The conformations of carvenone and piperitone epoxides

W. R. Jackson, A. Zurqiyah

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The ratio of isomeric epoxides obtained by alkaline hydrogen peroxide oxidation of (±)-carvenone and (±)-piperitone has been shown to be thermodynamically controlled. cis- and trans-Carvenone epoxides are of almost equal stability, but the preferential formation of the piperitone epoxide with the two alkyl groups trans (V) has been explained in terms of unfavourable steric interactions in the cis-form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1966
Externally publishedYes

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