Research Article: 2-(4-Bromo-1H-indol-3-yl)acetonitrile

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 [100].

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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 ▶).