Date Published: April 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Peter John, Islam Ullah Khan, Mehmet Akkurt, Muhammad Shahid Ramzan, Shahzad Sharif.
There are two independent molecules (A and B) with similar conformations in the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C9H8ClN5S. The benzothiadiazole ring systems of both molecules are essentially planar [maximum deviation = 0.021 (2) Å in molecule A and 0.022 (1) Å in molecule B] and make dihedral angles of 68.78 (9) and 54.39 (8)°, respectively, with the mean planes of their 4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazole rings. An intramolecular N—H⋯Cl hydrogen bond occurs in molecule B. In the crystal, both molecules form centrosymmetric dimers through π-stacking of their benzothiadiazole rings, with interplanar distances of 3.3174 (7) and 3.2943 (6) Å. These dimers are further linked via pairs of N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds with the dihydroimidazole rings as the hydrogen-bonding donors and one of the benzothiadiazole N atoms as the acceptors, generating R22(16) ring motifs. The A2 and B2 dimers in turn form additional N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds with the secondary amine as the H-atom donor and the dihydroimidazole N atom as the acceptor. These R22(8)-type interactions connect the A2 and B2 dimers with each other, forming infinite chains along .
For the medicinal importance of tizanidine, see: Koch et al. (1989 ▶); Shellenberger et al. (1999 ▶); Tse et al. (1987 ▶). For hydrogen-bond motifs, see: Bernstein et al. (1995 ▶).