Received 11 June 2008
The amide group in the structure of the title compound (N35DCP2CBA), C13H8Cl3NO, is trans-planar, similar to that observed in N-(3-chlorophenyl)benzamide, N-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)benzamide, 2-chloro-N-phenylbenzamide and other benzanilides. The C=O bond in N35DCP2CBA is anti to the ortho-chloro substituent in the benzoyl ring. The amide group makes dihedral angles of 63.1 (12) and 31.1 (17)°, respectively, with the benzoyl and aniline benzene rings, while the dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 32.1 (2)°. The molecules are linked into chains along the b axis by N-HO hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: CrysAlis CCD (Oxford Diffraction, 2007); cell refinement: CrysAlis RED (Oxford Diffraction, 2007); data reduction: CrysAlis RED; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: PLATON (Spek, 2003); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CI2616 ).
BTG thanks the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, for extensions of his research fellowship.
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