Coinage metals in organic synthesis
Guest editors Antonio M. Echavarren, Ning Jiao and Vladimir Gevorgyan introduce the Coinage Metals in Organic Synthesis issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
Gold-catalysed reactions of diynes
The emerging field of gold-catalysed conversions of substrates containing two alkynes shows a spectacular range of new and unique reactivity patterns.
Gold carbenes, gold-stabilized carbocations, and cationic intermediates relevant to gold-catalysed enyne cycloaddition
This review highlights recent advances made in the synthesis of cationic gold carbene complexes and in the direct detection of cationic intermediates generated via gold-catalysed enyne cycloaddition.
Ag-catalyzed C–H/C–C bond functionalization
In this review, we focus on the developments of Ag-catalyzed C–H/C–C bond functionalization and the corresponding mechanism.
Recent advances in enantioselective gold catalysis
This review highlights advances in enantioselective gold catalysis over the past five years.
The recent studies of the silver-catalyzed carboxylation reactions using carbon dioxide are described.
Copper-catalyzed oxidative carbon–heteroatom bond formation: a recent update
This review updates recent advances in Cu-catalyzed (anaerobic) oxidative carbon–heteroatom bond formation on sp3- and sp2-C–H bonds as well as alkenes, classified according to the types of stoichiometric oxidants.
Copper mediated carbometalation reactions
This tutorial review gives an overview on copper-mediated carbometalation reactions with a special emphasis on carbometalation of cyclopropenes.
Reactions of arynes promoted by silver ions
This tutorial review describes all known reactions of arynes promoted by silver-based reagents and catalysts focusing on reactivity and selectivity.
Au-Catalysed oxidative cyclisation
This review discusses the two main strategies of oxidative gold catalysis and their applications in developing valuable synthetic transformations.
About this collection
Coinage metals comprise mundane, earth abundant copper to truly precious silver and gold. Whereas the organometallic chemistry of copper was one the first to make an impact in organic synthesis, by comparison, silver and gold are newcomers in the field, although in the case of gold there has been an outburst of activity in the last few years. Guest edited by Antonio Echavarren, Ning Jiao and Vladimir Gevorgyan, this themed issue will focus on the most recent applications of these three coinage metals as catalysts in organic synthesis and asymmetric catalysis. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.