Date Published: July 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Gui-Ying Dong, Tong-Fei Liu, Cui-Huan Jiao, Xiao-Chen Deng, Xiao-Ge Shi.
In the pseudo-centrosymmetric molecule of the title compound, C18H16N4, two benzimidazole fragments form the dihedral angles of 83.49 (7) and 79.37 (7)°, with the mean plane of the linking butene chain. No classical intermolecular interactions are observed. The porous crystal packing exhibits voids of 85 Å3.
For applications of benzimidazole derivatives, see: Tidwell et al. (1993 ▶); Santra & Dogra (1999 ▶). For related structures, see: Su et al. (2003 ▶); Chen et al. (2007 ▶); Liu et al. (2011 ▶).