The 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.
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These videos were awesome in explaining Diels-Alder Reactions! I was wondering since the previous comments were from like 4 years ago, if you’d gotten around to the other parts of the Diels-Alder Reactions Videos yet? Like any on the stereochemistry of Diels-Alder? Thank you!
Magdalen Kwarteng says
Hi Leah. I really appreciate the videos! Is there any chance that part 3 of the videos will be up soon? This is the first reaction we’re learning in my Orgo 2 class.
These videos are super helpful!
Do you have part 3 of the Diels-Alder reaction series? (Because in the 2nd video I think you say to look at the next video for asymmetrical products/reactants and their steriochemistry.)
Hi Leah, could you make finishing this series at the top of your checklist in the near future? Thanks! 🙂
Yusra Azim Warsi says
Amazing videos! <3
Oh my god you’re a god-send!! I haven’t been able to figure out how to do the dies-alder reaction with cyclic starting materials at all!! This makes it so much more easy!!! Thanks so much!!!!
Ashley Wallace says
I think this is a great series & really helpful. Would love to see Part 3.
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.
S. Wagner says
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.
Thank you! This is one of my favorite reactions. Glad you enjoyed the video
Carrington Campbell says
Hey leah when is part 3 for diels Alder reaction coming out
I got sick when I started this and forgot to finish it. I’m working on another series now so hopefully in a few weeks.
have you made part 3 yet? Thanks
No, I wound up working on another series that was highly requested