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Mercuric(II) Acetate Oxidation of Steroidal Exocyclic α,β-Unsaturated Ketone: Transformation into a Cyclic Ether

Natural Product and Polymer Chemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling-734013, India
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Molbank 2009, 2009(3), M616; https://doi.org/10.3390/M616
Received: 22 June 2009 / Accepted: 3 August 2009 / Published: 1 September 2009
16-Dehydropregnenolone acetate (16-DPA) (1), an exocyclic α,β-conjugated ketone having a steroidal skeleton, when treated with mercuric(II) acetate in acetic acid furnished a single compound identified as (2). The structure of compound (2) has been elucidated on the basis of spectral data analysis (IR, NMR and MS). View Full-Text
Keywords: 16-DPA; mercuric(II) acetate; exocyclic α,β-conjugated ketone; steroidal skeleton 16-DPA; mercuric(II) acetate; exocyclic α,β-conjugated ketone; steroidal skeleton
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Ghosh, P.; Sarkar, A.; Das, J. Mercuric(II) Acetate Oxidation of Steroidal Exocyclic α,β-Unsaturated Ketone: Transformation into a Cyclic Ether. Molbank 2009, 2009, M616.

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