Received 12 November 2012
The benzoic acid molecule of the title compound, C4H5ClN4·C7H6O2, is approximately planar, with a dihedral angle of 1.28 (9)° between the carboxy group and the benzene ring. In the crystal, two acid and two base molecules are linked through N-HO and O-HN hydrogen bonds, forming a centrosymmetric 2 + 2 unit with R22(8) and R42(8) motifs. These units are further linked through a pair of N-HN hydrogen bonds into a tape structure along [1-20]. The crystal structure also features weak - [centroid-centroid distance = 3.5984 (11) Å] and C-H interactions.
For the biological activity of pyrimidine and aminopyrimidine derivatives, see: Hunt et al. (1980); Baker & Santi (1965). For related structures, see: Schwalbe & Williams (1982); Hu et al. (2002); Chinnakali et al. (1999); Skovsgaard & Bond (2009). For hydrogen-bond motifs, see: Bernstein et al. (1995). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987). For the stability of the temperature controller used for the data collection, see: Cosier & Glazer (1986).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IS5218 ).
The authors thank the Malaysian Government and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for the research facilities and Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) No. 203/PFIZIK/6711171 to conduct this work. KT thanks The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World and USM for a TWAS-USM fellowship.
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