The interplay of solvation, molecular conformation and supramolecular assembly in 1,1'-({[(ethane-1,2-diyl) dioxy](1,2-phenylene)} bis(methanylylidene))bis(thiosemicarbazide) and its N, N-dimethylformamide disolvate

Mohamed S. K., Younes S. H. H., Abdel-Raheem E. M. M., Mague J. T., AKKURT M., Glidewell C.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION C-STRUCTURAL CHEMISTRY, vol.71, pp.959-975, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The wide diversity of applications of thiosemicarbazones and bis(thiosemicarbazones) has seen them used as anticancer and antitubercular agents, and as ligands in metal complexes designed to act as site-specific radiopharmaceuticals. Molecules of 1,10-({[(ethane-1,2-diyl) dioxy](1,2-phenylene)} bis(methanylylidene))bis(thiosemicarbazide) {alternative name: 2,20-[ethane-1,2-diylbis(oxy)] dibenzaldehyde bis(thiosemicarbazide)}, C18H2ON6O2S2, (I), lie across twofold rotation axes in the space group C2/c, with an O-C-C-O torsion angle of -59.62 (13)degrees and a trans-planar arrangement of the thiosemicarbazide fragments relative to the adjacent aryl rings. The molecules of (I) are linked by N-H center dot center dot center dot S hydrogen bonds to form sheets containing R-4(2)(38) rings and two types of R 2 2(8) ring. In the N, N-dimethylformamide disolvate, C18H2ON6O2S2 -2C(3)H(7)NO, (II), the independent molecular components all lie in general positions, but one of the solvent molecules is disordered over two sets of atomic sites having occupancies of 0.839 (3) and 0.161 (3). The O-C-C-O torsion angle in the ArOCH2CH2OAr component is -75.91 (14)degrees and the independent thiosemicarbazide fragments both adopt a cis-planar arrangement relative to the adjacent aryl rings. The ArOCH2CH2OAr components in (II) are linked by N-H center dot center dot center dot S hydrogen bonds to form deeply puckered sheets containing R-2(2)(8), R-4(2)(8) and two types of R-2(2)(38) rings, and which contain cavities which accommodate all of the solvent molecules in the interior of the sheets. Comparisons are made with some related compounds.