The efficiency of the resolution of N-formylphenylalanine was remarkably improved using (S)-(+)-2-benzylaminobutanol resolving agent in acetone. The efficiency of the resolution strongly depended on the quality of the solvent. Nevertheless, solvate formation did not occur during the process. The nature of the solvent-dependence was studied. The solid-melt binary phase diagram of the diastereomeric salts formed during the resolution by (S)-(+)-2-benzylaminobutanol was measured and discussed. It was recognized that the (S)-(+)-benzylaminobutanol (S)-(+)-N-formylphenylalanine salt exists in two polymorphic modifications. The effect of structurally related chiral and achiral auxiliary reagents in the above resolution was also studied. Thus, (S)-(+)-2-benzylaminobutanol was applied together with an (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine auxiliary resolving agent and benzylamine was used as a half-equivalent achiral basic reagent in a Pope-Peachey type resolution of N-formylphenylalanine by (S)-(+)-2-benzylaminobutanol. The results are compared to those obtained by the structurally related (R)-(+)-1-phenylethylamine chiral auxiliary.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Inorganic Chemistry