Last edited 12dec12 by rovani2@illinois.edu

The Modeling of a Diels-Alder Reaction Mechanism and Expansion into Practical Applications

Abstract

My project, as proposed, is to combine the programming and modeling skills Iíve learned in class and on my own with the organic chemistry background I have. Specifically, I am going to model a simple organic reaction using VPython and then expand its implications into real world cases of problems and solutions. Because a large complicated molecule and reaction is out of my skill level and ability, I will stick to a simpler reaction and explain why the mechanism and reaction affect our everyday lives. Here is a link to Wikipedia on the Diels-Alder reaction.


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