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Encoding matter with regiospecific 12C/13C isotopic labels

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Abstract

Society suffers due to an inability to regulate matter. This study presents a practical tool for the encryption of materials by adjusting the levels of 13C at regiospecific atoms within a molecule to generate a stable-isotopically encoded signature. This system is demonstrated by securing a document by adapting natural product chemistry as an encryption device. This approach delivers a complex signal that would be difficult to intercept due to the need for access to extraction protocols, sophisticated NMR instrumentation and a vital level of prior knowledge. Overall, this discovery offers an important tool to monitor and track valuable entities on our planet.

Graphical abstract: Encoding matter with regiospecific 12C/13C isotopic labels

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The article was received on 04 Jan 2018, accepted on 01 Feb 2018 and first published on 08 Feb 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00080H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article
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    Encoding matter with regiospecific 12C/13C isotopic labels

    J. J. La Clair, Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00080H

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