Are the protons in methylene groups of achiral molecules such as propane-1,2,3-triol or 3-hydroxypentanedioic acid diastereotopic?
Consider propane-1,2,3-triol. To me, replacing one of the protons in either -CH2 with an arbitrary X nuclei creates (what I work out as) 2 diastereomers. However, NMR simulations of propane-1,2,3-triol in ChemDraw and on nmrdb.org (https://www.nmrdb.org/new_predictor/) do not flag these hyrdogens as diastereotopic and neither does this "Diastereotopic atoms" computational tool (http://www.cheminfo.org/Spectra/NMR/Tools/Diastereotopic_atoms/index.html). I have also played around with physical models of each isomer and cannot find a plane of symmetry to make them enantiomers.
What am I missing here?