Two independent pseudo-enantiomeric molecules comprise the asymmetric unit in the title compound, C15H14O2. While the central O-C-C-C residue approaches planarity [torsion angles = -15.8 (3) (molecule a) and 15.4 (3)° (molecule b)], the benzene rings are approximately orthogonal [the dihedral angles formed between the benzene rings are 62.89 (12) (molecule a) and 80.15 (12)° (molecule b)]. Two-dimensional arrays in the ab plane sustained by O-HO hydrogen bonding are found in the crystal structure.
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