The crystal structure of dibenzoylmethane, C15H12O2 (enol form)

Ozturk S., Akkurt M., Ide S.

ZEITSCHRIFT FUR KRISTALLOGRAPHIE, vol.212, no.11, pp.808-810, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 212 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1524/zkri.1997.212.11.808
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.808-810
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The enolic form of dibenzoylmethane, C15H12O2, crystallizes orthorhombic (space group Pbca, Z = 8; a = 8.749(2) Angstrom, b = 10.840(1) Angstrom, c = 24.427(1) Angstrom, R = 0.065 for 1758 hkl [I greater than or equal to 2 sigma(1)]). The carbonyl groups may be considered coplanar with the corresponding phe-Formula weight nyl groups to some approximation: the dihedral angles (O1, C1, C10, C2) Lambda (C10, C11, C12, C13, C14, C15) and (O2, C3, C4, C2) Lambda (C4, C5, C6, C7, C8, C9) are 2.0(1)degrees and 17.5(1)degrees, respectively.