Research Article: 4-Oxo-2,4-diphenyl­butane­nitrile

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Alaa A.-M. Abdel-Aziz, Adel S. El-Azab, Seik Weng Ng, Edward R. T. Tiekink.


The title mol­ecule, C16H13NO, is twisted, the dihedral angle between the terminal phenyl rings being 68.40 (6)°. In the crystal, C—H⋯O and C—H⋯N inter­actions lead to supra­molecular layers in the bc plane.

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For background to the synthetic applications of 2,4-diaryl-4-oxo-butane­nitriles, see: Coudert et al. (1990 ▶, 1988 ▶); Iida et al. (2007 ▶). For the preparation of the title compound, see Coudert et al. (1990 ▶). For the structure of the meth­oxy derivative, see: Abdel-Aziz et al. (2012 ▶).