Cyclopenta(a)phenanthrenes : polycyclic aromatic compounds structurally related to steroids

@inproceedings{Coombs1987CyclopentaaphenanthrenesP,
  title={Cyclopenta(a)phenanthrenes : polycyclic aromatic compounds structurally related to steroids},
  author={Maurice M. Coombs and Tarlochan S. Bhatt},
  year={1987}
}
This volume looks in detail at the chemistry and carcinogenicity of the cyclopenta[a]phenanthrenes; these are fully aromatic (i.e. dehydrogenated) derivatives of physiologically important hormones, the steroids and some have been shown to be powerful carcinogens in animal models. Others have been found to be of widespread occurrence in the environment where they are probably derived from plant steroids. This book covers all aspects of this class of compounds including their chemical syntheses… CONTINUE READING