Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1988, 53, 2664-2666

Absolute configuration of gossypol

Liang Huanga, Yi-Kang Si, Günther Snatzkeb, Duo-Kai Zhenga and Jin Zhoua

a Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Xian Nong Tan Street, Beijing 100050, China
b Chair for Structural Chemistry, Ruhruniversitat, POB 10 21 48 D-4630 Bochum, F.R.G.


The absolute configuration of the physiologically active (-)-gossypol has been suggested to be M by application of the coupled oscillator theory to its CD.