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Paternò–Büchi pathways

The Paternò–Büchi reaction is a useful approach in organic synthesis to prepare oxetanes. Understanding the mechanism of this reaction is required for the prediction and control of the diastereoselectivity of the products.

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Fig. 1: Mechanisms of the Paternò–Büchi reaction.

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Hoffmann, N. Paternò–Büchi pathways. Nat. Synth 2, 9–10 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44160-022-00200-7

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