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A new tool to create chemical complexity from fatty acids

April 29, 2022 Update
This paper was retracted on April 29, 2022, by the authors after finding some of the study data were irreproducible or manipulated. Accordingly, this press release has also been withdrawn.

A new catalyst design enables unprecedented control over the modification of fatty acid derivatives that opens the door to creating useful substances in a green and efficient manner.

See the press release by Hokkaido University

Article information:
Reyes R. L. et al., Asymmetric remote C–H borylation of aliphatic amides and esters with a modular iridium catalystScience, August 21, 2020.
DOI: 10.1126/science.abc8320