Research Article: 4,4′-{[4-(2,2′:6′,2′′-Terpyridin-4′-yl)phen­yl]imino}­dibenzaldehyde

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Wei-Biao Shen, Zhi-Wen Zhang, Li-Wen Wang, Jie-Ying Wu.


The central pyridine ring of the 2,2′:6′,2′′-terpyridine fragment of the title compound, C35H24N4O2, forms dihedral angles of 8.3 (2), 10.6 (3) and 39.4 (3)°, respectively, with the two outer pyridine rings and the attached benzene ring. In the crystal, weak C—H⋯O inter­actions link the mol­ecules into chains in [010].

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For supra­molecular assemblies and composite fluorescent sensors of related substituted terpyridines, see: Cargill Thompson (1997 ▶); Goodall et al. (2002 ▶); Mutai et al. (2001 ▶). For related reviews, see: Heller & Schubert (2003 ▶); Fallahpour et al. (2003 ▶). For details of the synthesis, see: Krohnke (1976 ▶).