Diels-Alder reaction

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A type of chemical reaction in which a compound containing two double bonds separated by a single bond (i.e. a conjugated diene) adds to a suitable compound containing one double bond (known as the dienophile) to give a ring compound. In the dienophile, the double bond must have a carbonyl group on each side. It is named after the German chemists Otto Diels and Kurt Alder.

Diels-Alder reaction

Subjects: Chemistry.

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