Research Article: 1,3-Bis(biphenyl-4-yl)-2,2-dibromo-3-oxopropyl acetate

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Jerry P. Jasinski, James A. Golen, B. P. Siddaraju, B. Narayana, H. S. Yathirajan.


In the title compound, C29H22Br2O3, the dihedral angles between the mean planes of the benzene rings within each biphenyl group are 26.7 (8) and 30.9 (8)°. The mean planes of the terminal and inner benzene rings of the biphenyl groups bonded through a propan-1-one group in the V-shaped mol­ecule are oriented at angles of 66.1 (7) and 60.0 (8)°, respectively. The two Br atoms are opposite the propen-1-one group. Weak inter­molecular C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π inter­actions are observed in the crystal structure.

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For chalcone derivatives exhibiting non-linear optical effects, see: Indira et al. (2002 ▶); Tam et al. (1989 ▶); Uchida et al. (1998 ▶). For the improvement of mol­ecular first-order hyperpolarizabilities, see: Zhao et al. (2002 ▶). For related dibromo chalcone structures, see: Butcher et al. (2007 ▶); Narayana et al. (2007 ▶); Sarojini et al. (2007 ▶); Yathirajan et al. (2007 ▶); For the synthesis of various chalcone derivatives, see: Samshuddin et al. (2011 ▶); Jasinski et al. (2010 ▶).