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A cationic gold complex cleaves BArF24

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A sterically shielded cationic NHC gold complex IPr**Au–BArF24 without solvent coordination has been prepared in situ in CH2Cl2. The monovalent transition metal electrophile, a “soft proton”, heterolytically activates the C–B bond of the weakly coordinating counterion tetrakis[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]borate at room temperature.

Graphical abstract: A cationic gold complex cleaves BArF24

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The article was received on 24 Aug 2012, accepted on 02 Oct 2012 and first published on 03 Oct 2012

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36171J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2012,48, 11325-11327
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    A cationic gold complex cleaves BArF24

    S. G. Weber, D. Zahner, F. Rominger and B. F. Straub, Chem. Commun., 2012, 48, 11325
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CC36171J

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