1,3-Cyclohexadiene Formation Reactions: 6π and Higher-Order Electrocyclizations

D. Trauner, R. Webster

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6π Electrocyclizations represent an underutilized, but powerful method to form six-membered rings. Herein, the tactical employment of electrocyclizations, both 6π and 8π/6π cascade reactions, for the synthesis of natural products and useful chemical building blocks is presented. Both all-carbon and heteroatom-containing systems are addressed, highlighting their role in the repertoire of a modern synthetic chemist for the synthesis of 1,3-cyclohexadienes, heterocycles and aromatic rings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCombining C-C π-Bonds
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9780080977430
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Cascade reactions
  • Domino reactions
  • Electrocyclic reactions
  • Electrocyclic ring closure
  • Electrocyclization
  • Woodward-Hoffmann rules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry


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