The title compound, C18H18O2, which exhibits blue emission in the solid state, is an intermediate in the preparation of liquid crystals and polymers. The molecule is located on an inversion centre. In the crystal, molecules are arranged in a herringbone motif.
Acta Crystallographica Section E-structure Reports Online
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