A bit of boron, a pinch of palladium: One-stop shop for the Suzuki reaction

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 22:30 in Physics & Chemistry

Thanks to chemists in Munich, a crucial type of intermediate in the so-called Suzuki reaction can now be synthesized using an economical "one-pot" strategy. These compounds are used on an industrial scale to make the carbon scaffolds that form the basis of useful drugs and innovative materials.

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