A stable gold(i)-enyne species obtained by alkyne carboauration in a complex rearrangement

Jéssica Cámara, M. Carmen Blanco, Antonio Laguna, Pance Naumov, M. Concepción Gimeno

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An unprecedented tetranuclear gold derivative with unusual gold-enyne moieties is prepared by a mild and neat rearrangement of a dinuclear gold complex with a bridging bis(diphenylphosphino)alkyne and terminal alkynyl ligands. The complex originates as a consequence of an intramolecular addition of the AuCCTol fragment to the internal diphosphine triple bond Ph2PCCPPh2. The crystal structure of the tetranuclear complex shows a dinuclear metallacycle with a very short Au⋯Au bond interaction and bridging phosphino-enyne ligands. This disposition clearly stabilises the elusive vinyl gold species omnipresent as intermediates in gold-catalysed reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9202-9205
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number66
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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