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Ugi NMR Analysis
To synthesize a
with phenanthrene-9-carboxaldehyde, heptylamine, glacial acetic acid and n-butyl isocyanide. The compound will contribute towards a library for Falcipain2 inhibitors.
This compounds was ranked 40 in the
. The purpose of this experiment is to synthesize an anti-malarial compound based on the inhibition of falcipain-2, as described in this
As described in
This reaction used
(solid from Sigma-Aldrich)
ID/ Lib Rank
Density information found on the Ugi Chemicals Page in Left Navigation Bar.
Photos taken directly after all the components were charged and vortexed.
180A was taken directly after dissolution, and 180B was taken 24 hours after mixing.
This experiment shows an example of the solubility of phenanthrene-9-carboxaldehyde. Since heptylamine is a fairly long-chain amine, it is less polar than the majority of the amines that have failed to dissolve the aldehyde such as propylamine, aniline, etc. Perhaps since phenanthrene-9-carboxaldehyde contains only one carbonyl group which is small in size compred to its phenanthrene group, that this makes it less polar than it needs to be to dissolve with the more polar amines. This explains why it would dissolve in heptylamine and not in propylamine.
No precipitate was obtained after 24 hours. A further discussion of the apparent amine selective solubility of phenanthrene-9-carboxaldehyde is presented
16:00- Charged a vial with 1000 ul of methanol.
16:05- Weighed out the Phenanthrene-9-carboxaldehyde.
16:18- Added the heptylamine to the vial.
16:19 Vortexed vial 1 min
16:21- Added the phenanthrene-9-carboxaldehyde.
16:22-Vortexed vial 2 min
16:30- Added the acetic acid.
16:31-Vortexed vial 1 min
16:32- Added the n-butyl isocyanide.
16:33-Vortexed 10 min until full dissolution occurred.
16:45- A photo was taken (180A).
20:43 Solution was vortexed for one minute, then placed in the hydrosonicator for 1 minute.
20:45 A photo was taken to show that no precipitate was formed (180B).
InChI=1/C2 9H38N2O2/c1-4-6-8-9-14-20-31(22(3)32)28(29(33)30-19-7-5-2)27 -21-23-15-10-11-16-24(23)25-17-12-13-18-26(25)27/h10-13,15-1 8,21,28H,4-9,14,19-20H2,1-3H3,(H,30,33)
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