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  • n. Any organic compound derived from an alcohol by replacement of a hydrogen atom with a metal or other cationic species.


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  • By the mid 1980's we had developed what I call well-defined catalysts for both the olefin and acetylene metathesis reactions that contained sterically protecting imido and/or alkoxide ligands.

    Richard R. Schrock - Autobiography

  • The acidity of alcohols is also affected by the overall stability of the alkoxide ion.

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  • On the other hand, the presence of electron-donating group will result in a less stable alkoxide ion formed.

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  • Electron - withdrawing groups attached to the carbon containing the hydroxyl group will serve to stabilize the alkoxide when formed, thus resulting in greater acidity.

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