Light-Driven Reaction Modifies Double Bonds With Unconventional Selectivity | April 15, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 15 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: April 15, 2013 | Web Date: April 11, 2013

Light-Driven Reaction Modifies Double Bonds With Unconventional Selectivity

ACS Meeting News: Catalyst system breaks a classic rule of organic chemistry
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Green Chemistry
News Channels: JACS In C&EN, Organic SCENE
Keywords: organocatalysis, alkene, organic chemistry, photochemistry, anti-Markovnikov

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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