Questions and answers

Which type of decalin can flip?

Which type of decalin can flip?

So while cis-decalin can undergo ring flips, trans-decalin cannot.

How does decalin show geometrical isomerism?

Geometric isomerism exists in these compounds because the ring junction can be either cis or trans. The decalin ring junction can have hydrogen atoms on the same side or opposite sides. When they are on the same side, the molecule is cis-decalin. When they are on opposite sides, the molecule is trans-decalin.

Is decalin toxic?

In male rats, decalin exposure produced nephropathy characterized by hyaline droplets, necrosis, and intratubular casts. The results of this study suggest that the toxic effects of decalin are similar to those previously described for other hydrocarbon solvents and fuels.

What is point group of cis decalin?

The maximum point group for cis-decalin is as you propose C2. For trans-decalin, we do indeed find C2h as already stated. There are other (higher-energy) conformations with twist-boat rings in their conformations, which (mostly) would be of C1 symmetry.

What is decalin system?

Decalin (decahydronaphthalene, also known as bicyclo[4.4. 0]decane and sometimes decaline), a bicyclic organic compound, is an industrial solvent. A colorless liquid with an aromatic odor, it is used as a solvent for many resins or fuel additives.

What is decalin used for?

A colorless liquid with an aromatic odor, it is used as a solvent for many resins or fuel additives. It is the saturated analog of naphthalene and can be prepared from it by hydrogenation in the presence of a catalyst. Decalin easily forms explosive organic peroxides upon storage in the presence of air.

Is decalin flammable?

FIRE HAZARDS * Decahydronaphthalene is a COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID. * Use dry chemical, CO2, water spray, alcohol or polymer foam extinguishers.

What is Decalin system?

How many gauche interactions does CIS Decalin have?

for cis-decalin (using cis-decalin 1 for the sake of discussion) clearly has 1,3-diaxial interactions (gauche butane interactions).

How many gauche interactions does cis Decalin have?

Are there two chair forms of the decalin?

There will be the 2{m{2}}2possibilities in which the two chair forms of the decalin can be connected. One is the cis-decalin in which the hydrogens present at the ring junction are on the same side and the other is the trans-decalin in which the ring-junction hydrogens are on the opposite side. Got a question on this topic?

What kind of conformation does cis decalin have?

Conformation of cis-decalin Definition Cis-decalin is the kind of chiral compound without having a chiral center. It contains a two-fold rotational symmetry axis, while there is no reflective symmetry. The chirality of the molecule can be canceled by the ring flipping process hence the molecule become into its mirror image.

How are the two rings of decalin joined?

The only possible way to join the two six-membered rings in the trans position means the second ring needs to start from two equatorial bonds (blue) of the first ring.

How is decalin used as a model compound?

Decalin is a bicyclic-saturated hydrocarbon (bicyclo [4.4.0]decane) usually obtained from naphthalene catalytic hydrogenation. Decalin is used mostly as a solvent. Its pyrolysis presents interest because decalin has been used as a model compound for the jet propellant JP-8 fuel.