Functionalized 1,3,4-Thiadiazoles for Various Applications in Drug Discovery, Agrochemistry, and Materials Technology

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4 July 2022
Oleg Lukin
Senior Research Scientist

Derivatives of 1,3,4-thiadiazoles show a wide spectrum of biological activities [1]. They have found numerous applications in medicine, agriculture, and materials technology [2-3]. Many compounds bearing the 1,3,4-thiadiazole moiety are effective in the medical field for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Presently, there are several 1,3,4-thiadiazole-based marketed drugs (e.g., compounds 1 and 2 in Figure 1) and drug candidates at different stages of clinical testing [4].

Many 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives have also been patented in the agriculture field as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides [5], and crop protection agents [6]. Technological uses of the 1,3,4-thiadiazoles include metal complexing agents [7], corrosion and oxidation inhibitors [8], optically active liquid crystals (e.g., compound 3 in Fig. 1) [9], and optoelectronics materials [10].

Figure 1. Examples of medical and technological applications of the 1,3,4-thiadiazoles.

Life Chemicals offers its proprietary collection of functionalized 1,3,4-thiadiazoles well suited for use in drug discovery and organic synthesis, with several representatives shown below.

The full list of the related structures can be obtained upon request.

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  10. Higashihara, T.; Wu, H.-C. Mizobe, T.; Chien Lu, C.; Ueda, M.; Chen, W.-C. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 9046.
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