Research Article: 9α-Hy­droxy-12-{[4-(4-meth­oxy­phen­yl)piperazin-1-yl]meth­yl}-4,8-dimethyl-3,14-dioxatricyclo­[,4]tetra­dec-7-en-13-one

Date Published: March 01, 2012

Publisher: International Union of Crystallography

Author(s): Mohamed Moumou, Ahmed Benharref, Jean-Claude Daran, Fouad Mellouki, Moha Berraho.


The title compound, C26H36N2O5, was synthesized from 9α-hy­droxy­parthenolide (9α-hy­droxy-4,8-dimethyl-12-methyl­ene-3,14-dioxatricyclo­[,4]tetra­dec-7-en-13-one), wich was isolated from the chloro­form extract of the aerial parts of Anvillea radiata. The mol­ecule is built up from fused five- and ten-membered rings with the meth­oxy­phenyl­piperazine group as a substituent. The ten-membered ring adopts an approximate chair–chair conformation, while the piperazine ring displays a chair conformation and the five-membered ring a flattened envelope conformation; the C(H)—C—C(H) atoms representing the flap lie out of the mean plane through the remaining four atoms by 0.343 (3) Å. The dihedral angle between the mean planes of the ten-membered ring and the lactone ring is 18.12 (14)°. An intra­molecular O—H⋯N hydrogen bond occurs. The crystal structure features weak C—H⋯O inter­actions.

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For background to the medicinal uses of the plant Anvillea radiata, see: Abdel Sattar et al. (1996 ▶); Bellakhdar (1997 ▶); El Hassany et al. (2004 ▶); Qureshi et al. (1990 ▶). For ring-puckering parameters, see: Cremer & Pople (1975 ▶).