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Reactive carbon species tamed for synthesis

Beckwith, Rohan (2018) Reactive carbon species tamed for synthesis. Nature, 554 (7690). pp. 36-38. ISSN 14764687


The basis of organic chemistry is the study of carbon-containing compounds with the aim of manipulating carbon atoms to generate new molecules through the formation of carbon–carbon (C–C) bonds. In a paper in Nature, Wang et al. report a method for harnessing a reactive form of carbon known as a carbyne (Fig. 1a), which has been underused in synthetic chemistry. The findings open the door to new types of C–C bond-formation reaction.

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Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2018 00:45
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 00:45