Research Article: (E)-2-tert-Butyl-6-[(naphthalen-1-yl)imino­meth­yl]phenol

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Roghayieh Jamjah, Mehdi Nekoomanesh, Roya Zahedi, Gholamhossein Zohuri, Faramarz Afshar Taromi, Behrouz Notash.


The asymmetric unit of the title Schiff base compound, C21H21NO, contains two crystallographicaly independent mol­ecules. The dihedral angles between the naphthalene mean plane and the benzene ring are 29.28 (8) and 26.92.(8)° in the two mol­ecules. An intra­molecular O—H⋯N hydrogen bond and weak intra­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds stabilize the structure of each independent mol­ecule.

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For general background to the synthesis and catalytic activity of FI catalysts, see: Matsui & Fujita (2001 ▶); Matsui et al. (1999 ▶, 2001 ▶). For related structures, see: Hiller et al. (1993 ▶); Darensbourg et al. (2005 ▶); Jamjah et al. (2011 ▶).