Received 26 January 2013
In the title compound, C15H13Cl2NO2, which was obtained by a condensation reaction of 2,5-dimethoxyaniline and 2,4-dichlorobenzaldehyde, the dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 51.94 (2)°. The 2,5-dimethoxyphenyl and 2,4-dichlorophenyl groups are attached to the ends of the N=C group in an E conformation. Intramolecular C-HCl and C-HN contacts are observed. In the crystal, molecules are linked by C-HO hydrogen bonds, forming chains parallel to the b axis.
For the synthesis and applications of Schiff base-metal complexes, see: Jin et al. (2011). For the preparation of Schiff base compounds by the condensation reaction between 2,4-dichlorobenzaldehyde with organic amines, see: Guo et al. (2012). For standard bond lengths, see: Allen et al. (1987).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CQ2001 ).
This work was supported financially by the Science and Technology Planning Project of Zhaoqing City (2012 G030), the Science and Technology Innovation Planning Project of Zhaoqing City (2012 G013) and the Distinguished Young Talents in Higher Education of Guangdong Province (2012LYM_0134).
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