Received 18 September 2012
aDepartment of Chemistry, University of Cape Town, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7707, South Africa,bDivision of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Private Bag X3, Observatory 7935, South Africa, and cResearch Centre for Synthesis and Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 524 Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2006, South Africa
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The title compound C18H16N2S2, crystallizes with two independent half-molecules in the asymmetric unit, in one of which the thiophene rings are disordered in a 0.67:0.33 ratio. Each independent molecule lies across a crystallographic centre of symmetry. The dihedral angle between central (half) benzene ring and the thiophene ring is 11.82°.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT-Plus and XPREP (Bruker, 2007); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg & Putz, 2005), ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: GO2071 ).
Mintek and Project AuTEK are acknowledged for funding this project.
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