Date Published: May 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Songzhu Lin, Ruokun Jia, Xiaojun Zhang, Zhiwen Wang, Yanlin Yuan.
In the title molecule, C16H16N2O, the pyridine ring and non-H atoms of the =CH—C(=O)— unit are coplaner, the largest deviation being 0.045 (2) Å for the O atom. The dihedral angle between this plane and the benzene ring is 2.79 (2)°. The molecular structure is stabilized by intermolecular C—H⋯π and interactions.
For a related structure, see: Butcher et al. (2007 ▶). For the phamacological activity of chalcones, see: Zhao et al. (2007 ▶); Fichou et al. (1988 ▶). For the blue-light transmittance of chalcone derivatives, see: Sarojini et al. (2006 ▶).