Ultracentrifuge-mediated Diels-Alder reaction in a two-phase system of water and chloroform

Yujiro Hayashi, Mitsuhiro Takeda, Mitsuru Shoji, Masataka Morita

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Dramatic acceleration of the Diels-Alder reaction of acrylate ester or methacrolein with cyclopentadiene has been observed under ultracentrifugation conditions in the presence of water, when water-CHCl3 two-phase system was employed. The Diels-Alder reaction proceeds in the lower organic phase under ultracentrifugation-induced high pressure with the upper water phase acting like a weight.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-69
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)


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