how can you predict the stereochemistry of the product of a diels-alder reaction?

asked by @elizabethp52 • over 1 year ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts
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Hey, Elizabeth! Stereochemistry in a Diels-Alder reaction can be a bit tricky, but it's generally pretty okay to say that a substituent of the diene pointing into the prospective ring will end up on the dash, and a substituent pointing out of the prospective ring will end up on the wedge. Check out the attached picture for an example. This rule is safe for non-EDG/EWG (electron-withdrawing/donating groups), but it gets a bit more complicated when those kinds of substituents are present. Check out this page for more info on that :) http://www.masterorganicchemistry.com/reaction-guide/diels-alder-reaction-of-dienes-and-dienophiles/enter image description here

answered by @jonathan • over 1 year ago