Received 8 June 2013
In the title compound, C18H18N2O, the imidazole ring makes dihedral angles of 68.26 (7) and 22.45 (9)° with the methoxyphenyl and phenyl rings, respectively. The dihedral angle between the methoxyphenyl and phenyl ring is 71.86 (7)°. In the crystal, weak intermolecular C-HO and C-HN hydrogen bonds link the molecules into columns propagated in .
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP; program(s) used to solve structure: SIR92 (Altomare et al., 1994); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CV5418 ).
The authors are grateful to the SAIF, IIT Madras, for the data collection.
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