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Organic chemistry

One catalyst, two reactions

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A catalyst has been tuned to make different compounds from the same molecules in carbon–nitrogen bond-forming reactions, depending on the conditions used. The products are potential building blocks for biologically active molecules.

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Figure 1: Selective hydroamination reactions of alkynes.

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Schulz, E. One catalyst, two reactions. Nature 517, 280–281 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/517280a

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