carbenoid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

carbene +‎ -oid

Adjective[edit]

carbenoid (comparative more carbenoid, superlative most carbenoid)

  1. (organic chemistry) characteristic of a carbene

Noun[edit]

carbenoid (plural carbenoids)

  1. (organic chemistry) any molecular entity having the characteristics of a carbene or acting as a source of carbenes
    Aldrichimica Acta Volume 30 No 4 (pdf) from Sigma-Aldrich
    The combination of an electron-withdrawing (EWG) and an electrondonating substituent (EDG) on the carbenoid appears to be the crucial requirement for high diastereoselectivity and enantioselectivity when the rhodium(II) prolinate system is used.

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