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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o259
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813000780 ]

2-(Acetoxymethyl)benzoic acid

G. J. Gainsford and R. Schwörer

Abstract: The title compound, C10H10O4, crystallizes with the well-known carboxylic acid dimer-forming R22(8) hydrogen-bond motif. Chains approximately parallel to (-1-12) are then built through C(methylene,phenyl)-H...O(carbonyl) interactions [C(6) and C(8) motifs] with one (methyl)C-H...[pi] interaction providing interplanar binding. The weakness of the latter interaction is consistent with the difficulty experienced in obtaining suitable single crystals.

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