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Dual catalysis at the flick of a switch

A combination of two catalysts — one of which is light-activated — has been used to promote new chemical reactivity, opening up fresh opportunities for the synthesis of structurally complex organic molecules. See Letter p.74

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Figure 1: Light-activated arylation of allylic carbon–hydrogen bonds.

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Devery, J., Stephenson, C. Dual catalysis at the flick of a switch. Nature 519, 42–43 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/519042a

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