In the title compound, C5H6N2O4, the molecules lie across a crystallographic mirror plane. The compound lacks traditional hydrogen-bond donors, and hence crystals are held together by unusual C=O...O, O...C and weak C-H...O interactions, forming layers. Adjacent layers are arranged in an antiparallel manner, yielding an ABA layer sequence. The intermolecular contacts are quite short; a topological analysis of charge density based on density-functional-theory calculations was used for consideration of these short contacts and indicated a strong attractive bonding closed-shell interaction between these atoms in the crystal structure.
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica ; Section C, Crystal Structure Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|