allylic rearrangement

noun

: 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)

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allylic rearrangement was in 1935

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“Allylic rearrangement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allylic%20rearrangement. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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