Comparison of resolution methods for racemic 8-(phenylsulfinyl)-1-naphthoic acid

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Despite of the fact that resolution is an extremely important process in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, the development of the separation of enantiomers is still based on trial-and-error experiments. In order to compare the different procedures, the resolution of 8-(phenylsulfinyl)-1-naphthoic acid 1 was carried out by chiral organic bases using heat facilitated diastereomeric crystallization, enantioselective liquid–liquid extraction and chiroselective transport. The results give valuable information about the interactions in the racemate/resolving agent/solvent system, which helps with the understanding and development of resolution processes. Diastereomeric crystallization with brucine as a resolving agent afforded enantiomerically pure (−)-1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1078-1082
Number of pages5
JournalTetrahedron Asymmetry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 15 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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