Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 1974-1981

Analogues of androgens with a cyclopropane ring in 6α,7α-position

Ladislav Kohout and Jan Fajkoš

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 166 10 Prague 6


Simmons-Smith methylenation of 5α-androst-6-ene-3β,17β-diol 3-acetate 17-benzoate is described. Using the adduct as the starting material four analogues of androgens were synthetized by standard methods. The structures of products were established by spectral and chemical means.