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A tuxedo for iodine atoms

A Correction to this article was published on 07 March 2007

Iodine atoms can be fitted with a chemical jacket to control the conversion of simple carbon chains into complex iodine-containing molecules. Previously, such reactions were only possible with enzymes.

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Figure 1: Enzymatic and synthetic cyclization reactions.


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Baran, P., Maimone, T. A tuxedo for iodine atoms. Nature 445, 826–827 (2007).

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