3‐Hydroxy‐2‐hydroxymethyl‐ (2 and 3) and 3‐hydroxymethyl‐3‐oxoandrostenes 4 were prepared from 2‐hydroxymethylene derivatives 1. The configurations of the chiral centers were determined on the basis of chiroptical, spectroscopical, and X‐ray analytical data. Furthermore, elimination reaction products (5, 6) were identified.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry