Received 2 February 2013
In the title molecule, C25H20O4, the naphthalene and phenoxy groups are oriented nearly perpendicular with respect to the benzene ring of the benzoyl group, with dihedral angles of 89.61 (5) and 86.13 (6)°, respectively. The crystal structure features C-HO and C-H interactions.
For the formation reactions of aroylated naphthalene compounds via electrophilic aromatic substitution of naphthalene derivatives, see: Okamoto & Yonezawa (2009); Okamoto et al. (2011). For the structures of closely related compounds, see: Hijikata et al. (2010); Nakaema et al. (2008); Sasagawa et al. (2013); Tsumuki et al. (2011, 2012).
Data collection: PROCESS-AUTO (Rigaku, 1998); cell refinement: PROCESS-AUTO; data reduction: PROCESS-AUTO; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEPIII (Burnett & Johnson, 1996); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: GK2553 ).
The authors express their gratitude to Master Toyokazu Muto, Department of Organic and Polymer Materials Chemistry, Graduate School, Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, and Professor Keiichi Noguchi, Instrumentation Analysis Center, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, for their technical advice. This work was partially supported by the Ogasawara Foundation for the Promotion of Science & Engineering, Tokyo, Japan.
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