|Title||12-METHYL-9-HYDROXYMETHYL-9,10-DIHYDRO-9,10-ETHENOANTHRACENE-11,12-DICAR BOXYLATE LACTONE|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1994|
|Authors||Chen, JX, Pokkuluri, PR, Scheffer, JR, Trotter, J|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications|
|Type of Article||Article|
The structure of an achiral ester-lactone, C20H14O4 (1), which crystallizes spontaneously in space group P2(1)2(1)2(1), has been determined. Solid-state photolysis gives two products, one of which is produced as a racemate, while the other is formed in near-quantitative enantiomeric excess; the optical activity of the latter product probably results from intermolecular steric effects.
|URL||<Go to ISI>://A1994NH70800043|