|Abstract:||Triazole and imidazole compounds having the general formula (I): ##STR1## wherein R.sup.1 and R.sup.2, which may be the same or different, are hydrogen, alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, cycloalkylmethyl, alkenyl, heterocyclyl, aryl or aralkyl optionally substituted with halogen, nitro alkyl, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxy, phenyl, phenoxy, benzyl, benzylosy, halophenyl or haloalkoxy; R.sup.3 is hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aralkyl or acyl; R.sup.4 and R.sup.5, which may be the same or different, are hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl or optionally substituted aryl; R.sup.6 and R.sup.7, which may be the same or different, are hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl or optionally substituted aryl; X is oxygen or sulphur or is SO or SO.sub.2 ; and Az is 1,2,4- or 1,3,4-triazole or imidiazole ring; and isomers, acid addition salts and metal complexes thereof. The compounds are useful as plant fungicides.|
|Inventor(s):||Sugavanam; Balasubramanyan (Berkshire, GB2), Worthington; Paul A. (Berkshire, GB2), Clough; John M. (Buckinghamshire, GB2)|
|Assignee:||Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (London, GB2)|
|Filing Date:||Jan 18, 1991|
|Claims:||1. A triazole compound having the formula (I): ##STR19## wherein R.sup.1 is halophenyl and R.sup.2 is hydrogen, C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 alkyl or phenyl substituted with halogen; R.sup.3 is hydrogen; R.sup.4 and R.sup.5, which may be the same or different, are hydrogen or C.sub.1 -C.sub.6 alkyl; R.sup.6 and R.sup.7 are hydrogen; X is SO or SO.sub.2 ; and Az is a 1,2,4- or 1,3,4-triazole ring; and isomers, acid addition salts and metal complexes thereof. |
2. A method of combating fungal diseases in a plant which comprises applying to the plant or the locus of the plant, an effective amount of a compound as claimed in claim 1.
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