Date Published: April 01, 2011
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Hong Dae Choi, Pil Ja Seo, Byeng Wha Son, Uk Lee.
There are two independent molecules, A and B, in the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C15H17ClO2S, in each of which the cyclohexyl ring adopts a chair conformation. The benzofuran units in each molecule are essentially planar, with mean deviations from a least-squares plane defined by the nine constituent ring atoms of 0.006 (2) Å for A and 0.011 (2) Å for B. In the crystal, molecules are linked by weak intermolecular C—H⋯O and C—H⋯π interactions and by two I⋯O contacts [I⋯O = 3.079 (2) and 3.017 (2) Å].
For the pharmacological activity of benzofuran compounds, see: Aslam et al. (2009 ▶); Galal et al. (2009 ▶); Khan et al. (2005 ▶). For natural products with benzofuran rings, see: Akgul & Anil (2003 ▶); Soekamto et al. (2003 ▶). For structural studies of the related 5-bromo-3-cyclohexylsulfinyl-2-methyl-1-benzofuran, see: Choi et al. (2011 ▶). For a review of halogen bonding, see: Politzer et al. (2007 ▶).