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By Graeme J. Gainsford, Mohamed Ashraf and Andrew J. Kay


The title mol­ecule, C23H31NO, has two alternative cyclo­hexa­none configurations at the 4-position in a ratio of 0.663 (3):0.337 (3). The plane of the five-membered planar ring in the indolin-2-yl­idene subtends an angle of 2.19 (7)° with its fused aromatic ring, an angle of 16.24 (8)° with the plane of the major cyclo­hexa­none configuration and an angle of 8.54 (15)° with the bridging planar ethyl­idene C atoms. These last atoms subtend an angle of 8.37 (16)° with the mean plane through the major cyclo­hexa­none configuration. The mol­ecules pack approximately parallel to the (01) plane via C—H⋯π and C—H⋯O inter­actions

Topics: Organic Papers
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