Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o521-o522 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536813006077 ]
Abstract: The title compound, C16H24Br2O, was synthesized from -himachalene (3,5,5,9-tetramethyl-2,4a,5,6,7,8-hexahydro-1H-benzocycloheptene), which was isolated from the essential oil of the Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica). The molecule contains fused six- and seven-membered rings, each linked to a three-membered ring. The six-membered ring has a half-chair conformation, while the seven-membered ring displays a chair conformation. The dihedral angle between the mean planes through the six- and seven-membered rings is 39.55 (12)°. The two three-membered rings, linked to the six- and seven-membered rings, are nearly perpendicular to the six-membered ring, making dihedral angles of 78.6 (2) and 80.5 (2)°, respectively. The absolute structure was established unambiguously from anomalous dispersion effects. In the crystal, each molecule is linked to its symmetry-equivalent partner by C-HO hydrogen bonds, forming zigzag chains parallel to .
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