Research Article: 5-[4-(1H-Imidazol-1-yl)phen­yl]-1H-tetra­zole

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Shao-Wei Tong, Wen-Dong Song, Shi-Jie Li, Dong-Liang Miao, Jing-Bo An.


In the title compound, C10H8N6, the tetra­zole and benzene rings are close to being coplanar [dihedral angle = 9.90 (16)°], but the imidazole ring is rotated 37.18 (09)° out of the benzene plane. In the crystal, mol­ecules are connected through tetra­zole–imidazole N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds, giving rise to zigzag chains, which extend along [010].

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For our previous work based on the imidazole derivatives as ligands, see: Li et al. (2010 ▶); Tong et al. (2011 ▶); Tong et al., (2012 ▶). For related structures, see: Huang et al. (2009 ▶); Cheng (2011 ▶).