Basketane is a polycyclic alkane with the chemical formula C10H12. The name is taken from its structural similarity to a basket shape.[1] Basketane was first synthesized in 1966, independently[2] by Masamune[3] and Dauben and Whalen.[4]

See also


  1. ^ basketane at About.com: Chemistry
  2. ^ Marchand, A. P. (1989). "Synthesis and chemistry of homocubanes, bishomocubanes, and trishomocubanes". Chem. Rev. 89 (5): 1011–1033. doi:10.1021/cr00095a004. 
  3. ^ Masamune, S.; Cuts, H.; Hogben, M. G. (1966). "Strained systems. VII. Pentacyclo[,5.03,8.04,7]deca-9-ene, basketene". Tetrahedron Lett. 7 (10): 1017–1021. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(00)70232-2. 
  4. ^ Dauben, W. G.; Whalen, D. L. (1966). "Pentacyclo[,5.03,8.04,7]decane and pentacyclo[,5.03,8.04,7]nonane". Tetrahedron Lett. 7 (31): 3743–3750. doi:10.1016/S0040-4039(01)99958-7. 

Further reading

  • Binmore, Gavin T.; Della, Ernest W.; Elsey, G. M.; Head, N. J.; Walton, J. C. (1994). "Homolytic Reactions of Homocubane and Basketane: Rearrangement of the 9-Basketyl Radical by Multiple β-Scissions". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 116 (7): 2759–2766. doi:10.1021/ja00086a009.