Different intra- and inter-molecular hydrogen-bonding patterns in (3S,4aS,8aS)-2-[(2R,3S)-3-(2,5-X2-benzamido)-2-(2,5-X2-benzo-yloxy)-4-phenyl-butyl]-N-tert-butyldeca-hydro-iso-quinoline-3-carboxamides (X = H or Cl): compounds with moderate aspartyl protease inhibition activity

Wilson Cunico, Maria de Lourdes G Ferreira, James L. Wardell, William T A Harrison

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The crystal structures of (3S,4aS,8aS)-2-[(2R,3S)-3-benzamido-2-benzo-yloxy-4-phenyl-but-yl]-N-tert-butyldeca-hydro-iso-quinoline-3-carboxamide, C38H47N3O4, (I), and (3S,4aS,8aS)-2-[(2R,3S)-3-(2,5-di-chloro-benzamido)-2-(2,5-di-chloro-benzo-yloxy)-4-phenyl-but-yl]-N-tert-butyldeca-hydro-iso-quinoline-3-carboxamide, C38H43Cl4N3O4, (II), are described. Despite their chemical similarity, they adopt different conformations in the solid state: (I) features a bifurcated intra-molecular N-H⋯(N,O) hydrogen bond from the tert-butylamide NH group to the piperidine N atom and the benzoate O atom, whereas (II) has an intra-molecular N-H⋯O link from the benzamide NH group to the tert-butyl-amide O atom. In the crystal of (I), mol-ecules are linked by C(4) amide N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into chains propagating in the [010] direction, with both donor and acceptor parts of the benzamide group. In the extended structure of (II), C(11) N-H⋯O chains propagating in the [010] direction arise, with the donor being the tert-butylamide NH group and the acceptor being the O atom of the benzamide group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)913-917
Number of pages5
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications
Issue number6
Early online date31 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017



  • crystal structure
  • malaria
  • iso­quinoline­carboxamide
  • hydrogen bonding
  • aspartyl protease inhibition activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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