Received 10 November 2008
In the molecule of the title compound, C8H8BrClO, the Cl atom lies slightly out of the aromatic ring plane [displacement = 0.072 (3) Å]. In the crystal structure, a - contact between the phenyl rings [centroid-centroid distance = 3.699 (3) Å] may stabilize the structure. There also exists a C-H contact between the methylene group and the chlorophenyl ring.
Data collection: CAD-4 Software (Enraf-Nonius, 1989); cell refinement: CAD-4 Software; data reduction: XCAD4 (Harms & Wocadlo, 1995); 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: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HK2572 ).
This research was financially supported by the Department of Science and Technology of Jiangsu Province (grant No. BE200830457) and the `863' project (grant No. 2007 A A02Z211) of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China.
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