Stereochemistry of dehydration of oxolanes to dienes on γ-alumina

Mihály Bartók, Árpád Molnár

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On γ-alumina gaseous (±)-2,2,3,4,5,5-hexamethyloxolane (1) is converted mainly into 2,3,4,5-tetramethylhexa-1,5-diene, while its meso-isomer (2) reacts at a higher rate than (1) to give 2,3,4,5-tetramethylhexa-2,4-diene with high selectivity; this is the first reported experimental observation of the stereochemistry of this dehydration reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-90
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1985

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