allylic rearrangement


Definition of allylic rearrangement

: the migration of an ion or radical from one end of a 3-carbon allyl sequence to the other with concurrent shifting of the position of the double bond (as CH2=CHCHRX→XCH2CH=CHR)

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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