Simplified Preparation of 16-Dehydropregnenolone Acetate

  title={Simplified Preparation of 16-Dehydropregnenolone Acetate},
  author={I. V. Micovic and Milovan D. Ivanovi{\'c} and David M. Piatak},
A simplified, one-pot preparation of 16-dehydropregnenolone acetate from diosgenin using normal pressure and a much reduced temperature compared to known procedure was developed in an overall yield varied from 65 to 69 %. The method lends itself very well to industrial scale methodology