Received 5 April 2013
In the title compound, C16H12F2O3, the plane of the phenyl ring makes a dihedral angle of 3.22 (8)° with that of the benzene ring. The molecule has an E conformation about the C=C bond. In the crystal, molecules are linked via pairs of O-HO hydrogen bonds, forming inversion dimers which are further consolidated by a pair of C-HO hydrogen bonds. The dimers are linked via C-HO hydrogen bonds, forming columns along the b-axis direction.
For the biological activity of chalcones, see: Di Carlo et al. (1999); Lin et al. (2002). For a related 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: SU2584 ).
The authors thank the TBI X-ray facility, CAS in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras, India, for the data collection. TS and DV thank the UGC (SAP-CAS) for the departmental facilties. TS also thanks the DST Inspire program for financial assistance.
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