Received 9 July 2008
The C=O group in the title compound, C13H9ClO2, is syn to the chloro group. The two aromatic rings are twisted by 56.88 (6)°. Adjacent molecules are linked via weak C-HO hydrogen bonding into a linear chain.
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: NG2472 ).
BTG thanks the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, for extensions of his research fellowship.
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