The crystal structures of three cyclopenta[c]furans with various substituents at the 4-, 5- and 6-positions of the ring system are reported, namely, (±)-(3aR,4S,5S,6aS)-4-methyl-5-phenylhexahydro-1H-cyclopenta[c]furan-4,5-diol, C14H18O3, (I), (±)-(3aR,4S,5S,6aS)-4-benzyloxy-4-methyl-5-phenylhexahydro-1H-cyclopenta[c]furan-5-ol, C21H24O3, (II), and (±)-(1aR,1bS,4aR,5S,5aR)-5-benzyloxy-5-methyl-5a-phenylhexahydro-2H-oxireno[2′,3′:3,4]cyclopenta[1,2-c]furan, C21H22O3, (III). The dominant interaction in (I) and (II) is an O—H⋯O hydrogen bond across the bicyclic 5,5-ring system between the non-functionalized hydroxy group and the tetrahydrofuran O atom, which appears to influence the envelope conformations of the fused five-membered rings, whereas in (III), the rings have different conformations. A weak intramolecular C—H⋯O interaction appears to influence the degree of tilt of the phenyl ring attached to the 5-position and is different in (I) compared to (II) and (III).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Crystallographic Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
- fused rings
- intramolecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds
- weak interactions
- crystal structure