"Preparative Synthesis of Vinyl Diamondoids"

Andrey A. Fokin: Ekaterina D. Butova, Anastasiya V. Barabash, Nhan N. Huu, Boryslav A. Tkachenko, Natalie A. Fokina & Peter R. Schreiner; Synthetic Communications, 04/04/13.

Additional Authors: Ekaterina D. Butova, Anastasiya V. Barabash, Nhan N. Huu, Boryslav A. Tkachenko, Natalie A. Fokina & Peter R. Schreiner

Abstract:

We describe a convenient four-step preparation of 1- vinyl adamantane, 1- vinyl diamantane, and 4,9-divinyl diamantane from the respective diamondoid acetic acids in 50–80% isolated yields involving esterification, reduction, and hydrobromination/dehydrobromination.

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