Published on May 1, 2013in Acta Crystallographica Section E-structure Reports Online
· DOI :10.1107/S1600536813011008
The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C30H48O2, contains two independent molecules, the main difference between them being that the isopropenyl group is rotated by approximately 180°. In each molecule, the fused six-membered rings have chair–chair–chair–chair conformations and the cyclopentane ring adopts an envelope conformation with the C atom bearing the hydroxymethyl group as the flap. All ring junctions are trans-fused. With the exception of one of the methyl groups adjacent to the C=O group, all the methyl groups are in axial positions. The isopropenyl group is equatorial and the hydroxymethyl group is in an axial orientation. In the crystal, weak C—H⋯O interactions link the molecules into chains along . Weak intramolecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds are also observed but the hydroxy groups are not involved in hydrogen bonds.