Title:
Compositions for dyeing keratinous fibres, containing pyrrolo-azoles; use as couplers; method of dyeing
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
The present invention relates to a composition for the dyeing of keratinous fibres, especially human hair, which comprises, in a medium appropriate for dyeing:

as coupler, at least one compound corresponding to one of the formulae: 1

in which R1 is especially hydrogen, halogen, aryloxy, alkoxy, acyloxy, arylthio, alkylthio, heteroarylthio, heteroaryloxy, etc;

R2 and R3 are independent and are especially hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, aryl, alkylthio, arylthio, benzylthio, etc;

Za, Zb and Zc are independent and are a nitrogen atom or a carbon atom carrying a radical R4, R5, R6 or R7;

R4, R6 and R7 are identical or different and are especially hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, a heterocycle, a halogen, etc; and

R5 is especially hydrogen, halogen, acyl, acyloxy or carbamoyl, etc;

and at least one oxidation base.




Inventors:
Vidal, Laurent (Paris, FR)
Malle, Gerard (Villiers Sur Morin, FR)
Application Number:
09/806000
Publication Date:
09/13/2001
Filing Date:
03/15/2001
Assignee:
L'OREAL S.A.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
8/408, 8/409, 8/423
International Classes:
A61K8/00; A61K8/20; A61K8/22; A61K8/34; A61K8/41; A61K8/49; A61Q5/10; (IPC1-7): A61K7/13
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Primary Examiner:
ELHILO, EISA B
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
DUNNER LLP,FINNEGAN, HENDERSON, FARABOW, GARRETT & (1300 I STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC, 20005, US)
Claims:
1. Composition for the dyeing of keratinous fibres and, in particular, of human keratinous fibres, such as hair, which is characterized in that it comprises, in a medium appropriate for dyeing: as coupler, at least one pyrrolo-azole compound or one of its addition salts with an acid corresponding to one of the following formulae: 17 in which: R1 is: a hydrogen atom; a halogen atom; an acetylamido radical; an alkoxy radical; an aryloxy radical; an acyloxy radical; an arylthio radical; an alkylthio radical; a heteroarylthio radical; a heteroaryloxy radical; a thiocyano radical; an N,N-diethylthiocarbonylthio radical; a dodecyloxythiocarbonylthio radical; a benzenesulphonamido radical; an N-ethyltoluenesulphonamido radical; a pentafluorobutanamido radical; a 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorobenzamido radical; a p-cyanophenylureido radical; an N,N-diethylsulphamoylamino radical; a pyrazolyl radical; an imidazolyl radical; a triazolyl radical; a tetrazolyl radical; a benzimidazolyl radical; a 1-benzyl-5-ethoxy-3-hydantoinyl radical; a 1-benzyl-3-hydantoinyl radical; 5,5-dimethyl-2,4-dioxo-3-oxazolidinyl; a 2-oxy-1,2-dihydro-1-pyridinyl radical; an alkylamido; an arylamido; acetylamido; a radical NRIIIRIV where RIII and RIV are identical or different and are a C1-C4 alkyl; a hydroxyalkyl; a carboxyl; or an alkoxycarboxyl radical; R2 and R3 independently of one another are a hydrogen atom; a halogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C5 alkyl radical which is optionally substituted by one or two halogen, hydroxyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, alkylamino, acyl or acylamino radicals; a C1-C4 alkoxy radical; a C1-C4 alkylthio radical; an arylthio radical; a benzylthio radical; an acyl radical; an acylamino radical; an acyloxy radical; a carbamoyl radical; a phenyl radical which is optionally substituted by one or two halogen, nitro, sulphonyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C3 trifluoroalkyl, amino or alkylamino groups; an alkoxycarbonyl radical; an aryloxycarbonyl radical; a cyano radical; a nitro radical; a dialkylphosphono radical; a diarylphosphono radical; a dialkoxyphospholyl radical; a dialkylphosphinyl radical; a diarylphosphinyl radical; an alkylsulphinyl radical; an arylsulphinyl radical; an arylsulphonyl radical; an alkylsulphonyl radical; a sulphonyloxy radical; an acylthio radical; a sulphamoyl radical; a thiocyanate radical; or a thiocarbonyl radical; Za, Zb and Zc are independently of one another a nitrogen atom or a carbon atom carrying a radical R4, R5, R6 or R7; R4, R6 and R7 are identical or different and are a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl radical which is optionally substituted by 1 or 2 radicals R selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, hydroxyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, alkylamino, acylamino, carbamoyl, sulphonamido, sulphamoyl, imido, alkylthio, arylthio, aryl, alkoxycarbonyl and acyl; an aryl radical which is optionally substituted by 1 or 2 radicals R as defined above; a 5- or 6-membered heterocycle having at least one nitrogen, oxygen or sulphur atom and being optionally substituted by 1 or 2 radicals R as defined above; when R4, R6 and R7 are an alkyl radical, an aryl radical or a 5- or 6-membered heterocycle (defined above), the radical or heterocycle may be attached to the carbon atom of the ring system via an oxygen, nitrogen or sulphur atom (in this case, R4, R6 and R7 become XR4, XR6 or XR7 where X=O, NH, S); R4, R6 and R7 may also be a halogen atom; an acyl radical; a sulphonyl radical; a sulphinyl radical; a phosphonyl radical; a carbamoyl radical; a sulphamoyl radical; a cyano radical; a siloxy radical; an amino radical; an acylamino radical; an acyloxy radical; a carbamoyloxy radical; a sulphonamide radical; an imide radical; a ureido radical; a sulphamoylamino radical; an alkoxycarbonylamino radical; an aryloxycarbonylamino radical; an alkoxycarbonyl radical; an aryloxycarbonyl radical; or a carboxyl radical; R5 is hydrogen; halogen; an acyl radical; an acyloxy radical; a carbamoyl radical; an alkoxycarbonyl radical; a cyano radical; a nitro radical; a dialkylphosphono radical; a diarylphosphono radical; a dialkoxyphospholyl radical; a dialkylphosphinyl radical; a diarylphosphinyl radical; an alkylsulphinyl radical; an arylsulphinyl radical; an alkylsulphonyl radical; an arylsulphonyl radical; a sulphonyloxy radical; an acylthio radical; a sulphamoyl radical; a thiocyanate radical; a thiocarbonyl radical; a haloaryloxy radical; a haloalkylamino radical; a haloalkylthio; an aryl which is unsubstituted or substituted by electron-withdrawing groups; or a heterocycle; and at least one oxidation base.

2. Composition according to claim 1, characterized in that the radicals R1 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: a hydrogen atom; a C1-C4 alkoxy; phenoxy; phenoxy substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a carboxyl or a trifluoromethyl group; an acyloxy radical; benzyloxy; C1-C4 alkylthio; phenylthio; phenylthio substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a carboxyl or a trifluoromethyl group; a C1-C4 alkylamido; phenylamido; a radical NRIIIRIV where RIII and RIV are identical or different and are a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a carboxyl; and a C1-C4 alkoxycarboxyl radical.

3. Composition according to claim 2, characterized in that the radicals R1 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; chlorine or bromine; methoxy or ethoxy; phenyloxy; 4-methylphenyloxy; acyloxy; benzyloxy; methylthio or ethylthio; phenylthio; 4-methylphenylthio; 2-tert-butylphenylthio; acetamido; phenylacetamido; dimethylamino; diethylamino; ethylmethylamino; and (β-hydroxyethyl)methylamino.

4. Composition according to claim 2 or 3, characterized in that the radicals R1 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; chlorine; ethoxy; phenoxy; benzyloxy; acyloxy; acetamido; and dimethylamino.

5. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the radicals R2 and R3 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: acyl; acyloxy; carbamoyl; alkoxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl; cyano; nitro; alkylsulphinyl; arylsulphinyl; alkylsulphonyl; arylsulphonyl; sulphamoyl; haloalkyl; C1-C4 alkyl and hydrogen.

6. Composition according to claim 5, characterized in that the radicals R2 and R3 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: acyl; alkoxycarbonyl; nitro; cyano; arylsulphonyl; carbamoyl; haloalkyl; hydrogen; and C1-C4 alkyl.

7. Composition according to claim 5 or 6, characterized in that the radicals R2 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: cyano; hydrogen; methyl; and phenyl and in that the radicals R3 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: alkoxycarbonyl, such as methoxycarbonyl or ethoxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl; hydrogen; methyl; and cyano.

8. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the radicals R4, R6 and R7 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl radical; aryl; phenyl substituted by a halogen, a methoxy radical, a nitro group, a cyano group, a trifluoromethyl group or an amino group; cyano; nitro; acylamino; arylamino; alkylthio; arylthio; carbamoyl; sulphonyl; alkoxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl; acyl and hydrogen.

9. Composition according to claim 8, characterized in that the radicals R4, R6 and R7 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl; aryl; phenyl substituted by a halogen, a methoxy radical, a nitro group, a cyano group, a trifluoromethyl group or an amino group.

10. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 9, characterized in that the radicals R5 of the formulae (I) and (II) are selected from the group consisting of: acyl; alkoxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl; nitro; cyano; arylsulphonyl; haloalkyl; and hydrogen.

11. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that the radicals R5 are selected from the group consisting of: cyano; alkoxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl; haloalkyl; and a hydrogen.

12. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: (i) the pyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 18 (ii) the pyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 19 in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined in any one of claims 1 to 11.

13. Composition according to claim 12, characterized in that the compounds of formula (Ia) are those for which: R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and cyano; ethoxycarbonyl and cyano; trifluoromethyl and cyano; phenylsulphonyl and cyano; trifluoromethyl and ethyloxycarbonyl; ethoxycarbonyl and ethoxycarbonyl; methoxycarbonyl and methoxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen; or hydrogen and methyl; and R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

14. Composition according to claim 12, characterized in that the compounds of formula (Ib) are those for which: R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; R2 and R3 are simultaneously: cyano or hydrogen; and R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

15. Composition according to claim 12, characterized in that the compounds of formula (I) are selected from: 3,4-dicyano-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 3,4-dicyano-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 3,4-dicyano-8-tert-butylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 5-chloro-3,4-dicyano-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 5,6-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 7-chloro-5,6-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole, and their addition salts with an acid.

16. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (II) are selected from the group consisting of: a) the pyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 20 b) the pyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 21 c) the pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazoles of formula: 22 d) the pyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazoles of formula: 23 e) the pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrroles of formula: 24 f) the pyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazoles of formula: 25 g) the pyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazoles of formula: 26 in which R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are as defined in any one of claims 1 to 10.

17. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (IIa) are those for which: R3 is hydrogen or chlorine; R2 and R3 are, respectively: methoxycarbonyl and cyano; ethyloxycarbonyl and cyano; cyano and methoxycarbonyl or ethoxycarbonyl; cyano and trifluoromethyl; cyano and phenylsulphonyl; methyloxycarbonyl and methyloxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen; hydrogen and methyl; trifluoromethyl and cyano or trifluoromethyl and methyloxycarbonyl; carboxyl and cyano; cyano and cyano; ethyloxycarbonyl and ethyloxycarbonyl; phenyl and cyano; methyl and hydrogen; and R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

18. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (IIb) are those for which: R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and methoxycarbonyl; methoxycarbonyl and cyano; methoxycarbonyl and methoxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen or hydrogen and methyl; cyano and cyano; ethyloxycarbonyl and ethyloxycarbonyl; phenyl and cyano; tert-butyl and cyano; and R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

19. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (IIc) are those for which: R1 is acetamido, chlorine or hydrogen; R2 and R3 are, respectively: methoxycarbonyl and cyano; or cyano and cyano; R4 is hydrogen; and R5 is cyano.

20. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (IId) are those for which: R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; and R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and methoxycarbonyl; cyano and cyano; methoxycarbonyl and cyano; methoxycarbonyl and methoxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen; or hydrogen and methyl.

21. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (IIe) are those for which: R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and methoxycarbonyl; R5 is trifluoromethyl; R6 is phenyl or methyl; and R7 is methyl.

22. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (IIf) are those for which: R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; and R2, R3, R6 and R7 are, respectively: methoxycarbonyl/cyano/cyano/phenyl; cyano/methoxycarbonyl/cyano/phenyl; cyano/methoxycarbonyl/methoxycarbonyl/phenyl; hydrogen/hydrogen/hydrogen/hydrogen; or hydrogen/hydrogen/methyl/methyl.

23. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (IIg) are those for which: R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; R2 is cyano; R3 is methoxycarbonyl; or ethyloxycarbonyl; and R5 is cyano.

24. Composition according to claim 16, characterized in that the compounds of formula (II) are selected from: 5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 5-cyano-4-carboxy-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 4,5-dicyano-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 5-cyano-8-methyl-4-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 4,8-dimethylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 4,5-di(ethyloxycarbonyl)-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-chloro-5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-methylpyrrolo-[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 5-cyano-4-carboxy-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 4,5-dicyano-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 4,5-di(ethyloxycarbonyl)-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-chloro-5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-phenylpyrrolo-[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 4-cyano-5-carboxy-8-(2-nitro-5-hydroxyphenyl)pyrrolo-[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6,7-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 5-chloro-6,7-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6,7-di(ethyloxycarbonyl)-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 7-cyano-3-methyl-6-phenylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 7-cyano-3-methyl-6-tert-butylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6,8-dicyano-5-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazole, 4-chloro-6,8-dicyano-5-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]-imidazole, 6,7-dicyanopyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazole, 6-cyano-7-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazole, 5-chloro-6,7-dicyanopyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazole, 2,3,7-tricyano-6-methylpyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazole, 2,3,7-tricyano-6-trifluoromethylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole, 2,3,7-tricyano-6-tert-butylpyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazole, 2,3,7-tricyano-6-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazole, 2,3,7-tricyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole, 5-chloro-2,3,7-tricyano-6-tert-butylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole, 5-chloro-2,3,7-tricyano-6-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole, 7-cyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazole, 7-cyano-6-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazole, 5,6,8-tricyanopyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazole, 7-amido-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazole, 5,8-dicyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazole, 4-chloro-5,8-dicyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazole, and their addition salts with an acid.

25. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the acid addition salts of the compounds of formula (I) or (II) are selected from hydrochlorides, hydrobromides, tartrates, tosylates, benzenesulphonates, sulphates, lactates and acetates.

26. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the compound or compounds of formula (I) or (II) make up from 0.0005 to 12% by weight of the total weight of the dyeing composition.

27. Composition according to claim 26, characterized in that the compound or compounds of formula (I) or (II) make up from 0.0005 to 6% by weight of the total weight of the dyeing composition.

28. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the oxidation base or bases are selected from para-phenylenediamines, bisphenylalkylenediamines, para-aminophenols, ortho-aminophenols, terocyclic bases, and their addition salts with an acid.

29. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the oxidation base or bases make up from 0.0005 to 12% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition.

30. Composition according to claim 29, characterized in that the oxidation base or bases make up from 0.005 to 6% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition.

31. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that it also includes one or more additional couplers other than the compounds of formula (I) or (II) and/or one or more direct dyes.

32. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that the medium appropriate for dyeing (or vehicle) consists of water or of a mixture of water and at least one organic solvent selected from C1-C4 lower alkanols, glycerol, glycols and glycol ethers, aromatic alcohols, similar products, and mixtures thereof.

33. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that it has a pH of between 3 and 12.

34. Composition according to any one of the preceding claims, characterized in that it is in the form of liquids, creams, gels or any other form appropriate for dyeing keratinous fibres, and especially human hair.

35. Use of the compounds of formula (I) or (II) or their acid addition salts as defined in any one of claims 1 to 25 as couplers in compositions for the oxidation dyeing of keratinous fibres and, in particular, of human keratinous fibres, such as hair, in combination with at least one oxidation base.

36. Method of oxidation-dyeing keratinous fibres and, in particular, human keratinous fibres, such as hair, characterized in that at least one dyeing composition as defined in any one of claims 1 to 34 is applied to these fibres, the colour being developed at an acidic, neutral or alkaline pH with the aid of an oxidizing agent which is added just at the moment when the dyeing composition is employed or which is present in an oxidizing composition which is applied simultaneously or sequentially and separately.

37. Method according to claim 36, characterized in that the oxidizing agent is selected from hydrogen peroxide, urea peroxide, alkali metal bromates, and persalts, such as perborates and persulphates.

38. Multi-compartment device, or multi-compartment dyeing kit, a first compartment of which contains a dyeing composition as defined in any one of claims 1 to 34, and a second compartment of which contains an oxidizing composition.

Description:
[0001] The invention relates to a composition for the dyeing of keratinous fibres, especially human hair, which comprises at least one pyrrolo-azole compound as coupler and at least one oxidation base.

[0002] It is known to dye keratinous fibres, and especially human hair, with dyeing compositions comprising oxidation dye precursors, especially ortho- or para-phenylenediamines, ortho- or para-aminophenols and heterocyclic compounds, which are referred to generally as oxidation bases. The oxidation dye precursors, or oxidation bases, are colourless or slightly coloured compounds which, when combined with oxidizing products, are able to give rise to coloured compounds and dyes by a process of oxidative condensation.

[0003] It is also known that the shades obtained with these oxidation bases can be varied by combining them with couplers or coloration modifiers, the latter being selected in particular from aromatic meta-diamines, meta-aminophenols, meta-diphenols and certain heterocyclic compounds, such as indole compounds.

[0004] The variety of molecules employed as oxidation bases and couplers makes it possible to obtain a wide range of colours.

[0005] The “permanent” coloration obtained by means of these oxidation dyes is required, moreover, to meet a certain number of requirements. Hence it must have no toxicological drawbacks, must allow shades of the desired intensity to be obtained, and must have good resistance to external agents (light, inclement weather, washing, permanent-waving, perspiration and friction).

[0006] The dyes must also allow white hair to be covered and, finally, they must be as unselective as possible; in other words, they must allow the smallest possible differences in coloration to be produced over the entire length of a single keratinous fibre, which may in fact be sensitized (i.e. damaged) differently between its tip and its root.

[0007] The Applicant has now discovered that it is possible to obtain new, powerful dyes, of low selectivity and particularly high resistance, which are capable of giving rise to intense colorations in various shades, using pyrrolo-azole compounds as couplers in the presence of an oxidation base.

[0008] It is this discovery which forms the basis of the present invention.

[0009] The invention provides a composition for the dyeing of keratinous fibres and, in particular, of human keratinous fibres, such as hair, which is characterized in that it comprises, in a medium appropriate for dyeing:

[0010] as coupler, at least one pyrrolo-azole compound corresponding to one of the following formulae (I) and (II), or one of its addition salts with an acid: 2

[0011] in which:

[0012] R1 is: a hydrogen atom; a halogen atom such as bromine, chlorine or fluorine; an acetylamido group; an alkoxy radical (such as, for example: methoxy, ethoxy, propyloxy, benzyloxy, methoxyethoxy, phenoxyethoxy, 2-cyanoethoxy, phenethyloxy, p-chlorobenzyloxy or methoxyethylcarbamoylmethoxy); an aryloxy radical (such as, for example: phenoxy, 4-methoxyphenoxy, 4-nitrophenoxy, 4-cyanophenoxy, 4-methanesulphonamidophenoxy, 4-methanesulphonylphenoxy, 3-methylphenoxy or 1-naphthyloxy); an acyloxy radical (such as, for example: acetoxy, propanoyloxy, benzoyloxy, 2,4-dichlorobenzoyloxy, ethoxyalkyloxy, pyruvyloyloxy, cinnamoyloxy or myristoyloxy); an arylthio radical (such as, for example: phenylthio, 4-carboxyphenylthio, 2-ethoxy-5-tert-butylphenylthio, 2-carboxyphenylthio or 4-methanesulphonylphenylthio); an alkylthio radical (such as, for example: methylthio, ethylthio, propylthio, butylthio, 2-cyanoethylthio, benzylthio, phenethylthio, 2-(diethylamino)ethylthio, ethoxyethylthio or phenoxyethylthio); a heteroarylthio radical (such as, for example: 5-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrazolylthio, 2-benzothiazolylthio); a heteroaryloxy radical (such as, for example: 5-phenyl-2,3,4,5-tetrazolyloxy or 2-benzothiazolyloxy); a thiocyano radical; an N,N-diethylthiocarbonylthio radical; a dodecyloxythiocarbonylthio radical; a benzenesulphonamido radical; an N-ethyltoluenesulphonamido radical; a pentafluorobutanamido radical; a 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluorobenzamido radical; a p-cyanophenylureido radical; an N,N-diethylsulphamoylamino radical; a pyrazolyl radical; an imidazolyl radical; a triazolyl radical; a tetrazolyl radical; a benzimidazolyl radical; a 1-benzyl-5-ethoxy-3-hydantoinyl radical; a 1-benzyl-3-hydantoinyl radical; 5,5-dimethyl-2,4-dioxo-3-oxazolidinyl; a 2-oxy-1,2-dihydro-1-pyridinyl radical; an alkylamido; an arylamido; a radical NRIIIRIV where RIII and RIV are identical or different and are a C1-C4 alkyl; a hydroxyalkyl; a carboxyl; or an alkoxycarboxyl radical;

[0013] R2 and R3 are independently of one another a hydrogen atom; a halogen atom (such as bromine, chlorine or fluorine); a linear or branched C1-C5 alkyl radical which is optionally substituted by one or two halogen, hydroxyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, alkylamino, acyl or acylamino radicals; a C1-C4 alkoxy radical; a C1-C4 alkylthio radical; an arylthio radical; a benzylthio radical; an acyl radical (such as acetyl, 3-phenylpropanoyl, benzoyl or 4-dodecyloxybenzoyl); an acylamino radical; an acyloxy radical (such as acetoxy); a carbamoyl radical (such as carbamoyl, N-ethylcarbamoyl, N-phenylcarbamoyl, N,N-dibutylcarbamoyl or N-(2-dodecyloxyethyl)carbamoyl); a phenyl radical which is optionally substituted by one or two halogen, nitro, sulphonyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C3 trifluoroalkyl, amino or alkylamino groups; an alkoxycarbonyl radical (such as methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, isopropyloxycarbonyl, tert-butyloxycarbonyl, isobutyloxycarbonyl, butylcarbamoylethoxycarbonyl or perfluorohexylethoxycarbonyl); an aryloxycarbonyl radical (such as phenoxycarbonyl or 2,5-diamylphenoxycarbonyl); a cyano radical; a nitro radical; a dialkylphosphono radical (such as dimethylphosphono); a diarylphosphono radical (such as diphenylphosphono); a dialkoxyphospholyl radical (such as dimethoxyphospholyl); a dialkylphosphinyl radical (such as dimethylphosphinyl); a diarylphosphinyl radical (such as diphenylphosphinyl); an alkylsulphinyl radical (such as 3-phenoxypropylsulphinyl); an arylsulphinyl radical (such as 3-phenoxypropylsulphinyl); an arylsulphonyl radical (such as benzenesulphonyl or toluenesulphonyl); an alkylsulphonyl radical (methanesulphonyl, octanesulphonyl); a sulphonyloxy radical (such as methanesulphonyloxy or toluenesulphonyloxy); an acylthio radical (such as acetylthio or benzoylthio); a sulphamoyl radical (such as N-ethylsulphamoyl, N,N-diisopropylsulphamoyl or N,N-diethylsulphamoyl); a thiocyanate radical; or a thiocarbonyl radical (such as methylthiocarbonyl or phenylthiocarbonyl);

[0014] Za, Zb and Zc are independently of one another a nitrogen atom or a carbon atom carrying a radical R4, R5, R6 or R7;

[0015] R4, R6 and R7 are identical or different and are a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl radical which is optionally substituted by 1 or 2 radicals R selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, hydroxyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, alkylamino, acylamino, carbamoyl, sulphonamido, sulphamoyl, imido, alkylthio, arylthio, aryl, alkoxycarbonyl and acyl; an aryl radical (such as phenyl or naphthyl) which is optionally substituted by 1 or 2 radicals R as defined above; a 5- or 6-membered heterocycle having at least one nitrogen, oxygen or sulphur atom (such as pyridyl, quinolyl, pyrrolyl, morpholyl, furyl, tetrahydrofuryl, pyrazolyl, triazolyl, tetrazolyl, thiazolyl, oxazolyl, imidazolyl or thiadiazolyl) and being optionally substituted by 1 or 2 radicals R as defined above;

[0016] when R4, R6 and R7 are an alkyl radical, an aryl radical or a 5- or 6-membered heterocycle (defined above), the radical or heterocycle may be attached to the carbon atom of the ring system via an oxygen, nitrogen or sulphur atom (in this case, R4, R6 and R7 become XR4, XR6 or XR7 where X=O, NH, S);

[0017] R4, R6 and R7 may also be a halogen atom (such as bromine, chlorine or fluorine); an acyl radical; a sulphonyl radical; a sulphinyl radical; a phosphonyl radical; a carbamoyl radical,; a sulphamoyl radical; a cyano radical; a siloxy radical; an amino radical; an acylamino radical; an acyloxy radical; a carbamoyloxy radical; a sulphonamide radical; an imide radical; a ureido radical; a sulphamoylamino radical; an alkoxycarbonylamino radical; an aryloxycarbonylamino radical; an alkoxycarbonyl radical; an aryloxycarbonyl radical; or a carboxyl radical;

[0018] R5 is hydrogen; halogen; an acyl radical; an acyloxy radical; a carbamoyl radical; an alkoxycarbonyl radical; a cyano radical; a nitro radical; a dialkylphosphono radical; a diarylphosphono radical; a dialkoxyphospholyl radical; a dialkylphosphinyl radical; a diarylphosphinyl radical; an alkylsulphinyl radical; an arylsulphinyl radical; an alkylsulphonyl radical; an arylsulphonyl radical; a sulphonyloxy radical; an acylthio radical; a sulphamoyl radical; a thiocyanate radical; a thiocarbonyl radical; a haloaryloxy radical (such as pentafluorophenyloxy); a haloalkylamino (such as N,N-di(trifluoromethylamino)); a haloalkylthio (such as difluoromethylthio); an aryl which is unsubstituted or substituted by electron-withdrawing groups (for example Cl, NO2, F); or a heterocycle (such as 2-benzoxazolyl, 2-benzothiazolyl, pyrazolyl, 5-chloro-1-tetrazolyl or 1-pyrrolyl);

[0019] and at least one oxidation base.

[0020] Among the radicals R1 of formulae (I) and (II) preference is given to radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0021] a hydrogen atom; a C1-C4 alkoxy; phenoxy; phenoxy substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a carboxyl or a trifluoromethyl group; an acyloxy radical; benzyloxy; C1-C4 alkylthio; phenylthio; phenylthio substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a carboxyl or a trifluoromethyl group; a C1-C4 alkylamido; phenylamido; a radical NRIIIRIV where RIII and RIV are identical or different and are a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a carboxyl or a C1-C4 alkoxycarboxyl radical.

[0022] Among the radicals R1 of the formulae (I) and (II) defined above, particular preference is given to radicals selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; chlorine or bromine; methoxy or ethoxy; phenyloxy; 4-methylphenyloxy; acyloxy; benzyloxy; methylthio or ethylthio; phenylthio; 4-methylphenylthio; 2-tert-butylphenylthio; acetamido; phenylacetamido; dimethylamino; diethylamino; ethylmethylamino; and (β-hydroxyethyl)methylamino.

[0023] In addition, very particular preference is given to radicals R1 selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; chlorine; ethoxy; phenoxy; benzyloxy; acyloxy; acetamido; and dimethylamino.

[0024] Among the radicals R2 and R3 of the formulae (I) and (II), preference is given to radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0025] acyl; acyloxy; carbamoyl; alkoxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl; cyano; nitro; alkylsulphinyl; arylsulphinyl; alkylsulphonyl; arylsulphonyl; sulphamoyl; haloalkyl; C1-C4 alkyl; and hydrogen.

[0026] Among the radicals R2 and R3 of the formulae (I) and (II) defined above, particular preference is given to radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0027] acyl (such as acetyl, ethylcarbonyl or phenylcarbonyl); alkoxycarbonyl (such as methoxy- or ethoxycarbonyl); nitro; cyano; arylsulphonyl (such as phenylsulphonyl); carbamoyl (such as carbamoyl or N-ethylcarbamoyl); haloalkyl (such as trifluoromethyl); hydrogen; and C1-C4 alkyl (such as methyl or ethyl).

[0028] In addition, very particular preference is given to radicals R2 selected from the group consisting of: cyano; hydrogen; methyl; and phenyl, and to the radicals R3 selected from the group consisting of: alkoxycarbonyl, such as methoxycarbonyl or ethoxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl; hydrogen; methyl; and cyano.

[0029] Among the radicals R4, R6 and R7 of the formulae (I) and (II), preference is given to radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0030] a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl radical; aryl, such as phenyl; phenyl substituted by a halogen, a methoxy radical, a nitro group, a cyano group, a trifluoromethyl group or an amino group; cyano; nitro; acylamino; arylamino; alkylthio, such as methylthio or ethylthio; arylthio, such as phenylthio; carbamoyl, such as carbamoyl or N-ethylcarbamoyl; sulphonyl, such as methylsulphonyl; alkoxycarbonyl, such as methoxycarbonyl or ethyloxycarbonyl; aryloxycarbonyl, such as phenoxycarbonyl; acyl, such as acetyl or ethylcarbonyl; and hydrogen.

[0031] Additionally, very particular preference is given to the radicals R4, R6 and R7 of the formulae (I) and (II) selected from the group consisting of:

[0032] hydrogen; linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl (such as methyl, ethyl or isopropyl); aryl, such as phenyl; and phenyl substituted by a halogen, a methoxy radical, a nitro group, a cyano group, a trifluoromethyl group or an amino group.

[0033] Among the radicals R5 of the formulae (I) and (II) defined above, particular preference is given to radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0034] acyl (such as acetyl, benzoyl or ethylcarbonyl); alkoxycarbonyl (such as methoxy- or ethoxycarbonyl or isopropoxycarbonyl); aryloxycarbonyl such as phenoxycarbonyl; nitro; cyano; arylsulphonyl (such as phenylsulphonyl); haloalkyl (such as trifluoromethyl); and a hydrogen.

[0035] Additionally, very particular preference is given to the radicals R5 selected from the group consisting of: cyano; alkoxycarbonyl (such as methoxy- or ethoxycarbonyl); aryloxycarbonyl, such as phenoxycarbonyl; haloalkyl (such as trifluoromethyl); and a hydrogen.

[0036] Among the preferred compounds of the invention corresponding to the formula (I), mention may be made of those selected from the group consisting of:

[0037] (i) the pyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 3

[0038] (ii) the pyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 4

[0039] in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined above.

[0040] As examples of compounds of formula (Ia), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0041] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine;

[0042] R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and cyano; ethyloxycarbonyl and cyano; trifluoromethyl and cyano; phenylsulphonyl and cyano; trifluoromethyl and ethyloxycarbonyl; ethyloxycarbonyl and ethyloxycarbonyl; methyloxycarbonyl and methyloxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen; or hydrogen and methyl; and

[0043] R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

[0044] Among the compounds of formula (Ia) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0045] 3,4-dicyano-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0046] 3,4-dicyano-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0047] 3,4-dicyano-8-tert-butylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0048] 5-chloro-3,4-dicyano-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0049] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0050] As examples of compounds of formula (Ib) particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0051] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine;

[0052] R2 and R3 are simultaneously cyano or hydrogen; and

[0053] R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

[0054] Among the compounds of formula (Ib) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0055] 5,6-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0056] 7-chloro-5,6-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0057] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0058] Among the preferred compounds of the invention corresponding to formula (II), mention may be made of those selected from the group consisting of:

[0059] a) the pyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 5

[0060] b) the pyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 6

[0061] c) the pyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazoles of formula: 7

[0062] d) the pyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazoles of formula: 8

[0063] e) the pyrrolo[1,2-a]pyrroles of formula: 9

[0064] f) the pyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazoles of formula: 10

[0065] g) the pyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazoles of formula: 11

[0066] in which R4, R5, R6 and R7 are as defined above.

[0067] As examples of compounds of formula (IIa), mention may be made in particular of those for which:

[0068] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine;

[0069] R2 and R3 are, respectively: methoxycarbonyl and cyano; ethyloxycarbonyl and cyano; cyano and methoxycarbonyl or ethoxycarbonyl; cyano and trifluoromethyl; cyano and phenylsulphonyl; methyloxycarbonyl and methyloxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen; hydrogen and methyl; trifluoromethyl and cyano or trifluoromethyl and methyloxycarbonyl; carboxyl and cyano; cyano and cyano; ethyloxycarbonyl and ethyloxycarbonyl; phenyl and cyano; methyl and hydrogen; and

[0070] R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

[0071] Among the compounds of formula (IIa) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0072] 5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0073] 5-cyano-4-carboxy-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0074] 4,5-dicyano-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0075] 5-cyano-8-methyl-4-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0076] 4,8-dimethylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0077] 4,5-di(ethyloxycarbonyl)-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0078] 3-chloro-5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-methylpyrrolo-[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0079] 5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0080] 5-cyano-4-carboxy-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0081] 4,5-dicyano-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0082] 4,5-di(ethyloxycarbonyl)-8-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0083] 3-chloro-5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-phenylpyrrolo-[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0084] 4-cyano-5-carboxy-8-(2-nitro-5-hydroxyphenyl)pyrrolo-[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0085] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0086] As examples of compounds of formula (IIIb), mention may be made in particular of those for which:

[0087] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine;

[0088] R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and methoxycarbonyl; methoxycarbonyl and cyano; methoxycarbonyl and methoxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen or hydrogen and methyl; cyano and cyano; ethyloxycarbonyl and ethyloxycarbonyl; phenyl and cyano; tert-butyl and cyano; and

[0089] R4 is methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, phenyl or hydrogen.

[0090] Among the compounds of formula (IIb) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0091] 6,7-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0092] 5-chloro-6,7-dicyano-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0093] 6,7-di(ethyloxycarbonyl)-3-methylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0094] 7-cyano-3-methyl-6-phenylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0095] 7-cyano-3-methyl-6-tert-butylpyrrolo[2,1-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0096] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0097] As examples of compounds of formula (IIc), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0098] R1 is acetamido, chlorine or hydrogen;

[0099] R2 and R3 are, respectively: methoxycarbonyl and cyano; or cyano and cyano;

[0100] R4 is hydrogen; and

[0101] R5 is cyano.

[0102] Among the compounds of the formula (IIc) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0103] 6,8-dicyano-5-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]imidazole,

[0104] 4-chloro-6,8-dicyano-5-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]-imidazole,

[0105] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0106] As examples of compounds of formula (IId), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0107] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; and

[0108] R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and methoxycarbonyl; cyano and cyano; methoxycarbonyl and cyano; methoxycarbonyl and methoxycarbonyl; hydrogen and hydrogen or hydrogen and methyl.

[0109] Among the compounds of formula (IId) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0110] 6,7-dicyanopyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazole,

[0111] 6-cyano-7-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazole,

[0112] 5-chloro-6,7-dicyanopyrrolo[1,2-e]tetrazole,

[0113] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0114] As examples of compounds of formula (IIe), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0115] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine;

[0116] R2 and R3 are, respectively: cyano and methoxycarbonyl;

[0117] R5 is trifluoromethyl;

[0118] R6 is phenyl or methyl; and

[0119] R7 is methyl.

[0120] As examples of compounds of formula (IIf), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0121] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine; and

[0122] R2, R3, R6 and R7 are, respectively:

[0123] methoxycarbonyl/cyano/cyano/phenyl;

[0124] cyano/methoxycarbonyl/cyano/phenyl;

[0125] cyano/methoxycarbonyl/methoxycarbonyl/phenyl;

[0126] hydrogen/hydrogen/hydrogen/hydrogen; or

[0127] hydrogen/hydrogen/methyl/methyl.

[0128] Among the compounds of formula (IIf) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0129] 2,3,7-tricyano-6-methylpyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazole,

[0130] 2,3,7-tricyano-6-trifluoromethylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole,

[0131] 2,3,7-tricyano-6-tert-butylpyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazole,

[0132] 2,3,7-tricyano-6-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-a]imidazole,

[0133] 2,3,7-tricyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole,

[0134] 5-chloro-2,3,7-tricyano-6-tert-butylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole,

[0135] 5-chloro-2,3,7-tricyano-6-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-a]-imidazole,

[0136] 7-cyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazole,

[0137] 7-cyano-6-phenylpyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazole,

[0138] 7-amido-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazole,

[0139] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0140] As examples of compounds of formula (IIg), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0141] R1 is hydrogen or chlorine;

[0142] R2 is cyano;

[0143] R3 is methoxycarbonyl; or ethyloxycarbonyl; and

[0144] R5 is cyano.

[0145] Among the compounds of formula (IIg) above, very particular mention may be made of:

[0146] 5,6,8-tricyanopyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazole,

[0147] 5,8-dicyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazole,

[0148] 4-chloro-5,8-dicyano-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo[1,2-c]-1,2,3-triazole,

[0149] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0150] The acid addition salts of the compounds of the invention can be selected in particular from hydrochlorides, hydrobromides, tartrates, tosylates, benzenesulphonates, sulphates, lactates and acetates.

[0151] The compounds of the present invention, their synthesis intermediates and the processes for their preparation are described in the patents and patent applications U.S. Pat. No. 5,256,526, EP-A-557 851, EP-A-578 248, EP-A-518 238, EP-A-456 226, EP-A-488 909, EP-A-488 248 and in the following publications:

[0152] D. R. Liljegren, Ber. 1964, 3436;

[0153] E. J. Browne, J.C.S., 1962, 5149;

[0154] P. Magnus, J.A.C.S., 1990, 112, 2465;

[0155] P. Magnus, J.A.C.S., 1987, 109, 2711;

[0156] Angew. Chem. 1960, 72, 956;

[0157] and Rec. Trav. Chim. 1961, 80, 1075.

[0158] The compound or compounds of formula (I) or (II) make up preferably between 0.0005 and 12% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition and, more particularly, between 0.005 and 6% by weight.

[0159] The nature of the oxidation base or bases which can be employed in the dyeing composition according to the invention is not critical. This or these oxidation base or bases are preferably selected from para-phenylenediamines, bisphenylalkylenediamines, para-aminophenols, ortho-aminophenols, heterocyclic bases, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0160] Among the para-phenylenediamines which can be employed as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention, particular mention may be made of the compounds corresponding to the following formula (III) and their addition salts with an acid: 12

[0161] in which:

[0162] R8 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl, C2-c4 polyhydroxyalkyl or C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl radical,

[0163] R9 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl or C2-C4 polyhydroxyalkyl radical,

[0164] R10 is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, such as a chlorine atom, or a C1-C4 alkyl, sulpho, carboxyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl or C1-C4 hydroxyalkoxy radical, and

[0165] R11 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl radical.

[0166] In the formula (III) above, and when R10 is other than a hydrogen atom, R8 and R9 are preferably a hydrogen atom and R11 is preferably the same as R11, and, when R10 is a halogen atom, R8, R9 and R10 are preferably a hydrogen atom.

[0167] Among the para-phenylenediamines of the formula (III) above, more particular mention may be made of para-phenylenediamine, para-tolylenediamine, 2-isopropyl-para-phenylenediamine, 2-β-hydroxyethyl-para-phenylenediamine, 2-β-hydroxyethyloxy-para-phenylenediamine, 2,6-dimethyl-para-phenylenediamine, 2,6-diethyl-para-phenylenediamine, 2,3-dimethyl-para-phenylenediamine, N,N-bis(β-hydroxyethyl)-para-phenylenediamine, 4-amino-1-(β-methoxyethyl)aminobenzene and 2-chloro-para-phenylenediamine, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0168] Among the bisphenylalkylenediamines which can be employed as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention, particular mention may be made of the compounds corresponding to the following formula (IV) and their addition salts with an acid: 13

[0169] in which:

[0170] Q1 and Q2 are identical or different and are a hydroxyl radical or a radical NHR15 in which R15 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl radical,

[0171] R12 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl or C2-C4 polyhydroxyalkyl radical or a C1-C4 aminoalkyl radical whose amino moiety may be substituted,

[0172] R13 and R14 are identical or different and are a hydrogen or halogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl radical,

[0173] W is a radical taken from the group consisting of the following radicals:

—(CH2)n; —(CH2)m—O—(CH2)m; —(CH2)m—CHOH—(CH2)m

[0174] and 14

[0175] in which n is an integer from 0 to 8 inclusive and m is an integer from 0 to 4 inclusive.

[0176] Among the bisphenylalkylenediamines of formula (IV) above, more particular mention may be made of N,N′-bis(β-hydroxyethyl)-N,N′-bis(4′-aminophenyl)-1,3-diamino-2-propanol, N,N′-bis(β-hydroxyethyl)-N,N′-bis(4′-aminophenyl)ethylenediamine, N,N′-bis(4-aminophenyl)tetramethylenediamine, N,N′-bis(β-hydroxyethyl)-N,N′-bis(4-aminophenyl)tetramethylenediamine, N,N′-bis(4-methylaminophenyl)tetramethylenediamine and N,N′-bis(ethyl)-N,N′-bis(4′-amino-3′-methylphenyl)ethylenediamine, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0177] Among these bisphenylalkylenediamines of formula (IV), N,N′-bis(β-hydroxyethyl)-N,N′-bis-(4′-aminophenyl)-1,3-diaminopropanol, or one of its addition salts with an acid, are particularly preferred.

[0178] Among the para-aminophenols which can be employed as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention, particular mention may be made of the compounds corresponding to the following formula (V) and their addition salts with an acid: 15

[0179] in which:

[0180] R16 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy-C -C4-alkyl or C1-C4 aminoalkyl radical, and

[0181] R17 is a hydrogen or fluorine atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-c4 monohydroxyalkyl, C2-c4 polyhydroxyalkyl, C1-C4 aminoalkyl, C1-c4 cyanoalkyl or C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl radical,

[0182] it being understood that at least one of the radicals R16 and R17 is a hydrogen atom.

[0183] Among the para-aminophenols of formula (V) above, more particular mention may be made of para-aminophenol, 4-amino-3-methylphenol, 4-amino-3-fluorophenol, 4-amino-3-hydroxymethylphenol, 4-amino-2-methylphenol, 4-amino-2-hydroxymethylphenol, 4-amino-2-methoxymethylphenol, 4-amino-2-aminomethylphenol and 4-amino-2-(β-hydroxyethylaminomethyl)phenol, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0184] Among the ortho-aminophenols which can be employed as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention, particular mention may be made of 2-aminophenol, 2-amino-1-hydroxy-5-methylbenzene, 2-amino-1-hydroxy-6-methylbenzene, and 5-acetamido-2-aminophenol, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0185] Among the heterocyclic bases which can be employed as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention, particular mention may be made of pyridine derivatives, pyrimidine derivatives, and pyrazole derivatives, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0186] Among pyridine derivatives more particular mention may be made of the compounds described, for example, in the patents GB 1 026 978 and GB 1 153 196, such as 2,5-diaminopyridine, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0187] Among pyrimidine derivatives more particular mention may be made of the compounds described, for example, in the German patent DE 2 359 399 or Japanese patents JP 88-571 and JP 91-333 495, such as 2,4,5,6-tetraaminopyrimidine and 4-hydroxy-2,5,6-triaminopyrimidine, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0188] Among pyrazole derivatives more particular mention may be made of the compounds described in the patents DE 3 843 892 and DE 4 133 957 and patent applications WO 94/08969 and WO 94/08970, such as 4,5-diamino-1-methylpyrazole, 3,4-diaminopyrazole and 1-(4′-chlorobenzyl)-4,5-diaminopyrazole, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0189] According to the invention, the oxidation base or bases make up preferably from 0.0005 to 12% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition, and more preferably still from 0.005 to 6% by weight, approximately, of this weight.

[0190] The dyeing composition according to the invention may also include one or more additional couplers other than the compounds of formula (I) and/or one or more direct dyes, so as to vary or enrich in glints the shades obtained with the oxidation bases.

[0191] The additional couplers which can be employed in the composition according to the invention may be selected from the couplers employed conventionally in oxidation dyeing, among which particular mention may be made of meta-phenylenediamines, meta-aminophenols, meta-diphenols and heterocyclic couplers such as, for example, indole derivatives and indoline derivatives, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0192] These couplers may be selected in particular from 2-methyl-5-aminophenol, 5-N-(β-hydroxyethyl)amino-2-methylphenol, 3-aminophenol, 1,3-dihydroxybenzene, 1,3-dihydroxy-2-methylbenzene, 4-chloro-1,3-dihydroxybenzene, 2,4-diamino-1-(β-hydroxyethyloxy)benzene, 2-amino-4-(β-hydroxyethylamino)-1-methoxybenzene, 1,3-diaminobenzene, 1,3-bis(2,4-diaminophenoxy)propane, sesamol, α-naphthol, 6-hydroxyindole, 4-hydroxyindole, 4-hydroxy-N-methylindole and 6-hydroxyindoline, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0193] When present, these additional couplers make up preferably from 0.0005 to 5% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition, and more preferably still from 0.005 to 3% by weight, approximately, of this weight.

[0194] The acid addition salts of the oxidation base or bases and/or of the additional couplers which can be employed in the dyeing composition of the invention are selected in particular from hydrochlorides, hydrobromides, sulphates and tartrates, lactates and acetates.

[0195] The medium appropriate for dyeing (or vehicle) consists generally of water or of a mixture of water and at least one organic solvent for solubilizing the compounds which would not be sufficiently soluble in water. As organic solvent mention may be made, for example, of C1-C4 lower alkanols, such as ethanol and isopropanol; glycerol; glycols and glycol ethers, such as 2-butoxyethanol, propylene glycol, propylene glycol monomethyl ether, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether and monomethyl ether, and aromatic alcohols, such as benzyl alcohol or phenoxyethanol, similar products, and mixtures thereof.

[0196] The solvents can be present in proportions of preferably between 1 and 40% by weight, approximately, relative to the total weight of the dyeing composition, and more preferably still between 5 and 30% by weight, approximately.

[0197] The pH of the dyeing composition according to the invention is generally between 3 and 12. It can be adjusted to the desired value using acidifying or basifying agents commonly employed in dyeing keratinous fibres.

[0198] Among the acidifying agents mention may be made, by way of example, of mineral or organic acids, such as hydrochloric acid, orthophosphoric acid, carboxylic acids, such as tartaric acid, citric acid and lactic acid, and sulphonic acids.

[0199] Among the basifying agents mention may be made, by way of example, of aqueous ammonia, alkali metal carbonates, alkanolamines such as mono-, di- and triethanolamines, and derivatives thereof, sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, and the compounds of the following formula (VI): 16

[0200] in which R is a propylene radical which is optionally substituted by a hydroxyl group or a C1-C4 alkyl radical; R18, R19, R20 and R21 are identical or different and are a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl radical.

[0201] The dyeing composition according to the invention may also include various adjuvants conventionally employed in hair dye compositions, such as anionic, cationic, nonionic, amphoteric and zwitterionic surfactants or mixtures thereof, anionic, cationic, nonionic, amphoteric and zwitterionic polymers or mixtures thereof, organic or inorganic thickeners, antioxidants, penetration agents, sequestering agents, fragrances, buffers, dispersants, conditioners, such as silicones, for example, film formers, preservatives and opacifiers.

[0202] The person skilled in the art will of course take care to select the abovementioned optional complementary compound(s) such that the advantageous properties intrinsic to the dyeing composition according to the invention are not, or not substantially, impaired by the intended addition(s).

[0203] The dyeing composition according to the invention may be in various forms, such as in the form of liquids, creams or gels or any other form which is appropriate for dyeing keratinous fibres, and especially human hair.

[0204] The invention also provides for the use of the compounds of formula (I) or (II) above, as coupler, in combination with at least one oxidation base for the oxidation dyeing of keratinous fibres and, in particular, of human keratinous fibres such as hair.

[0205] The invention additionally provides a method of oxidation-dyeing keratinous fibres, and especially human keratinous fibres such as hair, employing the dyeing composition as defined above.

[0206] In accordance with this method, at least one dyeing composition as defined above is applied to the fibres, the colour being developed at an acidic, neutral or alkaline pH with the aid of an oxidizing agent which is added just at the moment when the dyeing composition is employed or which is present in an oxidizing composition which is applied simultaneously or sequentially and separately.

[0207] According to a particularly preferred embodiment of the dyeing method according to the invention, the above-described dyeing composition is mixed at the time of use with an oxidizing composition which comprises, in a medium appropriate for dyeing, at least one oxidizing agent present in a quantity which is sufficient to develop a coloration. The resulting mixture is subsequently applied to the keratinous fibres and is left to act for from 3 to 50 minutes approximately, preferably from 5 to 30 minutes approximately, after which the fibres are rinsed, shampooed, rinsed again and dried.

[0208] The oxidizing agent present in the oxidizing composition as defined above may be selected from the oxidizing agents conventionally employed for the oxidation dyeing of keratinous fibres, among which mention may be made of hydrogen peroxide, urea peroxide, alkali metal bromates, and persalts, such as perborates and persulphates. Hydrogen peroxide is particularly preferred.

[0209] The pH of the oxidizing composition comprising the oxidizing agent as defined above is such that, after it has been mixed with the dyeing composition, the pH of the resulting composition applied to the keratinous fibres varies preferably between 3 and 12 approximately and, more preferably still, between 5 and 11. It is adjusted to the desired value using acidifying or basifying agents which are commonly employed in dyeing keratinous fibres and are as defined above.

[0210] The oxidizing composition as defined above may also include various adjuvants which are conventionally employed in hair dye compositions and are as defined above.

[0211] The composition which is ultimately applied to the keratinous fibres may be in various forms, such as in the form of liquids, creams, gels or any other form appropriate for dyeing keratinous fibres and, in particular, human hair.

[0212] The invention also provides a multi-compartment dyeing device or kit, or any other multi-compartment packaging system, a first compartment of which contains the dyeing composition as defined above and a second compartment of which contains the oxidizing composition as defined above. These devices can be equipped with a means permitting the desired mixture to be delivered to the hair, such as the devices described in the patent FR-2 586 913 in the name of the Applicant.

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLES 1 AND 2

[0213] DYEING IN AN ALKALINE MEDIUM

[0214] The following dyeing compositions according to the invention were prepared (contents in grams): 1

Example12
5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-methyl-0.6540.654
pyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole
(coupler)
4-amino-1-(β-methoxyethyl)amino-0.498
benzene (oxidation base)
4,5-diamino-1,3-dimethylpyrazole0.384
(oxidation base)
Common dye vehicleNo. 1No. 1
Demineralized water q.s.100 g100 g

[0215] NB: 5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole was prepared by the process described in patent application EP-A-518 238. 2

Common dye vehicle No. 1
Ethanol  20 g
Aqueous ammonia containing 20% NH3  10 g
Sodium metabisulphite0.228 g
Sequestering agentq.s.

[0216] Each of the dyeing compositions of Examples 1 and 2 above was mixed at the time of use with an equal weight of a 20-volumes hydrogen peroxide solution (6% by weight).

[0217] Each of the resulting mixtures was applied for 30 minutes to locks of natural grey hair containing 90% white hairs, permed or otherwise, in an amount of 10 g per g of hair. After rinsing, washing with a standard shampoo and drying, the locks were dyed in the shades indicated in Table 1 below: 3

TABLE 1
Shade obtained onShade obtained on
natural grey hairpermed grey hair
pH of thecontaining 90%containing 90%
Examplemixturewhite hairswhite hairs
19.9Bottle greenBottle green
29.9Coppery yellowCoppery orange

EXAMPLES 3 to 6

[0218] DYEING IN A NEUTRAL MEDIUM

[0219] The following dyeing compositions according to the invention were prepared (contents in grams): 4

Example3456
5-cyano-4-ethoxycarbonyl-8-methyl-0.6540.654
pyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole
(coupler)
5-cyano-4-phenyl-8-methylpyrrolo-0.666
[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole (coupler)
7-amido-6-ethoxycarbonylpyrrolo-0.813
[1,2-a]benzimidazole (coupler)
4-amino-1-(β-methoxyethyl)amino-0.4980.4980.4980.498
benzene (oxidation base)
Conmion dye vehicleNo. 2No. 2No. 2No. 2
Demineralized water q.s.100 g100 g100 g100 g

[0220] NB: 5-cyano-4-phenyl-8-methylpyrrolo[1,2-b]-1,2,4-triazole was prepared by the process described in the patent U.S. Pat. No. 5,256,526 and 7-amido-6-ethoxycarbonyl-pyrrolo[1,2-a]benzimidazole was prepared by the process described in the patent application EP-A-518 238. 5

Common dye vehicle No. 2
Ethanol 20.0 g
K2HPO4/KH2PO4 (1.5 M/1 M) buffer 10.0 g
Sodium metabisulphite0.228 g
Sequestering agentq.s.

[0221] Each of the dyeing compositions of Examples 3 and 6 above was mixed at the time of use with an equal weight of a 20-volumes hydrogen peroxide solution (6% by weight).

[0222] Each of the dyeing compositions of Examples 4 and 5 above was mixed at the time of use with an equal quantity by weight of a 6×10−3 mol-% aqueous ammonium persulphate solution.

[0223] Each of the resulting mixtures was applied for 30 minutes to locks of natural grey hair containing 90% white hairs, permed or otherwise, in an amount of 10 g per g of hair. After rinsing, washing with a standard shampoo and drying, the locks were dyed in the shades indicated in Table 2 below: 6

TABLE 2
Shade obtained onShade obtained on
natural grey hairpermed grey hair
pH of thecontaining 90%containing 90%
Examplemixturewhite hairswhite hairs
36.8Green-bluish greyGreen-bluish grey
46.8Blue-mauvish greyBlue-mauvish grey
56.8Mauvish blueMauvish blue
66.8Blue-greenish greyBlue-greenish grey