Received 6 September 2013
aDepartment of Studies in Physics, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 006, India,bDepartment of Chemistry, Yuvaraja's College, University of Mysore, Mysore 570 005, India, and cDepartment of Physics, St Philomena's College, Mysore, India
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In the molecule of the title compound, C15H14O2, the dihedral angle between the benzene and phenyl rings is 61.27 (8)°. In the crystal, O-HO and weak C-HO hydrogen bonds link the molecules into chains extending along the c-axis direction.
For the biological activity of benzophenone derivatives, see: Naldoni et al. (2009); Naveen et al. (2006); Selvi et al. (2003). For bond-length and angle data in a related structure, see: Mahendra et al. (2005).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: PLATON (Spek, 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZS2279 ).
CSD would like to thank the University of Mysore for the award of an RFSMS fellowship under the head DV5/Physics/389/RFSMS/2009-2010/10.07.2012. The authors SAK and TP acknowledge the financial support provided by the UGC, New Delhi, under the Major Research Project Scheme No. F.39/737/2010 (SR).
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