Au(III)-aryl intermediates in oxidant-free C-N and C-O cross-coupling catalysis

Jordi Serra, Teodor Parella, Xavi Ribas

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    © The Royal Society of Chemistry. Au(iii)-aryl species have been unequivocally identified as reactive intermediates in oxidant-free C-O and C-N cross coupling catalysis. The crystal structures of cyclometalated neutral and cationic Au(iii) species are described and their key role in 2 electron-redox Au(i)/Au(iii) catalysis in C-O and C-N cross couplings is shown. Nucleophiles compatible with Au-catalyzed cross couplings include aromatic and aliphatic alcohols and amines, as well as water and amides.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)946-952
    JournalChemical Science
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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