boat conformation


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boat conformation

[′bōt ‚kän·fər′mā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
A boat-shaped conformation in space which can be assumed by cyclohexane or similar compounds; a relatively unstable form.
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There was one possibility for neighboring group interaction that would accelerate hydrolysis in the boat conformation of cis-1,4-CHDA (Figure 2); however, torsional strain and flagpole interactions would destabilize this conformer.