Date Published: August 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Y.-X. Zhi, J. Long, J.-Y. Chen, Y.-T. Ren.
In the title compound, C12H16N6O2, the two imidazole rings are coplanar as a center of inversion exists midway along the C—C bond joining the two rings. In the crystal, intermolecular N—H⋯O, N—H⋯N and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link adjacent molecules into a two-dimensional layer structure parallel to (001).
For the coordination chemistry and biological activity of bis-imidazoles, see: Kirchner & Krebs (1987 ▶); Tadokoro et al. (1999 ▶).