Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 565–568 | Cite as

Oxymercuration-demercuration of car-3-ene

  • É. F. Buinova
  • N. G. Yaremchenko
  • T. R. Urbanovich
  • L. V. Izotova


The composition of the products of the oxymercuration-demercuration reaction of car-3-ene according to the degree of its transformation has been studied. It has been established that this reaction forms trans-caran-3-ol, α-terpineol, m-menth-6-en-8-ol, 3,4-epoxy-trans-carane, p- and m-1, 8-cineoles, p- and m-1,8-terpins, and terpene esters. It has been shown that the double bond of car-3-ene possesses a higher reactivity than the cyclopropane ring, and the opening of the latter takes place equally at both external bonds.


Cineole Turpentine Cyclopropane Ring Main Reaction Product Terpineol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • É. F. Buinova
  • N. G. Yaremchenko
  • T. R. Urbanovich
  • L. V. Izotova

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