Received 21 September 2010
The title hydrazone compound, C15H13N3O3, was prepared by the condensation of 4-nitrobenzaldehyde with 2-methylbenzohydrazide in methanol. The dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 14.8 (2)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked through intermolecular N-HO hydrogen bonds, forming chains along the a axis.
For general background to hydrazones, see: Rasras et al. (2010); Pyta et al. (2010); Angelusiu et al. (2010); Fun et al. (2008); Singh & Singh (2010); Ahmad et al. (2010). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987). For a similar hydrazone compound reported recently by the author, see: Tang (2010).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: RZ2493 ).
Financial support from the Jiaying University research fund is gratefully acknowledged.
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