How aerosols form when the molecule that smells like electricity reacts with the molecule that smells like pine trees
The oxidation of volatile organic compounds is a major contributor to atmospheric aerosol, which affects climate and health. The α-pinene and ozone system is particularly efficient in this regard, but how exactly do these two molecules lead to aerosol?
The coupling of aryl halides and arylboronic acids is generally performed by metal-catalysed Suzuki–Miyaura reactions while metal-free approaches remain elusive. Here an organocatalytic approach based on amine catalysts is introduced for the preparation of commercially relevant asymmetric biaryls.