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1,3-Dehydroadamantane is a chemical compound that belongs to the class of organic compounds known as adamantanes. It is a derivative of adamantane, a type of diamondoid, which are cage-like, three-dimensional hydrocarbon structures with properties similar to diamond.

Structure and Properties[edit | edit source]

1,3-Dehydroadamantane is a cyclic compound with a unique cage-like structure. It consists of three cyclohexane rings arranged in the "armchair" configuration, which gives it a three-dimensional, diamond-like structure. The compound is characterized by its stability and resistance to chemical reactions, which is attributed to the strain-free nature of the adamantane cage.

The compound has the molecular formula C10H14 and a molecular weight of 134.22 g/mol. It is a colorless, crystalline solid at room temperature and is insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents such as ethanol and chloroform.

Synthesis[edit | edit source]

1,3-Dehydroadamantane can be synthesized from adamantane through a process known as dehydration. This involves the removal of a hydrogen atom from the 1 and 3 positions of the adamantane molecule, typically using a strong dehydrating agent.

Applications[edit | edit source]

Due to its unique structure and properties, 1,3-dehydroadamantane has potential applications in various fields. It can be used as a building block in the synthesis of more complex organic compounds. It also has potential applications in material science, where its diamond-like structure can be exploited for the development of new materials with unique properties.

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