Attention synthetic organic chemists. Most scientists have skeletons in the closet. Problems they cannot solve and observations they cannot explain. A couple of years ago I was involved in a project to slve the structure of a compound. It had remained unresolved by manual interrogation of the NMR data for over a decade. The application of a computer-assisted structure elucidation system helped resolve the structure. It is described in detail in this publication.
Now, we THINK we have it elucidated correctly. However, we would like to confirm it. Synthesis of the molecule in question, further NMR data generation and a crystal structure would help finish this work fully. This is a call to organic chemists to participate in a hobby project. Anybody want to help? We guarantee a publication etc. The structure is shown below. Contact me at antonyDOTwilliamsATChemspiderDOTcom. Thanks!