Date Published: July 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Pei-Chi Lee, Yi-Cin Guo, Bor-Hunn Huang, Ming-Jen Chen.
In the title molecule, C8H12N2O2S, the imidazole ring forms a dihedral angle of 5.9 (2)° with the mean plane of the carboxylate group. In the crystal, molecules are linked by pairs of N—H⋯S hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers.
The title compound is a mercaptoimidazole derivative. For applications of mercaptoimidazole derivatives in the treatment of hyperpigmentation, see: Kasraee (2002 ▶); Kasraee et al. (2005 ▶) and for inhibiting tyrosinase, see: Liao et al. (2012 ▶). For related structures containing intermolecular N—H⋯S hydrogen bonds, see: Krepps et al. (2001 ▶).