A C-13 NMR study of the structure of four cinnamic acids and their methyl esters

Citation
Ams. Silva et al., A C-13 NMR study of the structure of four cinnamic acids and their methyl esters, J MOL STRUC, 595(1-3), 2001, pp. 1-6
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE
ISSN journal
0022-2860 → ACNP
Volume
595
Issue
1-3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1 - 6
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-2860(20010915)595:1-3<1:ACNSOT>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
The C-13 NMR spectra, both in DMSO solution and in the solid state of four cinnamic acids (p-methoxy, p-hydroxy, p-methyl, p-chloro) and their corresp onding methyl esters have been recorded. The two main results in the solid state are: (i) the only significant difference between acids and esters che mical shifts concerns the C=O group which, on average, appears at 173 ppm i n the acids and 168 ppm in the esters; (ii) the signals of the ortho and me ta carbons both in the acids and the esters are splitted. The two 'anomalie s' disappear in DMSO solution. These observations can be rationalized using simple GIAO/B3LYP/6-31G* calculations. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.