Efficient heterogeneous racemization of secondary alcohols: Convenient synthesis of 17α-estradiol 3-methyl ether

Ágnes Zsigmond, Anita Kecskeméti, Krisztián Bogár, Ferenc Notheisz, Erzsébet Mernyák

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Abstract

Racemization of optically active secondary alcohols was performed on a heterogeneous Ru/Al2O3 catalyst under mild reaction conditions. The supported ruthenium catalyst is readily available, inexpensive, and capable of being recycled. It successfully racemizes secondary alcohols without any additive or cocatalyst. A convenient synthesis of an expensive steroid alcohol was developed applying the same reaction conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-524
Number of pages5
JournalCatalysis Communications
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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