The synthesis of a new progestomimetic steroid, analogous to the cetaloxopromegestone precursor of Trimegestone has been carried out in eight steps from 9α-hydroxyandrost-4-ene-3,17-dione. This latter compound can be obtained from the fermentation of γ-sitosterol, a sterol extracted from soya bean oil.
|Number of pages
|European Journal of Organic Chemistry
|Published - Apr 2000
- Synthetic methods
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry