Russian Chemical Bulletin

, Volume 53, Issue 12, pp 2862–2865 | Cite as

Convenient synthesis of drimenol and its oxidation with selenium dioxide

  • K. I. Kuchkova
  • A. N. Aricu
  • I. P. Dragalin
  • P. F. Vlad


A convenient synthesis of drimenol by treatment of readily available drimane-8α, 11-diol 11-monoacetate with sulfuric acid in ethanol under mild conditions was developed. Oxidation of drimenol with selenium dioxide gives known drim-7-ene-9α, 11-diol and drim-7-ene-11,12-diol as the major products.

Key words

terpenoids drimenol drimane-8α 11-diol 11-monoacetate drim-7-ene-9α 11-diol drim-7-ene-11 12-diol selenium dioxide oxidation dehydration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. I. Kuchkova
    • 1
  • A. N. Aricu
    • 1
  • I. P. Dragalin
    • 1
  • P. F. Vlad
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryAcademy of Sciences of the Republic of MoldovaKishinevRepublic of Moldova

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