Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, o625 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536810005477 ]
Abstract: The title compound, C21H21N3O2, was obtained following a five-step synthetic procedure yielding weakly diffracting rod and needle-shaped crystals which crystallized concomitantly. Structural analysis of a rod-shaped crystal showed that the central seven-membered heterocyclic ring adopts a conformation that is perhaps best described as a distorted boat, with the H-bearing (CH2 and NH) atoms lying well out of the least-squares mean plane fitted through the other five atoms in the ring (r.m.s. deviation 0.075 Å). In the crystal, the compound packs as a twisted chain, which propagates along the b axis by means of an R12(6) motif formed by one of the carbonyl O atoms acting as a bifurcated acceptor in an N-HO and C-HO interaction. No diffraction was observed from the needle-shaped crystals.
Online 13 February 2010
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