Two synthetic approaches to enaminones fused to 1,4-benzothiazin-2-one moiety, which can be interesting in studies on biological activity, chemosensors, and fluorescence, were developed via the reaction of furan-2,3-diones or acylpyruvic acids in the presence of carbodiimides with o-aminothiophenols. The target enaminones were formed together with pharmaceutically interesting 2-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzothiazin-3(4H)-ones. A selective synthetic approach to 2-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzothiazin-3(4H)-ones was developed via the solvent-switchable reaction of furan-2,3-diones with o-aminothiophenol. Preliminary biological assays (antimicrobial, acute toxicity) of the new compounds were carried out.
Beilstein J. Org. Chem. 2020, 16, 2322–2331. doi:10.3762/bjoc.16.193