Research Article: [2-(1H-Indol-4-yl)eth­yl]dipropyl­amine

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): De-Cai Wang, Hua-Yang Pan, Jun-Song Song, Ping Wei, Ping-Kai Ou-yang.


In the title compound, C16H24N2, the aliphatic amine substituent is rotated almost orthogonally [C—C—C—C torsion angle = 75.7 (3)°] out of the plane of the indole unit. The amine N atom has a pyramidal configuration deviating by 0.380 (3) Å from the plane of the adjacent C atoms. All of the aliphatic groups are in extended transoid conformations. In the crystal, mol­ecules form chains along the a axis via N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds.

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For the synthesis and applications of the title compound, see: Srivastava et al. (1999 ▶).