Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o1138-o1139 [ doi:10.1107/S1600536813016905 ]
Abstract: In the title molecule, C18H13BrO2, the anthracene unit forms an angle of 46.91 (2)° with the mean plane of the methyl acrylate moiety. In the crystal, the molecules arrange themselves into strands parallel to  and, due to the crystal symmetry, there are eight strands crossing the unit cell. In each strand, molecules form short C-HO and C-H contacts and have their anthracene groups parallel to each other. Neighboring strands, related by a c-glide operation, are connected via C-HO interactions and form a layer parallel to (100). The arrangement of the acrylate and anthracene groups in the crystal do not allow for [2 + 2] or [4 + 4] cycloaddition.
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