Research paper by Mohamed Ashraf MA Ali, Rusli R Ismail, Soo Choon SC Tan, Chin Sing CS Yeap, Hoong-Kun HK Fun

Indexed on: 01 Jan '10Published on: 01 Jan '10Published in: Acta Crystallographica Section E


In the title compound, C(33)H(28)N(2)O(4), the central pyrrolidine ring adopts a half-chair conformation. Both the indolinone and indanone groups are twisted, with their five-membered rings adopting a half-chair and an envelope conformation, respectively. The two benzene rings and the mean plane of the indolinone and indanone groups make dihedral angles of 71.98 (10), 84.32 (10), 86.26 (9) and 78.50 (9)°, respectively, with the central pyrrolidine ring. Intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds stabilize the mol-ecular conformation. In the crystal, pairs of inter-molecular N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into centrosymmetric dimers. The dimers are inter-connected into ribbons propagating along [110] via weak inter-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds. Weak inter-molecular C-H⋯π and π-π [centroid-centroid distance = 3.6509 (11) Å] inter-actions are also observed.