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The title compound, C15H12N2O, adopts the expected near-planar geometry, the phenyl and tolyl rings being inclined relative to the oxadiazole ring by 3.8 (3) and 8.3 (2)degrees, respectively. This allows adjacent molecules to pack in a parallel fashion and form stacking along  via pi-pi interactions [centroid-centroid distances = 3.629 (2) and 3.723 (2) angstrom]. Further intermolecular interactions include C-H center dot center dot center dot pi interactions and weak C-H center dot center dot center dot N hydrogen bonds, giving rise to a crossed herringbone packing motif.
Cordes , D B , Hua , G , Slawin , A M Z & Woollins , J D 2011 , ' 2-Phenyl-5-(p-tolyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole ' Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online , vol 67 , pp. o1757 . DOI: 10.1107/S1600536811023579
Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online
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Funding: University of St. Andrews and the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC, UK).
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