A new conjugated carbazole chalcone compound, (E)-3-[4-(9,9a-di-hydro-8aH-carbazol-9-yl)phen-yl]-1-(4-nitro-phen-yl)prop-2-en-1-one (CPNC), C27H18N2O3, was synthesized using a Claisen-Schmidt condensation reaction. CPNC crystallizes in the monoclinic non-centrosymmetric space group Cc and adopts an s-cis conformation with respect to the ethyl-enic double bonds (C=O and C=C). The crystal packing features C-H⋯O and C-H⋯π inter-actions whose percentage contribution was qu-anti-fied by Hirshfeld surface analysis. Quantum chemistry calculations including geometrical optimization and mol-ecular electrostatic potential (MEP) were analysed by density functional theory (DFT) with a B3LYP/6-311 G++(d,p) basis set.
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