The oxidative addition of C<inf>sp</inf><sup>2</sup>-Br or C <inf>sp</inf><sup>2</sup>-I bonds to gold(i) does not take place even under very favorable intramolecular conditions that could form five- or six-membered gold(iii) metallacycles. DFT calculations reveal that although this process could be feasible thermodynamically, it is kinetically very sluggish. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Livendahl, M., Goehry, C., Maseras, F., & Echavarren, A. M. (2014). Rationale for the sluggish oxidative addition of aryl halides to Au(I). Chemical Communications, 50(13), 1533-1536. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cc48914k