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Gold Catalysis: The Benefits of N and N,O Ligands


  • This work was supported by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, J.P.W. is grateful for a Doktoranden-Stipendium. A number of gold complexes were generously provided by Johnson Matthey.


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The golden key: The use of N and N,O ligands for gold(III) complexes leads to stable catalysts that facilitate an efficient synthesis of tetrahydroisoquinolines with substitution patterns difficult to access by classic methods (see picture).