The hydrogenolysis of 1,8-cineole
HM Hügel, WR Roy Jackson, CD Kachel, ID Rae
Australian Journal of Chemistry | Published : 1977
Reaction of 1,8-cineole with hydrogen over supported platinum and palladium catalysts gives mixtures of cis- and trans-p-menthanes. p- Cymene is also produced from reactions at higher temperatures over palladium on pumice. Studies of reactions of potential intermediates and of the reaction of 1,8-cineole with deuterium have led to a proposed mechanism for the reaction.