π-Facial Selectivity of Diels-Alder Reactions

ArticleinTopics in current chemistry 289:183-218 · January 2010with1 Read
Impact Factor: 4.46 · DOI: 10.1007/128_2008_44 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    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.