Gold-mediated C-H bond functionalisation

Tanya C. Boorman, Igor Larrosa

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    The transition metal-catalysed direct functionalisation of C-H bonds is an increasingly viable alternative to the multi-step strategies traditionally adopted. The use of powerful and environmentally benign gold(i) and gold(iii) catalysts in such transformations has highlighted their remarkable reactivity and led to a significant increase in their utilisation. This tutorial review provides an overview of gold-catalysed C-H functionalisation, looking at transformations which rely on the ability of gold to perform C-H activation, as well as those exploiting its potent π-acidity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1910-1925
    Number of pages16
    JournalChemical Society Reviews
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


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