Date Published: February 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Qiu-Xia Mao, Chen-Guang Zhang, Jin-Feng Li.
In the title compound, C10H7BrN2, the non-H atoms, except the N atom of the acetonitrile group and the C atom bonded to it, lie in the least-squares plane defined by the atoms of the indole ring system (r.m.s deviation = 0.019 Å), with the N and C atom of the cyano group displaced by 2.278 (1) and 1.289 (1) Å, respectively, out of that plane. In the crystal, N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds link the molecules into a C(7) chain along .
For natural products with a bromo indole moiety, see: Walker et al. (2009 ▶). For the use of 4-bromo indole derivatives in the synthesis of biologically active compounds, see: Hendrickson & Wang (2004 ▶); Giraud et al. (2011 ▶). For the structures of related halo indoles, see: Kunzer & Wendt (2011 ▶).