Research Article: 6-Amino­nicotinamide

Date Published: August 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Lerato P. Ntsala, Andreas Lemmerer.


In the title compound, C6H7N3O, the amide group is rotated such that the carbonyl O atom is syn to the pyridine N atom, with an O—C—C—C torsion angle of −23.55 (18)°. The crystal packing involves four hydrogen bonds of the types N—H⋯N and N—H⋯O. Two separate centrosymmetric rings are formed using N—H⋯N and N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds that result in a ribbon of 6-aminonicotinamide molecules, joined by the amide and amine functional groups. The remaining two hydrogen bonds are used to generate a three-dimensional packing arrangement.

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For pharmacological activity, see: Street et al. (1997 ▶); Budihardjo et al. (2000 ▶). For structurally related compounds, see: Miwa et al. (1999 ▶); Li et al. (2011 ▶).




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