Design and syntlieses of colon-specific pro-ante-drugs for oral treatment of ulcerative colitis Both hydrophilic steroid derivatives, methyl 20-α-glucopyranosyloxy predniso louâtes (9 and 10) and methyl prednisolonate 20-sodium sulfates(11 and 12) were synthesised from prednisolone via methyl 20(S/R)-dihydroprednisolonates(l and 2) based on a new colon-specific drug-delivery system. Optimal conditions for the syntheses of each isomers (1) and (2) were found by the extensive studies on the reaction rates from prednisolone under various concentrations of cupric acetate in dry methanol. Their configurations at C20 in (1) and (2) were determined by their formation mechanism and 1HNMR spectroscopic studies of the corresponding acetates (3) and (4).
- 20-α-glucopyranosyloxy prednisolonate
- methyl prednisolonate 20-sodium sulfate
- metyl 20-dihydroprednisolonate
- ulcerative colitis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmaceutical Science