Received 15 September 2010
In the title compound, C20H17N3O3, the dihedral angles between the central pyridine ring and the two terminal rings are 15.07 (3) and 43.24 (3)°. The dihedral angle between the two terminal rings is 37.49 (4)° In the crystal, intermolecular amine N-HNnitrile hydrogen-bonding interactions form inversion dimers, which are linked into chains through amine N-HOmethoxy hydrogen bonds.
For literature on the biological applications of nicotine derivatives, see Hökelek & Necefouglu (1996, 1999). For literature on molecules containing the cyanopyridine moiety and their ability to act as ligands towards transition metal ions and new drugs, see: Alyoubi (2000); Desai & Shah (2003); Murata et al. (2004). For a related structure, see: Fun et al. (1996).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SMART; data reduction: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2004); 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: ZS2068 ).
This work was supported by the President of the Chinese Academy of Forestry Foundation (grant No. CAFYBB2008009).
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