Reactions over metal catalysts. Part II. Hydrogenolysis of 3,3-dimethylnortricyclene and nortricyclene-3-spirocyclopropane

M. Naseem Akhtar, John J. Rooney, W. Roy Jackson

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Hydrogenolysis of 3,3-dimethylnortricyclene in solution or in the vapour phase over a series of palladium and platinum catalysts gives a mixture of 2,2- and 7,7-dimethylnorbornanes with the latter predominating. Hydrogenolysis over palladium on pumice catalyst gives a mixture of products including several which arise from carbon-carbon bond breaking and formation. The formation of this latter type of product is more prevalent in reactions of nortricyclene-3- spirocyclopropane (5).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1412-1414
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1976

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