1st Edition

Carbene Chemistry From Fleeting Intermediates to Powerful Reagents

By Guy Bertrand Copyright 2002

    Highlights recent discoveries in the development of rapid kinetic techniques that allow for direct visualization and state-of-the-art computational methods.

    Matrix isolation of highly electrophilic carbenes; observing invisible carbenes by trapping them with pyridine; carbenic philicty; approach to a persistent triplet carbene; diaminocarbenes; exploring structure and reactivity; stable versions of transient singlet carbines; the discovery and development of high oxidation state alkylidene complexes; Fischer carbene complexes in organic synthesis; from high-spin polycarbenes to carbene-based magnets.


    Bertrand\, Guy