from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An organic compound in which the hydrogen of the hydroxyl group of an alcohol has been replaced by a metal.
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- noun organic chemistry Any
organic compoundderived from an alcoholby replacement of a hydrogenatom with a metalor other cationicspecies.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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.
The acidity of alcohols is also affected by the overall stability of the alkoxide ion.
On the other hand, the presence of electron-donating group will result in a less stable alkoxide ion formed.
Electron - withdrawing groups attached to the carbon containing the hydroxyl group will serve to stabilize the alkoxide when formed, thus resulting in greater acidity.