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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o335
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813003103 ]

3,3,3-Trifluoro-2-hydroxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)propionic acid

T. Gerber and R. Betz

Abstract: In the title perfluorinated hydroxyisobutyric acid derivative, C4H2F6O3, the molecule shows approximately Cs symmetry. The carboxy group is nearly coplanar with the C-OH moiety and the O=C-C-O(H) torsion angle is 5.5 (2)°. An intramolecular O-H...O hydrogen bond occurs. In the crystal, O-H...O hydrogen bonds connect the molecules into supramolecular chains along the a-axis direction.

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