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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o264
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813001220 ]

2-[4-(Trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]-1H-benzimidazole

N. Fathima, M. S. Krishnamurthy and N. S. Begum

Abstract: In the title compound, C14H9F3N2O, the best planes of the benzimidazole group and benzene ring form a dihedral angle of 26.68 (3)°. In the crystal, N-H...N hydrogen bonds link the molecules into infinite chains parallel to the c axis. Stacking interactions between the benzimidazole groups [centroid-centroid distance = 3.594 (5) Å] assemble the molecules into layers parallel to (100). The trifluoromethyl group is disordered over three sets of sites with site-occupancy factors of 0.787 (4), 0.107 (7) and 0.106 (7).


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