The hydrogenolysis of 1,8-cineole

Helmut M. Hügel, W. R. Roy Jackson, Christine D. Kachel, Ian D. Rae

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Reaction of 1,8-cineole with hydrogen over supported platinum and palladium catalysts gives mixtures of cis- and trans-p-menthanes. p-Cymene is also produced from reactions at higher temperatures over palladium on pumice. Studies of reactions of potential intermediates and of the reaction of 1,8-cineole with deuterium have led to a proposed mechanism for the reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1287-1292
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1977

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