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Pericyclic Reactions: Electrocyclic Reactions

ChemieOrganische ChemiePericyclische Reaktionen

This learning unit introduces electrocyclic reactions as a class of pericyclic reactions. Their stereochemistry and selection rules are explained in detail using various examples and animations.


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


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Introduction to electrocyclic reactions as a subset of pericyclic reactions
  • Stereochemistry of electrocyclic reactions

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit