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The direct approach is not always the best: ethene + dichlorocarbene

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
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The reaction between a carbene and an alkene to form a cyclopropane is about as simple a reaction as one can get. But I discussed before how simple little molecules (cyclopropenyl anion) can hold surprises. So consider this reaction:

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