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Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 1732-1734
17 Nov 2012,
09 Jan 2013
First published online
23 Jan 2013
Surface plasmon excitation of gold nanoparticles on ZnO in the presence of an aldehyde, an amine and phenylacetylene led to rapid and selective formation of propargylamines with good yields (50–95%) at room temperature. Plasmon mediated catalysis is the best available route for this ternary coupling.