Chemists find a surprisingly simple reaction to make a family of bioactive molecules

Chemists find a surprisingly simple reaction to make a family of bioactive molecules

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Many natural products and drugs feature a so-called dicarbonyl motif -- in certain cases however their preparation poses a challange to organic chemists. In their most recent work, chemists present a new route for these molecules. They use oxidized sulfur compounds even though sulfur is not included in the final product.

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