Research Article: 2-(4-Fluoro­phen­yl)-2-oxoethyl 2-methoxy­benzoate

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Arun M. Isloor, B. Garudachari, M. N. Satyanarayan, Thomas Gerber, Eric Hosten, Richard Betz.


In the title compound, C16H13FO4, the aromatic rings enclose an angle of 73.68 (6)°. In the crystal, C—H⋯O and C—H⋯F contacts connect the mol­ecules into a three-dimensional network. The shortest inter­centroid distance between two aromatic π-systems is 3.6679 (7) Å and is apparent between the fluorinated phenyl groups.

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For general background to photosensitive protective groups and their synthetic potential, see: Sheehan & Umezaw (1973 ▶); Ruzicka et al. (2002 ▶); Litera et al. (2006 ▶); Rather & Reid (1919 ▶); Huang et al. (1996 ▶); Gandhi et al. (1995 ▶). For the graph-set analysis of hydrogen bonds, see: Etter et al. (1990 ▶); Bernstein et al. (1995 ▶).