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Precision pruning of molecules

Nature volume 533, pages 183184 (12 May 2016) | Download Citation

If organic molecules were trees, then the numerous carbon–hydrogen bonds within them would be leaves. A catalyst that targets one 'leaf' out of many similar other ones looks set to be a huge leap for synthetic chemistry. See Letter p.230

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  1. Kin S. Yang and Keary M. Engle are in the Department of Chemistry, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California 92037, USA.

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