Edmonds JS1, Nakayama T, Kondo T, Morita M.
Magn Reson Chem. 2006 Feb;44(2):151-62.Diastereoisomeric complexes of methylphenylarsinic acid and (L)-glutathione could be partially separated by HPLC, but the separated compounds rapidly racemized, presumably by pyramidal inversion at the arsenic atom. Hydrolysis of the diastereoisomeric complexes yielded methylphenylarsinous acid as a pair of enantiomers revealed by a 1H NMR study with an asymmetric lanthanide shift reagent. Methylphenylarsinous acid was also synthesized as an enantiomeric pair, shown by an asymmetric shift reagent experiment, by the hydrolysis of iodomethylphenylarsine. Read More