Received 2 March 2009
In the crystal structure of the title compound, C18H12N2O, the two fused rings are aligned at 64.2 (1)°; the C-O-C angle is 118.73 (12)°.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: TK2387 ).
We thank the University of Malaya for supporting this study (FS358/2008 A).
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