Research Article: 4-[(E)-(3-Chloro-4-methyl­phen­yl)imino­meth­yl]-2-methoxy-3-nitro­phenyl acetate

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Deng-Cheng Su, Feng-Ting Wang, Cheng-Gong Mao, Shao-Song Qian.


The title compound, C17H15ClN2O5, displays a trans-configuration with respect to the C=N double bond. The mol­ecule is twisted, the dihedral angle between the mean planes of the two benzene rings being 18.70 (12)°. The nitro, meth­oxy and acetyl groups are oriented at 80.70 (11), 35.2 (2) and 72.35 (10)°, respectively, to the benzene ring to which they are bonded. The crystal structure is stabilized by weak C—H⋯O hydrogen-bonding contacts.

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For background to Schiff bases in coordination chemistry, see: Bhatia et al. (1981 ▶); Costamagna et al. (1992 ▶). For a related structure, see: Qian & Liu (2010 ▶).