Gold- N -Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes of Mineral Acids

Marcel Brill, Fady Nahra, Alberto Gómez-Herrera, Caroline Zinser, David B. Cordes, Alexandra M. Z. Slawin, Steven P. Nolan

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We have synthesized and characterized new gold-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) complexes derived from the deprotonation of mineral acids. The use of sulfuric acid was a particularly interesting case. These complexes were tested in known gold-catalyzed reactions, such as the hydration of alkynes and the Meyer–Schuster rearrangement. They proved to be highly efficient in both reactions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 14 2016
Externally publishedYes


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