Nametkin rearrangement

What is Nametkin rearrangement?

The Nametkin rearrangement is a chemical reaction that is classified as a special case of carbonium ion rearrangement.

Sergey Semyonovich Nametkin, a distinguished Russian organic chemist renowned for his research on terpene chemistry, petrochemical cracking, and camphene rearrangement, gives his name to this reaction.

Nametkin rearrangement - general reaction scheme
Nametkin rearrangement

This reaction occurs in camphene hydrochloride derivatives and involves the migration of a methyl group.


Nametkin, S. (1923), “Untersuchungen auf dem Gebiete der Campher- und Camphenilonreihe” [Studies in the field of camphor and camphenilone series] Justus Liebigs Ann. Chem., 432: 207-231.