Date Published: July 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Matthew P. Akerman, Mathias Chipangura, Allen Mambanda, Deogratius Jaganyi.
The pyridine rings of the title compound, C18H23N3, are in a nearly perpendicular orientation relative to the plane defined by the three amino-bonded C atoms, making dihedral angles of 87.4 (1) ° and 84.2 (1) °. One of the pyridine N atoms acts as an hydrogen-bond acceptor for two pyridine C—H groups. By means of these intermolecular hydrogen bonds, the molecules form a two-dimensional network parallel to the ab plane.
For a kinetic and mechanistic study of the platinum(II) chelate of the title compound, see: Mambanda & Jaganyi (2012 ▶). For the synthesis of the title compound, see: Sato et al. (1992 ▶); Toftlund & Yde-Andersen (1981 ▶); Anderegg & Wenk (1967 ▶). For the crystal structure of the related compound N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-tert-butylamine, see: Mambanda et al. (2009 ▶). For the crystal structures of the hexadentate analogues, see: Mambanda et al. (2007 ▶). For dinuclear platinum(II) complexes structurally related to the complex of the title compound, see: Hofmann & van Eldik (2003 ▶); Erteurk et al. (2007 ▶, 2008 ▶). For dinuclear metal complexes containing bis(tridentate) chelates structurally related to the title compound, see: Fujihara et al. (2004 ▶); Gunatilleke & Norman (2003 ▶); Fujii et al. (2003 ▶). For manganese–oxo complexes of N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)ethylamine and N,N-bis (2-pyridylmethyl)-tert-butylamine, see: Pal et al. (1992 ▶) and Mok et al. (1997 ▶), respectively.