Received 17 April 2011
The molecule of the title compound, C35H27N3O2, lies on a twofold rotation axis passing through the pyridine ring. The five-membered ring is approximately flat (r.m.s. deviation = 0.065 Å) and is essentially coplanar [dihedral angle = 4.2 (2)°] with the pyridine ring.
Data collection: SMART (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: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT5522 ).
The authors thank the Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars and the Programme for New Century Excellent Talents (both from the State Education Ministry of China), the Project of International Science and Technology Cooperation (from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China) and the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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