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Catalytic C-H bond Activation for Direct C-C, C-O and C-N bond Formation
    The development of highly selective and practical organic transformations based on the C-H functionalization is currently an area of great research and interest, since the method can yield desired target compounds in fewer steps and with less wastes compared to the conventional pre-functionalization approaches.
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Catalytic Selective Defunctionalization

    An abundance of inexpensive bio-substrates can be derived from nature such as agricultural wastes, forest products, crop residues, or aquatic biomass, all of which are sustainable sources of organic carbons. While the structural portion of the bio-compounds are mainly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, the hydrolysis of these materials affords glucose and subsequent reduction gives bio-derived platform chemicals such as sugar alcohols.

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