Received 10 July 2012
In the structure of the title compound, C14H9Cl3I2, which is the 4-iodophenyl analogue of the insecticide DDT [1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane], isomorphism between the two compounds has been confirmed. In the molecule, the dihedral angle between the planes of the two benzene rings is 65.8 (4)° which compares with 64.7 (7)° in DDT.
For the determination of crystal data for the title compound and the p-bromo substituted DDT analogue, see: Schneider & Fankuchen (1946). For the structures of DDT and related analogues, see: DeLacy & Kennard (1972); Hovmöller et al. (1978).
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2012); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; program(s) used to solve structure: SIR92 (Altomare et al., 1993); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008) within WinGX (Farrugia, 1999); molecular graphics: PLATON (Spek, 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: PLATON.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SU2477 ).
The author acknowledges financial support from the Australian Research Council and the Science and Engineering Faculty and the University Library, Queensland University of Technology.
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