Research Article: 2,6,6-Trimethyl­cyclo­hex-2-ene­carb­oxy­lic acid

Date Published: February 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Rajasekaran Parthasarathy, Samson Jegan Jenniefer, Packianathan Thomas Muthiah, Nagarajan Sulochana.


In the title crystal structure, C10H16O2, inversion-related mol­ecules are linked by pairs of O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds involving carboxyl groups to form R22(8) dimers. The cyclo­hexene ring displays a half-chair conformation.

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For information on the title compound as used as a key inter­mediate in chemical synthesis, see: Eugster et al. (1969 ▶); Naef & Decorzant (1986 ▶); Snowden et al. (1982 ▶); Fehr & Galindo (1986 ▶, 1995 ▶); Heather et al. (1976 ▶). For hydrogen-bond graph-set notation, see: Etter et al. (1990 ▶); Bernstein et al. (1995 ▶).