Received 20 April 2012
In the title compound, C22H15BrO4, the bromobenzene ring is inclined at dihedral angles of 23.87 (11) and 52.37 (11)° with respect to the planes of the two benzene rings. The two benzene rings of the biphenyl unit form a dihedral angle of 49.08 (11)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked into  chains by C-HO hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2009); 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 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB6749 ).
HKF and CKQ thank Universiti Sains Malaysia for the Research University Grant (No. 1001/PFIZIK/811160). Financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20972067) is acknowledged.
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