Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1979, 44, 1448-1452

Beckmann rearrangement of 2-oximinoadamantane in hydrobromic acid

Jan Tříska, Luděk Vodička and Josef Hlavatý

Laboratory of Synthetic Fuels, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, 166 28 Prague 6


Rearrangement of 2-oximinoadamantane in hydrobromic acid and its dependence on acid concentration, temperature and reaction time was studied. The reaction affords 4-bromoadamantan-2-one, together with 4-azatricyclo[4,3,1,13,8]undecan-5-one and 4-hydroxyadamantan-2-one. This reaction can be used as a preparative method for synthesis of 4-bromoadamantan-2-one.