Received 24 January 2010
In the title compound, C37H35NO3, a precursor to novel chiral catalysts, the N-containing six-membered ring assumes a half-chair conformation. Intermolecular C-HO hydrogen bonds link the molecules in the crystal structure.
For the synthesis of the title compound, see: Chakka et al. (2010). For related structures, see: Aubry et al. (2006). For a related structure with the same chiral centres and configuration, see: Naicker et al. (2009). For proline diaryl alcohols, see: Diner et al. (2008); Seebach et al. (2008).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2006); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2006); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 1997) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 1998); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LX2135 ).
The authors wish to thank Dr Hong Su of the Chemistry Department of the University of Cape Town for her assistance with the crystallographic data collection and Dr M Bala of the School of Chemistry at University of KwaZulu-Natal for his assistance with preparation of this manuscript.
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