An-Najah National University



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  • Friday, June 10, 1988
  • Chemistry of the Phenoxathiins and Isosterically Related Heterocycles. XXXVII+. The Synthesis and Molecular Structure of Benzo[2,3]naphtho[5,6,7-ij][1,4]dithiepin and its 1-Oxide
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  • Benzo[2,3]naphtho[5,6,7-ij[l,4]dithiepin was prepared by the condensation of the disodium salt of 1,2-dimercaptobenzene with 1-chloro-8-nitronaphthalene. The structure was established by nmr and mass spectroscopy. A small quantity of benzo[2,3]naphtho[5,6,7-ij][1-4]dithiepin 1-oxide was also isolated. The structure was initially established by mass spectrometry. The proton spectrum was totally assigned using a combination of proton zero quantum coherence (ZQCOSY) and proton-carbon heteronuclear chemical shift correlation (HC-COSY) techniques, which also allowed the unequivocal assignment of the protonated carbon resonances. An X-ray crystal structure of the 1-oxide irrefutably confirmed the structure. The crystal was triclinic and the space group was PI, and the data refined to a final R = 0.0353. The molecule was shown to be folded about the axis passing through the two sulfur atoms with a dihedral angle of 109.00°.

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