elimination

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.E02038
The reverse of an @A00133@ or @T06446@. In an elimination two groups (called eliminands) are lost most often from two different centres (1/2/elimination or 1/3/elimination, etc.) with concomitant formation of an unsaturation in the molecule (double bond, triple bond) or formation of a new ring. If the groups are lost from a single centre (α-elimination, 1/1/elimination) the resulting product is a @C00806@ or a 'carbene analogue'.
See also:
α-elimination
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077. (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1112 [Terms] [Paper]