Received 4 February 2010
In the title molecule, C7H6ClNO2, the plane of the nitro group and the direction of the chloromethyl group are twisted away from the benzene ring, forming dihedral angles of 8.2 (3) and 67.55 (12)°, respectively. In the crystal structure, weak intermolecular C-HO interactions link the molecules into corrugated sheets parallel to the bc plane.
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: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999) and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CV2694 ).
The authors are grateful to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan for financial support.
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