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Co-ordinate Bond Formation by Olefins

Nature volume 160, page 56 (12 July 1947) | Download Citation

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It is pertinent to add to Dr. Walsh's remarks1 concerning co-ordinate bond formation by ethylene analogous to that commonly associated with formally saturated molecules possessing lone electron pairs that an essentially similar point of view was first presented by Winstein and Lucas2. These authors visualized the olefin-electron acceptor (X) complex as a resonance hybrid involving the structures I, II and III:

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