Received 26 April 2010
In the title compound, C16H18N2O, the dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 38.5 (2)°. The crystal packing is stabilized by weak C-HN and C-HO interactions and aromatic - stacking [centroid-centroid separations = 3.620 (5) and 3.546 (4) Å].
For general background to Schiff bases, see: Atwood & Harvey (2001). For a related structure, see: Liu et al. (2009).
Data collection: SMART (Siemens, 1996); cell refinement: SAINT (Siemens, 1996); 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: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB5420 ).
The authors acknowledge the National Science Foundation of China for its financial support of this project (grant No. 20971115).
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