α-addition (alpha-addition)

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A @C01033@ resulting in a single reaction product from two or three reacting chemical species, with formation of two new chemical @B00697@ to the same atom in one of the reactant @M03986@. The synonymous term 1/1/addition is also used. For example:
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(This particular example can also be viewed as an @I03058@ reaction). In inorganic chemistry such α-addition reactions, generally to a metallic @C00930@, are known as 'oxidative additions'. α-Addition is the reverse of α-@E02038@ or 1/1/@E02038@.
See also:
addition
,
elimination
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1087 [Terms] [Paper]