Research Article: (E)-2,4,6-Trimethyl-N-(pyridin-2-yl­methyl­idene)aniline

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Yu-Wei Dong, Rui-Qing Fan, Ping Wang, Yu-Lin Yang.


In the title compound, C15H16N2, has an E conformation about the central N=C bond. The benzene and pyridine rings are almost normal to one another with a dihedral angle of 87.47(8)°. In the crystal, there are no classical hydrogen bonds.

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For C—N bond forming reactions, see: Alonso-Moreno et al. (2009 ▶); Qiu et al. (2009 ▶). For imino C=N bonds in a related structure, see: Nienkemper et al. (2006 ▶). For the preparation of related compounds, see: Bianchini et al. (2001 ▶); Fan et al. (2009 ▶).