Received 23 October 2012
The title compound, C14H9Br2N3O·0.5C2H5OH, crystallizes with two 2-[(1H-benzimidazol-2-yl)iminomethyl]-4,6-dibromophenol molecules and one ethanol solvent molecule in the asymmetric unit. The benzene and benzimidazole rings subtend dihedral angles of 4.5 (3) and 5.2 (2)° in the two molecules. In the crystal, one molecule presents - stacking with the equivalent molecule related by inversion, at a distance of 3.30 Å (separation between molecular mean planes). A three-dimensional network is formed through N-HN, N-HO and O-HN hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2011); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BH2461 ).
The authors acknowledge financial support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 2126606).
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