Luis Domingo and colleagues at Universidad de Valencia study the electronic reorganization associated with the non-polar Diels-Alder reaction between cyclopentadiene and ethylene.
To know more about their findings read this HOT (as recommended by the referees) article which is free to access until the 25th November.
Understanding the mechanism of non-polar Diels–Alder reactions. A comparative ELF analysis of concerted and stepwise diradical mechanisms
Luis R. Domingo, Eduardo Chamorro and Patricia Pérez
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2010, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0OB00563K, Paper