The title compound, C18H14N2, was prepared by twofold Pd-catalyzed arylamination of a cyclic pyrido–benzo–iodolium salt. In the crystal, two molecules of 9-benzyl-δ-carboline form centrosymmetrical dimers with distances of 3.651 (2) Å between the centroids of the pyridine rings and 3.961 (2) Å between the centroids of the pyrrole and pyridine rings. The phenyl rings point to the other molecule in the dimer and the carboline core is essentially planar [maximum deviation of 0.027 (2) Å]

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