Molecules of methyl 4-[(5-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)amino]-3-nitrobenzoate, C12H12N4O4, (I), exhibit a polarized (charge-separated) structure in the nitroaniline portion. The molecules are linked into chains of edge-fused R-2(2)(16) and R22( 22) rings by a combination of N-H center dot center dot center dot O(carbonyl) and C-H center dot center dot center dot O(nitro) hydrogen bonds. Methyl 1-(5-methyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl)-1H-benzimidazole-5-carboxylate, C13H12N4O2, (II), which is readily formed from (I) by reduction followed by ring formation, crystallizes with Z' = 2 in the space group P1. Each of the two independent molecular types is linked into sheets of R-4(4)(28) rings by a combination of N-H center dot center dot center dot N and C-H center dot center dot center dot O(carbonyl) hydrogen bonds.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|