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Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2009 February 1; 65(Pt 2): o406.
Published online 2009 January 28. doi:  10.1107/S1600536809003043
PMCID: PMC2968234

2-[2-(Hydroxy­meth­yl)phen­yl]-1-phenyl­ethanol

Abstract

The title compound, C15H16O2, has a dihedral angle of 19.10 (5)° between the mean planes of the two benzene rings. There is an intra­molecular O—H(...)O hydrogen bond and the C—C—C—C torsion angle across the bridge between the two rings is 173.13 (14)°. The mol­ecules form inter­molecular O—H(...)O hydrogen-bonded chains extending along the a axis. C—H(...)π contacts are also observed between mol­ecules within the chains.

Related literature

For bond lengths in organic compounds, see: Allen et al. (1987 [triangle]). For general background, see: Azzena et al. (1996 [triangle]), and references therein; Barluenga et al. (1987 [triangle]); Shing et al. (1994 [triangle]); Lim & Hudson (2004 [triangle]); Tirodkar & Usgaonkar (1972 [triangle]); Odabaşoglu et al. (2007 [triangle]). For related crystal structures, see: Gałdecki et al. (1984 [triangle]); Hoyos-Guerrero et al. (1983 [triangle]).

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Experimental

Crystal data

  • C15H16O2
  • M r = 228.28
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  • a = 8.550 (1) Å
  • b = 15.8676 (18) Å
  • c = 18.593 (2) Å
  • V = 2522.4 (5) Å3
  • Z = 8
  • Mo Kα radiation
  • μ = 0.08 mm−1
  • T = 290 (2) K
  • 0.33 × 0.30 × 0.05 mm

Data collection

  • Bruker SMART CCD area-detector diffractometer
  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Sheldrick, 1996 [triangle]) T min = 0.941, T max = 0.996
  • 17664 measured reflections
  • 2347 independent reflections
  • 1618 reflections with I > 2σ(I)
  • R int = 0.051

Refinement

  • R[F 2 > 2σ(F 2)] = 0.048
  • wR(F 2) = 0.100
  • S = 1.05
  • 2347 reflections
  • 218 parameters
  • All H-atom parameters refined
  • Δρmax = 0.17 e Å−3
  • Δρmin = −0.26 e Å−3

Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2004 [triangle]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2004 [triangle]); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008 [triangle]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008 [triangle]); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 (Farrugia, 1997 [triangle]) and CAMERON (Watkin et al., 1993 [triangle]); software used to prepare material for publication: PLATON (Spek, 2003 [triangle]).

Table 1
Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

Supplementary Material

Crystal structure: contains datablocks global, I. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536809003043/si2148sup1.cif

Structure factors: contains datablocks I. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536809003043/si2148Isup2.hkl

Additional supplementary materials: crystallographic information; 3D view; checkCIF report

Acknowledgments

We thank the Department of Science and Technology, India, for use of the CCD facility setup under the IRHPA-DST program at IISc. We thank Professor T. N. Guru Row, IISc, Bangalore, for useful crystallographic discussions. FNK thank the DST for Fast Track Proposal funding.

supplementary crystallographic information

Comment

A wide range of diaryl diols have been prepared earlier from phthalane and readily available substituted benzaldehyde (Azzena et al., 1996). The diols in general can act as precursors of corresponding oxygen containing heterocyclic compounds by a dehydration process for e.g. benzodihydropyrans; benzoxepines have been prepared (Barluenga et al., 1987, Shing et al., 1987). The hydroxyl structural moiety was found in numerous pharmaceutically active compounds and therefore represents an interesting template for combinatorial as well as medicinal chemistry (Lim and Hudson, 2004). In particular phenylethanol derivatives have good antifungal properties (Tirodkar and Usgaonkar, 1972, Odabaşoglu et al., 2007, Gałdecki et al., 1984, Hoyos-Guerrero et al., 1983).

All the bond lengths are within normal ranges in the title compound (Fig. 1) (Allen et al., 1987). The tight conformation of the molecule is held by an O—H···O intramolecular hydrogen bond (Fig. 1) with C6—C7—C8—C9 torsional angle of 173.13 (14)°. Further, O—H···O and C—H···π (Fig. 2) intermolecular interactions stabilize the packing of the crystal structure and form chains running along the a axis. Cg2 is the centroid of the hydroxymethylphenyl ring C9 - C14 (Table 1).

Experimental

3-Phenylisocoumarin (1 eq.) was dissolved in 10 volumes of methanol, sodium borohydride (4 eq.) was added to it and stirred at 50° C under nitrogen atmosphere for 4 hrs. Then two more equivalents of NaBH4 was further added and left overnight at 50° C for completion of the reaction. After TLC analysis, solvent methanol was removed, extracted with ethyl acetate. The ethyl acetate layer was washed with water, dried with anhydrous Na2SO4, evaporated to yield the title compound, which was further purified by washing with petroleum ether. Single-crystals for the structure analysis were obtained by slow evaporation of the ethanol solution.

Refinement

All H atoms of (I) were located from a difference Fourier map and refined isotropically [C—H = 0.937 (18) - 1.005 (16) Å and O—H = 0.87 (2) - 0.93 (2) Å] and Uiso(H) = 1.2Ueq(C) for all H atoms.

Figures

Fig. 1.
ORTEP diagram of molecule (I) with 50% probability displacement ellipsoids. The dotted lines indicates O—H···O intramolecular hydrogen bond.
Fig. 2.
The crystal packing diagram of (I).The dotted lines indicate intermolecular hydrogen bonds. All H atoms have been omitted for clarity.

Crystal data

C15H16O2F(000) = 976
Mr = 228.28Dx = 1.202 Mg m3
Orthorhombic, PbcaMo Kα radiation, λ = 0.71073 Å
Hall symbol: -P 2ac 2abCell parameters from 2451 reflections
a = 8.550 (1) Åθ = 2.6–19.6°
b = 15.8676 (18) ŵ = 0.08 mm1
c = 18.593 (2) ÅT = 290 K
V = 2522.4 (5) Å3Plate, colorless
Z = 80.33 × 0.30 × 0.05 mm

Data collection

Bruker SMART CCD area-detector diffractometer2347 independent reflections
Radiation source: fine-focus sealed tube1618 reflections with I > 2σ(I)
graphiteRint = 0.051
[var phi] and ω scansθmax = 25.5°, θmin = 2.2°
Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Sheldrick, 1996)h = −10→10
Tmin = 0.941, Tmax = 0.996k = −19→19
17664 measured reflectionsl = −21→22

Refinement

Refinement on F2Primary atom site location: structure-invariant direct methods
Least-squares matrix: fullSecondary atom site location: difference Fourier map
R[F2 > 2σ(F2)] = 0.048Hydrogen site location: inferred from neighbouring sites
wR(F2) = 0.100All H-atom parameters refined
S = 1.05w = 1/[σ2(Fo2) + (0.042P)2 + 0.2211P] where P = (Fo2 + 2Fc2)/3
2347 reflections(Δ/σ)max < 0.001
218 parametersΔρmax = 0.17 e Å3
0 restraintsΔρmin = −0.26 e Å3

Special details

Geometry. All esds (except the esd in the dihedral angle between two l.s. planes) are estimated using the full covariance matrix. The cell esds are taken into account individually in the estimation of esds in distances, angles and torsion angles; correlations between esds in cell parameters are only used when they are defined by crystal symmetry. An approximate (isotropic) treatment of cell esds is used for estimating esds involving l.s. planes.
Refinement. Refinement of F2 against ALL reflections. The weighted R-factor wR and goodness of fit S are based on F2, conventional R-factors R are based on F, with F set to zero for negative F2. The threshold expression of F2 > σ(F2) is used only for calculating R-factors(gt) etc. and is not relevant to the choice of reflections for refinement. R-factors based on F2 are statistically about twice as large as those based on F, and R- factors based on ALL data will be even larger.

Fractional atomic coordinates and isotropic or equivalent isotropic displacement parameters (Å2)

xyzUiso*/Ueq
O1−0.08023 (15)0.19969 (8)0.31581 (6)0.0587 (4)
O20.15538 (17)0.12736 (10)0.24081 (8)0.0790 (5)
C10.0686 (2)0.32636 (11)0.40207 (12)0.0631 (5)
C20.1106 (3)0.39491 (13)0.44389 (16)0.0791 (7)
C30.0712 (3)0.39837 (14)0.51474 (16)0.0791 (7)
C4−0.0117 (2)0.33381 (15)0.54520 (14)0.0743 (6)
C5−0.0560 (2)0.26587 (13)0.50386 (11)0.0616 (5)
C6−0.01577 (17)0.26096 (10)0.43191 (9)0.0461 (4)
C7−0.05662 (19)0.18243 (10)0.39035 (9)0.0469 (4)
C80.0685 (2)0.11513 (10)0.40226 (10)0.0478 (4)
C90.03113 (17)0.03032 (10)0.37050 (8)0.0445 (4)
C10−0.0763 (2)−0.02101 (11)0.40534 (9)0.0514 (4)
C11−0.1144 (2)−0.09990 (12)0.38015 (11)0.0626 (5)
C12−0.0437 (3)−0.12940 (13)0.31873 (12)0.0692 (6)
C130.0619 (2)−0.07976 (13)0.28324 (11)0.0647 (5)
C140.10119 (19)0.00024 (11)0.30772 (8)0.0518 (4)
C150.2216 (2)0.05066 (14)0.26765 (12)0.0692 (6)
H1O0.004 (3)0.1787 (13)0.2901 (11)0.096 (8)*
H2O0.232 (3)0.1551 (14)0.2219 (11)0.105 (8)*
H10.101 (2)0.3201 (12)0.3512 (10)0.079 (6)*
H20.171 (3)0.4390 (14)0.4206 (11)0.104 (7)*
H30.100 (2)0.4462 (13)0.5457 (11)0.093 (7)*
H4−0.038 (2)0.3338 (12)0.5953 (11)0.087 (7)*
H5−0.111 (2)0.2208 (11)0.5256 (9)0.065 (5)*
H7−0.1592 (18)0.1606 (9)0.4084 (7)0.044 (4)*
H8A0.0803 (17)0.1090 (9)0.4542 (9)0.059 (5)*
H8B0.1713 (19)0.1375 (9)0.3842 (8)0.052 (4)*
H10−0.1226 (17)0.0018 (10)0.4494 (8)0.053 (4)*
H11−0.187 (2)−0.1344 (11)0.4052 (9)0.071 (6)*
H12−0.067 (2)−0.1845 (13)0.3011 (10)0.082 (6)*
H130.111 (2)−0.0980 (11)0.2409 (10)0.068 (5)*
H15A0.314 (2)0.0640 (11)0.3010 (9)0.076 (6)*
H15B0.261 (2)0.0187 (12)0.2284 (10)0.080 (6)*

Atomic displacement parameters (Å2)

U11U22U33U12U13U23
O10.0585 (8)0.0659 (8)0.0516 (7)0.0040 (6)−0.0152 (6)0.0044 (6)
O20.0660 (9)0.0919 (11)0.0791 (10)0.0021 (8)0.0273 (8)0.0233 (8)
C10.0620 (12)0.0552 (12)0.0722 (14)−0.0072 (10)−0.0079 (10)0.0099 (10)
C20.0730 (15)0.0498 (13)0.114 (2)−0.0109 (11)−0.0164 (14)0.0105 (14)
C30.0643 (14)0.0566 (13)0.116 (2)0.0113 (11)−0.0255 (14)−0.0242 (14)
C40.0616 (13)0.0821 (16)0.0791 (16)0.0104 (12)0.0005 (11)−0.0248 (13)
C50.0565 (12)0.0610 (12)0.0672 (13)−0.0047 (10)0.0067 (10)−0.0056 (10)
C60.0373 (9)0.0451 (9)0.0560 (11)0.0034 (7)−0.0046 (7)0.0040 (8)
C70.0417 (9)0.0504 (10)0.0487 (10)−0.0038 (8)−0.0013 (8)0.0044 (8)
C80.0480 (10)0.0513 (10)0.0443 (10)0.0026 (8)−0.0058 (8)0.0012 (8)
C90.0431 (9)0.0486 (9)0.0417 (9)0.0053 (7)−0.0065 (7)0.0050 (7)
C100.0589 (11)0.0525 (11)0.0429 (10)0.0048 (9)0.0004 (8)0.0092 (8)
C110.0669 (13)0.0549 (12)0.0661 (13)−0.0063 (10)−0.0037 (10)0.0141 (10)
C120.0813 (15)0.0502 (12)0.0760 (14)−0.0033 (11)−0.0132 (12)−0.0065 (11)
C130.0686 (13)0.0682 (13)0.0573 (12)0.0092 (11)0.0011 (10)−0.0147 (10)
C140.0462 (10)0.0587 (11)0.0505 (10)0.0059 (8)0.0004 (8)−0.0019 (9)
C150.0548 (12)0.0803 (15)0.0724 (14)0.0045 (11)0.0189 (11)−0.0051 (12)

Geometric parameters (Å, °)

O1—C71.4270 (19)C7—H71.001 (14)
O1—H1O0.93 (2)C8—C91.504 (2)
O2—C151.432 (2)C8—H8A0.977 (17)
O2—H2O0.87 (2)C8—H8B1.005 (16)
C1—C61.380 (2)C9—C101.388 (2)
C1—C21.384 (3)C9—C141.396 (2)
C1—H10.990 (18)C10—C111.376 (2)
C2—C31.361 (3)C10—H100.979 (15)
C2—H20.97 (2)C11—C121.374 (3)
C3—C41.369 (3)C11—H110.947 (18)
C3—H30.99 (2)C12—C131.368 (3)
C4—C51.377 (3)C12—H120.955 (19)
C4—H40.96 (2)C13—C141.390 (3)
C5—C61.383 (3)C13—H130.937 (18)
C5—H50.948 (17)C14—C151.501 (2)
C6—C71.507 (2)C15—H15A1.024 (19)
C7—C81.528 (2)C15—H15B0.952 (19)
C7—O1—H1O108.8 (13)C7—C8—H8A106.6 (9)
C15—O2—H2O105.9 (15)C9—C8—H8B111.7 (9)
C6—C1—C2120.0 (2)C7—C8—H8B108.5 (9)
C6—C1—H1117.0 (11)H8A—C8—H8B106.0 (12)
C2—C1—H1122.9 (11)C10—C9—C14118.26 (15)
C3—C2—C1120.8 (2)C10—C9—C8118.85 (15)
C3—C2—H2122.2 (13)C14—C9—C8122.88 (15)
C1—C2—H2117.0 (13)C11—C10—C9122.12 (18)
C2—C3—C4119.9 (2)C11—C10—H10121.7 (9)
C2—C3—H3122.3 (12)C9—C10—H10116.2 (9)
C4—C3—H3117.8 (12)C12—C11—C10119.3 (2)
C3—C4—C5119.8 (2)C12—C11—H11119.9 (10)
C3—C4—H4121.5 (12)C10—C11—H11120.8 (10)
C5—C4—H4118.7 (12)C13—C12—C11119.7 (2)
C4—C5—C6121.0 (2)C13—C12—H12120.0 (12)
C4—C5—H5119.3 (11)C11—C12—H12120.3 (12)
C6—C5—H5119.6 (10)C12—C13—C14121.84 (19)
C1—C6—C5118.44 (17)C12—C13—H13121.5 (11)
C1—C6—C7122.45 (16)C14—C13—H13116.7 (11)
C5—C6—C7118.99 (15)C13—C14—C9118.84 (17)
O1—C7—C6111.84 (13)C13—C14—C15119.33 (17)
O1—C7—C8111.96 (14)C9—C14—C15121.79 (17)
C6—C7—C8109.95 (13)O2—C15—C14110.79 (16)
O1—C7—H7105.5 (8)O2—C15—H15A109.8 (11)
C6—C7—H7108.5 (8)C14—C15—H15A109.6 (10)
C8—C7—H7108.8 (8)O2—C15—H15B109.0 (11)
C9—C8—C7114.80 (14)C14—C15—H15B110.0 (12)
C9—C8—H8A108.7 (9)H15A—C15—H15B107.5 (16)
C6—C1—C2—C30.8 (3)C7—C8—C9—C14104.47 (18)
C1—C2—C3—C4−0.4 (3)C14—C9—C10—C110.4 (2)
C2—C3—C4—C5−0.5 (3)C8—C9—C10—C11−178.90 (15)
C3—C4—C5—C61.1 (3)C9—C10—C11—C120.3 (3)
C2—C1—C6—C5−0.2 (3)C10—C11—C12—C13−0.7 (3)
C2—C1—C6—C7−176.30 (16)C11—C12—C13—C140.4 (3)
C4—C5—C6—C1−0.7 (3)C12—C13—C14—C90.3 (3)
C4—C5—C6—C7175.50 (16)C12—C13—C14—C15178.15 (19)
C1—C6—C7—O1−32.5 (2)C10—C9—C14—C13−0.7 (2)
C5—C6—C7—O1151.38 (15)C8—C9—C14—C13178.57 (15)
C1—C6—C7—C892.49 (18)C10—C9—C14—C15−178.43 (16)
C5—C6—C7—C8−83.59 (19)C8—C9—C14—C150.8 (2)
O1—C7—C8—C9−61.90 (19)C13—C14—C15—O2118.82 (19)
C6—C7—C8—C9173.13 (14)C9—C14—C15—O2−63.4 (2)
C7—C8—C9—C10−76.31 (19)

Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

D—H···AD—HH···AD···AD—H···A
O2—H2O···O1i0.86 (2)1.89 (2)2.745 (2)170.5 (24)
O1—H1O···O20.93 (2)1.78 (2)2.706 (2)173.6 (22)
C15—H15B···Cg(2)i0.95 (2)2.638 (18)3.504 (2)151.7 (14)

Symmetry codes: (i) x+1/2, y, −z+1/2.

Footnotes

Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: SI2148).

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