Received 2 October 2013
In the title compound, C13H15NO2, the acetate group [C-C(=O)-O] makes a dihedral angle of 62.35 (13)° with the mean plane of the indole ring system [maximum deviation = 0.011 (3) Å]. In the crystal, molecules are linked by N-HO hydrogen bonds, forming helical chains propagating along .
For the use of the title compound as a starting material for the synthesis of platinum complexes with antitumor activity, see: Kim et al. (1994). For its use as an intermediate in organic synthesis, see: Pandey et al. (1997). For the synthesis of indole-3-acetic acid, see: Johnson & Donald (1973). For standard bond-length data, see: Allen et al. (1987).
Data collection: CAD-4 Software (Enraf-Nonius, 1989); cell refinement: CAD-4 Software; data reduction: XCAD4 (Harms & Wocadlo, 1995); 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: SU2653 ).
The authors thank Liu Bo Nian from Nanjing University of Technology for useful discussions and the Center of Testing and Analysis, Nanjing University, for measuring the X-ray diffraction data.
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