Research Article: N-Benzyl­isatin

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): M. Schutte, H. G. Visser, A. Roodt, H. Braband.


In the title compound, C15H11NO2, two C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds are observed in the crystal structure, as well as π–π stacking with a centroid–centroid distance of 3.623 (2) Å. The planarity of the two ring systems is illustrated by very small deviations of all the atoms from these planes [largest deviations = 0.003 (3) and 0.010 (3) Å for the phenyl and fused-benzene rings, respectively]. The dihedral angle between these two planes is 77.65 (9)°.

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For literature regarding the biological properties of N-benzyl­isatin, see: Palmer et al. (1987 ▶); Goldschmidt & Llewellyn (1950 ▶); Wei et al. (2004 ▶); Frolova et al. (1988 ▶); Akkurt et al. (2006 ▶). For background regarding the functionalization of isatin, see: Schutte (2011 ▶). For a similar structure, see: Akkurt et al. (2006 ▶).