Photodimerization of aromatic resin acids

Barbara Gigante, M. Joâo Marcelo-Curto, Ana M. Lobo, Sundaresan Prabhakar, O’Mahoney Caroline, Henry S. Rzepa, David J. Williams

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Structural assignment of dimers obtained during irradiation of methyl dehydroabietate[3], methyl deisopropyldehydroabietate[2], and 10α-methyl-13-deisopropyldehydroabietate [1] was achieved by using a combination of nOe difference spectroscopy, 3-D molecular modelling, and X-ray crystallography. The configuration of the a/b ring junction appears to be crucial in the stereochemical outcome of the dimerization reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-253
Number of pages7
JournalJournal Of Natural Products
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991


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