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Carbyne anions get to work

The isolation of a rare example of a highly reactive low-valent carbon compound — a carbyne anion complex — enables the discovery of low-valent carbon transfer reactions.

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Fig. 1: Overview of the synthesis, structure and reactivity of highly reactive carbon compounds.


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Bourissou, D. Carbyne anions get to work. Nat. Synth 2, 317–318 (2023).

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