6-Hydroxymethyl-4-methoxy-2H-pyran-2-one (Opuntiol)

Abbasi M. A., Shahzadi T., AKKURT M., Aziz-ur-Rehman A., Riaz T.

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION E-STRUCTURE REPORTS ONLINE, vol.66, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The title compound, C(7)H(8)O(4), isolated from Opuntia dillenii Haw (Cactaceae), is almost planar [maximum deviation of 0.027 (2) angstrom] except for the H atoms of the methylene and methyl groups. The crystal packing is stabilized by C-H center dot center dot center dot O and O-H center dot center dot center dot O intermolecular hydrogen bonds, resulting in the formation of a three-dimensional network.