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


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

as coupler at least one compound of formula: 1embedded image

in which:

R1 is especially hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, a heterocycle, a halogen, etc.;

R2 is especially hydrogen, halogen, aryloxy, alkoxy, acyloxy, arylthio, alkylthio, heteroarylthio, heteroaryloxy, etc.;

Za, Zb and Zc are independently a nitrogen atom or a carbon which carries a radical R3 or R4 whose meanings are identical to those of R1; at least one of Za, Zb and Zc is a nitrogen atom; and R3 and R4 may together form an unsubstituted or substituted aromatic ring; and

at least one oxidation base.




Inventors:
Vidal, Laurent (Paris, FR)
Malle, Gerard (Rungis, FR)
Application Number:
09/755059
Publication Date:
01/24/2002
Filing Date:
01/08/2001
Assignee:
L' OREAL S.A.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
8/409, 8/406
International Classes:
A61K8/00; A45D19/00; 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 dyeing keratinous fibres, and especially human keratinous fibres such as hair, characterized in that it comprises, in a medium appropriate for dyeing: as coupler, at least one pyrazolo-azole compound of the following formula (I) or one of its addition salts with an acid: 17embedded image in which R1 is: a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl radical which is optionally substituted by one or two 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 one or two 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 one or two radicals R as defined above; when R1 is an alkyl radical, an aryl radical or a 5- or 6-membered heterocycle (as defined above) it can be attached to the carbon atom of the ring system by way of an oxygen, nitrogen or sulphur atom (in this case R1 becomes XR1 where X=O, NH, S); R1 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 wide radical; a ureido radical; a sulphamoylamino radical; an alkoxycarbonylamino radical; an aryloxycarbonylamino radical; an alkoxycarbonyl radical; an aryloxycarbonyl radical; or a carboxyl radical; R2 is: a hydrogen atom; a halogen atom; an acetylamido radical; an alkoxy radical; an aryloxy radical; an acyloxy radical; an arylthio radical; an alkythio 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; 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; Za, Zb, and Zc independently of one another are a nitrogen atom, a carbon atom carrying a radical R3 or R4 as defined for the radical R1; with the proviso that at least one of the radicals Za, Zb and Zc is other than a carbon atom; R3 and R4 may also together form a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic ring; and at least one oxidation base.

2. Composition according to claim 1, characterized in that the radicals R1 of the formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl; a phenyl; a phenyl substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 alkoxy, a nitro group, an amino group, a trifluoromethyl group or C1-C4 alkylamino group; a benzyl radical; a benzyl radical substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 alkoxy, a nitro group, an amino group or a trifluoromethyl group; a C1-C4 alkylamino; a heterocycle selected from thiophene, furan and pyridine; a trifluoromethyl radical; a radical (CH2)p-X-(CH2)q-OR′ where p and q are identical or different integers from 1 to 3, R′ is H or methyl and X is an oxygen atom or a group NR″ where R″ is hydrogen or methyl; a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a C1-C4 aminoalkyl; a C1-C4 alkylamino; a C1-C4 dialkylamino; an arylamino; an alkoxy radical selected from methoxy, ethoxy and phenoxy; a halogen selected from fluorine, chlorine and bromine; a carboxyl group; a C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl; a phenyloxycarbonyl; methylthio; ethylthio; phenylthio; methanesulphonyl; and cyano.

3. Composition according to claim 1 or 2, characterized in that the radicals R1 of the formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; an alkyl selected from methyl, ethyl, isopropyl and tert-butyl; a halogen selected from fluorine and chlorine; phenyl; tolyl; 4-chlorophenyl; 4-methoxyphenyl; 3-methoxyphenyl; 2-methoxyphenyl; benzyl; a heterocycle selected from pyridyl, furyl and thienyl; trifluoromethyl; hydroxymethyl; aminomethyl; methoxy or ethoxy; methylamino or ethylamino or dimethylamino; carboxyl; methoxycarbonyl or ethoxycarbonyl; and cyano.

4. Composition according to claim 3, characterized in that the radicals R1 of the formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; methyl; ethyl; phenyl; tolyl; 4-chlorophenyl; 4-methoxyphenyl; benzyl; trifluoromethyl; chloro; a methoxy or ethoxy radical; a carboxyl radical; a methylamino or dimethylamino radical; and cyano.

5. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the radicals R2 of the formula (I) 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 or a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a carboxyl; and a C1-C4 alkoxycarboxyl radical.

6. Composition according to claim 5, characterized in that the radicals R2 of the formula (I) 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.

7. Composition according to claim 6, characterized in that the radicals R2 of the formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; chlorine; ethoxy; phenoxy; benzyloxy; acyloxy; acetamido; and dimethylamino.

8. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 7, characterized in that the radicals R3 and R4 of the formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl; a trifluoromethyl; a phenyl; a phenyl substituted by one or two groups selected from a halogen, a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 alkoxy, a hydroxyl, a carboxyl, a nitro group, a C1-C4 alkylthio, a methylenedioxy group, an amino group, a trifluoromethyl group or a C1-C4 alkylamino; a benzyl radical; a benzyl radical substituted by a halogen atom, a methyl or isopropyl, or methoxy; a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a C1-C4 aminoalkyl; a C1-C4 alkylaminoalkyl; an alkoxy radical selected from methoxy, ethoxy and phenoxy; methylthio; ethylthio; phenylthio; methanesulphonyl; and a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic ring formed by R3 and R4.

9. Composition according to claim 8, characterized in that the radicals R3 and R4 of the formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; an alkyl selected from methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, n-propyl and tert-butyl; phenyl; tolyl; 2-, 3- or 4-chlorophenyl; 3- or 4-hydroxyphenyl; 3- or 4-aminophenyl; 3- or 4-methoxyphenyl; 4-trifluoromethylphenyl; benzyl; trifluoromethyl; hydroxymethyl; hydroxyethyl; hydroxyisopropyl; aminomethyl or aminoethyl; methoxy or ethoxy; methylthio or ethylthio; and a phenyl ring formed by R3 and R4, such as phenyl.

10. Composition according to claim 9, characterized in that the radicals R3 and R4 so the formula (I) are selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; methyl; ethyl; isopropyl; phenyl; 4-chlorophenyl; 4-methoxyphenyl; 4-aminophenyl; methoxy or ethoxy; methylthio or ethylthio; and a phenyl ring formed by R3 and R4.

11. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 10, characterized in that the compounds of formula (I) are selected from the group consisting or: i) the pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 18embedded image ii) the pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 19embedded image iii) the pyrazolotetrazoles of formula: 20embedded image iv) the pyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazoles of formula: 21embedded image v) the pyrazolo[5,1-e]pyrazoles of formula: 22embedded image vi) the pyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazoles of formula: 23embedded image in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined in any one of claims 1 to 10; and their addition salts with an acid.

12. Composition according to claim 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (Ia) or (Ib) are selected from those for which: R1 is hydrogen, methyl, ethylthio, amino, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano; R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and R3 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, β-aminoethyl, β-hydroxyethyl, phenyl, methylthio or ethoxy.

13. Composition according to claim 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (Ic) are selected from those for which: R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano; and R2 is hydrogen or chlorine.

14. Composition according to claim 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (Id) are selected from those for which: R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, amino, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano; R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and R3 and R4 are respectively hydrogen and hydrogen, hydrogen and methyl, methyl and hydrogen, hydrogen and amino, or hydrogen and phenyl; or together form a phenyl ring.

15. Composition according to claim 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (Ie) are selected from those for which: R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano; R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and R3 and R4 are respectively hydrogen and methyl, methyl and hydrogen, methyl and methyl or hydrogen and phenyl.

16. Composition according to claim 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (If) are selected from those for which: R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano; R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and R3 is hydrogen or methyl.

17. Composition according to claim 11, characterized in that the compounds of formula (I) are selected from: 2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-2-ethylpyrazolo [1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-amino-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-amino-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-amino-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-amino-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethoxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethoxy-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethoxy-2-isopropyloyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethoxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2, 4-triazole, 6-phenyl-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 2-(2′-aminoethyl) pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-2- (2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 7-chloro-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 7-bromo-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-methylsulphinyl-6-phenylpyrazolo[3,2c]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c-]1,2,4-triazole, 3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 3,6-dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6 -methyl-3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-methyl-3-methylthiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-phenyl-3-methylthiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-ethylthio-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-trifluoromethyl-3-methylthiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-trifluoromethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 6-carboxy-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 7-chloro-3,6-dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, 7-methoxycarbonyl-3,6-dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole, pyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole, 6-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole, 6-phenylpyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole, 6-carboxypyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole, 7-chloro-6-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole, pyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, pyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole, 6-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-methyl-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-methylpyrazolo[1, 5-a]benzimidazole, 6-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-phenyl-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 2,6-diphenylpyrazolo[1,5a]imidazole, 6-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole, 6-carboxypyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-carboxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-carboxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-carboxypyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole, 6-ethoxypyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-ethoxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-ethoxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-trifluoromethylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole, 6-aminopyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-amino-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-amino-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-aminopyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole, 6-ethylthiopyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-ethylthio-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 6-ethylthio-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 7-chloro-6-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole, 7-chloro-6-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole, 8-amino-4-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]pyrazole, 8-amino-5-chloro-4-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]pyrazole, 5-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazole, 5-methyl-6-chloropyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazole, 5-phenylpyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazole, and their addition salts with an acid.

18. Composition according to any one of claims 1 to 11, characterized in that it comprises at least one compound of formula: 24embedded image

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

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

21. Composition according to claim 20, characterized in that the compound or compounds of formula (I) represent from 0.005 to 6% by weight of the is total weight of the dyeing composition.

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

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

24. Composition according to claim 23, characterized in that the oxidation base or bases represent from 0.005 to 6% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition.

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

26. 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 lower C1-C4 alcohols, glycerol, glycols and glycol ethers, aromatic alcohols, similar products, and mixtures thereof.

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

28. 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 which is appropriate for producing a dye for keratinous fibres and especially human hair.

29. Use of the compounds of formula (I) or of their addition salts with an acid, as defined in any one of claims 1 to 19, as couplers in compositions for the oxidation dyeing of keratinous fibres, and especially human keratinous fibres such as hair, in combination with at least one oxidation base.

30. Method of oxidation-dyeing keratinous fibres, and especially human keratinous fibres such as hair, characterized in that at least one dyeing composition as defined in any one of claims 1 to 28 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 right at the time when the dyeing composition is employed or which is present in an oxidizing composition which is applied simultaneously or sequentially and separately.

31. Method according to claim 30, characterized in that the oxidizing agent is selected from hydrogen peroxide, urea peroxide, alkali metal bromates, and persalts, such as perborates and persulphates.

32. Multi-compartment device, or multi-compartment dyeing kit, a first compartment of which contains a dyeing composition as defined in any one or claims 1 to 28 and a second compartment of which contains an oxidizing composition.

Description:
[0001] The invention relates to a composition for the oxidation dyeing of keratinous fibres, especially human hair, which comprises at least one pyrazolo-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 or 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 ti 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 pyrazolo-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 dyeing keratinous fibres, and especially 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 pyrazolo-azole compound of formula (I) or one of its addition salts with an acid: 2embedded image

[0011] in which:

[0012] R1 is: a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl radical which is optionally substituted by one or two 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 one or two 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, triazolyl, oxazolyl, imidazolyl or thiadiazolyl) and being optionally substituted by one or two radicals R as defined above;

[0013] when R1 is an alkyl radical, an aryl radical or a 5- or 6-membered heterocycle (as defined above) it can be attached to the carbon atom of the ring system by way of an oxygen, nitrogen or sulphur atom (in this case R1 becomes XR1 where X=O, NH, S);

[0014] R1 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;

[0015] R2 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-dichorobenzoyloxy, ethoxyalkyloxy, pyruviloyloxy, cinnamoyloxy or myristoyloxy); an arylthio radical (such as, for example: phenylthio, 4-carboxyphenylthio, 2-ethoxy-5-tert-butylphenylthio, 2-carboxyphenylthio or 4-methanesulphonylphenylthio)i 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 or 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.

[0016] Za, Zb and Zc independently of one another are a nitrogen atom, a carbon atom carrying a radical R3 or R4 as defined for the radical R1; with the proviso that at leas: one of the radicals Za, Zb and Zc is other than a carbon atom; R3 and R4 may also together form a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic ring such as phenyl;

[0017] and at least one oxidation base.

[0018] 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.

[0019] Among the radicals R1 of the above-defined formula (I), preference is given to the radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0020] a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl; a phenyl; a phenyl substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 alkoxy, a nitro group, an amino group, a trifluoromethyl group or C1-C4 alkylamino group; a benzyl radical; a benzyl radical substituted by a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 alkoxy, a nitro group, an amino group or a trifluoromethyl group; a C1-C4 alkylamino; a heterocycle selected from thiophene, furan and pyridine; a trifluoromethyl radical; a radical (CH2)p-X-(CH2)q-OR′ where p and q are identical or different integers from 1 to 3, R′ is H or methyl and X is an oxygen atom or a group NR″ where R″ is hydrogen or methyl; a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a C1-C4 aminoalkyl; a C1-C4 alkylamino; a C1-C4 dialkylamino; an arylamino; an alkoxy radical selected from methoxy, ethoxy and phenoxy; a halogen selected from fluorine, chlorine and bromine; a carboxyl group; a C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl; a phenyloxycarbonyl; methylthio; ethylthio; phenylthio; methanesulphonyl; and cyano.

[0021] Among the radicals R1 of the above-defined formula (I), particular preference is given to the radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0022] hydrogen; an alkyl selected from methyl, ethyl, isopropyl and tert-butyl; a halogen selected from fluorine and chlorine; phenyl; tolyl; 4-chlorophenyl; 4-methoxyphenyl; 3-methoxyphenyl; 2-methoxyphenyl; benzyl; a heterocycle selected from pyridyl, furyl and thienyl; trifluoromethyl; hydroxymethyl; aminomethyl; methoxy or ethoxy; methylamino or ethylamino or dimethylamino; carboxyl; methoxycarbonyl or ethoxycarbonyl; and cyano.

[0023] More particular preference is given to the radicals R1 selected from the group consisting of:

[0024] hydrogen; methyl; ethyl; phenyl; tolyl; 4-chlorophenyl; 4-methoxyphenyl; benzyl; trifluoromethyl; chloro; a methoxy or ethoxy radical; a carboxyl radical; methylamino or dimethylamino; and cyano.

[0025] Among the radicals R1 of the above-defined formula (I), preference is given to the radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0026] 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 or a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a carboxyl; and a C1-C4 alkoxycarboxyl radical.

[0027] Among the radicals R2 of the above-defined formula (I), particular preference is given to the radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0028] 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.

[0029] More particular preference is given to the radicals R2 selected from the group consisting of:

[0030] hydrogen; chlorine; ethoxy; phenoxy; benzyloxy; acyloxy; acetamido; and dimethylamino.

[0031] Among the radicals R3 and R4 the above-defined formula (I) preference is given to the radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0032] a hydrogen atom; a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl; a trifluoromethyl radical; a phenyl; a phenyl substituted by one or two groups selected from a halogen, a C1-C4 alkyl, a C1-C4 alkoxy, a hydroxyl, a carboxyl, a nitro group, a C1-C4 alkylthio, a methylenedioxy group, an amino group, a trifluoromethyl group or a C1-C4 alkylamino; a benzyl radical; a benzyl radical substituted by a halogen atom, a methyl or isopropyl, or methoxy; a C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl; a C1-C4 aminoalkyl; a C1-C4 alkylaminoalkyl; an alkoxy radical selected from methoxy, ethoxy and phenoxy; methylthio; ethylthio; phenylthio; methanesulphonyl; and a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic ring formed by R3 and R4, such as phenyl, phenyl substituted by a sulphonyl radical, a halogen, a C1-C4 alkoxy, a C1-C4 alkyl, nitro, cyano, amino, alkylamino or trifluoromethyl.

[0033] Among the radicals R3 and R4 of the above-defined formula (I) particular preference is given to the radicals selected from the group consisting of:

[0034] hydrogen; an alkyl selected from methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, n-propyl and tert-butyl; phenyl; tolyl; 2-, 3- or 4-chlorophenyl; 3- or 4-hydroxyphenyl; 3- or 4-aminophenyl; 3- or 4-methoxyphenyl; 4-trifluoromethylphenyl; benzyl; trifluoromethyl; hydroxymethyl; hydroxyethyl; hydroxyisopropyl; aminomethyl or aminoethyl; methoxy or ethoxy; methylthio or ethylthio; a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic ring formed by R3 and R4, such as phenyl, tolyl, sulphonylphenyl or chlorophenyl.

[0035] More particular preference is given to the radicals R3 and R4 selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen; methyl; ethyl; isopropyl; phenyl; 4-chlorophenyl; 4-methoxyphenyl; 4-aminophenyl; methoxy or ethoxy; methylthio or ethylthio; and a phenyl ring formed by R3 and R4.

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

[0037] i) the pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 3embedded image

[0038] ii) the pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazoles of formula: 4embedded image

[0039] iii) the pyrazolotetrazoles of formula: 5embedded image

[0040] iv) the pyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazoles of formula: 6embedded image

[0041] v) the pyrazolo[5,1-e]pyrazoles of formula: 7embedded image

[0042] vi) the pyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazoles or formula: 8embedded image

[0043] in which R1, R2, R3 and R4 are as defined above for the formula (I).

[0044] As examples of compounds of formula (Ia) or (Ib), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0045] R1 is hydrogen, methyl, ethylthio, amino, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano;

[0046] R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and

[0047] R3 is hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, β-aminoethyl, β-hydroxyethyl, phenyl, methylthio or ethoxy.

[0048] Among the compounds of formula (Ia) above very particular mention may be made of:

[0049] 2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0050] 2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0051] 2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0052] 2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0053] 2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0054] 6-methyl-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0055] 6-methyl-2-isopropyloyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0056] 6-methyl-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0057] 6-carboxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0058] 6-carboxy-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0059] 6-carboxy-2-isopropyloyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0060] 6-carboxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0061] 6-phenyl-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0062] 6-phenyl-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0063] 6-phenyl-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0064] 6-phenyl-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0065] 6-amino-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0066] 6-amino-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0067] 6-amino-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0068] 6-amino-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0069] 6-ethylthio-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0070] 6-ethylthio-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0071] 6-ethylthio-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0072] 6-ethylthio-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0073] 6-ethoxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0074] 6-ethoxy-2-ethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0075] 6-ethoxy-2-isopropylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0076] 6-ethoxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0077] 6-methyl-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0078] 6-carboxy-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5b ]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0079] 6-phenyl-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0080] 6-ethylthio-2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0081] 2-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0082] 2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0083] 6-methyl-2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0084] 6-ethylthio-2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0085] 6-carboxy-2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0086] 6-phenyl-2-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0087] 7-chloro-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0088] 7-bromo-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0089] and their addition salts with an acid.

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

[0091] 3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0092] 3-methylsulphinyl-6-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0093] 3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0094] 3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0095] 3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0096] 3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0097] 3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0098] 6-methyl-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0099] 3,6-dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0100] 6-methyl-3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0101] 6-methyl-3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0102] 6-methyl-3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0103] 6-methyl-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0104] 6-methyl-3-methylthiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0105] 6-phenyl-3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0106] 6-phenyl-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0107] 6-phenyl-3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0108] 6-phenyl-3-phenyl3pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0109] 6-phenyl-3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0110] 6-phenyl-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0111] 6-phenyl-3-methylthiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0112] 6-ethylthio-3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0113] 6-ethylthio-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0114] 6-ethylthio-3-isononylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4 -triazole,

[0115] 6-ethylthio-3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0116] 6-ethylthio-3-(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0117] 6-ethylthio-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0118] 6-trifluoromethyl-3-methylthiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0119] 6-trifluoromethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0120] 6-carboxy-3-methylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0121] 6-carboxy-3-ethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0122] 6-carboxy-3-isopropylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0123] 6-carboxy-3-phenylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0124] 6-carboxy-37(2′-aminoethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0125] 6-carboxy-3-(2′-hydroxyethyl)pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0126] 7-chloro-3,6-dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0127] 7-methoxycarbonyl-3,6-dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole,

[0128] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0129] As examples of compounds of formula (Ic) particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0130] R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano; and

[0131] R2 is hydrogen or chlorine.

[0132] Among the compounds of formula (Ic) above very particular mention may be made of:

[0133] pyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole,

[0134] 6-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole,

[0135] 6-phenylpyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole,

[0136] 6-carboxypyrazolo [5,1-e]tetrazole,

[0137] 7-chloro-6-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole,

[0138] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0139] As examples of compounds of formula (Id), particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0140] R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, amino, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano;

[0141] R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and

[0142] R3 and R4 are respectively hydrogen and hydrogen, hydrogen and methyl, methyl and hydrogen, hydrogen and amino, or hydrogen and phenyl; or R3 and R4 together form a phenyl ring.

[0143] Among the compounds of formula (Id) above very particular mention may be made of:

[0144] pyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0145] 2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0146] 2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0147] pyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole,

[0148] 6-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0149] 2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0150] 6-methyl-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0151] 6-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole,

[0152] 6-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0153] 6-phenyl-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0154] 2,6-diphenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0155] 6-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole,

[0156] 6-carboxypyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0157] 6-carboxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0158] 6-carboxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0159] 6-carboxypyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole,

[0160] 6-ethoxypyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0161] 6-ethoxy-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0162] 6-ethoxy-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0163] 6-trifluoromethylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole,

[0164] 6-aminopyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0165] 6-amino-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0166] 6-amino-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0167] 6-aminopyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole,

[0168] 6-ethylthiopyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0169] 6-ethylthio-2-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0170] 6-ethylthio-2-phenylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0171] 7-chloro-6-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]imidazole,

[0172] 7-chloro-6-methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole,

[0173] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0174] As examples of compounds of formula (Ie) particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0175] R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano;

[0176] R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and

[0177] R3 and R4 are respectively hydrogen and methyl, methyl and hydrogen, methyl and methyl or hydrogen and phenyl.

[0178] Among the compounds of formula (Ie) above very particular mention may be made of:

[0179] 8-amino-4-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]pyrazole,

[0180] 8-amino-5-chloro-4-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]pyrazole,

[0181] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0182] As examples of compounds of formula (If) particular mention may be made of those for which:

[0183] R1 is hydrogen, methyl, trifluoromethyl, carboxyl, phenyl, ethoxy or cyano;

[0184] R2 is hydrogen or chlorine; and

[0185] R3 is hydrogen or methyl.

[0186] Among the compounds of formula (If) above very particular mention may be made of:

[0187] 5-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazole,

[0188] 5-methyl-5-chloropyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazole,

[0189] 5-phenylpyrazolo[5,1-e]-1,2,3-triazole,

[0190] and their addition salts with an acid.

[0191] A very particularly preferred compound of formula (I) is that of the following formula (Ia): 9embedded image

[0192] The compounds of the present invention, their synthesis intermediates and the processes for their preparation are described in the following patents and patent applications: FR 2 075 583, EP?-A-119 860, EP-A-285 274, EP-A-244 150, EP-A-578, 248, GB 1 458 377, U.S. Pat. Nos. 3,227,554, 3,419,391, 3,061,432, 4,500,630, 3,725,067, 3,926,631, 5,457,210, JP 84/99437, JP 83/42045, JP 84/162548, JP 84/171956, JP 85/33552, JP 85/43659, JP 85/172982, JP 85/190779, and also in the following publications: Chem. Ber. 32, 797 (1899), Chem Ber. 89, 2550, (1956), J. Chem. Soc. Perkin trans. 1, 2047, (1977), J. Prakt. Chem., 320, 533, (1978), J. für Chem., 326(5), 829, (1984).

[0193] The compound or compounds of formula (I) represent preferably from 0.0005 to 12% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition and more preferably from 0.005 to 6% by weight, approximately, of this weight.

[0194] 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, bis-phenylalkylenediamines, para-aminophenols, ortho-aminophenols, heterocyclic bases, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0195] Among the para-phenylenediamines which can be used as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention particular mention may be made of the compounds of the following formula (II) and their addition salts with an acid: 10embedded image

[0196] in which:

[0197] R5 is a hydrogen atop or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl, C2-C4 polyhydroxyalkyl or C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl radical,

[0198] R6 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl or C2-C4 polyhydroxyalkyl radical,

[0199] R7 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

[0200] R8 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl radical.

[0201] In the formula (II) above and when R7 is other than a hydrogen atom, R5 and R6 are preferably a hydrogen atom and R7 is preferably identical to R6 and, when R7 is a halogen atom, R5, R6 and R7 are preferably a hydrogen atom.

[0202] Among the para-phenylenediamines of formula (II) 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.

[0203] Among the bis-phenylalkylenediamines which can be used as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention particular mention may be made of the compounds of the following formula (III) and their addition salts with an acid: 11embedded image

[0204] in which:

[0205] Q1 and Q2 are identical or different and are a hydroxyl radical or a radical NHR12 in which R12 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl radical,

[0206] R9 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl or C2-C4 polyhydroxyalkyl radical or a C1-C4 aminoalkyl radical in which the amino moiety may be substituted,

[0207] R10 and R11 are identical or different and are a hydrogen or halogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl radical, and

[0208] W is a radical taken from the group consisting of the following radicals: 12embedded image

[0209] in which n is an integer from 0 to 8 inclusive and m is an integer from 0 to 4 inclusive

[0210] Among the bis-phenylalkylenediamines of formula (III) 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)tetramethylene-diamine, N,N′-bis(4-methylaminophenyl)tetramethylene-diamine and N,N′-bis(ethyl)-N,N′-bis(4′-amino-3′-methylphenyl)ethylenediamine and their addition salts with an acid.

[0211] Among these bis-phenylalkylenediamines of formula (III), N,N′-bis(B-hydroxyethyl)-N,N′-bis(4′-aminophenyl)-1,3-diaminopropanol or one of its addition salts with an acid is particularly preferred.

[0212] Among the para-aminophenols which can be used as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention particular mention may be made of the compounds of the following formula (IV) and their addition salts with an acid: 13embedded image

[0213] in which:

[0214] R13 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 monohydroxyalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl or C1-C4 aminoalkyl radical,

[0215] R14 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,

[0216] it being understood that at least one of the radicals R13 and R14 is a hydrogen atom.

[0217] Among the para-aminophenols of formula (IV) 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.

[0218] Among the ortho-aminophenols which can be used as oxidation bases in the dyeing composition according to the invention particular mention may be made of 2-aminophenol, 2-amino-1-hydroxy-5-methyl-benzene, 2-amino-1-hydroxy-5-methylbenzene and 5-acetamido-2-aminophenol and their addition salts with an acid.

[0219] Among the heterocyclic bases which can be used 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.

[0220] Among the 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.

[0221] Among the pyrimidine derivatives more particular mention may be made of the compounds described, for example, in the German patent DE 2359399 or Japanese patents JP 88-169 571 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.

[0222] Among the pyrazole derivatives more particular mention may be made of the compounds described in the patents DE 3843892 and DE 4133957 and Patent apolications 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.

[0223] According to the invention, the oxidation base or bases represent preferably from 0.0005 to 12% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition, and more preferably from 0.005 to 5% by weight, approximately, of this weight.

[0224] The dyeing composition according to the invention may also comprise 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 with glints, the shades obtained with the oxidation bases.

[0225] The additional couplers which can be used in the composition according to the invention can be selected from the couplers used conventionally in oxidation dyeing, among which mention may be made, in particular, 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.

[0226] These couplers can in particular be selected 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-dihydroxy-benzene, 2,4-diamino-1-(β-hydroxyethyloxy)benzene, 2-amino-4-(β-hydroxyethyl-amino)-1-methoxybenzene, 1,3-diaminobenzene, 1,3-bis(2,4-diaminophenoxy)propane, sesamol, α-naphthol, 6-hydroxyindole, 4-hydroxyindole, 4-hydroxy-N-methylindole and 5-hydroxyindoline, and their addition salts with an acid.

[0227] When present, these additional couplers represent preferably from 0.0005 to 5% by weight, approximately, of the total weight of the dyeing composition, and more preferably ,from 0.005 to 3% by weight, approximately, of this weight.

[0228] The addition salts with an acid of the oxidation base or bases and/or of the additional couplers which can be used in the dyeing composition of the invention are selected in particular from hydrochlorides, hydrobromides, sulphates and tartrates, and lactates and acetates.

[0229] The medium appropriate for dyeing (or vehicle) generally consists of water or of a mixture of water and at least one organic solvent, in order to solubilize the compounds which would not be sufficiently soluble in water. As organic solvent mention may be made, for example, of lower C1-C4 alcohols, such as ethanol and isopropanol; glycerol; glycols and glycol ethers, such as 2-butoxyethanol, propylene glycol, propylene glycol monomethyl ether, diethylene glycol monoethyl and monomethyl ether, and aromatic alcohols, such as benzyl alcohol or phenoxyethanol, similar products, and mixtures thereof.

[0230] The solvents may be present in proportions preferably of between approximately 1 and 40% by weight relative to the total weight of the dyeing composition and, more preferably, between approximately 5 and 30% by weight.

[0231] The pH of the dyeing composition in accordance with the invention is generally between 3 and 12. It can be adjusted to the desired value by means of acidifying or basifying agents commonly used in the dyeing of keratinous fibres.

[0232] Among the acidifying agents, mention may be made by way of example of mineral acids or organic acids, such as hydrochloric acid, orthophosphoric acid, carboxylic acids such as tartaric acid, citric acid and lactic acid, and sulphonic acids.

[0233] 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 (V): 14embedded image

[0234] in which R is a propylene radical optionally substituted by a hydroxyl group or a C1-C4 alkyl radical; and R15, R16, R17 and R18 are identical or different and are a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 hydroxyalkyl radical.

[0235] The dyeing composition according to the invention may also comprise various adjuvants used conventionally in hair dyeing compositions, such as anionic, cationic, nonionic, amphoteric or zwitterionic surfactants or mixtures thereof, anionic, cationic, nonionic, amphoteric or zwitterionic polymers or mixtures thereof, organic or inorganic thickeners, antioxidants, penetration agents, sequestering agents, fragrances, buffers, dispersants, conditioners such as, for example, silicones, film formers, preservatives and opacifiers.

[0236] The person skilled in the art will of course take care to select the optional complementary compounds mentioned above such that the advantageous properties intrinsic to the dyeing composition according to the invention are not, or not substantially, impaired by the intended addition or additions.

[0237] The dyeing composition according to the invention may be in various forms, such as in the form of liquids, creams, gels or any other form which is appropriate for dyeing keratinous fibres and especially human hair.

[0238] The invention also provides for the use of the pyrazolo-azoles of formula (I) above, as couplers, in combination with at least one oxidation base for the oxidation dyeing of keratinous fibres, and especially human keratinous fibres such as hair.

[0239] The invention also provides a method of oxidation-dyeing keratinous fibres, and especially human keratinous fibres such as hair, which employs the dyeing composition as defined above.

[0240] According to this method, at least one dyeing composition as defined above is applied to the fibres, the colour being developed at acidic, neutral or alkaline pH with the aid of an oxidizing agent which is added right at the time when the dyeing composition is employed or which is present in an oxidizing composition which is applied simultaneously or sequentially and separately.

[0241] 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 comprising, in a medium appropriate for dyeing, at least one oxidizing agent which is present in an amount sufficient to develop a coloration. The mixture obtained is then applied to the keratinous fibres and left to act for approximately 3 to 50 minutes, preferably for approximately 5 to 30 minutes, after which the fibres are rinsed, shampooed, rinsed again and dried.

[0242] The oxidizing agent present in the oxidizing composition as defined above can be selected from the oxidizing agents conventionally used 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.

[0243] 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 approximately 3 and 12 and, still more preferably, between 5 and 11. It is adjusted to the desired value by means of acidifying or basifying agents commonly employed in the dyeing of keratinous fibres and as defined above.

[0244] The oxidizing composition as defined above may also comprise various adjuvants conventionally employed in hair dyeing compositions and as defined above.

[0245] The composition which is ultimately applied to the keratinous fibres may be in various forms, such as in the form of liquids, creams or gels or in any other form appropriate for dyeing keratinous fibres and especially human hair.

[0246] The invention additionally 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.

[0247] These devices may be equipped with a means which allows 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.

[0248] The examples which follow serve to illustrate the invention without, however, being limitative in nature.

EXAMPLES

[0249] PREPARATION EXAMPLE A

[0250] The synthesis of 1H-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole tosylate of structure: 15embedded image 16embedded image

[0251] 15.7 g (0.16 mol) of 5-amino-3-methylpyrazole were added in small portions and with stirring to a solution of 20 g (0.16 mol) of ethyl acetimidate hydrochloride in 100 cm3 of anhydrous ethanol, while maintaining the temperature below 30° C. Stirring was maintained for 1 hour more. The reaction medium was subsequently concentrated to 45° C. under a vacuum of 60 mm of mercury until crystallization began. It was then cooled to room temperature and the precipitate was filtered over a glass frit and then dried under vacuum at a temperature of 45° C. This gave 16 g of compound A in the form of white crystals whose melting point was 249° C.

[0252] 83.5 cm3 of a 4.8 M (0.4 mol) methanolic solution of sodium methylate was added slowly to a solution of 70 g (0.4 mol) of compound A, prepared as above, in 300 cm3 of anhydrous methanol. Sodium chloride formed, and was separated off by filtration. The filtrate was cooled to 0° C. and poured into a solution of hydroxylamine which was itself cooled at 0° C. and had been prepared beforehand from 33.4 g (0.48 mol) of hydroxylamine hydrochloride, 20 cm3 of anhydrous methanol and 100 cm3 of 4.8 M (0.48 mol) sodium methanolate solution, the sodium chloride formed having been separated off by filtration.

[0253] The reaction medium was subsequently heated at reflux with stirring for 24 hours and then cooled to approximately 0° C. A white solid crystallized out. It was filtered over a glass frit, washed with ice-cold methanol and dried under vacuum at 40° C. 26.4 g of compound B were weighed. The filtrate was concentrated under vacuum, and a second fraction of 7.6 g of compound B was isolated in the same way. The two fractions were combined to give 34.3 g of compound 3 in the form of a white solid whose melting point was 197° C.

[0254] 20.05 cm3 (0.143 mol) of anhydrous triethylamine and then 27.2 g (0.143 mol) of the acid chloride of para-toluenesulphonic acid were added to a solution of 20 g (0.13 mol) of compound B, prepared as above, in 9.5 liters of anhydrous tetrahydrofuran. The reaction medium was stirred at ambient temperature for two hours and then cooled to 0° C. The triethylamine hydrochloride was separated off by filtration and the filtrate was concentrated under a vacuum of 60 mm of mercury at approximately 50° C. until crystallization began. It was then cooled to 0° C. and the precipitate was filtered over a glass frit, washed with ice-cold tetrahydrofuran and then dried under vacuum at a temperature of 40° C. This gave 36.2 g of compound C in the form of a white solid whose melting point was between 105° C. and 128° C. (decomposition).

[0255] A solution of 35 g (0.113 mol) of compound C, obtained above, in 1 liter of methanol was heated at reflux for 2 hours and then evaporated to dryness. An oil was obtained which crystallized when 100 cm3 of isopropyl ether were added. The crystals were filtered over a glass frit and then recrystallized from a mixture of isopropanol and hepane. Drying under vacuum at 40° C. gave 19 g of 1H-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole tosylate (compound D) in the form of a white solid whose melting point was 157° C. 1

Elemental analysis for C6H9N4, C7H7O3S:
CHNOS
calculated50.645.2318.1715.5710.40
found50.545.3718.2716.1210.40

EXAMPLES 1 TO 5

[0256] DYEING IN AN ALKALINE MEDIUM

[0257] The following dyeing compositions in accordance with the invention were prepared (contents in grams): 2

Example12345
Compound of Preparation0.9250.9250.9250.9250.925
Example A (coupler)
Para-phenylenediamine0.324
(oxidation base)
Para-tolylenediamine0.6600.805
sulphate (oxidation base)
N-Propyl-para-0.669
phenylenediamine,
dihydrochloride salt
(oxidation base)
Para-aminophenol0.327
(oxidation base)
1-Methyl-3-methyl-0.597
diaminopyrazole
dihydrochloride
(oxidation base)
Common dye vehicleNo.1No.1No.1No.1No.1
Demineralized water q.s.100 g100 g100 g100 g100 g

[0258] 3

Common dye vehicle No. 1:
Oleyl alcohol polyglycerolated with4.0g
2 mol of glycerol
Oleyl alcohol polyglycerolated with5.69ga.s.
4 mol of glycerol, containing 78%
active substance (a.s.)
Oleic cid3.0g
Oleylamine containing 2 mol of7.0g
ethylene oxide, sold under the tradename
ETHOMEEN O12 by the company AKZO
Diethylaminopropyl laurylaminosuccinamate,3.0ga.s.
sodium salt, containing 55% of a.s.
Oleyl alcohol5.0g
Oleic acid diethanolamide12.0g
Propylene glycol3.5g
Ethyl alcohol7.0g
Dipropylene glycol0.5g
Propylene glycol monomethyl ether9.0g
Aqueous sodium metabisulphite solution0.455ga.s.
containing 35% of a.s.
Ammonium acetate0.8g
Antioxidant, sequestering agentq.s.
Fragrance, preservativeq.s.
Aqueous ammonia containing 20% NH310.0g

[0259] Each dyeing compositions of Examples 1 to 5 was mixed at the time of use with an equal weight of 20-volumes hydrogen peroxide (6% by weight).

[0260] Each of the resulting mixtures was applied for 30 minutes to locks of natural grey hair containing 90% white hairs, with or without permanent-waving, in an amount of 28 g per 3 g of hair. After rinsing, washing with a standard shampoo and drying, the locks were dyed in the shades indicated in Table 1 below.

[0261] The colour of the locks was evaluated in the MUNSELL system using a MINOLTA CM 2002 calorimeter.

[0262] In the MUNSELL rotation a colour is defined by the expression H V/C, where the three parameters denote, respectively, the shade or hue (H), the intensity or value (V) and the purity or chromaticity (C), the oblique bar in this expression being simply a convention and not indicating a ratio.

[0263] The results are given in Table 1 below: 4

TABLE 1
Shade obtained onShade obtained on
natural grey hairpermanent-waved grey
containing 90% whitehair containing 90%
Examplehairswhite hairs
1Iridescent dark purpleIntense iridescent dark
8.5 RP 3.0/4.2purple
10.5 RP 2.6/4.0
2IridescentIntense iridescent
8.1 RP 3.4/5.38.8 RP 3.2/5.7
3IridescentIntense iridescent
8.2 RP 3.7/5.69.3 RP 3.1/5.9
4Iridescent, slightlyIridescent copper
coppery0.7 YR 4.6/3.0
0.2 YR 4.7/2.9
5Coppery natural goldCoppery gold
9.5 YR 5.3/3.48.9 YR 4.9/3.8

EXAMPLES 6 TO 9

[0264] DYEING IN AN ALKALINE MEDIUM

[0265] The following dyeing compositions in accordance with the invention were prepared (contents in grams): 5

Examples6789
3,6-Dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-0.4080.4080.408
1,2,4-triazole (coupler)
6-Phenyl-3-methylthio-0.691
pyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole
(coupler)
Para-tolylenediamine (oxidation0.3660.366
base)
Para-aminophenol (oxidation0.327
base)
3,7-Diaminopyrazolopyrimidine0.666
dihydrochloride (oxidation
base)
Common dye vehicleNo.2No.2No.2No.2
Demineralized water q.s.100 g100 g100 g100 g

[0266] NB: 3,6-Dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole and 6-phenyl-3-methylthiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-1,2,4-triazole were prepared by the process described in J. Chem. Soc. Perkin trans. I, 2047 (1977). 6

Common dye vehicle No. 2:+HZ,1/32
Ethanol20g
Aqueous ammonia containing 20% NH310g
Sodium metabisulphite0.228g
Sequestering agentq.s.

[0267] Each of the dyeing compositions from Examples 6 to 9 above was mixed at the time of use with an equal weight of 20-volumes hydrogen peroxide solution (6% by weight).

[0268] Each of the resulting mixtures was applied for 30 minutes to locks of natural grey hair containing 90% white hairs, with or without permanent-waving, in an amount of 10 g per 1 g of hair. After rinsing, washing with a standard shampoo and drying, the locks were dyed in the shades indicated in Table 2 below: 7

TABLE 2
Shade obtained onShade obtained on
natural grey hairpermanent-waved grey
pH of thecontaining 90%hair containing 90%
Examplemixturewhite hairswhite hairs
610.0Iridescent redIridescent red
710.1Iridescent copperIridescent copper
89.8Golden copperCopper
910.2Dark purpleDark purple

EXAMPLES 10 AND 11

[0269] DYEING IN AN ALKALINE MEDIUM

[0270] The following dyeing compositions in accordance with the invention were prepared (contents in grams): 8

Examples1011
6-Methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole0.514
(coupler)
7-Chloro-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-0.512
1,2,4-triazole (coupler)
Para-phenylenediamine (oxidation0.3240.324
base)
Common dye vehicleNo.3No.3
Demineralized water q.s.100 g100 g

[0271] NB: 6-Methylpyrazolo[1,5-a]benzimidazole was prepared by the process described in J. für Chem., 326(5), 829 (1984) and 7-chloro-2,6-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-1,2,4-triazole was prepared by the process described in the Patent Application EP-A-119 860. 9

Common dye vehicle No. 3:+HZ,1/32
Benzyl alcohol2.0g
Polyethylene glycol containing 6 mol of3.0g
ethylene oxide
Ethanol20.0g
C8-C10-Alkyl polyglucoside in aqueous6.0g
solution containing 60% of active substance,
buffered with ammonium citrate, sold under
the name ORAMIX CG110 by the company SEPPIC
Aqueous ammonia containing 20% NH310.0g
Sodium metabisulphite0.228g
Sequestering agentq.s.

[0272] Each of the dyeing compositions of Examples 10 and 11 above was mixed at the time of use with an equal weight of 20-volumes hydrogen peroxide solution (6% by weight). Each of the resulting mixtures was applied for 30 minutes to locks of natural grey hair containing 90% white hairs, with or without permanent-waving, in an amount of 10 g per 1 g of hair. After rinsing, washing with a standard shampoo and drying, the locks were dyed in the, shades indicated in Table 3 below: 10

TABLE 3
Shade obtained onShade obtained on
natural grey hairpermanent-waved grey
pH of thecontaining 90%hair containing 90%
Examplemixturewhite hairswhite hairs
1010.1Subdued iridescentSlightly dark purple
iridescent
1110.1IridescentSlightly red
iridescent

EXAMPLE 12

[0273] DYEING IN AN ALKALINE MEDIUM

[0274] The same dyeing composition as that used for Example 10 above was prepared. This dyeing composition was mixed at the time of use with an equal quantity by weight of a 6×10−3 mol-% aqueous ammonium persulphate solution. The resulting mixture had a pH of 9.9 and was applied for 30 minutes to locks of natural grey hair containing 90% white hairs, with or without permanent-waving, in an amount of 10 g per 1 g of hair. After rinsing, washing with a standard shampoo and drying, the locks were dyed in an iridescent golden shade on natural hair and in a slightly red iridescent shade on permed hair.

EXAMPLES 13 to 17

[0275] DYEING IN A NEUTRAL MEDIUM

[0276] The following dyeing compositions in accordance with the invention were prepared (contents in grams): 11

Examples1314151617
3,6-0.4080.408
Dimethylpyrazolo[3,2-c]-
1,2,4-triazole (coupler)
6-Phenyl-3-methyl-0.691
thiopyrazolo[3,2-c]-
1,2,4-triazole (coupler)
7-Chloro-2,6-0.512
dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-b]-
1,2,4-triazole (coupler)
6-Methyl-0.370
pyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole
(coupler)
Para-tolylenediamine0.366
(oxidation base)
3,7-Diaminopyrozolo-0.6660.666
pyrimidine
dihydrochloride
(oxidation base)
Para-phenylenediamine0.324
(oxidation base)
4-(2-Methoxyethyl-0.717
amino)aniline
dihydrochloride
(oxidation base)
Common dye vehicleNo. 4No. 4No. 4No. 5No. 4
Demineralized water q.s.100 g100 g100 g100 g100 g
NB: 6-methylpyrazolo[5,1-e]tetrazole was prepared by the process described in the patent JP 60 33 552.

[0277] 12

Common dye vehicle No. 4
Ethanol20.0 g
K2HPO4/KH2PO4 (1.5 M/l M) buffer10.0 g
Sodium metabisulphite0.228 g 
Sequestering agentq.s

[0278] 13

Common dye vehicle No. 5
Benzyl alcohol 2.0 g
Polyethylene glycol 6 EO 3.0 g
Ethanol 20.0 g
C3-C10-Alkyl polyglucoside in aqueous solution 6.0 g
containing 60% active substance, buffered with
ammonium citrate, sold under the name ORAMIX CG 110
by the company SEPPIC
K2HPO4/KH2PO4 (1.5 M/l M) buffer 10.0 g
Sodium metabisulphite0.228 g
Sequestering agentq.s

[0279] Each of the dyeing compositions of Examples 13 to 17 above was mixed at the time of use with an equal weight of a 20-volume hydrogen peroxide solution (6% by weight).

[0280] Each of the mixtures obtained was applied for 30 minutes to locks of natural grey hair containing 90% white hairs, with or without permanent-waving, in an amount of 10 g per 1 g of hair. After rinsing, washing with a standard shampoo and drying, the locks were dyed in the shades indicated in Table 4 below: 14

TABLE 4
Shade obtained onShade obtained on
natural grey hairpermanent-waved grey
pH of thecontaining 90%hair containing 90%
Examplemixturewhite hairswhite hairs
137.1Iridescent redIridescent red
146.9Subdued goldenCopper
copper
156.7Iridescent copperReddish copper
166.8Dark purpleDeep dark purple
176.8Mauvish blue-greyBluish grey