π-Facial Selectivity of Diels-Alder Reactions

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1193, Japan, .
Topics in current chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.46). 01/2010; 289:183-218. DOI: 10.1007/128_2008_44
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Diels-Alder reaction is one of the most fundamental and important reactions for organic synthesis. In this chapter we review the studies of the π-facial selectivity in the Diels-Alder reactions of the dienes having unsymmetrical π-plane. The theories proposed as the origin of the selectivity are discussed.

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