An efficient substitution reaction for the preparation of thyroid hormone analogues. Academic Article uri icon


  • The substitution of the sterically hindered carbon of the potent thyroid hormone agonist, GC-1, was effected by a reaction based on the solvolysis of the benzylic hydroxyl group. The reaction was found to proceed in high yield with a variety of nucleophiles including alcohols, thiols, allyl silanes and electron-rich aromatic compounds, providing a convenient route to the synthesis of new thyroid hormone analogues.

publication date

  • August 1998