Crystal structures of hibiscus acid and hibiscus acid dimethyl ester isolated from Hibiscus sabdariffa (Malvaceae)

Zheoat, Ahmed M. and Gray, Alexander and Igoli, John and Kennedy, Alan R. and Ferro, Valerie A. (2017) Crystal structures of hibiscus acid and hibiscus acid dimethyl ester isolated from Hibiscus sabdariffa (Malvaceae). Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports, E73. pp. 1368-1371. ISSN 1600-5368

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    Abstract

    The biologically active title compounds have been isolated from Hibiscus sabdariffa plants, hibiscus acid as a dimethyl sulfoxide monosolvate [systematic name: (2S,3R)-3-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,3,4,5-tetrahydrofuran-2,3-dicarboxylic acid dimethyl sulfoxide monosolvate], C6H6O7C2H6OS, (I), and hibiscus acid dimethyl ester [systematic name: dimethyl (2S,3R)-3-hydroxy-5-oxo-2,3,4,5- tetrahydrofuran-2,3-dicarboxylate], C8H10O7, (II). Compound (I) forms a layered structure with alternating layers of lactone and solvent molecules, that include a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonding construct. Compound (II) has two crystallographically independent and conformationally similar molecules per asymmetric unit and forms a one-dimensional hydrogen-bonding construct. The known absolute configuration for both compounds has been confirmed.