Received 15 October 2013
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C18H30O2, contains one half-molecule situated on an inversion center. The alkyl chain adopts a fully extended all-trans conformation. The C atoms of the alkyl chain are almost coplanar, with a maximum deviation of 0.042 (6) Å from the mean plane,which is inclined to the central benzene ring by 6.80 (9)°. The crystal packing exhibits no short intermolecular contacts.
For the synthesis and applications of the title compound, see: Ramesh & Thomas (2010); Mayor & Didschies (2003); Choi et al. (2006). For the crystal structures of related compounds, see: Li et al. (2008); Thevenet et al. (2010).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2001); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2001); data reduction: SAINT; 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: CV5434 ).
The author is grateful to Hubei University of Arts and Science for financial support.
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