Arene C-H activation by gold(III): Solvent-enabled proton shuttling, and observation of a pre-metallation Au-arene intermediate

Luca Rocchigiani, Julio Fernandez Cestau, Peter Budzelaar, Manfred Bochmann

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Selective Au-C bond cleavage and arene-C-H activation in (C^N^C)Au(III) pincer complexes are reversible, leading to a solvent-dependent proton shuttling process. The ether-free cleavage products are non-fluxional and show weak gold(III)-arene interactions commensurate with intermediates postulated previously for CMD-type arene activation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4358-4361
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number31
Early online date3 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2017

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