ALLYLIC STEROID ALCOHOLS. I. STRUCTURES OF THE PRODUCTS RESULTING FROM 7-HYDROXYCHOLESTEROL IN THE MEDIUM OF METHANOL-HYDROCHLORIC ACID.
By leaving 7α- and 7β-hydroxy-cholesterol in methanol in the\ presence of a trace of hydrochloric acid at room temperature, the formation of two compounds was represented by the analysis of gas liquid chromatography. These compounds were isolated by the column chromatography and the chemical structures of them were identified with 7α- and 7β-methoxy-cholesterol, respectively.