Theoretical Organic Chemistry
Classification and rationalization of the pericyclic reactions on the basis of qualitative molecular orbital theory. Electrocyclizations with participation of 2, 4, and 6 electrons, the rule of conservation of symmetry. Possibilities for 2+2 cycloadditions. Reaction of carbenes with olefins. Radical 2+2 cycloadditions. Regioselectivity and electron demand in Diels-Alder reactions. Intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions. Rationalizations and practical use of sigmatropic rearrangements. Stereochemistry of [3+3] sigmatropic rearrangements. Higher sigmatropic rearrangements. The theory of photochemistry. General principles of ring closure reactions, synthetic applications. Baldwin-rules and their interpretation.
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