Acta Crystallographica Section E
Volume 63, Issue 9, page o3709, September 2007
How to Cite
Gowda, B. T., Foro, S. and Fuess, H. (2007), N-(2,5-Dichlorophenyl)acetamide. Acta Crystallographica Section E, 63: o3709. doi: 10.1107/S1600536807037178
The conformation of the N—H bond in the title compound, C8H7Cl2NO, is syn to the ortho-chloro group and anti to the meta-chloro group, in contrast to the syn conformation observed with respect to both ortho- and meta-chloro substituents in N-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)acetamide and the anti conformation with respect to the meta-chloro substituent in N-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)acetamide. The dihedral angle between the dichlorophenyl and acetamide groups is 44.6 (2)°. Short Cl...Cl type II contacts (Cl...Cl = 3.5 Å) and intermolecular N—H...O hydrogen bonds link the molecules into chains.