Received 24 May 2010
aDepartment of Chemistry, Faculty of Technology, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Nám. T. G. Masaryka 275, Zlín,762 72, Czech Republic, and bDepartment of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, Kamenice 5, Brno-Bohunice, 625 00, Czech Republic
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In the title compound, C18H24, the adamantane cage consists of three fused cyclohexane rings in almost ideal chair conformations, with C-C-C angles in the range 108.0 (14)-111.1 (15)°. The phenyl and 1-adamantyl substituents adopt anti orientations with a C-C-C-C torsion angle of 177.10 (16)°. In the crystal packing, the molecules are linked by weak C-H interactions into chains along the a axis.
The title compound was prepared according to a modified procedure of Adkins & Billica (1948). For some important properties of compounds bearing the adamantane scaffold, see: van der Schyf et al. (2009); van Bommel et al. (2001). For a related structure, see: Raine et al. (2002).
Data collection: CrysAlis CCD (Oxford Diffraction, 2009); cell refinement: CrysAlis RED (Oxford Diffraction, 2009); data reduction: CrysAlis RED; 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 Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: EZ2215 ).
Financial support of this work by the Czech Ministry of Education, project No. MSM 7088352101, and by the Tomas Bata Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.
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