Flash vacuum pyrolysis (FVP) or thermolysis (FVT), an environmentally friendly method for studying organic reaction mechanisms as well as synthesis, was applied to a series of oxalate dimers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15) to synthesise monomeric enes, dienes, and a triene (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16). All steroidal monomers were identified by spectroscopic means.
Steroid, oxalate dimers, steroidal alkene, diene, triene, FVP.
NAHAR, LUTFUN; TURNER, ALAN; and SARKER, SATYAJIT
"Convenient synthesis of monomeric steroids from steroidal oxalate dimers using flash vacuum pyrolysis (FVP),"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 34:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol34/iss3/4