An element through the looking glass: Exploring the Au-C, Au-H and Au-O energy landscape

Rosca, Dragos-Adrian, Wright, Joseph ORCID: and Bochmann, Manfred ORCID: (2015) An element through the looking glass: Exploring the Au-C, Au-H and Au-O energy landscape. Dalton Transactions, 44. pp. 20785-20807. ISSN 1477-9226

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Gold, the archetypal “noble metal”, used to be considered of little interest in catalysis. It is now clear that this was a misconception, and a multitude of gold-catalysed transformations has been reported. However, one consequence of the long-held view of gold as inert metal is that its organometallic chemistry contains many “unknowns”, and catalytic cycles devised to explain gold's reactivity draw largely on analogies with other transition metals. How realistic are such mechanistic assumptions? In the last few years a number of key compound classes have been discovered that can provide some answers. This Perspective attempts to summarise these developments, with particular emphasis on recently discovered gold(III) complexes with bonds to hydrogen, oxygen, alkenes and CO ligands.

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Additional Information: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Licence.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 07:31
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 00:25
DOI: 10.1039/C5DT03930D

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