Regio- and stereoselective Diels-Alder additions of maleic anhydride to conjugated triene fatty acid methyl esters


BIERMANN U., BUTTE W., Eren T. , HAASE D., METZGER J. O.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, no.23, pp.3859-3862, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ejoc.200700243
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.3859-3862

Abstract

The thermal, solvent-free addition of maleic anhydride to methyl calendulate (methyl 8, 10-trans, 12-cis-octadecatrienoate) (1a) occurs with very high regio- and stereo selectivity at C-8 and C-11 of the fatty compound giving the endo-Diels-Alder adduct 4 with retention of the cis-configured double bond. Analogously, the Diels-Alder addition of maleic anhydride to methyl alpha-eleostearate (methyl 9-cis,11,13-trans-octadecatrienoate) (2a) takes place regio- and stereoselectively at C-11 and C-14 yielding the endo-product 5 which was hydrolyzed to give the respective tricarboxylic acid 6. X-ray diffraction analyses of compounds 4 and 6 clearly show the regio- and stereoselectivity of the Diels-Alder addition reactions. ((C) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2007).