Date Published: June 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Hoong-Kun Fun, Wan-Sin Loh, S. Samshuddin, B. Narayana, B. K. Sarojini.
In the title compound, C29H19F2NO2, the central benzene ring forms a dihedral angle of 56.92 (12)° with the cyanobenzene ring and dihedral angles of 40.91 (12) and 44.76 (12)° with the two fluorobenzene rings. In the crystal, C—H⋯O and C—H⋯F hydrogen bonds link the molecules into sheets lying parallel to the ab plane. The crystal packing also features C—H⋯π interactions involving the central benzene ring.
For background to terphenyls, see: Fun, Hemamalini et al. (2011 ▶); Fun, Shahani et al. (2011 ▶); Fun et al. (2012 ▶); Betz et al. (2011 ▶). For a related structure, see: Fun, Chia et al. (2011 ▶). For the stability of the temperature controller used in the data collection, see: Cosier & Glazer (1986 ▶).