Received 18 July 2008
The structure of the title compound (4CP4CBA), C13H8Cl2O2, resembles those of 4-methylphenyl 4-chlorobenzoate (4MP4CBA), 4-chlorophenyl 4-methylbenzoate (4CP4MBA) and 4-methylphenyl 4-methylbenzoate (4MP4MBA), with similar bond parameters. The dihedral angle between the two benzene rings in 4CP4CBA is 47.98 (7)°, compared with 51.86 (4)° in 4MP4CBA, 63.89 (8)° in 4CP4MBA and 63.57 (5)° in 4MP4MBA. In the crystal structure, molecules are linked into helical chains running along the b axis by C-H-O hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: CAD-4-PC (Enraf-Nonius, 1996); cell refinement: CAD-4-PC; data reduction: REDU4 (Stoe & Cie, 1987); 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: CI2640 ).
BTG thanks the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, for extensions of his research fellowship.
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