Christoph Gibson

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The reaction of carboxylic acids with carbodiimides is reviewed, and an "introverted" carboxylic acid is proposed as a means of trapping reactive intermediates along the reaction pathway. The introverted acid is a cavitand with the carboxylic function directed toward the floor of the cavity. Its reaction with diisopropyl carboodiimide gives a covalent(More)
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