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Acta Crystallogr Sect E Struct Rep Online. 2009 September 1; 65(Pt 9): o2064.
Published online 2009 August 8. doi:  10.1107/S1600536809030001
PMCID: PMC2969947

1,2-Bis(bromo­meth­yl)-4,5-dimethoxy­benzene

Abstract

Colourless crystals of the title compound, C10H12Br2O2, were synthesized from 1,2-dimethoxy­benzene. The crystal structure is stabilized by inter­molecular C—H(...)O hydrogen bonds.

Related literature

For the use of the title compound in the preparation of crown ether derivatives and isoindoline compounds, see: Dalence-Guzman et al. (2008 [triangle]); Diederich et al. (1993 [triangle]); Walpole et al. (1994 [triangle]).

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Experimental

Crystal data

  • C10H12Br2O2
  • M r = 324.00
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  • a = 8.125 (6) Å
  • b = 14.689 (10) Å
  • c = 20.353 (13) Å
  • V = 2429 (3) Å3
  • Z = 8
  • Mo Kα radiation
  • μ = 6.65 mm−1
  • T = 153 K
  • 0.15 × 0.10 × 0.10 mm

Data collection

  • Bruker APEXII CCD area-detector diffractometer
  • Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Bruker, 2005 [triangle]) T min = 0.456, T max = 0.516
  • 12237 measured reflections
  • 2475 independent reflections
  • 1643 reflections with I > 2σ(I)
  • R int = 0.043

Refinement

  • R[F 2 > 2σ(F 2)] = 0.040
  • wR(F 2) = 0.117
  • S = 1.02
  • 2475 reflections
  • 129 parameters
  • H-atom parameters constrained
  • Δρmax = 0.89 e Å−3
  • Δρmin = −0.72 e Å−3

Data collection: APEX2 (Bruker, 2005 [triangle]); cell refinement: SAINT (Bruker, 2005 [triangle]); data reduction: SAINT; program(s) used to solve structure: SHELXS97 (Sheldrick, 2008 [triangle]); program(s) used to refine structure: SHELXL97 (Sheldrick, 2008 [triangle]); molecular graphics: ORTEP-3 for Windows (Farrugia, 1997 [triangle]); software used to prepare material for publication: WinGX (Farrugia, 1999 [triangle]).

Table 1
Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

Supplementary Material

Crystal structure: contains datablocks I, global. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536809030001/jh2086sup1.cif

Structure factors: contains datablocks I. DOI: 10.1107/S1600536809030001/jh2086Isup2.hkl

Additional supplementary materials: crystallographic information; 3D view; checkCIF report

Acknowledgments

The author is grateful to the Sciences Foundation of Shandong Provincial Education Department (No. J06D61) as well as the Doctoral Science Foundation of Zaozhuang University.

supplementary crystallographic information

Comment

Bis-bromomethylation of 1,2-dimethoxybenzene afforded the title compound(I), which was useful for the preparation of crown ether derivatives and isoindoline compounds (Diederich et al., 1993; Walpole et al., 1994; Dalence-Guzman et al., 2008). It had been believed difficult to introduce hydroxyl groups directly to the 5- and 6-positions of isoindoline. With I as an intermediate, novel isoindoline derivatives could be easily prepared. The crystal structure of I is stabilized by intermolecular C–H···O hydrogen bonds.

Experimental

Thirty-three percent HBr in AcOH (31.0 ml) was added to a solution of 1,2-dimethoxybenzene (10 g, 0.0725 mmol) and paraformaldehyde (4.35 g, 0.145 mmol) in acetic acid (100 ml), while the temperature was kept at 283 K. After stirring at room temperature for 20 h, the mixture was heated to 338 K for 1 h. The mixture was concentrated. EtOAc was added to get a white precipitate. The precipitate was filtered and washed with EtOAc to afford the title compound (9.72 g, 41.4%) as a white solid. Colourless crystals were obtained by vapor diffusion of pentane into a dichloromethane solution over a period of 3 days. 1H NMR (400 MHz, CDCl3, 295 K): 6.84 (2H, s), 4.63 (4H, s), 3.90 (6H, s).

Refinement

All H atoms were placed in calculated positions and refined as riding, with C—H = 0.96–0.98 Å, and Uiso(H) = 1.2–1.5 Ueq(C).

Figures

Fig. 1.
The molecular structure with atom labels and 30% probability displacement ellipsoids for non-H atoms.
Fig. 2.
The packing diagram of molecular, viewed down the a axis, with the C—H···O interactions shown as dashed lines.

Crystal data

C10H12Br2O2F(000) = 1264
Mr = 324.00Dx = 1.772 Mg m3
Orthorhombic, PbcaMo Kα radiation, λ = 0.71073 Å
Hall symbol: -P 2ac 2abCell parameters from 2795 reflections
a = 8.125 (6) Åθ = 2.8–22.0°
b = 14.689 (10) ŵ = 6.65 mm1
c = 20.353 (13) ÅT = 153 K
V = 2429 (3) Å3Prism, colourless
Z = 80.15 × 0.10 × 0.10 mm

Data collection

Bruker APEXII CCD area-detector diffractometer2475 independent reflections
Radiation source: fine-focus sealed tube1643 reflections with I > 2σ(I)
graphiteRint = 0.043
[var phi] and ω scansθmax = 26.4°, θmin = 2.0°
Absorption correction: multi-scan (SADABS; Bruker, 2005)h = −10→6
Tmin = 0.456, Tmax = 0.516k = −18→17
12237 measured reflectionsl = −25→20

Refinement

Refinement on F2Primary atom site location: structure-invariant direct methods
Least-squares matrix: fullSecondary atom site location: difference Fourier map
R[F2 > 2σ(F2)] = 0.040Hydrogen site location: inferred from neighbouring sites
wR(F2) = 0.117H-atom parameters constrained
S = 1.01w = 1/[σ2(Fo2) + (0.0542P)2 + 2.9265P] where P = (Fo2 + 2Fc2)/3
2475 reflections(Δ/σ)max < 0.001
129 parametersΔρmax = 0.89 e Å3
0 restraintsΔρmin = −0.72 e Å3

Special details

Geometry. All e.s.d.'s (except the e.s.d. in the dihedral angle between two l.s. planes) are estimated using the full covariance matrix. The cell e.s.d.'s are taken into account individually in the estimation of e.s.d.'s in distances, angles and torsion angles; correlations between e.s.d.'s in cell parameters are only used when they are defined by crystal symmetry. An approximate (isotropic) treatment of cell e.s.d.'s is used for estimating e.s.d.'s involving l.s. planes.
Refinement. Refinement of F2 against ALL reflections. The weighted R-factor wR and goodness of fit S are based on F2, conventional R-factors R are based on F, with F set to zero for negative F2. The threshold expression of F2 > σ(F2) is used only for calculating R-factors(gt) etc. and is not relevant to the choice of reflections for refinement. R-factors based on F2 are statistically about twice as large as those based on F, and R- factors based on ALL data will be even larger.

Fractional atomic coordinates and isotropic or equivalent isotropic displacement parameters (Å2)

xyzUiso*/Ueq
Br10.41088 (8)0.58977 (4)0.08751 (3)0.0691 (2)
Br2−0.16982 (8)0.43548 (4)0.13229 (3)0.0720 (2)
C10.3186 (6)0.2549 (3)0.1807 (2)0.0410 (10)
O20.3599 (4)0.1778 (2)0.21493 (15)0.0514 (8)
C20.4121 (6)0.2681 (3)0.12203 (19)0.0385 (10)
C30.1717 (6)0.3963 (3)0.1603 (2)0.0443 (10)
O10.5203 (4)0.1999 (2)0.10678 (14)0.0549 (9)
C40.2023 (6)0.3175 (3)0.1981 (2)0.0438 (10)
H40.13990.30770.23700.053*
C50.3861 (6)0.3470 (3)0.0855 (2)0.0428 (10)
H50.45000.35740.04710.051*
C80.0391 (7)0.4600 (3)0.1814 (2)0.0568 (13)
H8A0.07450.52350.17330.068*
H8B0.01940.45290.22910.068*
C70.2466 (7)0.4960 (3)0.0628 (2)0.0554 (12)
H7A0.13430.52060.06890.067*
H7B0.26020.48010.01580.067*
C60.2675 (6)0.4116 (3)0.1043 (2)0.0441 (11)
C100.2760 (7)0.1627 (4)0.2764 (3)0.0681 (16)
H10A0.29010.21590.30480.102*
H10B0.32220.10880.29800.102*
H10C0.15850.15290.26800.102*
C200.6114 (8)0.2081 (4)0.0474 (3)0.0712 (16)
H20A0.53620.20430.00980.107*
H20B0.69230.15880.04470.107*
H20C0.66840.26690.04670.107*

Atomic displacement parameters (Å2)

U11U22U33U12U13U23
Br10.0821 (5)0.0486 (3)0.0765 (4)−0.0146 (3)0.0161 (3)0.0010 (2)
Br20.0562 (4)0.0688 (4)0.0911 (5)0.0108 (3)−0.0137 (3)−0.0024 (3)
C10.048 (3)0.035 (2)0.040 (2)0.002 (2)−0.0024 (19)0.0038 (18)
O20.051 (2)0.0500 (18)0.0532 (18)0.0134 (15)0.0079 (15)0.0175 (14)
C20.034 (2)0.040 (2)0.042 (2)0.0025 (19)−0.0016 (19)−0.0022 (18)
C30.046 (3)0.036 (2)0.051 (3)0.002 (2)−0.008 (2)−0.0076 (19)
O10.062 (2)0.0549 (19)0.0474 (17)0.0175 (18)0.0145 (16)0.0053 (15)
C40.050 (3)0.043 (2)0.039 (2)0.001 (2)0.000 (2)−0.0005 (18)
C50.042 (3)0.048 (2)0.038 (2)−0.003 (2)−0.003 (2)0.0009 (19)
C80.063 (3)0.041 (3)0.067 (3)0.008 (2)−0.008 (3)−0.010 (2)
C70.058 (3)0.045 (3)0.063 (3)−0.003 (2)−0.013 (3)0.011 (2)
C60.052 (3)0.034 (2)0.046 (2)−0.003 (2)−0.006 (2)0.0016 (19)
C100.062 (4)0.075 (3)0.068 (3)0.013 (3)0.018 (3)0.031 (3)
C200.077 (4)0.075 (4)0.062 (3)0.019 (3)0.029 (3)−0.006 (3)

Geometric parameters (Å, °)

Br1—C71.983 (5)C5—C61.405 (6)
Br2—C82.002 (5)C5—H50.9500
C1—C41.365 (6)C8—H8A0.9900
C1—O21.372 (5)C8—H8B0.9900
C1—C21.428 (6)C7—C61.510 (6)
O2—C101.442 (6)C7—H7A0.9900
C2—O11.368 (5)C7—H7B0.9900
C2—C51.394 (6)C10—H10A0.9800
C3—C61.399 (6)C10—H10B0.9800
C3—C41.413 (6)C10—H10C0.9800
C3—C81.490 (7)C20—H20A0.9800
O1—C201.422 (6)C20—H20B0.9800
C4—H40.9500C20—H20C0.9800
C4—C1—O2126.4 (4)H8A—C8—H8B108.1
C4—C1—C2119.7 (4)C6—C7—Br1110.6 (3)
O2—C1—C2114.0 (4)C6—C7—H7A109.5
C1—O2—C10116.9 (4)Br1—C7—H7A109.5
O1—C2—C5125.8 (4)C6—C7—H7B109.5
O1—C2—C1115.7 (3)Br1—C7—H7B109.5
C5—C2—C1118.5 (4)H7A—C7—H7B108.1
C6—C3—C4118.5 (4)C3—C6—C5119.7 (4)
C6—C3—C8122.5 (4)C3—C6—C7121.7 (4)
C4—C3—C8119.0 (4)C5—C6—C7118.7 (4)
C2—O1—C20117.7 (4)O2—C10—H10A109.5
C1—C4—C3122.1 (4)O2—C10—H10B109.5
C1—C4—H4118.9H10A—C10—H10B109.5
C3—C4—H4118.9O2—C10—H10C109.5
C2—C5—C6121.4 (4)H10A—C10—H10C109.5
C2—C5—H5119.3H10B—C10—H10C109.5
C6—C5—H5119.3O1—C20—H20A109.5
C3—C8—Br2110.9 (3)O1—C20—H20B109.5
C3—C8—H8A109.5H20A—C20—H20B109.5
Br2—C8—H8A109.5O1—C20—H20C109.5
C3—C8—H8B109.5H20A—C20—H20C109.5
Br2—C8—H8B109.5H20B—C20—H20C109.5
C4—C1—O2—C10−2.0 (7)O1—C2—C5—C6177.7 (4)
C2—C1—O2—C10177.1 (4)C1—C2—C5—C6−2.0 (6)
C4—C1—C2—O1−177.0 (4)C6—C3—C8—Br282.9 (5)
O2—C1—C2—O13.8 (6)C4—C3—C8—Br2−97.1 (4)
C4—C1—C2—C52.7 (6)C4—C3—C6—C52.6 (6)
O2—C1—C2—C5−176.5 (4)C8—C3—C6—C5−177.4 (4)
C5—C2—O1—C20−2.2 (7)C4—C3—C6—C7−177.6 (4)
C1—C2—O1—C20177.5 (4)C8—C3—C6—C72.3 (7)
O2—C1—C4—C3178.3 (4)C2—C5—C6—C3−0.7 (7)
C2—C1—C4—C3−0.8 (7)C2—C5—C6—C7179.6 (4)
C6—C3—C4—C1−1.9 (7)Br1—C7—C6—C396.8 (5)
C8—C3—C4—C1178.1 (4)Br1—C7—C6—C5−83.5 (5)

Hydrogen-bond geometry (Å, °)

D—H···AD—HH···AD···AD—H···A
C8—H8A···O2i0.992.483.373 (6)150
C10—H10C···O2ii0.982.483.392 (7)155

Symmetry codes: (i) −x+1/2, y+1/2, z; (ii) x−1/2, y, −z+1/2.

Footnotes

Supplementary data and figures for this paper are available from the IUCr electronic archives (Reference: JH2086).

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