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Pericyclic Reactions: Sigmatropic Rearrangements

ChemieOrganische ChemiePericyclische Reaktionen

In this learning unit, sigmatropic reactions are introduced as a class of pericyclic reactions. The selection rules and stereochemistry are explained in detail using various examples.


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


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Introduction to sigmatropic rearrangements as a class of pericyclic reactions
  • Stereochemistry of sigmatropic reactions
  • [1,n]-sigmatropic reactions
  • [n,m]-sigmatropic reactions

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit