In the title compound, C(17)H(13)NO, the N-H and C=O bonds are anti with respect to each other. The dihedral angle between the naphthalene ring system and the phenyl ring is 86.63 (5)°. In the crystal, N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link mol-ecules into chains along [010].

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@inproceedings{Zhu2011, title={ N-(Naphthalen-1-yl)benzamide}, author={Ruitao Zhu and Yuehong Ren and Wenjuan Li}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online}, year={2011} }