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Acta Cryst. (2001). E57, o1242-o1244  [ doi:10.1107/S1600536801019869 ]


A. D. Bond, J. E. Davies and A. J. Kirby

Abstract: The crystal structure of 2,6-lutidine (2,6-dimethylpyridine, C7H9N), has been determined at 120 (2) K following in situ crystal growth from the liquid. In the non-centrosymmetric space group Fdd2, the asymmetric unit comprises half a molecule, each molecule being sited on a crystallographic diad axis. Molecules are linked via linear C-H...N interactions into one-dimensional chains that align in a parallel manner, giving rise to macroscopically polar crystals.

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