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Three catalysts tango with olefins

Predictably activating C–H and C–C bonds for the synthesis of new materials remains a challenge within the synthetic community. A ternary catalytic dance between radicals, metals and light may unlock this puzzle.

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Fig. 1: Design of a broadly applicable reaction for direct allylic C(sp³)–H arylation.


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Reschützegger, T., Syphan, T. & dos Passos Gomes, G. Three catalysts tango with olefins. Nat Synth 1, 13–15 (2022).

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