Some reactions of derivatives of α- and β- amyrin
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
The expoxidation of α- and β-amyrin was reinvestigated and the acid catalysed rearrangements of the 12,13-epoxides so formed were studies. The reaction of 3β-benzoyloxy-12-keto-benzoate with hydrochloric acid in acetone and potassium hydroxide in methanol gave a dione and two hydroxyl-ketones. The structure of these three compounds remain unknown.