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Fri February 25, 2011 By: Sharun Kanan

what are super electrophiles? --Sharun Kanan

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Fri February 25, 2011
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Superelectrophiles are defined as cationic electrophilic reagents with greatly enhanced reactivities in the presence of superacids. These compounds were first described by George A. Olah. Superelectrophiles form as a doubly electron deficient superelectrophile by protosolvation of a cationic electrophile. 
 
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