carbenoid species

carbenoid species

[′kär·bə‚nȯid ‚spē·shēz]
(organic chemistry)
A species that is not a free carbene but has the characteristics of a carbene when participating in a chemical reaction.
References in periodicals archive ?
reported the insertion reaction of a carbenoid species, generated in situ from ethyl-diazoacetate, into O-H bonds catalyzed by I, under soft conditions [30].