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Molecules 2015, 20(7), 12880-12900;

Characteristic Conformation of Mosher’s Amide Elucidated Using the Cambridge Structural Database

Division of Insect Sciences, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8634, Japan
Analytical Science Division, National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8642, Japan
Department of Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Nara Women's University, Kita-Uoya Nishi-machi, Nara 630-8506, Japan
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 23 June 2015 / Revised: 9 July 2015 / Accepted: 10 July 2015 / Published: 16 July 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Diversity)
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Conformations of the crystalline 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-methoxy-2-phenylpropanamide derivatives (MTPA amides) deposited in the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) were examined statistically as Racid-enantiomers. The majority of dihedral angles (48/58, ca. 83%) of the amide carbonyl groups and the trifluoromethyl groups ranged from –30° to 0° with an average angle θ1 of −13°. The other conformational properties were also clarified: (1) one of the fluorine atoms was antiperiplanar (ap) to the amide carbonyl group, forming a staggered conformation; (2) the MTPA amides prepared from primary amines showed a Z form in amide moieties; (3) in the case of the MTPA amide prepared from a primary amine possessing secondary alkyl groups (i.e., Mosher-type MTPA amide), the dihedral angles between the methine groups and the carbonyl groups were syn and indicative of a moderate conformational flexibility; (4) the phenyl plane was inclined from the O–Cchiral bond of the methoxy moiety with an average dihedral angle θ2 of +21°; (5) the methyl group of the methoxy moiety was ap to the ipso-carbon atom of the phenyl group. View Full-Text
Keywords: chiral recognition; chirality; crystal engineering; Mosher’s method; MTPA chiral recognition; chirality; crystal engineering; Mosher’s method; MTPA

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Ichikawa, A.; Ono, H.; Mikata, Y. Characteristic Conformation of Mosher’s Amide Elucidated Using the Cambridge Structural Database. Molecules 2015, 20, 12880-12900.

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