Title

Recent Studies of Long-Lived Carbocations and Carbodications

Abstract

The primary focus of the current review is on the more recent work in the area of long-lived carbocations and carbodications, carried out in collaboration with Professor George Olah and other investigators. In this review, a broad variety of carbocations are discussed such as sterically crowded carbocations, nonclassical and classical cyclopropylmethyl cations and dications, cyclobutylmethyl cations, dienylic and allylic dications, cyclobutylmethyl cations and hexaaryl(trimethylene) methane dications. The study of sterically crowded carbocations is challenging, as the carbocationic center is far removed from the counteranion in such structures. In addition, the solvation of the cationic centers is minimized because of the unfavorable steric interactions between the carbocation and the solvent species.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

carbodications; cyclobutylmethyl cations; cyclopropylmethyl cations; long-lived carbocations

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9780471284901

Document Type

Book - Chapter

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Wiley, All rights reserved.


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