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Issue 50, 2013
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Simple and efficient synthesis of [MCI(NHC)] (M = Au, Ag) complexes

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A facile and efficient synthetic route leading to catalytically relevant N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) gold complexes is described. The method consists of one pot synthesis starting from readily available imidazolium salts and [AuCl(tht)], in the presence of K2CO3. Using the same protocol NHC silver complexes have been synthesised starting from AgNO3.

Graphical abstract: Simple and efficient synthesis of [MCI(NHC)] (M = Au, Ag) complexes

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The article was received on 19 Apr 2013, accepted on 06 May 2013 and first published on 07 May 2013

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42919A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 5642-5644

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    Simple and efficient synthesis of [MCI(NHC)] (M = Au, Ag) complexes

    R. Visbal, A. Laguna and M. C. Gimeno, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5642
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42919A

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