy, Cl-C4 alkyl, or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-t, i. e. , compounds of formula I-m wherein Ri is wherein m is 0,1, or 2; R21 is H or methyl; R24 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, phenyl, naphthyl, phenyl (Cl- C4) alkoxy, phenyloxy,-CO2- (C1-C4 alkyl),-NR'R", C1-C4 thioalkoxy, or OH, wherein the above phenyl and naphthyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently OH, C1-C4 alkoxy, Ci-C4 alkyl, or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-u, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-b, I-c, I-d, I-e, I-f, I-g, I-h, I-I, I-j, I-j, I-k, I-1, I- m, I-n, I-o, I-p, I-q, or I-r wherein n is 1. In another aspect, n is 2. In still another aspect, n is 3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-v, i. e. , compounds of formula I-b wherein R1 is C3-C7 cycloalkyl (Cl-C4 alkyl) wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, Cl-C6 alkyl, OH, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, CO2H, or C1-C6 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-w, i. e., compounds of formula I-v wherein R4 is halogen; and R3 is H, halogen, methyl or methoxy. In another aspect, R4 is C1. In another aspect, R3 is H or halogen. In still another aspect, R4 is Cl, and R3 is H or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-x, i. e. , compounds of formula I-v wherein R4 and R3' and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring.

In another aspect, R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring and R3 is H, halogen, methyl or methoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-y, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-w or I-x wherein Ri is cyclopropyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), cyclopentyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), or cyclohexyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, Ci-C4 alkyl, OH, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, or Cl-C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-z, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-v, I-w, or I-x, R1 is of the formula: cycloalkyl < R20 wherein m is 0,1, 2, or 3 ; R20 is H or methyl; and cycloalkyl is C3-C7 cycloalkyl wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, OH, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, or C1-C6 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-aa, i. e. , compounds formula I-z wherein cycloalkyl is cyclopropyl, cyclopentyl, or cyclohexyl, wherein the cyclic portion is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, OH, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, or Ci-C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-bb, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-v, I-w, I-x, I-y, I-z, or I-aa wherein n is 1. In another aspect, n is 2. In still another aspect, n is 3.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-bbl, i. e. , compounds of formula I-bb wherein cycloalkyl is cyclopropyl, which is optionally substituted as described above.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-bb2, i. e. , compounds of formula I-bb wherein cycloalkyl is cyclopentyl, which is optionally substituted as described above.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-bb3, i. e. , compounds of formula I-bb wherein cycloalkyl is cyclohexyl, which is optionally substituted as described above.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-cc, i. e. , compounds of any one of formulas I-bb, I- bbl, I-bb2, or I-bb3, wherein m is 0 or 1.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ccl, i. e. , compounds of any one of formulas I-bb, I- bbl, I-bb2, or I-bb3, wherein m is 1 or 2.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-dd, i. e. , compounds of formula I-b wherein R1 is 4-oxo-4H-chromen-3-yl (Cl-C4 alkyl), 2H-chromen-3-yl (Cl-C4 alkyl), pyrrolidinonyl dione (Cl-C4 alkyl), isoindol-2-yl dione (Cl-C4 alkyl), 1, 3-dioxolan-2-yl (Cl-C4 alkyl), dioxanyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), or tetrahydropyran-2-yl (Cl-C4 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4, or 5 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, Cl-C4 alkoxy, or halogen; and R2 is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ee, i. e. , compounds of formula I-dd wherein R4 is halogen; and R3 is H, halogen, methyl or methoxy. In another aspect, R4 is C1. In another aspect, R3 is H or halogen. In still another aspect, R4 is Cl, and R3 is H or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ff, i. e. , compounds of formula I-dd wherein R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring. In another aspect, R4 and R3, and the carbons to which they are attached form a benzo ring and R3 is H, halogen, methyl or methoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-gg, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-b, I-c, I-d, I-e, I-f, I-g, I-h, I-i, I-j, I-k, or I-1 wherein n is 1. In another aspect, n is 2. In still another aspect, n is 3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-hh, i. e. , compounds of formula I-f wherein R1 is of the formula: heterocycloalkyl X R20 wherein m is 0,1, 2, or 3; R20 is H or methyl; and heterocycloalkyl is 4-oxo-4H-chromen-3-yl, 2H-chromen-3-yl, pyrrolidinonyl dione, isoindol-2-yl dione, 1,3-dioxolan- 2-yl, dioxanyl, or tetrahydropyran-2-yl, wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1, 2,3, 4, or 5 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii, i. e. , compounds of formula I-g wherein m is 0 or 1. In another aspect, m is 0 or 1 and heterocycloalkyl is isoindol-2-yl dione.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-iil, i. e. , compounds of formula I-g wherein m is 1 or 2. In another aspect, m is 1 or 2 and heterocycloalkyl is isoindol-2-yl dione.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii2, i. e. , compounds of formula I-b, wherein R1 is 3- oxo-1,3-dihydro-benzo [c] isoxazolyl (C1-C4 alkyl), 2-oxo-2,3- dihydro-lH-benzoimidazolyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), 3-oxo-3, 4-dihydro-lH- 2-oxa-31ambda4-thia-1, 4-diaza-naphthyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), 3,3- dimethyl-3H-indazolyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), or piperidinyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), wherein the cyclic portion of each is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C4 alkyl), phenyloxy, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl, morpholinyl, -SO2-phenyl, -SO2-(C1-C6 alkyl), -S(O)x-R25, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-S (0) x-R25, CN, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, NR'R", -C(O)-NR'R", pyridyl, piperidinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, or tetrahydrofuranyl, wherein the above phenyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, 3, or 4 groups that are independently halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, Cl-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, or CN; wherein the above heteroaryl and heterocycloalkyl groups are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, CF3, (Cl-C4) alkyl, C1-C6 thioalkoxy, or C1-C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii3, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii2, wherein R1 is R1 is 3-oxo-1, 3-dihydro-benzo [c] isoxazolyl (Cl-C2 alkyl), 2-oxo- 2, 3-dihydro-lH-benzoimidazolyl (Cl-C2 alkyl), 3-oxo-3,4-dihydro- 1H-2-oxa-31ambda4-thia-1, 4-diaza-naphthyl (Cl-C2 alkyl), or 3,3- dimethyl-3H-indazolyl (Cl-C2 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii4, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii3, wherein R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, phenyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, C1- C6 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyridazyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl- C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (C1- C4) alkyl, -SO2-alkyl, -SO2-phenyl, -SO2-pyridyl, -SO2-pyrimidyl, -SO2-pyridazyl, -SO2-pyrazinyl, -SO2-thienyl, -SO2-oxazolyl, - SO2-thiazolyl, -SO2-furanyl, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyridazyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, thienyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, oxazolyl (C1- C6) alkanoyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, or furanyl (C1- C6) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1- C6 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, and R"is H, or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii5, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii4, wherein R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, phenyl, phenyl (C1-C4) alkyl, C1- C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyridazyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (C1- C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (C1- C4) alkyl,-SO2-alkyl,-SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C6) alkanoyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, thiazolyl (C1 C4) alkanoyl, or furanyl (C1-C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or Ci-C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii5, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii4, wherein R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, cyclopropyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl, benzyl, C1-C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (C1- C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (C1-C4) alkyl,-SO2-alkyl,-SO2- phenyl, pyridyl (C1-C4) alkanoyl, thienyl (C1-C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii6, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii5, wherein R'is R'is H, C1-C6 alkyl, cyclopropyl, cyclohexyl, phenyl, or benzyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl group is optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C4 alkoxy, and wherein the groups are optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, C104 alkoxy, halogen, CF3, or OCF3 and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii7, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii5, wherein R'is C1-C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (C1- C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, -SO2-alkyl, -SO2- phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, thienyl (C1-C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii8, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii5, wherein R'is H, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkanoyl, phenyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, -SO2- alkyl, -SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, or thienyl (C1- C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1- C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-ii9, i. e. , compounds of formula I-ii5, wherein R'is R'is H, C1-C4 alkyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, pyrimidyl (Cl- C4) alkyl, pyrazinyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, oxazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, thiazolyl (Cl-C4) alkyl, furanyl (C1- C4) alkyl, piperidinyl (C1-C4) alkyl, -SO2-alkyl, -SO2-phenyl, pyridyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, thienyl (Cl-C4) alkanoyl, wherein the alkyl portion of the alkyl and alkanoyl groups are optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C4 alkoxy, wherein the aryl, and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with alkyl, alkoxy, halogen, CF3, OCF3, and R"is H, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula I-iilO, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas I-iil, I-ii2, I-ii3, I-ii4, I-ii5, I-ii6, I-ii7, I- ii8, or I-ii9, wherein Rlo, Rn, and R3 are all H. Preferably, at least one of R3 and R4 is halogen. More preferably, n is 2 or 3. Still more preferably, n is 3.

In another aspect, the invention provides a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formula I and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, solvent, adjuvant and/or excipient.

Other preferred compounds of formula II, include those of formula X: (X).

In one aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-a, i. e. , compounds of formula X, wherein R6 and R5 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a benzo group; or R6 and R7 together represent-O-CH2-0-, or-O-CH2CH2-O-; or R7 and Rs together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a benzo group; or R5 is H, C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with-SO2-phenyl, halogen, CF3, C1-C4 alkoxy (in one aspect, methoxy or ethoxy), morpholin-4-yl, phenyl,-0- (CH2)-C (0) 0- (CH2CH3), or cyano; R6 is H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, CN, OCF3, C1-C4 alkyl (in one aspect, methyl or tert- butyl),-0-phenyl wherein the phenyl group is optionally substituted with F, C2-C3 alkenyl, methoxycarbonyl, or benzyloxy; R7 is H, methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy, ethoxy substituted with thiazol-5-yl, wherein the thiazolyl ring is substituted with methyl, -SCH3, methyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, isobutyl, F, Br, Cl, CF3, OCF3, cyano, N (CH3)2, N (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl) (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl), phenyl, phenyl substituted with methyl, benzyloxy, NO2, -S (O)-C1-C6 alkyl,-SO2-C1-C6 alkyl, NH2, NH (C1-C6 alkyl), N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl),-N (R16) C (0) R17,- C (O) NR30R31, Cl-C2 haloalkyl, phenyloxy, -O-SO2-(4- chlorophenyl), -NH-C (O)-CH3,-0-C (O) -CH3, thiazolyl substituted with tert-butyl, or OH; R8 is H, halogen, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkyl ; Rg is H, Cl-C4 alkyl, Cl-C4 alkoxy, halogen, or CN; and R20 is H or methyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-al, i. e. , compounds of formula X wherein R4 and R3 together form a phenyl group; and R6 is selected from H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, cyano, OCF3, methyl, tert-butyl; R7 is H, methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy, ethoxy substituted with thiazol-5-yl, wherein the thiazolyl ring is substituted with methyl,-SCH3, methyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, isobutyl, F, Br, Cl, CF3x OCF3, cyano, N (CH3) 2, N (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl) (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl), phenyl, phenyl substituted with methyl, benzyloxy, NO2,-S (O)-C1-C6 alkyl,-S02-Cl-C6 alkyl, NH2, NH (Cl-C6 alkyl), N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl),-N (R16) C (0) R17,- C (O) NR3oR31, phenyloxy,-0-SO2- (4-chlorophenyl),-NH-C (O) - CH3, -O-C (O)-CH3, thiazolyl substituted with tert-butyl,- -S (O)-C1-C6 alkyl,-SO2-C1-C6 alkyl, NH2, NH (C1-C6 alkyl), N (C1-C6 alkyl) (Cl-C6 alkyl),-N (Rl6) C (0) Ri7,-C (0) NR3oR3i. Ci- C2 haloalkyl, or OH.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-b, i. e. , compounds of formula X-a wherein R4 is H, F, Cl, Br, I, methoxy, tert-butyl, cyano, or-0-phenyl wherein the phenyl group is optionally substituted with F, C2 alkenyl, methoxycarbonyl, or benzyloxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-c, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-a or X-b wherein R6, R7 together are -O-CH2-O-, or -O-CH2CH2-O-; or Rs and R6 together form a phenyl group.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-d, i. e. , compounds of formula X-c wherein R6, R7 together are-0-CH2-0-, or-O-CH2CH2-O-.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-e, i. e. , compounds of formula X-c wherein Rs and R6 together form a phenyl group.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-f, i. e. , compounds of formula X wherein Rs is H, methyl, Cl, CF3, methoxy, ethoxy, morpholin-4-yl, or- O- (CH2) -C (O) O- (CH2CH3) ; R6 is H, F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, cyano, OCF3, methyl, or tert-butyl; R7 is H, methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy, ethoxy substituted with thiazol-5-yl, wherein the thiazolyl ring is substituted with methyl, -SCH3, methyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, isobutyl, F, Br, Cl, CF3, OCF3, cyano, N (CH3) 2r N (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl) (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl), phenyl, phenyl substituted with methyl, benzyloxy, phenyloxy,-0-SO2- (4-chlorophenyl),-NH-C (0)-CH3,-O-C (O)- CH3, thiazolyl substituted with tert-butyl, or OH; R8 is H, F, Cl, Br, methoxy, tert-butyl, cyano,-0-phenyl wherein the phenyl group is optionally substituted with halogen, C2-C4 alkenyl, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, benzyloxy; Rg is H, F, Cl, Br, methyl,-CH2-SO2-phenyl, cyano, methoxy, and phenyl; In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-g, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X, X-a, X-b, X-c, X-d, X-e, or X-f wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3. In another aspect, R3 is H. In still another aspect, R3 is also H. In yet another aspect, R4 is F or Cl. In still another aspect, R4 is C1.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-h, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X, X-a, X-b, X-c, X-d, X-e, or X-f wherein R4 is H. In another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3 is not H. In another aspect, neither R3 nor R3 is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-i, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X, X-a, X-b, X-c, X-d, X-e, or X-f wherein R2 is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-j, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X, X-a, X-b, X-c, X-d, X-e, or X-f wherein R2 is methyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-k, i. e. , compounds of formula X wherein R5, R6, R8, and Rg are H; R7 is selected from methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy,-SCH3, methyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, isobutyl, F, Br, Cl, CF3, OCF3, cyano, N (CH3) 2 N (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl) (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl), phenyl, phenyl substituted with methyl, benzyloxy, phenyloxy, -NH-C (O)-CH3,-0-C (O)-CH3, and thiazol-2-yl substituted with tert-butyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-1, i. e. , compounds of formula X-k wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3. In another aspect, R3 is H. In still another aspect, R3'is also H. In yet still another aspect, R20, and R2 are also H. In yet another aspect, R4 is F or Cl.

In still another aspect, R4 is Cl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-m, i. e. , compounds of formula X wherein R4 is H. In another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3'is not H. In another aspect, neither of R3 nor R3, is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-n, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-k, X-1, or X-m wherein R7 is methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy,-SCH3, methyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, isobutyl, F, Br, Cl, CF3, OCF3, or cyano.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-o, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-k, X-1, or X-m wherein R7 is N (CH3) 2 N (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl) (C2 alkyl substituted with Cl), phenyl, phenyl substituted with methyl, benzyloxy, phenyloxy,-NH-C (0)-CH3, -0-C (O)-CH3, or thiazol-2-yl substituted with tert-butyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-p, i. e. , compounds according to formula X wherein R5, R6, R7, and R8 are H; Rg is selected from F, Cl, Br, methyl, methyl substituted with-SO2-phenyl, cyano, methoxy, and phenyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-q, i. e. , compounds according to formula X-p wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3. In another aspect, R3 is H. In still another aspect, R3'is also H. In yet still another aspect, R2 is also H. In yet another aspect, R4 is F or Cl.

In still another aspect, R4 is Cl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-r, i. e. , compounds according to formula X-p wherein R4 is H. In another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3'is not H. In another aspect, neither of R3 nor R3. is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-s, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-p, X-q, or X-r wherein R5 is F, Cl, Br, methyl, or methoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-t, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-p, X-q, or X-r wherein R5 is methyl substituted with-S02- phenyl, cyano, or phenyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-u, i. e. , compounds of formula X wherein R6, R7, R8, and Rg are H; and R5 is ethoxy, morpholin-4-yl, or-0- (CH2)-C (0) 0- (CH2CH3).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-v, i. e. , compounds of formula X-u wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3. In another aspect, R3 is H. In still another aspect, R3t is also H. In yet still another aspect, R2, and R20, are also H. In yet another aspect, R4 is F or Cl. In still another aspect, R4 is Cl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-w, i. e. , compounds of formula X-u wherein R4 is H. In another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3'is not H. In another aspect, neither of R3 nor R3'is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-x, i. e. , compounds of formula X wherein R5, R7, R8, and Rg are H ; R6 is Cl, Br, I, CF3, methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, cyano, OCF3, or methyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-y, i. e. , compounds of formula X-x wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3. In another aspect, R3 is H. In still another aspect, R3'is also H. In yet still another aspect, R2, and R20, are also H. In yet another aspect, R4 is F or Cl. In still another aspect, R4 is Cl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-z, i. e. , compounds of formula X-x wherein R4 is H. In another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3'is not H. In another aspect, neither of R3 nor R3'is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-aa, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-p, X-q, or X-r wherein R6 is Cl, Br, I, CF3, or OCF3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-bb, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-p, X-q, or X-r wherein R6 is methoxycarbonyl, methoxy, cyano, or methyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-cc, i. e. , compounds of formula X wherein R5, R6, R7, and Rg are H; R8 is-O-phenyl wherein the phenyl group is substituted with F, C2 alkenyl, or benzyloxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-dd, i. e. , compounds of formula X-cc wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3. In another aspect, R3 is H. In still another aspect, R3'is also H. In yet still another aspect, R2, R20 are also H. In yet another aspect, R4 is F or C1. In still another aspect, R4 is Cl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ee, i. e. , compounds of formula X-cc wherein R4 is H. In another aspect, at least one of R3 and R3'is not H. In another aspect, neither of R3 nor R3'is H.

Preferred compounds of formula X include those of formula XI: wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3.

Other preferred compounds of formula X include those of formula (XII) wherein R4 is methyl, F, Cl or CF3.

In yet another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ff, i. e. , compounds according to any one of formulas X-a, XI, or XII, wherein at least two of R5, R6, R7, R8 and Rg are hydrogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-gg, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ff, wherein one of R5, R6, R7, R8 and R9 is-SCH3,-S (0) CH3, or-SO2CH3. More preferably, one of R5, R6, R7, R8, and Rg is-SCH3,-S (O) CH3, or -SO2CH3 while the other four variables are all H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-hh, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ff, wherein one of R5, R6, R7, R8 and Rgis dz alkyl O~ m wherein the alkyl is a divalent C2-C8 alkyl. Still more preferably one of R5, R6, R7, R8 and Rs is More preferably, four of R5, R6, R7, R8 and Rgare H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ii, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ff, wherein one of R5, R6, R7, R8 and Rg is CN, -CO2H, or mono halo C1-C2 alkyl (preferably-CHzCl). Still more preferably, four of R5, R6, R7, R8 and Rg are H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-jj, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ff, wherein one of R5, R6, R7, R8 and Rg is-N (R16) C (O) R17. More preferably, three of R5, R6, R8 and Rg are H. Still more preferably, R7 is -N(R16) C (0) Rm.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-kk, i. e. , compounds of formula X-jj, wherein Rig is H or C1-C4 alkyl (when R16 is alkyl, it is preferably methyl or ethyl, more preferably it is methyl.) In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-11, i. e. , compounds of formula X-kk, wherein R17 is C1-C4 alkoxy, phenyloxy, phenyl Cl-C4 alkyl, phenyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4 alkyl, pyridyl, pyrazinyl, pyrimidinyl, or - NRi8Ri9, wherein Rie and Rig are independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl, pyridyl, pyrrolyl, piperazinyl, pyrimidinyl, furanyl, thienyl, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, isoxazolyl, piperidinyl, morpholinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, imidazolidinyl, or phenyl (C1-C6) alkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halogen, hydroxyl, CF3, or OCF3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-mm, i. e. , compounds of formula X-11, wherein R17 is Cl-C4 alkoxy, cyclohexyl, or C1-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-nn, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ll, wherein R17 is C1-C4 alkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-oo, i. e. , compounds of formula X-11, wherein R17 is cyclohexyl, or Ci-C4 alkyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-pp, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ll, wherein R17 is phenyloxy, phenyl C1-C4 alkyl (preferably benzyl or phenethyl, more preferably, benzyl), or phenyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-qq, i. e. , compounds of formula X-11, wherein R17 is pyridyl, pyrazinyl, or pyrimidinyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-qq, i. e. , compounds of formula X-11, wherein R17 is -NR18Rl9, and R18 is H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-rr, i. e. , compounds of formula X-qq, wherein Ri9 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, naphthyl, pyridyl, pyrrolyl, piperazinyl, pyrimidinyl, furanyl, thienyl, pyrazolyl, imidazolyl, isoxazolyl, piperidinyl, morpholinyl, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, imidazolidinyl, or phenyl (C1-C6) alkyl, wherein the cyclic portions of each are optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, Ci-C4 alkoxy, halogen, hydroxyl, CF3, or OCF3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ss, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ff, wherein R7 is -(C1-C4 alkyl) -C (O) NR3oR31,-0- (Cl-C4 alkyl) -C (O) NR3oR31, -C(O)NR30R31. In another aspect, R7 is-(C1-C2 alkyl) -C (0) NR30R31, -O-(C1-C2 alkyl) -C (0) NR30R31, or-C (0) NR30R31.

In still another aspect, R7 is- (C1-C2 alkyl)-C (0) NR3oR31 (where the Cl-C2 alkyl is-CH2-,-CH2CH2-, or-CH (CH3)-.) In yet still another aspect, R7 is-0- (C1-C2 alkyl)-C (0) NR3oR31 (where the -O- (C1-C2 alkyl) is-O-CH2-,-0-CH2CH2-, or-0-CH (CH3)-.) In still yet another aspect, R7 is -(O)NR30R31.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-tt, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ss, wherein R3o, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring that is pyrrolidinyl, piperidinyl, morpholinyl, dihydro 1H-indolyl, tetrahydroisoquinolinyl, tetrahydroquinolinyl, or piperazinyl, wherein the heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (C1-C4 alkyl), N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4-halophenyl, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-N (H or C1-C4 alkyl)-phenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkoxy, phenyl C1-C4 alkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkanoyl, -CH2-pyrrolidinyl, C (0) NH2, C (O) NH (Cl-C6 alkyl), C (O) N (C1-C6 alkyl) (C1-C6 alkyl), C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C6 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, furanyl, morpholinyl, or -SO2-(C1-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-uu, i. e. , compounds of formula X-tt, wherein R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring that is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (Cl-C4 alkyl), N (C1-C4 alkyl) (Cl-C4 alkyl),-CH2-pyrrolidinyl,-C (O) NH2, -C (O) NH (Ci-C4 alkyl), or -C(O) N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4- halophenyl, or- (Cl-C4 alkyl)-N (H or C1-C4 alkyl)-phenyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-vv, i. e. , compounds of formula X-tt, wherein R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a heterocycloalkyl ring that is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently C (0) NH2, C (0) NH (C1-C4 alkyl), C (0) N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C6 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, or -SO2-(C1-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-vvl, i. e. , compounds of formula X-tt, wherein R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form a pyrrolidinyl ring that is optionally substituted with phenyl, methyl, ethyl,-CH2OH,-CH2NH-phenyl,-CH2-pyrrolidinyl,- C (O) NH2, -C (O) NH (C1-C4 alkyl), or-C (O) N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-vv2, i. e. , compounds of formula X-tt, wherein R30, R31, and the nitrogen to which they are attached form dihydro 1H-indolyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ww, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ss, wherein Relis H, C1-C4 alkyl (in another aspect, methyl or ethyl), C2-C6 alkenyl (in another aspect, allyl), C3-C6 cycloalkyl (in another aspect, cyclopropyl, cyclohexyl, tetrahydronaphthyl, or indanyl), hydroxy C1-C4 alkyl (in another aspect, C3 hydroxyalkyl), phenyl C1-C4 alkyl (in another aspect, benzyl, phenethyl or phenpropyl), or pyridyl C1-C4 alkyl (in another aspect,-CH2-pyridyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-wwl, i. e. , compounds of formula X-ww, wherein Relis H.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-xx, i. e. , compounds of either formula X-ww or formula X-wwl, wherein R30 is H or C1-C6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl group is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, OH, phenyl, or alkoxy optionally substituted with OH or phenyl.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-yy, i. e. , compounds of either formula X-ww or formula X-wwl, wherein R30 is phenyl,-CH2CH2-phenyl,-CH (CH3) - phenyl, -C (CH3) 2-phenyl, benzyl, naphthyl C1-C6 alkyl, or phenyl C1-C4 alkanoyl, wherein the phenyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, Cl-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (C1-C4 alkyl), N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4- halophenyl, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-N (H or Ci-C4 alkyl)-phenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkoxy, phenyl C1-C4 alkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkanoyl, C (0) NH2, C (O) NH (Cl-C4 alkyl), C (0) N (Ci-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C4 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, furanyl, morpholinyl, or-SO2- (C1-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-zz, i. e. , compounds of formula X-yy, wherein the cyclic portions are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4-halophenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, or-SO2- (Cl-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-aaa, i. e. , compounds of formula X-zz, wherein the phenyl portions are optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently halogen, methyl, methoxy, CF3 or OCF3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-aal, i. e. , compounds of either formula X-ww or formula X-wwl, wherein R30 is phenyl, -CH (CH3) -phenyl, or benzyl, wherein the phenyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, Cl-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (CI-C4 alkyl), N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4- halophenyl,- (Cl-C4 alkyl)-N (H or C1-C4 alkyl)-phenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkoxy, phenyl C1-C4 alkyl, phenyl Cl-C4 alkanoyl, C (O) NH2, C (O) NH (C1-C4 alkyl), C (O) N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C4 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, furanyl, morpholinyl, or-SO2- (C1-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-bbb, i. e. , compounds of formula X-zz, wherein the phenyl portions are substituted with 2 groups, one of which is a halogen and the other is either a halogen, a methyl or methoxy group.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ccc, i. e. , compounds of either formula X-ww or formula X-wwl, wherein R30 is C2-C6 alkenyl (in one aspect C3-C4 alkenyl), or C2-C4 alkynyl (in one aspect, C3 alkynyl. ) In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ddd, i. e. , compounds of either formula X-ww or formula X-wwl, wherein R30 is C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or cyclohexenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2, groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy,-CH2OH,-O- benzyl, halo, OH,-C (0) NH2,-C (O) NH (C1-C6 alkyl), or-C (O) N (C1- C6 alkyl) (C1-C6 alkyl). In another aspect, the cycloalkyl and cyclohexenyl groups are not substituted.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-eee, i. e. , compounds of either formula X-ww or formula X-wwl, wherein R30 is piperidinyl optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, or C2-C6 alkanoyl, tetrahydronaphthyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, pyrrolidinyl, pyrazolyl, dihydrofuranonyl, naphthyl, quinuclidinyl, 4H- pyranonyl (preferably 3-hydroxy 4H-pyranonyl), 1,4-dioxanyl, pyridyl, imidazolyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, or indolyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, Ci-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (C1-C4 alkyl), N (Cl-C4 alkyl) (Ci-C4 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4- (chloro or fluoro) phenyl,- (Cl-C4 alkyl)-N (H or Cl-C4 alkyl)-phenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, phenyl Cl-C4 alkoxy, phenyl C1-C4 alkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkanoyl, C (O) NH2, C (O) NH (C1-C6 alkyl), C (O) N (C1-C4 alkyl) (Ci-C4 alkyl), C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C4 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, furanyl, or-SO2-(C1-C4 alkyl). In another aspect, R30 is not substituted.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-fff, i. e. , compounds of either formula X-ww or formula X-wwl, wherein R30 is tetrahydronaphthyl C1-C4 alkyl, tetrahydrofuranyl C1-C4 alkyl, pyridyl C1-C4 alkyl, pyrazolyl C1-C4 alkyl, cyclohexenyl C1-C4 alkyl, pyrrolidinyl C1-C4 alkyl, pyrazolyl C1-C4 alkyl, quinuclidinyl C1-C4 alkyl, 4H-pyranonyl C1-C4 alkyl (preferably 3-hydroxy 4H-pyranonyl Ci-C4 alkyl), pyrazinyl C1-C4 alkyl, pyrrolidinyl C1-C4 alkyl, furanyl C1-C4 alkyl, thienyl C1-C4 alkyl, pyrrolyl C1-C4 alkyl, 2,5-dihydro- 1H-prrolyl C1-C4 alkyl, thiazolyl C1-C4 alkyl, biphenyl C1-C4 alkyl, benzothienyl C1-C4 alkyl, furanyl C1-C4 alkyl, isoxazolyl C1-C4 alkyl, or 1,4-dioxanyl C1-C4 alkyl, wherein the alkyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with 1 or 2 groups that are independently NH2, NH (C1-C4 alkyl), N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), OH, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, CN, halogen, or C1-C4 alkoxy optionally substituted with OH or phenyl; and wherein the cyclic portion of R30 is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (Cl-C4 alkyl), N (C1-C4 alkyl) (Cl-C4 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4- (chloro or fluoro) phenyl,- (Ci-C4 alkyl)-N (H or C1-C4 alkyl)-phenyl, Cl-C4 hydroxyalkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkoxy, phenyl C1-C4 alkyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkanoyl, C (O) NH2, C (O) NH (Cl-C4 alkyl), C (O) N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C4 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, or-SO2-(C1-C4 alkyl).

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-ggg, i. e., compounds of formula fff, wherein R30 is -CH2-tetrahydronaphthyl, -CH2-tetrahydrofuranyl, -CH2-pyridyl, -CH2-pyrazolyl, -CH2-cyclohexenyl, -CH2-pyrrolidinyl, -CH2- pyrazolyl,-CH2-quinuclidinyl,-CH2- (4H-pyranonyl) (preferably -CH2-(3-hydroxy 4H-pyranonyl), -CH2-pyrazinyl, -CH2- pyrrolidinyl,-CH2-furanyl,-CH2-thienyl,-CH2-pyrrolyl,-CH2- (2, 5-dihydro-1H-pyrrolyl), -CH2-thiazolyl, -CH2-benzothienyl, -CH2-furanyl, -CH2-isoxazolyl, or -CH2-(1, 4- dioxanyl), wherein the alkyl portions of the above are optionally substituted with OH, and wherein the cyclic portion of R30 is optionally substituted with 1, or 2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halo, C1-C4 thioalkoxy, OH, NH2, NH (Cl-C4 alkyl), N (C1-C4 alkyl) (Cl-C4 alkyl), CF3, OCF3, phenyl, 4- (chloro or fluoro) phenyl, -(C1-C4 alkyl)-N (H or C1-C4 alkyl)-phenyl, C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl, benzyloxy, benzyl, phenyl C1-C4 alkanoyl, C (O) NH2, C (O) NH (C1-C4 alkyl), C (0) N (C1-C4 alkyl) (C1-C4 alkyl), C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C4 alkanoyl, pyrazolyl, pyrrolyl, pyridyl, or -SO2CH3.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-hhh, i. e. , compounds of formula ff, wherein R7 is triazolyl, tetrazolyl, pyridyl, oxazolyl, or oxadiazolyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxy C1-C4 alkyl, pyridyl, pyrrolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 methyls, halogen, C3-C6 cycloalkyl (in one aspect, cyclohexyl) or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1-C6 alkyl, Cl-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1-C6 thioalkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-iii, i. e. , compounds of formula hhh, wherein R7 is oxadiazolyl, which is optionally substituted with 1 group that is independently C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxy C1-C4 alkyl, pyridyl, pyrrolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 methyls, halogen, C3-C6 cycloalkyl (in one aspect, cyclohexyl) or phenyl optionally substituted with 1,2, 3,4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, Cl-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1-C4 thioalkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-jjj, i. e. , compounds of formula iii, wherein R7 is oxadiazolyl, which is substituted with 1 group that is C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkoxy C1-C4 alkyl, or halogen.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-kkk, i. e. , compounds of formula iii, wherein R7 is oxadiazolyl, which is substituted with 1 group that is pyridyl, pyrrolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 methyls, C3-C6 cycloalkyl (in one aspect, cyclohexyl) or phenyl optionally substituted with 1, 2,3, 4 or 5 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or C1-C4 thioalkoxy.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-lll, i. e. , compounds of formula kkk, wherein R7 is oxadiazolyl, which is substituted with 1 group that is pyridyl, or phenyl, wherein the phenyl is optionally substituted with 1,2, or 3 groups that are independently halogen, OH, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, CF3, OCF3, CN, or Cl-C4 thioalkoxy. In another aspect, the phenyl group is unsubstituted or mono-substituted. In still another aspect, when the phenyl group is mono-substituted, it is substituted at the 3 or 4 position.

In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-mmm, i. e. , compounds of formula kkk, wherein R7 is oxadiazolyl, which is substituted with 1 group that is pyrrolyl, imidazolyl, furanyl, thienyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 methyls, C3-C6 cycloalkyl (in one aspect, cyclohexyl) In another aspect, the invention provides compounds of formula X-nnn, i. e. , compounds of formula hhh, wherein R7 is tetrazolyl.

Definitions The definitions and explanations below are for the terms as used throughout this entire document including both the specification and the claims.

It should be noted that, as used in this specification and the appended claims, the singular forms"a,""an,"and "the"include plural referents unless the content clearly dictates otherwise. Thus, for example, reference to a composition containing"a compound"includes a mixture of two or more compounds. It should also be noted that the term"or" is generally employed in its sense including"and/or"unless the content clearly dictates otherwise.

Where multiple substituents are indicated as being attached to a structure, it is to be understood that the substituents can be the same or different. Thus for example "Rm optionally substituted with 1,2 or 3 Rq groups"indicates that Rm is substituted with 1,2, or 3 Rq groups where the Rq groups can be the same or different.

APP, amyloid precursor protein, is defined as any APP polypeptide, including APP variants, mutations, and isoforms, for example, as disclosed in U. S. Patent No. 5,766, 846.

A beta, amyloid beta peptide, is defined as any peptide resulting from beta-secretase mediated cleavage of APP, including peptides of 39,40, 41,42, and 43 amino acids, and extending from the beta-secretase cleavage site to amino acids 39,40, 41,42, or 43.

Pharmaceutically acceptable refers to those properties and/or substances that are acceptable to the patient from a toxicological and/or safety point of view.

A therapeutically effective amount is defined as an amount effective to reduce or lessen at least one symptom of the disease being treated or to reduce or delay onset of one or more clinical markers or symptoms of the disease.

By"alkyl"and"C1-C6 alkyl"in the present invention is meant straight or branched chain alkyl groups having 1-6 carbon atoms, such as, methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, n- butyl, sec-butyl, tert-butyl, pentyl, 2-pentyl, isopentyl, neopentyl, hexyl, 2-hexyl, 3-hexyl, and 3-methylpentyl. It is understood that in cases where an alkyl chain of a substituent (e. g. of an alkyl, alkoxy or alkenyl group) is shorter or longer than 6 carbons, it will be so indicated in the second "C"as, for example, C1-Cl0 indicates a maximum of 10 carbons.

By"alkoxy"and"C1-C6 alkoxy"in the present invention is meant straight or branched chain alkyl groups having 1-6 carbon atoms, attached through at least one divalent oxygen atom, such as, for example, methoxy, ethoxy, propoxy, isopropoxy, n-butoxy, sec-butoxy, tert-butoxy, pentoxy, isopentoxy, neopentoxy, hexoxy, and 3-methylpentoxy.

By the term"halogen"in the present invention is meant fluorine, bromine, chlorine, and/or iodine.

"Alkenyl"and"C2-C6 alkenyl"means straight and branched hydrocarbon radicals having from 2 to 6 carbon atoms and from one to three double bonds and includes, for example, ethenyl, propenyl, 1-but-3-enyl, 1-pent-3-enyl, 1-hex-5-enyl and the like.

"Alkynyl"and"C2-C6 alkynyl"means straight and branched hydrocarbon radicals having from 2 to 6 carbon atoms and one or two triple bonds and includes ethynyl, propynyl, butynyl, pentyn-2-yl and the like.

As used herein, the term"cycloalkyl"refers to saturated carbocyclic radicals having three to twelve carbon atoms. The cycloalkyl can be monocyclic, a polycyclic fused system, or a bi or polycyclic bridged system, such as adamantyl or bicyclo [2.2. 1] heptyl. Cycloalkyl groups can also be fused to a phenyl group. Examples of such cycloalkyl groups include 1,2, 3,4-tetrahydronaphthyl, indanyl, cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopentyl and cyclohexyl. Preferred cycloalkyl groups are cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, and cycloheptyl. The cycloalkyl groups herein are unsubstituted or, as specified, substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups.

For example, such cycloalkyl groups may be optionally substituted with, for example, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, amino, mono (C1-C6) alkylamino, di (Cl-C6) alkylamino, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, amino (Cl-C6) alkyl, mono (C1-C6) alkylamino (Cl- C6) alkyl or di (C1-C6) alkylamino (Cl-C6) alkyl.

By"aryl"is meant an aromatic carbocyclic group having a single ring (e. g. , phenyl) or multiple condensed rings in <BR> <BR> which at least one is aromatic, (e. g. , 1, 2, 3,4-<BR> <BR> tetrahydronaphthyl, naphthyl), which is optionally mono-, di-, or trisubstituted. Preferred aryl groups of the present invention are phenyl, 1-naphthyl, 2-naphthyl, indanyl, indenyl, dihydronaphthyl, fluorenyl, tetralinyl or 6,7, 8,9- tetrahydro-5H-benzo [a] cycloheptenyl. The aryl groups herein are unsubstituted or, as specified, substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups. For example, such aryl groups may be optionally substituted with, for example, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, amino, mono (Ci-C6) alkylamino, di (Cl-C6) alkylamino, C2- C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, amino (Cl-C6) alkyl, mono (Cl-C6) alkylamino (Cl-C6) alkyl or di (Cl- C6) alkylamino (C1-C6) alkyl.

By"heteroaryl"is mean at least one or more aromatic ring systems of 5-, 6-, or 7-membered rings which includes fused ring systems of 9-11 atoms containing at least one and up to four heteroatoms selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur. Preferred heteroaryl groups of the present invention include pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl, quinolinyl, benzothienyl, indolyl, indolinyl, pryidazinyl, pyrazinyl, isoindolyl, isoquinolyl, quinazolinyl, quinoxalinyl, phthalazinyl, imidazolyl, isoxazolyl, pyrazolyl, oxazolyl, thiazolyl, indolizinyl, indazolyl, benzothiazolyl, benzimidazolyl, benzofuranyl, furanyl, thienyl, pyrrolyl, oxadiazolyl, thiadiazolyl, triazolyl, tetrazolyl, isothiazolyl, naphthyridinyl, isochromanyl, chromanyl, tetrahydroisoquinolinyl, isoindolinyl, isobenzotetrahydrofuranyl, isobenzotetrahydrothienyl, isobenzothienyl, benzoxazolyl, pyridopyridinyl, benzotetrahydrofuranyl, benzotetrahydrothienyl, purinyl, benzodioxolyl, triazinyl, pteridinyl, benzothiazolyl, imidazopyridinyl, imidazothiazolyl, dihydrobenzisoxazinyl, benzisoxazinyl, benzoxazinyl, dihydrobenzisothiazinyl, benzopyranyl, benzothiopyranyl, chromonyl, chromanonyl, pyridinyl-N-oxide, tetrahydroquinolinyl, dihydroquinolinyl, dihydroquinolinonyl, dihydroisoquinolinonyl, dihydrocoumarinyl, dihydroisocoumarinyl, isoindolinonyl, benzodioxanyl, benzoxazolinonyl, pyrrolyl N-oxide,, pyrimidinyl N-oxide, pyridazinyl N-oxide, pyrazinyl N-oxide, quinolinyl N-oxide, indolyl N-oxide, indolinyl N-oxide, isoquinolyl N-oxide, quinazolinyl N-oxide, quinoxalinyl N- oxide, phthalazinyl N-oxide, imidazolyl N-oxide, isoxazolyl N- oxide, oxazolyl N-oxide, thiazolyl N-oxide, indolizinyl N- oxide, indazolyl N-oxide, benzothiazolyl N-oxide, benzimidazolyl N-oxide, pyrrolyl N-oxide, oxadiazolyl N-oxide, thiadiazolyl N-oxide, triazolyl N-oxide, tetrazolyl N-oxide, benzothiopyranyl S-oxide, benzothiopyranyl S, S-dioxide. The heteroaryl groups herein are unsubstituted or, as specified, substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups. For example, such heteroaryl groups may be optionally substituted with, for example, C1-C6 alkyl, Cl-C6 alkoxy, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, amino, mono (C1- C6) alkylamino, di (Cl-C6) alkylamino, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, Cl-C6 haloalkyl, Cl-C6 haloalkoxy, amino (C1-C6) alkyl, mono (C1- C6) alkylamino (C1-C6) alkyl or di (C1-C6) alkylamino (Cl-C6) alkyl.

By"heterocycle","heterocycloalkyl"or"heterocyclyl" is meant one or more carbocyclic ring systems of 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered rings which includes fused ring systems of 9-11 atoms containing at least one and up to four heteroatoms selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur. Preferred heterocycles of the present invention include morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl S-oxide, thiomorpholinyl S, S- dioxide, piperazinyl, homopiperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, pyrrolinyl, tetrahydropyranyl, piperidinyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, tetrahydrothienyl, homopiperidinyl, homomorpholinyl, homothiomorpholinyl, homothiomorpholinyl S, S-dioxide, oxazolidinonyl, dihydropyrazolyl, dihydropyrrolyl, dihydropyrazinyl, dihydropyridinyl, dihydropyrimidinyl, dihydrofuryl, dihydropyranyl, tetrahydrothienyl S-oxide, tetrahydrothienyl S, S-dioxide and homothiomorpholinyl S-oxide.

The heterocycle groups herein are unsubstituted or, as specified, substituted in one or more substitutable positions with various groups. For example, such heterocycle groups may be optionally substituted with, for example, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, amino, mono (Cl- C6) alkylamino, di (Cl-C6) alkylamino, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, Ci-C6 haloalkoxy, amino (C1-C6) alkyl, mono (Cl- C6) alkylamino (Ci-Ce) alkyl, di (Cl-C6) alkylamino (Cl-C6) alkyl or =0.

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The compounds of this invention may contain one or more asymmetric carbon atoms, so that the compounds can exist in different stereoisomeric forms. These compounds can be, for example, racemates, chiral non-racemic or diastereomers. In these situations, the single enantiomers, i. e. , optically active forms, can be obtained by asymmetric synthesis or by resolution of the racemates. Resolution of the racemates can be accomplished, for example, by conventional methods such as crystallization in the presence of a resolving agent; chromatography, using, for example a chiral HPLC column; or derivatizing the racemic mixture with a resolving reagent to generate diastereomers, separating the diastereomers via chromatography, and removing the resolving agent to generate the original compound in enantiomerically enriched form. Any of the above procedures can be repeated to increase the enantiomeric purity of a compound.

Non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable salts include, but are not limited to salts of inorganic acids such as hydrochloric, sulfuric, phosphoric, diphosphoric, hydrobromic, and nitric or salts of organic acids such as formic, citric, malic, maleic, fumaric, tartaric, succinic, acetic, lactic, methanesulfonic, p-toluenesulfonic, 2-hydroxyethylsulfonic, salicylic and stearic. Similarly, pharmaceutically acceptable cations include, but are not limited to sodium, potassium, calcium, aluminum, lithium and ammonium. Those skilled in the art will recognize a wide variety of non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable addition salts. The invention also encompasses prodrugs of the compounds of Formula I.

The invention also encompasses the acylated prodrugs of the compounds of Formula I. Those skilled in the art will recognize various synthetic methodologies, which may be employed to prepare non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable addition salts and acylated prodrugs of the compounds encompassed by Formula I.

When the compounds described herein contain olefinic double bonds or other centers of geometric asymmetry, and unless otherwise specified, it is intended that the compounds include the cis, trans, Z-and E-configurations. Likewise, all tautomeric forms are also intended to be included.

The invention also encompasses the prodrugs of the compounds of Formula I. Those skilled in the art will recognize various synthetic methodologies that may be employed to prepare non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable prodrugs of the compounds encompassed by Formula I. Those skilled in the art will recognize a wide variety of non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable solvates, such as water, ethanol, mineral oil, vegetable oil, and dimethylsulfoxide.

The compounds of general Formula I may be administered orally, topically, parenterally, by inhalation or spray or rectally in dosage unit formulations containing conventional non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable carriers, adjuvants and vehicles. The term parenteral as used herein includes percutaneous, subcutaneous, intravascular (e. g. , intravenous), intramuscular, or intrathecal injection or infusion techniques and the like. In addition, there is provided a pharmaceutical formulation comprising a compound of general Formula I and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier. One or more compounds of general Formula I may be present in association with one or more non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable carriers and/or diluents and/or adjuvants, and if desired other active ingredients. The pharmaceutical compositions containing compounds of general Formula I may be in a form suitable for oral use, for example, as tablets, troches, lozenges, aqueous or oily suspensions, dispersible powders or granules, emulsion, hard or soft capsules, or syrups or elixirs.

Compositions intended for oral use may be prepared according to any method known to the art for the manufacture of pharmaceutical compositions and such compositions may contain one or more agents selected from the group consisting of sweetening agents, flavoring agents, coloring agents and preservative agents in order to provide pharmaceutically elegant and palatable preparations. Tablets contain the active ingredient in admixture with non-toxic pharmaceutically acceptable excipients that are suitable for the manufacture of tablets. These excipients may be for example, inert diluents, such as calcium carbonate, sodium carbonate, lactose, calcium phosphate or sodium phosphate; granulating and disintegrating agents, for example, corn starch, or alginic acid ; binding agents, for example starch, gelatin or acacia, and lubricating agents, for example magnesium stearate, stearic acid or talc.

The tablets may be uncoated or they may be coated by known techniques. In some cases such coatings may be prepared by known techniques to delay disintegration and absorption in the gastrointestinal tract and thereby provide a sustained action over a longer period. For example, a time delay material such as glyceryl monosterate or glyceryl distearate may be employed.

Formulations for oral use may also be presented as hard gelatin capsules, wherein the active ingredient is mixed with an inert solid diluent, for example, calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate or kaolin, or as soft gelatin capsules wherein the active ingredient is mixed with water or an oil medium, for example peanut oil, liquid paraffin or olive oil.

Formulations for oral use may also be presented as lozenges.

Aqueous suspensions contain the active materials in admixture with excipients suitable for the manufacture of aqueous suspensions. Such excipients are suspending agents, for example sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methylcellulose, hydropropyl-methylcellulose, sodium alginate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, gum tragacanth and gum acacia; dispersing or wetting agents may be a naturally-occurring phosphatide, for example, lecithin, or condensation products of an alkylene oxide with fatty acids, for example polyoxyethylene stearate, or condensation products of ethylene oxide with long chain aliphatic alcohols, for example heptadecaethyleneoxycetanol, or condensation products of ethylene oxide with partial esters derived from fatty acids and a hexitol such as polyoxyethylene sorbitol monooleate, or condensation products of ethylene oxide with partial esters derived from fatty acids and hexitol anhydrides, for example polyethylene sorbitan monooleate. The aqueous suspensions may also contain one or more preservatives, for example ethyl, or n-propyl p-hydroxybenzoate, one or more coloring agents, one or more flavoring agents, and one or more sweetening agents, such as sucrose or saccharin.

Oily suspensions may be formulated by suspending the active ingredients in a vegetable oil, for example arachis oil, olive oil, sesame oil or coconut oil, or in a mineral oil such as liquid paraffin. The oily suspensions may contain a thickening agent, for example beeswax, hard paraffin or cetyl alcohol. Sweetening agents and flavoring agents may be added to provide palatable oral preparations. These compositions may be preserved by the addition of an anti-oxidant such as ascorbic acid.

Dispersible powders and granules suitable for preparation of an aqueous suspension by the addition of water provide the active ingredient in admixture with a dispersing or wetting agent, suspending agent and one or more preservatives.

Suitable dispersing or wetting agents or suspending agents are exemplified by those already mentioned above. Additional excipients, for example sweetening, flavoring and coloring agents, may also be present.

Pharmaceutical compositions of the invention may also be in the form of oil-in-water emulsions. The oily phase may be a vegetable oil or a mineral oil or mixtures of these.

Suitable emulsifying agents may be naturally-occurring gums, for example gum acacia or gum tragacanth, naturally-occurring phosphatides, for example soy bean, lecithin, and esters or partial esters derived from fatty acids and hexitol, anhydrides, for example sorbitan monooleate, and condensation products of the said partial esters with ethylene oxide, for example polyoxyethylene sorbitan monooleate. The emulsions may also contain sweetening and flavoring agents.

Syrups and elixirs may be formulated with sweetening agents, for example glycerol, propylene glycol, sorbitol, glucose or sucrose. Such formulations may also contain a demulcent, a preservative and flavoring and coloring agents.

The pharmaceutical compositions may be in the form of a sterile injectable aqueous or oleaginous suspension. This suspension may be formulated according to the known art using those suitable dispersing or wetting agents and suspending agents that have been mentioned above. The sterile injectable preparation may also be a sterile injectable solution or suspension in a non-toxic parentally acceptable diluent or solvent, for example as a solution in 1,3-butanediol. Among the acceptable vehicles and solvents that may be employed are water, Ringer's solution and isotonic sodium chloride solution. In addition, sterile, fixed oils are conventionally employed as a solvent or suspending medium. For this purpose any bland fixed oil may be employed including synthetic mono- or diglycerides. In addition, fatty acids such as oleic acid find use in the preparation of injectables.

The compounds of general Formula I may also be administered in the form of suppositories, e. g. , for rectal administration of the drug. These compositions can be prepared by mixing the drug with a suitable non-irritating excipient that is solid at ordinary temperatures but liquid at the rectal temperature and will therefore melt in the rectum to release the drug. Such materials include cocoa butter and polyethylene glycols.

Compounds of general Formula I may be administered parenterally in a sterile medium. The drug, depending on the vehicle and concentration used, can either be suspended or dissolved in the vehicle. Advantageously, adjuvants such as local anesthetics, preservatives and buffering agents can be dissolved in the vehicle.

For disorders of the eye or other external tissues, e. g., mouth and skin, the formulations are preferably applied as a topical gel, spray, ointment or cream, or as a suppository, containing the active ingredients in a total amount of, for example, 0.075 to 30% w/w, preferably 0.2 to 20% w/w and most preferably 0.4 to 15% w/w. When formulated in an ointment, the active ingredients may be employed with either paraffinic or a water-miscible ointment base.

Alternatively, the active ingredients may be formulated in a cream with an oil-in-water cream base. If desired, the aqueous phase of the cream base may include, for example at least 30% w/w of a polyhydric alcohol such as propylene glycol, butane-1, 3-diol, mannitol, sorbitol, glycerol, polyethylene glycol and mixtures thereof. The topical formulation may desirably include a compound which enhances absorption or penetration of the active ingredient through the skin or other affected areas. Examples of such dermal penetration enhancers include dimethylsulfoxide and related analogs. The compounds of this invention can also be administered by a transdermal device. Preferably topical administration will be accomplished using a patch either of the reservoir and porous membrane type or of a solid matrix variety. In either case, the active agent is delivered continuously from the reservoir or microcapsules through a membrane into the active agent permeable adhesive, which is in contact with the skin or mucosa of the recipient. If the active agent is absorbed through the skin, a controlled and predetermined flow of the active agent is administered to the recipient. In the case of microcapsules, the encapsulating agent may also function as the membrane. The transdermal patch may include the compound in a suitable solvent system with an adhesive system, such as an acrylic emulsion, and a polyester patch. The oily phase of the emulsions of this invention may be constituted from known ingredients in a known manner. While the phase may comprise merely an emulsifier, it may comprise a mixture of at least one emulsifier with a fat or oil or with both a fat and an oil. Preferably, a hydrophilic emulsifier is included together with a lipophilic emulsifier, which acts as a stabilizer. It is also preferred to include both an oil and a fat. Together, the emulsifier (s) with or without stabilizer (s) make-up the so-called emulsifying wax, and the wax together with the oil and fat make up the so-called emulsifying ointment base, which forms the oily, dispersed phase of the cream formulations.

Emulsifiers and emulsion stabilizers suitable for use in the formulation of the invention include Tween 60, Span 80, cetostearyl alcohol, myristyl alcohol, glyceryl monostearate, and sodium lauryl sulfate, among others. The choice of suitable oils or fats for the formulation is based on achieving the desired cosmetic properties, since the solubility of the active compound in most oils likely to be used in pharmaceutical emulsion formulations is very low.

Thus, the cream should preferably be a non-greasy, non- staining and washable product with suitable consistency to avoid leakage from tubes or other containers. Straight or branched chain, mono-or dibasic alkyl esters such as di- isoadipate, isocetyl stearate, propylene glycol diester of coconut fatty acids, isopropyl myristate, decyl oleate, isopropyl palmitate, butyl stearate, 2-ethylhexyl palmitate or a blend of branched chain esters may be used. These may be used alone or in combination depending on the properties required. Alternatively, high melting point lipids such as white soft paraffin and/or liquid paraffin or other mineral oils can be used.

Formulations suitable for topical administration to the eye also include eye drops wherein the active ingredients are dissolved or suspended in suitable carrier, especially an aqueous solvent for the active ingredients. The anti- inflammatory active ingredients are preferably present in such formulations in a concentration of 0.5 to 20%, advantageously 0.5 to 10% and particularly about 1. 5% w/w. For therapeutic purposes, the active compounds of this combination invention are ordinarily combined with one or more adjuvants appropriate to the indicated route of administration. If administered per os, the compounds may be admixed with lactose, sucrose, starch powder, cellulose esters of alkanoic acids, cellulose alkyl esters, talc, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, magnesium oxide, sodium and calcium salts of phosphoric and sulfuric acids, gelatin, acacia gum, sodium alginate, polyvinylpyrrolidone, and/or polyvinyl alcohol, and then tableted or encapsulated for convenient administration. Such capsules or tablets may contain a controlled-release formulation as may be provided in a dispersion of active compound in hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose. Formulations for parenteral administration may be in the form of aqueous or non-aqueous isotonic sterile injection solutions or suspensions. These solutions and suspensions may be prepared from sterile powders or granules having one or more of the carriers or diluents mentioned for use in the formulations for oral administration. The compounds may be dissolved in water, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, ethanol, corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, benzyl alcohol, sodium chloride, and/or various buffers. Other adjuvants and modes of administration are well and widely known in the pharmaceutical art.

Dosage levels of the order of from about 0.1 mg to about 140 mg per kilogram of body weight per day are useful in the treatment of the above-indicated conditions (about 0.5 mg to about 7 g per patient per day). The amount of active ingredient that may be combined with the carrier materials to produce a single dosage form will vary depending upon the host treated and the particular mode of administration. Dosage unit forms will generally contain between from about 1 mg to about 500 mg of an active ingredient. The daily dose can be administered in one to four doses per day. In the case of skin conditions, it may be preferable to apply a topical preparation of compounds of this invention to the affected area two to four times a day.

It will be understood, however, that the specific dose level for any particular patient will depend upon a variety of factors including the activity of the specific compound employed, the age, body weight, general health, sex, diet, time of administration, route of administration, and rate of excretion, drug combination and the severity of the particular disease undergoing therapy.

For administration to non-human animals, the composition may also be added to the animal feed or drinking water. It may be convenient to formulate the animal feed and drinking water compositions so that the animal takes in a therapeutically appropriate quantity of the composition along with its diet. It may also be convenient to present the composition as a premix for addition to the feed or drinking water.

The disclosures in this document of all articles and references, including patents, are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety.

The invention is illustrated further by the following examples, which are not to be construed as limiting the invention in scope or spirit to the specific procedures described in them.

The starting materials and various intermediates may be obtained from commercial sources, prepared from commercially available compounds, or prepared using known synthetic methods.

General Synthetic Procedures The compounds of the invention can be prepared using methods well known in the art of organic synthesis.

Representative procedures for preparing compounds of the invention are outlined in the following schemes.

Compounds of the invention can be prepared by various methods known to those skilled in the art. For example, the compounds of the invention, as well as all intermediates, can be synthesized by known processes using either solution or solid phase techniques, as shown below.

Scheme 1: R1, R2, and n are as defined in the specification.

Using standard methods familiar to those skilled in the art, primary amine 3.0 is converted into secondary amine 4.0.

Possible methods include, but are not limited to, reductive alkylations using a ketone or aldehyde, and a reducing agent, such as NaCNBH3, NaBH4, polystyrene bound borohydride, or H2 and a transition metal catalyst, in a suitable solvent, such as methanol.

Scheme 2: Compounds of Formula Ib R1sNH R4 R10 R3 zozo CH2CI2 R +/ N Rlo,, (Ril Pyridine 0 Ril R3. X N X N N Y L/ x N 4. 0 5. 0 R2 lb All or tne variables are as ciennea in the specification.

Sulfonylation of secondary amines 4.0 with an appropriate sulfonylhalide 5.0 in a suitable solvent such as dichloromethane, chloroform, or tetrahydrofuran, in the presence of a base, such as pyridine, triethylamine, lutidine, or diisopropylethylamine, at a decreased temperature, affords compounds of formula Ib.

Scheme 3 R4 R4 Ra Rs \ Rs Rs Rs NH2 Rio) ( Ril /N 0 Pyridine pyridine NH N, R, O-S-O n R n X N O N O R2 Ru 7. 0 5. 0 9. 0 1b All of the variables are as defined in the specification. One possible method for preparing the compounds of the invention is illustrated in scheme 3. Sulfonylation of primary amines 7.0 with an appropriate sulfonylhalide 5.0 in a suitable solvent such as dichloromethane, chloroform, tetrahydrofuran, in the presence of a base such as diisopropylethylamine or triethylamine at a decreased temperature generate sulfonamides 9.0. Sulfonamides 9.0 are further functionalized by treatment with an alkyl or arylalkyl halide via nucleophilic displacement, in a solvent such as DMF, dimethylacetamide, dioxane, tetrahydrofuran, with a base such as cesium carbonate, to afford compounds of formula Ib.

Alternatively, sulfonamides 9.0 can be converted into compounds of formula Ib by reacting 9.0 with a primary or secondary alcohol via a Mitsunobu reaction.

Certain compounds of this invention are prepared from other compounds listed in this invention via well-known functional group transformations. Such transformations include ester hydrolysis, amide formation, reductive alkylation, with examples of such described in the preparations. Starting materials are prepared by known methods and are described in the examples below.

Compounds included in this invention are exemplified by the following examples, which should not be construed as limiting the scope of this disclosure. Analogous structures and alternative mechanistic pathways within the scope of the invention may be apparent to those skilled in the art.

Example 1 MeSOzCl MeOs CHO MeO OH CHzCl2, OSOzMe H O CHO /t Et3N, CN K2CO3 N 2 rt, Ovemight DMF 75°C 16 h NAHBCN N AcOH NH OH rt, Overnight F MeO 02S I SOzCI Me0 OZS 0 O MeO-NA N/=< MeO Et3N X6 2cri2 4 2- (2-Methanesulfonyl-ethyl)-pyridine (1) : To a 0.2 M solution of 2- (2-hydroxyethyl) pyridine (4.5 mmol) in methylene chloride is added triethylamine (24 mmol), followed by methanesulfonyl chloride (4.8mmol.) The resulting mixture is stirred at room temperature overnight. The mixture is then poured into water and extracted with methylene chloride. The organic extracts are combined, washed with NaHC03 (sat), and then 1M aq. HC1. The acidic aqueous extracts are neutralized with NaHCO3 (sat) and then extracted with methylene chloride. The organic extracts were combined, dried (MgSO4), filtered, and concentrated to afford the desired product (1).

3-Methoxy-4- (2-pyridin-2-yl-ethyl)-benzaldehyde (2): Vanillin (2.5 mmol) is added to mixture of K2CO3 (12.5 mmol) and 2- (2-Methanesulfonyl-ethyl)-pyridine (1) (2.5 mmol) in DMF (0.2 M), and the resulting reaction mixture is heated to 75°C for 16 h. After cooling to approximately room temperature, water is added and the aqueous mixture is extracted 5 times with methylene chloride. The methylene chloride layers are combined and concentrated to afford a residue, which is recrystallized in diethyl ether.

3- [3-Methoxy-4- (2-pyridin-2-yl-ethoxy)-benzylamino]- azepan-2-one (3): Acetic acid (1.8 mmol) is added to 3- Methoxy-4- (2-pyridin-2-yl-ethyl)-benzaldehyde (2) (0.45 mmol) and DL-a-amino-s-caprolactam (0.45 mmol) in a minimal amount of methanol. The resulting reaction mixture is stirred for 3 hours, and then MeOH (0.2 M) is added, followed by NaH3BCN (0.45 mmol), which is added in three portions over 19 hours.

The product (3) is obtained by purification using reverse phase HPLC.

4-Fluoro-N- [3-methoxy-4- (2-pyridin-2-yl-ethoxy)-benzyl]- N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide (4): 4-fluorobenzenesulfonyl chloride (0.22 mmol) is added to a room temperature solution of triethylamine (0.9 mmol) and 3- <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> [3-Methoxy-4- (2-pyridin-2-yl-ethoxy)-benzylamino]-azepan-2-one (3) (0.22 mmol) in methylene chloride (0.2 M). After stirring for 48 hours, the reaction mixture is concentrated and the resulting residue is purified by reverse phase HPLC, to afford the desired product (4).

Example 2 MeSQ2C1 Me0 CHO MeO OH CH2CI2, OSOzMe,, 0 0-CHO S Et3N, sI-'2C03 s 6 iN rt, Overnight N 5 DMF 75°C 16 h NaH3BCN Nwo AcOH NH MEON rt, Overnight Cl I S o ct'0- "-z S02CI MeO 02S c MeO N CH NH 0 nu CH H 2C'2 N 7 8 5- (2-Methanesulfonyl-ethyl)-4-methyl-thiazole (5): Methanesulfonyl chloride (5.4 mmol) was added to a methylene chloride (0.2 M) solution of 5- (2-hydroxyethyl)-4- methyl-thiazole (4.5 mmol) and triethylamine (23 mmol), and stirred at room temperature overnight. The mixture was poured into water and extracted with methylene chloride. The organic extracts were washed with NaHCO3 (sat), and the product was extracted with 1M aq. HC1. The aqueous extracts were neutralized with NaHCO3 (sat) and then extracted with methylene chloride. The organic extracts were dried (MgSO4) and filtered. Solvent removal afforded product (5).

3-Methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl-thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]- benzaldehyde (6): Vanillin (2.9 mmol) was added to mixture of K2CO3 (14.5 mmol) and 5- (2-Methanesulfonyl-ethyl)-4-methyl- thiazole (5) (2.9 mmol) in DMF (0.2 M), and heated to 75°C for 16 h. After cooling, water was added and aqueous mixture extracted 5 times with methylene chloride. The methylene chloride layers were combined and concentrated to afford the product (6).

3- {3-Methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl-thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]- benzylamino}-azepan-2-one (7): Acetic acid (9.4 mmol) was added to 3-Methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl-thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]- benzaldehyde (6) (2.3 mmol) and DL-a-amino-g-caprolactam (2.3 mmol) in minimal amount of methanol and stirred for 2 h. MeOH (0.2 M) was added followed by NaH3BCN (2.3 mmol), and the reaction was stirred for 19 h. The product (7) was obtained by purification upon reverse phase HPLC.

4-Chloro-N- 3-methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl-thiazol-5-yl)- ethOxy]-benzyl}-N-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide (8): 4-chlorobenzenesulfonylchloride (0.26 mmol) was added to a methylene chloride (0.2 M) solution of triethylamine (1.0 mmol) and 3- {3-Methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl-thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]- benzylamino}-azepan-2-one (7) (0.26 mmol), and stirred at room temperature for 12 h. The product (8) was obtained by purification upon reverse phase HPLC.

In the following examples, MH+ refers to the mass as determined by LC/MS carried out on a ThermoHypersil-Keystone BDS Hypersil C18 column (50 mm x 3 mm, 5 micron particle size). MNa+ is used to identify the product based on it sodium adduct. Elution conditions for LC/MS are as follows: Solvents: A. Water with 0.05% TFA (v/v); B. Acetonitrile with 0. 05% TFA (v/v); Flow rate: 3 mL/min Gradient Method Time % B Conc (min) 0 5 0.25 5 2.75 95 3.5 95 3.6 5 4.0 STOP In isolating the following examples, a Varian reverse- phase preparative HPLC, utilizing a Phenomenex Aqua C18 column (60 mm x 21.2 mm, 5 micron particle size) was used. Elution conditions for the HPLC are as follows: Solvents: A. Water with 0. 1% TFA (v/v); B. Acetonitrile with 0. 1% TFA (v/v); Flow rate: 25 mL/min.

Gradient Method Time % B Conc (min) 0 5 0.75 5 9.5 100 10.5 100 11.5 5 12.0 STOP Example 3 Step 1 4-chlorobenzenesulfonyl chloride (7.08 g; 30.54 mmol) was added to a 0°C solution of D-a-amino-E-caprolactam hydrochloride (5. 0g ; 30.49 mmol) and triethylamine (25 ml; 244 mmol) in CH2Cl2 and was allowed to stir for 4 h at 0°C. An aqueous workup was performed, partitioning CH2Cl2 and water, followed by CH2Cl2 and 3N HCl. The organic layer was then dried with MgS04, filtered and concentrated. The sample was then dissolved in hot methanol (100 ml), followed by the addition of water (20 ml) and allowed to crystallize in a refrigerator over 48 h. The solution was then filtered and dried, isolating the desired product (5.42 g).

Step 2 The newly formed sulfonamide from Step 1 (60 mg, 0.2 mmol) was dissolved in DMF (1 ml) and added to a mixture of 4- bromo-2-methyl-2-butene (30 mg; 0.2 mmol) and cesium carbonate (130 mg; 0.4 mmol). The solution was sonicated and stirred for 39 h at 50°C. The crude reaction mixture was then placed on a Varian reverse-phase preparative HPLC to isolate the desired product.

Example 4 Synthesis of D-Boc-a-amino-e-caprolactam In a 1L round bottom flask under a nitrogen atmosphere is placed 20 g (80 mmol) of N-a-Boc-D-lysine with 300 mL of DMF and a magnetic stir bar. 36 g of BOP is added to the room temperature slurry. The reaction is stirred for 15 minutes until clear. Then 36 g of NaHCO3 and 100 mL of DMF are added.

After 20 hours, the reaction mixture is concentrated under vacuum. The concentrated mixture is diluted with water and aqueous NaHCO3 solution (1: 1) and extracted three times with ethyl acetate. The combined organic extracts are washed with water, saturated aqueous NaHCO3 solution, saturated aqueous NaCl solution, dried (Na2SO4), filtered and concentrated to afford a residue. The residue is triturated with ether (20 mL) and filtered. Washing the precipitate with hexanes led to another crop in the filtrate. A final crop is obtained by concentrating of the second filtrate and treatment with hexanes. Combining all crops affords the desired cyclized product. MS: 229 (M+H).

Procedure for synthesis of D-a-amino-e-caprolactam HC1 The D-Boc-a-amino-E-caprolactam (12 g, 52 mmol) is mixed with 130 mL of dioxane to form a cloudy solution. 30 mL of 4N HC1 in dioxane is added and gas evolution is noted. After 2 hours, HPLC-MS shows incomplete reaction. Methanol (20 mL) and an additional 20 mL of 4N HC1 in dioxane solution are added and stirring continued overnight. The resulting solid was filtered and dried in a vacuum oven to yield 8.85 g of the desired product. Chiral HPLC analysis showed no racemization.

MS: 129 (M+H).

Example 5 Step 1 D-Z-a-amino-s-caprolactam.

A mixture of 5.0 grams of N-a-Z-D-lysine, 4.4 grams of HOBt, 5.5 mL of N-methylmorpholine, 200 mL of dichloromethane, and 200 mL of dimethylformamide are treated with 3.8 grams of EDC. After 18 hours the mixture is partitioned between ethyl acetate and distilled water. (The two phase mixture was filtered to remove some insoluble material prior to separating the phases. ) The aqueous phase is washed with ethyl acetate, and the combined organic extracts are washed with aqueous potassium carbonate, aqueous sodium bisulfate, and finally with brine. The solution is dried over magnesium sulfate, filtered, and concentrated to afford 3.2 grams of a white solid, having m/z = 285.1.

D-a-amino-e-caprolactam. All of the product from Step 1 is dissolved in 65 mL of methanol and treated with 100 mg of 10% palladium on carbon. The mixture is agitated for 36 hours under 30 psi of hydrogen, and then filtered. Mass spectral analysis shows m/z = 129.

D-a-Amino-6-valerlactam and D-a-amino-y-butyrlactam were made by the same procedure from N-a-Z-D-ornithine and N-a-Z-D- diaminobutyric acid respectively.

The following compounds are prepared essentially according to the methods and procedures described above. The mass spectra data in the following tables is experimentally derived and not calculated. Ex No Name M+H M+Nas No. 4-Chloro-N- (4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-benzyl)- 1 439 1 N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 439. 1 ci Og 0- 0, H (neo 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-benzenesulfonic acid 4- { [ (4- 3 chloro-benzenesulfonyl)-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-613. 8 amino]-methyl}-2-methoxy-phenyl ester 4-chloro-N- (4-chlorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 4 427 0 4 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 427. 0 Ex. Name M+H M+Nas No. 4-Butyl-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 5 497 2 5 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 497. 2 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-methoxy-N- (2- 6 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 471. 1 7-Chloro-benzo [1, 2, 5] oxadiazole-4- 7 sulfonic acid (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)- (2-oxo- 517. 0 azepan-3-yl)-amide 4-Chloro-benzene-1, 3-disulfonic acid 3- g amide 1- [ (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)- (2-oxo- 554. 1 azepan-3-yl)-amide] 4-Cyano-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 9 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 466. 1 4-Bromo-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 10 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 519. 0 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan- 11 533 2 11 3-yl)-4-phenoxy-benzenesulfonamide 533. 2 1-Oxa-2, 3-diaza-cyclopenta [a] naphthalene- 12 5-sulfonic acid (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)- (2- 533. 2 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-amide N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-3-methyl-N- (2- 13 ,,., 455. 1 13 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 455. 1 4-tert-Butyl-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- 14 497 1 14 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 497. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-iodo-N- (2-oxo- 15 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 567. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-isocyanato-N- 16 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 460. 1 3-Bromo-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 17. 520 0 17 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 520. 0 Naphthalene-2-sulfonic acid (3, 4- 18 dimethoxy-benzyl)-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-amide 491. 1 3-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-4- 19 fluoro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 493. 0 benzenesulfonamide Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-3-fluoro-4- 20 methyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 473. 0 benzenesulfonamide 3, 4-Dichloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- 21 509 0 21 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 509. 0 3-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 22 475 1 22 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 475. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan- 23 441 1 23 3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 441. 1 3, 5-Dichloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- 24 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 510. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-3, 4-dimethoxy-N- 25 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 501. 2 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-methyl-N- (2- 26 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 455. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4- 27 methanesulfonyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 519. 2 benzenesulfonamide 3- {4- [ (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)- (2-oxo- 28 azepan-3-yl)-sulfamoyl]-phenyl}-propionic 527. 1 acid methyl ester N- {4- [ (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)- (2-oxo- 29 498 1 29 azepan-3-yl)-sulfamoyl]-phenyl}-acetamide 498. 1 3-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-4- 30 methyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 489. 0 benzenesulfonamide N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan- 31 3-yl)-4-trifluoromethoxy-benzenesulfonamide 525. 1 4-Acetyl-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 32 483 1 32 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 483. 1 N- {2-Chloro-4- [ (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)- (2- 33 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-sulfamoyl]-phenyl}-acetamide 532. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan- 34 509 1 34 3-yl)-3-trifluoromethyl-benzenesulfonamide 509. 1 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 2- (2, 2, 2-Trifluoro-acetyl)-1, 2, 3, 4- 35 tetrahydro-isoquinoline-7-sulfonic acid (3, 4- 592. 2 dimethoxy-benzyl)- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl) amide 3-Cyano-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 36 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 466. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-fluoro-N- (2- 37 459 1 37 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 459. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-3, 4-difluoro-N- 38 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 477. 0 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4- (1, 1-dimethyl- 39 propyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 511. 2 benzenesulfonamide N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-isopropoxy-N- 40 499 1 40 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 499. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan- 41 483. 2 41 3-yl)-4-propyl-benzenesulfonamide 483. 2 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-oxazol-5-yl-N- 42 486. 2 42 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 486. 2 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan- 43 3-yl)-4-pyrazol-1-yl-benzenesulfonamide 507. 1 4-Bromo-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-3- 44 fluoro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 538. 1 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-2, 5- 45 difluoro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 511. 0 benzenesulfonamide N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-3, 5-difluoro-N- 46 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 477. 1 Biphenyl-4-sulfonic acid (3, 4-dimethoxy- benzyl)- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-amide N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-2, 3, 4-trifluoro- 48 495 1 48 N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 495. 1 N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-2, 4, 5-trifluoro- 49 495 1 49 N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 495. 1 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-2, 3, 4, 5, 6- 50 pentafluoro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 531. 0 benzenesulfonamide N- (3, 4-Dimethoxy-benzyl)-4-isopropyl-N- 51 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 483. 2 4-Chloro-N-cyclopropylmethyl-N- (2-oxo- 52 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 380 N-But-2-enyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3- 53 yl)-benzenesulfonamide 358 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N-pentyl- 54 benzenesulfonamide 374. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-ethyl-butyl)-N- (2-oxo- 55 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 388. 1 4-Chloro-N-hexyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 56 benzenesulfonamide 388. 1 4-Chloro-N- (3-methylsulfanyl-propyl)-N- 57 392 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N-heptyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 58 benzenesulfonamide 402. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- 59 442 59 phenyl-allyl)-benzenesulfonamide 442 4-Chloro-N-nonyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 60 benzenesulfonamide 430. 2 6- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 61 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-hexanoic acid methyl 432. 2 ester 4-Chloro-N- (2-methyl-3-phenyl-allyl)-N- 62 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 457 N- (2-Benzyloxy-ethyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide N- (2-Bromo-3-phenyl-allyl)-4-chloro-N- (2- oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 65 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-3-methyl-but-2-enoic acid 430. 1 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. ethyl ester 4-Chloro-N- (2-ethyl-allyl)-N- (2-oxo- RH 372 66 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 372 4-Chloro-N- (2, 2-dimethyl-propyl)-N- (2- 67 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 374. 1 4-Chloro-N-isobutyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3- 68 yl)-benzenesulfonamide 359. 8 methyl (2- { [ (4- 69 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 427. 1 yl] amino} ethyl) carbamate N-Butyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 70 benzenesulfonamide 360 4-Chloro-N- (3-methyl-but-2-enyl)-N- (2- 71 394 1 71 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 394. 1 4-Chloro-N- (3-methyl-butyl)-N- (2-oxo- 72 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 374. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- 73 phenethyl-benzenesulfonamide 408 N- (1, 3-benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl)-4-chloro- 74 437 0 74 N-[(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-ylAbenzenesulfonamide 437. 0 4-chloro-N- (3-fluoro-4-methoxybenzyl)-AT- 75 [(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 463. 1 4-chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethylbenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 76 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 421. 0 4-chloro-N-(2, 3-dihydro-1, 4-benzodioxin- 77 6-ylmethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 473. 0 yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (4-methoxybenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 78 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 445. 1 4-Chloro-N-naphthalen-2-ylmethyl-N- (2- 79 444 79 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 444 4-Chloro-N- (3-iodo-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide Ex. Name M+H M+Na+ No. 4-chloro-N- (cyclohexylmethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 81 399. 8 81 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 399. 8 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (4- 82 451. 8 phenoxybutyl) benzenesulfonamide 451. 8 N- [4- (benzyloxy) butyl]-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)- p- R 83 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 465. 8 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (3- 84 phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide 421. 1 4-chloro-N- [ (2E)-2-methyl-3-phenylprop-2- 85 en-1-yl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 455. 1 yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 86 [ (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-en-l- 441. 1 441. 1 yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 87 yl] benzenesulfonamide 303. 0 CI ou 88 rN 421. 8 0 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (3- phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide N- [3- (benzyloxy) propyl]-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)- 89. 451 9 89 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 451. 9 N-sec-Butyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3- 90 yl)-benzenesulfonamide 360 tert-butyl ((lS)-1-benzyl-2-{[(4- 91 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 559. 1 yl] amino} ethyl) carbamate ter-butyl ( (1S)-2- ( [ (4- 92 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 483. 2 yl] amino}-1-methylethyl) carbamate Et, Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. {2- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 93 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-ethyl}-carbamic acid 469. 1 tert-butyl ester 4-Chloro-N- (2, 2-diphenyl-ethyl)-N- (2-oxo- 94 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 506 N- [3- (4-tert-Butyl-phenyl)-2-methyl- 95 propyl]-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 491. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-methyl-4-phenyl-pentyl)-N- 96 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 463. 8 4-Chloro-N- [3- (4-methoxy-phenyl)-allyl]- 97 472 N-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (3-methylbut-2-en-1-yl)-N- 98 [(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 393. 8 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 99 341 8 99 prop-2-yn-1-ylbenzenesulfonamide 341. 8 4-chloro-N-isobutyl-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan- 100 3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 359. a 4-chloro-N- [2- (1, 3-dioxo-2, 3-dihydro-lH- 101 inden-2-yl) ethyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 476. 9 yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (8-hydroxyoctyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 102 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 431. 9 4-chloro-N- [3- (1, 3-dioxo-2, 3-dihydro-lH- 103 inden-2-yl) propyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 490. 9 yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 104 (tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-401. 8 ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N-decyl-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 105 benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (1, 3-dioxolan-2-ylmethyl)-N- 106 [(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 389. 6 107 N2- [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl]-N2- [ (3R)-2- 360. 7 106 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. oxoazepan-3-yl] glycinamide 4-chloro-N- [4- (1, 3-dioxo-2, 3-dihydro-lH- 108 inden-2-yl) butyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 504. 9 yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (6-methylheptyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 109 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 415. 9 N-butyl-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 110 benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- [3- (4-methoxyphenyl) propyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 451. 9 ethyl 6- { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)- 112 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} hexanoate 445. 8 4-Chloro-N- {3-methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl- 113 thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]-benzyl}-N- (2-oxo- 565. 6 azepan-3-yl)-benzene sulfonamide 4-Fluoro-N- [3-methoxy-4- (2-pyridin-2-yl- 114 ethoxy)-benzyl]-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 528. 6 benzenesulfonamide N- [3-Methoxy-4- (2-pyridin-2-yl-ethoxy)- 115 benzyl]-4-methyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 524. 6 benzenesulfonamide 3, 4-Difluoro-N- {3-methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl- 116 thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]-benzyl}-N- (2-oxo- 566. 6 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide N- {3-Methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl-thiazol-5- 117 yl)-ethoxy]-benzyl}-N-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-4-598. 6 trifluoromethyl-benzenesulfonamide 3-Fluoro-N- {3-methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl- 118 thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]-benzyl}-N- (2-oxo- 548. 6 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Fluoro-N- {3-methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl- 119 thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]-benzyl}-N- (2-oxo- 548. 5 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-chloro-N- {3-methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl-1, 3- 120 thiazol-5-yl) ethoxy] benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2- 565. 6 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide N-Benzyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 121 415 2 121 benzenesulfonamide 415. 2 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 122 475 1 122 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 475. 1 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxopyrrolidin-3-yl]-N- 123 123 -phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide 393 4-chloro-N- [ (2E)-2-methyl-3-phenylprop-2- 124 en-1-yl]-N-[(3R)-2-oxopyrrolidin-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 428 4. H 4-chloro-N-dodecyl-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 125 471 9 125 benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (2- 126 phenylethyl) benzenesulfonamide 407. 8 ethyl 5- { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulf onyl (3R)- 127 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} pentanoate 431. 8 4-chloro-N- (4-methylpentyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 128 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 387. 8 4-chloro-N- (2-methoxyethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 129 , ,., 361. 8 129 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 361. 8 ethyl 4- { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulf onyl (3R)- 130 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} butanoate 417. 8 4-chloro-N- (6, 7-dihydroxy-3, 7- 131 dimethyloctyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 475. 6 yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- ( (S)-3, 7-dimethyloct-6-enyl)- 132 441 8 132 N-((R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl) benzenesulfonamide 441. 8 N-but-3-en-1-yl-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- 133 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 357. 7 (R)-3- (4-chloro-N- (2-oxoazepan-3- 134 yl) phenylsulfonamido) propanoic acid 375. 8 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 135 [(2E, 6E)-3, 7, 11-trimethyldodeca-2, 6, 10-trien- 530. 1 1-yl] benzenesulfonamide N-benzyl-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yllbenzenesulfonamide X-zz \oN 0 0 137 i I \SO N NH 475. 1 CI 4-chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxybenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- 138 422 2 138 phenyl-propyl)-benzenesulfonamide 422. 2 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxopiperidin-3-yl]-N- 139 (3-phenylpropyl) benzenesulfonamide 428 4-chloro-N- [ (2E)-2-methyl-3-phenylprop-2- 140 en-1-yl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxopiperidin-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 416 4-chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxybenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 141 141-oxopiperidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 428 N- (4-bromobenzyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- 142 142 oxopiperidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 432 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxopiperidin-3-yl]-N- 143 [(2E)-3-phenylprop-2-en-1- yl] benzenesulfonamide 462 4-chloro-N- (4-methoxybenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 144 144 oxopiperidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 459 4-chloro-N- (3-fluoro-4-methoxybenzyl)-N- 145 145 [3R)-2-oxopiperidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 408 4-chloro-N- (2, 4-difluorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 146 146 2-oxopiperidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 442 4-chloro-N- (3-fluoro-4-methoxybenzyl)-N- 147 147 3R)-2-oxopyrrolidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 436 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-chloro-N- (2, 4-difluorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 148 148 2-oxopyrrolidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 401 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxopyrrolidin-3-yl]-N- 149 [(2E)-3-phenylprop-2-en-1- yl] benzenesulfonamide 414 4-chloro-N- (4-methoxybenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- oxopyrrolidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 418 418 4-chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxybenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 2-oxopyrrolidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 448 448 N- (4-bromobenzyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- 152 152xopyrrolidin-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 444 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dichloro-benzyl)-N- (2- 153 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 462. 8 4-Chloro-N- (6-methoxy-naphthalen-2- 154 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 496. 1 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-methoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 155 423 7 155 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 423. 7 4-Chloro-N- (3-methoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 156 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 423. 8 4-Chloro-N- (4-methoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 157 423 5 157 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 423. 5 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- i c p 4 1 R 158 trifluoromethyl-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 461. 8 4-Chloro-N- (4-isopropoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 159 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 451. 3 N- (5-Bromo-thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-4-chloro- 160 N-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 478. 4 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N-pyridin- 161 3-ylmethyl-benzenesulfonamide 395 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N-pyridin- 162 2-ylmethyl-benzenesulfonamide 394. 8 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (4- 163 trifluoromethyl-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 461. 8 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-Chloro-N- (5, 7-dimethyl-4-oxo-4H- 164 chromen-3-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 490. 2 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4-chloro-6-fluoro-2H-chromen- 165 3-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 521. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- [5- (2, 4-difluoro-phenyl)- 166 furan-2-ylmethyl]-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 516. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N-(5-chloro-1, 3-dimethyl-lH- 167 pyrazol-4-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 446. 7 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- [5- (2-methyl-5- trifluoromethyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-thiophen-2- 168 ylmethyl]-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 569. 8 benzenesulfonamide N- (3-Benzyloxy-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 169 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 499. 8 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- 170 phenoxy-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 485. 8 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (4- 171 phenoxy-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 508. 1 4- { [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 172 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-methyl}-benzoic acid 451. 8 methyl ester N- (4-Bromo-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 173 472 7 173 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 472. 7 4-Chloro-N- (3, 5-dichloro-benzyl)-N- (2- 174 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 463 N- [4- (4-tert-Butyl-thiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]- 175 4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 532. 7 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (l-methyl-lH-pyrrol-2- 176 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 419 benzenesulfonamide 111 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (2- 177 trifluoromethyl-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 462. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2, 3-dihydro-benzo [1, 4] dioxin- 178 6-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 474 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-methoxy-naphthalen-l- 179 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 496 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4-isobutyl-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 180 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 449. 7 4-Chloro-N- (2, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 181 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 476. 2 N- (4- { [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 182 472 7 182 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-methyl}-phenyl)-acetamide 472. 7 4-Chloro-N- (3-chloro-4-methoxy-benzyl)-N- 3 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 480 N- {4- [Bis- (2-chloro-ethyl)-amino]- 184 benzyl}-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 534. 1 benzenesulfonamide 3- { [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 185 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-methyl}-benzoic acid 451. 7 methyl ester 4-Chloro-N- (2-morpholin-4-yl-benzyl)-N- 186 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 478. 9 4-Chloro-N- (4, 6-dichloro-2H-chromen-3- 187 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 538. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- 188 thiophen-2-ylmethyl-benzenesulfonamide 399. 6 4-Chloro-N- (2, 6-dichloro-benzyl)-N- (2- 189 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 463. 7 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- 190 399 7 190 thiophen-3-ylmethyl-benzenesulfonamide 399. 7 191 N- (3-Bromo-4-fluoro-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- 490. 8 112 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide N- (5-Bromo-2-fluoro-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- 192 490 7 192 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 490. 7 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N-thiazol- 193 2-ylmethyl-benzenesulfonamide 401 4-Chloro-N- (2'-methyl-biphenyl-4- 194 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 483. 8 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4-iodo-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 195 519 7 195 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 519. 7 N- (3-Bromo-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 196 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 472. 7 4-Chloro-N- (2, 6-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 197 453 5 197 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 453. 5 4-Chloro-N- (2, 3-dichloro-benzyl)-N- (2- 198 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 463. 1 N-Biphenyl-4-ylmethyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 199 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 470. 5 N- (4-tert-Butyl-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2- 200 449 7 200 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 449. 7 N- (4-Benzyloxy-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 201 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 522. 3 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- 202 [1, 2, 3] thiadiazol-4-ylmethyl- 402 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (l-methyl-lH-indol-3- 203 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 469 benzenesulfonamide N- (l-Benzyl-lH-indol-3-ylmethyl)-4- 204 chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 544. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-methyl-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 205 407 8 205 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 407. 8 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. N- (l-Benzenesulfonyl-lH-pyrrol-2- 206 ylmethyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 545. 1 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (1- 207 phenyl-lH- [1, 2, 3] triazol-4-ylmethyl)- 460. 8 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (5-ethyl-furan-2-ylmethyl)-N- 208 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 433. 9 4-Chloro-N- (2, 5-dimethyl-2H-pyrazol-3- 209 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 411. 8 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4, 5-dimethyl-furan-2- 210 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 433. 8 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (5-cyano-6-methylsulfanyl- 211 pyridin-2-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 465. 8 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4-methyl-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 212 407 9 212 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 407. 9 5- { [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 213 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-methyl}-1-methyl-lH-475. 9 pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid methyl ester N- (2-Bromo-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 214 472 8 214 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 472. 8 4-Chloro-N- (3-methyl-benzo [b] thiophen-2- 215 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 463. 3 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3-methyl-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 216 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 407. 8 4-chloro-N- (2, 4-difluorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 217 429 8 217 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 429. 8 N- (biphenyl-2-ylmethyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)- 218 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 469. 7 219 4-chloro-N- (3-iodobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 519. 8 114 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- [3- (4-fluorophenoxy) benzyl]-N- 220 [(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 503. 8 4-chloro-N- (3, 5-difluorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 221 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 429. 8 4-chloro-N- (3, 5-dimethoxybenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 222 453 7 222 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 453. 7 4-chloro-N- (2-cyanobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 223 440 9 223 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 440. 9 4-chloro-N- (3, 4-difluorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)- 224 429 9 4 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 429. 9 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- {2- 225 [(phenylsulfonyl) methyl] benzyl} benzenesulfona 547. 7 mide 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [4- (trifluoromethoxy) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (2-naphthylmethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 227 443 7 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide N-Biphenyl-2-ylmethyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 228 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 469. 7 4-chloro-N- (3-chlorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 229 427 8 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (3-cyanobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 230 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 418. 8 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [3- 231 477 8 231 (trifluoromethoxy) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (4-fluorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 232 411. 7 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- (2-chlorobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 233 427 8 233 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 427. 8 4-chloro-N- [ (2E)-3, 7-dimethylocta-2, 6- 234 dien-1-yl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 462 yl] benzenesulfonamide Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-Chloro-N-furan-2-ylmethyl-N- (2-oxo- 235 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 384. 1 4-Chloro-N-furan-3-ylmethyl-N- (2-oxo- 236 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 384 4-Chloro-N- (4-cyano-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 237 419 1 237 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 419. 1 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethyl-benzyl)-N- (2- 238 422 1 238 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 422. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2, 5-dimethyl-benzyl)-N- (2- 239 422 1 239 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 422. 1 4-Chloro-N-(1-dimethylamino-lH-pyrrol-2- 240 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 448. 1 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4-chloro-l-methyl-lH-pyrazol- 241 3-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 432 benzenesulfonamide N-Benzofuran-2-ylmethyl-4-chloro-N- (2- 242 435 2 242 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 435. 2 4-Chloro-N- (5-chloro-thiophen-2- 243 ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 434 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (2, 4, 5- 244 457 1 244 trimethyl-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 457. 1 4-Chloro-N- (4-isopropyl-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 245 457 9 245 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 457. 9 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (2, 4, 6- 246 458 2 246 trimethyl-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 458. 2 4-Chloro-N- (3-cyano-4-fluoro-benzyl)-N- 247. 459 1 247 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 459. 1 4-Chloro-N- (4-dimethylamino-benzyl)-N- (2- 248 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 437. 1 N-Benzo [1, 3] dioxol-5-ylmethyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 460. 1 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-Chloro-N- (4-ethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 250 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 460. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-ethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 251 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 460. 1 4-Chloro-N- (4-methoxy-2-methyl-benzyl)-N- 252 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 460 4-Chloro-N- (3-fluoro-4-methoxy-benzyl)-N- 253 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 464. 1 4-Chloro-N-naphthalen-1-ylmethyl-N- (2- 254 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 444. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- 255 quinolin-2-ylmethyl-benzenesulfonamide 445. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- 256 quinolin-3-ylmethyl-benzenesulfonamide 445. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (4-oxo- 257 462 257 4H-chromen-3-ylmethyl)-benzenesulfonamide 462 N- (4-Bromo-thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-4-chloro- 258 N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 478. 9 ci ou /S NiSv Zu N 0 259 NH 484. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (2- piperidin-1-yl-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)- benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3, 5-dimethyl-l-phenyl-lH- 260 pyrazol-4-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 488. 1 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- 261 phenoxy-thiophen-2-ylmethyl)-514 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (5-chloro-3-methyl-l-phenyl- lH-pyrazol-4-ylmethyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- E Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3, 5-di-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy- 263 benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 544. 2 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- [1- 264 (toluene-4-sulfonyl)-lH-indol-3-ylmethyl]-609 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3, 5-dibromo-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 265 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 552 4-Chloro-N- (2, 3-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 266 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 454. 2 4-Chloro-N- (3-fluoro-5-trifluoromethyl- 267 benzyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 479. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (6-chloro-imidazo [2, 1- 268 b] thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-474 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4-methylsulfanyl-benzyl)-N- 269 462 269 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 462 4-Chloro-N- (2, 3-difluoro-benzyl)-N- (2- 270 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 430. 1 4-Chloro-N- (5-ethyl-thiophen-2-ylmethyl)- 270 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- 271 vinyl-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 420. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-fluoro-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 272 412 1 272 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 412. 1 4-chloro-N- (3-methylbutyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (3- 274 phenoxypropyl) benzenesulfonamide 437. 8 methyl 4- ( { [ (4- 275 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- 451. 8 yl] amino} methyl) benzoate 118 Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. N- (2-bromobenzyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- 276 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 472. 7 N- (4-bromobenzyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- 277 472 7 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide methyl 3- ( { [ (4- 278 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-451. 8 yl] amino} methyl) benzoate 4-chloro-N- (2-methylbenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 279 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 407. 8 4-Chloro-N- (4-fluoro-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3-cyano-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 281 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 419. 1 4-Chloro-N- (2-chloro-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 282 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 428 4-Chloro-N- (3-chloro-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (4-chloro-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 284 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 428. 1 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-difluoro-benzyl)-N- (2- oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2, 4-difluoro-benzyl)-N- (2- 286 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 430. 2 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-piperidin-3-yl)-N- (3- 287 phenyl-propyl)-benzenesulfonamide 428 4-Chloro-N- (2-methyl-3-phenyl-allyl)-N- (2-oxo-piperidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 416 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 289 oxo-piperidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 428 N- (4-Bromo-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 290 432 290 piperidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 432 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-piperidin-3-yl)-N- (3- 291 462 291 phenyl-allyl)-benzenesulfonamide 462 Ex. Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-Chloro-N- (4-methoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 292 459 292 piperidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 459 4-Chloro-N- (3-fluoro-4-methoxy-benzyl)-N- 293 408 293 (2-oxo-piperidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 408 4-Chloro-N- (2, 4-difluoro-benzyl)-N- (2- 294 442 294 oxo-piperidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 442 4-Chloro-N- (3-fluoro-4-methoxy-benzyl)-N- 295 (2-oxo-pyrrolidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 436 4-Chloro-N- (2, 4-difluoro-benzyl)-N- (2- 296 oxo-pyrrolidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 401 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-pyrrolidin-3-yl)-N- (3- 297 414 297 phenyl-allyl)-benzenesulfonamide 414 4-Chloro-N- (4-methoxy-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 298 pyrrolidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 418 4-Chloro-N- (3, 4-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 299 448 299 oxo-pyrrolidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 448 N- (4-Bromo-benzyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 300 pyrrolidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 444 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-pyrrolidin-3-yl)-N- (3- 301 393 301 phenyl-propyl)-benzenesulfonamide 393 4-Chloro-N- (2-methyl-3-phenyl-allyl)-N- 302 (2-oxo-pyrrolidin-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 428 N- (3-Benzyloxy-propyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 303 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 451. 9 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (4- 304 trifluoromethoxy-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 477. 7 4-Chloro-N- (3, 5-difluoro-benzyl)-N- (2- 305 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 429. 8 4-Chloro-N- [3- (4-fluoro-phenoxy)-benzyl]- 306 N-(2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 503. 8 4-Chloro-N- (8-hydroxy-octyl)-N- (2-oxo- 307 4319 307 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 431. 9 4-Chloro-N- (6-methyl-heptyl)-N- (2-oxo- 308 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 415. 9 Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-Chloro-N- (4-methyl-pentyl)-N- (2-oxo- 309 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 387. 8 4-Chloro-N- [4- (1, 3-dioxo-1, 3-dihydro- 310 isoindol-2-yl)-butyl]-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 504. 9 benzenesulfonamide ci N zu " 311 0 357. 7 N-But-3-enyl-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3- yl)-benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N-prop-2- 312 ynyl-benzenesulfonamide 341. 8 4-Chloro-N- [3- (1, 3-dioxo-1, 3-dihydro- 313 isoindol-2-yl)-propyl]-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 490. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3, 5-dimethoxy-benzyl)-N- (2- 314 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 453. 7 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- 315 phenoxy-propyl)-benzenesulfonamide 437. 8 4-Chloro-N- (6, 7-dihydroxy-3, 7-dimethyl- 316 octyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 475. 6 benzenesulfonamide 6- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 317 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-hexanoic acid ethyl ester cl / zozo 0 0 O 318 CNH 471. 9 NH 4-Chloro-N-dodecyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- benzenesulfonamide 4- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 319 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-butyric acid ethyl ester 417. 8 Ex. Ex. Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. 4-Chloro-N- [1, 3] dioxolan-2-ylmethyl-N- (2- 320 oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 389. 6 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3- 321 477 8 321 trifluoromethoxy-benzyl)-benzenesulfonamide 477. 8 N- (2-Benzenesulfonylmethyl-benzyl)-4- 322 chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 547. 7 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- 323 (tetrahydro-pyran-2-ylmethyl)-401. 8 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (2-methoxy-ethyl)-N- (2-oxo- 324 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 361. 8 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (4- 325 phenoxy-butyl)-benzenesulfonamide 451. 8 N- (4-Benzyloxy-butyl)-4-chloro-N- (2-oxo- 326 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 465. 8 4-Chloro-N- {3-methoxy-4- [2- (4-methyl- 327 thiazol-5-yl)-ethoxy]-benzyl}-N-(2-oxo-565. 6 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 5- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 328 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-pentanoic acid ethyl 431. 8 ester 4-Chloro-N- [2- (1, 3-dioxo-1, 3-dihydro- 329 isoindol-2-yl)-ethyl]-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 476. 9 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N- (3, 7-dimethyl-oct-6-enyl)-N- 330 (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 441. 8 4-Chloro-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)-N- (3, 7, 11- 331 trimethyl-dodeca-2, 6, 10-trienyl)- 530. 1 benzenesulfonamide 4-Chloro-N-decyl-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 332 4439 332 benzenesulfonamide 443. 9 4-Chloro-N- (3, 7-dimethyl-octa-2, 6- 333 dienyl)-N- (2-oxo-azepan-3-yl)- 462 E Name M+H+ M+Na+ No. benzenesulfonamide {2- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 334 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-ethyl}-carbamic acid 427. 1 methyl ester {2- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 335 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-1-methyl-ethyl}-carbamic 483. 2 acid tert-butyl ester 4-Chloro-N- (2-cyano-benzyl)-N- (2-oxo- 336 azepan-3-yl)-benzenesulfonamide 440. 9 3- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 337 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-propionic acid 375. 8 2- [ (4-Chloro-benzenesulfonyl)- (2-oxo- 338 azepan-3-yl)-amino]-acetamide 360. 7 The following compounds can be prepared essentially according to the methods and procedures described above. 339 4-chloro-N-[(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N-[(2-oxo-2, 3-dihydro- 1H-benzimidazol-5-yl) methyl] benzenesulfonamide 340 4-chloro-N- [ (1, 2-dimethyl-lH-benzimidazol-6-yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 341 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [ (3-oxo-1, 3-dihydro- 2, 1-benzisoxazol-6-yl) methyl] benzenesulfonamide 342 4-chloro-N-[(2, 3-dimethyl-2, 3-dihydro-1, 3-benzoxazol-5- yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 343 cri zu /N N N 4-chloro-N- [ (l-methyl-lH-indazol-5-yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 344 4-chloro-N- (furo [3, 2-b] pyridin-5-ylmethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 345 N- (2, 1, 3-benzoxadiazol-5-ylmethyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 346 4-chloro-N- [ (3, 3-dimethyl-3H-indazol-6-yl) methyl] -N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 347 4-chloro-N- [ (1, 3-dimethyl-lH-pyrazolo [3,4-c] pyridin-5- yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 348 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (quinoxalin-6- ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 349 4-chloro-N- [ (3-oxido-1, 4-dihydro-2,3, 1, 4- benzoxathiadiazin-6-yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 350 4-chloro-N-[(1-ethoxy-lH-1, 2,3-benzotriazol-5-yl) methyl] - N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 351 4-chloro-N- [ (1, 3-dimethyl-lH-pyrazolo [3, 4-b] pyridin-5- yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 352 4-chloro-N- (isoquinolin-7-ylmethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan- 3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 353 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (quinolin-6- ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 354 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (quinolin-7- ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 355 4-chloro-N- (isoquinolin-6-ylmethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan- 3-yl] benzenesulfonamide The following compounds are prepared essentially according to the methods and procedures described above. Cmpn Name M+H M+Na d No. 356 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 460- [(1-phenyl-lH-1, 2, 3-triazol-4- yl) methyl] benzenesulfonamide 357 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 483- [(2-piperidin-1-yl-1, 3-thiazol-5- yl) methyl] benzenesulfonamide 358 4-chloro-N-[(6-methoxypyridin-3- 424 - yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 359 N-[(6-bromopyridin-2-yl)methyl]-4- 473.9 - chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yljbenzenesulfonamide 360 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yi]-N- 420 [(2E)-3-pyridin-3-ylprop-2-en-1- yl] benzenesulfonamide 361 4-chloro-N-[(1-methyl-1H-indol-2- - 468 yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 362 4-chloro-N- [ (5-chloro-1, 3-dimethyl-lH- 444. 9- pyrazol-4-yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 363 4-chloro-N-[(1,3-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-5- 410.9 - yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 364 4-chloro-N- [ (6-chloropyridin-3- 427. 9- yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 365 4-chloro-N-[(3-methyl-1-benzothien-2- - 484.9 yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 366 4-chloro-N- { [5-cyano-6- 464. 9- (methylthio) pyridin-2-yl]methyl}-N-[(3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 367 N- [ (6-bromopyridin-3-yl) methyl]-4- 473. 9- chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 368 4-chloro-N-[(1-methyl-lH-imidazol-2-396. 9 _ yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 369 Ci-475. 9 0X N _o H H methyl 5- ( { [ (4- chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl)-1-methyl-lH-pyrrole-2- carboxylate 370 4-chloro-N- [ (l-methyl-lH-pyrrol-2--417. 9 yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 371 4-chloro-N- [ (6-methylpyridin-2- 407. 9- yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 372 N- [ (l-benzyl-lH-indol-3-yl) methyl]-4--544 chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 373 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 399. 9- (1, 3-thiazol-2-ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 374 4-chloro-N- [ (5-methyl-2-furyl) methyl]-N--418. 9 [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 375 4-chloro-N- [ (5-methyl-2-thienyl) methyl]--434. 9 N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 376 4-chloro-N-[(2-methyl-lH-imidazol-4-397 _ yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 377 4-chloro-N- { [5- (methylthio)-2--466. 9 thienyl] methyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 378 4-chloro-N- [ (5-chloro-2-furyl) methyl]-N--438. 9 [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 379 N- [ (5-bromo-2-furyl) methyl]-4-chloro-N--484. 8 [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 380 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 477 [(6-piperidin-1-ylpyridin-3- yl) methyl] benzenesulfonamide 381 4-chloro-N-[(6-morpholin-4-ylpyridin-3- 479 - yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 382 4-chloro-N- [ (l-methyl-lH-indol-3--468 yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 383 4-chloro-N-[(2-ethyl-1H-imidazol-5- 411 - yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 384 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 459- [(2-phenyl-1H-imidazol-5- yl) methyl] benzenesulfonamide 385 N-[(2-butyl-1H-imidazol-4-yl)methyl]-4- 439 - chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 386 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 462- {[6-(trifluoromethyl) pyridin-3- yl] methyl} benzenesulfonamide 387 4-chloro-N- (lH-imidazol-5-ylmethyl)-N- 383- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 388 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 400. 9- (1,2, 3-thiadiazol-4- ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 389 4-chloro-N- (lH-imidazol-2-ylmethyl)-N- 383- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 390 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 399. 9- (1, 3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 391 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N--403. 9 (lH-pyrrol-2-ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 392 4-chloro-N- [ (2-chloro-1, 3-thiazol-5- 433. 9- yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 393 4-chloro-N-{[2-(diethylamino)-1, 3-471 _ thiazol-5-yl] methyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 394 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 444 (quinolin-3-ylmethyl) benzenesulfonamide 395 4-chloro-N- [ (5-chloro-1, 2, 4-thiadiazol-435 _ 3-yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 396 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [4- 460 (lH-1, 2, 4-triazol-1- yl) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide 397 0 0 491 0 N-N 0 NH S ZNH 4-chloro-N- { [5- (4-methoxyphenyl)-1, 3, 4- oxadiazol-2-yl] methyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 398 4-chloro-N-[2-fluoro-5-479 _ (trifluoromethyl) benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan- 3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 399 4-chloro-N- { [5- (3, 5-dimethylisoxazol-4- 480- yl)-1, 2, 4-oxadiazol-3-yl] methyl}-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 4004-chloro-N- ( {4-methyl-2- [4-558 (trifluoromethyl) phenyl-1, 3-thiazol-5- yl} methyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 4014-chloro-N- ( {5- [2- (methylthio) pyridin-3- 508" yl]-1, 2, 4-oxadiazol-3-yl} methyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 402 4-chloro-N- (3-fluoro-4-methylbenzyl)-N- 425 [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 403 4-chloro-N-[(1-methyl-lH-1, 2, 3-448 _ benzotriazol-5-yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 404 4-chloro-N- [ (5-methylisoxazol-3- 398 yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 405 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 482. 9 (pentafluorobenzyl) benzenesulfonamide 406 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- 400 {[(2S)-5-oxopyrrolidin-2- yl] methyl} benzenesulfonamide 407 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [(3R)-2- 518 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- phenylthiophene-2-carboxamide 408 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 522 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- furylmethyl) thiophene-2-carboxamide 409 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 539 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1- methylpiperidin-4-yl) thiophene-2-carboxamide 410 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 546 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lR)-1- phenylethyl] thiophene-2-carboxamide 411 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [(3R)-2- 547 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2-pyridin-3- ylethyl) thiophene-2-carboxamide 412 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 546 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lS)-1- phenylethyl] thiophene-2-carboxamide 413 N-butyl-5-({[(4- 498 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) thiophene-2-carboxamide 414 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 467 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-cyclopropyl-2- furamide 415 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 506 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- furylmethyl)-2-furamide 416 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 523 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1- methylpiperidin-4-yl)-2-furamide 417 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 530 - oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[(1R)-1- phenylethyl]-2-furamide 418 5-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 531 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2-pyridin-3- ylethyl)-2-furamide 419 N-butyl-5-({[(4- 482 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl)-2-furamide 420 N-benzyl-5-({[(4- 516 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl)-2-furamide 421 N- (4-benzoylbenzyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- 496. 8 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 422 N-(2-aminoethyl)-4-({[(4- 479 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 423 tert-butyl 4- (4--522 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) piperidine-1-carboxylate The following compounds are prepared essentially according to the methods and procedures described above. Cmpnd. Name M+H M+Na No. 424 4-chloro-N- (4-nitrobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 437. 0- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 425 ethyl (2E)-4-{[(4- 429.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino}-3-methylbut-2-enoate 426 ethyl 2-({[(4-429. 0 _ chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) cyclopropanecarboxylate 427 methyl 6-{[(4- 431.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} hexanoate 428 4-chloro-N-(cyclopropylmethyl)-N-[(3R)-357. 0 _ 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 429 4-chloro-N- [4- (methylthio) benzyl]-N--460. 9 [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 430 4-chloro-N- [4- (methylsulfinyl) benzyl]-N- 454. 9- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 431 4-chloro-N- [4- (methylsulfonyl) benzyl]-N- 470. 9- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 432 N- (4-aminobenzyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2--429. 9 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 433 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)--533. 9 2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] benzamide 434 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)--500. 0 2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] butanamide 435 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)- - 540. 0 2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] cyclohexanecarboxami de 436 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)- - 535. 0 2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] pyridine-2- carboxamide 437 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)--536. 0 2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] pyrazine-2- carboxamide 438 methyl [4-({[(4- - 488. 0 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] carbamate 439 phenyl [4-({[(4- - 550. 0 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] carbamate 440 isopropyl [4-({[(4- - 515. 9 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] carbamate 441 4-chloro-N-(4- - 487. 0 {[(methylamino) carbonyl] amino} benzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 442 4-chloro-N- (4--515. 0 {[(isopropylamino) carbonyl] amino} benzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 443 N- {4- [ (anilinocarbonyl) amino] benzyl}-4--549. 0 chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 444 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [4--577. 0 ({[(2- phenylethyl) amino] carbonyl} amino) benzyl] ben zenesulfonamide 445 4-chloro-N-[4-({[(3,5-dimethylisoxazol- - 568. 0 4-yl) amino] carbonyl} amino) benzyl]-N- [ (3R)- 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 446 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 506. 1- oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-(2, 2- dimethylpropyl) benzamide 447 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 533.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1- methylpiperidin-4-yl) benzamide 448 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1-methyl-l- phenylethyl) benzamide 449 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(R)-2- 541.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2-pyridin- 3-ylethyl) benzamide 450 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 544. 0- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (1, 5- dimethyl-lH-pyrazol-3-yl) methyl] benzamide 451 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 490.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- methylprop-2-en-1-yl) benzamide 452 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 492.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N, N- diethylbenzamide 453 N-[2-(tert-butylthio)ethyl]-4-({[(4- 552.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 454 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 532. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (4- methylcyclohexyl) benzamide 455 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 490. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- cyclobutylbenzamide 456 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 504. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- cyclopentylbenzamide 457 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [(3R)-2-552. 0 _ oxoazepan-3-yl] amino}methyl)-N-(2, 3- dihydro-lH-inden-2-yl) benzamide 458 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 476. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- cyclopropylbenzamide 459 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 521. 1 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [2- (dimethylamino)-1-methylethyl] benzamide 460 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 519. 9 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- oxotetrahydrofuran-3-yl) benzamide 461 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 552. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (2, 3- dihydro-lH-inden-1-yl) benzamide 462 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 577. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [4- (diethylamino)-1-methylbutyl] benzamide 463 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 533. 1 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- pyrrolidin-1-ylethyl) benzamide 464 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 506. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- methylbutyl) benzamide 465 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 522.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- isopropoxyethyl) benzamide 466 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 518.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- cyclohexylbenzamide 467 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 524. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [3- (methylthio) propyl] benzamide 468 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 516. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- furylmethyl) benzamide 469 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3- phenylpropyl) benzamide 470 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 524. 1 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [2- (2- hydroxyethoxy) ethyl] benzamide 471 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 513. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-pyridin-3- ylbenzamide 472 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 478. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- propylbenzamide 473 N-butyl-4-({[(4- 492.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 474 N-benzyl-4-({[(4- 526.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 475 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 562.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3, 5- difluorobenzyl) benzamide 476 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 540. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1- phenylethyl) benzamide 477 4-chloro-N-{4-[(2, 5-dimethyl-2, 5- 516. 0 dihydro-lH-pyrrol-1-yl) carbonyl] benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 478 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [4- 490. 0 (pyrrolidin-1- ylcarbonyl) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide 479 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 478. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- isopropylbenzamide 480 N-(tert-butyl)-4-({[(4- 492.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 481 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 556. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2-hydroxy- 2-phenylethyl) benzamide 482 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 532. 1 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-cyclohexyl- N-methylbenzamide 483 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 540. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- phenylethyl) benzamide 484 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 518. 9 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-1, 3-thiazol- 2-ylbenzamide 485 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 512.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- phenylbenzamide 486 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 492. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- isobutylbenzamide 487 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 532. 1 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- methylcyclohexyl) benzamide 488 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 518. 1 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-cyclopentyl- N-methylbenzamide 489 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 520. 1 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N, N- diisopropylbenzamide 490 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 542. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (5- methylpyrazin-2-yl) methyl] benzamide 491 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 534.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (4- hydroxycyclohexyl) benzamide 492 4-chloro-N- (cyanomethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 342. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 493 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [4- 519. 0 (4,4, 5, 5-tetramethyl-1, 3,2-dioxaborolan-2- yl) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide 494 tert-butyl [4-({[(4-548. 0 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl)-2-fluorophenyl] carbamate 495 N-benzyl-2-[4-({[(4- 540.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] acetamide 496 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- [4- 504. 0- (2-oxo-2-pyrrolidin-1- ylethyl) benzyl] benzenesulfonamide 497 2-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)- 576. 0- 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) phenyl] -N- (3,5-difluorobenzyl) acetamide 498 2-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [(3R)- - 568. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) phenyl]-N- cyclohexylpropanamide 499 2-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)--570. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) phenoxy]-N- cyclohexylacetamide 500 N-benzyl-2- [4- ( { [ (4--578. 0 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) phenoxy] acetamide 501 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)- - 566. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-2- fluorophenyl]-2-phenylacetamide 502 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)- - 552. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-2- fluorophenyl] benzamide 503 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)- - 518. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-2- fluorophenyl] butanamide 504 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)--553. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-2- fluorophenyl] pyridine-2-carboxamide 505 N-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl][(3R)- - 594. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-2- fluorophenyl]-4-phenylbutanamide 506 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 570. 0- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino}methyl)-N-[(1R)-1-(4- methoxyphenyl) ethyl] benzamide 507 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 558. 0- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (1R)-1- (4- fluorophenyl) ethyl] benzamide 508 4-chloro-N-{4-[(6-fluoro-2-methyl-3, 4-584. 0 _ dihydroquinolin-1 (2H) -yl) carbonyl] benzyl}- N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 509 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 532.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- thienylmethyl) benzamide 510 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 522.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [1- (methoxymethyl) propyl] benzamide 511 ethyl 4-{[4-({[(4- 591.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzoyl] amino} piperidine-1- carboxylate 512 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 568. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[(1S, 2R) -2- hydroxy-2, 3-dihydro-1H-inden-1-yl] benzamide 513 N-[(1S)-2-(benzyloxy)-1- 599.0 - (hydroxymethyl) ethyl]-4-({[(4- chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 514 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 556. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lR)-2- hydroxy-1-phenylethyl] benzamide 515 4-chloro-N- [4- (3, 4-dihydroisoquinolin- 552. 0 2 (1H)-ylcarbonyl) benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 516 N- (4-1 [ (2S)-2- (anilinomethyl) pyrrolidin- 595. 0 1-yl] carbonyl} benzyl)-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 517 N-(3-tert-butyl-1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-5- 572.0 - yl)-4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 518 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 568.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [3- (2- furyl)-lH-pyrazol-5-yl] benzamide 519 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 665.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[2- morpholin-4-yl-5- (trifluoromethyl) phenyl] benzamide 520 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 577. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[2-(1H- pyrrol-1-yl) phenyl] benzamide 521 N-(4-acetylphenyl)-4-({[(4- 554.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 522 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 578.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3-phenyl- lH-pyrazol-5-yl) benzamide 523 4- ( { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 578. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1-phenyl- lH-pyrazol-5-yl) benzamide 524 N-(5-tert-butylisoxazol-3-yl)-4-({[(4-559. 0 _ chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 525 N-(6-bromopyridin-2-yl)-4-({[(4-593. 0 _ chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 526 N-benzyl-4-({[(3, 5-528. 0 _ difluorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan- 3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 527 N-benzyl-4-({[(3-526. 0 _ chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 528 ° 528. 0 _ 2+NX 's/ iso H n H. N H 0 N-benzyl-4- ( { [ (3, 4- difluorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan- 3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 529 N-benzyl-4-({[(3-chloro-4-544. 0 _ fluorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 530 N-benzyl-4- ( { [ (4- 510. 0- fluorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 531 4-({[(3, 5-difluorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)- 438. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 532 4-({[(3-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 436. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 533 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [(3R)-2-437. 0 _ oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzoic acid 534 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 436. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 535 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 540. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[(1S)-1- phenylethyl] benzamide 536 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 570. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[(1S, 2R) -2- hydroxy-1-methyl-2-phenylethyl] benzamide 537 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 540.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[(1R)-1- phenylethyl] benzamide 538 N-(3-chloro-2,6-difluorobenzyl)-4-({[(4- 596.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 539 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 576. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1- naphthylmethyl) benzamide 540 4-chloro-N- {4- [ (3-methylpiperazin-l- 519. 0 yl) carbonyl] benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 541 N-(1-benzylpiperidin-3-yl)-4-({[(4- 609.2 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 542 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 568.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (4- isopropylbenzyl) benzamide 543 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 494. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2-hydroxy- 1-methylethyl) benzamide 544 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 541. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1-pyridin- 4-ylethyl) benzamide 545 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 544. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (4- fluorobenzyl) benzamide 546 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 586.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-(2, 5- dimethoxybenzyl) benzamide 547 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 519. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-piperidin-3- ylbenzamide 548 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 528. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-(pyrazin-2- ylmethyl) benzamide 549 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3, 5- dimethylbenzyl) benzamide 550 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 594. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-(2, 6- dichlorobenzyl) benzamide 551 N-(5-chloro-2-methylbenzyl)-4-({[(4- 574.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 552 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lS)-1- phenylpropyl] benzamide 553 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lR)-1- phenylpropyl] benzamide 554 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 540. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3- methylbenzyl) benzamide 555 N-[(3R)-1-azabicyclo [2.2. 2] oct-3-yl]-4- 545. 0 ({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 556 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 610. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [3- (trifluoromethoxy) benzyl] benzamide 557 N-(biphenyl-3-ylmethyl)-4-({[(4- 602.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 558 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 530.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (5-methyl- 2-furyl) methyl] benzamide 559 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 592.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[4-(1H- pyrazol-1-yl) benzyl] benzamide 560 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 572. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [4- (methylthio) benzyl] benzamide 561 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 566. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lS)- 1,2, 3, 4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl] benzamide 562 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino}methyl)-N-(2, 5- dimethylbenzyl) benzamide 563 N-[(1R)-1-(3-bromophenyl)ethyl]-4-({[(4- 620.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 560 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 570. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lS)-1-(4- methoxyphenyl) ethyl] benzamide 565 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 570. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lS)-1-(3- methoxyphenyl) ethyl] benzamide 566 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 552. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lS)-2, 3- dihydro-lH-inden-1-yl] benzamide 567 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 529. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- cyanoethyl)-N-cyclopropylbenzamide 568 N- [ (3S)-1-azabicyclo [2.2. 2] oct-3-yl]-4-545. 0 ({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 569 N-(3-chloro-2-methylbenzyl)-4-({[(4- 574.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 570 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 562. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2, 6- difluorobenzyl) benzamide 571 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 531. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (5- methylisoxazol-3-yl) methyl] benzamide 572 N-(1-benzothien-3-ylmethyl)-4-({[(4- 582.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 573 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 594. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (2, 3- dichlorobenzyl) benzamide 574 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 591. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [3- (1H- pyrrol-1-yl) benzyl] benzamide 575 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 570. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- ethoxybenzyl) benzamide 576 N- (6-chloro-2-fluoro-3-methylbenzyl)-4- 592. 0 ( { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 577 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-methyl-N- [(lR)-1-phenylethyl] benzamide 578 N-(1-benzylpiperidin-4-yl)-4-({[(4- 609.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 579 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 610. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [2- (trifluoromethoxy) benzyl] benzamide 580 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 554. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino}methyl)-N-(2, 3- dimethylbenzyl) benzamide 581 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 562. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino}methyl)-N-(2, 5- difluorobenzyl) benzamide 582 N-(3-bromo-4-fluorobenzyl)-4-({[(4- 622.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 583 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 612. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [4-fluoro-3- (trifluoromethyl) benzyl] benzamide 584 N-(3-chloro-4-fluorobenzyl)-4-({[(4- 578.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 585 N-[(1S,2S)-2-(benzyloxy)cyclopentyl]-4- 610.0 - ( { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 586 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 541. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-methyl-N- (pyridin-3-ylmethyl) benzamide 587 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 558. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3, 4- dihydroxybenzyl) benzamide 588 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 572. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (4-hydroxy- 3-methoxybenzyl) benzamide 589 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 587. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-{[3-hydroxy- 5- (hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpyridin-4- yl] methyl} benzamide 590 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 544. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3- fluorobenzyl) benzamide 591 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 534. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lS, 2S) -2- hydroxycyclohexyl] benzamide 592 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 566. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1, 2,3, 4- tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl) benzamide 593 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 527. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(pyridin-3- ylmethyl) benzamide 594 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 527.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(pyridin-4- ylmethyl) benzamide 595 N-(2-chlorobenzyl)-4-({[(4- 560.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 596 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 568.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lR, 2S) -2- hydroxy-2, 3-dihydro-lH-inden-1-yl] benzamide 597 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 540.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- methylbenzyl) benzamide 598 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 506. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (3R)- tetrahydrofuran-3-yl] benzamide 599 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 546. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-[(lR, 6S) -6- (hydroxymethyl) cyclohex-3-en-1-yl] benzamide 600 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 594. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [4- (trifluoromethyl) benzyl] benzamide 601 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 586. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3, 4- dimethoxybenzyl) benzamide 602 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 551. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) -N- [cyano (phenyl) methyl] benzamide 603 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 594. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3, 5- dichlorobenzyl) benzamide 604 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 610.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [4- (trifluoromethoxy) benzyl] benzamide 605 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 604.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [4- (methylsulfonyl) benzyl] benzamide 606 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 596. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3, 4- dichlorobenzyl) benzamide 607 N-(4-chlorobenzyl)-4-({[(4- 560.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 608 $4-chloro-N-(4-{[(2S)-2- 520.0 - (hydroxymethyl) pyrrolidin-1- yl] carbonyl} benzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 609 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 546. 2 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-cyclohexyl- N-ethylbenzamide 610 4-chloro-N- (4-1 [2- 534. 0 (hydroxymethyl) piperidin-1- yl] carbonyl} benzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 611 4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N- (4- 573. 2 {[(2S)-2-(pyrrolidin-1-ylmethyl) pyrrolidin- 1-yl] carbonyl} benzyl) benzenesulfonamide 612 1-[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)- 533. 0 2-oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzoyl] -L- prolinamide 613 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 618.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N, N- bis (pyridin-3-ylmethyl) benzamide 614 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 548. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[(1R, 2S) -2- (hydroxymethyl) cyclohexyl] benzamide 615 N-[(lR, 2S)-2-(aminocarbonyl) cyclohexyl]-561. 0 _ 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 616 3-{[4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)- 555.0 - 2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzoyl] amino} benzamide 617 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 652. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3- iodobenzyl) benzamide 618 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 530.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- furylmethyl)-N-methylbenzamide 619 N-(1-benzylpyrrolidin-3-yl)-4-({[(4- 623.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl)-N-ethylbenzamide 620 4-({[94-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 562. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-cyclohexyl- N- (2-hydroxyethyl) benzamide 621 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 560. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (5-hydroxy- 4-oxo-4H-pyran-2-yl) methyl] benzamide 622 N-{[3-(4-chlorophenyl)isoxazol-5- 627.0 - yl]methyl}-4-({[(4- chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 623 N-(4-chloro-2-methylbenzyl)-4-({[(4- - 596. 0 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 624 N-[(lR, 2R)-2-(benzyloxy) cyclopentyl]-4-610. 0- ( { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 625 N-[(lR, 2R)-2-(benzyloxy) cyclohexyl]-4-624. 2 _ ( { [ (4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 626 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl] [(2R)-2- 583.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-isopropyl-N- (2-pyridin-4-ylethyl) benzamide 627 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 518. 0- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (2, 2,2- trifluoroethyl) benzamide 628 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 543. 0- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (1, 5- dimethyl-lH-pyrrol-2-yl) methyl] benzamide 629 N-benzyl-4-({[(4- 540. 0 chlorophenyl) sulfonyl [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl)-N-methylbenzamide 630 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 524. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-(2, 3- dihydroxypropyl)-N-methylbenzamide 631 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl] [(3R)-2- 494.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-(2- hydroxyethyl)-N-methylbenzamide 632 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 584. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3-hydroxy- 3-phenylpropyl)-N-methylbenzamide 633 4-chloro-N- [4- (morpholin-4- 506. 0 ylcarbonyl) benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 634 4-chloro-N-{4-[(3-hydroxypyrrolidin-1-506. 0 _ yl) carbonyl] benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 635 N,N-diallyl-4-({[(4- 516.0 - chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] amino} methyl) benzamide 636 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 541. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-(1-pyridin- 3-ylethyl) benzamide 637 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 488. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl) -N-methyl-N- prop-2-yn-1-ylbenzamide 638 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 536. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (2- methoxyethyl)-N-propylbenzamide 639 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 492. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-methyl-N- propylbenzamide 640 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 492.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-isopropyl-N- methylbenzamide 641 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 536. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (1, 4-dioxan- 2-ylmethyl) benzamide 642 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 541. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (3- methylpyridin-2-yl) methyl] benzamide 643 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 547.0- oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-{[(2R)-1- ethylpyrrolidin-2-yl] methyl} benzamide 644 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 533.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N-methyl-N- (1- methylpyrrolidin-3-yl) benzamide 645 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 546. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (3-methyl- 2-thienyl) methyl] benzamide 646 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 558. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [ (1, 3,5- trimethyl-lH-pyrazol-4-yl) methyl] benzamide 647 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 544. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl]amino}methyl)-N-[(2, 5- dimethyl-3-furyl) methyl] benzamide 648 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl)sulfonyl][(3R)-2- 516.0 - oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- (3- furylmethyl) benzamide 649 4-chloro-N- (4-fluoro-3-nitrobenzyl)-N- 456. 0 [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 650 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 618. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- {1- [4- (methylsulfonyl) phenyl] ethyl} benzamide 651 4-({[(4-chlorophenyl) sulfonyl] [ (3R)-2- 558. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] amino} methyl)-N- [1- (4- fluorophenyl) ethyl] benzamide 652 4-chloro-N- (4-cyanobenzyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- 418. 0 oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 653 4-chloro-N- [4- (chloromethyl) benzyl]-N- 441. 0 [ (3R)-2-oxazepan-3-yl]benzenesulfonamide 654 4-chloro-N-[(3R)-2-oxoazepan-3-yl]-N-{4- 566.0 - [(2-phenylpyrrolidin-1- yl) carbonyl] benzyl} benzenesulfonamide 655 4-chloro-N- [4- (2, 3-dihydro-lH-indol-1-538. 0- ylcarbonyl) benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 656 4-chloro-N-{4-[(2-methylpyrrolidin-1- 504.0 - yl) carbonyl] benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide 657 4-chloro-N-{4-[(2-ethylpyrrolidin-1- 518.0 - yl) carbonyl] benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxoazepan-3- yl] benzenesulfonamide The following compounds are prepared essentially according to the methods and procedures described above. Cmpnd. Name M+H M+Na No. 658 4-chloro-N- [ (l-isopropyl-lH-1, 2, 3- 476- benzotriazol-5-yl) methyl]-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide 659 4-chloro-N- (1, 3-dihydro-2, 1, 3- 451- benzothiadiazol-5-ylmethyl)-N- [ (3R)-2- oxoazepan-3-yl] benzenesulfonamide The following compounds are prepared essentially according to the methods and procedures described above. Cmpnd Name No. M+H M+Na 660 CI 0 O O : So 0 N 538. 0- 538. 0 o 4-Chloro-N- [4- (2, 3-dihydro-indole-l- carbonyl)-benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]- benzenesulfonamide 661 4-Chloro-N- [4- (2-methyl-pyrrolidine-l- carbonyl)-benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]- 504. 0 benzenesulfonamide 662 4-Chloro-N- [4- (2-ethyl-pyrrolidine-1- carbonyl)-benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]- 518. 0 benzenesulfonamide 663 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4- (lH-tetrazol-5-yl)-benzyl]- 461. 0 benzenesulfonamide 664 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4- (3-pyridin-2-yl- [1, 2, 4] oxadiazol-5-yl)- 538. 0 benzyl]-benzenesulfonamide 665 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4- (3-pyridin-4-yl- [1, 2, 4] oxadiazol-5-yl)- 538. 0 benzyl]-benzenesulfonamide 666H TO F w _N F/\ N. I O-S=O N zu F N_O ( '' 605. 0 ci 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- {4- [3- (4-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)- [1, 2, 4] oxadiazol-5-yl]-benzyl}- benzenesulfonamide 667 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4-(3-p-tolyl-[1, 2,4] oxadiazol-5-yl)-benzyl]- 551. 0 benzenesulfonamide 668 4-Chloro-N-{4-[3-(4-fluoro-phenyl)- [1, 2,4] oxadiazol-5-yl]-benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 555. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 669 4-Chloro-N-[(3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4-(3-phenyl-[1, 2,4] oxadiazol-5-yl)-benzyl]- 537. 0 benzenesulfonamide 670 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (3-methoxy-phenyl)- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 567. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 671 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (4-hydroxy-phenyl)- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 553. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 672 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4-(5-phenyl-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]- 537. 0 benzenesulfonamide 673 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (4-methoxy-phenyl)- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 567. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 674 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (2-methoxy-phenyl)- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N-[(3R)-2-oxo- 567.0 - azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 675 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4-(5-m-tolyl-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]- 551. 0 benzenesulfonamide 676 N-[4-(5-Benzyl-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl) - benzyl]-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]- 551. 0 benzenesulfonamide 677 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4-(5-pyridin-4-yl-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl)- 538. 0 benzyl]-benzenesulfonamide 678 4-Chloro-N- [4- (5-furan-2-yl- [1,3, 4] oxadiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 527. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 679 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (2, 5-dichloro-phenyl) - [1,3, 4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 606. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 680 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (4-chloro-phenyl)- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 571. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 681 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4- (5-pyridin-3-yl- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl)- 538. 0 benzyl]-benzenesulfonamide 682 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4- (5-propyl- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]- 503. 0 benzenesulfonamide 683 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (3-methyl-3H-imidazol- 4-yl)-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N-[(3R)- 541.0 - 2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 684 4-Chloro-N- [4- (5-methoxymethyl- [1,3, 4] oxadiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 505. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 685 N-[4-(5-Butyl-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl) - benzyl]-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]- 517. 0 benzenesulfonamide 686 4-Chloro-N- {4- [5- (5-methyl-thiophen-2- yl)-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl]-benzyl}-N-[(3R)- 557.0 - oxo-azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 687 4-Chloro-N- [4- (5-isopropyl- [1,3, 4] oxadiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 503. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide 688 4-Chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3-yl]-N- [4- (5-thiophen-3-yl- [1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2-yl)- 543. 0 benzyl]-benzenesulfonamide 689 N-[4-(5-tert-Butyl-[1, 3,4] oxadiazol-2- yl)-benzyl]-4-chloro-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo-azepan-3- 517. 0 yl]-benzenesulfonamide 690 4-Chloro-N- [4- (5-cyclohexyl- [1,3, 4] oxadiazol-2-yl)-benzyl]-N- [ (3R)-2-oxo- 543. 0 azepan-3-yl]-benzenesulfonamide Notch signaling assay for selective inhibitors of gamma secretase.

A convergence of evidence indicates that the gamma secretase complex, comprised of the presenilin subunits, mediates the intra-membrane cleavage of Amyloid precursor protein (APP), and the Notch family of proteins (De Strooper, B. , P. Saftig, K. Craessaerts, H. Vanderstichele, G. Guhde, W.

Annaert, K. Von Figura and F. Van Leuven (1998). "Deficiency of presenilin-1 inhibits the normal cleavage of amyloid precursor protein. "Nature 391 (6665): 387-90; De Strooper, B., W. Annaert, P. Cupers, P. Saftig, K. Craessaerts, J. S. Mumm, E. H. Schroeter, V. Schrijvers, M. S. Wolfe, W. J. Ray et al.

(1999). "A presenilin-1-dependent gamma-secretase-like protease mediates release of Notch intracellular domain." Nature 398 (6727): 518-22; Mumm, J. S. , E. H. Schroeter, M. T.

Saxena, A. Griesemer, X. Tian, D. J. Pan, W. J. Ray and R.

Kopan (2000). "A ligand-induced extracellular cleavage regulates gamma-secretase-like proteolytic activation of Notchl. "Mol Cell 5 (2): 197-206; Zhang, Z. , P. Nadeau, W.

Song, D. Donoviel, M. Yuan, A. Bernstein and B. A. Yankner (2000). "Presenilins are required for gamma-secretase cleavage of beta-APP and transmembrane cleavage of Notch-1."Nat Cell Biol 2 (7): 463-5). Cleavage of APP by gamma secretase leads to a-amyloid synthesis. Cleavage of Notchl by gamma secretase results in release of the Notch intracellular domain (NICD), which translocates to the nucleus and activates gene expression (Jarriault, S. , C. Brou, F. Logeat, E. H.

Schroeter, R. Kopan and A. Israel (1995)."Signalling downstream of activated mammalian Notch. "Nature 377 (6547): 355-8; Kopan, R. , E. H. Schroeter, H. Weintraub and J. S. Nye (1996). "Signal transduction by activated Notch: importance of proteolytic processing and its regulation by the extracellular domain. "Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93 (4): 1683-8; Schroeter, E.

H. , J. A. Kisslinger and R. Kopan (1998)."Notch-1 signalling requires ligand-induced proteolytic release of intracellular domain. "Nature 393 (6683): 382-6). In particular, Notch signaling activates transcription of the mammalian homolog of the Drosophila transcription factor hairy-enhancer of split (Hes). Transcriptional activation of Hesl is mediated by de- repression of CBF1/RBPJk upon binding by NICD in the nucleus.

These facts have been exploited to develop a reporter gene assay for Notch Signaling Hsieh, J. J. , T. Henkel, P. Salmon, E. Robey, M. G. Peterson and S. D. Hayward (1996)."Truncated mammalian Notchl activates CBF1/RBPJk-repressed genes by a mechanism resembling that of Epstein-Barr virus EBNA2."Mol Cell Biol 16 (3): 952-9; Lu, F. M. and S. E. Lux (1996).

"Constitutively active human Notchl binds to the transcription factor CBF1 and stimulates transcription through a promoter containing a CBF1-responsive element. "Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 93 (11) : 5663-7).

Gamma secretase inhibitors have been observed to block NICD formation, and inhibit Notch signaling (De Strooper, B., W. Annaert, P. Cupers, P. Saftig, K. Craessaerts, J. S. Mumm, E. H. Schroeter, V. Schrijvers, M. S. Wolfe, W. J. Ray et al.

(1999). "A presenilin-1-dependent gamma-secretase-like protease mediates release of Notch intracellular domain." Nature 398 (6727): 518-22). Due to the importance of Notch signaling in cell fate determination, and tissue differentiation during both development and in the adult, inhibition of Notch signaling by gamma secretase inhibitors is postulated to be a limiting factor in their therapeutic utility. In order to identify selective gamma secretase inhibitors, testing herein employs a reporter gene based Notch signaling assay using a constitutively active rat Notchl construct (ZEDN1) provided by Dr. Gerry Weinmaster, [University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)] as described by Shawber, et al., Development 122 (12): 3765-73, (1996).

"Notch signaling inhibits muscle cell differentiation through a CBF1-independent pathway. "Development 122 (12): 3765-73 in combination with the CBF1 repressible Luciferase reporter gene 4xwtCBFlLuc (Hsieh, J. J. , et al. , (1996). Mol Cell Biol 16 (3): 952-9).

When 4xwtCBF1 Luciferase is co-transfected with NotchAE (ZEDN1), y-secretase cleavage of NotchAE releases the Notch intracellular domain (NICD), which translocates to the nucleus and de-represses CBFlmediated transcriptional repression, leading to transcription of the Luciferase reporter gene.

Luciferase activity is easily assayed in cell extracts using commercially available kits. The activity of the reporter gene is directly correlated with gamma secretase cleavage of NotchAE, and as such, a reduction in Luciferase activity provides a convenient measure of inhibition of gamma secretase cleavage of NotchAE. A comparison of the IC50 values of compounds for inhibition of Notch signaling versus inhibition of (3-amyloid production in 293sw cells is employed to guide in the selection of compounds that have the desired property of potent inhibition of (3-amyloid synthesis with minimal inhibition of Notch Signaling.

Compounds of the invention are active in the above assay.

Representative compounds are: compounds 77,157, 249,269, 275,537, and 593, which exhibit an IC50 within the range of from about 0.1-25 nM; compounds 85,136, 153,163, 227,486, 553,636, and 663, which exhibit an IC50 within the range of from about 25-100 nM; compounds 52,66, 108,145, 160,505, 579, and 609, which exhibit an IC50 within the range of from about 100-1000 nM; compounds 14,89, 148,206, 338,613, and 672, which exhibit an IC50 of >1000 nM.

The invention and the manner and process of making and using it, are now described in such full, clear, concise and exact terms as to enable any person skilled in the art to which it pertains, to make and use the same. It is to be understood that the foregoing describes preferred embodiments of the invention and that modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention as set forth in the claims. To particularly point out and distinctly claim the subject matter regarded as invention, the following claims conclude this specification.