Gold complexes with remote-substituted amino N-heterocyclic carbenes.

Sofie M P Vanden Broeck, Nikolaos V Tzouras, Marina Saab, Kristof Van Hecke, Busra Dereli, Ida Ritacco, Luigi Cavallo, Georgios C Vougioukalakis, Pierre Braunstein, Steven P. Nolan, Andreas A Danopoulos, Catherine S. J. Cazin

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The 4-RN-1,3-Ar2-imidazolium salt, R = iPr, tBu, Ar = Mes, Dipp, Mes = mesityl, Dipp = 2,6-bis-diisopropyl-phenyl was metalated by AuI at the C2-, C5- and 4-RN positions depending on the reactants and conditions employed; a rare direct rearrangement of a AuI aminide to an abnormal imidazol-5-ylidene AuI complex was also observed and based on a DFT study it may involve TfO- facilitated H+ transfer.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDalton transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003)
StatePublished - Jul 13 2023

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2023-07-19
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) for PhD fellowships to NVT (11I6921N) and SVB (1S99819N) and for a senior research grant to SPN (G0A6823N). KVH and MS thank the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) (project AUGE/11/029) and the Special Research Fund (BOF) – UGent (project 01N03217) for funding.

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  • Inorganic Chemistry


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