Patricia Pérez-Galán

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Gold(I)-catalyzed addition of carbon nucleophiles to 1,6-enynes gives two different type of products by reaction at the cyclopropane or at the carbene carbons of the intermediate cyclopropyl gold carbenes. The 5-exo-dig cyclization is followed by most 1,6-enynes, although those bearing internal alkynes and alkenes react by the 6-endo-dig pathway. The(More)
Theoretical and experimental studies on the gold(I)-catalyzed formal [4+2] cycloaddition of dienynes are consistent with a mechanism that proceeds by means of cyclopropyl gold(I) carbenes instead of simple carbocations. This work shows that homoallylic stabilization is significant even for systems in which the tertiary carbocation is stabilized by two(More)
Dialkylbiphenylphosphane-Au(I) complexes exhibit only weak metal-arene interactions with the covering arene ring. However, the contacts in isoleptic Ag(I) and Cu(I) complexes are shorter than the limiting values of 3.03 A (Ag(I)) and 2.83 A (Cu(I)). Strong metal-arene interactions were also found in the two Ag(I) aquo complexes and in two(More)
Complexes [AuCl{C(NHR)(NHPy-2)}] (Py-2 ) 2-pyridyl; R ) Me, tBu, nBu, iPr, nheptyl) have been prepared in amodular way from [AuCl(CNPy-2)]. The carbene moiety has a hydrogen-bond supported heterocyclic structure similar to the nitrogen heterocyclic carbenes in the solid state, and in CH2Cl2 or acetone solution, which is open in the presence of MeOH. The(More)
1,6-Enynes with electron-donating substituents at the alkyne undergo gold(I)-catalysed single cleavage skeletal rearrangement, whereas substrates with electron-withdrawing substituents evolve selectively to double cleavage rearrangement. Theoretical calculations provide a qualitative rationale for these effects, and suggest that bicyclo[3.2.0]hept-5-enes(More)
Chiral gold(i) phosphite complexes are readily prepared modularly from 3,3'-bis(triphenylsilyl)-1,1'-bi-2-naphthol. These chiral gold(i) phosphite complexes are very reactive precatalysts for the [4+2] cycloaddition of aryl-substituted 1,6-enynes with enantiomeric ratios ranging from 86 : 14 up to 94 : 6.
The cyclizations of enynes substituted at the alkyne gives products of formal [4+2] cyclization with Au(I) catalysts. 1,8-Dien-3-ynes cyclize by a 5-exo-dig pathway to form hydrindanes. 1,6-Enynes with an aryl ring at the alkyne give 2,3,9,9a-tetrahydro-1H-cyclopenta[b]naphthalenes by a 5-exo-dig cyclization followed by a Friedel-Crafts-type ring expansion.(More)
A facile synthesis of chiral cyclic alkyl aminocarbene-gold(I) complexes from gold-free 1,7-enyne substrates was developed. The novel cyclization-rearrangement reaction sequence is triggered by the addition of (Me2S)AuCl to different 1,7-enynes and leads to structurally unique carbene-gold(I) complexes in high yields. These novel complexes are catalytically(More)
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