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Topic: Diels-Alder: Exo vs Endo and Matched vs Mismatched  (Read 1028 times)

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Offline VictorNova

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Diels-Alder: Exo vs Endo and Matched vs Mismatched
« on: April 17, 2023, 05:51:18 PM »
While working on this lab report thing, I came across this issue. I've been having trouble distinguishing between how to draw endo vs exo when drawing organic structures and I don't get what is being asked regarding matched and mismatched. Could anyone help explain it to me?
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Re: Diels-Alder: Exo vs Endo and Matched vs Mismatched
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2023, 08:26:17 PM »
I am not familar with this term, but maybe mismatched refers to the 1,3 isomer, which is the disfavored constitutional isomer that might form as a minor product? The major product should have a 1,2 relationship between the methoxy group and the ester group in this case.

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