N-heterocyclic carbenes in gold catalysis

Nicolas Marion, Steven Patrick Nolan

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Abstract

The appealing properties of N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) as ancillary ligands and the high potential of gold as an organometallic catalyst have made their encounter inevitable. Still in its infancy, NHC-gold catalysis is nevertheless growing rapidly. In this tutorial review, catalytic transformations involving NHC-containing gold(I) and gold(III) complexes are presented. Particular attention is drawn to the versatility and selectivity of these catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1776-1782
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Society Reviews
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008

Keywords

  • GOLD(III) COMPLEXES
  • PROPARGYLIC ESTERS
  • METAL-COMPLEXES
  • BOND
  • ALKYNES
  • LIGANDS
  • AU
  • CYCLOISOMERIZATION
  • HYDROAMINATION
  • POLYMERIZATION

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