Date Published: May 01, 2010
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Xiao Chen, Xinliang Fu, Yongkuan Qiu, Jialong Yuan.
The title molecule, C15H15Br2, has crystallographic m2m site symmetry. As a result, all atoms, except for those of the methyl groups, are exactly coplanar. In the crystal structure, there are weak π–π interactions with a centroid–centroid distance of 3.8409 (15) Å between symmetry-related molecules, which stack along the c axis.
For applications of fluorene derivatives, see: Holder et al. (2005 ▶); Kulkarni et al. (2004 ▶); Padmaperuma et al. (2006 ▶); Seneclauze et al. (2007 ▶); Tsuboyama et al. (2003 ▶). For the properties of fluorene-based molecules, see: Scherf & List (2002 ▶). For the synthesis of the title compound, see: Belfield et al. (2000 ▶).