Room-temperature Formal Aza-Wacker Cyclization through Synergistic Copper/TEMPO-catalyzed Radical Relay

Published on Aug 6, 2021in ACS Catalysis12.35
· DOI :10.1021/ACSCATAL.1C02721
Dong Yang1
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(Sichuan University),
Jiaming Chen (Sichuan University)+ 5 AuthorsZiyuan Li11
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(Sichuan University)
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