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This is the first book to collect together 70 years worth of experimental procedures that have been developed to perfom the Diels-Alder reaction. It begins with the fundamental principles and contains numerous graphical abstracts to present the basic concepts in a concise and pictorial way. Covering the theory and synthetic applications of the experimental methods it describes the procedures and techniques and includes reports on industrial applications. Illustrates the fundamental principles and summarises experimental methods used to carry out the Diels-Alder reaction Contains physical and catalytic methods to enhance the selectivity of the Diels-Alder reaction Includes procedures for cycloaddition accomplished in conventional and unconventional media Outlines the practical procedures Focuses on clean syntheses and green chemistry Provides a single source for relevant information and includes over 1,000 references The Diels-Alder reaction mechanism was first published in 1928 and in the last 70 years has become the most commonly used and studied mechanism in organic chemistry.