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Ringing the chains

Nature Chemistry volume 3, pages 99101 (2011) | Download Citation

An unusual cyclization reaction to form alkylarenes — which are important chemical feedstocks — from alkanes is mediated by an iridium catalyst.

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  1. John Hartwig is in the Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, A410 Chemical Life Science Lab, 600 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA. e-mail: jhartwig@scs.illinois.edu

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