One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A highly reactive molecule containing a divalent carbon atom, examples of which occur as intermediates in some organic reactions.
- ‘This reaction has become synthetically useful since the discovery of various well-defined transition metal carbene complexes which can catalyse alkene metathesis.’
- ‘We have since shown that this type of conical intersection structure is general for other alkene systems leading to carbene formation and cis-trans isomerization where possible.’
- ‘So here we have the personal opinion of a professor in chemistry, famous for his work on carbenes, commenting on evolution and at the same time his title evolved into professor of biochemistry.’
- ‘It is only in reactions with transition metals that carbenes are stable, due to the distribution of electrons within the structure formed.’
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