Received 2 April 2013
In the title compound, C16H16N2O, the phenyl and 2-aminophenyl rings are almost perpendicular to one another, with a dihedral angle of 82.77 (8)°. There is an intramolecular N-HO hydrogen bond in the molecule. In the crystal, molecules are linked via N-HO hydrogen bonds forming chains along . There are also C-H interactions present, linking the chains to form a three-dimensional structure.
For the biological activity of chalcones, see: Di Carlo et al. (1999); Lin et al. (2002). For a related chalcone structure, see: Ranjith et al. (2010).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: 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: SHELXL97 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SU2583 ).
TS and DV thank the TBI X-ray facility, CAS in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras, India, for data collection and UGC (SAP-CAS) is acknowledged for departmental facilities. TS thanks DST for the Inspire Fellowship.
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