Pettit, GR and Kasturi, TR (1961) Steroids and related natural products. VII. Boron trifluoride etherate-lithium aluminum hydride reduction of smilagenin acetate. In: Journal of Organic Chemistry, 26 (11). pp. 4553-4556.
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Reduction of smilagenin acetate (Va) using a boron trifluoride etherate-lithium aluminum hydride reagent, followed by hydrogen peroxide oxidation and acetylation, was found to yield: 3β-ethoxysmilagenin (Vb), 3β-ethoxydihydrosmilagenin acetate (VIa), dihydrosmilagenin diacetate (VIb), and a complex mixture of partially acetylated products. Similar reaction conditions were employed to convert dihydrodiosgenin (II) to dihydrochlorogenin (III). Boron trifluoride etherate-lithium aluminum hydride reduction of 3β-acetoxy-5α-cholestane and 3β-acetoxy-5α-lanostane (VIIIa) was shown to yield the corresponding 3β-ethoxy (e.g., VIIIb) derivatives.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jun 2010 11:18|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 06:09|
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