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Nat. Synth.
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3 + 3 makes the ring

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Ring-forming reactions are at the heart of organic synthesis. Now, phenylene rings are synthesized from two isopropyl moieties on a gold surface. Resolving the intermediates of this (3+3) cycloaromatization reaction with atomic force microscopy offers mechanistic insight into the dimerization process.

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17 Mar 2022

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Nat. Synth.

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