The central six-membered ring in the title compound, C16H16O3, is almost planar (and almost coplanar with the aromatic ring), despite one of its C atoms being formally sp(3) hybridized. The planarity is a consequence of the C atom at the centre of the spirocyclic system also being part of the three-membered epoxide ring. The molecules are linked by pi-pi and C-H ... pi interactions.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|