Received 17 October 2012
The asymmetric unit of the racemic title compound, C10H16N2S2, a C2-symmetric bis(thiolactam), contains one half-molecule, the complete molecule being generated by a twofold axis symmetry operation. The five-membered ring is nearly planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.025 (1) Å. In the crystal, the molecules are linked via weak C-HS interactions, forming infinite chains along the b-axis direction.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2005); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT-Plus and XPREP (Bruker 2004); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 1999); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999) and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT6851 ).
This work was supported by the University of the Witwatersrand and the Molecular Sciences Institute, which are thanked for providing the infrastructure required to do this work. Dr R. B. Katz is thanked for performing the preliminary syntheses.
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