Received 9 December 2011
In the title compound, C13H8N2O2, prepared from furfuryl alcohol and 4-nitrophthalonitrile in the presence of potassium carbonate in dimethylformamide, the furan and benzene rings are oriented at a dihedral angle of 53.45 (9)°. In the crystal, weak C-HO and C-HN hydrogen bonds link the molecules into a three-dimensional network.
For the use of phthalonitriles in the preparation of symmetrically and unsymmetrically substituted phthalocyanine complexes, see: Leznoff & Lever (1996). For the fundamental optical and electronic properties of phthalocyanines and their applications, see: McKeown (1998). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987).
Data collection: APEX2 (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: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999) and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BQ2327 ).
The authors are indebted to Anadolu University and the Medicinal Plants and Medicine Research Centre of Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey, for the use of the diffractometer.
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