A reagent employed in the synthesis of polycarbocyanine and thiacyanine dyes, as well as (arylfuryl)benzothiazoles.
Attilio Naccarato et. al. Simultaneous determination of benzothiazoles, benzotriazoles and benzosulfonamides by solid phase microextraction-gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry in environmental aqueous matrices and human urine. Journal of Chromatography A. 2010, 1338.
Rozanna Avagyan; Giovanna Luongo; Gunnar Thorsén; Conny Östman. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International. Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2015, 22 (8), 5842-5849.
Lithiation occurs at the methyl group. The sequence shown was developed by Corey as an efficient olefination method for carbonyl groups. The resulting vinylbenzothiazoles undergo Michael additions and a variety of other chemical transformations: Tetrahedron Lett., 5, 9, 13 (1978):