Steroids and Related Natural Products. 66. Structural Modification of the Triterpene a Ring

George Pettit, Jerry R. Dias

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A new synthetic procedure has been developed for conversion of tetracyclic triterpenes to 14α-methyl or 4,14α-dimethyl steroids. Transformation of lanosterol to 3-oxo-14α-methylcholest-4-ene was used for illustration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)973-976
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 1972


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