As already noted, there are drugs found among benzodiazepine derivatives that have expressed anxiolytic action and that lack or have poorly expressed sedative-hypnotic effects, which are called "daytime tranquilizers." Medazepam, a representative of the "daytime tranquilizers," is a drug that differs from diazepam only in the absence of a carbonyl group in the seven-membered azepine ring.
Medazepam: Medazepam, 7-chloro-2,3-dihydro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-1H-1,4-benzodi-azepine (5.1.40), has been suggested to be synthesized in various ways. The first is the reduction of the carbonyl group in diazepam (5.1.2) by lithium aluminum hydride [39,40].
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