An efficient synthesis and resolution of (±)-1-(2-carboxymethyl-6-ethylphenyl)-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid has been developed for the preparation of novel optically active atropisomers. The ee values were measured by a 1H NMR spectroscopic method using quinidine as the chiral complexing agent. Absolute configurations of the separated enantiomers were determined using single crystal X-ray diffraction measurements of both the disodium salt and the (R)-1-phenylethylamine salt of the enantiomerically pure dicarboxylic acid, separately. The analysis of the CD spectra with the aid of TD-DFT quantum chemical calculations confirmed the assignment of configurations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry