Interactions, reactions or processes classified as:

Insertion

The insertion of an atom or group (Z) between two atoms (X-Y) can be considered an insertion.

However, single step (concerted) insertion reactions are very rare. Indeed, it is possible that all so called "insertion reactions" in fact proceed via a number of complexation and substitution steps.

For more information look in the Chemogenesis webbook section on insertion reactions.


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