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Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of 2-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole

Mohamed Ziaulla (1,*) , Maralavadi Nagaraju Manjunatha (2) , Kuderu Rajendraswamy Nagasundara (3) , Noor Shahina Begum (4)

(1) Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore, IN-560001, India
(2) Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore, IN-560001, India
(3) Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore, IN-560001, India
(4) Department of Chemistry, Bangalore University, Bangalore, IN-560001, India
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Received: 25 Nov 2010 | Revised: 04 Dec 2010 | Accepted: 05 Dec 2010 | Published: 28 Mar 2011 | Issue Date: March 2011


An efficient synthesis of the title compound, 2-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole, was carried out by the condensation reaction of o-phenylenediamine and p-thiomethyl benzaldehyde in benzene. The structure was confirmed by spectroscopic data and elemental analyses. The molecular structure was determined from single crystal X‐ray diffraction data. The compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic space group Pbca with a = 8.544(2) Å, b = 9.700(3) Å, c = 29.684(8) Å, V = 2460.0(11) Å3, Z = 8. The crystal structure is stabilized by intermolecular C-H…N, N-H…N and π-π interactions.



2-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole; Benzimidazole; Crystal structure; Hydrogen bond; pi-pi Interactions; Spectroscopy

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Ziaulla, M.; Manjunatha, M.; Nagasundara, K.; Begum, N. Eur. J. Chem. 2011, 2(1), 58-60. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.1.58-60.350
Ziaulla, M.; Manjunatha, M.; Nagasundara, K.; Begum, N. Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of 2-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole. Eur. J. Chem. 2011, 2(1), 58-60. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.1.58-60.350
Ziaulla, M., Manjunatha, M., Nagasundara, K., & Begum, N. (2011). Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of 2-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole. European Journal of Chemistry, 2(1), 58-60. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.2.1.58-60.350
Ziaulla, Mohamed, Maralavadi Nagaraju Manjunatha, Kuderu Rajendraswamy Nagasundara, & Noor Shahina Begum. "Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of 2-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 2.1 (2011): 58-60. Web. 27 May. 2020
Ziaulla, Mohamed, Manjunatha, Maralavadi, Nagasundara, Kuderu, AND Begum, Noor. "Synthesis, characterization and crystal structure of 2-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-1H-benzo[d]imidazole" European Journal of Chemistry [Online], Volume 2 Number 1 (28 March 2011)

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