Gold Catalysis: Recent Developments and Future Trends

Authors

  • Cristina Nevado University of Zurich, Organic Chemistry Institute, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich;, Email: nevado@oci.uzh.ch

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/chimia.2010.247

Keywords:

Homogeneous catalysis, Gold, Propargylic carboxylates, Ring expansions

Abstract

The field of homogeneous gold catalysis has developed exponentially over the past ten years. Even if the array of gold-mediated transformations is extremely broad, a common feature stems from the ability of gold to activate unsaturated moieties due to the strong relativistic effects governing its coordination behavior. Starting with a short historical perspective, this review compiles the recent advances in two fundamental areas: first, the rearrangement of propargylic carboxylates and second, ring-expansion processes, both topics of interest in our research group at the Organic Chemistry Institute of the University of Zurich.

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Published

2010-04-28

How to Cite

[1]
C. Nevado, Chimia 2010, 64, 247, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2010.247.