# Is this rearrangement in carbocation possible?

Generally, in the following type of reactions, positive charge on $\alpha$-Carbon causes ring expansion, but in the following example positive charge is formed on $\beta$-Carbon and the cation is cyclo-propyl methyl.

So is the above rearrangement even practically possible?

• For what it's worth, there are no reports of this reaction in the scientific literature. – orthocresol Aug 31 '17 at 7:10