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A catalytic knight's move

The reactivity of inert hydrocarbons can be transformed by a catalytic double act. With the ability to manipulate the lengths of the resulting carbon chains, this development opens up fresh vistas.

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Figure 1: Individual steps of the Goldman–Brookhart reaction3.


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Crabtree, R. A catalytic knight's move. Nature 441, 165–166 (2006).

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