Domino diels-alder approaches to aromatic steroids
The Diels-Alder reaction is widely acknowledged to be one of the most synthetically useful reactions available to the organic chemist. Introducing carbocyclic and heterocyclic rings in one operation, its utility in the construction of the tetracyclic steroid nucleus in particular is pronounced. This thesis explores the application of the Diels-Alder reaction in the synthesis of steroids, and is divided into four chapters. The first chapter reviews the myriad ways the Diels-Alder reaction has...[Show more]
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