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Sustainable approaches for steroid synthesis


Steroids are important scaffolds for the synthesis of molecules of pharmaceutical interest and constitute a distinct family of natural products. The demand for green and sustainable chemistry has fostered for the development of new reactions and chemical processes in steroidal chemistry. This review describes state-of-the-art approaches such as heterogeneous catalysis, microwave synthesis and microbial transformations for steroid synthesis.

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One of the authors Dr. Princy Gupta gratefully acknowledges the financial support from University Grants Commission (Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) under UGC-BSR Start-up Grant No. F.30-35/2017(BSR).

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Gupta, P., Mahajan, A. Sustainable approaches for steroid synthesis. Environ Chem Lett 17, 879–895 (2019).

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