Received 10 April 2008
aState Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and Technology, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, People's Republic of China, and bState Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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The title compound, C14H10Br2O, is a biphenyl derivative containing a -CH2-O-CH2- bridge in the 2,2'-position. The compound displays a twisted conformation with the two benzene rings making a dihedral angle of 45.02 (5)°, while the central seven-membered ring is in a boat conformation. The molecule lies on a crystallographic twofold axis of symmetry passing through the O atom and bisecting the 1,1' C-C bond.
Data collection: RAPID-AUTO (Rigaku, 1998); cell refinement: RAPID-AUTO; data reduction: CrystalStructure (Rigaku/MSC, 2002); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: PLATON (Spek, 2003); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BV2098 ).
The authors acknowledge financial support from the National Science Foundation of China (20125421, 90101026, 50303007 and 60207003) and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (2002CB6134003 and 2003CB3147032).
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