Received 26 November 2012
The title molecule, C20H23NO2S, adopts a twisted conformation in which the two aromatic rings connected to the central piperidine ring are orientated trans to each other. An intramolecular C-HS contact occurs. In the crystal, C-H and C-HO interactions act to stabilize the structure in three dimensions.
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: GO2079 ).
This work was supported by the University of the Witwatersrand and the National Research Foundation, Pretoria (grant number 78837).
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