Synlett 1994; 1994(10): 798-800
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Synthesis of Novel Steroidal Boranes

Debloleena Roy* , David M. Birney
  • *Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1061, USA
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22 March 2002 (online)

The dimethoxyketone 3, synthesized selectively and in high yield from methyl deoxycholate (1), served as a common precursor to three novel steroidal boranes (5, 7, and 10). The complexation behavior of these boranes was probed both by NMR studies and by using them as Diels-Alder catalysts. In the latter case, modest enantiomeric excesses were obtained.