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1,2-Alkyl Shift

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  • A 1,2-alkyl shift is a carbocation rearrangement in which an alkyl group migrates to the carbon atom bearing the formal charge of +1 (carbon 2) from an adjacent carbon atom (carbon 1), e.g.

     

     

    see also 1,2-hydride shift, 1,2-aryl shift