Ethanolysis of steroidal epoxides catalysed by tetracyanoethylene


Uyanik C. , Koca O.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH, no.9, pp.525-527, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3184/030823410x12843965017463
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-527

Abstract

Ethanolysis of the epimeric androstane 4,5- and 5,6- epoxides catalysed by tetracyanoethylene is reported. In contrast to other reagents, these reactions involve the mild room temperature trans diaxial opening of the epoxides. The stereochemistry of three of the products was established by X-ray crystallography.