Acylation of 1-(p-Acetoxyphenyl)-2,6-Dicarbethoxy-Cyclohexanedione-3,5
Scigliano, Giuseppi Joseph
Since the substances synthesized and discussed in the present thesis are intermediates in the synthesis of the steroid group, it seems that a brief review of the steroids should furnish the necessary background. According to William H. Strain. |"Several classes of substances found in nature are compounds derived from the hydrocarbon cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene, which for the sake of simplicity are called steroids." |These natural compounds are oxygenated, alkyl-substituted derivatives of the parent hydrocarbon, and have the ring system given in the structure below.
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