Crystal structure and Hirshfeld surface analysis of 4-(3-methoxyphenyl)-2,6-diphenylpyridine

Dong Cheng, Xiang Zhen Meng, Fuyu Tian, Dong Yan, Xiaofei Wang, Xueli Qian, Junnan Wang, S. Parkin

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The title compound, C24H19NO, was obtained via the reaction of (1E,2E)-3-(3-methoxyphenyl)-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-one with ethyl 2-oxopropanoate, using NH4I as a catalyst. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group I2/a. In the molecule, the four rings are not in the same plane, the pyridine ring being inclined to the benzene rings by 17.26 (6), 56.16 (3) and 24.50 (6)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked by C-Hπ interactions into a three-dimensional network. To further analyse the intermolecular interactions, a Hirshfeld surface analysis was performed. Hirshfeld surface analysis indicates that the most abundant contributions to the crystal packing are from HH (50.4%), CH/HC (37.9%) and OH/HO (5.1%) interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-935
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Issue numberPt 9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2022

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  • C-Hπ interactions
  • Hirshfeld surface
  • crystal structure
  • van der Waals interactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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