In the title compound, C(18)H(20), the five-membered ring of the indane fragment adopts an envelope conformation, with the flap atom deviating by 0.399 (3) Å from the plane of the remaining four atoms. The dihedral angle between the phenyl ring and the indane benzene ring is 79.58 (7)°.

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@inproceedings{Men2008113Trimethyl3phenylindane, title={1,1,3-Trimethyl-3-phenyl­indane}, author={Jian Men and Mei-Jia Yang and Yan Jiang and Hua Chen and Guo-wei Gao}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online}, year={2008} }