On-line CD detection in chiral separation of spiro-λ4-sulfanes

Gy Szókán, Sz Szarvas, Zs Majer, D. Szabó, I. Kapovits, M. Hollósi

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Enantiomers of chiral spiro-λ4-sulfanes with equatorial diaryl and axial bis(acyloxy), (alkoxy)-(acyloxy) or (acylamino)(acyloxy) S-substituents were separated on a Kromasil-based chiral sorbent, namely on O,O'-bis(3,5- dimethylbenzoyl)-N,N'-diallyl-L-tartardiamide silica CSP, by using n-hexane (or n-heptane) - dioxane (or 2-propanol) isocratically mixed mobile phases. Direct chiral separation was monitored by a home-made HPLC-CD system consisting of a circular dichroism (CD) spectrophotometer (Jobin-Yvon Model III Dicrograph) and a high performance liquid chromatograph. The system was used in conjunction with HPLC-UV to study the chemical and stereochemical purity of the samples. By the stopped-flow technique CD spectra were measured in the 350-230 nm spectral range. Monitoring at a selected wavelength enabled high-sensitivity detection. Racemic spiro-λ4-sulfanes were also separated into pure enantiomers on preparative scale. Regardless of the structural type of diaryl-spiro-λ4-sulfanes, the first-eluted enantiomer was always found to show a CD spectrum marked by an intense positive band near 240 nm and a negative one at ≃210 nm (positive couplet) that allows prediction of absolute configuration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-1007
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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