Crystal structure of (E)-13-(pyrimidin-5-yl)parthenolide.

Research paper by Shobanbabu S Bommagani, Narsimha R NR Penthala, Sean S Parkin, Peter A PA Crooks

Indexed on: 13 Feb '16Published on: 13 Feb '16Published in: Acta crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic communications


The title compound, C19H22N2O3, {systematic name (1aR,4E,7aS,8E,10aS,10bR)-1a,5-dimethyl-8-[(pyrimidin-5-yl)-methylid-ene]-2,3,6,7,7a,8,10a,10b-octa-hydro-oxireno[2',3':9,10]cyclo-deca-[1,2-b]furan-9(1aH)-one} was obtained from the reaction of parthenolide [systematic name (1aR,7aS,10aS,10bR,E)-1a,5-dimethyl-8-methyl-ene-2,3,6,7,7a,8,10a,10b-octa-hydro-oxireno[2',3':9,10]cyclodeca-[1,2-b]furan-9(1aH)-one] with 5-bromo-pyrimidine under Heck reaction conditions, and was identified as an E isomer. The mol-ecule possesses ten-, five- (lactone) and three-membered (epoxide) rings with a pyrimidine group as a substituent. The ten-membered ring displays an approximate chair-chair conformation, while the lactone ring shows a flattened envelope-type conformation. The dihedral angle between the pyrimidine moiety and the lactone ring system is 29.43 (7)°.