Research Article: (±)-trans-5-Benzoyl-2-(1H-indol-3-yl)-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydro­furan-3-carbonitrile

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): J. Suresh, R. Vishnupriya, P. Gunasekaran, S. Perumal, P. L. Nilantha Lakshman.


The furan ring in the title compound, C26H18N2O2, is twisted about the C(H)—C(H) bond. The mol­ecular structure is stabilized by an intra­molecular C—H⋯O inter­action, which generates an S(6) ring motif. The presence of N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds leads to inversion dimers, which are stabilized in the crystal packing by C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π inter­actions, forming layers that stack along the a axis.

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For graph-set notation, see: Bernstein et al. (1995 ▶). For the importance of furan derivatives, see: Kappe et al. (1997 ▶); Sato et al. (1999 ▶); Smith et al. (2002 ▶). For additional conformation analysis, see: Cremer & Pople (1975 ▶).