In this paper, we proved that the solid-state structure of vitamin D analog is well represented by the structures of its structural fragments. This is important in predicting the biological activity of vitamin D analogs that are not available in the solid form. The previously published crystal structure of advanced vitamin D intermediate provided additional insights into vitamin D properties. A similar analysis based on simple vitamin D intermediate analogues showed that precursors crystallized in the space groups typical for vitamins D; geometrical parameters were related to the corresponding parameters in the vitamin D analogues; and crystal structures of the basic intermediates and their final products contained similar intermolecular interactions, essential for the infinite hydrogen bond motif observed in the vitamin D analogues. The energy of these interactions is related as shown by theoretical calculations, that is, energy frameworks analysis. Moreover, analysis of the hydrogen bonds motifs revealed a relation between these motifs and the absolute configuration of basic intermediates as well as the space orientation of the exocyclic methylene group in the final structures.
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