Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 877-888

13C and 1H NMR spectra of all methyl O-benzoyl-β-D-xylopyranosides. nonadditivity of acylation effects on 13C chemical shifts in deutoriochloroform solutions

Eva Petrákováa and Jan Schramlb

a Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 842 38 Bratislava
b Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague


All methyl O-benzoyl-β-D-xylopyranosides have been prepared and their 1H and 13C NMR spectra measured in deuteriochloroform solutions. The 1H NMR spectra were analysed to the first order and assigned with the aid of homonuclear decoupling. The 13C chemical shifts were assigned through heteronuclear selective decouling experiments. Some of the 13C chemical shifts observed in di- and tri-O-benzoyl derivatives differ considerably from those calculated according to the direct additivity rule from the shifts in the mono derivatives. It is shown that the nonadditivity is due to a conformational heterogeneity of the series of investigated compounds dissolved in deuteriochloroform. The heterogeneity is evidenced by the vicinal 1H-1H coupling constants and by 13 chemical shifts of C(1) methoxyl carbon atoms.