4′-octyloxybiphenyl-4-carbonitrile polymorph III

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The title compound, C21H25NO, is a member of a well known family of liquid crystals (4-oxy-4′-cyanobiphenyls, OCBs) and packs in lamellar-type bilayers in the solid state, through CN⋯H hydrogen bonds. This packing type is analogous to that found of other members of the n-OCB homologous series, viz. 7-OCB and 9-OCB. © 2005 International Union of Crystallography.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o143-o144
JournalActa Crystallographica Section C: Crystal Structure Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005