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Electrifying catalytic aerobic oxidation

Extensive research efforts have been devoted to development of catalytic oxidation manifolds based on molecular oxygen. Now, an unconventional approach for oxygenation of organic sulfides by this abundant oxidant is introduced by merging nickel catalysis with electrochemistry.

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Fig. 1: Oxygen activation and electrochemically enabled nickel-catalysed oxygenation of sulfides.

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Shatskiy, A., Liu, JQ. & Kärkäs, M.D. Electrifying catalytic aerobic oxidation. Nat Catal 4, 96–97 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-021-00583-4

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