Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1990, 55, 2043-2045

Isomerization of heptacyclic hydrocarbons to triamantane

Zdeněk Kafka and Luděk Vodička

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


Isomerization of heptacyclic hydrocarbons, heptacyclo[8,8,0,02,17,03,11,04,9,012,16,013,18]octadecane and heptacyclo[8,8,0,02,13,03,11,04,9,012,17,014,18]octadecane under various conditions in the presence of Lewis-type catalysts has been studied. The isomerization gives the heptacyclic diamantoid hydrocarbon triamantane which is the third member of the adamantanologic series.