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Article / 2018

Green Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Steroids

Authors:
  • Emilia Leitao
  • William Heggie
  • Rita Ventura
  • Osvaldo Ascenso
  • Christopher Maycock
Source:
American Pharmaceutical Review, December 2018

In this work we present a synthetic protocol that enabled the gram-scale preparation of key steroids intermediates designed to undergo a green fluorodecarboxylation. The produced intermediates can be used in the synthesis of important active pharmaceutical ingredients. This methodology was applied to a model drug, fluticasone propionate, a potent corticosteroid used in asthma treatment.

 

Keywords: Asthma, Fluticasone propionate, Fluorodecarboxylation, Bromofluoromethane