Conformational bias in macrocyclic ethers and observation of high solvolytic reactivity at a masked furfuryl (=2-furylmethyl) C-atom

Guella G., Mancinci I., Oztunc A., Pietra F.

HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA, vol.83, no.2, pp.336-348, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.336-348
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


New polyhalogenated, twelve-membered. O-bridged cyclic C-15-ethers. having in common oxygenation at C(6) and a bromoallene side chain at C(4) (where C(1) is the bromoallene-chain terminus). were isolated from the red seaweed Laurencia obtusa from the Turkish Mediterranean Sea. i.e. the: 9.12-O-bridged obtusallene VII (5). the 6.9 :9.12-bis-O-bridged obtusallene V (3) and obtusallene VI (4), as well as the 6,9-O-bridged obtusallene VIII (8) and obtusallene IX (9). The behaviour of portions of the macrocycle involved in fast motion and their equilibrium position depend on the particular compound, revealing a sub;lc. conformational behavior of these macrocycles, while 8 and 9 show an unprecedented solvolytic reactivity at the masked furfuryl (-2- furyimethyl) C-atom.