Research Article: 3,4-Dimeth­oxy-4′-nitro-1,1′-biphen­yl

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Xin-Min Li, Yan-Jun Hou, Wen-Yi Chu, Zhi-Zhong Sun.


The title compound, C14H13NO4, was prepared through a palladium-catalysed Suzuki–Miyaura coupling reaction. The asymmetric unit comprises two mol­ecules related by pseudo-inversion symmetry. The dihedral angles between the benzene rings in the two mol­ecules are 44.30 (6) and 48.50 (6)° while those between the benzene ring and the nitro group are 6.54 (13) and 5.73 (10)°. The crystal packing is defined only by Van der Waals inter­actions.

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For general background to the synthesis and properties of 3,4-dimeth­oxy-4′-nitro-1,1′-biphenyl, see: Suzuki (1999 ▶); Razler et al. (2009 ▶); Hou et al. (2011 ▶); Li et al. (2012 ▶). For the biological activity of biphenyl derivatives, see: Kimpe et al. (1996 ▶).