Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications (Jul 2018)

A new crystal form and antimicrobial activity of (E)-1-[3-(2-hydroxybenzylideneamino)phenyl]ethanone

  • Nabila Moussa Slimane,
  • Zakaria Bouhidel,
  • Aouatef Cherouana

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 74, no. 7
pp. 884 – 888


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The title Schiff base compound, C15H13NO2, crystallizes in a new crystal form in the space group P212121, which is different from the monoclinic P21/n space group reported previously [De et al. (2009). Indian J. Chem. Sect. B, 48, 595–598]. An intramolecular O—H...N hydrogen bond occurs between the hydroxy and azomethine moieties. In the crystal, molecules are linked by weak C—H...O hydrogen bonds into supramolecular chains propagating along the b-axis direction with a C(8) graph-set motif. The contribution of these two contacts in Hirshfeld surface area are around 19 and 21%, respectively. The title compound was screened for its antibacterial activity against two gram-negative (Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium) and one gram-positive (Staphyloccus aureus) bacteria. The results of this study reveal that this Schiff base shows good activity against only one bacterium, i.e. Salmonella typhimurium.