Acta Cryst. (2010). E66, m396 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536810008342 ]
Abstract: The title compound, [Fe(C5H5)(C18H15N2O)], a product of the reaction of 2-ferrocenylbenzoic acid and 2-amino-6-methylpyridine, crystallizes with two dissimilar molecules in the asymmetric unit. In one molecule, the picoline amide group is directed away from the 2-ferrocenylbenzene moiety (anti) whereas in the other, these are proximate (syn). In the crystal structure, molecules aggregate into dimers via cyclic, asymmetric N-HN interactions with graph set R22(8), and are further augmented via intramolecular C-HO=C and interdimer C-H(arene) interactions. Dimers are linked into chains along the  direction via weak C-HO hydrogen bonds.
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