Received 17 November 2011
aDepartment of Physics, Bharathidasan Engineering College, Nattrampalli, Vellore 635 854, India,bDepartment of Physics, Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology, Vellore 632 002, India, and cDepartment of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Chennai 600 025, India
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In the title compound, C18H15NO2, the dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 74.8 (1)°. The carbonitrile chain is almost linear, the C-C-N angle being 176.2 (2)°. In the crystal, - interactions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.842 (1) Å] are observed.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP (Bruker, 2004); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia (1997); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IM2342 ).
The authors thank Dr Babu Vargheese, SAIF, IIT, Madras, India, for his help with the data collection.
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