Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 41–42 | Cite as

Some transformations of 19-oxygen-containing steroids

  • G. S. Grinenko
  • V. I. Bayunova
  • S. D. Shuvalova


The influence of the activity of the zinc dust on the reductive cleavage of the oxide ring of 6β,19-epoxysteroids has been studied. An unusual ease of conversion of 19-hydroxyandrost-5-ene-3,17-dione into the cyclic ketal has been observed.


Dione Zinc Lead Pure Zinc Zinc Dust Main Reaction Product 

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  • G. S. Grinenko
  • V. I. Bayunova
  • S. D. Shuvalova

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