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  • adjective chemistry of, or relating to an electrophile; electron deficient


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electro- + -philic


  • This leads to a dramatic increase in electrophilic reactivity.

    Press Release: The 1994 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  • Thus benzyl alcohol may be classified either as an alcohol, or as an aromatic benzene derivative, since it participates in the characteristic reactions of the latter, such as electrophilic aromatic substitution or hydrogenation of the benzene ring.

    Natural Kinds

  • They work their positive effects by acting as electrophilic Michael acceptors, which activate good transcription factors such as NRF2.

    Forever Young

  • As we know, nitroalkenes are slightly electrophilic or mild oxidizing agents.

    Forever Young

  • If a molecule is electron-deficient, it becomes electron-hungry, or electrophilic, and can now be looked upon as an oxidizing agent.

    Forever Young

  • Q: what did the electrophilic H+ say to to the carbanion?

    j-gan Diary Entry

  • Superacid catalysts developed at the Institute permit oxidative condensation of methane to higher hydrocarbons, as well as the selective electrophilic conversion of methane to its mono-substituted derivatives such as methyl halides and methyl alcohol.

    Hydrocarbons for the 21st Century - The Work of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute

  • Superelectrophiles are the de facto reactive intermediates of many electrophilic reactions in superacidic systems (including those involving solid superacids) and even some enzymatic systems and should be differentiated from energetically lower-lying, thus much more stable intermediates, which frequently are observable and even isolable but are not necessarily reactive enough without further activation.

    George A. Olah - Autobiography

  • It should be recognized that superelectrophilic reactions frequently proceed with only "electrophilic assistance" (solvation, association) by the superacids without forming distinct dipositive intermediates.

    George A. Olah - Autobiography

  • This resulted in the development of the concept of superelectrophilic activation and the study of superelectrophiles, i.e. electrophiles of greatly enhanced reactivity compared with previously known related electrophilic reagents and systems.

    George A. Olah - Autobiography


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