Reactions over metal catalysts. III* Hydrogenolysis of some 3-substituted nortricyclenes

M. Nasseem Akhtar, John J. Rooney, Nicholas G. Samman, Helmut M. Hügel, W. Roy Jackson, David M. Nicolson, Douglas Rash

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Hydrogenolysis of 3-methylnortricyclene over platinum in acetic acid solution leads to the formation of almost equal amounts of 7-methylnorbornane and exo-2-methylnorbornane with much smaller amounts of the endo-2-methyl compound. In contrast, reactions over supported metal catalysts in the vapour phase lead to a predominance of the 2-methyl compounds. Similar trends have been observed in the hydrogenolyses of 3-cyclohexyl- and 3-acetoxy-nortricyclenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1509-1516
Number of pages8
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1977

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