*Acta Cryst.* (2014). E**70**, o565

[ doi:10.1107/S1600536814008113 ]

### (*E*)-4-Methyl-*N*'-[(4-oxo-4*H*-chromen-3-yl)methylidene]benzohydrazide

### Y. Ishikawa and K. Watanabe

**Abstract: **In the title chromone-tethered benzohydrazide derivative, C_{18}H_{14}N_{2}O_{3}, the 4*H*-chromen-4-one and the -CH=N-NH-CO- units are each essentially planar, with the largest deviations from thei planes being 0.052 (2) and 0.003 (2) Å, respectively. The dihedral angles between the 4*H*-chromen-4-one and the -CH=N-NH-CO- units, the 4*H*-chromen-4-one unit and the benzene ring of the 4-tolyl group, and the benzene ring of the 4-tolyl group and the -CH=N-NH-CO- unit are 8.09 (7), 9.94 (5) and 17.97 (8)°, respectively. In the crystal, the molecules form two types of centrosymmetric dimers: one by N-HO hydrogen bonds and the other by - stacking interactions between the 4*H*-chromen-4-one unit and the 4-tolyl group [centroid-centroid distance = 3.641 (5) Å]. These dimers form one-dimensional assemblies extending along the *a-*axis direction. Additional - stacking interactions between two 4*H*-chromen-4-one units [centroid-centroid distance = 3.591 (5) Å] and two 4-tolyl groups [centroid-centroid distance = 3.792 (5) Å] organize the molecules into a three-dimensional network.

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