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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1985|
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- Molecular Medicine