Received 12 January 2010
aH.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Karachi, Karachi 75270, Pakistan, and bOklahoma State University, Department of Chemistry, 107 Physical Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078-3071, USA
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The title compound, C12H14O6, features a roughly planar molecule (r.m.s. deviation for all non-H atoms = 0.287 Å). In the crystal, the molecules are held together by C-HO hydrogen bonds.
For the use of dehydroacetic acid as a starting material in the synthesis of heterocyclic ring systems, see: Prakash et al. (2004), and of biologically important molecules such as coumarins, see: Hernandez-Galan et al. (1993).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2008); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2008); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: XP in SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: BT5170 ).
The authors thank the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for financial support.
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