2-Biphenylol revisited

Sean Parkin, Xiang Hao, Carolyn Pratt Brock

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The substantially disordered structure of 2-biphenylol [Perrin et al. (1987). Acta Cryst. C43, 980-982; Kapon & Reisner (1988). Acta Cryst. C44, 2039] has been reinvestigated as a function of temperature. The structure was determined at 305, 294, 145 and 90 K; crystals were taken to the lowest temperature both rapidly and slowly (0.1 K min-1). The results of the previous room-temperature study were confirmed and no important structural change was found down to 90 K. Comparisons with structures known for other simple 2- and 2,2′-substituted biphenyl derivatives suggest that the molecular stacks found for 2-biphenylol are probable for related molecules. The disorder in 2-biphenylol allows the formation of some O-H⋯O bonds, but packing efficiency is a more important factor in this structure than is hydrogen bonding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalActa Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)


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