Received 4 October 2013
In the title compound, C12H11N3O, the C=N imino bond is in an E conformation. In the crystal, adjacent molecules are linked by N-HNcyano hydrogen bonds, forming a chain running along .
The starting reactant was synthesized according to a literature method (Yang et al., 2010). Introduction of different groups into indole molecules can generate a series of bioactive derivatives, which have been the subject of much attention as anti-cancer drugs (Laird et al., 2000; Li et al., 2005).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 1997); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 1997); 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: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: NG5344 ).
This work was supported by the Science Fund of the Education Office of Jiangxi (GJJ12583) and the Bureau of Science and Technology of Nanchang City.
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