(Z)-Methyl 4-({3-[(2,5-dioxoimidazolidin-4-yl-idene)methyl]-1H-indol-1-yl} meth-yl)benzoate

Narsimha Reddy Penthala, Thirupathi Reddy Yerram Reddy, Sean Parkin, Peter A. Crooks

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In the title compound, C21H17N3O4, pairs of mol-ecules form a planar[maximum deviation 0.0566 (9) Å] centrosymmetric imidazole dimer via two N - H⋯O hydrogen bonds. These dimeric units are linked by further N - H⋯O hydrogen bonds between the ester carbonyl group and the imidazolidine ring, formiing chains parallel to the c-axis direction. In addition, there are π-π stacking inter-actions between the planar imidazole pairs, with an inter-planar spacing of 3.301 (2) Å. There is a double bond with Z geometry connecting the imidazolidine and indole units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o62-o63
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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