Optimal TBHP allylic oxidation of Delta5-steroids catalyzed by dirhodium caprolactamate.

@article{Choi2007OptimalTA,
  title={Optimal TBHP allylic oxidation of Delta5-steroids catalyzed by dirhodium caprolactamate.},
  author={Hojae Choi and Michael P Doyle},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 26},
  pages={
          5349-52
        }
}
Dirhodium caprolactamate is the most efficient catalyst for the oxidation of Delta5-steroids to 7-keto-Delta5-steroids by 70% tert-butyl hydroperoxide in water (T-HYDRO). Isolated product yields range from 38 to 87%.