Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1985, 50, 1227-1238

Synthesis of some allylic acetoxy derivatives in the steroid series

Ivo Starý and Pavel Kočovský

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


A synthesis is reported of 1,2- and 5,6-unsaturated cholestane derivatives bearing an acetoxy group in allylic position (i.e. 3 and 7) and containing further functional groups. A simple strategy for synthesis of 3α-substituted 5-cholestenes is devised.