Gold-catalyzed cycloadditions involving allenes: Mechanistic insights from theoretical studies

Sergi Montserrat, Gregori Ujaque, Fernando López, José L. Mascareñas, Agustí Lledós

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Abstract

Allenes, owing to their special structural characteristics related to the presence of two π bonds in a formally strained manner, are particularly prone to undergo gold-activated reactions, particularly cycloaddition processes. Theoretical studies based on DFT calculations have been very useful to explain observed reactivities and advance mechanistic proposals. © 2011 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-248
JournalTopics in Current Chemistry
Volume302
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011

Keywords

  • Allene
  • Cycloaddition
  • DFT studies
  • Gold catalysis
  • Reaction mechanisms

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