An unexpected bispericyclic transition structure leading to 4 + 2 and 2 + 4 cycloadducts in the endo dimerization of cyclopentadiene

Andrew G. Leach, K. N. Houk

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Abstract

A bispericyclic transition state in which two equivalent cycloaddition reactions have proceeded to the same extent was found for the dimerization of cyclopentadiene and exemplifies mechanistic elements relevant to a range of other reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-616
Number of pages6
JournalChemtracts
Volume15
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2002

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