Received 1 March 2013
In the title compound, C12H8N2O4Se, the Se atom is situated on a twofold rotational axis, so the asymmetric unit contains one half-molecule. In the molecule, the C-Se-C angle is 99.48 (13)°, the two benzene rings are inclined to each other at an angle of 63.8 (1)° and the nitro group is twisted by 15.9 (1)° from the attached benzene ring. In the crystal, molecules are held together through weak C-HO interactions, forming a three-dimensional network.
For applications of organoselenium compounds, see: Mugesh et al. (2001); Nogueira et al. (2004); Wirth (1999). For details of the synthesis, see: Taniguchi (2005). The crystal structures of the related compounds bis(p-tolyl) selenide and bis(4-acetylphenyl) selenide were reported by Blackmore & Abrahams (1955) and Bouraoui et al. (2011), respectively.
Data collection: CrystalClear (Rigaku, 2008); cell refinement: CrystalClear; data reduction: CrystalClear; 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: CV5389 ).
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