Received 10 February 2009
aDepartment of Science, Golestan University, Gorgan, Iran,bDepartment of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156-83111, Iran,cInstitute of Physics of the ASCR, Na Slovance 2, 182 21 Prague 8, Czech Republic, and dDepartment of Science, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan 49189-43464, Iran
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The title compound, C32H28N2O, is a flexible Schiff base displaying a trans configuration across the C=N double bond. It was prepared in high yield by condensation of -methylcinnamaldehyde and bis(4-aminophenyl) ether in methanol at room temperature. The sample, with pseudo-orthorhombic cell parameters, exhibited merohedral twinning by rotation 180° around a*, with a refined twin domain fraction of 0.722 (1). The elongated shape of the elementary cell corresponds to the shape and direction of the molecules. The dihedral angle between the O-linked aromatic rings is 57.86 (8)°.
For the synthesis of the title compound, see: Khalaji & Ng (2008). For related structures, see: Hu et al. (2008); Xu et al. (2008). For background to transition metal complexes, see: Laye (2007); Huang et al. (2005); Chu & Huang (2007).
Data collection: CrysAlis CCD (Oxford Diffraction, 2008); cell refinement: CrysAlis RED (Oxford Diffraction, 2008); data reduction: CrysAlis RED; program(s) used to solve structure: SIR2002 (Burla et al., 2003); program(s) used to refine structure: JANA2006 (Petrícek et al., 2008); molecular graphics: DIAMOND (Brandenburg & Putz, 2005); software used to prepare material for publication: JANA2006.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT2870 ).
We thank Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (GUASNR) and the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (grant No. 202/07/J007) for supporting this study. ADK thanks Dr Jan Fabry (Institute of Physics of ASCR) for his collaboration.
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