Do C-H center dot center dot center dot O and C-H center dot center dot center dot pi interactions help to stabilize a non-centrosymmetric structure for racemic 2,3-dibromo-1,3-diphenylpropan-1-one?

W T A Harrison, H S Yathirajan, B K Sarojini, B Narayana, H G Anilkumar

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Abstract

The racemic title compound, C15H12Br2O, crystallizes in a non-centrosymmetric structure and displays a significant nonlinear optical response to red light. The crystal packing is influenced by C - H center dot center dot center dot O and C - H center dot center dot center dot pi interactions. One of the former bonds has a short H center dot center dot center dot O separation of 2.27 angstrom.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C, Crystal Structure Communications
Volume61
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • NONLINEAR-OPTICAL MATERIALS
  • CRYSTAL-STRUCTURE

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