Diels Alder Reaction for Cyclic Reactants and Bicyclo Products

Diels Alder Cyclo and Bicyclo MoleculesThe Diels Alder reaction will appear in many different forms on your organic chemistry exams. My favorite is when you’re given a cyclic starting diene, or perhaps a bicyclic product and asked to find the starting diene and dienophile. In this video I show you how to tackle these problems using my trick from video 1.

(click HERE to watch this video on YouTube)

Watch Previous VideoDiels Alder Reaction trick

Watch Next Video: Stereochemistry in Diels Alder Reaction (coming mid-March)

This is video 2 in the Diels Alder video series. Click HERE to watch the entire series. 


  1. Hey Leah, these Videos of yours are really helpful! But it would be great to have the rest of the Diels-Alder reaction Vds come out soon! Hoping to see them up there soon! Thanks.

    • Thank you for the feedback, unfortunately, I didn’t get to finish this series before the semester ended and we started on a new series.

  2. Leah, these videos are AWESOME! Honestly, thank you so much. You were right about Diels Alder being easier once you get the hang of it.

  3. Carrington Campbell says

    Hey leah when is part 3 for diels Alder reaction coming out

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