Research Article: Bis[(1-methyl-1H-tetra­zol-5-yl)sulfan­yl]ethane

Date Published: July 01, 2011

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Chun-Rong Li, Tao Chen, Zheng-Qiang Xia.


The title compound, C6H10N8S2, was prepared by the nucleophilic substitution reaction of 5-mercapto-1-methyl­tetra­zole and dichloro­ethane. In the crystal, the mol­ecule possesses an approximate non-crystallographic twofold symmetry axis. The crystal packing is stabilized by weak inter­molecular C—H⋯N and π–π inter­actions [centroid–centroid distances = 3.448 (6), 3.5085 (5) and 3.4591 (2) Å]. The two five-membered rings form a dihedral angle of 1.9 (2)°.

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For the synthesis and structures of closely related compounds, see: She et al. (2006 ▶); Wei et al. (2011 ▶). For the pharmacological activity of tetra­zole-containing compounds, see: Gilchrist (1992 ▶); Armour et al. (1996 ▶); Upadhayaya et al. (2004 ▶). For applications of tetra­zole derivatives in coordination chemistry and as energetic materials, see: Zhao et al. (2008 ▶); Wang et al. (2009 ▶).




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