Isocyanide insertion into Au-H bonds: first gold iminoformyl complexes

Julio Fernandez-Cestau, Luca Rocchigiani, Anna Pintus, Raquel J. Rama, Peter H. M. Budzelaar, Manfred Bochmann

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Isocyanides insert into gold(III)-hydrogen bonds to give the first examples of gold iminoformyl complexes. The reaction is initiated by catalytic amounts of radicals; DFT calculations indicate that this is an equilibrium reaction driven forward by isocyanide in sufficient excess to trap the Au(II) intermediate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11447-11450
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number81
Early online date20 Sep 2018
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2018

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