Crystal structure of 9-methacryloylanthracene

Aditya Agrahari, Patrick O. Wagers, Steven M. Schildcrout, John Masnovi*, Wiley J. Youngs, W. T A Harrison (Editor)

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In the title compound, C18H14O, with systematic name 1-(anthracen-9-yl)-2-methylprop-2-en-1-one, the ketonic C atom lies 0.2030 (16) Å out of the anthryl-ring-system plane. The dihedral angle between the planes of the anthryl and methacryloyl moieties is 88.30 (3)° and the stereochemistry about the Csp2 - Csp2 bond in the side chain is transoid. In the crystal, the end rings of the anthryl units in adjacent molecules associate in parallel-planar orientations [shortest centroid-centroid distance = 3.6320 (7) Å]. A weak hydrogen bond is observed between an aromatic H atom and the O atom of a molecule displaced by translation in the a-axis direction, forming sheets of parallel-planar anthryl groups packing in this direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number4
Early online date11 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015

Bibliographical note

The authors would like to thank the Graduate College and Chemistry Department at Cleveland State University for support, the Ohio Supercomputing Center for a grant of computer time, and the National Science Foundation (CHE-0840446) for funds used to purchase the Bruker APEXII DUO X-ray diffractometer used in this research.


  • Acetylanthracene
  • Aldol
  • Crystal structure
  • Methylation
  • Stereochemistry


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