Research Article: 3-(4-Chloro­anilino)-5,5-dimethyl­cyclo­hex-2-en-1-one

Date Published: April 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Sumati Anthal, Ambika Sambyal, R. K. Bamzai, Rajni Kant, Vivek K. Gupta.


The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C14H16ClNO, contains two independent mol­ecules, both with the cyclo­hexene ring in a sofa conformation. In the crystal, N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules related by translation along the a axis into two crystallographically independent chains. Weak C—H⋯π inter­actions are also observed.

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For related structures, see: Bertolasi et al. (1998 ▶); Mehdi et al. (2010 ▶). For general background to enamines as versatile substrates for the preparation of bioactive alkaloids, see: Heller & Natarajan (2006 ▶); Katritzky et al. (1993 ▶); Campaigine & Lake (1959 ▶). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987 ▶).