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Metal-Based Drugs
Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 85-93

Synthesis of Silicon and Germanium Containing Heteroaromatic Sulfides as Cholesterol Level Lowering and Vasodilating Agents

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, 21 Aizkraukles street, Riga LV-1006, Latvia

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Silicon and germanium containing heteroaromatic sulfides have been prepared using phase transfer catalytic (PTC) system thiol / Si or Ge containing alkyl halide / solid KOH / 18- crown-6 / toluene. The target sulfides were isolated in yields up to 92 %. It has been found that 2-{[dimethyl (β-triethylgermylethyl)-silylmethyl]thio}-1-methylimidazole and 2-{[dimethyl(β-triphenylsilylethyl) silyl-methyl]thio}benzothiazole are the most active cholesterol level lowering and vasodilating agents.