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Journal of Crystallography
Volume 2013, Article ID 326457, 7 pages
Research Article

Electron Charge Density Distribution from X-Ray Diffraction Study of the 4-Methoxybenzenecarbothioamide Compound

Laboratoire de Technologie et Propriétés du Solide (LTPS), Faculté des Sciences et de la Technologie, Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis de Mostaganem, 27000 Mostaganem, Algeria

Received 31 March 2013; Accepted 1 July 2013

Academic Editors: N. Ishii and E. Suresh

Copyright © 2013 Mokhtaria Drissi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The molecular electron charge density distribution of the title compound is described accurately using the multipolar model of Hansen and Coppens. The net atomic charge and the in-crystal molecular dipole moment have been determined in order to understand the nature of inter- and intramolecular charge transfer. The study reveals the nature of intermolecular interactions including charge transfer and hydrogen bonds in the title compound. In this crystal, the molecules form dimers via N–H S intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The dimers are further linked by C–H O hydrogen bonds into chains along the c crystallographic axis. This study has also allowed us to determine the electrostatic potential and therefore locate the electropositive part and the electronegative part in molecular scale of the title compound.