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 '@R05370@-ene' reaction.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1112 [Terms] [Paper]