In the title compound, C(16)H(10)N(4)O, both the meth-oxy and nitrile substituents lie in the plane defined by the benzo[g]imidazo[1,2-a]-1,8-naphthyridine ring system, resulting in a nearly planar geometry for the entire mol-ecule (r.m.s. deviation of the non-H atoms from the mean plane is 0.044 Å). In the solid-state, the mol-ecules form a three-dimensional polymer through inter-molecular C-H⋯N and C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. In addition, the packing mode results in stabilizing π-π stacking inter-actions between the asymmetric units.

DOI: 10.1107/S1600536809037544

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@inproceedings{Tarasov200910Methoxybenzogimidazo12a18naphthy, title={10-Methoxy­benzo[g]imidazo[1,2-a][1,8]naphthyridine-4-carbonitrile}, author={Andrii V. Tarasov and Tatyana A. Volovnenko and No{\"{e}l Lugan and Yulian M. Volovenko}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online}, year={2009} }