Date Published: August 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Ying Fu, Wenbo Zhu, Hongxia Hou, Yinxia He, Hulin Li.
In the title compound, C16H12O2S, the phenyl ring is nearly perpendicular to the naphthalene system [dihedral angle = 80.3 (1)°]. The packing is consolidated by a weak C—H⋯π interaction involving neighbouring naphthalene and benzene rings. In addition, there exist two different offset π–π stacking interactions between benzene rings and between naphthalene systems of symmetry-related molecules [centroid–centroid distances = 3.876 (9) and 3.566 (4) Å, and slippage = 1.412 and 0.554 Å, respectively.
For recent reports on the synthesis of arylsulfones, see: Boroujeni (2010 ▶); Bahrami et al. (2008 ▶). For their application, see: Borys et al. (2012 ▶); Padwa et al. (1990 ▶); Block (1992 ▶); Mackinnon & Wang (1998 ▶). For single-crystal structures of sulfones, see: Chawdhury & Hargreaves (1971 ▶); Bacon & Curry (1960 ▶); Sime & Abrahams (1960 ▶); Jeyaraman & Velmurugan (1997 ▶).