The molecule of the title compound, C16H13NO2, contains two planar units, viz. a phthalimide system and a phenyl ring in almost parallel orientation, linked by an ethylene bridge. In the crystal structure, the molecules form centrosymmetric pairs which are held together by π–π interactions between the phthalimide systems. The latter are stacked in a head-to-tail fashion with an interplanar distance of 3.263 (6) Å.
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