The synthesis and characterization of BMS-204352 (MaxiPost) and related 3-fluorooxindoles as openers of maxi-K potassium channels. Academic Article uri icon


  • 3-Aryl-3-fluorooxindoles can be efficiently synthesized in two steps by the addition of an aryl Grignard to an isatin, followed by treatment with DAST. Oxindole 1 (BMS-204352; MaxiPost) can be isolated using chiral HPLC or prepared by employing chiral resolution. Cloned maxi-K channels are opened by 1, which demonstrates a brain/plasma ratio >9 in rats.

publication date

  • April 8, 2002