Received 26 March 2013
In the title compound, C12H14N3+·NO3-, the mononitrate of protonated bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amine, the least-squares planes defined by the non-H atoms of the two aromatic moieties intersect at an angle of 7.91 (6)°. In the crystal, N-HN, N-HO and C-HN hydrogen bonds, as well as C-HO contacts, connect the entities into a three-dimensional network. The shortest centroid-centroid distance between two aromatic systems is 3.7255 (8) Å and is apparent between the two different aromatic moieties.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); 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, 2012) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: VN2068 ).
The authors thank NMMU for the allocation of research facilities.
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