Received 9 December 2010
In the title compound, C18H16N6O2S, which belongs to the family of azo dyes, the dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 26.16 (7)°. In the crystal, molecules are joined by N-HN and C-HN hydrogen bonds into double chains parallel to the a axis.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: RZ2541 ).
We thank Dr C. Barolo for supplying crystals of the title compound.
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