The compound (2E)-l-(3,4-dimethylphenyl)-3-(3-methylthiophen-2-yl)prop-2-en-l-one was synthesized by the reaction of 3-methylthiophene-2-carbaldehyde with 3,4-dimethylacetophenone. The structure of the synthesized compound was characterized by subjecting it to single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic crystal class with space group P 1 21/c 1. The cell parameters are a = 7.1331(4) Å b = 28.5501(11) Å, c = 7.2354(5) Å , β = 116.873(8)⁰, V= 1314.36(14) Å3 and Z = 4.
Chalcone, X-ray Diffraction, Single Crystal, Non-linear Optics
D'Silva E D
Department of Physics, Center for Post Graduate Studies and Research, St Philomena College, Puttur, India