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Absolute Configuration of Menthene Derivatives by Vibrational Circular Dichroism

Pardo-Novoa, Julio C., Arreaga-González, Héctor M., Gómez-Hurtado, Mario A., Rodríguez-García, Gabriela, Cerda-García-Rojas, Carlos M., Joseph-Nathan, Pedro, del Río, Rosa E.
Journal of natural products 2016 v.79 no.10 pp. 2570-2579
Ageratina, Brickellia, Ligularia, Lindera, Mikania, X-radiation, acid hydrolysis, aerial parts, chemical structure, circular dichroism spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
The aerial parts of Ageratina glabrata afforded (−)-(3S,4R,5R,6S)-3,5,6-trihydroxy-1-menthene 3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (1) and (−)-(3S,4S,6R)-3,6-dihydroxy-1-menthene 3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (3). Acid hydrolysis of 1 yielded (+)-(1R,4S,5R,6R)-1,5,6-trihydroxy-2-menthene (5) and (+)-(1S,4S,5R,6R)-1,5,6-trihydroxy-2-menthene (6), while hydrolysis of 3 yielded (+)-(3S,4S,6R)-3,6-dihydroxy-1-menthene (10), (+)-(1R,4S,6R)-1,6-dihydroxy-2-menthene (11), and (+)-(1S,4S,6R)-1,6-dihydroxy-2-menthene (12). The structures of the new compounds 1, 2, 5–9, and 11 were defined by 1D and 2D NMR experiments, while the absolute configurations of the series of compounds were determined by comparison of the experimental vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra of the 1,6-acetonide 5-acetate derived from 6 and of the 1,6-acetonide derived from 12 with their DFT-calculated spectra. In addition, Flack and Hooft X-ray parameters of 10 permitted the same conclusion. The results further led to the absolute configuration reassignment of 10 isolated from Brickellia rosmarinifolia, Mikania saltensis, Ligularia muliensis, L. sagitta, and Lindera strychnifolia, as well as of 11 from Cacalia tangutica, as ent-11.