Gold-acetonyl complexes : from side-products to valuable synthons
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A new synthetic strategy was devised leading to the formation of complexes, such as [Au(IPr)(CH2COCH3)]. The approach capitalizes on the formation of a decomposition product observed in the course of the synthesis of [Au(IPr)(Cl)]. A library of gold acetonyl complexes containing the most common N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) ligands has been synthesized. These acetonyl complexes are good synthons for the preparation of numerous organogold complexes. Moreover, they have proven to be precatalysts in common gold(I)-catalyzed reactions.
Gasperini , D , Collado-Martinez , A , Gomez Suarez , A , Cordes , D B , Slawin , A M Z & Nolan , S P 2015 , ' Gold-acetonyl complexes : from side-products to valuable synthons ' Chemistry - A European Journal , vol 21 , no. 14 , pp. 5403-5412 . DOI: 10.1002/chem.201406543
Chemistry - A European Journal
© 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. This is the accepted version of the following article: Gasperini, D., Collado, A., Goméz-Suárez, A., Cordes, D. B., Slawin, A. M. Z. and Nolan, S. P. (2015), Gold–Acetonyl Complexes: From Side-Products to Valuable Synthons. Chem. Eur. J., which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/chem.201406543/abstract
The ERC (Advanced Investigator Award-FUNCAT), EPSRC and Syngenta are gratefully acknowledged for support. Umicore AG is acknowledged for their generous gift of materials. S.P.N. is a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.
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