Catalytic isomerization of β-epoxides

N. I. Shuikin, M. Bartok, E. Kovach, I. F. Bel'skii

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1. β-Epoxides having an alkyl, phenyl, or cyclohexyl group in the α-position undergo transformations in two directions over a Pt-C catalyst in the vapor phase at 250°: isomerization with opening of the ring at the C-O bond adjacent to the substituent, and breakdown into formaldehyde and the corresponding olefin. 2. The aldehydes formed as a result of isomerization under the given conditions are decarbonylated to the corresponding hydrocarbons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1563-1565
Number of pages3
JournalBulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR Division of Chemical Science
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1962

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