Research Article: (2E)-1-(4,4′′-Difluoro-5′-meth­oxy-1,1′:3′,1′′-terphenyl-4′-yl)-3-(2,6-difluoro­phen­yl)prop-2-en-1-one

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Hoong-Kun Fun, Tze Shyang Chia, S. Samshuddin, B. Narayana, B. K. Sarojini.


In the title compound, C28H18F4O2, the central benzene ring makes dihedral angles of 44.27 (6), 56.33 (5) and 77.27 (6)° with the two adjacent fluoro­benzene rings and terminal difluoro-substituted benzene ring, respectively. The dihedral angle between the fluoro­benzene rings is 87.81 (6)°. The meth­oxy and prop-2-en-1-one groups are essentially coplanar with their attached benzene rings, as indicated by their C—O—Car—Car [−0.06 (15)°] and C—C—Car—Car [4.5 (2)°] (ar = aromatic) torsion angles. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by C—H⋯F and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds into sheets lying parallel to the ac plane. The crystal structure also features C—H⋯π inter­actions.

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For related structures and background to terphenyl chalcones, see: Fun et al. (2011 ▶, 2012 ▶). For the stability of the temperature controller used in the data collection, see: Cosier & Glazer (1986 ▶). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987 ▶).