Preparation of oxysterols by c–h oxidation of dibromocholestane with ru(Bpga) catalyst

Yui Fujii, Makoto Yoritate, Kana Makino, Kazunobu Igawa, Daiki Takeda, Daiki Doiuchi, Katsuhiko Tomooka, Tatsuya Uchida, Go Hirai

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Seven mono-and dihydroxycholesterols were prepared by direct C–H oxidation of the cholestane skeleton with a recently developed Ru(Bpga) catalyst (Ru(Bpga) = [RuCl (bpga) (PPh3 )] Cl; bpga = 2-(bis(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)amino)-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)acetamide)). Due to the high selectivity of the Ru(Bpga) complex for tertiary C–H, the reaction afforded a mixture of 25-, 20-, 17-, and 14-oxygenated cholesterols that could be easily separated by high-performance liquid chromatography. These results suggest that late-stage C–H oxidation could be a viable strategy for preparing candidate metabolites of biologically important molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Article number225
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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