Lewis base


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Le·wis base

(lū'wis),
a base that is an electron-pair donor.

Le·wis base

(lū'is bās)
A base that is an electron-pair donor.

Lewis base

A substance that donates an electron pair to an acid, forming a covalent bond with the acid.
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In addition, modification with graphene-like particles of Mo[S.sub.2] leads to an even more significant increase in the number of Lewis base sites (pK = -0.29).
Preferred controlling agents for the electrophilic polymerization reaction are organic Lewis bases such as DMF, DMAc and NMP.
This is because that MAAM, a Lewis base unit, could form hydrogen bond with Lewis acid of MAA unit and the formed hydrogen bond has much higher bond energy than that formed between MAAM and MMA or MAA and MMA.
This product acts as a powerful Lewis base and has a high catalytic effect.
The reactive species are then HO-/[H.sub.2]O and [H.sup.+]/[H.sub.2]O, respectively, and reaction can take place at electrophilic (Lewis acid) and nucleophilic (Lewis base) centres on the OP molecule, respectively.
Often, alkali metal alkoxides are also used in conjunction with Lewis base modifiers to achieve even higher vinyl contents (ref.
Thus, hydrogenation at 80 psig of Cp*W(NO)[(CH.sub.2 SiMe.sub.3)2] in the presence of a Lewis base, L, affords trans-Cp*W(NO)(H)[(CH.sub.2 SiMe.sub.3)] (L) complexes, i.e.
Organic Lewis bases such as pyridine, DMF, DMAc, and NMP are found to be preferred controlling agents for the electrophilic polycondensation reaction.
This means that the linear C[O.sub.2] molecule can be bent and activated by molecules with Lewis acids at one end and Lewis bases at the other.
Table 3 lists the computed complexation energies for the [X.sub.3]AlY[C.sub.4][H.sub.4] (X = H, F, Cl and Br; Y = O in furan, Y = NH in pyrrole, and Y = S in thiophen), donor-acceptor complexes and the charge transfer from Y[C.sub.4][H.sub.4] Lewis bases to Al[X.sub.3] Lewis acids ([Q.sub.t]).
Among their topics are recyclable organocatalysts in asymmetric reactions, the synthesis of chiral catalysts supported on organic polymers, asymmetric catalytic synthesis in supercritical fluids, microwave-assisted transition metal-catalyzed asymmetric synthesis, silicate-mediated stereoselective reactions catalyzed by chiral Lewis bases, and stereoselective nitrogen heterocycle synthesis mediated by chiral metal catalysts.
However, concerning bases, a limited number of factors influence the strength of Lewis bases, which according to Laurence (chemistry, U.

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