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1. (WO2010072352) 1, 2, 4 -OXADIAZOLE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE
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1, 2, 4 -OXADIAZOLE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE

The present invention relates to new chemical compounds, in particular to 5-indazole derivatives, to processes for their preparation and to pharmaceutical compositions containing them. These compounds are potent agonists of S1 P1 receptors and thus, they are useful in the treatment, prevention or suppression of diseases and disorders known to be susceptible to improvement by sphingosine-1 -phosphate receptors agonists (S1 P1), such as autoimmune diseases, chronic immune and inflammatory diseases, transplant rejection, malignant neoplastic diseases, angiogenic-related disorders, pain, neurological diseases, viral and infectious diseases.

Sphingosine -1 phosphate (S1 P) is a pleiotropic lipid mediator that exhibits a broad spectrum of biological activities, including cell proliferation, survival, lymphocyte trafficking, cytoskeletal organization, and morphogenesis. S1 P is generated from endogenous sphingosine through phosphorylation by specific kinases, named sphingosine kinases 1 and 2. The levels of S1 P in biological fluids and tissues are tightly regulated by the balance between its synthesis by sphingosine kinases and its degradation by S1 P lyase. This tight control is important since an excessive production of S1P has been associated to various pathological conditions, such as angiogenesis and vascular permeability changes in cancer, inflammation, myocardial infarction or transplant rejection.

Gene deletion studies and reverse pharmacology have provided evidence that most of the effects of S1 P are mediated via five G-protein coupled receptor subtypes, named S1 P1 to S1 P5 (Brinkmann, Pharmacology & therapeutics 115:84-105, 2007). The interest on this family of receptors increased following the discovery that they were the pharmacological target of FTY720. This compound, a synthetic analog of a natural product derived from the fungus lsaria sinclairii, exhibited a peculiar immunomodulatory potential in vivo. When administered in vivo, it caused lymphopenia, due to the sequestration of lymphocytes from the blood into the lymph nodes and Peyer's patches. The close structural similarity of FTY720 to sphingosine, together with the discovery of the formation of phosphorylated FTY720 in vivo (FTY720P) prompted to speculate that FTY720-P could be acting as a mimetic of S1 P. This proven to be the case and it was later on demonstrated that FTY-P binds 4 of the five known S1 P receptors, namely S1 P1 , S1 P3, S1 P4 and S1 P5.

Expression analysis identified S1 P1 as the dominant S1 P receptor expressed on lymphocytes. Moreover, the transfer of S1P1 -deficient T cells to normal mice led to the cells being sequestered in lymph nodes, as occurred with animals treated with fingolimod. These two facts strongly pointed out at S1 P1 as the main receptor involved in the lymphopenic effect of FTY-P in vivo (Baumruker et al, Exp. Opin. Invest. Drugs 2007; 16(3): 283-289). FTY720 is currently in phase III trials for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. The drug is presumed to act by causing the retention of pathogenic lymphocytes in lymph nodes, thus preventing them to infiltrate the central nervous system (CNS).

In view of the physiological effects, several S1 P1 agonists have been recently disclosed for the treatment or prevention of autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (WO2008000419, WO2008021532), rheumatoid arthritis or Crohn's disease (WO2007091501), chronic immune and inflammatory diseases such as asthma, transplant rejection (WO199400943), cancer (WO2003097028), lymphoid malignancies (WO2007143081), angiogenic-related disorders, pain (WO2004110421, WO2007089715) neurological diseases such as neurodegeneration (WO2005025553) or dementia (WO2005058295), cardiovascular diseases (WO2004010987),.

Autoimmune diseases include but are not limited to rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's diseases and ulcerative colitis, psoriatic arthritis, thyroiditis such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis, type I diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosis and Sjόgrn's syndrome.

Transplant rejections include, but are not limited to, rejections of organs such as kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, cornea and skin transplants and graft-versus-host disease brought about by stem cell transplantation.

Immune and inflammatory diseases which may be prevented or treated include but are not limited to asthma, COPD, respiratory distress syndrome, acute or chronic pancreatitis and hepatitis; chronic sarcoidosis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, Behcet syndrome, inflammatory eye conditions such as conjunctivitis and uveitis.

Maliαnant neoplastic diseases that may be prevented or treated include but are not limited to solid cancer, tumor metastasis and lymphoid malignancies.

Angiogenesis-related disorders that may be prevented or treated include but are not limited to hemangiomas, ocular neovascularization, macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.

Pain, including neuropathic pain, that may be prevented or treated includes but is not limited to prophylaxis or treatment of chronic pain, wherein chronic pain is selected from chronic muscular diseases such as back pain, pain during menstruation, pain during osteoarthritis, pain during rheumatoid arthritis, pain during gastrointestinal inflammation, pain during inflammation of the heart muscle, pain during multiple sclerosis, pain during neuritis, pain during AIDS, pain during chemotherapy, tumor pain, neuropathic pain e. g. after amputation, trigeminal neuralgia, migraine or post herpetic neuralgia.

Cardiovascular diseases which may be prevented or treated include but are not limited to chronic heart failure, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia or tachyarrythmia, unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction and complications from cardiac surgery. Cardiovascular diseases may also refer to improving heart energy efficiency or cardiac output.

Neurological diseases including neurodegeneration, dementia or brain degeneration that may be prevented or treated include but are not limited to neurological disorders including Parkinson's desease, Parkinsonian disorders, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal ischemia, ischemic stroke, spinal cord injury, cancer-related brain injury, and cancer-related spinal cord injury, Shy-Drager syndrome, progressive supranuclear palsy, Lewy body disease, stroke, cerebral infarction, multi-infarct dementia, and geriatric dementia,

Viral diseases which may be prevented or treated include but are not limited to HIV infection, hepatitis C and cytomegalovirus infection.

Infectious diseases which may be prevented or treated include but are not limited to pathogenic fungal diseases.

It has now been found that certain 5-indazole derivatives are novel and potent agonists of S1P1 and can therefore be used in the treatment or prevention of these diseases Thus the present invention is directed to new 5-indazole derivatives of formula (I) or pharmaceutically acceptable salts or N-oxides thereof


Formula (I) wherein,

either (i) A is selected from the group consisting of -N-, -O- and -S-; B and C are independently selected from the group consisting of -N- and -O-, with the proviso that two of A, B and C are nitrogen atoms, or (ii) two of A, B and C are -N- and one of A, B and C is -NH-;

G1 is selected from the group consisting Of -CH2-, -NH- and -O-;

G2 is selected from the group consisting of -NR4- and -O-;

R1 represents:

> a 8 to 10 membered bicyclic N-containing heteroaryl group optionally substituted with a C1^ carboxyalkyl group or a C1-4 aminoalkyl group,

> a pyridyl group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy groups, C1-4 alkyl groups, C1-4 carboxyalkyl groups, C1-4 haloalkyl groups,

C1-4 alkoxy groups, amino groups, C1-4 aminoalkyl groups and C1-4 aminoalkoxy groups,

> a pyridone group substituted with one or more C1-4 alkyl groups; C1-4 haloalkyl groups or C1-4 aminoalkyl groups, or > a group of formula:


wherein: • Ra represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-4 alkyl group, C3^ cycloalkyl group or a -CF3 group;

• Rb represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a Ci-4 alkyl group, a -CF3 group or a Ci-4 alkoxy group; • Rd represents a hydrogen atom, a Ci-4 alkyl group or a Ci-4 alkoxy group;

• Rc represents: o A hydrogen atom, a Ci-4 hydroxyalkyl group, a C1-4 aminoalkyl group which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen atoms, hydroxy groups and -CF3 groups; o a 4 to 6-membered saturated N-containing heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group; o -(CH2)(M)-C(O)OR1, -(CH2)(M)-C(O)NR1R", -(CH2)(0-4)-NHC(O)R", -S(O)2NR1R", -0-(CH2)(M)NR1R", -O-(CH2)(1-4)C(O)OR", -O-(CH2)(1-4)- C(O)NR1R", -(CH2)(O^)-NR1R", -(CH2)(O-41-CONHS(O)2R1, -(CH2)(M,- NHS(O)2R1 or -(CH2)(M)-NH-(CH2)(I^-(NH)(O-I)S(O)2R1 wherein,

R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a Ci-4 alkyl group,

R" represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-4 alkyl group, a C3-4 cycloalkyl group, a Ci-4 carboxyalkyl group, a Ci-4 haloalkyl group, a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group or a 6 membered, saturated N- containing heterocyclic ring, or

R1 and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic group which contains, as heteroatoms, one N atom and, optionally, one further atom selected from N and O and which is optionally substituted with a carboxy or a Ci-4 carboxyalkyl group,,

or Rc together with Rd form a C5-6 cycloalkyl group optionally substituted by a -NHRf group, wherein Rf is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom and a carboxymethyl group;

R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms and C1^ alkyl groups; and

R4 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C3-4 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl group. Cu aminoalkyl group, C1-4 haloalkyl group snd a linear or branched C1-4 alkyl group which is optionally substituted by a phenyl or a pyridyl group.

Further objectives of the present invention are to provide a method for preparing said compounds; pharmaceutical compositions comprising an effective amount of said compounds; compounds of formula I for use in the treatment of the human or animal body, the use of the compounds of the invention in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of pathological conditions or diseases susceptible to improvement by sphingosine-1 -phosphate receptors agonists (S1P1), wherein the pathological condition or disease is selected from autoimmune diseases, chronic immune and inflammatory diseases, transplant rejection, malignant neoplastic diseases, angiogenic-related disorders, pain, neurological diseases.viral and infectious diseases, and methods of treatment of pathological conditions or diseases susceptible to amelioration by sphingosine-1 -phosphate receptors agonists (S1 P1), wherein the pathological condition or disease is selected from autoimmune diseases, chronic immune and inflammatory diseases, transplant rejection, malignant neoplastic diseases, angiogenic-related disorders, pain, neurological diseases.viral and infectious diseases comprising the administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the invention to a subject in need of treatment.

As used herein the term alkyl embraces optionally substituted, linear or branched hydrocarbon radicals having 1 to 8, preferably 1 to 4 carbon atoms. Examples include methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, /-propyl, /7-butyl and terf-butyl radicals.

As used herein, a haloalkyl group is a said alkyl group, for example a C1-4 or C1-2 alkyl group, which is attached to 1 , 2 or 3 halogen atoms. The halogen atom is preferably a fluorine atom. Preferably, said haloakyl group is chosen from -CH2F -CF2H, -CF3 and -CH2CF3. -CF3 and -CH2CF3 are preferred.

As used herein, the term hydroxyalkyl embraces linear or branched alkyl radicals having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, any one of which may be substituted with one or more hydroxyl radicals. Examples of such radicals include hydroxymethyl, hydroxyethyl, hydroxypropyl, hydroxybutyl and 1 ,2-dihydroxypropyl.

As used herein, the term aminoalkyl embraces linear or branched alkyl radicals having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, any one of which may be substituted with one or more amino groups. Examples of such radicals include aminomethyl, aminoethyl, aminopropyl and aminobutyl.

As used herein, the term carboxyalkyl embraces linear or branched alkyl radicals having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, any one of which may be substituted with one or more carboxy radicals. Examples of such radicals include carboxymethyl, carboxyethyl, carboxypropyl, carboxybutyl and 1 ,2-dicarboxypropyl.

As used herein the term alkoxy embraces optionally substituted, linear or branched oxy-containing radicals each having 1 to 8, preferably, 1 to 4 carbon atoms. Examples include methoxy, ethoxy, π-propoxy, /-propoxy, n-butoxy and terf-butoxy radicals.

As used herein, the term aminoalkoxy embraces linear or branched alkoxy radicals having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, any one of which may be substituted with one or more amino groups. Examples of such radicals include aminomethoxy, aminoethoxy, aminopropoxy and aminobutoxy.

As used herein, the term cycloalkyl embraces optionally substituted saturated carbocyclic radicals and, unless otherwise specified, a cycloalkyl radical typically has from 3 to 7, preferably from 3 to 4 carbon atoms. Examples include cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclopentyl and cyclohexyl. When a cycloalkyl radical carries 2 or more substituents, the substituents may be the same or different. Unless otherwise specified, the substitutents on a cycloalkyl radical are typically themselves unsubstituted.

As used herein, the term heteroaryl radical embraces typically optionally substituted 5-to 10- membered ring systems comprising at least one heteroaromatic ring and containing at least one heteroatom selected from O, S and N. A heteroaryl radical may be a single ring or two or more fused rings wherein at least one ring contains a heteroatom. A said optionally substituted heteroaryl radical is typically unsubstituted or substituted with 1 , 2 or 3 substituents which may be the same or different. When a heteroaryl radical carries 2 or more substituents, the substituents may be the same or different. Unless otherwise specified, the substituents on a heteroaryl radical are typically themselves unsubstituted.

Examples include pyridyl, pyrazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyridazinyl, furyl, benzofuranyl, oxadiazolyl, oxazolyl, isoxazolyl, benzoxazolyl, imidazolyl, benzimidazolyl, thiazolyl, thiadiazolyl, thienyl, pyrrolyl, pyridinyl, benzothiazolyl, indolyl, indazolyl, purinyl, qijinnM, jsoquinolyl, pht.halazinyl, naphthyridinyl, cjuinoxaϋny!, cjuinazoϋny!, cjuinoϋzinyl, cinnolinyl, triazolyl, indolizinyl, indolinyl, isoindolinyl, isoindolyl, imidazolidinyl, pteridinyl, thianthrenyl, pyrazolyl, 2H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidinyl1 1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidinyl, thieno[2,3-d] pyrimidnyl and the various pyrrolopyridyl radicals.

As used herein, the term bicyclic N-containing heteroaryl group is typically an optionally substituted, fused 8 to 10 membered ring system comprising at least one heteroatomic ring, containing a nitrogen atom and optionally one or more, for example, 1 , 2 or 3, preferably 1 , further heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, preferably N. A said optionally substituted bicyclic N-containing heteroaryl group is typically unsubstituted or substituted with 1 , 2 or 3 substituents which may be the same or different. When a heteroaryl radical carries 2 or more substituents, the substituents may be the same or different. Unless otherwise specified, the substituents on a heteroaryl radical are typically themselves unsubstituted.

Example include benzofuranyl, benzoxazolyl, benzimidazolyl, benzothiazolyl, indolyl, indazolyl, purinyl, quinolyl, isoquinolyl, phthalazinyl, naphthyridinyl, quinoxalinyl, quinazolinyl, quinolizinyl, cinnolinyl, indolinyl, isoindolinyl, isoindolyl, pteridinyl, pyrazolopyrimidinyl, thienopyrimidnyl and pyrrolopyridyl. Pyrrolopyridyl is preferred. 1 H-pyrrolo-2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl is more preferred.

As used herein, the term heterocyclic radical embraces typically optionally substituted non-aromatic, saturated or unsaturated C3-Ci0 carbocyclic ring systems, preferably C4-C6 carbocyclic rings, such as 4, 5 or 6 membered radicals, in which one or more, for example 1 , 2, or 3 of the carbon atoms preferably 1 or 2 of the carbon atoms are replaced by a heteroatom selected from N, O and S. Saturated heterocyclic radicals are preferred. A heterocyclic radical may be a single ring or two or more fused rings wherein at least one ring contains a heteroatom. When a heterocyclyl radical carries 2 or more substituents, the substituents may be the same or different. Typically, the substituents on a heterocyclyl radical are themselves unsubstituted, unless otherwise specified.

Examples of heterocyclic radicals include azetidyl, piperidyl, pyrrolidyl, pyrrolinyl, piperazinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, pyrazolinyl, pirazolidinyl, and quinuclidinyl.

As used herein, the term saturated N-containing heterocyclic ring is typically a 4 to 6 membered, optionally substituted heterocyclic radical as defined herein, which is a saturated C4 to C6 carbocyclic ring, such as a 4, 5 or 6 membered radical, in which one of the carbon atoms is repaced by N and in which, optionally, one or more, for example 1 or 2, preferably 1 further carbon atom is repaced by a heteroatom selected from N, O and S.

Examples include azetidyl, piperidyl, pyrrolidyl, pyrrolinyl, piperazinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, and pirazolidinyl.

As used herein, some of the atoms, radicals, moieties, chains or cycles present in the general structures of the invention are "optionally substituted". This means that these atoms, radicals, moieties, chains or cycles can be either unsubstituted or substituted in any posiition by one or more, for example 1 , 2, 3 or 4, substituents, whereby the hydrogen atoms bound to the unsubstituted atoms, radicals, moieties, chains or cycles are replaced by chemically acceptable atoms, radicals, moieties, chains or cycles. When two or more substituents are present, each substituent may be the same or different.

As used herein, the term halogen atom embraces chlorine, fluorine, bromine or iodine atoms typically a fluorine, chlorine or bromine atom, most preferably bromine or fluorine. The term halo when used as a prefix has the same meaning.

As used herein, the term pharmaceutically acceptable salt embraces salts with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base. Pharmaceutically acceptable acids include both inorganic acids, for example hydrochloric, sulphuric, phosphoric, diphosphoric, hydrobromic, hydroiodic and nitric acid and organic acids, for example citric, fumaric, maleic, malic, mandelic, ascorbic, oxalic, succinic, tartaric, benzoic, acetic, methanesulphonic, ethanesulphonic, benzenesulphonic or p-toluenesulphonic acid.

Pharmaceutically acceptable bases include alkali metal (e.g. sodium or potassium) and alkali earth metal (e.g. calcium or magnesium) hydroxides and organic bases, for example alkyl amines, arylalkyl amines and heterocyclic amines.

Other preferred salts according to the invention are quaternary ammonium compounds wherein an equivalent of an anion (X-) is associated with the positive charge on the N atom. X- may be an anion of various mineral acids such as, for example, chloride, bromide, iodide, sulphate, nitrate, phosphate, or an anion of an organic acid such as, for example, acetate, maleate, fumarate, citrate, oxalate, succinate, tartrate, malate, mandelate. trifluoroacetate, methanesulphcrssts and p-toluenesulphonate. X- is preferably an anion selected from chloride, bromide, iodide, sulphate, nitrate, acetate, maleate, oxalate, succinate or trifluoroacetate. More preferably X- is chloride, bromide, trifluoroacetate or methanesulphonate.

In one embodiment:

A is selected from the group consisting of -N-, -O- and -S-;

B and C are independently selected from the group consisting of -N- and -O-, with the proviso that at least two of A, B and C are nitrogen atoms;

G1 is selected from the group consisting Of -CH2-, -NH- and -O-;

G2 is selected from the group consisting of -NR4- and -O-;

R1 represents:

> a 8 to 10 membered bicyclic N-containing heteroaryl group optionally substituted with a C1-4 carboxyalkyl group or a C1-4 aminoalkyl group,

> a pyridyl group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy groups, C1-4 alkyl groups, C1-4 carboxyalkyl groups, C1-4 haloalkyl groups, C1-4 alkoxy groups, amino groups, C1-4 aminoalkyl groups and C1-4 aminoalkoxy groups,

> a pyridone group substituted with one or more C1-4 alkyl groups; C1-4 haloalkyl groups or C1-4 aminoalkyl groups, or

> a group of formula:


wherein:

• Ra represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-4 alkyl group, C3-4 cycloalkyl group or a -CF3 group;

• Rb represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-4 alkyl group, a -CF3 group or a C1-4 alkoxy group;

• Rd represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-4 alky! group or a C1^ aikoxy group;

• Rc represents: o A hydrogen atom, a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group, a C1-4 aminoalkyl group which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen atoms, hydroxy groups and -CF3 groups; o a 4 to 6-membered saturated N-containing heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group; o -(CH2)(M)-C(O)OR1, -(CH2)(M)-C(O)NR1R", -(CH2)(M)-NHC(O)R", -S(O)2NR1R", -0-(CH2)^-4)NR1R", -O-(CH2)(1-4)C(O)OR", -O-(CH2)(1-4)- C(O)NR1R", -(CH2)(M)-NR1R", -(CH2)(0-4)-CONHS(O)2R\ -(CH2)(M)- NHS(O)2R' or -(CH2)(M)-NH-(CH2)(LS)-(NH)(O-I)S(O)2R1 wherein, " R' represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group,

R" represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-4 alkyl group, a C3-4 cycloalkyl group, a C1-4 carboxyalkyl group, a C1-4 haloalkyl group, a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group or a 6 membered, saturated N- containing heterocyclic ring, or " R" and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached from a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic group which contains, as heteroatoms, one N atom and, optionally, one further atom selected from N and O, and which is optionally substituted with a carboxy or a C1^ carboxyalkyl group,

or Rc together with Rd form a C5-6 cycloalkyl group optionally substituted by a -NHRf group, wherein Rf is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom and a carboxymethyl group;

R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, halogen atoms and C1-4 alkyl groups; and

R4 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C3-4 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl group, C1^ aminoalkyl group, C1-4 haloalkyl group and a linear or branched C1-4 alkyl group which is optionally substituted by a phenyl or a pyridyl group.

Typically, in compounds of formula I where R4 is a C3^ cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl group, said group is bonded to the nitrogen atom through the alkyl group, i.e. -C1-4 alkyl-C^ cycloalkyl.

Typically, when Rc represents -(CH2){o-4)-CONHS(0)2R11 -(CH2)(M)-NHS(O)2ROr -(CH2)(M)-NH-(CH2)(^)-(NH)(Q-I)S(O)2R' , then R' is not a hydrogen atom.

Typically, when Rc represents -(CH2)(CM)-NHC(O)R", then R" is not a hydrogen atom.

As used herein, an N-oxide is formed from the tertiary basic amines or imines present in the molecule, using a convenient oxidising agent.

Typically, A is selected from the group consisting of -N- and -O-. Preferably A represents -N-.

More preferably, both A and B represent -N- and C represents -O-.

Typically, G1 represents a -CH2- or a -O- group. Preferably G1 represents a -CH2-group.

Typically, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, fluorine atoms and methyl groups. Preferably, both R2 and R3 are methyl groups.

Typically, R4 is selected from the group consisting of a C3-4 cycloalkyl-C1-4 alkyl group, C1-4 haloalkyl group and a linear or branched unsubstituted C1-4 alkyl group.

Preferably, G2 represents -NR4-, and R4 is selected from the group consisting of a methyl group, ethyl group, t-butyl group, cyclopropylmethyl group and 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl group. More preferably, R4 represents a methyl or an ethyl group.

Typically, R1 represents:

> a pyridyl group substituted with one, two or three substituents selected from hydroxy groups and Ci-4 alkyl groups; > a pyridone group substituted with one or two C1-2 alkyl groups; or

> a group of formula:


wherein: • Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-4 alkyl group;

• Rb represents a hydrogen atom or C1-4 alkyl group;

• Rd represents a hydrogen atom or a C1^ alkyl group;

• Rc represents: o a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group or a C1-4 aminoalkyl substitued by one or more halogen atoms; o -(CH2)(M)-C(O)OR1, -(CH2)(O-21-C(O)NR1R", -0-(CH2)^3)NR1R1', -(CH2)(M,- NHC(O)R", -S(O)2NR1R", -(CH2)(O-3J-NR1R" or -(CH2)(1-2rCONHS(O)2R' wherein, - R' represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group,

R" represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-4 alkyl group, C1-4 carboxyalkyl group, C1-4 haloalkyl group or a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group, or

R' and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached from a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic group which contains, as heteroatoms, one N atom and, optionally, one further N atom, and which is optionally substituted with a carboxy or a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group, or Rc together with Rd form a cyclohexyl group substituted with a carboxymethylamino group.

Preferably, R1 represents:

> a pyridyl group substituted with two or three substituents selected from hydroxy groups, methyl and ethyl groups, or > a group of formula:


wherein:

• Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;

• Rb represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group; • Rd represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; s Rc represents: -(CH2)(2-3)-C(O)OR:, -(CH2J2-C(O)NR1R" or -(CH2)(2-3)-NR'R", wherein o R' represents a hydrogen atom; o R" represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group, a C1-4 haloalkyl group or a C1-2 hydroxyalkyl group; or o R' and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4 membered saturated heterocyclic group, which contains as heteroatom, one nitrogen atom and which is substituted with a carboxy group.

More preferably, R1 represents a group of formula:


wherein: o Ra represents a hydrogen atom; o both Rb and Rd represent methyl groups; and o Rc represents -(CH2)(2.3)-C(O)OH or -(CH2)(2-3)-NI-IR", wherein R" is selected from a hydrogen atom, a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group, and C1-2 hydroxyalkyl group.

Typically, G1 represents a -CH2- group, G2 represents a -NR4- group, wherein R4 represents a methyl or ethyl group, both R2 and R3 represent a methyl group, and

R1 represents: > a pyridyl group substituted with two or three substituents selected from hydroxy groups, methyl or ethyl groups, or > a group of formula:


wherein: • Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;

• Rb represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group,

* R represents a hydrogen atom or a nieihyi group, • Rc represents: -(CH2)(M)-C(O)OR1, -(CHz)2-C(O)NR1R'1 or -(CH2WNR1R", wherein: o R' represents a hydrogen atom; o R" represents a hydrogen atom, a Ci-2 carboxyalkyl group, a C1-4 haloalkyl group or a C1-2 hydroxyalkyl group, or o R' and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4 membered saturated heterocyclic group, which contains as heteroatom, one nitrogen atom and which is substituted with a carboxy group.

More preferably, R1 represents a group of formula:


wherein o Ra represents a hydrogen atom; o both Rb and Rd represents a methyl group and o Rc represents -(CH2)(2.3)-C(O)OH or -(CH2)(2-3)-NHR", wherein R" is selected from a hydrogen atom, a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group and C1-2 hydroxyalkyl group.

Typically, R1 represents: > an imidazo[1 ,2-a]pyridyl group or a 3/-/-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridyl group which are optionally substituted with a carboxyethyl group;

> a pyridyl group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy groups, methyl groups, ethyl groups, carboxyethyl groups, -CF3 groups, methoxy groups and amino groups > a pyridone group substituted with one or more substituents selected from methyl and ethyl groups; or

> a group of formula:


wherein: • Ra represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, cyclopropyl group or a CF3 group;

• Rb represents a hydrogen atom, a chlorine atom or a methyl group;

• Rd represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; • Rc represents: o a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group or a Ci-4 aminoalkyl group substituted with one or more substituents selected from fluorine atoms and hydroxy groups; o a 4 to 6-membered saturated N-containing heterocyclic ring which is optionally substituted with a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group o -(CH2)(M)-C(O)OR1, -(CH2)(CM)-C(O)NR1R", -(CH2)(M)-NHC(O)R",

-S(O)2NR1R", -0-(CH2)C-4)NR1R", -O-(CH2)(1-4)C(O)OR", -O-(CH2)(1-4)- C(O)NR1R" -(CH2)(M)-NR1R", -(CH2)(M)-CONHS(O)2R1 -(CH2)(M)- NHS(O)2R1 Or -(CH2)(M)-NH-(CH2)(LJq-(NH)(Q-I)S(O)2R1 wherein o R' represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, o R" represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, a cyclopropyl group, a piperidyl group, a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group, a CF3 group, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group, or o R' and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached from a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic group which contains, as heteroatoms, one N atom and, optionally, one further atom selected from N and O, and which is optionally substituted with a carboxy or a C1.

4 carboxyalkyl group,

or Rc together with Rd form a cyclohexyl group optionally substituted by a -NHRf group, wherein Rf is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom and a carboxymethyl group;

R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, fluorine atoms and methyl groups; and

R4 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a phenyl group, a C3-4 cycloalkyl-C1-2 alkyl group, C1-2 aminoalkyl group, C1-2 haloalkyl group or R4 represents a linear or branched C1-4 alkyl group which is optionally substituted by a phenyl group or a pyridyl group.

Typically, R1 represents a group of formula:
wherein:

• Ra represents a hydrogen atom,

• Rb represents a methyl group or a CF3 group, • Rd represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;

• Rc represents a -(CH2WC(°)NR'R". -(CH2WNHC(O)R" or -(CH2W NR'R", wherein o R' represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, o R" represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group or a C1-4 hydroxyalkyl group, or o R' and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached from a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic group which contains, as heteroatoms, one N atom and, optionally, one further atom selected from N and O, and which is optionally substituted with a carboxy or a C1- 4 carboxyalkyl group

More preferably, Rc represents a -(CH2)(2-3)-NR'R", wherein R' and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached from a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic group which contains, as heteroatoms, one N atom, and which is optionally substituted with a carboxy or a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group.

Preferred compounds of the invention are represented by the formula (I1), or pharmaceutically acceptable salts or N-oxides thereof:


Formula (I1)

WhPrPIn1 G1 is selected from the group consisting of -CH2-, and -O-;

G2 is selected from the group consisting of -NR4- and -O-;

R1 represents:

> A pyrrolopyridyl group, which is unsubstituted or substituted with a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group;

> a pyridyl group optionally substituted with 1 , 2 or 3 substituents selected from hydroxy groups, Ci-2 alkyl groups, C1-2 carboxyalkyl groups, C1-2 haloalkyl groups, C1-2 alkoxy groups, and amino groups;

> a pyridone group substituted with 1 , 2 or 3 C1-2 alkyl groups; or

> a group of formula:


wherein: • Ra represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-2 alkyl group, a cyclopropyl group or a

-CF3 group;

• Rb represents a hydrogen atom, a chlorine atom, or a C1-2 alkyl group;

• Rd represents a hydrogen atom, or a C1-2 alkyl group;

• Rc represents: o a C1-3 hydroxyalkyl group; o a carboxyethylpiperazine group; o -(CH2)(O-2J-C(O)OR1, -(CH2)(O-2J-C(O)NR1R", -S(O)2NR1R", or -(CH2)((Mr NR1R", wherein,

R' represents a hydrogen atom, R" represents a hydrogen atom, a Ci-2 alkyl group, a cyclopropyl group, a Ci-2 carboxyalkyl group, a C1-2 haloalkyl group, a C1-2 hydroxyalkyl group or a piperidyl group, or

R' and R" together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached from a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic group which contains, as heteroatoms, one N atom and, optionally, one further atom selected from N and O, and which is optionaiiy substituted with a carboxy or a C1-2 carboxyalkyl group, or Rc together with Rd forms a cyclohexyl group substituted by a -NHRf group, wherein Rf is a carboxymethyl group;

R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, fluorine atoms and Ci-2 alkyl groups; and

R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atoms, phenyl groups, cyclopropyl-Ci.2 alkyl groups, Ci-2 aminoalkyl groups, Ci-2 haloalkyl groups and linear or branched Ci-4 alkyl groups which are optionally substituted by a phenyl or a pyridyl group,

wherein said pyrrolopyridyl groups are typically 1 H-pyrrolo-[2, 3-b]pyridyl groups.

Particular individual compounds of the invention include: 4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)benzenesulfonamide,

(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)phenyl)methanol,

(4-(5-(1 ,6,6-Trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)phenyl)methanol,

4-(5-(1 ,6,6-Trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)benzenesulfonamide,

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)benzenesulfonamide 5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(pyridin-4-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazole,

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid,

3-(4-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)propanoic acid,

4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)benzoic acid,

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)benzamide, 5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-y!)-3-(4-(piperaz!n-1 - yl)phenyl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole, 2-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetic acid, i^-CS^I-Ethyl-e.β-dimethyl^.δ.θJ-tetrahydro-IH-indazol-S-yO-i ^^-oxadiazol-S-yl)benzyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid, 2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetamide,

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)pyridine 1 -oxide,

N-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperidin-4-amine,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(6-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole, δ^δ-CI-Ethyl-θ.e-dimethyM.δ.ey-tetrahydro-I H-indazol-S-yO-i ^^-oxadiazol-S-yl)pyridin-2-ol, 4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)pyridin-2-ol,

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanamide,

4-(5-(1-Benzyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide,

4-(5-(1 -tert-Butyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl)benzamide,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(2-methoxypyridin-4-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole, 4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1 -methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one,

1 -(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)methanol,

4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide,

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-ol, 5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4.5.6.7-tetrahydro-1 H-indaznl-3-y!)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazo!-3-y!)- 3-methylpyridin-2-ol, 4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 3-methylbenzamide,

4-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzyl)morpholine, 3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 ,6-dimethylpyridin-2(1 H)-one,

5-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1 ,3-dimethylpyridin-2(1 H)-one,

N-Cyclopropyl-4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide,

1-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)-N-methylmethanamine,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(3-methylpyridin-4-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazole, 4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide,

(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)methanamine,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(3-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

2-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethanamine,

5-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazo!-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 4-methylpyridin-2-ol, 3-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propanoic acid,

5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 6-methylpyridin-2-ol,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(4-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(4- (trifluoromethyl)pyridin-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(imidazo[1 ,2-a]pyridin- 6-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole, 3-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4.5!6:7-tetrahydro-1H-indazo!-3-y!)-1 ,2,4-oxad!azo!-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propanamide, 2-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6l6-dimethyl-4,5,6l7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)ethanamine,

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propan-1 -amine, 4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoic acid,

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 3-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

5-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-amine,

S-Cyclopropyl^-fS^I-ethyl-e.e-dimethyM.δ.βJ-tetrahydro-I H-indazol-S-yO-i ^^-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzamide, 5-[5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]- 6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-ol,

5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-ol,

3-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoic acid,

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanamide,

3-Ethyl-5-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-1 ,4,6,7-tetrahydropyrano[4,3-c]pyrazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylpyridin-2-ol, 3-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propan-1-amine,

3-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propan-1-amine,

6-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-amine,

2-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)ethanamine,

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid, 3-(2.6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazo!-3-y!)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanamide, 3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid,

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanamide, 2-(6-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-ylamino)ethanoic acid,

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propan-1 -amine,

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propan-1 -amine,

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)ethanamine,

2-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethanamine, 5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one,

2-(Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)ethanoic acid,

2-(3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propylamino)ethanoic acid,

3-(Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)propanoic acid,

S-Ethyl-S-CS^I-ethyM.δ.βy-tetrahydro-I H-indazol-S-yO-i ^^-oxadiazol-S-yO-e-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one, 3-Ethyl-6-methyl-5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)pyridin-2-ol,

5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one,

5-(5-(1-(2-Aminoethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-ol,

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-amine,

2-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 2,6-dimethylphenyl)-N,N-dimethylethanamine, S^^-fS^β.β-DimethyM S βy-tβtrahydrobenzordJisoxazol-S-ylJ-i^^-Qxadiazol-S-yl)phenyl)piperazin-1 -yl)propanoic acid, 3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-difluoro-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one,

3-(3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)propanoic acid, 5-(5-(1 -(Cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one,

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol,

N-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine,

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)ethanol,

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)ethanoic acid, 1 -(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-S-yOphenethyOazetidine-S-carboxylic acid,

3-(2-Methyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid,

4-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)morpholine,

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol,

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenylamido)propanoic acid, 3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol,

3-(2-Chloro-4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyIsulfonamido)propanoic acid,

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol,

3-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-5-(pyridin-4-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-o-tolyl-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole, S^δ^S-CI-Ethyl-e.e-dimethyM.δ.ey-tetrahydro-IH-indazol-S-yn-I .P-^-oxadiazol-S-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)propanoic acid, 3-(5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl)propanoic acid,

1 -amino-3-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propan-2-ol, N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-2-methylpropan-2-amine,

3-{4-[3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4l5,6I7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-3-methylphenyl}propanoic acid,

[2-(4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethyl]amine,

3-(4-{5-[1-(cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid,

(2-{4-[3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-3-methylphenyl}ethyl)amine, N-[2-(4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1 -(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethyl]glycine,

3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-difluoro-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propanoic acid,

3-(4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid,

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-2-hydroxyacetamide,

3-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}-N-(methylsulfonyl)propanamide, 3-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-methylphenyl}propanoic acid,

3-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propane-1 ,2-diol,

N-(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine,

N-({4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}sulfonyl)-beta-alanine,

N-(3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propyl)methanesulfonamide, N-(3-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-y!)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propanoyl)glycine, (2-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6)6-dimethyl-4I5,6)7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-methylphenyl}ethyl)amine,

N-({4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}sulfonyl)glycine, 1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-3-[3-(2-methyl-4-piperidin-4-ylphenyl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]- 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole,

(4-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}piperidin-1 -yl)acetic acid,

3-(4-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}piperidin-1 -yl)propanoic acid,

(2-{4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenoxy}ethyl)amine,

3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,5-dimethylphenyl}propanoic acid, {4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]- 2,6-dimethylphenoxy}acetic acid,

3-{4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-2,6-dimethoxyphenyl}propanoic acid,

3-{2-chloro-4-[3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-6-methoxyphenyl}propanoic acid,

(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)[2-(methylsulfonyl)ethyl]amine,

3-{2-ethyl-4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylphenyl}propanoic acid, (2-{3-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)amine,

{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]- 2,6-dimethylphenyl}acetic acid,

[3-({3-ethyl-5-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylpyridin-2-yl}oxy)propyl]amine,

1 ,6,6-trimethyl-3-[3-(2-methyl-4-piperidin-4-ylphenyl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole,

2-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}acetamide, 2-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6.7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazo!-3-y!)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazc!-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}acetamide, , (2-{3-ethyl-5-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylpyridin-2-yl}ethyl)amine,

(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]phenoxy}ethyl)amine, {2-[4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethyl}amine,

2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethanol,

1 -(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

[1-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-S-ylJphenylJethyOpiperidin^-yljacetic acid,

1 -(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-S-ylJphenylJethylJpyrrolidine-S-carboxylic acid, (3S)-1-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-i ^^-oxadiazol-S-yltøhenylJethyOpyrrolidine-S-carboxylic acid,

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-L-alanine,

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-2-methylalanine,

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-D-alanine,

2-((2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)(methyl)amino)acetic acid, (2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl]phenoxy}ethyl)amine,

{2-[4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]ethyl}amine,

(2-{2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)amine,

(2-{2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenoxy}ethyl)amine,

(2,2-difluoro-2-{2-methyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)amine, 1 -{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4.5.6.7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-y!)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propan-2-ol, 3-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propan-1-ol,,

[4-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperazin-1 -yl]acetic acid, 1-(2-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethy!-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

1-(2-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- S-yl^-methylphenytyethylJpiperidine^-carboxylic acid,

1-(2-{4-[3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-2-methylphenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

1-{2-[4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethyl}piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

N-{2-[4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethyl}glycine, 4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yljbenzoic acid,

1-(2-{3-methyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

(1 -{2-[4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-S-yll^-^rifluoromethyOphenyllethylJpiperidin^-yOacetic acid,

2-[(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5)6,7-tetrahydro-1 ,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)amino]ethanol,

N-{2-[(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)amino]ethyl}methane-sulfonamide, N-(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 ,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine,

1 -(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 ,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yll^.β-dimethylphenylJethyOpiperidine^-carboxylic acid,

3-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 ,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propane-1 ,2-diol,

1-(2-{2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1.e.e-trimethyM.S.ΘJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)acetic acid, 2-(methyl(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1.β^trimβthyW.S.ej-tetrahydro-i H-indazo!-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)amino)acetic acid, 1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid,

Z-CI^-CtrifluoromethyO^-CS^I .e.β-trimethyW.S.e.y-tetrahydro-I H-indazol-S-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid, 1-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-4H-1 ,2,4-triazol-3-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

1-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

1-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid,

2-(1-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid,

1-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol^-yOphenethylJpiperidine^-carboxylic acid, 1-(2-(trifIuoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol^-yOphenethyOpiperidine^-carboxylic acid,

2-(1-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6l6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid,

2-(5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)ethanamine,

5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-5-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

2-(5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl)ethanamine, 3-(1 H-indazol-5-yl)-5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(1 H-indol-4-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

3-(1 H-indol-4-yl)-5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(1 H-indol-5-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole,

S^IH-benzoldlimidazol-S-yO-δ^i-ethyl-θ.e-dimethyl^.S.θy-tetrahydro-I H-indazol- 3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole, 2-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1.2.4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-indol-1-yl)acetic acid, 2-(5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H- indol-1-yl)acetic acid,

3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)propanoic acid, 2-(5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)acetic acid,

3-(5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)propanoic acid,

2-(1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid,

2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4- thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethylamino)acetic acid,

1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4- thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid, 1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-S-yOphenethylJpiperidine^-carboxylic acid

2-(1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid

3-(3-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid,

3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoic acid, and

3-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or N-oxide thereof

Of outstanding interest are:

4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)benzenesulfonamide

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid

3-(4-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl)phenyl)piperazin-1 -yl)propanoic acid 4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ^^-oxadiazol-S- yl)benzamide 1 -(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetamide 3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanamide

4-(5-(1 -Benzyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide

4-(5-(1 -tert-Butyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-ol

5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 3-methylpyridin-2-ol 4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 3-methylbenzamide

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(3-methylpyridin-4-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazole

4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifIuoroethyl)-4,5,6)7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethanamine

3-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propanoic acid 5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 6-methylpyridin-2-ol

3-(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propanamide

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)ethanamine

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propan-1-amine

5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-ol 6-(5-(1 -Ethyl-β^-dimethyW^.βJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazo!-3-y!)-1 ,2,4-ox3di3zo!-3-y!)- 1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-amine 3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanamicle

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanamide 2-(6-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-ylamino)ethanoic acid

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propan-1 -amine

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propan-1 -amine

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)ethanamine

2-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethanamine 2-(Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)ethanoic acid

2-(3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propylamino)ethanoic acid

3-(Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)propanoic acid

5-(5-(1 -(Cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol N-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)ethanol

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)ethanoic acid

1-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-S-yOphenethylJazetidine-S-carboxylic acid

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazot-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-2-methylpropan-2-amine, 3-{4-[3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazo!-5-yl]-3-methylphenyl}propanoic acid, [2-(4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethyl]amine

N-({4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl]-3-methylphenyl}sulfonyl)-beta-alanine 2-{4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}acetamide,

(2-{3-ethyl-5-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylpyridin-2-yl}ethyl)amine,

(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4- thiadiazol-2-yl]phenoxy}ethyl)amine

2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethanol,

[1-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-S-yllphenylJethyOpiperidin^-yllacetic acid N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-L-alanine

3-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 ,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propane-1 ,2-diol

5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(1 H-indol-4-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazole,

1 -(2-(trifIuoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4- thiadiazol^-ylJphenethylJazetidine-S-carboxylic acid

Compounds of general formula (I) may be obtained following the synthetic scheme depicted in figure 1.

Figure 1


(ID (III) (I)

Compounds of general formula (I) may be prepared by reacting intermediates of general formula (II) wherein X represents a hydroxy group or a chlorine atom, with intermediates formula (III) in a one pot reaction. This reaction is carried out in a solvent such as DMF, NMP (N-dimethylpyrrolidone) or THF, optionally in the presence of one or more coupling agents such as 2-(1 H-benzotriazole-1-yl)-1 ,2,3,3-tetramethyluronium tetrafluoroborate (TBTU), N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethyl-carbodiimide (EDC), dicyclohexyl carbodiimide (DCC), 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBt), O-(benzotriazol-1-yl)-N,N,N',N'-tetramethyluroniium hexafluorophosphate (HBTU), carbonyl diimidazole (CDI), or the like and optionally in the presence of a base such as triethylamine, Hϋnig's base, sodium hydride, potassium carbonate, or the like. The temperature of the reaction is between 40 and 15O0C and is carried out in a standard reactor.

An alternative method for the preparation of compounds of formula (I) may be done following a two steps synthesis. The first step is carried out by a coupling intermediates of formula (II) with one or more coupling agent as described before and then, in a second step, a subsequent cyclization step in a solvent such as xylene, toluene, benzene, pyridine, DMF, dichloromethane, acetic acid, trifluoroacetic acid,, at room temperature or elevated temperatures, optionally in the presence of auxiliaries such as acid (e.g. trifluoroacetic acid, acetic acid, hydrochloric acid, etc.), bases (e.g., sodium hydride, sodium acetate, sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate, triethylamine, etc.), tetralkylammonium salts or water removing agents such as oxalyl chloride, a carboxylic acid anhydride, phosphoryl trichloride (POCI3), tetrabutylammonium fluoride (TBAF), molecular sieves, etc.

In the particular case in which A represents a sulphur atom, a thiation reagent such as Laweson Reagent (2,4-bis(4-methoxyphenyl)-1 ,3,2,4-dithiadiphosphetane-2,4-disulfide) or P4Si0 must be used in the cyclization step. A solvent such as toluene, xylene or benzene is used in a temperature range from room temperature to the solvent boiling point.

Alternatively compounds of general formula (I) may be prepared as shown in figure 2,

Figure 2


The reaction is carried out by reacting intermediates of general formula (IV) with intermediates of general formula (V) following the same synthetic procedures described in figure (I)

Intermediates of general formula (III) and (IV) may be prepared following the synthetic schemes depicted in figure 3.

Figure 3

Y-R1 + C B

C-B

(VI) (V)

(III)


Intermediates of formula (III) and (IV) may be obtained from the corresponding intermediates of formula (Vl) and (VII), respectively wherein Y represents -CN, -COOH, -COCI or -COOR'. The synthesis is carried out by reacting intermediates of formula (Vl) or (VII), with hydroxylamine or hydrazine or any salt thereof as intermediates of formula (V), respectively, in a solvent such as THF, methanol, ethanol, pyridine, optionally in the presence of a base such as sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate, triethylamine, sodium ethoxide, and at a temperature ranging from room temperature to the boiling point of the solvent. This reaction may be optionally carried out in the presence of a coupling agent such as 2-(1 H-benzotriazole-1-yl)-1 ,2,3,3-tetramethyluronium tetrafluoroborate, N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethyl-carbodiimide, dicyclohexyl carbodiimide, 1-hydroxybenzotriazole,.

In the particular case of compounds of general formula (I) wherein A and B are nitrogen and C is an oxygen, compounds of general formula (Ia) may be prepared following the synthetic scheme depicted in figure 4.

Figure 4

The compounds of general formula (Ia) may be prepared by the condensation of the tetrahidroindazole-3-carboxylic acid or tetrahidroisoxazole-3-carboxyIic acid derivatives of formula (Ma) with the corresponding carboximidamide derivative of formula (Ilia) in a solvent such as DMF, NMP or THF, in the presence of one or more coupling agents such as 2-(1 H-benzotriazole-1-yl)-1 ,2,3,3-tetramethyluronium tetrafluoroborate, N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethyl-carbodiimide, dicyclohexyl carbodiimide, 1-hydroxybenzotriazole, O-(benzotriazol-1-yl)-N,N,N',N'-tetramethyluroniium hexafluorophosphate, carbonyl diimidazole, and optionally in the presence of a base such as triethylamine, Hϋnig's base, sodium hydride, potassium carbonate, at a temperature between 40 and 15O0C and in a standard reactor.

An alternative synthetic method may be carried out by first coupling intermediates of formula (Ha) as described before, and subsequent cyclazation in a solvent such as xylene, toluene, benzene, pyridine, dimethylformamide, dichloromethane, acetic acid, trifluoroacetic acid, at room temperature or elevated temperatures, optionally in the presence of auxiliaries such as acid (e.g. trifluoroacetic acid, acetic acid, hydrochloric acid, etc.), bases (e.g., sodium hydride, sodium acetate, sodium carbonate, potassium carbonate, triethylamine, etc.), tetralkylammonium salts or water removing agents (e.g. oxalyl chloride, a carboxylic acid anhydride, phosphoryl trichloride, tetrabutilamonium fluoride, molecular sieves etc.)

Compounds of general formula (Ma) may be prepared following the synthetic scheme depicted in figure 5.

Figure 5


Intermediates of general formula (IX) may be prepared by the reaction of the corresponding ketone derivatives of formula (VIII) with diethyloxalate in a basic media such as sodium ethoxide in an protic solvent such as ethanol and at a temperature between 2O0C and the boiling point of the solvent. Ketones of general formula (VIII) are either commercially available or may be prepared using synthetic methods known in the art.

Intermediates of general formula (X) may be prepared by the condensation of the intermediates of formula (IX) with the corresponding hydrazine or hydroxylamine in basic media such as triethylamine and in a protic solvent such as ethanol at a temperature between 2O0C and the boiling point of the solvent.

Hydrolysis of the ethyl ester derivatives of formula (X) in basic conditions with a base such as aqueous sodium hydroxide or litium hydroxide in a solvent such as methanol, ethanol or THF or a mixture of them at a temperature between 20 and 8O0C or in acidic condicions with an acid such as HCI and a solvent such as water or ethanol or a mixture of them at a temperature between 20 and 8O0C gives the acid intermediates of formula (Ma).

Intermediates of general formula (Ilia) may be prepared following the synthetic scheme depicted in figure 6.

Figure 6


<XI> (XII) (Ilia)

Intermediates of formula (Ilia) may be obtained by the reaction of hydroxylamine hydrochloride or any of its salts with the corresponding nitrile (XII) in basic media such as sodium bicarbonate or triethylamine in a solvent such as THF, methanol or ethanol and at a temperature from 40 to 1000C. If the cyanoaryl derivative of formula (XII) is not commercially available it may be obtained from the corresponding derivative of formula (Xl) wherein X represents a bromide or a triflate, by reacting with a source of a cyanide such as copper (I) cyanide, in a high boiling point solvent such as N-msthy!pirrro!idiπe, dimethylformamide or dimethylsulfoxide at a temperature between 150-2000C. Alternatively dicyanozinc may be used with a palladium catalyst such as tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)-palladium(0) in a high boiling point solvent, in a standard reactor or a microwave reactor.

In the particular case where R1 represents a group of formula:


wherein Rc is -(CH2)2COOR', intermediates of formula (lllb) may be obtained following the synthetic path shown in Figure 7.


A Heck reaction of the corresponding precursor (XIII), wherein X represents triflate, bromo or iodo, which are known or may be prepared according to known procedures, with acrylate yields the intermediate of formula (XIV). Reaction of these intermediates with hydroxylamine as described above followed by a catalytic hydrogenation, gives intermediates of general formula (INb).

In the particular case where R0 is -(CH2)(0-4)-NR'R" group or a -(CH2)(0-4)-CONR'R" group compounds of formula (Id), (Ie) and (If) may be obtained from compounds of general formula (Ib) wherein Rc is a -(CH2)(0-4)-COOR'group following the synthetic path shown in Figure 8.

Figure 8


(Ie)

From compounds of formula (Ib), the corresponding acid derivatives may be prepared by basic hydrolysis in a protic solvent such as methanol, ethanol or water with a base such as litium hydroxide or sodium hydroxide or by acidic hydrolysis in trifluoroacetic acid, clorhidric acid or dioxane/HCI, thus yielding to compounds of formula (Ic)

Amides derivatives of formula (Id) may be prepared by reacting compounds of formula (Ic) with ammonia, an amine or aminoacid of general formula HNR1R" in the presence of an activating agent such as N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethyl-carbodiimide (EDC), dicyclohexyl carbodiimide (DCC), 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBt), (benzotriazol-1-yloxy)-tris-(dimethylamino)-phosphonium hexafluorophosphate (BOP), bis-(2-oxo-3-oxazolidinyl)-phosphonic acid chloride (BOP-CI), in a solvent such as tetrahidrofurane, dioxane, dimethylformamide, dichloromethane, acetonitrile.

Reduction of primary amides of general formula (Id) wherein R'=R"=H with borane-methyl sulphide complex in a solvent such as tetrahidrofurane, yields to the corresponding primary amine of general formula (If).

Moreover, primary amines of general formula (Ie) may be prepared by Curtius rearrangement of the acid derivatives of general formula (Ic) using an azide such as sodium azide, diphenylphosphoryl azide (DPPA), etc, in acidic media such as sulphuric acid or basic media such ss triethyiarriine, in solvent such as toiuene, chloroform, THF, etc. or in a protic solvent such as tert-butanol or benzyl alcohol to yield the tert- butylcarbonyl (BOC) or benzyloxycarbonyl (CBZ or Z) protected amine and subsequent deprotection as known in the art.

General compounds of formula (Ih) may be obtained following the synthetic path shown in Figure 9.

Figure 9



The compounds of general formula (Ih) may be prepared by the reductive amination of the aldehyde derivatives of general formula (XVII) with the corresponding amine or aminoacid in acid media such as acetic acid, in a protic solvent such as methanol or ethanol and with a reductive agent such as sodium borohydride or sodium cyanoborohydride at a temperature from O0C to the boiling point of the solvent.

Intermediates of formula (XVII) may be obtained by oxidation of diols of general formula (Ig) with an oxidative reagent such as sodium periodate, sodium perchlorate, potassium periodate, etc. in a solvent such as methanol, ethanol, tetrahidrofurane, dioxane, ether, optionally with the presence of water.

Diol derivatives of general formula (Ig) may be prepared by oxidation of the ally! derivatives of general formula (XVI) using a catalytic amount of an oxidazing agent such as osmium tetroxide and a cooxidant such as N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide in a solvent such as methanol, ethanol, tetrahydrofurane, diuxaπe, ether, acetone, optionally with the presence of water.

AIIyI derivatives of general formula (XVI) may be prepared by the condensation of the corresponding carboximidamide of formula (IHc) with the corresponding acid formula (Na) as described in figure 10.

Figure 10


Intermediates of formula (IMc) may be obtained by standard StNIe reaction of the corresponding precursor (XIII) wherein X represents triflate, bromo or iodo, using an allylstannane and a catalyst such as tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)-palladium(0), palladium acetate, bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(ll) chloride or tris(dibenzylideneacetone)-dipalladium(0), in a solvent such dimethylformamide, acetonitrile, and subsequent reaction with hydroxylamine as described before.

General compounds of formula (Ii) may be obtained following the synthetic path shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11


The compounds of general formula (Ii) may be prepared by the condensation of the tetrahidroindazole-3-carboximidamide or tetrahidroisoxazole-3-carboximidamide derivative of formula (XVIII) with the corresponding carboxylic acid derivatives of formula (XIX) following the same synthetic procedure described for the preparation of compounds of general formula (Ia).

Intermediates of general formula (XIX) are commercially available or may be obtained following the conventional synthetic methods already known in the art.

Compounds of general formula (XVIII) may be prepared following the synthetic scheme depicted in figure 12.

Figure 12


(XVIII)

Intermediates of general formula (XX) may be prepared from intermediates of general formula (II) by reaction with a coupling agent such as N-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-N'-ethyl-carbodiimide (EDC) and 1-hydroxybenzotriazole (HOBt) as a catalyst and a 32% aqueous ammonia in a solvent such as dimethylformamide at a temperature between 20 and the boiling point of the solvent in a standard reactor.

Intermediates of general formula (XXI) may be prepared from intermediates of general formula (XX) by reaction with phosphoryl trichloride in pyridine at a temperature between O0C and 250C.

Intermediates of general formula (XVIII) may be prepared from compounds of general formula (XXI) following the same synthetic procedure described for the preparation of intermediates of general formula (Ilia)

General compounds of formula (Ij) may be obtained following the synthetic path shown in fiαure 13

Figure 13



The compounds of general formula (Ij) may be prepared by the reductive amination of the aldehyde derivatives of general formula (XXII) with the corresponding amine or amino acid in acid media such as acetic acid, in a protic solvent such as methanol or ethanol and with a reductive agent such as sodium borohydride or sodium cyanoborohydride or sodium triacetoxyborhydride at a temperature from O0C to the boiling point of the solvent. As an alternative to the acidic media a Lewis acid such as zinc chloride can be used.

Intermediates of formula (XXII) may be obtained by oxidative cleavage of allyl derivatives of general formula (XXIII) using a catalytic amount of an oxidazing agent such as osmium tetroxide and a cooxidant such as N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide followed by the addition of sodium periodate in a mixture of solvents such as methanol, acetonitrile, acetone and water at a temperature from O0C to the boiling point of the mixture. This cleavage may also be performed by ozonolysis. Thus, ozone is bubbled through a solution of a compound of general formula (XXII) in a solvent such as dichloromethane at -78 °C followed by the addition of a reductive agent such as triphenylfosfine, thiourea, zinc dust or dimethylsulfide. A cosolvent such as methanol may be then added to the reaction mixture and the reaction is performed at rt.

Intermediates of formula (XXIII) may be obtained by standard Stille reaction of the corresponding precursor (XXIV) wherein X represents triflate, bromo or iodo, using an allylstannane and a catalyst such as tetrakis(triphenylphosphine)-palladium(0), palladium acetate, bis(triphenylphosphine)palladium(ll) chloride or tris(dibenzylideneacetone)-dipalladium(0), in a solvent such dimethylformamide, acetonitrile, and subsequent reaction with hydroxylamine as described before.

Alternatively, compounds of general formula (XXIII) can be prepared from compounds of general formula (XXV) by hydrolysis in either basic o acidic media. Compounds of general formula (XXV) can be obtained from compounds of general formula (XXVI) by reaction with ethoxyethyne and borane in the presence of a palladium catalyst such as palladium (II) acetate and a phosphine such as triphenylphosphine. The reaction can be performed in the presence of a base such as sodium hydroxide and in a solvent such as tetrahydrofurane, dioxane or DMF from room temperature to the solvent boiling point.

Intermediates of general formula (XXIV) may be obtained from phenols of general formula (XXVI) by several alternative procedures. In the case in which X is a triflate the reaction is performed by the use of a triflating agent such as triflic anhydride or N-phenyltrifluoromethanesulfonimide. In the particular case in which X is chlorine or bromine ihe reaction can be performed by using POCI3, POCl3ZPCI5 or POBr3/ PBrd.

The compounds of general formula (XXVI) may be prepared by demethylation of the corresponding compound of general formula (XXVII) using BBr3 or AIBr3 or BF3 or iodotrimethylsilane as demethylating agent in a solvent such as dichloromethane or 1 ,2-dichloroethane, chloroform at a temperature between 0 and the 6O0C. Alternatively compounds of general formula (XXVI) may be prepared by demethylation using HBr in acetic acid as a solvent.

Finally, compounds of general formula (XXVII) may be prepared according to the general procedures described in figures 1 and 2 for compounds of general formula (I).

Compounds of general formula (Ik) may be obtained as shown in figure 14.

Figure 14


(XXVI)

The compounds of formula (Ik) may be obtained by the reaction of compounds of general formula (XXVI) with the corresponding alkylating agent in basic media such as sodium hydride in a solvent such as THF or DMF at a temperature from 0 to 15O0C. Alternatively, the phenolic functionality of (XXVI) may be coupled to suitable alcohol derivatives using a Mitsunobu coupling procedure (Mitsunobu, O., Synthesis 1 (1981)). Preferred coupling conditions include the use of a trialkylphosphine or triarylphosphine, such as tri-n-butylphosphine or triphenylphosphine, in a suitable solvent, such as tetrahydrofuran or dichloromethane, and an azodicarbonyl reagent, such as diethyl azodicarboxylate or 1 ,1'-(azodicarbonyl)dipiperidine.

Compounds of general formula (Im) in which A is either a carboxy or an amino group may be also obtained as depicted in figure 15.

Figure 15

Alkylation of compounds of general formula (In) with the corresponding alkylating agent of formula (XXVIII) wherein X is an halogen atom such as chlorine, bromine or iodide or a sulphonate such as mesylate, tosylate or triflate in basic media such as sodium hydride, cesium carbonate or potassium carbonate in a solvent such as THF or DMF at a temperature from 0 to 1500C. Microwave can be used as an alternative heating source. Compounds of general formula (In) can be obtained, in turn according to general procedures depicted in figures 1 and 2.

Finally, in the particular case in which A, B and C are nitrogen, compounds of general formula (lo) can be obtained as shown in figure 16.

Figure 16


(Via)

Condensation of compounds of general formula (IVa) with ethylimidates of general formula (XXIX) is performed in a solvent such as etanol in the presence of molecular sieves and a base such as triethylamine at a temperature from room temperature to the solvent boiling point. Compounds of general formula (XXIX) can be obtained from nitrile derivatives of general formula (Via) by reaction in ethanol under acidic (HCI) catalysis

Starting compounds are commercially available or may be obtained following the conventional synthetic methods already known in the art.

Depending on the nature of the functionalities present in R1 and in the residues R3 to Rd, these functionalities may require temporary protection. Appropriate protecting groups are known in the art and include e.g a terf-butyl or ethyl or methyl to protect an acid, a tert-butyloxycarbonyl (BOC) to protect an amine, etc. These protecting groups may be employed according to standard methodology (e.g. T.W. Greene, P. G. M. Wuts, Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis, 3rd Edition, Wiley New York, 1991).

The syntheses of the compounds of the invention are illustrated by the following Examples (1 to 203) including Preparation Examples (1 to 349) which do not limit the scope of the invention in any way.

1H Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectra were recorded on a Varian Mercury 200 spectrometer. Low Resolution Mass Spectra (m/z) were recorded on a Micromass ZMD mass spectrometer using ESI ionization. The chromatographic separations were obtained using a Waters 2690 system equipped with a Symmetry C18 (2.1 x 50 mm, 3.5 μM) column for method A and B and a Symmetry C18 (2.1 x 100 mm, 3.5 μM) for method C. The mobile phase was formic acid (0.4 ml_), ammonia (0.1 ml_), methanol (500 ml_) and acetonitrile (500 mL) (B) and formic acid (0.46 ml_), ammonia (0.115 ml_) and water (1000 mL) (A), the gradients are specified in the following table for each methode used. The reequilibration time between two injections was 1 min. The flow rate was 0.8 mL/min for method A and 0.4 mLJmin for method B, C and D. The injection volume was 5 microliter for method A, B and D and 3 microliter for method C. Diode array chromatograms were collected at 210 nM.


General Purification Method:

The solid was dissolved in DMSO/MeOH, injected into a Biotage C18 silica column (4OM, 25M or 25S according to the crude amount) and eluted on the SP1® automated purification system from Biotage. The gradient used was H2O/Acetonitrile/MeOH (1 :1) (0.1% v/v HCOONH4 both phases) from 0% to 100% acetonitrile/MeOH (1:1) in 80 column volumes. The appropriate fractions were collected and the organic soivent evaporated under reduced pressure or liofilized.

GENERAL SYNTHETIC METHODS:

General Method 1 :

A mixture of the corresponding benzonitrile (39.2 mmol) in methanol (50ml), hydroxylamine hydrochloride (5.45g, 78.4mmol) and sodium bicarbonate (13.17g, 156.8 mmol) was stirred at 750C for 6h. The mixture was filtered off and the filtrate evaporated to dryness to yield the title compound (75-100% yield) as a white solid.

General Method 2: A mixture of the corresponding acid derivative (1.13mmol), EDC (1.13mmol) and HOBt (1.13mmol) in DMF (5ml) was stirred at room temperature for 10 min. Then the corresponding benzimidamide (1.13mmol) was added and the mixture stirred at 14O0C for 4h. The reaction mixture was poured over basic ice/water and the solid formed filtered and washed with water, dried in a vacuum oven to give the desired compound (yield=10-90%) as a white solid.

General Method 3:

To a mixture of the corresponding methyl or ethyl esther (0.67mmol) in methanol or ethanol (3ml) respectively was added a 2M solution of aqueous NaOH (12mmol) and the reaction mixture stirred at 9O0C overnight. The organic solvent was evaporated, water was added and the mixture extracted with diethyl ether. The pH of the aqueous layer was adjusted to 5-6 and the solid formed filtered and dried in the vacuum oven. The desired compound (60-95% yield) was obtained as a white solid.

General Method 4:

A mixture of the corresponding tert-butyl esther (0.56mmol) in 4M HCI in dioxane (3.5ml) was stirred at r.t. overnight. The solvent was evaporated and the solid obtained washed with diisopropyl ether twice. The solid was dried in the vacuum oven to yield (70-95% yield) of the desired compound.

General Method 5:

A mixture of the corresponding acid (0.46mmol), EDC (133mg, 0.69mmol), HOBt (94mg, 0.69mmol) and 32% solution of aqueous ammonia (85 μl, 0.69mmol) in DMF (6.5ml) was stirred overnight at room temperature. Then ethyl acetate and water were added and the organic iayer separated, washed with 4% NaHCOS, water and brine and dried to give the title compound (5-77% yield) as a white solid.

General Method 6:

A mixture of the corresponding acid derivative (0.77mmol), DPPA (189 μl, 0.88mmol) and triethylamine (235μl, 0.51 mmol) in tert-butanol (4ml) was stirred at 1000C overnight. Ethyl acetate was added and the organic layer washed with 4% NaHCO3 and brine, dried and concentrated. The residue was redissolved in 4M HCI in dioxane

(10ml) and the mixture stirred overnight at room temperature. The reaction mixture was concentrated and the residue purified according to General Purification Method. The solid obtained was redissolved in 4M HCI in dioxane and stirred for 2h at r.t. Then the solvent was concentrated and the product crystallized in diethyl ether. The title compound was obtained (5-40% yield) as hydrochloride salt.

General Method 7:

To a solution of the corresponding amide (75mg, 0.18mmol) in tetrahidrofurane (4ml) was added BH3-SMe2 (107μl, 0.21 mmol) drop wise. The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at 650C. Solvent was concentrated and ethyl acetate was added. The organic layer was washed with 4% NaHCO3 and brine, dried and concentrated. The residue was purified according to General Purification Method. The solid obtained was redissolved in 5N HCI in dioxane and stirred for 2h at r.t. Then the solvent was concentrated and the product crystallized in diethyl ether. The title compound was obtained (20-65% yield) as hydrochloride salt.

General Method 8:

To a solution of the corresponding aldheid (200mg, 0,46mmol) in methanol (10ml) was added the corresponding amine (44μl, 0,55) and acetic acid (236μl, 4,14mmol) and was stirred at room temperature for 30min. Then NaBH3CN (15mg, 0.23mmol) was added and the reaction mixture stirred at r.t. overnight. Solvent was concentrated and the residue dissolved in ethyl acetate, washed with water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate, filtered and concentrated. The crude obtained was purified according to the General Purification Method to give the desired compound (25-85% yield).

PREPARATION EXAMPLES

Preparation 1 (Z)-N:-hydroxy-4-(hydroxymethyi)beπzimidamide

Obtained from 4-(hydroxymethyl)benzonitrile (100% yield) following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 167 (M+1)+

Retention time: 0.68 min (Method B)

Preparation 2 (E)-N'-hydroxy-4-sulfamoylbenzimidamide


Obtained (100% yield) from 4-cyanobenzenesulfonamide following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 216 (M+1)+

Retention time: 0.70 min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 5.9 (s, 2 H) 7.8 (s, 4 H).

Preparation 3

Ethyl 3-(4-(4-cyanophenyl)piperazin-1 -yl)propanoate


To a solution of 4-(piperazin-1-yl)benzonitrile (3g, 16.02mmol) in anhydrous acetonitrile (40ml) under nitrogen atmosphere was added Yb(OTf)3 (0.2g, 0.32mmol) and then ethyl acrylate (3.49ml, 32.04mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at room temperature. The catalyst was filtered off and the filtrate concentrated and chromatographed to provide the title compound (86% yield) of a solid. LRMS: m/z 288 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.60 min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.3 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 2.6 (m, 6

H) 2.8 (t, J=I.0 HZ, 2 H) 3.3 (m, 4 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 6.8 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 2

H) 7.5 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 4

(Z)-Ethyl 3-(4-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)propanoate


Obtained (37% yield) from Preparation 3 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 321 (M+1)+

Retention time: 0.58 min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.2 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 2.5 (m, 8 H) 2.6 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H) 3.1 (m, 2 H) 4.1 (q, J=7.3 Hz, 2 H) 5.6 (s, 2 H) 6.9 (d, J=9.0 Hz1 2 H) 7.5 (d, J=9.0 Hz, 2 H) 8.3 (s, 1 H).

Preparation 5

4-Cyano-2,6-dimethylphenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate


To a suspension of 4-hydroxy-3,5-dimethylbenzonitrile (5.1Og, 34.65mmol) in DCM (100ml) was added triethylamine (7.25ml, 52.02mmol). To the solution obtained was added 1 ,1 ,1-trifluoro-N-phenyl-N-(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)methansulfonamide (14.9g, 41.7mmol) and the mixture stirred overnight at room temperature. More DCM was added and then washed with 0.5N NaOH, water and brine. The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield 11.8g of the desired compound as a solid (yield=100%).

I DMQ- Retention time: 6.90 min (Method B) Preparation 6

(E)-Methyl 3-(4-cyano-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acrylate


To a mixture of Preparation 5 (6.07g, 21.74mmol), methyl acrylate (5.87ml, 65.18mmol), 1 ,3-bis-(diphenylphosphino)propane (0.45g, 1.09mmol) and triethylamine (6.06ml, 43.48mmol) in DMF (30ml), was added palladium acetate (0.25g, 1.11mmol) under nitrogen atmosphere. The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at 11O0C. After cooling to room temperature, the mixture was poured over water and extracted with diethyl ether twice. The combined organic layer was washed with water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. A brown oil was obtained (68% yield) as the desired compound. LRMS: no signal Retention time: 6.13 min (Method B)

Preparation 7

(E)-Methyl 3-(4-((Z)-N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (75% yield) from (E)-methyl 3-(4-cyano2,6-dimethylphenyl)acrylate following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 249 (M+1)+

Retention time: 3.88 min (Method B)

Preparation 8

(E)-Methyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate

Preparation 7 (1.1g, 4.43mmol) was dissolved in methanol (35ml) and sodium acetate (0.55g, 6.70mmol) was added. Finally palladium chloride (0.16g, 0.90mmol) was added and the mixture hydrogenated at 15 psi for 5h. The catalyst was filtered off and the filtrate concentrated. The residue was redissolved in DCM and washed with water. The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield an oil (82% yield) as the desired compound.

LRMS: m/z 251 (M+1)+

Retention time: 3.64 min (Method B)

Preparation 9

(E)-fert-butyl 3-(4-cyano-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (64%) from Preparation 5 and tert-butyl acrylate following the experimental procedure describe for Preparation 6. LRMS: m/z 258 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.18 min (Method B)

Preparation 10 (E)-tert-Butyl 3-(4-((E)-N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (76%) from Preparation 9 following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 291 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.89 min (Method B)

Preparation 11 (E)-tert-Butyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (77%) from Preparation 10 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 8.

LRMS: m/z 293 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.66 min (Method B)

Preparation 12

Ethyl 2-(4,4-dimethyl-2-oxocyclohexyl)-2-oxoacetate


To ethanol (500ml) was added slowly sodium (8.47g, 0.37mol), then 3,3-dimethylcyclohexanone (15.5g, 0.12mol) in ethanol (200ml) was added and the mixture stirred at room temperature for 15min. Finally diethyl oxalate (16.65ml, 0.12mol) in ethanol (100ml) was added and the mixture stirred overnight at r.t. The solvent was concentrated and the crude redissolved in water and dichloromethane. A 5N solution of HCI was added until pH acid and the layers separated. The aqueous layer was extracted the more DCM and the combined organic layer was washed with brine, dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated. An oil (19.16g) was obtained which contained the desired compound and the desired compound in the acid form. The mixture was used for the next reaction without further purification. Yield=69%. LRMS: m/z 227 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.50min (Method B)

Preparation 13

Ethyl 1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate

To a suspension of oxalic acid salt of ethylhydrazine (17.8g,d 0.12mol) in ethanol

(200ml) was added triethylamine (18ml, 0.13mol). A solution was obtained and poured over the crude product of Preparation 12 in ethanol (300ml). The reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. for 4h and then the solvent concentrated. The residue was redissolved in ethyl acetate/water and the layers separated. The aqueous layer was extracted the more ethyl acetate and the combined organic layer was washed with brine, dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated. An oil (20.5g) was obtained which contained a mixture of the desired compound and the desired compound in the acid form. The mixture was used for the next reaction without further purification. Yield=82%.

LRMS: m/z 251 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.59min (Method B)

Preparation 14 1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (86% yield) from Preparation 13 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 223 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.66min (Method B) 1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.2 (t, J=I '.2 Hz, 2 H) 1.4 (t,

J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.3 (s, 2 H) 2.6 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 4.0 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H).

Preparation 15

Ethyl 6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (90% yield) from Preparation 12 and hydrazine hydrate following the experimentai procedure described for Preparation 13.

LRMS: m/z 223 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.13 min (Method B) Preparation 16 β.β-DimethyM.δ.θ.Z-tetrahydro^H-indazole-S-carboxylic acid


Obtained (95% yield) from Preparation 15 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 195 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.23 min (Method B)

Preparation 17 Ethyl 1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (71% yield) from Preparation 12 and methyl hydrazine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13.

LRMS: m/z 237 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.39 min (Method B)

Preparation 18

1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (95% yield) from Preparation 17 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 209 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 5.35 min (Method B)

Preparation 19 Ethyl 4-[(Z)-amino(hydroxyimino)methyl]benzoate


Obtained (80% yield) from ethyl 4-cyanobenzoate following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 209 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 3.65 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-cfe) d ppm 1.37 (t, J=7.00 Hz, 3 H) 4.36 (q, J=6.96 Hz, 2 H) 5.99 (s, 2 H) 7.86 (d, 2 H) 7.99 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 2 H) 9.95 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 20

Ethyl Hδ^i-ethyl-e.β-dimethyM.δ.βJ-tetrahydro-I H-indazol-S-ylH, 2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoate


Obtained (45% yield) from Preparation 19 and Preparation 14 following the General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.85 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.44 (m, 6 H) 1.63

(t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.91 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 4.17 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 4.40 (m, 2 H) 8.16 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H) 8.27 (m, 2 H)

Preparation 21 tert-Butyl 4-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}piperazine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (5% yield) from Preparation 22 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 507 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.88 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm: 1.07 (s, 6H), 1.44-1.47 (t, 3H), 1.49 (s, 9H),1.61-1.66 (m, 2H), 2.40 (s, 2H), 2.88-2.92 (m, 2H), 3.58-3.62 (m, 4H), 3.26- 3.29 (m, 4H), 4.14-4.21 (q, 2H), 6.95-6.98 (d, 2H), 8.09-8.12 (m, 2H).

Preparation 22 tert-butyl 4-{4-[(Z)-amino(hydroxyimino)methyl]phenyl}piperazine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (73% yield) from Preparation 23 following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 321 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.23 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm: 1.50 (s, 9H), 3.11-3.27 (m, 4H), 3.52-3.64 (m, 4H), 4.76-4.82 (m, 2H), 6.89-6.92 (m, 2H), 7.52-7.55 (m, 2H).

Preparation 23 tert-butyl 4-(4-cyanophenyl)piperazine-1-carboxylate


4-(piperazin-1-yl)benzonitrile (0.7g, 3.74mmol) was dissolved in a mixture of dioxane/water (15ml/7ml), then 1 N solution of NaOH was added (5.2ml) and finally BOC2O (0.82g, 3.78mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. for 2h. The solvent was concentrated and the residue redissolved in water and the pH adjusted to 7 by adding 2N HCI. The aqueous layer was extracted with chloroform and the organic layer washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and evaporated under reduced pressure to give 1g of the desired compound (yield=93%) as a white solid.

LRMS: m/z 288 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.33 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm: 1.49 (s, 9H), 3.33-3.35 (m, 2H), 3.57-3.59

(m, 2H), 6.84-6.87 (m, 2H), 7.50-7.53 (m, 2H).

Preparation 24 Ethyl {4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}acetate.


Obtained (40% yield) from Preparation 25 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.60 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.25 (m, 3 H) 1.45 (m, 3 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.91 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 3.67 (m, 2 H) 4.13 - 4.24 (m, 4 H) 7.42 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H) 8.19 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 25

Ethyl {4-[(Z)-am i no( hyd roxyim ino)methy I] pheny l}acetate


Obtained (95% yield) from Preparation 26 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 223 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.82 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.26 (t, 3 H) 3.64 (s, 2 H) 4.16 (q, 2 H) 4.90 (S, 2 H) 7.33 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 2 H) 7.60 (m, 2 H)

Preparation 26

Ethyl (4-cyanophenyl)acetate


2-(4-cyanophenyl)acetic acid (1g, 6.21 mmol) was dissolved in 1.25M solution of HCI in ethanol (11ml) and the mixture heated to reflux for 3h. After cooling down to room temperature the solid formed was filtered off and dried in the vacuum oven. Yield=89%. LRMS: m/z 207 (M+17)+ Retention time: 5.33 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) d ppm 1.26 (t, 3 H) 3.64 (s, 2 H) 4.16 (q,

2 H) 4.90 (S, 2 H) 7.33 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 2 H) 7.60 (m, 2 H)

Preparation 27

4-[5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yljbenzaldehyde


To a solution of oxalyl chloride (0.73ml, 8.35mmol) in DCM (20ml) under argon at -6O0C , DMSO (0.89g, 11.39mmol) was slowly added keeping the temperature at -6O0C and the mixture stirred at this temperature for 15min. A suspension of the title compound of Preparation 28 (1 ,3g, 3.8mmol) in 10ml of DCM was slowly added to this mixture. Finally, diisopropylethylamine was added (4.40ml, 25.3mmol) and the mixture stirred at -6O0C for 1 h and at room temperature overnight. Solvent was removed and the residue was solved in ethyl acetate and washed with a 4% solution of NaHCO3. The organic layer was dried, solvent was removed in vaccuo and the crude was purified according to General Purification Method to yield the title compound as a solid (yield=98%).

LRMS: m/z 351 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.45 min (Method B)

Preparation 28

{4-[5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}methanol


Obtained (63% yield) from Preparation 1 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 353 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.67 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO d ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.46 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3

H) 1.62 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.92 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.42

Hz, 2 H) 4.79 (s, 2 H) 7.50 (d, J=8.52 Hz, 2 H) 8.22 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 29 tert-butyl 4-({4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}amino)piperidine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (10% yield) from Preparation 30 and Preparation 14 following the General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 521 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.80 min (Method B) 1 H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.45 (m, 3 H) 1.48

(s, 9 H) 1.62 (m, 4 H) 2.08 (m, 2 H) 2.40 (s, 2 H) 2.85 - 3.02 (m, 4 H) 3.52 (m, 1 H) 4.07 (m, 2 H) 4.18 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 6.65 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 2 H) 8.03 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 30 tert-Butyl 4-({4-[(Z)-amino(hydroxyimino)methyl]phenyl}amino)piperidine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (79% yield) from Preparation 31 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 335 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.28 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) d ppm 1.25 (m, 2 H) 1.47 (s, 9 H) 2.04 (d, J=12.64 Hz, 2 H) 2.92 (m, 2 H) 3.46 (m, 1 H) 3.73 (m, 1 H) 4.07 (m, 2 H) 4.79 (S, 2 H) 6.59 (d, J=8.79 Hz1 2 H) 7.45 (d, J=8.79 Hz, 2 H) Preparation 31 tert-butyl 4-[(4-cyanophenyl)amino]piperidine-1 -carboxylate


To a mixture of 4-aminobenzonitrile (0.5g, 4.23mmol) and tert-butyl 4-oxocyclohexanecarboxylate (1.26g, 6.35mmol) in THF (5ml) at O0C was added acetic acid (0.5ml, 8.5mmol) and sodium triacetoxyborohydride (1.35g, 6.35mmol). The mixture was stirred at this temperature for 15min and at room temperature for 3h. Ethyl acetate and 5% solution of NaHCO3 were added and the organic layer separated, washed with water, brine and dried over magnesium sulphate. The solvent was concentrated and the residue purified by column chromatography with a mixture of hexane/ethyl acetate (from 5/1 to 1/1) to give the desired compound (yield=47%). LRMS: m/z 302 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.33 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.37 (m, 2 H) 1.47 (s, 9 H) 2.03

(m, 2 H) 2.93 (t, J=11.95 Hz, 2 H) 3.40 - 3.54 (m, 1 H) 4.04 - 4.13 (m, 3 H) 6.56 (d, J=9.06 Hz, 2 H) 7.43 (d, J=8.79 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 32 N'-hydroxy-6-methoxypyridine-3-carboximidamide


Obtained (100% yield) from 6-methoxynicotinonitrile following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 168 (M+1)+ Retention time: 0.65 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 3.94 (s, 3 H) 6.75 (d, J=8.79 Hz,

1 H) 7.82 (dd, J=8.93, 2.33 Hz, 1 H) 8.38 (d, J=2.47 Hz, 1 H)

■ reparation JO 4-[5-(1 -benzyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoic acid


Obtained (95% yield) from Preparation 34 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 429 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.57 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO d ppm 1.00 (s, 6 H) 1.60 (s, 2 H) 2.27 (s, 2 H) 2.94 (s, 2 H) 5.40 (s, 2 H) 7.15 (d, 1 H) 7.23 - 7.37 (m, 4 H) 8.23 (d, J=6.98 Hz, 2 H) 8.34 (d, J=6.35 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 34 ethyl 4-[5-(1 -benzyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoate


Obtained (37% yield) from Preparation 19 and Preparation 35 following the General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 457 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.98 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.00 (s, 6 H) 1.43 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3

H) 1.60 (m, 2 H) 2.27 (s, 2 H) 2.93 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 4.43 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H)

5.40 (s, 2 H) 7.16 (m, 2 H) 7.34 (m, 3 H) 8.17 (m, 2 H) 8.31 (m, 2 H)

Preparation 35

1 -benzyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (75% yield) from Preparation 36 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 285 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.37 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 0.96 (s, 6 H) 1.50 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2

H) 2.21 (s, 2 H) 2.78 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 5.29 (s, 2 H) 7.09 (d, J=6.87 Hz, 2 H)

7.29 - 7.34 (m, 3 H)

Preparation 36 ethyl 1 -benzyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (32% yield) from Preparation 12 and benzylhydrazine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13.

LRMS: m/z 313 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.10 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 0.93 (s, 6 H) 1.39 (t, J=7.00 Hz, 3

H) 1.48 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.16 (s, 2 H) 2.75 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 4.40 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 5.30 (s, 2 H) 7.05 (m, 2 H) 7.27 (m, 3 H)

Preparation 37

1 -tert-butyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (65% yield) from Preparation 38 following the General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 251 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.12 min (Method B)

HPLC/EM 9 min: tr 6.32, M+251

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.52 (t, J=6.59 Hz, 2 H) 1.63 (s, 9 H) 2.59 (s, 2 H) 2.79 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 38

Ethyl 1-tert-butyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate

Obtained (24% yield) from Preparation 12 and tert-butylhidrazine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13.

LRMS: m/z 279 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.12 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.39 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3

H) 1.50 (t, J=6.59 Hz, 2 H) 1.63 (s, 9 H) 2.58 (s, 2 H) 2.76 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H)

4.36 (m, 2 H)

Preparation 39

6,6-Dimethyl-i -phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (70% yield) from Preparation 40 following the General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 271 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.37 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.61 (t, J=6.59 Hz, 2 H) 2.49 (s, 2 H) 2.87 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 7.38 - 7.53 (m, 5 H)

Preparation 40 Ethyl 6,6-dimethyl-1 -phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (15% yield) from Preparation 12 and phenylhidrazine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13.

LRMS: m/z 299 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.13 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 1.00 (s, 6 H) 1.42 (m, 3 H) 1.60 (m, 2 H) 2.46 (s, 2 H) 2.84 (t, J=5.91 Hz, 2 H) 4.43 (m, 2 H) 7.34 - 7.55 (m, 5 H)

Preparation 41 6,6-DimethyM -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (95% yield) from Preparation 42 following the General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 277 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.92 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO d ppm 1.05 (s, 6 H) 1.56 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.37 (s, 2 H) 2.78 (t, J=5.91 Hz, 2 H) 4.66 (q, J=8.33 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 42 Ethyl 6,6-dimethyM -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (28% yield) from Preparation 12 and (2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)hydrazine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13. LRMS: m/z 305 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.72 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.32 (m, 3 H) 1.61

(t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.82 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 4.18 (m, 2 H) 4.72 (q,

J=8.24 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 43

4-[5-(1-tert-Butyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoic acid

Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 44 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.70 min (Method B)

Preparation 44

Ethyl 4-[5-(1 -tert-butyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoate


Obtained (14% yield) from Preparation 19 and Preparation 37 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 423 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.11 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 1.11 (s, 6 H) 1.48 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3 H) 1.66 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 1.75 (s, 9 H) 2.71 (s, 2 H) 2.99 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H)

4.47 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 8.22 (m, 2 H) 8.33 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 45

4-t5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1-phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoic acid


Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 46 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 415 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.63 min (Method B)

Preparation 46 Ethyl 4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-1 -phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoate


Obtained (24% yield) from Preparation 19 and Preparation 39 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 443 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.08 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.05 (s, 6 H) 1.43 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 3

H) 1.69 (s, 2 H) 2.55 (s, 2 H) 3.01 (s, 2 H) 4.42 (m, 2 H) 7.39 - 7.61 (m, 5 H)

8.17 (d, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 8.30 (m, 2 H)

Preparation 47

1-Ethyl-3-[3-(5-ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole


Obtained (21% yield) from Preparation 48 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 396 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.15 min (Method B)

Preparation 48 5-Ethyl-N'-hydroxy-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridine-3-carboximidamide

Obtained (32% yield) from Preparation 49 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 210 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.2 min (Method B)

Preparation 49. δ-Ethyl-β-methoxy^-methylnicotinonitrile


In a microwave oven vessel Preparation 50 (2.3g, lOmmol) was dissolved in DMF (30ml) and dicyanozinc (1.18g, 10.05mmol) and Pd(PPh3J4 (1.73g, 1.5mmol) were added. The mixture was heated under nitrogen atmosphere in a Biotage Initiator device at 18O0C and normal absorvance for 30 min. The mixture was poured over ethyl acetate/water and the organic layer washed with water, brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. The residue obtained was purified by column chromatography with a mixture of ethyl acetate in hexane (from 0 to 5%). Yield=88%. LRMS: m/z 177 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.12 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.18 (t, J=7.55 Hz, 3 H) 2.56 (q,

J=7.60 Hz, 2 H) 2.62 (s, 3 H) 3.99 (s, 3 H) 7.50 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 50.

3-Bromo-5-ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridine


To a mixture of Preparation 51 (2.89g, 13.37mmol) and Ag2CO3 (4.98g, 18.05mmol) in DCM (100ml) under nitrogen atmosphere was added methyl iodide (4.83ml, 77.5mmol) and the mixture stirred at r.t. overnight. The reaction mixture was then filtered over Celite and concentrated under reduced pressure to yield the final compound (75% yield).

LRMS: m/z 232 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.50 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) d ppm 1.17 (m, 3 H) 2.50 (m, 5 H) 3.91 (s, 3 H) 7.44 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 51.

5-Bromo-3-ethyl-6-methy I pyrid i n-2( 1 H)-one


To a solution of Preparation 52 (3.22g, 23.47mmol) in methanol (85ml) at O0C was added N-bromosuccinimide (4.39g, 24.67mmol) and the reaction mixture was stirred at room temperature overnight. Water was added and the solid obtained filtered. The filtrate was concentrated partially, cooled and the solid formed also filtered and mixed with the previous one. Yield=78% LRMS: m/z 218 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.07 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-c/) d ppm 1.19 (m, 3 H) 2.40 (s, 3 H) 2.53 (m, 2 H) 7.32 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 52 3-Ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1H)-one


To a solution of 3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-amine (5g, 36.7mmol) in sulfuric acid (78ml, 1.4mol) at O0C was added dropwise a solution of sodium nitrite (2.18g, 31.6mmol) in water (20ml). The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at r.t. The pH was adjusted to 9 by addition of solid sodium hydroxide and the product extracted twice with ethyl acetate. The organic layer was dried and concentrated to give a solid which was recrystallized in cyclohexane to afford the desired compound (yield=64%). LRMS: m/z 138 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.93 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 1.2 (m, 3 H) 2.30 (s, 3 H) 2.54 (q, J=7.23 Hz, 2 H) 5.98 (d, J=6.87 Hz, 1 H) 7.18 (d, J=6.87 Hz, 1 H) Preparation 53

1-Ethyl-3-[3-(6-methoxy-5-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole


Obtained (21% yield) from Preparation 54 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 368 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.63 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 METHANOL-^) d ppm 1.14 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (m, 3 H) 1.70 (t, J=5.49 Hz, 2 H) 2.33 (s, 3 H) 2.55 (s, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 4.08 (s, 3 H) 4.25 (m, 2

H) 8.21 (S, 1 H) 8.78 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 54 N'-hydroxy-θ-methoxy-δ-methylpyridine-S-carboximidamide

HO^N

Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 55 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 182 (M+1)+ Retention time: 1.37min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-cfe) d ppm 2.14 (s, 3 H) 3.88 (s, 3 H) 5.84 (s, 2 H) 7.77 (S1 1 H) 8.25 (m, 1 H) 9.58 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 55 6-Methoxy-5-methylnicotinonitrile


Obtained (57% yieid) from Preparation 56 foiiowing the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49.

LRMS: m/z 149 (M+1)+

Retention time: 3.61 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 2.22 (s, 3 H) 4.02 (s, 3 H) 7.59

(s, 1 H) 8.34 (S, 1 H)

Preparation 56 5-Bromo-2-methoxy-3-methylpyridine


Obtained (83% yield) from 5-bromo-3-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 50.

LRMS: no signal

Retention time: 7.25 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 2.17 (s, 3 H) 3.93 (s, 3 H) 7.48

(m, 1 H) 8.05 (m, 1 H)

Preparation 57

4-[5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]- 3-methy I benzoic acid


Obtained (69 % yield) from Preparation 58 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 381 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.19min (Method B)

Preparation 58 Methyl 4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylbenzoate

Obtained (23% yield) from Preparation 59 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.80min (Method B)

Preparation 59

Methyl 4-[(Z)-amino(hydroxyimino)methyl]-3-methylbenzoate


Obtained (35% yield) from Preparation 60 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 209 (M+1)+ Retention time: 2.98min (Method B)

Preparation 60 Methyl 4-cyano-3-methylbenzoate


Obtained (69% yield) from methyl 4-bromo-3-methylbenzoate following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49.

LRMS: no signal Retention time: 6.32min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 2.62 (s, 3 H) 3.96 (s, 3 H) 7.69 (d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 7.93 (d, J=9.61 Hz, 1 H) 8.00 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 61 N'-hydroxy-3-methylpyridine-4-carboximidamide

Obtained (88% yield) from Preparation 62 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 152 (M+1)+ Retention time: 0.65min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 2.48 (s, 3 H) 7.33 (m, 1 H) 8.52

(m, 2 H)

Preparation 62 3-Methylisonicotinonitrile


To a solution of 3-methylpyridine 1 -oxide (10,59g, 0.1 mol) in ACN (22ml) was added iodoethane (17.5ml, 0.22mol) dropwise and the mixture stirred at r.t. for 2h. The solid formed was filtered off, redissolved in water (48ml) and warm up to 550C. At this temperature KCN (12.3g, 0.19mol) in water (32ml) was added dropwise over 3.5h. Then the reaction mixture was stirred at this temperature for 2h and at r.t. overnight. The desired product was extracted with ether, washed with brine and concentrated. The solid obtained was recrystallized in diisopropyl ether. Yield=49% LRMS: m/z 119 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.77 min (Method B)

Preparation 63

4-{5-[6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}benzoic acid


Obtained (50%yield) from Preparation 64 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 421 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.22min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) d ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.59 (s, 2 H) 2.53 (m, 2 H) 2.82 - 2.86 (m, 2 H) 5.23 - 5.33 (m, 2 H) 8.11 - 8.24 (m, 4 H) Preparation 64

Ethyl 4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}benzoate


Obtained (31% yield) from Preparation 19 and Preparation 41 following the General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 449 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.82min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.43 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3

H) 1.66 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.45 (s, 2 H) 2.94 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 4.43 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 4.75 (q, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H) 8.18 (m, 2 H) 8.29 (m, 2 H)

Preparation 65 N'-hydroxy-3-methylpyridine-2-carboximidamide

HO-N

Obtained (100% yield) from 3-methylpicolinonitrile following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 152 (M+1)+ Retention time: 0.72min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) d ppm 2.59 (s, 3 H) 5.67 (s, 2 H) 7.22

(dd, J=7.69, 4.94 Hz, 1 H) 7.56 (d, J=7.69 Hz, 1 H) 8.43 - 8.47 (m, 1 H)

Preparation 66

3-{3-[6-(Benzyloxy)-4-methylpyridin-3-yl]-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl}-1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole

Obtained (57% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 67 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 444 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.05min (Method B)

Preparation 67 6-(Benzyloxy)-N'-hydroxy-4-methylpyridine-3-carboximidamide


Obtained (20% yield) from Preparation 68 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 258 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.23min (Method B)

Preparation 68

6-( Benzy loxy)-4-methy I n icoti nonitrile


Obtained (68% yield) from Preparation 69 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49.

LRMS: m/z 225 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.50min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 2.48 (s, 3 H) 5.42 (s, 2 H) 6.73

/s -I u\ 7 33 _ T 47 trn 5 u\ R 42 'ε 1 Hλ Preparation 69 2-(Benzyloxy)-5-bromo-4-methylpyridine


Obtaiend (95% yield) from 5-bromo-4-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one and benzylbromide following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 50. LRMS: m/z 278-280 (M+1)+

Preparation 70

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (66% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 71 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 368 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.78min (Method B)

Preparation 71 N'-Hydroxy-θ-methoxy^-methylnicotinimidamide


Obtained (22% yield) from Preparation 72 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 182 (M+1)+ Retention time: 0.67min (Method B)

Preparation 72 6-Methoxy-2-methylnicotinonitrile

Obtained (68% yield) from Preparation 73 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49.

LRMS: no signal Retention time: 5.08min (Method B)

Preparation 73 3-Bromo-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridine


Obtained (68% yield) from 5-bromo-6-methylpyridin-2-o! following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 50. LRMS: m/z 204 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.32min (Method B)

Preparation 74

N'-Hydroxy-4-methylpyridine-3-carboximidamide


Obtained (33% yield) from Preparation 4-methylnicotinonitrile following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 152 (M+1)+

Retention time: 0.62min (Method B)

Preparation 75 N'-Hydroxy-4-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-3-carboximidamide


Obtained (31% yield) from 4-(trif!uoromethy!)nicotinonitriie foiiowing the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 206 (M+1)+

Retention time: 1.60min (Method B)

Preparation 76 N'-hydroxyimidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-6-carboximidamide


Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 77 following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 177 (M+1)+

Retention time: 0.57min (Method B)

Preparation 77 lmidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-6-carbonitrile


A solution of 6-aminonicotinonitrile (10g, O.Oδmol) in CH3CN (300 mL) was treated with the 2-chloroacetaldehyde solution (26.4ml, 0.21 mol) and the mixture warm to reflux for 6h. The mixture was cooled down to r.t. overnight. The crystalline precipitate was filtered and washed with a little CH3CN. The solid was treated with aq. NaHCOβ solution until pH = 7 then extracted with DCM. The organic layer was dried (MgSO^ and evaporated to give a pale yellow solid. Yield=95% m/z 144 (M+1)+

Retention time: 0.65min (Method B)

Preparation 78

Methyl 4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate

Obtained (36% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 79 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 449 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.68min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO d ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.47 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3

H) 1.61 (m, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.89 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 4.01 (s, 3 H) 4.17 (m, 2

H) 8.05 (d, 1 H) 8.31 (d, 1 H) 8.52 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 79 Methyl 4-[(Z)-amino(hydroxyimino)methyl]-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate


Obtained (30% yield) from Preparation 80 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 263 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.75min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 3.98 (s, 3 H) 4.89 (s, 2 H) 7.22

(s, 1 H) 7.70 (d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 8.25 (d, J=9.06 Hz, 1 H) 8.41 (m, J=1.65 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 80 Methyl 4-cyano-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate


Obtained (55% yield) from Preparation 81 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49.

LRMS: m/z 247 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.88min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 4.01 (s, 3 H) 7.96 (d, J=7.97 Hz,

1 H) 8.34 (d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 8.46 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 81 Methyl 3-(trifluoromethyl)-4-{[(trifluoromethyl)sulfony!]oxy}benzoate

Obtained (94% yield) from Preparation 82 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 5.

LRMS: m/z 370 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.93min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 3.99 (s, 3 H) 7.63 (d, J=8.51 Hz,

1 H) 8.35 (dd, J=8.52, 1.92 Hz, 1 H) 8.45 (d, 1 H)

Preparation 82 Methyl 4-hydroxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate


To a solution of Preparation 83 (2.43g, 11.8mmol) in methanol (50ml) was added acetyl chloride (1.26ml, 17.7mmol) and the mixture was stirred overnight at 6O0C. Solvent was concentrated and the residue redissolved in ethyl acetate/water. The organic layer was separated, washed with brine, dried and evaporated under reduced pressure to give the title compound as a white solid (yield=92). LRMS: m/z 219 (M-I)- Retention time: 5.63min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 3.95 (s, 3 H) 6.10 (s, 1 H) 7.02 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 1 H) 8.13 (dd, J=8.52, 1.65 Hz, 1 H) 8.26 (d, J=1.92 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 83 4-hydroxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoic acid


A mixture of 4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoic acid (2.36g,10.72mmol) and pyridine hydrochloride (12.39g, 107mmol) was heated at 18O0C for 5h. After cooling down to room temperature the reaction crude was poured over a 10% solution of citric acid and extracted with ethyl acetate. The organic layer was washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and evaporated under reduced pressure. The oii obtained was purified by column chromatography using a mixture of DCM/MeOH (95/5) to give the title compound as a white solid (yield=84%).

LRMS: m/z 205 (M-I)- Retention time: 4.82min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 7.05 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 1 H) 8.19

(dd, J=8.52, 2.20 Hz, 1 H) 8.33 (d, J=1.92 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 84

N'-hyd roxy-2-methyl py rid i ne-3-carboxim idam ide


Obtained (93% yield) from Preparation 85 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 152 (M+1)+ Retention time: 0.58min (Method B)

Preparation 85

2-methylnicotinonitrile


Obtained (83% yield) from 3-bromo-2-methylpyridine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49. LRMS: no signal

Retention time: 3.67min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO d ppm 2.81 (s, 3 H) 7.23 - 7.30 (m, 1 H)

7.91 (d, J=7.69 Hz1 1 H) 8.70 (d, J=4.67 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 86

6-amino-N'-hydroxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-3-carboximidamide


Obtained (54% yield) from Preparation 87 following the Genera! Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 221 (M+1)+ Retention time: 0.52min (Method B) Preparation 87 6-amino-2-(trifluoromethyl)nicotinonitrile


Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 88 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49. LRMS: m/z 186 (M-I)- Retention time: 4.77min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-c/) d ppm 5.25 (s, 2 H) 6.68 (d, J=9.06 Hz, 1 H) 7.78 (d, J=8.79 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 88 5-bromo-6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-amine


Obtained (81 % yield) from 6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-amine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 51.

LRMS: m/z 241/243 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.62min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) d ppm 4.76 (s, 2 H) 6.54 (d, J=8.79 Hz, 1 H) 7.69 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 89

3-Cyclopropyl-4-[5-(1 -ethyl-β.β-dimethyM^^J-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoic acid


Obtained (90% yield) from Preparation 90 following the General Method 3. LRiVlS. m/z 407 (M+1 )" Retention time: 7.42min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 0.78 - 0.82 (m, 4 H) 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.47 (t, J=7.30 Hz, 3 H) 1.62 (t, J=6.19 Hz, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.74 (m, 1 H) 2.91 (t, J=6.19 Hz, 2 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.41 Hz, 2 H) 7.80 (s, 1 H) 7.97 (d, J=8.25 Hz, 1 H) 8.13 (d, J=7.94 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 90

Methyl 3-cyclopropyl-4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoate


To a solution of Preparation 91 (1114mg, 0.25mmol), K3PO4 (179mg, 0.84mmol), cyclopropilboronic acid (56mg, 0.65mmol) and tricyclohexylphosphine (14mg, 0.05mmol) in toluene/water (1.5ml/0.1ml) under nitrogen atmosphere was added Pd(OAc)2 (6mg, 0.02mmol). The mixture was heated at 1000C overnight under nitrogen atmosphere. The reaction mixture was then cooled to room temperature and concentrated in vacuum. Ethyl acetate was added to the residue and this organic layer was washed with water, brine, dried over MgSO4, filtered and the solvent evaporated under vacuum. The residue was purified by column chromatography using a mixture of hexane/ethyl acetate (from 7/1 to 5/1). Yield=23%

LRMS: m/z 421 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.85min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 0.76 - 0.84 (m, 4 H) 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.47 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.63 (m, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.74 (m, 1 H) 2.91 (m, 2 H) 3.95 (m, 3 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 7.75 (d, J=1.65 Hz, 1 H) 7.93 (dd, J=8.10, 1.79 Hz, 1 H) 8.12 (d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 91

Methyl 3-bromo-4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzoate

Obtained (38% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 92 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 459/461 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.77min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO d ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.47 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3

H) 1.62 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.91 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 3.97 (s, 3 H)

4.19 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 8.09 (m, 2 H) 8.42 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 92 Methyl 4-[(Z)-amino(hydroxyimino)methyl]-3-bromobenzoate


Obtained (25% yield) from Preparation 93 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 273 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.30min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 3.95 (s, 3 H) 4.92 (s, 2 H) 7.57

(d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 8.01 (dd, J=7.97, 1.65 Hz, 1 H) 8.29 (d, J=1.65 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 93

Methyl 3-bromo-4-cyanobenzoate


Obtained (55% yield) from Preparation 94 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49. LRMS: no signal

Retention time: 4.93min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 4.02 (s, 3 H) 7.93 (d, J=8.24 Hz,

1 H) 8.39 (d, J=8.10, 1 H) 8.46 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 94

Methyl 3-bromo-4-{[(trifluoromethyl)sulfonyl]oxy}benzoate

Obtained (81% yield) from Preparation 95 following the experimental procedure of Preparation 5.

LRMS: m/z 380, 382 (M+17)+ Retention time: 6.90min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 3.96 (s, 3 H) 7.45 (m, 1 H) 8.07

(dd, J=8.52, 1.92 Hz, 1 H) 8.37 (d, J=2.20 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 95 Methyl 3-bromo-4-hydroxybenzoate


Obtained (100% yield) from 3-bromo-4-hydroxybenzoic acid following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 82.

LRMS: m/z 229, 231 (M-1)" Retention time: 5.30min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 3.90 (s, 3 H) 5.94 (s, 1 H) 7.07

(m, 1 H) 7.93 (m, 1 H) 8.20 (d, J=1.65 Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 96 3-[3-(5-Ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-6,6-dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazole


Obtained (37% yield) from Preparation 41 and Preparation 48 following the General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 449 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.21 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.08 (s, 6H), 1.19-1.24 (t, 3H), 1.62-1.66 (t, 2H), 2.44 (s, 2H), 2.58-2.65 (q, 2H), 2.80 (s, 3H), 2.90-2.94 (t, 2H), 4.01 (s, 3H), 4.70-4.78 (m, 2H), 8.12 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 97

1-Ethyl-3-(3-(5-ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-6,6-dimethyl-1,4,6,7-tetrahydropyrano[4,3-c]pyrazole


Obtained (17% yield) from Preparation 98 and Preparation 48 following the General

Method 2.

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm: 1.19-1.24 (t, 3H), 1.38 (s, 6H), 1.47-1.52 (t, 3H), 2.60-2.64 (m, 4H), 2.80 (s, 3H), 4.01 (s, 3H), 4.18-4.25 (q, 2H), 5.00 (s, 2H), 8.14 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 98 i-Ethyl-β.β-dimethyMAβJ-tetrahydropyrano^S-cJpyrazole-S-carboxylic acid


Obtained (80% yield) from Preparation 99 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 225 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.32min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.33(m, 6 H) 1.45 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 2.58 (s, 2 H) 4.13 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 4.85 (s, 2 H)

Preparation 99

Ethyl 1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-1 ,4,6,7-tetrahydropyrano[4,3-c]pyrazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (14% yield) from Preparation iOO and ethylhydrazine hydrate following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13.

LRMS: m/z 253 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.27min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ d ppm 1.33 (s, 6 H) 1.35 - 1.47 (m, 6 H) 2.57 (S, 2 H) 4.13 (m, 2 H) 4.39 (q, J=7.05 Hz, 2 H) 4.84 (d, J=110 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 100

Ethyl (6,6-dimethyl-4-oxotetrahydro-2H-pyran-3-yl)(oxo)acetate


Obtained (45% yield) from 2,2-dimethyldihydro-2H-pyran-4(3H)-one following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 12. LRMS: m/z 229 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.20min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) d ppm 1.31 (s, 6 H) 1.40 (m, 3 H) 1.69 - 2.50 (m, 5 H) 4.36 (q, 2 H)

Preparation 101

(Z)-Ethyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-3-methylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (56% yield) from Preparation 102 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 251 (M+1)+

Retention time: 3.56 min (Method B)

Preparation 102

Ethyl 3-(4-cyano-3-methylphenyl)propanoate


Preparation 103 (7.7g, 33.63mmol) was dissolved in methanol (200ml) and under nitrogen atmosphere was added Pd/C (0.07g, 0.07mmol). The mixture was hydrogenated at I psi for Ih. The cataiysi was filtered off and the filtrate concentrated to give the title compound (yield=97%).

LRMS: m/z 218 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.06 min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.2 (t, J=7.2Hz, 3 H) 2.5 (s, 3 H)

2.6 (t, J=7.6Hz, 2H) 2.9 (t, J=7.6Hz, 2H) 4.1 (q, J=7.2Hz, 2H) 7.1 (m, 2H) 7.5 (d,

J=7.8Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 103

(E)-Ethyl 3-(4-cyano-3-methylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (66% yield) from 4-bromo-2-methylbenzonitrile and ethyl acrylate following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 6. LRMS: m/z 216 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.29 min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.3 (t, J=7.2Hz, 3 H) 2.6 (s, 3 H) 4.3 (q, J=7.2Hz, 2H) 6.5 (d, J=16Hz, 1H) 7.5 (m, 4H)

Preparation 104 (Z)-N'-hydroxyisonicotinimidamide


Obtained (56% yield) from isonicotinonitrile following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 138 (M+1)+ Retention time: 0.64min (Method B)

Preparation 105 Methyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (38% yield) from Preparation 8 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 437 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.44 min (Method B)

Preparation 106

Ethyl 3-(4-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)propanoate


Obtained (6% yield) from Preparation 4 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 507 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.89min (Method B)

Preparation 107

Ethyl 1-(4-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1, 2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperidine-4-carboxylate


Obtained from Preparation 108 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2. The title compound was used without further purification. LRMS: m/z 478 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.83 min (Method B)

Preparation 108 (E)-Ethyl 1 -(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)phenyl)piperidine-4-carboxylate


Obtained (84% yield) from Preparation 109 following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 292 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 3.85 min (Method B)

Preparation 109

Ethyl 4-(4-cyanophenyl)piperϊdine-1 -carboxylate


To a solution of 4-fluorobenzonitrile (1.16g, 9.55mmol) in DMSO (20ml) was added potassium carbonate (1.45g, 10.5mmol) and ethyl piperidine-4-carboxylate (1.5g, 9.55mol) and the mixture stirred at 12O0C for 4h. The reaction mixture was poured over ethyl acetate and washed twice with 0.1 N HCI, twice with saturated NaHCO3 and once with brine. The organic layer was dried and concentrated and the residue obtained purified with a mixture of hexane/ethyl acetate (from 95/5 to 1/1) to give the title compound. Yield=73%.

LRMS: m/z 259 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.13 min (Method B)

Preparation 110

Ethyl 3-(4-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (14% yield) from Preparation 101 and Preparation 14 following the General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 479 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.86min (Method B)

Preparation 111

Tert-butyl 3-(4-{5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoate

Obtained (38% yield) from Preparation 112 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 519 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.92min (Method B)

Preparation 112

(Z)-Tert-bυtyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl) propanoate


Obtained (31 % yield) from Preparation 113 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 333 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 5.07min (Method B)

Preparation 113

Tert-butyl 3-(4-cyano-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoate


Obtained (93% yield) from Preparation 114 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 102. LRMS: m/z 317 (M+17)+

Retention time: 6.82min (Method B)

Preparation 114

(E)-tert-butyl 3-(4-cyano-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)acrylate

Obtained (55% yield) from Preparation 115 and tert-butylacrylate following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 6.

LRMS: m/z 298 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.03min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO δppm 1.5 (s, 9 H) 6.5 (d, J=16Hz, 1 H)

7.6 (d, J=16Hz, 1 H) 7.8 (m, 3H)

Preparation 115

4-cyano-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate


Obtained (86% yield) from 4-hydroxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzonitrile following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 5.

LRMS: no signal

Retention time: 6.61 min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δppm 7.7 (m, 2H) 8.0 (d, J=8.6Hz, 1 H)

Preparation 116 tert-butyl 6-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-ylcarbamate


Obtained (94% yield) from Preparation 117 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 492 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.88min (Method B) Preparation 117

(Z)-Tert-butyl 6-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-ylcarbamate


Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 118 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 306 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.09min (Method B)

Preparation 118

Tert-butyl 6-cyano-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-ylcarbamate


Obtained (79% yield) from Preparation 119 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 49. LRMS: m/z 273 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.31 min (Method B)

Preparation 119

Tert-butyl 6-bromo-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-ylcarbamate


Obtained (99% yield) from Preparation 120 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 23.

LRMS: m/z 326, 328 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.14min (Method B)

Preparation 120 6-Bromo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-amine


To a solution of the 6-bromo 2-tetralone (2g, 8.89mmol) and NH4OAc (5.52g, 71.61mmol) in MeOH (100 mL) was added NaCNBH3 (0.67g, 10.66mmol) at room temperature. The resulting yellow solution was stirred at that temperature for 20 hours. The reaction mixture was acidified with 2 M HCI, stirred for 10min and methanol evaporated. The mixture was extracted with CH2CI2 twice. The aqueous layer was basified with 1.0 N NaOH to pH 10 then extracted with CH2CI2 two times. The extracts are dried over anhydrous MgSO4 and concentrated in vacuo to afford 1.31 g

(65percent yield) of the desired product as a yellow oil which is used without further purification. LRMS: m/z 226.1 (M+H)+, 209 (M+H- NH3)+.

Retention time: 3.84min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) δ 7.27-7.35 (m, 8H), 7.05 (d, J = 8.4 Hz, 4H), 3.56

(m, IH), 3.17 (dd, J = 3.9, 16.2 Hz, IH), 2.95 (m, 2H), 2.81 (dd, J = 9.9, 16.2 Hz1

IH), 2.19-2.29 (m, IH), 1.79-1.92 (m, IH)

Preparation 121 tert-butyl 3-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1.β^-trimethyM.δ.ej-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoate


Obtained (25% yield) from Preparation 11 and Preparation 18 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 479 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8.09min (Method B)

Preparation 122

Tert-butyl 3-(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (59% yield) from Preparation 11 and Preparation 123 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 452 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8.19min (Method B)

Preparation 123 6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (71% yield) from Preparation 124 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 196 (M+H)+ Retention time: 5.53min (Method B) 1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, 2

H) 2.5 (t, J=1.6 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 124

Ethyl 6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (90% yield) from Preparation 12 and hydroxylamine hydrochloride following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13. LRMS: m/z 224 (M+H)+ Retention time: 6.55min (Method B)

Preparation 125

5-(6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(5-ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (21% yield) from Preparation 126 and Preparation 48 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 459 (M+H)+

Retention time: 7.90 min (Method B) Preparation 126 e.β-dimethyM-fpyridin-S-ylmethylHΛβJ-tetrahydro-IH-indazole-S-carboxylic acid


Obtained (85% yield) from Preparation 127 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 286 (M+H)+ Retention time: 4.90 min (Method B)

Preparation 127 Ethyl 6,6-dimethyl-1 -(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (76% yield) from Preparation 12 and 3-(hydrazinylmethyl)pyridine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13. LRMS: m/z 314 (M+H)+

Retention time: 6.02 min (Method B)

Preparation 128

Ethyl 2-(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1, 2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)acetate


Obtained (10% yield) from Example 72 and ethyl 2-oxoacetate following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 453 (M+H)+ Retention time: 6.05min (Method B)

Preparation 129 Ethyl 2-(3-(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1, 2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propylamino)acetate


Obtained (41% yield) from Example 70 and ethyl 2-oxoacetate following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 467 (M+H)+

Retention time: 6.36min (Method B)

Preparation 130 Ethyl 3-(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)propanoate


To a solution of Example 72 (100mg, 0.26mmol) in ethanol (5ml) was added ethyl acrylate (30 Dl, 300mmol) and the reaction mixture stirred overnight at r.t.. The crude was evaporated and purified according the General Purification Method (64% yield).

LRMS: m/z 467 (M+H)+

Retention time: 6.07min (Method B)

Preparation 131 5-(1 -ethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(5-ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (20% yield) from Preparation 132 and Preparation 48 following the General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 368 (M+H)+

Retention time. 7.92 min (Method B) Preparation 132

1 -Ethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (70% yield) from Preparation 133 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 195 (M+H)+

Retention time: 4.78 min (Method B)

Preparation 133

Ethyl 1 -ethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (70% yield) from Preparation 134 and the oxalic salt of ethylhydrazine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 13. LRMS: m/z 223(M+H)+ Retention time: 5.75 min (Method B)

Preparation 134

Ethyl 2-oxo-2-(2-oxocyclohexyl)acetate


Obtained (85% yield) from cyclohexanone and diethyl oxalate following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 12. LRMS: m/z 199 (M+H)+ Retention time: 5.57 min (Method B)

Preparation 135 3-(5-Ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (10% yield) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 48 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 382 (M+H)+

Retention time: 6.47min (Method B)

Preparation 136

3-(3-(5-Ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-6,6-dimethyl- 4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazole


Obtained (40% yield) from Preparation 123 and Preparation 48 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 369 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8.12 min (Method B)

Preparation 137

Tert-butyl 2-(3-(3-(5-ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-1 -yl)ethylcarbamate


Obtained (14% yield) from Preparation 138 and Preparation 48 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 512 (M+H)+ Retention time:4.18 min (Method A)

Preparation 138 1 -(2-(tert-Butoxycarbonylamino)ethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid

Obtained (77% yield) from Preparation 139 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 338 (M+H)+ Retention time: 6.08 min (Method B)

Preparation 139

Ethyl 1 -(2-(tert-butoxycarbonylamino)ethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


To a suspension of NaH (60%) (130mg, 3.24mmol) in DMF (2ml) under nitrogen atmosphere was added a solution of Preparation 15 (600mg, 2.70mmol) in DMF (2ml). The mixture was stirred at room temperature for 30min and then tert-butyl 2-bromoethylcarbamate (665mg, 2.97mmol) in DMF (0.5ml) was added and the reaction mixture stirred overnight at r.t.. Solvent was concentrated. The residue was dissolved in ethyl acetate, washed with water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. The oil obtained was purified by column chromatography using a mixture of hexane/ethyl acetate (from 3/1 to 2/1) as eluent to give the desired compound as the main isomer (51% yield). LRMS: m/z 366 (M+H)+ Retention time: 6.82 min (Method B)

Preparation 140

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-N-(4-methoxybenzyl)-6-methylpyιϊdin-2-amine


Obtained (4% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 141 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 502 (M+H)+ Retention time: 7.90 min (Method B)

Preparation 141 (Z)-5-Ethyl-N'-hydroxy-6-(4-methoxybenzylamino)-2-methylnicotinimidamide


Obtained (21 % yield) from Preparation 142 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 315 (M+H)+

Retention time:3.32 min (Method B)

Preparation 142 5-Ethyl-6-(4-methoxybenzylamino)-2-methylnicotinonitrile


Obtained (47% yield) from Preparation 143 and 1-(chloromethyl)-4-methoxybenzene following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 139. LRMS: m/z 282 (M+H)+ Retention time: 6.58 min (Method B)

Preparation 143

6-Amino-5-ethyl-2-methylnicotinonitrile


To a solution of Preparation 144 (2.97g, 13.81mmol) in DMF (30ml) under nitrogen atmosphere was added CuCN (1.85g, 20.71 mmol) and the mixture stirred at 15O0C overnight. The reaction mixture was poured over water and the solid formed, filtered and redissolved in a mixture of ethyl acetate and aqueous ammonia. The organic layer was separated, washed with water, dried and concentrated to give the title compound (67% yield). LRMS: m/z 162 (M+H)+ Retention time: 3.37 min (Method B)

Preparation 144 5-Bromo-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-amine


Obtained (94% yield) from 3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-amine following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 51.

LRMS: m/z 215 (M+H)+, 217 (M+H)+ Retention time: 3.48 min (Method B)

Preparation 145

(Z)-4-Allyl-N'-hydroxy-3,5-dimethylbenzimidamide


Obtained (69% yield) from Preparation 146 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 205 (M+H)+

Retention time: 4.07min (Method B)

Preparation 146 4-Allyl-3,5-dimethylbenzonitrile


To a solution of Preparation 5 (5g, 14.74mmol) in DMF (175ml) under nitrogen atmosphere, was added allyltributylstannane (5.50ml, 17.74mmol) and Pd(PPh3)4 (1.71g, 1.48mmol) and the mixture stirred overnight at 9O0C. The reaction mixture was poured over ice/water and ethyl acetate was added. The mixture was filtered over Decalite and the organic layer separated, washed with water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. The crude obtained was used without further purification (60% yieid). LRMS: no signal Retention time: 6.69min (Method B)

Preparation 147

Ethyl 3-(4-(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1, 2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)propanoate


Obtained (12% yield) from Preparation 4 and Preparation 48 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 480 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.38 min (Method B)

Preparation 148 δ^i-Ethyl-e.β-difluoro^.S.Θ.Z-tetrahydro-IH-indazol-a-ylJ-S^S-ethyl-β-methoxy^-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (7% yield) from Preparation 149 and Preparation 123 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 404 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.72 min (Method B)

Preparation 149

1 -Ethyl-6,6-difluoro-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (7% yield) from Preparation 150 following the General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 231 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.73 min (Method B)

Preparation 150

Ethyl 1 -ethyl-6,6-difluoro-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


To a solution of Preparation 151 (150mg, 0,63mmol) in DCM (6 ml), trifluoride was added at -780C (Diethylamino)sulfur trifluoride (415μl, 3,17mmol). It was left 10 min at 780C and 2h at room temperature. More DCM was added and then washed with NaHCO3 4%, water and brine.The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield 163mg of the desired compound as a solid (58% yield).

LRMS: m/z 259 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 5.65 min (Method B)

Preparation 151

Ethyl 1 -ethyl-6-oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Preparation 152 (371 mg, 1 ,4 mmol) was dissolved in HCI 1 M (10ml, lOmmol) and the resulting solution was stirred at room temperature for 1 ,5h. NaHCO3 solid was then added (ph 7) and stirred for 15min. CHCI3 was added and then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield

282mg of the desired compound as a solid (85% yield). LRMS: m/z 237 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.67 min (Method B)

Preparation 152

Ethyl 6-ethoxy-1 -ethyl-4,5-dihydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate

To a suspension of ethylhydrazine oxalic acid (0,75g, 4,99mmol) in EtOH (6ml) was added triethylamine (754μl, 5,4mmol). The resulting solution was slowly added to a solution of Preparation 153 in EtOH (6 ml), the resulting reaction mixture was stirred for 1 h at room temperature. Then it was concentrated and Et20 was added and then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated and the resulting oil was purified by column chromatography with a mixture of hexane/AcOEt (4:1). The title compound was obtained as a solid (34% yield). LRMS: m/z 265 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.22 min (Method B)

Preparation 153

Ethyl 2-(4-ethoxy-2-oxocyclohex-3-enyl)-2-oxoacetate


To a solution of sodium (1 ,23g, 53mmol) in EtOH (60ml) was added 3-ethoxycyclohex-2-enone (5g, 36mmol) in EtOH (10ml). The resulting solution was stirred at room temperature for 1h and then diethyl oxalate (4,83ml, 36mmol) in EtOH (10ml) was slowly added. The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at room temperature. It was concentrated and ethyl acetate was added and then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield 2,71 g of the desired compound as a solid (32% yield). LRMS: m/z 211 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.83 min (10 min)

Preparation 154

Methyl 3-(3-ethyl-5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)propanoate

Obtained (44% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 155 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 453 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.70 min (9 min)

Preparation 155

(Z)-Methyl 3-(3-ethyl-5-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)propanoate


Obtained (51% yield) from Preparation 156 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 266 (M+1)+ Retention time: 2.90 min ( 9 min)

Preparation 156

Methyl 3-(5-cyano-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)propanoate


To a solution of Preparation 157 (100mg, 0,43mmol) in MeOH (4ml) was added Pd/C in catalytic quantity and submitted under hydrogen atmosphere at atmospheric pressure for 30min. After filtration of the catalyst and concentration 94 mg of the desired compound were obtained as a solid (86% yield).

LRMS: m/z 233 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.73 min ( 9 min)

Preparation 157

(E)-Methyl 3-(5-cyano-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)acrylate

Obtained (44% yield) from Preparation 158 and methyl acrylate following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 6.

LRMS: m/z 231 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.20 min ( 9 min)

Preparation 158 β-Bromo-δ-ethyl^-methylnicotinonitrile


A mixture of δ-ethyl-δ-hydroxy^-methylnicotinonitrile (1 ,1g, 6,8mmol), phosphoryl tribromide (2g, 7mmol) and tribromophosphine (0,7ml, 7,4mmol) was stirred at 12O0C for 3h. The resulting mixture was slowly added to a mixture of ice and water. DCM was added and then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield 1 ,53g of the desired compound as a solid (94% yield).

LRMS: m/z 225, 227 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.08 min (5 min)

Preparation 159 5-(1 -(Cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(5-ethyl-6-methoxy-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (44% yield) from Preparation 149 and Preparation 158 following the General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 423 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.25 min (10 rnin) Preparation 158

1-(Cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazole-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 159 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 249 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.67 min (Method B)

Preparation 159 Ethyl 1 -(cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


To a suspension of NaH (130mg, 3,2mmol) in DMF (2ml) was added Preparation 15 (600mg, 2,7mmol) in DMF (2ml) under nitrogen atmosphere and was stirred for 30 min. Then (bromomethyl)cyclopropane (400mg, 3mmol) in DMF was added and the rection mixture was stirred for 16h. Ethyl acetate was added and then washed with water and brine. The organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate, concentrated and purified by column chromatography with a mixture of hexane/AcOEt (8:2) to yield 746 mg of the desired compound as a solid (50% yield). LRMS: m/z 277 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.78 min (Method B)

Preparation 162

3-(4-Allyl-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole

Obtained (33% yield) from Preparation 145 and Preparation 18 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 377 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8,08min (Method B)

Preparation 163

2-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


To a solution of the compound described in Example 87 (1 ,72g, 2,39mmol) in methanol (15ml) and water (2ml) was added NaIO4 (1,46g, 6,8mmol) and the mixture stirred overnight at room temperature. Methanol was concentrated and the residue dissolved in ethyl acetate and water. Organic layer was separated, washed with water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to give 1 ,52g of the title compound (85% yield).

LRMS: m/z 379 (M+H)+

Retention time: 7,33min (Method B)

Preparation 164

Ethyl 3-(2-methyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoate


Obtained (54% yield) from Preparation 165 and Preparation 18 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 423 (M+H)+

Retention time: 7,76min (Method B)

Preparation 165

(Z)-Ethyl 3-(4^N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-methylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (27% yield) from Preparation 166 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 8.

LRMS: m/z 251 (M+H)+ Retention time: 3,71 min (Method B)

Preparation 166

(E)-Ethyl 3-(4-((Z)-N1-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-methylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (89% yield) from Preparation 167 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 249 (M+H)+ Retention time: 4,04min (Method B)

Preparation 167 (E)-Ethyl 3-(4-cyano-2-methylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (79% yield) from 4-bromo-3-methylbenzonitrile and ethyl acrylate following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 6.

LRMS: m/z 216 (M+H)+ Retention time: 6,24min (Method B) Preparation 168

3-(4-Allyl-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (56% yield) from Preparation 145 and Preparation 16 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 377 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8,08min (Method B)

Preparation 169

2-(4-{5-(6I6-Dimethyl-4>5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2>4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained from example 94 following the procedure derscibed for Praparation 163. (95% yield).

Preparation 170

Ethyl 3-(4-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamido)propanoate


Obtained (77% yield) from the title compound in Example 10 and tert-butyl 3-arπiπopropanoate. HCi following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 495 (M+H)+ Retention time:7.47 (Method B)

Preparation 171

3-(4-Allyl-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (54% yield) from Preparation 145 and Preparation 35 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 377 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8,08min (Method B)

Preparation 172

2-(4-(5-{6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4I5I6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained from example 96 following the procedure described for Praparation 163. (98% yield).

Preparation 173 tert-butyl 3-(2-chloro-4-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenylsulfonamido)propanoate

Obtained (29% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 174 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 566 (M+H)+

Retention time: 7,72min (Method B)

Preparation 174

(Z)-Tert-butyl 3-(2-chloro-4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)phenylsulfonamido) propanoate


Obtained (98% yield) from Preparation 175 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 378 (M+H)+ Retention time: 3,07 (Method B)

Preparation 175 (Tert-butyl 3-(2-chloro-4-cyanophenylsulfonamido)propanoate


To a solution of tert-butyl 3-aminopropanoate.HCI (1 ,54g, 8,5mmol) in DCM (25ml) was added triethylamine (2,48ml, 17,8mmol) and stirred for 10 min. 2-chloro-4-cyanobenzene-1-sulfonyl chloride (2g, 8,47mmol) was slowly added as a solid and the resulting reaction mixture was stirred for 3h at room temperature. Ethyl acetate and water were added. Organic layer was separated, washed with water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to give 2,92g of the title compound (100% yield).

LRMS: m/z 345 (M+H)+ Retention time: 6,10 (Method B)

Preparation 176

3-(3-(4-Allyl-3>5-dimethylphenyl)-1J2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-6)6-dimethyl-4I5I6I7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazole

Obtained (63% yield) from Preparation 145 and Preparation 123 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 377 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8,08min (Method B)

Preparation 177

2-(4-(5-{6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained from example 98 following the procedure described for Praparation 163. (98% yield).

Preparation 178 (ZΪ-i-Ethyl-N'-hydroxy-θ.e-dimethyM.δ.βJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazole-3-carboximidamide


Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 179 following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 237 (M+H)+ Retention time: 4.22min (Method B)

Preparation 179 i-ethyl-θ.β-dimethyM.S.ΘJ-tetrahydro-I H-indazole-S-carbonitrile

POCI3 (14ml, 0.15mol) was added dropwise to a solution of Preparation 180 (30.2Og, 0.14mol) in pyridine (200ml) at O0C and the reaction mixture stirred at room temperatura for 1 h. The solvent was evaporated and the residue redissolved in ether and water. The organic layer was washed with water, brine and concentrated. The solid obtained was recristallyzed in hexane to yield the final compound as a white solid (88% yield).

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.3 (s, 2 H) 2.6 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 4.1 (q, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H)

Preparation 180 i-Ethyl-δ.θ-dimethyM.S.β.T-tetrahydro-IH-indazole-S-carboxamide


Obtained (71% yield) from Preparation 14 following the General Method 5. 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (m, 3 H) 1.5 (m, 2

H) 2.3 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 4.0 (m, 2 H) 5.3 (m, 1 H) 6.7 (s, 1 H)

Preparation 181

3-(4-Bromo-2-methylphenyl)-5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (35% yield) from Preparation 182 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 415-417 (M+H)+

Retention time: 8,33min (Method B) Preparation 182 (Z)-4-Bromo-N'-hydroxy-2-methylbenzimidamide


Obtained (60% yield) from 4-bromo-2-methylbenzonitrile following the General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 229-231 (M+H)+

Retention time: 3,17min (Method B)

Preparation 183

Ethyl 3-(5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)propanoate


Obtained (70% yield) from Preparation 184 and Preparation 14 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 464 (M+H)+

Retention time: 7.63 (Method B)

Preparation 184

(Z)-Ethyl 3-(5-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)propanoate


Obtained (76% yield) from Preparation 185 following the General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 277 (M+H)+ Retention time: 3.33 (Method B) Preparation 185

Ethyl 3-(5-cyano-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl)propanoate


To a solution of 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carbonitrile (435mg, 3,04mmol) in DMF (15ml) under nitrogen atmosphere was added Cs2CO3 (2g, 6,14mmol) and stirred for 30 min. Ethyl 3-bromopropanoate (585μl, 4,56mmol) was then slowly added and the resulting reaction mixture was strirred at 8O0C for 2h. Ethyl acetate and water were added. The organic layer was washed with water, brine and concentrated. It was purified by column chromatography with a mixture of hexane/AcOEt (3:1) to yield 739 mg of the desired compound as a solid (93% yield). LRMS: m/z 244 (M+H)+ Retention time: 2.82 (Method A)

Preparation 186

Ethyl 3-(5-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1, 2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)propanoate


Obtained (33% yield) from Preparation 178 and Preparation 123 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 437 (M+H)+ Retention time: 7.62 (Method B)

PREPARATION 187 tert-Butyl 3-(4-(3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propaπoate

Obtained (43% yield) from Preparation 178 and Preparation 188 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 465 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.03 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 188 4-(3-tert-butoxy-3-oxopropyl)-2-methylbenzoic acid


Obtained (77% yield) from Preparation 189 following the procedure described in Preparation 102, working at 15 psi. LRMS: m/z 263 (M-I)+ Retention time: 3.30 min (Method A)

PREPARATION 189

4-(3-fert-butoxy-3-oxoprop-1 -enyl)-2-methylbenzoic acid


To a mixture of 4-bromo-2-methylbenzoic acid (2 g, 9.3 mmol), tert-butyl acrylate (1.55 g, 12.1 mmol), N,N-dimetilalanina (0.09 g, 0.74 mmol) and potassium carbonate (2.57 g, 18.6 mmol) in NMP (50 mL), palladium acetate (0.1 g, 047 mmol) was added under argon atmosphere. Reaction was stirred overnight at 12O0C. After cooling to room temperature, mixture was poured onto water and extracted with diethyl ether, organic layer washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. A dark oil was obtained (77%) as the title compound. LRMS: m/z 261 (M-I)+

Retention time: 6.62 min (Method B) PREPARATION 190 tert-Butyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -(cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (36% yield) from Preparation 11 and Preparation 158 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 506 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.25 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.48 (s, 9 H) 1.54 - 1.72 (m, 3 H) 2.21 - 2.55 (m, 12 H) 2.78 - 3.07 (m, 4 H) 4.03 (d, J=6.87 Hz, 2 H)

7.87 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 191 Ethyl 2-(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-1 -(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)acetate


Obtained (37% yield) from Preparation 172 and ethyl 2-aminoacetate following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 543 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.62 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 192 tert-Butyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-difluoro-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate

Obtained (35% yield) from Preparation 149 and Preparation 158 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 487 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.77 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 193 tert-Butyl 3-(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-1 -(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (46% yield) from Preparation 126 and Preparation 158 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 543 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.95 min (Method C)

PREPARATION 194

Ethyl 3-(4-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1, 2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-methylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (55% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 165 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 438 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 7.83 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.26 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3 H) 1.37 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 2 H) 1.46 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.62 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.40 (s, 3 H) 2.52 - 3.06 (m, 8 H) 4.17 (dq, J=10.03, 7.19 Hz, 4 H) 7.25 (s, 1 H) 7.97 (dd, J=7.97, 1.37 Hz, 1 H) 8.03 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 195

3-(4-allyl-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (76% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 145 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 391 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.21 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 196 tert-Butyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenylsulfonamido)propanoate


Obtained (22% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 197 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 544 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.65 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 197 tert-butyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-3-methylphenylsulfonamido) propanoate

Obtained (52% yield) from Preparation 198 following General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 358 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 4.42 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 198 fert-Butyl 3-(4-cyano-3-methylphenylsulfonamido)propanoate


Obtained (82% yield) from Preparation 199 following the procedure described in Preparation 49.

LRMS: m/z 325 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.00 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ δ ppm 1.43 (s, 9 H) 2.49 (t, 2 H) 2.64 (s, 3 H) 3.16 (q, 2 H) 7.76 (d, J=0.82 Hz, 2 H) 7.83 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 199 fert-Butyl 3-(4-bromo-3-methylphenylsulfonamido)propanoate


To a solution of tert-butyl 3-aminopropanoate (1.1 g, 7.44 mmol) and triethyl amine (2.1 mL, 14.85 mmol) in DCM (35 mL) 4-bromo-3-methylbenzene-1-sulfonyl chloride (2 g, 7.42 mmol) was added and mixture stirred at r.t. for 1 h. Solvent was removed, water was added and extracted with AcOEt, organic layers washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and solvent evaporated to give the title compound (81%).

LRMS: m/z 379 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.67 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) δ ppm 1.43 (s, 9 H) 2.37 - 2.51 (m, 5 H) 3.01 - 3.27 (m, 2 H) 5.30 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 1 H) 7.43 - 7.85 (m, 3 H).

PREPARATION 200 tert-Butyl 2-(3-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanamido)acetate


Obtained (70% yield) from Example 64 and terf-butyl 2-aminoacetate following General Method 5, using HATU and DIEA. LRMS: m/z 522 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.58 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 201

Ethyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-β.e-dimethyM.S.ΘJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-methylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (29% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 202 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 530 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 7.65 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 202 tert-butyl 2-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-3-methylphenylsulfonamido)acetate


Obtained (39% yield) from Preparation 203 following General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 344 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.20 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) S ppm 1.38 (ε, 9 H) 2.52 (d, J=I 0.16 Hz,

3 H) 3.67 (s, 2 H) 5.72 - 6.29 (m, 1 H) 7.40 - 7.84 (m, 3 H).

PREPARATION 203 tert-Butyl 2-(4-cyano-3-methylphenylsulfonamido)acetate


Obtained (35% yield) from Preparation 204 following the procedure described in Preparation 49.

LRMS: m/z 311 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.87 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.37 (s, 9 H) 2.64 (s, 3 H) 3.72 (s, 2 H) 7.62 - 8.15 (m, 3 H).

PREPARATION 204 fe/t-Butyl 2-(4-bromo-3-methylphenylsulfonamido)acetate


Obtained (65% yield) from 4-bromo-3-methylbenzene-1-sulfonyl chloride and tert-butyl 2-aminoacetate following the procedure described in Preparation 199.

LRMS: m/z 365 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 6.57 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.36 (s, 9 H) 2.46 (s, 3 H) 3.68

(d, J=5.49 Hz, 2 H) 5.07 (t, J=5.36 Hz, 1 H) 7.38 - 7.85 (m, 3 H).

PREPARATION 205 tert-Butyl 4-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)piperidine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (14% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 206 following General Procedure 5 at 9O0C.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.34 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.42 (s, 9 H) 1.55 (m, 2 H) 1.79 (m, 2 H) 2.58 (m, 2 H) 2.84-2.74 (m, 4 H) 4.21-4.05 (m, 4 H) 7.38 (d, J=10.8, 2 H) 7.93 (d, J=8 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 206 tert-butyl 4-(4-(Nl-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-3-methylphenyl)piperidine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (66% yield) from Preparation 207 following General Procedure 1 in ethanol at 9O0C. 1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.41 (s, 9 H) 1.72 (d, J=12.6 Hz, 2 H) 2.34

(s, 3 H) 2.83-2.60 (m, 2 H) 4.06 (d, J=12.6 Hz, 2 H) 7.07 (d, J=9.3, 1 H) 7.28 (d, J=7.4 Hz, 1 H) 7.63 (sa, 1 H).

PREPARATION 207 fert-Butyl 4-(4-cyano-3-methylphenyl)piperidine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (97% yield) from Preparation 208 following the procedure described in Preparation 102.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.40 (s, 9 H) 1.73 (d, J=12.6 Hz, 2 H) 2.45 (m, 2 H) 2.75 (m, 2 H) 4.06 (d, J=12.6 Hz, 2 H) 7.24 (d, J=8.5, 1 H) 7.37 (s, 1 H)

7.67 (d, J=8.5 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 208 fert-Butyl 4-(4-cyano-3-methylphenyl)-5,6-dihydropyridine-1(2H)-carboxylate


To a mixture of 4-bromo-2-methylbenzonitrile (1.06 g, 5.39 mmol), tert-butyl 4-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1 ,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)-5,6-dihydropyridine-1 (2H)-carboxylate (2 g, 6.47 mmol) and potassium carbonate (1.5 g, 5.39 mmol) in dioxane/water (20 mL) under Ar atmosphere, Pd(PPh3)4 (0.62 g, 0.54 mmol) was added and reaction stirred overnight at 11O0C. Crude reaction was filtered over celite and purified by normal phase chromatography with hexane/AcOEt from 2 to 10% to yield the title compound (88%).

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.45 (s, 9 H) 2.52 (m, 2 H) 3.56 (t, J=5.3 Hz, 2 H) 4.05 (m, 2 H) 6.37 (s, 1 H) 7.44 (d, J=7.6, 1 H) 7.55 (s, 1 H) 7.74 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 209 ferf-B uty I 2-(4-(3-(1-ethy 1-6,6-dimethy 1-4,5,6, 7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1, 2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenoxy)ethylcarbamate


In a microwave vial Preparation 210 (278 mg, 0.76 mmol), terf-butyl 2-hydroxyethylcarbamate (176 μl_, 1.14 mmol), triphenylphosphine (279 mg, 1.1 mmol) and DIAD (289 μl_, 1.1 mmol) were dissolved in anhydrous THF (2 ml_). Mixture was stirred at 800C for 1 h and then solvent was removed, crude redissolved in DCM, washed with water and brine, dried and concentrated. The residue was purified according to General Purification method to yield the title compound (39%). LRMS: m/z 510 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.88 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 210

4-(3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenol


To Preparation 211 (480 mg, 1.26 mmol) BBr3 1 M in DCM (3.2 ml_, 3.2 mmol) was added and mixture stirred at r.t. for 2 h. Then crude reaction was poured onto MeOH saturated with NaHCO3, filtered and solution concentrated. Solid was redissolved in DCM and washed with water, dried and concentrated to yield the title compound (58%).

LRMS: m/z 367 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 7.57 min (Method B) PREPARATION 211

3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-5-(4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (37% yield) from Preparation 178 and 4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylbenzoic acid following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 381 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.90 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 212

Methyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,5-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (20% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 213 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 437 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.74 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 213

Methyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2,5-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (25% yield) from Preparation 214 following General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 251 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.62 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 2.28 (s, 3 H) 2.37 (s, 3 H) 2.57 (t, J=7.97 Hz, 2 H) 2.90 (t, 2 H) 3.70 (s, 3 H) 4.79 (br. s., 2 H) 7.00 (s, 1 H) 7.17 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 214

Methyl 3-(4-cyano-2,5-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (65% yield) from Preparation 215 following the procedure described in Preparation 49.

LRMS: m/z 218 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.08 min (Method A)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 2.35 (s, 3 H) 2.52 (s, 3 H) 2.63 (t, J=7.97 Hz, 2 H) 2.99 (t, J=7.83 Hz, 2 H) 7.13 (s, 1 H) 7.41 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 215

Methyl 3-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


To a solution of Preparation 216 (1.5 g, 5.83 mmol) in MeOH (25 mL) at O0C acetyl chloride (0.44 mL, 6.17 mmol) was slowly added and then mixture heated at 600C for 2 h. Crude was redissolved in AcOEt, washed with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to give the title compound as an oil (90%).

LRMS: m/z 272 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.07 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) δ ppm 2.28 (s, 3 H) 2.37 (s, 3 H) 2.57 (t, J=7.97 Hz, 2 H) 2.90 (t, 2 H) 3.70 (s, 3 H) 4.79 (br. s., 2 H) 7.00 (s, 1 H) 7.17 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 216

3-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid


To a suspension of Preparation 217 (2.2 g, 6.2 mmol) in water (15 mL), KOH (1.3 g, 25 mmol) was added and mixture heated at 12O0C for 5h. Solution was acidified until precipitation of a white solid that was separated by filtration. To this solid HCI 5N (10 mL) was added and mixture heated at 16O0C overnight. White solid was filtrated thus yielding the title compound (95%).

LRMS: m/z 257 (M-I)+

Retention time: 7.07 min (Method A) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 2.27 (s, 3 H) 2.34 (s, 3 H) 2.62 (t,

J=7.97 Hz, 2 H) 2.87 (t, 2 H) 7.02 (s, 1 H) 7.33 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 217

Diethyl 2-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethylbenzyl)malonate


To a suspension of NaH (2.57 g, 64.25 mmol) in DME (16 mL) at O0C and under Ar atmosphere diethyl malonate (10 mL, 65.87 mmol) was slowly added. Mixture was stirred at r.t. for 2 h and then 1-bromo-4-(chloromethyl)-2,5-dimethylbenzene (3 g, 12.85 mmol) dissolved in DME (31 mL) was added and mixture stirred at r.t. for 1 h and then overnight at 12O0C. Solvent was removed, diethyl ether was added and organic layer washed with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. The crude thus obtained was purified by normal phase chromatography with hexane/diethyl ether from 0 to 10% to yield the title compound (68%).

LRMS: m/z 359 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.37 min (Method B)

1H NMR (200 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.22 (t, J=7.03 Hz, 6 H) 2.29 (d,

J=5.47 Hz, 6 H) 3.14 (d, J=7.81 Hz, 2 H) 3.59 (t, J=7.81 Hz, 1 H) 4.17 (q,

J=7.03 Hz, 4 H) 6.99 (s, 1 H) 7.31 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 218 tert-Butyl 2-(4-(3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenoxy)acetate


Obtained (83% yield) from Preparation 210 and te/f-butyl 2-bromoacetate following the procedure described in Preparation 139.

LRMS: m/z 481 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.05 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 219

Ethyl 3-(2-ethyl-4-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-y I)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (64%) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 220 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 465 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.01 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 220

Ethyl 3-(2-ethyl-4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-6-methylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (64%) from Preparation 221 following the procedure described in Preparation 8.

LRMS: m/z 279 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.57 min (Method D)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.04 - 1.43 (m, 6 H) 2.36 (s, 3 H) 2.44 (dd, J=8.65, 7.83 Hz, 2 H) 2.68 (q, J=7.51 Hz, 2 H) 2.88 - 3.11 (m, 2 H)

4.02 - 4.28 (m, J=7.14, 7.14, 6.18, 0.96 Hz, 2 H) 4.87 (br. s., 2 H) 7.29 (d,

J=9.89 Hz, 2 H).

PREPARATION 221 Ethyl 3-(2-ethyl-4-((Z)-N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-6-methylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (59%) from Preparation 222 following the procedure described in Preparation 8.

LRMS: m/z 277 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.95 min (Method D)

PREPARATION 222 Ethyl 3-(4-cyano-2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (78%) from Preparation 223 and methyl acrylate following the procedure described in Preparation 6.

LRMS: m/z 244 (M+1)+ Retention time: 11.42 min (Method D)

PREPARATION 223

4-cyano-2-ethyl-6-methylphenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate


Obtained (90%) from Preparation 224 following the procedure described in Preparation 5.

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.27 (t, J=7.55 Hz1 3 H) 2.44 (s, 3 H) 2.81 (q, J=7.69 Hz, 2 H) 7.34 - 7.67 (m, 2 H)

PREPARATION 224

3-ethyl-4-hydroxy-5-methylbenzonitrile


Obtained (78%) from Preparation 225 following the procedure described in Preparation 49. LRMS: m/z 162 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.57 min (Method D)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.24 (t, J=7.42 Hz, 3 H) 2.27 (s, 3

H) 2.64 (q, J=7.51 Hz, 2 H) 5.55 (s, 1 H) 7.30 (s, 2 H)

PREPARATION 225

4-bromo-2-ethyl-6-methylphenol

To a solution of 2-ethyl-6-methylphenol (5 g, 36.7 mmol) in chloroform (52 ml_) bromine (1.88 mL, 37 mmol) was added dissolved in chloroform (2 ml.) and reaction was stirred at r.t. for 3 h. Then NaHSO3 40% p/v (50 mL) was added and mixture stirred for 30 min, organic layer washed with water, dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated. The oil thus obtained was recristallized with cold hexane to yield the title compound (70%) as a white solid.

LRMS: m/z 216 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.47 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) δ ppm 1.23 (t, J=7.55 Hz, 3 H) 2.22 (s, 3

H) 2.59 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 7.11 (s, 2 H)

PREPARATION 226 tert-Butyl 3-(3-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoate


Obtained (14%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 112 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 505 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.83 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 227 tert-Butyl 3-(3-ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-yloxy)propylcarbamate


Obtained (32%) from Example 28 and tert-butyl 3-hydroxypropylcarbamate following the procedure described in Preparation 209. LRMS: m/z 539 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.17 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.45 (s, 9 H) 1.54 - 1.67 (m, 5 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.62 (q, J=7.51 Hz, 2 H) 2.80 (s, 3 H) 2.90 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 3.30 (q, J=5.59 Hz, 2 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 4.52 (t, J=5.91 Hz, 2 H) 8.18 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 228

2-(3-ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)acetaldehyde


To a solution of Preparation 229 (87 mg, 0.2 mmol) in THF (2 ml.) concentrated HCI solution (2 ml.) was added and mixture stirred overnight at r.t. Solvent was removed, crude redissolved in AcOEt and washed with aquous K2CO3, water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound (96%) as a solid. LRMS: m/z 408 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.92 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 229

(E)-3-(6-(2-ethoxyvinyl)-5-ethyl-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


A solution of 40% of ethoxyethyne in hexane (66 μl_, 0.27 mmol) under Ar atmosphere was cooled to O0C and BH3.THF 1 M in THF (90 μL, 0.09 mmol) was added and mixture stirred at r.t for 2 h. 0.38 ml. of this solution was added to a mixture of Preparation 230 (100 mg, 0.23 mmol), Pd(OAc)2 (5 mg, 0.02 mmol), NaOH (27 mg, 0.68 mmol) and PPh3 (17.7 mg, 0.07 mmol) in THF (0.3 ml.) and mixture stirred overnight at 8O0C. Solvent was removed, crude redissolved in AcOEt and washed with saturated solution of NaHCQs, water and brine, dried ovsr magnesium sulphate snd concentrated to yield the title compound (84%). LRMS: m/z 436 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.03 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 230

3-(6-bromo-5-ethyl-2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


A mixture of Example 28 (1 g, 2.62 mmol), POBr3 (0.79 g, 2.75 mmol) and PBr3 (0.261 mL, 2.75 mmol) was heated at 12O0C for 90 min and poured onto water-ice, product was extracted with chloroform, organic layers were put together, washed with water and brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. The solid thus obtained was suspended in diethyl ether, filtered and dried to yield the title compound (73%).

LRMS: m/z 444 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.10 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.29 (td, J=7.48, 3.16 Hz, 3 H) 1.47 (td, J=7.28, 3.02 Hz, 3 H) 1.56 - 1.69 (m, 2 H) 2.43 (s, 2 H)

2.80 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 2.90 (m, 5 H) 4.20 (qd, J=7.23, 2.75 Hz, 2 H) 8.31 (s, 1

H).

PREPARATION 231 fe/t-Butyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazo!-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoate


Obtained (34%) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 232 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 519 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.30 min (Method B)

ι-ιι-»r-ι-» n r r\c:r/-\r\/-v I I^IN e.*3c ferf-Butyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl) propanoate

Obtained (58%) from Preparation 233 following the procedure described in Preparation 8.

LRMS: m/z 333 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.63 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 233 fert-Butyl 3-(4-((Z)-N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)acrylate


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 234 following General Method 1 , using triethylamine as base.

LRMS: m/z 331 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.07 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 234 fert-Butyl 3-(4-cyano-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)acrylate


Obtained (60%) from Preparation 235 and te/f-butyl acrylate following the procedure described in Preparation 6. LRMS: m/z 298 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 7.08 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 235

4-cyano-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate

Obtained (72%) from 4-hydroxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzonitrile following the procedure described in Preparation 5.

LRMS: No signal

Retention time: 6.62 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 236 fert-Butyl 4-(3-methyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperidine-1-carboxylate


Obtained (7%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 206 following General Method 2. 1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.42 (s, 9 H) 1.54 (m, 2 H) 1.79 (m, 2 H) 2.50 (s, 3 H) 2.58 (s, 2 H) 2.78 (m, 5 H) 3.32 (m, 2 H) 3.83 (S1 3 H) 4.09 (m, 2 H) 7.28 (d, J=8.2, 1 H) 7.31 (s, 1 H) 7.93 (d, J=8 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 237 tert-Butyl 3-(4-(3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-2,6-dimethoxyphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (34%) from Preparation 178 and Preparation 238 following General Method

1.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.33 (t, J=6.8 Hz, 3 H) 1.37 (s, 9 H) 1.53 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 2.33 (t, J=7.7, 2 H) 2.47 (sa, 2 H) 2.71 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.86 (t, J=7.4, 2 H) 3.92 (s, 6 H) 4.11 (c, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 7.37 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 238 4-(3-terf-butoxy-3-oxopropyl)-3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid

Obtained (86%) from Preparation 239 following the procedure described in Preparation 102.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.37 (s, 9 H) 2.25 (t, J=7.7 Hz, 2 H) 2.76

(t, J=7.7, 2 H) 3.74 (s, 6 H) 7.14 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 239

4-(3-fe/f-butoxy-3-oxoprop-1 -enyl)-3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid


Obtained (44%) from 4-bromo-3,5-dimethoxybenzoic acid and te/t-butyl acrylate following the procedure described in Preparation 6.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.47 (s, 9 H) 3.91 (s, 6 H) 6.75 (d, J=16.5, 1 H) 7.22 (s, 2 H) 7.88 (d, J=16.5, 1 H).

PREPARATION 240 4-(3-fert-butoxy-3-oxopropyl)-3-chloro-5-methoxybenzoic acid


Obtained (92%) from Preparation 241 following the General Method 3, using LiOH at r.t.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.46 (s, 9 H) 2.44 (m, 2 H) 3.12 (m, 2 H)

3.91 (s, 3 H) 7.45 (sa, 1 H), 7.73 (sa, 1 H).

PREPARATION 241

Methyl 4-(3-tert-butoxy-3-oxopropyl)-3-chloro-5-methoxybenzoate

Obtained (77%) from Preparation 242 following the procedure described in Preparation

102 using Pt/C 5%.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.44 (s, 9 H) 2.42 (m, 2 H) 3.09 (m, 2 H) 3.88 (s, 3 H) 3.91 (s, 3 H) 7.40 (d, J=1.4 Hz, 1 H), 7.66 (d, J=1.6 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 242

Methyl 4-(3-ferf-butoxy-3-oxoprop-1-enyl)-3-chloro-5-methoxybenzoate


Obtained (51%) from Preparation 243 and tert-butyl acrylate following the procedure described in Preparation 6.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.44 (s, 9 H) 2.42 (m, 2 H) 3.09 (m, 2 H) 3.88 (s, 3 H) 3.91 (s, 3 H) 7.40 (d, J=1.4 Hz, 1 H), 7.66 (d, J=1.6 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 243

Methyl 3-chloro-5-methoxy-4-(trifluoromethylsulfonyloxy)benzoate


Obtained (93%) from Preparation 244 following the procedure described in Preparation 5.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 3.94 (s, 3 H) 3.99 (s, 3 H) 7.60 (s, 1 H)

7.77 (s, 1 H).


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Methyl 3-chloro-4-hydroxy-5-methoxybenzoate

To a suspension of S-chloro^-hydroxy-δ-methoxybenzoic acid (0.2 g, 0.99 mmol) in MeOH (1.6 mL) sulphuric acid was added (0.02 ml.) and mixture stirred at reflux for 10 h. Then solvent was removed, water was added and aquous layer extracted with DCM, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound (98%). 1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 3.82 (s, 3 H) 3.89 (s, 3 H) 7.41 (s, 1 H) 7.54 (s, 1 H) 10.45 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 245 tert-Butyl 2-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenoxy)ethylcarbamate


A solution of Preparation 246 (0.97 g, 2.53 mmol) in HBr 47% (10 mL) was heated at 1200C for 16 h. Then water was added and mixture extracted with DCM, dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated to yield the phenol intermediate as a white solid. Final compound was obtained (88%) from this intermediate and tert-butyl 2-hydroxyethylcarbamate following the procedure described in Preparation 209, using DEAD at r.t.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.40 (s, 9 H) 1.53 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.30 (s, 6 H) 2.77 (t, J=6.5 Hz1 2 H) 3.32 (s, 2 H) 3.76 (s, 3 H) 3.80 (t,

J=5.5 Hz, 2 H) 4.06 (m, 2 H) 7.11 (t, J=5.5 Hz, 1 H) 7.68 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 246

2-(4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazole

A suspension of Preparation 247 (1 g, 2.6 mmol) and Laweson Reagent (1.26 g, 3.12 mmol) in toluene (10 ml_) was heated at 12O0C for 6 h. Water was added and mixture extracted with AcOEt, organic layers were combined and washed with water and brine, dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated. The crude thus obtained was purified by normal phase chromatography with DCM/MeOH from 0 to 5% to yield the title compound as a white solid (97%).

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.05 (s, 6 H) 1.58 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.34 (s, 6 H) 2.35 (sa, 2 H) 2.93 (t, J=6.8 Hz, 2 H) 3.76 (s, 3 H) 3.78 (s, 2 H) 7.66 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 247

N'^-methoxy-S.S-dimethylbenzoylJ-i.β.β-trimethyM.S.βJ-tetrahydro-I H-indazole-3-carbohydrazide


To a solution of Preparation 249 (2.5 g, 12.87 mmol) in pyridine (20 ml_) Preparation 248 (3.5 g, 15.44 mmol) was added and mixture stirred at r.t. for 20 h. Crude reaction was poured onto aquous HCI 10% (25 mL) at O0C and product extracted with AcOEt , organic layer was dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated. Crude was purified by normal phase chromatography with DCm/MeOH from 0 to 2% yielding the title compound (57%).

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.50 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.32 (s, 6 H) 2.33 (sa, 2 H) 2.78 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.73 (s, 6 H) 7.53 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 248

1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carbonyl chloride

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To Preparation 14 (4 g, 19.2 mmol) thionyl chloride (15 mL, 206 mmol) was added and mixture stirred at 8O0C for 1 h. Toluene was added and solvent removed to yield the title compound (83%).

LRMS: m/z 223 (M+ 14)+ (methyl ester) Retention time: 5.92 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 249 4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylbenzohydrazide


A solution of Preparation 250 (4.29 g, 22.1 mmol) in hydrazine hydrate (16.1 mL, 331.3 mmol) was stirred at reflux for 1 h and then solvent was removed to yield the title compound as a white solid (100%).

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSOd6) δ ppm 2.24 (s, 6 H) 3.66 (s, 3 H) 7.50 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 250

Methyl 4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylbenzoate


To a suspension of 4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylbenzoic acid (4 g, 22.2 mmol) in MeOH (60 mL) sulphuric acid was added (1 mL) and mixture stirred at reflux for 1 day. Water was added and it was extracted with AcOEt, organic layers were put together and dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated. The oil thus obtained was purified by normal phase chromatography with 5% MeOH/DCM to yield the title compound as a colorless oil (99%).

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 2.30 (s, 6 H) 3.74 (s, 3 H) 3.87 (s, 3 H) 7.71 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 251 fert-Butyl 2-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenoxy)ethylcarbamate

Phenol intermediate was obtained from Preparation 252 following the procedure described in Preparation 210. Title compound was then obtained (14%) from this intermediate and tert-butyl 2-hydroxyethylcarbamate following the procedure described in Preparation 209, using DEAD at r.t.

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.40 (s, 9 H) 1.53 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.31 (sa, 6 H) 2.74 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 3.32 (sa, 2 H) 3.80 (m, 5 H) 4.06 (m, 2 H) 4.06 (m, 2 H) 7.10 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 1 H) 7.73 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 252

2-(4-methoxy-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazole


A solution of Preparation 247 (0.6 g, 1.56 mmol) in POCI3 was heated at reflux for 20 min, solvent was removed and the residue was poured onto saturated aquous NaHCO3 solution. Product was extracted with DCM and organic layer dried over sodium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound (94%).

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.06 (s, 6 H) 1.59 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.34 (s, 6 H) 2.38 (sa, 2 H) 2.88 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.76 (s, 3 H) 3.84 (s, 3 H) 7.84 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 253 ferf-Butyl 2-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy)ethylcarbamate

Obtained (63%) from Preparation 254 and tert-butyl 2-hydroxyethylcarbamate following the procedure described in Preparation 209.

LRMS: m/z 550 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.90 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, METHANOL-^) δ ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.36 - 1.50 (m, 12 H) 1.65 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.50 (s, 2 H) 2.90 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 3.50 (t, J=5.77 Hz, 2 H) 4.11 - 4.32 (m, 4 H) 7.38 (d, J=9.61 Hz, 1 H) 8.26 - 8.38 (m, 2 H).

PREPARATION 254

4-(5-{1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenol


Obtained (2%) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 255 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 407 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.53 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 255 N',4-dihydroxy-3-(trifIuoromethyl)benzimidamide


Obtained (100%) from 4-hydroxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzonitrile following General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 221 (M+1)+ Retention time: 1.67 min (Method B) PREPARATION 256 fert-Butyl 3-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6I6-trimethyl-4>5>6>7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol- 3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoate


Obtained (14%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 232 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 505 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 8.13 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 257 tert-Butyl 2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenoxy)ethylcarbamate


Obtained (34%) from Preparation 258 and te/ϊ-butyl 2-hydroxyethylcarbamate following the procedure described in Preparation 209. LRMS: m/z 536 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.83 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 258

2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenol


Obtained (4%) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 255 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 393 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.33 min (Method B) PREPARATION 259 fert-Butyl 2,2-difluoro-2-(2-methyl-4-(5-(1.β^-trimethyM.δ.βJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)ethylcarbamate


Obtained (33%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 260 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 502 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.72 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.57 (s, 9 H) 1.62 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.50 - 2.62 (m, 3 H) 2.91 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 3.70 - 3.94 (m, 5 H) 7.58 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 1 H) 8.01 - 8.15 (m, 2 H)

PREPARATION 260 tert-Butyl 2,2-difluoro-2-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2-methylphenyl)ethylcarbamate


Obtained (99%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 261 following General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 330 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.50 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 261 tert-Butyl 2-(4-cyano-2-methylphenyl)-2,2-difluoroethylcarbamate


Obtained (59%) from Preparation 262 following the procedure described in Preparation 49. LRMS: m/z 297 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 6.27 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 262 tert-Butyl 2-(4-bromo-2-methylphenyl)-2,2-difluoroethylcarbamate


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 263 following the procedure described in Preparation 23. LRMS: m/z 351 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.05 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.38 (s, 9 H) 2.47 (br. s., 3 H)

3.58 - 3.92 (m, 2 H) 7.12 - 7.46 (m, 3 H).

PREPARATION 263

2-(4-bromo-2-methylphenyl)-2,2-difluoroethanamine


Obtained (58%) from Preparation 264 following General Method 7

LRMS: m/z 251 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.82 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 264 2-(4-bromo-2-methylphenyl)-2,2-difluoroacetarnide


To Preparation 265 NH3 7N in MeOH (20 mL) was added and mixture stirred at r.t. for 4 h. Solvent was removed and crude purified by normal phase chromatography with hexane/AcOEt 1:1 to yield the title compound (91%). LRMS: m/z 265 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.68 min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 2.37 (s, 3 H) 7.45 (d, 1 H) 7.49 - 7.65 (m,

2 H) 8.13 (br. s., 1 H) 8.38 (br. s., 1 H).

PREPARATION 265

Ethyl 2-(4-bromo-2-methylphenyl)-2,2-difluoroacetate

Activated copper (2.17 g, 34,15 mmol) was suspended in DMSO (10 ml_) and 4-bromo-1-iodo-2-methylbenzene (0.75 ml_, 5.25 mmol) and ethyl 2-bromo-2,2-difluoroacetate (1.11 ml_, 8.67 mmol) were added and mixture stirred at 550C for 6 h. Reaction was poured onto saturated ammonium chloride solution cooled with ice and product extracted with diethyl ether, organic layers were put together and washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound (92%).

LRMS: m/z 294 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.05 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 266

Ethyl 3-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoate


Obtained (54%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 267 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 437 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.87 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.28 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3 H) 1.60 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.40 (m, 8 H) 2.42 - 2.52 (m, 2 H) 2.90 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.96 - 3.11 (m, 2 H) 3.86 (s, 3 H) 4.18 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 7.88 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 267

Ethyl 3-(4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoate


Obtained (77%) from Preparation 268 following the procedure described in Preparation 8.

LRMS: m/z 265 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.13 min (Method D)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.28 (t, J=TAA Hz, 3 H) 2.35 (s, 6 H) 2.38 - 2.50 (m, 2 H) 2.84 - 3.12 (m, 2 H) 4.17 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 4.85 (br. s., 2 H) 7.27 (s, 2 H).

PREPARATION 268

Ethyl 3-(4-((Z)-N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (66%) from Preparation 269 following General Method 1. LRMS: m/z 263 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.20 min (Method D)

PREPARATION 269

Ethyl 3-(4-cyano-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acrylate


Obtained (59%) from Preparation 5 and ethyl acrylate following the procedure described in Preparation 6.

LRMS: m/z 230

Retention time: 6.50 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 270

2-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)acetaldehyde


ubtained (/9%) from Example 115 foiiuwiny the procedure described in Preparation 163.

LRMS: m/z 393 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 7.55 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 271

2-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-methylphenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (90%) from Preparation 272 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163.

LRMS: m/z 379 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.35 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 272

3-(4-allyl-3-methylphenyl)-5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6I7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (44%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 273 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 377 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.17 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 273

4-allyl-N'-hydroxy-3-methylbenzimidamide


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 274 following General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 191 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.45 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 274 4-allyl-N'-hydroxy-3-methylbenzimidamide


Obtained (100%) from 4-bromo-3-methylbenzonitrile following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: No signal

Retention time: 6.45 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 2.32 (s, 3 H) 3.41 (d, J=6.25 Hz,

2 H) 4.99 (dq, J=17.05, 1.74 Hz, 1 H) 5.13 (dq, J=10.01 , 1.48 Hz, 1 H) 5.69 - 6.12 (m, J=16.75, 10.21 , 6.25, 6.25 Hz, 1 H) 7.23 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 7.35 - 7.52 (m, 2 H).

PREPARATION 275

2-(4-(3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)-2-methylphenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (88%) from Preparation 276 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163.

LRMS: m/z 379 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.40 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 276

5-(4-allyl-3-methylphenyl)-3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (8%) from Preparation 277 following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: m/z 377 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.08 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 277

5-(4-bromo-3-methylphenyl)-3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (81%) from Preparation 178 and 4-bromo-3-methylbenzoic acid following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 417 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.13 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 278

2-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-β.θ-dimethyM.S.βJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (94%) from Preparation 279 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163.

LRMS: m/z 433 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 7.67 min (Method B) PREPARATION 279

3-(4-allyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (48%) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 280 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 431 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.35 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.46 (t, J=I .23 Hz1 3 H) 1.63 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.91 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 3.63 (d, J=6.64 Hz, 2 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.29 Hz, 2 H) 5.05 - 5.21 (m, J=3.27, 1.59, 1.59, 1.37 Hz, 2

H) 5.88 - 6.07 (m, J=16.80, 10.16, 6.64, 6.64 Hz, 1 H) 7.48 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 8.31 (dd, J=8.01 , 1.37 Hz, 1 H) 8.50 (d, J=1.56 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 280 4-allyl-N'-hydroxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzimidamide


Obtained (97%) from Preparation 281 following General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 245 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.05 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 281 4-allyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzonitrile


Obtained (85%) from Preparation 235 following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: No signal

Retention time: 6.72 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 282 Ethyl 4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzoate

Obtained (33%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 19 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 381 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.82 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 283

2-(3-methyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyM,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (89%) from Preparation 284 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163. LRMS: m/z 365 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.12 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 284 3-(4-allyl-2-methylphenyl)-5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (55%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 285 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 363 (M+1 )+ Retention time: 20.02 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.52 - 1.74 (m, 2 H) 2.39 (S, 2 H) 2.67 (s, 3 H) 2.90 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 3.42 (d, J=6.64 Hz, 2 H) 3.86 (s, 3 H) 4.87 - 5.30 (m, J=8.99, 1.66, 1.66, 1.37 Hz, 2 H) 5.75 - 6.16 (m, J=17.00, 10.26, 6.69, 6.69 Hz, 1 H) 7.02 - 7.23 (m, 2 H) 8.10 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 285 (Z)-4-allyl-N'-hydroxy-2-methylbenzimidamide

Obtained (38%) from Preparation 286 following General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 191 (M+1)+

Retention time: 3.27 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 286 4-allyl-2-methylbenzonitrile


Obtained (63%) from 4-allyl-1-bromo-2-methylbenzene following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: No signal

Retention time: 6.51 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 2.51 (s, 3 H) 3.39 (d, J=6.64 Hz,

2 H) 4.93 - 5.30 (m, 2 H) 5.75 - 6.08 (m, 1 H) 7.09 (dd, J=7.62, 0.98 Hz, 1 H) 7.14 (s, 1 H) 7.51 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 287

2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 288 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163. LRMS: m/z 419 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.45 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 288

3-(4-allyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethvl-4,5,6.7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole

Obtained (35%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 280 following General Method 2, heating at 1000C.

LRMS: m/z 417 (M+1)+

Retention time: 8.10 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.61 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2

H) 2.40 (s, 2 H) 2.90 (t, J=5.91 Hz, 2 H) 3.63 (d, J=6.32 Hz1 2 H) 3.87 (s, 3 H)

5.00 - 5.24 (m, 2 H) 5.84 - 6.11 (m, 1 H) 7.49 (d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 8.31 (d,

J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 8.49 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 289

Ethyl 1-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-4H- 1,2,4-triazol-3-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylate


To a solution of Preparation 290 (0.167 g, 0.75 mmol) in ethanol (1 mL), molecular sieves and triethylamine (1.3 mL, 9 mmol) were added under nitrogen atmosphere. Preparation 292 (0.18 mg, 0.50 mmol) dissolved in ethanol (2 mL) was then added and mixture stirred at 800C overnight. Solvent was removed, crude redissolved in DCM and washed with water, organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. Crude thus obtained was purified by normal phase chromatography with DCM/MeOH to yield the title compound as a yellow oil (40%).

LRMS: m/z 519 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.18 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 290

1 ,6,6-trimethyM,5,6,74etrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carbohydrazide

To a solution of Preparation 292 (0.73 g, 3.28 mmol) in ethanol (30 mL) hydrazine hydrate (0.2 mL, 4.10 mmol) was added and mixture heated in the microwave at 12O0C for 1h. Solvent was removed, crude redissolved in DCM, washed with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated. Crude was purified according to General Purification Method to yield the title compound (31%). LRMS: m/z 223 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.73 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.51 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.31 (s, 2 H) 2.79 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 3.71 (s, 3 H).

PREPARATION 291

Ethyl 1-(4-(ethoxy(imino)methyl)-2,6-dimethylphenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylate


To Preparation 293 (0.5 g, 1.59 mmol) saturated HCI in ethanol (5 mL) was added and mixture stirred at O0C for two days. Solvent was removed to give the title compound (78%).

LRMS: m/z 361 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.13 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 292

Methyl 1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


To Preparation 18 (1 g, 4.80 mmol), HCI 3N in methanol (20 mL, 60 mmol) was added and solution stirred overnight at 8O0C. Then solvent was removed, NaOH 2N was added and product extracted with AcOEt, organic layers were put together, washed with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound (68%).

LRMS: m/z 223 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.97 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 293 Methyl 1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxylate


Obtained (36%) from Preparation 294 (2 g, 11.55 mmol) and ethyl piperidine-4-carboxylate (2 g, 12.72 mmol) following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 315 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.82 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 294 3,5-dimethyl-4-(2-oxoethyl)benzonitrile


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 146 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163. LRMS: m/z 174 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.23 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 295

2-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (29%) from Preparation 296 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163. LRMS: m/z 379 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.78 min (Method B) PREPARATION 296

2-(4-allyl-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (81%) from Preparation 297 following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: m/z 377 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.75 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 297

2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate


Obtained (87%) from Preparation 298 following the procedure described in Preparation 5, using NaH in DMF.

LRMS: m/z 485 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.73 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 298 2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenol


Obtained (52%) from Preparation 252 following the procedure described in Preparation 210. LRMS: m/z 353 (M+1)+ r\t?ιei mul l un it;, o.oo i nii i (ivicu iuu D) PREPARATION 299

2-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (11%) from Preparation 300 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163.

LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.18 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 300

2-(4-allyl-3,5-dimethylphenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazole


Obtained (82%) from Preparation 301 following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: m/z 393 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.92 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 301 2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate


Obtained (83%) from Preparation 302 following the procedure described in Preparation 5, using NaH in DMF.

LRMS: m/z 501 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.95 min (Method B) PREPARATION 302

2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenol


To Preparation 246 (1.41 g, 3.69 mmol), HBr 48% (10.43 ml_, 92.1 mmol) was added and mixture heated in a sealed tube at 1000C for 2 h. Aquous solution of NaOH was added until pH 6-7 and product extracted with chloroform, organic layers were combined, washed with water and brine and dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound (95%).

LRMS: m/z 369 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.07 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 303

2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (93%) from Preparation 304 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163.

LRMS: m/z 419 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.90 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 304

2-(4-allyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (74%) from Preparation 305 following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: m/z 417 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.68 min (Method B) 1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.61 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2

H) 2.40 (S, 2 H) 2.89 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 3.64 (d, J=6.64 Hz, 2 H) 3.86 (s, 3 H) 4.94 - 5.29 (m, 2 H) 5.66 - 6.12 (m, J=16.80, 10.16, 6.64, 6.64 Hz, 1 H) 7.51 (d, j=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 8.28 (dd, j=8.21 , 1.56 Hz, 1 H) 8.43 (d, J=1.56 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 305

2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate


Obtained (70%) from Preparation 306 following the procedure described in Preparation 5, using NaH in DMF.

LRMS: m/z 525 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.63 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 306 2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenol


Obtained (29%) from Preparation 307 following the procedure described in Preparation 210. LRMS: m/z 393 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 6.85 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 307

2-(4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazole

Obtained (68%) from Preparation 308 following the procedure described in Preparation 252.

LRMS: m/z 407 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.22 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 308

Nl-(4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoyI)-1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazole-3-carbohydrazide


Obtained (91 %) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 309 following General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 425 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.25 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 309

4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzohydrazide


Obtained (89%) from Preparation 310 following the procedure described in Preparation 249. LRMS: m/z 235 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.48 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 310

Methyl 4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoate


Obtained (97%) from 4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoic acid following the procedure described in Preparation 250. LRMS: No signal

Retention time: 6.18 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 311

2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1I6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (91%) from Preparation 312 following the procedure described in Example 87 followed by the procedure described in Preparation 163. LRMS: m/z 435 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.32 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 312

2-(4-allyl-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazole


Obtained (60%) from Preparation 313 following the procedure described in Preparation 146.

LRMS: m/z 433 (M+1)+

Retention time: 20.00 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cO δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.60 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2

H) 2.38 (s, 2 H) 2.94 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 3.62 (d, J=6.64 Hz, 2 H) 3.80 (s, 3 H) 4.95 - 5.27 (m, 2 H) 5.82 - 6.27 (m, 1 H) 7.49 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 8.09 (dd,

J=8.01 , 1.76 Hz, 1 H) 8.28 (d, J=1.56 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 313

2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate

Obtained (100%) from Preparation 314 following the procedure described in Preparation 5, using NaH in DMF.

LRMS: m/z 541 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.87 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 314

2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenol


A mixture of Preparation 315 (0.2 g, 0.47 mmol) and pyridine hydrochloride (0.55 g, 4.73 mmol) was heated at 2000C in a sealed tube for 6 h. AcOEt was added and mixture washed with HCI 1 N and brine, organic layer dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound as an oil (95%). LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.18 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 315

2-(4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazole


Obtained (63%) from Preparation 308 following the procedure described in Preparation 246.

LRMS: m/z 423 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.53 mm (Method B) PREPARATION 316 fe/t-Butyl 2-(5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)ethylcarbamate


Obtained (49%) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 317 following General Method 2. 1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.39 (s, 9 H) 1.46 (t, 3 H) 2.41 (S1 2 H) 2.92 (t, J=5.7 Hz, 2 H) 3.59 (c, J=5.7 Hz, 2 H) 4.19 (c, J=7.1 Hz, 2 H) 4.46 (t, J=5.2 Hz, 2 H) 5.00 (sa, 1 H) 6.55 (d, J=3.5 Hz, 1 H) 8.74 (s, 1 H) 9.15 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 317 fert-Butyl 2-(5-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl)ethylcarbamate


Obtained (69%) from Preparation 318 following General Method 1.

1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.25 (s, 9 H) 3.39 (s, 2 H) 4.77 (s, 3 H) 6.48 (s, 1 H) 8.12 (s, 1 H) 8.58 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 318 fert-Butyl 2-(5-cyano-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl)ethylcarbamate


Obtained (48%) from Preparation 319 and tert-butyl 2-bromoethylcarbamate following the procedure described in Preparation 139.

1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.28 (s, 9 H) 3.23 (sa, 2 H) 4.33 (t, J=5.7 Hz, 3 H) 6.63 (d, J=3.5 Hz, 1 H) 6.94 (t, J=5.2 Hz, 1 H) 7.70 (d, J=3.5 Hz, 1 H) 8.52 (s, 1 H) 8.63 (s, 1 H).

DDCD Λ D Λ TIΛM O Λ O

1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-5-carbonitrile

Obtained (85%) from 5-bromo-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine following the procedure described in Preparation 49, under conventional heating (11O0C) using NMP as solvent.

1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ δ ppm 6.61 (d, J=3.5 Hz, 1 H) 7.70 (d, J=3.5 Hz, 1 H) 8.52 (s, 1 H) 8.60 (s, 1 H) 12.30 (sa, 1 H).

PREPARATION 320 ferf-Butyl 5-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-1 -carboxylate


Obtained (60%) from Preparation 321 following General Method 1 , heating at 550C in ethanol.

1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cQ δ ppm 1.38 (s, 9 H) 5.77 (sa, 2 H) 6.50 (d, J=4.1 Hz, 1 H) 7.57 (d, J=4.1 Hz, 1 H) 8.03 (s, 1 H) 8.47 (s, 1 H) 9.53 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 321 tert-Butyl 5-cyano-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine-1 -carboxylate


To a suspension of Preparation 319 (1.22 g, 8.52 mmol) in acetonitrile (20 ml_), 4-DMAP (1.14 g, 9.37 mmol) and Boc20 (2.05 g, 9.37 mmol) were added and mixture stirred at r.t. for 1 h. After that, solvent was removed and crude purified by normal phase chromatography using hexane/AcOEt from 20% to 70% to yield the title compound as a white solid (98%). 1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.62 (s, 9 H) 6.78 (d, J=4.1 Hz, 1

H) 7.97 (d, J=AA Hz, 1 H) 8.62 (s, 1 H) 8.80 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 322 tert-Butyl 2-(5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl)ethylcarbamate

Obtained (22%) from Preparation 323 and tert-butyl 2-bromoethylcarbamate following the procedure described in Preparation 139.

1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.31 (s, 9 H) 1.57 (t, J=6 Hz, 2 H) 2.83 (t, J=6 Hz, 2 H) 3.84 (s, 3 H) 4.34 (t, J=5.8 Hz, 2 H) 6.66 (s, 1 H) 6.98 (t, J=5.5 Hz, 1 H) 7.61 (s, 1 H) 8.62 (s, 1 H) 8.93 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 323

3-(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-5-yl)-5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (79%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 320 following General Method 2. 1H NMR (250 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.55 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.83 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.83 (s, 3 H) 6.63 (s, 1 H) 7.62 (s, 1 H) 8.63 (s, 1 H) 8.89 (s, 1 H) 12.06 (sa, 1 H).

PREPARATION 324 tert-Butyl 5-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1 H-indazole-1-carboxylate


Obtained (22%) from Preparation 325 following General Method 1 , using triethylamine as base and stirring at r.t.

LRMS: m/z 277 (M+1)+

Retention time: 3.92 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 325 tert-Butyl 5-cyano-1 H-indazole-1-carboxylate

Obtained (82%) from Preparation 326 following the procedure described in Preparation 322.

LRMS: m/z 244 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5.98 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 326

1 H-indazole-5-carbonitrile


To a mixture of 1 H-indazol-5-amine (2 g, 15 mmol) and ice (15 g), concentrated HCI (3.5 ml_) was added. NaNO2 (1.04 g, 15.1 mmol) dissolved in water (3 ml_) was then added at O0C and mixture stirred for 30 min. Solution was neutralized with solid Na2CO3 until pH 7 and it was added slowly to a mixture of NaCN (2.44 g, 49.8 mmol) and CuCN (1.67 g, 18.6 mmol) in water (11 mL) and AcOEt (25 ml_). Agitation was kept at O0C for 30 min and then at r.t. for 2 h 30 min. Suspension was filtered through Celite, layers were separated and aquous fraction was washed with AcOEt, organic fractions were put together and washed with brine, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to give a crude that was purified by normal phase chromatography using AcOEt to yield the title compound (45%).

LRMS: m/z 144 (M+1)+

Retention time: 4.23 min (Method B) PREPARATION 327 tert-Butyl 4-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1 H-indole-1 -carboxylate


Obtained (85%) from Preparation 328 following General Method 1 , using triethylamine as base and stirring at r.t.

LRMS: m/z 276 (M+1)+ 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-Cy6) δ ppm 1.64 (s, 9 H) 5.85 (s, 2 H) 7.11 (d, J=3.85 Hz, 1 H) 7.35 (t, J=7.83 Hz, 1 H) 7.48 (d, J=7.69 Hz, 1 H) 7.69 (d, J=3.85 Hz, 1 H) 8.13 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 1 H) 9.74 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 328 tert-Butyl 4-cyano-1 H-indole-1 -carboxylate


Obtained (98%) from 1 H-indole-4-carbonitrile following the procedure described in Preparation 321. LRMS: m/z 243 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.95 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ ppm 1.65 (s, 9 H) 6.85 (d, J=3.85 Hz, 1 H) 7.51

(t, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 7.77 (d, J=7.69 Hz, 1 H) 7.95 (d, J=3.85 Hz, 1 H) 8.38 (d,

J=8.24 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 329 tert-Butyl 4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl)-1 H-indole-1 -carboxylate


Obtained (10%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 327 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 448 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 8.25 min (Method B) PREPARATION 330 tert-Butyl 5-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1 H-indole-1 -carboxylate


Obtained (75%) from Preparation 331 following General Method 1 , using triethylamine as base and stirring at r.t.

LRMS: m/z 276 (M+1)+ Retention time: 4.32 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 331 fe/t-Butyl 5-cyano-1 H-indole-1 -carboxylate


Obtained (96%) from 1 H-indole-5-carbonitrile following the procedure described in Preparation 321.

LRMS: m/z 243 (M+1)+

Retention time: 6.87 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.68 (s, 9 H) 6.86 (d, J=3.85 Hz, 1 H) 7.76

(d, J=8.79 Hz, 1 H) 7.89 (d, J=3.57 Hz, 1 H) 8.09 - 8.34 (m, 2 H).

PREPARATION 332 N'-hydroxy-1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carboximidamide


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 333 following General Method 1 , using aquous hydroxylamine without base.

LRMS: m/z 177 (M+1)+

Retention time: 0.52 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 333 1H-benzo[d]imidazole-5-carbonitrile


A suspension of 3,4-diaminobenzonitrile (0.6 g, 4.37 mmol) in triethylorthoformiate (10 mL) and two drops of formic acid was stirred at 8O0C for 2 h 30 min. Solvent was removed and crude was purified by normal phase chromatography using DCM/MeOH from 0 to 10% and using ammonium hydroxide as additive to yield the title compound

LRMS: m/z 144 (M+1)+ Retention time: 2.95 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 334

Ethyl 2-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)acetate


Obtained (78%) from Example 190 and ethyl 2-bromoacetate following the procedure described in Preparation 139, using Cs2CO3 as base and heating at 8O0C.

LRMS: m/z 448 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.60 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 335

Ethyl 2-(5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)acetate


Obtained (5%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 336 following General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 434 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.45 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 336

Ethyl 2-(5-(N'-hydroxycarbamimidoyl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)acetate


Obtained (34%) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 337 following General Method 1.

LRMS: m/z 262 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.00 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 337

Ethyl 2-(5-cyano-1 H-indol-1 -yl)acetate

Obtained (98%) from 1 H-indole-5-carbonitrile and ethyl 2-bromoacetate following the procedure described in Preparation 334.

LRMS: m/z 229 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.65 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) δ ppm 1.26 (t, J=7.23 Hz, 3 H) 4.23 (q, J=7.29 Hz, 2 H) 4.87 (s, 2 H) 6.64 (dd, J=3.13, 0.78 Hz, 1 H) 7.21 (d, J=3.13 Hz, 1 H) 7.30 (d, J=8.60 Hz, 1 H) 7.45 (dd, J=8.60, 1.56 Hz, 1 H) 7.98 (d, J=1.56 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 338

Ethyl 3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)propanoate


Obtained (70%) from Example 190 and ethyl 3-bromopropanoate following the procedure described in Preparation 334, heating at 13O0C under microwave conditions. LRMS: m/z 462 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 7.75 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 339

Ethyl 2-(5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)acetate


Obtained (15%) from Example 192 and ethyl 2-bromoacetate following the procedure described in Preparation 334. LRMS: m/z 449 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.55 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 340 Ethyl 3-(5-(5-(1 -ethyl-e.β-dimethyW.δ.βJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-indol-1 -yl)propanoate


Obtained (14%) from Example 192 and ethyl 3-bromopropanoate following the procedure described in Preparation 338.

LRMS: m/z 462 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.70 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 341

2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)phenyl)acetaldehyde


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 342 following the procedure described in

Preparation 163.

LRMS: m/z 419 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.36 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-d) δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.60 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2

H) 2.39 (S, 2 H) 2.83 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 3.86 (s, 3 H) 4.02 (s, 2 H) 7.51 (d,

J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 8.43 (dd, J=8.21 , 1.56 Hz, 1 H) 8.64 (s, 1 H) 9.80 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 342

3-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)phenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol


Obtained (93%) from Preparation 343 following the procedure described in Preparation 87.

LRMS: m/z 451 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.13 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (m, 1 H) 3.1 (m, 1 H) 3.6 (m, J=7.6, 7.6 Hz, 1 H) 3.8 (m, 1 H) 3.9 (s, 3 H) 4.0 (m, 1 H) 7.7 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H) 8.4 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H) 8.6 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 343

5-(4-allyl-3-(trifIuoromethyl)phenyl)-3-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (78%) from Preparation 344 following the procedure described in Preparation 146, heating at 6O0C for 3.5 h. LRMS: m/z 417 (M+1)+ Retention time: 8.02 min (Method B) 1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.5 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H)

2.4 (m, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H) 3.6 (d, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.9 (s, 3 H) 5.2 (m, 2 H) 6.0 (m, 1 H) 7.5 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1 H) 8.4 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H) 8.6 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 344 2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)phenyl trifluoromethanesulfonate


Obtained (81%) from Preparation 345 following the procedure described in Preparation 313.

LRMS: m/z 525 (M+1)+

Retention time: 7.92 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H)

2.8 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H) 3.9 (s, 3 H) 7.7 (d, J=9.0 Hz, 1 H) 8.6 (dd, J=8.8, 2.1 Hz, 1 H) 8.7 (d, J=2.0 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 345

2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-{1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)phenol


Obtained (41%) from Preparation 346 following the procedure described in Preparation 210, stirring for 150 h at O0C. LRMS: m/z 393 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.33 min (Method B) 1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H)

2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 7.2 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 1 H) 8.2 (dd, J=8.6, 2.0 Hz, 1 H) 8.4 (d, J=2.0 Hz, 1 H).

PREPARATION 346 5-(4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-3-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (72%) from Preparation 347 and 4-methoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoic acid following General Method 2, using NMP as solvent. LRMS: m/z 407 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 7.60 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H)

2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 4.0 (s, 3 H) 7.1 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 1 H)

8.4 (d, J=9.0 Hz, 1 H) 8.5 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 347 N'-hydroxy-1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazole-3-carboximidamide Obtained (99%) from Preparation 4348J following General Method 1 , using triethylamine as base.

LRMS: m/z 223 (M+1)+ Retention time: 3.80 min (Method B)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.3 (S, 2 H) 2.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.7 (s, 3 H) 5.2 (s, 2 H) 8.0 (s, 1 H).

PREPARATION 348 1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carbonitrile


Obtained (74%) from Preparation 349 following the procedure described in Preparation 179.

LRMS: m/z 190 (M+1)+ Retention time: 6.03 min (Method B)

PREPARATION 349

1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole-3-carboxamide


To NH3 0.5M in dioxane (100 mL) Preparation 247 was added and mixture stirred overnight at r.t. under nitrogen atmosphere. Solvent was removed, crude was redissolved in AcOEt and washed with NaOH 2N and organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to yield the title compound (88%). LRMS: m/z 208 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5.07 min (Method B)

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLE 1 4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzenesulfonamide


Obtained (10% yield) from Preparation 16 and Preparation 2 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 374 (M+1)+

Retention time: 15.33 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, 2

H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 8.0 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H) 8.3 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H)

8.4 (S, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 2

(4-(5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)metanol


Obtained (19% yield) from Preparation 16 and Preparation 1 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 325 (M+1)+

Retention time: 16.04 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2

H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 4.6 (s, 2 H) 7.5 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H) 8.0 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 3 (4-(5-(1 ,6,6-Trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)methanol

Obtained (19% yield) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 1 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 339 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 16.83 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.61 (t, 2 H) 2.40 (t, 2 H) 2.91 (t,

J=6.26 Hz, 2 H) 3.87 (s, 3 H) 4.78 (s, 2 H) 7.49 (d, J=8.61 Hz, 2 H) 8.21 (d,

J=8.22 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 4

4-(5-(1 ,6,6-Trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzenesulfonamide


A mixture of example 1 (25mg, 0.07mmol), potassium carbonate (5mg, 0.04mmol) in and methyl iodide (5Dl, O.Oδmmol) DMF (1ml) was heated at 1100C for 1 h. The reaction mixture was concentrated and the crude purified according to General Purification Method. Yield=11%.

LRMS: m/z 388 (M+1)+

Retention time: 16.10 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.61 (t, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.91 (t,

2 H) 3.88 (s, 3 H) 8.04 (d, J=8.22 Hz, 2 H) 8.37 (d, J=8.61 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 5 4-(5-{1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzenesulfonamide


Obtained (41% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 2 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 402 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.15 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.22 Hz, 3 H) 1.57

(t, 2 H) 2.50 (s, 2 H) 2.83 (t, 2 H) 4.17 (q, 2 H) 8.03 (d, J=8.59 Hz, 2 H) 8.27 (d,

J=8.20 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 6

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(pyridin-4-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (55% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 104 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 324 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 18.29 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H)

2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.4 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.3 Hz, 2 H) 8.1 (d, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H)

8.8 (d, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 7 3-(4-(5-{1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid

Obtained (83% yield) from Preparation 105 following the General Method 3. The desired acid product was redissolved in dioxane and 2N NaOH was added and the mixture stirred at 4O0C overnight. Dioxane was concentrated and diethyl ether was added and the solid formed filtered to give the title compound as a sodium salt (83% yield).

LRMS: m/z 423 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.85 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) d ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (m, 6 H) 2.5 (m, J=2.0 Hz, 4 H) 2.9 (m, 4 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.3 Hz,

2 H) 7.7 (s, 1 H) 12.3 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 8

3-(4-{4-(5-(1 -ethyl-β.β-dimethyM.S.ej-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)propanoic acid


Obtained (83% yield) from Preparation 106 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 479 (M+1)+ Retention time: 14.34 min (Method C) 1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (m, J=3.9 Hz, 6 H) 1.2 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 3

H) 1.6 (q, 2 H) 2.4 (t, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (m, 2 H) 2.6 (t, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (q, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 3.2 (m, J=6.5, 6.5 Hz, 2 H) 3.3 (m, 8 H) 7.1 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H) 7.9 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 9

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4.5!6!7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazo!=3=y!)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazoi-3-yl)benzoic acid

Obtained (66% yield) from Preparation 20 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 367 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.70 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm: 1.01 (s, 6H), 1.32-1.37 (t, 3H), 1.54-1.58 (t, 2H), 2.79-2.83 (t, 2H), 4.12-4.18 (q, 2H), 8.11-8.14 (d, 2H), 8.17-8.20 (d, 2H)

EXAMPLE 10

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide


Obtained (72% yield) from Example 9 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 366 (M+1)+ Retention time: 16.82 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 11

5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(4-(piperazin-1 • yl)phenyl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Preparation 21 (20mg, 0.04mmol) was dissolved in DCM (2ml) and trifluoroacetic acid was added (148 ml, 1.91mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. for 2h. Solvents were concentrated and the residue crystallized in diethyl ether. The title compound was obtained as a trifiuoroacetic acid sait (yieid=86%). LRMS: m/z 407 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.68 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-D6) d ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3-1.37 (t, 3 H) 1.51-1.6 (m, 2 H) 2.73-2.84 (m, 2 H) 3.15-3.24 (m, 6 H) 3.44-3.55 (m, 4 H) 4.11-4.24 (q, 2 H) 7.1 (d, 2 H) 7.9 (d, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 12

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetic acid


Obtained (77% yield) from Preparation 24 following the General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 381 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.11 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) d ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.43 (m, 3 H) 1.65 (m, 2 H)

2.50 (m, 2 H) 2.91 (m, 2 H) 3.58 (m, 2 H) 4.19 (m, 2 H) 7.48 (m, 2 H) 8.04 (m, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 13

1 -(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid


A mixture of Preparation 27 (34mg, O.immol), azetidine-3-carboxylic acid (12mg, 0.12mmol) and acetic acid (0.9mmol) in methanol (3ml) was stirred at room temperature for 30min and then NaBH3CN (6mg, O.Oδmmol) was added. The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at r.t.. Solvent was removed under reduced pressure and the residue purified according to General Purification Method. Yield=47%.

LRMS: m/z 436 (M+1)+

Retention time: 14.21 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) d ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.24 - 1.34 (m, 2 H) 1.43 (t, 3 H) 1.58 - 1.71 (m, 2 H) 2.50 (s, 2 H) 2.86 - 2.98 (m, 2 H) 4.06 - 4.25 (m, 4 H) 4.35 (s, 2 H) 7.63 (d, 2 H) 8.21 (d, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 14

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)acetamide


Obtained (57% yield) from Example 12 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 380 (M+1)+

Retention time: 16.76 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.47 (t, 2 H) 1.54 - 1.68 (m, 2

H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.91 (t, 2 H) 3.67 (s, 2 H) 4.19 (q, 3 H) 7.43 (d, 2 H) 8.23 (d, 2

H)

EXAMPLE 15

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)pyridine 1 -oxide


To a solution of example 6 (260mg, O.δmmol) in DCM (10ml) at O0C was added portionwise mCPBA (350mg, 2.03mmol). The reaction mixture was then stirred at r.t. overnight. The organic layer was washed twice with water, twice with 4% solution of NaHCO3, once with brine and dried over magnesium sulphate. Solvent was removed under reduced pressure and the oil obtained mixed with diethyl ether. A solid precipitated as the title compound. Yield=66%. LRMS: m/z 339 (M+1)+ Retention time: 15.50 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) d ppm 1.01 (s, 6H) 1.35 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3H) 1.56 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2H) 2.44 - 2.56 (m, 2H) 2.80 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2H) 4.16 (d, J=7.14 Hz, 2H) 8.01 (d, J=7.14 Hz, 2H) 8.38 (d, J=7.14 Hz, 2H)

EXAMPLE 16

N-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperidin-4-amine


Obtained from Preparation 29 following the experimental procedure described for example 11.

LRMS: m/z 421 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.19 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) d ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (q, 3 H) 1.6 (t, 2 H) 1.66- 1.68 (m, 4 H) 2.05-2.19 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 1 H) 2.73-2.81 (m, 2 H) 2.86-2.92 (m, 2 H) 3.2 (d, 2 H) 3.44-3.52 (m, 1 H) 3.86-3.96 (m, 1 H) 4.2 (t, 2 H) 6.6 (d, 2 H) 8.0

(d, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 17

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(6-methoxypyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (41% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 32 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 354 (M+1)+ Retention time: 20.10 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) d ppm 1.00 - 1.13 (m, 6 H) 1.45 (t, 3 H) 1.69 (m, 2

H) 2.34 - 2.47 (s, 2 H) 2.89 (t, 2 H) 4.08 (s, 3 H) 4.18 (q, 2 H) 6.84 (d, 1 H) 8.34

(d, 1 H) 8.97 - 9.06 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 18 5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)pyridin-2-ol


To a mixture of example 17 (100mg, 0.28mmol) and sodium iodide (127mg, 0.85mmol) in acetonitrile (4ml) under nitrogen atmosphere, was added TMSCI (107Dl, 0.85mmol) dropwise. The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at 650C. Water was added and extracted twice with DCM. The organic layer was dried and concentrated. The residue was purified by column chromatography using a mixture of MeOH in DCM (from 0 to 5%) to give the title compound as a white solid. Yield=52%. LRMS: m/z 340 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 15.95 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) d ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.46 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.65 (m,

2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.87 (t, 2 H) 4.18 (q, J=7.3 Hz, 2 H) 6.70 (d, J=9.61 Hz, 1 H)

8.17 (dd, J=9.61 , 2.47 Hz, 1 H) 8.34 (d, J=2.47 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 19

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)pyridin-2-ol


To a solution of example 15 (130mg, 0.38mmol) in THF (2ml) at O0C was added triethylamine (0.16ml, 1.15mmol) and trifluoroacetic anhydride (0.53ml, 5.75mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred for 30min and then poured over a 4% solution of NaHCO3, ice and ethyl acetate. The organic layer was separated, dried and concentrated. The crude was purified according to General Purification Method to give the title compound (yield=27%).

LRMS: m/z 340 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 15.92 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.10 (m, 6 H) 1.47 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.62 - 1.68 (m, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.89 (t, 2 H) 4.20 (q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 7.01 (m, 1 H) 7.43 - 7.54 (m, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 20

3-(4-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanamide


Obtained (77% yield) from Example 7 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 422 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.52 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm: 1.07 (s, 6H), 1.43-1.47 (t, 3H), 1.60-1.64 (t, 2H), 2.27-2.44 (m, 2H), 2.41 (s, 6H), 2.89-2.93 (t, 2H), 3.03-3.09 (m, 4H), 4.15- 4.22 (q, 2H)1 7.88 (S1 1 H).

EXAMPLE 21

4-(5-(1-Benzyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide


Obtained (50% yield) from Preparation 33 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 428 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.61 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H) 2.3 (s, 2 H) 2.9 (t, 2 H) 5.4 (s, 2 H) 5.61-5.76 (m, 1 H) 6.07-6.22 (m, 1 H) 7.1 (d, 2 H) 7.31-7.36 (m, 3 H) 7.9 (d, 2 H) 8.3 (d, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 22

4-(5-(1 tcrt-buty !-S,6-dinιeiπyi-4,δ,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl)benzamide

Obtained (67% yield) from Preparation 43 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 394 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.33 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (s, 2 H) 1.69-1.79 (s, 9 H) 2.66-2.74 (m, 2 H) 2.92-2.99 (m, 2 H) 5.68-5.75 (m, 1 H) 6.07-6.22 (m, 1 H) 7.9 (d, 2 H) 8.3 (d, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 23

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(2-methoxypyridin-4-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (51% yield) from examp e 19 the experimental procedure described for Preparation 50.

LRMS: m/z 354 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.77 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) d ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.44 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.60

(m, 2 H) 2.50 (s, 2 H) 2.84 (m, 2 H) 3.99 (s, 3 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 7.5 (m,

1 H) 7.6 (m, 1 H) 8.3 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 24

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1 -methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one

Obtained (19% yield) from example 19 follow*ing the experimental procedure described for Preparation 50.

LRMS: m/z 354 (M+1)+

Retention time: 15.51 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) δppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.45 (m, 3 H) 1.65 (m, 2 H) 2.50

(s, 2 H) 2.85 (m, 2 H) 3.64 (s, 3 H) 4.2 (m, 2 H) 7.01 (d, 1 H) 7.3 (m, 1 H) 7.82

(d, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 25

1-(4-{5-<1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethy 1-4,5,6, 7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-y I )-1,2,4-oxad iazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (81%) from Preparation 107 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 450 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.15 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 26

(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)methanol


Obtained (63% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 1 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 353 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 18.02 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (d, J=1.6 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.3 Hz, 2 H) 4.6 (S, 2 H) 5.4 (s, 1 H) 7.5 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H) 8.0 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 27 4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -phenyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide


Obtained (61% yield) from Preparation 45 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 414 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.14 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6H) 1.70 (m, 2H) 2.55 (m, 2H) 3.02

(S, 2H) 7.36-7.57 (m, 5H) 7.94-7.96 (m, 2H), 8.31-8.34 (m, 2H)

EXAMPLE 28

3-Ethyl-5-(5-{1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-ol


Obtained (75% yield) from Preparation 47 following the experimental procedure described for example 18.

LRMS: m/z 382 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.69 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.23 (t, 3 H) 1.43 (t, 3 H) 1.65

(t, 2 H) 2.47 - 2.53 (m, 2 H) 2.58 (q, 2 H) 2.65 - 2.74 (m, 3 H) 2.88 (t, 2 H) 4.19 (q, 2 H) 7.98 - 8.09 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 29

5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 3-methylpyridin-2-ol

Obtained (62% yield) from Preparation 53 following the experimental procedure described for example 18.

LRMS: m/z 354 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.28 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.46 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (m,

2 H) 2.25 (s, 3 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.88 (t, 2 H) 4.18 (q, J=7.28 Hz, 2 H) 8.05 (s, 1

H) 8.25 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 30 4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-e.β-dimethyM.δ.βJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylbenzamide


Obtained (75% yield) from Preparation 57 following the General Method 5.

LRMS: m/z 380 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.55 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.41 - 1.52 (m, 2 H) 1.54 - 1.69 (m, 2.06 Hz, 3 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.75 (s, 3 H) 2.84 - 2.97 (m, 2 H) 4.11 - 4.27 (m, 2 H) 7.66 - 7.76 (m, 1 H) 7.77 - 7.86 (m, 1 H) 8.20 - 8.31 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 31

4-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzyl)morpholine


Obtained (37% yield) from Preparation 27 and morpholine following the experimental procedure described for example 13. LRMS: m/z 422 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.77 min (Method C) 1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (m, 4 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (s, 2 H) 3.3 (s, 2 H) 3.6 (m, 4 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.1 Hz1 2 H) 7.5 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 2 H) 8.0 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 32

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-β.e-dimethyM.S.ΘJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 ,6-dimethylpyridin-2(1 H)-one


Obtained (87% yield) from example 28 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 50 using Cs2CO3 as a base and DMF as a solvent. LRMS: m/z 396 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.06 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.19 - 1.26 (m, 3 H) 1.47 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 2 H) 1.62 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 3 H) 2.42 (s, 3 H) 2.61 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 2.77 (s, 2 H) 2.88 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 3.67 (s, 3 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 7.84 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 33

5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1 ,3-dimethylpyridin-2(1 H)-one


Obtained (76% yield) from example 29 following the experimental procedure described for Preparation 50 using Cs2CO3 as a base and DMF as a solvent.

LRMS: m/z 368 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.06 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.46 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.62 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.23 (s, 3 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.89 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 3.64 (s, 3 H) 4.19 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 7.91 - 7.96 (m, 1 H) 8.24 - 8.28 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 34

N-Cyclopropyl-4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide


Obtained (45% yield) from Example 9 and cyclopropylamine following the General Method s.

LRMS: m/z 406 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.43 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 0.66 (m, 2 H) 0.92 (m, 2 H) 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.43

- 1.50 (m, 3 H) 1.61 - 1.67 (m, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.85 - 2.97 (m, 3 H) 4.15 - 4.25 (m, 2 H) 7.86 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H) 8.28 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 35

1 -(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)-N-methylmethanamine


Obtained (34% yield) from Preparation 27 and methylamine following the experimental procedure described for example 13.

LRMS: m/z 366 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.21 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (m, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.1 Hz,

2 H) 2.6 (m, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 2H) 3.4 (s, 3 H) 4.2 (m, 4 H) 7.7 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H) 8.1

(d, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H) 9.2 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 36 5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(3-methylpyridin-4-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (9% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 61 following the General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 338 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.09 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.47 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.63 (t,

J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.69 (s, 3 H) 2.91 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 4.18 (q,

J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 8.06 (d, J=4.94 Hz, 1 H) 8.58 - 8.65 (m, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 37

4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1 -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4(5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)benzamide


Obtained (9% yield) from Preparation 63 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 420 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.51 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6H) 1.65 (m, 2H) 2.45 (s, 2H) 2.92- 2.95 (m, 2H) 4.73-4.76 (m, 2H) 7.93-7.96 (m, 2H) 8.30-8.33 (m, 3H)

EXAMPLE 38

(4-(5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)methanamine

To a solution of Preparation 27 (200mg, 0.57mmol) in methanol (6ml) was added hydroxylamine.hydrochloride (40,g, 0.58mmol) in water (1 ml) and the reaction mixture was stirred at r.t. overnight. Solvent was removed and the residue redissolved in ethyl acetate and washed with 0.1 N HCI, 4% solution of NaHCO3 and brine. The organic layer was dried and concentrated. The solid obtained was dissolved in AcOH (6ml) and zinc dust (80mg, 1.2mmol) was added, the mixture was stirred at r.t. overnight under argon atmosphere. Methanol was added and the mixture filtered over Decalite. The filtrate was concentrated and dissolved in ethyl acetate. The organic layer was washed with 2N NaOH, water and brine, then dried and concentrated. The oil obtained was redissolved in 4M HCI in dioxane and stirred at r.t. overnight. The precipitate was filtered and washed with diethyl ether to yield the final compound as hydrochloride salt. Yield=51%.

LRMS: m/z 352 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.58 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t,

J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (m, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 4.2 (d, J=7.3 Hz, 4 H) 7.7 (d, J=8.2 Hz,

2 H) 8.1 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H) 8.4 (s, 3 H)

EXAMPLE 39

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(3-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (33% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 65 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 338 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.57 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) d ppm 1.03 - 1.15 (m, 6 H) 1.39 - 1.50 (m, 3 H) 1.60 - 1.73 (m, 2 H) 2.48 - 2.58 (m, 2 H) 2.83 - 3.00 (m, 5 H) 4.17 - 4.29 (m, 2 H) 7.98 - 8.12 (m, 1 H) 8.51 - 8.63 (m, 1 H) 8.74 - 8.89 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 40

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethanamine


Obtained (35% yield) from Example 7 following the General Method 6. LRMS: m/z 394 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.38 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) d ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t,

J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 4 H) 3.0 (m, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.4

Hz, 2 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H) 8.1 (s, 3 H)

EXAMPLE 41

5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 4-methylpyridin-2-ol


Preparation 66 was disolved in TFA and the mixture stirred at 450C for 1.5h. Solvent was removed under vacuum and the residue redisolved in 1 N NaOH and extracted with chloroform. The organic layer was dried and concentrated. The residue was purified according to the General Purification Method to give the title compound as a white solid. Yield=89%. LRMS: m/z 354 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 16.60 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) d ppm 0.99 - 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.34 (t, 3 H) 1.54 (t, 2

H) 2.45 (s, 3 H) 2.5 (m, 2 H) 2.76 (t, 2 H) 4.15 (q, 2 H) 6.36 (m, 1 H) 8.09 (m, 1

H) EXAMPLE 42

3-(4-{5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (92% yield) from Preparation 110 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.11 min

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) d ppm 1.0 (s, J=10.6 Hz, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (m, J=30.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (m, 4 H) 2.8 (m, 4 H) 3.2 (s, 1 H) 4.2 (q, J=6.8 Hz, 2 H) 7.3 (m, 2 H) 7.9 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1 H) 12.2 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 43 5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-ol


Obtained (65% yield) from Preparation 70 following the experimental procedure described for example 18.

LRMS: m/z 354 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 16.44 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.46 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3 H) 1.62 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.81 (s, 3 H) 2.88 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 4.18 (q,

J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 6.55 (d, J=9.61 Hz, 1 H) 8.27 (d, J=9.61 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 44

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(4-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (7% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 74 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 338 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.28 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.43 - 1.51 (m, 3 H) 1.61 - 1.66

(m, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.71 (s, 3 H) 2.90 - 2.94 (m, 2 H) 4.14 - 4.23 (m, 2 H) 7.27

- 7.28 (m, 1 H) 8.58 (d, J=4.94 Hz, 1 H) 9.31 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 45 5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(4-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (33% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 75 following the General Method 2. LRMS: m/z 392 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.88 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.43 - 1.51 (m, 3 H) 1.61 - 1.65

(m, 2 H) 2.42 (s, 2 H) 2.88 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 4.19 (q, 2 H) 7.74 (d, J=5.22 Hz,

1 H) 8.96 (d, J=5.22 Hz, 1 H) 9.24 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 46

5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(imidazo[1 ,2-a]pyridin-6-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (33% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 76 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 363 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 13.38 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.48 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.63 - 1.68 (m, 2 H) 2.43 (s, 2 H) 2.92 (t, 2 H) 4.20 (q, J=7.42 Hz, 2 H) 7.67 - 7.75 (m, 3 H) 7.90 (d, 1 H) 9.15 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 47

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propanamide


Obtained (73% yield) from Example 42 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 408 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.86 min (Method C)

1H1RMN (400 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.6 (m, 2 H) 2.7 (s, 3 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (t, J=7.8 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 5.3 (s, 2 H) 7.2 (d, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 8.1 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 48

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)ethanamine


Obtained (26% yield) from Example 42 following the General Method 6. LRMS: m/z 380 (M+1)+ Retention time: 13.16 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.5 Hz1 2 H) 2.5 (s, J=2.0 Hz, 3 H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H) 3.1 (t, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H) 4.1 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 7.3 (d, 1 H) 7.3 (s, 1 H) 7.9 (s, 3 H) 7.9 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1 H)

tXAMPLE 49 3-(4-(5-<1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propan-1 -amine


Obtained (65% yield) from example 7 following the General Method 7. LRMS: m/z 408 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 14.64 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 50

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)benzoic acid


Obtained (93% yield) from Preparation 78 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 435 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.02min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (m, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.1 Hz, 2 H) 8.1 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 1 H) 8.4 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 1 H) 8.6 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 51

4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 3-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide


Obtained (60% yield) from Example 50 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 434 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.54 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6H) 1.45-1.50 (m, 2H) 1.60-1.65 (t, 3H) 2.42 (s, 2H) 2.87-2.91 (m, 2H) 4.16-4.20 (q, 2H) 8.06-8.10 (m, 2H) 8.32 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 52

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(2-methylpyridin-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (49% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 84 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 338 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.05 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CD3OD) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.39 - 1.48 (m, 3 H) 1.60 - 1.69

(m, 2 H) 2.50 (s, 2 H) 2.85 - 2.94 (m, 5 H) 4.14 - 4.25 (m, 2 H) 7.43 - 7.51 (m, 1 H) 8.49 (d, 1 H) 8.54 - 8.62 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 53

5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-amine


Obtained (21% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 86 following the General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 407 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.83 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) d ppm 1.00 (s, 6 H) 1.30 - 1.37 (m, 3 H) 1.53 (t,

J=6.04 Hz, 2 H) 2.45 - 2.49 (m, 2 H) 2.72 (t, J=5.36 Hz, 2 H) 4.14 (q, J=7.23 Hz,

2 H) 6.78 (d, J=8.79 Hz, 1 H) 7.08 (s, 2 H) 7.84 (d. J=8.51 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 54 S-CyclopropyM-Eδ-ti-ethyl-β^-dimethyM^.βJ-tetrahydro-IH-indazol-S-yO-i^^-oxadiazol-3-yl]benzamide


Obtained (13% yield) from Preparation 89 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 406 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 17.97 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm: 0.78-0.92 (m, 4H), 1.07 (s, 6H), 1.44-1.49 (t, 3H), 1.60-1.64 (m, 2H), 2.42 (s, 2H), 2.71-2.77 (m, 1 H), 2.88-2.92 (t, 2H), 4.15- 4.22 (q, 2H), 7.58 (s, 1 H), 7.63-7.65 (d, 1 H), 8.12-8.15 (d, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 55

5-[5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazot-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]- 6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-ol


To a solution of Example 53 (50mg, 0.12mmol) in sulphuric acid (262 Dl, 4.92mmol) at O0C was added sodium nitrite (7.6mg, 0.11 mol) in water (0.3ml) dropwise. The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at r.t.. Sodium hydroxide was added until neutral pH and the product extracted twice with ethyl acetate. The organic layer was dried and concentrated and the residue obtained purified by column chromatography with a mixture of DCM/MeOH. The title compound was obtained as a white solid. Yield=80%. LRMS: m/z 407 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.05 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.46 (t, 3 H) 1.62 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 2 H) 2.87 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 4.18 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 6.99 (d, J=9.06 Hz, 1 H) 8.09 (d, J=9.06 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 56 δ^δ^β^-Dimethyl-i -(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-cxadia∑oi-3-y!)-3-eiπyi-6-methyipyridin-2-ol

Obtained (70% yield) from Preparation 96 following the experimental procedure described for example 18.

LRMS: m/z 436 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 18.60 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3) δ ppm: 1.08 (s, 6H), 1.24-1.28 (t, 3H), 1.63-1.67 (t,

2H), 2.44 (s, 2H), 2.58-2.64 (q, 2H), 2.75 (s, 3H), 2.89-2.93 (t, 2H), 4.70-4.78

(m, 2H), 8.04 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 57

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (100% yield) from Preparation 111 following the General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 463 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 18.76 min (Method C)

H1RMN (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 8 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 7.8 (m, J=19.7, 8.0 Hz, 3 H) 12.2 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 58

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanamide


Obtained (79% yield) from example 57 following the General Method 5.

LRMS: m/z 462 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.65 min (Method C)

H'RMN (200 MHz, CDCI3); δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (m, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H)

2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.6 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H) 3.1 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 4.2

(q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 5.4 (s, 2 H) 7.5 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H) 7.7 (s, 1 H) 7.8 (d, J=7.8

Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 59

3-Ethyl-5-[5-(1-€thyl-6,6-dimethyl-1,4,6,7-tetrahydropyrano[4,3-c]pyrazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylpyridin-2-ol


Obtained (8% yield) from Preparation 97 following the experimental procedure described for example 18.

LRMS: m/z 384 (M+1)+

Retention time: 15.08 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CDCI3)δ ppm 1.19-1.28 (m, 3H), 1.38 (s, 6H), 1.47-1.51 (t,

3H), 2.53-2.64 (m, 4H), 2.74 (s, 3H), 4.17-4.25 (q, 2H), 4.97 (s, 2H), 8.04 (s,

2H)

EXAMPLE 60

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-methylphenyl)propan-1-amine


Obtained (59% yield) from Example 47 following the General Method 7. LRMS: m/z 394 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 13.78 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 61 3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propan-1 -amine


Obtained (50% yield) from Example 58 following the General Method 7. LRMS: m/z 448 (M+1)+ Retention time: 13.79 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 62

6-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-amine


A mixture of Preparation 116 (612mg, 1.06mmol) in 4M HCI in dioxane (4ml) was stirred at r.t. overnight. Water and diethyl ether were added and layers separated. The aqueous layer was adjusted to basic pH and extracted twice with ethyl acetate. The combined organic layer was dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to give the desired compound (73% yield). LRMS: m/z 391 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.62 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz1 DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.1 (m, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.0 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H) 2.0 (m, 4 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 3.0 (m, 3 H) 3.2 (m, J=17.2 Hz, 2 H) 3.5 (m, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 7.4 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H) 7.8 (m, 2 H) 8.4 (s, 3 H)

EXAMPLE 63

2-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)ethanamine

Obtained (11% yield) from Example 57 following the General Method 6. LRMS: m/z 434 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 13.18 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, J=I .2 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (m, J=2.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.7 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 3.1 (d, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 3.2 (d, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (m, 2 H) 7.8 (d, J=9.0 Hz, 1 H) 7.9 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 64

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (76% yield) from Preparation 121 following the General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.08 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.5 (d, J=2.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 65

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanamide

Obtained (100% yield) from Example 64 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 408 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.66 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.2 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 6.8 (S1 1 H) 7.3 (s, 1 H) 7.7 (S, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 66 3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (69% yield) from Preparation 122 following the General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 396 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.76 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, J=1.8 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 3.3 (s, 6 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H) 12.3 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 67

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanamide

Obtained (97% yield) from Example 66 following the General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 395 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 18.55 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.2 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (S, 6 H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 4 H) 6.8 (s, 1 H) 7.4 (s, 1 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 68

2-(6-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-ylamino)ethanoic acid


Obtained (10% yield) from Example 62 and 2-oxoacetic acid following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 450 (M+1)+

Retention time: 15.61 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 0.8 (s, 6 H) 1.1 (t, 3 H) 1.3 (q, J=5.7 Hz,

2 H) 1.5 (m, 2 H) 1.9 (m, 2 H) 2.6 (m, 5 H) 2.7 (m, 2 H) 3.0 (s, 2 H) 3.9 (q, J=7.0

Hz, 2 H) 7.1 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H) 7.6 (m, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 69

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propan-1 -amine


Obtained (27% yield) from Example 65 following the General Method 7. LRMS: m/z 394 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 13.45 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) d ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H) 1.7 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (S, 6 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (m, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 7.7 (s, 2

H) 7.9 (m, 3 H).

EXAMPLE 70

3-(4-(5-(6)6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propan-1 -amine


Obtained (21 % yield) from xample following the General Method 7. LRMS: m/z 381 (M+1)+ Retention time: 14.28 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 1.7 (m,

2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.7 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (m, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 7.8 (s, 2 H) 8.0 (s, 3 H)

EXAMPLE 71 2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)ethanamine


Obtained (23% yield) from Example 64 the General Method 6.

LRMS: m/z 380 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.75 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 4 H) 3.0 (m, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H) 8.1 (s, 3 H) EXAMPLE 72

2-(4-(5-{6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethanamine


Obtained (43% yield) from Example 66 following the General Method 6. LRMS: m/z 367 (M+1)+ Retention time: 13.54 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, J=8.2 Hz, 6 H) 2.7 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 3.0 (m, 2 H) 7.8 (s, 2 H) 8.1 (s, 3 H)

EXAMPLE 73

5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1H)-one


Obtained (8% yield) from Preparation 125 following the experimental procedure described for Example 18.

LRMS: m/z 445 (M+1)+

Retention time: 16.64 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, 3 H) 1.6 (m, 2

H) 2.3 (s, 2 H) 2.6 (q, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (s, 3 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 5.4 (s, 2

H) 7.3 (dd, 1 H) 7.5 (dd, J=8.0, 1.6 Hz, 1 H) 8.1 (s, 1 H) 8.6 (m, 2 H) 11.9 (s, 1

H)

EXAMPLE 74

2-(Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)ethanoic acid

Obtained (20% yield) from Preparation 128 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 425 (M+1)+ Retention time: 16.48 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6

H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (d, J=16.4 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (d, J=9.8 Hz, 2 H) 3.2 (s, 2 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 75 2-(3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4>5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propy!amino)ethanoic acid


Obtained (15% yield) from Preparation 129 following the General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 439 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.16 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 76

3-(Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenethylamino)propanoic acid


Obtained (42% yield) from Preparation 130 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 439 (M+1)+ Retention time: 14.99 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.5 (m, J=6.7 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 3.0 (t, J=6.7 Hz, 2 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 77

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one


Obtained (63% yield) from Preparation 131 following the experimental procedure described for Example 18.

LRMS: m/z 433 (M+1)+

Retention time: 14.98 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) S ppm 1.3 (t, 3 H) 1.5 (t, 3 H) 1.9 (m, 4

H) 2.6 (m, 4 H) 2.8 (m, 3 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.0 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 8.1 (s, 1

H) 12.0 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 78

3-Ethyl-6-methyl-5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)pyridin-2-ol


Obtained (26% yield) from Preparation 135 following the experimental procedure described for Example 18.

LRMS: m/z 368 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 17.40 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.2 (m, 5 H) 2.4 (s, 2

H) 2.6 (m, 2 H) 2.7 (s, 3 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 3.9 (s, 3 H) 8.0 (s, 1 H) 10.4 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 79 5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one


Obtained (80% yield) from Preparation 136 following the experimental procedure described for Example 18.

LRMS: m/z 355 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 18.34 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, J=7.5 Hz, 3 H)

1.7 (m, 2 H) 2.6 (m, 4 H) 2.8 (s, 3 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 8.0 (s, 1 H) 12.4 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 80

5-(5-(1 -(2-Aminoethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2-ol


Obtained (82% yield) from Preparation 137 following the experimental procedure described for Example 18.

LRMS: m/z 397 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 11.07 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 METHANOL-D4) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.2 (t, J=7.5 Hz, 3 H)

1.7 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (m, 4 H) 2.7 (s, 3 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 3.5 (m, 2 H)

4.4 (m, 2 H) 8.0 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 81

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-amine

Obtained (28% yield) from Preparation 140 following the experimental procedure described for Example 41.

LRMS: m/z 381 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.75 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 82

2-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)-N,N-dimethylethanamine


Obtained (40% yield) from Example 72 and formaldehyde following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.72 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.5 (d,

J=2.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (m, J=9.4 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (s, 6 H) 3.1 (m, 2 H) 6.5

(s, 1 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 83 3-(4-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)propanoic acid

Obtained (47% yield) from Preparation 147 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 452 (M+1)+ Retention time: 14.28 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.1 Hz1 2 H) 2.4 (m, J=7.0, 7.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (m, 2 H) 2.6 (S1 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz1 2 H) 3.3 (s, 8 H) 7.1 (d, J=9.0 Hz1 2 H) 7.9 (d, J=9.0 Hz1 2 H)

EXAMPLE 84

3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-difluoro-4,5J6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2(1 H)-one


Obtained (30% yield) from Preparation 148 following the experimental procedure described for Example 18.

LRMS: m/z 390 (M+1)+

Retention time: 15.66 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.3 (m, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=7.1 Hz1 3

H) 2.3 (m, 2 H) 2.6 (q, J=7.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (s, 3 H) 3.2 (m, 4 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.1 Hz1

2 H) 8.1 (s, 1 H) 12.3 (S, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 85

3-(3-Ethyl-5-(5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-6-methylpyridin-2-yl)propanoic acid

Obtained (96% yield) from Preparation 154 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 438 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.79 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (m, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.7 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 7 H) 3.2 (m, 2 H) 4.2 (m, 2 H) 8.4 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 86 5-(5-(1 -(Cyclopropylmethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-3-ethyl-6-methylpyridin-2(1H)-one


Obtained (30% yield) from Preparation 159 following the experimental procedure described for Example 18.

LRMS: m/z 408 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.41 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 0.4 (m, 2 H) 0.6 (m, 2 H) 1.1 (s, 6

H) 1.3 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 3 H) 1.3 (m, 1 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.6 (q,

J=7.6 Hz, 2 H) 2.8 (s, 3 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 4.0 (d, J=6.9 Hz, 2 H) 8.1 (s, 1

H) 12.3 (S, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 87

3-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propane-1,2-diol

To a solution of Preparation 162 (1 ,7g, 4,5mmol) in a mixture of THF/tert-butanol (35ml/5ml) was added 4-methylmorpholine 4-oxide (1 ,07g, 9,1mmol) and osmium(VIII) oxide (555 Dl, 0,09mmol). The reaction mixture was stirred overnight at r.t. Then 40% solution of Na2SO3 was added and the mixture stirred for 30min. Ethyl acetate was added and the organic layer separated, washed twice with water, dried over magnesium sulphate and concentrated to give 1 ,72 g of the title compound (92% yield).

LRMS: m/z 41 1 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.80 min (Method C)

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EXAMPLE 88

N-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine


15 Obtained (82% yield) from Preparation 163 and 2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 462 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.74 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6

20 H) 2.5 (m, 2 H) 2.5 (m, 8 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 89

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)ethanol


Obtained (48% yield) from Preparation 163 and 2-aminoethanol following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 424 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 12.86 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6

H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (s, 2 H) 3.1 (m, 4 H) 3.7 (s, 2 H) 3.8 (s,

3 H) 5.3 (S, 1 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 90

2-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)ethanoic acid


Obtained (25% yield) from Preparation 163 and 2-aminoacetic acid following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 438 (M+1)+ Retention time: 15.57 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6

H) 2.8 (m, J=5.9, 5.9 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (m, J=15.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.1 (m, J=10.6 Hz, 2 H) 3.7 (dd,
4.7 Hz, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 3.9 (s, 2 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H) 9.5 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 91 1-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5J6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1J2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid


Obtained (74% yield) from Preparation 163 and azetidine-3-carboxilic acid following the General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 464 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 14.72 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (m, 2 H) 3.2 (m, 2 H) 3.6 (m, 1 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 4.2 (m, 4 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H) EXAMPLE 92

3-(2-Methyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (20% yield) from Preparation 164 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.71 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (s, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 3 H) 2.5 (m, 4 H) 2.8 (m, 4 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 7.4 (d, J=7.4 Hz, 1 H) 7.8 (m, J=10.2 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 93

4-(2,6-Dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)morpholine


Obtained (87% yield) from Preparation 163 and morpholine following the General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 450 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.20 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) d ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s,

6 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=5.7 Hz, 2 H) 3.2 (m, 4 H) 3.6 (m, 4 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 4.0

(m, 4 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H) 11.6 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 94

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol


Obtained (68% yield) from Preparation 168 following the experimental procedure described in Example 87.

LRMS: m/z 397 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.12 min (Method C) 1H NMR (200 MHz1 DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6

H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 4 H) 3.4 (m, 2 H) 3.6 (m, 1 H) 4.7 (m, 2 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 95

3-(4-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenylamido)propanoic acid


Obtained (47% yield) from Preparation 170 following the General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 438 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.19 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, METHANOL-D4) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H)

1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.6 (t, J=6.8 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.7 (t, J=6.8 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.3 Hz, 2 H) 8.0 (d, J=8.4 Hz, 2 H) 8.2 (d, J=8.4 Hz, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 96

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propane-1 ,2-diol


Obtained (52% yield) from Preparation 171 following the experimental procedure described in Example 87.

LRMS: m/z 488 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 17.14 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.9 (m, 4 H) 3.6 (m, 1 H) 3.7 (m, 1 H) 4.0 (m, 1 H) 5.4 (s, 2 H) 7.3 (m, 1 H) 7.5 (m, 1 H) 7.9 (s, 2 H) 8.5 (d, J=1.6 Hz, 1 H) 8.6 (dd, J=4.8, 1.5 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 97

3-(2-Chloro-4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenylsulfonamido)propanoic acid


Obtained (84% yield) from Preparation 173 following the General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 423 (M+1)+ Retention time: 5,08 min (Method B)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (t, J=6.9 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H) 3.2 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.3 Hz, 2 H) 8.2 (m, 3 H)

EXAMPLE 98

3-(4-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propane-1,2-diol


Obtained (52% yield) from Preparation 176 following the experimental procedure described in Example 87.

LRMS: m/z 398 (M+1)+

Retention time: 5,47min (Method B) 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.6 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (m, 1 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (dd, J=13.6, 3.7 Hz, 1 H) 3.4 (m, 2 H) 3.7 (m, 1 H) 4.7 (m, 2 H) 7.7 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 99

3-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-5-(pyridin-4-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (72%) from isonicotinic acid and Preparation 179 following the General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 324 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 17.77 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t,

J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 4.1 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 8.1 (dd, 2 H) 8.9 (dd, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 100

5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-o-tolyl-1,2,4-oxadiazole


To a solution of Preparation 181 (50mg, 0,12mmol) in a mixture of DMF (2ml) and water (1 ml), PdCI2 (6mg, 0,04mmol) and Cs2CO3 (196mg, 0,6mmol) were added and it was heated at 12O0C in microwave conditions during 2h. The reaction creude was purified following General Purification Method to yield 17 mg of the title compund (42% yield).

LRMS: m/z 337 (M+1)+

Retention time: 20.82 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.47 (S, 3 H) 2.48 (S, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 4.1 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 7.4 (m, 3 H) 8.0 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 101

3-(5-(5-(1 -Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1-yl)propanoic acid


Obtained (82%) from Preparation 183 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 435 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.68 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (t, J=6.7 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 4.6 (t, J=6.7 Hz, 2 H) 6.5 (d, J=3.3 Hz, 1 H) 7.3 (d, J=3.3 Hz, 1 H) 8.8 (s, 1 H) 9.2 (S1 1 H)

EXAMPLE 102

3-(5-(5-(6,6-Dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[d]isoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)propanoic acid


Obtained (86%) from Preparation 186 following the General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 408 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.68 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1 1 (s, 6 H) 1 7 (t, ,/=6 0 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (S, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.0 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 4.7 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 1 H) 6.6 (d, J=3.6 Hz, 1 H) 7.4 (d, J=3.6 Hz, 1 H) 8.7 (d, J=1.6 Hz, 1 H) 9.1 (d, J=1.6 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 103

1 -amino-3-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propan-2-ol


To a suspension of Example 87 (200 m*g,* 0.49 mmol) in THF (7 ml.) diisopropylethylamine (0.17 ml_, 0.98 mmol) was added and mixture cooled down to O0C. Methanesulfonyl chloride (0.042 mL, 0.54 mmol) was added dropwise and reaction stirred at r.t. for 2h. Then ammonia 7N in methanol (1.7 mL, 11.9 mmol) was added and mixture stirred for two days at 750C. The reaction mixture was concentrated and the residue purified according to the General Purification Method. The solid thus obtained was redissolved in 4M HCI in dioxane (5 mL) and stirred overnight at r.t. Then the solvent was removed and the product crystallized in diisopropyl ether to give the title compound (36% yield) as hydrochloride salt. LRMS: m/z 410 (M+1)+ Retention time: 13.29 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.55 (t, J=5.86 Hz, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 6 H) 2.45 (s, 2H) 2.68 - 2.97 (m, 6 H) 3.82 (s, 3 H) 3.98 (s, 1 H) 5.54 (s, 1 H)

7.72 (s, 2 H) 8.04 (S1 3 H).

EXAMPLE 104

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-2-methylpropan-2-amine


Obtained (95% yield) from Preparation 163 and 2-methylpropan-2-amine following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 436 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.89 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.33 (s, 9 H) 1.55 (t, J=5.95

Hz, 2 H) 2.45 (s, 6 H) 2.50 (s, 2 H) 2.80 (t, J=5.95 Hz, 2 H) 2.86 - 2.96 (m, 2 H)

3.01 - 3.19 (m, 2 H) 3.83 (s, 3 H) 7.75 (s, 2 H) 9.10 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 105

3-{4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-3-methylphenyl}propanoic acid


Obtained (95% yield) from Preparation 187 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.51 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.6 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.7 (s, 3 H) 2.7 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.9 (t,

J=7A Hz, 4 H) 4.1 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 7.3 (m, 2 H) 8.0 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 106

[2-(4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl]-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethyl]amine


Obtained (26% yield) from Preparation 172 following the procedure described in

Example 38.

LRMS: m/z 457 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.36 min (Method C)

1 H NMR (300 MHz, METHANOL-Cf4) δ ppm 1.04 - 1.20 (m, 2 H) 1.69 (t; J=4.94 Hz, 2 H) 2.53 - 2.65 (m, 2 H) 2.87 - 3.20 (m, 4 H) 3.34 (br. s., 12 H) 5.69 (s, 2 H) 7.85 (S, 2 H) 8.06 - 8.15 (m, 1 H) 8.46 (d, J=8.79 Hz, 1 H) 8.81 - 8.89 (m, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 107

S-^S-ti-lcyclopropylmethyO-β.e^imethyM.S.ΘJ-tetrahydro-IH-indazol-S-yl]-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (72% yield) from Preparation 190 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 449 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 20.55 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 108

(2-{4-[3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-3-methylphenyl}ethyl)amine


Obtained (22% yield) from Preparation 190 following General Method 6. LRMS: m/z 380 (M+ 1)+ Retention time: 13.21 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (t, J=7.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.5 (t, J=6.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, 3 H) 2.7 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (m, 2 H) 3.0 (m, J=7.8 Hz, 2 H) 3.1 (m, 2 H) 4.1 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 7.4 (m, 2 H) 8.0 (S, 3 H) 8.1 (d, J=7.8 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 109

N-[2-(4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl]- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)ethyl]glycine


Obtained (13% yield) from Preparation 191 following General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 515 (M+1)+

Retention time: 14.90 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=4.7 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6

H) 2.8 (t, 2 H) 3.0 (m, 2 H) 3.1 (m, 2 H) 3.6 (s, 2 H) 4.0 (s, 2 H) 5.6 (s, 2 H) 7.7

(S, 1 H) 7.7 (S, 2 H) 7.9 (d, J=8.0 Hz, 1 H) 8.7 (s, 1 H) 9.5 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 110

3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-difluoro-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propanoic acid


Obtained (82% yield) from Preparation 192 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 431 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.68 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-c/) δ ppm 1.51 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 2.31 (tt,

J=13.70, 7.04 Hz, 2 H) 2.43 (s, 6 H) 2.50 - 2.61 (m, 2 H) 2.99 - 3.30 (m, 6 H)

4.20 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 7.88 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 111

3-(4-{5-[6,6-dimethyl-1-(pyridin-3-ylmethyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl]-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl}-2,6-dimethylphenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (71% yield) from Preparation 193 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 486 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.64 min (Method C) EXAMPLE 112

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-2-hydroxyacetamide


Obtained (28% yield) from Example 71 and 2-hydroxyacetic acid following General Method 5.

LRMS: m/z 438 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.97 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6

H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 4 H) 3.2 (m, 2 H) 3.3 (s, 2 H) 5.5 (s, 3 H) 7.7 (s,

2 H) 8.1 (t, J=5.9 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 113

3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyi-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}-N-(methylsulfonyl)propanamide


Obtained (29% yield) from Example 7 and methanesulfonamide following General Method 5.

LRMS: m/z 500 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.34 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.5 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H)

1.6 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.5 (t, 2 H) 2.9 (t, 2 H) 3.1 (t, 2 H)

3.3 (S, 3 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 7.9 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 114

3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-methylphenyl}propanoic acid

Obtained (45% yield) from Preparation 194 following General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.43 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 115

3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propane-1,2-diol


Obtained (62% yield) from Preparation 195 following the procedure described in Example 87.

LRMS: m/z 425 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.65 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (t, J=7.12 Hz, 3 H) 1.56 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.40 (s, 6 H) 2.58 - 2.88 (m, 4 H) 3.34 - 3.44 (m, 2 H) 3.54 - 3.73 (m, 1 H) 4.15 (q, J=7.12 Hz, 2 H) 4.58 - 4.78 (m, 2 H) 7.69 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 116

N-(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]- 2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine


Obtained (37% yield) from Preparation 169 following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 448 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.06 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz1 DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.4 (m, 8 H) 2.8 (t, J=5.9 Hz, 2 H) 3.1 (m, 4 H) 4.2 (m, 2 H) 7.8 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 117

N-({4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}sulfonyl)-beta-alanine


Obtained (79% yield) from Preparation 196 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 488 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.06 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-CZ6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.56 (t, J=5.36 Hz, 2 H) 2.38 (t, J=6.73 Hz, 4 H) 2.69 (s, 3 H) 2.80 (t, J=5.91 Hz, 2 H) 2.93 - 3.07 (m, 2 H) 4.07 - 4.24 (m, 2 H) 7.77 - 7.90 (m, 2 H) 8.21 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 1 H) 12.29 (br. s., 1 H).

EXAMPLE 118

N-ta^-tδ^i-ethyl-e.θ-dimethyM.δ.e.Z-tetrahydro-IH-indazol-S-yl)-!^^-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propyl)methanesulfonamide


To a solution of the title compound of Example 49 (42 mg, 0.1 mmol) in dichloromethane (5 mL) triethylamine (50 μL, 0.36 mmol) was added and mixture was stirred for 10 min. Then methanesulfonyl chloride (9.56 μL, 0.12 mmol) was added and reaction stirred at r.t. overnight. Additional dichloromethane was added and organic layer washed with water and brine, dried and concentrated. The crude was purified by normal phase chromatography using hexane/AcOEt (from 1/1 to 1/2) and dichloromethante/MeOH (95/5) to give the title compound (6.5% yield).

LRMS: m/z 486 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.52 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (m, 3 H) 1.5 (t, 2 H) 1.6 (m, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (m, 2 H) 2.9 (t, J=5.8 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (s, 3 H) 3.3 (m, J=7.0, 7.0, 7.0 Hz, 2 H) 4.2 (q, 2 H) 7.9 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 119

N-(3-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propanoyl)glycine


Obtained (66% yield) from Preparation 200 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 466 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.81 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSOd6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.55 (t, J=5.87 Hz, 2 H) 2.26 - 2.34 (m, 2 H) 2.39 (s, 6 H) 2.47 (s, 2 H) 2.80 (t, J=5.67 Hz, 2 H) 2.84 - 2.94 (m, 2 H) 3.76 (d, J=5.87 Hz, 2 H) 3.82 (s, 3 H) 7.70 (s, 2 H) 8.23 (t, J=5.48 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 120

(2-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-methylphenyl}ethyl)amine


Obtained (13% yield) from Example 114 following General Method 6. LRMS: m/z 380 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.92 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 121 N-({4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}sulfonyl)glycine

Obtained (45% yield) from Preparation 201 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 474 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.15 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3 H) 1.52 - 1.63 (m, 2 H) 2.45 - 2.55 (m, 2 H) 2.68 (s, 3 H) 2.77 - 2.86 (m, 2 H) 3.66 (d, J=6.04 Hz, 2 H) 4.09 - 4.26 (m, 2 H) 7.81 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 1 H) 7.85 (s, 1 H) 8.17 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 1 H) 8.23 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 122

1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-3-[3-(2-methyl-4-piperidin-4-ylphenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole


Obtained (81% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 205 following General

Method 4, heating at 5O0C.

LRMS: m/z 420 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 13.47 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.34 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.55

(m, 2 H) 1.98-1.84 (m, 4 H) 2.60 (s, 3 H) 2.88-3.07 (m, 2 H) 2.97 (m, 4 H) 4.15

(q, J=7.1 Hz, 2 H) 7.26 (d, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 7.98 (d, J=8.5 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 123

(4-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}piperidin-1 -yl)acetic acid


I he ethyl ester was obtained from Example 122 and ethyl 2-bromoacetate following the procedure described in Preparation 185 using sodium carbonate at r.t. Then to a solution of the intermediate thus obtained (30 mg, 0.06 mmol) in THF/MeOH (4.5/1.2 mL) a solution of LiOH. H2O (10 mg, 0.24 mmol) in water (0.75 mL) was added and mixture stirred at 5O0C for 1h. Then solvent was removed, crude resuspended in water (4 mL) and HC1 10% (0.4 mL) was added until pH 1-2, at which precipitation of desired product was observed. Solvent was removed in vacuo and solid washed with diethylether to yield desired product as hydrochloride salt (52%).

LRMS: m/z 478 (M+1)+

Retention time: 16.38 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.55 (m, 2 H) 2.02-1.91 (m, 4 H) 2.59 (m, 2 H) 2.78 (m, 2 H) 2.98 (m, 2 H) 3.47 (d,

J=11 Hz, 2 H) 3.81 (m, 2 H) 7.15 (q, J=7.1 Hz, 2 H) 7.26 (d, J=7.7 Hz, 2 H) 7.97

(d, J=7.7 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 124 3-(4-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-3-methylphenyl}piperidin-1 -yl)propanoic acid


Ethyl ester was o ained from Example 122 and ethyl acrylate following the procedure described in Preparation 3. Final product was obtained (33% yield) as hydrochloride from this intermediate following the producedure described in Example 123. LRMS: m/z 492 (M+1)+ Retention time: 14.78 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.55 (m, 2 H) 1.94-1.11 (m, 4 H) 2.59 (m, 2 H) 2.66 (m, 2 H) 2.98 (m, 2 H) 3.47 (d, J=11 Hz, 2 H) 3.81 (m, 2 H) 7.15 (q, J=7.1 Hz, 2 H) 7.26 (d, J=7.7 Hz, 2 H) 7.97

(d, J=7.7 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 125

(2-{4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenoxy}ethyl)amine

Obtained (100% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 209 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 410 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.45 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (m, 3 H) 1.55 (t, J=6.3

Hz1 2 H) 2.40 (s, 6 H) 2.59 (s, 2 H) 2.66 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 3.30 (m, 2 H) 4.12 (m,

4 H) 7.91 (S1 2 H) 8.33 (s, 3 H).

EXAMPLE 126

3-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,5-dimethylphenyl}propanoic acid


Obtained (78% yield) as the sodium salt from Preparation 212 following General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 423 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.77 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 127 {4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-δ-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenoxy}acetic acid

Obtained (79% yield) as the sodium salt from Preparation 218 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 425 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.43 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (t, J=I.2 Hz, 3 H) 1.55

(t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.42 (m, 6 H) 2.53 (s, 2 H) 2.67 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 4.11 (m, 2

H) 4.16 (S, 2 H) 7.83 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 128 3-{4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-2,6-dimethoxyphenyl}propanoic acid


The title compound of Preparation 237 (0.11 g, 0.21 mmol) was dissolved in formic acid (0.35 mL, 9.34 mmol) and the mixture stirred at r.t. for 24h. Solvent was removed and the crude thus obtained was purified by normal phase chromatography using 2% of MeOH in DCM, yielding a white solid that was dissolved in MeOH (1 mL), sodium methoxide (0.01O g, 0.14 mmol) was added and mixture stirred at 650C for 2h. Solvent was removed and solid was washed with diethyl ether to give the title compound as the sodium salt (46%). LRMS: m/z 455 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.63 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.06 (s, 6 H) 1.44 (t, J=6.8 Hz, 3 H) 1.60 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 2.40 (s, 2 H) 2.56 (t, J=8.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.83 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 3.05 (t, J=8.22 Hz, 2 H) 3.91 (s, 6 H) 4.18 (c, J=7.4, 2 H) 7.44 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 129

3-{2-chloro-4-[3-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-6-methoxyphenyl}propanoic acid
terf-Butyl ester was obtained from Preparation 178 and Preparation 240 following General Method 2. Final compound was then obtained (12% yield) as sodium salt from the previous intermediate following the producedure described in Example 128.

LRMS: m/z 459 (M+1)+

Retention time: 20.43 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.33 (t, 3 H) 1.53 (t, J=6.7

Hz, 2 H) 2.07 (m, 2 H) 2.47 (s, 2 H) 2.71 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.92 (m, 2 H) 3.97 (s,

3 H) 4.10 (C, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 7.59 (s, 1 H) 7.74 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 130

(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)[2-(methylsulfonyl)ethyl]amine


Obtained (26% yield) from Preparation 163 and 2-(methylsulfonyl)ethanamine following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 486 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.01 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.55 (t, J=6.44 Hz, 2 H) 2.40

(s, 6 H) 2.47 (s, 2 H) 2.59 - 2.71 (m, 2 H) 2.75 - 2.86 (m, 4 H) 2.95 - 3.02 (m, 2

H) 3.01 (s, 3 H) 3.25 (t, J=6.83 Hz, 2 H) 3.82 (s, 3 H) 7.70 (s, 2 H) 8.17 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 131 3-{2-ethyl-4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylphenyl}propanoic acid

Obtained (71% yield) as sodium salt from Preparation 219 following General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 437 (M+1)+ Retention time: 20.30 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 132

(2-{3-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)amine


Obtained (25% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Example 204 following General Method 6.

LRMS: m/z 420 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.72 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.53 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.51 (s, 2 H) 2.69 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 3.12 (d, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H) 3.22 (d, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H)

3.81 (m, 3 H) 7.81 (m, 1 H) 7.92 (m, 2 H) 8.0 (m, 3 H).

EXAMPLE 133

{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}acetic acid


To a suspension of Preparation 195 (2.65 g, 6.79 mmol) in Acetone/Water (26.5/13 mL) and AcOH (26.5 mL, 463 mmol) at O0C KMnO4 (3.22 g, 20.38 mmol) was slowly added keeping temperature at O0C. After two days, reaction was quenched with K2S2O8 in water, AcOEt was added and mixture filtered over Celite, organic layer was washed with brine, dried over MgSO4, filtered and concentrated. The crude thus obtained was purified by normal phase chromatography with hexane/AcOEt (with 1 % of AcOH) from 0 to 40%. Desired product was obtained (34%) as a white solid.

LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.53 min (Method C)

1H NMR (200 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.20 Hz, 3 H) 1.56

(t, J=5.66 Hz, 2 H) 2.36 (s, 6 H) 2.49 (s, 2 H) 2.68 - 2.89 (m, 2 H) 3.70 (s, 2 H)

4.15 (q, J=7.20 Hz, 2 H) 7.74 (s, 2 H) 12.36 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 134

[3-({3-ethyl-5-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylpyridin-2-yl}oxy)propyl]amine


Obtained (25% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 227 following General

Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 439 (M+1)+

Retention time: 14.60 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.2 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.4 (t,

J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.0 Hz, 2 H) 2.1 (q, 2 H) 2.6 (q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 2.7 (s, 2

H) 2.8 (t, J=5.8 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (t, J=6.9 Hz, 2 H) 3.6 (s, 3 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.0 Hz, 2 H)

4.4 (t, J=5.6 Hz, 2 H) 8.1 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 135

1,6,6-trimethyl-3-[3-(2-methyl-4-piperidin-4-ylphenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazole


Obtained (96% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 236 following General Method 4, heating at 5O0C.

LRMS: m/z 406 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.60 min (Method C) 1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.54 (m, 3 H) 2.04-1.83 (m, 4 H) 2.50 (S, 3 H) 2.60 (s, 2 H) 3.13-2.71 (m, 5 H) 3.39 (m, 2 H) 3.83 (s, 3 H) 7.27 (m, 2 H) 7.99 (d, J=8.2 Hz, 1 H) 8.75 (sa, 1 H) 8.85 (sa, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 136

2-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}acetamide


Ethyl ester was obtained from Example 135 and ethyl acrylate following the procedure described in Preparation 3. Final product was obtained (36% yield) as hydrochloride salt from the previous intermediate following the procedure described in Example 123. LRMS: m/z 478 (M+1)+ Retention time: 13.83 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.56 (t, J=6.1 Hz, 2 H) 2.03 (m, 4 H) 2.60 (s, 2 H) 3.48 (m, 2 H) 3.83 (s, 3 H) 7.29 (m, 2 H) 7.95 (d, J=7.9

Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 137

2-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}acetamide


Obtained (53% yield) from Example 133 following General Method 5. LRMS: m/z 408 (M+1)+ Retention time: 17.86 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.35 Hz, 3 H) 1.56 (t, J=6.35 Hz, 2 H) 2.35 (s, 6 H) 2.49 (s, 2 H) 2.81 (t, J=6.35 Hz, 2 H) 3.57 (s, 2 H) 4.15 (q, J=7.35 Hz, 2 H) 6.97 (s, 1 H) 7.45 (s, 1 H) 7.71 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 138 (2-{3-ethyl-5-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-6-methylpyridin-2-yl}ethyl)amine


Obtained (12% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 228 following the procedure described in Example 38. LRMS: m/z 409 (M+1)+ Retention time: 13.39 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.2 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 3 H) 1.4 (t, J=7.3 Hz, 3 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.7 (m, J=15.0, 7.6 Hz, 4 H) 2.8 (s, 3 H) 3.2 (m, 2 H) 3.3 (m, 2 H) 4.2 (q, J=7.2 Hz, 2 H) 8.2 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 139

(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl]phenoxy}ethyl)amine


Obtained (67% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 245 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 412 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.17 min (Method C) 1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-ctø δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.52 (t, J=6.8 Hz1 2 H) 2.35

(s, 6 H) 2.77 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 3.32 (sa, 2 H) 3.75 (s, 3 H) 4.00 (m, 4 H) 7.72 (s, 2 H) 8.31 (sa, 3 H).

EXAMPLE 140 {2-[4-[5-(1 -ethy!-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethyl}amine

Obtained (22% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Example 205 following General

Method 6.

LRMS: m/z 434 (M+1)+

Retention time: 14.00 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.32 Hz, 3 H) 1.51

- 1.62 (m, 2 H) 2.50 (s, 2 H) 2.81 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 3.10 (m, 2 H) 3.14 - 3.23

(m, 2 H) 4.17 (q, J=7.32 Hz, 2 H) 7.80 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 8.14 (s, 3 H, NH3+)

8.32 (s, 1 H) 8.35 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 141

2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethanol


To a solution of Preparation 163 (1.5 g, 3.96 mmol) in MeOH/dichloroethane (15/5 mL) NaBH4 (0.45 g, 11.9 mmol) was added and mixture stirred overnight at r.t. Then solvent was removed, crude redissolved in DCM and washed with water, organic layer dried and concentrated to yield the title compound (97%) as a white solid. LRMS: m/z 381 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.74 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.9 (t, J=6.0 Hz, 2 H) 3.0 (t, J=7.4 Hz, 2 H) 3.8 (m, J=6.0, 6.0, 6.0 Hz, 2 H) 3.9 (s, 3 H) 7.9 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLES 142 to 149 1 -(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid

[1 -(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-S-ylJphenytyethyOpiperidin^-ylJacetic acid

1 -(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)pyrrolidine-3-carboxylic acid

(3S)-1 -(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)pyrrolidine-3-carboxylic acid

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-L-alanine

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-2-methylalanine

N-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)-D-alanine

2-((2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-<1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)(methyl)amino)acetic acid


Examples 142 to 149 were obtained as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 163 and the corresponding amino acids following General Method 8.



EXAMPLE 150

(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4- oxad iazol-2-y I] phenoxy}ethy I )am i ne

Obtained (89% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 251 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 396 (M+1)+ Retention time: 10.70 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cy6) δ ppm 1.01 (s, 6 H) 1.53 (t, J=6.5 Hz, 2 H) 2.37

(s, 6 H) 2.46 (sa, 2 H) 2.74 (t, J=5.5 Hz, 2 H) 3.25 (m, 2 H) 3.80 (s, 3 H) 4.02 (t,

J=4.9 Hz, 2 H) 7.76 (s, 2 H) 8.21 (sa, 3 H).

EXAMPLE 151

{2-[4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]ethyl}amine


Obtained (89% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 253 following General

Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 450 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.48 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, METHANOL-^) δ ppm 1.09 (S1 6 H) 1.43 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H)

1.65 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.51 (s, 2 H) 2.90 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 3.46 (t, 2 H) 4.20

(q, J=7.14 Hz1 2 H) 4.47 (t, J=5.08 Hz, 2 H) 7.45 (d, J=9.61 Hz, 1 H) 8.26 - 8.47

(m, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 152

(2-{2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)amine

Obtained (39% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Example 206 following General

Method 6.

LRMS: m/z 420 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.80 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSOd6) δ ppm 0.99 - 1.03 (m, 6 H) 1.49 - 1.62 (t, J=5.67

Hz1 2 H) 2.48 (s, 2 H) 2.80 (t, J=5.67 Hz, 2 H) 3.12 (m, 2 H) 3.17 (m, 2 H) 3.84

(s, 3 H) 7.80 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 8.14 (s, 3 H, NH3+) 8.31 (s, 1 H) 8.34 (d,

J=7.82 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 153

(2-{2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenoxy}ethyl)amine


Obtained (99% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 257 following General

Method 6.

LRMS: m/z 436 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.07 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, METHANOL-Cf4) δ ppm 1.09 (s, 6 H) 1.64 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H)

2.49 (s, 2 H) 2.90 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 3.46 (t, J=5.22 Hz, 2 H) 3.86 (s, 3 H) 4.47

(t, J=5.22 Hz, 2 H) 7.45 (d, J=9.34 Hz, 1 H) 8.23 - 8.47 (m, 2 H)

EXAMPLE 154

(2,2-difluoro-2-{2-methyl-4-[5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethy!)amine


Obtained (87% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 259 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 402 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.51 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.07 (s, 6 H) 1.60 (t, J=6.04 Hz, 2 H) 2.40

- 2.70 (m, 5 H) 2.85 (t, J=6.04 Hz, 2 H) 3.65 - 4.01 (m, 5 H) 7.76 (d, J=8.79 Hz,

1 H) 7.95 - 8.25 (m, 2 H) 8.75 (br. s., 2 H)

EXAMPLE 155

1-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propan-2-ol


To a solution of Preparation 163 (0.15 g, 0.4 mmol) at O0C in THF (5 mL) MeMgBr 3M in diethyl ether (0.2 mL, 0.6 mmol) was slowly added under Ar atmosphere. Mixture was stirred overnight at r.t and then reaction quenched with NH4CI saturated solution and extracted with AcOEt, washed with water, dried and concentrated. Crude was purified by normal phase chromatography with hexane/AcOEt from 0 to 50% to give the title compound (27%). LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.65 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-D) δ ppm 1.1 (s, 6 H) 1.3 (d, J=6.3 Hz, 3

H) 1.6 (t, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 2 H) 2.4 (s, 6 H) 2.9 (m, 4 H) 3.9 (s, 3 H) 4.1 (m, 1 H) 7.9

(S, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 156

3-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}propan-1-ol


To a solution of Preparation 266 (0.059 g, 0.14 mmol) in THF (1.9 mL) at -50C LiBH4 2M in THF (0.68 mL, 1.35 mmol) and EtOH (0.25 mL) were added under Ar atmosphere and reaction stirred at r.t. for 5h. Then saturated solution of NH4CI (2 mL) was added to quench the mixture, organic layer was extracted and washes with brine, dried and concentrated. Crude was purified by normal phase chromatography with hexane/AcOEt 6:4 to give the title compound (73%) as a white solid.

LRMS: m/z 395 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.33 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, CHLOROFORM-cf) δ ppm 1.08 (s, 6 H) 1.40 (t, J=4.67 Hz, 1 H) 1.52 - 1.65 (m, 4 H) 1.71 - 1.85 (m, 2 H) 2.41 (s, 6 H) 2.71 - 2.83 (m, 2 H)

2.91 (t, J=6.04 Hz, 2 H) 3.68 - 3.83 (m, 2 H) 3.87 (s, 2 H) 7.88 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 157

[4-(2-{2,6-dimethyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperazin-1-yl]acetic acid


Obtained (13% yield) from Preparation 163 and ethyl 2-(piperazin-1-yl)acetate following General Method 8 followed by basic treatment with NaOH 2N.

LRMS: m/z 507 (M+1)+ Retention time: 15.09 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 158

1 -(2-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (45% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 270 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 506 (M+1)+

Retention time. 14.32 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-CZ6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.35 (t, J=7.23 Hz, 3 H) 1.56 (t, J=6.35 Hz, 2 H) 1.83 - 1.99 (m, 2 H) 2.10 (m, 3 H) 2.45 (s, 6 H) 2.80 (t, J=6.35 Hz, 2 H) 2.93 - 3.24 (m, 6 H) 3.57 (s, 2 H) 3.71 (s, 2 H) 4.15 (q, J=7.03 Hz, 2 H) 7.64 - 7.86 (m, 2 H) 10.75 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 159

1 -(2-{4-[5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2-methylphenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (31% yie as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 271 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 492 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.84 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.00 (s, 6 H) 1.33 (t, J=7.20 Hz, 3 H) 1.54 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 1.87 - 2.12 (m, 5 H) 2.42 (s, 3 H) 2.78 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H)

2.89 - 3.03 (m, 2 H) 3.16 (m, 4 H) 3.52 - 3.63 (m, 2 H) 4.13 (q, J=7.20 Hz, 2 H)

7.39 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 7.85 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 7.88 (s, 1 H) 11.32 (s, 1 H,

NH+) 12.56 (s, 1 H1 COOH)

EXAMPLE 160

1 -(2-{4-[3-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- S-yll^-methylphenytyethyOpiperidine-^-carboxylic acid


Obtained (41% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 275 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 492 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.88 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz; DMSO-r/s) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.33 (t, J=7.23 Hz, 3 H) 1.54

(t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 1.81 - 1.98 (m, 2 H) 2.08 (m, 3 H) 2.47 (s, 3 H) 2.72 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 2.93 - 3.09 (m, 2 H) 3.11 - 3.29 (m, 4 H) 3.59 - 3.68 (m, 4 H) 4.11 (q, J=7.03 Hz, 2 H) 7.43 - 7.55 (m, 1 H) 7.92 - 8.07 (m, 2 H) 10.62 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 161

1-{2-[4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethyl}piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (49% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 278 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 546 (M+1)+

Retention time: 14.80 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.03 Hz, 3 H) 1.57 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 1.89 (q, J=11.85 Hz, 2 H) 2.04 - 2.16 (m, 3 H) 2.81 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 2.96 - 3.12 (m, 2 H) 3.23 - 3.37 (m, 4 H) 3.55 - 3.69 (m, 2 H) 4.17 (q, J=7.03 Hz, 2 H) 7.84 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 8.32 (s, 1 H) 8.37 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H)

10.62 (s, 1 H1 NH+)

EXAMPLE 162

N-{2-[4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]ethyl}glycine


Obtained (20% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 278 and tert-butyl 2-aminoacetate following General Method 8 followed by a treatment with HCI 4N in dioxane. LRMS: m/z 492 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.11 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=5.86 Hz, 3 H) 1.53

- i .62 (m, 2 H) 2.74 - 2.87 (m, 2 H) 3.22 - 3.28 (m, 4 H) 3.94 - 4.01 (m, 2 H) 4.11 - 4.24 (m, 2 H) 7.78 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 8.32 (s, 1 H) 8.37 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 9.39 (s, 2 H, NH2+)

EXAMPLE 163 4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl] benzoic acid


Obtained (77% yield) from Preparation 282 following General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 353 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.10 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-D6) δ ppm 1.0 (s, 6 H) 1.6 (t, J=6.3 Hz, 2 H) 2.5 (s, 2 H) 2.8 (m, 2 H) 3.8 (s, 3 H) 8.1 (d, J=8.6 Hz, 2 H) 8.2 (m, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 164 1 -(2-{3-methyl-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (28% yield) from Preparation 283 following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 478 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.87 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.45 - 1.62 (m, 2 H) 1.80 - 1.97 (m, 2 H) 1.98 - 2.18 (m, 3 H) 2.47 (s, 2 H) 2.60 (s, 3 H) 2.73 - 2.85 (m, 2 H) 2.90 - 3.07 (m, 2 H) 3.06 - 3.20 (m, 2 H) 3.25 - 3.35 (m, 2 H) 3.53 - 3.67 (m, 2 H) 3.83 (s, 3 H) 7.21 - 7.45 (m, 2 H) 7.98 (d, J=7.42 Hz, 1 H) 10.41 - 10.66 (m, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 165

(1-{2-[4-[5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazo!-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-S-yll-Σ^trifluoromethyOphenylJethy^piperidin^-ylJacetic acid

Obtained (64% yield) from Preparation 278 following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 560 (M+1)+ Retention time: 14.47 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz1 DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.23 Hz, 3 H) 1.44 - 1.54 (m, 2 H) 1.57 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 1.92 (d, J=14.46 Hz, 3 H) 2.24 (d, J=5.47 Hz, 2 H) 2.81 (t, J=5.86 Hz, 2 H) 2.96 - 3.11 (m, 2 H) 3.35 (s, 2 H) 3.50 - 3.65 (m, 4 H) 4.17 (q, J=7.03 Hz, 2 H) 7.82 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 8.32 (s, 1 H) 8.39 (d, J=8.99 Hz, 1 H)

EXAMPLES 166 to 169

2-[(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1)2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)amino]ethanol

N-{2-[(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4- oxadiazol-3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)amino]ethyl}methanesulfonamide

N-(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)-2,2,2-trifluoroethanamine

1 -(2-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 ,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol- 3-yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Examples 166 to 169 were obtained as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 177 and the corresponding amines or amino acids following General Method 8.



EXAMPLE 170

3-{4-[5-(6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1,2-benzisoxazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3- yl]-2,6-dimethylphenyl}propane-1,2-diol


Obtained (85% yield) from Preparation 176 following the procedure described in

Example 87.

LRMS: m/z 398 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 18.76 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz1 DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.00 - 1.10 (m, 6 H) 1.63 (s, 2 H) 2.41 (s,

6 H) 2.65 (s, 2 H) 2.66 - 2.74 (m, 1 H) 2.78 (t, J=6.18 Hz1 2 H) 2.89 (dd,

J=13.60, 3.71 Hz1 1 H) 3.60 - 3.74 (m, 1 H) 4.63 - 4.78 (m, 2 H) 7.71 (s, 2 H)

EXAMPLES 171 to 175 1 -(2-{2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-[5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]phenyl}ethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid 2-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethylamino)acetic acid 2-(methyl(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3- yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)amino)acetic acid

1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid

2-(1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid


Examples 171 to 175 were obtained as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 287 and the corresponding amino acids following General Method 8.



EXAMPLE 176

1-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-4H-1,2,4- triazol-3-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (10% yield) from Preparation 289 following General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 491 (M+1)+ Retention time: 10.42 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.47-1.64 (m, 4 H) 1.82 (d, J=15.24 Hz, 2 H), 2.09 (t, J=11.33 Hz, 2 H) 2.19 (d, J=1.95 Hz, 2 H) 2.36 (s, 6 H) 2.73 - 2.83 (m, 4 H) 2.87-2.96 (m, 2 H) 3.75 (s, 3 H) 7.66 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 177 1 -(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol^-yOphenethylJpiperidine^-carboxylic acid


Obtained (24% yield) from Preparation 295 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 492 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.03 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSOd6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.54 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 1.78 - 1.94 (m, 2 H) 2.02 - 2.18 (m, 2 H) 2.75 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 3.11 (br. s., 7 H) 3.32 (br. s., 13 H) 3.81 (s, 3 H) 7.73 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 178

1 -(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (19% yield) from Preparation 299 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 508 (M+1)+ Retention time: 13.19 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.54 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 3 H) 1.81

(d, J=11.33 Hz, 2 H) 2.09 (t, J=10.55 Hz, 2 H) 2.38 (s, 6 H) 2.45 (s, 2 H) 2.67 (m, 2 H) 2.74 - 2.95 (m, 5 H) 3.76 (s, 3 H) 7.63 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 179 2-(1-(2,6-dimethyl-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid

Obtained (42% yield) from Preparation 299 and 2-(piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid following

General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 522 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 11.63 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-cB) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.47 - 1.64 (m, 4 H) 1.91 (m,

3 H) 2.25 (d, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.44 (s, 6 H) 2.45 (s, 2 H) 2.78 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H)

2.93 - 3.17 (m, 6 H) 3.64 (d, J=11.33 Hz, 2 H) 3.76 (s, 3 H) 7.68 (s, 2 H) 10.36

(s, 1 H) 12.23 (s, 1 H)

EXAMPLE 180

1-(2-{trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazo!-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (59% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 303 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 532 (M+1)+ Retention time: 11.27 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.55 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 1.81 - 1.96 (m, 2 H) 2.02 - 2.17 (m, 3 H) 2.47 (s, 2 H) 2.76 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.97 - 3.13 (m, 2 H) 3.23 - 3.38 (m, 4 H) 3.63 (d, J=10.94 Hz, 2 H) 3.82 (s, 3 H) 7.86 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 8.26 (s, 1 H) 8.35 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 10.65 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 181 1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-<5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid

Obtained (57% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 311 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 548 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.30 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-OB) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.54 (t, J=5.86 Hz, 2 H) 1.88 (d, J=11.72 Hz, 2 H) 2.09 (m, 3 H) 2.46 (s, 2 H) 2.70 - 2.86 (m, 2 H) 3.04 (m, 2 H) 3.44 - 3.69 (m, 2 H) 3.77 (s, 3 H) 7.81 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 8.30 (m, 2 H) 10.54 (s, 1 H) 12.58 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 182

2-(1-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1I6)6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid


Obtained (63% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 311 and 2-(piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 562 (M+1)+ Retention time: 12.30 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.46 - 1.63 (m, 4 H) 1.82 - 1.99 (m, 3H) 2.23 (d, J=5.47 Hz, 2 H) 2.46 (s, 2 H) 2.79 (t, J=5.67 Hz, 2 H) 2.94 - 3.10 (m, 2 H) 3.52 - 3.64 (m, 2 H) 3.77 (s, 3 H) 7.80 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 8.19 - 8.37 (m, 2 H) 10.26 (s, 1 H) 12.23 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 183 2-(5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)ethanamine

Obtained (73% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 316 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 406 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.82 min (Method C) 1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.57

(t, J=6 Hz, 2 H) 2.83 (t, J=5.5 Hz1 2 H) 3.33 (s, 2 H) 4.16 (c, J=6.8 Hz, 7.1 Hz, 2

H) 4.60 (t, J=6 Hz, 2 H) 6.73 (d, J=3.5 Hz, 1 H) 7.77 (d, J=3.5 Hz, 1 H) 8.22 (sa,

3 H), 8.69 (s, 1 H), 8.96 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 184

5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-5-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (40% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 320 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 363 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.67 min (Method C)

1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, J=7.1 Hz, 3 H) 1.56

(t, J=6 Hz, 2 H) 2.82 (t, J=5.8 Hz, 2 H) 3.23 (s, 2 H) 4.16 (c, J=7.1 Hz, 2 H) 6.63 (d, J=3 Hz, 1 H) 7.62 (s, 1 H) 8.63 (s, 1 H), 8.92 (s, 1 H), 12.05 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 185

2-(5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1 H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-1 -yl)ethanamine


Obtained (91% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 322 following General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 392 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.02 min (Method C) 1H NMR (250 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.56 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 2.82 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 3.34 (m, 2 H) 3.83 (s, 3 H) 4.60 (t, J=6.6 Hz, 2 H) 6.74 (s, 1 H) 7.75 (S, 1 H) 8.21 (sa, 2 H), 8.66 (s, 1 H), 8.97 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 186

3-(1 H-indazol-5-yl)-5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (16% yield) from Preparation 18 and Preparation 324 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 349 (M+1)+

Retention time: 17.66 min (Method C)

1 H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.05 (s, 6 H) 1.59 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.53

(m, 2 H) 2.86 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 3.86 (s, 3 H) 7.75 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 1 H) 8.07 (d, J=8.79 Hz, 1 H) 8.31 (s, 1 H) 8.59 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 187

5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(1 H-indol-4-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (31% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 327 following General

Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 362 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.28 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.37 (t, J=7.14 Hz, 3 H) 1.58

(t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.86 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 3.30 - 3.40 (m, 2 H) 4.17 (q, J=7.32 Hz, 2 H) 7.08 (d, J=1.92 Hz, 1 H) 7.28 (t, J=7.69 Hz, 1 H) 7.56 (t, J=2.47 Hz, 1 H) 7.65 (d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 7.90 (d, J=7.42 Hz, 1 H) 11.51 (br. s., 1 H).

EXAMPLE 188 3-(1 H-indol-4-yl)-5-(1 ,6,6-trimethy W,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (24% yield) from Preparation 329 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 348 (M+1)+

Retention time: 18.57 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.05 (s, 6 H) 1.59 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.46 - 2.60 (m, 2 H) 2.87 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 3.86 (s, 3 H) 7.10 (t, J=2.47 Hz, 1 H) 7.30 (t, J=7.69 Hz, 1 H) 7.58 (t, J=2.75 Hz, 1 H) 7.67 (d, J=7.97 Hz, 1 H) 7.91 (d, J=7.42 Hz, 1 H) 11.53 (br. s., 1 H).

EXAMPLE 189

5-(1-ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(1H-indol-5-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole


Obtained (19% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 330 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 362 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.30 min (Method C) 1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.37 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.58

(t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.84 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 3.30 - 3.40 (m, 2 H) 4.16 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 6.62 (br. S., 1 H) 7.48 (t, J=2.75 Hz, 1 H) 7.56 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 1 H) 7.82 (d, J=9.89 Hz, 1 H) 8.34 (s, 1 H) 11.45 (br. s., 1 H).

EXAMPLE 190

3-(1 H-benzo[d]imidazol-5-yl)-5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole

Obtained (18% yield) from Preparation 14 and Preparation 332 following General Method 2.

LRMS: m/z 363 (M+1)+

Retention time: 15.10 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.36 (t, 3 H) 1.58 (t, J=6.32

Hz, 2 H) 2.84 (t, 2 H) 4.17 (q, 2 H) 7.52 - 8.59 (m, 3 H).

EXAMPLE 191

2-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1H-indol-1-yl)acetic acid


Obtained (96% yield) as sodium salt from Preparation 334 following General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 420 (M+1)+ Retention time: 19.12 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.04 (s, 6 H) 1.37 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.59 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.87 (t, J=6.18 Hz, 2 H) 3.17 (s, 2 H) 4.73 (br. s., 2 H) 7.02 (d, J=2.75 Hz, 1 H) 7.27 (t, J=7.83 Hz, 1 H) 7.49 (d, J=3.30 Hz, 1 H) 7.58 (d, J=8.51 Hz, 1 H) 7.89 (d, J=7.42 Hz, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 192

2-(5-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)- 1H-indol-1-yl)acetic acid


Obtained (38% yield) as sodium salt from Preparation 335 following General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 406 (M+1)÷ Retention time: 18.39 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-cfe) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.56 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.48 (s, 2 H) 2.84 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 3.83 (s, 3 H) 4.66 (s, 2 H) 6.55 (d, J=3.13 Hz, 1 H) 7.39 (d, J=3.13 Hz, 1 H) 7.47 (d, J=8.99 Hz, 1 H) 7.79 (dd, J=8.60, 1.56 Hz,
H).

EXAMPLE 193

3-(4-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1H-indol-1-yl)propanoic acid


Obtained (19% yield) as sodium salt from Preparation 338 following General Method 3.

LRMS: m/z 434 (M+1)+

Retention time: 19.01 min (Method C)

1H NMR (300 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.37 (t, J=7.28 Hz, 3 H) 1.59

(t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 2.64 (t, J=6.73 Hz, 2 H) 2.86 (t, J=6.32 Hz, 2 H) 4.17 (q, J=7.14 Hz, 2 H) 4.45 (t, J=6.73 Hz, 2 H) 7.05 (d, J=2.75 Hz, 1 H) 7.32 (t, J=7.83

Hz, 1 H) 7.58 (d, J=3.02 Hz, 1 H) 7.77 (d, J=8.24 Hz, 1 H) 7.91 (d, J=6.87 Hz, 1

H).

EXAMPLE 194 2-(5-(5-(1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1H-indol-1-yl)acetic acid


Obtained (72% yield) as sodium salt from Preparation 339 following General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 420 (M+1)+ Retention time: 18.75 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-Cf6) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.37 (t, J=7.23 Hz, 3 H) 1.58 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.84 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 4.16 (q, J=7.03 Hz, 2 H) 4.66 (s, 2 H) 6.55 (d, J=2.74 Hz, 1 H) 7.39 (d, J=3.13 Hz, 1 H) 7.47 (d, J=8.60 Hz, 1 H) 7.79 (dd, J=8.60, 1.56 Hz, 1 H) 8.24 - 8.35 (m, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 195

3-(5-(5-{1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-1H-indol-1-yl)propanoic acid


Obtained (2% yield) as sodium salt from Preparation 340 following General Method 3. LRMS: m/z 434 (M+1)+ Retention time: 16.41 min (Method C)

EXAMPLE 196

2-(1-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid


Obtained (34% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 303 and 2-(piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 546 (M+1)+ Retention time: 11.17 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz1 DMSO-c(6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.49 - 1.65 (m, 4 H) 1.85 - 2.02 (m, 3 H) 2.24 (d, J=6.64 Hz, 2 H) 2.47 (s, 2 H) 2.76 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 2.95 - 3.11 (m, 2 H) 3.22 - 3.38 (m, 4 H) 3.59 (m, 2 H) 3.82 (s, 3 H) 7.81 - 7.91 (m, 1 H) 8.27 (s, 1 H) 8.35 (d, J=7.82 Hz, 1 H) 10.39 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 197

2-(2-{trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethylamino)acetic acid

Obtained (31% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 311 and tert-butyl 2-aminoacetate following General Method 8 followed by General Method 4.

LRMS: m/z 494 (M+1)+

Retention time: 14.33 min (Method C) 1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.03 (s, 6 H) 1.45 - 1.64 (m, 2 H) 2.46 (s,

2 H) 2.73 - 2.88 (m, 2 H) 3.16 - 3.38 (m, 4 H) 3.77 (s, 3 H) 3.98 (s, 2 H) 7.75 (d,

J=7.03 Hz, 1 H) 8.30 (s, 2 H) 9.42 (s, 2 H).

EXAMPLE 198 1 -(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1 ,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)phenethyl)azetidine-3-carboxy!ic acid


Obtained (40% yield) hydrochloride' salt from Preparation 311 and azetidine-3-carboxylic acid following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 520 (M+1)+

Retention time: 13.57 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-d6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.54 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 2.46 (s, 2 H) 2.79 (t, J=6.45 Hz, 2 H) 3.03 - 3.14 (m, 2 H) 3.38 - 3.53 (m, 3 H) 3.77 (s, 3 H) 4.09 - 4.41 (m, 4 H) 7.83 (d, J=7.42 Hz, 1 H) 8.20 - 8.36 (m, 2 H) 10.81 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 199

1-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)phenethyl)piperidine-4-carboxylic acid


Obtained (53% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 341 and piperidine-4-carboxylic acid following General Method 8.

LRMS: m/z 532 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.17 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz1 DMSO-c/6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.53 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 1.84

- 2.00 (m, 2 H) 2.03 - 2.16 (m, 3 H) 2.45 (s, 2 H) 2.72 (t, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.97 - 3.10 (m, 2 H) 3.58 - 3.67 (m, 2 H) 3.79 (s, 3 H) 7.91 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 8.38 (s,

1 H) 8.47 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 10.81 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 200

2-(1 -(2-{trifluoromethyl)-4-(3-(1.e.θ-trimethyM.δ.βJ-tetrahydro-i H-indazol-3-yl)- 1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)phenethyl)piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid


Obtained (26% yield) as hydrochloride salt from Preparation 341 and 2-(piperidin-4-yl)acetic acid following General Method 8. LRMS: m/z 546 (M+1)+

Retention time: 12.72 min (Method C)

1H NMR (400 MHz, DMSO-c/6) δ ppm 1.02 (s, 6 H) 1.46 - 1.63 (m, 4 H) 1.80 - 2.03 (m, 3 H) 2.24 (d, J=6.25 Hz, 2 H) 2.45 (s, 2 H) 2.72 (t, J=6.06 Hz, 2 H) 3.03 (m, 2 H) 3.59 (d, J=11.33 Hz, 2 H) 3.79 (s, 3 H) 7.89 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 8.39 (s, 1 H) 8.47 (d, J=8.21 Hz, 1 H) 10.30 (s, 1 H) 12.23 (s, 1 H).

EXAMPLE 201

3-(3-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (99%) from Preparation 226 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 449 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.05 min (Method B)

EXAMPLE 202 3-(4-{5-{1 -ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-2-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (75%) from Preparation 231 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 463 (M+ 1)+

Retention time: 7.65 min (Method B)

EXAMPLE 203

3-(2-(trifluoromethyl)-4-(5-(1,6,6-trimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-indazol-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)phenyl)propanoic acid


Obtained (100%) from Preparation 256 following General Method 4. LRMS: m/z 449 (M+1)+ Retention time: 7.48 min (Method B)

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIVITY

35S-GTP-g binding assay:

The effect of the compounds was measured using a 35S-GTPyS binding assay. Briefly, membranes were incubated in a buffer containing 20 mM HEPES pH 7.4, 100 mM NaCI, 10 mM MgCI2, 10μM GDP, 50μg/ml saponin and 0.2% fatty acid-free BSA at various concentrations (0.1nM-10μM) and 0.1 nM 35S-GTPyS. 10μM S1 P was used as 100% maximum efficacy. The assay was incubated for 90 min at room temperature with gentle mixing, and terminated by filtrating the reaction mixture through GF/C filter plates using the Manifold Filtration System. The filters were immediately washed with sodium phosphate pH 7.4 buffers. After drying the filter plates scintillant liquid were added to each well and 35S-GTPyS binding was measured on a Trilux Scintillation Counter.

The results are shown in Table 1.

Table 1


The 5-indazole derivatives of the invention may also be combined with other active compounds in the treatment of diseases known to be susceptible to improvement by treatment with a sphingosine-1 -phosphate receptor agonist (S1 P1).

The combinations of the invention can optionally comprise one or more additional active substances which are known to be usefui in the treatment of autoimmune diseases, chronic immune and inflammatory diseases, transplant rejection, malignant neoplastic diseases, angiogenic-related disorders, pain, neurological diseases, viral and infectious diseases, such as (a) beta interferons such as Betaseron, Avonex or Rebif, (b), immunomodulators such as glatiramer acetate, (c) inhibitors of DNA synthesis and repair, such as Mitoxantrone, (d) anti-alpha 4 integrin antibodies, such as Natalizumab (Tysabri), (e) alpha 4 integrin antagonists such as R-1295 , TBC-4746, CDP-323,

ELND-002, Firategrast and TMC-2003, (f), dyhydrofolate reductase inhibitors, such as Methotrexate or CH-1504, (g) glucocorticoids such as prednisone or methylprednisolone, (h), DHODH inhibitors such as Teriflunomide, (i) fumaric acid esters, such as BG-12, (j) immunomodulators such as Laquinimod, (k) anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies such as Rituximab, Ocrelizumab Ofatumumab or TRU-015, (I) anti-CD52 such as alemtuzumab, (m) anti-CD25 such as daclizumab, (n) anti-CD88, such as eculizumab or pexilizumab, (o) calcineurin inhibitors such as cyclosporine A or tacrolimus, (p) IMPDH inhibitors, such as mycophenolate mophetyl, (q) cannabinoid receptor agonists such as Sativex, (r) chemokine CCR1 antagonists such as MLN-3897 or PS-031291 , (s) chemokine CCR2 antagonists such as INCB-8696, (t) interferon alpha such as Sumiferon MP, (u) NF-kappaB activation inhibitors such as FAE and MLN-0415, (v) JAK inhibitors such as CP-690550 or INCB018424, (W) Syk inhibitors, such as R-112, (x) PKC inhibitors, such as NVP-AEB071 , (y) phosphosdiesterase IV inhibitors such as GRC-4039, (z) P38 Inhibitors such as ARRY-797, and (aa) MEK inhibitors, such as ARRY-142886 or ARRY-438162

The combinations of the invention may be used in the treatment of disorders which are susceptible to amelioration by sphingosine-1 -phosphate receptors agonists (S1 P1),. Thus, the present application encompasses methods of treatment of these disorders, as well as the use of the combinations of the invention in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of these disorders.

Preferred examples of such disorders are multiple sclerosis, transplant rejection, systemic lupus erythematosus, asthma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn's disease, more preferably multiple sclerosis, transplant rejection, asthma and rheumatoid arthritis, and most preferably multiple sclerosis.

The active compounds in the combinations of the invention may be administered by any suitable route, depending on the nature of the disorder to be treated, e.g. orally (as syrups, tablets, capsules, lozenges, controlled-release preparations, fast-dissolving preparations, etc); topically (as creams, ointments, lotions, nasal sprays or aerosols, etc); by injection (subcutaneous, intradermic, intramuscular, intravenous, etc.) or by inhalation (as a dry powder, a solution, a dispersion, etc).

The active compounds in the combination, i.e. the sphingosine-1 -phosphate agonist of the invention, and the other optional active compounds may be administered together in the same pharmaceutical composition or in different compositions intended for separate, simultaneous, concomitant or sequential administration by the same or a different route.

One execution of the present invention consists of a kit of parts comprising a sphingosine-1 -phosphate agonist of the invention together with instructions for simultaneous, concurrent, separate or sequential use in combination with another active compound useful in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, transplant rejection, systemic lupus erythematosus, asthma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn's disease,

Another execution of the present invention consists of a package comprising a sphingosine-1 -phosphate agonist of formula (I) and another active compound useful in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, transplant rejection, systemic lupus erythematosus, asthma, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn's disease,

The pharmaceutical formulations may conveniently be presented in unit dosage form and may be prepared by any of the methods well known in the art of pharmacy.

Formulations of the present invention suitable for oral administration may be presented as discrete units such as capsules, cachets or tablets each containing a predetermined amount of the active ingredient; as a powder or granules; as a solution or a suspension in an aqueous liquid or a non-aqueous liquid; or as an oil- in-water liquid emulsion or a water-in-oil liquid emulsion. The active ingredient may also be presented as a bolus, electuary or paste.

A syrup formulation will generally consist of a suspension or solution of the compound or salt in a liquid carrier for example, ethanol, peanut oil, olive oil, glycerine or water with flavouring or colouring agent.

Where the composition is in the form of a tablet, any pharmaceutical carrier routinely used for preparing solid formulations may be used. Examples of such carriers include magnesium stearate, talc, gelatine, acacia, stearic acid, starch, lactose and sucrose.

A tablet may be made by compression or moulding, optionally with one or more accessory ingredients. Compressed tablets may be prepared by compressing in a suitable machine the active ingredient in a free-flowing form such as a powder or granules, optionally mixed with a binder, lubricant, inert diluent, lubricating, surface active or dispersing agent. Moulded tablets may be made by moulding in a suitable machine a mixture of the powdered compound moistened with an inert liquid diluent. The tablets may optionally be coated or scored and may be formulated so as to provide slow or controlled release of the active ingredient therein.

Where the composition is in the form of a capsule, any routine encapsulation is suitable, for example using the aforementioned carriers in a hard gelatine capsule. Where the composition is in the form of a soft gelatine capsule any pharmaceutical carrier routinely used for preparing dispersions or suspensions may be considered, for example aqueous gums, celluloses, silicates or oils, and are incorporated in a soft gelatine capsule.

Dry powder compositions for topical delivery to the lung by inhalation may, for example, be presented in capsules and cartridges of for example gelatine or blisters of for example laminated aluminium foil, for use in an inhaler or insufflator. Formulations generally contain a powder mix for inhalation of the compound of the invention and a suitable powder base (carrier substance) such as lactose or starch. Use of lactose is preferred. Each capsule or cartridge may generally contain between 2μg and 150 μg of each therapeutically active ingredient. Alternatively, the active ingredient (s) may be presented without excipients.

Packaging of the formulation for inhalation may be carried out by using suitable inhaler devices such as the Genuair® (formerly known as Novolizer SD2FL) which is described in the following patent applications: WO 97/000703, WO 03/000325 and WO 03/061742.

Typical compositions for nasal delivery include those mentioned above for inhalation and further include non-pressurized compositions in the form of a solution or suspension in an inert vehicle such as water optionally in combination with conventional excipients such as buffers, anti-microbials, tonicity modifying agents and viscosity modifying agents which may be administered by nasal pump.

Typical dermal and transdermal formulations comprise a conventional aqueous or nonaqueous vehicle, for example a cream, ointment, lotion or paste or are in the form of a medicated plaster, patch or membrane.

Preferably the composition is in unit dosage form, for example a tablet, capsule or metered aerosol dose, so that the patient may administer a single dose.

The amount of each active which is required to achieve a therapeutic effect will, of course, vary with the particular active, the route of administration, the subject under treatment, and the particular disorder or disease being treated.

Effective doses are normally in the range of 2-2000 mg of active ingredient per day. Daily dosage may be administered in one or more treatments, preferably from 1 to 4 treatments, per day. Preferably, the active ingredients are administered once or twice a day.

When combinations of actives are used, it is contemplated that all active agents would be administered at the same time, or very close in time. Alternatively, one or two actives could be taken in the morning and the other (s) later in the day. Or in another scenario, one or two actives could be taken twice daily and the other (s) once daily, either at the same time as one of the twice-a-day dosing occurred, or separately. Preferably at least two, and more preferably all, of the actives would be taken together at the same time. Preferably, at least two, and more preferably all actives would be administered as an admixture.

The following preparations forms are cited as formulation examples:

COMPOSITION EXAMPLE 1 50,000 capsules, each containing 100 mg of 5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4.5,6.7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(3-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole (active ingredient), were prepared according to the following formulation:

Procedure

The above ingredients were sieved through a 60 mesh sieve, and were loaded into a suitable mixer and filled into 50,000 gelatine capsules.

COMPOSITION EXAMPLE 2

50,000 tablets, each containing 50 mg of 5-(1-Ethyl-6,6-dimethyl-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1 H-indazol-3-yl)-3-(3-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1 ,2,4-oxadiazole (active ingredient), were prepared from the following formulation:


Procedure

All the powders were passed through a screen with an aperture of 0.6 mm, then mixed in a suitable mixer for 20 minutes and compressed into 300 mg tablets using 9 mm disc and flat bevelled punches. The disintegration time of the tablets was about 3 minutes.