1,3-Bond shift isomerization of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyloxetan on noble metals

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In the presence of hydrogen on platinum, palladium, and rhodium catalysts, 2,2,4,4-tetramethyloxetan undergoes isomerization to neopentyl methyl ketone via a 1,3-methyl migration; this is the first experimental observation of a 1,3-bond shift isomerization on noble metals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-140
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1979


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