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Steroids

Estrone derived steroidal diepoxide: biologically active compound and precursor of a stable steroidal A,B-spiro system.


PMID 19538979

Abstract

A simple approach to a stable steroidal estrone derived A,B-spiro system is reported. Treatment of estrone derived A-ring diepoxyalcohol with the Ac(2)O-TMSOTf system at the ambient temperature led to acetylation, while at the reflux temperature the acid-catalysed rearrangement took place affording the spiro-compound. Results of extensive in vitro and in vivo anticancer tests on the diepoxide, as well as preliminary data on the antiproliferative activity of the spiro-product against three cancer cell lines, are also presented.