ABSTRACT: 2-Butyl-4,9-decadienoic and 2-butyl-4,9-dimethyl-4,9-decadienoic acids, structural isomers of 2-cyclohexylgeranylacetic acid,
which is an active component of the wound healing ointment cygerol, have been synthesized. Hydrocarbon chains C10 have been obtained by the one-pot method of formation of long-chain hydrocarbons, namely, by the telomerization reaction
of 1,3-dienes with nucleophiles catalyzed by palladium complexes. A heterogeneous palladium-zeolite catalyst has been used
for the first time in telomerization of isoprene with piperidine.
Moscow University Chemistry Bulletin 09/2007; 62(5):276-280.