Research Article: 2-(4-Meth­oxy­phen­yl)-4-oxo-4-phenyl­butane­nitrile

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.

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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 ▶).