Received 5 November 2012
aDepartment of Physics, Meenakshi College of Engineering, West K.K. Nagar, Chennai 600 078, India,bDepartment of Physics, RKM Vivekananda College (Autonomous), Chennai 600 004, India, and cDepartment of Organic Chemistry, University of Madras, Maraimalai Campus, Chennai 600 025, India
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The title molecule, C23H20O3, is disordered with a 180° rotation about an axis normal to the length of the molecule, with the major and minor components in a 0.545 (5):0.455 (5) ratio. In the major component, the central benzene ring forms dihedral angles of 72.34 (3) and 69.46 (3)° with the dimethyl-substituted and methoxy-substituted benzene rings, respectively. Moreover, the central benzene ring forms dihedral angles of 50.86 (5) and 58.43 (4)° with the mean planes of the ketone groups. In the minor component, the corresponding dihedral angles between the benzene rings are 71.36 (4) and 67.94 (4)° and the dihedral angles between the benzene ring and the ketone groups are 56.44 (9) and 55.51 (8)°. In the crystal, C-HO interactions generate a C(9) chain along the a-axis direction.
For the uses and biological importance of diketones, see: Sugawara et al. (2001). For the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, see: Hirsch & Bailey (1978). For a related structure, see: Jagadeesan et al. (2011).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2008); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: PV2606 ).
The authors thank Dr Babu Varghese, SAIF, IIT, Chennai, India, for the data collection.
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