Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 835-842

Preparation of higher adamantane homologues by reaction of adamantan-1-ol with heptenes in sulfuric acid

Luděk Vodička, Jiří Burkhard and Josef Janků

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


Reaction of adamantan-1-ol with heptenes in conc. sulfuric acid affords a complicated mixture of hydrocarbons, containing heptyladamantanes, diheptyladamantanes, tetradecyladamantanes, diadamantylheptanes and adamantyl-heptyladamantylheptanes. The reaction mixture can be separated into narrower fractions containing hydrocarbons of approximately equal molecular weight. The method can be utilized for the preparation of technical mixtures of high-boiling alkyladamantanes.