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Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2009 January 1; 65(Pt 1): o15.
Published online 2008 December 3. doi:  10.1107/S1600536808039962
PMCID: PMC2967936

4,4-Diacetyl­hepta­nedinitrile

Abstract

The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C11H14N2O2, contains one half-mol­ecule as the central C atom of the mol­ecule lies on a twofold rotation axis. In the crystal structure, weak inter­molecular C—H(...)N hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into zigzag chains along c.

Related literature

For details of the biological activity of amino­thia­zoles, see: Kabalka & Mereddy (2006 [triangle]). For their use in organic synthesis, see: Kim et al. (2001 [triangle]); Ranu & Banerjee (2005 [triangle]); Ranu et al. (2006 [triangle]); Wang et al. (2008 [triangle]). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987 [triangle]).

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Experimental

Crystal data

  • C11H14N2O2
  • M r = 206.24
  • Monoclinic, An external file that holds a picture, illustration, etc.
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  • a = 12.562 (3) Å
  • b = 7.8700 (16) Å
  • c = 10.941 (2) Å
  • β = 84.91 (3)°
  • V = 1077.4 (4) Å3
  • Z = 4
  • Mo Kα radiation
  • μ = 0.09 mm−1
  • T = 293 (2) K
  • 0.30 × 0.20 × 0.10 mm

Data collection

  • Enraf–Nonius CAD-4 diffractometer
  • Absorption correction: ψ scan (North et al., 1968 [triangle]) T min = 0.961, T max = 0.991
  • 1009 measured reflections
  • 974 independent reflections
  • 758 reflections with I > 2σ(I)
  • R int = 0.024
  • 3 standard reflections every 200 reflections intensity decay: 9%

Refinement

  • R[F 2 > 2σ(F 2)] = 0.071
  • wR(F 2) = 0.152
  • S = 1.00
  • 974 reflections
  • 70 parameters
  • H-atom parameters constrained
  • Δρmax = 0.27 e Å−3
  • Δρmin = −0.20 e Å−3

Data collection: CAD-4 Software (Enraf–Nonius, 1989 [triangle]); cell refinement: CAD-4 Software; data reduction: XCAD4 (Harms & Wocadlo, 1995 [triangle]); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008 [triangle]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008 [triangle]); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008 [triangle]); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.

Table 1
Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

Supplementary Material

Crystal structure: contains datablocks global, I. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536808039962/sj2557sup1.cif

Structure factors: contains datablocks I. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536808039962/sj2557Isup2.hkl

Additional supplementary materials: crystallographic information; 3D view; checkCIF report

Acknowledgments

The authors thank the Center of Testing and Analysis, Nanjing University, for support.

supplementary crystallographic information

Comment

The biological activity of aminothiazoles has been well documented. They have broad applications in the treatment of allergies, hypertension, schizophrenia,inflammation, bacterial infections, and HIV (Kabalka & Mereddy, 2006). Dicarbonyl compounds represent an important class of starting materials materials used to increase the carbon number of organic compounds (Kim et al., 2001). Many dicarbonyl compounds have been synthesized by the Michael addition method using diethyl malonate as starting compound, but only a few Michael addition diadducts were synthesized under normal conditions (Ranu & Banerjee, 2005; Ranu et al., 2006). We are focusing our synthetic and structural studies on new products of Michael addition reactions from dicarbonyl compounds (Wang et al.,2008) and we report here the crystal structure of the title compound (I), Fig. 1.

All bond lengths are within normal ranges (Allen et al., 1987). The asymmetric unit contains one half-molecule, and the central C4 atom lies on a twofold rotation axis at right angles to the ac plane, which generates the other half-molecule. In the crystal structure weak, intermolecular C6—H6B···N hydrogen bonds link the molecules into zig-zag chains along the c axis, Table 1, Fig 2.

Experimental

2,4-Pentanedione (50 mmol) was dissolved in n-hexane (40 ml) and anhydrous potassium carbonate (100 mmol) and tetrabutylammonium bromide (0.5 g) added. Acrylonitrile (100 mmol) was added dropwise to this solution and the mixture refluxed for 6 h. 50 ml ethyl acetate were then added, the organic layer was filtered and the solvent removed under vacuum to yield the crude product (I). This was crystallized from ethyl acetate (15 ml). Crystals of (I) suitable for X-ray diffraction were obtained by slow evaporation of acetonitrile.

Refinement

All H atoms were positioned geometrically, with C—H = 0.96 and 0.97 Å for methyl and methylene H atoms, and constrained to ride on their parent atoms, with Uiso(H) = xUeq(C), where x= 1.5 for methyl H and x = 1.2 for methylene H atoms.

Figures

Fig. 1.
A view of the molecular structure of (I) showing the atom-numbering scheme and 30% displacement ellipsoids (arbitrary spheres for the H atoms).
Fig. 2.
The crystal packing of (I), viewed down the a axis. Hydrogen bonds are drawn as dashed lines.

Crystal data

C11H14N2O2F(000) = 440
Mr = 206.24Dx = 1.271 Mg m3
Monoclinic, C2/cMo Kα radiation, λ = 0.71073 Å
Hall symbol: -C 2ycCell parameters from 25 reflections
a = 12.562 (3) Åθ = 10–13°
b = 7.8700 (16) ŵ = 0.09 mm1
c = 10.941 (2) ÅT = 293 K
β = 84.91 (3)°Block, colourless
V = 1077.4 (4) Å30.30 × 0.20 × 0.10 mm
Z = 4

Data collection

Enraf–Nonius CAD-4 diffractometer758 reflections with I > 2σ(I)
Radiation source: fine-focus sealed tubeRint = 0.024
graphiteθmax = 25.3°, θmin = 3.1°
ω/2θ scansh = −14→15
Absorption correction: ψ scan (North et al., 1968)k = 0→9
Tmin = 0.961, Tmax = 0.991l = 0→13
1009 measured reflections3 standard reflections every 200 reflections
974 independent reflections intensity decay: 9%

Refinement

Refinement on F2Primary atom site location: structure-invariant direct methods
Least-squares matrix: fullSecondary atom site location: difference Fourier map
R[F2 > 2σ(F2)] = 0.071Hydrogen site location: inferred from neighbouring sites
wR(F2) = 0.152H-atom parameters constrained
S = 1.00w = 1/[σ2(Fo2) + (0.0339P)2 + 4.1549P] where P = (Fo2 + 2Fc2)/3
974 reflections(Δ/σ)max < 0.001
70 parametersΔρmax = 0.27 e Å3
0 restraintsΔρmin = −0.19 e Å3

Special details

Experimental. 1H NMR (DMSO, δ, p.p.m.) 2.15 (s, 6H), 2.23 (t, 4H), 2.31(t, 4H).
Geometry. All e.s.d.'s (except the e.s.d. in the dihedral angle between two l.s. planes) are estimated using the full covariance matrix. The cell e.s.d.'s are taken into account individually in the estimation of e.s.d.'s in distances, angles and torsion angles; correlations between e.s.d.'s in cell parameters are only used when they are defined by crystal symmetry. An approximate (isotropic) treatment of cell e.s.d.'s is used for estimating e.s.d.'s involving l.s. planes.
Refinement. Refinement of F2 against ALL reflections. The weighted R-factor wR and goodness of fit S are based on F2, conventional R-factors R are based on F, with F set to zero for negative F2. The threshold expression of F2 > σ(F2) is used only for calculating R-factors(gt) etc. and is not relevant to the choice of reflections for refinement. R-factors based on F2 are statistically about twice as large as those based on F, and R- factors based on ALL data will be even larger.

Fractional atomic coordinates and isotropic or equivalent isotropic displacement parameters (Å2)

xyzUiso*/Ueq
O0.65270 (17)−0.0258 (3)0.3475 (2)0.0523 (7)
N0.3630 (3)0.4652 (4)0.5714 (3)0.0646 (9)
C10.6246 (3)−0.1760 (4)0.1653 (3)0.0495 (9)
H1A0.6530−0.12100.09120.074*
H1B0.5608−0.23680.15030.074*
H1C0.6765−0.25410.19200.074*
C20.5988 (2)−0.0454 (4)0.2629 (3)0.0369 (7)
C30.50000.0686 (5)0.25000.0288 (8)
C40.3719 (2)0.3939 (4)0.4802 (3)0.0442 (8)
C50.3865 (3)0.3008 (4)0.3639 (3)0.0440 (8)
H5A0.40020.38020.29660.053*
H5B0.32180.23830.35110.053*
C60.4802 (2)0.1776 (4)0.3665 (2)0.0341 (7)
H6A0.46700.10290.43670.041*
H6B0.54450.24210.37770.041*

Atomic displacement parameters (Å2)

U11U22U33U12U13U23
O0.0447 (12)0.0599 (15)0.0551 (13)0.0160 (11)−0.0197 (10)−0.0091 (12)
N0.072 (2)0.0551 (19)0.0633 (19)0.0016 (17)0.0109 (15)−0.0178 (17)
C10.0502 (19)0.0408 (19)0.057 (2)0.0116 (15)−0.0038 (15)−0.0075 (16)
C20.0355 (15)0.0341 (16)0.0418 (16)0.0002 (13)−0.0073 (12)0.0048 (13)
C30.0305 (18)0.0244 (19)0.0319 (19)0.000−0.0057 (15)0.000
C40.0466 (17)0.0325 (16)0.0519 (19)0.0021 (14)0.0048 (14)−0.0001 (15)
C50.0497 (18)0.0375 (17)0.0440 (17)0.0072 (14)−0.0005 (13)−0.0057 (14)
C60.0423 (15)0.0281 (15)0.0324 (14)0.0013 (12)−0.0058 (11)0.0006 (12)

Geometric parameters (Å, °)

O—C21.205 (3)C3—C61.538 (3)
N—C41.142 (4)C4—C51.466 (4)
C1—C21.497 (4)C5—C61.528 (4)
C1—H1A0.9600C5—H5A0.9700
C1—H1B0.9600C5—H5B0.9700
C1—H1C0.9600C6—H6A0.9700
C2—C31.547 (3)C6—H6B0.9700
C2—C1—H1A109.5N—C4—C5178.3 (4)
C2—C1—H1B109.5C4—C5—C6109.8 (3)
H1A—C1—H1B109.5C4—C5—H5A109.7
C2—C1—H1C109.5C6—C5—H5A109.7
H1A—C1—H1C109.5C4—C5—H5B109.7
H1B—C1—H1C109.5C6—C5—H5B109.7
O—C2—C1122.3 (3)H5A—C5—H5B108.2
O—C2—C3120.4 (3)C5—C6—C3114.0 (2)
C1—C2—C3117.2 (2)C5—C6—H6A108.8
C6—C3—C6i112.2 (3)C3—C6—H6A108.8
C6—C3—C2i109.09 (15)C5—C6—H6B108.8
C6—C3—C2108.63 (15)C3—C6—H6B108.8
C2i—C3—C2109.2 (3)H6A—C6—H6B107.6
O—C2—C3—C6−7.9 (4)C1—C2—C3—C2i54.4 (2)
C1—C2—C3—C6173.3 (3)C4—C5—C6—C3178.0 (2)
O—C2—C3—C6i114.6 (3)C6i—C3—C6—C557.5 (2)
C1—C2—C3—C6i−64.2 (3)C2i—C3—C6—C5−62.9 (3)
O—C2—C3—C2i−126.8 (3)C2—C3—C6—C5178.1 (2)

Symmetry codes: (i) −x+1, y, −z+1/2.

Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

D—H···AD—HH···AD···AD—H···A
C6—H6B···Nii0.972.663.533 (5)150

Symmetry codes: (ii) −x+1, −y+1, −z+1.

Footnotes

Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SJ2557).

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