Research Article: tert-Butyl 2-sulfanylidene-2,3-dihydro-1H-imidazole-1-carboxyl­ate

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.

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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 ▶).




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