The stereochemistry of proton removal in the formation of π-ally1 palladium complexes from steroid 4-en-3-ones

David J. Collins, W. Roy Jackson, Raymond N. Timms

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Reaction of (6β-2H)- and (6α-2H)-cholest-4-en-3-one with palladium(II) chloride in dry tetrahydro-furan gives the α-4-6-η-PdCl compound with highly stereoselective loss of the 6β deuterium or proton. The mechanistic implications of this stereoselectivity are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2663-2672
Number of pages10
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1980

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