Redetermination of 4-nitrostilbene

R. Moreno-Fuquen, L. Aguirre, A.R. Kennedy

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In the title compound, C14H11NO2, the benzene rings are inclined to each other with a dihedral angle between their mean planes of 8.42 (6)°. The nitro group is almost coplanar with the attached benzene ring but is rotated about the C-N bond by 5.84 (12)°. This redetermination results in a crystal structure with significantly higher precision than the original determination [Hertel & Romer (1931). Z. Kristallogr. 76, 467-469], and the intermolecular interactions have been established. In the crystal structure, molecules are linked by C-HO hydrogen bonds to generate C(5), C(13) and edge-fused R33(28) rings.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)O2259-U1605
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • single-crystal X-ray study
  • T = 123 K
  • mean (C–C) = 0.002 A°
  • R factor = 0.048
  • wR factor = 0.135
  • data-to-parameter ratio = 20.6.


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