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Epoxidation of Diosgenin, 25(R)-1,4,6-Spirostatrien-3-one and 25(R)-4,6-Spirostadien-3β-ol

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Author(s): Eunsook Ma | Jongwon Kim

Journal: Molecules
ISSN 1420-3049

Volume: 8;
Issue: 12;
Start page: 886;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Diosgenin | Stereoselective epoxidation | H2O2 | m-Chloroperoxybenzoic acid

ABSTRACT
Upon treatment of 25(R)-spirost-5-en-3β-ol (diosgenin), 25(R)-1,4,6-spirostatrien-3-one and 25(R)-4,6-spirostadien-3β-ol with 30% H2O2 and 5% NaOH in methanol, diosgenin did not react, 25(R)-1,4,6-spirostatrien-3-one was converted to 25(R)-1α,2α-epoxy-4,6-spirostadien-3-one and 25(R)-4,6-spirostadien-3β-ol was oxidized to give a small amount of 25(R)-4,6-spirostadien-3-one, while most of the original starting material remained unchanged. On the other hand, reactions of diosgenin, 25(R)-1,4,6-spirostatrien-3-one and 25(R)-4,6-spirostadien-3β-ol with m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid in chloroform yielded 25(R)-5α,6α-epoxyspirostan-3β-ol, 25(R)-6α,7α-epoxy-1,4-spirostadien-3-one and 25(R)-4β,5β-epoxy-6-spirosten-3β-ol, respectively.
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