Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1982, 47, 286-289

Isomerization of binor S

Zdeněk Kafka, Luděk Vodička and Vlastimil Galík

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


A new procedure was worked out for the isomerization of Binor S, the norbornadiene dimer (heptacyclo/8,4,0,02,12,03,8,04,6,05,9,011,13/tetradecane) with phosphorus pentoxide to obtain a mixture of hexacyclic olefins, viz. hexacyclo/8,4,0,02,7,03,14,04,8,09,13/tetradec-5-ene and hexacyclo/6,6,0,02,6,05,14,07,12,09,13/tetradec-3-ene, which serve as the starting material in the synthesis of triamantane.