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Pericyclic Reactions: Cycloadditions and Diels-Alder Reaction

ChemieOrganische ChemiePericyclische Reaktionen

In this learning unit, cycloadditions, particularly the Diels-Alder reaction, are introduced as a versatile synthetic method. The stereochemistry is explained using various examples and animations.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Stereochemistry of Cycloadditions
  • Stereochemie of the Diels-Alder reaction
  • Applications of the Diels-Alder reaction

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit