Received 17 June 2013
In the title compound, C24H18S, the dihedral angles between the phenyl ring and the two benzene rings of the anthracene moiety are 51.92 (9) and 68.24 (9)°, whereas the dihedral angle between the two anthracene benzene rings is 120.13 (9)°. The three non-aromatic six-membered rings are in boat conformations, while the five-membered ring has an envelope conformation on the S atom. In the crystal, there are three C-H interactions, which facilitate the packing of the molecules.
For background to dibenzobarrelene dervatives and their applications, see: Khalil et al. (2010); Cox et al. (2013). For the synthesis of related compounds, see: Ciganek (1980); Vetter (1998). For puckering parameters, see: Cremer & Pople (1975).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT and XPREP (Bruker, 2004); 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) and DIAMOND (Brandenburg, 2010); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and publCIF (Westrip, 2010).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZL2554 ).
EMM is thankful to the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, for financial support in the form of a Senior Research Fellowship. The authors are grateful to the Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22, India, for the single-crystal X-ray diffraction measurements.
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