Research Article: 3-(1H-Imidazol-1-yl)-1-phenyl­propan-1-ol

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Hoong-Kun Fun, Ching Kheng Quah, Mohamed I. Attia, Hatem A. Abdel-Aziz, Khalid A. Al-Rashood.


In the title compound, C12H14N2O, the imidazole ring forms a dihedral angle of 66.73 (5)° with the phenyl ring. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked via O—H⋯N and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds into sheets lying parallel to (100). The crystal structure is further consolidated by C—H⋯π inter­actions.

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For general background to and the pharmacological activities of the title compound, see: Latge (1999 ▶); Steenbergn & Casadevall (2000 ▶); Pacetti & Gelone (2003 ▶); Spellberg et al. (2006 ▶). For the preparation of the title compound, see: Aboul-Enein et al. (2011 ▶). For the stability of the temperature controller used for the data collection, see: Cosier & Glazer (1986 ▶).