Received 7 December 2013
The title molecule, C24H25NOSi, is a hydrolysis product of the reaction between 9-trimethylsilyfluorenyl lithium and 2-methoxybenzonitrile. The fluorene ring system is substantially planar, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.0288 Å from the best-fit plane through its 13 C atoms. This plane forms a dihedral angle of 58.07 (7)° with the 2-methoxybenzylamine ring plane. In the crystal, molecules are linked by N-H and C-H interactions, which leads to the formation of two-dimensional network lying parallel to the bc plane.
For the use of fluorene as a ligand in organometallic chemistry, see: Alt & Samuel (1998); Kirillov et al. (2005); Bochmann et al. (1993); Decken et al. (2002); Knjazhanski et al. (2002); Novikova et al. (1985); Johnson & Treichel (1977). For - stacking, see: Calhorda (2000); Desiraju & Steiner (1999). For a related aminofulvene structure, see: Axenov et al. (2009).
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2000); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2000); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL/PC (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SJ5378 ).
We thank the Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 20942009, 21072120), the Shanxi Scholarship Council of China (No. 201310) and the Key Technologies R & D Program of Shanxi Province (No. 20110321055).
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