Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 144-155

The solvolyses of 3α and 3β-p-toluenesulphonates of 19-acetoxy-5,6β-cyclopropano-5β-cholestane-3,19-diols

Jan Fajkoš and Jiří Joska

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


Acetolyses of the two at C(3) epimeric 19-acetoxy-5,6β-cyclopropane-5β-cholestane-3,19-diol 3-p-toluensulphonates afforded B-homocholest-4-en-7β, 19-diol as a product of participation of the cyclopropane ring with the electron deficient part of the molecule.