Date Published: April 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Augusto Rivera, Mauricio Maldonado, Jaime Ríos-Motta, Karla Fejfarová, Michal Dušek.
In the title compound, C24H20N4, obtained through the condensation of naphthalene-2,3-diamine with formaldehyde in methanol, the molecule is located on a special position of site symmetry -4. Due to symmetry considerations, the aromatic rings are strictly perpendicular to each other. In the crystal, molecules are linked by pairs of C—H⋯π interactions into columns along .
For chemical background to the synthesis of the title compound, see: Volpp (1962 ▶). For related structures, see: Murray-Rust & Smith (1975 ▶); Rivera et al. (2009 ▶, 2011 ▶). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987 ▶).