Thiazole

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Thiazole
Full structural formula Skeletal formula with numbers
Ball-and-stick model Space-filling model
Identifiers
CAS number 288-47-1 YesY
PubChem 9256
ChemSpider 8899 YesY
UNII 320RCW8PEF YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:43732 YesY
ChEMBL CHEMBL15605 YesY
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Properties
Molecular formula C3H3NS
Molar mass 85.13 g mol−1
Boiling point 116-118 °C
Acidity (pKa) 2.5 (of conjugate acid) [1]
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Thiazole, or 1,3-thiazole, is a heterocyclic compound that contains both sulfur and nitrogen; the term 'thiazole' also refers to a large family of derivatives. Thiazole itself is a pale yellow liquid with a pyridine-like odor and the molecular formula C3H3NS.[2] The thiazole ring is notable as a component of the vitamin thiamine (B1).

Molecular and electronic structure[edit]

Thiazoles are members of the azoles heterocycles that includes imidazoles and oxazoles. Thiazole can also be considered a functional group. Oxazoles are related compounds, with sulfur replaced by oxygen. Thiazoles are structurally similar to imidazoles, with the thiazole sulfur replaced by nitrogen.

Thiazole rings are planar and aromatic Thiazoles are characterized by larger pi-electron delocalization than the corresponding oxazoles and have therefore greater aromaticity. This aromaticity is evidenced by the chemical shift of the ring protons in proton NMR spectroscopy (between 7.27 and 8.77 ppm), clearly indicating a strong diamagnetic ring current. The calculated pi-electron density marks C5 as the primary site for electrophilic substitution, and C2 as the site for nucleophilic substitution.

Thiazole electron densities and numbering scheme

Occurrence of thiazoles and thiazolium salts[edit]

Thiazoles are found in a variety of specialized products, often fused with benzene derivatives, the so-called benzothiazoles. In addition to vitamin B1, the thiazole ring is found in epothilone. Other important thiazole dervatives are benzothiazoles, for example, the firefly chemical luciferin. Whereas thiazoles are well represented in biomolecules, oxazoles are not.

Commercial significant thiazoles include mainly dyes and fungicides. Thifluzamide, Tricyclazole, and Thiabendazole are marketed for control of various agricultural pests. Another widely used thiazole derivative is the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug Meloxicam. The following anthroquinone dyes contain benzothiazole subunits: Algol Yellow 8 (CAS# [6451-12-3]), Algol Yellow GC (CAS# [129-09-9]), Indanthren Rubine B (CAS# [6371-49-9]), Indanthren Blue CLG (CAS# [6371-50-2], and Indanthren Blue CLB (CAS#[6492-78-0]). These thiazole dye are used for dying cotton.

Organic synthesis[edit]

Various laboratory methods exist for the organic synthesis of thiazoles.

Hantsch Thiazole Synthesis

Biosynthesis[edit]

Several biosynthesis routes lead to the thiazole ring as required for the formation of thiamine.[5] Sulfur of the thiazole is derived from cysteine. In anaerobic bacteria, the CN group is derived from dehydroglycine.

Reactions[edit]

The reactivity of a thiazole can be summarized as follows:

Thiazole deprotonation

2-(trimethylsiliyl)thiazole [6] (with a trimethylsilyl group in the 2-position) is a stable substitute and reacts with a range of electrophiles such as aldehydes, acyl halides, and ketenes
Thiazole bromination
Thiazole Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution
Thiazole oxidation
  • Thiazoles can react in cycloadditions, but in general at high temperatures due to favorable aromatic stabilization of the reactant; Diels-Alder reactions with alkynes are followed by extrusion of sulfur, and the endproduct is a pyridine; in one study,[4] a very mild reaction of a 2-(dimethylamino)thiazole with dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate (DMAD) to a pyridine was found to proceed through a zwitterionic intermediate in a formal [2+2]cycloaddition to a cyclobutene, then to a 1,3-thiazepine in an 4-electron electrocyclic ring openening and then to a 7-thia-2-azanorcaradiene in an 6-electron electrocyclic ring, closing before extruding the sulfur atom.
Thiazole cycloaddition

Thiazolium salts[edit]

Alkylation of thiazoles at nitrogen forms a thiazolium cation. Thiazolium salts are catalysts in the Stetter reaction and the Benzoin condensation. Deprotonation of N-alkyl thiazolium salts give the free carbenes[8] and transition metal carbene complexes.

Structure of thiazoles (left) and thiazolium salts (right)

Alagebrium is a thiazolium-based drug.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zoltewicz, J. A.; Deady, L. W. (1978). "Quaternization of Heteroaromatic Compounds. Quantitative Aspects". Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry. Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry 22: 71–121. doi:10.1016/S0065-2725(08)60103-8. ISBN 9780120206223. 
  2. ^ Eicher, T.; Hauptmann, S. (2003). The Chemistry of Heterocycles: Structure, Reactions, Syntheses, and Applications. ISBN 3-527-30720-6. 
  3. ^ Schwarz, G. (1945), 2,4-Dimethylthiazole, Org. Synth. 25: 35 ; Coll. Vol. 3: 332 
  4. ^ a b Alajarín, M.; Cabrera, J.; Pastor, A.; Sánchez-Andrada, P.; Bautista, D. (2006). "On the [2+2] Cycloaddition of 2-Aminothiazoles and Dimethyl Acetylenedicarboxylate. Experimental and Computational Evidence of a Thermal Disrotatory Ring Opening of Fused Cyclobutenes". J. Org. Chem. 71 (14): 5328–5339. doi:10.1021/jo060664c. PMID 16808523. 
  5. ^ Kriek, M.; Martins, F.; Leonardi, R.; Fairhurst, S. A.; Lowe, D. J.; Roach, P. L. (2007). "Thiazole Synthase from Escherichia coli: An Investigation of the Substrates and Purified Proteins Required for Activity in vitro" (pdf). J. Biol. Chem. 282 (24): 17413–17423. doi:10.1074/jbc.M700782200. PMID 17403671. 
  6. ^ a b Dondoni, A.; Merino, P. (1995), Diastereoselective Homologation of D-(R)-Glyceraldehyde Acetonide using 2-(Trimethylsilyl)thiazole, Org. Synth. 72: 21 ; Coll. Vol. 9: 952 
  7. ^ Amir, E.; Rozen, S. (2006). "Easy Access to the Family of Thiazole N-oxides using HOF·CH3CN". Chemical Communications 2006 (21): 2262–2264. doi:10.1039/b602594c. PMID 16718323. 
  8. ^ Arduengo, A. J.; Goerlich, J. R.; Marshall, W. J. (1997). "A Stable Thiazol-2-ylidene and Its Dimer". Liebigs Annalen 1997 (2): 365–374. doi:10.1002/jlac.199719970213.