With menadione and cyclopentadiene as starting materials, a menadione-cyclopentadiene adduct was synthesized via a Diels-Alder reaction. This reaction serves as the first step in a pathway to synthesize a menadione-safranal derivative that could potentially have antioxidant activity.
Peñaloza, Charity A., "An Attempted Synthesis of a Menadione Derivative via a Diels-Alder Reaction" (2009). Senior Research Projects. 168.