Malonyl Amino Acids and Their Esters as Psychoactive Agents I
Malonic acid amides were synthesized using different amino acids and their esters. THe synthesized compounds were evaluated for their sedative activity on rats. Potentiating effect of all the compounds on pentobarbitone induced sleep on rats was observed. Plasma protein binding studies were also carried out and it was observed that the synthesized compounds have low plasma protein binding as compared to barbiturates.