Received 29 April 2013
aCentre for Crystal Growth, School of Advanced Sciences, VIT University, Vellore 632 014, India,bSophisticated Test and Instrumentation Centre (STIC), Cochin University PO, Cochin 682 022, Kerala, and cDepartment of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
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The molecules of the title compound, C16H18N2, exists in a trans conformation with respect to the C=N bond [1.270 (3) Å]. The least-squares plane of the dimethylamino group makes a dihedral angle of 1.3 (2)° with the ring to which it is attached. The dihedral angle between the two aromatic rings is 11.70 (2)°. The crystal structure features weak C-H interactions.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP (Bruker, 2004); program(s) used to solve structure: SIR92 (Altomare et al., 1993); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012); 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: BT6904 ).
The author acknowledges the STIC, Cochin 682 022, for the single-crystal XRD facility. The authors also thank Mr P. Narayanan and Dr K·Sethusankar, RKM Vivekananda College (Autonomous), Chennai 600 004, and VIT University for providing the excellent research facilities.
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