Received 29 November 2012
The title compound, C13H17NO3, adopts a conformation in which the aromatic ring and the mean plane of the piperidine ring are almost perpendicular to each other [dihedral angle = 79.25 (6)°]. The presence of the carbonyl group alters the conformation of the piperidine ring from a chair to a twisted half-chair conformation. In the crystal, pairs of strong O-HO hydrogen bonds link the molecules into inversion dimers. Weak C-HO interactions extend the hydrogen-bonding network into three dimensions.
For the use of related lactams in the synthesis of febrifugine analogues, see: Michael et al. (2006). For information on the biological activity of febrifugine, a quinazoline alkaloid with potent antimalarial activity, see: Murata et al. (1998). For the use of chiral oxaziridines in asymmetric hydroxylation, see: Davis et al. (1990). For the conformation of six-membered rings, see: Boeyens (1978).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2005); cell refinement: SAINT-NT (Bruker, 2005); data reduction: SAINT-NT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012) and SCHAKAL99 (Keller, 1999); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 2012) and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BH2468 ).
This work was supported by the University of the Witwatersrand and the National Research Foundation, Pretoria (grant No. 78837).
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