Journal of Chemical Crystallography

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 834–837 | Cite as

Crystal Structure of 2-(2,2-Dibromovinyl)-1-methyl-1H-imidazole-4,5-dicarbonitrile

  • Jan Lokaj
  • Jan Moncol
  • Filip Bureš
  • Jiří Kulhánek
Original Paper


The crystal structure of 2-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-1-methyl-1H-imidazole-4,5-dicarbonitrile (C8H4Br2N4, Mr = 315.92) has been determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal system with space group P21/c and unit cell parameters: a = 15.144(2), b = 16.382(3), c = 8.267(1) Å, β = 95.76(2)o and Z = 8. The final reliability index is 0.0297 for 2505 observed reflections. The two molecules of 2-(2,2-dibromovinyl)-4,5-dicyano-1-methylimidazole are localized in independent part of unit cell. The crystal packing is stabilized by C–H···N hydrogen bonds and Br···N intermolecular interactions.

Graphical Abstract


Dicyanoimidazole Crystal structure N···Br interactions Hydrogen bonds 



We thank Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Grants Nos. 1/0460/10, 1/0562/10 and 1/0660/11)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Lokaj
    • 1
  • Jan Moncol
    • 2
  • Filip Bureš
    • 3
  • Jiří Kulhánek
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Material ScienceSlovak University of TechnologyTrnavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical and Food TechnologySlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Chemical TechnologyUniversity of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic

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