Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1983, 48, 1074-1076

Oxidation of triamantane by sulphuric acid

Zdeněk Kafka, Luděk Vodička and Milan Hájek

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


The oxidation of triamantane by sulphuric acid was studied in various reaction conditions. 8-Triamantanone, 8,16-triamantanedione, and 15-hydroxy-8-triamantanone were isolated and identified as reaction products. The reaction was monitored and the purity of the compounds prepared was checked by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, the position of the functional groups was determined by 13C NMR spectrometry.