Received 5 December 2013
aChemistry and Environmental Division, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, England,bChemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Minia University, 61519 El-Minia, Egypt,cDepartment of Chemistry, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA,dDepartment of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey,eChemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, and fKirkuk University, College of Science, Department of Chemistry, Kirkuk, Iraq
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In the title compound, C15H10ClN3O2, the benzene ring is slightly twisted out of the plane of the 2,3-dihydro-1H-indole ring system (r.m.s. deviation = 0.007 Å), forming a dihedral angle of 7.4 (3)°. An intramolecular N-HO hydrogen bond forms a six-membered ring. In the crystal, molecules are linked via N-HO and C-HO hydrogen bonds, forming layers alternately perpendicular to  and [0-11].
For the diverse bio-activities of acid hydrazides and their condensed products, see: Adekunle et al. (2012); Al-Assar et al. (2002); Dharmaraj et al. (2001); Jain & Vederas (2004); Jeeworth et al. (2000); Scozzafava et al. (2001); Siddappa et al. (2008); Strappaghetti et al. (2006).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2013); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2013); 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); software used to prepare material for publication: PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SU2672 ).
Manchester Metropolitan University, Tulane University and Erciyes University are gratefully acknowledged for supporting this study. The support of NSF-MRI grant No. 1228232 for the purchase of the diffractometer is also gratefully acknowledged.
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