Received 4 December 2013
aDepartment of Studies and Research in Chemistry, Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka 572 103, India,bDepartment of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India, and cDepartment of Studies and Research in Chemistry, U.C.S, Tumkur University, Tumkur, Karnataka 572 103, India
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The title compound, C10H9NO2, is almost planar (r.m.s. deviation for the non-H atoms = 0.027 Å) and the conformation across the C=N bond is syn. Further, the O atom of the benzofuran ring is syn to the CH3 group in the side chain. In the crystal, molecules are linked into C(3) chains propagating in  by O-HN hydrogen bonds.
Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2009); cell refinement: APEX2 and SAINT-Plus (Bruker, 2009); data reduction: SAINT-Plus and XPREP (Bruker, 2009); program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008); molecular graphics: Mercury (Macrae et al., 2008); software used to prepare material for publication: SHELXL97.
Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: HB7169 ).
The authors acknowledge the IOE X-ray diffractometer Facility, University of Mysore, Mysore, for the data collection.
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