2,4-Dibromothiazole is applied as a building block in a synthesis of Melithiazole C employing a highly (E)-selective cross-metathesis between the derived 4-vinylthiazole and a dienote side-chain. It is also used as an intermediate in the preparation of various 2,4-disubstituted thiazole derivatives with biologically active properties such as survival motor neuron (SMN) protein modulators.
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A.Spiess; G.Heckmann; T.Bach. Regio- and stereoselective synthesis of α-chiral 2-substituted 4-bromo-thiazoles from 2,4-dibromothiazole by bromine-magnesium exchange. Building blocks for the synthesis of thiazolyl peptides and dolabellin. Synlett. 2004, (1), 131-133.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H318-H335
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.