Aspects of stereochemistry. Part XXII. Epoxidation and hydrogenation of 4-methyl-3-oxo-Δ4-steroids

H. B. Henbest, W. R. Jackson, I. Malunowicz

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Compared with the corresponding reactions of 3-oxo-Δ4- steroids, hydrogenation and alkaline epoxidation of 4-methylcholestenone and 4-methyltestosterone give higher proportions of 5α-products. α-Epoxides were obtained from reactions of cholestenone and 4-methylcholestenone with peroxylauric acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2469-2471
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society C: Organic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1967
Externally publishedYes

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