Research Article: Methyl 2-[(2-methyl­phen­oxy)meth­yl]benzoate

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Arun M. Isloor, U. Sankappa Rai, Prakash Shetty, Thomas Gerber, Eric Hosten, Richard Betz.


In the title methyl­benzoate compound, C16H16O3, the mol­ecule is essentially planar (r.m.s. of all fitted non-H atoms = 0.0370 Å); the dihedral angle between the phenyl rings is 2.30 (7)°. Apart from a C—H⋯π inter­action, no marked inter­molecular contacts are obvious.

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For the pharmaceutical background to methyl­benzoate derivatives, see: Orlek et al. (1991 ▶); Ankersen et al. (1997 ▶); Andersen et al. (1996 ▶).