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Shape control in reactions with light

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The report of a light-activated catalyst that dictates the three-dimensional shape — the stereochemistry — of molecules formed in an organic reaction suggests a new strategy for controlling such reactions using visible light. See Letter p.100

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Figure 1: Light-controlled stereoselectivity.

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Skubi, K., Yoon, T. Shape control in reactions with light. Nature 515, 45–46 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/515045a

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