Green organic chemistry lab report - Experiment 7 Green Organic Chemistry The Diels-Alder Reaction CHEM 2071-002 Drawer 38 April 4 2016 TA Angela

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Experiment # 7Green Organic Chemistry: The Diels-Alder ReactionCHEM 2071-002Drawer 38April 4, 2016TA: Angela Bell-TaylorPurpose:
To perform a Diels-Alder reaction between N-methylmalemide and 9-(hydroxymethyl)anthracene in refluxing water. This reaction is a greener alternative to the more common reaction of maleic anhydride and anthracene in refluxing xylene.Safety Precautions:N-methylmalemide is corrosive; wash with water if contacted with skin. Dispose of wastes in specially designated containers; do not pour down sink.Conclusions:
In this experiment we performed a Diels-Alder reaction; the Diels-Alder reaction is a cycloaddition reaction in which the electron systems of two reagents join to form a new ring. In the Diels-Alder reaction the reactants are a conjugated diene (a hydrocarbon that has two double bonds separated by a single bond) and a dienophile (a substituted alkene). The dienophoile’s carbon-carbon double bond is usually conjugated with an electron-withdrawing group (typically a carbonyl group, a nitrile, or a nitro group).

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