Research Article: (4-Nitro­phen­yl)methanol

Date Published: July 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Ivana Císařová, Petr Štěpnička.


In the crystal of the title compound, C7H7NO3, mol­ecules associate into infinite chains via O—H⋯O(NO2) hydrogen bonds propagating in the [101] direction. These chains are linked via C—H⋯O(NO2) hydrogen bonds to form double-stranded ribbons lying parallel to the ac plane. The ribbons stack along the b axis by means of π–π inter­actions involving the benzene rings and the nitro group. The centroid–centroid distances of the alternating parallel aromatic rings are 3.6514 (7) and 3.8044 (7) Å.

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For the crystal structure of a ZnII complex with O-coordinated 4-nitro­benzyl alcohol, see: Koller et al. (2009 ▶). For a survey of typical bond lengths in organic compounds, see: Allen et al. (2006 ▶).




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