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Research Team Observes Elusive Copper (III) Intermediates

June 15, 2007

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Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have succeeded in observing the formation of a key "copper (III) intermediate" in the conjugate addition reaction of organocuprates. Copper (III) intermediates have been proposed for nearly 40 years in organocopper chemistry, but this represents the first definitive characterization of such an elusive species. Full Story

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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