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Shining a light on amine synthesis

Given the abundance of amines in pharmaceutical substances, new strategies for the formation of C–N bonds are highly sought after. Now, using a dual photoredox–copper catalysis system, a method for amine synthesis has been developed.

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Fig. 1: The decarboxylative coupling of aliphatic carboxylic acids and amines.