Crystal structure, Hirshfeld surface analysis and DFT studies of 1,3-bis[2-methoxy-4-(prop-2-en-1-yl)phenoxy]propane

Taia A., Essaber M., HÖKELEK T., Aatif A., Mague J. T. , Alsalme A., ...More

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-CRYSTALLOGRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS, vol.76, pp.344-355, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1107/s2056989020001681
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.344-355


The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C23H28O4, comprises two half-molecules, with the other half of each molecule being completed by the application of twofold rotation symmetry. The two completed molecules both have a V-shaped appearance but differ in their conformations. In the crystal, each independent molecule forms chains extending parallel to the b axis with its symmetry-related counterparts through C-H center dot center dot center dot pi(ring) interactions. Hirshfeld surface analysis of the crystal structure indicates that the most important contributions for the crystal packing are from H center dot center dot center dot H (65.4%), H center dot center dot center dot C/C center dot center dot center dot H (21.8%) and H center dot center dot center dot O/O center dot center dot center dot H (12.3%) interactions. Optimized structures using density functional theory (DFT) at the B3LYP/6-311 G(d,p) level are compared with the experimentally determined molecular structures in the solid state. The HOMO-LUMO behaviour was elucidated to determine the energy gap.