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Volume 18 (2004), Issue 1, Pages 113-119

Solid state NMR study of 1,3imidazolidine-2-thione, 1,3-imidazolidine-2-selenone and some of their N-substituted derivatives

Mohamed I. M. Wazeer, Anvarhusein A. Isab, and Ali El-Rayyes

Department of Chemistry, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran-31261, Saudi Arabia

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Solid‒state NMR spectra were recorded for 1,3-imidazolidine-2-thione, 1,3-imidazolidine-2-selenone and some of their N-substituted derivatives. Spinning side-bands of thione and selenone carbons were analysed to yield chemical shift anisotropies for these carbons. The NMR spectrum of imidazolidine-2-thione (Imt) showed some evidence for the presence of thiol tautomer. Molecular computations were carried out for Imt and its N-methyl derivative to yield relative energies of various tautomers.