In the title compounds, C10H8N2O 2, (I), and C12H12N2O2, (II), the two carbonyl groups are oriented with torsion angles of -149.3 (3) and -88.55 (15)°, respectively. The single-bond distances linking the two carbonyl groups are 1.528 (4) and 1.5298 (17) Å, respectively. In (I), the molecules are linked by an elaborate system of N - H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which form adjacent R22(8) and R4 2(8) ring motifs to generate a ladder-like construct. Adjacent ladders are further linked by N - H⋯O hydrogen bonds to build a three-dimensional network. The hydrogen bonding in (II) is far simpler, consisting of helical chains of N - H⋯O-linked molecules that follow the 21 screw of the b axis. It is the presence of an elaborate hydrogen-bonding system in the crystal structure of (I) that leads to the different torsion angle for the orientation of the two adjacent carbonyl groups from that in (II).
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications|
|State||Published - Oct 2012|
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)