Received 8 May 2013
In the title compound, C21H17N2P, the dihedral angles between the 1,5-naphthyridine ring system (r.m.s. deviation = 0.005 Å) and the phenyl rings are 89.18 (8) and 77.39 (8)°. The phenyl rings are almost perpendicular, making a dihedral angle of 88.12 (8)°. The only possible intermolecular interaction is a very weak aromatic - stacking interaction [centroid-centroid separation = 3.898 (2) Å].
Data collection: CAD-4 EXPRESS (Enraf-Nonius, 1994); cell refinement: CAD-4 EXPRESS; data reduction: XCAD4 (Harms & Wocadlo, 1995); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB7082 ).
The authors thank the Center of Testing and Analysis, Nanjing University, for support.
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