Unique hydrogen bonding in the acetone-mediated helical structure of (R,R)-3,3′-bisBINOL

Toshio Kawanami, Kentaro Ishizuka, Hiroshi Furuno, Junji Inanaga

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    4 Citations (Scopus)


    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C40H 26C4·-2(CH3)2CO, consists of one molecule of (R,R)-3,3′-bisBINOL [(R,R)-1,1′:3′,3″: l″,1‴-quater-2-naphthol] and two acetone molecules. The central feature of the structure is the pair of unique sets of O-H⋯O⋯H-O hydrogen-bond arrangements between the two hydroxy groups of (R,R)-3,3′-bisBINOL and the O atom of acetone, which fixes the axial chirality of the 3,3′-bond as 5, thus maintaining the helical structure of the bisBINOL in the M form.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)o97-o98
    JournalActa Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics


    Dive into the research topics of 'Unique hydrogen bonding in the acetone-mediated helical structure of (R,R)-3,3′-bisBINOL'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this