Journal article

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.

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