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24: the muscarinic antagonists 20a/20b , 21a/21b , and 22a/22b ; the σ receptor ligands 23a/23b–26a/26b ; the calcium channel antagonists niguldipine (27a) and sila-niguldipine (27b) ; the histaminic H1 antagonists terfenadine (28a), sila-terfenadine-A (28b), sila-terfenadine-B (28c), disila-terfenadine (28d), fexofenadine (29a), and sila-fexofenadine (29b) ; the σ receptor ligands panamesine (30a) and sila-panamesine (30b) ; the GnRH antagonists AG-045572 (31a) and disila-AG-045572 (31b) ; the antiviral agents 32a/32b–35a/35b ; the antiallergic agents 36a/36b ; the σ receptor ligands 37a/37b–40a/40b ; the estrogenic agents 41a/41b ; and the androgen receptor antagonists LG190178 (42a), sila-LG190178 (42b), LG190176 (43a), and sila-LG190176 (43b) .
2 Sila-Haloperidol: A Silicon Analogue of the Dopamine Antagonist Haloperidol Haloperidol (2a) is a dopamine (D2) antagonist that is in clinical use as an antipsychotic agent for the treatment of schizophrenia. Sila-haloperidol (2b), a silicon analogue of 2a, was synthesized in a multistep synthesis, starting from Si(OMe)4 (Scheme 3) [32, 33]. An alternative synthesis, also starting from Si(OMe)4, is shown in Scheme 4 . In both cases, sila-haloperidol (2b) was isolated as the hydrochloride 2b·HCl.
3 Sila-Substitution of Drugs: Selected Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Sila-Venlafaxine: A Silicon Analogue of the Serotonin/Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitor Venlafaxine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Sila-Haloperidol: A Silicon Analogue of the Dopamine Antagonist Haloperidol . . 3 Disila-Bexarotene: A Silicon Analogue of the Retinoid Agonist Bexarotene .