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In this post we’ll discuss nucleophilic aromatic substitution, but with a new twist; a nucleophilic aromatic substitution that passes through a strange-looking intermediate called anRead more
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 whatRead more
Today we’ll cover how to tell endo– and exo- products apart in the Diels-Alder reaction. Shortcut below. For the long winded walkthrough with lots of examples, read the post.Read more
[Advanced] Secondary Orbital Interactions – A Rationale For Why Endo Products Are Favored In The Diels-Alder Reaction In our last post, we noted that endo products tend to beRead more
The Little Known Fact About Cyclopentadiene THEY Don’t Want You To Know About Let’s talk about cyclopentadiene, a commonly used diene for Diels-Alder reactions that,Read more