J. Mol. Struct. 985, 75-81 (2011).

DOI: 10.1016/j.molstruc.2010.10.023

Crystal and molecular structure of three biologically active nitroindazoles

3-Bromo-1-methyl-7-nitro-1H-indazole (1), 3-bromo-2-methyl-7-nitro-2H-indazole (2) and 3,7-dinitro-1(2)H-indazole (3) have been synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction, 13C and 15N NMR spectroscopy in solution and in solid-state. The dihedral angles obtained in the crystal structures are in good agreement with the molecular parameters calculated using DFT B3LYP calculations employing the 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. Compounds 1 and 2 present intermolecular halogen bonds between the bromine and the oxygen atoms of the nitro group and in compound 3 inter- and intramolecular hydrogen bonding exists.