Issue Date: April 15, 2013 | Web Date: April 11, 2013
Light-Driven Reaction Modifies Double Bonds With Unconventional Selectivity
Small molecules with a carbon-carbon double bond—alkenes—are starting points for chemicals in products such as paints and flavorings. But many ways to modify alkenes are energy intensive or depend on costly metal catalysts. Neither issue plagues new chemistry from a University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, team. The researchers presented their work at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting in New Orleans.
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