Research Article: 1-(2-Methyl­benz­yl)-1H-indole-3-carbaldehyde

Date Published: April 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Yang Wu, Wen Ren, Qiang Wang, Gu He.


In the title compound, C17H15NO, the benzene ring and the indole system are almost perpendicular, making a dihedral angle of 87.82 (6)°. The crystal packing is stabilized by C—H⋯O and π–π stacking inter­actions with centroid–centroid distances of 3.592 (4) Å between the pyrrole and the benzene rings in the indole systems of neighboring mol­ecules.

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For general background to the chemistry and anti-inflammatory activity of carboxylic acid derivatives, see: Andreani et al. (1994 ▶).