A series of new derivatives of alpha-(isocyanomethyl)phosphonates (6a,b,c and 9) is described, which are formed by methylation of (E)-17-[(diethylphosphono)isocyanomethylene] steroids 5a,b,c and 17-beta-[(diethylphosphono)isocyanomethyl] steroid 8. It proved possible to hydrolyze these compounds under relatively mild conditions to 20-ketosteroids 7a,b,c and 10, showing for the first time that geminal N- and P-substituted carbon compounds do react as N,P-acetals.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 10-Apr-1992|
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