Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I remember reading in this article, where there was a study made on carbocations in solution; apparently they managed to stabilise the formation of carbocations in superacidic solution, and therefore observed the characteristics of carbocations, in particular their fluxional character. And they found that when they prepared the carbocation that had the structure:

After NMR analysis, they found that they had two other carbocations:

Can you fashion a guess? Haha.


And if you still haven't figured it out yet, it's due to carbocationic rearrangements as such:

Quite cool huh? Haha.

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