Pentacyclic triterpene synthesis. Preparation of a useful intermediate

Clayton H. Heathcock, John E. Ellis

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3,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8aβ-Octahydro-2,4aβ,7,7-tetramethylnaphthyl-1- methanol, a useful intermediate for further elaboration into the pentacyclic triterpene β-amyrin, has been synthesized in a ten-step route from 2,5,5-trimethylcyclohexane-1,3-dione.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1474-1475
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society D: Chemical Communications
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971


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