The rate of reaction and the selectivity of a Diels - Alder cycloaddition between a furan and a maleimide can be enhanced by the introduction of complementary recognition sites on the reactant species. Subtle manipulation of other structural elements allows the generation of the observed rate enhancements and selectivities through either self-replication or formation of a pre-reactivc binary complex.
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- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry