Diels-Alder reaction

(redirected from Asymmetric Diels-Alder reaction)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Diels-Alder reaction

[¦dēlz ¦äl·dər rē‚ak·shən]
(organic chemistry)
The 1,4 addition of a conjugated diolefin to a compound, known as a dienophile, containing a double or triple bond; the dienophile may be activated by conjugation with a second double bond or with an electron acceptor.
Full browser ?