enolate anion


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enolate anion

[′ē·nə‚lāt ′an‚ī·ən]
(organic chemistry)
The delocalized anion which is left after the removal of a proton from an enol, or of the carbonyl compound in equilibrium with the enol.
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thesis research on The Structure and Reactivity of Enolate Anions was conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
They cover synthetic design, stereochemical considerations in planning synthesis, the concept of protecting functional groups, oxidation and reduction as functional group transformations, the chemistry of carbon-carbon pi-bonds and related reactions, formation of carbon-carbon single bonds through enolate anions and organometallic reagents, formation of carbon-carbon pi-bonds, and synthesis of carbocyclic systems.
Quirk is a leader in the field of anionic polymerization, with original research into areas such as developing reliable procedures for the anionic synthesis of chain-end functionalized polymers and his demonstration that chain-transfer reactions of enolate anions take place during group transfer polymerization.