Received 14 October 2012
aDepartment of Studies and Research in Chemistry, Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka 572 103, India,bDepartment of Studies and Research in Chemistry, U.C.S, Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka 572 103, India,cDepartment of Studies and Research in Physics, U.C.S., Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka 572 103, India, and dCentre of Advanced Study in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025, India
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In the title compound, C13H8ClF4N, the dihedral angle between the benzene and pyridine rings is 59.8 (3)°. In the crystal, molecules are stacked in columns along the b axis through weak C-H interactions.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IS5209 ).
Authors thank Dr. S. C. Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Tumkur University, Tumkur for his constant encouragement and G·B. Sadananda, Department of Studies and Research in Physics, U.C.S. Tumkur University, Tumkur, for his help and valuable suggestions. BSP thanks Dr. H. C. Devaraje Gowda, Department of Physics, Yuvarajas College (constituent), University of Mysore for his guidance.
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