Received 23 November 2012
The conformation of the title compound, C27H34O, is stabilized by a weak intramolecular C-H interaction. The dihedral angle between the benzene rings is 54.79 (4)°. The adamantane cage consists of three fused cyclohexane rings in classical chair conformations, with C-C-C angles in the range 107.75 (10)-111.35 (9)°. Although the molecule contains a hydroxy group as a conceivable hydrogen-bond donor, this group is sterically hindered by bulky substituents and no hydrogen bonds are observed in the crystal structure.
For the preparation of the title compound, see: Vícha et al. (2006). For other examples of sterically shielded carbinols, see: Babjaková et al. (2010); Vícha & Necas (2010). For the structure of a related molecule which does form a hydrogen-bonded dimer in the solid state, see: Vaissermann & Lomas (1997).
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: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 2012) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: NK2194 ).
The financial support of this work by the Internal Founding Agency of Tomas Bata University in Zlin (project No. IGA/FT/2012/016) is gratefully acknowledged.
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