Sylvester Burton - 3,5-Diacetylheptane-2,6-dione

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      organic   compounds



      International Union of   Crystallography doi:10.1107/S1600536807026323    Acta Cryst. (2007).   E63,   o3108

      Acta   Crystallographica Section E

      Structure   Reports


      ISSN   1600-5368


      The title   compound, C11H16O4,   was produced when pentane-2,4-dione (acacH) was   treated with formaldehyde in a ca    2.16:1 molar ratio. The   compound exists in the solid state as the keto tautomer, although   the enol tautomer also exists in solution.  The C=O   distances are in the range 1.2097 (18)–1.2169 (18) A˚ .   Intermolecular C=O...C=O   interactions exist, the shortest   having a C=O    distance of 3.378 (2) A˚   .


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