GOLCONDANE, molecule named after Golconda fort, Hyderabad

A  cage hydrocarbon was called Golcondane by the first people to synthesis it in 1993, Mehta and Reddy, in honour of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Indian city of Hyderabad, whose ancient name was Golconda.

The interesting cage compound “Golcondane” (C20H24) has recently been synthesized, more or less according to the route shown here. (In the actual case, there were carbonyl groups that had to be reduced at the end of the synthesis.) Do MMX calculations on golcondane, on the three precursors, and on its decomposition product; discuss the relative stability of these compounds and identify the source(s) of their strain energy. [The origin of the name “golcondane” is so obscure that the interested reader should consult the cited reference.

A. Nickon and E.F. Silversmith, ‘Organic Chemistry: The Name Game‘, Pergamon, 1987; P. von R. Schleyer, E., and M.G.B. Drew. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 90, (1968) 5034.

“Golcondane: A Novel, Caged, Nonacyclic C20H24‐Hydrocarbon of D2d Symmetry”.G. Mehta and S.H.K. Reddy, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. 32, (1993) 1160.  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.199311601/abstract

Golconda Fort!! hyderabad India

The Beautiful Golconda Fort ,Hyderabad
The Beautiful Golconda Fort ,Hyderabad india
Advertisements

One thought on “GOLCONDANE, molecule named after Golconda fort, Hyderabad

  1. Hi, thanks for liking my post on TransBio-Tex, I hope you find my site informative and will continue to follow. Your site is educational and refreshing. I plan to come back often!
    Thanks,
    David
    p.s. Over 1 million hits, impressive!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s