Date Published: June 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Yanni Ma, Yifang Sun, Feng Zheng, Wenwen Sun, Le Zhou.
In the title compound, C16H13IN2, the two benzene rings make a dihedral angle of 67.26 (5)°. The six-membered heterocycle of the tetrahydroisoquinoline unit adopts a half-chair conformation. In the crystal, adjacent molecules are linked by pairs of weak intermolecular C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. An intramolecular C—H⋯I close contact is also observed.
For the synthesis of the title compound, see: Ishii et al. (1985 ▶). For the biological activity of tetrahydroisoquinoline derivatives, see: Abe et al. (2005 ▶); Kamal et al. (2011 ▶); Lane et al. (2006 ▶); Liu et al. (2009 ▶); Storch et al. (2002 ▶); Wright et al. (1990 ▶).