Neat synthesis of isothiazole compounds, and studies on their synthetic applications and photophysical properties†
Ammonium thiocyanate-promoted simple, rapid and eco-friendly neat synthesis of isothiazoles is developed for the first time. It is noteworthy that an instantaneous valuable synthetic route of β-enaminones is also documented during the mechanistic investigation of isothiazole formation. A detailed mechanistic explanation of the isothiazole formation reaction is clearly explained by the control experiments. NBS-promoted aromatisation of isothiazole derivatives and photophysical properties of an isothiazole-pyrene hybrid molecule have been investigated.