Received 19 June 2013
In the title compound, C19H22N2, both the benzimidazole unit and the 2,6-diisopropylphenyl group are essentially planar [maximum deviations from the least-squares planes of 0.005 (1) and 0.009 (1) Å, respectively]. The dihedral angle between the two planes is 79.6 (7)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked into chains along the a-axis direction by weak C-HN interactions. The crystal structure also features C-H interactions, which link the chains into a three-dimensional network.
For the properties of related compounds, see: Shi et al. (2013); Cross et al. (1995); Akpinar et al. (2010); Wang et al. (2007); Mason et al. (1999). For bond lengths and angles in related structures, see: Jayamoorthy et al. (2013); Fathima et al. (2013); Geiger & Nellist (2013).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2008); data reduction: SAINT; 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: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BG2510 ).
We acknowledge the Foundation for Distinguished Young Talents in Higher Education of Guangdong (No. LYM10091) for financial support.
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