(Figure Presented) 2,2Diphenyl-[1,3]dioxolane-4,5-dicarboxylic acid (DPD) and 2,2-dinaphthalen-2-yl-[1,3]dioxolane-4,5-dicarboxylic acid (DND) have been synthesized starting from dimethyl tartrate. DPD and DND amides of α-chiral primary amines showed significantly different 1H chemical shift values depending on the stereochemistry of the derivatizing agent. On the basis of this chemical shift difference, the absolute configuration of amine substrates could be assigned. DND amides showed significantly larger chemical shift differences than the corresponding DPD amides allowing for a more error-free assignment.
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