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Solvolytic reactions of empiric 3-methanesulfonyloxy-7-benzoyloxy-5β,6β-cyclopropanocholestanes

Ladislav Kohout, Vijay Kumar Sethi, Jaroslav Zajíček and Alexander Kasal

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


Acetolysis of 3-methanesulfonyloxy-7-benzoyloxy-5β,6β-cyclopropanocholestanes with various configurations in positions 3 and 7 is described and the products are assigned structure using spectral methods. The 7-substituted compounds show greater propensity to elimination reactions than the 7-unsubstituted ones.