Received 26 February 2013
aNational Institute of Technology-Karnataka, Department of Chemistry, Surathkal, Mangalore 575 025, India, and bNelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Summerstrand Campus, Department of Chemistry, University Way, Summerstrand, PO Box 77000, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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In the title compound, C19H13BrO3, an ester of 1-naphthoic acid with an aromatic alcohol, the least-squares planes defined by the C atoms of the respective aromatic systems enclose an angle of 77.20 (5)°. In the crystal, C-HO contacts connect the molecules into undulating sheets parallel (100).
For general information about phenacyl bromide derivatives, see: Rather & Reid (1919). For the photolytic properties of phenyl benzoates, see: Sheehan & Umezaw (1973); Ruzicka et al. (2002); Litera et al. (2006). For synthetic applications of phenyl benzoates, see: Huang et al. (1996); Gandhi et al. (1995). For graph-set analysis of hydrogen bonds, see: Etter et al. (1990); Bernstein et al. (1995).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2010); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2010); 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: SHELXL97 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: QK2054 ).
AMI thanks Professor Swapan Bhattacharya, Director of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India, for his encouragement and providing the research facilities. AMI also thanks the Department of Atomic Energy, Board for Research in Nuclear Sciences, Government of India for the 'Young Scientist' award.
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