metathesis metathesis

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a linguistic process of transposition of sounds or syllables within a word or words within a sentence
  2. (n) a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)

Quotes

  1. "We expect this highly flexible palette of catalysts to be useful for a wide variety of catalytic reactions that are catalyzed by a high oxidation state alkylidene species, and to be able to design catalytic metathesis reactions with a control that...
    on Nov 16, 2008 By: Richard Schrock Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "Elevance is a great example of what happens when science and industry meet, and it brings me great pleasure to see firsthand that my work on metathesis has enabled green chemistry to take such significant steps forward," said Dr. Robert Grubbs...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Robert Grubbs Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. "Metathesis is ...... an important weapon in the hunt for new pharmaceuticals for treating many of the world's major diseases," the Nobel jury said, adding that the trio's findings also "represent a great step forward for 'green chemistry',...
    on Oct 5, 2005 By: Alfred Nobel Source: Bernama

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