Received 20 November 2013
aInstitute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, 3 Academiei Street, Chisinau MD-2028, Republic of Moldova, and bAix Marseille Université, ISM2 UMR 7313, Campus de St. Jérôme, Av. Escadrille Normandie Niemen, 13397 Marseille Cedex 20, France
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In the title molecule, C7H7Br2N, the C-Br vectors of the bromomethyl groups extend to opposite sides of the pyridine ring and are oriented nearly perpendicular to its plane. In the crystal, the molecules related by a c-glide-plane operation are arranged into stacks along the c axis, with centroid-centroid distances between neighboring aromatic rings of 3.778 (2) Å. A short BrBr contact of 3.6025 (11) Å is observed within a pair of inversion-related molecules.
Data collection: COLLECT (Nonius, 1998); cell refinement: DENZO/SCALEPACK (Otwinowski & Minor, 1997); data reduction: DENZO/SCALEPACK; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: Mercury (Macrae et al., 2006) and XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: enCIFer (Allen et al., 2004) and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: GK2596 ).
We thank Dr Michel Giorgi (Spectropole, Aix Marseille University) for helpful advice. This research was supported by the bilateral Moldo-French project entitled `Nickel and iron complexes as models of active centre of hydrogenases' 13.820.08.01/FrF; nr. 170783.
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