Date Published: May 01, 2010
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Ying-jun Zhang, Xue-wen Zhu, Heng-yu Qian, Zhi-gang Yin, Chun-xia Zhang.
The title compound, C14H12N2, in contrast to the previously reported monoclinic polymorph [Lei et al. (2009 ▶). Acta Cryst. E65, o2613], crystallizes in the orthorhombic crystal system. The dihedral angle between the imidazole ring system and the phenyl ring is 76.78 (16)°. Weak C—H⋯N and C—H⋯π interactions are observed in the crystal structure.
For the synthesis, see: Lionel et al. (1996 ▶). For the monoclinic polymorph, see: Lei & Zhou (2009 ▶).