Pyridine-3-carbonitrile-chloranilic acid-acetonitrile (2/1/2)

Kazuma Gotoh, Hiroyuki Ishida

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In the crystal structure of the title compound, 2C6H 4N2·C6H8Cl2O 4·2C2H3N, the two symmetry-related pyridine-3-carbonitrile mol-ecules are linked to either side of a chloranilic acid (systematic name: 2,5-dichloro-3,6-dihydr-oxy-1,4-benzoquinone) mol-ecule via inter-molecular O- H⋯N hydrogen bonds, giving a centrosymmetric 2:1 unit. The dihedral angle between the pyridine ring and the chloranilic acid plane is 26.71 (6)°. In addition, the two acetonitrile mol-ecules are linked to either side of the 2:1 unit through C- H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming a 2:1:2 aggregate. These 2:1:2 aggregates are further linked by weak inter-molecular C- H⋯N and C- H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a tape along the c axis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o2467
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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