The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C(8)H(8)BrI, contains three independent mol-ecules. In each molecule, the Br, I and C atoms of the methyl groups lie in the benzene ring plane. Intra-molecular C-H⋯I hydrogen bonds result in the formation of three planar five-membered rings, which are nearly coplanar with the adjacent rings.

DOI: 10.1107/S1600536807064537

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@inproceedings{Liu20075Bromo2iodo13dimethylbenzene, title={5-Bromo-2-iodo-1,3-dimethyl­benzene}, author={Rui Liu and Yu-Hao Li and Wei Luo and Shan Liu and Hong-jun Zhu}, booktitle={Acta crystallographica. Section E, Structure reports online}, year={2007} }