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Also contains definition of: bond migration

  1. The (usually intramolecular) transfer of an atom or group during the course of a molecular rearrangement.
  2. The movement of a bond to a new position, within the same molecular entity is known as 'bond migration'. Allylic rearrangements, e.g.
    exemplify both types of migration.
PAC, 1994, 66, 1077 (Glossary of terms used in physical organic chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 1141
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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