Cationic, two-coordinate gold π complexes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Cationic, two-coordinate gold π complexes that contain a phosphine or N-heterocyclic supporting ligand have attracted considerable attention recently owing to the potential relevance of these species as intermediates in the gold-catalyzed functionalization of C-C multiple bonds. Although neutral two-coordinate gold π complexes have been known for over 40 years, examples of the cationic two-coordinate gold(I) π complexes germane to catalysis remained undocumented prior to 2006. This situation has changed dramatically in recent years and well-defined examples of two-coordinate, cationic gold π complexes containing alkene, alkyne, diene, allene, and enol ether ligands have been documented. This Minireview highlights this recent work with a focus on the structure, bonding, and ligand exchange behavior of these complexes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brooner, REM; Widenhoefer, RA

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 45

Start / End Page

  • 11714 - 11724

PubMed ID

  • 24105846

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24105846

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-3773

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1433-7851

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/anie.201303468


  • eng