Tiabendazole

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Tiabendazole
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Clinical data
Trade names Mintezol, others
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Pregnancy
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  • AU:B3
Routes of
administration
By mouth, topical
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Legal status
Legal status
  • AU: S4 (Prescription only)
  • In general: ℞ (Prescription only)
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability Сmax 1–2 hours (oral administration)
Metabolism GI tract
Elimination half-life 8 hours
Excretion Urine (90%)
Identifiers
  • 4-(1H-1,3-Benzodiazol-2-yl)-1,3-thiazole
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Chemical and physical data
Formula C10H7N3S
Molar mass 201.25 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
Density 1.103 g/cm3
Melting point 293 to 305 °C (559 to 581 °F)
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Tiabendazole (INN, BAN), also known as thiabendazole (AAN, USAN) or TBZ and the trade names Mintezol, Tresaderm, and Arbotect, is a preservative, [1] an antifungal agent, and an antiparasitic agent.

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Uses

Preservative

Tiabendazole is used primarily to control mold, blight, and other fungal diseases in fruits (e.g. oranges) and vegetables; it is also used as a prophylactic treatment for Dutch elm disease.

Tiabendazole is also used as a food additive, [2] [3] a preservative with E number E233 (INS number 233). For example, it is applied to bananas to ensure freshness, and is a common ingredient in the waxes applied to the skins of citrus fruits. It is not approved as a food additive in the EU, [4] Australia and New Zealand. [5]

Use in treatment of aspergillosis has been reported. [6]

It is also used in anti-fungal wallboards as a mixture with azoxystrobin.

Parasiticide

As an antiparasitic, tiabendazole is able to control roundworms (such as those causing strongyloidiasis), [7] hookworms, and other helminth species which infect wild animals, livestock, and humans. [8]

Other

In dogs and cats, tiabendazole is used to treat ear infections.[ clarification needed ]

Tiabendazole is also a chelating agent, which means it is used medicinally to bind metals in cases of metal poisoning, such as lead, mercury, or antimony poisoning.[ medical citation needed ]

Research

Genes responsible for the maintenance of cell walls in yeast have been shown to be responsible for angiogenesis in vertebrates. Tiabendazole serves to block angiogenesis in both frog embryos and human cells. It has also been shown to serve as a vascular disrupting agent to reduce newly established blood vessels. Tiabendazole has been shown to effectively do this in certain cancer cells. [9]

Pharmacodynamics

Tiabendazole works by inhibition of the mitochondrial, helminth-specific enzyme, fumarate reductase, with possible interaction with endogenous quinone. [10]

Safety

The substance appears to have a slight toxicity in higher doses, with effects such as liver and intestinal disorders at high exposure in test animals (just below LD50 level).[ citation needed ] Some reproductive disorders and decreasing weaning weight have been observed, also at high exposure. Effects on humans from use as a drug include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, or headache; very rarely also ringing in the ears, vision changes, stomach pain, yellowing eyes and skin, dark urine, fever, fatigue, increased thirst and change in the amount of urine occur.[ citation needed ] Carcinogenic effects have been shown at higher doses. [11]

Synthesis

Intermediate arylamidine 2 is prepared by aluminium trichloride-catalyzed addition of aniline to the nitrile of 4-cyanothiazole (1). [12] [13] The amidine (2) is then converted to its N-chloro derivative 3 with sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl). Upon treatment with base, this undergoes a nitrene insertion reaction (4) to produce tiabendazole (5).

Tiabendazole synthesis Thiabendazole synthesis.svg
Tiabendazole synthesis

An alternative synthesis involves reacting 4-thiazolecarboxamide with o-phenylenediamine in polyphosphoric acid. [14]

Derivatives

A number of derivatives of tiabendazole are also pharmaceutical drugs, including albendazole, cambendazole, fenbendazole, oxfendazole, mebendazole, and flubendazole.

Preparation of cambendazole Cambendazole synthesis.svg
Preparation of cambendazole

See also

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