Assignments for signals from 1H and 13C in the NMR spectra of pregnenolone (1), 16-dehydropregnenolone (2), and the 3-acetate of 1 (3) were validated by two-dimensional correlated spectroscopy (2D COSY) and heteronuclear single quantum coherence (HSQC). The narrow band of overlapping signals from H-7, H-2, and H-4 was resolved by exploiting three-bond coupling in the 2D COSY spectra and heteronuclear correlation.
This article reports the structural elucidation by IR, UV and MS spectroscopic data along with 1H and 13C NMR chemical shift assignments of two benzophenones isolated from the fruit pericarp of Garcinia brasiliensis Mart. (Clusiaceae): garciniaphenone, (1 R ,5 S ,7 S )-3-benzoyl-4-hydroxy-6,6-dimethyl-5,7-di(3-methyl-2-butenyl)bicyclo[3.3.1]non-3-ene-2,9-dione, a novel triprenylated benzophenone; and 7- epi -clusianone, a tetraprenylated benzophenone that has already been extracted from another species of the same family. Furthermore, the keto-enol tautomeric equilibrium at solution-state was described for these compounds by 1D and 2D NMR spectral methods and one attempt to rationalize the different ratios between the noted tautomers was based on stereochemical features. Copyright ?© 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.