Syn- and anti-1-methyltricyclo[4.1.0.04,6]heptan-2-ol derivatives (4a and 4b) have been prepared. Their buffered solvolyses in anhydrous 2,2,2- trifluoroethanol were studied. Anti dinitrobenzoate 4a solvolyzes to give mainly m-xylene and two trifluoroethyl ethers (5 and 6). Solvolysis of the syn mesylate 4b gives 6-methyl-1-(2,2,2- trifluoroethoxy)tricyclo[4.1.0.03,5]heptane (7), the product of a solvent trapped cyclopropyl cation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Nov 10 1997|