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Enoxacin Chemical Properties
  • Melting point:220-224 C
  • Boiling point:569.9±50.0 °C(Predicted)
  • Density 1.2931 (estimate)
  • storage temp. 2-8°C
  • pka6.04±0.70(Predicted)
  • Water Solubility 50 mg/ml in 1 M NaOHSlightly soluble in sodium hydroxide, dimethyl sulfoxide, chloroform and methanol. Insoluble in water.
  • CAS DataBase Reference74011-58-8(CAS DataBase Reference)
Safety Information
  • Hazard Codes Xi
  • Risk Statements 36/37/38
  • Safety Statements 26-36/37
  • WGK Germany 2
  • RTECS QN2800000
  • HS Code 29335995
  • ToxicityLD50 in male, female mice, male, female rats (mg/kg): 327, 391, 236, 294 i.v.; 1237, 1320, >2000, >2000 s.c.; all >5000 orally (Senda)
Enoxacin Usage And Synthesis
  • DescriptionEnoxacin is a broad spectrum, quinolone-class, antibacterial agent closely related structurally to nalidixic acid. The serum half-life (6.2 hrs.) and urinary recovery (70%) are considerably greater than for other newer agents of this class, such as norfloxacin (10) and earlier mentioned ciprofloxacin.
  • DescriptionEnoxacin is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic. It is active against clinical isolates of a variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including S. aureus, E. coli, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, and S. marcescens (MIC50s = 1, 0.12, 0.25, 0.5, and 1 mg/L, respectively). Enoxacin inhibits S. aureus DNA gyrase supercoiling activity and topoisomerase IV DNA decatenation (IC50s = 126 and 26.5 μg/ml, respectively). It increases survival in mouse models of systemic S. aureus, E. coli, K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, and S. marcescens infection with ED50 values of 15.1, 2.2, 4.1, 120.3, and 7.6 mg/kg, respectively. Enoxacin (4 and 8 mg/kg per day) also reduces tumor growth in a 143B human osteosarcoma mouse xenograft model. Formulations containing enoxacin have previously been used in the treatment of urinary tract infections and gonorrhea.
  • Chemical PropertiesOff-White to Pale Yellow Solid
  • OriginatorDainippon (Japan)
  • UsesA fluororquinolone antibacterial used to treat urinary tract infections and gonorrhea.
  • UsesA flurorquinolone antibacterial used to treat urinary tract infections and gonorrhea.
  • UsesEnoxacin is an antibacterial agent used in the treatment of gastro enteritis including infectious diarrhea, respiratory tract infections, gonorrhea and urinary tract infections. It is a bactericidal and its mode of action depends on blocking of bacterial DNA replication by binding itself to an enzyme called DNA gyrase.
  • DefinitionChEBI: A 1,8-naphthyridine derivative that is 1,4-dihydro-1,8-naphthyridine with an ethyl group at the 1 position, a carboxy group at the 3-position, an oxo sustituent at the 4-position, a fluoro substituent at the 5-position and a piperazin-1-yl group at the 7 p sition. An antibacterial, it is used in the treatment of urinary-tract infections and gonorrhoea.
  • Manufacturing Process2,6-Dichloro-3-nitropyridine was reacted with N-ethoxycarbonylpiperazine to give 6-chloro-2-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-3-nitropyridine. The product, without purification, was heated with ethanolic ammonia in a sealed tube at 120°-125°C to give 6-amino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-3- nitropyridine (mp 132°-134°C), which was treated with acetic anhydride in acetic acid to give 6-acetylamino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-3- nitropyridine (mp 168°-169°C). This compound was catalytically hydrogenated in the presence of 5% palladium-carbon in acetic acid to yield 3-amino-6- acetylamino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)pyridine. The obtained 3- amino derivative, without further purification, was dissolved in a mixture of ethanol and 42% tetrafluoroboric acid, and to this solution was added a solution of isoamyl nitrite in ethanol at below 0°C with stirring 20 minutes later, ether was added to the solution. The resulting precipitate was collected by filtration and washed with a mixture of methanol and ether and then with chloroform to yield 6-acetylamino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-3- pyridine diazonium tetrafluoroborate; mp 117°-117.5°C (dec.).
    A suspension of the diazonium salt in toluene was gradually heated and kept at 120°C (bath temp.) for 30 minutes with stirring. After evaporation of the solvent under reduced pressure, the residue was made alkaline with 10% sodium carbonate and then extracted with chloroform. The chloroform extract was dried over anhydrous potassium carbonate. After evaporation of the solvent, the crystalline residue was recrystallized from ethyl acetate to give 6- acetylamino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-3-fluoropyridine (mp 132°- 133°C). The 3-fluoro derivative was hydrolyzed with a mixture of 15% hydrochloric acid and methanol (1:2 v/v) to give 6-amino-2-(4- ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-3-fluoropyridine. This compound was treated with diethyl ethoxymethylenemalonate at 130°-140°C to give N-[2-(4- ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-3-fluoro-6-pyridinyl]aminomethylenemalonate (mp 144°-145°C) and then the product was cyclized by heating at 255°C to give ethyl 7-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-1,8- naphthyridine-3-carboxylate (mp 279°-281°C).
    Preparation of 1-ethyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-1,8- naphthyridine-3-carboxylic acid and acid addition salts thereof.
    Ethyl 7-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-1,8- naphthyridine-3-carboxylate was suspended in dimethylformamide (10 ml) and to the suspension was added potassium carbonate (0.53 g). After the mixture was kept at 60°C for 10 minutes with stirring, ethyl iodide (1.2 g) was added to the solution. The mixture was stirred for 2 hours at 60°-70°C. The reaction mixture was concentrated to dryness under reduced pressure, and water was added to the residue. After extraction with chloroform, the chloroform extract was dried over anhydrous potassium carbonate. After removal of the chloroform by distillation, the resulting precipitate was recrystallized from a mixture of dichloromethane and n-hexane to give 0.89 g of ethyl 1-ethyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1- piperazinyl)-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxylate (mp 171°-173°C). A mixture of the above ethyl ester (0.8 g), 10% sodium hydroxide (6 ml) and ethanol (2 ml) was refluxed by heating for 3 hours. After cooling, the solution was adjusted to pH 7.0-7.5 with 10% acetic acid. The precipitate was collected by filtration, washed with ethanol and recrystallized from a mixture of dimethylformamide and ethanol to give 0.57 g of 1-ethyl-6-fluoro-1,4- dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxylic acid. Melting point 220°-224°C.
    The above prepared carboxylic acid (0.2 g) thus obtained was dissolved in 5% hydrochloric acid, and the solution was concentrated to dryness under reduced pressure. The residue was crystallized from water to give a hydrochloride of the (0.21 g), m.p. above 300°C. On the other hand, the above free carboxylic acid (0.2 g) was dissolved in 7% methanesulfonic acid solution under heating. After cooling, the precipitate was recrystallized from diluted methanol to give a methanesulfonic acid salt of the carboxylic acid (0.22 g), mp above 300°C (dec.).
    The free carboxylic acid (1.0 g) was heated to dissolve in ethanol and then to the solution was added acetic acid (1.0 ml). After the mixture was cooled, the resulting crystals were collected and recrystallized from ethanol to give acetic acid salt of the carboxylic acid (0.93 g), mp 228°-229°C.
  • brand namePenetrex (Sanofi Aventis);FLUMARK.
  • Therapeutic FunctionAntibacterial, Antiinfective
  • Pharmaceutical ApplicationsA 1,8 naphthyridone derivative available as an oral drug. It exhibits good activity in vitro against many species of Enterobacteriaceae. It is inactive against Ps. aeruginosa, Serratia, Citrobacter, Acinetobacter and Mycobacterium spp., as well as anaerobes, chlamydiae and ureaplasmas.
    It is well absorbed and widely distributed when given orally. Absorption is not significantly affected by food, but ranitidine, sucralfate and some antacids or mineral supplements may interfere with absorption. After repeated doses of 400 mg every 12 h for 14 days, mean peak plasma levels reach 3.5–4.5 mg/L, a steady state being achieved in 3–4 days.
  • Clinical Use1-Ethyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-1,8- naphthyridine-3-carboxylic acid (Penetrex) is a quinolone with broad-spectrum antibacterial activity that is used primarily for the treatment of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Enoxacin has been approved for the treatment of uncomplicated gonococcal urethritis and has also been shown to be effective in chancroid caused by Haemophilus ducreyi. A single 400-mg dose is used for these indications. Enoxacin is also approved for the treatment of acute (uncomplicated) and chronic (complicated) urinary tract infections. Enoxacin is well absorbed following oral administration. Oral bioavailability approaches 98%. Concentrations of the drug in the kidneys, prostate, cervix, fallopian tubes, and myometrium typically exceed those in the plasma. More than 50% of the unchanged drug is excreted in the urine. Metabolism, largely catalyzed by cytochrome P450 enzymes in the liver, accounts for 15% to 20% of the orally administered dose of enoxacin. The relatively short elimination half-life of enoxacin dictates twice-a-day dosing for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Some cytochrome P450 isozymes, such as CYP 1A2, are inhibited by enoxacin, resulting in potentially important interactions with other drugs. For example, enoxacin has been reported to decrease theophylline clearance, causing increased plasma levels and increased toxicity. Enoxacin forms insoluble chelates with divalent metal ions present in antacids and hematinics, which reduce its oral bioavailability.
  • Chemical SynthesisEnoxacin, 1-ethyl-6-fluoro-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-7-(1-piperazinyl)-1,8-naphthiridin-3-carboxylic acid (33.2.24), only differs from norfloxacin in that the carbon atom in position 8 of norfloxacin is replaced with a nitrogen atom, i.e. this drug belongs to the napthiridine series and not the quinolone series. It is synthesized from 2,6-dichloro-3- nitropyridine, which is reacted with N-ethoxycarbonylpiperazine, and which leads to substitution of the chlorine atom at the second position of the pyridine ring to give (33.2.20). Subsequent replacement of the chlorine atom at position C6 with an amino group (using ammonia), acylation of the resulting amino group with acetic anhydride, and finally, reduction of the nitro group at position C3 of the pyridine ring with hydrogen gives 6-amino-3- acetylamino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonylpiperazinyl)pyridine (33.2.21). In order to introduce a fluorine atom at position C3, a Schiemann reaction is carried out. To do this, the free amino group is diazotated with amyl nitrite, and the resulting diazonium salt is treated with tetrafluoroboric acid. The resulting diazonium tetrafluoroborate undergoes pyrolysis to give 3- fluoro-6-acetylamino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonylpiperazinyl)pyridine. Finally, removing the acetyl protection of the amino group at position C6 gives 3-fluoro-6-amino-2-(4-ethoxycarbonylpiperazinyl)pyridine (33.2.22). The resulting amine (33.2.22) is reacted with ethyl ethoxymethylenmalonate, which results in the formation of a derivative of aminomethylenmalonic ester, which upon heating gives the ethyl ester of 6-fluoro-1,4- dihydro-4-oxo-7-(4-ethoxycarbonyl-1-piperazinyl)-1,8-naphthiridin-3-carboxylic acid (33.2.23). Alkylating this with ethyl iodide followed by hydrolysis of the two carboethoxy groups gives enoxacin.

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