Received 4 January 2013
aDepartment of Chemistry, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar 608 002, India,bShri Angalamman College of Engineering and Technology, Siruganoor, Tiruchirappalli 621 105, India, and cDepartment of Physics, Urumu Dhanalakshmi College, Tiruchirappalli 620 019, India
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In the title compound, C29H21FN2, the phenanthro tricyclic ring system is essentially planar with a maximum deviation of 0.030 (2) Å and makes dihedral angles between of 77.96 (6) and 37.18 (7)° with the dimethylphenyl and fluorophenyl rings, respectively. The crystal packing features weak C-H interactions involving the dimethylphenyl and other phenyl rings.
For the use of phenanthroline derivatives in the construction of molecular devices, see: Yamada et al. (1992). For the biological activity of imidazole, see: Nebert & Gonzalez (1987). For related metallo-supramolecular chemistry, see: Lehn (1996). For applications of complexes based on phenanthroline, see: Walters et al. (2000); Peng et al. (1997); Hara et al. (2001).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: APEX2 and 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 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: RK2393 ).
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