Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 2946-2969

Atropodiastereoisomerism and pseudoassymetry with axial chirality of ligands in bis(2-methyl-1-naphthyl)methanols

Otakar Červinkaa, Karel Bláha, Jr.a, Anna Fábryováa, R. Finkb, Dick Van der Helmb and Jaroslav Pořádeka

a Department of Organic Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6
b Department of Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 3019, USA


On reduction of bis(2-methyl-1-naphthyl) ketone (I) with lithium aluminium hydride alcohol VI was formed which isomerized into alcohol VII. Both alcohols, the configuration of which were proved using 1H-NMR spectra and X-ray diffraction, represent the first example of compounds having a centrum of pseudoassymetry and axial chirality of ligands.