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Gold-catalysed reactions of diynes

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Abstract

In this critical review the reactivity patterns observed with different types of diyne substrates in gold catalysis are discussed. Apart from the many examples from homogeneous catalysis, the few examples from heterogeneous gold catalysis are also included. With a proper arrangement of the two alkynes unique and exciting reactivity patterns like 1,3-carbonyl transpositions, carbene transfer reactions, cascade annulations, macrocyclisations or the formation of gold vinylidene intermediates are observed. These reactions are of interest for organic synthesis, for pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry and for material science.

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Submitted
11 Jan 2016
First published
07 Jul 2016

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016,45, 4471-4503
Article type
Review Article

Gold-catalysed reactions of diynes

A. M. Asiri and A. S. K. Hashmi, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45, 4471 DOI: 10.1039/C6CS00023A

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