A short and high yielding route for the preparation of the title compound, starting from commercially available 1,5-dihydroxynaphthalene, is described. The key step in the sequence is the air oxidation of a bis(trimethylsilyloxy)diene precursor.
The Journal of steroid biochemistry and molecular…
During a 20-year collaboration the laboratories of UGent and KU Leuven have developed different series of Vitamin D analogs characterized by structural modifications in the central CD-ring system. Modifications have first involved the introduction of substituents at C11 and the epimerization at C14, and subsequently more drastic changes consisting in both… (More)