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Paper | Regular issue | Vol 75, No. 2, 2008, pp.383-390
Published online, 2nd November, 2007
DOI: 10.3987/COM-07-11229
Synthesis of 1,3-Di(2-thiazolyl)azulene and Its Selective Chromogenic Response to Mercury(II) Ion

Shigeharu Wakabayashi,* Ryoko Uriu, Tomoko Asakura, Chiharu Akamatsu, and Yoshikazu Sugihara

*Department of Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Health Science, Suzuka University of Medical Science, Suzuka, Mie 510-0293, Japan


Azulene derivatives bearing heteroaryl groups in the 1,3-positions were synthesized, and the color and spectral changes occurring upon the addition of metal ions were examined. Of the compounds tested, title compound 4 appears to exhibit the most selective chromogenic behavior toward Hg2+ ion.