Research Article: rac-2-Methyl­amino-1,2-diphenyl­ethanol

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Ahmed Bari, Abdulrahman M. Al-Obaid, Seik Weng Ng.


The dihedral angle between the two phenyl rings in the title compound, C15H17NO, is 52.9 (1)°. In the crystal, the mol­ecules are connected by O—H⋯N hydrogen bonds into centrosymmetric dimers. The amino H atom is not involved in hydrogen bonding.

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For the use of chiral 2-(2-methyl­amino)-1,2-diphenyl­ethan-1-ol in organic synthesis, see: Gamsey et al. (2004 ▶).