Research Article: (N1E,N2E)-N1,N2-Bis(4-hex­yloxy-3-methoxy­benzyl­idene)ethane-1,2-diamine

Date Published: June 01, 2010

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Anju Paul, Sherin Susan Punnoose, N. L. Mary, T. Narasimhaswamy, V. Ramkumar.


The title compound, C30H44N2O4, was obtained from the dimerization of 4-hexyl­oxyvanillin with ethyl­enediamine in 95% methanol solution. It adopts a trans configuration with respect to the C=N bond and possesses a crystallographically imposed centre of symmetry.

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For Schiff bases derived from vanillin, see: Guo et al. (2008 ▶); Li (2008 ▶). For its biological activity, see: Liang et al. (2009 ▶); Lim et al. (2008 ▶). For the potential uses of mol­ecular materials with supra­molecular architectures in emerging technologies and medicine, see: Porta et al. (2008 ▶). For details of the preparation of the title compound, see: Dholakiya & Patel (2002 ▶); Maurya et al. (2003 ▶); Doyle et al. (2007 ▶).




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