Received 27 October 2012
The title compound, C7H10N2, was synthesized from 2-methyl-6-nitroaniline by a reduction reaction. In the crystal, molecules are linked via N-HN hydrogen bonds, forming two-dimensional networks lying parallel to (100). These networks are stabilized by C-H and N-H interactions.
The title compound is an important organic synthesis intermediate. For background to its applications, see: Wen et al. (2009). For the synthetic procedure, see: Li et al. (2011). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987).
Data collection: CAD-4 Software (Enraf-Nonius, 1985); cell refinement: CAD-4 Software; data reduction: XCAD4 (Harms & Wocadlo,1995); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); 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: BQ2378 ).
This work was supported by the Doctoral Fund of Jinling Institute of Technology (jit-b-201227). The authors thank the Center of Test and Analysis, Nanjing University, for the data collection.
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