Received 7 November 2011
The title compound, C16H13N, is essentially planar [maximum deviation from the least-squares plane = 0.081 (3) Å], with a dihedral angle of 1.65 (13)° between the planes of the indole and benzene rings. In the crystal, there are no significant intermolecular - interactions [minimum ring centroid-centroid separation = 4.217 (5) Å].
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 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZS2163 ).
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