Pericyclic and Photochemical Reactions

Pericyclic reactions involve the almost simultaneous reorganization of bonding electron pairs through a cyclic transition state that enables products to be formed directly without the formation of an intermediate. In this series, we feature the following pericyclic reactions:

Other named reactions of the pericyclic reactions include:

  • Meisenheimer rearrangement
  • Oxy-Cope rearrangement
  • Sommelet-Hauser rearrangement
  • Wittig rearrangement

A photochemical reaction occurs when a chemical absorbs energy in the form of light and is transformed into another product. A common example of a photochemical process is plant photosynthesis. Featured in this series are:

Other named photochemical reactions are: