Stereospecific synthesis and two-dimensional 1H-NMR investigation of isoursocholic acid.


This report describes the chemical synthesis of isoursocholic acid (3 beta, 7 beta, 12 alpha-trihydroxy-5 beta-cholanoic acid) from its corresponding 3 alpha-analog. The method consists of refluxing a mixture of ursocholic acid, triphenylphosphine, and diethyl azodicarboxylate in benzene solution with an acid such as formic acid. The sterically pure ester… (More)


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