Received 25 March 2013
aApplied Organic Chemistry Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, 12622 Giza, Egypt,bDepartment of Chemistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and cChemistry Department, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, PO Box 80203 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Two independent molecules comprise the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C24H26N4O. The major difference between them is found in the relative orientation of the triazole-bound p-tolyl group which have the opposite sense of twist [N-N-C-C torsion angles = 55.8 (3) and -49.8 (3)°]. The chalcone residue is almost coplanar with the triazole ring [N-C-C-O and C-C-C-C torsion angles = -178.9 (2) and -178.5 (2)°, respectively; cf. 177.9 (3) and 168.5 (3)°, respectively, in the second molecule]. The conformation about each C=C double bond is E and in each case the triazole methyl group is syn to the carbonyl O atom. In the crystal, molecules aggregate into layers parallel to (-113). The first independent molecule self-associates into a layer via C-HO and C-H interactions. By contrast, layers comprising the second independent molecule do not feature specific interactions between molecules. The global crystal packing comprises alternating layers.
Data collection: CrysAlis PRO (Agilent, 2011); cell refinement: CrysAlis PRO; data reduction: CrysAlis PRO; 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), Qmol (Gans & Shalloway, 2001) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2006); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB7062 ).
We thank the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia) for funding structural studies through the High-Impact Research scheme (UM·C/HIR-MOHE/SC/03).
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