Ichikawa A1, Ono H.
J Chromatogr A. 2006 Jun 2;1117(1):38-46. Epub 2006 Apr 24.To investigate the resolution of secondary alcohols using 2-methoxy-2-(1-naphthyl)propionic acid (MalphaNP acid), 2-methyl-4-heptanol, one of the aggregation pheromones of Metamasius hemipterus, was resolved using (S)-MalphaNP acid. As a chiral-resolving agent, MalphaNP acid is superior to 3,3,3-trifluoro-2-methoxy-2-phenylpropionic acid (MTPA) in terms of HPLC separation and NMR shielding. A better separation of diastereomeric MalphaNP esters was observed when n-hexane-THF was used as the eluent for silica gel HPLC. Read More