Diels-Alder – 2,3-Dimethylbutadiene and Acrolein(propenal)


Click the structures and reaction arrows in sequence to view the 3D models and animations respectively

Diels-Alder reactions occur between a conjugated diene and a dieneophile (an alkene). This reaction shows a simple diene combining with a unsaturated aldehyde, which acts as the dineophile. Notice how the diene has to rotate into an unfavorable s-cis coplanar conformation for the reaction to proceed.

J. Sauer, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. English, 1966, 5, 211–230.



How useful was this page?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating / 5. Vote count:

As you found this page useful...

Follow us on social media!

We are sorry that this page was not useful for you!

Let us improve this page!

Provided by the