Molecular and crystal structure of 4-ethynylcyanobenzene. An example of Csingle bondHcdots, three dots, centeredN hydrogen bonding
ABSTRACT The molecular and crystal structures of 4-ethynylcyanobenzene arereported. The packing of molecules in the crystal is found to be homologous with the crystal structures of HCN, cyanoacetylene and 4-cyano-4'-ethynylbiphenyl. Alternatively, these four crystals could be said to constitute a structural homologous series. The influence of C-H center dot center dot center dot N hydrogen bonding in directing a linear supramolecular arrangement of molecules with ethynyl and cyano groups at opposite ends, is illustrated. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.