Received 1 January 2010
aState Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, People's Republic of China,bDepartment of Materials and Chemical Engineering, Taishan University, Taian 271021, People's Republic of China, and cResearch Centre of Laser Fusion, CAEP, Mianyang 621900, People's Republic of China
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In the title compound, C13H15N2+·PF6-, the dihedral angle between the two aromatic rings is 85.48 (7)°. In the crystal, C-HF hydrogen bonds connect the imidazolium and hexafluorophosphate ions.
For N-heterocyclic carbenes, see: Herrmann (2002). For the synthesis of the title compound, see: Kim et al. (2005). For a silver compound with 1-methyl-3-(4-vinylbenzyl)imidazol-2-ylidene, see: Lu et al. (2009).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2005); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2005); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT5162 ).
This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China-NSAF (No. 10676012)
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