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Synthetic half-reactions

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Abstract

This perspective on reactivity introduces Synthetic Half-Reactions (SHRs) as a way to analyze chemical transformations. SHRs denote either an uphill transformation leading to a higher energy state or a downhill transformation leading to a lower energy state. Using well-established processes, I show how the matching of different classes of SHRs offers a tool to classify chemical transformations. This raises the possibility to discover new processes by finding underappreciated combinations of endergonic and exergonic steps.

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Submitted
15 Jul 2020
Accepted
06 Sep 2020
First published
09 Sep 2020

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2020,11, 12423-12427
Article type
Perspective

Synthetic half-reactions

A. K. Yudin, Chem. Sci., 2020, 11, 12423
DOI: 10.1039/D0SC03876H

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