Research Article: {5-Chloro-2-[(4-chloro­benzyl­idene)­amino]­phen­yl}(phen­yl)methanone

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Muhammad Aslam, Itrat Anis, Nighat Afza, Shazia Yasmeen, Sammer Yousuf.


In the title compound, C20H13Cl2NO, the C=N bond adopts an E conformation. The chloro-substituted rings form a dihedral angle of 11.99 (9)° with each other and form dihedral angles of 74.95 (9) and 83.26 (10)° with the unsubstituted ring. In the crystal, mol­ecules are connected into dimers by pairs of weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and the dimers are arranged in columns parallel to the a axis.

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For the biological activities of Schiff base compounds, see: Solomon & Lowery (1993 ▶). For related structures, see: Aslam et al. (2011a ▶,b ▶); Zeb & Yousuf (2011 ▶).