C-H activation in strongly acidic media. The co-catalytic effect of the reaction medium.

Materials and Process Simulation Centre (MC-139-74), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 91125, USA.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 06/2009; DOI: 10.1039/b821854d
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