- the reaction in which a conjugated diene combines with a double or triple bond of a given compound to form a ring of six carbon atoms.
Origin of Diels-Alder reaction
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- chem a type of chemical reaction in which one organic compound containing conjugated double bonds adds to another containing an ethylenic bond to form a product containing a ring
C20: named after Otto Diels (1876–1954) and Kurt Alder (1902–58), German chemists