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In the title compound, NCCH2C6H4CH2CN, the bond lengths and angles are within normal ranges. The benzene ring makes dihedral angles of 4.94 (8) and 77.04 (8)degrees with the C-C-C-N mean planes. Weak non-conventional C-H center dot center dot center dot N hydrogen bonds are effective in the stabilization of the crystal structure. The weak C-H center dot center dot center dot N contacts form antiparallel chains running in the a + c direction, and ring systems with two N-atom acceptors and four H-atom donors.
Li , Y , Hua , G , Slawin , A M Z & Woollins , J D 2009 , ' 2,2 '-o-Phenylenediacetonitrile ' Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online , vol 65 , no. 11 , pp. O2757-U830 . DOI: 10.1107/S1600536809041506
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