Crystals of the title compd. are orthorhombic, space group Pbca; Z = 4. Mols. lie on crystallog. centers of inversion, but have approx. C2h mol. symmetry. The parallel thiophene rings are almost exactly planar; the overall conformation of the mol. is chair-like. The mols. have voids that could, in principle, accommodate small guest mols., although in the crystal structure access to these voids is blocked by neighboring mols.