Substituted 16α,17α-Cyclohexanopregnanes: the Anionic Oxy-Cope Rearrangement of 3β-Tert-Butyldimethylsilyloxy-19-Hydroxy-19-Vinyl-16α,17α-Cyclohexapregn-5-en-20-One

I. S. Levina1 #, L. E. Kulikova1, A. S. Shashkov1, T. N. Galakhova1 and A. V. Kamernitsky1

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1Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskii pr. 47, Moscow, 119991, Russia

Received: June  20, 2006: in final form: June  26, 2006

Abstract.  (19R)-and (19S)-tert-Butyldimethylsilyl (TBS) ethers of 19-hydroxy-19-vinyl-16α,17α-cyclohexanopregn-5-en-20-ones were synthesized. These compounds containing the 1,5-oxydienoic motif were subjectedto the anionic oxy-Cope rearrangement to obtain 3β-TBS ether of 6β-(3-oxopropyl)-16α,17α-cyclohexano-19-norpregn-5(10)-en-20-one. The structures of the compounds synthesized were confirmed by the analysis of their 1H and 13C NMR spectra.

Key words:  oxy-Cope rearrangement, steroids, pentaranes, NMR spectroscopy

Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 2007, 33 (3): 310-314