Date Published: August 01, 2009
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Author(s): Shuping Luo, Guangcun Zhang, Shuai Zhang, Yifeng Wang, Wei Zhang.
The title compound, C16H20O3, contains a bicyclic ring system with two chiral centers. The crystal structure is stabilized by intermolecular O—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The absolute configuration was established by the stereo-selectivity of the asymmetric organocatalysis.
A similar structure is described by Cao et al. (2007 ▶). For general background to organocatalysis, see: List et al. (2000 ▶, 2001 ▶); Notz et al. (2001 ▶).