Synthesis of water-soluble prodrugs of BMS-191011: a maxi-K channel opener targeted for post-stroke neuroprotection. Academic Article uri icon


  • A variety of water-soluble prodrugs of BMS-191011 was synthesized and evaluated for solution state stability and rate of conversion to BMS-191011 in rat and human plasma. The deoxycarnitine ester prodrug (11c) was selected for clinical evaluation based on its superior chemical stability, crystallinity and cleavage to BMS-191011 in human plasma.

publication date

  • May 19, 2003