Received 10 December 2013
In the title compound, C14H11FO2, the two benzene rings are not coplanar, with a dihedral angle of 57.45 (12)° between their planes. In the crystal, molecules are linked by an O-HO hydrogen bond, forming a 21 helical chain along the b axis.
For the biological activities of benzophenone derivatives, see: Khanum et al. (2004); Naveen et al. (2006); Selvi et al. (2003). For related structures, see: Mahendra et al. (2005); Dileep, Lakshmi Ranganatha et al. (2013); Dileep, Prashanth et al. (2013). For bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987).
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: Mercury (Macrae et al., 2006); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IS5325 ).
The authors would like to thank the University of Mysore for providing the diffractometer facility under IoE. CSD would like to thank the University of Mysore for awarding an RFSMS fellowship under the head DV5/Physics/389/RFSMS/2009-2010/10.07.2012. VLR acknowledges the financial support provided by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, under the INSPIRE-Fellowship scheme [IF110555]. SAK gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance provided by UGC under major research project scheme [F.39/737/2010 (SR)].
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