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  • noun Plural form of ylide.


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  • In this, phosphorus ylides, a type of compound which he discovered, are allowed to react with carbonyl compounds.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1979 - Presentation Speech

  • Through the synthesis of the pentaaryl derivatives of the elements of group 5, the phosphorous ylides were discovered and also, in 1953, the carbonylolefins which have since proven to be crucial for the manufacture of synthetic fabrics and also important in other industrial processes.

    Georg Wittig - Curriculum Vitae


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