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ene reaction

Also contains definitions of: enophile, retro-ene reaction

The addition of a compound with a double bond having an allylic hydrogen (the 'ene') to a compound with a multiple bond (the 'enophile') with transfer of the allylic hydrogen and a concomitant reorganization of the bonding, as illustrated below for propene (the 'ene') and ethene (the 'enophile'). The reverse is a 'retro-ene' reaction.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077 (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1112
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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