Short-step Synthesis of Chenodiol from Stigmasterol

  title={Short-step Synthesis of Chenodiol from Stigmasterol},
  author={Toru Uekawa and K. Ishigami and T. Kitahara},
  journal={Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry},
  pages={1332 - 1337}
Chenodiol is an important bile acid widely used for gallstone dissolution and cholestatic liver diseases. We succeeded in a short-step synthesis of chenodiol, starting from the safer phytosterol, stigmasterol. 
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