Received 23 December 2012
aDepartment of Studies and Research in Chemistry, U.C.S., Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka 572 103, India,bDepartment of Chemistry, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta Shimoga, Karnataka, India,cCentre of Advanced Study in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai 600 025, India, and dDepartment of Studies and Research in Physics, U.C.S., Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka 572 103, India
Correspondence e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the title compound, C15H11BrO3, the dihedral angle between the naphthofuran ring system (r.m.s. deviation = 0.022 Å) and the side chain is 4.50 (2)°. In the crystal, short BrBr [3.4435 (7) Å] contacts propagating along  in a zigzag manner and weak - interactions [shortest centroid-centroid separation = 3.573 (2) Å] directedalong  are observed.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2004); cell refinement: SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2004); data reduction: SAINT-Plus; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 2012); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB7019 ).
BSPM thanks Dr H. C. Devarajegowda, Department of Physics, Yuvarajas College (constituent), University of Mysore and T. Srinivasan, Centre of Advanced Study in Crystallography and Biophysics, University of Madras Guindy Campus, Chennai for their support.
Bruker (2004). APEX2 and SAINT-Plus. Bruker AXS Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
Farrugia, L. J. (2012). J. Appl. Cryst. 45, 849-854.
Sheldrick, G. M. (1996). SADABS. University of Göttingen, Germany.
Sheldrick, G. M. (2008). Acta Cryst. A64, 112-122.
Vaidya, V. P., Mahadevan, K. M., Shet Prakash, M., Sreenivas, S. & Shivananda, M. K. (2011). Res. J. Pharm. Biol. Chem. Sci. 2, 334-342.