Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1986, 51, 2222-2231

Solvolytic reactions of epimeric 3-methanesulfonyloxy-7-benzoyloxy-5α,6α-cyclopropanocholestanes

Ladislav Kohout

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


Acetolysis of all possible configurational isomers of 3-methanesulfonyloxy-7-benzoyloxy-5α,6α-cyclopropanocholestanes is described and structure of the acetolysis products determined by spectroscopic methods. The 7-substituted derivatives show a greater propensity to elimination reactions than the 7-unsubstituted compounds.