Dr. Douglas Armstrong
Scholarship of Discovery
One of the main subjects of this research is to compare “inverse-electron-demand” Diels-Alder (IED-DA) reactions with the classical, or “normal-electron-demand” (NED), DA reactions in an attempt to further define the line between the two. The other main focus is to compare methods using conventional heat with using microwave promotion. In both cases, the goal was to produce novel heterocyclic compounds.
Richey, Kristen, "Diels-Alder Synthesis of Novel Heterocyclic Compounds, Including Inverse-Electron-Demand and Microwave Promotion" (2015). Honors Program Projects. 79.