(1R*,5S*,6S*,7R*)-6,7-Dihydroxy-6-hydroxymethyl-2- oxabicyclo[3.2.0]-heptan-3-one

Judy Caddy, D. Bradley G. Williams, Andreas Roodt, Alfred Muller

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The crystal structure analysis of the title compound, C7H 10O5, shows that a four-five lactonization instead of a four-six self condensation took place during the reaction sequence. The structure is stabilized by strong hydrogen-bonding interactions that serve to form a layer structure. The absolute configuration was assigned based on the chemical synthesis from a starting material of known chirality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o1095-o1097
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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