Received 11 August 2008
Molecules of the title compound, C14H8N2O5, are linked by a hydroxy-amide O-HO hydrogen bond into a linear chain. The hydroxy group is disordered over two positions of the benzene ring in an approximate 0.57:0.43 ratio.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2007); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2007); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: X-SEED (Barbour, 2001); software used to prepare material for publication: publCIF (Westrip, 2008).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: LH2681 ).
We thank MOSTI (grant No. 14-02-03-4014) and the University of Malaya for supporting this study.
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