Received 5 October 2008
The title compound, C15H10N2, crystallizes with two independent molecules in the asymmetric unit. The two benzene rings make dihedral angles of 60.32 (2) and 61.35 (3)°. The crystal packing is stabilized by weak - stacking interactions [centroid-to-centroid distances = 3.673 (4) and 3.793 (4) Å].
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2001); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SG2271 ).
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