Received 26 February 2013
aNational Institute of Technology-Karnataka, Department of Chemistry, Surathkal, Mangalore 575 025, India, and bNelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Summerstrand Campus, Department of Chemistry, University Way, Summerstrand, PO Box 77000, Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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In the title compound, C15H12Cl2O3, the aromatic rings make a dihedral angle of 10.78 (4)°. In the molecule, there is a short C-HO contact. In the crystal, C-HO contacts connect the molecules into C(7)C(8) chains along the b axis. The shortest intercentroid distance between two benzoic acid aromatic systems is 3.7416 (8) Å.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2010); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2010); data reduction: SAINT; 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) and Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97 and PLATON (Spek, 2009).
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: NG5318 ).
AMI thanks Professor Swapan Bhattacharya, Director of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal, India, for encouragement and for providing research facilities. He also thanks the Department of Atomic Energy, Board for Research in Nuclear Sciences, Government of India, for the Young Scientist award.
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