N-Oxoammonium salt

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The structure of a typical N-oxoammonium salt.

N-Oxoammonium salts in organic chemistry are a class of organic compounds sharing a functional group with the general structure R1R2N+=O X- where X- is the counterion. They are isoelectronic with carbonyls. The N-oxoammonium salt from TEMPO is used for oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl groups.