Chemistry of Natural Compounds

, 47:556 | Cite as

Alkylation of phenol by myrtenol

  • A. A. Koroleva
  • I. Yu. Chukicheva
  • I. V. Fedorova
  • A. V. Kuchin

Alkylation of phenol by myrtenol in the presence of aluminum phenoxide and aluminum isopropoxide was studied in the temperature range 120–160°C. The reaction occurred with the formation of an array of alkylated phenols. Isomerization of the terpene substituent as a result of rearrangements of the bicyclic myrtenol structure was observed. The side reaction of myrtenol reduction occurred during the alkylation in the presence of aluminum isopropoxide. A significant number of compounds with two aromatic moieties was formed in the presence of aluminum phenoxide.


phenol myrtenol organoaluminum catalysts alkylation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Koroleva
    • 1
  • I. Yu. Chukicheva
    • 1
  • I. V. Fedorova
    • 1
  • A. V. Kuchin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Chemistry, Komi Scientific Center, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesSyktyvkarRussia

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