Combined effects on selectivity in Fe-catalyzed methylene oxidation.

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Methylene C-H bonds are among the most difficult chemical bonds to selectively functionalize because of their abundance in organic structures and inertness to most chemical reagents. Their selective oxidations in biosynthetic pathways underscore the power of such reactions for streamlining the synthesis of molecules with complex oxygenation patterns. We… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/science.1183602

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