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Homework Help: Organic chemistry - Diels Alder reaction

  1. Oct 22, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What is the product of this reaction: p-methylbenzyn + 1,3-butadien?

    2. Relevant equations
    C6H4CH3 + C4H6

    3. The attempt at a solution
    a bicyclic ring is formed?
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2017 #2

    Borek

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    What is p-methylbenzyn? Name doesn't make sense.
     
  4. Oct 22, 2017 #3
    3-methylbenzyn ( 3-methyldehydrobenzen)
     
  5. Oct 22, 2017 #4

    TeethWhitener

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    I’m guessing you mean a benzyne intermediate. Which compound is your diene and which is your dienophile?
     
  6. Oct 23, 2017 #5
    Yes.....Dienophile is methylbenzyn, dien is dien - 1,3 - butadien :-)
     
  7. Oct 23, 2017 #6

    TeethWhitener

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    Given this info, figuring out the product is a straightforward application of the mechanism of the DA reaction.
     
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  9. Oct 23, 2017 #8

    TeethWhitener

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    Good job.
     
  10. Oct 23, 2017 #9
    Thanks :-)
     
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