5.37 | Spring 2009 | Undergraduate

Introduction to Organic Synthesis Laboratory

Cyclopentadiene reacting with methacrolein to form different norbornene enantiomers


Asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction of cyclopentadiene and methacrolein. The chiral acyloxyborane catalyst (CAB) helps control the stereochemical outcome of this cycloaddition reaction. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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