Received 2 March 2009
There are two molecules in the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C14H10N2O: the dihedral angles between their aromatic ring planes are 47.4 (4) and 46.8 (3)°. In the crystal structure, molecules are linked by N-HN hydrogen bonds from the secondary nitrogen N-H donor to the tertiary N-atom acceptor of a symmetry-related neighbour, resulting in hydrogen-bonded chains. The two independent chains both propagate in .
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB2923 ).
We thank the University of Malaya for supporting this study (FS358/2008 A).
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