Received 6 July 2010
aPhotosciences and Photonics Section, Chemical Sciences and Technology Division, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, CSIR, Trivandrum, Kerala 695 019, India, and bDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Center for Nanoscience, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121-4400, USA
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The title compound, C18H18O2, which exhibits blue emission in the solid state, is an intermediate in the preparation of liquid crystals and polymers. The molecule is located on an inversion centre. In the crystal, molecules are arranged in a herringbone motif.
For related structures, see: George et al. (1998); Vishnumurthy et al. (2002); Davis et al. (2004, 2008); Kumar et al. (2009); Ono et al. (2009). For the synthesis and the use of the title compound in the preparation of polymers and chiral liquid crystals, see: Rotarski (1908); Wang et al. (2003); Das et al. (2008). For molecules with a herringbone arrangement, see: Koren et al. (2003).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2001); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2001); 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: IS2575 ).
Research grants from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, are gratefully acknowledged. This is contribution No. PPS-300 from PPS-NIIST. GN is grateful to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for a research fellowship. Funding from the National Science Foundation (MRI,CHE-0420497) for purchase of the APEXII diffractometer is also acknowledged.
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