Mercuric Oxide — Iodine Oxidation of Steroidal Homoallylic Alcohols

  • M. Lj. Mihailović
  • M. Dabović
  • M. Bjelaković
  • Lj. Lorenc
Conference paper

Abstract

Our previous study has shown that the oxidation of androst-4-ene-3β,9α,17β-triol 3,17-diacetate (1) with mercuric oxide — iodine results predominantly in α-epoxidation of the olefinic double bond to produce, as the only detectable reaction product, the 4α,5α-epoxy derivative (2) (in about 60% yield) (Scheme).

Keywords

Iodine Epoxy Epoxidation Diol Diacetate 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Lj. Mihailović
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Dabović
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Bjelaković
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lj. Lorenc
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia
  2. 2.Institute of ChemistryTechnology and MetallurgyBelgradeYugoslavia

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