1-[N-(4-Iodophenyl)]aminomethylidene-2(1H)naphthalenone (1) (C17H12NOI) has been studied by X-ray analysis, IR, 1H NMR, UV and AM1 semi-empirical quantum mechanical methods. It crystallises in the monoclinic space group P21/n with a = 4.844(3), b = 21.428(2), c = 13.726(2) Å, ß = 93.07(2)° (R1 =0.032 for 4132 reflections [I > 2σ(I)]). The title compound is not planar and an intramolecular hydrogen bond connects O1 and N1 [2.530(4) Å]. Complementary IR, 1H NMR and UV measurements out. Tautomerism and conformations of the title semi-empirical quantum mechanical calculations and the results are compared with the X-ray data.
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