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Cyclic Dienes and Dienophiles in the Diels-Alder Reaction

Cyclic Dienes and Dienophiles in the Diels-Alder Reaction

September 8, 2017

Last post in this series we introduced the Diels-Alder reaction. We saw that no matter how complex the diene or dienophile, or no matter what substituents are attached, the pattern of bonds that form and break are alw…

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The Diels-Alder Reaction

The Diels-Alder Reaction

August 30, 2017

Today we’ll introduce  a reaction I consider to be the most useful and powerful reaction in all of organic chemistry: the Diels-Alder reaction. But don’t take some random blogger’s word for it. Her…

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Putting Diels-Alder Products in Perspective

Putting Diels-Alder Products in Perspective

January 27, 2011

One of the things I like about teaching is that it helps me realize some of the things I take for granted that newcomers find difficult. The other night I got this question. How do you know to draw the Diels Alder pro…

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What To Expect In Organic Chemistry 2

What To Expect In Organic Chemistry 2

January 19, 2011

A large part of organic chemistry 1 is devoted to laying the foundations: introducing structural concepts such as bonding, geometry, stereochemistry, conformations, resonance, and steric effects, while introducing con…

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