Diels-Alder reactions are cyclo-addition reactions involving a diene and a dienophile. Cyclo-addition reactions are an important class of reactions in organic synthesis because of the creation of carbon-carbon bonds. Diels-Alder reactions have been carried out in a variety of solvents to study solvent effects of reactivity and stereo chemistry. We performed Diels-Alder reactions between cyclopentadiene and maleic anhydride using surfactants and analyzed the products. We obtained the expected end product in respectable yields.
|Presenter:||Anthony Marshall (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||10 am (Session I)|