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).
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1976|