PerspectiveChemistry

Targeting Specific C-H Bonds for Oxidation

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Science  30 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5782, pp. 1885-1886
DOI: 10.1126/science.1129814

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Summary

Enzymes use two main strategies--size/shape selectivity and substrate orientation--to achieve selective oxidation. Chemists have now developed a simple catalyst that mimics substrate orientation.