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Unit: Conjugated systems and pericyclic reactions

What’s the big deal? Actually, the Diels-Alder reaction is a very big “diel” because it is commonly used in organic synthesis. Learn how to “diel” with this classic reaction in this tutorial.

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Molecules with conjugation can undergo some interesting and useful reactions! We will be learning about the Diels-Alder reaction, including how to predict the stereochemistry and regiochemistry of the product based on the diene and dienophile.