The Crystal and Molecular Structure of the Unusual Spiro Dihydrofuran Diterpene Nepetaefolin

Robert B. Von Dreele, George Pettit, Richard H. Ode, Robert E. Perdue, James D. White, Percy S. Manchand

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Abstract

The crystal and molecular structure of the spiro dihydrofuran diterpene nepetaefolin (1) has been determined. The structure was solved by direct methods analysis of data from a crystal with space group P212121 and a = 11.092 ± 0.002 Å, b = 11.484 ± 0.002 Å, c = 15.379 ± 0.003 Å, Z = 4 and density pcalcd = 1.371 g/cm3. An anisotropic large-block least-squares refinement converged to a conventional residual of R = 0.042 for 2015 reflections recorded with Cu Kα radiation on an automatic four-circle diffractometer. The effects of the considerable steric interactions in this molecule on the bond lengths are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6236-6240
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume97
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1975

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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    Von Dreele, R. B., Pettit, G., Ode, R. H., Perdue, R. E., White, J. D., & Manchand, P. S. (1975). The Crystal and Molecular Structure of the Unusual Spiro Dihydrofuran Diterpene Nepetaefolin. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 97(21), 6236-6240. https://doi.org/10.1021/ja00854a049