Received 18 September 2012
In the title compound, C11H7N3S, the thiophene and pyridine rings are coplanar, forming a dihedral angle of 3.89 (7)°. The conformation about the C=N bond [1.2795 (18) Å] is E. In the crystal, translationally related molecules along the a axis form weak - interactions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.8451 (8) Å] between the thiophene rings.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: UdMX (Marris, 2004).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LX2267 ).
The authors acknowledge financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada (NSERC), the Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. AB thanks both NSERC and the Université de Montréal for graduate scholarships.
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