Four imines, the condensation products of 2,4-dioxo-4-phenylbutanal with four primary amines, were condensed with mercapto acetic acid to obtain thiazolidinon-4-ones which on subsequent condensation with vanillin and isatin separately yielded eight thiazolidin-4-one derivatives. The chemical structures of the synthesized compounds were elucidated by elemental analysis, molecular weight determination, IR and 1 H and 13 C NMR spectral measurements. Antibacterial and antifungal properties were studied in vitro against two bacteria and two fungi. The dyeing potential of synthesized reactive dyes was investigated with regard to silk, wool, cotton, and polyester fabrics under hot and cold dyeing conditions.
Ayalew, H., Reda, G., Gashaw, T., Babu, N., & Upadhyay, R. K. (2014). Antimicrobial and Dyeing Properties of Reactive Dyes with Thiazolidinon-4-one Nucleus. ISRN Organic Chemistry, 2014, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/894250