Received 28 September 2012
aDepartment of Studies in Physics, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 006, India, and bDepartment of Nanotechnology, School of Interdisciplinary Courses, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Kumarcoil, Kanyakumari 629 180, India
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In the title compound, C18H17FO4, the dihedral angle between the aromatic rings is 32.29 (8)°. The C atoms of the methoxy groups deviate from their attached ring plane by 0.018 (2), -0.006 (2) and -0.094 (2) Å. In the crystal, C-HO hydrogen bonds link the molecules into C(6)  chains.
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Oxford Diffraction, 2009); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: Mercury (Macrae et al., 2006); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and Mercury.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB6965 ).
SMK thanks the UGC-BRS and the University of Mysore for the award of a fellowship.
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