Received 21 November 2012
In the title compound, C16H18N4O4, the molecule assumes an E conformation with respect to the N=N double bond. The aromatic rings are not coplanar, with a dihedral angle of 7.51 (8)°. The nitro group is tilted by 4.71 (11)° relative to the attached benzene ring. In the crystal, molecules are connected through O-HO hydrogen bonds forming a double-stranded chain parallel to the b axis.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2011); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2011); 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: RZ5028 ).
The authors thank the Kasetsart University Research and Development Institute and the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, for research funds.
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