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Gold unleashes the power of three

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Gold in the +3 oxidation state is scarcely used in catalysis, because the oxidants employed to generate it can damage reactants. An oxidant-free route to gold(III) catalysts reveals their potential. See Article p.449

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Figure 1: Preparation and application of a gold(III) catalyst.

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Kourra, C., Cramer, N. Gold unleashes the power of three. Nature 517, 440–441 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/517440a

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