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assumed and not drawn out fully). You are responsible for writing complete reaction mechanisms that are inspired by the rules and guidelines set forth in both the lab AND lecture courses.
Page 3 2. The internal reaction temperature (in other words, the temperature of the reaction mixture inside the reaction flask) of this Diels-Alder experiment may be specified by the term reflux . a. What was the internal reaction temperature, in °C?
b. How was the internal reaction temperature achieved and maintained?
3. Diels-Alder reaction rates… a. Which of the following dienes will react faster in a Diels-Alder reaction, cyclopentadiene or 1,3-butadiene?
b. Explain your answer. Be as complete as possible and include any necessary chemical structure(s).
4. Predict the structure of the product formed in the following reaction.
Page 4 5. For each of the following products, draw the structures of the diene and dienophile necessary to synthesize the compound in a Diels-Alder reaction. a) b) c) Works Cited Mayo, D. W.; Pike, R. M.; Forbes, D. C. Microscale Organic Laboratory with Multistep and Multiscale Syntheses , 5 th ed.; John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011; pp 203-207. Modifications for Expt 15: Diels-Alder Reaction: 9, 10-Dihydroanthracene-9, 10- α , β - succinic Acid Anhydride, Canvas document.

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