1,4-Dimethyl-2,5-dioxabicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-3,6-dione: Optical resolution, absolute configuration and circular dichroism

Igor V. Vystorop, Andrei N. Utienyshev, Victor M. Anisimov, Remir G. Kostyanovsky

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The title dilactone has been resolved into its enantiomers (+)-(S,S)-1 and (-)-(R,R)-1, whose absolute configurations were found by X-ray diffraction analysis of intermediate lactonic amide 2a; the magnitude of the n-π* Cotton effect increased with an increase in folding or a diminution in twist of the boat conformation of a dilactone ring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalMendeleev Communications
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemistry(all)


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