Researchers use iron to generate new three-component cross-coupling catalytic reaction

Researchers at the University of Rochester, a NYSERNet member and the University of Maryland, partially funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, developed a three-component cross-coupling reaction that produces less expensive synthetics of hard to produce pharmaceutical compounds in one step using iron. They studied the mechanics of iron-catalyzed carbon bond-forming reactions and succeeded in creating a three-component coupling that increased the chemical bonding potential during the reaction and reduced the bond instability of iron and iron- carbon. Read more here:

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Scientists have developed a way to generate pharmaceutical reactions using iron as a catalyst.

Credit: Preston MacDougall