Received 20 July 2010
aSchool of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia,bMalaysian Institute of Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Block A, 10 Persiaran Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia, and cX-ray Crystallography Unit, School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
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In the cation of the title compound, C12H10F2N3O+·Cl-, the dihedral angle between the pyridine and benzene rings is 16.1 (1)°. In the crystal structure, molecules linked into two-dimensional sheets parallel to the bc plane by intermolecular N-HCl, C-HCl and C-HF hydrogen bonds.
For general background to 2,6-diflorobenzylchloride derivatives, see: Beavo (1995); Beavo & Reifsnyder (1990); Hidaka & Asano (1976); Nicholson et al. (1991). For the stability of the temperature controller used in the data collection, see: Cosier & Glazer (1986).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); 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 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH5090 ).
NM gratefully acknowledges funding from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) under the University Research Grant (No. 1001/PFARMASI/815025). HKF and CSY thank USM for the Research University Golden Goose Grant (No. 1001/PFIZIK/811012). CSY also thanks USM for the award of a USM Fellowship.
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