The Diels--Alder reaction in total synthesis.

@article{Nicolaou2002TheDR,
  title={The Diels--Alder reaction in total synthesis.},
  author={K. Nicolaou and S. Snyder and T. Montagnon and G. Vassilikogiannakis},
  journal={Angewandte Chemie},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={
          1668-98
        }
}
The Diels-Alder reaction has both enabled and shaped the art and science of total synthesis over the last few decades to an extent which, arguably, has yet to be eclipsed by any other transformation in the current synthetic repertoire. With myriad applications of this magnificent pericyclic reaction, often as a crucial element in elegant and programmed cascade sequences facilitating complex molecule construction, the Diels-Alder cycloaddition has afforded numerous and unparalleled solutions to… Expand
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