Received 7 October 2013
The title compound, C18H18S4, which lies on an inversion center, adopts a trans-gauche+-trans-gauche--trans (tg+tg-t) conformation of the S-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2-S bond sequence. In the crystal, a - interaction with a centroid-centroid distance of 3.8797 (16) Å is observed.
For crystal structures and conformations of C6H5C(=S)S(CH2)2SC(=S)C6H5 and C6H5C(=O)S(CH2)4SC(=O)C6H5, see: Abe et al. (2011, 2013). For related compounds, see: Sawanobori et al. (2001); Sasanuma et al. (2002). For the synthesis of piperidinium dithiobenzoate, see: Kato et al. (1973).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2006); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IS5312 ).
We thank Dr Masu and Dr Yagishita of the Center for Analytical Instrumentation, Chiba University, for helpful advice about the X-ray diffraction measurements. This study was partly supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) (22550190) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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