Received 29 August 2010
In the molecule of the title compound, C13H8Cl3N, the 4-chloroaniline and 2,4-dichlorobenzaldehyde moieties are planar with r.m.s. deviation of 0.0115 and 0.0116 Å, respectively, and are oriented at a dihedral angle of 13.94 (8)°.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997) and PLATON (Spek, 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999) and PLATON.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: RZ2483 ).
The authors acknowledge the provision of funds for the purchase of the diffractometer and encouragement by Dr Muhammad Akram Chaudhary, Vice Chancellor, University of Sargodha, Pakistan. They also acknowledge the technical support provided by Bana International, Karachi, Pakistan.
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