Carboxylation of C-H bonds using N-heterocyclic carbene gold(I) complexes

Ine Ida Fransoise Boogaerts, Steven Patrick Nolan

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A highly efficient [(NHC)Au-1]-based (NHC = N-heterocyclic carbene) catalytic system for the carboxylation of aromatic and heteroaromatic C-H bonds was developed. The significant base strength of the Au-OH species is at the origin of the activation process and permits the facile functionalization of C-H bonds without the use of other organometallic reagents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8858-8859
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2010


  • Carbon-Dioxide
  • Chemoselective Carboxylation
  • Copper(I) Complexes
  • CO2
  • Esters
  • Acids
  • Activation
  • Halides


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