Research Article: Methyl 5-bromo-2-hy­droxy­benzoate

Date Published: May 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Ghulam Mustafa, Islam Ullah Khan, Muhammad Zar Ashiq, Mehmet Akkurt.


The title compound, C8H7BrO3, is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation for the non-H atoms = 0.055 Å). In the crystal, O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into C(6) chains propagating in [010]. Very weak aromatic π–π inter­actions [centroid–centroid distances = 3.984 (5) and 3.982 (5) Å] also occur.

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For the crystal structure of the methyl 4-bromo-3-hy­droxy­benzoate isomer, see: Huang et al. (2011 ▶). For graph-set notation, see: Bernstein et al. (1995 ▶).