Cationic gold(I) complexes: Highly alkynophilic catalysts for the exo- and endo-cyclization of enynes

Cristina Nieto-Oberhuber, Maria Munoz-Herranz, Elena Buñuel, Cristina Nevado, Diego J. Cárdenas, Antonio M. Echavarren

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Alkynophilic cationic gold(I) complexes are very active catalysts for reactions of enynes that proceed exclusively through cyclopropyl carbene complexes as intermediates (see scheme). With such catalysts, the first examples of endocyclic skeletal rearrangements under mild conditions have been observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2402-2406
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie-International Edition
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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