Reactions of steroid epoxides
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
The boron trifluoride catalysed rearrangements of steroid epoxides have stimulated interest in the rearrangement of the steroid nucleus. A vast literature documents these rearrangements, and although current mechanistic theories are capable of rationalising many of the products observed in the rearrangements, the success with which the products of an epoxide rearrangement can be predicted, is still limited.