Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of physics and Chemistry, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 School of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


In this study, the application of the Diels-Alder cycloaddition reactions between methyl acrylate and cyclopentadiene has been studied using a silica-supported catalyst with various concentrations of Zn2+ ion (Silica@Zn+2) as Lewis acid catalyst without using the solvent. The effective role of silanol groups in increasing stereoselectivities of products was also studied.

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The Use of Silica@Zn+2 as an efficient catalyst in Diels–Alder reactions


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