Research Article: tert-Butyl 2-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)acetate

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Nassir N. Al-Mohammed, Yatimah Alias, Zanariah Abdullah, Hamid Khaledi.


In the title compound, C9H14N2O2, the imidazole ring and the acetate O—C=O plane make a dihedral angle of 80.54 (12)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are connected via pairs of C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming centrosymmetric dimers.

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For related structures, see: Pak et al. (2003 ▶); Wang et al. (2010 ▶).