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carbocation

[¦kär·bō′kat‚ī·ən]
(organic chemistry)
A positively charged ion whose charge resides, at least in part, on a carbon atom or group of carbon atoms.
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The amount of chemical bond formation was the highest for the chloro-hydrocarbon groups that are capable of stabilizing carbocations.
McClelland's research has run the gambit from physical organic chemistry, where his group pioneered the direct study of reactive intermediates of the tetrahedral intermediate and carbocation class, to biological and medicinal organic chemistry, where his group examined the properties of several important classes of drugs.
results indicate that carbocations generated from N-phenylsulfonamides
Olah's discovery completely transformed the scientific study of the elusive carbocations," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences stated in announcing the award.
Chapters discuss specific categories such as organometallics, carboranes, carbocations, or transformations that proceed through transient hypercarbon species, with information on fundamental chemistry, including reactivity, selectivity, stereochemistry, and mechanistic factors.
This research group (with Alan Hopkinson) is also actively investigating destabilized carbocations.
eq 18 probably via the formation of incipient carbocations.