Crystal structure of (E)-13-{4-[(Z)-2-cyano-2-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)ethenyl]phenyl}parthenolide methanol hemisolvate

Narsimha Reddy Penthala, Shobanbabu Bommagani, Venumadhav Janganati, Sean Parkin, Peter A. Crooks

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The title compound, C33H35NO6 [systematic name: (Z)-3-(4-{(E)-[(E)-1a,5-dimethyl-9-oxo-2,3,7,7a-tetrahydrooxireno[2',3':9,10]cyclodeca[1,2-b]furan-8(1aH,6H,9H,10aH,10bH)-ylidene]methyl}phenyl)-2-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)acrylonitrile methanol hemisolvate], C33H35NO6 0.5CH3OH, was prepared by the reaction of (Z)-3-(4-iodophenyl)-2-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)acrylonitrile with parthenolide [systematic name: (E)-1a,5-dimethyl-8-methylene-2,3,6,7,7a,8,10a,10b-octahydrooxireno[2',3':9,10]cyclodeca[1,2-b]furan-9(1aH)-one] under Heck reaction conditions. The molecule is built up from fused ten-, five- (lactone) and three-membered (epoxide) rings with a {4-[(Z)-2-cyano-2-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)ethenyl]phenyl}methylidene group as a substituent. The 4-[(Z)-2-cyano-2-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)ethenyl]phenyl group on the parthenolide exocyclic double bond is oriented in a trans position to the lactone ring to form the E isomer. The dihedral angle between the benzene ring of the phenyl moiety and the lactone ring mean plane is 21.93(4)°.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)o1092-o1093
JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Heck synthesis
  • biological activity
  • crystal structure
  • parthenolide derivatives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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