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Light opens pathways for nickel catalysis

The report of a light-activated catalyst that generates usually inaccessible nickel intermediates provides a general strategy that might allow elusive catalytic reactions to be realized. See Letter p.330

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Figure 1: Switching oxidation states for nickel catalysis.


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Murphy, J., Melchiorre, P. Light opens pathways for nickel catalysis. Nature 524, 297–298 (2015).

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