Determination of the absolute configuration of (-)-(3R)-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyloxy-5-phenylpentanoic acid from Polygonum salicifolium

Ganci W., Kuruuzum A., Calis I., Ruedi P.

CHIRALITY, vol.12, no.3, pp.139-142, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Name: CHIRALITY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-142
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The absolute configuration of the title compound has been determined after its enzymatic hydrolysis to 3-hydroxy-5-phenylpentanoic acid, esterification, and identification of the enantiomerically pure methyl (3R)-hydroxy-5-phenylpentanoate by HPLC on Chiralcel(R)OD-H. For reasons of inconsistent literature data, enantioselective reductions of methyl 3-oxo-5-phenylpentanoate have been reinspected and the stereochemical outcome unequivocally confirmed by both chiroptical and HPLC retention data. Chirality 12:139-142, 2000. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.