Coupling reactions initiated by oxidative addition to Au(I) complexes

Mamoru Ito*

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Gold-catalyzed reaction initiated by 7r-activation of unsaturated bonds is well-established, where the oxidation state of the gold complex is unchanged throughout the catalytic cycle. Recently, the coupling reactions involving Au(I)/Au(III) catalytic cycle have been developed. The key to success is the kinetic or thermodynamic stabilization of Au(III) species. This mini-review focuses on the generation of Au(III) species by direct oxidative addition of carbon-halogen bond to Au (I) and their application to coupling reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-156
Number of pages2
JournalYuki Gosei Kagaku Kyokaishi/Journal of Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry


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