If we consider this reaction: Compound 1 + Compound 2 --> Compound 3
I understand that if a reaction is under kinetic control, the less stable (e.g. a mono-substituted diene) is formed and if the reaction is under thermodynamic control the more stable stable (disubstituted diene) is formed.
However, if we wanted to go from the kinetic product to the thermodynamic product, would this reaction be considered as being under kinetic control? In other words, are the reactants under kinetic/thermodynamic control, or is it the products?
I think this is more of a terminology question.