(4S,8S,12S,16S,20S)-Pentamethylheptacosan-1-ol has been synthesized and analyzed by resolution-enhanced NMR spectroscopy with the aid of a recent set predicted spectra of all its stereoisomers. The configuration was confirmed, but isomer purity of the sample (∼70%) was lower than expected. A truncated analogue, (2S,6S,10S,14S)-2,6,10,14-tetramethylhenicosan-1-ol TBDPS ether, was prepared from a late stage synthetic intermediate. Analysis of its spectra confirmed the configuration and showed that the sample was isomerically pure. The results suggest that a late-stage epimerization, not a failure of an asymmetric synthesis step, caused the formation of minor stereoisomers in the sample of pentamethylheptacosan-1-ol. The study shows the value of the predicted set of oligoisoprenoid spectra and further extends the predictive model to a new subclass of compounds.
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Apr 2013|
- organic chemistry
- NMR analysis