Allene-derived gold and platinum complexes: synthesis and first applications in catalysis

Hanna Maliszewska, David Hughes, Maria Paz Munoz-Herranz

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We report here the synthesis, full characterisation and first application in catalysis of novel Au(I), Au(III) and Pt(II) carbene-type complexes formed from bis(pyridyl)allenes. The catalytic activity of the new Au(I)-complexes in the cylisation of 1,6-enynes, benchmark reaction for new Au and Pt complexes, was comparable to Au(I)-state-of-the-art catalysts used in these reactions. Reactions with the new Au(III)- and Pt(II)-complexes ocurred under milder conditions than the reported with AuCl3 and PtCl2.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4034-4038
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number13
Early online date28 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2020

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