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Acta Cryst. (2012). E68, o3489
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536812048532 ]

Methyl 6-oxo-4-phenyl-2-[(Z)-2-(pyridin-2-yl)ethenyl]-1,4,5,6-tetrahydropyridine-3-carboxylate

R. Smits, S. Belyakov, B. Vigante and G. Duburs

Abstract: In the title molecule, C20H18N2O3, an intramolecular N-H...O hydrogen bond leads to a cis conformation of the pyridinyl-vinyl fragment. The phenyl and pyridine rings are inclined to one another by 77.3 (1) °. In the crystal, molecules are linked via pairs of C-H...O hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers. The dimers are linked by C-H...O hydrogen bonds and C-H...[pi] interactions, forming a three-dimensional structure.

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