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Shapeshifting xantphos

Lukas Veth and Paweł Dydio discuss the importance of ligands in transition metal catalysis, looking at the success story of xantphos and why it should earn the title of ‘privileged ligand’.

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Veth, L., Dydio, P. Shapeshifting xantphos. Nat. Chem. 14, 1088 (2022).

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