Received 26 March 2008
In the molecule of the title compound, C13H16N2O2, the phthalide ring system is virtually planar, with a dihedral angle between the fused five- and six-membered rings of 1.17 (4)°. The methylpiperazine ring adopts a chair conformation. In the crystal structure, intermolecular C-HO and C-HN hydrogen bonds link the molecules, generating edge-fused R33(17) ring motifs, to form a three-dimensional network.
For a related structure, see: Odabasoglu & Büyükgüngör (2006). For ring motif details, see: Bernstein et al. (1995); Etter (1990). For ring conformation puckering parameters, see: Cremer & Pople (1975).
Data collection: X-AREA (Stoe & Cie, 2002); cell refinement: X-AREA; data reduction: X-RED32 (Stoe & Cie, 2002); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HK2441 ).
The authors acknowledge the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, for the use of the Stoe IPDSII diffractometer (purchased under grant F.279 of the University Research Fund).
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