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4,7-Dichloro[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine 1-oxide
N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry Russian Academy of Sciences, 47 Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow, 119991, Russia
Nanotechnology Education and Research Center, South Ural State University, 76 Lenina Avenue, Chelyabinsk, 454080, Russia
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Received: 2 February 2018 / Accepted: 16 February 2018 / Published: 18 February 2018


Dihalogenated derivatives of [1,2,5]chalcogenadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazines are of interest as precursors for both photovoltaic materials and biologically active compounds. In this communication, 4,7-dichloro[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine 1-oxide was prepared via the reaction of 3,6-dichloro-5-nitropyridazin-4-amine with oxidizing agents; the best yield of the target compound was achieved in the reaction with (diacetoxyiodo)benzene in benzene by heating at reflux for two hours. The structure of the newly synthesized compound was established by means of 13C-NMR and IR spectroscopy, mass-spectrometry and elemental analysis.
[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine 1-oxide; pyridazine; oxidation

1. Introduction

1,2,5-Chalcogenadiazoles fused with either benzene or heterocyclic rings have been found to be important central building blocks in the synthesis of photovoltaic materials [1,2,3]. Although 2,1,3-benzochalcogenadiazoles have been intensively investigated, their heterocyclic analogues are less known [4,5]. Within this type of heterocycles, special attention has been paid to their dihalogenated derivatives due to their potential in the synthesis of dyes to the dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) [6]. To the best of our knowledge 4,7-dichloro[1,2,5]thiadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine is the only known dihalo[1,2,5]chalcogenadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine [7], although no structure confirmation (such as spectral and analytical data or reactivity) was provided. Herein, we report the synthesis of 4,7-dichloro[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine 1-oxide. This compound may be of interest as starting material for the preparation of various photovoltaic materials as well as biologically active compounds since it was shown that the fusion of 1,2,5-oxadiazole N-oxide (furoxan) ring to nitrogen heterocycle can substantially increase the biological activity [8].

2. Results and Discussion

Recently, we have shown that [1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-c]pyridine 3-oxide is available via the oxidation of 4-amino-3-nitropyridine with (diacetoxyiodo)benzene (PhI(OAc)2), PIDA or [bis(trifluoroacetoxy)iodo]benzene (PhI(OC(O)CF3)2), PIFA [9]. Herein, we examined 3,6-dichloro-5-nitropyridazin-4-amine 1 in the reaction both with PIDA and PIFA (Scheme 1).
We found that the nature of the oxidizing agent, solvent and the reaction temperature significantly influenced the yield of desired dichlorinated product 2. The results were summarized in Table 1. The treatment of pyridazine 1 with PIDA in benzene at room temperature gave no reaction, while heating the reaction mixture at reflux led to the formation of target bicycle 2, but this compound was found to be unstable at this temperature. The best yield was achieved after refluxing in benzene for 2 h (Entry 2). The use of other solvents with higher (toluene, Entry 4), or lower (acetone, Entry 6) boiling points did not improve the results. Unexpectedly, PIFA, known as a stronger oxidizing agent, reacted with pyridine 1 more slowly (Entry 7).
The structure of furoxan 2 was strictly confirmed by means of 13C-NMR and IR spectroscopy, mass-spectrometry and elemental analysis.

3. Experimental Section

3.1. General Information

3,6-Dichloro-5-nitropyridazin-4-amine 1 was prepared according to the published method by nitration of 3,6-dichloropyridazin-4-amine with a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids [10] and characterized by spectral data. Elemental analysis was performed on Perkin Elmer 2400 Elemental Analyser. Melting point was determined on a Kofler hot-stage apparatus and is uncorrected. 13C-NMR spectra were taken with a Bruker AM-300 machine (at frequency of 75.5 MHz, respectively) in CD2Cl2 solutions, with TMS as the standard. MS spectra (EI, 70 eV) was obtained with a Finnigan MAT INCOS 50 instrument. IR spectrum was measured with a Specord M-80 instrument in KBr pellet.

3.2. Synthesis of 4,7-dichloro[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine 1-oxide 2

A solution of 3,6-dichloro-5-nitropyridazin-4-amine (1) (35 mg, 0.16 mmol) and (diacetoxyiodo)benzene (57 mg, 0.17 mmol) in benzene (2 mL) was heated under reflux with stirring for 2 h. The mixture was cooled to room temperature and the solvent was removed under reduced pressure. CH2Cl2 (15 mL) was added to the residue, the organic phase was washed with saturated aqueous NaHCO3, and dried over MgSO4. The solvent was removed under reduced pressure. The residue was subjected to column chromatography on silica gel (Silica gel Merck 60, eluent: petroleum ether–CH2Cl2, 1:1, and CH2Cl2). Yield 21 mg (65%), yellow crystals, mp 115–118 °C. Rf =0.7 (CH2Cl2). IR spectrum, ν, cm–1: 1640 (C=N), 1508, 1442, 1396, 1367, 1345, 1236, 987, 956, 708, 628; 13C-NMR (ppm): δ 106.9 (C=N=O, Pyr); 142.5 (C=N, Pyr); 143.8 (C-Cl, Pyr); 148.2 (C-Cl, Pyr); LRMS, m/z (%): 210 [M + 4]+ (3), 208 [M + 2]+ (16), 206 [M]+ (28), 192 (10), 190 (21), 176 (10), 162 (11), 160 (25), 117 (100), 99 (30), 47(25). Anal. Calcd. for C4Cl2N4O2: C 23.21; N 27.07; found: C, 23.15; N, 27.28%.

Supplementary Materials

The following are available online, 13C-NMR, IR and mass-spectra for the compounds 1 and 2 are available online at


This work was financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (grant no. 4.9651.2017/BP). V. P. is grateful to South Ural State University.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Scheme 1. Synthesis of 4,7-dichloro[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine 1-oxide 2.
Scheme 1. Synthesis of 4,7-dichloro[1,2,5]oxadiazolo[3,4-d]pyridazine 1-oxide 2.
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Table 1. Reaction of 3,6-dichloro-5-nitropyridazin-4-amine 1 with oxidizing agents.
Table 1. Reaction of 3,6-dichloro-5-nitropyridazin-4-amine 1 with oxidizing agents.
EntrySolventReagentTemperature, °CTime, hYield, %

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