The application of flexible biphenyls as chiroptical probes for the absolute configuration assignment to chiral natural products is described. The method is straightforward and reliable and can be applied to conformationally mobile and ECD silent compounds, not treatable by computational analysis of chiroptical data. By this approach, the (6′R) absolute configuration of the phytotoxin colletochlorin A (1) was confirmed, while the absolute configuration of the phytotoxin agropyrenol (2), previously assigned by the NMR Mosher method, was revised and assigned as (3′S,4′S). Moreover, with the biphenyl method the configurational assignment can be obtained simply by the sign of a diagnostic Cotton effect at 250 nm in the ECD spectrum, thus allowing application without the need of advanced knowledge of chiroptical spectroscopy and computational protocols.

Absolute Configuration Assignment to Chiral Natural Products by Biphenyl Chiroptical Probes: The Case of the Phytotoxins Colletochlorin A and Agropyrenol

Masi M.
Formal Analysis
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Evidente A.
Writing – Review & Editing
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Superchi S.
2020

Abstract

The application of flexible biphenyls as chiroptical probes for the absolute configuration assignment to chiral natural products is described. The method is straightforward and reliable and can be applied to conformationally mobile and ECD silent compounds, not treatable by computational analysis of chiroptical data. By this approach, the (6′R) absolute configuration of the phytotoxin colletochlorin A (1) was confirmed, while the absolute configuration of the phytotoxin agropyrenol (2), previously assigned by the NMR Mosher method, was revised and assigned as (3′S,4′S). Moreover, with the biphenyl method the configurational assignment can be obtained simply by the sign of a diagnostic Cotton effect at 250 nm in the ECD spectrum, thus allowing application without the need of advanced knowledge of chiroptical spectroscopy and computational protocols.
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