Received 10 December 2011
aMOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science & Institute of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, People's Republic of China, and bThe First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, 410007, People's Republic of China
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In the title molecule, C16H14N2O, the dihedral angle between the two phenyl rings is 23.5 (6)°. In the crystal, N-H-O hydrogen bonds link molecules into chains running along the a axis.
For general background to the applications of Schiff bases in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical fields, see: Bernardino et al. (2006); Zhang et al. (2008). For related structures, see: Ji & Shi (2008); He & Liu (2005); Zhen & Han (2005); Zhang et al. (2007).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2001); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2003); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; 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: CV5216 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (30940094) and the Science Foundation for Excellent Youth Scholars of the Education Commission of Hunan Province, China (10B077).
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