Received 22 October 2012
aDepartment of Chemistry and Research Institute of Natural Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju 660-701, Republic of Korea, and bDepartment of Food and Nutrition, Kyungnam College of Information and Technology, Busan 617-701, Republic of Korea
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In the title compound [systematic name: (3-chloro-2,6-dimethoxyphenyl)(ethoxyimino)methyl benzoate], C18H18ClNO5, the phenyl and chlorodimethoxyphenyl rings are linked by the ethoxyiminomethyl benzoate system such that they are almost perpendicular to each other with the dihedral angle between them being 85.72 (9)°. In the crystal, C-HO and C-HCl hydrogen bonds between the phenyl and chlorodimethoxyphenyl rings generate R22(8) rings which link the molecules into zigzag chains along the b axis. Additional C-HO contacts, together with weak intermolecular C-H interactions, further link the molecules into a three-dimensional network.
For information on the toxicity of the title compound, see: Kim et al. (2007). For a description of the Cambridge Structural Database, see: Allen (2002). For hydrogen-bond motifs, see: Bernstein et al. (1995).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2006); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2006); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 1998); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SJ5275 ).
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (grant Nos. 2012M2B2A4029305 and 2012-0007693).
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