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Organic chemistry

Single molecules put a ring on it

A variant of a classical reaction has been used to generate short-lived chemical species called arynes, allowing the one-step synthesis of structurally complex benzene derivatives from simple precursors. See Article p.208

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Figure 1: Methods for preparing arynes.
Figure 2: A fresh twist on the Diels–Alder reaction.


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Yeoman, J., Reisman, S. Single molecules put a ring on it. Nature 490, 179–180 (2012).

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