Received 2 March 2013
The molecules of the title compound, C15H14N2O3, possesses crystallographically imposed twofold rotational symmetry, so the asymmetric unit contains one half-molecule. The fused-ring system deviates significantly from planarity; the planes of the five- and six-membered rings are twisted with respect to each other by 3.0 (1)°. In the crystal, weak C-HO hydrogen bonds link molecules related by translation in  into chains.
For applications of substituted benzimidazoles, see: Gravatt et al. (1994); Srikanth et al. (2011). For the crystal structures of related compounds, see: Ouzidan et al. (2011); Kandri Rodi et al. (2011).
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: CV5390 ).
The authors acknowledge the Department of Chemistry, IIT Madras, for the data collection.
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