electrocyclic reaction

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electrocyclic reaction

[i‚lek·trō¦sī·klik rē′ak·shən]
(physical chemistry)
The interconversion of a linear π-system containing n π-electrons and a cyclic molecule containing (n-2) π-electrons which is formed by joining the ends of the linear molecule.
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