A nitrenium ion (also called: aminylium ion) in organic chemistry is a reactive intermediate based on nitrogen with both an electron lone pair and a positive charge and with two substituents (R2N+) . The compound can have both a singlet and a triplet state.
The term imidonium ion with the same meaning is now obsolete.
- The related neutral nitrenes R-N
- Gold Book definition link
- Reaction of Aromatic Azides with Strong Acids: Formation of Fused Nitrogen Heterocycles and Arylamines Marcia de Carvalho, Ana E.P.M. Sorrilha, and J. Augusto R. Rodrigues J. Braz. Chem. Soc., Vol. 10, No. 5, 415-420, 1999. link
- Microwave-assisted generation of carbazolyl nitrenium cation Dariusz Bogdal ARKIVOC 2001 (vi) 109-115 Link