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Acta Cryst. (2013). E69, o872-o873
[ doi:10.1107/S1600536813012294 ]

Alternariol 9-O-methyl ether dimethyl sulfoxide monosolvate

S. Dasari, K. I. Miller, J. A. Kalaitzis, M. Bhadbhade and B. A. Neilan

Abstract: The title compound (systematic name: 3,7-dihydroxy-9-methoxy-1-methyl-6H-benzo[c]chromen-6-one dimethyl sulfoxide monosolvate), C15H12O5·C2H6OS, was isolated from an unidentified endophytic fungus (belonging to class Ascomycetes) of Taxus sp. In the crystal, both the alternariol 9-O-methyl ether (AME) and the dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) molecules exhibit crystallographic mirror symmetry. One of the hydroxy groups makes bifurcated hydrogen bonds, viz. an intramolecular bond with the carbonyl group and an intermolecular bond with the carbonyl group in an inversion-related AME molecule. In the crystal, the AME molecules are organized into stacks parallel with the b axis by [pi]-[pi] interactions between centrosymmetrically related molecules [the distance between the centroid of the central ring and the centroid of the methoxy-substituted benzene ring in the next molecule of the stack is 3.6184 (5) Å]. Pairs of DMSO molecules, linked via centrosymmetric C-H...O contacts, are inserted into the voids created by the AME molecules, making O-H...O and C-H...O contacts with the hosts.

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