A combined mechanistic and computational study of the gold(I)-catalyzed formation of substituted indenes

Pierrick Nun, Sylvain Gaillard, Albert Poater, Luigi Cavallo, Steven P. Nolan

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Abstract

Substituted indenes can be prepared after a sequence [1,3] O-acyl shift-hydroarylation-[1,3] O-acyl shift. Each step is catalyzed by a cationic NHC-Gold(i) species generated in situ after reaction between [(IPr)AuOH] and HBF4·OEt2. This interesting silver-free way is fully supported by a computational study justifying the formation of each intermediate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

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