Research Article: 3-Cyclo­hexyl­sulfinyl-5-iodo-2-methyl-1-benzofuran

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].

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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 ▶).




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