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Carbene Equivalent

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  • If the reaction between an organic reactant and a reagent yields the same organic product as the reactant would upon reacting with a carbene, the reagent is called a carbene equivalent or carbenoid.

    eg:

    I—CH2—Zn—I (Simmons-Smith reagent) is an equivalent of  :CH2.