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Tandem Catalysis

Updated: Jul 12, 2022


The preparation of chemicals, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, fuels, or plastics, requires the selective transformation of simple, readily available starting materials into larger, more complex products. Traditionally, these products are obtained through a series of independent, stepwise reactions. While it provides a straightforward route to the target molecules, this synthetic strategy demands a unique set of reagents, conditions, and purification methods for each step. In order to lower costs, catalysts are used in most large-scale modern processes.

Keleman, R. E.; Ackerman, L. K. G.; Weix, D. J. Tandem Catalysis, In AccessScience, McGraw-Hill Education, 2014, Invited contribution

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