Steroid Synthesis By High Pressure Diels-Alder Reaction Of 3-Methyl-2-Cyclopenten-1-One

Eszter Gacs-Baitz, Assunta Marrocchi, Lucio Minuti, Hans W. Scheerens, Aldo Taticchi

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A new regioselective and diastereoselective approach to the one-step synthesis of steroid skeleton based on high pressure Diels-Alder reaction of 3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one is described. Structure analysis of the reaction products by NMR spectroscopy is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalNatural Product Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1994


  • 1-ethenylhydronaphthalene
  • 9-methyl-trans-Δ-octalone-l
  • Diels-Alder reaction
  • NMR analysis
  • high pressure
  • steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine

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