Norcaradiene Ring Opening

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Norcaradiene ring opening is a type of electrocyclic reaction.

In a electrocyclic rection, one sigma bond is either broken or formed. Electrocyclic reactions react in either a disrotatary or conrotatary fashion. This ring opening is a disrotary reaction, see this page for more information.

O. A. McNamara and A. R. Maguire, Tetrahedron, 2011, 67, 9–40.

Other pages of interest to do with Animated Molecular Orbitals are

Introductory | Pericyclic Reactions and Heck Catalytic Cycle