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cyclobenzannulation (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) The formation or expansion of a ring by the introduction of one or more fused benzene rings.
    • 2015 June 18, Grant J Sherborne, Bao N Nguyen, “Recent XAS studies into Homogeneous metal catalyst in fine chemical and pharmaceutical syntheses”, in Chemistry Central Journal[1], volume 9, DOI:10.1186/s13065-015-0103-6:
      Scheme 1 Novel intermediates detected by XAS in a Au-catalysed cyclobenzannulation Hashmi and Bertagnolli also employed XAS to investigate the oxidation state of the gold catalyst in an Au-catalysed oxidative esterification [ 6 ].

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