Divergent mechanisms for the skeletal rearrangement and [2+2] cycloaddition of enynes catalyzed by gold

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

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Support for the direct route: That cyclobutenes are not necessary intermediates in the skeletal rearrangement of enynes is supported by DFT calculations and kinetic studies. Cyclobutenes may arise from the corresponding syn-cyclopropylgold(I) carbenes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6146-6148
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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