Date Published: June 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Shahedeh Tayamon, Thahira Begum S. A. Ravoof, Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Tahir, Karen A. Crouse, Edward R. T. Tiekink.
In the title disulfide, C16H18S2, the molecule is twisted about the central S—S bond [the C—S—S—C torsion angle = 93.24 (7)°] and the dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 72.84 (7)°, indicating an almost orthogonal relationship; the methyl groups are orientated to the same side of the molecule. The crystal packing features C—H⋯.π interactions which consolidate a three-dimensional architecture.
For background to the coordination chemistry of dithiocarbazate derivatives, see: Crouse et al. (2004 ▶); Ravoof et al. (2010 ▶). For the synthesis and methodology, see: Tarafder et al. (2000 ▶). For the structure of bis(benzyl)disulfide, see: van Dijk & Visser (1971 ▶).