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(E)-Methyl 2-benzyl-3-o-tolyl­acrylate

By S. Karthikeyan, K. Sethusankar, Anthonisamy Devaraj and Manickam Bakthadoss

Abstract

In the title compound, C18H18O2, the methyl acrylate substituent adopts an extended E conformation with all torsion angles close to 180°. The mean plane of the acrylate unit and the phenyl ring are approximately orthogonal to each other, making a dihedral angle of 81.40 (6)°. The position of the carbonyl group with respect to the olefinic double bond is typically S-trans. The crystal packing is stabilized by inter­molecular C—H⋯π inter­actions

Topics: Organic Papers
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:3344426
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