Received 30 December 2010
In the title molecule, C10H8N2O2, the imidazole and benzene rings form a dihedral angle of 14.5 (1)°. In the crystal, intermolecular O-HN hydrogen bonds link the molecules into chains extending in , which are further linked into sheets parallel to (102) through weak C-HO interactions.
Data collection: SMART (Bruker, 2002); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2002); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXTL; molecular graphics: SHELXTL; software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: CV5031 ).
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant No. 21071001), the Education Committee of Anhui Province (KJ2009A52, KJ2010A30), the Team for Scientific Innovation Foundation of Anhui Province (2006 K J007TD), the Ministry of Education and Person with Ability Foundation of Anhui University, the Science and Technological Fund of Anhui Province for Outstanding Youth (10040606Y22) and the 211 Project of Anhui University.
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