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A cure for catalyst poisoning

Compounds that are sensitive to the components of air are difficult to use in chemical reactions, requiring conditions that are tedious to set up. A simple, practical solution to this problem has finally been devised. See Letter p.208

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Figure 1: Encapsulated reagents for dispensing air-sensitive compounds.

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Farmer, M., Baran, P. A cure for catalyst poisoning. Nature 524, 164–165 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/524164a

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