Received 29 November 2011
In the title compound, C16H15Br2NO2·CH4O, the mean planes of the substituted cyclohexa-2,5-dien-1-one and phenyl rings are almost parallel [dihedral angle = 7.84 (4)°]. The crystal packing is stabilized by N-HO hydrogen bonds generating infinite  chains. The methanol solvent molecules are connected with the main species by O-HO interactions.
For background to bromophenols and their bioactivity, see: Liu et al. (2011). For related structures, see: Palmer et al. (1973); Li et al. (1995); Huang et al. (2006). For structural and theoretical aspects on the keto-enol equilibrium of salicylaldehyde Schiff bases, see: Chatziefthimiou et al. (2006).
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: SHELXTL (Sheldrick, 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXTL.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: ZQ2143 ).
This project was sponsored by the ShanDong Province Science & Technology Innovation Foundation (People's Republic of China).
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