Received 16 October 2012
In the title compound, C17H15NO, the dihedral angle between the phenyl rings is 80.1 (2)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked by pairs of N-HO hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers.
The title compound is a pyrrolidin-2-one derivative. For the preparation of related structures, see: Fujihara & Tomioka (1999); Enders & Han (2008). For a related structure containing intermolecular N-HO=C hydrogen bonds, see: Asiri et al. (2012).
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2011); 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: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH5547 ).
We gratefully acknowledge financial support in part from the National Science Council, Taiwan (NSC 99-2119-M-241- 001-MY2). Helpful comments from the reviewers were also greatly appreciated.
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