Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1995, 60, 137-149

17-(O-(2-Carboxyethyl)oxime) Derivatives of Androstanes of 3-Hydroxy-5α-, -5β-, -5-ene and 3-Oxo-4-ene Series

Vladimír Pouzar and Ivan Černý

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic


Androstane 17-(O-(2-carboxyethyl)oxime) derivatives were prepared either by the reaction of 17-keto derivatives with corresponding substituted hydroxylamine or by the addition of 17-oximino derivatives to the alkyl acrylate and subsequent hydrolysis. Oxidation of the hydroxy group in position 3 in derivatives of this type was performed either by the Oppenauer reaction, transforming 5-ene derivatives into 3-oxo-4-enes, or with Jones reagent in the case of saturated 5α- or 5β-derivatives. Configuration 17E in the whole series of oximes was confirmed by the 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy.