Received 6 January 2013
aDepartment of Physics, Shri Angalamman College of Engineering and Technology, Siruganoor, Tiruchirappalli 621 105, India,bDepartment of Chemistry, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608 002, India, and cDepartment of Physics, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchirappalli 620 019, India
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In the title compound, C28H19FN2O, the phenanthrene fused with an imidazole ring, constituting an essentially planar tetracyclic system [maximum deviation = 0.032 (2) Å], makes dihedral angles of 60.83 (4) and 80.55 (4)° with the fluorobenzene and methoxybenzene rings, respectively. The dihedral angle between the the methoxybenzene and fluorobenzene rings is 69.45 (6)°. In the crystal, C-HO hydrogen bonds connect the molecules into infinite strands along the b axis. The crystal structure is further consolidated by C-H interactions.
For background to the supramolecular architecture of phenanthrene derivatives, see: Krebs & Spanggaard (2002); Bian et al. (2002); Che et al. (2008); Stephenson & Hardie (2006). For the crystal structures of closely related compounds, see: Yuan et al. (2011); Krebs et al. (2001).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT (Bruker, 2008); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP (Bruker, 2008); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: PLATON (Spek, 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: PLATON.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: PV2618 ).
The authors thank Dr Babu Varghese, SAIF, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India, for his help with the data collection.
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