The title compound was prepared by a TiCl4-catalyzed reaction of bisacetylated benzene and 1-phenylethylamine. It crystallizes from ethyl acetate/petroleum ether orthorhombically in the space group P21212 with a = 796.2(1), b = 1908.7(5) and c = 924.1(2) pm.
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