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Enzymatic resolution of 7,7'-dihydroxy-8,8'- biquinolyl dipentanoate and its conversion to 2,2'-di-tert-butyl-7,7'-dihydroxy-8,8'-biquinolyl.

The Journal of organic chemistry (2007-11-02)
Paul R Blakemore, Selena D Milicevic, Lev N Zakharov
ABSTRACT

Incubation of (+/-)-7,7'-di(pentanoyloxy)-8,8'-biquinolyl (4) with a crude cholesterol esterase preparation (from bovine pancreas) yielded highly enantioenriched unreacted dextrorotatory material, (+)-(aR)-4 (46%, > or = 99% ee), accompanied by the expected diol product, (-)-(aS)-7,7'-dihydroxy-8,8'-biquinolyl (1), in modest enantiomeric excess (> or =37%, > or =77% ee). Treatment of scalemic diesters 4 with t-BuLi, followed by saponification in the presence of air, gave 2,2'-di-tert-butyl-7,7'-dihydroxy-8,8'-biquinolyl (2) in enantio enriched form. Biquinolyl 2 is less configurationally stable than 1, racemizing rapidly in CHCl3 (t1/2(rac) = 1.9 h, rt), and with a moderate rate in MeOH (t1/2(rac) = 30.5 h, rt).

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