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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 3 (2006), Issue 4, Pages 278-285

Synthesis of Benzimidazole Derivatives: As Anti-hypertensive Agents

Jat Rakesh Kumar,1 Jat Jawahar L.,2 and D. P. Pathak1,2

1Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar-125001, India
2Department of Chemistry, M. L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur (Raj.)-313001., India

Received 11 July 2006; Accepted 22 August 2006

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A new series of non peptide angiotensin(A-II) receptor antagonist has been prepared. This N-(biphenyl methyl) imidazoles e.g. 5-substituted (amino) -2- phenyl-1-(2ʼcarboxy biphenyl-4-yl) benzimidazoles differ from the previously reported and related compounds in that they produce a potent hypertensive effect upon oral administration. The earlier series were generally active only when administered intravenously. It has been found that 2’-position of biphenyl is essential. Only ortho substituted acid possess both high affinity for the AII receptor and oral anti-hypertensive potency.