Received 4 December 2011
The title compound, C10H7ClN2, contains two approximately planar molecules, A and B (r.m.s. deviations = 0.039 and 0.064 Å, respectively) in the asymmetric unit. In the crystal, N-HN hydrogen bonds link the molecules into C(7) chains of alternating A and B molecules propagating along the a-axis direction. The crystal used for the data collection was found to be a racemic twin.
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2005); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg & Putz, 2005); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB6554 ).
The authors are grateful to the starter fund of Southeast University for financial support to buy the X-ray diffractometer.
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