The Mitsunobu inversion reaction of sterically hindered 17-hydroxy steroids

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The Mitsunobu inversion reaction of 3-methoxyestra-1,3,5(10)-trien- 17β-ol is dramatically influenced by the acidic component. There appears to be a relationship between the dissociation constant of the electron-withdrawing substituent on the aryl acid and the overall effectiveness of the reaction, with more acidic species generally providing a higher yield of inverted product.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1136
Number of pages8
JournalMonatshefte fur Chemie
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2004



  • Carboxylic acids
  • Estrone derivatives
  • Isomers
  • Mitsunobu reaction
  • Steroids

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  • Chemistry(all)

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