Synthesis and crystal structure of 2-chloro-1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)ethanone

Prabhakar Priyanka, Bidarur K. Jayanna, Vinaya, Holehundi J. Shankara Prasad, Thayamma R. Divakara, Hemmige S. Yathirajan, Sean Parkin

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The structure of 2-chloro-1-(3-hydroxyphenyl)ethanone, C8H7ClO2, an α-haloketone is described. The molecule is planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.0164 Å) and in the crystal, inversion-symmetric dimers are formed as a result of pairs of strong O—H. . .O and weak C—H. . .O hydrogen bonds. A brief comparison is made with structurally related compounds deposited in the CSD. In addition, the synthesis and some spectroscopic details are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1127-1130
Number of pages4
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2022

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  • chlorinated acetophenone
  • crystal structure
  • α-haloketone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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