Piperidine-Based Drug Discovery

Piperidine-Based Drug Discovery

1st Edition - June 12, 2017

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  • Author: Ruben Vardanyan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134283
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128051573

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Piperidine-Based Drug Discovery outlines the complexities of Piperidine scaffold use in drug discovery, including derivative chemistry, structural properties, methods of synthesis and practical implementations. Piperidine scaffolds are the cornerstones of over 70 commercialized drugs (including multiple blockbusters). Designed as a guide for both experts and students working in this and related areas, it is hoped that this volume will encourage and inspire the continued design and development of novel pharmaceuticals based on Piperidine and its derivatives. Heterocyclic compounds are of central importance to medicinal chemistry, as demonstrated by the high percentage of marketable drugs that feature heterocyclic fragments in their structures. As starting points for drug discovery they offer a broad range of attractive properties, and a detailed understanding of the particular characteristics of each is of great benefit to researchers. The most commonly used heterocycle among US FDA approved pharmaceuticals, Piperidine is an extremely important building block in the synthesis of medicinal agents. This heterocycle and its derivatives exhibit a number of important functionalities and have been employed variously as CNS modulators, antiaggregants, anticoagulants, antihistamines, anti-cancer drugs and analgesics.

Key Features

  • Explores this extremely important heterocycle to a high level of detail
  • Describes synthesis methods for 70 current drugs based on Piperidine scaffolds
  • Gives drug designers all the key knowledge required to develop new drugs utilizing Piperidine
  • Provides pharmacologists a solid overview of the chemical background of existing Piperidine-based drugs


Medicinal, organic and synthetic chemists, pharmaceutical research scientists, biochemists and all other researchers involved with drug discovery and development in both industrial and academic settings

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. 1-Substituted piperidines
    3. 2-Substituted and 1,2-disubstituted piperidines
    4. 3-Substituted and 1,3-disubstituted piperidines
    5. 4-Substituted and 1,4-disubstituted piperidines
    6. Piperidin-4-ylidene substituted tricyclic compounds
    7. Piperidine-based non-fused biheterocycles with C-N and C-C coupling​
    8. Piperidine-based fused biheterocycles
    9. Piperidine-based spiro fused biheterocycles
    10. Classes of Piperidine Based Drugs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 358
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: June 12, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134283
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128051573

About the Author

Ruben Vardanyan

Research Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

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