The role of silver additives in gold-mediated C-H functionalisation

Scott R. Patrick, Ine I. F. Boogaerts, Sylvain Gaillard, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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The role of silver additives is examined in the context of gold-mediated functionalisation of aromatic C-H bonds. Doubt is cast on the commonly cited route of halide abstraction from gold and evidence of substrate activation is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)892-896
Number of pages5
JournalBeilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2011


  • C-H functionalisation
  • Gold catalyst
  • Halide abstraction
  • N-heterocyclic carbene
  • Silver salt
  • Substrate activation
  • N-Heterocyclic carbenes
  • Bond formation
  • Catalysis
  • Arylation
  • Complexes
  • Acid


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