Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
The preparation of seven novel organic polysulfanes is reported. Bis(n-octyl)heptasulfane R2S7 1 is formed upon reaction of RSCl with [Cp2TiS5], while the corresponding nonasulfane R2S9 2 is obtained by reaction of RSSCl with [Cp2TiS5]. The bis(n-octyl)pentasulfane R2S5 3 is obtained from RSCl and [(Cp′2TiCl)2S3] by transfer of the S3 ligand at 20 °C. The new alkyl polysulfanes 1-3 have been obtained in quantitative yields. They are liquids at 20 °C, having freezing points below -50 °C, but do not form mesogenic phases. Reactions of [Cp2TiS5] with 2-naphthyl- and 4-chlorophenyl sulfenyl chloride furnish the corresponding heptasulfanes 4 and 5, respectively, which are solids at 20 °C. 1,2-Benzodisulfenyl chloride C6H4(SCl)2 reacts with [(Cp′2TiCl)2S3] to give the known 1,2,3,4,5-benzopentathiepin C6H4S5 6, with [Cp2TiS5] to give the novel 1,2,3,4,5,6,7-benzoheptathionin C6H4S7 7, and with [(TMEDA)ZnS6] to give the novel 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-benzooctathiecin C6H4S8 8. The cyclic polysulfanes 6-8 are solids at 20 °C and have been recovered in yields of 60-83%. The orthorhombic structure of 1,2-C6H4S7 has been investigated by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The molecules are found to be located at sites of Cs symmetry and the motif of the C2S7 heterocycle is +-+-+-+-, with the torsion angle of zero at the carbon-carbon bond. The three internuclear SS distances measure 205.0(1), 203.7(1), and 205.7(1) pm.
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