Selective functionalization of unactivated methine positions. 4-Acetyldiamantane

Iwao Tabushi, Shosuke Kojo, Paul V.R. Schleyer, Tamara M. Gund

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Irradiation of diamantane and biacetyl in methylene chloride gives in 64% yield a mixture of 4-(apical)-acetyl- (2) and 1-(medial)-acetyl-diamantane (3) in 5·5 : 1 ratio (17 : 1 after statistical correction); methylene (3-) attack is not observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine


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