Received 7 September 2013
In the title compound, C14H12O2, the benzene rings make a dihedral angle of 58.84 (12)°. In the crystal, molecules are linked into chains along the b-axis direction by O-HO hydrogen bonds. These chains are further linked by C-HO hydrogen bonds, forming layers parallel to the bc plane.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2006); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2006); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: PLATON (Spek, 2009); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: IS5303 ).
The authors would like to thank the University of Mysore for providing the diffractometer facility under IoE. VLR acknowledges the financial support provided by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, under the INSPIRE-Fellowship scheme [IF110555]. SAK gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance provided by the UGC under the major research project scheme [F.39/737/2010 (SR)]. CSD would like to thank the University of Mysore for the award of an RFSMS fellowship under the head DV5/Physics/389/RFSMS/2009-2010/10.07.2012.
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