Part 1, photolysis of β,γ-epoxy ketones. Part 2, rearrangement of 3,5-epoxy steroids. Part 3, photolysis of 3ξ,5ξ-epoxy steroids. Part 4, structure elucidation of 3β-methyl-A-nor-5β-cholestan-5-ol-6-one.
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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.