Received 7 December 2012
In the title compound, C10H12O3, the dihedral angle between the benzene ring and the methoxymethyl side chain is 9.7 (2)°. The O atom of the aldehyde group and the C atom of the methoxy group deviate from the plane of the ring by 0.039 (3) and 0.338 (4) Å, respectively. The only intermolecular interactions are very weak C-H interactions.
Data collection: CAD-4 Software (Enraf-Nonius, 1985); cell refinement: CAD-4 Software; data reduction: XCAD4 (Harms & Wocadlo, 1995); 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: HB7010 ).
The authors thank the Center of Testing and Analysis, Nanjing University, for the data collection.
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