We thank Umicore, the World Gold Council, and the European Union for their support (AURICAT EU-RTN, HPRN-CT-2002-00174).
Article first published online: 27 NOV 2006
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 45, Issue 47, pages 7896–7936, December 4, 2006
How to Cite
Hashmi, A. S. K. and Hutchings, G. J. (2006), Gold Catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 45: 7896–7936. doi: 10.1002/anie.200602454
- Issue published online: 27 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 27 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Received: 19 JUN 2006
- European Union. Grant Numbers: AURICAT EU-RTN, HPRN-CT-2002-00174
- heterogeneous catalysis;
- homogeneous catalysis;
Catalysis by gold has rapidly become a hot topic in chemistry, with a new discovery being made almost every week. Gold is equally effective as a heterogeneous or a homogeneous catalyst and in this Review we attempt to marry these two facets to demonstrate this new found and general efficacy of gold. The latest discoveries are placed within a historical context, but the main thrust is to highlight the new catalytic possibilities that gold-catalyzed reactions currently offer the synthetic chemist, in particular in redox reactions and nucleophilic additions to π systems. Indeed gold has proved to be an effective catalyst for many reactions for which a catalyst had not been previously identified, and many new discoveries are still expected.