Isolation, Structure Elucidation, and Partial Synthesis of Xestosterol, a Biosynthetically Significant Sterol from the Sponge Xestospongia muta

W. C.M.C. Kokke, Claudio Tarchini, Donald B. Stierle, Carl Djerassi

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Abstract

The major component of the sterol constituents of the Carribean sponge Xestospongia muta is a new C30 sterol-xestosterol-characterized by the “elongated” side chain depicted by structure 6, as was confirmed by partial synthesis. The probable biological function of 6 or similar sterols in sponges is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3385-3388
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume44
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979

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