Au(I) /Au(III) catalysis: an alternative approach for C-C oxidative coupling.

@article{Hopkinson2011AuIC,
  title={Au(I) /Au(III) catalysis: an alternative approach for C-C oxidative coupling.},
  author={Matthew N Hopkinson and Antony D. Gee and V{\'e}ronique Gouverneur},
  journal={Chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 30},
  pages={8248-62}
}
When reacted in the presence of external oxidants, gold complexes are capable of catalyzing oxidative homo- and cross-coupling reactions involving the formation of new C-C bonds. Over the last few years, several cascade processes have been reported in which coupling is preceded by a gold-mediated aryl C-H functionalization or nucleophilic addition. These reactions combine the unique reactivity of gold with oxidative coupling, enabling the construction of C-C bonds between coupling partners that… CONTINUE READING