Date Published: June 01, 2012
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Rajni Kant, Vivek K. Gupta, Kamini Kapoor, B. Narayana.
In the title compound, C8H7ClO2, the carboxyl group forms a dihedral angle of 74.83 (9)° with the benzene ring plane. In the crystal, molecules are linked into inversion dimers by pairs of O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The dimers are linked into layers parallel to the bc plane by weak C—H⋯O interactions.
For applications of phenylacetic acids, see: Castellari & Ottani (1995 ▶); Deshpande et al. (2008 ▶); Hata et al. (1986 ▶). For the crystal structure of isostructural 2-(2-bromophenyl)acetic acid, see: Kant et al. (2012 ▶).