Date Published: April 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Kamini Kapoor, Madhukar B. Deshmukh, Chetan S. Shripanavar, Vivek K. Gupta, Rajni Kant.
In the title compound, C13H16ClN5O4, the imidazole ring is in a slight envelope conformation. The dihedral angle between the pyridine ring and the four essentially planar atoms [maximum deviation 0.015 (2) Å] of the imidazole ring is 80.8 (1)°. In, the crystal, weak C—H⋯O and C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds are present. In addition, there are weak π–π stacking interactions between symmetry-related pyridine rings with a centroid–centroid distance of 3.807 (1) Å.
For background to the insecticidal applications of imidacloprid [systematic name: (E)-1-(6-chloro-3-pyridylmethyl)-N-nitroimidazolidin-2-ylideneamine], see: Deshmukh et al. (2011 ▶, 2012 ▶); Zhao et al. (2010 ▶). For related structures, see: Kapoor et al. (2011 ▶, 2012 ▶); Kant et al. (2012 ▶).