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Radical catalysis

The domination of metals in catalysis is under threat as organic catalysts gain ground. The latest example may expand chemical reactivity beyond the achievements of traditional metal complexes.

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Figure 1: A radical mode of organocatalysis.

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Mukherjee, S., List, B. Radical catalysis. Nature 447, 152–153 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/447152a

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