The reaction of 3-aryl-2-cyano-5,5-bis(methylthio)penta-2,4-dienenitrile, (1), with (L)-(-)-2-hydroxymethylpyrrolidine, (2), gave two types of product, the normal substitution product, (3), and a pyridine derivative, (4). The structures of two representative examples, 2-phenyl-3-(5,6,7,7a-tetrahydro1H,3H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]oxazol-3-ylidene)-1-propene-1,1-dicarbonitrile, (3a), as its hemibenzene solvate, C17H14N3O.0.5C6H6, and 4-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2,6-bis(methylthio)pyridine-3-carbonitrile, (4b), C15H14N2OS2, have been unambiguously established by X-ray crystallographic analysis. The molecular packing of (4b) involves loosly held dimers with S1...S1' distances of 3.424 (1) Å.
Acta Crystallographica Section C-crystal Structure Communications
George, M.; Das, S.; Ashokan, C.V.; Rath, N.P.; and George, M.V., "2-Phenyl-3-(5,6,7,7a-tetrahydro-1H,3H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]oxazol-3-ylidene)-1-propene-1,1-dicarbonitrile and 4-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-2,6-bis(methylthio)pyridine-3-carbonitrile" (1998). Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Works. 1.
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