Received 25 December 2008
aDepartment of Chemical Engineering, Northwest University, Taibai North Road 229, 710069 Xi-An, People's Republic of China, and bDepartment of Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Fourth Military Medical University, Changle West Road 17, 710032 Xi-An, People's Republic of China
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In the title compound, C18H14O2, the dihedral angle between the phenyl and naphthyl ring systems is 21.8 (3)°. The packing of molecules in the crystal structure is stabilized by weak intermolecular C-HO hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: Mercury (Macrae et al., 2006) and CAMERON (Watkin et al., 1996).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: WN2303 ).
We thank the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 20802092) for financial support.
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