Therapeutics & Vaccines
Method Of Synthesizing 1alpha-hydroxy-2-methylene-19-nor-homopregnacalciferol
Inventors: Hector DeLuca, Sumithra Gowlugari, Rafal Sicinski
A method of making 1α-hydroxy-2-methylene-19-nor-homopregnacalciferol. The method includes the steps of condensing a bicyclic ketone with an allylic phosphine oxide to produce a protected 19-nor-pregnacalciferol analog, thereafter cleaving the protecting group to form 22-alcohol, converting the alcohol to an ester, reducing the ester to 17β-isopropyl-19-nor-vitamin D analog, and finally deprotecting the 17β-isopropyl derivative to form the desired compound.