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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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.