The title molecular salt, C15H22N+·Cl−, arose as an unexpected product of the reaction between aniline and melanol in the presence of HCl. The central heterocyclic ring has a half-chair conformation and the five-membered ring has an envelope conformation, with the C atom linked to the N atom as the flap. In the crystal, the ions are linked by N—H...Cl hydrogen bonds, generating chains propagating in the  direction. The crystal studied was a merohedral twin with a 0.64 (3):0.36 (3) domain ratio.
Chemistry and Pharmacology