Research Article: 2-[(1-Methyl-1H-pyrrol-2-yl)methyl­idene]propane­dinitrile

Date Published: April 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Abdullah M. Asiri, Hassan M. Faidallah, Shaeel A. Al-Thabaiti, Seik Weng Ng, Edward R. T. Tiekink.


In the title compound, C9H7N3, the N-bound methyl group and vinyl H atom are syn. The 12 non-H atoms comprising the mol­ecule are essentially coplanar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.071 Å). Supra­molecular tapes feature in the crystal packing, orientated perpendicular to [10-1], and are formed by C—H⋯N inter­actions involving each cyano N atom. The tapes are connected into layers via π–π inter­actions occurring between translationally related pyrrole rings [ring centroid–centroid distance = 3.8754 (10) Å]; the layers stack along the b axis.

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For the anti-cancer effects of related compounds, see: Rostom et al. (2011 ▶). For structural studies of di-carbonitrile compounds, see: Asiri et al. (2011 ▶); Al-Youbi et al. (2012 ▶).