Received 30 January 2013
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C17H24O2, contains two independent molecules with different conformations. The least-squares plane through the cyclohexane ring makes dihedral angles of 52.9 (5) and 81.4 (4)° with the benzene ring in the two molecules. The cyclohexane ring adopts a chair conformation in both molecules. In the crystal, weak C-HO hydrogen bonds link molecules related by translation in  into two crystallographically independent chains.
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Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku/MSC, 2009); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; 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: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CV5385 ).
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