Stereoselective chlorination of steroidal 5,6-olefin by an electrochemical method; a convenient synthesis of blattelastanoside B

Shojiro Maki, Katsuhiro Konno, Shigeru Ohba, Hiroaki Takayama

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Stereoselective chlorination of cholesterol (1) was achieved by an electrochemical method to give a dichloride 2 and a cholohydrin 3. Using this procedure, blattelastanoside B (6), an aggregation pheromone of the German cockroach, was synthesized from β-sitosterol (5') in short steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3541-3542
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 21


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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