Received 31 March 2008
In the title compound, C8H6N2O2, the nitro group is rotated by 10.2 (2)° out of the plane of the benzene ring. The crystal structure is stabilized by van der Waals interactions.
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku/MSC, 2005); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BX2137 ).
This work was supported by a Start-up Grant from Southeast University to Professor Ren-Gen Xiong.
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