Date Published: March 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Alaa A.-M. Abdel-Aziz, Adel S. El-Azab, Seik Weng Ng, Edward R. T. Tiekink.
The title molecule, C17H15NO2, is twisted, the dihedral angle between the terminal benzene rings being 63.30 (6)°. In the crystal, C—H⋯O and C—H⋯N interactions lead to supramolecular layers in the ab plane. These are connected along the c axis via C—H⋯π interactions.
For background to the synthetic applications of 2,4-diaryl-4-oxo-butanenitriles, see: Coudert et al. (1990 ▶), 1988 ▶); Iida et al. (2007 ▶). For the preparation of the title compound, see: Coudert et al. (1990 ▶). For the structure of the unsubstituted parent compound, see: Abdel-Aziz et al. (2012 ▶).